India’s Humiliating Test Defeat in South Africa: Trailing 1-0 in Series



India suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of South Africa in the Boxing Day Test. Despite great expectations, the Indian team delivered one of their most lackluster performances in recent memory. South Africa dominated the game and concluded the Test in a mere three days. Virat Kohli’s resilience was on display as he scored 76 runs in the third innings, but the rest of the batting unit struggled against the South African pace attack. Bowling-wise, India’s attack appeared lackluster, and their overall performance on the field was disappointing.

India’s disappointing performance contrasts with their recent success in the World Cup under Rohit Sharma’s leadership. Unfortunately, India has never managed to win a Test series in South Africa, and this record will remain unbroken in the ongoing two-match series. Out of the 24 Tests played in South Africa, India has only secured victory in four of them.