Ishant Sharma follows his captain Virat Kohli’s instructions and got the success in the ongoing 1st Test against South Africa. The dismissal took place on the first ball of the 27th over. South Africa were 63 for 3 during the third day of the first Test in Visakhapatnam when Temba Bavuma and Dean Elgar were trying to build a partnership.
However, India have some other plans in mind. They didn’t want to give much time to the batsmen in the middle. Hence, the speedster Ishant Sharma discussed with the captain Virat Kohli how to break the partnership. In the first delivery of the 27th over Ishant Sharma trapped Bavuma in front of the stumps with an in-swinging delivery which hit Bavuma’s pads as the batsman did not have a clear answer to counter the swing.
However, before the over had begun, both Kohli and Sharma were seen in a serious discussion. While looking by Kohli’s gesture, anyone can understand that it was him who suggested Sharma bring the ball near to the batsman.
Bavuma, who had walked in to bat at No. 5 in the 18th over yesterday, ended up scoring a mere 18 off 26 with the help of three boundaries. While keeping in the mind how well he has batted on this tour, it was important for India to dismiss him as early as possible.
This was Sharma’s first wicket of this innings, he continued to do well in the Test format. As South Africa opening batsman Dean Elgar is already in the middle, scoring a hundred and captain Faf du Plessis dismissed after scoring fifty, the visitors would be hoping to put up a good total to remain in the match.
Ishant Sharma follows Virat Kohli’s instructions:
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