The ongoing Test match between India and South Africa is getting heated up day by day. As India opted to bat first after winning the toss, KL Rahul and Mayan Agarwal provided a good opening stand, as they added 117 runs for the first wicket partnership.
Mayan Agarwal has been dismissed by Lungi Ngidi when he was batting on 60 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara also walked back to the dugout with a golden duck. Virat Kohli played some good shots and scored 35 runs before being dismissed by Lungi Ngidi.
KL Rahul completed his hundred and has been removed by Lungi Ngidi after scoring 123 runs for his team. Following him, Ajinkya Rahane who was looked well with the willow has missed by fifty by just 2 runs.With some decent cameo from the lower-order batters, India posted a total of 327 runs on the board. South Africa opened the innings with Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram who have been removed by Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.
South Africa has to chase 305 runs:
The Indian bowlers dominated the opposition batting alley, as no one excluding Temba Bavuma has crossed the 40-run mark. The right-handed batsman scored 52 runs in the first inning of South Africa along with the wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock who scored 34 runs for his team.
The lower-order batters of South Africa have done quite well with the bat and helped their side to post some valuable runs, 197 at the end of their inning. With more than 100 runs in hand, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal opened the innings for India.
However, Mayank Agarwal has been dismissed at the end of the third day by Marco Jansen for 4 runs. The top-order and the middle-order batters of the Indian team have been decent with the bat and Rishabh Pant was the highest scorer who added 34 runs for his team.
In the end, India has been bowled out for 174 runs and set up a target of 305 runs. Unfortunately, South Africa didn't get the expected start as they lost Aiden Mark early in the innings.
Dean Elgar was looking strong on one end, whereas Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj demolished the South African batters like beats. Moreover, Jasprit Bumrah finished the day with his trademark yorker by dismissing Keshav Maharaj.
Watch the video here:
What a yorker 🔥 pic.twitter.com/7WqjULyhzN— msc media (@mscmedia2) December 29, 2021
Here is the tweet of Harsha Bhogle:
Nothing Maharaj could do, just a great ball from Bumrah to end the day.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 29, 2021
See the reactions of the fans:
Jasprit Bumrah is the best thing happened to Indian Cricket. Agree or I don't care. pic.twitter.com/vha8GQOumM— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) December 29, 2021
Highest % of career wickets in Away Tests:-— ComeOn Cricket 🏏🇮🇳 (@ComeOnCricket) December 29, 2021
[min. 100 away wickets]
96.2% Jasprit Bumrah*
77.4% Suranga Lakmal
69.1% Mohammed Shami
66.7% Sydney Barns
66.6% Ishant Sharma
66.6% Zaheer Khan
65.5% Michael Holding#SAvIND #Bumrah
The best of the best - Jasprit Bumrah. pic.twitter.com/K7k3XbNNaU— imarpit (@imarpit23) December 29, 2021
I don't think there are words to describe the skill, nous and intensity of Jasprit Bumrah.— Jagandeep (@SeldonOnMarkets) December 29, 2021