Cape Town test: Staggering batting collapse as India lose last six wickets for no run

Cape Town, Jan 3 (UNI) In a staggering batting collapse, India lost their last six wickets in 11 balls without adding a single run against South Africa in the third session of Day 1 of the second Test of the two-match series at Newlands here on Wednesday.

Lungi Ngidi set in motion the collapse in the 34th over by bagging three wickets of KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah in a maiden over after India were comfortably placed at 153/4.

In the next over, Kagiso Rabada compelled Virat Kohli to nick one Aiden Markram in the slips to break India’s hopes of springing back into the innings. Two balls later, Mohammed Siraj was found short of the crease after a mixup with Prasidh Krishna.

Krishna’s dismissal ended India’s innings at 153, with a lead of 98 runs over South Africa.

Earlier in the day, Mohammed Siraj recorded his career-best 6/15 which helped India to skittle South Africa for a paltry 55 after their skipper Dean Elgar chose to bat first.

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