SA vs IND, 2nd Test: Sachin Tendulkar lauds Jasprit Bumrah’s performance following India’s historic win in Cape Town


Legendary India batter Sachin Tendulkar has heaped praise on pacer Jasprit Bumrah following India’s seven-wicket win over South Africa at the Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town to level the two-match Test series 1-1.

SA vs IND, 2nd Day: Day 2 Highlights

India chased down a 79-run target on Day 2 to win the match by seven wickets, to register their first-ever Test win in Cape Town. The match saw India bowl South Africa out for 55 runs and 176 runs, while being dismissed for 153 runs in their first innings.

Bumrah was the star-man for India in the second innings, claiming six wickets to become India’s all-time wicket-taker in Tests in South Africa, going level with Javagal Srinath’s record (16 wickets). Bumrah dismissed Tristan Stubbs, David Bedingham, Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj and Lungi Ngidi in the second innings.

Following India’s win, Tendulkar took to social media platform ‘X’, saying Bumrah showed how to bowl on such wickets.

“Congratulations to Team India for levelling the series! Markram’s approach was fantastic because sometimes attack is the best form of defence on a pitch like this. Well bowled by Bumrah, who showed us exactly, how bowling in the channel consistently is all that’s required on such type of wickets,” Tendulkar posted on ‘X’.

The second Test came to a swift conclusion in just five sessions of play, making it the quickest Test with a result in terms of overs bowled. The previous shortest Test match, in comparison, held its record for nearly nine decades; it happened back in 1932, where Australia triumphed over South Africa in Melbourne in a match spanning 109.2 overs.

This match ended in 107.1 overs, with South Africa’s first innings lasting 23.2 overs, India’s first innings lasting 34.5 overs, South Africa batting for 37 overs in their second innings, and India chasing down the target in 12 overs, making for a total of 107.1 overs being bowled in Cape Town.

Published By:

Rounaq Sehrawat

Published On:

Jan 4, 2024

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