India vs South Africa Highlights, 3rd Test, Day 3: Elgar falls late as SA reach 101/2 at Stumps
- India vs South Africa Highlights, 3rd Test, Day 3 Updates: South Africa reached 101/2 at the end of the third day of the Cape Town Test, with Bumrah removing Elgar on the final ball of the day.
India vs South Africa Highlights, 3rd Test, Day 3: Keegan Petersen (48*) remained unbeaten after Jasprit Bumrah's dismissal of Dean Elgar (30) marked the end of Day 3 in the third and final Test of the series in Cape Town. After India set a 212-run target for the Proteas to win, Mohammed Shami struck early with the wicket of Aiden Markram (16) but Petersen and Elgar put on a brilliant stand to take the momentum away from Indians. Further, a controversial overturned LBW decision in favour of Indians added to the visitors' woes as tempers flied on the field, with the Proteas batters taking advantage of the lapse of concentration in the opposition. SA ended the day on 101/2.
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Jan 13, 2022 09:32 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: Stumps on Day 3
India's overly-animated approach during the final half-an-hour or so could probably prove detrimental for the team even as the side did dismiss captain Dean Elgar late on Day 3.
In the 212-run chase, South Africa reach 101/2 at Stumps.
Jan 13, 2022 09:28 PM IST
IND vs SA Live: WICKET!
Dean Elgar is finally dismissed. Bumrah strikes! Technology finally comes to help Indian team this time as the Indian pacer breaks a dangerous stand. Elgar won't be happy with how he gave his wicket away, though.
This one was going down the leg side and Elgar, in an attempt to find easy runs, goes for a flick but edges it for keeper Pant.
Jan 13, 2022 09:24 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: 100 up for the Proteas
Both batters remain undeterred with the words flying on the field around them. Petersen has put on an exemplary shift and is nearing his half-century, as SA cross the 100-run mark.
SA 101/1. Target 212
Jan 13, 2022 09:21 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: And it continues..
An LBW appeal from Bumrah which is turned down by the umpire, and Indian fielders are at it again. “LBW is not a dismissal," chirps KL Rahul sarcastically.
IND 95/1. Target 212
Jan 13, 2022 09:14 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: Runs continue to flow for SA, meanwhile..
Two successive fours from Keegan Petersen in Ashwin's over as South Africa slowly solidify their position in this game.
SA 93/1. Target 212
Jan 13, 2022 09:11 PM IST
IND vs SA Live: Indian players livid
“You should find better ways to win, SuperSport,” says Ashwin on the stump mic. (SuperSport are the official broadcasters for the series in South Africa)
Some serious allegations beng thrown around on the field at the moment!
Jan 13, 2022 09:06 PM IST
IND vs SA Live: Kohli angry with the overturned decision
“Focus on your team as well when they shine the ball eh, not just the opposition” Kohli says on the stump mic shortly after the overturned decision on Elgar's dismissal.
Jan 13, 2022 09:05 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: SA 78/1
The Indian players are still absolutely livid over the overturned decision and the impact of it is seemingly showing on the field. A lapse of concentration and runs are currently flowing for the Proteas.
Jan 13, 2022 09:00 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: Bumrah into the attack
Jasprit Bumrah is back into the attack as he replaces Shardul Thakur.
Jan 13, 2022 08:56 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: And two boundaries in the next over
That's just rubbing salt on the wounds. The Indian team looked visibly animated after the overturned decision in Ashwin's previous over and Elgar and Petersen have now scored a four each against Shardul.
Brief lapse of concentration from the pacer as he pitches a little short on both deliveries.
SA 70/1. Target 212
Jan 13, 2022 08:48 PM IST
IND vs SA Live: Elgar survives!
The umpire raises the finger for what looked like a plumb. Elgar takes a review against the LBW decision.
Wow. This looked out in realtime but the ball-tracking shows that the ball has missed the stump. Elgar survives again!
