There was a lot of controversy in Indian cricket prior to this tour. There was talk of fractionalism in the team. But leaving all these discussions and controversies behind, Team India is off to a strong start on the tour.
Johannesburg: India recorded a historic test victory at the Centurion. This is the first time that India has won a test match in this field. India holds a 1-0 lead in the three-game test series against South Africa. India won the draw and chose the field. There was a lot of controversy in Indian cricket prior to this tour. There was talk of fractionalism in the team. But leaving all these discussions and controversies behind, Team India is off to a strong start on the tour. (India vs South Africa Three Indian players playing an important role in the Indians victory)
There are three main heroes in India’s first test win. The first-inning performance of KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and Mohammad Shami was decisive. KL Rahul equaled the vice-captaincy. He scored a magnificent 123 in the first innings. Mayank reached its mid-60s to give it a good start. The duo had opened the innings with 117 runs in the first innings and set the stage for a great score.
The other hitters couldn’t make it to the top. But these two hitters helped India cross the 300-run mark. Bowlers played a vital role after the first inning ended in 327 runs. Mohammad Shami handled the bowling load well. He scored 44 runs in 16 overs in the first innings to send half of the Africa team to the tent.
He took important wickets from Markram starter Bavuma. In the second inning, Shami continued to penetrate. He and Bumrah took three windows each. India won the first test match because of the bowlers more than the batsmen. Like the England and Australia tour, Indian bowlers are still doing well here.