India vs South Africa (IND vs SA) 2nd Test, Day 3 Highlights: Once again, India dominate South Africa for most parts of the day. South Africa bowled out for 275 in the first innings. India have taken a substantial lead of 326 runs, their second-highest against South Africa. R Ashwin took four wickets, Umesh Yadav took three wickets on comeback. Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets and one wicket respectively. Virat Kohli will have time to think about whether to enforce the follow-on or bat for more than one session and set a huge target for the visitors.
Faf du Plessis scored his second half-century on the tour. He shared a vital partnership with Quinton de Kock. Both the batsmen lost their wickets to Ashwin. The record 109-run partnership helped South Africa reduce the deficit of run. Keshav Maharaj registered the highest score (72) for a South African batsman. Vernon Philander remained unbeaten for 44.
Freedom Trophy, 2019Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune 18 November 2019
India 601/5 dec (156.3)
South Africa 275 (105.4) & 189 (67.2)
Match Ended ( Day 4 - 2nd Test ) India beat South Africa by an innings and 137 runs
India vs South Africa 2nd Test, Day 3 Highlights:
Day 3 Stumps
Virat Kohli will have a lot of time to think whether to enforce follow-on or not. India have taken a lead of 326 runs. Kohli may look to bat the first session and few overs in the second session to set a target in excess of 400 to have the luxury of attack the Proteas batsmen with close-in fielders on a pitch that has wear and tear.
South Africa all out
R Ashwin traps Kagiso Rabada in front of the wickets. Rabada opts for review but it works in India's favour. Vernon Philander remains unbeaten for 44. South Africa all out for 275. This is India's second-highest lead (326) against South Africa.
Keshav Maharaj's fightback comes to an end. A terrific knock from Maharaj. The Proteas batsman scored 72 from 132 runs and shared a record-breaking 109-run partnership for the ninth wicket with Vernon Philander. The first 100-run ninth-wicket partnership against India and fifth in Test cricket overall. R Ashwin gets the breakthrough. SA - 271/9
Keshav Maharaj completes fifty!
Keshav Maharaj pushes the ball straight to long-on and completes a double. With this run, the batsman also completes his maiden half-century in the longest format of the game.
It is dark at the MCA. The floodlights are on. The weather forecast showed that rain may spoilsport in the third session. Philander, Maharaj continue to fight. SA - 222/8
South African dressing room will be very happy with the way this partnership is growing. Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander surviving the spin test. SA - 212/8
The ninth-wicket partnership between Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander has helped South Africa get past the 200-run mark. They have a long way to avoid follow on. Virat Kohli will be inclined to enforce follow-on if Indian bowlers wrap up South Africa's first innings quickly. Will they be able to frustrate Indian bowlers for one more session? SA - 203/8
Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander keep the Indian bowlers busy as the duo help South Africa reach 197/8 at Tea on Day 3. How long can the duo survive?
Mahraj, Philander survive over 100 balls
Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander survive over 100 balls as the pair have added 33 from 101 deliveries. Both Maharaj and Philander are playing on 21 with South Africa batting on 195/8. The Proteas are still trailing by 406 runs.
Ashwin gets big fish!
Edged and Ajinkya Rahane takes a sharp catch in slips. R Ashwin gets rid of the South African skipper. Du Plessis departs for 64 from 117 deliveries. Second wicket for Ashwin. South Africa fear follow on. SA - 162/8
Jadeja gets warning
After Ishant Sharma, now Ravindra Jadeja gets warning from the umpire. Jadeja fell on the ground while appealing. Spinners are making like tough for the batsmen. There is turn and bounce in the Pune pitch. SA - 144/7
Senuran Muthusamy tried to fend off the delivery by using his right pad but Ravindra Jadeja gave that delivery a massive tweak. The umpire had no problem giving that one out. Muthusamy opts for DRS but not offering a shot goes against him. Jadeja gets a wicket. Wickets keep falling at one end. SA - 139/7
Senuran Muthusamy survives only two overs after the lunch break. He departs for 7 as Jadeja traps him in front.— ICC (@ICC) October 12, 2019
South Africa are 139/7.
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Second session begins
Ravindra Jadeja bowls the first over after the lunch break. Senuran Muthusamy faced few problems tackling Jadeja. Just a single from the over. SA - 137/6
South Africa added 100 runs to their overnight score but lost three wickets. Faf du Plessis is playing a captain's knock. Senuran Muthusamy has joined him in the middle. SA - 136/6 in 42 overs at lunch break, trail by 465 runs
Quinton de Kock could not believe it. R Ashwin has beaten him with spin and bounce. De Kock played the wrong length and the ball whizzes past his bat and hits the top of the bails. Ashwin takes his first wicket of the match. SA - 128/6
Faf du Plessis reaches his 21st Test fifty from 64 deliveries. Good inning under pressure from the skipper under pressure. SA - 124/5
A boundary from Quinton de Kock's bat brings up the team's 100 and the 50-wicket partnership between him and Faf du Plessis. SA - 105/5
Ravindra Jadeja into the attack and Faf du Plessis hits him for a maximum over his head. Du Plessis is not afraid to take any chances. Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis have done well after the top order batting collapse. SA - 95/5
Umpire warns Ishant
Umpire Nigel Llong warns Ishant Sharma. The Indian fast bowler gets his second and final warning for stepping in the danger area. Virat Kohli asks Ishant to come round the wicket to rule out the possibility of getting a third warning. Kohli would not want India one bowler short in this innings. SA - 73/5
Ashwin into attack
R Ashwin bowls his first over of the match. Faf du Plessis tries to take him on but fails to connect. Ashwin starts off with a maiden over. SA - 58/5
Ishant into the attack
Virat Kohli makes a change, Ishant Sharma into the attack. Ishant has been able to extract bounce from the pitch beating Quinton de Kock. Just a single from the over. SA - 58/5
Theunis de Bruyn fails to make a mark once again. A loose shot from Bruyn and Wriddhiman Saha takes a blinder diving to his right. Bruyn departs for 30. Umesh takes his third wicket. SA - 53/5
Faf du Plessis has been watchful against Mohammed Shami while leaving the ball. Du Plessis shuffles across and watches the ball carefully covering his off stump. On the other hand, Theunis de Bruyn has not faced much trouble. SA - 51/4
Du Plessis survives
Faf du Plessis almost gets out trying to leave Mohammed Shami's late inswinger. The ball hits his bat and runs towards fine leg boundary. Shami is making life tough for the Proteas batsmen. SA - 45/4
Edged and gone!
Mohammed Shami strikes early on Day 3. Anrich Nortje edges and Virat Kohli takes a fantastic catch at fourth slip. The Nightwatchman fails to frustrate Indian bowlers. SA - 41/4
Day 3 begins
Mohammed Shami starts off the day's proceedings. Theunis de Bruyn scores one boundary, a fuller delivery on the pads. Some late swing for Shami. Umesh Yadav from the other end, four slips in place, one forward short leg for Anrich Nortje as well. Just one single from the over. SA - 41/3
Hello and welcome to India vs South Africa second Test, Day 3 live blog. The pressure is on South African batsmen after losing three wickets in the last session on Day 2. Indian bowlers will look to bowl out South Africa for a low score. If that happens, maybe Kohli will be inclined to enforce follow-on with the cushioning of a mammoth first innings total.
DAY 3 | SA 36/3— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) October 12, 2019
We return to Pune this morning after a really tough day in the field yesterday.
de Bruyn and Nortje will be out in the middle.
South Africa still trail by 565 runs with 7 wickets remaining in the innings.
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