South Africa vs India

Live Summary, 3rd Test, Freedom Trophy, 2021/22, January 11, 2022
SA 212/3 (63.3) , 210/10 (76.3)
South Africa beat India by 7 wickets
IND 198/10 (67.3) , 223/10 (77.3)
Match over
CRR: 2.88
Commentary :
63.34 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Temba Bavuma, FOUR! There comes the winning runs! Loopy ball, outside off. Temba Bavuma sits down on one knee, reaches out for it. He brings out the sweep and sends the ball to deep square leg. Each and every Indian player were stationed inside the ring and thus, the ball easily rolls away to the fence. Temba Bavuma gets the winning runs for his team. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 7 WICKETS AND WIN THE SERIES 2-1!
Best teams fight till the very end, they say. But the body language of India was really low after they came out to field post the Lunch break. Also, surprisingly Kohli went with a combination of Ashwin and Yadav, and South African batters made sure to waste no time and took full advantage of it. Indians started the morning session really well. Their bowlers asked a lot of questions but the batters, had a rub of green, and India could only take a single wicket in the morning session through Lord
Right then. That’s it from the coverage of this game and the Test series as well. But the visitors will not fly back home yet as India and South Africa will battle against each other in a three-match ODI series. The first ODI is scheduled to be played on 19th January, 2022 at 1400 IST (0830 GMT). But as you all know you can join us early for the build-up. Till then, goodbye and take care!
Dean Elgar, the victorious skipper, is in for a chat. He says that they are pretty elated. Mentions that he couldn't be more proud of the group and the guys have responded exceedingly well after the first loss. Tells that one needs to show immense character in these kind of conditions and 60 wickets in three Tests is a tough challenge for the bowlers but they bowled really well and it was unreal to see some performances. Says that he is extremely proud of the team. Adds that it helps to have a g
Keegan Petersen is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH and the PLAYER OF THE SERIES. He says that it will take a couple of hours to sink in, but he is feeling happy and emotional. Adds that he took every little positive from each innings he played. It has been a tough journey for him, it has been difficult in different conditions. He says that, It's not been easy coming to Test cricket, there have been challenging wickets to play on, so it has been tough. Mentions that they knew it was always going to be d
South Africa take a 2-1 lead and win this Test series. What a turnaround this has been for the Proteas. Winning two back-to-back games to make the series theirs, who would've thought? The South African dressing room are up and celebrating. This Test had everything, drama, emotions, comebacks. Both the teams gave their all but, in the end, the hosts maintain their domination at home and India would be disappointed as they were not able to snatch the series even after winning the first Test matc
Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, is in for a chat. He says, that he thinks it's a great spectacle of Test cricket for everyone. It was a hard-fought series. But South Africa have done well. They were able to capitalize on important hours and were absolutely the deserving winners at the end. Adds that one of the challenges faced during tours are to capitalize on momentum when it is on their side. Whenever they have done that, they have won games. But when they haven't done so, they have lost ma
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But once again, Jansen and Rabada ran riot with the ball and sent back the opening pair cheaply at the end of Day 2. India would've loved to put up a target of 300 runs, but on the moving day, India lost two wickets within the opening 10 minutes of the morning session, in the form of Pujara and Rahane. It was Pant who played an aggressive innings but not relentless to notch-up his first Test ton against South Africa and set up a target just over 200 runs. India though managed to get a couple of
Earlier in the game, a vital contribution with the blade by Kohli and Pujara made sure India get 223 runs on the board in the first innings. As South African pacers were on the money and Rabada led the attack with his four-fer. It was the same story for the hosts when they came out to bat, as Keegan Petersen showed composure in the middle and made sure to help his side to get to 210 runs before India bundled them out and had a small lead in hand coming into the third innings. 
What a revelation Keegan Petersen has been for South Africa. He has been exceptional in this series and that too against a strong bowling attack. In the morning session, Petersen came out with Rassie van der Dussen and saw off the first hour of the session quite comfortably and racked up good amount of runs after Petersen was dropped by Pujara in the slips. But Petersen yet again missed out on his Test century and holed out at 82. Later, Bavuma came to the crease and batted with great composure
63.2 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie van der Dussen, FIVE RUNS! Oh, dear! A loopy ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen taps it to point and scampers through to the other end. Umesh Yadav collects the ball and has a shy at the keepers end. The ball is away from the wickets and there is no out there to stop the ball. The races away towards the boundary for four overthrows. Really sloppy from India! 
63.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie van der Dussen, Flatter, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen, on back foot, blocks it out. 
62.6 : Umesh Yadav to Temba Bavuma, Length delivery, outside off. Temba Bavuma blocks it out. 
62.5 : Umesh Yadav to Rassie van der Dussen, More runs! A fuller ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen leans and drives it past mid off. Shardul Thakur, there dives to his left and tries to stop it, but fails to do so. Three runs taken at the end. 
62.4 : Umesh Yadav to Rassie van der Dussen, Good-length delivery, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen offers to shot on that. 
62.3 : Umesh Yadav to Rassie van der Dussen, Fuller length, around middle. Rassie van der Dussen drives and finds Ravichandran Ashwin at mid on. 
