Jasprit Bumrah achieved a new milestone in his career during India’s 113-run win over South Africa in Centurion as he became the fastest Indian bowler to complete 100 Test wickets away. With Rassie van der Dussen’s wicket on Wednesday, Bumrah completed 100 wickets in the longest format away from India. In the process, he surpassed the previous record set by Bhagwat Chandrasekhar. Bumrah has only taken 23 games to complete 100 Test wickets away from home. Chandrasekhar is number two on the list, having achieved the milestone in 25 outdoor tests. Ravichandran Ashwin is a position behind after doing so in 26 games.
Bishan Singh Bedi, Javagal Srinath and Mohammed Shami are number four on the list, having taken 28 matches to reach the landmark figure.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, India ended Proteas’ opposition to sealing a 113-run victory. Bumrah and Shami both took three wickets each in the second innings, while KL Rahul scored a century in India’s first innings.
In the post-match presentation, Virat Kohli paid tribute to Shami, who had chosen a fifer in the first round. “Shami is an absolute world class bowler, among the top three nail bowlers in the world for me. Very, very happy for him to get 200 wickets and have an effective performance,” Kohli said.
The Indian test skipper also praised the opening players Mayank Agarwal and Rahul for giving the side a good start on the first day.
“We got the perfect start we wanted. Getting the result in four days shows how well we played. It’s always a difficult place, South Africa, but we were clinical with bat, ball and in the field. Going to Mayank and KL , and we were in pole position at 270 for 3 after day one, “he elaborated.
“We had great faith that our bowling unit could handle the task. We talked about it in the locker room. When he did not bowl much in the first innings, it helped the opposition get the extra runs. In the same way that these guys bowl together, it’s just a hallmark of our team getting a result from that position, “he added.
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