Umesh Yadav has been included in the Indian playing XI for the third Test against South Africa as a replacement for the injured Mohammad Siraj and has been looking good with his spell in Cape Town. Umesh was troubling the pair of Keshav Maharaj and Keegan Pietersen but the Indians could not take a single wicket after sending Markram back early on the second day.
Maharaj, the night watchman, was disappointing the Indian bowlers with his tenacious batting and also managed to get a few boundaries under his belt.
But Umesh had the last laugh as he bowled a precise delivery at the stumps and managed to defend Maharaj.
The South African actually tried to play a drive on a good length delivery and the line of the ball disappeared, hitting the wickets. Maharaj’s middle stump fell out, a sight that the fast bowlers cherish.
For a fast bowler there is no better sight than watching the middle man crumble.
Umesh Yadav has been a formidable fast bowler with a simple bowling action.
— Vicky Singh (@isinghvicky12) 12 January 2022
Maharaj was dismissed for 25, leaving South Africa in trouble at 45/3.
Keegan Pietersen and Rassie van der Dussen have since forged a good partnership, taking the team past the 100-run mark.
India were bowled out for 223 in the first innings.
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