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India vs South Africa, Day 3 Highlights: Shami stars with fifer, puts India in driver’s seat at Centurion

India vs South Africa 1st Test Day 3 Highlights: India is seeking a long-awaited first Test series win in South Africa

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: December 29, 2021 3:09:05 pm
South Africa India CricketSouth Africa's batsman Temba Bavuma, left, kicks at the ball after India's bowler Mohammed Shami's delivery, during the third day of the Test match. (AP Photo)

India vs South Africa 1st Test Day 3 Highlights: India took a 130-run first innings lead after bowling out South Africa were all out for 197 in the final session on day three of the first Test. Mohammad Shami was the pick of the bowlers for India, taking five wickets for 44 runs in 16 overs. Temba Bavuma top scored for South Africa with 52 off 103 balls. In the morning session, India lost seven wickets for 55 runs to be all out for 327.

Shami (16-5-44-5) and his pace bowling colleagues Jasprit Bumrah (7.2-2-16-2), Mohammed Siraj (15.3-1-45-1) and Shardul Thakur (11-1-51-2) further enhanced their reputation as world beaters by dismissing the Proteas for mere 197. The quartet neutralised Lungi Ngidi’s lion-hearted morning spell which saw him finish on 6 for 71 from 24 overs as India lost seven wickets from 55 runs to be all-out on 327.

Brief Scores:

India 1st innings: 327 all out in 105.3 overs (K L Rahul 123, Mayank Agarwal 60; Lungi Ngidi 6/72, Kagiso Rabada 3/72).

South Africa 1st innings: 197 all out in 62.3 overs (Quinton de Kock 34, Temba Bavuma 52; Jasprit Bumrah 2/16, Mohammad Shami 5/44).

Match EndedIndia tour of South Africa, 2021/22 - 1st Test

South Africa

197 (62.3) u0026 191 (68.0)


327 (105.3) u0026 174 (50.3)
Match Ended ( Day 5 - 1st Test )
India beat South Africa by 113 runs

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India vs South Africa Day 3: Catch all the highlights between Kohli-led India and Dean Elgar-led South Africa from Centurion.

21:36 (IST)28 Dec 2021
Stumps, Day 3:

TeamIndia end at 16/1 with a lead of 146 runs. The wicket of Mayank Agarwal late in the day was something they wouldn't have wanted.  KL Rahul and nightwatchman Shardul Thakur will resume tomorrow.

21:35 (IST)28 Dec 2021
OUT! Caught by de Kock!

Mayank Agarwal has been dismissed by Jansen.  He gets the edge of Agarwal (4) which de Kock catches calmly. He is on a hat trick.. can he do it? Nooo... its down the leg. IND: 12/1 after 5.1 overs

21:26 (IST)28 Dec 2021
Boundary to begin

FOUR, short of length outside off, Rahul stands tall, gets on his toes and punches crisply through point. IND: 6/0 after 2 overs

21:20 (IST)28 Dec 2021
IND resume!

Rahul and Mayank are at the crease. Rahul is on strike. Rabada will open the attack

21:03 (IST)28 Dec 2021
Dale Steyn shares his thoughts!
20:55 (IST)28 Dec 2021
South Africa all-out❗

Maharaj (12) goes for the big shot and is caught in the deep by Rahane. South Africa are bowled out for 197. India have a lead of 130 runs. Mohammad Shami was the pick of the bowlers for India, taking five wickets for 44 runs in 16 overs. Temba Bavuma top scored for South Africa with 52 off 103 balls. 

20:50 (IST)28 Dec 2021

Rabada (25) departs after Shami gets his edge and Pant takes the catch. SA: 193/9 after 61.5 overs

20:28 (IST)28 Dec 2021
LBW! Jansen departs

Shardul strikes again! He breaks the partnership that was starting to bother India. Jansen went for the review but it umpire's call on impact, and that means India have that breakthrough! SA: 181/8 after 57 overs

20:17 (IST)28 Dec 2021
Kohli's got the moves
20:15 (IST)28 Dec 2021
SIX! Rabada oozes class! 

