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IND vs SA Prediction- Who Will Win the Match Between India and South Africa, India’s Tour Of South Africa 2021-22, 3rd Test. India and South Africa will lock horns with each other in the 3rd and final Test encounter of the ongoing Test series. IND vs SA 3rd Test of India’s tour of South Africa 2021-22 will commence on January 11 at Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town. The series is currently tied at 1-1.

In the previous IND vs SA 2nd Test, South Africa defeated India by 7 wickets. The match at Johannesburg witnessed India batting first after winning the toss. With a fifty by KL Rahul- the top score by Indians in the innings- the team reached 202 on the scoreboard before going all-out. Ravichandran Ashwin also scored crucial 46 runs for the team.

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Wasim Jaffer on KL Rahul
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South Africa responded with 229-10, gaining a 27-run lead. Keegan Petersen played a fine knock of 62 runs while Temba Bavuma slammed 51 runs. Shardul Thakur grabbed a memorable 7-wicket haul.

Later, India post 266 on the board before losing all the wickets in the 2nd innings. Cheteshwar Pujara (53) and Ajinkya Rahane (58) scored prominent fifties for the team. India set up a target of 240 for the hosts.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. Photo-Getty
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. Photo-Getty

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Dean Elgar steered South Africa to a 7-wicket victory with his unbeaten 96 runs. Rassie van der Dussen also supported him with his 40 runs. With the victory, the home side also levelled the three-match Test series 1-1. Earlier, India defeated South Africa in the 1st Test by 113 runs.

Temba Bavuma, Dean Elgar, South Africa
Temba Bavuma, Dean Elgar. (Photo: Getty Images)

IND vs SA Prediction- Who Will Win the Match Between India and South Africa, India’s Tour Of South Africa 2021-22, 3rd Test

IND vs SA Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches IND Won SA Won Draw
Overall 41 15 16 10
At Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town 5 0 3 2
In the last 5 matches 5 4 1 0
In South Africa 22 4 11 7

Recent Venue Records (Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town) 

Stats- Tests

Total Matches- 58

Matches won batting first- 23

Matches won bowling first- 24

Average 1st innings total- 328

Average 2nd innings total- 296

Average 3rd innings total- 235

Average 4th innings total- 161

Highest total recorded- 651/10 (154.3 Ov) by RSA vs AUS

Lowest total recorded- 35/10 (22.4 Ov) by RSA vs ENG

Virat Kohli and Dean Elgar
Virat Kohli and Dean Elgar, (Photo Credit: Getty)

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Toss Prediction for IND vs SA Match

The team winning the toss might aim to bat first. South Africa has won 3 matches against India at this stadium, winning 2 of them batting first. India, on the other hand, will also aim to bat first to not give any advantage to the home team.

Predicted Scores for IND vs SA Match

Team 1st Innings 2nd Innings
IND 200-300  150-250
SA 200-300   150-250

Players’ Form- India- Batting

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Players Matches Runs Average
KL Rahul 2 204 51.00
Ajinkya Rahane 2 126 31.50
Mayank Agarwal 2 113 28.25
Ravichandran Ashwin 2 80 20.0
Cheteshwar Pujara 2 72 18.0
Hanuma Vihari 1 60 60.0

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Players’ Form- India- Bowling

Rahul Dravid, Mohammed Shami
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Players Matches Wickets Average
Mohammed Shami 2 11 19.45
Shardul Thakur 2 10 17.0
Jasprit Bumrah 2 6 30.83
Ravichandran Ashwin 2 3 38.66
Mohammed Siraj 2 3 51.0

Who will pick the most wickets for India in the match: Mohammed Shami or Shardul Thakur

Players’ Form- South Africa – Batting

Dean Elgar. Photo- Getty
Dean Elgar. Photo- Getty

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Players Matches Runs Average
Dean Elgar 2 202 67.33
Temba Bavuma 2 161 80.50
Keegan Petersen 2 122 30.50
Quinton de Kock 1 55 27.50
Rassie van der Dussen 2 55 13.75
Marco Jansen 2 53 58.88

Who will score the most runs for South Africa in the match: Deal Elgar or Temba Bavuma

Players’ Form- South Africa – Bowling

Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Players Matches Wickets Average
Kagiso Rabada 2 13 19.61
Marco Jansen 2 12 18.50
Lungi Ngidi 2 11 19.45
Duanne Olivier 1 4 28.75
Keshav Maharaj 2 0
Wiaan Mulder 1 0

Who will the pick most wickets for South Africa in the match: Kagiso Rabada or Marco Jansen

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