India vs SA Test

India vs SA Test: Centurion Turned into paradise 18 wickets falls on Day 3

India vs SA Test

India vs SA 1st Test On Day 1st of Centurion test when India scored 272 runs with the loss of 3 wickets, they would have fancied their chances of scoring at least 400 runs to put the pressure on South Africa batting line up. but that didn’t happen as the second-day wash washed out because of rain. So Indian batters had to resume on day 3 instead of day two with a similar score in their mind.

But little they knew what was about to strike them on the morning of Day 3, at first Kagiso Rabada sent back centurion of the first day KL Rahul and this opened the flood gates for African bowlers who didn’t stop after that, as soon as KL Rahul went Rahane followed soon after.

and he became the victim of Lungi Ngidi, and then Ngidi claimed his 5th wicket by sending Rishabh Pant back to the pavilion and India’s score read as 296 for 7 from 272 for 3, and soon after India’s inning was wrapped up on 327 runs.

India vs SA 1st Test Though the African team would have been thinking that they had more than the expected job by stopping India on just 327 runs, their fragile batting lineup had to stand tall against this new version of Indian fast bowling.

And Indian bowlers were up for the challenge as Jaspreet Bumrah sent back Dean Elgar in the very first over, and then it was Indian fast bowler who was running the havoc in the South African batting lineup.

From the African batting line up only Temba Bavuma was able to score against mighty Indian fast bowling as he made 52 runs in 103 balls and he got little support from Quinton De Kock who made 34 runs, but this was not enough to go past India’s total of 327 and South Africa was bundled out on 197 runs.

 

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