Mohali, Nov 5 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Dean Elgar bowled beautifully to claim a four-wicket haul as South Africa dismissed India for 201 shortly after tea to secure an upper hand on the opening day of the first cricket Test at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here on Thursday.

Elgar returned figures of 4/22 in eight overs while fellow spinner Imran Tahir (2/23) and pacer Vernon Philander (2/38) also bowled well. Off-spinner Simon Harmer (1/51) and fast bowler Kasigo Rabada (1/30) also claimed a wicket each. Opener Murali Vijay was the highest scorer for the hosts with 75.

India (first innings)

Murali Vijay lbw b Harmer 75

Shikhar Dhawan c Amla b Philander 0

Cheteshwar Pujara lbw b Elgar 31

Virat Kohli c Elgar b Rabada 1

Ajinkya Rahane c Amla b Elgar 15

Wriddhiman Saha c Amla b Elgar 0

Ravindra Jadeja lbw b Philander 38

Amit Mishra c Steyn b Elgar 6

Ravichandran Ashwin not out 20

Umesh Yadav b Tahir 5

Varun Aaron b Tahir 0

Extras (b 6, lb 1, nb 3) 10

Total 201 (10 wickets, 68 overs)

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Dhawan, 1.4 overs), 2-63 (Pujara, 21.4), 3-65 (Kohli, 22.2), 4-102 (Rahane 37.6), 5-102 (Saha 39.1), 6-140 (Vijay 46.4), 7-154 (Mishra 50.5 ov) 8-196 (Ravindra Jadeja, 66.2), 9-201 (Umesh Yadav, 67.3), 10-201 (Varun Aaron, 67.6)


Dale Steyn 11-3-30-0

Vernon Philander 15-5-38-2

Simon Harmer 14-1-51-1

Kagiso Rabada 10-0-30-1

Dean Elgar 8-1-22-4

Imran Tahir 10-3-23-2


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