SA vs IND: Cricket fraternity reacts as India breached the Centurion fortress;

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Cricket fraternity reacts as India breached the Centurion fortress – India becomes the first Asian side to win a Test match at Centurion against Proteas. India go 1-0 up in the 3 match Test series.

Stat: Mohammed Shami completed 200 Test wickets.

Virat Kohli (India captain) speaks as India beat South Africa in 1st test: “Got off to the perfect start. Have to understand one day was washed out – shows how well we played. It’s always a difficult place to play against South Africa.”

“The discipline that the batters showed. Winning the toss, batting first overseas is a tough challenge. Credit to Mayank and KL the way they set it up. We knew we were in pole position with anything over 300-320” he added.

SA vs IND: Cricket fraternity reacts as India breached the Centurion fortress

Dean Elgar (South Africa captain) speaks as South Africa lost to India in 1st test:“Obviously not a nice thing knowing we lost a Test here. Did a few things wrong. Lot of positives coming out that we can use in the next two.”

“Always going to be tough because the wicket’s playing slower (first morning). Indian openers did the fundamentals right” he added.

SA vs IND: Cricket fraternity reacts as India breached the Centurion fortress

KL Rahul (Player of the Match) speaks as India beat South Africa in 1st test:“The grit and determination – really wanted to get my team off to a good start. On a challenging pitch the opening partnership is crucial. Really happy with my performance. Don’t think I’ve made too many technical changes.”

“It’s about my mindset, how calm and disciplined I am. It’s all coming nicely now. Discipline I’ve shown has been the biggest contribution for me in performing away from home” he added.

Stat: Rishabh Pant completed 100 dismissals as wicket-keeper.

India’s Test wins in South Africa:
123 runs Jo’burg 2006/07
87 runs Durban 2010/11
63 runs Jo’burg 2017/18
113 runs Centurion 2021/22

India won 4 overseas Test matches in 2021:
-Brisbane
-Oval
-Lord’s
-Centurion

India will face South Africa in Johannesburg on 3 January 2022 for the second Test match of the series.

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