India have won the second test against South Africa, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. This was a much more dominant performance compared to the first test, led by Virat Kohli’s double century. So, here are the top three things that we learned from the second test between India and South Africa:
1) Marvellous Mayank
Mayank Agarwal has been superb throughout this series. In the second test, he managed to score his second test century. This young player has shown that he has the ability to play well against any bowling attack. Mayank Agarwal is also improving his technique with each passing match and will be hoping to continue this form.
2) Superb Shami
Mohammad Shami was again superb with the ball. Whenever India seemed to be lacking ideas in the field, he managed to pick up a wicket. At present, Shami is the best fast bowler in the Indian test side. He manages to show great control over the ball and has been extremely consistent for his country.
3) De Bruyn Blunder
South Africa will be left wondering whether it was the right decision to play Theunis De Buryn in these conditions. He has failed with the bat in both the test matches. He has never really looked comfortable against the Indian attack. The South Africans could have chosen to play Heinrich Klassen instead.
To sum up, this match proved that India remain one of the biggest challenges for any test team. This time, the conditions have not been too difficult for the visitors. Yet, India have managed to win the series comprehensively. They will now be hoping for a clean sweep!