Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who picked up 5/32 in South Africa's first innings said he was not amused by the fact that focus of discussion during the Test series has been the nature of tracks.
Former India opener Sunil Gavaskar believed that the seventh-wicket partnership between Wriddhiman Saha and Ravindra Jadeja could turn out be a crucial one for the hosts in an otherwise disappointing batting display.
Simon Harmer picked up four for 78 and, in tandem with fast bowler Morne Morkel (3-35), helped South Africa pack off India for a first innings score of 215. In reply, the visitors were 11 for two in nine overs at stumps on Day One of the Nagpur Test.
India were shot out for 215 with the spin-pace combo of Simon Harmer (4/78) and Morne Morkel (3/35) being the wreckers-in-chief. In reply, South Africa were also in spot of bother, reduced to 11/2 at stumps on Day 1 of the Nagpur Test.
After Morne Morkel and Simon Harmer starred with the ball to dismiss India for 215, South Africa were reduced to 11/2 at the close of play on Day 1 of the Nagpur Test.
South African spinners, who play with kookabura balls at home, will have no problem with the SG balls in India, said Simon Harmer
Highlights from the third day of the first Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong on Thursday.