IND vs SA 1st Test: Injury scare for Team India as Jasprit Bumrah suffers right ankle sprain

On Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that pacer Jasprit Bumrah had a right ankle strain while bowling in the first innings of the ongoing first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion. Bumrah has gone off the pitch, and Shreyas Iyer has been called in as a replacement. “While bowling in the first innings, Jasprit Bumrah sprained his right ankle. The medical team is currently keeping an eye on him. Shreyas Iyer is his replacement on the field “BCCI sent out a tweet.

Bumrah exited the game in the 11th over of South Africa’s innings after injuring his ankle in the followthrough. In terms of the match, South Africa were 32 for 4 on the third day after knocking India out for 327 in their first innings.

After inducing India’s batting collapse, South Africa didn’t get off to a good start, with Bumrah dismissing Proteas captain Dean Elgar in the first over of the hosts’ innings, followed by Mohammed Shami dismissing Aiden Markram and Keegan Petersen in quick succession after lunch, and Mohammed Siraj dismissing Rassie van der Dussen.

Earlier in the day, after restarting at 272/3, the Proteas pacers — Lungi Ngidi (6/71) and Kagiso Rabada (3/72) — utilized the bounce and lateral movement to perfection to upset the Indian batting attack, dismissing them for a low score. In the morning session, the Indian team could only add 55 runs to their overnight total and lost seven wickets rapidly.

The first player to be dismissed was KL Rahul (123 off 260), who had appeared in good form on Day 1. The opener attempted a swivel pull off Rabada, but the South African gloved the ball, allowing Quinton de Kock to take an easy catch. The next batsman, Ajinkya Rahane (48 off 102), attempted a cut shot off Ngidi but was only able to give the wicketkeeper a catch. Following that, Rishabh Pant (8), Ravichandran Ashwin (4), Shardul Thakur (4), and Md Shami (8) were all quickly dismissed.

The 19-run last-wicket partnership between Jasprit Bumrah (14) and Md Siraj (4) provided the Indian batting a late boost. On Monday, the second day of the ongoing Test was called off due to rain, with no ball being bowled.