'Ye kisi dusri hi pitch par khel rha hai' - Fans hail Aiden Markram for remarkable century on batters' hell of surface in 2nd SA vs IND Test

Aiden Markam scored 106 runs off just 103 balls to rescue South Africa amidst a fall of wickets at the regular intervals in the second innings of the second Test against India.

Mathew K
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Aiden Markram (File Photo: Twitter)

Aiden Markram (File Photo: Twitter)

The star South Africa opener Aiden Markram amazed everyone with his sensational century on the surface of Newlands in Cape Town, which is completely behaving as a bowler’s paradise, especially for the pacers. Markram kept batting and taking charge against the Indian bowlers in the second innings while wickets were continuously falling from the other end.

He scored 106 off just 103 balls with a brilliant strike rate of 102.91, hitting 17 fours and 2 sixes. Other than him, none of the Proteas' batters could even cross or touch the individual score of 20+ runs. The cruciality of Makram’s 106-run knock can also be understood with the fact that the second-highest score after him in the second innings has been the 12 runs scored by skipper and opener Dean Elgar.

Aiden Markram guides South Africa to a respectable total

On the back of Markram’s well-fought and classic century, South Africa have scored 175 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 36.3 overs in the second innings so far. Number 10 and number 11 batters, Nandre Burger and Lungi Ngidi are there in the middle as the last batting pair for the hosts.

At the time of filling this copy, the Proteas have been bundled out at the score of 176 runs in 36.5 overs as Jasprit Bumrah dismissed the last batter of South Africa in Lungi Ngidi. Talking about the Indian bowling, star pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah scalped 6 wickets at the cost of 61 runs in his 13.5 overs. It is also the 9 five-wicket haul of his Test career in the 61st innings of 32nd match.

Besides Bumrah, Indian pacer Mukesh Kumar also picked 2 wickets, alongside one wicket each bagged by Mohammed Siraj and Prasidh Krishna. Now, India need 79 runs to win this match and equal the two-match Test series by a margin of 1-1 as they lost the first Test in Centurion by an innings and 32 runs.

Here's how fans reacted to the remarkable century scored by Aiden Markram:


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