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South Africa reduce India to 82/7 at tea in Cape Town Test

by Sahir Usman Jan 08, 2018 • 19:57 PM

Cape Town, Jan 8 - South Africa reduced India to 82/7 in their second innings at tea on the penultimate day of the opening cricket Test at Newlands here on Monday.

Stumper Wriddhiman Saha (8) perished just at the stroke of tea, even as Ravichandran Ashwin (1 not out) survived a few scary moments to head in to the break undefeated.

Local boy Vernon Philander led the Proteas' fightback with the quick dismissals of skipper Virat Kohli (28) and his deputy Rohit Sharma (10) before Kagiso Rabada joined the party with the wickets of Saha and all-rounder Hardik Pandya (1).

Philander, who had started the proceedings with the wicket of opener Murali Vijay (13), came back for his second spell to break the brief 32-run fourth wicket stand between Kohli and Sharma.

Kohli looked good during his 40-ball stay in the middle, striking four boundaries before Philander's full ball caught him plumb in line with middle. 

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