Mohammed Shami
India bowler Mohammed Sham celebrates after dismissing South Africa batsman Hashim Amla (unseen) during fourth day of the First Test cricket match between South Africa and India in Cape Town, on January 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian bowlers turned the match a little in India’s favour as they bowled out the South African batsmen in the first session of the fourth day. Indian batsmen now have to chase 208 to win the first Test at Newlands in Cape Town. The hosts lost their last eight wickets for just 65 runs as debutant Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami took three wickets each while Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya took two wickets a piece.

South Africa Vs India, Cape Town, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami,
Bowlers shone in the morning session, Jasprit Bumrah has left a huge impact. Photo Credit: AFP.

South Africa started the day with Kagiso Rabada and Hashim Amla at the crease. However, Amla was removed in the second over of the day by Shami which triggered a batting collapse. AB De Villiers was the top scorer for the South African side with 35 runs and was dismissed while accelerating the run rate after being left alone with the tail-enders. South Africa was bowled out for mere 130 in the second innings.

Mohammed Shami
India bowler Mohammed Sham celebrates after dismissing South Africa batsman Hashim Amla (unseen) during the fourth day of the First Test cricket match between South Africa and India in Cape Town, on January 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

The point of worry for the hosts will be the absence of Dale Steyn who sustained a heel injury in the first innings and has been ruled of the remainder of the series.

Let’s have a look at how Twitter reacted to the second innings collapse.

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https://twitter.com/stefanadonis/status/950310050425376768

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Prabhangad Singh

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