India captain Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Ravichandran Ashwin's unsavoury comments were caught in the stump mic after South Africa skipper Dean Elgar was given a massive reprieve following a DRS review in the third Test.
Chasing 212 runs for victory, South Africa are 101/2 at the stumps on Day 3 of the third and final Test against India in Cape Town. The hosts need 111 runs to win with Keegan Petersen batting on 48.
South Africa defeated India by seven wickets for the first time to level the ongoing three-Test series 1-1. India had won the first game at Centurion. India are yet to win a Test series in South Africa.
India lost the second Test against South Africa by seven wickets at the Wanderers. Virat Kohli, who missed the match with a back spasm, is likely to return for the third and series decider.
India failed to defend 240 against South Africa in the second Test to suffer their first-ever defeat at the Wanderers, Johannesburg. On a rain-affected Day 4, the Proteas knocked off the required 122 runs with ease.
Virat Kohli was ruled out of the second Test against South Africa just before start of the game because of an upper back spasm, leaving K L Rahul to lead the side in the crucial match.
Coming out with a strong response in pursuit of a challenging 240-run target, South Africa ended the day three of the second Test against India at 118 for two. India need eight wickets.
KL Rahul, whose best in Test is the eighth position that he attained in November 2017, struck 123 in the first innings and was involved in a 117-run opening partnership with Mayank Agrawal in the first match against South Africa.
India reached 85 for 2 in their second innings at stumps on day two after dismissing South Africa for 229 in the second Test at the Wanderers. India dismissed the Proteas for 229 with Shardul Thakur taking seven wickets.
Shardul Thakur (3/8 in 4.5 overs), the fourth seamer in the side, raised his game to remove the stodgy Dean Elgar (28 off 120 balls) and young Keegan Petersen (62 off 118 balls) before lunch on Day 2 of the second Test.
South Africa were 35/1 at stumps on Day 1 of the second Test in response to India's 202 all out in Johannesburg. Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen were batting on 11 and 14 respectively at the close of play.
If runs have dried up on the field, Virat Kohli's off-the-field relationship with the BCCI hasn't exactly made matters easy for him as the establishment's poster boy isn't now on very good terms with the big wigs of the board.
Stand-in captain KL Rahul (19), who is leading India in the absence of injured Virat Kohli, was at the crease along with Hanuma Vihari (4). India are leading the series 1-0, having won the Centurion Test by 113 runs.
Ahead of the second Test at Johannesburg, India captain Virat Kohli suffered an upper back spasm. Kohli is under observation of the BCCI medical team.
India head coach Rahul Dravid and other members of the support staff joined the players in their celebration for New Year 2022 at the team hotel in Centurion. The members cut a cake as well to mark the celebrations.
India's new limited-overs captain Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the three-match ODI series against South Africa due to a hamstring injury. KL Rahul will lead the team.. He is Test vice-captain too.
India defeated South Africa by 113 runs on Thursday to register their first-ever Test win in Centurion. Skipper Virat Kohli feels that beating the Proteas at the venue was the "most difficult" challenge for them in the Rainbow Nation.
KL Rahul was an architect in some of the Indian national cricket team's milestone wins in 2021. Before his player of the match performance against South Africa in the Centurion Test, he scored a hundred at the Lord's.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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