India on top for now…

Jasprit Bumrah clinched his maiden five-wicket haul as India dismissed South Africa for 194 on Day 2 of the third Test in Johannesburg on Thursday. At stumps, India reached 49/1 to take a lead of 42 runs. Earlier, the hosts were helped by a fighting 61 from Hashim Amla along with crucial knocks from Kagiso Rabada (30) and Vernon Philander (35) to take a slender 7-run lead in the first innings.

 Top batsmen like AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock failed to fire. India, 2-0 down in the Three-Test series, have never lost at the Wanderers.India would be the happier team after the the second day of the third Test, Any lead of over 200 might prove to be quite a lot. The day, however, belonged to Indian pacers. Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar showed great matiruty in utilising the conditions. The test might end inside of 4 days and the team that will prevail should be the one that handles the spicy pitch conditions better. Having said that, the Proteas will still back themselves to come out the better team, playing at home after all,  to clinch a whitewash and join the Indians on number 1 spot in Test cricket rankings.

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