Shami five-for gives India win in two sessions, Trinbago Knight Riders snap losing streak, and Chris Silverwood leads England coach race.
India had a near-perfect day in Vizag, and have put themselves in a supreme position going into the third day.
Rohit Sharma registered his fourth Test ton. Indian Women will be playing an additional T20I against the Proteas. Kapil Dev resigned from CAC.
Stumps, Day 1: India 202 for no loss (Rohit 115*, Agarwal 84*) vs South Africa.
Pandya laid low with injury, Heat has de Villiers coup, and Cummins takes the Kolpak route.
Both sides have plenty to be uncertain of in this first of three Tests.
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul had contrasting fortunes, there’s another last-ball thriller in the CPL, and more conflict of interest notices.
India have never won a T20I series against South Africa at home. At the same time, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are going neck and neck in the race for the leading run-scorer in T20I history, Kohli having a 7-run lead.
South Africa’s win-loss ratio against India (0.625) is their worst against any side. However, they have won both their matches on Indian soil against India.
India have won 8 and lost 5 T20Is against South Africa. However, they have lost both their home matches against the tourists, at Dharamsala and Cuttack.