Jan 13, 2022 08:42 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: Petersen in some pain
A high-rise delivery from Shardul Thakur seemed to have hit Petersen on his finger and he immediately takes off his glove and calls for physio.
SA 58/1. Target 212
Update: Petersen returns to bat.
Jan 13, 2022 08:36 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Score: Another edge!
It doesn't carry again but it goes for a boundary, which is worse. Elgar survives again as Shardul induces the outside edge but the ball bounces way before it could reach Pujara at first slip. The fielder fails to adjust with the bounce on time.
SA 57/1. Target 212
Jan 13, 2022 08:30 PM IST
IND vs SA Live: Ashwin into the attack
And Keegan Petersen welcomes him with a four. Poor delivery to start with. A bit short from Ashwin and Petersen makes space for himself, cuts it brilliantly towards deep.
Jan 13, 2022 08:29 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Score: SA keep scoreboard ticking
Shardul had been bowling on good lines but bowls one outside off and short on the final delivery, and Elgar cuts it square for an easy two.
SA 49/1. Target - 212
Jan 13, 2022 08:22 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: Drinks break!
A steady start from Keegan Petersen in the second innings as well. Dean Elgar, meanwhile, has had a rough start but he has started to look a bit settled, which isn't a good sign for Indians.
SA 47/1. Target: 212
Jan 13, 2022 08:12 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: Double change for India
Shardul Thakur replaces Mohammed Shami. He bowls to Keegan Petersen.
Jan 13, 2022 08:12 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: Fine start by Umesh
Almost draws an edge off Elgar on the last ball! Umesh keeps his lines and lengths tight and concedes two off the first over.
SA 43/1. Target - 212
Jan 13, 2022 08:08 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: And we have a bowling change now
Umesh Yadav replaces Jasprit Bumrah. He will bowl to Dean Elgar.
Jan 13, 2022 08:07 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Score: SA 41/1; Target - 212
No bowling change so far as Bumrah and Shami have bowled six overs each.
Jan 13, 2022 08:01 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: Another four for Elgar
Except this time, he edged it intentionally. A clever edge as he opens the face of the bat and finds the gap between gully and backward point.
SA 35/1. Target - 212
Jan 13, 2022 07:55 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: Petersen off the mark
Brilliant drive towards long-off by Petersen to get off the mark.
SA 30/1. Target - 212
Jan 13, 2022 07:52 PM IST
IND vs SA Live: Almost a second wicket!
Bumrah induces the edge off Elgar as he comes around the wicket but it doesn't carry to Pujara at second slip. Game of margins!
Jan 13, 2022 07:49 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: Some delay in proceedings
There seems to be something off with the clothing on the sight screen.
SA 23/1. Target - 212
Jan 13, 2022 07:41 PM IST
IND vs SA Live: WICKET!
Shami strikes! Markram falls on 16. A thick outside-edge and Shami gets Markram again. The right-hander chases an away-swinger and goes for a drive with minimal feet movement.
Jan 13, 2022 07:35 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Score: Steady start for SA
Six overs gone and both Elgar and Markram have been fairly solid through the opening phase. Yes, there have been odd edges but they resulted in boundaries, so they won't mind those.
SA 19/0. Target: 212
Jan 13, 2022 07:29 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Score: AB warns India!
Jan 13, 2022 07:25 PM IST
IND vs SA Live: Good over for SA early on
6 runs off the third over including a four. Good start for South Africa, this. For some reason, there's a lack of close-in fielders too
Jan 13, 2022 07:18 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Score: Shami from the other end this time
It was Umesh Yadav who bowled with the new ball in the previous innings but Kohli hands the ball to Shami on this occasion.
Jan 13, 2022 07:13 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: First runs for Proteas
And it's a boundary. No gully in place for Markram and a thick outside-edge goes exactly through that gap on the field for a boundary.
SA 4/0. Target - 212
Jan 13, 2022 07:10 PM IST
IND vs SA 3rd Test Live: Players return for the chase
Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar open for the Proteas. Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the first over. We're ready for the chase!
