IND vs SA: Team India failed again in South Africa, lost the series along with Cape Town Test

South Africa (South Africa) Indian team to defeat in Test series at his own home (Indian Cricket Team) Once again the dream could not be fulfilled. Like in 2018, once again the poor batting of Team India took away the opportunity to create history. Cape Town (Cape Town TestIn the third and last match of the Test series played in India, hosts South Africa defeated India by 7 wickets to win the series 2-1. On the fourth day of the match, South Africa needed 111 runs to win, while India had to get 8 wickets, but on the basis of the innings of Keegan Pietersen and Rassie van der Dussen, South Africa achieved this target without much trouble. have done.

Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the Indian team went on a tour of South Africa for the second time after 2018 and this time the team was considered a contender for a historic series win. The South African team did not look much stronger due to the retirement of veteran batsmen like AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla, while the prolific wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock also surprised by retiring after the first Test. At the same time, stormy fast bowler Enrique Norkhia was out of the series due to injury. In such a situation, the victory of the Indian team was considered easy, but within three weeks all the speculations and claims were destroyed.

Team India needed 8 wickets

On the third day of the match, India’s batting was again poor and only on the basis of Rishabh Pant’s tremendous century, Team India could only score 198 runs and set a modest target of 212 runs in front of South Africa. South Africa had laid the foundation for victory on the third day by scoring 101 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. In such a situation, on the fourth day, India needed charisma with the ball, but it did not happen.

Pietersen again the star of South Africa

Like the first innings of the match, once again Keegan Pietersen, who emerged as the new batsman for South Africa, played a great innings. Pietersen had scored 48 runs on the third day itself and batted fast in the first session of the fourth day, scoring his second half-century in the match and third in the series. Pietersen also shared a 54-run partnership with Rasie van der Dussen. However, India had a good chance at the start of the first session, but Cheteshwar Pujara’s easy catch by Keegan Pietersen in the slips off Jasprit Bumrah. dripped down.

Shardul Thakur took Pietersen’s wicket and stopped him from a memorable century. Pietersen, who scored 72 runs in the first innings, made his best score, scoring 82 runs in 113 balls.

Bavuma-van der Dussen’s last attack

After Pietersen’s wicket fell, the Indian team saw a ray of hope, but Rasi van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma extinguished that too with a fine partnership after lunch. Both shared an excellent unbeaten partnership of 57 runs for the fourth wicket. Bavuma played a slog sweep off Ashwin’s ball and gave the team a memorable victory by 7 wickets while scoring a four. Bavuma 32 and van der Dussen returned unbeaten on 41.