India vs South Africa 1st Test, Day 3 Highlights: India Suffer Embarrassing Loss To Proteas, Trail 1-0 In Two-Match Series


IND vs SA, 1st Test Day 3 Highlights: India lost to South Africa by a huge margin.© AFP

IND vs SA 1st Test, Day 3 Highlights: South Africa bundled out India for 131 runs in the latter’s second innings in Centurion, thus registering an innings and 32-run victory over the Rohit Sharma-led side on Thursday. Despite Virat Kohli’s 76-run knock, India failed to get past the Proteas’ first-innings lead. After opting to bowl first in the game, South Africa bundled India out for 245 despite KL Rahul’s 101. In reply, the Temba Bavuma-led side posted a total of 408, thanks to Dean Elgar’s 185. A first innings lead of 157 runs eventually helped South Africa win the game comfortably. (Scorecard)

Here are the Highlights of 1st Test Day 3 between India and South Africa, straight from Centurion –

  • 20:38 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: India lose!

    Virat Kohli’s catch has been taken down the ground and that is the end of India’s struggle. They have lost the game by an innings and 32 runs. The Rohit Sharma-led side has been bundled out for 131 runs in its second innings.

  • 20:31 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Kohli not giving up!

    The match is almost over for India but Virat Kohli is not giving up. He is playing his shots and could even get to his 30th Test ton if he keeps playing like this. 

    IND 131/9 (34)

  • 20:21 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: OUT!

    Another one goes down and South Africa are only one wicket away from a win over India. A short ball from Nandre Burger brushed the finger of Mohammed Siraj before it hit the batter’s helmet and was carried by Kyle Verreynne behind the stumps. Umpire was unconvinced but South Africa went upstairs and won the wicket. 

    IND 121/9 (31.5)

  • 20:12 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Bumrah is RUN-OUT!

    Jasprit Bumrah is run-out! Virat Kohli pushed the ball towards extra cover and tried to steal a double. Bumrah was neither as quick as Kohli nor as aware as him, he failed to make it to the other end in time and lost his wicket.  

    IND 113/8 (30.2)

  • 20:02 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Gone!

    Shardul Thakur is out! India lose their 7th wicket and they are in deep-deep trouble. It was a rising short of length delivery and Thakur edged it. David Bedingham took the catch at gully. That is the second wicket of the innings for Kagiso Rabada.

    IND 105/7 (28.3

  • 19:58 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Fifty for Virat Kohli!

    27.3 – A four to mid-on and that is the fifty number 30 in Test cricket for Virat Kohli. Apart from some nervy moments, he has looked really well settled in the crease. It has been a quick knock from Kohli so far as he has raced to his fifty in 61 balls.

    IND 104/6 (28) 

  • 19:47 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: OUT!

    Trouble increases for India! Nandre Burger has got the wicket of KL Rahul and half of the Indian side is back to the hut. They still trail by 67 runs.

    IND 96/5 (25.5)

  • 19:44 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Kohli hit on helmet!

    A short ball from Kagiso Rabada rose viciously and hit Virat Kohli on the latter’s helmet. Kohli was expecting the ball to bounce that much but on this surface you actually could never be so sure.

    IND 96/4 (25)

  • 19:26 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: FOUR!

    A full ball down the leg side from Gerald Coetzee and Virat Kohli flicks it away for a four. With that Kohli moves onto to 44. Runs are coming really quick for India. They now trail South Africa by 71 runs.

    IND 92/4 (21)

  • 19:14 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: OUT!

    Shreyas Iyer’s struggle in the crease comes to an end as he has been dismissed by Marco Jansen. It was a fuller ball that took the inside edge of Iyer’s bat, then hit his shoes and crashed onto the stumps.

     IND 72/4 (17.5)

  • 19:10 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: FOUR!

    A fuller ball onto the pads of Virat Kohli from Marco Jansen and the Indian batter flicked it away for a four. The ball went through the backward square leg for the boundary.

    IND 69/3 (17.3)

  • 19:07 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Last session of Day 3 underway!

    Gerald Coetzee bowled the first over post tea. Three runs came off it.

    IND 65/3 (17)

  • 18:45 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Tea time!

    That is Tea on the third day of the ongoing first Test. Virat Kohli has played really well so far but India have lost three wickets. They still trail South Africa by 101 runs. India not only have to get past the lead but also have to set a fighting total for South Africa if they wish to remain in the game.

    IND 62/3 (16)

  • 18:39 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: FOUR!

    Marco Jansen bowls it fuller on the pads of Shreyas Iyer and the batter flicks it away for a four towards deep square leg.

    IND 60/3 (15.3)

  • 18:33 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Gill is OUT!

    A brilliant yorker from Marco Jansen and he gets the wicket of Shubman Gill. The batter wanted to flick the ball down the leg side but missed it completely. The ball rattled his stumps. Gill departs for 26 off 37 balls. 

    IND 52/3 (14)

  • 18:30 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Solid Gill!

    A fuller ball from Marco Jansen outside off stump and Shubman Gill drove it away for a four through deep extra cover. 

  • 18:26 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: FOUR!

    Gerald Coetzee bowls it fuller on the pads of Virat Kohli and the star batter flicks it away for a four towards the square leg region. These are really good signs for India as both Kohli and Shubman Gill now seem well set in the crease.

    IND 44/2 (12.4)

  • 18:20 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: FOUR!

