ONI Bureau: After a dream run in 2017 in all formats, Team India were off to a bad start in the New Year 2018, as they suffered a 72-run loss to South Africa in Cape Town Test.
Chasing a victory target of 208, India found it tough to handle the pressure on a slow wicket and bowled out for 135 in the second innings. Ashwin (37) and Kohli (28) tried to show some resistance though. For Proteas, Vernon Philander took 6 wickets. He had taken 3 wickets in the first innings too. He was the obvious choice to be declared ‘Player of the Match’.
Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada also took two wickets each.
South Africa 286 & 130
India 209 & 135