IND Vs SA: Cricket fans around the world are eyeing the third test match being played between India and South Africa. India has a chance to create history on South African soil. It is very difficult to bat on the sharp pitches of Africa. The bowlers are also taking full advantage of the convenience given according to the format. In Test cricket, African bowlers have bowled no-balls fiercely. 7 no-balls in the first innings and 8 no-balls in the second innings have so far been bowled by African bowlers. Team India’s bowlers bowled only 4 no balls in the first innings. The former Africa bowler got bifurcated on the no-ball over the limit in Tests. Former fast bowler Dale Steyn also suggested introducing the ‘free hit’ rule in Test cricket. In limited overs cricket, if the bowler hits a no-ball through a foot error, the batting team is awarded a free hit.
Dale Steyn tweeted
Dale Steyn tweeted on Wednesday, the second day of the third test match, ‘Free hit for a noball in Test cricket….what do you think? This will definitely help the bowlers while batting as well. A player is not caught or bowled out on a free hit. He said, ‘It is very difficult for the tail batsmen to face 6 balls of a dangerous fast bowler of the top level.
praise for bumrah
Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah took 5 wickets in South Africa’s first innings in the third test match. After this Dale Steyn said, ‘It will be interesting to discuss this. The bowling of both the teams is excellent.
19 no balls in third test so far
It is also correct to say Dale Steyn, because South Africa bowled 7 no-balls in India’s first innings and 8 no-balls in the second innings. Team India’s bowlers have also bowled 4 no balls against Africa first innings. South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has alone bowled 10 no-balls.
first published:Jan. 13, 2022, 5:42 p.m.