Like the opening day of the third test in progress between South Africa and India, Day 2 also witnessed first-class bowling. This time around, the Indian bowlers had a commanding performance and did not allow the hosts to capitalize after the tourists only managed to put 223 on the board.
Indian Pacers high-class bowling helped India fill South Africa’s first innings with just 210 in 76.3 overs. However, the visitors also started their second inning on a poor note, losing both starters within the first six overs by just 24 runs.
rabada kagiso drew the first blood after it was drawn Agarwal Mayank (7) in the fifth over. In the next step, Marco Jansen sent back Raul KL (10) to put India on the defensive. indian pattern virat Kohli and senior hitter Cheteshwar Pujara he kept the fort to make sure the visiting side didn’t lose any more ground. The seasoned duo formed an undefeated 33-race position when India finished the day at 57/2, leading South Africa by 70 races.
Earlier, the hosts, who lost the captain dean elgar (3) on day 1, the second day started terribly, with opening Aiden markram (8) falling against Jasprit Bumrah in the ninth over. Soon, Umesh Yadav joined the party and picked up his first series wicket after cleaning the night watchman Keshav Maharaj (25) to reduce Proteas to 45/3.
After losing Maharaj, keegan petersen other Rassie van der Dussen He tried to stabilize the tickets to get his side out of trouble. The duo went on to form a crucial 67-race partnership for the fourth field and appeared poised to further frustrate India.
As the tourists began to feel the heat, Captain Kohli handed the ball to Umesh, who did not disappoint when the poor on the right broke vital position by firing van der Dussen for 21 on 40 over.
Petersen then rejoined a major partnership with Temba Bavuma to keep the momentum with the home team. The pair added 47 runs for fifth field earlier Mohamed Shami he bagged two wickets in an over to bring India back into the game. Shami first got rid of Bavuma (28) and then fired the goalie-batter kyle verreynne for a two-ball duck.
Petersen, however, kept his position alive and squashed another half century in the series. He scored the maximum of 72 of 166 deliveries with the help of nine limits before Bumrah sent him back to the pavilion. Rabada (15) and duanne olivier (10) contributed some contributions to the order to help the Proteas reach 210.
Bumrah ended up choosing his five-wicket course for 42 runs in 23.3 overs, including eight maidens. Similarly, Umesh (2/64) and Shami (2/39) each took a pair of hair, while Shardul Thakur he also picked up a piece of land in the early innings.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Champion things of a champion bowler 👏 #JaspritBumrah
-Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 12, 2022
– Wasim Jaffer (@ WasimJaffer14) January 12, 2022
Inevitable it was not; this Jasprit Bumrah 5 fer. Champion bowler 🙌🙌.
– Ian “Ja Mo” Bishop (@irbishi) January 12, 2022
Pace Bowlers Taking Over 100 Proving Grounds Under Virat Kohli
167 * Mohd Shami
121 Ishant Sharma
105 * Umesh Yadav
101 * Jasprite Bumrah
Under Graeme Smith (7) and Clive Lloyd (5) alone, more closers have taken over 100 wickets.#SAVE
– Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) January 12, 2022
Stumps on day 2!
An exciting day of cricket testing ends with India entering 57/2 with a 70 lead.
– CPI (@ICC) January 12, 2022
-Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) January 12, 2022
That look from Jasprit Bumrah as he casts Marco Jansen. 😍#SAVE
– Prajakta (@ 18prajakta) January 12, 2022
STUMPS on Day 2 of the 3rd Test.#TeamIndia 223 and 57/2, leads South Africa (210) by 70 races.
-BCCI (@BCCI) January 12, 2022
DAY 2 | STUMPS 🏏
🇮🇳 @BCCI finish the day at 57/2, with a 70-run lead in his second inning
– Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) January 12, 2022