After making a mess out of the first innings the Indians have bounced right into the game and have given South Africa a stiff target of 241 to chase. For India the vice captain, Ajinkya Rahane top scored with a very vital knock of 48 and the captain chipped in with a knock of 41. These two made sure that India gives the host difficult target especially in terms of how Nasty the pitch has been behaving.
Once again Bhuvneshwar Kumar showed his excellent all round skills and once again contributed vitally with the bat. Bhuvi has been winning high accolades for his clinical performances with the bat and while India’s Premier all rounder, Hardik Pandya has been failing with the bat, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is making up for it.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar played a knock of 33 which mattered so much to the team.
Shami The Show Stopper
Ajinkya Rahane might have top scored for India with Kohli playing a knock of 41 but it was Mohammad Shami who was the show stopper in India’s innings. Shami hit the South African bowlers for some handsome blows. First he clobbered Morne Morkel for a huge six and then he smashed the number one bowler in test cricket, Kagiso Rabada for a big six.
The dressing room too enjoyed the big blows from Shami and were all about appreciation for his very vital contribution. Mohammad Shami played a knock of 27 from 28 balls and if was a very crucial one in the context of this game.
Sehwag Posts A Hilarious Tweet On Shami’s Fireworks
Here’s the Tweet
Morkel ko 6, Rabada ko 6 .
Vijay ka, Rahul ka, Pujara ka,
Sabka badla lega re tera Shami 🙂
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 26, 2018