South Africa’s fast bowlers had India in trouble at the end of the first day in Cape Town, reducing them to 28 for 3. Thirteen wickets fell on the opening day, with the hosts bowled out for 286.
In fact, the South Africans had it worse — they were tottering at 12 for 3 after winning the toss in sunny Newlands. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who removed the top three, finished with four wickets.
India in reply lost their openers and captain Virat Kohli for 5. Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara have the responsibility of blunting South Africa’s four-man pace attack.