South Africa beat India by seven wickets in the decider third Test at Cape Town to clinch three-match series by 2-1.
With a target of 212 to chase, the hosts began fourth day at 101 for 2 after the South African skipper Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen put on a 78-run partnership for the second wicket, but Bumrah got rid of Elgar on the last ball of Day 3 and got caught behind. The visitors were earlier furious when Elgar earned a reprieve from the ball-tracking technology when he was just on 22.
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South Africa got the job done in just 63.3 overs with major contributions of Keegan Petersen (82), Rassie van der Dussen (41*), and Temba Bavuma (32*). Petersen was the only wicket Indian bowlers got on Day 4 and were unable to get any breakthroughs after that. Indian bowlers failed to make the decider third test more competitive on Day 4 which unfortunately lead to a loss.
India 1st innings: 223/10 in 77.3 overs. (Virat Kohli 79, Cheteshwar Pujara 43; Kagiso Rabada 4/73) and 2nd innings: 198/10 (Rishabh Pant 100*, Virat Kohli 29; Marco Jansen 4/36) lost to South Africa 1st innings: 210/10 in 76.3 overs (Keegan Petersen 72; Jasprit Bumrah 5/42, Mohammad Shami 2/39) and 2nd innings 212/3 (Keegan Peterson 82, Rassie van der Dussen 41*; Shardul Thakur 1/22) by 7 wickets.
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ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 Latest Points Table Update After India’s Defeat to South Africa
South Africa’s brilliant series win has placed them nicely in the latest #WTC23 standings 📈 pic.twitter.com/SJkLtZVpUS
— ICC (@ICC) January 14, 2022