At the conclusion of the match, Dravid highlighted the areas of concern for his side.


Modified Jan 7, 2022 12:07 PM IST

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Team India began the South Africa tour by taking Centurion by storm but was beaten by the Dean Elgar-led Proteas who fought back to level the game in Johannesburg. During the second innings at the Wanderers, Elgar hit an unbeaten 96 runs as South Africa thrashed India by seven wickets. It’s an interesting tie after three Tests, with the third Test in Cape Town on January 11 to conclude the series. 

Despite not naming names, Dravid pointed out that batters didn’t convert their starts into larger totals. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, both in their half-centuries in the second innings, were dismissed soon after reaching their half-centuries thanks to the captain’s absence.

“There have been some challenging wickets in the first two Tests.” Thanks to the batsmen. At the post-match press conference, Dravid said, “We pride ourselves on always wanting to improve, so the batting unit can hopefully seize a few key moments and make those partnerships a little bit longer. In the first Test, we had Rahul, who had got a hundred for us and we won the match. Maybe some of the guys who got started could have converted into hundreds. “Dean Elgar scored 96 points in the second game,” he concluded.