India level series after shootout in Cape Town

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India level series after shootout in Cape Town

We review the two-Test series between South Africa and India – which ended 1-1 after a bowler-dominated shootout in Cape Town.

Talking Points:

  • India’s missed opportunity to finally win a series in SA
  • Why the Cape Town pitch backfired on South Africa
  • India’s lack of fast bowling depth – a sign of more struggles in future away series
  • Mohammad Siraj’s dream spell on the first morning in Cape Town
  • Dean Elgar’s century: a tale of plays-and-misses and cashing in on poor bowling
  • Aiden Markram’s astonishing attack
  • Where Rabada and Bumrah showed their class: figuring out the conditions
  • Rohit Sharma’s comments about the pitch – and potential double-standards
  • Are these short Tests harming the format? Or are they ideal for entertainment?


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Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd)

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  • Crime and punishment: warnings, fines, bans and let-offs – Alok Prasanna Kumar – The Cricket Monthly 

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