Despite his five wickets in the first innings, Jasprit Bumrah gave all the credit of India’s comeback to his bowling partner Mohammed Shami. India finished the second day on 57 for 2, with a lead of 70 runs.
The hosts were in a comfortable position with Keegan Petersen (72 off 166) and Temba Bavuma (28 off 52) going strong. Shami struck twice in an over to reduce the Proteas to 159 for 6.
Hailing that 56th over as a turning point, Bumrah spoke highly of Shami’s seam position.
“His spell was excellent and he got us back into the game with two wickets in one over. South Africa were looking strong before Shami’s match changing over and he struck at the right time. His seam position is pleasing to eyes. Shami has understood his game better and is utilising his skills to perfection,” said Bumrah.
The Proteas were dismissed for 210 in the first innings. Earlier, India scored 223, riding on an impressive knock of Virat Kohli, who amassed 79.