Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Kagiso Rabada brought back the devastating Rohit

India, who have won seven matches in a row, won the toss and elected to bat in their eighth match against South Africa. Rohit Sharma started attacking the Protea bowlers right after batting. Finally Kagiso Rabada sent back Rohit Sharma.

Rohit Sharma started rampaging the Protea bowlers right after batting at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens. Shubman Gill, who missed a century in the previous match, continued to give him worthy company.

India completed their team’s half-century in just 4 overs with this pair. Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen could not break this pair. Rohit was becoming more and more terrible.

Finally he was returned by Kagiso Rabada. He returned Rohit in the first over when he came to bowl.

Rohit Rabada, who scored 40 runs off 24 balls, was caught by Temba Bavuma at mid-off and went back to Sajghar. On his departure, India’s opening pair broke for 62 runs.

India entered the field today with an unchanged XI. They did not break the winning combination before the big match. Because there is no significant change in the wicket of Kolkata from the previous match.

There has been a change in South Africa’s playing XI. The Proteas team management has decided to drop one pacer and play an extra spinner. In that case, Gerald Coetzee is left out. Tabraiz Shamsi has returned to the XI instead.

India XI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj.

South Africa XI: Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Temba Bavuma (captain), Rasi von der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Marco Janssen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi and Tabraiz Shamsi.

(05 November/NBW)


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