Jan 13, 2022 06:50 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: India all out on 198
Bumrah is dismissed on 2 and that brings the end of Indian innings. A fine innings from Rishabh Pant made the difference for India, as India set a 212-run target for the Proteas to win in Cape Town. Tea taken.
Jan 13, 2022 06:48 PM IST
IND vs SA Live: Bumrah to face Jansen
Rishabh Pant doesn't find the gap on the last ball of the delivery against Rabada, which means Bumrah needs to survive Marco Jansen.
India are leading by 208 runs
Jan 13, 2022 06:45 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: Records galore
Rishabh Pant has the highest scores by an Indian wicketkeeper-batter in South Africa, Australia (159*, Sydney) and England (114, Oval).
Jan 13, 2022 06:40 PM IST
IND vs SA Live: Century for Rishabh Pant!
What a magnificent innings from the young wicketkeeper-batter. He came at a time when India had lost two quick wickets of their senior batters Rahane and Pujara, and he not only stabilised the innings alongside Kohli but also put the South Africans under pressure with brilliant counter-attacking cricket.
Pant brings his century off 133 deliveries.
Jan 13, 2022 06:37 PM IST
IND vs SA Live: Pant keeps strike
He moves to 99 with a single off the final delivery from Rabada.
India 194/9, lead by 207
Jan 13, 2022 06:35 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: FOUR!
Almost a catch again! The ball ‘nutmegs’ Bavuma's hands at long off and Pant moves to 98.
Jan 13, 2022 06:33 PM IST
IND vs SA Live: Wicket no.9
There was no need for that shot and Shami wouldn't be happy about it. He's out on a duck, Jansen strikes.
Jan 13, 2022 06:28 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: Big record for Pant
Rishabh Pant now has the highest score by a designated wicketkeeper from Asia in SA. He breaks MS Dhoni's record (90) for the same.
Jan 13, 2022 06:22 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Score: India 187/8, lead by 200
Big psychological advantage for India, this. Rishabh Pant takes India's lead to 200 with a single through covers.
Jan 13, 2022 06:21 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: Pant into the 90s
Intelligent cricket from Pant. He plays one with soft hands and takes an easy two, as the field is heavily spread out.
India lead by 199
Jan 13, 2022 06:18 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: Shami survives
Nice strategy from Pant, this. He's been taking singles on the fourth delivery in the past two overs, and Shami is presenting a solid defence here.
India 184/8, lead by 197
Jan 13, 2022 06:15 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: DROPPED!
Keshav Maharaj drops Rishabh Pant! How costly is it going to be?
A delivery outside off and Pant makes space for himself, realises he has to stretch himself for the shot and couldn't find the timing. Maharaj runs from deep point but fails to reach the ball in time.
Jan 13, 2022 06:09 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Score: What's happened there?
Pant has now decided to shift gears and rightly so. He charges down the track in the first ball of Duanne Olivier's over and he puts so much power in that shot that the bat slips out of his hands. No run, however.
Jan 13, 2022 06:03 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: OUT!
Umesh Yadav falls on a duck. India 8 down! Rabada gets to swing it away from the right-hander and Umesh couldn't help but play a front-foot defensive stroke. Faint edge again, and it gets carried for an easy catch for Verreynne.
India 180/8, lead by 193
Jan 13, 2022 06:01 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Score: A six and a four from Pant!
And he draws the applause from dressing room. Pant takes the aerial route against Duanne Olivier as he smacks one towards long on for a six, and then plays an orthodox pull towards midwicket for a four.
India 180/7, lead by 193
Jan 13, 2022 05:56 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: Pant fighting the lone battle
Rishabh Pant has been more of a spectator in this session as Ngidi is running the proceedings here. The Indian batter is now shielding Umesh Yadav.
Jan 13, 2022 05:49 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: OUT!
