“We have let ourselves down” said Kohli at match presentations.
“No not just lazy, it is unforgivable” commented Sunil Gavaskar on Hardik Pandya.
“Brilliant 2nd innings or goodbye to tests” expert opinion on Rohit Sharma.
Top-order disaster, run-outs, poor fielding & catch drops costed India another debacle. South Africa dominated India throughout the 2nd test and clinched the series all in all it was a cake walk! If you blame it on Indian bowlers, you are wrong coz they have done a commendable job. Shami, Ishanth, Bumra and Ashwin were fit in their roles and tried hard to give India an edge over South Africans. All those opportunities were dearth of good support from fielders and batsmen. Openers failed to give a good start in both the innings, Pujara & Pandya run themselves out with poor understanding. Rohit successfully wasted another opportunity to prove his worth as a test batsman and helped critics in finding himself an exit door.
Kohli thought he was playing a match-winning knock, but he could only save India from an innings defeat. Thanks to his spectacular knock of 153 runs, otherwise it would have been a much-humiliated innings defeat for India. On other side, proud South Africa collectively won as a team. Markram, Elgar, Amla, Du Plessis, and of course De Villiers added crucial runs to help their bowlers in registering a massive series win. Congratulations to debutant Ngidi for his match winning figures of 6/39. You can draw more statistics from FanKick Sports Exclusive. Way to 3rd test, hope India fight back and avoid a whitewash against safaris.