62.2 : Umesh Yadav to Rassie van der Dussen, Length ball, around the pads. Rassie van der Dussen tucks it to mid-wicket. He wants a single there but decides against it at the end.
62.1 : Umesh Yadav to Rassie van der Dussen, Very full this time, around middle and leg. Rassie van der Dussen pushes it to the fielder at mid-wicket. 
61.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Temba Bavuma, On middle, pushed back to the bowler. 
61.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Temba Bavuma, Tossed up, on off. Bavuma blocks it out. 
61.4 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Temba Bavuma, Loopy ball, around off. Temba Bavuma blocks it out solidly. 
61.3 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Temba Bavuma, BEATEN! A shorter ball, outside off. Temba Bavuma hangs back and looks to block this but gets beaten on the outside edge. 
61.24 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Temba Bavuma, FOUR! Top-shot! A loopy ball, around off. Temba Bavuma sweeps this towards deep square leg for a boundary. That brings up the 200 for South Africa! They are just 12 away. 
61.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie van der Dussen, Touch fuller, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen punches it towards deep cover for a single. 
60.6 : Umesh Yadav to Temba Bavuma, Another good-length delivery, outside off. Temba Bavuma, on back foot, pushes it back to the bowler. It was in the air, but falls short of Umesh Yadav. 
60.5 : Umesh Yadav to Temba Bavuma, Another good-length delivery, outside off. Temba Bavuma, drives it to the fielder at cover. 
60.4 : Umesh Yadav to Temba Bavuma, Outside off, on a length. Temba Bavuma hangs back and pushes it to the fielder at cover. 
60.3 : Umesh Yadav to Temba Bavuma, Another length ball, outside off. Temba Bavuma tries to push it through cover, but gets an inside edge past mid-wicket for two runs. South Africa 17 runs away now. 
60.2 : Umesh Yadav to Temba Bavuma, Good-length delivery, around middle. Temba Bavuma pushes it to the fielder at mid on. 
60.1 : Umesh Yadav to Temba Bavuma, A length ball, around off. Temba Bavuma leans and blocks it out. 
59.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Temba Bavuma, Full and on leg. Bavuma flicks it to mid-wicket for a single. 
59.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Temba Bavuma, Tossed up, on leg. Bavuma prods and defends it out.
59.4 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Temba Bavuma, On middle, blocked out. 
59.3 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie van der Dussen, On off, driven to extra cover for a single.
59.2 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie van der Dussen, Flighted, full and on leg. Rassie van der Dussen flicks it aerially towards short leg, but it hit the fielder on his thighs.
59.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie van der Dussen, Sliding down leg. Rassie van der Dussen leaves it alone.
Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie van der Dussen, Full and on leg. Rassie van der Dussen defends it out wathcfully. The umpire signals a no ball, as the bowler oversteps. 
58.6 : Umesh Yadav to Temba Bavuma, Two runs! Length ball, just outside off. Bavuma slaps it towards point. The fielder dives to his right to make a half-stop. The batters run a couple. South Africa need 22 more runs to win.
58.5 : Umesh Yadav to Temba Bavuma, Good length, outside off. Bavuma stays back and defends it to cover.
58.4 : Umesh Yadav to Temba Bavuma, Length, on middle and leg. Bavuma blocks it out watchfully.
58.3 : Umesh Yadav to Temba Bavuma, Fuller, on off. Bavuma defends it to mid-wicket off the inner half.
58.24 : Umesh Yadav to Temba Bavuma, FOUR! Temba Bavuma growing in confidence as the time goes by. This was a lovely shot to watch. Good length, outside off. Temba Bavuma stays on the back foot and punches it through cover-point for a boundary. He moves to 19.
58.1 : Umesh Yadav to Temba Bavuma, Fuller, on off. Bavuma remains solid in his defence.
Umesh Yadav to Temba Bavuma, Length ball, on off. Bavuma defends it to cover. The umpire signals a no ball, as the bowler oversteps. This extra will hurt India. 
57.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie van der Dussen, Around middle and leg. Rassie van der Dussen defends it out to the leg side. Four runs off the over.
57.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie van der Dussen, Full and on off. Rassie van der Dussen blocks it out watchfully.
57.4 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Temba Bavuma, Another single as this is flicked to mid-wicket. 
57.3 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie van der Dussen, Another single! Down leg, Rassie van der Dussen clips it to mid-wicket for a single. Really surprised with the bowling combination that Kohli has gone with. Everyone would've thought to see Bumrah and Shami steaming in from each end.
57.2 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Temba Bavuma, Runs are coming easily for the hosts now. Full, on leg. Bavuma clips it towards mid on for a single. 
57.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie van der Dussen, Ashwin comes around the wicket now! Full and on off. Rassie van der Dussen bunts it to cover for a quick single.
56.6 : Umesh Yadav to Rassie van der Dussen, Length ball, on middle and leg. Rassie van der Dussen flicks it to mid-wicket and scampers through to the other end. South Africa need 33 runs to seal the series.
56.5 : Umesh Yadav to Temba Bavuma, Bavuma scores his first run after the break. Full, on middle and leg. Bavuma flicks it to the leg side for a quick single.
