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India vs South Africa 2018, 3rd Test, Day 2 in Johannesburg, Highlights: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: January 27, 2018, 1:27 PM IST

India vs South Africa (TEST)

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SA vs IND Cricket Scorecard (TEST)

3rd Test TEST, The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, 24 January, 2018

India
Ist INN

187/10

(76.4) RR 2.43

2nd INN

247 /10

(80.1) 3.08

v/s
India beat South Africa by 63 runs
South Africa
Ist INN

194/10

(65.5) RR 2.94

2nd INN

177 /10

(73.3) RR 2.40

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 21:02 (IST)

    Stumps: That is stumps on the second day of the third Test and the indians will take a lot of confidence from their performance in the day. First the bowlers rocked the South Africa batting and then the batsmen showed a lot of composure in the second innings.

  • 20:59 (IST)

    Cricketnext’s Baidurjo Bhose from Johannesburg: One more over to go and this has been a good start for India in the second essay as both Vijay and Rahul have looked solid in the middle. They have stayed positive but not over attacked. The Indians need to keep up the momentum when they come back on the third morning.

  • 20:50 (IST)

    Cricketnext’s Baidurjo Bhose from Johannesburg: 12 minutes to go and the Indians will definitely be playing for stumps here with Vijay and Rahul looking quite confident in the middle with the pitch surely playing some tricks here as it has right through the game. Day 3 will be crucial now for both teams.

  • 20:37 (IST)

    Cricketnext Editor Arnab Sen: 25 minutes to go for stumps, light permitting, and the Indians will definitely wish for Vijay and Rahul to play this one out. If they can do that, the Indians have a good chance of finishing the day in the driver's seat. South Africa would want a couple of wickets to keep the game in their control at stumps.

  • 20:35 (IST)

    Cricketnext Editor Arnab Sen: KL Rahul is a technically good batsman and if he can manage to survive this initial onslaught then he can be a real thorn in South Africa's flesh, simply because he has got the shots in his armoury and once he gets going then runs could come very swiftly for India and will be great for the visitors.

  • 20:25 (IST)

    Cricketnext’s Baidurjo Bhose from Johannesburg: KL Rahul looks good and has played a couple of good shots so far and is looking the part here as India look to ensure that they play out another 37 minutes here. 20 overs still left in the day but that will definitely not be possible.

  • 20:13 (IST)

    Cricketnext Editor Arnab Sen: Extremely unlucky for Parthiv Patel to get out the way he did. An inside edge on to the pad and then the ball ballooning in the air and then being caught by the slip fielder. He was looking good and would have made a difference had he stayed. A busy batsman like Parthiv Patel could do some serious damage.

  • 20:09 (IST)

    OUT: Vernon Philander finally gets his man as he removes Parthiv Patel for 16 to give India the first jolt of the innings. Excellent delivery from Philander as the ball swung inside and took an inside edge and hit the pads and went towards slip, where Markram took a brilliant diving catch. Unlucky for Parthiv. 

  • 20:02 (IST)

    Lead: India snatch back the lead from Proteas as they take a one run lead, courtesy of a boundary from Parthiv Patel off the bowling of Kagiso Rabada. Pathiv plays an excellent leg glance as the ball goes for a boundary towards the fine leg region. This is Parthiv's second boundary of the innings. 

  • 19:55 (IST)

    Chance: Excellent delivery from Kagiso Rabada as he produces an edge of the ball of Parthiv Patel and the Indian openers had his heart in his mouth. However, the ball went over the head of Hashim Amla, who was fielding at first slip. Rabada just cannot believe his luck as India get their first boundary of the innings. 

  • 19:52 (IST)

    Cricketnext Editor Arnab Sen: Opening with Parthiv Patel along with Murali Vijay could be a good idea as it will provide the much needed left and right combination at the top of the order, something that will force the South African bowlers to keep changing their line. 

  • 19:51 (IST)

    Cricketnext's Baidurjo Bhose from Johannesburg: What is Parthiv doing at the crease here instead of KL Rahul? No signs of injury there. Is this just lack of confidence? That would be really sad approach from the opener if he did not wish to come and see off the new ball.

  • 19:50 (IST)

    The onus is on Indian openers to finally earn their money as so far on the tour they have failed miserably. And because of that we have seen a change in the line-up as Parthiv Patel opens the innings with Murali Vijay. Seems like Indian management have ran out of patience with KL Rahul. 

