South Africa is heading for a massive defeat after reaching lunch on 74/4 on day four of the second Test after being asked to follow-on by India on Sunday.
It was a wretched first session for the tourists, with batsmen succumbing to their own mental demons, for there were none in the pitch. In fact in stark contrast to 2015, when South Africa were destroyed on spinning tracks, in this match, they’ve folded on a pitch which has been more like a South African one, than an Indian one.
They’ve been out-batted, out-bowled, out-fielded, out-fought and out-thought.
Virat Kohli’s decision to enforce the follow-on with a lead of 326 runs, may on the surface look to be an obvious one, but he’d have had to weigh up the workload on his own bowlers, who bowled over 100 overs to dismiss South Africa in the touring side’s first innings.
Clearly though his bowlers felt up to the task, and they would also have factored into their equations, that the Proteas, have looked a broken team since the afternoon session on day 2.