Sa lost 4 wickets for 94 runs india close to winning centurion test virat kohli ind vs sa

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New Delhi. Virat Kohli has probably been the most talked about Indian cricketer this year. The performance of the team was not good in the T20 World Cup 2021. However, even before this, he had said to leave the captaincy of T20. But after that the captaincy of the ODI team of Team India was also taken back from him. Now he only has the command of the Test team. These days the team is on a tour of South Africa (India vs South Africa). The team is close to victory in the first Test being played in Centurion. This is also important because the team has not yet won a Test match at this venue. 6 other foreign teams also could not do the same. On the other hand, India has never won a Test series in South Africa.

Talking about the first test, the Indian team scored 327 runs in the first innings. In reply, the host South Africa team could only score 197 runs. In reply, Team India was reduced to just 174 runs in the second innings. In this way South Africa got the target of 305 runs. At the end of the fourth day’s play, the team has lost 4 wickets for 94 runs. On the last day, India needs only 6 more wickets to win the match. The game could not be played on the second day due to rain. That is, a total of 3 days have been played.

Indian team has lost by innings

Talking about Centurion, Team India is playing the third Test here. In the previous two matches, he has got a big defeat. The team played the first match in December 2010. In this match, he was defeated by an innings and 25 runs. Then in the last match held in January 2018, the team once again lost by 135 runs. Now talk about South Africa, this is his favorite ground. The team has won 21 out of 26 Tests played here. Lost only 2, 3 matches were drawn. That is, he has won about 81 percent of the matches. That is why this ground is called his stronghold.

Only 2 foreign teams have won here

Talking about Centurion, so far 9 foreign teams have played at least one Test here. Only 2 teams have been able to win the test match here. Australia and England have done so. Now Team India has a chance to do so. Pakistan has played all 3 Tests here and Sri Lanka has lost all 5 Tests. Bangladesh has also lost in one match. In such a situation, India can also become the first Asian team to win a Test match on the field.

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become the second most successful captain

Virat Kohli has so far won 7 matches in all three formats as a captain in South Africa. If the team is successful in winning the first Test, then they will reach joint second in terms of most wins as foreign captain. Australia captain Ricky Ponting has won 14 matches. England’s Eoin Morgan is in second place with 8 wins. If the team is successful in winning the Test series, then Kohli will leave Morgan behind as well.

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