Ngidi picks his third! Shardul is out on 5. A good delivery from Ngidi, this, as he shapes it away from the right-hander while drawing him to play for the flick. A faint outside-edge and an easy catch for the wicketkeeper.
Jan 13, 2022 05:46 PM IST
IND vs SA Live: Shardul off the mark
Strong shot, this. Wide outside off and Shardul opens his arms and cuts it past point for a four.
India 169/6, lead by 182
Jan 13, 2022 05:41 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Score: Drinks!
South Africa well and truly back in the game. Rishabh Pant has righly shifted his gears a bit, playing more defensively as he knows that another wicket could be a big damage to India's chances here.
India 165/6, lead by 178
Jan 13, 2022 05:35 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: Almost another!
Shardul Thakur flicks the delivery onto his pads but the ball keeps in the air and almost carries to mid-wicket! The tailenders playing with fire once again.
Jan 13, 2022 05:27 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: OUT!
Ashwin falls. A loose shot again. Ashwin goes for an adventurous cover drive and finds a thick edge. Marco Jansen takes a fairly simple catch at gully.
India 162/6, lead by 175
Jan 13, 2022 05:25 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: 3 off Jansen's second
Both batters dealing in singles and rightly so. Ashwin had a heart-in-the-mouth moment in the previous over against Ngidi and if India lose another wicket here, things can get complicated.
India 161/5, lead by 174
Jan 13, 2022 05:20 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Score: DROPPED!
Ashwin survives. He goes for a glory shot and finds a thick edge, but the ball rises a bit too much for Aiden Markram at second slip. Need to remain focusses here.
India 158/5, lead by 171
Jan 13, 2022 05:14 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: Ashwin starts with a four
A loose delivery from Ngidi and Ashwin gets off the mark. A little short of a length and outside-off, and Ashwin plays with a soft hand as he cuts it square.
India 156/5, lead by 169
Jan 13, 2022 05:07 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Score: WICKET!
Virat Kohli is out! Big wicket for South Africa, this. After restraining for so long, Kohli finally gives in and goes for a cover drive. A lapse in concentration there.
Thick outside edge gets carried to man at second slip and Ngidi gets his first wicket of the innings.
India 152/5, lead by 165
Jan 13, 2022 05:06 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: 15 off the over
A very expensive over from Maharaj and South Africa are losing the momentum here. Need either Rabada or Jansen from Maharaj's end to keep the flow of runs in check.
India 151/4, lead by 164
Jan 13, 2022 05:01 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: TWO SIXES IN A ROW!
Pant again! The left-hander gets down on one knee and smacks the delivery outside-off for a big six over the mid-wicket for his first six, and then charges down the track to hit the ball over the empty long-off area!
India 148/4, lead by 161
Jan 13, 2022 04:57 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: Easy runs
Almost as if there was no break. Loose lines from Lungi Ngidi and Pant says thank you very much. Easy rotation of strike from the young wicketkeeper-batter to keep the scoreboard ticking.
India 136/3, lead by 149
Jan 13, 2022 04:52 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: Surprising start from SA
South Africa started the second session with Keshav Maharaj and Lungi Ngidi bowled the second over after lunch, which is a bit strange as both bowlers haven't exactly put pressure on either of the two batters.
India 134/4, lead by 147
Jan 13, 2022 04:44 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: Players return for second session
Kohli and Pant take the crease for the second session of the day. India will be aiming for both to continue with a similar approach, while the Proteas eye a breakthrough.
India lead by 143 runs.
Jan 13, 2022 04:07 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: India 130/4 at Lunch
A fine session for India despite the early setbacks. After Pujara (9) and Rahane (1) were dismissed early, Rishabh Pant (51) helped Virat Kohli (28*) stabilise the Indian innings as the duo takes the visitors to 130/4 at Lunch. India's lead is currently 143, so there's work to be done.
Jan 13, 2022 04:01 PM IST
India vs South Arica Live: 50 for Pant!
