IND vs SA Test Day 2 highlights in favor of South Africa. South African stand-in captain Dean Elgar’s flowing 140 not out was the highlight of the day.
IND VS SA DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS
Former Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri was unhappy with Rohit Sharma’s captaincy on the Day of the IND vs SA Test match. Following India’s 245 runs in their first innings, South Africa was 49/1. One would have thought that India would come out guns blazing and put South African batters on the back foot. However, for the first forty minutes of the second session, Dean Elgar and Tony de Zorzi hit a storm of boundaries.
42 in eight overs was the outcome. Although Shardul and Prasidh occasionally bowled a terrific delivery, India would have preferred more consistency in terms of length and line. Elgar and de Zorzi were not under any pressure. In just 79 balls, Elgar reached his 24th half-century in Test cricket. Former head coach and cricketer of India, Ravi Shastri said that,
“On any pecking order, these two (Shardul and Prasidh) would have been the last to start the proceedings (after lunch). That’s something that we’ve had a discussion multiple times when I was the coach. And more often than not we decided to go with the best two bowlers at the start of the session.”
DEAN ELGAR KNOCK
IN centurion, Elgar proceeded to record his first Test century, and he did it at a rapid clip. Before reaching his century, the left-handed opening batsman struck 20 boundaries. Following his brilliant knock, Ravi Shastri said that,
“This is the most fluent I have seen Dean Elgar. The way he has driven through the off-side and the way he has flicked anything on that pads. His strike rate shows that as well. Almost 80 percent of his runs have come in boundaries. It shows he has been on the lookout for loose balls”