Ravi Shastri’s Commentary Erupts Twitter as IND vs SA Ends in Chaos
Following his time with the Indian national cricket team, the former head coach of that country has turned to commentary. He is in South Africa as part of the commentary team that is in charge of the Test series.
270 runs were made on the first day of the second Test in Cape Town, with up to 23 wickets falling.
On the opening day of a Test match, the sequence of events was incredibly strange.
Bowlers revealed while batsmen on both sides found it difficult to get runs.
India first bowled South Africa out for 55 in the opening innings, with Mohammed Siraj getting 6/15.
In reply, India was bowled out for 153 runs. Interestingly, in an unprecedented event, India lost their final six wickets at the same score of 153.
Throughout the entire period when India lost their final six wickets at 153, Ravi Shastri provided commentary.
The latest wicket to fall for a duck was Prasidh Krishna. Up to six Indian hitters were called out for ducks.
With 46, Virat Kohli was the highest scorer. Shubman Gill scored 36 and Rohit Sharma scored 39.
In the Cape Town Test match against South Africa, India’s innings took a stunning swing, going from a relatively calm 153 for 4 to a catastrophic collapse at 153 all out.
Ravi Shastri’s detailed account of what happened went viral. India’s batting meltdown came as a surprise because they had looked good at one time, scoring over 250 and building a sizable lead.
“153 all out and 153 for 4. India have been bowled out for 153 if someone walked over the corner for a dump and has returned, said Ravi Shastri, describing India’s disastrous batting collapse in his own special style.
In the course of 11 deliveries, India lost their last six wickets. Lungi Ngidi, who took three wickets in an over—the 34th of the Indian innings—started the collapse.
He removed Ravindra Jadeja (0) and KL Rahul (8) initially. He then removed Jasprit Bumrah (0) with the fifth ball of the over.
Then, for the fifth time in Test cricket, Kagiso Rabada dismissed Virta Kohli. Rabada, Ngidi, and Burger all claimed three wickets apiece, with Prasidh being the final wicket to fall for India.
On the first day, South Africa was 62/3 at the end of their second innings. For the first wicket, Dean Elgar (12) and Aiden Markram (36*) combined 37.
Mukesh Kumar burst through the stand. After that, he dismissed Tony de Zorzi for just one, and on his debut, Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Tristan Stubbs for just one.
South Africa still has a 36-run deficit. On day two, they will try to overcome the gap and establish a sizable lead.
On a wicket that has drawn criticism from experts for the way it transpired on the first day of the second Test, India will bat last. Following an innings-and-32-run victory in the opening Test, South Africa is already ahead in the series.