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“Lord Is Spitting Fire” – Twitterati Applauds As Shardul Thakur Takes His Maiden Five-wicket Haul In Tests

Shardul Thakur

After having a not-so-good performance with the bat, Team India bounced back well with the bowl and all-rounder Shardul Thakur made headlines with his maiden five-wicket haul. While the team was struggling to pick wickets, the right-arm pacer claimed three wickets very quickly that too inside 14 runs.

Meanwhile, his spell turned the table soon as well in their tally of 202 runs at the Wanderers. With a minimum total on the board, they needed quick wickets with the new ball. While the opener Aiden Markram got out by Mohammed Shami for 7, skipper Dean Elgar tried his best to score. At 88/1, the Proteas were in a strong position when Shardul Thakur came to bowl.

He removed Dean Elgar, Keegan Petersen, and Rassie van der Dussen before lunch. As they were reduced to 102/4, trailing by 100 runs, the visitors needed to restrict the hosts as well. And, Shardul Thakur eventually picked up his maiden 5-wicket haul as he dismissed Temba Bavuma and Kyle Verreynne in the post-lunch session as well.

As far as the three-match Test series is concerned, India won the opening Test by 113 runs in Centurion. While India have a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, they have a fair chance to win the series in South Africa and if they can manage to do this, it will be a memorable one as well.

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