India take upper hand after Bumrah five-for

Ten wicket fell on day two of a fast-moving final Test, India leading by 42 after bowling South Africa out for 194.

India paceman Jasprit Bumrah   -  Getty Images

Jasprit Bumrah claimed a maiden five-wicket Test haul as India grasped the initiative on day two of the final Test against South Africa at the Wanderers.

Hashim Amla (61) made a battling half-century with support from nightwatchman Kagiso Rabada (30) and Vernon Philander (35), but the Proteas were only seven runs in front when they were bowled out for 194.

Bumrah (5-54) and the recalled Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3-44) capitalised on bowler-friendly conditions, tearing through South Africa after they were in a promising position on 80-2 in tough batting conditions.

Philander removed the promoted Parthiv Patel, but India were 49-1 at stumps despite extravagant swing and seam movement along with variable bounce, leading by 42 as they battle to avoid a 3-0 whitewash.

The Proteas were 16-2 early in the morning session when Dean Elgar edged Bhuvneshwar behind, but Rabada and Amla frustrated India.

Rabada was enjoying himself, shuffling outside off stump to nonchalantly whip Bumrah through midwicket to the boundary, while Amla showed great discipline as the ball continued to jag around.

India failed with a review when Ishant Sharma thought he had Amla leg before, but the same bowler was able to celebrate after seeing the back of Rabada, who struck six boundaries in a composed knock, to end a stand of 64 prior to lunch.

The impressive Bhuvneshwar removed AB de Villiers' off stump for five with a beauty and Faf du Plessis (8) was cleaned up after shouldering arms to a Bumrah delivery which nipped back in, the momentum shifting firmly in India's favour when Quinton de Kock fell for eight.

Amla played some exquisite shots and showed excellent judgement to bring up a 37th half-century, with Philander looking confident at the other end but taking a nasty blow on the gloves after punching Bhuvneshwar through the covers for four.

South Africa were 169-7 when Amla struck a Bumarh delivery to Hardik Pandya at deep square leg and Bumrah cleaned up the tail to finish with five wickets.

Philander had Parthiv - opening instead of KL Rahul - caught at third slip to leave India effectively 10-1, but South Africa were unable to make further inroads on another eventful day.

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