That was full from Ashwin and Rabada gets under it and hits it straight down the ground for a maximum! KG really has the potential to be a great all-rounder. These two batters (Jansen, Rabada) at the moment doing what other South African batters couldn't do, except Temba Bavuma. Solid defensive technique and putting away the bad balls for boundaries.

19:42 (IST)28 Dec 2021
Shami snares Bavuma

Bavuma reaches his fifty but sadly doesn't last long after that. Mohammed Shami draws the edge as the ball moved slightly after pitching. Shami gets his fourth, while Pant completes his 100th catch in Test cricket! South Africa: 144/7; trail by 183

19:39 (IST)28 Dec 2021
'Chalo chalo bhaag ke'

India captain Virat Kohli urges his boys to build the pressure and keep things moving at a quick pace. "doh over pichey hai" -- he is caught saying on the stump mic -- which means India are 2 overs behind on over rate. He is relentless - the Indian captain

19:30 (IST)28 Dec 2021
OUT!! Caught!!

Third wicket for Shami as Mulder gets a thin edge on an attempted drive, and the ball carries through to Pant, who pouches it easily. However, quite strangely, the batsman did not want to move even after being out. Kohli even signalled for a review but the umpire told the batsman that he was out and it was then that he finally walked. SA: 133/6 after 43 overs 


19:24 (IST)28 Dec 2021
Back to back boundaries

Resuming after the break, Temba Bavuma is batting with intent. He's got the measure of Shardul Thakur and hits one beautiful on-drive to the long-on boundary for four. The next ball is dabbed towards the third man for another boundary. SA: 128/5 after 41 overs

19:18 (IST)28 Dec 2021
ICYMI: 𝗦𝗜𝗜𝗜𝗨𝗨𝗨𝗨 celebration in SA
18:43 (IST)28 Dec 2021
Tea in Centurion ☕

Four wickets for India in the session, with Quinton de Kock departing on the stroke of the break. India's session without any doubt. Advantage India at tea.

18:33 (IST)28 Dec 2021
Shardul's bowling is a bit like Mohinder Amarnath's
18:25 (IST)28 Dec 2021

Shardul Thakur breaks the 72-run partnership. De Kock (34) chops it on. Another good news for India is that Jasprit Bumrah is back on the field. (SA 104/4)

18:23 (IST)28 Dec 2021
Bavuma survives!

Huge appeal by the Indians. Given not out, India took the review but the ball has nipped back too much. It was missing the leg stump. Bavuma survives. (SA 104/5)

17:55 (IST)28 Dec 2021

And Ashwin has been hit for a maximum, BAM!! It's hit over the top. de Kock was waiting for a ball like this. Frees his arms and smashes the lofted drive over long-off. SA 90/4.

KL Rahul scored a fine century on Day 1 at Centurion.

At the SuperSport Arena, Indian cricket moved from darkness that had shrouded it for a fortnight, to light. A supreme first day performance with the bat, rare as they come in South Africa, brought the focus back on cricket, as it should be. Dispelling in one compelling day of cricket, the scandals and slander that had dominated the build-up, the negativity that had piled up, and the doubts and dervishes that lingered on.

It was a day out of a dream. The openers not only survived the first session without damage, but also stitched a 117-run partnership, just the third instance that an Indian opening pair had put on a century-stand on these difficult shores. It was the first time in 14 years that the openers survived the first session of the first morning of a first Test outside Asia (India have been historically shoddy starters). To elaborate the positive thread, KL Rahul, unconquered on 122, illustrated that his hundred in England was not a one-off but the beginning of a truly fruitful phase. (READ FULL STORY)

2nd day’s play between India and South Africa washed out

The second day’s play in the opening Test between India and South Africa here on Monday had to be called off without a ball being bowled due to heavy and persistent rain since morning.

What started as a drizzle this morning became a steady downpour in the afternoon. Twice, the rain stopped and umpires decided on inspection but on both occasions just before they were to step out, heavens opened up once again.

At the end of the opening day’s play, India were strongly placed at 272 for three in 90 overs.

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