It was quite unfortunate for South Africa because Dyle Styen’s their best hit man could not go through the fitness test due to his injury.
Five years ago Styen opened gates for South Africa beating India by a several number of scores.
He is however still the world’s greatest.
This time round it was a major throw back for South Africa getting into the match without their renowned champion Dyle.
Nevertheless Morne Morkel was asked to take his place and he took over his shadow admirably.
The Indian ice breaker Murali Vijay who has become competent to resist any rival bowler had a great challenge with Morne Morkel.
Morne advanced on Vijay with vigor to make sure that he fixes him in a box.
He was quick to retrieve but unfortunately he was slow and he did not hit the target, the ball knocked his leg at the back leaving him at the front.
As if Morne didn’t make an impact in the first match, he made a major come back in the afternoon.
His opponent Ajinkya Rahane was fully prepared to face him courageously.
Morne tried to give him a predictable outswing that did not work perfectly as Rahane went out for a vast drive.
Even though Morne did not receive major achievements at first regardless of his much effort to bowl he emerged totally unbeatable in the entire match.
He kept constantly throwing the ball at the perfect line letting theitl to move in a reasonable slow track.
He had eliminated his counterpart Murali Vijay effortlessly while resisting Rohit Sharma in a sensitive effective manner.
The afternoon session was quite incredible as Dwahan narrowly escaped from Mortens fury after he approached him in a toe crusher attitude.
This series of games would later place India at 190 for four and a collective 403 after the end of the three days.
With several more days left to play the game before Sunday came India had major hopes of knocking out the Proteas on the last day.
Rahane and Kholi was quite a combination.
Rahane wanted to draw back but Kholi ensured that every error was corrected even though during the march he was playing a segment late.
With this every team began battling towards achieving a reasonable number of scores.
They lastly arrived to 215 which was made possible by a corporation between the Wriddhiman Saha and Ravindra Jadeja.