Take a bow Bhuvneshwar Kumar!
India’s swing king produced a peach to beat AB de Villiers, as Bhuvneshwar bowled the South African with a prodigious in swinger.
AB earlier had a lucky escape, as India did not go for the DRS after the umpire had adjudged de Villiers to be not out.
Virat Kohli’s expression said it all, as the Indian skipper knew that his team had made a big blunder which they could rue today.
The big screen then showed that they made a mistake, as it showed AB was plumb in front with the ball hitting the wickets.
The great South African gave a shy smile, as he knew that he had a lucky escape. But his luck eventually ran out, as he received a beauty from India’s main man, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
India’s Sultan of Swing was at his best, as Bhuvi got the ball to talk on a helpful Johannesburg pitch on day two.
Day two of the third test match was expected to be an extremely crucial for India, as Kohli and his men had to get the better of South Africa in this test match.
After Kohli and Pujara put on a wonderful partnership on day one, the rest of the batting line-up folded quite easily. Much was expected from Rahane and Pandya, but neither batsman could put up much of a fight against the South African bowlers.
Rabada was the pick of the bowlers yesterday, as the young pacer picked up three wickets. For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the star man with both bat and ball in Joburg.
Kumar made 30 crucial runs in the first innings, before he picked up Markram late in the day. Bhuvi continued his form on day two, as he was the only bowler who got the ball to talk on a helpful pitch.
The fast bowler was extremely unlucky to not get more wickets, as Bhuvi troubled every South African batsman he faced.
Night watchman Rabada was a big thorn in India’s side, as the left-hander scored 30 invaluable runs for the home team.
Kohli and his men were visibly frustrated, as India saw their chances of winning the match slowly slip away.
But Bhuvi and then Ishant came to India’s rescue, as the South Africans quickly lost their way in the second session.
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