Ind vs SA: Mohammed Shami strikes early as Aiden Markram departs

Shami sends Markram back to pavilion, bagging in an early wicket in this critical game.

Mohammed Shami took an early blow on the South African opener Aiden Markram, with KL Rahul assisting with a stunning catch.

Aiden Markram’s series end with a poor batting average of 12.67. The South African opening batsman has failed to leave a mark as an opening batsman for the team. Markram has just scored 76 runs in 6 innings throughout this series.

Mohammed Shami has already taken 14 wickets, and is till now the highest wicket taker for India in this particular series. Shami dismissed Markram for four times throughout this series, with Markram scoring 32 runs against the tough pacer.

Shami, who took a five-fer in the first game of this series can conclude this series with another five wicket haul as his unplayable bowling is making captain Elgar tough to bat on.

With the pitch encouraging the pacers, all the wickets till now in the match is taken by quick pacers. South Africa holds still with more than 170 runs to win. Captain Elgar stands and the Proteas hope for a good win as the hosts are looking strong.

Shami’s wicket boost the confidence of team India, with Bumrah and other pacers looking forward to bowl the hosts out and snatch the victory from their hands.

Keegan and Elgar look firm with classic shots, some of them crediting a boundary. Virat looks to cheer his lads in every ball and of course the stump mic kick starts the fan’s emotional whenever Pant comments. Healthy sledging can be heard, along with Pant’s laughable comments in Hindi.

Both the team look forward to win, and this last session which has more then 25 overs of play left is exciting to watch.

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