Dean Elgar scored a century in the first test against India.
Team India gave a crushing defeat to South Africa in Cape Town.
New Delhi. South Africa had to face defeat in Cape Town under the captaincy of a player who was playing his farewell match. Yes, Dean Elgar who has put an end to his Test career in the match between India and South Africa (IND vs SA). Even though his bat remained quiet at Newlands, he scored a brilliant century at Centurion. But one wish of Dean Elgar remained unfulfilled in this series.
Due to Temba Bavuma’s injury, Dean Elgar was seen taking command of the team in this series. He had executed a mountainous inning of 185 runs in the last match. When Elgar was asked after the match about this series, he said, ‘It was a difficult match for us. But there were many positive things in this match. India bowled brilliantly in the first innings and took advantage of the conditions. The series was a draw, but young players can learn a lot of things. Apart from this, Elgar told that this series was to be of at least three matches. He said, ‘I would have liked to do better in this match. Still proud of the Centurion’s performance. It was nice to contribute to the win. It would have been great if it had been a three-Test series.
Elgar called Bumrah a world class player
In the farewell match, Elgar received congratulations from the great players of India. Team India’s lethal pacer Jasprit Bumrah is also included in this list. Bumrah bowled very dangerously in this match. He took 2 wickets in the first innings while in the second innings he unraveled the threads of the host team. He took six wickets and made many records in his name. Elgar shared the title of Player of the Series with Bumrah and said, ‘Bumrah is a world-class player, he deserves this award. Glad I won’t have to face you again.
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FIRST PUBLISHED: January 4, 2024, 23:06 IST