Virat Kohli’s Team India has created magic at the Centurion on Thursday, by defeating South Africa by 133 runs in the first Text match. It was a great moment for Indian fans. Indian pacers Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohamed Siraj did not allow South Africa
Resuming on 94 for four in a chase of 305 to win, South Africa were bowled out for 191, losing their last three wickets in the first two overs after lunch.
Indian pacer Md. Shami has taken 200 international Test wickets in the ongoing Test series against South Africa on Tuesday. He became the fifth Indian pacer to claim 200 wickets. Shami took five wickets in the first innings of the first Test match to reach this milestone.
Rohit, who has replaced Virat Kohli as the national limited-overs skipper, was earlier named vice-captain of the Test squad scheduled to begin the series on Dec.26 in Centurion. The BCCI said Rohit "sustained a left hamstring injury" during his training session in Mumbai on Sunday.
South African fast bowler Duanne Olivier took two wickets off successive balls as India struggled to 53 for three at lunch on the opening day of the second Test against South Africa on Monday.
Johannesburg: Veteran batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara (35 not out) and Ajinkya Rahane (11 not out) took India to 85/2 at stumps, leading South Africa by 58 runs on Day 2 of the second Test match at The Wanderers Stadium, on Tuesday.
This is with reference to the news item published in Gulf Today on Dec.15, “Azhar questions Kohli and Rohit’s absence from South Africa ODI and Test series.” Former Indian skipper Mohammed Azharuddin wrote in his tweet a few days back, Virat Kohli has informed that he’s not available for
Opener Elgar batted all the way through as South Africa chased down the target of 240 late on the fourth day at the Wanderers and after the first two sessions were lost to rain.
Speaking at a pre-match press conference, Dravid sent out a clear message that there was no room for complacency following India's 113-run win in the first Test in Centurion.