New Delhi. The result of the first match of the ongoing 2-match Test series between India and South Africa has come. In the first match, India was defeated by South Africa by 32 runs and an innings. If we talk about India’s batting or bowling, the team’s performance on both the fronts was very shameful. After the crushing defeat in the first match of the series, India’s dream of winning the series was also shattered. Also the team has suffered a big setback. Before this match, Team India was at the first position on the points table of WTC, now it has slipped to the fifth position. The Indian team has also been dropped from the top 5. If seen, the Indian team has suffered a huge loss after losing the first match. Apart from this, ICC has also fined Team India due to slow over rate.
🚨 JUST IN: India have been penalized for slow over rate during the first #WTC25 Test against South Africa.
— ICC (@ICC) December 29, 2023
Indian team suffered double loss
Let us tell you that before the first Test match with South Africa, the Indian team was at the first position in the points table of WTC. But after the defeat in this match, India has come to sixth place in the points table. In fact, after the defeat, the Indian team had reached 16 points and 44.44 points percentage. But ICC has deducted 2 more points from the Indian team. After which India’s PCT% has now decreased from 44.44 to 38.89 and due to this India has now come below Australia in the points table.
Now the question might be coming in your mind that why ICC has deducted 2 extra points. Let us tell you that ICC has taken this decision giving a double blow to India because of India’s slow over rate. Let us tell you that during the match, India had bowled at a slow over speed in front of South Africa and due to this, India has lost 10 percent of the match fee fine and the points table of the World Test Championship.
what was the match report
In the first match of the Test series between India and South Africa, the Indian team proved to be a failure and on the third day of the match, India suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Africa. South Africa has taken a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series. Talking about the match, the Indian team had scored 245 while batting first, and in front of it, South Africa scored 408 runs and took a lead of 163 runs in comparison to India’s first innings. After this, the Indian team was bundled out for 131 in the second innings and with this, South Africa easily won the match.