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India vs South Africa: No one blamed pitch when Amla scored a fifty, says Ajinkya Rahane

The day 3 of the third Test between South Africa and India was called-off early after a discussion by the match umpires with the respective team captains following the incident where a back of a length delivery from Bumrah hit Elgar on his helmet.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: January 27, 2018 0:14 IST ]
Image Source : AP Ajinkya Rahane in action against South Africa during the third Test in Wanderers

India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Friday said no one blamed the pitch when South African batsman Hashim Amla scored 60-odd runs during the first essay. The third day of the third Test between South Africa and India was called-off early after a long discussion by the match umpires with the respective team captains following the incident where a back of a length delivery from Jasprit Bumrah hit Dean Elgar on his helmet. 

"New ball is challenging but you cannot call it dangerous, When Amla got 60, no one talked about the pitch. Everybody talked about how he played," the Mumbai batsman told reporters on Friday. 

"I hope Elgar is fine, but I don't think the pitch is too dangerous. I don't know what the ICC is going to do, but as a team, our focus is to get on with the game," Rahane added.

(With IANS Inputs)

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