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    A very good day for South Africa, but the pitch is a bit up and down and tomorrow it's likely to get quicker. Expect India to bowl South Africa out cheaply, with or without Siraj.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devadwal View Post
    Talk nah Pujara supporter
    Dont mind dropping him, but his job is accumalate deliveries, strike rate doesnt matter here.. Also Kohli and Rahane should be dropped before him..

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    "I asked before going if I could talk about it. Medical staff are assessing him [M Siraj] overnight. I am hoping with the history of Siraj that he can come out and give his best," R Ashwin told reporters after the days' play in Johannesburg.


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    Will the Wanderers fortress be breached by SA !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smbhayi View Post
    Dont mind dropping him, but his job is accumalate deliveries, strike rate doesnt matter here.. Also Kohli and Rahane should be dropped before him..
    That is a poor approach in SA. Eventually one will have your name on it. Unless you are at the peak of your powers you can't really survive here by defending. Pujara is certainly not. You just make as many runs as you could while you are there. Blockathans merely allow bowlers to settle down.

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    On these type of pitches you are never in.

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    IND vs SA, 2nd Test: With Mohammed Siraj You Can Expect Him To Come Out And Give His Best, Says Ravichandran Ashwin

    Johannesburg: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin sounded optimistic about India pacer Mohammed Siraj’s injury, who seemed to have pulled off a hamstring right at the end of the first day’s play of the second Test match between India and South Africa played at The Wanderers Stadium. With India in trouble, Ashwin scored some valuable runs for the team and remained the second-best scorer of the team, behind stand-in captain KL Rahul who scored a half-century
    Although it is a modest first innings total of 202, Ashwin believes that his team can definitely get something out from it, adding that Siraj is currently being assessed by the medical team.“The totals in South Africa have been a tricky one in the first innings, especially when it’s a good thing to win the toss and bat first. You want to post a good score in excess of maybe 260-270 which is a round-about score. South Africa always have batted first and has posted totals in excess of 250 and dominated the Test matches before. So, we are a bit short but I still think, with our entire bowling arsenal available tomorrow, fingers crossed, I think we can definitely make something out of this score,” said Ashwin in the virtual press conference.Siraj had hobbled off the field when he was trying to bowl the last ball of his fourth over and couldn’t complete his action. His last ball was then bowled by Shardul Thakur. “The medical staff are assessing him overnight. I think it is very immediate, so initially what they do is they just put the ice and just see for the next hour or two. I am hoping that with the history Siraj has, he will definitely come out and give his best,” updated Ashwin.

    Asked about the nature of the Wanderers pitch, Ashwin remarked, “I just felt the pitch was a little two-paced. Generally, Wanderers has the tendency to start a bit slow and then become a little quicker. It did quicken up a bit but it just feels a little different to a typical Wanderers pitch. We have to wait and see how it responds tomorrow if it doesn’t quicken up and doesn’t continue to be two-paced, will the cracks open up, that is something we can only judge at the end of the game.”

    The 35-year-old was in praise of young South African all-rounder Marco Jansen, who picked 4/31 and played a crucial hand in bowling out India for 202. It was also the second four-wicket haul for Jansen after taking 4/55 in the second innings at Centurion.

    “Left-armers add a lot of variety to any attack. There’s no doubt about it. He’s special, is six-eight (feet-inches), anybody that comes into the game has got a bit of height, bit of skill, he’s got a nice action, gets close to the stumps with his good side-on action.”

    Ashwin signed off by saying that one has to go out and play against any kind of fast-bowling attack on any given day. “Whatever said and done, it’s not like somebody does a role in the nets and go there and sort it out. At the end of the day, all seamers have got wickets. Shami has gone nine wickets, Bumrah has got eight odd wickets, Rabada has got wickets, Marco Jansen has also got wickets. It is South Africa, you get quicks to get wickets.”

    “To be over-rawed or to be over-conscious about anything is not worth it. You just go out there and play the game. I thought he bowled well, compared to what he did in the first innings. I think he (Jansen) had a bit of nerve and bowled really well in the last couple of innings he has bowled.”

    https://www.india.com/sports/sa-v-in...shwin-5169118/

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    You need the Ashwin type of approach on this type of pitch - identify your scoring areas and really go for it when the ball is there to be hit in those areas.



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    All going as per script.

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    Interested to see if Ashwin gets a bit of a bowl on this pitch, wonder if he can exploit some of the profoundly variable bounce at his pace.

