Undoubtedly a fantastic outing for the bowlers again with 11 wickets falling on Day 2 of the test match between India and South Africa played at the Super Sport Park – Cape Town.
South Africa started the First session with 17 runs on the board & lost their first wicket of the day in the 2nd ball of the first over bowled by Jasprit Bumrah – A fantastic top of the off-test match length bowling helping in sending Markram back to the pavilion for 8.
This was a perfect start for India as they wanted to gain some early momentum and the fast pace bowling combination of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohd. Shammi were continuously challenging the South African batsman’s defense technique all day and ultimately resulting in ceasing the momentum back for India.
South Africa batting line up showed some resilience with Keegan Petersen top scoring with 72 runs and played the sheet anchor role to help South Africa post 210/10.
Bumrah finished the innings with bowling figure of 5/42 – quite a remarkable performance and probably a throwback moment remembering his memorable debut test match at the same venue in 2018. Shammi and Umesh picked 2 wickets each and were instrumental in supporting Bumrah and maintaining the pressure at the other end. Shammi’s contribution bagging 2 wickets in the same over sending a threatening Bavuma and Verreynne was a pivotal moment of the match.
India posted 57/2 at end of days play taking the overall lead to 70 and will hope to bat as long as possible in this innings and take a sizeable lead.
Day 3 as the say is the moving day in the test match and both teams will be eager to gain the control back.
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