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Big Take On The Cape Town Pitch From Irfan Pathan: “It’s A Skill They Need To Improve”

<p>After 23 wickets fell on the first day of the second Test between South Africa and India, the Newlands surface came under intense scrutiny. When the Proteas were folded for only 55 runs in the first innings, home captain Dean Elgar’s choice to bat first ultimately backfired. Mohammed Siraj, a pacer for Team India, took six wickets while seemingly living off the ball.</p>
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<p>Even though they had an early edge in the match, India could not capitalize on it. In the first innings, South Africa’s speed trio of Lungi Ngidi, Nandre Burger, and Kagiso Rabada took three wickets each to dismiss India for 153. At 62/3, South Africa concluded the day’s play.</p>
<p>Many were taken aback by the Cape Town pitch’s bounce, and former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan voiced his opinions on it on social networking site X, which was previously known as Twitter.</p>
<p>According to Irfan, the talents should be examined rather than the pitch itself. Irfan also made sure to bring up the fact that visiting teams and cricket players often lament India’s spin-friendly surfaces.</p>
<p>“International cricket players visiting India on changing pitches have no right to complain. They need to become better at it, as Irfan Pathan said on X.</p>
<p>After winning the match comfortably inside two days, the Indian cricket team leveled the Test series at one. After India’s historic seven-wicket victory was completed, captain Rohit Sharma also spoke about the lively Cape Town surface. The Indiagreat made it clear that although he is not concerned about playing in such circumstances, others should quit criticizing India’s progress.</p>
<p>“Well, we saw the events of this game, the way the field performed, and other things. To be honest, I don’t mind playing on these kinds of pitches. As long as people in India remain silent and avoid discussing Indian pitches excessively, Rohit Sharma said.</p>
<p>India easily scored the winning runs in 12 overs while chasing a target of 79 runs. As a result, the second and final Test between South Africa and India ended up being the shortest match in the history of this format, finishing at 642 balls.</p>

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