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India vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 2 Highlights: Kohli, Pujara keep IND steady at Stumps

India vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 2 Highlights: India were 57/2 in their second innings at stumps.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: January 13, 2022 12:22:37 am
IND vs SA 3rd Test: Victory at Cape Town could define Kohli captaincy eraThe Indian cricket team members leave the field at the end of the third day of the 2nd cricket test match between South Africa and India at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. (AP Photo)

India vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 2 Highlights: India were 57/2 in their second innings at stumps on day two after dismissing South Africa for 210 in the series-deciding third Test on Wednesday. Cheteshwar Pujara (9) and skipper Virat Kohli (14) were at the crease at the draw of stumps with India leading South Africa by 70 runs.

Both the openers KL Rahul (10) and Mayank Agarwal (7) were back in the pavillion. Keegan Petersen, who scored 72 off 166 balls, was the top scorer for the home side as they were dismissed by India for 210.

Jasprit Bumrah (5/42) was the pick of the Indian bowlers, while Mohammad Shami (2/39), Shardul Thakur (1/37) and Umesh Yadav (2/64) also played their part in wrapping up the South African innings. India had scored 223 all out in 77.3 overs in their first innings.

Brief Scores:
India 1st innings: 223 all out in 77.3 overs. (Cheteshwar Pujara 43, Virat Kohli 79; Kagiso Rabada 4/73).
South Africa 1st innings: 210 all out in 76.3 overs (K Petersen 72; J Bumrah 5/42, Mohammad Shami 2/39).

SA Playing XI: Dean Elgar (c), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi

IND Playing XI: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav

Match EndedIndia tour of South Africa, 2021/22 - 3rd Test

South Africa

210 (76.3) u0026 212/3 (63.3)
vs

India

223 (77.3) u0026 198 (67.3)
Match Ended ( Day 4 - 3rd Test )
South Africa beat India by 7 wickets

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India vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 2: Catch all the highlights of the second day of the third Test from Newlands, Cape Town.

21:34 (IST)12 Jan 2022
Stumps, Day 2⃣

Kohli, Pujara survive the final session to keep the game finely poised. IND: 57/2 after 17 overs. With a lead of 70, India may be marginally ahead. That is about all. The good thing is that Kohli is looking really good.

21:15 (IST)12 Jan 2022
No balls galore:

A total of 42 No-Balls have been conceded by the South African team in this Test series so far:

Kagiso Rabada – 38 No Balls
Duanne Olivier – 3 No Balls
Marco Jansen – 1 No Ball 

20:49 (IST)12 Jan 2022
WICKET!

OUT! Marco Jansen strikes in his first over. KL Rahul is caught at second slip for 10. IND 24/2 after 5.5 overs

20:44 (IST)12 Jan 2022
Rabada dismisses Agarwal

Rabada draws first blood after Mayank Agarwal couldn't get his bat out of the way. Protea skipper Dean Elgar takes a good catch in the slips. IND 20/1 after 4.5 overs

20:29 (IST)12 Jan 2022
Mayank survives a scare

Mayank Agarwal survives an lbw call with the help of a review! IND 4/0 after 2.2 overs

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20:24 (IST)12 Jan 2022
India resume

Rahul and Mayank are at the crease. Rahul is on strike. Rabada will open the attack. And its a maiden over to begin with. India will not want to lose a wicket till end of play but can the openers survive? Stay tuned...

20:08 (IST)12 Jan 2022
FIVE FOR BUMRAH! 🔥

Ngidi is the last man dismissed, as Bumrah finishes with figures of 5/42. SA all out for 210. Seventh five-fer for Bumrah - the joint-most for an Indian seamer after 27 Tests along side Kapil Dev & Irfan Pathan. India gain a slender first innings lead of 14

19:46 (IST)12 Jan 2022
Rabada gone!!!

