Siraj (6/15) Bundles Out SA For 55, Rekindles Memories Of Asia Cup Final Vs Lanka
New Delhi: Team India were left battered and bruised in the opening Test at Centurion, where they stumbled to an innings defeat against South Africa inside three days.
A week later, India struck back with vengeance and skittled out the Proteas for a paltry 55 in 23.2 overs on the first morning of the second Test at Cape Town.
Mohammed Siraj breathed fire and registered career-best figures of 6/15 in 9 overs.
Jasprit Bumrah and debutant Mukesh Kumar bagged 2 wickets each as only 2 batsmen managed double-digit scores.
It was the lowest total in a Test innings by any team against India.
South Africa’s 55 was worse than New Zealand’s 62 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, in December 2021.
Siraj became the second Indian bowler to capture 5 wickets in a single session of a Test match, the previous one being Bumrah in 2016.
It was deja vu for tor the feisty right-arm medium pacer, who had produced a similarly devastating performance in the Asia Cup ODI final last September.
Siraj had then claimed 6/21 in 7 overs against Sri Lanka in Colombo to set up an easy victory for Team India.