IND VS SA: India got the lead in Cape Town Test, South Africa piled up on 210, Jasprit Bumrah took 5 wickets
Cape Town Test
The Indian team had scored 223 runs in the first innings, South Africa was 13 runs behind. Jasprit Bumrah took 5 wickets bowling.
In the first innings of Cape Town Test , Team India got a significant lead of 13 runs. Team India had scored 223 runs while batting first, in response the South African team was bundled out for 210 runs in the first innings. Jasprit Bumrah took 5 wickets. Bumrah dismissed South African captain, Dean Elgar, on the first day. On the second day, he picked up the wickets of Aiden Markram, Keegan Pietersen, Marco Yanson and Lungi Ngidi. For the 7th time in Test cricket, Bumrah took five wickets in an innings. Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami won also 2-2 wickets. On the other hand, Shardul Thakur got 1 wicket.
Keegan Pietersen played an excellent inning of 72 runs for South Africa. Temba Bavuma scored 28, Keshav Maharaj scored 25 and Resie Van der Dusse scored 21 runs. In the end, Kagiso Rabada scored 15 and Duane Olivien scored 10 to take the South African innings very close to the Indian score. At one point, Team India seemed to be taking a lead of 40 runs but the tail batsmen of the hosts put up a good fight at the end.
Indian bowlers dominated the second day
It was easy conditions to bat on the second day in Cape Town. It was sunny in Cape Town but the Indian bowlers bowled amazing line length from the very first over. Bumrah tackles Markram on the second ball. After this, the pair of Keegan Pietersen and Maharaj somehow remained at the wicket. Both added 28 runs playing 73 balls. But Umesh Yadav’s best in swing ended Maharaj’s game. After this, Resie Van der Dusse and Keegan Pietersen put the team back in the match by making a fine half-century partnership. Especially Pietersen played amazing shots. There was an important partnership of 67 runs between the two. This pair was also broken by Umesh Yadav. Duce gave a catch to Kohli on a personal score of 21.
The pair of Temba Bavuma and Keegan Pietersen also troubled the Indian team. However, when the pair looked solid on the wicket, Shami broke the pair in the 56th over. Virat Kohli also took the best catch of Bavuma. A ball later, Shami dealt the South African wicketkeeper for 0. Meanwhile, Keegan Pietersen completed his half-century. But on the other hand, Marco Yanson was out for 7 runs, he was dismissed by Bumrah. In the end, Thakur wrapped up the South African innings by taking the wicket of Rabada and Bumrah taking the wicket of Engidi.