Watch: Jasprit Bumrah Suffers Painful Ankle Injury In India vs South Africa Centurion Test
India vs South Africa: Jasprit Bumrah twisted his ankle badly while in his follow through, after delivering the fifth ball of the 11th over of the South African first innings.
- Bumrah gave India the first breakthrough by dismissing Dean Elgar
- Bumrah injured his right ankle on the fifth delivery of the 11th over
- India were bowled out for 327 in their 1st innings on Day 3 in Centurion
The Indian bowlers got off to a great start against South Africa on day 3 of the first Test in Centurion with Jasprit Bumrah striking early to remove Proteas captain Dean Elgar early. Mohammed Shami came into the act after the lunch break to send back Keegan Peterson. But there was a moment of distress for the tourists as Bumrah injured his right ankle in a freak accident.
Bumrah twisted his ankle badly while in his follow through, after delivering the fifth ball of the 11th over of the South African first innings.
The paceman was seen grimacing in pain immediately after the incident and had to leave the field along with the physio in what seemed like a precautionary measure.
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Replays showed how freak the accident was and the extent to which Bumrah's right ankle was twisted. While India has a strong pace battery, Bumrah is the premier paceman and any major injury to him so early on the tour will be a huge setback for Virat Kohli and his team.
BCCI provided an update on Bumrah's injury through a Twitter post. "Jasprit Bumrah has suffered a right ankle sprain while bowling in the first innings. The medical team is monitoring him at the moment," BCCI said in its post.
Meanwhile, the Indian pacers continued to trouble the South Africans as Shami returned to send back Aiden Markram, while Mohammed Siraj dismissed Rassie Van der Dussen, with the hosts reduced to 32/4.
Earlier, India were bowled out for 327, after resuming on 272/3. The batting collapse was triggered by Lungi Ngidi (6/71) and Kagiso Rabada (3/72)