    Virat Kohli welcomes Marco Jansen into the attack with a four. It was a fuller ball and Kohli just showed the full face of his bat to it. The ball ran away through the vacant mid-off region for a four. The Indian batters are growing in confidence now as there is not much help for the pacers now.  

    IND 33/2 (11.1)

  • 18:14 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Five wides!

    A bouncer delivery from Kagiso Rabada and that goes away for a four despite getting a hand from wicketkeeper Kyle Verreynne. Those are crucial runs for India as South Africa have made them to fight for every run here in this game.

    IND 28/2 (10)

  • 18:11 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: FOUR!

    A fuller ball from Nandre Burger and Shubman Gill has brought out a beautiful front foot straight drive for a four. This is a picture-perfect shot.

  • 17:57 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: FOUR!

    The ball from Kagiso Rabada took an outside edge of Shubman Gill’s bat and ran away for a four beating the gully fielder. South Africa won’t mind it though.

    IND 17/2 (6.1)

  • 17:55 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: WICKET!

    Nandre Burger has got the wicket of Yashasvi Jaiswal. The ball rose really well off the surface and Jaiswal removed his bat from the line of the ball, which infact brushed his glove before being carried by wicketkeeper Kyle Verreynne. 

    IND 13/2 (5.3)

  • 17:51 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Another FOUR!

    Kagiso Rabada bowls it fuller on the pads of Shubman Gill and the result is a four. The Indian batter brings out a flick shot and that goes towards the midwicket fence for for a four. 

    IND 13/1 (4.5)

  • 17:48 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: FOUR!

    This is good intent from Shubman Gill. Kagiso Rabada bowled a short ball and Gill quickly transfered his weight on the backfoot and pulled it away for a four through to wide long-on.

    IND 9/1 (4.3)

  • 17:45 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: OUT! What a ball!!!

    Kagiso Rabada has bowled a peach of a delivery to get better of Rohit Sharma. He bowled it around middle stump at good length. The ball got some superb movement off the surface, left the oustide edge of Rohit’s willow and hit the off stump.

    IND 5/1 (2.5)

  • 17:36 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: FOUR!

    A good length delivery from Nandre Burger and Yashasvi Jaiswal has driven it away for a four.

    IND 5/0 (1.3)

  • 17:34 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Jaiswal dropped!

    Kagiso Rabada trapped Yashasvi Jaiswal on the first ball of the first over but Aiden Markram at second slip dropped the catch diving low to his right.

    IND 1/0 (1)

  • 17:23 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: South Africa all out for 408!

    Jasprit Bumrah has cleaned up Nandre Burgerm and that will be the end of the South African innings as their captain Temba Bavuma won’t come out to bat due to injury.

    SA 408 (108.4)

  • 17:13 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: FOUR!

    Superb shot from Marco Jansen! After a bouncer, Jasprit Bumrah bowled a fuller delivery and Jansen was ready for it. He brought his bat down in time to bring out a straight drive for four.

    SA 407/8 (107)

  • 17:09 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Good bowling from India!

    The Indian pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj have made sure they don’t leak runs even if they don’t get more wickets. Only two runs have come off the last three overs with Siraj bowling two of them. 

    SA 403/8 (106)

  • 16:58 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Injury scare!

    A short pitched delivery from Jasprit Bumrah hit Marco Jansen on the latter’s fingers while he was trying to defend. Jansen got some treatment from physio and then the play resumed after that.

  • 16:46 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: OUT!

    Jasprit Bumrah has struck in the first over of the post-Lunch session. He cleans up Kagiso Rabada with a peach of a delivery. Rabada departs at the score of one run off 9 balls. South Africa are eight down.

    SA 392/8 (100.5)

  • 16:06 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Lunch!

    A successful over from Ravichandran Ashwin comes to an end. One run came off it and the wicket of Gerald Coetzee. With it, it is Lunch on Day 3. South Africa have extended their lead to 147. They still have three wickets remaining. 

    SA 392/7 (100)

  • 15:57 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Coetzee is gone!

    South Africa have lost Gerald Coetzee and they are now 7 down. Coetzee fails to hit the ball over the mid-off fielder.

    SA 391/7 (99.1)

  • 15:48 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: SIX! FOUR!

    That’s the second six of Shardul Thakur’s over. It was a short ball down the leg side and Marco Jansen pulled it away for a six. The very next ball goes for a four towards fine leg. A costly over from Shardul thus comes to an end. 15 runs came off it.

    SA 381/6 (97)

  • 15:38 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: WICKET!

    This is big fish for Shardul Thakur and for the Indian cricket team. Dean Elgar is out at the score of 185. He edged a delivery down the leg side to wicketkeeper KL Rahul and umpire raised his finger. Elgar reviewed but UltraEdge showed a clean spike there. 

    SA 360/6 (94.5)

  • 15:35 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: India on the backfoot!

    This is brilliant display of batting from Dean Elgar and his companion Marco Jansen. The partnership is already of 111 runs. No need to mention that India badly need a breakthrough.

  • 15:15 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: FOUR!

    Ashwin offer flight this and Marco Jansen drove that half-volley away for a four past the mid-off fielder.

    SA 348/5 (89.2)

  • 15:08 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: 50 for Jansen!

    50 up for Jansen! Back-to-back boundaries for him and he gets the milestone in style. Just his 2nd Test fifty. What an effort this has been from Jansen

    SA: 338/5 

  • 14:57 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: SA remain in control!

    This is game is slipping away, as far as India are concerned. The lead is now 82. Another 60 min of play before Lunch. Elgar has his sights set on a 200 now

    SA: 327/5 

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