The second and final Test match between South Africa and India starts from January 3.
India have been fined for slow over rate in the first Test match against South Africa played in Centurion. Let us tell you, South Africa won this first test match by an innings and 32 runs. The performance of the Indian team was quite disappointing in this match.
Not only this, the Indian team has now fallen to sixth place in the rankings of the World Test Championship. After the end of the match, match referee Chris Broad also imposed a huge fine on the Indian team. According to Chris Broad, the Indian team had bowled two overs less and that is why this fine has been imposed on them.
At present the Indian team has 14 points. If the Indian team has to secure its place in the final of the World Test Championship for the third consecutive time, then it is very important for them to win the second and final Test match against South Africa and the five-match Test series against England by a long margin.
In the first Test match played against South Africa, KL Rahul scored a brilliant century in the first innings for the Indian team and Virat Kohli batted very well in the second innings. However, the bowlers of the Indian team could not bowl well. Not only this, team captain Rohit Sharma was also very disappointed with his team’s bowling. He himself gave the statement that apart from Jasprit Bumrah, no other bowler could leave his mark in this match.
It is very important for the Indian team to win the second and final test match.
The second and final Test match between South Africa and India starts from 3 January. Even though Rohit Sharma and the rest of the team may not have performed well in the first match, they will have to bat and bowl strongly in the second test. Avesh Khan has been included in the Indian team in place of Mohammed Shami for the second test match.
Talking about South Africa, all the players of the team had performed very well in the first test and they would like to continue their form further. Dean Elgar was awarded the Player of the Match award for his valuable innings.