Dean Elgar leads South Africa in farewell test against India at Newlands.

In an unexpected turn of events, Dean Elgar will captain South Africa in his farewell international match against India in the second and final test at Newlands starting Wednesday. Elgar, who announced his retirement just before the series, played a pivotal role in South Africa’s victory in the first test with a match-winning innings of 185. With the Centurion triumph ensuring that the hosts can’t lose the series, Elgar aims to conclude his career on a high note. India, facing criticism after the loss, looks for a comeback in conditions less daunting than Pretoria, with possible changes in their lineup, including the return of all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.