SA vs IND: Jasprit Bumrah delivers a ripping delivery to nip out Dean Elgar early

Bumrah struck in the very first over of South Africa's innings.

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Dean Elgar and Jasprit Bumrah
Dean Elgar and Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The ongoing Boxing Day Test between South Africa and India has moved at a faster pace in the first session of Day three. The second day was washed out due to rain but the way things are moving at the moment, we might get a result. Resuming at 272/3, India lost their remaining seven wickets for just 55 runs with Lungi Ngidi picking up a six-wicket haul.

However, the batting was never going to be easy for South Africa and it proved the same way with Jasprit Bumrah striking in the very first over. Dean Elgar tends to drop anchor and play a big knock in the longest format. But the South African skipper got a ripping delivery first up from India’s pace bowler which proved to be his undoing.

Coming over the wicket for the left-hander, Bumrah bowled a delivery angling towards the off-stump. Elgar had to play at it but the ball seamed just enough at the last minute to get a thick outside edge. The ball flew to the wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant who took a very good tumbling catch to give India an early breakthrough in their defence of 327 in the first innings.

The South African skipper could only score a single run during his short stay in the middle. He couldn’t have done much either with Jasprit Bumrah bowling a snorter and had to walk back to the pavilion.

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India lose quick wickets

Earlier, South Africa pacers breathed fire as they knocked out India for 327 runs after disappointing on the first day. Resuming at 272/3, India lost both overnight batters, KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane, early and the procession continued until they got bowled out. Lungi Ngidi was the wrecker in chief picking six wickets while conceding 71 runs in 24 overs.

Kagiso Rabada also provided timely breakthroughs picking up three wickets having gone wicketless on the first day. Debutant Marco Jansen also had something to cheer as he picked up his maiden Test wicket by dismissing Jasprit Bumrah.

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