SA vs IND- Toss Report, India tour of South Africa 2021-22, 2nd Test
SA vs IND- Toss Report, India tour of South Africa 2021-22, 2nd Test.

India and South Africa will head to Cape Town to play the series-decider fixture of the three-match Test series in South Africa.

India breached South Africa’s fortress in Centurion as they registered a clinical victory of 113 runs. Before India’s win, the South Africans had just suffered two losses at the SuperSport Park.

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In response to India’s 1-0 lead, the Dean Elgar-led Proteas halted their opponents’ unbeaten run at the Wanderers in Johannesburg with an emphatic seven-wicket win to level the series 1-1.

I still believe India are frontrunners: Dinesh Karthik

India are looking for their elusive Test series win in the Rainbow Nation as it is the only SENA nation where they haven’t won a Test series so far. Indian player Dinesh Karthik said that the visitors will have the upper hand against their opponents in the Cape Town Test.

I still believe India are frontrunners (for the Cape Town Test). The good thing is both teams look really good but I will put my hand up and say India are the frontrunners because their batting looks more solid and as per their bowling, Siraj not being fit was a problem…” Karthik said on Cricbuzz.

Hopefully he is fit but if he’s not then they have Ishant and Umesh to choose from. I think they will still go in with six batters and five bowlers to try and create more opportunities with the ball. If India’s batting fires, which still hasn’t so far, they have the potential to score 400,” he added.

Conditions will dictate terms in Cape Town: Shaun Pollock

Meanwhile, former South Africa skipper Shaun Pollock said that the conditions in Cape Town will have the say for the series-decider game but termed India as the better side based on the performances of the first two matches.

Conditions will dictate terms. We’ve seen different kinds of pitches in Cape Town… I do think experience-wise India do hold the cards. A lot of their players have been here and performed well. They won’t be too worried about the form of a few of their individuals and South Africa would be wary about the mindset of India…” Pollock said.

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They would be keen to turn this around after having felt disappointed here. So, if you ask out of the two Tests that we’ve seen, which team is better? Then I think India are slightly ahead with the performances that they’ve put in,” he added.

India will play against South Africa in the third Test at the Newlands in Cape Town, the match begins on January 11.

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