South Africa vs India, 1st Test, Day 1 Live Score Updates: Lungi Ngidi Removes Virat Kohli, KL Rahul Nears Hundred

India vs South Africa 1st Test Day 1 Live Score Updates: Lungi Ngidi Removes Virat Kohli, KL Rahul Nears Hundred | Cricket News

SA vs IND, 1st Test, Day 1 Live Updates: KL Rahul in action vs South Africa.© AFP

South Africa vs India, 1st Test, Day 1 Live Score: Indian skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain KL Rahul are going strong against the South Africa bowlers and have added over 50 runs for the third wicket till now on Day 1 of the first Test at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. Rahul is batting in the 70s and has dominated the Proteas bowlers till now and he has also added 117 runs for the first wicket with Mayank Agarwal (60). The 117-run opening partnership between Rahul and Mayank is only the third 100 plus stand by an Indian pair for the first wicket in South Africa. Lungi Ngidi is the only wicket-taker for South Africa as he dismissed Mayank and Cheteshwar Pujara on consecutive deliveries.LIVE SCORECARD)

South Africa XI: Dean Elgar (Capt.), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Wiaan Mulder, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi

India Playing XI: Virat Kohli (Capt), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

Here are the Live Updates of South Africa vs India 1st Test Match Day 1 Straight From the SuperSport Park in Centurion

  • 19:23 (IST)

    200 Comes Up For India!

    Ngidi to Rahane, FOUR to cover region. It was just a kind of a shot that gives a batsman confidence. India need to keep the score board kicking to maintain the momentum and let’s not forget last time when Rahane played Boxing Day Test, he scored a hundred against Australia in Melbourne.

    200 comes up for India.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 203/3

  • 19:19 (IST)

    Kohli Falls, Ngidi Takes 3rd Wicket!

    Virat Kohli falls!! Ngidi has removed the Indian captain after setting him up with a maiden over and top-class line. Virat will walk back to the pavilion at his personal score of 35 and once again he has failed to score big that everyone’s waiting for two years.

    Kohli c Mulder b Ngidi 35(94) (4s-4)

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 199/3

  • 19:09 (IST)

    Rahul In Hurry To Reach Three Figure Mark!

    SIX this time from KL Rahul to long on!! Rahul has batted brilliantly till now and it looks like he’s also in a hurry to reach the three figure mark.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 199/2

  • 19:07 (IST)

    Rahul In 80s!

    Maharaj to Rahul, FOUR to deep mid wicket. He moved to 84 now and that was a poor ball from Keshav Mahraj.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 193/2

  • 18:55 (IST)

    KL Rahul Hits Boundary To Deep Extra Cover!

    After two back-to-back no balls by Rabada, KL Rahul has placed the third ball to extra cover region for a boundary. A brilliant shot by the opener against South Africa’s top bowler in the eleven. The partnership is 65 now.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 182/2

  • 18:44 (IST)

    Kohli Going Strong!

    Rabada to Kohli, shot!! That was a top-quality shot from Virat Kohli to square of the wicket. He is going strong against South Africa today.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 171/2

  • 18:42 (IST)

    Kohli Hits Boundary!

    Mahraj to Kohli, tricked the fielder and played with soft hands for a boundary. Kohli needs runs to his name and this the best time to score big.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 166/2

  • 18:36 (IST)

    Action Begins In Final Session On Day 1!

    Action begins in the third and final session on Day 1, Kohli and Rahul will look to extend India’s control in the match while South Africa will try to get more wickets. Keshav Mahraj will bowl the first over of post-Tea session.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 157/2

  • 18:16 (IST)

    Tea Day 1: India Still In Command!

    So, it’s Tea on Day 1 of the first Test between India and South Africa. KL Rahul and Virat Kohli are rebuilding the Indian innings and have added 40 runs for the third wicket till now.

    Two wickets for South Africa in this session and both were taken by Lungi Ngidi.

    KL Rahul- 68 not out

    Virat Kohli- 19 not out

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 157/2

  • 18:11 (IST)

    Rahul Punishes Poor Ball From Mulder For A Boundary!

    Mulder to Rahul, to the legs and FOUR!! Poor ball from the debutant against a well set batter.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 156/2

  • 18:08 (IST)

    150 Comes Up For India!

    150 comes up for India!! Rahul and Kohli have added 34 runs till now for the third wicket after double blow from Ngidi.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 151/2

  • 17:41 (IST)

    Rahul Continues To Dominate!

    Mahraj to Rahul, quick shot and it’s a boundary. Rahul opened the face of the bat very well and he is going strong against every bowler today.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 139/2

  • 17:34 (IST)

    Virat Hits Another Boundary!

    Mahraj to Kohli, What a shot from skipper Virat Kohli against the turn for a boundary to mid wicket.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 134/2

  • 17:31 (IST)

    Pujara’s Poor Form Continues!

    Cheteshwar Pujara has been struggling with his form and today he was dismissed on a golden duck by Lungi Ngidi. Pujara form is the matter of concern for the team management. This was also his second golden duck in Test cricket and both came against South Africa.

    Pujara’s golden duck in Test cricket

    vs South Africa Centurion 2017/18 (runout by Ngidi)

    vs South Africa Centurion 2021/22 (dismissed by Ngidi)

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 129/2

  • 17:23 (IST)

    Kohli Shows Class To Debutant Jensen!

    Jansen to Virat, FOUR to covers, He  has kept the ball down and showed an absolute class to debutant.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 126/2

  • 17:22 (IST)

    Rahul Hits Fifty!

