South Africa clinched an early Test series win against India with a 135-run triumph on Wednesday, highlighted by Lungi Ngidi's fantastic debut.
The Indian captain after a poor show in the first Test in Cape Town bounced back strongly in the Centurion test to score a phenomenal 153 while single-handedly driving the Indian innings. In fact, they have won only 2 Tests in the nation so far - one each in 2006-07 and 2010-11. We can blame the groundsmen, but we also have to blame ourselves.
"We tried but we weren't good enough, especially in the fielding department".
The game was set up delicately: South Africa were 201 ahead, they had five wickets in hand, and there were five sessions to go. "So you tell me the best XI and we'll play that", a visibly irritated Kohli said before entering rant mode.
Sharing his thoughts on fast bowler Lungi Ngidi's bowling, du Plessis said, "When I looked at Lungi I never sensed any nerves".
"In Test cricket, it doesn't matter where you play; we were also beaten at home", he said. With that he earned the dubious distinction of being the first Indian batsman ever to get run-out in both innings of a Test match. "So you cannot mind that but yes sometimes you do feel inside that maybe I could have got five wickets", said Shami at the end of Day 4 trying to hide the sorrow of missing a five-wicket haul.
But Du Plessis said he did not believe his quest for pace-friendly pitches could be compared to conditions in India when South Africa were beaten 3-0 in 2015-2016 on pitches which gave plenty of help to India s spin bowlers. As it turned out, the final day of the second Test against India will be remembered for other reasons. With the defeat, India's unbeaten streak of 9-series win came to an end.
"But you're saying. you're telling me we could have played the best XI".
Chris Broad of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fine after Faf du Plessis's side was ruled to be two overs short of their target when time allowances were taken into consideration.
Ngidi was named man of the match, reward for hostile bowling on his Test bow, and the quick will strive to ensure the accolades keep on coming in what he hopes will be a stellar career.
"We can have processes where we make sure CSA has someone that looks after the groundsman to get the right kind of pitches - not make it ridiculous".
But if we had won this, was this the best XI?.
The Indian team's demeanour towards media personnel on this South African tour has been a departure from set protocol. Although, given the way that Rabada and Ngidi bowled at Centurion, perhaps it will not be long before we are speaking of South Africans blackwashing opposition. Rohit Sharma top scored with 47 on the final day, but by the time he and Mohammed Shami made a decision to swing their bats to add 54 for the eighth wicket, the pursuit of 287 was doomed.
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