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India vs South Africa, 3rd Test at Ranchi, Day 3: As It Happened

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3rd Test test, JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi, 4th Day, 1st Session


1st INN


(116.3) RR 4.26

India Virat Kohli (C)
India beat South Africa by an innings and 202 runs
South Africa Faf du Plessis (C)

South Africa

1st INN


(56.2) RR 2.87

2nd INN


(48.0) 2.77


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17:16 (IST)

And that's that, play has ended for the day, and South Africa have ended the day on 132/8. There is virtually no chance that South Africa has of saving the Test match, with two days of play remaining and just two wickets needed for an Indian win. That's all from us, until tomorrow! 

17:09 (IST)

The umpires have decided that the light meter reading still has not reached the reading it was it when play was stopped on Day 2, and it has been decided to extend play till the light remains like it's in playable condition. The score reads 127/8.

17:02 (IST)

OUT! Kagiso Rabada is dismissed for 12 runs, trying to heave the ball over long-on, and Ashwin gets his first wicket of the day. The ball only landed to the awaiting Ravindra Jadeja at short third man, and the score now reads 121/8.

16:54 (IST)

The approach from Rabada and de Bruyn has remained the same as what it has been for the last few overs despite the consistent loss of wickets. Rabada sends a delivery from Ashwin over the boundary ropes, and the score now reads 117/7.

16:45 (IST)

OUT! Dane Piedt is dismissed for 23 runs, as Ravindra Jadeja manages to break his defences, with the ball crashing into the stumps. Piedt tried to play across the line and send the ball over the boundary line, and failed at doing so. The score reads 98/7.

16:37 (IST)

Now that's a statistic.

16:34 (IST)

Theunis de Bruyn has come out fighting in the last session of the day, and has hit two sixes in the same over to provide some much-needed injection to the South African innings. As we near the end of the day and Ravichandran Ashwin begins another over, the score reads 89/6.

16:21 (IST)

OUT! Shahbaz Nadeem executes a direct throw to dismiss George Linde for 27 runs. He showed hesitation to take a single after pushing the ball towards the cover region, and Nadeem makes no mistake at all in hitting the stumps on the fulll. South Africa are six wickets down here for 67 runs.

16:14 (IST)

Interesting development out in the middle here - Rishabh Pant has come in to replace Wriddhiman Saha as a wicketkeeper, and get some game-time in the series. Saha can finally let his hair down. At the end of the 27th over, the score reads 67-5.

16:06 (IST)

Drinks have been called for over here at Ranchi, with South Africa still five wickets down. Ravichandran Ashwin is being called in to the attack next, and one can expect him to get some purchase from a pitch that is wearing out.

15:54 (IST)

Shahbaz Nadeem has been brought into the attack to try and take a wicket, but Piedt and Linde have been holding firm at the other end so far. We are about midway through the Tea session, and the score is 64/5. 

15:40 (IST)

Ravindra Jadeja is now firing darts into the South African batsmen, and with the field coming in increasingly close, all the pressure is on South African batsmen. India would feel like they have a chance of going through the rest of the batting line-up today itself. But Linde has now hit two fours off the bowling of Umesh Yadav, making this a productive over. South Africa are 51/5.

15:27 (IST)

OUT! Klaasen is gone as Umesh Yadav does him for pace, with the ball skidding off the wicket and crashing into his pads. No debate about that one. Klaasen is gone for five runs, and South Africa are now with half their side back in the pavilion.

15:14 (IST)

South Africa survive yet another close call for caught behind. Mohammad Shami appeals for the wicket of Linde, but the sound that was picked up the stump mic did not come from the bat, but off the puff of dust created as the bat hit the ground. South Africa are 29/4.

15:05 (IST)

Shami's hustled through another over where Klassen and Linde have been kept silent. Just the three runs to Klassen from two deliveries. SA are 29/4.

15:01 (IST)

Rather eventfree last three deliveries of that over from Umesh Yadav. SA are 26/4. There isn't any word yet on Elgar and whether he will be able to bat again. 

14:58 (IST)

We're back for the final session of the day and India need six wickets, that is assuming Dean Elgar can bat again after copping a blow to the head just before tea was called. George Linde and Heinrich Klassen are in the middle right now and Umesh Yadav has three deliveries to go to complete his fifth over in the innings. 

14:39 (IST)

That will be tea, Elgar is hit flush on the head there. He goes down and the physio is out. Indian players also showing concern, that would have surely hurt. Tea gives the physio time to work on him, But SA certainly staring down the barrell here. They are 22/4 at Tea.

14:33 (IST)

 OUT! CAUGHT! Shami gets his third wicket of the innings. Excellent bowling this from him. Bowls it on a length around off angling away from the batsamn, Bavuma looks to push at it but gets a thick outside edge towards Saha who takes a catch diving forward.

14:27 (IST)

LBW! Hitting the stumps. The skipper is out of here. 18/3 DRS TIME! Given out but Faf after consulting Elgar has opted for the review. Looks dead plumb. Lets see what the replays show. Here comes the Ultra Edge, no bat. The Ball Tracker shows three reds. Faf has to go, and he takes a review with him as well.

India vs South Africa, 3rd Test at Ranchi, Day 3: As It Happened

India vs South Africa Live Score and latest Update of 3rd Test at CricketNext: And that's that, play has ended for the day, and South Africa have ended the day on 132/8. There is virtually no chance that South Africa has of saving the Test match, with two days of play remaining and just two wickets needed for an Indian win. That's all from us, until tomorrow!

Day 2 report: Rohit Sharma struck his maiden double Test century Sunday as India declared on 497-9 before reducing South Africa to 9-2 on day two of the third Test against South Africa on Sunday (October 20).

However, bad light meant play was called off earlier than expected, with poor visibility meaning the players walked back to the dressing room five overs into the South African first innings after the tea break.

India had already removed both Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock in the first two overs of the match, with pacers Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav taking a wicket each.

The early inroads made by the fast bowlers as well as the massive first innings total that came about thanks to Rohit’s double ton means India go into the third day well on top.

The in-form opener reached the milestone with a six off paceman Lungi Ngidi in the third over after lunch to a standing ovation from the raucous home crowd in Ranchi.

He hit another six off Ngidi before falling to paceman Kagiso Rabada for 212 and returned to the pavilion with handshakes from the South African side.

The left-handed Ravindra Jadeja then took control to hit his 13th Test half-century before falling to debutant spinner George Linde for 51.

Linde returned figures of 4-133 with his left-arm spin.

Number nine Umesh played a useful cameo of 31, hitting five sixes during his 10-ball blitz.

Shami, on 10, and debutant Shahbaz Nadeem, on one, were batting when skipper Virat Kohli called them back at the stroke of tea.

Sharma, who hit twin centuries in his debut as Test opener at the start of the series, pulled India out of early trouble with his 267-run fourth-wicket stand with Ajinkya Rahane, who made 115.

The senior batsman, playing his 30th Test, surpassed his previous best of 177 on his debut against the West Indies in 2013.

Sharma, who has three double centuries in his already illustrious one-day career, smashed the ball all around the park as he hit 28 fours and six sixes in his 255-ball stay.

He successfully reviewed an lbw decision on seven and survived a dropped catch on 28 on day one.

Rahane, who started Sunday on 83, became Linde's first Test victim and the only Indian wicket to fall in the morning session.

Rabada struck twice to reduce India to 39 for three after the hosts elected to bat first on Saturday. Bad light and rain forced an early end to the opening day with only 58 overs after play was called off.

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