56.4 : Umesh Yadav to Temba Bavuma, Fourth dot in a row! A full-length ball, on off. Bavuma presses forward and blocks it to cover. 
56.3 : Umesh Yadav to Temba Bavuma, Length ball, on top of off. Temba Bavuma defends it out with the full face of the blade.
0.0 : Umesh Yadav (5-0-22-0) will bowl from the other end. 
56.2 : Umesh Yadav to Temba Bavuma, Length ball, outside off. Bavuma stays back and punches it to cover.
56.1 : Umesh Yadav to Temba Bavuma, A length ball, on off. Bavuma blocks it out solidly.
55.64 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie van der Dussen, FOUR! Rassie van der Dussen connects well this time and gets the first boundary after Lunch. This should ease some pressure for them. Fuller, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen gets on one knee and sweeps it through square leg. Boundary.
55.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie van der Dussen, Floated, full and on middle. Rassie van der Dussen gets low looks to sweep it away. The ball flies off the top edge towards deep square leg. The batters take two easily.
55.4 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie van der Dussen, Full, around off. Rassie van der Dussen gets inside the line and defends it to the leg side.
55.3 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie van der Dussen, Full, sliding down leg, Rassie van der Dussen leaves it alone.
55.2 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie van der Dussen, Tossed up, full and on middle. Rassie van der Dussen blocks it out watchfully.
0.0 : We are back for the second session of Day 4! Indian players stride out to the middle. Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen will resume their batting. Ravichandran Ashwin will start with the ball. Here we go...
55.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie van der Dussen, Tossed up, full and on off. Rassie van der Dussen defends it to cover.
54.6 : ... Day 4, Session 2 ...
India, on the other hand, have been very disciplined with their bowling. They troubled the South African batters a lot, but could not manage to get an early breakthrough. A dropped catch, reviews going against them, nothing went India's way. Shardul Thakur, did come back and grab the big wicket of Petersen and put some pressure on South Africa. But, have not managed to take another wicket. A tough session for India, but they can look to turn things around after the break. But it won't be an easy
South Africa started off the session brilliantly. Keegan Petersen, once again displayed his class and kept the scoreboard ticking. Rassie van der Dussen too did well and was playing a responsible innings. Although the Indian bowlers did trouble them initially, but the duo did well not to get an outside edge on any of the deliveries. Petersen though got a reprieve off the dropped catch by Pujara at slips and since then, Petersen collected runs watchfully. But he could not get his first Test cent
An intense session of Test cricket! South Africa on top here after the morning session. Although it seems easy for South Africa, Indian bowlers are making them fight for each run. In the first hour of the session, the hosts were running away but India came back stronger, and picked up the wicket of the big fish, Keegan Petersen. Since then, it has been a challenge for South Africa to score runs. The hosts still need 41 runs, while India need 7 wickets.
Shardul Thakur to Rassie van der Dussen, Full and on off, Rassie van der Dussen works it behind square on the leg side for a single. South Africa just need 41 runs now. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 4! 
54.2 : Review! Virat Kohli takes it upstairs for an lbw review. The UltraEdge confirms no bat is involved. The Ball Tracker shows it is umpire's call on the ball hitting the wickets. India do not lose a review here. But Rassie van der Dussen survives. A dagger through the heart for India. 
54.5 : Shardul Thakur to Rassie van der Dussen, Full-length ball, on off. Rassie van der Dussen strides and defends it out.
54.4 : Shardul Thakur to Rassie van der Dussen, Outside off, Rassie van der Dussen defends it to the off side. 
54.3 : Shardul Thakur to Rassie van der Dussen, Fuller and around off, Rassie van der Dussen drives it to mid off. 
54.2 : Shardul Thakur to Rassie van der Dussen, NOT OUT! That looked really close in real time. Good-length ball, on off, coming back in. Rassie van der Dussen presses forward and looks to work it on the leg side but misses. He gets hit on the front pad. Shardul Thakur is very confident and appeals for an lbw but Marnus Erasmus says no. Virat Kohli decides to challenge the umpire. UltraEdge shows no bat involved. Ball Tracking shows that the ball is pitching outside off, the impact was in line
54.1 : Shardul Thakur to Rassie van der Dussen, Wide of off, left alone by RVD. 
53.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie van der Dussen, Full, on middle and leg. Rassie van der Dussen sweeps it to deep square leg for a run.
53.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie van der Dussen, Flatter, on leg. Rassie van der Dussen looks to flick but misses. 
53.4 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Temba Bavuma, On the pads, Temba Bavuma goes back and works it to square leg for a single. 
53.3 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Temba Bavuma, Full and on middle, Temba Bavuma looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad. 
53.2 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Temba Bavuma, Loopy ball, on off. Temba Bavuma preeses forward to block. 
53.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Temba Bavuma, Tossed up, on off. Temba Bavuma defends it to the off side. 
52.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack now.
Shardul Thakur to Rassie van der Dussen, Similar line and length, Rassie van der Dussen offers no shot. 
52.5 : Shardul Thakur to Rassie van der Dussen, On a good length, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen shoulders arms. 
52.4 : Shardul Thakur to Temba Bavuma, Length ball, on middle. Temba Bavuma plays it nicely to wide of mid on for a single. 
