The Indian Yorker King, Jasprit Bumrah has picked his 7th five-wicket haul in the ongoing 3rd Test against, South Africa, in cape town. He has achieved this on Day-2 and with his heroics, India was successful in sending the proteas for just 210 runs & with this, they have gained a small lead of 13 runs. Here is IND vs SA Test 3 On Day 2 Highlights.
IND vs SA Test 3 On Day 2 Highlights
Over the past few seasons, the Indian pace attack was seen stumbling and they were not up to the mark. But now in the 3rd Test, bowlers are playing superbly, and there were flying wickets in Cape Town.
Former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra has lauded Bumrah and said – “Bumrah rarely upsets his captain. Indian captains, be it Virat Kohli or MS Dhoni have turned to Bumrah in crucial situations. He has the X-factor with him.”
He has also added: “Bumrah has a variety of deliveries in bouncers, slower ones, or Yorkers. But he understands that they are rarely used in Test cricket. He has mastered bowling in proper line and length which is required in Test cricket.”
In total Bumrah has bowled 24 overs in the first innings – and ended his spell on high with amazing figures of 23.3-8-42-5. And it is an interesting fact that whenever Bumrah has picked a fifer – Team India has never lost a Test match.
Nehra also stated – “Jasprit Bumrah has impressed a lot since 2018. However, Shami has equally impressed me. It will be difficult to choose between the two if I have to select anyone. Shami is able to take wickets even when batters are settled. Indian bowlers have been very good at bowling around the off-stump channel on the fourth or fifth stump. They have bowled better than South African bowlers.”
He has concluded by saying – “Lead of 70 runs is a very important lead. If a team is leading by 70 runs, with the loss of only 2 wickets, it is in a good position on any surface. As chasing more than 200 runs in the fourth innings is always difficult in Test matches. Instead of South Africa getting a lead of 30-35 runs, India managed a lead of 13 runs at the end of the second innings. [Subsequently], the speed at which India scored in the last session, was also good. India must be happy with it, and consider it as a mental victory.”