India have inched closer to win the ongoing first test of the three-match series test series. They have needed just two wickets to win this test. India set the target of 394 runs for South Africa, but they are losing wickets on the regular interval. Mohammed Shami bowls some outstanding deliveries in the second inning of South Africa’s inning and takes three wickets.
Mohammed Shami bowled an unplayable inswinger to dismiss Faf Du Plessis. South African captain Faf Du Plessis has no idea about this inswinger of Mohammed Shami.
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— Utkarsh Bhatla (@UtkarshBhatla) October 6, 2019
How good has Shami been today. Has hit the stumps three times. India has so many bowlers to turn to now. Won't be surprised if even Ishant has a role to play
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 6, 2019
Rohit Sharma scored a century while Cheteshawe scored a half-century for India in the second inning. After the end of day four, Cheteshwar Pujara said, “It was. We did not want to bowl too many overs because we wanted to keep the ball hard for the start of day five. You don’t want to end up bowling too many overs, and once the ball gets soft, it gets slightly easier to bat.”
“We picked up a crucial wicket (Dean Elgar). So as a team, we are happy with the way things went today,” said Pujara, who scored a crucial 81 and shared a 169-run stand with twin centurion Rohit Sharma.
“Hopefully, on day five, this pitch wouldn’t be easy to bat on, and there will be a little more assistance for spinners. We have already seen that the pitch offers variable bounce, so the fast bowlers will also come into play. I think so there is rough enough for spinners and the cracks will open up a bit more on day five,” India’s ever-dependable No 3 said.
“There will be more bounce for the spinners, from the rough. If we see the variable bounce for Jaddu (Jadeja) in that delivery against Elgar, I think the ball hit the crack and kept little low. So if there is a variable bounce, I think the spinners will enjoy hitting the ball on the cracks. But fast bowlers will be difficult to play on these cracks,” said Pujara.