52.3 : Shardul Thakur to Rassie van der Dussen, A quick run! Fuller on off. Rassie van der Dussen works it to square leg for a quick single. 
52.2 : Shardul Thakur to Rassie van der Dussen, Angling in from wide of the crease, Rassie van der Dussen nudges it to mid-wicket. 
52.1 : Shardul Thakur to Rassie van der Dussen, On a length, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen looks to defend. The ball goes off the inside edge, hits him on the pads and rolls back to the keeper. Rassie van der Dussen needs to be a little careful here. 
51.64 : Jasprit Bumrah to Temba Bavuma, FOUR! That previous boundary has boosted his confidence. Length ball, outside off. Temba Bavuma leans onto it and drives it aerially through covers. The ball races away to the fence. Nice timing on that one. A very calm and composed shot. 
51.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Temba Bavuma, Short of a length, outside off. Left alone by Bavuma. 
51.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Temba Bavuma, Back of a length, on middle. Temba Bavuma stands on his toes and blocks it out from the crease. 
51.2 : Is that a run out? The replays show Rassie van der Dussen had his bat grounded when the bails were coming off. It is not out.
51.34 : Jasprit Bumrah to Temba Bavuma, FOUR! Shot! A boundary after the 44th over. Short of a length, on off. Temba Bavuma hops and punches it through covers for a boundary. Just 50 needed now! 
51.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Rassie van der Dussen, NOT OUT! On a length, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen clips it to mid-wicket. He was out of his crease and the fielder scores a direct hit at the striker's end. The batters now take a single off overthrows. The umpires want to check if Rassie van der Dussen was inside the crease and the replay suggests, he was. 
0.0 : Jasprit Bumrah (16-5-45-1) is back into the attack.
51.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Rassie van der Dussen, Good-length ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen shoulders arms. South Africa are taking their own time to score the remaining runs. They know they are on the verge of winning this series and they don't want to give anything away. They have scored just 2 runs in the last seven overs. 
50.6 : Shardul Thakur to Temba Bavuma, Length ball, on off. Temba Bavuma defends it with a dead bat. 
50.5 : Shardul Thakur to Temba Bavuma, On a good length, nipping in from outside off. Temba Bavuma lets it sail through. 
50.4 : Shardul Thakur to Temba Bavuma, Touch fuller, outside off, Temba Bavuma covers the line and pushes it to the off side. 
50.3 : Shardul Thakur to Temba Bavuma, Fuller, on the pads. Flicked to short mid-wicket. 
50.2 : Shardul Thakur to Temba Bavuma, On a length, outside off. Temba Bavuma shoulders arms. 
50.1 : Shardul Thakur to Temba Bavuma, Short of a length, on off. Temba Bavuma defends it towards covers. 
49.6 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, On a length, on the pads. Rassie van der Dussen blocks it towards square leg.  
49.5 : Mohammed Shami to Temba Bavuma, Shorter ball this time, around middle and leg. Temba Bavuma taps it to short leg and scampers through to the other end. 
49.4 : Mohammed Shami to Temba Bavuma, Full-length ball, outside off. Temba Bavuma pushes it towards cover. No run taken. 
49.3 : Mohammed Shami to Temba Bavuma, Back of a length this time, on middle. Temba Bavuma gets on his toes and blocks it out. 
49.2 : Mohammed Shami to Temba Bavuma, Another full ball, around middle this time. Temba Bavuma drags it to the fielder at mid on this time. 
49.1 : Mohammed Shami to Temba Bavuma, Shami serves a fuller length ball, around off. Temba Bavuma pushes it towards mid off. 
48.6 : Shardul Thakur to Rassie van der Dussen, Thakur ends the over with a full-length ball, around off. Rassie van der Dussen with a solid front foot defense. 
48.5 : Shardul Thakur to Rassie van der Dussen, Full-length, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen blocks it solidly. 
48.4 : Shardul Thakur to Temba Bavuma, Full again, on the pads. Temba Bavuma flicks it towards mid on and takes a single. He gets off the mark with that. 
48.3 : Shardul Thakur to Temba Bavuma, Touch fuller, outside off. Temba Bavuma presses forward and blocks it out. 
48.2 : Shardul Thakur to Temba Bavuma, A length ball, outside off. Temba Bavuma shoulders his arms at it. 
48.1 : Shardul Thakur to Temba Bavuma, Good-length delivery, around the off pole. Temba Bavuma leans and blocks it out. 
47.6 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, A length ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen offers no shot. Another maiden for Shami!
47.5 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, BEATEN! A ripper from Shami! A length ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen, on back foot, looks to defend that but gets beaten on the outside edge. There have been no runs scored off the last 17 balls now. 
47.4 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, Good-length delivery, on the pads. Rassie van der Dussen taps it towards mid-wicket. 
47.3 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, Very full again, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen prods and blocks it out watchfully. 
47.2 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, Another fuller length, around off. Rassie van der Dussen blocks it with the full face of his bat. 
47.1 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, On a full-length, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen leans and defends it out. 
46.6 : Shardul Thakur to Temba Bavuma, Outside off, fuller. Temba Bavuma blocks it out towards cover. 
