Updated: January 5, 2022 6:23:55 pm
The second session of the 2nd Test between India and South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg witnessed a tense moment on the field when Jasprit Bumrah and Marco Jansen exchanged heated words in a mid-pitch confrontation. As the Proteas duo of Rabada and Jansen tried to bounce the Indians out, the visitors fought back with the willow and did not mind sustaining a few blows. It all began in the 54th over of India’s second innings when Jansen began with a shortish delivery which struck Bumrah on the shoulder. A couple of balls later once again the left-arm seamer went short and struck Bumrah on the shoulder but the Indian pacer responded by dusting it off and showed no signs of pain.
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This probably fired up Jansen and once bowled it short. Bumrah, who went for an all might swipe, missed it completely. Jansen gave him a stare, Bumrah stared back, and then they both muttered something and then charged towards each other. The situation was immediately diffused by Umpire Erasmus.
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But Bumrah was not done yet.
In the next over by Kagiso Rabada, he connected another shortish delivery and got a top-edge, and Rabada’s pace along with Jo’burg’s altitude carried it over the ropes. The reaction from the Indian dressing room said it all.
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Earlier, India slipped up just as it looked to be building a series-winning lead against South Africa to lose four wickets for 33 runs and go to lunch on 188/6. India’s advantage was still 161 runs and anything above 200 would be difficult for South Africa to chase batting last at the Wanderers.
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But India had been totally in control of the session before a three-wicket burst by South Africa pace bowler Kagiso Rabada was crucial in the tourists faltering from 155/2.
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