Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
18 Dec 2013
12:46 pm

Proteas paceman strike early

Wesley Botton

South Africa's fast bowlers did well to restrict India's top order, bagging two early wickets on the opening day of the first Test at the Wanderers.

FILE PICTURE: Dale Steyn. Picture: Gallo Images.

The tourists, who won the toss and chose to bat, were on 70/2 at lunch, with Cheteshwar Pujara on 18 and a determined Virat Kohli on 32.

Dale Steyn got the initial breakthrough when Shikhar Dhawan holed out to Imran Tahir for 13 runs in the ninth over.

Morne Morkel removed Dhawan’s opening partner, Murali Vijay, when he had him caught behind by AB de Villiers midway through the morning session.

Vijay contributed just six runs from 42 balls after sticking around for more than an hour.

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