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SA vs Ind, 2nd Test, Freedom Trophy 2021-22: SA get 1st win over Ind at Wanderers; series level 1-1

Skipper Dean Elgar gets player of the match for his unbeaten half century (96*)

SA vs Ind, 2nd Test, Freedom Trophy 2021-22_ South Africa get 1st win over India at Wanderers; Series level 1-1
Dean Elgar raises his bat after completing his half century ©AFP/GettyImages)

Brief Scores: South Africa 243-3 (D Elgar 96*, R van der Dussen 40, R Ashwin 1-26) & 229 (K Petersen 62, T Bavuma 51, S Thakur 7-61) beat India 202 (KL Rahul 50, R Ashwin 46, M Jansen 4-31, K Rabada 3-64) & 266 (A Rahane 58, C Pujara 53, L Ngidi 3-43) by 7-wickets

Player of the Match: Dean Elgar for his 28 & 96*

A very simple equation stood between the two sides: South Africa would need 122 runs to win whereas India would look for 8 more wickets. The hosts definitely had to write new records to level up the series while the tourists would aim for their maiden series win on South African soil.

South Africa captain Dean Elgar and Temba Bavuma were up against a pumped up Indian pace bowling unit and who blinked first would have been the difference between the results. Time would tell who would break first.

Steady drizzle washed out first two sessions of play

There was some rain predicted throughout the day and the weather gods turned up in full measure. Early morning showers had forced the groundsmen to cover the pitch. The overcast conditions with steady drizzle had spoiled the first session of play. Although, the Wanderers drainage system is one of the best ar