Jasprit Bumrah helps India level Test Series against South Africa

Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah took six wickets, setting the stage for India’s win over South Africa by seven wickets at Newlands Cricket Ground. As a result, the two-match series ended 1-1.

On day 2, South Africa, trailing India by 36 runs, managed to take the lead after Aiden Markram’s brilliant 106. However, no other South African batter could reach score even 20 runs. Bumrah’s impressive bowling figures of 6-61 restricted South Africa to 176 runs just before lunch.

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India chased the target of 79 runs in only 12 overs. Yashasvi Jaiswal played aggressively with six boundaries to score 28 runs. Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer contributed to India’s victory, as they became the first Asian team to win a Test match in Cape Town.

By leveling the series, India earned 12 points in the World Test Championship after losing the first Test at Centurion. Also, Dean Elgar bid farewell from international cricket in the match. The match, which finished in four and a half sessions through 624 balls (107 overs), is now the shortest-ever completed Test match in cricket history.

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On the second day, Jasprit Bumrah struck early, dismissing David Bedingham, before going on a rampage to pick up five more wickets. Siraj ended Markram’s exceptional century before the other South African batters were quickly dismissed.

Chasing, India’s Yashasvi Jaiswal attacked aggressively before getting out. Then, Gill and Kohli fell victims to the South African bowlers. However, Iyer’s decisive boundary secured India’s victory in what was a short but thrilling match.

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