The Indian team put up a good fight throughout the series. But there were some mistakes that did not make the dream of victory come true. Let us find out the four reasons for India’s defeat.
Cape Town: Johannesburg followed by Cape Town (Cape Town) India has lost. South Africa (South Africa) Has won the series 2-1. India have never dreamed of winning a series in South Africa as much as they did in Australia and England. Winning the first Centurion test had raised hopes for a series win. The Indian team put up a good fight throughout the series. But there were some mistakes that did not make the dream of victory come true. Let’s find out the four reasons for India’s defeat
openers failure –
Like Johannesburg, Indian starters KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal both failed the Cape Town Test. Rahul (12) and Mayank (15) scored in the first innings. The same thing happened in the second round. Rahul (10) and Mayank (7) were dismissed for racing. The two had marked centuries in Centurion. This eased the way to India. India took the lead in the first innings in the second innings.
Intermediate plate failure
Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli play in the middle order. Pujara-Ajinkya hit a half century in the second inning of the second Test, while Virat hit a half century in the first inning of the third Test. The three have not played together in any of the three Tests. The middle board failed completely.
Fuzzy bowling in the second inning
Throughout the series Indian bowlers played vigorously. South Africa. But at the crucial moment, they couldn’t lift the performance. In Cape Town, as in Johannesburg, the Indian bowlers faded in the second half. In the opening innings of both Tests, they prevented South Africa from scoring big. But in the second half, they didn’t do well.
The young blood should have had a chance.
The selection committee had selected Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Vihari for the South African tour. But Iyer had no chance and Vihari had a chance in the second test. But when Virat returned to the team, he was dropped. In fact, even before the series began, questions were raised about Ajinkya Rahane’s form. However, the team management gave him the opportunity to play in all three Tests. That’s what Shreyas Iyer should have had. Iyer has scored 4,794 runs in 56 first-class matches at an average of 52.10. Includes 13 centuries. He has a strike rate of 80. That means he can score fast.