Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav sliced through South Africa twice on the same day to send India hurtling towards a 3-0 series sweep in the third and final Test. A total of 16 South African wickets tumbled on Monday, with India’s pace duo accounting for half of them, as the touring side reached the brink of another embarrassing innings-defeat.
While it may be true that India enjoyed the best of the batting conditions at the JSCA Stadium, Shami and Umesh looked more threatening on a wearing pitch on the third afternoon than their counterparts had on the opening morning. From 9 for 2 in the first innings overnight, South Africa was bowled out for 162. India duly enforced the follow-on, before reducing the opponent to 132 for eight — still 203 runs in arrears — when bad light brought an end to an extended final session.
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October 22, 2019