A delivery from Jasprit Bumrah outside edged Dean Elgar in the fourth session of the first day of the third Test between India and South Africa.
Despite trailing India by 206 runs at the close of Day 1 of the ongoing third Test in Cape Town, South Africa managed to hold onto a slim lead. At stumps on Tuesday, the hosts were 17 for one against India’s first innings total of 223. South Africa lost their captain, Dean Elgar, to Jasprit Bumrah, who once again produced an outstanding delivery, in the first session.
Bumrah’s fourth ball of the fifth over was a length delivery, angled across the left-hander. The South African skipper had little choice but to play at it since the line was so close to the stumps and the length was so long. Cheteshwar Pujara completed the formalities with a first slip after he tried to go with delicate hands. After edging it to Pujara, Elgar was left in a state of absolute confusion.
Jasprit Bumrah’s “excellent” delivery foxes Dean Elgar in this video.
Elgar managed just three runs from his entire 16-ball innings. Aiden Markram, his opening partner, remained unbeaten and scored eight runs off 20 balls. Keshav Maharaj, the nightwatchman, too remained wicketless and contributed six runs to the total.
On Day 2, the two will return to the plate.
Virat Kohli, India’s captain, scored 79 runs from 201 balls on the first day of the tournament. In addition to the six, he hit 12 fours in his brave knock.
Cheteshwar Pujara smashed 43 runs from 77 balls, almost missing out on a half-century.
South Africa’s bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen took four and three wickets respectively. Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, and Lungi Ngudi each received a red card.
After a stalemate at 1-1, India is hoping to record a historic series win in South Africa for the first time ever.