On the 3rd day of the Newlands Capetown test, SA will look to restrict India to a low total. History says that the ground has never seen a target of 200 being chased in the fourth innings. Now Shardul Thakur has given his opinion about the target that India would like to set for South Africa.
Speaking to the commentators, ‘Lord’ Thakur said that a target of over 300 would be difficult to chase for South Africa. Sunil Gavaskar in his pitch report for Day 3 suggested that the track has been worn down and that it will not be easy for the Indian batsmen. India will resume their day with Kohli and Pujara and Keegan Peterson admitted yesterday that the middle order of India has been a headache to the home team in this series.
The series also has seen few words being exchanged between two teams. Bumrah was involved in a few words with Marco Janson whereas K L Rahul was seen receiving banter from the South African players when he got out.
India also has never won a test match in Newlands, Capetown. The tourists created history by winning their first-ever match in Centurion and will look to repeat the same at Newlands, Capetown. Earlier, Bumrah’s five-fer allowed India to get a 13 run lead when they restricted South Africa to 210 runs in the first innings. Shardul Thakur has been a good finding for India as not only a bowler who takes crucial wickets but someone who contributes valuable runs at the lower order. He took seven wickets for India in the second test match but the effort went in vain as India wasn’t able to bowl out SA in the second innings.