- 31-year-old Shami is India’s 5th pacer to take 200 wickets in Tests
- Shami took 5 wickets for South Africa in the first innings of the Centurion Test
- Indian cricket team leads by 130 runs in first innings in Centurion
Indian cricket team’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami registered a big achievement in his name on the third day of the Centurion Test against South Africa. Shami completed his double century of his wickets in Test cricket by taking 5 wickets in the first innings.
Shami is the Indian bowler to take 200 wickets in the shortest balls. 31-year-old Shami made Aiden Markram, Keegan Pietersen, Temba Bavuma, Viaan Mulder and Kagiso Rabada his prey. Shami is the 5th Indian pacer to take 200 or more wickets in Test cricket.
On this achievement of Shami, fans on social media praised him fiercely. These included the former head coach of the Indian team Ravi Shastri and hitman Rohit Sharma.
Tagging Shami on his official Twitter handle, Shastri wrote, ‘Well done! Sultan of Bengal. It was fun watching. Biryani. after two days. fruit of hard work. God bless you.
On the other hand, Rohit Sharma, who was recently appointed captain of the ODI and T20 team, tweeted, “Double century is a special number.” Rohit has scored 3 double centuries in ODIs while he has one double century to his name in Test cricket.
India got a 130-run lead in the first innings
The Indian team scored 327 runs in the first innings of the Centurion Test on the back of a brilliant century by KL Rahul. Answer: South African team was bundled out for 197 runs. In this way, Team India got a lead of 130 runs in the first innings.
A total of 18 wickets fell on the third day
Due to incessant rain on the second day, the fast bowlers were getting help from the pitch on the third day. 268 runs were scored in the day and 18 wickets fell. Playing ahead of 272 for three in the morning, the Indian team could only reach 327 runs in the first innings but they took a strong lead of 130 runs by dismissing South Africa for 197 runs. India had to bat again in the final session of the day. He scored 16 for one in his second innings till the end of the third day’s play.