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On the other hand, South Africa will be disappointed to lose Raynard van Tonder just before Lunch, especially in what was shaping up to be a decent session for them. Considering the grass covering, it looked like a no-brainer to bowl first, but South African skipper Neil Brand surprised everyone by electing to bat first. The visitors faced an early setback when Clyde Fortuin, promoted to open the innings, was dismissed for a golden duck. However, Neil Brand weathered the storm and capitalised on loose deliveries, while Raynard van Tonder played a more conservative role. After Brand fell, van Tonder took the mantle of ticking along and did well. However, he will be kicking himself to get out while he was looking good. Having successfully overturned an LBW decision early in his innings, Zubayr Hamza has done well to survive and will look to take the innings forward with the newly arrived David Bedingham. Join us back at 6.10 am IST (12.40 am GMT) for the start of the second session. 


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