The Centurion Test has ended in yet another loss for India and that means India have lost the series already. South Africans we got to admit we’re clinical in every department of the game and they deserved to win.
After the loss even Virat Kohli too in a post match interview admitted that South Africans played better than India and outsmarted India especially in the field. South Africa held on to some spectacular catches and that’s where the match slipped from India’s hands.
This is what Virat Kohli had to say after the loss
“South Africa were better than us especially in the fielding department and that’s why they are the winners and they deserve to be.”
Virat Kohli’s spending knock of 153 in the first innings went in vain as India made a complete mess of the second innings. In the second innings not even a single batsman could go past 50 and Rohit Sharma was the top scorer with a knock of 47 that wasn’t enough for India by any means.
With this series loss, India’s streak of 9 series win has finally been broken by South Africa and you got to say that they outdid India in all departments of the game. India did put up a fight in the first innings with the captain playing a staggering knock of 153 but in the second innings no Indian batsman could go past 50.
The pacers did well even at Centurion but the loss is the courtesy of the batsmen yet again just like it was the case at Cape Town. From dropping catches to throwing away wickets, India has made a lot of mistakes in the second test which eventually cost them the match. India would only want to learn from these mistakes.
For his clinical performance with the ball, Lungi Ngidi was adjudged the Man Of Match. In what turned out to be a dream debut for the 21 year old, Ngidi picked up 7 wickets in the game, 6 of which came in the second innings.
Half centuries from AB De Villiers and Dean Elgar too were amply important and helped South Africa post a total which proved to be way to much for the Indian batsman.