From last year’s team, the South Africa vs India test series is underway in which India won the first match and then, under the captaincy of KL Rahul, lost their second match.
Now, the third game takes place in Cape Town under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, where Kagiso Rabada creates problems for the Indian batters.
In this match Captain Kohli enters a special club of 99 where former Captain MS Dhoni could not take place, in this regard, the year 2023 will be lucky for Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli in South Africa vs India 3rd match
He played a 79-run troubled inning in the opening innings of the third Test. Based on this entry, the Indian team could reach the score of 200 runs.
Virat Kohli joined the special 99 club as early as half a century marked. Kohli, playing Test 99, scored more than 50 for the 99 time as captain in international cricket.
So far only 3 captains of the world have come this far. No Indian captain has been able to do this. I mean, Kohli is just one step away from doing this feat 100 times.
Former Australian Captain Ricky Ponting is in command on this matter. He has done this feat a maximum of 129 times.
At the same time, former South African captain Graeme Smith has done this feat 110 times.
Kohli is at number three. Virat Kohli can make this record this month. He has a chance to do so in the second inning of the third Test.
Virat Kohli defeated MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly in the third match of South Africa vs India
In this South Africa vs India match Kohli made this record and after that MS Dhoni has this record as captain, he has done it 82 times.
After Dhoni Sourav Ganguly and Mohammad Azharuddin have done it 59-59 times.
Apart from the above, no other Indian captain has been able to do this 50 times.
Virat Kohli has so far scored 41 centuries and 58 half centuries in international cricket as captain.
Performance of the Indian team in the test match South Africa vs India
The third test match of this test takes place in Cape Town, where the Indian team won the toss and chose to hit first, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal come as starters, both are not playing up to par.
In this match, Pujara made 43 runs and Kohli made 79 runs in the first innings of the third and final Test.
No other batter could reach the 50-run mark. The Indian team scored 223 runs in the first innings. Kagiso Rabada took 4 plots of land.
At the end of the first day’s game, hosts South Africa scored 17 runs for a wicket.
The team is 206 runs behind India based on early innings with 9 wickets remaining. The three-game test series is currently tied 1-1.