46.5 : Shardul Thakur to Temba Bavuma, Sharp swing for Thakur! A length ball, this one nipping back in sharply from outside off. Temba Bavuma lets that go through. 
46.4 : Shardul Thakur to Temba Bavuma, Back of a length, outside off. Temba Bavuma offers no shot on that.  
46.3 : Shardul Thakur to Temba Bavuma, An outswinger, outside off, on a length. Temba Bavuma leaves it alone. 
46.2 : Temba Bavuma is the new man in.
Shardul Thakur to Keegan Petersen, OUT! CHOPPED ON! It is Lord Shardul Thakur who strikes and breaks the partnership. A superb innings comes to an end. A length ball, around off. Keegan Petersen, hangs back and gets cramped for room. He was looking to chop this but gets an inside edge back on the stumps. Shardul Thakur opens the door for India here. Keegan Petersen receives a standing ovation as he walks back. Is this the final twist in this Test match?
46.1 : Shardul Thakur to Keegan Petersen, Full length, around off. Keegan Petersen pushes it back towards mid off. 
45.6 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, Length ball, outside off, some late away swing this time. Rassie van der Dussen looks to defend that away from his body but gets beaten. A maiden over for Shami. 
45.5 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, On a length, shaping it onto the pads. Rassie van der Dussen manages to get an outside edge to cover. No run there.  
45.4 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, Good-length delivery, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen leaves it alone. 
45.3 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, Very full again, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen blocks it out. 
45.2 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, Fuller this time, swinging it in. Rassie van der Dussen pushes it gently towards mid off. 
45.1 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, BEATEN! A peach of a delivery! Back of a length, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen looks to have a poke at it, but gets beaten on the outside edge. 
44.6 : Shardul Thakur to Rassie van der Dussen, A single to end the over! Fuller, outswinger, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it to covers and scampers through for a quick single. He will retain the strike. Thakur should make the batsman play at the ball. Bowling wide outside off won't put any pressure on the Proteas with the position they are in at this moment. 
44.5 : Shardul Thakur to Rassie van der Dussen, Thakur goes wide again and Rassie van der Dussen shoulders his arms at it. 
44.4 : Shardul Thakur to Rassie van der Dussen, On a length, outside off, nipping away. Rassie van der Dussen has no stroke to offer yet again. 
0.0 : Shardul Thakur (5-1-17-0) is back on!
44.3 : Shardul Thakur to Rassie van der Dussen, Thakur continues to bowl it outside off. Rassie van der Dussen is not interested in playing that.
44.2 : Shardul Thakur to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, outside off, shaping away a hint. Rassie van der Dussen shuffles across and leaves it alone.
44.1 : Shardul Thakur to Rassie van der Dussen, Good length, wide outside off. Rassie van der Dussen leaves it alone for the keeper.
43.6 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Good length, on off. Keegan Petersen defends it out solidly. South Africa need more 58 runs to win.
43.5 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, Fuller, on off. Rassie van der Dussen defends it to cover. He wanted a single and he was down the pitch but was sent back. An overthrow lets the batter to cross ends.
43.4 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, Good length, on off. Rassie van der Dussen blocks it back to the bowler.
43.3 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Short ball, outside off. Petersen goes on his toes and cuts it through point for a single. He moves to 82. He is surely eyeing his first ton of his Test career here.
0.0 : DRINKS! South Africa are cruising away here. They are just 64 runs away now. They have surely been on top in the first hour of the day. Cheteshwar Pujara will be gutted with himself after dropping a sitter, it could prove to be a costly one. Still, a few quick wickets in the next hour, India could be back in the game, but still a touch task from here on for the visitors. Also, Mohammed Shami (11-1-34-1) is back into the attack. 
43.24 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, FOUR! A fortunate one for Petersen. This boundary brings up 150 for the hosts and also the stand moves to 51. A length ball, outside off. Petersen hangs his blade out and gets an outside edge. The ball goes towards third man for a boundary. 
43.1 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Length ball, on off. Keegan Petersen blocks it back to the bowler.
42.6 : Umesh Yadav to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen shoulders his arms at it.
42.5 : Umesh Yadav to Rassie van der Dussen, Fuller, on leg. Rassie van der Dussen flicks it to short mid-wicket.
42.4 : Umesh Yadav to Rassie van der Dussen, Good length, on off, nips in off the deck. Rassie van der Dussen looks to defend it out but gets rapped above his pads.
42.3 : Umesh Yadav to Keegan Petersen, Nicely placed! Back of a length, outside off. Petersen punches it through backward point. The batters run three easily.
42.2 : Umesh Yadav to Keegan Petersen, A length ball, on top of off. Petersen stays inside his crease and defends it out watchfully.
42.1 : Umesh Yadav to Keegan Petersen, A dot to start with! Full-length ball, on middle and leg. Petersen defends it to mid on. 
41.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Rassie van der Dussen, Fuller, on off. Rassie van der Dussen strides and defends it out solidly. Another good over for the hosts, 7 runs off it. 
41.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Full-length ball, on off. Petersen defends it to cover for a quick single. The stand moves to 44. This is what South Africa wanted, a solid stand to put them in the driving seat. 
