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|Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:30 am Post subject: Chance for India to avenge Test humiliation at Newlands
|ndia, 2-0 ahead in the six-match ODI series against South Africa, have returned to Newlands at Cape Town, as they look to taken an unbeatable 3-0 series lead.
Cape Town is where India's batting frailties against swing and movement had been brutally exposed by South Africa's pace attack in the New Year's Test. What followed was sharp criticism and another defeat in Centurion and with that was dashed all hopes of a 10th successive Test series triumph.
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India eventually lost the Test match by 72 runs and thus, the momentum shifted in South Africa's favour who then crushed the visitors in the second Test at Centurion to bag the series.
India then won a dead rubber on a difficult Wanderers pitch at Johannesburg. Defying odds, the visitors showed great character to script a 63-run victory. They carried that momentum to the first two ODIs in Durban and Centurion, winning by massive margins.
Moreover, India have looked much sharper on the field than South Africa, who have had to do without the services of AB de Villiers in Durban and Centurion.
The world's number two-ranked batsman will also miss the third ODI in Cape Town. Skipper Faf du Plessis, who scored 120 in the opening ODI, was ruled out of the remainder of the limited-overs series due to injury while Quinton de Kock was sidelined from the last four ODIs and the Allen Bailey Jersey following T20I series after sustaining a wrist injury.