• Monday, Aug 03 2020
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SA dominate despite all-round Pandya performance

A blazing all-round performance by Hardik Pandya and an injury to South African fast bowler Dale Steyn kept India in the game on the second day of the first Test at Newlands on Saturday.Pandya scored a swashbuckling 93, then took two wickets in South Africa's second innings, as hosts increased their lead 142 with eight wickets remaining.South Africa, on 65 for two, are in a strong position on a pitch which has helped in fast bowling, but it was announced after play that Steyn, a four-man pace attack, suffered a heel injury that kept him out of of action for four to six weeks"We are slightly ahead but we're going to have to work hard," said fellow fast bowler Kagiso Rabada, who took three for 34 in India's first innings of 209."Three seamers have had to do the work. We have a way to win this Test match."That Steyn was in his 18th over when he stepped in a foot hole in his delivery stride, and that was what was described as a "freakish injury", and that South Africa's first innings lead only 77 largely due to Pandya by a extraordinary innings .

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