South Africa and India are engaged in the 2nd Test, as the hosts lost the first match against the Virat-led army. However, the regular skipper has been ruled out of this match due to injury. KL Rahul has been named as the skipper who has won the toss and decides to bat first.
Mayank Agarwal has been dismissed by Marco Jansen when he was on 26 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara's terrible form continues in this match as well and has been dismissed for just 3 runs. Ajinkya Rahane bagged a golden duck as he was dismissed by Duanne Olivier.Ravichandran Ashwin and Rishabh Pant played crucial innings in the middle before the wicket-keeper batsman walks back to the dressing with 17 runs. Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Shami isn't much effective with the bat and warmed the bench with cheap numbers.
The right-handed all-rounder played some good shots by coming down the order and scoring 46 runs which consisted of 6 fours under his belt. Jasprit Bumrah also played some good strokes and remained unbeaten on 14 runs with the help of 2 fours and a six. In the end, India posted 202 runs on the board.
South Africa needs 122 runs to win:
Following the total, the opposition skipper Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram opened the innings for their side. Despite bowling out the opposition for a decent score, the openers failed to provide the expected start as Aiden Markram has to walk back after Mohammed Shami made him LBW for 7 runs.
Keegan Petersen scored 62 runs for his team before being dismissed by Shardul Thakur. Following him, Temba Bavuma also played a crucial knock of 51 runs and Dean Elgar added 28 runs before they have been dismissed by Shardul Thakur.
In the end, South Africa have been bowled out by India for 229 runs as they have 27 runs lead in hand. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal once again walked out for India and returned to the dressing room after scoring 8 and 23 runs respectively.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane stitched a crucial partnership of 111 runs, as both, the batsman walked back to the dressing room after scoring 53 and 58 runs respectively. Hanuma Vihari remained not out on 40 runs as Team India have been bowled out for 266 runs.
South Africa need 240 runs to win this match. They got a decent start from the openers Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram who have added 47 runs for the opening wicket partnership. At the end of day 3, South Africa scored 118 runs and has lost two wickets.
During the match, Rishabh Pant has been dismissed for a duck by Kagiso Rabada after the wicket-keeper batsman exchanged a few words with Rassie van der Dussen.
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