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Updated January 3rd, 2024 at 16:15 IST

'Just checked score & I was just shocked': Cricket world stunned as Team India bowl out SA for 55

Team India has made a huge comeback after incurring defeat in Centurion. Courtesy of Mohammed Siraj's exceptional bowling, India bowled out SA at just 55.

Prateek Arya
IND vs SA 2nd Test
IND vs SA 2nd Test | Image:AP
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Team India's bowling speared through the South Africa batting in the second IND vs SA Test, taking place at Newlands, Cape Town. Courtesy of a 6-wicket haul from Mohammed Siraj, and two apiece scalps from Bumrah and Mukesh, South Africa's batting crumbled and could only manage to put on a meagre total of 55 in the first innings.

3 things you need to know

  • India bowled out South Africa for 55 in the first innings of the 2nd Test
  • Mohammed Siraj picked up 6 wickets for India
  • India trail the series 0-1

Also Read | IND vs SA 2nd Test, Day 1 LIVE score

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India vs South Africa: Bowlers belittle SA batsmen

Following an innings defeat in Centurion, a reaction was expected from Team India, and indeed it came in the most reverberating fashion. It was a complete turnaround from the first Test, where the Indian bowlers had to put on hard work for every wicket, this time the pace battery of Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mukesh Kumar were relentless in their approach and did not let any SA batter settle in. The total score i.e., 55 speaks volumes about the dearth of partnerships and to put further context in this statement, only two batters were able to cross the double figures mark.

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Netizens' reaction on formidable bowling from India

The bowlers were all over South Africa, and upon witnessing their performance Twitter (lately known as X) erupted and were all praise for Siraj and company. Here are a few of the many reactions. 

On the back of brilliant bowling, Team India has a huge chance of settling the score with South Africa in the series, and now the onus is on the batsmen to pile up a strong 1st innings total.

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Published January 3rd, 2024 at 15:50 IST

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