India gave South Africa another follow-on, Kohli made another record
News Track 21 October 2019 15:19
Ranchi: The third match series of three Tests are being played between India and South Africa in Ranchi. The guest team didn't perform well in this match also. At the same time, India has gained a good lead on the match. Team India has forced South Africa to play again for the second consecutive time. This is the second time in a three-match Test series that South Africa will have to bat for the second consecutive innings. Prior to Ranchi, the same situation happened for the visiting team South Africa in the Pune Test match.
In the third and final Test match being played in Ranchi, the Indian team announced their first innings at 497/9, in response to which South Africa's first innings was piled up for 162 runs. In this way, India got a huge lead of 335 as well as followon, with the help of which the Indian team can again defeat South Africa by a difference of innings and runs. Kohli has become the first captain of India, who has forced the front teams to play the most number of followings.
Virat Kohli has taken the follow-up against his opposition team 8 times so far. In this case, he has left behind former captain Mohammad Azharuddin, who had a follow-on seven times. This is the first time since 2001 that South Africa has been forced to play follow-ups in two consecutive Test matches. Earlier, South Africa played follow-ons against Australia in two consecutive matches in Sydney and Johannesburg.