41.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Two more! Full, on the pads. Petersen flicks it to the pocket at mid-wicket for a brace. 
41.34 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, FOUR! Keegan Petersen is motoring along really well here. This is a glorious shot. Full-length ball, outside off. Petersen creams it through covers for a boundary. He moves into 70s now. 
41.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Length ball, on off. Petersen defends it out solidly.
41.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, BEAUTY! Good-length ball, in the corridor of uncertainty. This one flies off the deck. Keegan Petersen shuffles across and looks to defend it out but gets beaten on the outside edge.
40.64 : Umesh Yadav to Rassie van der Dussen, FOUR! Great timing! Fuller, on the pads. Rassie van der Dussen flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Runs are coming in thick and fast for the hosts now. A catch dropped by India and South Africa making sure to make the most of it.
40.5 : Umesh Yadav to Keegan Petersen, Three runs now! Petersen moves to 67. This is full and on leg. Petersen clips it past mid on. The batters take three before the fielder cuts it out. 
40.4 : Umesh Yadav to Keegan Petersen, Fuller, on off. Petersen presses forward and defends it out solidly.
40.3 : Umesh Yadav to Keegan Petersen, Full length, on off. Petersen pushes it out.
40.2 : Umesh Yadav to Keegan Petersen, A loud appeal for LBW but the umpire is not interested! A full-length ball, on middle, the ball holds its line. Petersen looks to defend it out but misses and gets rapped on the pads. Going over the wickets. 
40.1 : Umesh Yadav to Keegan Petersen, Full-length ball, outside off. Petersen looks to drive it away but gets it to mid-wicket off the inner half. The batters run two easily.
39.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Rassie van der Dussen, Length ball, outside off. Left alone.
39.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Gets dropped and now he gets more three runs! Length ball, on middle and leg. Keegan Petersen whips it past mid-wicket for three runs. 
39.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, DROPPED! Oh boy, how can you drop a dolly? These are the chances India has got to take. On a good length, on off, shaping away. Keegan Petersen looks to defend. The ball goes off the outside edge and flies straight into the hands of first slip but Cheteshwar Pujara makes a full mess off it. Jasprit Bumrah can't believe that. 
39.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Wide of off, Keegan Petersen has no trouble in leaving that one alone. 
39.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Fuller in length, on off. Keegan Petersen squeezes it out to mid on. 
39.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Length ball, on off. Keegan Petersen prods and defends it back to the bowler. 
38.6 : Umesh Yadav to Rassie van der Dussen, Outside off, on a length. Left alone.
38.5 : Umesh Yadav to Rassie van der Dussen, Good-length ball again, outside off, shaping away. Rassie van der Dussen leaves it alone.
38.4 : Umesh Yadav to Rassie van der Dussen, On a good length, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen shoulders arms. 
38.3 : Umesh Yadav to Keegan Petersen, Short of a length again, outside off. Keegan Petersen cuts the ball neatly to deep point for one. 
38.24 : Umesh Yadav to Keegan Petersen, FOUR! This time Keegan Petersen offers a shot and bags a boundary. Back of a length, outside off. Keegan Petersen latches onto it. He slashes it through covers. The cover fielder gives it a chase but the ball wins the race. A boundary. South Africa need 87 runs now. 
0.0 : Umesh Yadav (2-0-5-0) is brought back into the attack.
38.1 : Umesh Yadav to Keegan Petersen, Well outside off, shaping further away. Keegan Petersen offers no shot. 
37.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Length ball, on middle. Keegan Petersen shuffles across and flicks it to fine leg for a single. 
37.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, On a good length, on off. Keegan Petersen knocks it back to the bowler. 
37.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, JAFFA! On a good length, around off, shaping away from the batter. Keegan Petersen is forced to draw forward and looks to defend. The ball whistles past the outside edge there. 
37.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Back of a length, on off. Keegan Petersen stands on his toes and blocks it out. 
0.0 : Review! India have reviewed a caught behind decision. The replay rolls in. UltraEdge indicates no bat involved but shows a spike as the batsman had hit the bat on the ground. A tough decision, but the on-field call stands and India lose a review. Virat Kohli is not happy, this was really close. There was a second spike on the replay which the TV umpire concludes to be off the ground as well and not the blade. But the Indian players think otherwise. Another controversy regarding a review in th
37.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Good-length ball, outside off. Left alone
37.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Length ball, outside off. Keegan Petersen looks to defend. The ball beats the outside edge and carries through to the keeper. A lot of balls have gone past the outside edge so far but none have found the edge. India in desperate search of wickets here. 
36.6 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, Fuller, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen shoulders arms. Back-to-back maidens for India! 
36.5 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, On a good length, angling in, on off. Rassie van der Dussen defends it out. 
36.4 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, Some late swing there! Good-length ball, outside off, shapes away late. Rassie van der Dussen leaves it alone. 
36.3 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, On a good length, outside off, nipping away. Rassie van der Dussen leaves it untouched. 
36.2 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, On off, Rassie van der Dussen pushes it towards covers. 
