Hardik Pandya leads India’s recovery : India vs South Africa

Hardik Pandya

India tour of South Africa, 2018 – 1st Test Day 2

Indian All Rounder Hardik Pandya played brilliantly to keep India in game. From 92-7 to reaching 209 runs and reducing the deficit to 77 runs in the first test match against South Africa. Pandya played attacking cricket and scored 93 runs off just 95 balls. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya’s partnership of 99 runs for 7th wicket managed India to give some breathing space.

Brief Score: South Africa – 286 & 65-2  (AB de Villiers 65, Faf du Plessis 62; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4/87)  lead by 142 runs

India – 209 (Hardik Pandya 93, Cheteshwar Pujara 26; Vernon Philander 3/33)

South Africa Playing XI
Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel
India Playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah
Toss: South Africa, who chose to bat
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town