India has clawed their way into the game beautifully after dismissing South Africa for 130 runs in the second innings on the 4th day.
3rd day of the Test was marred by rain and when the sun shined on the fourth day, Indian bowlers made life difficult for the Proteas batting. Hashim Amla was the first to go to, as Shami got him to edge to Rohit Sharma for 4. Shami then removed Rabada for 5 and Bumrah got into act removing captain Du Plessis (0) and keeper De Kock (8). AB de Villiers tried to make some quick runs as he ran out of partners and was the last to get out for 35 runs. South Africa managed to get a lead of 207 runs.
Bumrah took 3/39, while Shami took 3/28 with assist from Bhuvneshwar (2/33).
Twitter was in amazement as Indian bowlers put India in the driver’s seat and tweeted to their heart’s content.
Here are some of the tweets:
Wowzaaa.. What a top feeling to be boasting of such fast bowling from Indian pacers.. Sure 208 won't be easy on this pitch, but it's probably India's best bet to eye history. What a turn around.. Game On #IndvSA— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) January 8, 2018
Wow 65/8 this morning. Excellent stuff by all bowlers.India couldn't have dreamt of anything better than this. If we bat well, we could create history.#INDvSA— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 8, 2018
Apart from run out chance missed brilliant performance by India especially pace bowlers. One could hear the jitters SA batsmen were feeling!— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 8, 2018
One of the best bowling sessions for India outside Asia in a long long time...Bumrah-Shami have hit both the deck & SA very hard. Take a Bow ????♂️ #SAvIND— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 8, 2018
Well done Bowlers now it’s turn for batsmen to take India home n I think Virat has asked for heavy roller for the pitch,Won’t be a bad idea #IndvsSA— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 8, 2018
Oh wow, India need less than they got in the first innings to take the series lead! #SAvIND— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) January 8, 2018
So good to see tough, competitive test cricket again.......— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 8, 2018