Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Zimbabwe Tour of South Africa 2017

Zimbabwe Tour of South Africa 2017

In the ICC Test Team Rankings, India has lost one point but remains well ahead of South Africa at the top of the rankings, while Sri Lanka remains on its pre-series tally of 94 points in sixth place.

293- Runs for Kohli in this Test - 243 in first innings and 50 in the second.

The ICC responded by saying that they would take necessary action; however, no action has been taken so far.

"This was a game where there wasn't much assistance".

Pujara admitted India were expecting more wear and tear on the surface on the last two days. We just accept it.

A selection drama back home even while the Delhi Test was still in progress highlighted the chaos gripping Sri Lankan cricket. So, there are so many positives. We picked him after the West Indies A team tour as he had played some good inningsthere. "Right now is the flawless time to rest before the tour of South Africa".

"To be honest we haven't fielded well in the slips". At the same time, there have been injuries. At the same time there have been injuries where openers have missed out, someone like Murali Vijay, who used to be at first slip, didn't play due to injury for six months. So we had to replace Vijay with someone.

I do agree that we haven't taken enough catches, we are working hard. We don't want to disturb him from there.

"They played well, firstly, credit to them". We are trying to improve. "And if that is where the best result are bound to come", Chandimal said. India are, however, assured of finishing 2017 as world No 1 in Tests. "It has been a fantastic year but there is scope for improvement".

3- Times that Kohli has aggregated 600-plus runs a Test series, which is a new record for India as he went past Sunil Gavaskar and Rahul Dravid, who have done it twice each. Another thing, we have enough experience. I have been there in 2010 and 2013. "This decision is not up to us", he added, about the pollution situation experienced during this match. "Also, our fast bowling unit is much better now and I think fast bowlers will do the damage", Pujara stated confidently. If any of the matches are abandoned and the series is tied at 1-1, India will still become No 2 in the ranking chart.

"Talking about Ajinkya's form, he has batted very well overall", said Pujara. Despite some brilliant innings, Kohli failed to equal or surpass former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman Kumara Sangakkara's record of most global runs in a calendar year. Technically, I really don't need to tell him what he has to do. "They did not give us any chances to get into the game", he said.

India appear well-equipped to chase a record 10th successive Test series triumph during their South Africa tour starting January - particularly given the strong form of their fast bowlers.

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