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SA vs IND: Watch - Rahul Dravid's gesture towards Cheteshwar Pujara who got a golden duck on Day 1
 

This is the first Test match of the India tour of South Africa which is going on at the SportStar Park in Centurion. Having a look at the match, Virat Kohli, the skipper of the Indian cricket team has surprisingly won the toss and decided to bat first even after witnessing the playing conditions and behaviour of the surface.

Team India opened the innings with the Karnata based batters, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal as they provided the expected start for the team as they went on to dominate the opposition bowlers all around the park.

Both of them added 117 runs for the opening wicket partnership and also completed half-centuries each. Despite getting a good start to the innings, Mayank Agarwal who was assisting the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team, KL Rahul, had to walk back to the dressing room after being dismissed by Lungi Ngidi for 60 runs. 

KL Rahul's fantastic hundred on the first day of the Test:

KL Rahul - Sa vs Ind

After the dismissal of Mayank Agarwal, recognised as "The Wall" Cheteshwar Pujara walked in at number three, as usual. However, he bagged a golden duck after being dismissed by Lungi Ngidi off the first ball he faced. It was a great disappointment for the right-hander and the fans were also not happy with the wicket of the classical batter.

Following the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara, the skipper of the side, Virat Kohli came in at number four. He played some good shots in the middle and added 82 runs for the third wicket partnership along with KL Rahul.

After that, Ajinkya Rahane took the charge along with the opening batsman KL Rahul and stitched a beautiful partnership of 82 runs for the fourth wicket partnership and both the batter finished the day after being unbeaten on 122 and 40 runs respectively.

Besides, during the first day of the Test match, Lungi Ngidi removed Cheteshwar Pujara for a golden duck which is one of the rare incidents that happens in the world of cricket. After being dismissed for a golden duck, the head coach of the Indian cricket team made the right-handed batsman happy with his kind gesture.

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