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The Cape Town Test played between India and South Africa was won by the African team by 7 wickets. Like. Africa not only won the third Test but also captured the 3-match series 2-1. There was a lot of controversy on the third day of the Cape Town Test. Many times Virat Kohli was seen losing his cool on the field regarding DRS and African broadcaster.
During the post-match press conference, when Kohli was questioned on the DRS controversy, he said- I don’t want to say anything on it. Whatever happened ended on the field itself. At the same time, Virat said that the reason for the team’s defeat was poor batting.
Virat Kohli said – We played well in Centurion, but after that South Africa made a great comeback in the second Test and maintained their momentum in the Cape Town Test as well. The lack of concentration within our team was clearly visible in the crucial moments of the match. The biggest challenge for us on foreign tours is to capitalize on the pace. Whenever we did that, we won games, but on the other hand, when we didn’t, we lost matches because of 30-45 minutes of cricket. Where we batted badly.
Indian Test Captain said – There is no doubt that the reason for the loss in this series was our batting. Our batting in the last two matches let us down a lot. Surely now this has to be taken care of. We did well in Australia and England, but that doesn’t guarantee us success in South Africa. The reality is that we do not live in Africa and we have to deal with it.
What will happen to Pujara-Rahane
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane performed poorly in this series as well. Both got a start several times, but could not convert it into a big innings. There is even talk of dropping both from Team India. When Kohli was questioned on this, he said – Both (Pujara-Rahane) had a good partnership, further the decision is in the hands of the selectors.
Centurion’s victory was special
Virat said that- KL’s batting as an opener in this series. Rishabh Pant’s century in Cape Town and especially the win at Centurion was very special for us.