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Win In Wanderers Step In The Right Direction, Game Plan Won’t Change Much For 3rd Test: Dean Elgar

Dean Elgar revealed that while there is room for improvement, but the hosts won’t be tinkering with their game plan heading into the final Test.

The 2nd Test win at Wanderers against India is a move in the right direction for the South Africa team, according to the South African skipper.

Dean Elgar scored an unbeaten 96-run in the second innings to power South Africa to a 7-wicket win over India. (AP Image)
Dean Elgar scored an unbeaten 96-run in the second innings to power South Africa to a 7-wicket win over India. (AP Image)

Dean Elgar Reckons It’s A Step In The Right Direction After South Africa’s Win In The 2nd Test At Johannesburg

After slumping to a 113-run defeat in the first Test at Centurion, South Africa bounced back with a superb seven-wicket win at Johannesburg to level the three-match series 1-1.

“It’s a positive move, no doubt and a step in the right direction,” Elgar was quoted as saying.

“We’re still going to have challenging encounters coming our way and that includes the next Test that starts on Tuesday. We’re going to be pushed to different boundaries and how the guys respond to that is going to be important,” he added.

Rassie van der Dussen and Dean Elgar
Rassie van der Dussen and Dean Elgar. (Photo by CHRISTIAAN KOTZE/AFP via Getty Images)

Dean Elgar scored an unbeaten 96 while stitching crucial partnerships with Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma in the second innings to lead his side to a famous victory and the skipper feels the win will fire up the “relatively inexperienced squad” for the final Test.

“However, we’re going in the right direction and it’s a confidence booster for a lot of the players in the squad. We’ve got a relatively inexperienced squad, but we still know that not everything is going to go our way,” Elgar said.
Skipper Dean Elgar led from the front as South Africa levelled three-match series in style, beating India by seven wickets in Johannesburg—their first-ever on this venue.

Dean Elgar: Proteas Won’t Change Game Plan Too Much In The 3rd Test

India and South Africa are set to clash in the series-deciding final Test at Newlands, Cape Town from Tuesday and skipper Dean Elgar feels there is room for improvement for the Proteas.

“There were areas that we focused on and going into Cape Town, we’ll have to over-emphasise them again,” said Elgar.

Dean Elgar punches the air after hitting the winning four AFP via Getty Images
Dean Elgar punches the air after hitting the winning four AFP via Getty Images

“We’ll have to be strict with our game plan, so we won’t be changing too much going into Cape Town with regards to our game plans,” he added.

Dean Elgar feels that being a senior batter he needed to take the responsibility to lead his team from the front. Dean Elgar played a captain’s knock scoring an unbeaten 96 to take the hosts to a 7-wicket win levelling the 3-match series 1-1 against India.

Dean Elgar stood at the wicket for 307 minutes and took blows on his body just like he did here four years ago. He was also engaged in verbal duels on many occasions but never lost his concentration. It was a pity that he couldn’t get to a century ending up unbeaten at 96 off 188 balls, but he fittingly scored the winning runs.

South Africa and India will go to Cape Town for the third Test with the three-match Test series locked on 1-1. The series-deciding third Test starts on January 11 at the Newlands Cricket Stadium. After India won the first Test at Centurion by 113 runs, South Africa fought back into the series with a 7-wicket win at the Wanderers.

India will regain the services of skipper Virat Kohli, who missed the second Test with an upper back spasm. However, there will be fitness concern over Mohammed Siraj, who suffered a hamstring injury during the second Test at the Wanderers.

Dean Elgar file photo (Photo by Dianne Manson/Getty Images)
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Dean Elgar Willing To Put Body On The Line For South Africa After His 96* Guides South Africa To Win

Dean Elgar, the South African skipper, claims that he is willing to put his body on the line for his country. Dean Elgar played a gritty knock of 96 runs to guide South Africa to a 7-wicket win over India to level the series 1-1. The series decided will now play on January 11 in Cape Town.

During his five hours and nine minutes stay in the middle, the southpaw took a lot of body blows and one Jasprit Bumrah beamer hit on his helmet grille but he remained calm and composed.

Dean Elgar scored an unbeaten 96-run in the second innings to power South Africa to a 7-wicket win over India. (AP Image)
Dean Elgar scored an unbeaten 96-run in the second innings to power South Africa to a 7-wicket win over India. (AP Image)

Dean Elgar Wanted To Stay Till The End As He’s A Senior Batsman And Needed To Take The Responsibility

Dean Elgar feels that being a senior batter he needed to take the responsibility to lead his team from the front. Dean Elgar played a captain’s knock scoring an unbeaten 96 to take the hosts to a 7-wicket win leveling the 3-match series 1-1 against India. Dean Elgar and Temba Bavuma comfortably took South Africa home with the captain fittingly scoring the winning runs as the hosts leveled the 3-match Test series 1-1.

