Mohammed-Shami, India
Mohammed-Shami. Image Credits: Twitter

Indian pacer Mohammad Shami provided India second breakthrough early in the second session as he sneaked through Keegan Petersen’s defence. Petersen scored only 13 runs but in his short stay, he was looking pretty comfortable as he played a couple of good drives on both sides of the wicket.

But right after the lunch, South Africa’s no.3 batter tried to drive away from his body against Shami which created a gap between bat and pad as the ball rolled back onto the stumps after taking an inside edge.

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami. Image Credits: Twitter

Mohammed Shami Goes Past Petersen’s Defense

The pitch on 3rd day at Centurion has suddenly woken up after getting some bright sunshine. The ball has been seaming and bouncing awkwardly throughout the first session and it’s likely to remain the same way in the remaining two sessions. India would want to make this new ball count as all the three pacers are looking in a great rhythm and the South African batting lineup is pretty inexperienced.

Earlier in the day, India lost their remaining 7 wickets adding only 55 runs more. India started the day with a score of 272/3 but none of the remaining batters could add anything significant. Jasprit Bumrah was the only one who could reach into two digits.

India. Image Credits: BCCI

For the Proteas Lungi Ngidi picked a 6-for while Rabada also chipped in with 3 wickets. The debutant Marco Jansen also picked his maiden Test wicket. It was Rabada who provided a breakthrough as he bounced KL Rahul out with a terrific short ball. Rahane couldn’t complete his fifty either. India lost 6 wickets in the space of 30 runs before Bumrah-Siraj added 19 runs for the final wicket.

This is the 3rd Test match India has been playing on this ground and they lost the first two matches. In the 2018 tour, Lungi Ngidi made his debut against India at this ground and ended up delivering a Player of The Match performance with 7 wickets in the match.

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