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The India-South Africa test match in Johannesburg saw Shardul Thakur score his first Test five-for in the match.

Against South Africa, Shardul Thakur recorded his first Test five-wicket haul, dismissing Dean Elgar, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, and Temba Bavuma.

On Tuesday, Shardul Thakur recorded his first five-wicket haul in the shortest format of the game. On the second day of the ongoing second Test at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, he completed the accomplishment. Shardul got seven wickets as South Africa were bowled out for 229 with India desperately seeking a breakthrough on Day 2. The 30-year-old took three wickets in the morning session and four more on Day 2.

Against South Africa, he bowled out Dean Elgar, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, and Temba Bavuma, as well as Marco Jansen and Lungi Ngidi. After South Africa’s grittier batting showing, his heroics have placed India back in contention.

The hosts, on the other hand, took a 27-run advantage in the first inning.

Additionally, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami each grabbed two wickets.

On the first day, South Africa’s pacers put forth a disciplined performance, bowling India out for 202 in their first innings.

While KL Rahul had a superb 50, Ravichandran Ashwin chipped in with a crucial 46.

The Proteas were led by Marco Jansen with 4 for 34, while Kagiso Rabada and Duanne Oliver each claimed 3 wickets.

The tourists lead the three-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test by 113 runs in Centurion.

The Newlands stadium in Cape Town will host the third and final Test match from January 11-15.

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