India tour of South Africa 2021-22
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Dean Elgar plays captain’s knock, guides South Africa to victory in 2nd Test

06 Jan 2022

Staff India who have been trying to win the second Take a look at and even the collection have been denied happiness by South African skipper Dean Elgar who performed a captain knock to information his aspect in direction of a historic 7-wicket victory at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. South Africa has crushed India for the primary time in a Take a look at on the Bull Ring.

The Proteas made a great begin to the 240-run chase as they’d ended Day 3 at 118/2. Captain Dean Elgar (96* off 188) was standing agency and was unstoppable. The rating of 240 can also be South Africa’s highest fourth-innings profitable chase.

Highest particular person scores by SA captain vs India:
118 Okay Wessels Durban 1992/93
96* D Elgar Joburg 2021/22
95* Okay Wessels Joburg 1992/93
94 G Smith Cape City 2006/07
When it got here to Day 4, many of the day was wasted attributable to rain, however that didn’t hamper the temper of the host aspect as they went on with a great circulate.

He had earlier discovered some in a position help from opening associate Aiden Markram rating scored 31 off 38, earlier than the person with the golden arm, Shardul Thakur, despatched him again. Keegan Petersen then added 28 runs on the board off 44 balls earlier than R Ashwin bought the higher of him.

Finest figures for an Indian seamer in a Take a look at defeat:
9/83 Kapil Dev v WI Ahmedabad 1983/84
8/86 J Srinath v Pak Kolkata 1998/99
7/61 S Thakur v SA Joburg 2021/22*
On the fourth day, Rassie van der Dussen (40 off 92) additionally appeared in management and helped prolong their dominance. The Indian bowlers have been seen getting annoyed, however nothing might be finished.

Elgar was supported by Temba Bavuma (23 off 45) as they smashed the Indian bowlers throughout the park. With this victory, the South African aspect have levelled the three-match Take a look at collection 1-1.

Highest profitable 4th innings chases by SA at dwelling:
335 vs Aus Durban 2001/02
284 vs Eng Outdated Wanderers 1905/06
240 vs Ind Johannesburg 2021/22*
236 vs Aus Cape City 2011/12
Earlier, The Wanderers Stadium was underneath the clouds, and it is presently drizzling on the venue. BCCI had shared a video of the stadium, with covers being introduced upon to cowl the pitch. Nevertheless, round 7:15 PM IST, the play resumed and revealed {that a} complete of 34 overs could be bowled.

The ultimate conflict will now happen on the Newlands Cricket Floor in Cape City, the place the decider might be performed from January 11.


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