“I said to myself I’m going to be there till the end as a senior batter, someone who’s been around for a long time. I needed to take the responsibility,” the skipper said in the post-match media interaction.

“It’s not always going to work out but today it worked out. It’s a highly stressful and intense series against the Indians.”

Dean Elgar punches the air after hitting the winning four AFP via Getty Images
Dean Elgar punches the air after hitting the winning four AFP via Getty Images

The Proteas skipper further said if he is willing to put his body on the line then everybody in the team should also do the same.

“Some may call it stupid, some may brave. I would like to see the latter. I’d like to see it as another influencing factor in our team. If I’m willing to put my body on the line, so should everyone else and it’s not in the mind. Playing for your country, you’re expected to do this, irrespective of how you are feeling and you need to focus on the bigger task at hand. That’s obviously to try and get the job done.”

After five and half hours lost in the day, the left-hander shepherded the innings beautifully and stood in two match-winning partnerships against the relentless Indian attack. Skipper Dean Elgar led from the front as South Africa leveled three-match series in style, beating India by seven wickets in Johannesburg—their first-ever on this venue.

Rains made sure that the day was off to a delayed start, but the result was never in question with South Africa ending Day 3 looking solid at 118/2. India had never lost a Test match in Johannesburg, but it was about to change thanks to the unshakeable grit shown by the Proteas and exemplified by their captain Dean Elgar. The rain delay had made sure that day 4 was reduced to 34 overs, but no one expected the game to get over on the fourth day itself.

Dean Elgar Rated The Innings At The Top As He Led From The Front

Dean Elgar stood at the wicket for 307 minutes and took blows on his body just like he did here four years ago. He was also engaged in verbal duels on many occasions but never lost his concentration. It was a pity that he couldn’t get to a century ending up unbeaten at 96 off 188 balls.

“It feels really special, firstly as a captain. I don’t play for accolades or personal milestones. I play for my teammates and winning. I’m not going to exclude them from their achievements, they’ve done throughout the last couple days. I think it means a hell of a lot for me when it comes to influencing our environment and leading from the front. It’s always something that I’ve liked to have done.”

“Even as a schoolboy it’s something I’ve always wanted to do with lead from the front and I think it makes it a lot easier for guys to follow your footsteps and actually trust you. So I think in that respect, it goes a long way.”

Rating his innings at the top, he said: “This is right up there. Contributing in a big way in a win speaks a lot more than anything when it comes to personal gain or personal accolades. I was extremely glad as the captain that I could lead us over the line, which was a do or die kind of Test match for us. So I would say it was up there, maybe the top three influential innings that I’ve played.”

Quinton de Kock has also been the captain of the South Africa Test team. (Reuters)
Quinton de Kock has also been the captain of the South Africa Test team. (Reuters)

“It hasn’t really sunk in yet. First and foremost, it’s a Test win for South Africa. We fought long and hard, pushing us to different levels these four days. The guys responded brilliantly. It’s great to accomplish another Test win.”

“I think it’s a step in the right direction. We still have a lot of challenging encounters coming our way. Even in the next Test, we’re gonna have a lot of encounters where we’re going to be pushed to different boundaries and how the guys respond to that. But I’d like to think of this as a massive positive moving in the right direction. Yeah, I think it’s a confidence booster for a lot of our players within the squad. We’ve got relatively young and inexperienced guys. So yeah, I’d like to think it’s a move in the right direction,” Dean Elgar concluded.

South Africa entered this Test on the back of an undercooked effort with the ball at SuperSport Park (Centurion) and a batting line-up that could best be described as promising but fragile. Their biggest name, keeper Quinton de Kock, who was due to miss the rest of the series on paternity leave, retired from the longest format altogether.

India brought the strongest seam attack in their history to the venue where they have never lost a Test in this country, the Wanderers. At just 29 years of age and having played 54 Tests, Quinton de Kock announced his retirement from the traditional format at the end of the opening Test against India, which the Proteas lost by 113 runs at SuperSport Park.

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England Fined For Slow-Over Rate In Centurion T20I

On last Sunday (16th February), England won the T20I series-decider against the hosts South Africa, and also won that series. However, they have faced a little fine for maintaining the slow over-rate in that game.

It was the third and final game of the three-match T20I series between South Africa and England at Centurion. Before that game, the series was standing at 1-1 as the hosts won the first game by one run, and the visitors beat the hosts in the second match by two runs.

In Centurion T20I, England chased the fourth successful target in T20I history

England, Centurion T20I, South Africa vs England
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After winning the toss in the Centurion T20I, the hosts decided to bat first and managed to score 222/6 (20 overs). However, it wasn’t enough for the Proteas side as they failed to defend that total. England batsmen hit three half-centuries, including the captain Eoin Morgan’s joint-fastest T20I fifty for England, and the visitors chased down the big target in 19.1 overs after losing five wickets (226/5). It was the fourth-highest successful chase in T20I history.

