Virat Kohli, who missed the second Test due to a back spasm, returned to lead India in the third and final Test against South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town. And he's playing a captain's knock.
At Tea on Day 1 of the third and final Test against South Africa, India were 141 for four with captain Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant unbeaten on 40 and 12 runs respectively.
Virat Kohli, back to lead the side after missing the second Test against South Africa, opted to bat. The India skipper (15 batting) and Cheteshwar Pujara (26 batting) were out in the middle when lunch was taken.
The second South Africa vs India Test at the Wanderers saw quite a few heated exchanges and with a fit-again Virat Kohli back for the all-important game, Dean Elgar feels more verbal blows will be traded at the Newlands.
Virat Kohli, who missed the second Test against South Africa, feels that he has been playing for so long across all formats that people almost took this for granted that he can never miss a match.
India look to end their quest for a maiden Test series win in South Africa. The three-match series is level at 1-1 after the Proteas made a brilliant comeback to win the second Test in Johannesburg.
Virat Kohli, who had missed the second Test due to an upper back spasm, is likely to make a return in the Cape Town Test. Meanwhile, Mohammed Siraj's hamstring injury could see either of Ishant Sharma or Umesh Yadav replacing him.
Check match and telecast details of the third and final Test between South Africa vs India at Newlands, Cape Town. India are chasing a maiden Test series win in South Africa.
Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria and Tunisia joined Mali, Egypt, Ghana, Senegal, Morocco and Congo, which had already advanced, although there are two appeals brewing that may still have a say on who actually plays in the two-leg playoff ties to decide the final five African teams to go to the FIFA World Cup 2022.
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