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    If SA can get to 250 plus, it will become very interesting. Indians are winning so many away tests mostly due to their gun bowling. It will be interesting if batsmen can do something when they are 50-60 runs behind.

    1-1 here will set up the last test.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffet View Post
    If SA can get to 250 plus, it will become very interesting. Indians are winning so many away tests mostly due to their gun bowling. It will be interesting if batsmen can do something when they are 50-60 runs behind.

    1-1 here will set up the last test.
    India has never lost a Test at the wanderers in the previous 6 encounters against various SA teams. So far 2-0 India. Even last time India got shot out under 200 and went on to win the Test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnaveen1980 View Post
    India has never lost a Test at the wanderers in the previous 6 encounters against various SA teams. So far 2-0 India. Even last time India got shot out under 200 and went on to win the Test.
    All records are meant to be broken ;)

    Anyway, SA has to bat out of their skin to score 250 plus here. India may be one bowler short and that may help.


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    Pacers fire to make it South Africa's day in Johannesburg

    A brilliant showing from the South African speedsters helped them bowl India out for 202 on day one of the Johannesburg Test before Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen took them to stumps at 35/1.

    With regular skipper Virat Kohli missing due to an upper back spasm, stand-in captain KL Rahul called it correct at the toss and opted to bat first. Hanuma Vihari was drafted in to replace Kohli while South Africa brought in Duanne Olivier for Wiaan Mulder and Kyle Verryenne for Quinton de Kock respectively.

    The Indian skipper along with his opening partner Mayank Agarwal again got India off to a steady start. While Rahul was watchful, Agarwal was the aggressor playing some sublime shots. At drinks, India were 36/0. But the partnership was broken immediately after as Marco Jansen got one to move away from Agarwal, getting the outside edge. The opener had to depart for 26.

    South Africa were able to build pressure after the first wicket and Rahul joined by Cheteshwar Pujara had no easy runs on offer. The discipline finally paid dividends as Olivier found extra bounce off the wicket which surprised Pujara. It would turn out to be a simple catch for the man in the gully as Pujara walked back for 3.

    Rahane was dismissed in the very next delivery for a duck, as Olivier celebrated his 50th wicket in Test cricket. Playing at a wide delivery tentatively, the former India vice-captain gave a simple catch to third slip.

    Rahul was then joined by Vihari as India headed to lunch at 53/3.

    Rahul and Vihari would negotiated the opening phase of the second session despite some terrific bowling from the Proteas pacers. They would eventually start to open up their blades with the scoring rate picking up.

    Vihari who was dropped on 9 by Bavuma though could not make the most of his second life with Rabada getting his scalp for 20. It was a moment of genius from Rassie van der Dussen at short leg taking a flying catch which brought about his dismissal.

    Rishabh Pant would walk onto the crease and immediately started to put the pressure on the bowlers playing some glorious shots through the off-side. Rahul also brought up his half-century as India aimed to make this a big stand.

    A short delivery from Jansen would do the trick against Rahul as he could not control his hook shot perishing immediately after scoring his fifty. It was another brilliant moment in the field for South Africa with Rabada now taking a stunner.

    As Pant turned watchful, Ravichandran Ashwin became the aggressor, scoring at more than run-a-ball as they took India to tea at 146/5.

    Pant could not hang around for much longer after tea getting an inside edge off Jansen's bowling to be dismissed for 17. Thakur also soon followed suit, walking his way back to the pavilion for a duck giving catching practice to gully against Olivier.

    Ashwin now sensing that he would soon run out of partners, started playing some scintillating strokes. Mohammad Shami also chipped in with 9 runs before Rabada took a brilliant caught and bowled to dismiss him.

    Ashwin's invaluable contribution would finally come to an end on 46 as he completely miscued an upper-cut against Jansen. Bumrah would play a couple of big shots to get India's total past 200 before Siraj was the final man to be dismissed getting a faint edge down the leg-side against Rabada.

    India had the perfect reply with Mohammad Shami again working his magic with the ball. He trapped Aiden Markram in front of the stumps for 7 as South Africa lost their first wicket relatively early.

    Shami alongside Bumrah and Siraj kept the pressure up but skipper Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen ensured that there would be no further hiccups. South Africa would end the day at 35/1, trailing by 167 runs.

    https://www.icc-cricket.com/news/2438531


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