Dean Elgar was unbeaten at 46 at the end of Day 3 of Johannesburg Test.© AFP
Game on the fourth day of the ongoing second Test at the Wanderers in Johannesburg was further delayed on Thursday after the opening session was washed out by rain. In the pursuit of 240, South Africa was 118/2 at the end of Day 3, with skipper Dean Elgar at one end with an unbeaten score of 46. The Proteas skipper hit brilliantly and stood rock solid against the Indian bowling attack the second innings. He was also part of two good partnerships. Elgar added 47 runs for the first wicket with Aiden Markram, followed by a 46-run tie for the second wicket with Keegan Petersen.
West Indies pace big Ian Bishop took to Twitter to praise Elgar for his knock, saying openers like Elgar and Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne should be more appreciated for their approach to Test cricket in recent years.
“We have no idea how South Africa is 114 to 2 on that score. We need to come to appreciate Dean Elgar and Dimuth Karunaratne more, two of the most understated but gory openers of recent years. [sic]’, Bishop tweeted minutes before stumps on Day 3.
Have no idea how South Africa is there 114 for 2?
We need to come to appreciate Dean Elgar and Dimuth Karunaratne more. Two of the most understated, but gory openers of recent years.
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) January 5, 2022
Elgar also batted well in the first innings, but failed to turn a good start into a big score. He had played 120 balls before his 28-point knockout in the first innings.
India has never won a Test series in South Africa before but has a good chance this time around as the visitors lead the three-match Test series 1-0 against South Africa.
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