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MS Dhoni and AB de Villiers make it a first in Tests as both keepers bowl in India-South Africa match

Saturday, 21 December 2013 - 10:26pm IST | Agency: DNA Web Team
The Indian and South African wicket-keepers took off their gloves and pulled up their sleeves to bowl in the first Test.

The first Test between India and South Africa is headed towards an interesting end with India setting South Africa a 400 plus target with one and a half day to go.

As South Africa lost 2 wickets at stumps India needed 8 to win the match but the interesting thing in the match on Day 3 and 4 was more than the cricket the men who featured on the bowling card.

AB de Villiers was tossed the ball as Hashim Amla kept wickets that over cost the team 5 runs and the ODI captain who is an awesome batsman and fielder is a less than ordinary bowler.

See pictures of de Villiers bowling

The hope of a breakthrough was unsuccessful for the hosts and on Day 4, Indian captain MS Dhoni decided to bowl as Virat Kohli kept wickets.

Both wicket keepers bowling made it the first time in a Test ever that both team keepers bowled during the match which ensured the Johannesburg Test went into the record books for this feat.

Dhoni is interestingly a keeper who has bowled the most times in Test having tossed the ball in 6 innings. Murali Vijay also bowled but the duo did not get wickets.

Vijay gave away 3 runs in his one over while Dhoni gave 4 runs in two overs.


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