And gone!!! The 9th wicket goes down for South Africa. India picks up another. After a good shot to bring up South Africa's 200, Rabada falls. South Africa 200/9.

19:37 (IST)12 Jan 2022
Rabada hit on the head

After being hit for a four earlier in the over, Umesh Yadav bowls a short one to Rabada and it kicks off the surface and hits Rabada on the side of the helmet. Umpire Marais Erasmus calls for physio straight away. SA: 196/8 after 69.5 overs

19:13 (IST)12 Jan 2022
Bumrah picks up his fourth!

CAUGHT! Petersen's defence is broken as Pujara takes the catch at first slip off Bumrah. What a spell this has been from the Indian pacer. He deserves a fifer! SA:179/8 after 64.4 overs

19:08 (IST)12 Jan 2022
WELCOME BACK!

The final session is underway! Shami not yet back on the field as he gets some treatment!

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19:07 (IST)12 Jan 2022
Watch: Wickets to fall so far
19:06 (IST)12 Jan 2022
How good was Shami tonight?
18:45 (IST)12 Jan 2022
WICKET! A Sweet Tea for India

Bumrah removes Jansen for 7 runs and that is his 3rd wicket of the innings. Brilliant comeback from India in the last hour of the session. Petersen is batting on 70 runs. The Proteas are behind by 47 runs. SA: 176/7

18:24 (IST)12 Jan 2022
Watch: A Milestone for Kohli
18:12 (IST)12 Jan 2022
TWO WICKETS IN THE OVER! 🔥

Bavuma is sent to the dugout by Shami, following a great take in the slips from Kohli. One ball later, Shami gets another as Verreynne feathers it behind to Pant, who takes the catch. The pressure is back on South Africa. SA: 159/6 after 55.4 overs

18:03 (IST)12 Jan 2022
150 up for SA

That 50th over in which the catch was dropped, it was a seven ball over. This is the second time today the umpires have called a seven ball over. 13th over was the other and Holdstock was the umpire. Meanwhile, 150 up for South Africa with 6 wickets in hand. Keegan Petersen (59*) and Temba Bavuma (24*) are at the crease. SA - 153/4, trail India by 70 runs

17:20 (IST)12 Jan 2022
Lovely from Bavuma!

What a short from Temba Bavuma. Umesh goes full and Bavuma have probably played the best shot of the morning. The deficit is now under 100.  (South Africa: 127/4 in 44 overs)

17:07 (IST)12 Jan 2022
50 up for Petersen!

Keegan Petersen completed his second Test fifty. He has grown in confidence as the innings have progressed. He has scored at a good click, too. A top knock from the youngster. (South Africa: 118/4 in 40.3 overs)  

17:02 (IST)12 Jan 2022
Umesh Yadav strikes!

Umesh Yadav has got his man and breaks the dangerous-looking partnership. Rassie van der Dussen is gone for 15 and Umesh Yadav has his second wicket of the day.  (South Africa: 112/4 in 39.2 overs) 

Marco Jansen had been the last man to dismiss Virat Kohli in Test cricket; the tall young South African pacer had got the Indian captain edging an attempted cover drive in the second innings at Centurion. It was also the 10th successive time Kohli had gone nicking to either wicketkeeper or first slip in overseas Tests.

Heading into the series decider in Cape Town, there was understandably speculation on whether Kohli should completely shun the drive, or at least stay away from it until he had worked himself back among runs (remember there was no pandemic the last time he made an international century in November 2019).

Kohli was on exactly zero at Newlands on Tuesday when he leaned into his favoured stroke and sent the ball all the way to the cover rope. The bowler: Marco Jansen. Having seen over the years how Kohli operates, there should be no surprise if he did this on purpose. Same shot, same bowler, vastly different result to Centurion. Even if he didn’t do it deliberately, the ‘I’ll do it my way’ message is hard to miss. Read More

Playing XI:

India: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav

South Africa: Dean Elgar(C), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne(WK), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi

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