Umesh Yadav dismisses Quinton de Kock: The Indian fast bowler picked up a wicket in his first over itself in the Ranchi Test.
During the second day of the third Test of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of India in Ranchi, India fast bowler Umesh Yadav drew first blood in the form of South Africa opening batsman Quinton de Kock in his first over itself.
Sharing the new ball alongside Mohammed Shami, Yadav bowled a soaring bouncer to put the southpaw in an awkward position. Eventually in no position to either leave or play the ball, de Kock ended up gloving it to India wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha.
Having scored 4 (6) with the help of one four, South Africa’s ploy of making de Kock open the batting didn’t work at all. With the visitors including another specialist wicket-keeper in Heinrich Klaasen, de Kock was announced to open the batting.
In the previous over, the first of the South African innings, Shami had send back Dean Elgar (0) in a similar manner. Having witnessed two Indian fast bowlers bouncing out overseas batsmen on Indian pitches, former captain Sunil Gavaskar was rejoiced in the commentary box.
Much like yesterday, play has once again been called off due to bad light. India sending back the South African opening pair in the first five overs have further strengthened their position in the match. The visiting team currently trails by 488 runs.
After India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bat yesterday, India posted 497/9 dec. in 116.3 overs. It was a 267-run partnership between opening batsman Rohit Sharma (212) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (115) which put India in a dominating position today.
Umesh Yadav dismisses Quinton de Kock:
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