AB de Villiers, du Plessis steer hosts to safety at lunch
As the second session of the Cape Town Test approaches on Day 1, both the sides will aim to pile the pressure on each other. After striking 3 early wickets, Virat Kohli’s men will aim to break the partnership between AB de Villiers and Faf Du Plessis which has brought the home team back in the game. Having settled well, the duo will be eyeing something around 250-300.
South Africa batsmen AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis took the hosts back on track on Day one of the first Test against India here on Friday, as they headed for the lunch break at 107-3.
After winning the toss, du Plessis decided that they will bat first. However, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the Indian bowlers as he took all the three wickets of Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla.
Following Amla’s wicket, de Villiers and captain du Plessis ensured that the Proteas were back in the game. During the course, de Villiers got to his 41st Test fifty.
100 comes up for South Africa! Du Plessis and de Villiers have steered the home side to safe waters after Bhuvneshwar Kumar left them reeling at 12-3. De Villiers has been the destructor-in-chief and has also allowed du Plessis his own freedom to play his natural game. India is currently running out of ideas, can they bounce back?