SA won the match by defeating Team India by 7 wickets, the series was level

The second test match played between South Africa vs Team India in Johannesburg went on in a very exciting way, which the hosts won by 7 wickets. The fourth day of the match was affected by rain. But the wait paid off and South Africa defeated the Indian team after 29 years in Johannesburg. With the victory of the hosts, this series has now come to a 1-1 draw.

South Africa won the match by 7 wickets

In the Johannesburg Test played between South Africa and India, the spirit shown by the host team will be less appreciated. In fact, chasing the target of 240 runs, the African team, despite being affected by rain, won on the fourth day. The opening pair shared a 47-run partnership for the first wicket. then Shardul Thakur He got Markram out for 31 runs, got India back in the match.

But captain Dean Elgar was determined that he would return home only after winning this match. After this, Keegan Pietersen was dismissed for 28 and Rasi van der Dussen on 40. In the end, Captain Elgar 96 (188) formed a winning partnership with Temba Bavuma 23 (45). Although Elgar could not complete a century here, he achieved a big milestone after defeating Team India in Johannesburg after 29 years.

India set a target of 240 runs

Indian cricket team could not get a good start in the second innings. Since both the openers were dismissed early. But then Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane made a century partnership to get the team out of trouble. Ajinkya Rahane, playing on 58 runs with 8 fours, was walked by Kagiso Rabada and got his team back. Soon after, he showed the way to the pavilion by dismissing Cheteshwar Pujara (53) LBW.

But during this Pujara and Rahane batted very well. Pujara hit 10 fours in his innings. Although there was a lot of hope from the wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who came to bat after this, but he was dismissed for zero without opening the account. While Hanuma Vihari held one end till the end.

Ravichandran Ashwin added 16 more Shardul Thakur Played a cameo of 28 runs and played an important role in taking the team to a good score. At the same time, Bumrah scored 7 runs and Shami-Siraj got out without opening the account. In the end, Hanuma Vihari returned unbeaten on 40 (84). In this way, India scored 266 runs in the second innings and set a target of 240 runs to the hosts.

In front of Shardul’s havoc, the host team was stacked on 229

team india Shardul Thakur-Ashwin

South Africa could not get off to a good start in the first innings as Shardul Thakur dismissed Aiden Markram for (7). But after that Keegan Pietersen and captain Dean Elgar had accumulated a half-century partnership. Then breaking this partnership, Thakur showed Pietersen the way to the pavilion on the score of 62. After this Van der Dussen also went on after scoring 1 run.

Then Verene became the victim of Shardul after scoring 21 and then Temba Bavuma was also run by the fast bowler on the score of 51. Kagiso Rabada was dismissed by Mohammed Shami without opening the account. Then Keshav Maharaj played an important innings of 21 runs for his team, which was carried by Bumrah. In this way, the African team was all out after scoring 229 runs. Had a lead of 27 runs on the basis of first innings. However, during the African innings, Shardul Thakur impressed a lot with his bowling. He created history by taking 7 wickets.

India made 202 in the first innings

KL Rahul-Mayank Agrawal

Virat Kohli has been ruled out of the Johannesburg Test playing XI due to fitness issues. In his place, KL Rahul came on the field to captain the team. Where, after winning the toss, the player decided to bat first. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal shared a 36-run partnership for the first wicket. Breaking this partnership, Marco Jensen made Mayank walk on the score of 26. After this, Cheteshwar Pujara scored only 3 runs and Ajinkya Rahane returned to the pavilion on 0.

Hanuma Vihari scored 20 runs, while Rishabh Pant was dismissed after scoring 17 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin Played an important role in helping Team India cross 200 by playing an important innings of 46 runs. At the same time, Shardul Thakur was dismissed for 0, Shami 9, Bumrah 14 * and Siraj scored 1 run. In the first innings, the Indian team was all out on the score of 202. For South Africa, Kagiso Rabada-Olivier took 3-3 and Marco Jensen took 4 wickets.

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