Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav

India have put up a huge total in the final test against South Africa. They have declaired after posting 497 on the board on the back of a double century of Rohit Sharma, century from Ajinkya Rahane and a fifty from Ravindra Jadeja. However, bowlers are no less as they have been taking wickets on regular intervals and Umesh Yadav deserves a mention.

He did an unthinkable as he dismissed Faf du Plessis in his first over of the third day. Umesh Yadav gave a good length ball which forced du Plessis play for inside the line but it knocked out the of the stump. It provided a perfect start for India.

Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav did it on the second day as well when he scalped South Africa opening batsman Quinton de Kock in his first over. He gave a dangerous bouncer and trapped the batsman as well. Eventually de Kock ended up giving a catch to India wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha.

However, South Africa has been struggling in the middle as they lost 6 wickets where only Zubayr Hamza and Temba Bavuma did well. Hamza scored a 79-ball 62 before Jadeja dismissed him. Bavuma scored 32 off 72 before getting out and South Africa are at 129 with the loss of 6 wickets before lunch at the time of writing the article.