A brilliant half-century from the Indian youngster! Pant brings his fifty with a flick towards mid-wicket against Jansen. A controlled innings from Pant and a very important one as well.
India 129/4, lead by 142
Jan 13, 2022 03:59 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: SIX!
Rishabh Pant steps out and clears the fielder at long-on! First six of the innings. Maharaj pitches it a little fuller and Pant seizes the opportunity.
India 126/4, lead by 139
Jan 13, 2022 03:57 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: Penultimate over before lunch
Maharaj to Pant for what could be the penultimate over before lunch on Day 3.
Jan 13, 2022 03:53 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: Kohli disciplined as ever
Kohli has been very disciplined and wary but Aakash Chopra says that he might have been missing out on run-scoring opportunities.
“Not his natural way of playing. Many a times, when you start playing with such an approach, you lose out on many run-scoring opportunities as well,” says Aakash Chopra on-air about Kohli's batting at the moment.
India 120/4, lead by 133
Jan 13, 2022 03:48 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Score: Maharaj continues
The strategy looks simple here from South Africa. With lunch approaching, the Proteas are aiming to entice Pant into making a mistake. Great restraint shown so far from the youngster, however.
India 117/4, lead by 130
Jan 13, 2022 03:42 PM IST
India vs South Africa 3rd Test Live: 5 off Maharaj's over
A poor delivery to end the over as he bowls down the leg side and Kohli, again, only needs to guide it through.
The partnership between both batters is past the 50-run mark.
India 115/4, lead by 127
Jan 13, 2022 03:38 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: Keshav Maharaj into the attack
First sight of spin on Day 3. Keshav Maharaj replaces Marco Jansen.
Jan 13, 2022 03:37 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: Four!
A 41st no-ball for Rabada in this series and that eventually results in an easy boundary down the leg side. These runs can hurt South Africa dearly later.
India 110/4, lead by 123
Jan 13, 2022 03:35 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: STAT ATTACK
Kagiso Rabada has bowled 40 – Yes – 40, F-O-R-T-Y no balls in this series!
For the record, he had bowled 62 before the start of this series.
Jan 13, 2022 03:31 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Score: Good over for India
A solid partnership is brewing for India, but the key, as it is often emphasised, is to remain focused. Five runs off Jansen's over as India's score moves to 103/4, lead by 116.
Jan 13, 2022 03:29 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: 100 up for India
Rishabh Pant takes India to three-figure mark with a lofted cut towards deep square leg.
India 100/4, lead by 113 runs
Jan 13, 2022 03:26 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: 1 off Rabada's over
Kohli wary of the ball moving away. Excellent judgment of the ball throughout this over from the captain. 1 run off the over as India move to 98/4. Lead by 111
Jan 13, 2022 03:22 PM IST
IND vs SA Live: Rabada returns
Elgar brings Rabada back into the attack. A wise decision as well.
Jan 13, 2022 03:19 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: Shot!
One would think twice about stepping out and going for a lofted cover drive when they were dismissed in similar fashion roughly a week ago. Not Rishabh Pant, though.
Pant takes the calculated risk and it reaps the rewards. An excellent cover drive on a fuller delivery wide outside off and it adds to India's lead.
India 95/4, lead by 108
Jan 13, 2022 03:14 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Score: Kohli strong in defence
A similar approach to his first innings from Kohli. He isn't bothering with deliveries wide outside the off-stump and the SA bowlers have sensed that, as they bring the line inwards to force Kohli to commit. It has a disciplined outing so far from the Indian captain, though.
India 91/4, lead by 104 runs
Jan 13, 2022 03:10 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: Olivier continues after break
Drinks breaks have been infamous for disturbing the flow of the batting innings, so Kohli and Pant need to remain focussed here.
Jan 13, 2022 03:06 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: Drinks break! India 90/4, lead by 103 runs
It was a dream start from Marco Jansen and Kagiso Rabada, as they dismissed Pujara (9) and Rahane (1) respectively. It was then a battle for survival for Kohli and Pant. After seeing through a very dangerous passage of play, both batters have started to find feet. The duo has added 32 runs in 72 deliveries so far.
