Petersen leads South Africa’s cost after Bumrah, Yadav strike « CmaTrends


Jasprit Bumrah gave India the right begin on the second ball of the day as Aiden Markram shouldered arms to an excellent size supply coming in sharply from outdoors off and hit the highest of off-stump.

Nightwatchman Keshav Maharaj seemed fluent whereas placing boundaries off Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. He and Keegan Petersen managed to defy the Indian bowling assault so as to add 28 runs for the third wicket until Umesh Yadav downed Maharaj’s center stump with a scrambled seam supply going by means of the gate.

After drinks break, Petersen started to get a transfer on, slashing Shardul Thakur by means of covers earlier than surviving an lbw enchantment on the very subsequent ball. Petersen was elegant in driving Yadav by means of level earlier than punching by means of the identical space within the pacer’s subsequent over.

Petersen performed the shot of the session, slashing Thakur over third man within the twenty eighth over after which flicked off his supply on pads by means of mid-wicket. Against Ravichandran Ashwin, Petersen introduced out the reverse sweep to maintain the run-flow going. He then signed off from the session by punching Bumrah by means of level, the place Mayank Agarwal made contact with the boundary hoarding whereas sliding.

The fifty-run partnership between Petersen and Rassie van der Dussen got here up within the last over earlier than lunch. Then, van der Dussen flicked Shami on the ultimate ball of the session by means of fine-leg to carry up South Africa’s hundred.

Brief scores: India 223 all out in 77.3 overs (Virat Kohli 79; Kagiso Rabada 4/73) vs South Africa 100/3 in 35 overs (Keegan Petersen 40 not out, Keshav Maharaj 25; Jasprit Bumrah 2/16), South Africa path by 123 runs.

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