Bet of the Day October 10 - India hard to beat on home soil

Mayank Agarwal of India hits a six (PA Images)

The test match between India and South Africa features Bettingpro.com.au’s bet of the day for Thursday, October 10.

India vs South Africa – October 10-14, starts 3:00pm AEST


The hosts had a lot of positives going for them in the first Test, with key players leading the charge. ‘Man of the match’ Rohit Sharma had a great debut as Test opener (176 & 127), while Mayank Agarwal got his first Test double century.

Mohammad Shami showcased his second-innings prowess once again (5 for 35), while Ravichandran Ashwin (eight wickets) and Ravindra Jadeja (six wickets) showcased how good they are in these conditions. All in all, it was a complete performance on expected lines from India with nothing much to worry about. 



The fight from South Africa was pristine, but the task for them was too much to scale. Their usual problems against spin surfaced in the second innings, with a horrendous collapse going against their hopes of fetching a draw. Regardless, the performances of Dean Elgar (160) and Quinton de Kock (111) in the first innings and Aiden Markram in the second (39) was a glimmer of hope.

However, bowling looked completely out of sync as the Proteas bowlers could only pick up 11 wickets in the Test. 

India dominated the proceedings in the first Test with a near-perfect performance in every department. They look strong to continue their charge and close out the series with a win. However, one thing that works in South Africa’s favour is that India’s last defeat in home conditions came at Pune against Australia in 2017. Regardless, South Africa need an incremental change in their performances to make a mark. Once again, it is India’s Test to lose.


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