So much anticipation, so many controversies, so many match-ups and comparisons and yet the start of the South Africa vs India series has been somewhat an anti-climax. The first few days have been start-stops and it has massively been impacted by rain.
Batting first India posted a score of 327 where KL Rahul scored yet another fine test century and gave India a very healthy first innings score. South Africa started things off a little shaken but managed a score of 197 in their first innings giving India a very huge and advantageous lead. India were looking to enforce some speed and momentum in their second innings to negate the time wasted due to consistent rain. South Africa have to chase an impossible 305 runs in the 4th innings. South Africa have begun fairly well and at the end of Day 4, they are at 94-4 needing 211 runs with only 6 wickets in hand.
So that sets up things fairly nicely as we head into this game. So far Rain also has had a say as to how this game shall progress. So far this is how the test has panned out.
Day1: 3 wickets, Day 2: washout, Day 3: 18 wickets, Day 4: 13 wickets.
So here’s the equation on Day 5.
India need 6 wickets and South Africa need 211 runs.
But wait, there’s more,
Showers are predicted during the day. Even though it’s not expected to be a washout, if South Africa shows some resistance and the rain comes into play even just for a while, this might just spice up things a bit.
Test Cricket Lovers could not have asked for anything more as we await yet another thrilling contest in the longest format of the game in the last test of the year.
An Indian win, A South African win or even a draw. All three results are quite possible and with the sun expected to come out, it should get a little easier for batting. However, remember it’s the 4th innings of the game and the cracks have opened up a bit as well. The odd ball is misbehaving and doing a lot of tricks. All in all, we are in for a cracker jacker of a game.
For India, the onus will be on Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami to run past the opposition. The spinners aren’t as effective on this wicket. So it rests more on the quicker bowlers to rattle the South African batters. For South Africa it will be like trying to achieve the impossible. However, stranger things have happened in cricket and this is test cricket.
So who’s your money on?
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