The play of the third day of the first Test of the three-match series between India and South Africa has started on its scheduled time. But instead of 90 overs, 98 overs will be played on the day. South Africa’s innings has started after lunch and they have lost 4 wickets. Earlier, India started playing ahead of the score of 272/3 on the first day and their entire team was all out for 327 runs.
4:50 PM: South Africa’s first innings look faltering. The hosts have lost their 4 wickets for 32 runs. Mohammad Siraj gave South Africa the fourth blow by dismissing Raisie van der Dussen. Duson scored only three runs.
4:40 PM: Temba Bavuma comes out to bat after Markram’s dismissal. Raise van der Dussen is present with him at the crease. South Africa is 30 for three after 12 overs. The hosts are still 297 runs behind India’s score.
4:35 PM: Fast bowler Mohammed Shami has bowled Aiden Markram and with this, he has achieved his second success. Markram faced 34 balls and scored 13 runs with the help of three fours.
4:21 PM: After Pietersen’s dismissal, Ramsey van der Dussen comes out to bat. Aiden Markram is present at the crease with him. After Pietersen’s dismissal, Ramsey van der Dussen comes in to bat. Aiden Markram is present at the crease with him. South Africa have scored 30 runs for 2 wickets after 8 overs. Markram on 13 and Dussan at the crease after scoring 1 run. South Africa is 297 runs behind India’s score.
4:18 PM: Mohammed Shami has given India the second success by bowling Keegan Pietersen. Pietersen scored 15 runs in 22 balls with the help of three fours.
4:10 PM: South Africa’s innings has started after lunch. Aiden Markram and Keegan Pietersen are at the crease.
3:30 PM: After bowling out India for 327 in the first innings, South Africa is 21 for one in their first innings till lunch. Aidan Markram on 9 runs and Keegan Pietersen on 11 runs at the crease. South Africa is currently trailing India’s score by 306 runs.
3:10 PM: Keegan Pietersen comes out to bat after the dismissal of captain Dean Elgar. Aiden Markram is present at the crease with him.
3:06 PM: India has made a great start in the bowling and has achieved success in the very first over. Jasprit Bumrah dealt the first blow to the hosts by dismissing captain Dean Elgar. Elgar scored two runs and he was caught by wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant.
2:52 PM: South Africa have bowled out India for 327 runs in their first innings on the basis of their excellent performance by their bowlers. For India, KL Rahul scored 123, Mayank Agarwal scored 60 and Ajinkya Rahane scored 48 runs. For South Africa, Lungisani Ngidi took 6 and Kagiso Rabada took 3 wickets.
2:35 PM: At this time the last pair of Mohammad Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah is present at the crease.
2:28 PM: Fast bowler Langi Ngidi has completed his six wickets. He gave India the ninth blow by dismissing Mohammed Shami. Shami scored 8 runs.
2:25 PM: Kagiso Rabada has got the third success. He gave India the 8th blow by getting Shardul Thakur caught by wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock. Thakur scored 4 runs.
2:18 PM: After the dismissal of Ashwin and Pant, the pair of Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Shami are present at the crease. India’s score is 300 runs for 7 wickets.
2:16 PM: Fast bowler Langi Ngidi has completed his ‘paw’. He completed his five-wicket haul by dismissing Rishabh Pant. Pant scored 8 runs in 13 balls.
2:13 PM: After Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin has also returned to the pavilion after getting out. Rabada dismissed Ashwin. Indian batsman scored four runs.
2:07 PM: Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed for 48 runs off 102 balls. His wicket went to Lungi Ngidi’s account. In this way, India lost the fifth wicket for 291 runs. This is Ngidi’s fourth wicket in the first innings. R Ashwin has come to the crease to support Rishabh Pant.
1:50 PM: Opener KL Rahul became the victim of Kagiso Rabada after scoring 123 runs. Wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock was caught off the ball by Rahul Rabada. Rishabh Pant has come to the crease to support Rahane.
1:30 PM: KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane are at the crease, while Lungi Ngidi is bowling the first over of the third day for South Africa. Rahul returned not out on the first day after scoring 122 and Rahane 40.
12:51 PM: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has shared the complete schedule of the third day on Twitter. The match will start at 10 am local time and 1:30 pm Indian time. The second day’s play was washed away in the rain, so it has been decided to conduct 98 overs on the third day.
first day’s game
Team India won the toss on the first day of the match and decided to bat first. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal added 117 runs for the first wicket, proving captain Virat Kohli’s decision to be absolutely right. Mayank was dismissed for 60 runs and in the same over Cheteshwar Pujara fell victim to a golden duck without opening an account.