36.1 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, NOT OUT! Beautiful from Shami! Touch fuller, outside off, nipping away. Rassie van der Dussen looks to drive. He misses and the ball zips past the outside edge. There is an appeal from the keeper and the slip cordon but nothing from Shami. India still opt for the review. Virat Kohli goes for it with just one second left on the screen. UltraEdge shows a spike but it was of the bat hitting the ground. The original decision stays and India lose thei
35.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Good-length ball, outside off. Keegan Petersen shoulders arms to it. A maiden for Jasprit Bumrah! 
35.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, An inswinger now! On a good length, outside off, shaping in. Keegan Petersen watches it closely and makes a leave.
35.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Touch fuller, on middle, no signs of swing there. Keegan Petersen easily flicks it to mid-wicket. 
35.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Bangs a short ball this time, on middle. Keegan Petersen sits under it. 
35.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, On a good length, on off. Keegan Petersen covers the line, prods and pushes it with full face of the bat to mid on. 
35.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Fuller in length, outside off. Keegan Petersen drives it uppishly towards backward point. 
34.6 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Length delivery, on the pads. Keegan Petersen taps it towards mid-wicket for a single. He retains the strike. 
34.5 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, Full-length, an outswinger, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen pushes it towards cover for a quick single.
34.4 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, Good-length delivery, spraying it down the leg side. Rassie van der Dussen misses his flick and Pant collects it behind the stumps with a dive to his left.
34.3 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, On a length, shaping away from outside off. Rassie van der Dussen leaves it alone.  
34.2 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, Fuller again, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen lets that go through. 
34.14 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, FOUR! Glorious drive! Mohammed Shami overpitches this one, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen prods and drives this through cover for a beautiful boundary. 
33.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Back of alengh, outside off. Keegan Petersen leans back and lets that go through. 
33.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Rassie van der Dussen, Length, down the leg side. Rassie van der Dussen flicks it towards fine leg for a single. 
33.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Rassie van der Dussen, BEATEN! Good-length delivery, outside off, moving it away. Rassie van der Dussen looks to have a poke at it, but gets beaten as the ball zips past through the outside edge. 
33.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Rassie van der Dussen, Full-length delivery, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen shows the full face of his bat and blocks it out. 
33.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Rassie van der Dussen, Full this time, shaping away from outside off. Rassie van der Dussen shoulders his arms at it. 
33.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Rassie van der Dussen, Good-length delivery, down the leg side. Rassie van der Dussen leaves it alone. 
32.6 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, LEG BYE! A length ball, spraying this one down the leg side. Rassie van der Dussen misses his flick and gets hit on the pad. Pant, fails to grab it too and the batters steal another leg bye. 
32.5 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, Full in length, around off. Rassie van der Dussen leans and blocks it towards cover. 
32.4 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, LEG BYE! A length ball, on the thigh pads. Keegan Petersen misses his flick and gets hit on the thigh pad. The ball rolls towards fine leg and the batters steal a leg bye. 
32.3 : Mohammed Shami to Rassie van der Dussen, Mohammed Shami overpitches this one, on the pads. Rassie van der Dussen flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for three runs. 
32.2 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Fuller, on middle and leg. Keegan Petersen tucks it towards mid on. 
32.1 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Length ball, outside off. Keegan Petersen leaves it alone. 
31.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Rassie van der Dussen, Full, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen drives it towards mid on. No run there. 
31.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Tad fuller, outside off. Keegan Petersen opens the face of the bat and guides it towards point for a single.
31.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, BEATEN! Keegan Petersen is going for all the balls outside the off pole. A length ball, outside off. Keegan Petersen looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge again. 
31.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Rassie van der Dussen, Touch fuller, around the fifth stump line. Rassie van der Dussen drives from the outer half of his bat towards deep point for three runs. 
31.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Rassie van der Dussen, A stifled appeal for LBW, but not given! A length ball, nipping back in on the pads. Rassie van der Dussen misses his flick and gets rapped on the pads. That was probably a little high. 
31.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Rassie van der Dussen, Wide of off, on a length. Rassie van der Dussen offers no shot. 
30.6 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Length, outside off. Left alone. 
30.5 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Good-length delivery, around off. Keegan Petersen covers his line and blocks it out. 
30.4 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, FIFTY for Keegan Petersen! He has been exceptional throughout the series! Back-to-back fifties for him. A length ball, around middle. Petersen manages to get an outside edge past point for two runs.
30.3 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Good-length delivery, on the pads. Keegan Petersen tucks it towards mid-wicket. 
30.2 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, BEATEN ONCE AGAIN! Another ripper by Shami! Getting the ball to move away sharply here. A length ball, outside off. Keegan Petersen, once again, goes for the drive and gets beaten on the outside edge as the ball moves away from him. Beautiful bowling!
0.0 : Mohammed Shami to bowl from the other end.
30.1 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, BEATEN! Fuller ball, shaping away from outside off. Forcing the batsman to play the drive. Keegan Petersen looks too drive but gets beaten on the outside edge. 
29.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Rassie van der Dussen, Another length ball, this one nipping back in onto the pads. Rassie van der Dussen leaves that one and gets rapped high on the pads.
29.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Rassie van der Dussen, Swing starightaway! Jasprit Bumrah serves a length ball, shaping away from outside off. Rassie van der Dussen looks to play but decides against it at the end. 
