India vs South Africa (IND vs SA) 3rd Test Day 1 Live Score Streaming Online: India got off to their worst start in the ongoing Test series losing three wickets early on in the innings. Kagiso Rabada wreaked havoc with the new ball as he got the wicket of Mayank Agarwal followed by Cheteshwar Pujara, who left for a duck. Virat Kohli became Anrich Nortje’s debut Test wicket as umpire’s call went against him. But Rohit Sharma held on to one end and went on to score his sixth Test hundred, his third in the series. The fourth-wicket partnership between him and Ajinkya Rahane has helped India recover, where the latter got to his 21st Test half-century in the second session. Before bad light and rain stopped play, India were 224 for three wickets from 58 overs.
Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first on a spinner-friendly Ranchi pitch. Faf du Plessis walked out with a proxy-skipper at the toss to make the call but it did not work in visitors’ favour. Shahbaz Nadeem, the local lad gets rewarded for his performance in the domestic circuit as he makes his Test debut. Du Plessis made five changes in the side, with George Linde and Heinrich Klaasen making their Test debut and Lungi Ngidi playing his first Test on the tour replacing Vernon Philander. Quinton de Kock will open the batting in Aiden Markram’s absence and Klaasen plays as a wicketkeeper-batsman.
Freedom Trophy, 2019
JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi 21 January 2020