After India went on to score a mammoth total of 502/7 in the 1st innings of the 1st Test, it was always going to be difficult for the tourists to cope with the quality spin attack of India.
However, after losing the openers early in the peace, Dean Elgar stood like a rock in front of the Indian attack and reached a magnificent Test century at Vishakhapatnam.
Elgar is currently batting at 108* (at the time of writing this article) and he formed a valuable partnership with the captain Faf du Plessis who also scored a decent half-century.
De Kock has joined Elgar in the middle and South Africa are 282 runs behind with 5 wickets in hand. Elgar’s innings consists of 12 classic boundaries and also 4 maximums.