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SA beat IND 3rd Test: India’s FINAL-FRONTIER stays unconquered, South Africa beat Virat Kohli’s team by 7 wickets, check highlights

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SA beat IND 3rd Test: South Africa seal series 2-1 – Dean Elgar’s men defended their fortress with ease, thumping India by 7 wickets in the 3rd Test at Cape Town to seal the series 2-1. Keegan Petersen was the hero with a fantastic 82-run knock after Rishabh Pant’s century rescued India to set just 212-run target to chase. Follow India vs South Africa Live Updates on InsideSport.IN

On Day 4, India needed 8 wickets while South Africa needed 111 runs to win the series. But South Africa were off to a cautious start on Day 4 as Petersen and van der Dussen stitched a 54-run stand for the third wicket. Petersen dominated the Indian pace attack. India went wicketless in the 1st hour thanks to a dropped catch from Cheteshwar Pujara of Petersen set the match for SA.

SA beat IND 3rd Test: India’s FINAL-FRONTIER stays unconquered, South Africa beat Virat Kohli’s team by 7 wickets, check highlights

The hosts in turn managed 70 runs in the 1st session, taking the game away. Shardul Thakur removed Petersen in the first session but van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma dug in to keep South Africa on top.

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SA beat IND 3rd Test: India’s FINAL-FRONTIER stays unconquered, South Africa beat Virat Kohli’s team by 7 wickets, check highlights

South Africa had their batting and the partnerships to thank for. After Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen brought up 78-run stand to dent India’s hopes, another 54-run stand with Rassie van der Dussen damaged the hopes while an unbeaten stand of 57 with Temba Bavuma finally crushed India’s spirits to conquer the FINAL FRONTIER.

SA beat IND 3rd Test: India’s FINAL-FRONTIER stays unconquered, South Africa beat Virat Kohli’s team by 7 wickets, check highlights

SA beat IND: Where did India go wrong?

  • Batting collapse in all three Tests was the primary reason for India’s failure.
  • In the 2nd Test, 1st innings, India were bowled out for 202 from 116/4. In 2nd innings, India were dismissed for 266 from 155/2.
  • In the 3rd Test, 1st innings, India were all out for 223 from 167/4. In 2nd innings, India were dismissed for 198 from 152/4.
  • In batting, the middle-order was the most inconsistent one. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane managed half-centuries in each in 2nd Test but that was the only contribution.
  • Unlike the England tour, India’s lower-order failed to contribute.
  • In fact, India received more extras (136) than the top 3 of India’s batting — Ajinkya Rahane (136), Mayank Agarwal (135), Cheteshwar Pujara (124).

SA beat IND 3rd Test: India’s FINAL-FRONTIER stays unconquered, South Africa beat Virat Kohli’s team by 7 wickets, check highlights

Also Read: WTC Points Table: After crushing 7 wicket defeat, Virat Kohli & Co slip to 5th place, South Africa jump to 4th

South Africa 2nd Innings: 212/3, won by 7 wickets

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Aiden Markram c KL Rahul b M Shami 16 22 4 0 72.73
Dean Elgar (C) c Rishabh Pant b JJ Bumrah 30 96 3 0 31.25
Keegan Petersen b Shardul Thakur 82 113 10 0 72.57
Rassie van der Dussen Not out 41 95 3 0 43.16
Temba Bavuma Not out 32 58 5 0 55.17
Extra 11 (b 0, w 0, nb 3, lb 8)
Total 212/3 (63.3)
Yet To Bat K VerreynneM JansenK RabadaKA MaharajD OlivierL Ngidi
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Jasprit Bumrah 17 5 54 1 3.18
Mohammed Shami 15 3 41 1 2.73
Umesh Yadav 9 0 36 0 4.00
Shardul Thakur 11 3 22 1 2.00
Ravichandran Ashwin 11.3 1 51 0 4.43
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
AK Markram 1-23 7.3
D Elgar 2-101 29.4
KD Petersen 3-155 46.2

 

SA beat IND 3rd Test: India’s FINAL-FRONTIER stays unconquered, South Africa beat Virat Kohli’s team by 7 wickets, check highlights

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