Team India register Unwanted Record during 3rd Test vs South Africa
India has set up a target of 213 runs to South Africa to win the Cape Town Test match, the series decider. On the third day of the match, Team India was reduced to just 198 runs despite Rishabh Pant's century in their second inning.
With this, Team India has now recorded an unwanted record. This is the minimum score of Team India in Test despite a player's century in an inning.
Rishabh Pant returned unbeaten after scoring 100 runs in this innings, but the entire Indian team in combine could not even score past 200 runs mark.
Eight batsmen could not even touch the double figure. Earlier in 1998/99 against New Zealand, the Indian team was bundled out for just 208 runs, of which, Mohammad Azharuddin had scored 103 runs.
In this list, the match against South Africa in 1992/93 is at third place, when India were all out for 215 runs against Port Elizabeth, of which, legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev had scored 129 runs.
At the same time, despite Sachin Tendulkar's innings of 122 runs, in the year 1996, the Indian team was reduced to 219 runs against England. These are some record that showcases how a team was so reliant on a individual's performance.
India vs South Africa 3rd Test
Talking about the match between India and South Africa, the latter seems to have the upper-hand in the match as South Africa ended the Day's play after scoring 101 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. They now require 111 runs with a 2 days of play still left.