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Ind vs SA, Expect South Africa to comeback : J P Duminy

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South Africa will take on India in the second Test at Johannesburg on the 2nd of January. The home team suffered a batting collapse in both innings as India’s pacers were relentless with Mohammad Shami taking 8 wickets in the match. Speaking on Cricket.com, J P Duminy says that although India is a great side, South Africa are expected to make a comeback due to their resilience.

I am backing South Africa to come back. Like I mentioned earlier, it is sort of that tag that sticks in my mind that South African cricket often is resilience. And we are not great at being pro-active at most times, we are very much reactive, even when I was playing. But considering the excitement that there will be in going to the decider with 1 -1, I am going with South Africa (to win the 2nd test match)” J P Duminy said.

Toss will be crucial: JP Duminy

Duminy emphasized the importance of winning the toss, batting first to put big runs on the scoreboard. India won the toss in the first test match and opted to bat first. While the pitch was slow and allowed the batting easier on the first day, the South African bowlers were far off from an ideal line and length. As the match progressed, the pitch improved and so did the South African bowling as India also faced collapsed from 276 for three to 327 all out.

K L Rahul and Mayank Agarwal left many bowls outside their off stump and forged a solid opening partnership. The South African batting apart from Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma and Quinton De Kock did not score most of the runs. The woes for South Africa have even got bigger as Quinton De Kock announced his test retirement immediately after the Centurion Test. De Kock aged 29 has shocked the cricketing fraternity with his decision. The match will be played behind closed doors and India will be looking to take an unassailable lead of 2 – 0.

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