Twitter erupts as India bowl out South Africa for 55 within Lunch on first day of Cape Town test, courtesy Siraj’s 6-for-15
The Indian cricket team, led by Mohammed Siraj‘s exceptional bowling performance, achieved a historic feat in the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Siraj’s fiery spell of 6/15 led to South Africa being dismissed for just 55, marking their lowest Test total since re-admission to international cricket in 1991. This also stands as the lowest all-out score against India in Test innings. The Proteas struggled against Siraj’s disconcerting bounce and movement, resulting in a swift end to their innings in just 23.2 overs.
Before this, the last time India dismissed a team below 60 in Tests was in 1932, highlighting the significance of this achievement in the country’s 92-year Test history. Siraj’s performance, including five wickets before lunch, echoed the exceptional display by left-arm spinner Maninder Singh in 1986-1987. Supported by Jasprit Bumrah and Mukesh Kumar, India’s bowlers orchestrated a remarkable comeback after the heavy defeat at Centurion.
Rohit Sharma’s strategic captaincy and attacking fields, combined with Siraj’s precise lengths and Bumrah’s consistent pressure, contributed to South Africa’s batting collapse. The Proteas, with only two double-digit scores, faced an embarrassing morning, emphasizing India’s resurgence in the Test series.
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