Jasprit Bumrah Takes 9th Five-Wicket Haul

Jasprit Bumrah

India now are in complete control of the second Test against South Africa.

Vishal Singh Jan. 4, 2024

Now it's Jasprit Bumrah's turn. After Mohammed Siraj's six-wicket haul on the opening day of second South Africa vs India Test at Newlands in Cape Town, Bumrah brought on Fifer to ensure the team was in full control of the final match of the tour.

South Africa resumed play on the 2nd day with an overnight score of 62/3 and still led India by 36 points with Aiden Markram and David Bedingham scoring 36 and 7 points respectively. On the second day, the pitch at Newlands seemed relatively safe for batsmen to take shots from, with Markram being the first to reach 50 in the third innings of the match.


Bumrah's Supremacy -

Bumrah, India's top pacer, managed to take just a few wickets in South Africa's 1st innings thanks to Siraj. But on Thursday, Bumrah was in a different class than his own. The 30-year-old from Ahmedabad surpassed Keshav Maharaj to reach his ninth five-wicket haul in Test cricket in a relatively short time of 11 overs.

In 32 Tests including this match, Bumrah took a best of 6/27 innings with 139 wickets. His best game numbers are 9/86. Bumrah now has his haul of five wickets in at least one of his five countries.

In South Africa he has three, in England and the West Indies he has two each, in Australia and India he has one each. At the time of filing the report, South Africa was sluggish at 158/7 after 30 overs, with Markram guarding the Proteas' tails very well. Kagiso Rabada (2) took the lead in the midfield, scoring 102 off 99 balls. Their lead was 60 points.