The India team had to face defeat by 7 wickets in the Cape Town Test. With this victory, South Africa has captured the Test series 2-1. South Africa made a spectacular comeback in the second inning after being all out for 210 in the first inning. Keegan Peterson played a big part in getting the team to the finish line. There were many reasons for India’s defeat at Cape Town. The main reason for this was the batting lineup of the India team.

India failed to get off to a good start in the two innings of the Cape Town test match. Starting pitchers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal quickly gave up their wickets. In the first innings, Rahul was fired for 12 runs and Mayank scored 15 runs. However, after his dismissal, Cheteshwar Pujara, who went on to bat at number three, managed a bit of innings with Virat Kohli. But the same thing happened again in the second inning and it was bad for India that even Pujara and Kohli couldn’t handle the innings in the second inning. In this, Rishabh Pant scored a century while batting in the middle order.

The middle order of the Indian team also seemed to be a complete failure. Ajinkya Rahane came out after scoring 9 runs in the first inning and just 1 run in the second inning. In the second inning, aside from Rishabh Pant, none of the batsmen could stay in the box for long.

Indian bowlers bowled South Africa with 210 runs in the first innings. But he had to yearn for the wicket in the second inning. Mohammed Shami sacked Edin Markram and Jasprit Bumrah sacked Dean Elgar, but the going got really rough after that. Keegan Pietersen played a brilliant 82-run inning. After this, he was fired by Shardul Thakur. Other than these three wickets, the Indian bowlers were unable to obtain a single wicket.



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