Former South Africa pacer Shaun Pollock pinpointed the impression moments within the not too long ago concluded Test collection between South Africa and India, the place the guests did not seize the second and misplaced out on presumably profitable the match and the collection.
India conceded a seven-wicket defeat within the collection decider towards South Africa on Friday, as their anticipate a maiden Test collection victory within the nation continued. Keegan Petersen (82) led a 212-run chase on Day 4 with ease, because the hosts resumed from 101/2 and misplaced only one extra wicket, that of Petersen, as Bavuma and Van der Dussen accomplished the formalities.
Shaun Pollock Pinpoints Two Decisive Moments Where India Lost In The Series
The Proteas legend, Shaun Pollock throughout his dialog with Dinesh Karthik on Cricbuzz, listed out two main decisive moments when India’s batting failed them and so they misplaced within the collection. India batters did not put up enormous scores barring the primary innings of Centurion Test after they scored 320-odd.
“I think where India lost in the series, twice, was in the third innings in the second and third Test. You just got around 200.. they needed to get a big score, maybe they were lured into (thinking) that 200 was enough, whereas I think they could’ve posted a lead over 300 on both occasions,” Pollock mentioned.
“South Africa wouldn’t have been able to knock that off but I think you always do get a few positives that come out of it. I just do think India lost the opportunity coming here, having won in England and Australia. The South African side not at its strongest, having gone 1-0, you gotta feel that there’s a number one team in the world and it can ram up the home advantage there,” he added.
I Thought It Was Almost A Bit Of A Donation: Shaun Pollock On India Not Bowling Main Bowlers After Lunch
Shaun Pollock additionally identified the weird techniques of Virat Kohli, who opted to not bowl his three major bowlers in Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, and Shardul Thakur after lunch on day 4 of the third day and known as it a donation to the opposition.
“Thakur was brilliant at the Wanderers. I was surprised they (Bumrah, Shami and Thakur) didn’t bowl the session after the lunch break. I couldn’t work that one out, thought it was almost a bit of a donation!” mentioned Pollock.
India and South Africa will now face off in a three-ODI collection starting from January 19 in Paarl. KL Rahul will captain India in ODIs for the primary time.
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