SA vs IND: Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed on 48 by Lungi Ngidi.© AFP
There was quite a bit dialogue whether or not Ajinkya Rahane ought to play within the ongoing first Take a look at between India and South Africa on the SuperSport Park in Centurion. Rahane has been below the scanner for his current performances however was retained within the taking part in XI forward of in-form batter Shreyas Iyer. Even Hanuma Vihari was ignored. The senior batter, nonetheless, did get a superb begin on Day 1 however did not convert it into a giant knock as he was dismissed on 48 by Lungi Ngidi.
Ngidi bowled a short-pitched supply outdoors off stump. Rahane tried a flashy minimize quick however the ball bounced greater than his anticipation and he edged it to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock.
Talking on his dismissal, former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar mentioned that Rahane was being “a bit freakish” from the beginning, including that the latter ought to’ve left the “shoulder-length” supply as an alternative of going for the cut-shot.
“He was a bit freakish even at the beginning as he was throwing fingers on the ball. He was flirting with hazard by tying to play the short-pitched supply. Many of the occasions, if you look to punch the ball on the backfoot, the deliveries are hip-length. However, this (supply of Rahane’s dismissal) was shoulder size and she or he ought to have considered leaving the ball fairly going for shot,” Bangar mentioned on Star Sports activities in the course of the Lunch present.
Ngidi took six for 71 as India have been bowled out for 327 on Day 3. Earlier, KL Rahul had smashed his seventh Take a look at ton on Day 1 earlier than Day 2 was referred to as off attributable to persistent rain and moist outfield.
At Lunch on Day 3, South Africa have been 21 for one after Jasprit Bumrah had acquired the higher of the Proteas skipper Dean Elgar.
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