At the end of the first South Africa scored 304 by 4 wickets in the first test of three match series. The MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai has come to favor to SA. GC Smith, captain SA won the toss and, who chose to bat first. At the end of the day, the fans of SA are congratulating Smith for the decision. All the three batsmen including Smith have done well except JH Kallis's 13.
South African batsmen have reached in a strong position depending on top order batsmen. Captain GC Smith 73, ND McKenzie 94, HM Amla 85 (not out) is the key point for SA. In the 34th over, getting on the front foot Smith tried to drive the ball towards mid-on but fails and it went to short midwicket, Laxman took the catch easily. So Smith had to return to the pavilion with 73 when SA reached 132.
Second wicket was hunter by Harbhajan Singh and that was McKenzie. McKenzie beat in the cleverness of H Singh. He failed to play a flighted in the 51th over, Dravid took the catch when the total runs come at 196.
Similarly the third wicket was taken by Harbhajan Singh when South Africa total score came 244. HM Amla was the 3rd fallen batsman in the first innings.
JH Kallis and AG Prince was the lowest scored in the first day of the first innings. This strong score will inspire SA to do well in the second day. I think they could do well.