India vs South Africa, 2nd ODI: Bumrah hits stumps but fails to take wicket

India vs South Africa, 2nd ODI: Bumrah hits stumps but fails to take wicket

first_imgIndian pacer Jasprit Bumrah got a wicket on his first delivery of the match against South Africa in the second ODI, well almost. The batsman, Quinton de Kock, survived despite the fast bowler hitting the stumps as the bails did not fall.South Africa were 4/0 when Bumrah came in to bowl the second over of the day, with wicketkeeper-batsman De Kock facing him.The length ball pitched outside off was defended by the batsman but it rolled back and spun in. De Kock tried to kick the ball away but it went on to hit the stumps. Bumrah and Team India started to celebrated, however, the fortune didn’t favour the bowling team as the bails didn’t fall and the batsman survived.Earlier, skipper Virat Kohli won the toss at Centurion and decided to field first. Team India are eyeing a 2-0 lead in the six-match series after they beat the hosts in the first match by six wickets at Durban.Kohli’s sublime 33rd ODI ton helped India to break South Africa’s 17-game winning streak at home. Ajinkya Rahane, at number four, also pitched in with a confident fifty.Going into the second match, South Africa suffered a huge blow after skipper Faf du Plessis was ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing series with a fractured finger.Already down with the absence of veteran AB de Villiers for the first three ODIs, the Proteas will now miss the services of the skipper, who struck a brilliant ton in the opener of the six-match series, albeit in a losing cause.advertisementDu Plessis damaged his right index digit during the six-wicket loss in the series opener in Durban on Thursday and is likely to require three to six weeks’ time to recover, according to a Cricket South Africa (CSA) statement.Batsman Farhaan Behardien has been added to the squad as a replacement, while Heinrich Klaasen was called in as a back-up wicketkeeper given de Villiers is also sidelined by a finger issue.Youngster Aiden Markram has been named as the stand-in skipper for the hosts for the remainder of the series.last_img

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