India vs South Africa: Mohammed Shami joins Jasprit Bumrah in unique list

Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times

Author 2019-10-06 16:39:23

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It was a day when the Indian spinners were expected to have a huge bearing on the result of the game on a wearing pitch. R Ashwin got things rolling by getting Theunis de Bruyn early on Day 5. And then Mohammed Shami got into the act - he smashed the stumps of Temba Bavuma as South Africa were three down in the first half hour.

The fast-bowler was not done yet, he went on to castle Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock and Dane Peidt and in the process, became only the second Indian bowler to dismiss four batsmen in a single Test innings by knocking over their stumps. He joined Jasprit Bumrah, who achieved a similar feat in West Indies last month.

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Shami finished things off as he bowled a length ball on off stump and got it to tail away just a touch as Rabada looked to drive it on the up and nicked it behind to Wriddhiman Saha.

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