If Mohammed Shami provided India with a dream start on the fourth morning of the ongoing first Test against South Africa, then Jasprit Bumrah put the icing on the cake, and India skipper Virat Kohli’s reaction said it all after Quinton de Kock returned to the hut.
Starting the day on 65 for 2 with their overall lead extended to 142, South Africa were slightly ahead in the game. However, Mohammed Shami all but negated their advantage by dismissing both of South Africa’s overnight batsmen- Kagiso Rabada and Hashim Amla- quickly to reduce them to 73 for four.
Rabada’s dismissal saw Faf du Plessis joining AB de Villiers on the crease. The duo had bailed the Proteas out of trouble in the first innings by sharing a century-plus stand, but before they could replicate their efforts again, Bumrah dismissed the South Africa with a stunning delivery.
With the scoreboard reading a precarious 82 for 5, South Africa were in dire need of a big stand, but Jasprit Bumrah struck once again to jolt them. De Villiers and Quinton de Kock could add only ten runs before the latter edged one behind the stumps. The umpire’s decision initially went against India before the decision was overturned when the visitors reviewed it. And as soon as the umpire raised his finger, the ever-energetic Virat Kohli let his emotions out, hurling out a few cases of abuse as India further strengthened its grip on the game.
Here is a clip of the incident showing Kohli charged up: