February 19, 2018

Sensational India claim consolation victory in third test v S Africa

29 January 2018, 01:14 | Randolph Howard

Johannesburg pitch"could be dangerous for

Jasprit Bumrah

The track at the Wanderers was deemed risky by several experts for the uneven bounce, which unnerved batsmen on both sides.

The pitch was the opposite of what the Indian team prefers, but captain Virat Kohli refused to criticise the deck.

"I think a lot of times in Test cricket you fight with yourself, especially on a wicket that is allowing seamers to be on top of you", he explained. "To take 60 wickets is extraordinary", Kohli beamed with pride after the win on Saturday.

"And I assume that there would be a similar conversation happening there". And I as said earlier, this is the biggest positive that has come out of this series. There has been no word from CSA on if they are considering du Plessis' request.

"It was one of the tougher knocks I've had". Even when players like Sunil Gavaskar and Mohammad Azharuddin, the players used to get time to get acquainted to the situation by playing with county teams. "It would be awesome if I was a little bit more talented like those guys". The turnaround came when Mohammed Shami, who is fast becoming a second innings specialist, was introduced in the 68th over. Obviously quite excessive movement. "We had an incident of being hit in the head, where we could have had an incident of what happened in Australia".

After SuperSport Park's Bryan Bloy, who had prepared his first Test pitch, came under severe criticism from the team, the Wanderers' Bethuel Buthelezi, who has worked at the ground for three decades and been head groundsman since 2016, produced a pitch that Kepler Wessels described as "dangerous" and on which batsmen from both sides got hit.

Ishant Sharma opened the floodgates when he castled Faf du Plessis when the South African captain failed to keep his bat down.

Hardik Pandya (4) had himself to blame for a poor shot selection off a length delivery which ended back into the safe arms of Rabada, as India lost their sixth wicket for 148. They as a team know that at many moments in the first two games we put them under pressure. "I'd give it a 3 out of 10". So it all adds up.

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Kohli said: "We got stuck into them in the second innings at Cape Town as well". "He is someone that has given us breakthroughs when wanted in the series, he has bowled his heart out".

"It wasn't a great Test match for our skills".

Dropped catches also weighed heavily.

A victory in South Africa for only the third time, on the most challenging surface they had encountered ever. Kohli stood by every big call, including the one to bat first on a spicy Wanderers pitch after picking five seam-bowling options."When things don't go well, we as a team don't say: "Oh, we should have done this" or "We should have done that". The team arrived on schedule but had to wait for better conditions for play to resume.

"The Indian bowlers are very successful in these conditions".

"We never complained about the tracks we played on".

Umpires Aleem Dar and Ian Gould, in consultation with match referee Andy Pycroft, took the players off the field earlier than scheduled on the third day after South African opener Dean Elgar was hit on the grille of his helmet by a short ball from India's Jasprit Bumrah. "India didn't complain and we are not complaining either", Gibson said. The six match One Day International (ODI) series will begin on February 1 in Durban. "So, although we're very disappointed with the loss, there's a lot of credit that goes to the two of them".

"So we never really cared about what people are saying about us".

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