Confident India eyeing series victory against shaky South Africa in 2nd Test

A confident India have every reason to grab their maiden Test series win in South Africa when they face the shaky hosts in the second Test at the Wanderers from Monday. After winning the Boxing Day Test to sign off from a memorable 2021 on a high, India will be hoping to kick off 2022 on a similar note in the ‘New Year’ Test.

India have got all the right reasons to be confident of taking an unassailable lead in the three-match series after breaching Fortress Centurion. For starters, the ‘Bullring’ in Johannesburg has been a ‘citadel’ to the touring Indians in South Africa.

In five Test matches, India have won twice and drawn thrice, having never lost to South Africa.

It was at this venue where India won the inaugural edition of the men’s T20 World Cup, defeating Pakistan in a nail-biting final by five runs.

Co-incidentally, the Wanderers is a place where the Indian team’s overseas domination began. On a dangerous pitch, India battled hard to defeat South Africa by 63 runs in 2018, giving the team confidence and belief to do well in overseas conditions, which began a run of memorable wins outside home.

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