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NEW DELHI: The results of the first two Tests of this series dictated that this match was consigned to the proverbial ‘dead rubber’ bin, but for Virat Kohli’s team this was anything but an inconsequential. They had points to prove, chiefly that their batsmen could cope with the testing conditions and South Africa’s pace attack. By stumps on day two they found themselves 49/1 after bowling out the hosts for 194 – a lead of 42 on a devilishly tricky Wanderers surface where lateral movement and uneven bounce has made batting a test of both team’s resolve.
How did it come to this, after India were bowled out for 187 on day one? Step forward, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. Maintaining an exceptional marriage of pressure and late movement, the pair applied the squeeze on South Africa’s batsmen with the assistance of a lively pitch, sharing eight of the ten wickets to fall. Bumrah will make headlines for his maiden five-wicket haul in his third Test, but for India, Bhuvneshwar’s impact on this Test, in just two days, has been profound. An extremely handy 30 had helped India from 144/7 to 187 on Wednesday, and today his 3/44 paved the way for India to march ahead. That inswinger to AB de Villiers was among the balls of the series.
That South Africa got this far was also due to Hashim Amla, playing well within himself because of the intimidating atmosphere to top-score with 61 off 121 balls. Vernon Philander also played a key role, riding his luck to contribute an important 35 after the hosts had slumped to 125/6.
All this will provide you, the reader, a glimpse of the intensity and drama that played out today. In Bhuvneshwar’s hands, the ball started immediately to dance on a surface showing increasing signs of uncertain bounce. In the morning Elgar was forced to play at a ball that landed on leg stump and hurried past him. The nightwatchman Kagiso Rabada and Amla had little clue against delicious offerings that curved in late or over the bails. Bhuvneshwar pushed both back in their creases – always a dangerous position from which to play seaming deliveries – and cursed under his breath as edges evaded fielders.
Though this trial by fire, Amla was comfortably – or was it uncomfortably? – the most assured of South Africa’s batsmen, collecting his runs with nudges and glances and the odd pretty drive while constantly struggling for survival on a difficult pitch and against some testing bowling. He often walked forward and sometimes across, at times exposing leg stump. He survived lbw calls and took blows on the thigh and ribs. But he never wavered in focus, which is the hallmark of great batsmen. Despite the hostile conditions and bowling, never was anxiety evident in Amla’s batting. It was a supreme innings, ended when he timed a pull shot off the middle of his bat but found deep square leg perfectly. The bowler was Bumrah, who finished with 5/54.
Was there one dismissal that stood out? Yes. Bhuvneshwar produced a delivery that did not need catchers or umpires or technology to assist him: it swung like a Duke Ellington special and tailed past de Villiers’ bat to smack the stumps. In the build-up to that wicket, in one over Bhuvneshwar had drawn an edge from de Villiers that fell short of second slip, seen the batsmen manufacture a single between the cordon, and Amla survive an lbw review the showed the ball just missing the top of off stump.
Any successful hero needs supporting actors, and Bhuvneshwar had two fine ones. Close on his heels was Bumrah, who struck when Faf du Plessis shouldered arms to a ball that seamed back and clipped the top of off stump, and then had Quinton de Kock edging to Parthiv Patel. Ishant Sharma, the tallest of India’s fast men, also hit terrific lines to have each of the batsmen hopping, but a wicket eluded him until seven minutes before lunch when an edge off Rabada’s bat finally found a catcher. That was just reward for Ishant, who along with every other Indian pace bowler used during the morning session made the nightwatchman poke and prod.
India’s quicks kept banging it in all day, at times with success and sometimes not. Philander squeezed the ball between the slips and gully and slapped fiercely through the offside during an entertaining innings. He made room to try and offset the bowlers, succeeding on several occasions, and eventually fell to Mohammed Shami when Bumrah held a fine catch at long leg. Morne Morkel required medical attention after being rapped on the knuckles, Andile Phehulkwayo wore a full toss on the back leg and Lungi Ngidi was Bumrah’s fifth wicket.
By the close of play, India had taken their lead to 42 for the obligatory loss of an early wicket, in this case the makeshift opener Parthiv for 16 from 15 balls. Murali Vijay is batting on 13 from 49 balls and KL has managed his best score of the series, a solid unbeaten 16.