Friday, April 12, 2024
Home Sport India vs South Africa, 2nd Test - "Miyan Magic": Internet Erupts As...

India vs South Africa, 2nd Test – “Miyan Magic”: Internet Erupts As Mohammed Siraj Makes SA Shiver In Cape Town Test

As the Proteas won the toss and chose to bat, Mohammed Siraj emerged as the chief disruptor for India. Siraj made early breakthroughs, taking four wickets within the first 10 overs, leaving South Africa in a precarious position on Day 1 of the ongoing second Test in Cape Town. India, having lost the first Test by an innings and 32 runs in Centurion last week, sought a strong start in the series. Siraj dismissed Aiden Markram (2), Dean Elgar (4), and Tony de Zorzi (2) in his initial spell.

On social media, fans praised Siraj for his exceptional bowling performance, particularly after facing criticism during the Boxing Day Test. Siraj continued his impressive form by later dismissing Kyle Verrynne and Marco Jansen, completing his third five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

South Africa made three changes to their lineup, introducing new cap Tristan Stubbs at number four in place of Keegan Petersen. Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj and fast bowler Lungi Ngidi replaced the injured Temba Bavuma and Gerald Coetzee, respectively.

India brought in the fit-again Ravindra Jadeja, replacing fellow spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin, while seam bowler Mukesh Kumar took the place of Shardul Thakur.

South African captain Dean Elgar, playing in his final Test match, acknowledged the challenge after losing the first Test but emphasized the importance of starting well. Indian captain Rohit Sharma expressed optimism about their chances, stating that they were eager to make an impact after winning the first Test.

Most Popular

“Happens In War”: Netanyahu On Israel Strike That Killed Gaza Aid Workers

Israeli Prime Serve Benjamin Netanyahu conceded Tuesday that its equipped strengths "inadvertently" murdered seven help specialists in an discuss strike in Gaza. "Unfortunately, in the...

“First Burn Wives’ Sarees”: Sheikh Hasina Slams Rivals’ India Boycott Call

New Delhi: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, speaking at a meeting of the ruling Awami League, challenged opposition leaders advocating for a boycott of...

Trudeau says temporary immigration needs to be brought ‘under control’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has expressed the government's intention to curb the influx of temporary immigrants into the country, emphasizing the need to bring...

“Senseless”: India Rejects China’s “Invented Names” For Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs firmly dismissed China's attempts to rename places in Arunachal Pradesh, affirming that such efforts to assign "invented...

Recent Comments