Welcome to all my cricket fans and friends to watch and discuss the 3rd Test between India and South Africa.
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The India vs South Africa 3rd Test match will take place at the Newlands in Cape Town within 6 hours from now.
India Test captain Virat Kohli is all set to return as the visitors will aim for their first-ever Test series win in South Africa. They had defeated the hosts by 113 runs last month to script their maiden victory in Centurion before Dean Elgar's men fought back valiantly to win in Johannesburg by seven wickets making the third Test a series decider!!
The final Test of the three-match series will be played at the Newlands in Cape Town, which remains one of their most successful venues in the format. The South African side has played the most number of Tests at this venue, with their maiden appearance back in 1889, and recorded the most number of wins as well, with a win-loss ratio of 1.238. India, on the other hand, has played five Tests in Cape Town - losing thrice while two ended in a draw.
So far, KL Rahul is the top run-getter for India in the two Tests. The right-handed batsman has scored 204 runs in 4 innings so far. In bowling, Mohammed Shami is India’s highest wicket-taker with 11 wickets in 2 Tests.
After the defeat in IND vs SA 2nd Test, India takes the 4th spot in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 points table. With 4 wins, 2 losses, and 2 draws, India has a PCT of 55.21 after playing 8 games. India has most 53 points.
India Squad: Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Priyank Panchal, Hanuma Vihari, Ravichandran Ashwin, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj.
South Africa Squad: Dean Elgar (c), Temba Bavuma, Sarel Erwee, Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, George Linde, Wiaan Mulder, Marco Jansen, Prenelan Subrayen, Quinton de Kock, Kyle Verreynne, Ryan Rickelton, Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Glenton Stuurman, Sisanda Magala, Duanne Olivier.
South Africa will be led by Dean Elgar in IND vs SA 3rd Test. So far, Elgar is the top run-scorer for the team in the series, smashing 202 runs in 4 innings. Kagiso Rabada has been magnificent with the ball. In 2 games, he has scalped 13 wickets and is the top wicket-taker of the series currently.
After defeating India in the 2nd Test, South Africa has moved to the 5th spot from earlier 8th in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 points table. With 1 loss and 1 win in 2 games, the team has a PCT of 50.0 and 12 points in their pockets.
Edited by Viswasruti - 11 days ago
Total Matches- 58
Matches won batting first- 23
Matches won bowling first- 24
Average 1st innings total- 328
Average 2nd innings total- 296
Average 3rd innings total- 235
Average 4th innings total- 161
Highest total recorded- 651/10 (154.3 Ov) by RSA vs AUS
Lowest total recorded- 35/10 (22.4 Ov) by RSA vs ENG
The team winning the toss might aim to bat first. South Africa has won 3 matches against India at this stadium, winning 2 of them batting first. India, on the other hand, will also aim to bat first to not give any advantage to the home team.
Team -- 1st Innings --- 2nd Innings
IND 200-300 150-250
SA 200-300 150-250
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