Jasprit Bumrah, displaying remarkable form since his return from injury, showcased his prowess in the series decider against South Africa in Cape Town. After a brief adjustment period, Bumrah hit his stride with a stellar performance, securing his third 6-wicket haul in Test cricket. This timely resurgence played a pivotal role in bowling out South Africa for 176 in the second innings, setting India a target of 79 runs to win and level the series.

The significance of Bumrah's achievement is underscored by his impressive track record in South Africa. This marks his third five-wicket haul in the country, and notably, his second at Cape Town, where he made his Test debut six years ago in 2018. Bumrah concluded the innings with figures of 6/61, leading the Indian bowling attack with finesse. His stellar performance propelled him to third place on the list of Indian bowlers with the most wickets in South Africa, surpassing Mohammed Shami with 38 wickets.

Furthermore, Bumrah's dominance at Newlands in Cape Town solidifies his place among the best visiting bowlers at the venue. With 18 wickets, he now ranks second, overtaking cricket legends Shane Warne and James Anderson. Colin Blythe of England remains at the top with 25 scalps at this renowned venue.

In the broader context of India's historical bowling achievements in South Africa, Bumrah's ascent is notable. He currently holds the third position in terms of total wickets, with 38 to his name in just 15 innings, trailing Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath.

Bumrah's impactful eight-wicket performance in the match, complemented by Mohammed Siraj's seven wickets, including a career-best 6/15 in the first innings, played a pivotal role in India's dominant display, restricting the hosts to a mere 55 runs.