Chasing 218 to win in India on a crumbling deck if always far from an easy task. In order to do so against the venom of the Indian spinners, it is essential that the opposing batsmen get set in and apply themselves very well. South Africa to be honest never looked like chasing the target down. Right from committing tactical blunders to playing spin poorly, the visitors endured a nightmare of a test.
If South Africa were to chase the total down in Mohali, it could only have been the brilliance of AB De Villiers that could have saved them. De Villiers when he came in looked aggressive and went after Ravindra Jadeja from the word go. He hit a couple of boundaries and was looking in control.
De Villiers though, once again succumbed to the spin of Amit Mishra and was cleaned up. The South African batsman expected the ball to turn, which was pitched on the shorter side. However, the ball went straight on, and De Villiers tried his best to defend, but couldn’t. His wicket was definitely the one which all, but eradicated South Africa’s hopes of winning the game.
Below, is the video of De Villiers’ dismissal.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 7, 2015