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What To Expect At Cape Town - Venue For 3rd IND v SA Test

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
January 10, 2022 • 11:33 AM View: 1634

IND v SA: After South Africa finally managed to beat India at the Wanderers, they will host India at Cape Town where the visitors have never won a test match. The 3rd test match will begin from 11th January at Newlands. 

Capetown has hosted 58 test matches in which 47 have ended in a team winning while 11 games have ended in a draw. The team winning the toss has opted to bat first 47 times. However, winning the toss doesn't give much advantage to the team. The team that has fielded first has won 24 times while batting first has won 23 games. 

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One of the key characteristics of Newlands is that bowlers have to be patient to get wickets - a strike rate of 66.6 - but it doesn't cost them much runs - an economy of 2.86 & an average of 30.78. 

Newlands will keep spinners interested, not entirely, but better than what was offered at Centurion and Wanderers; they strike here at 76.6 while averaging 33.55. In the last two innings, spinners average 28.89 and strike every 68 deliveries. 

Venue Pace Avg Pace Eco Pace SR
Jo'burg 27.79 2.88 57.8
Centurion 27.84 3.22 51.7
Cape Town 30.15 2.86 63.2

Cape Town will be a test for the bowling side since not much happens here for the pacers; they strike at 63.2 and average 30.15 here. But if the bowlers maintain their line & lengths, they could take control of the scoring rate. 

Capetown Weather 

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Not much rain is expected through the test match apart from day 1. The first morning could have a bit of rain but only for the first session, after that, it'll remain mostly cloudy. 


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