Shikhar Dhawan looks positive with his half-century mark as Virat too is in his 30s and both are hoping to build a long partnership.
South Africa set a score of 287 runs and got all out before the last ball. Quinton de Kock played a stunning knock of 124 and showed once again a classic performance by an opening batsman.
After two early losses of wickets, South Africa came back in the game, but later lost Markram’s wicket too. After 70-3, the batsmen of the host’s team didn’t stop and took the score towards 200 until Quinton’s crucial wicket helped India to reconsider their game plan and win the game. Rassie van der Dussen once again played well and took the score beyond 250 runs.
South Africa has allowed India to come down and bat to chase 288 runs as to survive from the whitewash plan of the hosts. Rahul’s poor struggle continues as the skipper-batsman gave away his wicket for just 9 runs.
Dhawan and Virat will be looking up to build a great partnership innings to avoid the whitewash humiliation as the veterans are expected to win it for the team. After the first wicket went, India is scoring with a run rate of more than five but less than the required run rate which is around 6 runs per over.
Shikhar Dhawan once again scored a half- century for the team in just 58 balls. Virat too looks positive as the fans await the comeback of the ‘chase-master.’ Virat is currently in the 30s and will be looking forward to playing till the end. With the change in the squad, India has Suryakumar Yadav and Jayant Yadav to bat in the middle orders with Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer coming next if India loses a wicket.