IND vs SA 1st Test Match Virat Kohli Jasprit Bumrah Dean Elger Mohammad Shami Mohammad Siraj Centurion Test India vs South Africa – Latest Cricket News


Team India will have to take six more wickets for the hosts on the last day of the match to register a historic win in Centurion, while the South African team is still 211 runs away from victory. Captain Dean Elgar has faced the Indian bowlers so far and returned not out after scoring 52 runs off 122 balls. Jasprit Bumrah has taken two wickets in the second innings for Team India, while Mohammed Shami and Mohammad Siraj have taken one wicket each. Team India has never won a Test series in South Africa till date, apart from this, if we talk about the Test matches played in Centurion, before this Test match has been played between India and South Africa on this ground only twice and both times the team. India has suffered a humiliating defeat.



In 2018 too, Team India lost at this ground by a huge margin of 135 runs. Even then Team India was playing under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Virat & Co will break the losing streak at Centurion and look to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Let’s take a look at what are the five big things that Team India will have to do to win the Centurion battle-

Breaking Captain Elgar’s Defense

Going by the way host captain Elgar performed on the fourth day of the match, it seems that his defense can save the hosts from losing the match. Elgar has scored runs at a strike rate of around 43, but has faced the Indian fast bowlers with aplomb. The way he has batted against Bumrah, Shami, Siraj and Shardul Thakur remains the biggest concern for Team India.

take advantage of situations

There will be a possibility of rain on the last day of the match, apart from this the wind will also continue to blow. In such a situation, Indian fast bowlers will have to take advantage of the conditions and bowl. On the last day of the match, the mood of the weather will be in favor of India, in such a situation, the pace battery of Team India can be seen dominating the South African batsmen. Shami and Siraj especially can take advantage of these conditions in the best possible way.

Wickets of three big batsmen will be important

Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock are yet to bat for South Africa. Elgar is already at the crease. Team India’s bowlers will have to try not to allow any big partnership between these three. All three have pulled South Africa out of trouble many times before. In such a situation, Team India will have to come up with a special strategy against these three.

No first innings mistake with tailenders

Team India’s lead could have been more in the first innings, but Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansson together played important innings. Jansson contributed 19 and Rabada contributed 25 runs. India has given a target of 305 runs, so giving them a chance to set any of them at the crease may be overwhelming. Every run is going to be very important on the last day of the match.

Virat’s Advancement and Planning

Captain Virat gives complete freedom to his bowlers, but also keeps giving them important advice in difficult times. Virat is an expert in field placement and is known to put pressure on the opposition team with his advance planning. Once again Virat will have to show his similar form.


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