While Rohit Sharma became the limelight of India vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 2, Umesh Yadav played a brilliant cameo in the end to entertain Indian cricket fans. The Indian pacer played 10 balls, smashing 5 big sixes. He scored 31 runs at a strike rate of 310, giving a great conclusion to Indian innings. His thrilling batting sent the Twitter into a frenzy. Cricket fans and netizens lauded Yadav for his amazing batting as he also achieved a rare feat of Sachin Tendulkar. He became the only second Indian batsman to hit two consecutive sixes on first two balls in a Test match. India Vs South Africa, Live Cricket Score 3rd Test Match.
After Yadav's wicket, Virat Kohli declared the innings at 497/9. Rohit Sharma was a trending topic on Twitter since Sunday morning for his double hundred. However, Yadav also became one of the trending Twitter searches for his pace-strike batting. Netizens hailed the right-arm pacer for his batting and some even said that the day 2 of IND vs SA 3rd Test belongs to him. Have a look at some of the tweets. Quinton de Kock's Fan Breaches Security to Hug Him During IND vs SA 3rd Test, South African Wicket-Keeper Also Returns His Forgotten Slippers! Watch Video.
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— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) October 20, 2019
Big Hitter Umesh!
— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) October 20, 2019
Great Cameo Yadav!
Players to hit two sixes off the first two balls they faced in a Test innings: (where known)
Foffie Williams vs ENG, 1948
Sachin Tendulkar vs AUS, 2013
UMESH YADAV vs SA, Today
Umesh Yadav 🙏🏻#INDvSA
— Sujoy Barg (@SujoyBarg07) October 20, 2019
Yadav Hits 5 Sixes!
We have just witnessed the quickest recorded 31 in #testcricket history, Umesh Yadav 31 off 10 balls. Previously, SFleming (NZ), 31* off 11, and NMcLean (WI), 31 off 12. All v RSA!! #INDvSA @y_umesh pic.twitter.com/tyxOucUGS6
— ABHILASH.B (@lash3388) October 20, 2019
Yadav also became the only third player to hit two sixes on the first two balls in a Test match. Other than him, former West Indies cricketer Foffie Williams achieved the feat in 1948 against England while Sachin Tendulkar achieved the feat in 2013 against Australia. Stats also revealed that he has the highest strike rate in Test among all 10-ball innings.
Meanwhile, India has managed to put a massive lead over Proteas. South Africa suffered a severe blow in the form of Dean Elgar (0) and Quinton de Kock (4). India lead the Test series 2-0 after winning the first match by 203 runs and second match by an innings and 137 runs.