SA vs IND 1st Test, Day 1: Rain causes an early finish on Day 1 in Centurion; India leads South Africa 208/8.
South Africa vs India 1st Test, Day 1: Match Highlights
On the first day of the first test at Centurion on Tuesday, South African seamer Kagiso Rabada took five wickets before India's KL Rahul dug in as bad light and a thunderstorm called play to a halt with the touring side on 208-8.
Rahul was unbroken on 70 when rain and bad visibility interrupted play roughly 80 minutes before the scheduled end, with India fighting off a tired home attack.
Earlier, Rabada's pace was too much for the opposition, as he returned 5-44 off 17 overs, and rookie Nandre Burger got two wickets in his first 13 balls in test cricket.
India, 91-3 at lunch, were pushed back when Rabada took three wickets for 30 runs early in the second session.
He dismissed Shreyas Iyer for 31, got Virat Kohli behind for 38 with a fantastic ball, while Ravichandran Ashwin (8) was caught at second slip by jumping substitute fielder Wiaan Mulder.
Rahul, on the other hand, presented a stumbling barrier for the hosts, who were expected to dismiss India for under 200 on a track designed for their all-seam attack.
Burger, one of two new South African caps, then had Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill caught behind to leave India teetering on 24-3, but Kohli and Iyer led a fightback with a 68-run partnership. Both were dropped after only four runs, with Marco Jansen dropping Iyer and Tony de Zorzi dropping Kohli.
South Africa captain Temba Bavuma suffered a hamstring strain while chasing a boundary-bound drive from Kohli before lunch, forcing him to leave the arena for a scan.
"It revealed a left hamstring strain and he will undergo daily medical evaluations to determine his participation in the match," the club said in a statement.
Bavuma has just returned from a similar injury.