Indian bowling unit put up a dominant present on Day 3 of the continued Boxing-Day Check to skittle South Africa for 197 of their first innings at Supersport Park in Centurion. Pacer Mohammad Shami was the choose of the bowler for the guests, choosing up a memorable five-wicket haul.
It was the sixth five-for for Shami in Check cricket, and solely the second event such feat got here within the first innings. The earlier being was 5/112 vs Australia on the SCG in Jan 2015. Shami ran via the South Africa top-order, getting the wickets of Keegan Petersen (15) and Aiden Markram (13) earlier than returning to dismiss well-set Temba Bavuma.
Bavuma was the best scorer for Proteas of their first innings. The proper-handed batter scored 52 runs earlier than getting caught behind off Shami. The Indian speedster then eliminated Wiaan Mulder (12) and Kagiso Rabada (25) to finish his 5-for. With that wicket, Shami additionally entered the 200 Check wicket membership.
Quickest to achieve 200 wickets amongst Indian pacers:
- 50 – Kapil Dev
- 54 – Javagal Srinath
- 55 – Mohammed Shami
- 63 – Zaheer Khan/Ishant Sharma
Fewest balls to 200 Check wickets for India:
- 9896 – Mohammed Shami
- 10248 – Ravichandran Ashwin
- 11066 – Kapil Dev
- 11989 – Ravindra Jadeja
Aside from Shami, Jasprit Bumrah (2/16) and Shardul Thakur (2/51) bagged two wickets every, whereas Mohammad Siraj (1/45) picked up one scalp.
At stumps, India reached 16/1, main South Africa by 146 runs. The visiting aspect misplaced opener Mayank Agarwal early after the batter was caught behind off left-armer Marco Jansen.
Earlier, India, within the first session, misplaced seven wickets for simply 55 runs to get bundled out for 327. At one stage, the vacationers have been 272/3, however after dropping in a single day batters KL Rahul (123) and Ajinkya Rahane (48), the Indian lower-order witnessed a collapse.
Proteas pacer Lungi Ngidi bowled outstandingly effectively and picked up a surprising six-wicket haul. Aside from Ngidi, pacer Kagiso Rabada bagged three scalps, whereas Jansen acquired one wicket.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
Stumps on Day 3 of the first Check.#TeamIndia 327 and 16/1, lead South Africa (197) by 146 runs.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 28, 2021
That was a high class spell from Mohammad Shami. The seam place is a deal with to observe. Has put India in a dominating place. #IndvsSA
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) December 28, 2021
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) December 28, 2021
Sensational Shami. What an unimaginable feat to choose 200 Check wickets in simply 55 video games. 👏👏 #SAvInd
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 28, 2021
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) December 28, 2021
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) December 28, 2021
Regardless of the place you freeze the body, that seam place will probably be upright. Congratulations on 200 Check wickets to probably the greatest within the enterprise @MdShami11 👏🏻👊🏻 #SAvsIND pic.twitter.com/vQbxHdRHRt
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) December 28, 2021
🇮🇳🔥 CONGRATULATIONS! Mohammed Shami picks up his 2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣th Check wicket with a 5️⃣fer at present – turning into solely the fifth Indian pacer to achieve this milestone 👊🏻
— The Bharat Military (@thebharatarmy) December 28, 2021
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) December 28, 2021
Mohammed Shami in Exams:
one centesimal wicket – v SA at Centurion, 2018
two hundredth wicket – v SA at Centurion, 2021
Shami is the primary participant in Exams whose one centesimal wicket and two hundredth wicket got here in opposition to the identical crew on the identical venue.#SAvIND
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) December 28, 2021