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MI Duo Rohit Sharma-Bumrah Combine To Send Back Former Teammate Stubbs On Debut

image-lqxjuw6jJasprit Bumrah scalped his first wicket of the session (AP News)

In a spectacular display of teamwork, the dynamic duo of Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah combined forces to send South African batter Tristan Stubbs packing on his debut at Newlands during the India vs South Africa 2nd Test. The Proteas found themselves struggling at 11/3 when David Bedingham stepped in at number 5. However, Stubbs' debut turned out to be short-lived as the partnership of Sharma and Bumrah proved lethal.

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Bumrah delivered a hard length ball on the stumps, leaving Stubbs rooted to the crease in an attempt to defend. Unfortunately for Stubbs, an inside edge on his thigh pad resulted in the ball lobbing to forward short leg, where Rohit Sharma was perfectly positioned. With a brilliant display of anticipation and skill, Sharma took a simple catch, sealing Stubbs' fate on just three runs.

The elation on Rohit Sharma's face was evident as he completed the catch at deepish forward short leg, showcasing the significance of the breakthrough. The decision to place a short leg to Stubbs paid off handsomely for India, putting them in a commanding position in the second Test at Newlands.

With this early success, the Indian team, asserted their dominance in the match. At the time of writing, SA stands at 15/4.