The second day of the second Test match being played between South Africa vs Team India was named after Shardul Thakur. Thakur took 7 wickets while bowling excellently and brought India back in the match. After the African team was all out for 229, the Indian team came out to bat in the third session. Where, at the very beginning, India got two big setbacks in the form of KL-Mayank. At the end of the day’s play, the score was 85-2 and India have a marginal lead of 58 runs.
Indian team score 85-2
STUMPS on Day 2 of the 2nd Test.#TeamIndia 202 & 85/2, lead South Africa (229) by 58 runs.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 4, 2022
After bowling out South Africa for 229, the African team came out to bat in the third session. But once again batting fast, Mayank Agarwal lost his important wicket at the score of 23 (37). Olivier showed him the way to the pavilion by doing LBW. After this, India got the second blow in the form of KL Rahul (8), who was run by Marco Jensen for just 8 (21).
But after this Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane batted firmly at the crease. Jahan, Pujara is known to defend but he scored 35* (42) not out including 7 fours. At the same time, his partner Rahane is unbeaten on 11 * (22) runs. At the end of the second day’s play, India’s score is 85-2 and have taken a lead of 58 runs.
229 runs with 7 wickets of Shardul African team all out
South Africa cricket team started the second day with a score of 35-1. Initially, the Indian bowlers struggled a lot for the wicket, but then Shardul made a great comeback in the match by taking 3 wickets in the very first session. After this, Shardul’s havoc continued in the second session as well and he achieved the best bowling figure of his career by taking 7 wickets during the African innings.
During this, Shardul made Dean Elgar (28), Keegan Pietersen (62, Van der Dussen (51), Verene (21), Marco Jensen (21) and Lungi Ngidi (0) their prey while Jasprit Bumrah had one in his account. The breakthrough came in the form of Keshav Maharaj (21). Mohammed Shami had dismissed Aiden Markram on the first day and he got the wicket of Kagiso Rabada (0) on the second day. Thus the hosts scored 229 runs in the first innings and scored 229 runs in the first innings. He took a marginal lead of 27 runs on the base.
Shardul Thakur Not only did he achieve the best bowling figure of his Test career, but it was also the best performance by an Indian bowler at the Wanderers ground. Lord Shardul is being appreciated for his superb bowling all-around.