Bhuvneshwar Kumar stuns AB de Villiers with his banana inswinger
The wicket brought India back into the game.
Published - Jan 25, 2018 7:14 pm | Updated - Jan 25, 2018 7:21 pm
India and South Africa are currently involved in yet another intriguing Test match in Johannesburg with the pitch heavily in favour of the bowlers. The second day is currently in progress with both the teams not giving an inch to each other trying to get on top. Despite the fact that the series is already decided, India is looking fired up to win the final Test and avoid the whitewash. However, in the middle of all the contest, Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled a corker of a delivery to dismiss AB de Villiers in the post lunch session on Thursday.
It was the fourth delivery of the 37th over when the best swing bowler of India currently ran in to bowl to the World’s best batsman. The bowl seamed inwards to huge extent from outside the off-stump and pitched exactly at the off-stump. De Villiers, went for an expansive drive but was beaten with the swing and the ball went past his defence to uproot his middle stumps. Even the batsman was surprised and was in awe of Bhuvi for bowling a superb delivery. The wicket also ignited the hopes for India to make the comeback in the Test match.
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Match poised nicely
The third session is currently in progress and the match is tantalisingly poised. South Africa are closing in on India’s first innings total and the tussle to eke out a slender lead is still going on. it would be interesting to see the way both teams play in the second innings. India would surely need to bat well and post a competitve total for the home side to chase. Batting fourth will not be easy at all on this surface which is already shown signs of deteriorating.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar will once again be the key with the ball for India but for that to happen the batsmen have to grind and score the runs.