Friday, December 29, 2023

India drops to fifth place in the World Cup standings following a humiliating loss to South Africa


NEW DELHI: In the Boxing Day Test, South Africa defeated India by an innings and 32 runs in just three days in Centurion on Thursday.

Subsequent to making a valiant effort with the bat in the main innings, India bowlers disheartened in bowling-accommodating condition. The batters then had an unexpected outing in the second inning, falling to 131 with no outs in the third day's final session.

India dropped to fifth place in the standings and lost the top spot in the updated WTC points table following the humiliating defeat. Then again, the success put the Proteas on the best position on the table.

"We were insufficient to win. Having been placed in to bat, KL (Rahul) batted well to get us that score however at that point we didn't take advantage of the circumstances with the ball and afterward again didn't show up today with the bat," expressed Rohit during the post-match show.

"Assuming we need to win Test matches, we need to meet up on the whole and we didn't do that. Folks have come here previously, we know what's in store and everybody has their own arrangement.

"Our hitters were tested and we didn't adjust well. We saw them score many goals on this boundary-scoring ground, but we must also comprehend the opposition's strengths. We didn't bat well in both innnings, that is the reason we stand here."

The India captain battled to find a lot of up-sides with the match finishing inside three days.

"Not such a large number of encouraging points to complete the game in something like three days, yet KL showed what we want to do on this kind of pitch," he said.

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