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India secured the Test series against South Africa

India secured the Test series against South Africa

South Africa cricket team is passing a busy schedule and they are travelling India for a dual tournament. The tournament that consists of T20I, Test and ODI series. They have already played the three matches T20I series against the host team India and the series ended with a 1 – 1 draw. After the abandoning the first match, India went ahead by winning the 2nd T20I. But in the 3rd match, Proteas turned around and beat the Men in Blues. Now, these two top-rated teams are playing the Test series which also consists of three matches. by winning the first two Test matches consecutively, India secured the Test series against South Africa! Secured means, they have won the Test series already. If they can manage the 3rd match victory, they will be able to whitewash the guest team South Africa in Test.

After winning the first Test against South Africa by 203 runs, earlier on 10th October 2019, the 2nd Test between India and South Africa took place at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. India won the toss and decided to bat first. Anrich Nortje is the South African player who made his Test debut through the match. It was the 50th match of Virat Kohli as the captain of India national team.

Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma started the innings for India but in 25 runs, Rohit was gone. He added just 14 runs. In the 2nd wicket partnership, India added near about 150 runs and in 163 runs, Pujara was gone adding 58 runs so far. Just 35 runs later, opener Mayank Agarwal was gone. He played an amazing innings scoring a century. Later, Indian skipper Virat Kohli once again showed his extraordinary performance. He scored the highest 254 runs and remained not out. Scoring 601 runs, India lost five wickets in 156.3 overs. In that time, Virat declared their innings. Ajinkya Rahane scored 59 runs and Ravindra Jadeja added 91 runs so far.

Later, South Africa came to bat for the first innings but scoring 275 runs, they lost all wickets. Keshav Maharaj was the highest scorer of India who added 72 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin took four wickets for India.ย 

Then, the Proteas came to bat for the 2nd innings by facing the follow-on and once again, they lost all wickets in 189 runs. Elgar added the highest 48 runs and Umesh Yadav took three wickets for India. So, the home team won by an innings and 137 runs.

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