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India vs South Africa 2nd Test: Team India and South Africa are all set to lock horns against each other in the second and final match of the Freedom Test Series. The Proteas currently lead the 2-match Test series 1-0 as they humiliated Rohit Sharma’s men by defeating them by a huge margin of an innings and 32 runs.

In the first innings of the previous match, India, after being asked to bat by Temba Bavuma, suffered a top-order collapse as Yashasvi Jaiswal (17 runs), Rohit Sharma (5 runs), and Shubman Gill (2 runs) got dismissed cheaply. A partnership between Shreyas Iyer and Virat Kohli and a brilliant knock of 101 runs by KL Rahul steading the Men in Blue’s ship helped the Indian team post a total of 245 runs in the 1st inning. The South African trio of Nandre Burger, Kagiso Rabada, and Marco Jansen had the last laugh as the Indian batters had no answer to the pace and bounce of the South African bowlers.

In reply to the 245 runs posted on the board by the batting unit of the Men in Blue, South Africa showed great resilience as they managed to score 405 runs in their first inning. Stand-in Captain Dean Elgar led from the front with a brilliant knock of 185 runs, and he fell short of a double hundred by just 15 runs. He got pretty good support from David Bedingham (56 runs) and Marco Jansen (84 runs). Jasprit Bumrah (4/69) and Mohammed Siraj (2/91) got crucial breakthroughs for the Men in Blue, but it was not enough to prevent the Proteas from getting a lead of 163 runs in their first inning.

Trailing by 163 runs, the opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal got out cheaply once again in the second inning. A partnership between Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill steadied the ship of the Men in Blue, but Marco Jansen got the better of Gill and dismissed him for 26 runs. After the dismissal of Shubman Gill, no other batter provided any kind of support to Virat Kohli at the other end, which eventually led to the downfall of the Indian team as Virat’s fighting knock of 76 runs wasn’t enough to prevent the Men in Blue from getting all out for 131 runs, and the Men in Blue lost the first match by an inning and 32 runs.

Nandre Burger, Kagiso Rabada, and Marco Jansen once again dominated the Indian batting unit as they managed to get crucial wickets for South Africa and crushed the Men in Blue’s hopes of winning their first ever Test Series on South African soil. Rohit Sharma and his men would look to bounce back in the second test with a win in Cape Town and prevent a series whitewash against the Proteas.

Match Information

Tour: India tour of South Africa

Match: India vs South Africa, 2nd Test Match

Date: January 3, 2024

Day and Time: Wednesday, 1:30 PM IST

Venue: Newlands, Cape Town

Pitch Report

The pitch in Newlands, Cape Town, is expected to favor the seamers, and the fast bowlers should pose a challenge to the batters. Team batting second might have the advantage due to the bowling-friendly conditions.

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Wicket Keeper: KL Rahul

Batters: Shubman Gill, David Bedingham, Dean Elgar and Virat Kohli

All-rounders: Marco Jansen and Ravindra Jadeja.

Bowlers: Nandre Burger, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, and Kagiso Rabada.

Captain: Dean Elgar or Virat Kohli

Vice-Captain: Marco Jansen or Jasprit Bumrah

Injury News

Gerald Coetzee and Temba Bavuma are ruled out of the second-test match due to injuries. Lungi Ngidi and Zubayr Hamza have been drafted in the South African squad as replacements.

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