The all rounder described the venue as one of the most challenging grounds
South African all-rounder Keshav Maharaj talked about touring India. They are currently on the Test series against the home team. The first day of the first Test was held on October 2. India scored a double century made by Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal’s partnership. The Proteas failed to bat due to sudden rain in Visakhapatnam.
Maharaj described the venue as one of the most challenging grounds he played. He bowled 55 overs, finishing with 189 for 3. The all-rounder remained optimistic after the second day of the first Test against the Men in Blue.
‘It's probably one of the toughest surfaces I've bowled on in terms of it being a lot slower and not biting as much. You got slow turn but the ball didn't really kick off the wicket. When the ball got softer the odd one straightened or there was a little bit of bite, but the cracks have been opening because of the heat. So there is a little bit of assistance coming through now as opposed to when we started. I'd say it's about a day-and-a-half (before that started happening)’, Maharaj said.
Maharaj talked about the importance of the toss before the match. ‘The toss does play a role because you want the best conditions for the spinners to bowl in, but we could have been a little bit better at times. But the toss is a large factor in the outcome of the game’, he said.
The South African Cricket Team will play for the third day scheduled today. India (+1) has the best odds to win against South Africa (+2400). Check out the latest cricket odds on Betwala.
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