The hosts have named Wriddhiman Saha as their wicketkeeper in the playing XI with Rishabh Pant being relegated to the bench. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has been given an opportunity to open the batting alongside Mayank Agarwal as Kohli opted to bat first.
The two openers have started excellently with Rohit bringing up his fourth Test ton with the help of 10 boundaries and four huge sixes.
Will Kohli’s men reign supreme at home once again or will South Africa play party spoilers in the coastal city of Visakhapatnam? Find out by following the LIVE commentary and scorecard from the first Test below.
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