Umesh Yadav Becomes Fastest Batsman To Score 30+ Runs, See
India declared the first innings of the last match of the three-Test series against South Africa after scoring 497 runs for 9 wickets. Experienced players like Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane played a century for the team. Meanwhile, bowler Umesh Yadav scored 31 runs off 10 balls.
He hit five sixes in his innings. Umesh became the fastest player to score 30+ runs in Tests. He also scored at a strike rate of 310. This is a record strike rate in 10+ ball innings. Umesh broke New Zealand's Stephen Fleming's record for fastest 30+ runs. The former New Zealand captain scored an unbeaten 31 off 11 balls against South Africa in 2004.
Naim Macklin of West Indies scored 31 off 12 balls against African team in 1998, Pakistan's Abdul Razzaq scored 43 off 17 balls against Zimbabwe in 2011.
Umesh's innings helped the Indian team reach 500 runs
Umesh hit two sixes off two balls from spinner George Linde.
In the next over, he hit three more sixes. Umesh Linde was caught by wicket keeper Heinrich Klassen. He scored his highest score in a Test career. The Indian team reached close to 500 runs with the help of Umesh's innings. Rohit Sharma scored 212 and Ajinkya Rahane scored 115 runs for the team. Linde took the most four wickets for the African team. Kagiso Rabada had three successes.
Team India are leading 2–0 in the three-Test series.