Day 2, 3rd Test: SA couldn’t catch India
The Proteas had a crucial advantage before the third day of the last Test. They dismissed all the Indian batters during the first day and left them with a tiny 223 runs.
However, the guests were ready to fight back from the bowling position and allowed even less for the strong encounter. While the Men in Blue finished their scoring in the 77th over, the guests gave fewer opportunities for South Africa and stopped them in the 76th. A quite lower run rate brought 210 runs for the Proteas and meant a lot of intrigue for the second innings.
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Among the notable figures during this day are Bumrah with his five-wicket results and Petersen with 72 balls from 166 balls. Of course, a notable 100th catch by Virat Kohli in the Test should be mentioned, especially after it came from the slipping hit.
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The continuation of the match in Capetown promises a lot as sides return to the starting point, in fact. India cannot rely on Rahul and Agarwal as they lost with only 17 runs, but motivated Kohli is still in play. Want to know more about cricket14 and don’t miss the important news? Subscribe to cricket14.in and receive the latest updates to your email.