In the Test series decider which was played at Newlands, Cape Town, an unwanted record was recorded in the name of Team India. The Indian team scored 223 runs in the first innings of this match. In response, the South African team was only able to score 210 runs in their opening innings and India gained a 13-run lead. Following this, in the second inning, the Indian team scored 198 runs and set a goal of 212 runs against the host team.
In response to India’s target of 212 runs, South Africa scored 101 from two at the end of the third day’s game. The game on the third day ended with South Africa’s captain Dean Elgar being sent off.
On the stumps, Keegan Pietersen came back undefeated with 48 of 61 balls with the help of seven fours. At the same time, Dean Elgar scored 30 runs on 96 balls with the help of three fours. Earlier, Aidan Markram came out after scoring 16 runs on 22 balls with the help of four fours.
South Africa now have to score 111 runs on the fourth day to win. In the second inning for India thus far, Jasprit Bumrah took one wicket apiece for 29 runs and Mohammed Shami gave up 22 runs.
Earlier, on the third day of the Cape Town Test, an unwanted record was registered in the name of Team India. In reality, all the batsmen from the India team were out in both innings. For the first time in the history of Test cricket, all batsmen on one team were caught in both innings.
Before this, it has happened five times that 19 players on a team were caught off guard. But this is the first time 20 batters from one team have been caught. India’s 10 batsmen were caught in the first innings of the third Test against South Africa and the same thing happened in the second innings after that.