Jan 13, 2022 03:01 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: Lead goes past 100
Rishabh Pant flicks another fuller delivery from Lungi Ngidi towards midwicket for a three, and India's lead goes past the 100-run mark!
India 89/4, lead by 102
Jan 13, 2022 02:59 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: Kohli, Pant digging in
A relative ease in pressure after the bowling changes from both ends, courtesy of a couple of loose deliveries from Ngidi. Both bowlers haven't been able to replicate the pressure set by Jansen and Rabada so far.
Jan 13, 2022 02:53 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: First four for Virat
A rare loose delivery and Kohli gets his first boundary of Day 3. Ngidi bowls down the leg side and keeps it fuller, and all Kohli needed to do was guiding the ball past wicketkeeper for a four.
India 85/4, lead by 98
Jan 13, 2022 02:51 PM IST
India vs South Africa 3rd Test Live: Nice lengths from Olivier
He's forcing Kohli to play those deliveries. Surprised the Indian captain with an odd bouncer as well, but Kohli negotiated the over well.
Maiden to start from Olivier.
Jan 13, 2022 02:47 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: Olivier replaces Jansen
Change from both ends as Duanne Olivier replaces Marco Jansen. He bowls to Kohli.
Jan 13, 2022 02:46 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Score: What a shot!
Rishabh Pant growing in confidence with every delivery. A fine cover drive to end the over as Ngidi concedes his first runs.
India 80/4, lead by 93
Jan 13, 2022 02:42 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: Ngidi replaces Rabada
Lungi Ngidi, who is yet to concede a run in his three overs, replaces Kagiso Rabada from one end. He bowls to Pant.
Jan 13, 2022 02:41 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: Quick runs for Pant
Rishabh Pant is taking care of the scoring rate in this partnership so far. A couple of twos against Jansen add to India's score. Fine start from the young wicketkeeper-batter but it's important for him to capitalize on it.
India 76/4, lead by 89
Jan 13, 2022 02:35 PM IST
IND vs SA 3rd Test Live: Scintillating contest, this..
Marco Jansen puts Kohli in some discomfort with the ball rising and twice in an over, Kohli's defence against the short-pitched delivery lofted towards the empty silly point area. Elgar puts Rassie van der Dussen at the position straightaway.
Tough passage of play for the Indian captain!
India 70/4, lead by 83
Jan 13, 2022 02:31 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: Kohli's 500th innings
Stat: This is Virat Kohli's 500th international innings. He's scored 23,345 international runs so far, with 70 centuries.
Jan 13, 2022 02:28 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: ‘Kohli is key’
The former South Africa batter has his say on the proceedings.
Jan 13, 2022 02:26 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: First boundary of the day
Who else but Pant? A bouncer from Rabada over the wicket and Pant pulls it brilliantly through midwicket. First boundary for India on Day 3.
India 64/4, lead by 77
Jan 13, 2022 02:22 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Score: Onus on Kohli
The Indian Test captain finds himself in a similar position as in the first innings. The wickets continue to fall at regular intervals at the other end, and it is upto Kohli to glue this innings now.
India 60/3, lead by 73
Jan 13, 2022 02:19 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: From bad to worse
The team management would've hoped for important contributions from Pujara and Rahane, but both fall within the first 11 deliveries of Day 3.
Rishabh Pant has now joined Virat Kohli – India's last recognized batting pair.
Jan 13, 2022 02:12 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: OUT!
Rahane falls on 1. Disappointment continues..
Another short-pitched delivery and Rahane is all at sea. A faint edge off the gloves and he is caught-behind. Rabada strikes.
Jan 13, 2022 02:08 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Score: End of a successful over
Pujara will look in hindsight and might probably realise that he could've instead taken a body blow there. Anyway, Rahane gets off the mark and we get the scoreboard rolling.
