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Shardul Thakur got the support of luck, despite the player being not out, the umpire ruled in favor of India

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Shardul Thakur got the support of luck, despite the player not being out, the umpire gave out

The second match of the three-Test series between India and South Africa is being played in Johannesburg. After bundled out Team India for 202 runs on the first day, the hosts scored 102 runs for the loss of 4 wickets till lunch on the second day. At the start of the second day, captain Dean Elgar and Pietersen made a modest start giving the Indian bowlers no chance to take wickets. It seemed that this session would be in the name of the hosts, but Shardul Thakur got Team India back in the match by taking three wickets in a short time.

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Shardul took the first wicket by dismissing Dean Elgar (28), after which Keegan Pietersen, who was batting brilliantly at the other end, showed the way to the pavilion on a personal score of 62.

India’s eyes were on the hunt for another wicket here, when Shardul Thakur came to bowl the last over of lunch, when Thakur made Van der Dussen (1) his third victim. The ball took the inner edge of Dussen’s bat and hit the Thai pad and then reached the wicket-keeper. The umpire declared Van der Dussen out and all the players returned to the pavilion for lunch.

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But then it was seen in the replays that the ball was not carried till Rishabh Pant’s gloves and the ball hit the ground before taking the catch. The video of this incident is going viral on social media.

Shardul Thakur has so far bowled 4.5 overs in which he has taken 3 wickets for 8 runs. Thakur has also bowled two maiden overs during this period.

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