India vs South Africa (IND vs SA) 3rd Test, Day 2 Highlights: After Rohit Sharma scored his maiden double-century, India raced to a massive 497/9 in the third session of the second day of the third Test, where cameos from Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav inflicted pain on the South Africa bowlers. South Africa were reduced to 8/2 in their innings later in the day in Ranchi.
Mohammad Shami dismissed Dean Elgar off the second ball of the innings, while Umesh Yadav bagged the wicket of the other opener, Quinton de Kock. South Africa ended the day on 9/2 after five overs, with Zubayr Hamza and Faf du Plessis on the crease.
Rohit Sharma registered his career-best score in Test cricket whereas Ajinkya Rahane scored his first century at home after three years and third against South Africa. The fourth-wicket partnership helped India dominate. Kagiso Rabada nabbed three wickets, while George Linde bagged four wickets.
Freedom Trophy, 2019JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi 17 November 2019
India 497/9 dec (116.3)
South Africa 162 (56.2) & 133 (48.0)
Match Ended ( Day 4 - 3rd Test ) India beat South Africa by an innings and 202 runs
And that's a wrap on the second day of the third Test! A Rohit Sharma double ton, an Ajinkya Rahane century, a Ravindra Jadeja fifty, an Umesh Yadav cameo, four wickets to George Linde and the early collapse of South Africa in their innings. Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav gave the South African batting order plenty to worry about towards the end of the day. The visitors are behind by 488 runs. SA end the day on 9/2 after 5 overs.
The play is interrupted due to bad light again. While Faf du Plessis is on 1*, Zubayr Hamza is yet to score a run from 14 balls. SA are 9/2 after 5 overs.
Another over, another batsman, another caught behind! Quinto de Kock is dismissed by Umesh Yadav. The South African departs after hitting a boundary. What a start by the hosts on the bowling front! SA are 8/2 after 2 overs.
Mohammad Shami starts the proceedings for India, and he begins with extras off the first ball, and he bags the wicket of Elgar off the second ball! Dean Elgar though had criticised the hotel situation and the food during the tour. SA are 4/1 after 0.2 overs.
Virat Kohli did not wait for the first innings total to go past 500. Mohammed Shami and Shahbaz Nadeem walk back to the dressing room unbeaten. IND - 497 for 9 from 116.3 overs in the first innings after declaration.
George Linde does get the wicket of Umesh Yadav, but take a bow! Umesh Yadav mistook this Test innings as a Twenty20 and absolutely roughed up Linde. After hitting the left-arm spinner for two sixes in his first two balls, he destroyed him in this over, hitting him for three sixes. He walks off having scored 31 from just 10 balls. IND - 482/9
And the tailend continues to crumble as Dane Piedt finally gets a wicket after being thumped left and right the entire innings. Ravichandran Ashwin is his victim, who is out stumped. Umesh Yadav with 13 from four balls is on the other end. IND are 464/8 after 113 overs.
FIFTY AND GONE!
Ravindra Jadeja's measured 51 from 119 balls comes to an end, after George Linde forces the all-rounder to be caught behind. Four boundaries to the off-spinner's name. IND - 450/7 after 111.4 overs
Wriddhiman Saha is bowled by George Linde's devious ball, which sents the wicketkeeper packing on 24*. Ravindra Jadeja still fighting on at 32*. IND are 417/6 after 103.3 overs.
Four hundred up
Ravidra Jadeja and Wriddhiman Saha are following the saying, "Slow and steady wins the race". IND 400/5 in100 overs
Jadeja, Saha keeping it safe
The runrate has dropped obviously after Rohit Sharma's departure, but the duo on the crease has handled quite well to frustrate the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje and George Linde. Ravindra Jadeja's on 22, while Wriddhiman Saha's on 8*. IND are 386/5 after 95 overs.
Rohit Sharma tries to pull again, but Kagiso Rabada dismisses him on 212! Lungi Ngidi with the catch. All the South African players went over to the opener to congratulate him for his innings. IND are 370/5 after 88.1 overs.
FIRST EVER DOUBLE CENTURY!
After two maiden overs into the second session, Rohit Sharma finally reaches his maiden double-hundred in Test cricket off Lungi Ngidi's delivery with a brilliant boundary! An imperious 205*. 28 fours and five sixes, and 249 balls. The opener has absolutely bamboozled the Proteas in this series. IND are 363/4 after 87.1 overs.
And it's lunch!
Rohit Sharma has to wait for his maiden double-century as the umpires decide to take a break for lunch, when he is on 199*. Ravindra Jadeja provided good support to the opener, ending the first session on 15*. IND are 357/4 after 85 overs.
Rohit, Ravindra hit big
Rohit Sharma has crossed 500 runs in the series too, as he absolutely leathers Anrich Nortje in the over, hitting the pacer for two consecutive boundaries. Alongside Ravindra Jadeja, he has already built a 43-run partnership in 50 balls. IND are 350/4 after 84 overs.
And South Africa get their breakthrough, and George Linde delivers! Tricky delivery and the Indian vice-captain nicks it behind to be caught by Heinrich Klaasen. Ajinkya Rahane departs having scored 115 from 192 balls, hitting 17 fours and one six. IND are 306/4 after 75.3 overs.
Three hundred up!
14 runs from the over. Dane Piedt's head in his hands. Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane being unstoppable. One bounday by the former, who is on 16*, and two from the latter, who is on 115*. The hosts are having quite the fun in the morning session. IND are 306/3 after 75 overs.
The first hour of first session of Day 2 has clearly belonged to India. Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma have dealt in boundaries as Faf du Plessis has failed to improvise. Spin from both ends now. Eight more overs to go before the second new ball is due. IND - 285/3
Rohit Sharma reaches his 150 from 199 deliveries. It's Rohit's second 150-plus score in four innings. Rohit also becomes first Indian opener with two 150-plus score against South Africa in a Test series. Meanwhile, India reach new heights with Rahane hitting hosts' seventh hundred of the series. This is the most number of hundreds Indian batsmen have scored against South Africa in a Test series. IND - 274/3
Rahane reaches 100!
Ajinkya Rahane hits his first hundred at home after three years. Rahane gets to the three-figure mark from 169 deliveries. This is his 11th Test hundred. IND - 268/3
Rohit finesses Ngidi
This has been a forgettable Test for Lungi Ngidi so far. Rohit Sharma hits him for three boundaries in an over. Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane moves to 99. IND - 267/3
Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma have completed the 200-run partnership for the fourth wicket. This is India's highest fourth-wicket partnership against South Africa in Test cricket. They went past the previous record set by Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane (178) in the Pune Test. IND - 241/3
Rahane into 90s
Ajinkya Rahane scores another boundary, this time off Kagiso Rabada. Rahane has entered the 90s, just nine runs away from his century. So far, South African bowlers have not posed a major threat. IND - 237/3
Ajinkya Rahane hits the first boundary of the innings. Rahane looks in good form, determined to get to his century. Four runs from Anrich Nortje's over. IND - 228/3
First session underway
Kagiso Rabada bowls the first over of the day. There is something for the fast bowlers in the first session. Reverse swing will be the key here. Rabada starts off with a maiden over. IND - 224/3
Hello and welcome to India vs South Africa 3rd Test live blog. Ranchi weather will play a major role in the Test match. The play was stopped due to bad light on Day One followed by scattered showers. The same is expected on Day 2 as well. Fast bowlers may get help from the overcast conditions.