  • 19:39 (IST)

    Cricketnext Editor Arnab Sen: Jasprit Bumrah has shown great maturity ever since making his debut in the first Test match. It is great to see India finally have a bowler who can remove the tail quickly. It would have been frustrating for India if South Africa had taken a big lead as the bowlers had bowled really well. It is now up to the Indian batsmen to show some application and grit and give their bowlers a challenging target to bowl at in the fourth innings.

21:02 (IST)

Stumps: That is stumps on the second day of the third Test and the indians will take a lot of confidence from their performance in the day. First the bowlers rocked the South Africa batting and then the batsmen showed a lot of composure in the second innings.

20:59 (IST)

Cricketnext’s Baidurjo Bhose from Johannesburg: One more over to go and this has been a good start for India in the second essay as both Vijay and Rahul have looked solid in the middle. They have stayed positive but not over attacked. The Indians need to keep up the momentum when they come back on the third morning.

20:59 (IST)

Freak collision between AB De Villiers and Dean Elgar in the slip as both of them were trying to stop over throws. KL Rahul hit the ball towards mid wicket and went for the run. Rabada had a shy at the wicket and both ABD and Elgar got in each other's way while trying to stop the ball. The incident ends with both having a laugh. 

20:56 (IST)

Four: Ngidi bowls full and it was actually a very bad delivery as Rahul gets on the front foot and plays the perfect straight drive for a boundary. Second boundary of the innings for Rahul and he seems to have gotten his eye in now. India need more of the same from their batsmen. 

20:54 (IST)

Slowly and steadily Vijay and Rahul are negating whatever is thrown at them by the South African bowlers. India already lead by 33 runs and they have 9 wickets in hand. If India do not lose any more wickets before stumps, they will be very happy with the day's play.

20:50 (IST)

Cricketnext’s Baidurjo Bhose from Johannesburg: 12 minutes to go and the Indians will definitely be playing for stumps here with Vijay and Rahul looking quite confident in the middle with the pitch surely playing some tricks here as it has right through the game. Day 3 will be crucial now for both teams.

20:49 (IST)

Lungi Ngidi bowls an excellent first over where he set up Murali Vijay well and almost got his wicket as well. Ngidi kept bowling outside the off stump and then on the last ball, he angled the ball into the body of Vijay and it crashed into his pads. However, the ball had hit abouve the knee roll so the Proteas didn't appeal as much. Great bowling from the youngster. 

20:45 (IST)

Chance: Excellent delivery from Morkel as the ball taken an outside edge of Murali Vijay's bat but flies in between gully and the slip fielders. Vijay survives as Morkel holds his head into his hands. Vijay many have been playing for more than 30 mins now, but he is still looking a bit shaky. 

20:40 (IST)

Kagiso Rabada bowls another excellent economical over as he concedes just one run from it. Vijay and Rahul continue to grind it out as they aren't taking useless risks. India need these to bat throughout the course of the final session now. 

20:37 (IST)

Cricketnext Editor Arnab Sen: 25 minutes to go for stumps, light permitting, and the Indians will definitely wish for Vijay and Rahul to play this one out. If they can do that, the Indians have a good chance of finishing the day in the driver's seat. South Africa would want a couple of wickets to keep the game in their control at stumps.

20:35 (IST)

Cricketnext Editor Arnab Sen: KL Rahul is a technically good batsman and if he can manage to survive this initial onslaught then he can be a real thorn in South Africa's flesh, simply because he has got the shots in his armoury and once he gets going then runs could come very swiftly for India and will be great for the visitors.

20:33 (IST)

Faf Du Plessis has now introduced Morne Morkel into the attack as Vernon Philander takes a short break. The hosts want to take at least one more wicket before stumps today and for that, Faf is shuffling his bowlers around. Big test for Rahul and Vijay to survive. 

20:30 (IST)

Kagiso Rabada has to be the most unlucky bowler of the match. He has bowled his heart out but he hasn't gained anything thus far. Same was the case in the first innings as he bowled well but there were dropped catches, missed chances and half opportunities off his bowling. Rabada now bowls his first maiden of the innings.

20:25 (IST)

Cricketnext’s Baidurjo Bhose from Johannesburg: KL Rahul looks good and has played a couple of good shots so far and is looking the part here as India look to ensure that they play out another 37 minutes here. 20 overs still left in the day but that will definitely not be possible.

20:24 (IST)

Four: That shot will definitely give some confidence to Rahul as he comes onto the front foot and drives the ball through the covers for a boundary off the bowling of Rabada. This is Rahul first boundary of the match and it will settle him down well.

