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What happened in South Africa vs India test match and why India lost

By Vipin - 2023-12-29 11:58:46
What happened in South Africa vs India test match and why India lost

India's dream of winning the Test series in South Africa was shattered once again. Team India had to face defeat in the first test by an innings and 32 runs. India has never suffered such a big defeat in South Africa in its 31 year history. Team India captain Rohit Sharma considered poor batting to be the main reason for the defeat in the first test. However, Rohit did not seem too happy with the performance of the bowlers.

Rohit said after the match that to win, the entire team will have to make a united effort, which we could not do in this match. The way we played in this match was not worthy of winning the match. We failed to score big in both the innings. Their batsmen played many scoring shots and hit boundaries. But our Barts had to face the challenge. We could not understand their power properly.


In the first innings, KL Rahul batted well and tried to take us to a good score. But after that we could not take advantage of the conditions in bowling. We could not do anything special with the bat in the second innings also. It is a good sign that the match will end in 3 days. We have to forget this defeat and play united for the next test.

Should learn from KL Rahul


Rohit praised batsman KL Rahul and said that we should learn from KL Rahul. Rahul showed what we need to do on a pitch like this. He batted brilliantly.

Allowed 400 runs to be scored

Rohit said that the pitch is not such that a score of 400 runs can be made. We did not bowl well. We cannot depend too much on one bowler, the rest of the bowlers will have to do their job. We can learn from the way the opposition bowled.

The competition was like this

In this match, South Africa won the toss and invited India to bat first. Team India scored 245 runs in the first innings. KL Rahul scored 101 runs in 137 balls with the help of 14 fours and 4 sixes. Kagiso Rabada was the most successful bowler for South Africa, he took 5 wickets. In reply, South Africa scored 408 runs in its first innings and got a huge lead of 163 runs. Dean Elgar faced 287 balls and scored 185 runs, which included 28 fours. Whereas Marco Janson scored unbeaten 84 runs with the help of 11 fours and one six.


Jasprit Bumrah took four wickets and Mohammad Siraj took two wickets in the first innings for India. Then India was reduced to 131 runs in the second innings. Only Virat Kohli could perform brilliantly for India in the second innings. Kohli scored 76 runs in 82 balls with the help of 12 fours and one six. For South Africa, Nandre Berger took four wickets and Marco Jansson took three wickets.

Also Read: ICC latest Players and Team Rankings - 2023

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