Jasprit Bumrah picked fifer on the ground he made his Test debut about four years ago. His brilliant spell, in addition to a combined effort by the other pacers contained the South African innings to 210. The hosts trailed India by 14 runs. 

Bumrah started the proccedings for India by striking early in the first session of Day 2. The 28-year-old bowled opener Aiden Markram with a stunning delivery and then also picked the key wicket of Keegan Petersen. He then dismissed Marco Jansen at the stroke of tea before putting an end to the South African innings with Lungi Ngidi’s wicket. Mohammad Shami (2/39), Shardul Thakur (1/37) and Umesh Yadav (2/64) also played their part in restricting the hosts to an under-par total. 

This was the seventh five-fer for Bumrah, who is now the joint-most for an Indian seamer after 27 Tests along side Kapil Dev and Irfan Pathan. 

Mohammed Shami, however, had to leave the field with a niggle to his left knee

Keegan Petersen, who scored 72 off 166 balls, was the top scorer for the home side.

In the morning, Umesh Yadav managed to break a stubborn 28-run stand between night watchman Keshav Maharaj and Keegan Peterson by cleaning the former. Rassie vd Dussen and Petersen put on a solid half-century stand. South Africa were 100/3 for lunch. 

However, it was in the afternoon that India came back in the game. Mohammed Shami bowled a magical over to get two wickets in three balls as India forced South Africa to press the panic button going into tea at 176 for 7. 

India had posted 223 runs in the first innings, led by skipper Virat Kohli’s 79. Cheteshwar Pujara was the other Indian batsman who made a significant contribution with 43 runs. For South Africa, Kagiso Rabada was the pick with four wickets against his name. 

Brief Scores: India 1st innings: 223 all out in 77.3 overs. (Cheteshwar Pujara 43, Virat Kohli 79; Kagiso Rabada 4/73).

South Africa 1st innings: 210 all out in 76.3 overs (K Petersen 72; J Bumrah 5/42, Mohammad Shami 2/39).