20:22 (IST)

Cricketnext Editor Arnab Sen: One of the biggest strengths of Murali Vijay over the past few years has been his ability to leave deliveries outside the off stump but this has been a series where he has been fidgety, both with his footwork as well as with deliveries outside the off stump. India would need Vijay to camp on the wicket for long and get some runs for his team.

20:19 (IST)

Another excellent over from Philander as he gives away just two runs from it but he was able to square open Vijay on more than occassions. Indian batsmen need to play according to the merit of the ball must not poke at deliveries outside the off stump.

20:13 (IST)

Cricketnext Editor Arnab Sen: Extremely unlucky for Parthiv Patel to get out the way he did. An inside edge on to the pad and then the ball ballooning in the air and then being caught by the slip fielder. He was looking good and would have made a difference had he stayed. A busy batsman like Parthiv Patel could do some serious damage.

20:10 (IST)

Cricketnext’s Baidurjo Bhose from Johannesburg: Parthiv Patel departs as the score reads 17/1. That is unlucky as that hit the bat and then the body and went to Markram at gully. These are little things that can turn the match in your favour. KL Rahul finally comes out to bat.

20:09 (IST)

OUT: Vernon Philander finally gets his man as he removes Parthiv Patel for 16 to give India the first jolt of the innings. Excellent delivery from Philander as the ball swung inside and took an inside edge and hit the pads and went towards slip, where Markram took a brilliant diving catch. Unlucky for Parthiv. 

20:07 (IST)

Four: Parthiv is playing excellent positive cricket as he is being rewarded for it with runs. Philander bowls onto the pads of Parthiv and the southpaw flicks the ball uppishly and gets his third boundary of the innings towards fine leg. The southpaw has made a fine start to his innings after opening the batting.

20:05 (IST)

Stat Attack: The last time Parthiv Patel opened the batting for India outside the sub-continent was in 2002 against New Zealand at Hamilton.

20:04 (IST)

Cricketnext Editor Arnab Sen: Cricketnext Editor Arnab Sen: Parthiv Patel will have to curb his attacking instincts and not flirt with danger outside the off stump. Having said that, he is generally a busy batsman and if he can survive the initial burst and get a few runs under his belt, it will serve India really well. Murali Vijay on the other end has left everything outside the off stump so far and the 'Monk' really needs to show his abilities of concentrating hard.

20:02 (IST)

Lead: India snatch back the lead from Proteas as they take a one run lead, courtesy of a boundary from Parthiv Patel off the bowling of Kagiso Rabada. Pathiv plays an excellent leg glance as the ball goes for a boundary towards the fine leg region. This is Parthiv's second boundary of the innings. 

19:55 (IST)

Chance: Excellent delivery from Kagiso Rabada as he produces an edge of the ball of Parthiv Patel and the Indian openers had his heart in his mouth. However, the ball went over the head of Hashim Amla, who was fielding at first slip. Rabada just cannot believe his luck as India get their first boundary of the innings. 

19:52 (IST)

Cricketnext Editor Arnab Sen: Opening with Parthiv Patel along with Murali Vijay could be a good idea as it will provide the much needed left and right combination at the top of the order, something that will force the South African bowlers to keep changing their line. 

19:51 (IST)

Cricketnext's Baidurjo Bhose from Johannesburg: What is Parthiv doing at the crease here instead of KL Rahul? No signs of injury there. Is this just lack of confidence? That would be really sad approach from the opener if he did not wish to come and see off the new ball.

19:50 (IST)

The onus is on Indian openers to finally earn their money as so far on the tour they have failed miserably. And because of that we have seen a change in the line-up as Parthiv Patel opens the innings with Murali Vijay. Seems like Indian management have ran out of patience with KL Rahul. 

19:44 (IST)

The South African pacers are now warming up in the middle and both Morkel and Philander seem to be fine after being hit during their batting. Both were hit in their fingers but it seems that they are good to go and trouble the Indian batsmen in the final session.

19:39 (IST)

Cricketnext Editor Arnab Sen: Jasprit Bumrah has shown great maturity ever since making his debut in the first Test match. It is great to see India finally have a bowler who can remove the tail quickly. It would have been frustrating for India if South Africa had taken a big lead as the bowlers had bowled really well. It is now up to the Indian batsmen to show some application and grit and give their bowlers a challenging target to bowl at in the fourth innings.

