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Hope to capitalise on the lead: Bumrah

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Johannesburg, Jan 25 : India pacer Jasprit Bumrah said on Thursday that he was happy to clinch his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests against South Africa and hopes his side will capitalise on the lead.

"It was always my dream to play Test cricket and to get my first five-wicket haul. And to contribute to team's success. This is a total new experience for me," the Ahmedabad pacer said.

"Such wickets aren't there in India but there is a temptation to get carried away. When so much is happening, you tend to get excited and try to do too much. The advice was to stick to basics in the bowler's meeting: stick to disciplined lines and you will get wickets.

"It feels nice (the carry to the keeper). Doesn't happen in India! (Parthiv's promotion) was a decision made by the team magement. We are happy with the start. Every run is crucial. Both the sides know that. "Hopefully we will capitalize on the lead we have built. Not thinking about bowling in the second innings yet. We will think about the bowling when the time comes," Bumrah added. IANS

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