India 58/2, lead by 71
Jan 13, 2022 02:02 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: WICKET!
Pujara falls! Marco Jansen strikes. Short-pitched from Jansen and Pujara fails to adjust with the bounce on time. The ball deflects past his defence and he is caught by Keegan Petersen at leg gully.
Jan 13, 2022 02:00 PM IST
IND vs SA Live: Jansen to resume proceedings
We are ready!
Jan 13, 2022 01:57 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: Players take the field
Captain Kohli and Pujara take to the crease to resume Day 3 in the third and final Test in Cape Town.
India 57/2, lead by 70 runs.
Jan 13, 2022 01:55 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: Gavaskar with a bold prediction!
“If India cross 200, you can take me from writing that they will win,” Gavaskar with a very strong prediction in the pitch report!
Jan 13, 2022 01:51 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: Best partnerships in Tests (since 2013)
Virat Kohli/Ajinkya Rahane - 3499
Ross Taylor/Kane Williamson - 3250
Virat Kohli/Cheteshwar Pujara - 2953
Jan 13, 2022 01:43 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Score: Rahane nearing big feat
There couldn't be a better day for Rahane to make a statement. Battling with form, the senior batter will be aiming to make it big today and he can reach a big feat if he plays to his best potential today.
Ajinkya Rahane is only 70 runs away from reaching 5000 runs in Test cricket.
Jan 13, 2022 01:36 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live: Final chance for Rahane?
The team management put its faith in Ajinkya Rahane in the third and final Test but the senior batter was dismissed cheaply in the first innings. With Hanuma Vihari and Shreyas Iyer waiting for consistent opportunities, will this be the final chance for Rahane?
Jan 13, 2022 01:30 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: Can SA repeat the 2007 heroics?
It won't be easy. One of the biggest changes in the Indian team from 2007 is the quality of the bowling outfit. However, India's batting struggles continue to remain the team management's biggest headache, and that is why, India will be hoping for a strong start from captain Kohli and Pujara today.
Jan 13, 2022 01:27 PM IST
IND vs SA Live, 3rd Test: India at Cape Town
The Rahul Dravid-led Indian team had secured a 41-run lead over the South Africans in the first innings but were bowled out on 169 in the second innings.
The Proteas, riding on captain Graeme Smith's half-century and important contributions from middle-order batters Shaun Pollock, Jacques Kallis and Ashwell Prince, chased down the 211-run target with five wickets to spare.
Jan 13, 2022 01:24 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: India at Cape Town
India have never won at Cape Town and in 2007, they lost to South Africa while defending a target of 211. Interestingly, the situation in the Test was pretty similar to the one in this game..
Jan 13, 2022 01:18 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Score: Emphasis on strong communication
While the Indian bowlers produced yet another stellar performance, the absence of Ishant Sharma has concerned former South African bowler Shaun Pollock.
HERE, he talks about how there needs to be a strong communication between the team management and the senior bowler over his future in the Test side.
Jan 13, 2022 01:10 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Score: What a sight!
During the South African batting innings, Indian captain Virat Kohli -- after the wicket of Temba Bavuma -- urged the Indian dug-out to continue the claps and the players obliged to it, clapping in unique synchronised manner. WATCH
Jan 13, 2022 12:55 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Score: Weather bright as ever
We're in for a cracker today.
Jan 13, 2022 12:46 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates: ‘Best in the world’
Former England captain Michael Vaughan reserved the best compliment for Jasprit Bumrah. READ
Jan 13, 2022 12:37 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Score: Highest chases in Cape Town
Australia (2002) - 334/6 against South Africa
South Africa (2011) - 236/2 against Australia
South Africa (2007) - 211/5 against India
Jan 13, 2022 12:32 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Updates: Onus on Kohli, Pujara
Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara had stabilised the Indian innings after the early blows of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal on Day 1, and the team would be pinning their hopes on the duo once again.
