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Virat Kohli clashes with Marais Erasmus over the umpire’s warning to Mohammed Shami

By Alan

January 12, 2022

India skipper Virat Kohli was not happy with the umpire Marais Erasmus over the warning he gave to Mohammed Shami for running in the danger area on the first session of Day 2. Kohli walked up to the umpire and had a long discussion as he felt that Shami was not landing in the danger area. Replays showed that Kohli was right as Shami was not running in the danger area despite bowling from close to the umpire.

Meanwhile, Shami and Bumrah were at their lethal best during the first hour of the second day. Although Shami didn’t pick a wicket, he managed to create pressure from one end. It helped India dismiss two South African players during the initial few hours of day two. However, a 66 run partnership  between Keegan Petersen and Rassie van der Dussen gave South Africa an edge in the match. But the Indian bowlers were continuously testing the Proteas batters. Umesh dismissed Van der Dussen after Lunch and from there on, it all went downhill for the hosts. At the time of writing, South Africa are tottering at 191-8, trailing by 32 runs. 

The third Test is very important for the teams as the winner will win the series as well. Meanwhile, Kohli looked in great form in the first inning and scored a brilliant 79. He looked all set to end his century drought but fell short by 21 runs. However, runs from him is a massive boost to team India.