India vs South Africa, Live Cricket Score: Team India creates a new record for the first time in their Test history

Jasprit Bumrah

On the day 4 of 1st Test against Host SouthAfrica, Indian bowlers set a new recorde.For the very first time in the History of Indian Cricket,  4 Indian pacers have picked at least a wicket in both innings of a test match. India is currently playing with four fast bowlers in the ongoing first Test against South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town. The skipper Virat Kohli has gone with the pace trio of Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah to be assisted by the all-rounder Hardik Pandya. They have bowled well as a unit and have troubled the home side so far.

On the Day 4, India fights their way back into the Test and bowl out the Hosts for 130, giving the visitors a target of 208 runs to win the first Test match.

Hardik Pandya 

India struck early with the ball in the first session of the fourth day's play against South Africa. The hosts resumed proceedings, after a washed out Day 3, at 65/2 and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Mohammed Shami got rid of Amla and Rabada in quick succession while Jasprit Bumrah took care of the South African captain Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock to reduce the hosts at 92 for 6. Vernon Philander followed soon after as Shami caught him right in front and Bhuvneshwar Kumar got rid of Keshav Maharaj and Morne Morkel. 

For South Africa, AB de Villiers (35) fought a lone battle and looked good before losing his wicket, trying to up the ante. He was the last man to be dismissed as South Africa were bowled out for 130 in the second innings, giving India a target of 208 runs to win the first Test match and take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match Test series. Shami and Bumrah shared six wickets among themselves as Bhuvneshwar and Pandya gave them good support by picking up a couple of wickets each

Earlier in the game after losing the toss, Bhuvi swung the game towards India’s way in the first hour by scalping the top three wickets of the hosts. The other bowlers too supported him well bowling South Africa on the first day itself on 286. While Bumrah castled the counter-attacking AB de Villiers, Pandya fluffed the opposition skipper Faf du Plessis with a snorter. Even Shami struck after starting poorly and disturbed the timbers of Vernon Philander. R Ashwin snuffed a couple of tailenders in the end to finish the innings.

The third day’s play was completely washed out due to rain but the way the game was panned out, the result was imminent given the sporting pitch on offer.

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