The first session of the test match was a shared session between the two teams. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was outstanding with the ball. He took 3 wickets in his first three overs. The top order was decimated by him. He set all 3 of them by bowling out swingers and getting one back into the right hander and leaving the left hander which got Dean Elgar out. It is beautiful to watch him bowl. Shami on the other was not that impressive as he constantly missed his line and length. Jasprit Bumrah played his first test match and was impressive. He was swinging the ball both ways and had some late movement.
AB de Villiers showed his class with the bat scoring a quick half century and building up a partnership with Faf du Plessis. The two best batsmen of the team helped in stabilizing their innings. Ab de Villiers counter attacked Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s outstanding bowling by scoring 4 boundaries in his over. From that over the momentum shifted towards South Africa and the pressure was released. Both the teams proved why they are number 1 and 2 on the rankings.