South Africa, who were in total control at the end of the second day, ended the third day in even better position. With Dean Elgar and skipper Faf du Plessis still in the middle on scores of mid-thirties each, the Proteas reached 134/3 at stumps on Day 3 with a lead of 401 runs. The home side faced resistance early on from Pat Cummins and skipper Tim Paine who both went on to score fifties. But a couple of quick wickets after the first session and a brilliant diving catch from Dean Elgar ended their first innings at 221. South Africa decided against following on and came on to bat again. Cummins took two wickets, dismissing Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers in quick succession, but du Plessia and Elgar played out the rest of the day.
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