So far, the first two and a half sessions of the second test match between India and South Africa have been thrilling. South Africa, who started at 35/1, looked good at first, and it appeared that India would concede a big lead one time, but everything changed when “Lord” Shardul Thakur came on the attack.
Shardul took his first wicket when Shardul removed SA skipper Dean Elgar, who nicked it behind for Rishabh Pant to scoop an easy catch. Shardul broke the tenacious 74-run stand between Elgar and Keegan Petersen, and he followed it up with two more wickets.
Thakur finished with a career-high 7/61 after dismissing Lungi Ngidi for a duck. In his sixth test match, it was his first five-wicket haul. Shardul Thakur has also set some incredible records with this figure. In test match history, he has the best figure for any Indian bowler in South Africa. Harbhajan Singh’s previous best was 7/120 in Cape Town in 2010/11. Shardul Thakur also had the joint best figure of any bowler after South Africa’s re-admission in 1992. The first was Mathew Hoggard, who took 7/61 against South Africa in 2004/05. This performance dragged the attention of fans and ex-cricketers, who praised him on Twitter. So here we brings you the reaction on Twitter.
India are 27 runs behind in the first innings and this match is going to an exciting finish. We can assure you that we are about to watch a nail-bitter of a contest.