In the second match of the ongoing 3 test matches series between India and South Africa, the Indian team has tightened its grip on South Africa. In reply to India's innings declared on 601/5, South Africa's first innings was reduced to 275 runs.
India have a huge lead of 326 runs on the basis of first innings. However, during this time he had to struggle a lot in dealing with the tail batsmen. His old weakness is revealed.
Looking at the matches of the last three years, the Indian bowlers have had more trouble this year in dismissing the batsmen of the 9th to 11th order in the first innings. Between 2015 and 2018, Indian bowlers took 26.5 balls per wicket to dismiss the batsmen of the 9th to 11th order.
South Africa set a record:
In the first Test of this series, the pair of Pitt and Muthusamy faced 194 balls and then in the second Test, the pair of Maharaj and Philander kept the Indian Bollers away from the wicket for 259 balls. Due to this, the figure of 48.3 balls per wicket has increased to 62.4 balls per wicket.
If you look at Test history, Maharaj and Philander reached the number two in terms of facing the most balls in India for 9th and 10th wickets in any one match. The pair faced 259 balls and shared 109 runs.
In this match, till lunch break of 4th day South Africa scored 74-4 on playing follow-on.
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