SA vs IND: Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are India’s top middle-order batsman feels KL Rahul

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SA vs IND: Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are India’s top middle-order batsman feels KL Rahul – Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are Team India’s strongest middle-order batsman, feels stand-in skipper KL Rahul, and their knocks in the second innings of the second Test will give them confidence to do better in the upcoming match.

On Wednesday, Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane put on a 111-run third-wicket stand to help India increase their lead. Both hitters had been struggling, but on Day Three of the second Test against South Africa, they both scored vital fifties. “We believe Pujara and Rahane are our best middle-order players, to go out there, bat in that mindset, and play such an innings. They have been great players for us over the years, have always done the job for us, have been under the pump recently, but we believe Pujara and Rahane are our best middle-order players, to go out there, bat in that mindset, and play such an innings. It will instil confidence in them and motivate them to do even better in the upcoming Test “After India’s defeat in the second Test, KL Rahul said.

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Dean Elgar scored an unbeaten 96 to lead the hosts to a 7-wicket victory, bringing the three-match series against India to a 1-1 tie.

KL in the first innings, the visitors were 50-60 runs short, according to Rahul.

SA vs IND: Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are India’s top middle-order batsman feels KL Rahul

“We want to win every Test match we play, so we go out there and compete hard, but South Africa played exceptionally well and deserved to win. We wanted to get on the field today and try to do something special; we had 122 to get, the pitch was up and down, we had a chance, but their batters batted exceptionally well ” Rahul said.

“Maybe I’m being harsh, the first innings total of 202 was at least 50-60 runs short of what we needed to put them under pressure. Shardul Thakur has been outstanding for us, winning many games for us; he bowled brilliantly in the first innings and provided us a chance tonight as well ” he added.

From January 11, India and South Africa will face off in the third Test.

“We knew this when we arrived here; every Test will be competitive and challenging, and after this heartbreaking loss, we’ll be even more hungry. Looking forward to the third Test in Cape Town, “Rahul signed off.

(With ANI Inputs)

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