Twitter explodes as Umesh Yadav sends Faf du Plessis back to pavilion
Proteas’ batsmen hasn’t found much success in the Indian conditions as they are failing miserably. They are not even lasting for some time and the Indian bowlers are making it look so easy to take wickets. South Africans lacked the killer instinct to tackle the bowlers and it seems that they are not even making attempts for consolation win.
Souh African batsmen not only struggled against the Indian spinners but also falling prey to the pacers as well. Fast bowler Umesh Yadav was quick to spot the weakness and he tried to get rid of Faf du Plessis. The former bowled a sensational delivery to outsmart the South African captain on the third day of the Test in Ranchi.
Before the start of Day 3 play, South Africa were trailing by 488 runs and they resumed their innings, with the scoreboard- 9/2 with Zubayr Hamza and Faf du Pleseis at the crease.
Hamza looked in pretty good touch as he smashed a four off the very third ball in the first over of the day, bowled by Yadav, and then the batsman picked up three runs which brought Faf du Plessis on strike.
Little did the South African skipper know that he would face such an absolute gem of a delivery from Umesh Yadav and Faf literally had no clue about it.
Umesh pitched the ball on a very good length and du Plessis who was trying to settle down attempted to play inside the line of the ball. He was completely outsmarted by the brilliant delivery from Yadav as it deviated away from the Faf and went on to smash the top of the off stump. What a ball that was from Umesh Yadav!
WHAT A DELIVERY THAT WAS 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/JYeWD6Ujth
— Jagadhish D (@MSdhoni7788) October 21, 2019
What a peach of a delivery bowled by Umesh Yadav to get rid of top quality player like Faf du Plessis. Very little SA captain could have done about that. This Indian fast bowling unit is arguably one of the best ever — Bumrah, Shami, Umesh, Ishant #INDvSA
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) October 21, 2019
Peach from Umesh Yadav, he cleans up Faf Du Plessis for 1, South Africa 16 for 3, trailing by 481 runs in the first innings. #INDvSA
— Sports Bloods (@SportsBloods) October 21, 2019
Shabaaz Nadim saves that boundary to keep it only three and gets Faf du plessis on strike!
Some credit must go to shaabaz!#INDvSA
— EthicalBhai (@bhayyag123) October 21, 2019
YADAV STRIKES EARLY FAF OUT SA DEEP TROUBLE.#ind vs sa
— Sahil rumaan (@RumaanSahil) October 21, 2019