New delhi,November 5: The first Test between India and South Africa starts in Mohali on Thursday.India have won the toss and decided for batting. This is the second time the two teams will be clashing in a four-Test series.
The first one was played in 1992-93 in South Africa. India and South Africa have played 29 Tests so far. India have won seven Tests, South Africa 13 and nine Tests have ended in draws.
Birthday-boy Virat Kohli will start his first Test series as India captain in Mohali on Thursday.