Nagpur, Nov 25 (IANS) South Africa were batting at 11/2 in their first innings on the opening day after bowling out India for 215 in the third cricket Test of the four-match series at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday.

Dean Elgar (7 not out) and skipper Hashim Amla (0 not out) remained unbeaten on the crease for the visitors at the end of day’s play. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked one wicket each for India.

Earlier, opener Murali Vijay top scored for the hosts with his 40-run knock. For the visitors, spinner Simon Harmer (4-78) and seamer Morne Morkel (3-35) were the pick of the bowlers.

The following is the scoreboard of the first day of the third cricket Test between India and South Africa being played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday:

India (first innings) Murali Vijay lbw b Morkel 40 Shikhar Dhawan c & b Elgar 12 Cheteshwar Pujara lbw b Harmer 21 Virat Kohli c Vilas b Morkel 22 Ajinkya Rahane b Morkel 13 Rohit Sharma c de Villiers b Harmer 2 Wriddhiman Saha c Duminy b Harmer 32 Ravindra Jadeja b Rabada 34 Ravichandran Ashwin b Imran Tahir 15 Amit Mishra lbw b Harmer 3 Ishant Sharma not out 0

Extras (b 15, lb 3, w 2, nb 1) 21

Total (all out; 78.2 overs) 215

Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Dhawan, 13.6 overs), 2-69 (Vijay, 21.2), 3-94 (Pujara, 30.1), 4-115 (Rahane, 37.2), 5-116 (Kohli, 39.2), 6-125 (R Sharma, 46.2), 7-173 (Jadeja, 63.6), 8-201 (Saha, 72.6), 9-215 (Ashwin, 77.6), 10-215 (Mishra, 78.2)

Bowling: Morne Morkel 16.1-7-35-3 Kagiso Rabada 17-8-30-1 Simon Harmer 27.2-2-78-4 Dean Elgar 4-0-7-1 Imran Tahir 12.5-1-41-1 JP Duminy 1-0-6-0


South Africa (first innings) Dean Elgar not out 7 Stiaan van Zyl c Rahane b Ashwin 0 Imran Tahir b Jadeja 4 Hashim Amla not out 0

Extras 0

Total (2 wickets; 9 overs) 11

Fall of wickets: 1-4 (van Zyl, 3.1 overs), 2-9 (Imran Tahir, 6.5) Bowling Ishant Sharma 2-1-4-0 Ravichandran Ashwin 4-2-5-1 Ravindra Jadeja 3-1-2-1

Toss: India chose to bat

Umpires: Ian Gould (England) and Bruce Oxenford (Australia)

TV umpire: Anil Chaudhary (India)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)

Reserve umpire: C. Shamshuddin (India)

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