Jan 13, 2022 12:24 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Score: Sensational Shami!
“More than the fear, he was threatening throughout the day, in this innings, and probably throughout the series. The kind of lengths which he bowled, kept testing the batter. Ask any top batsman. No one would want to face him," Gambhir said about Shami after his two-wicket over turned the SA innings on its head. READ
Jan 13, 2022 12:17 PM IST
IND vs SA Live Updates, 3rd Test: Nothing to add!
Marco Jansen and Jasprit Bumrah were caught in a war of words in the second Test after the former bowled a barrage of bouncers towards the Indian bowler
On Wednesday, however, Bumrah returned the favour and eventually bowled Jansen out with a peach.
Jan 13, 2022 12:14 PM IST
India vs South Africa Live Score: Bumrah runs through the SA batting order
The speedster scalped five wickets in the South African first innings of the third Test as the hosts were bundled out for 210 in the final session of Day 2, handing India a lead of 13 runs. With his 5-wicket haul, he joined India legend Kapil Dev and Irfan Pathan in a unique list. READ
Jan 13, 2022 12:11 PM IST
IND vs SA Live: Day 2 Recap
Indian pace bowlers produced a stunning performance to bowl the South Africans out on 210, giving India a 13-run cushion in the second innings. Mayank Agarwal (7) and KL Rahul (10) disappointed with the bat once again in the Test but Indian Test captain Virat Kohli produced a similar grit, while Pujara saw off the South African pacers in the final hour of Day 2.
Jan 13, 2022 11:55 AM IST
Histoy beckons Virat Kohli
Presently on 7947 runs, Kohli needs 53 runs more to reach the milestone of 8000 runs in Test cricket. He will become the sixth Indian batter to the feat after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman and Virender Sehwag. He will also become the fifth fastest Indian to the feat in terms of innings needed, after Sachin, Dravid, Sehwag and Gavaskar.
Jan 13, 2022 11:40 AM IST
Hello and welcome
Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of the third day of the Cape Town decider between India and South Africa. Will Kohli and Pujara manage to add to India's present lead of 70 or will the Rabada-led South African pace attack stop the duo?
- Rishabh Pant on Sunday tried to launch Andile Phehlukwayo for six but was caught at deep cover. It was poor shot selection from the youngster, not for the first time on the tour.
- IND vs SA: Playing his first game of the tour, Deepak Chahar notched his second ODI fifty and hit five 4s and two 6s but India fell short by four runs.
- Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli, and later Deepak Chahar, raised hopes of a consolation win before the Proteas managed a four-run victory to sweep the series 3-0.
- After former captain Virat Kohli (65) departed, only the fighting 54 from Deepak Chahar got India within touching distance in 3rd ODI against SA.
- India captain Mithali Raj's quest for a first World Cup trophy enters its sixth edition as the team leaves for New Zealand for a five-match series followed by the ODI World Cup
- This was Kohli's second half-century score in the series, having earlier scored 51 off 63 in the series opener in Paarl last week before registering a five-ball duck in the second match.
- A 98-run partnership between Dhawan & Kohli helped India in going past the 100 mark against South Africa in the third and final ODI at Cape Town.
- Virat Kohli's exit from the leadership role has got everyone talking & Akhtar also weighed in on the captaincy change and future of Indian cricket.
- The former Indian batter said that he won't be surprised if the star batter fetches most money among overseas openers.
- The home team, who has already taken a 2-0 lead in the ODI rubber, finished on 287 with de Kock scoring 124 off 130 balls.
- Amid the ongoing turmoil, Team India incurred a forgettable tour of South Africa, losing 2-1 in Tests and conceding an unassailable 2-0 lead in the ODIs
- He may have not left a mark with the ball but Shreyas took a diving catch to remove Van der Dussen and then effected a run-out to cut short Andile Phehlukwayo's stay at the crease.
- Rassie van der Dussen joined fellow South African AB de Villers and Pakistan's Javed Miandad in an elite list.