South Africa would have loved their openers to give them a solid start after India piled up 497 for 9 (declared) in the first innings of the Ranchi Test. But instead, lost both the openers in the first two overs.
On the last ball of his first over, Yadav bowled a soaring bouncer to put Quinton de Kock in an awkward position. Eventually, the indecisive de Kock ended up gloving it to the Indian wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha. The 26-year-old southpaw could only muster a paltry four off six balls, courtesy one boundary.
Well, South Africa’s gamble to make de Kock open the innings didn’t yield any rewards.
Here’s the video:
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In the previous over, Shami had sent back Dean Elgar for zero in a similar manner.