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IND vs SA: Jasprit Bumrah creates history!
Courtesy: telugu.mykhel

The luminary of the team’s bowling artillery, Jaspreet Bumrah, seized a rare and glorious moment, standing tall as the second Indian pacer to claim a five-wicket haul in Sena (South Africa, England, New Zealand, Australia) countries. This feat unfolded during the second test against South Africa, marking a significant milestone for Bumrah.

In the course of this match, Bumrah attained the coveted five-wicket distinction, adding to his cricketing laurels. Remarkably, he has now achieved this feat a total of six times across Sena countries. This accomplishment places him on par with the formidable Zaheer Khan, who, in his heyday, also secured five-wicket hauls six times in Sena countries. Surpassing them both is the legendary captain Kapil Dev, who boasts seven instances of accomplishing this feat in Sena countries.

Bumrah’s remarkable performance in the current series against South Africa saw him securing a five-wicket haul for the third time on their turf. Furthermore, he has achieved this feat twice on English soil, twice against the West Indies, and once in Australia. Noteworthy is his ability to replicate this success even on home ground, where he has also secured five-wicket hauls.

The opening day of the game witnessed Bumrah dismissing Tristan Stubs (1) with a caught-out display. On the subsequent day, he wreaked havoc on the opposing team, claiming the wickets of David Bedding Hum (11), Kyle Verreynne (9), Marco Janssen (11), and Keshav Maharaj (3), with the latter falling to his prowess. Marco Janssen, in a spectacular turn, was caught out, adding to Bumrah’s tally. With a total of five wickets in the innings, Bumrah exhibited his mastery.

South Africa, in the second innings, found themselves at 111 for 7 wickets, grappling with Bumrah’s relentless assault. Aiden Mark Rum (84) valiantly held his ground amid the wickets falling.

In the initial innings, after winning the toss, South Africa faced a tumultuous start, collapsing at 55 runs. The Indian pacer, Mohammed Siraj (6/15), orchestrated a formidable bowling performance, leading to the downfall of the South African batting lineup. Bumrah, alongside Mukesh Kumar, contributed by scalping two wickets each.

Following India’s innings, which concluded at 153 runs, losing the last six wickets for a mere run, key players like Virat Kohli (46), Shubman Gill (36), and Rohit Sharma (39) couldn’t salvage the situation.