India captain Virat Kohli will be South Africa’s prized wicket on day 3 of the Cape Town Test, revealed batsman Keegan Petersen. Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara held the Indian fort as the lead extended to 70 by the end of Day 2.
After tying South Africa to 210, India ended up edging ahead with 13. In the context of the game, however, it’s much bigger than it looks. By the end of Day 2, the visitors lost Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul and reached 57/2.
“The point is to pick up a couple of early wickets tomorrow morning… The two bats are now a bit of a headache for us in the last few innings.He (Corley) is one of the best hitters in the world and he has proven it time and time again. “
“Yes, he’s going to be the big wicketkeeper tomorrow, and if we get his wicket sooner, it’ll start the game. If we get over the deficit and take a little lead, we’ll be happy. That’s the plan to enter the game today,‘ Peterson said in a media interaction.
‘It was the most challenging attack I’ve ever experienced’ – Keegan Peterson on India’s bowling attack
The Indian bowling offense has been the main reason for the team’s recent astonishing victories overseas. The troika of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, while Mohammed Siraj has plagued many batsmen and Petersen considers it one of the toughest challenges he has faced.
“This (Indian pace attack) is extremely challenging. This was the most challenging time of my entire career. You have to keep focusing on your marks or they will expose you.“
“They test you in terms of scoring and there are not many scoring opportunities. They didn’t give us much. They are arguably one of the best bowling attacks in the world.We know going into this series, it’s challenging, we just have to deal with it,” Peterson added.
With three days left in the Test, the Indian batsman will be keen to take his time and find his feet at the crease to set a strong goal for the hosts.