Ind vs SA 2nd Test: India Win By 7 Wickets, Best Win

Ind vs SA 2nd Test: The second Test between India and South Africa at Cape Town delivered a thrilling cricket spectacle filled with remarkable performances and unexpected twists. Jasprit Bumrah and Aiden Markram emerged as standout performers in a contest that saw 23 wickets fall on the opening day. The series decider at Cape Town. India won the match by 7 wickets.

Ind vs SA 2nd Test

Siraj’s Six-Wicket Haul and Proteas’ Stunning Collapse

Md Shiraj
Md Shiraj

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  • Mohammed Siraj’s career-best figures of 6-15 in the first session dismantled the Proteas lineup for a mere 55 runs.
  • India’s spectacular collapse in their first innings, aided by Ngidi and Rabada, set the stage for a thrilling contest.
  • Dean Elgar’s South Africa fought back, restricting India to 153 in their first innings.

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Bumrah’s Brilliance and Markram’s Century

  • Jasprit Bumrah’s six-wicket haul in the second innings proved decisive as South Africa set a target of 79 for India.
  • Aiden Markram’s resilient century, his seventh in Tests, showcased the Proteas’ fighting spirit.
  • India’s openers faced a challenging target, with KL Rahul dropping an early chance, but Rohit and Co. chased down 79 to win by 7 wickets.

Key Moments and Statistics:

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma
  • India, under Rohit Sharma’s leadership, became the first side to defeat South Africa at Cape Town.
  • The match witnessed 23 wickets falling on a chaotic opening day, creating an enthralling contest.
  • Siraj’s exceptional performance earned him the Player of the Match award, with a six-wicket haul in the first innings.

Rohit Sharma’s Leadership and Post-Match Comments:

  • Rohit Sharma credited the bowlers for executing plans and highlighted the importance of the 100-run lead in the context of the game.
  • India’s victory marked their first-ever win at Cape Town and leveled the series 1-1.

Player of the Series: Bumrah and Elgar Share Honors

  • Dean Elgar and Jasprit Bumrah were jointly awarded the Player of the Series.
  • Elgar, in his farewell Test series, emerged as the top run-scorer with 201 runs.
  • Bumrah’s 12 wickets made him the leading wicket-taker, solidifying his role as a premier pacer.

Match Highlight – Day 1

Tristan Stubbs Test DebutTristan Stubbs makes his Test debut for South Africa
DrinksSouth Africa 29/4 in 13.0 overs
Referral 1(13.1 Overs): K Verreynne against IND (LBW) – Successful (SA: 3, IND: 3)
M Siraj 3rd Test 5-wicket haul5/9 (7.5)
South Africa 50/8 in 21.0 overs
Innings BreakSouth Africa 55/10 in 23.2 overs
LunchSouth Africa 55/10 in 23.2 overs
India 50/1 in 7.3 overs
Referral 1(9.1 overs): SA against R Sharma (LBW) – Unsuccessful (SA: 2, IND: 3)
Referral 2(10.2 overs): R Sharma against SA (LBW) – Successful (SA: 2, IND: 3)
2nd wkt Partnership50 off 60 balls between R Sharma (27) and S Gill (14)
DrinksIndia 67/1 in 12.0 overs
India 100/2 in 19.5 overs
Referral 3(23.2 overs): SA against V Kohli (LBW) – Unsuccessful (SA: 2, IND: 3) (Retained)
TeaIndia 111/4 in 24.0 overs
India 152/4 in 32.4 overs
Innings BreakIndia 153/10 in 34.5 overs
Referral 1(6.4 overs): IND against A Markram (LBW) – Unsuccessful (SA: 3, IND: 3) (Retained)
Referral 2(14.4 overs): IND against T Stubbs (LBW) – Unsuccessful (SA: 3, IND: 2)
South Africa 50/3 in 16.1 overs
StumpsSouth Africa 62/3 in 17.0 overs

 Match Notes – Day 2

A Markram Test fifty52 runs in 68 balls (8×4) (0x6)
South Africa 103/5 in 23.4 overs
J Bumrah 9th Test 5-wicket haul5/43 (10.2)
DrinksSouth Africa 128/7 in 27.0 overs
A Markram dropped on 73 by KL Rahulin 27.3 overs
South Africa 150/7 in 29.1 overs
A Markram 7th Test hundred102 runs in 99 balls (16×4) (2×6)
8th Wickets Partnership51 off 37 balls between A Markram (49) and K Rabada (2)
Innings BreakSouth Africa 176/10 in 36.5 overs
LunchSouth Africa 176/10 in 36.5 overs
India 52/1 in 7.4 overs
Referral 1(8.6 overs): SA against R Sharma (Caught) – Unsuccessful (SA: 2, IND: 3)
Referral 2(11.1 overs): SA against V Kohli (Caught) – Successful (SA: 2, IND: 3)
India 75/3V Kohli c Kyle Verreynne b Marco Jansen 12(11)

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