Today is the last day of the first Test match being played between India and South Africa in Centurion and on this day all eyes will be on the weather.
The second day of the Centurion Test could not be played due to rain. (Pic Credit BCCI)
Today is the last day of the first Test match being played between India and South Africa at Bach Centurion. India is close to victory in this match. India set South Africa a target of 305 runs but the hosts had lost their four wickets for just 94 runs at the end of the fourth day’s play. Now they need 211 runs to win while India need only six wickets. In the meantime, however, all eyes will be on the weather. Play was interrupted on the second day of this match due to rain and the day’s play was called off without a single ball being bowled. Since then, all eyes are on the weather. It’s been cloudy in Centurion. On the fifth day, it has to be seen that if the rain does not spoil the fun of the match and India does not miss the chance of winning.
If we talk about the weather of Centurion on the fifth day, then there is no good news for India here. According to AccuWeather’s report, today i.e. on December 30, rain has been predicted for two hours. The temperature is expected to be 28 degree Celsius. Along with this, the possibility of thunderstorm has also been raised. During this time it will also remain cloudy.
Elgar can become trouble
Rain can spoil India’s aspirations and apart from this, South African captain Dean Elgar can also trouble India. The captain is currently playing by scoring 52 runs. South Africa’s hopes are only from its captain and rain. He can save the team from defeat in this match. India need six wickets and will try their best to take all these six wickets in the first session itself. India has not won a single match on this ground so far and if it is successful in doing this this time then it will be its first win here.
Such was the game of the fourth day
The Indian team started the fourth day with 16 runs for the loss of one wicket. However, she could not score big in her second innings and could only score 174 runs. India had scored 327 runs in their first innings and bundled out South Africa for 197 runs. In the second innings, she came with a lead of 130 runs and for this reason India gave a huge target to South Africa. Rishabh Pant scored the highest 34 runs for India in the second innings. KL Rahul was successful in scoring 23 runs. Kagiso Rabada and Marco Yanson took four wickets each for India. Lungi Ngidi had two successes.