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He is boring, inexpressive and even jittery to start off with. But on Wednesday, Cheteshwar Pujara showed what the Indian batting has lacked right through the three-match Test series – grit and application. Pujara showed what is expected of the top-order batsmen in a team after skipper Virat Kohli won the toss on the opening day of the third Test at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg and decided to take the bold step of batting first in overcast conditions. Skipper Kohli backed his bold decision-making by scoring his 16th Test fifty, but apart from the partnership of 84 between Pujara and Kohli for the third wicket -- the highest of the seres so far for India -- there was nothing much to write home about as far as the Indian batting was considered. Even after a brilliant show by the two, lack of support from the others ensured that the Indian innings folded up for 187 with Kagiso Rabada finishing with figures of 3/39. Vernon Philander (2/31), Morne Morkel (2/47), Andile Phehlukwayo (2/25) and Lungi Ngidi (1/27) played the supporting role to Rabada with precision. Coming out to bat, South Africa too started poorly as they lost Aiden Markram (2) as Bhuvneshwar Kumar produced the perfect edge for Parthiv Patel to do the needful behind the wickets. At stumps, South Africa were placed at 6 for one with Dean Elgar (4) and Kagiso Rabada (0) at the crease. The hosts still trail India by 181 runs.

It had rained till 6am and the overcast conditions suggested that winning the toss would mean bowling first, especially when you have five fast bowlers in the team. Kohli had brought back Bhuvneshwar Kumar instead of R Ashwin. But the history at the Wanderers suggests that the wicket only gets faster on the second and third day and it is best to bat first when you win the toss. Yet, the question on everyone’s mind when Kohli decided to bat was whether you throw yourself into the fire to avoid the frying pan? The openers clearly did not seem to agree with the captain’s decision and while KL Rahul (0) was back in the hut in the fourth over itself, caught by Quinton de Kock off Vernon Philander, Murali Vijay (8) left in the 9th over as Kagiso Rabada pitched one right in the zone of the drive and got the ball to move away, taking the edge of the bat for Quinton to finish formalities. With the score on 13/2, Kohli came in to join Pujara who was yet to open his account and thus started a partnership that saw the duo frustrate the Proteas pacers even though they kept bowling a testing line. While Kohli looked to attack the bad deliveries and hit a few crisp drives, he also got a life in 11 when Philander dropped a dolly running in at covers off Rabada. But it is all about making the most of the opportunities got.

On the other side, it was a No.3 who was keen to show he belonged after falling cheaply in the first two Test matches. Pujara was so intent in making it count that he scored his first run off the 54th ball that he faced, producing a cheer from the sparse crowd present at the stadium on a Wednesday morning. The two took India to lunch on 45/2 with Kohli on 25 and Pujara on 5. Interestingly, Kohli got another life soon after the break as this time AB de Villiers dropped him on 32 off Morne Morkel. The skipper followed this up with some brisk shots to bring up a determined fifty. But the celebrations stopped soon after as Lungi Ngidi got the edge of the India skipper, only for de Villiers to hold on this time at slips. With Kohli (54) back in the hut, it was time for Test deputy Ajinkya Rahane to make an impact, having sat out the first two Tests. Even though Rahane did get a reprieve on 3 as Philander dismissed him off a no-ball, the batsman couldn’t make much of it as Morkel had him LBW for 9. The decision looked a bit unfair as the review said the ball was kissing the leg stump and the on-field umpire’s decision stood. Pujara then found a partner in Parthiv Patel and the two took India to tea on 114/4. With Pujara showing great resilience and patience, it was important for Parthiv to hold one end up. And the two started well with Parthiv happily playing time while Pujara played some aggressive shots as he looked settled in the middle. But the partnership ended soon after Pujara brought up his fifty. Andile Phehlukwayo broke through as he got the ball to kiss the edge of Pujara’s (50) bat for Quinton to pick his third catch of the innings.

With the score on 144/5, Hardik Pandya joined Parthiv and India lost two wickets on the same score as Parthiv went first for 2 as a slash off a wide Morkel delivery landed straight into Quinton’s gloves. And Pandya (0) showed that he lacks the game sense and played a wild pull for Quinton to run back and pick a smart catch – his fifth of the innings. After that, it was all about delaying the end for the Indian tail as Bhuvneshwar Kumar played a handy knock of 30 as the innings ended in the 77th over.

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South Africa (Playing XI): Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Vernon Philander, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Lungisani Ngidi

India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Parthiv Patel(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

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