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| On Dec 28, 2021 2:50 PM IST

SA vs IND 2021: Ridiculous Batting Collapse Again – Cricket Twitter Reacts as India lose 36 for 6


SA vs IND 2021: Team India is currently locking horns with South Africa in the first Test of the three-match series at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. After a sensational opening day of the Test match, India have got off to a horrendous start on Day 3 against the Proteas. The South African senior bowling pair of Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada have brought back the hosts back in the Test match.

SA vs IND 2021: Cricket Twitter Reacts as India lose 36 for 6

India started Day 3 at 272 for 3 with KL Rahul looking in a sensational touch after scoring an outstanding century on the opening day and Ajinkya Rahane also batted with a positive intent. However, South African pace bowling duo of Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi did not take much of time to trigger a dramatic India batting collapse as the visitors lost as many as 6 wickets within no time for just 36 runs. Ngidi picked up a brilliant six-wicket haul and Rabada also kept picking wickets on a regular basis as India bundled out for a total of 327 runs in the first innings.

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Indian opener KL Rahul was the first wicket to fall on Day 3 as Rabada trapped him with a short deliver and he ended his excellent innings at 123 runs that included of 16 fours and 1 six. Ajinkya Rahane was also removed quickly by Ngidi after which India’s lower-order did not showed much of resistance and the visitors kept on losing wickets on a consistent basis. India ended up losing a total of 7 wickets for just 49 runs. For South Africa, Ngidi was the pick of the bowlers having taken an amazing six-wicket haul while Rabada too bowled well to finish with three important wickets.

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In reply, South Africa also did not had the best of start with the bat as their skipper Dean Elgar was sent back by India’s speedster Jasprit Bumrah in the very first over of the innings.

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