The decision to give Elgar out leg before was changed by the third umpire as the Hawkeye technique showed the ball going over the stumps.
Cape Town, South Africa captain Dean Elgar said that the DRS controversy gave him time to reach the target in the deciding third Test against India as Virat Kohli The attention of the Indian team led by (Virat Kohli) was lost.
The decision to give Elgar out leg before was changed by the third umpire as the Hawkeye technique showed the ball going over the stumps. This angered the Indian camp and skipper Kohli, vice-captain KL Rahul and senior off-spinner R Ashwin taunted South African broadcaster Super Sports at the stump mic.
Chasing a target of 212 runs for victory, South Africa had scored 60 runs for one wicket at that time. The Indian team got embroiled in the DRS controversy as the hosts scored 40 runs in the next eight overs. Elgar said, “It gave us time and we scored fast. It helped in reaching the target.” “We benefited from this,” he said. At that time he had forgotten about the match and got emotional. I really enjoyed it. Maybe they were under pressure and the conditions were not in their favor when they are not used to it.”
“We were very happy but had to bat well on the third and fourth days as the pitch was helping the bowlers. We had to stick to our basics with extra discipline.”
After the 113-run loss in the Boxing Day Test, Elgar had a heated conversation with the team, which turned out to be favorable. “It is never ideal to lose the first match of a home series. In South Africa, however, it has become a trend to start slowly. We woke up after losing the first Test and performed to the best of our ability and won the rest of the match. (agency)