India vs South Africa 1st Test Day 4 Highlights Today 8 Jan 2018

Watch IND vs SA cricket highlights. Watch S Africa vs India highlights of the day four of first Test played at Cape Town today on 8-1-2018. It was Shami and Bumrah day and also an astonishing turn of fates for both the teams.


Like a heavy metal song that begins in the guise of a gentle melody, India simply blew people away. Eight wickets for only 65 runs has given them a decent chance of winning the Newlands Test. Their target is 208.

Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah were in charge of the entertainment. And their success was in no small part down to a stage that appeared tailor-made for them. A surface that made good-length deliveries behave like bouncers.


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The most vicious one was reserved for the opposition captain. Faf du Plessis did not do much wrong in deciding to press forward to a delivery that under normal circumstances would have come up about waist-high. But in Cape Town, the day after the pitch spent slumbering under the covers amid several hours of rain, something crazy happened. The ball banged into the deck, it trampolined up to take the top glove even as the batsman recoiled from the line of fire, and settled in the wicketkeeper’s waiting gloves.

Wriddhiman Saha was the busiest man in the morning and after his work in the field was done he had a shiny new record against his name: the most catches taken by an Indian in a Test match. That he received so many chances was also a testament to the discipline of India’s bowlers.

Shami was excellent, maintaining a nagging line outside off and finding movement off the seam; often times it was in the direction of the shine. He bagged Hashim Amla in his first over of the day, caught at gully, a decision the third umpire struggled to adjudicate because the on-field soft signal was out and replays were terribly blurry. Bumrah’s improvement, meanwhile, was on two fronts: bowling one side of the wicket and exploring a fuller length. Both men hit the deck hard and India were good enough to realise that, with the older ball, that was their best mode of attack.