Despite winning the first Test, India couldn’t carry the momentum forward and were thumped by South Africa in the remaining two matches. After the Centurion defeat, the final scoreline of 1-2 showed South Africa’s dominance.
When Virat Kohli was asked to highlight the positives from the red-ball series against the Proteas, the Test skipper said – “KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal stuck in as openers despite challenging conditions for batting. Rishabh Pant’s hundred exceptional and the bowlers once again contributed,” he said.
The hosts won the third and final Test by 7 wickets in New Lands. Chasing 212 runs to win, the team led by Dean Elgar always had the upper hand in the game. Keegan Peterson was the star of the game as his knock of 82 runs in the second innings didn’t allow India to dictate terms. He won the Player of the Match & Player of the series awards for his performance.