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Live Cricket Score of India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 1 at Nagpur

Toss: Ishant the only seamer; India bat

Well hello! Virat Kohli has won the toss and elected to bat. Absolutely no surprises there after looking at the pitch. The big news for India is that they are going with just the one seamer – Ishant Sharma.

Rohit Sharma comes in for Varun Aaron and Amit Mishra is in for Stuart Binny.

The toss has gone against Amla but he’s brought back Simon Harmer in place of Kyle Abbott. So with Duminy and Tahir in there, SA are essentially going in with a three-prong spin attack as well!

South Africa (Playing XI): Stiaan van Zyl, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla(c), AB de Villiers, Jean-Paul Duminy, Dane Vilas(w), Kagiso Rabada, Simon Harmer, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma

Both captains reckon that the pitch will break up and will probably be best for batting on Day 1.

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