South Africa’s nightmare run continues in India as they were thrashed by the home team in the 3rd Test match at Ranchi. Mohammad Shami, the Indian pace-bowler, ran through the Proteas’ top-order in the 2nd innings. Shami initiated the spark with the new ball which burnt down South Africa’s whole batting line-up.
Shami bowled 10 overs and picked up 3 wickets and conceded only 10 runs. The right-arm fast bowler was too good to deal with for the South African batsmen. Shami has evolved as a great seam bowler for India in the Test matches.
His improved fitness and skills have made him a versatile bowler for India. In the 45 Test matches he played for India; the 29-year old has picked up 166 wickets at an incredible average of 27.74. India batting first put up a mammoth total of 497 runs courtesy an incredible double-century from Rohit Sharma. In reply, South Africa managed to score 162 and 133 (f/o).