India vs South Africa 3rd Test, Day 2 Highlights: IND 57/2, lead by 70 runs
Check highlights of Day 2 of India vs South Africa third Test.
Jasprit Bumrah's dominant bowling performance backed up by a gritty batting performance by Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli helped India recover some lost ground against South Africa on Day 2 of the ongoing third Test here at Newlands, Cape Town on Wednesday.
At stumps, India's score read 57/2-- with the visitors extending their lead to 70 runs. Kohli (14*) and Pujara (9*) are currently unbeaten at the crease.
After gaining a lead of 13 runs, India openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal put on 20 runs for the first wicket, and the stand was finally broken by Kagiso Rabada as he dismissed Mayank (7). In the very next over, Marco Jansen got the better of KL Rahul (10) and India was reduced to 24/2.
Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara then rallied the Indian innings, and the duo ensured that India does not lose more wickets before stumps. Earlier, Jasprit Bumrah took five wickets as India bowled out South Africa for 210 in the first innings on Day 2. India took a slender 13-run lead after an excellent bowling effort.
Resuming the third and final session on Day 2 at 176/7, Keegan Petersen and Kagiso Rabada added three more runs to the total before Petersen (72) was sent back to the pavilion by Bumrah. Kagiso Rabada and Duanne Olivier added 21 more runs to the total, but this partnership was cut short by Shardul Thakur as he dismissed Rabada (15), reducing South Africa to 200/9. In the end, Proteas were bowled out for 210.
On the opening day of the Test, India was bowled out for 223 with skipper Virat Kohli top-scoring with a knock of 79. Kagiso Rabada scalped four wickets for the Proteas.
Brief Scores: India 223 and 57/2 (Virat Kohli 14*, Cheteshwar Pujara 9*; Marco Jansen 1-7); South Africa 210 (Keegan Petersen 72, Temba Bavuma 28; Jasprit Bumrah 5-42).
SA all out for 210
Jasprit Bumrah took 5-42 as India bowled hosts South Africa out for 210 after tea to claim a narrow 13-run first-innings lead on the second day of the decisive third and final Test at Newlands on Wednesday.
All of India’s pace bowlers were excellent with Bumrah leading the way with his movement off the surface and ability to extract bounce on the seaming wicket. Mohammed Shami (2-39), Umesh Yadav (2-64), and Shardul Thakur (1-37) were also among the wicket-takers.
Keegan Petersen scored a career-best 72 for the home side and stood almost alone before he became the fourth victim for Bumrah, with the next highest score 28 by Temba Bavuma.
Shami picks two in an over
Mohammad Shami bagged two wickets - Temba Bevuma (28) and Kyle Verreynne (0), in an over to put South Africa on backfoot as they are now six down.
Rassie van der Dussen departs
South Africa lose their fourth wicket as Umesh Yadav removes der Dussen. van der Dussen c Kohli b Umesh Yadav 21(54)
SA 100/3 at Lunch
Jasprit Bumrah took an early wicket but India bowled without luck as South Africa reached 100 for three at lunch on day two of the decisive third and final Test at Newlands, still 123 runs behind the tourists' first innings score of 223.
Umesh Yadav strikes, the scrambled seam again, nipped back and cleaned up Maharaj. The partnership breaks. Maharaj did well as night watchman.
SA 45/3, trail by 178 runs
Maharaj and Peterson build on
The pair is batting well and the pace bowling gets tougher under the hot weather. Kohlo pepping them up from slips. Ashwin could be soon be in to try his luck. Thakur and Umesh bowling in tandem right now.
SA 45/2, trail by 178 runs
SA 34/2, trail by 187 runs
Bumrah and Shami continue the hunt for the third wicket. Night watchman Maharaj has been able to cope with so far. Kohli and Co continue to be vocal behind the stumps, motivating bowlers.
Bumrah nips it back to Markram, who left it and the ball hit the top of off. SA lose first wicket of the day in just the first over.
SA 17/2, trail by 206 runs
Rahul Dravid celebrated his 49th birthday
Indian men's cricket team coach Rahul Dravid celebrated his 49th birthday on January 11 and while he was busy with the Day 1 action of the third India vs South Africa Test taking place in Cape Town, the team ensured the cake cutting was done post the close of play.
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Day 1 recap: India bowled out for 22, top scorer Virat Kohli with 79. SA lost one wicket in form of Dean Elgar. Currently, trail by 206 runs.
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