England, Centurion T20I, South Africa vs England
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However, the visitors were one over short from the target after considering the time allowances. After that game, the match referee David Boon imposed the fine of 20 per cent match fees on the English players.

The action was taken according to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences. According to this article, the players are fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

The match officials Allahudien Paleker (on-field umpire), Adrian Holdstock (on-field umpire), Bongani Jele (TV umpire) and Brad White (fourth official) have levelled the charges against the visiting side.

England captain Eoin Morgan accepted the proposed sanction after pleading guilty to the offence. So, no formal hearing is required on this matter.

Eoin Morgan, England, Centurion T20I, South Africa vs England
Eoin Morgan (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Eoin Morgan won the Player of the Match award in the Centurion T20I for incredible batting as he remained not out in that successful chase on 57 runs off 22 balls (7 sixes). Morgan also won the Player of the Series award for finishing the T20I series as the leading run-scorer (136 runs).

South Africa, England, South Africa vs England
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South Africa Vs England 2020: 3rd T20I, Centurion – England Win The Series After Winning Series-Decider

The visitors England won the three-match T20I series against the hosts, South Africa, after winning the series-decider last game of the series at Centurion on Sunday (16th February).

The hosts decided to bat first in that high-scoring match and scored 222/6 (20 overs). In reply, the visitors chased down the target in 19.1 overs after losing five wickets (226/5).

England had three half-century knocks

Chasing down the target, England lost their opener Jason Roy (7) at the early stage. However, the other opener Jos Buttler and the no.3-positioned batsman Jonny Bairstow handled that situation very well and set up the firing 91 runs partnership for the second wicket.

Both of them scored half-centuries in that big chase as the wicketkeeper-batsman Buttler scored 57 runs off 29 balls (9 fours and 2 sixes) and Bairstow played a knock of 64 runs off 34 balls (7 fours and 3 sixes). While Buttler completed his fifty in just 23 balls, Bairstow reached the 50-mark in 27 balls.

Then the skipper Eoin Morgan controlled the innings with his speedy knock and guided to the series-winning victory. The left-handed batsman completed his half-century in just 21 balls and remained not out on 57 runs off 22 balls where he smashed seven sixes. After the victory, he won the Player of the Match as well as Player of the Series awards.

South Africa, England, South Africa vs England, 3rd T20I
Eoin Morgan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Ben Stokes also played a crucial cameo of 22 runs off just 12 balls (only four and 2 sixes). During his batting, he put the 61 runs partnership with the skipper for the fifth wicket.

Among the South African bowlers, only Lungi Ngidi (2/55) managed to pick up two wickets. Andile Phehlukwayo (1/34), Tabraiz Shamsi (1/40) and Dwaine Pretorius (1/40) also got one wicket each, but those were not enough. All the Proteas bowlers had the economy rate 10 or more.

South Africa Vs England 2020: 3rd T20I, Centurion - England Win The Series After Winning Series-Decider 1

South Africa Vs England 2020: 3rd T20I, Centurion - England Win The Series After Winning Series-Decider 2

 

Heinrich Klaasen and openers played massive roles in the first innings

South African openers Temba Bavuma and captain Quinton de Kock put the 84 runs partnership for the first wicket. While de Kock lost his wicket on 35 runs, Bavuma (49 runs) just missed out his maiden T20I half-century.

South Africa, England, South Africa vs England, 3rd T20I
Temba Bavuma (Image Credit: Twitter)

For the fourth wicket, Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller built up the firing 64 runs partnership. Klaasen scored his 50 runs in 25 balls and returned to the pavilion after scoring 66 runs off 33 balls (4 fours and 4 sixes). Miller remained not out on 35 runs off 20 balls.

South Africa, England, South Africa vs England, 3rd T20I
Heinrich Klaasen (Image Credit: Twitter)

Among England bowlers, Tom Curran (2/33) and Ben Stokes (2/35) bagged two wickets each. Also, Mark Wood (1/47) and Adil Rashid (1/42) claimed one wicket each.

South Africa Vs England 2020: 3rd T20I, Centurion - England Win The Series After Winning Series-Decider 3

South Africa Vs England 2020: 3rd T20I, Centurion - England Win The Series After Winning Series-Decider 4

Earlier in this series, South Africa won the first game by one run while England levelled the series after winning the next game by two runs.

Some crucial stats of the match: South Africa vs England

i) Eoin Morgan reached his 50-run mark in just 21 balls. It is the joint-fastest T20I fifty by an England batsman. Earlier, Eoin Morgan scored 21-ball fifty against New Zealand at Napier on 8th November 2019.

ii) England’s successful chase (target 223 runs) was the fourth-highest successful chase in T20I history. Meanwhile, it was England’s second-highest successful T20I chase.

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