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IND vs SA: Partnership breaker Shardul Thakur’s magic again, spoils Dean Elgar’s wishes

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IND vs SA 1st Test: The first Test of the 2-Test series between India and South Africa is being played in Centurion. South Africa started playing with a lead of 256 runs on the third day of play. South Africa’s opener batsman Dean Elgar extended his innings beyond 140 runs. Marco Yenson was on the field with Dean Elgar. A good partnership was seen between both the teams. But like every time, this time too Shardul Thakur got the team back in the match.

Shardul Thakur’s magic works again

Shardul Thakur is known as partnership breaker. Whenever there is a big partnership between two batsmen, Shardul Thakur is successful in taking wickets. Something similar was seen this time too. There was a partnership of 111 runs between Dean Elgar and Marco Jensen for the sixth wicket. But Shardul Thakur ended this partnership by dismissing Dean Elgar.

Dean Elgar missed scoring a double century

Dean Elgar batted for almost 2 days in the first innings and scored 185 runs with the help of 28 fours in 287 balls. During this, Dean Elgar hit 28 fours. But he missed scoring a double century. This is his second highest score in Test cricket. Before this, he had been out once for 199 runs. In 2017, he missed scoring a double century in the Potchefstroom Test against Bangladesh.

South Africa’s score crosses 400 runs

In this match, India batted first and scored 245 runs in the first innings. For India, KL Rahul had scored the highest score of 101 runs. But South Africa has batted brilliantly in its first innings and has put more than 400 runs on the board.

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