India earn consolation win in 3rd Test

  • India earn consolation win in 3rd Test

India earn consolation win in 3rd Test

Of Tests that produced a positive result, there have been only three others since the Second World War that were totally spin-free: the first Test of the 1981 Ashes series, at Trent Bridge; New Zealand v Pakistan in Dunedin in 1984-85; and England v West Indies at Headingley in 1988. India would start the 6 matches one day global series against South Africa from February 1 and the question that arises is, what should be India's playing eleven in the One Day Series.

Former Test captains Shaun Pollock and Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday criticised the pitch being used for the third and final Test between South Africa and India at the Wanderers Stadium.

The latter situation may be avoided by the fact that the Test match was in fact completed, but with play having been stopped late on Friday because of the conditions it can be argued that, at some point at least, the wicket was risky and unfit for Test cricket.

However, they will remember that they have not had the best of times in ODIs on the South African soil. There are three games on the coast [after Durban‚ at St George's Park‚ Newlands and the Wanderers]‚ and coastal wickets will probably be different to highveld wickets.

Kohli became the first Asian captain to score 250-plus runs in a Test series in South Africa. Every batsman who will be taking part in this ODI series will have a huge role to play.

That was likely true but India still failed to win a big series away from home.

Whether or not legendary quick Dale Steyn is fit in time for March's series, Australia will be confronted by arguably the world's premier attack.

Mohammed Shami was the fast bowler to deliver the final blows, collecting 5-28 as the South Africans went from 124-1 and in with a chance to all out and finished just 53 runs and 21 overs later. By the time the ODI series is done, India would have been in the country for nearly two months, and it is natural to have creaking bodies and exhausted minds on such long tours. Du Plessis, AB De Villiers, Dean Elgar et al will help keep them grounded, and South Africa have a strong blend of youth and experience, and greater continuity than England, so they will be a real threat.

"Batting on this [Wanderers] wicket [on Friday]‚ if you're not confident in your skill and your technique‚ that can play mind games with you". But that doesn't mean that you have to change things too much.

The best sportsbooks will have odds, check out reviews and find one that is highly rated, and you will see that Australia are favourites to win the series.

Australia are floundering somewhat in limited-overs cricket at present, but they come into their own in test cricket thanks to the sheer depth of talent within their side. And yes it tends to take a lot out of your body more than anything else. How we wish there had been one more Test to play! In a way it can be good, like you can continue the momentum. I think it's going to be a really exciting series.

Rohit further added that he is not very keen on talking about the Test series now. This was only the second time in India's Test history that India took the field without a specialist spinner in their playing XI. "We lost the test match and I play for wins".