After exchanging confident victories in the first two Tests, both South Africa and India came to the following encounter with great expectations.
India won the coin toss and decided to bat first. However, the scoring series for the guests was short and not so effective. Neither the opening Rahul and Agarwal nor experienced Kohli and Pant didn’t add something significant to the scoreboard. All in all, India stopped batting in the 77 over, scoring only 223 runs and lost all the wickets during the opening day. At this point, everything sounded great for South Africa, who started their inning on the same day.
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Although the optimistic mood is still present in the minds of the Proteas, their team opened the day not so great too. Thus, the hosts scored only 17 runs and already lost a wicket at the end of the day.
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Yes, the odds of victory for the sides are now pretty equal due to the poor batting performance of the guests. However, South Africa also started not so great, and a lot became clearer in the following day and how effective Indian bowlers would be. Want to know more about sport and don’t miss the important news? Subscribe to news99india.in and receive the latest updates to your email.