    Ngidi to Rahul, played brilliantly for a boundary to mid-off and he completes his 13th Test fifty with that brilliant shot.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 122/2

  • 17:11 (IST)

    Ngidi On Hat-Trick!

    Ngidi to Pujara, OUT!! an easy catch for Bavuma at the short leg!! Pujara has given away his wicket on the first ball and India have lost wickets in two balls now.

    Ngidi is on a hat-trick.

    Pujara c Petersen b Ngidi 0(1)

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 117/2

  • 17:06 (IST)

    Ngidi Removes Mayank!

    Ngidi to Mayank, there was an appeal for LBW but umpire turned it down. South Africa reviewed the decision and they got Mayank out as the ball was hitting the wickets.

    Ngidi has given the first breakthrough to South Africa as India lose Mayank Agarwal.

    Mayank lbw b Ngidi 60(123) (4s-9)

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 117/1

  • 17:03 (IST)

    Mayank Hits FOUR To Fine Leg!

    Ngidi to Mayank, FOUR to fine leg! Nicely placed and he has moved to 60 now. A poor ball from Ngidi and Mayank made no mistake in punishing it to the boundary rope.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 117/0

  • 16:59 (IST)

    Another Good Shot From Rahul!

    Mulder to Rahul, gone to the top of the bounce and that was a brilliant boundary from the stand-in vice-captain.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 113/0

  • 16:52 (IST)

    Rahul Hits FOUR!

    Mulder to Rahul, punched to the square of the wicket for boundary. Rahul waited for the ball and he was ready to place to the boundary line. He is in 40s now.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 109/0

  • 16:44 (IST)

    Third 100+ Opening Partnership Between India Openers In SA!

    This the third 100 plus opening partnership for India in South Africa in Tests

    153  Wasim Jaffer – Dinesh Karthik Cape Town 2006/07

    137  Gautam Gambhir – Virender Sehwag Centurion 2010/11

    100* KL Rahul – Mayank Agarwal Centurion 2021/22

  • 16:42 (IST)

    Mayank Hits Boundary!

    Jensen to Mayank, FOUR to third man. Lucky boundary for Mayank and the Karnataka duo continue to frustrate South Africa pacers.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 104/0

  • 16:40 (IST)

    100 Partnership Between Mayank And Rahul!

    100 partnership comes up between KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal for the first wicket. The duo have batted brilliantly till now and have dominated the South African bowlers.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 100/0

  • 16:16 (IST)

    Fifty Up For Mayank Agarwal!

    Fifty up for Mayank Agarwal with that boundary against debutant Marco Jensen. He is continuing from where he left against New Zealand in Mumbai.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 90/0

  • 16:12 (IST)

    Action Begins In Second Session!

    Action begins in the second session, Kagiso Rabada will bowl the first over. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal looked comfortable against the South Africa pacers in the pre-Lunch session and they will look to continue that in the second session as well.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 83/0

  • 15:31 (IST)


    A bit of turn on offer for Keshav Maharaj. Unfortunately, the Lunch has been called on Day 1 here at the SuperSport Park in Centurion.

    Mayank Agarwal: 46*

    KL Rahul: 29*

  • 15:28 (IST)

    END OF THE 27th OVER!

    India closing in on Lunch with a good total so far. Both batters started steadily but have looked solid. 

    Mayank Agarwal: 45*

    KL Rahul: 29*

    Live Score; IND: 82/0

  • 15:25 (IST)


    Pitched way to down the leg side. De Kock gets a touch on it but fails to save the boundary. 

    Live Score; IND: 82/0

  • 15:22 (IST)


    That’s vintage KL Rahul. Bowler pitches it too full and straight and the India stand-in vice-captain tickles it towards midwicket region for a four.

    Live Score; IND: 75/0

  • 15:10 (IST)


    Take a bow! What a shot by Mayank Agarwal. Pitched further up and outside off and Agarwal leans into a drive and laces it away between short cover and mid-off region for a boundary.

    Live Score; IND: 69/0 (22.3)

  • 15:04 (IST)

    FOUR! Leg-Bye Runs Away To The Boundary

    Ngidi drifts onto the pads of Mayank Agarwal who tries to clip it off his hip. The ball deflects off the thigh pad and runs away to the fine-leg boundary

  • 15:02 (IST)

    South Africans Finding Their Radar!

    After failing to trouble the Indian openers in the first hour of play, the South African bowlers finally seem to be finding their radar, posing some questions to Rahul and Mayank.

  • 14:54 (IST)

    FOUR RUNS! Excellent Shot From Mayank!

    Back of a length and pitched down the leg side, KL Rahul tickles it away fine past the keeper for four. 

  • 14:50 (IST)

    Edged and Dropped! De Kock!

    Mayank Agarwal survives. Good swing away from the right hander, who edges one behind the sticks. However, Quinton de Kock drops an easy catch.

    Live Score; IND: 52/0

  • 14:48 (IST)


    This time it’s pitched a bit wide and short. Mayank makes room to pick up back to back boundaries.

    Live Score; IND: 52/0

  • 14:26 (IST)

    FOUR RUNS! Excellent Shot From KL Rahul!

    Wiaan Mulder pitches it short and wide. KL Rahul makes room and clubs it towards the off the side for a boundary.

    Live Score; IND: 42/0 (12.3)

  • 14:13 (IST)


    Excellent shot from Mayank. 

    Live Score; IND: 28/0

  • 14:11 (IST)


    Pitched way too full from the youngster Jansen. Easy pickings for Agarwal.

    Live Score; IND: 24/0

  • 14:08 (IST)


    Excellent shot from KL Rahul. Pitched up and he drives it down the ground for a four.

    Live Score; IND: 20/0

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