Cape Town – Thirteen wickets fell on Day 1 of the first Test between the Proteas and India at Newlands on Friday as South Africa fought their way back into the match after a shaky start. 

In the end – and after the early wobbles that had seen them reduced to 12/3 – South Africa would probably have taken their first innings total of 286 all out.

With around an hour to bowl at the Indians before the close of play, the Proteas seamers were at their lethal best as they picked up three key wickets to leave the visitors on 28/3, still 258 runs behind.