Now, to the delay in the time.
The changes were duly made, both domestically and internationally.
At times, they have been together in the battle too, perhaps bound by the old-fashioned tenets of their batting, or just that they happen to be, for much of their career, the only Test specialist batsmen in the team.
Keegan Petersen oozes class as he started off with a couple of imperious fours driving off Bumrah, while Elgar is rock solid like always.
Almost immediately, and unsurprisingly, R Ashwin too rushed towards the umpire.
R Ashwin breaks the dangerous-looking partnership.