New Delhi. The first match of the 3-Test series is being played between India and South Africa in Centurion. On the third day of this Test, India’s first innings was reduced to 327 runs. On the first day, India had scored 272 runs for 3 wickets. The second day was clouded by rain. In such a situation, a big score was expected from Team India on the third day. But the batsmen were disappointed. Team India lost 7 wickets within 55 runs on the third day. South African pacer Lungi Ngidi played an important role in defeating Team India.
Ngidi took 6/71 in 24 overs in the first innings of the Centurion Test. Ngidi had earlier taken 6 for 39 in 12.2 overs in the second innings of the Centurion Test against India in 2018. Then India lost the Centurion Test by 135 runs and this time also Ngidi worked to sprinkle salt on Team India’s 3-year-old wound by taking 6 wickets in Centurion itself.
Enigidi took 5 wickets against India twice
Lungi Ngidi in IPL Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) He plays for Chennai Super Kings. In Ngidi, including this test, he has achieved the feat of taking 5 wickets in an innings 3 times. Out of this, he has achieved this feat against India only twice.
Ngidi had achieved the feat of taking five wickets against India in Centurion for the first time in 2018. Then he took 6 wickets for 39 runs in the second innings of the Test. Which is his best performance in Tests. He also took 5 wickets in an innings against West Indies in June this year.
India lost 7 wickets within 55 runs on the third day
Ngidi completed his 5 wickets in the first innings by getting Rishabh Pant caught by van der Dussen on the third day of the Centurion Test. He also made Mayank Agarwal (60), Cheteshwar Pujara (0), Virat Kohli (35), Ajinkya Rahane (48) and Mohammed Shami (8) his prey.
On the third day, India’s first wicket fell in the form of KL Rahul. Kagiso Rabada put the brakes on his innings. Rahul got out after scoring 123 runs. Big innings was also expected from Ajinkya Rahane. But he also missed his half-century by 2 runs. Team India was not even able to handle these two shocks that R Ashwin 4 and Rishabh Pant also went on after scoring 8 runs. Shardul Thakur was also dismissed for 4 runs off Rabada’s ball. India’s last wicket fell in the form of Jasprit Bumrah (14). Siraj remained unbeaten on 4 runs.