Indian bowling unit post a dominant display on Day 3 of the continuing Boxing-Day Take a look at to skittle South Africa for 197 of their first innings at Supersport Park in Centurion. Pacer Mohammad Shami used to be the pick out of the bowler for the guests, selecting up a memorable five-wicket haul.
It used to be the 6th five-for for Shami in Take a look at cricket, and best the second one instance such feat got here within the first innings. The former being used to be 5/112 vs Australia on the SCG in Jan 2015. Shami ran in the course of the South Africa top-order, getting the wickets of Keegan Petersen (15) and Aiden Markram (13) prior to returning to push aside well-set Temba Bavuma.
Bavuma used to be the absolute best scorer for Proteas of their first innings. The precise-handed batter scored 52 runs prior to getting stuck in the back of off Shami. The Indian speedster then got rid of Wiaan Mulder (12) and Kagiso Rabada (25) to finish his 5-for. With that wicket, Shami additionally entered the 200 Take a look at wicket membership.
Fastest to succeed in 200 wickets amongst Indian pacers:
- 50 – Kapil Dev
- 54 – Javagal Srinath
- 55 – Mohammed Shami
- 63 – Zaheer Khan/Ishant Sharma
Fewest balls to 200 Take a look at wickets for India:
- 9896 – Mohammed Shami
- 10248 – Ravichandran Ashwin
- 11066 – Kapil Dev
- 11989 – Ravindra Jadeja
Except Shami, Jasprit Bumrah (2/16) and Shardul Thakur (2/51) bagged two wickets every, whilst Mohammad Siraj (1/45) picked up one scalp.
At stumps, India reached 16/1, main South Africa by way of 146 runs. The visiting aspect misplaced opener Mayank Agarwal early after the batter used to be stuck in the back of off left-armer Marco Jansen.
Previous, India, within the first consultation, misplaced seven wickets for simply 55 runs to get bundled out for 327. At one level, the vacationers had been 272/3, however after dropping in a single day batters KL Rahul (123) and Ajinkya Rahane (48), the Indian lower-order witnessed a cave in.
Proteas pacer Lungi Ngidi bowled outstandingly properly and collected a surprising six-wicket haul. Except Ngidi, pacer Kagiso Rabada bagged 3 scalps, whilst Jansen were given one wicket.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Stumps on Day 3 of the first Take a look at.#TeamIndia 327 and 16/1, lead South Africa (197) by way of 146 runs.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 28, 2021
That used to be a height magnificence spell from Mohammad Shami. The seam place is a deal with to look at. Has put India in a dominating place. #IndvsSA
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) December 28, 2021
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) December 28, 2021
Sensational Shami. What an unbelievable feat to pick out 200 Take a look at 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 shall be upright. Congratulations on 200 Take a look at wickets to one of the crucial very best within the industry @MdShami11 👏🏻👊🏻 #SAvsIND percent.twitter.com/vQbxHdRHRt
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) December 28, 2021
🇮🇳🔥 CONGRATULATIONS! Mohammed Shami choices up his 2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣th Take a look at wicket with a 5️⃣fer nowadays – turning into best the fifth Indian pacer to succeed in this milestone 👊🏻
— The Bharat Military (@thebharatarmy) December 28, 2021
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) December 28, 2021
Mohammed Shami in Checks:
a hundredth wicket – v SA at Centurion, 2018
two hundredth wicket – v SA at Centurion, 2021
Shami is the primary participant in Checks whose a hundredth wicket and two hundredth wicket got here in opposition to the similar workforce on the similar venue.#SAvIND
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) December 28, 2021