SA vs IND: Indian team lost by innings after almost two and a half years

In the Centurion Test (SA vs IND), South Africa defeated India by an innings and 32 runs within three days. In response to South Africa’s lead of 163 runs on the basis of first innings, the Indian team was all out in its second innings at the score of 131 in 34.1 overs. In the last session, India lost seven wickets and added only 69 runs.

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First session

Playing ahead of the second day’s score of 256/5, South Africa’s innings was boosted well by the pair of Dean Elgar and Marco Yansen and the team completed 300 runs in the 79th over. Meanwhile, Elgar completed 150 runs in 228 balls, and also completed a half-century partnership with Yansen. Despite taking the new ball, the Indian bowlers did not get quick success and Yansen also managed to complete his half-century.

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The partnership between Dean Elgar and Marco Jansen continued and South Africa reached 350 in the 91st over. The partnership of 111 runs between these two was broken by Shardul Thakur and Elgar was out at the score of 360 in the 95th over after scoring 185 runs in 287 balls. To support Yansen, Gerald Coetzee tried to score fast and added 31 runs in 26 balls. However, he was caught out before lunch with the score at 391 after scoring 19 runs in 18 balls.

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Second session

After lunch in SA vs IND match, South Africa suffered its eighth blow in the very first over when Kagiso Rabada (1) was dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah. The team crossed the 400-run mark in the 103rd over but lost the ninth wicket in the form of Nandre Berger (0) at the score of 408. Temba Bavuma did not come to bat due to injury. Due to this the innings ended and Marco Jansen remained unbeaten after scoring 84 runs. For India, Jasprit Bumrah took the maximum of four wickets.

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India had a bad start in its second innings and got the first blow in the third over at the score of 5. Captain Rohit Sharma (0) once again flopped and became the victim of Kagiso Rabada. The second opener Yashasvi Jaiswal also could not take advantage of the life he got on the first ball of the innings and after scoring 5 runs, he was caught by wicketkeeper Kyle Warren on the ball of Nandre Berger. From here, Virat Kohli (18*) and Shreyas Iyer (6*) did not allow any setback till tea. At tea time, India had scored 62/3 in 16 overs. In the second session, 78 runs were scored at the loss of 5 wickets in 24.4 overs.

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