India Will Look To Continue Its WTC March

The Hindu|October 10, 2019

India Will Look To Continue Its WTC March
South African bowlers will have to rise to the occasion if the team has to stay afloat in the series
Amol Karhadkar

The last time — in fact the first time — the scenic stadium on the outskirts of the city hosted a Test match, Steve O’Keefe made the most of an akhada (dust bowl) to roll over India’s famed batting line-up to lead Australia to a rare win on Indian soil. The match got over in barely two and half days, with India’s batsmen returning to the dressing room quicker than the zooming cars on the adjoining Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

The meek surrender at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium may have taken place a little over two and a half years ago, but with the impressive run India has had in white flannels across the globe since then, the defeat has turned into a distant memory for a majority of cricket connoisseurs.

Milestone match

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