India pacer Mohammed Siraj, who had been in fantastic kind with the ball over the previous 12 months, suffered a worrisome harm that would hamper his participation within the ongoing second Check match between South Africa and India being performed on the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
India leads the three-Check sequence 1-0 with an excellent 130-run win within the first Check on the Supersport Park in Centurion. Nonetheless, this match turned out to be a bit completely different after captain Virat Kohli pulled out of the match on the morning with an higher again spasm and stand-in vice-captain KL Rahul took over the captaincy duties.
He received the toss and selected to bat first with Hanuma Vihari coming in for Kohli. South Africa made two modifications with Wiaan Mulder being changed with Duanne Olivier, who made his South Africa comeback after three years of enjoying as a Kolpak cricketer in England. Kyle Verreynne changed the lately retired Quinton de Kock because the wicketkeeper.
Marco Jansen had one other nice outing as he picked 4/31, whereas each Duanne Olivier and Kagiso Rabada picked 3/74 every as India folded for 202 runs of their first innings. KL Rahul top-scored with 50, whereas Ravichandran Ashwin made 46 and Mayank Agarwal made 26 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane had been dissatisfied as soon as extra scoring 3 and 0 respectively.
Mohammed Siraj Will get Injured; Goes Off The Subject With Doable Hamstring Harm
Indian bowlers had a troublesome activity at their arms as not like Centurion, they didn’t have the backing of a great rating in 1st innings. Whereas South Africa captain Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram began off cautiously, it was quickly evident that the uneven bounce and tempo off the pitch had been aiding the Indian quick bowlers as effectively.
Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah began off issues by making life uneasy for each Elgar and Markram and it wasn’t lengthy earlier than somebody succumbed to that strain. Shami bought one ball to come back in from a size and Markram, who was seeking to play it on the leg facet, bought overwhelmed on the within edge and the ball crashed into his pads and the umpire gave it out.
However then Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen did effectively batting out the day holding Siraj, Bumrah, and Shami from doing extra harm. South Africa ended day one on 35/1 with Elgar on 11* and Petersen on 15*.
Whereas Proteas didn’t endure a lot harm, the identical can’t be stated for Mohammed Siraj. Whereas bowling the final ball of the 17th over, Siraj pulled up in his bowling stride and was seen clutching his hamstring on the precise leg. The Indian physio got here out to examine on him and ultimately, Siraj left the sphere to get therapy.
Shardul Thakur accomplished the over. If Siraj is severely damage, will probably be an enormous setback for India, as he’s the workhorse bowler for the Indian workforce, doing the onerous work and constructing strain for others to reap the advantages.
Right here is the video of Mohammed Siraj’s harm:
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