SA vs IND LIVE: Few words exchanged between Siraj and Elgar in Johannesburg Test
South Africa scripted history as they defeated Team India for the first time in their sixth attempt at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. South Africa locked horns with Team India here before on 5 occasions. However, they failed to beat the Indians. The best thing that Proteas could do was to play out for a draw thrice but lost two games so far.
Nevertheless, they managed to take down India this time around in the second Test. Proteas won the game by 7 wickets and levelled the series at 1-1. South Africa’s victory in the second Test sets up a perfect climax for the third and final Test that will kick off at Newlands, Cape Town on January 11.
South Africa have a pretty good record at that venue and will look to win the series once again against the Indians. On the other hand, India did everything to steal the spotlight at The Wanderers but things didn’t go in their favour. Earlier, Cheteshwar Pujara added that Virat Kohli is recovering well and is likely to turn up for the third and final Test.
This will be the right chance for India to script history in the rainbow nation. They have conquered all top nations in the Test series barring South Africa. South Africa’s Test captain Dean Elgar led the team from the front and scored an unbeaten 96 in the run-chase.
When Proteas were on the verge of sealing their first Test win over India in Johannesburg, a heated altercation took place between Mohammed Siraj and Dean Elgar. The incident happened when Dean Elgar smashed a boundary off Mohammed Siraj in the fourth ball of the 65th over. Siraj bowled a short-pitched ball to Elgar.
The skipper stylishly drove the ball for a boundary. There was tension building in the Indian dressing room as Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid and others were not happy. Meanwhile, Siraj said something to Elgar and all of a sudden, stand-in captain KL Rahul also exchanged a few words with the South Africa captain before things returned to normal.