oppn parties Third Test: South Africa Dominate As Batters Fail Again

News Snippets

  • Maratha quota bill likely to be tabled in Maharashtra assembly today
  • Arvind Kejriwal skips ED summons for the 6th time, says the case is in court and will follow court's decision
  • PM Modi says UP has gone from 'red tape' to 'red carpet' in 7 years of 'double engine' government
  • Farm unions reject government offers, to resume Delhi march from today
  • Centre says some Aadhar cards in Bengal 'deactivated' due to technical glitz, will be activated back soon
  • Supreme Court stays LS privilege panel summons to Bengal officials over BJP MP Sukanta Majumdar injury case
  • Supreme Court junks Sandeshkhali petition, says it cannot be compared to Manipur, asks petitioner to approach Calcutta HC
  • Supreme Court gets tough on Chandigarh mayoral elections, asks for ballot papers and video footage, does not order re-election
  • Government starts withdrawing old small tax demands, up to Rs 25000 per entry till FY 2009-10 and up to Rs 10000 per entry from FY 2010-11 to FY 2014-15 with an overall ceiling of Rs 1 lakh per tax payer
  • Stocks remained positive on Monday: Sensex gained 281 points to 72708 and Nifty 81 points to 22122
  • Jasprit Bumrah likely to be rested for 4th Test while K L Rahul may be back
  • FIH Pro League hockey: India beat Spain 8-7 in shootout
  • SP leader Salim Sherwani, miffed at no Muslim candidate given RS ticket, quits party
  • Army going for big (Rs 57000cr) upgrade in combat vehicles to replace T-72 tanks
  • Mamata Banerjee says the BJP is doing nothing to resolve the Sandeshkhali dispute but instead fanning the fires to escalate it
History created in Supreme Court as Chandigarh mayoral poll ballots counted in court, judges declare AAP candidate Kuldeep Kumar winner after taking into account the votes defaced by returning officer Anil Masih
oppn parties
Third Test: South Africa Dominate As Batters Fail Again

By Slogger
First publised on 2022-01-14 02:52:36

About the Author

Sunil Garodia Holding an extreme view and carting the ball out of the park is what interests him most. He is a hard hitter at all times. Fasten your seatbelts and read.

The Indian batters once again put up a disappointing show even as Rishabh Pant came back to form with a scintillating hundred that saved the team from blushes and ignominy. India, starting the day at 70 for 2, were all out for 198 as none of the batsmen could cope with the swing, bounce and pace generated by Rabada and company. Pujara and Rahane failed again. Skipper Kohli uncharacteristically went into a shell and never emerged out of it. In the end, the pressure got to him and he got out to a loose shot. If only Kohli had played his natural game to complement Pant who was on fire, the story would have been different. India is sorely missing a batting all-rounder and the continued failures of Rahane and Pujara are working against the interests of the team. Mayank Agarwal position will also be in doubt after his tendency to chase the outgoing ball.

With just 213 to get for a win, the hosts started well although Shami got his 'bunny' A Markram for the fourth time in the series. But skipper Dean Elgar and first innings hero Keegan Petersen frustrated the Indian bowlers with some nicks and some glorious shots as the scoreboard inched ahead. At 100 for 1, the hosts seemed to be cruising along well when Jasprit Bumrah struck to dismiss Dean Elgar, giving India hope. But the target is very small and if India goes for the kill and sets an attacking field, there are chances that nicks will go in gaps and swell the South African total. Bowling coach Paras Mhambrey has said that the bowlers will need to keep calm and bowl in the right areas as there is a patch on the wicket which should assist them. The morning session will tell the story. If India manage to get a couple of wickets, including the dangerous Petersen in the first 10 or so overs, they can hope for victory. If not, history will not be made.