Team India’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami took five wickets in the first innings of the Centurion Test against South Africa. Team India has strengthened its hold on the Centurion Test on the basis of Shami’s superb bowling. Former coach Ravi Shastri, Team India’s ODI and T20 captain Rohit Sharma and former cricketer Mohammad Kaif have praised Shami fiercely. Kaif has even called Shami as dangerous as the legendary bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins and James Anderson.
Shami put up a strong performance against South Africa on the third day of the first Test of the three-match series at SuperSport Park. There was a flurry of wickets on the third day of the match. Team India’s score was 272 for three on the first day, then on the second day not even a ball could be bowled due to rain. Team India was reduced to 327 runs on the third day of the match. Lungi Ngidi took six wickets for South Africa, while KL Rahul was dismissed for 123 for India.
Double hundred is a special number #200
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) December 28, 2021
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 28, 2021
In reply, South African team was bundled out for 197 runs. Jasprit Bumrah’s heel was twisted during the match, after which he remained out of the field for a long time. Bumrah bowled only two overs after coming back. Bumrah took two wickets for India, while Shami took five. Shardul Thakur got two wickets in his account, while Mohammad Siraj took one wicket in his name.
For Shami, Rohit Sharma said that double hundred is a special number. At the same time, former coach Ravi Shastri wrote on Twitter, ‘Well done Sultan Mohammed Shami of Bengal. It was fun seeing Biryani after two days, the fruit of hard work. By the end of the third day’s play, India scored 16 runs for one wicket. Rahul is playing five while Shardul Thakur is scoring four runs. India’s lead is 146 runs.