IND vs SA: Twitter Reacts As South Africa Level Series 1-1 With 7-Wicket Victory Over India At Johannesburg
IND vs SA: Twitter Reacts As South Africa Level Series 1-1 With 7-Wicket Victory Over India At Johannesburg

Dean Elgar played a captain’s knock in the fourth innings as he led South Africa to a comfortable 7-wicket victory over India on Day 4 of the Johannesburg Test.

KL Rahul opted to bat first in the second Test with the idea of repeating their feat in the first Test. However, the Proteas bowling attack proved to be too strong on Day 1 as they blew away the visitors for 202.

In response, the Africans also fumbled their way to a 27-run lead courtesy of a fifty from Temba Bavuma. Shardul Thakur was the star with the ball as he ended with career-best figures of 7/61 which is also the best for an Indian on Protean soil.

Ravichandran Ashwin
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With the pitch continuing to play tricks, the lead seemed to be quite big. Rahul and Mayank Agarwal failed to get going in the third innings but it was the experienced duo of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane who rescued India and their careers with a 111-run partnership.

Unfortunately for the visitors, they crumbled once again with Kagiso Rabada coming up with a match-turning spell. He took three wickets in a short span which brought South Africa on the front foot once again. Some lower-order cameos saw India reach 266 before folding up, setting a target of 240 on the board.

Dean Elgar, South Africa
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It was expected to be a tough chase for the Africans but Elgar stood tall and built partnerships with Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, and the match-winning partnership 82-run partnership with Rassie van der Dussen. He ended unbeaten on 96 and helped his team to register their highest chase in Johannesburg.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to South Africa’s victory in the second Test:

 

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