What is the reason behind India's enormous victory against South Africa in Test series

Ajay Shah

Ajay Shah

Author 2019-10-22 15:59:27

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Reason Behind India's victory in India vs South Africa Test Series 2019

Indian team looks very settled in Test cricket after Rohit's contribution along with Mayank Agarwal gave the stability to the team which is lacking in the past series and along with the top order along with the middle order batsmen provided good balance to the team. Not only the batting lineup but also the bowling attack with Shami, Ishant , Umesh bowled magnificently and didn't allowed any batsman look confident against the pace attack. And rest of the remaining work was done by Ashwin and Jadeja.

Starting with the batsmen

Team India scored 3 consecutive double century by three top order batsmen. In the first Test Mayank Agarwal batted flawlessly with Rohit Sharma and scored a magnificent 215 runs in first inning and a century in first inning in 2nd Test. Virat after departing early in the first Test in both inning, made a huge come back in the 2nd Test and remained unbeaten until the match declared by himself and also scored career highest 254* runs in Test and also the highest individual runs in the entire series. And now comes the Rohit Sharma as opener for the very first time in Test cricket played some unbelievable knocks in the series. Though he missed his double ton in the first inning of the first Test but his back to century in both the innings made him the first batsman to do so as opener. Rohit didn't stop here, he carried his magnificent form in the third Test and scored his first double century in Test Cricket and was also the highest run scorer to score 500+ runs in the series. He became the Player of the match in 3rd Test and the Player of the series for his brilliant knocks in the series. Ajinkya Rahane got his confidence back after scoring back to back centuries in 2 Test Series.

Now The bowlers Turn

Despite of Bumrah unavailability the Indian bowlers made South Africa's batting too ordinary and picked all the 60 wickets in the series. Though Ishant didn't got much wicket but the rest of the bowlers whether it's Shami or Umesh, they kept increasing the wicket count of their career. Shami picked 13 wickets in the series with a fifer. Umesh who played 2 Test matches in the series picked 11 wicket. R Ashwin made a great comeback in the series after being dropped in West Indies and picked 15 wicket in the series with a five wicket haul. Jadeja not only with the ball but also contributed with bat. He picked 12 wickets and also scored 212 runs with 2 half century. Shahbaz Nadeem who debuted in the 3rd Test picked 4 wickets in the match.


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