IND vs SA: Keegan Pietersen admits, India’s current bowling attack is the most challenging

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Highlights

  • On the second day of the game, the fast bowlers bowled out South Africa for 210 to give India a 13-run lead.
  • Batting first, India had scored 223 runs in the match.
  • Jasprit Bumrah took five wickets for India while Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav got two wickets each.

South African batsman Keegan Pietersen feels he has never seen a challenge like the current Indian bowling attack in his career. On the second day of the third test match against South Africa, India’s bowlers have had a stellar performance. On the second day of the game, the fast bowlers bowled South Africa out for 210 to give India a 13-run lead.

Batting first, India had scored 223 runs in the match. In the bowling, Jasprit Bumrah took five wickets for India, while Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav got two wickets each while Shardul Thakur took one wicket.

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On India’s bowling after the end of the second day’s play, Pietersen said, “It was very challenging. I have never faced this kind of bowling in my entire career. You always have to play cautiously in front of them. You can’t make any mistake in front of them.

He said, “While batting, he tests you hard. They can’t let you score runs easily. They are arguably one of the best bowling attacks in the world. We knew that the series against them was not going to be easy at all but now we have to deal with them.

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Let us tell you that Pietersen played an innings of 72 runs for South Africa, due to which the hosts managed to reach the score of 210 runs.

Pietersen said, “I like to bat at number three, I have batted at this number for most of my career. We did lose early wickets in the match and he was the opener. Both of them are excellent batsmen but they are going through difficult times right now.

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He said, “Dean Elgar and Aidan Markram are not in their rhythm but they are both excellent players. We all know the capabilities of these two and I hope they get back to their form very soon.

At the end of the second day’s play, India had scored 57 runs in 17 overs. During this, South Africa got success in the form of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. In this way, Team India now has a total lead of 70 runs. Captain Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara will start the third day for the team.

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