Captain Dean Elgar brilliant performance helped South Africa win over India

Johannesburg: Captain Dean Elgar (96) helped South Africa beat India by 7 wickets in the second Test. The fourth day’s play started after tea due to rain. However, the South African batsmen dominated from the first over and easily reached the target of 240 runs. The three-match series ended in a 1-1 draw. This is India’s first defeat in 29 years at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

India had scored 202 in their first innings. In reply, South Africa took a 27-run lead with 229 runs. India were 266 all out in the second innings. The fourth day of the second Test between India and South Africa in Johannesburg was marred by rain on Thursday. After that the game started after tea. The South African batsmen started batting from the third over of the day. Bumrah scored 9 runs in this over. After that, with each over, the African batsmen increased their runs. Van der Dussen (40) was dismissed by Shamin. But the difference did not fall on Elgar. In the 57th over, Bavuma’s catch was dropped by Shardul Thakur on his own ball. Elgar then hit three fours to Siraj in the 65th over for 18 runs. Temba Bavuma scored 23 runs. Seeing that Siraj is becoming expensive, captain K.L. Rahul bowled Ashwin. But by then time had passed.

Elgar hit 96 off 158 balls. Elgar hit 10 fours, while Rossi van Dur Dussen hit 40 off 92 balls. However, Temba Bawuma, who came after Shamin dismissed him, also played with restraint and gave victory to the team. He hit 23 off 45 balls with three fours.

Only 34 overs were to be played on the fourth day. However, South Africa ended the match with six overs to spare. Elgar, Dussen and Bavuma dominated the Indians as they needed 122 runs for victory on the fourth day. The series is tied and the next Test is scheduled for January 11 in Cape Town.

The hero of the victory over India was captain Dean Elgar, who was named Man of the Match. The Wanderers Ground in Johannesburg is considered India’s impregnable fort abroad. However, taking advantage of the local conditions and the rains, Dean Elgar’s game also brought down the fort.

Team India loses for the first time at Wanderers Stadium

This is India’s first defeat in 29 years at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Team India played its first Test at this ground in 1992 and the match was drawn. Prior to the match, Team India had won two of the five Tests and drawn three. In the last 29 years, South Africa has never beaten Team India, but today South Africa has beaten Team India by a landslide.

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