IND vs SA: Bumrah’s five-fer brings India back in the game

Can the quick succession help India come back in the game?

With Bumrah taking his 7th five-for, India gains an opportunity to come back in the game as South Africa is all out for 209, trailing by 14 runs. India with 14 runs lead has the opportunity to bring the trophy home for the very first time. Jasprit Bumrah joins Kapil Dev and Irfan Pathan for most 5 wicket hauls by an Indian, after 27 Tests.

India, not winning even one Test series in South Africa has got another three days to give a good lead, as the pacers look in great form. Bumrah’s 5 wicket haul. along with Umesh and Shami’s contribution have given India a decent breakthrough. Bumrah dismissed Keegan Petersen who looked strong enough to snatch India’s dream of winning this series. Keegan scored a knock of 72 runs, which includes 9 boundaries.


It’s just Day 2 and 2 innings of the game have been played. The virat-lead team managed to send South Africa back to the pavilion. Virat wasted both his reviews and seemed a bit disappointed with the fielding unit. Both the first innings of the respective team includes 0 LBW as all the 20 wickets are either caught or bowled.

Umesh Yadav got a chance to replace man in form of Mohammed Siraj, got 2 decent wickets. Along with Bumrah and Umesh, Mohammed Shami gave India the breakthrough just before the Tea break. While India initiated the bowling innings at backfoot, geared up to take quick succession.

With more than 15 overs left, India is set to bat with KL Rahul and Mayank opening once again, with the hope of rectifying their mistakes from the first innings. With Keshav Maharaj coming down at 1 for South Africa, will India too send a night watchman after an early wicket?