Ace of pace: Jasprit Bumrah takes five as India move ahead in third Test, extend lead to 70 runs

Ace of pace: Jasprit Bumrah takes five as India move ahead in third Test, extend lead to 70 runs

India's Jasprit Bumrah celebrates with Virat Kohli after taking the wicket of Keegan Petersen. REUTERS

CAPE TOWN, January 12

Jasprit Bumrah took 5/42 as India bowled South Africa out for 210 and then drove home their advantage with the bat as the ended Day 2 of the decisive third and final Test on 57/2 in their second innings at Newlands today.

India’s lead is 70, already a sizeable one on a difficult, seaming wicket that is offering plenty of assistance to the bowlers and has seen 22 wickets fall on the opening two days of the contest.

Captain Virat Kohli is not out 14 in an unbeaten partnership of 33 with Cheteshwar Pujara (9) and they will attempt to take the game away from the home team on the third morning as they chase a first-ever series win in South Africa. Both openers have been dismissed as Mayank Agarwal (7) was caught by Dean Elgar off Kagiso Rabada and KL Rahul (10) was grabbed by Aiden Markram at slip from the bowling of Marco Jansen.

Bumrah gave a masterclass of seam bowling in the South African innings as he got the ball to move both ways and at times leap off the surface.

Keegan Petersen scored a career-best 72 for the home side but played almost a lone hand in the innings with the next highest score Temba Bavuma’s 28. Petersen, in just his fifth Test, showed admirable patience as he batted for 166 balls before becoming the fourth victim for Bumrah when he edged to Pujara at slip.

It is the kind of surface where batsmen never quite feel settled at the crease and the fact that the ball might misbehave at any point is always in their minds.

“When bowling with the new ball, you have to make the most of it,” Bumrah said.

“I was trying to focus on the things I can do and generate a good rhythm, and when I am in that frame of mind I usually have a lot of fun and enjoy my game.” — Reuters

Scoreboard

India 1st innings 223

South Africa 1st innings

D Elgar c Pujara b Bumrah 3

A Markram b Bumrah 8

K Maharaj b Yadav 25

K Petersen c Pujara b Bumrah 72

R van der Dussen c Kohli b Yadav 21

T Bavuma c Kohli b Shami 28

K Verreynne c Pant b Shami 0

M Jansen b Bumrah 7

K Rabada c Bumrah b Thakur 15

D Olivier not out 10

L Ngidi c Ashwin b Bumrah 3

Extras: (b 4, lb 4, nb 4, w 1, pen 5) 18

Total: (All out, 76.3 overs) 210

FOW: 1-10, 2-17, 3-45, 4-112, 5-159,

6-159, 7-176, 8-179, 9-200

Bowling O M R W

Jasprit Bumrah 23.3 8 42 5

Umesh Yadav 16 3 64 2

Mohammed Shami 16 4 39 2

Shardul Thakur 12 2 37 1

Ravichandran Ashwin 9 3 15 0

India 2nd innings

KL Rahul c Markram b Jansen 10

M Agarwal c Elgar b Rabada 7

C Pujara not out 9

V Kohli not out 14

Extras: (b 8, lb 4, nb 5) 17

Total: (2 wickets, 17 overs) 57

FOW: 1-20, 2-24

Bowling O M R W

Kagiso Rabada 6 1 25 1

Duanne Olivier 2 0 13 0

Marco Jansen 5 3 7 1

Lungi Ngidi 3 3 0 0

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