A half-century partnership between middle-order batsmen Keegan Pietersen (82) and Raisey van der Dussen (41 not out) helped South Africa win the third and final Test against India by seven wickets after lunch on the fourth day of the series on Friday. 2-1 to his name. Let us tell you that Keegan Peterson is being praised a lot for his excellent performance. former opener gautam gambhir has also praised Pietersen. Gambhir spoke about how Pietersen played a key role in strengthening South Africa’s batting camp after the departure of Quinton de Kock after the first Test.
Gambhir said on Star Sports that Keegan definitely sees Pietersen as a future star for South Africa. The hosts lost de Kock but Pietersen’s form and contribution has been impressive in their series win. I think a player’s form is more important than even his reputation. If you have good form, you can tackle any batting unit. Keegan Pietersen was also adjudged the player of the match for his batting performance and Pietersen said that the sentiment has not waned yet.
Let us inform that the hosts achieved the target of 212 runs for the loss of three wickets and disappointed the Indian team once again. The Indian bowlers disappointed the team and they could not take the required wickets. What a fine comeback South Africa made from the loss of the first Test and played a powerful match in the fourth innings chase in Johannesburg to equalize and seal their victory in Cape Town here. South Africa played brilliantly as a team even in the absence of superstar players and once again denied India a series win.
The target of 212 runs in this match was going to be difficult on this pitch. India had started well by giving an early blow but the partnership of Elgar and Keegan Pietersen for the second wicket pushed India on the back foot. Raviyu also did not support India and today Pietersen and Raisey van der Dussen carried the score forward. Even though Pietersen missed out on his century, he laid the foundation for a series win and Bavuma ensured the team’s victory with his whip shot.
Indian bowlers tried hard but they could not succeed. Also giving easy runs and disappointing in fielding did not work for him. After all, this Test team of captain Kohli will have to return home empty handed. However, he won one match and earned significant points in the points table of the World Test Championship.