29.4 : The first session is set to begin. Indian players stride out to the middle. Followed by Keegan Petersen and Rassie van der Dussen, the new man in at number 4, who walk out to bat for the Proteas. Jasprit Bumrah to complete his over. Here we go...
PITCH REPORT - Sunil Gavaskar is near the deck. He says, the pitch has got down a little bit. There is a spot near the 8m mark, but when the ball comes around the 6m area, there is something on offer for the bowlers. It should be an interesting day of cricket.
South Africa on the other hand, were sensational and ruled Day 3. First, their pacers produced a lethal spell and bundled out India for 198. It was Lungi Ngidi who worked his magic in the second session and bagged three wickets. Jansen was the pick of the bowler with four wickets, while Rabada took 3 scalps. Chasing 212 , the hosts lost Aiden Markam for just 16 while Dean Elgar departed at the stroke of Stumps. With Keegan Petersen unbeaten on 48 and with 8 wickets in hand, the home side will
The moving day for India didn't turn out to be a great one as India were bowled out for 198, but the day turned out to be a great one for Rishabh Pant as out of those 198, 100 were scored by him. He became the first Asian wicketkeeper to notch up a ton on the South African soil and thanks to his ton, India set up a target of 212 runs. Once again, it was Shami and Bumrah who struck in the final session on Day 3 and the Indians would know that a wicket or two can change the trajectory of the game.
Hello and a warm welcome to Day 4 and what should be the final day of the third and the last Test between India and South Africa. The equation is pretty simple for both teams. South Africa need 111 runs while India need 8 wickets to win their first Test series in South Africa. Let's see how the day pans out and which team wins the series.
... Day 4, Session 1 ...
What a day! What a day of Test cricket! Things are still neck and neck between these two sides and one hour of a dominant display by either side could put them well on top. The game has been dominated by pacers and Day 3 was no different. 10 wickets fell and we have a cracking finish coming up in the next two days.
We cannot emphasize the importance of the first session on Day 4. Whichever team comes out on top before Lunch on Day 4 will have a big advantage. If India can get another couple of quick wickets, they will sense their first-ever Test series win in South Africa. But, if the next pair for South Africa can put up a 50-plus stand then the hosts will have a big advantage in the chase. It has been a Test in which not a single moment has been dull and Day 4 promises to be no different. Do join us for
We have witnessed so many comebacks in this Test match by both the sides and right at the stroke of Stumps, Bumrah puts his hand up and gets his side back in the equation after a prized scalp of Elgar. India started brilliantly and it was Shami who drew the first blood. India were not happy after a lbw decision went against them, after South Africa took the review and must have lost some concentration post that, which led to leaking a few extra runs and India won't be happy about it. India need
A really good session for the hosts until the wicket of their skipper. South Africa came out to bat with the right intention to chase down a target of 212 runs. Markram was the aggressor while Elgar was being watchful initially. Although, Markram went chasing for a few deliveries outside off and it costed him his wicket. Petersen joined Elgar in the middle, the runs came in at a slow rate initially. But Elgar made sure to make the most of his reprieve and both the batters scored runs at a brisk
Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Virat Kohli takes the review and this time Elgar walks back to the pavilion. A full-length ball, down leg. Elgar stays back and looks to flick it away but gets the thinnest of outside-edges on it. Rishabh Pant dives to his right and take a low catch. Bumrah and company appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Kohli is certain Elgar has got some bat on it and takes the review. Big spike of UltraEdge and Elgar has to walk back. Also, THAT WILL BE
Review! India have reviewed a caught behind decision. The replay rolls in. UltraEdge confirms there was bat involved in that. The decision needs to be overturned. A successful review for India! Dean Elgar walks back to the hut. 
29.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Good length, on off, nips in a bit. Elgar comes across the line and looks to defend it out but gets hit high on his pads.
29.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Length ball, on top of off. Elgar defends it out solidly.
29.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Fuller, on off. Elgar gets an inside edge onto the pads.
28.6 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Fuller, wide outside off. Petersen has no stroke to offer.
28.5 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Full-length ball, outside off. Petersen leans in and drives it to covers for a brace. 100 is up for South Africa. 
28.44 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, FOUR! Nicely played! On a length, on the bodyline, it flies off the deck. Petersen flicks it away to fine leg for a boundary.
28.3 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Length ball, around off. Petersen stays back and defends it out solidly.
28.2 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, On a length, outside off, nipping away, Petersen leaves it alone for the keeper.
28.1 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Good length, outside off, moving away. Petersen leaves it alone.
27.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, NOT OUT! Shout for an LBW, but the umpire says no. After a few outswingers, Jasprit Bumrah nips this one back in! A length ball, swinging it in onto his pads. Dean Elgar misses his flick and gets rapped on the pads. Height was probably the issue there.  
27.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Another outswinger, much closer to the off pole, on a length. Dean Elgar leaves it alone. 
27.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Sharp swing there! A length ball, moving it away, wide of off. Dean Elgar will watch it sail through to the keeper. 
27.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Touch shorter, around middle and off. Dean Elgar hops and blocks it out solidly.
27.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Another good-length ball, shaping it away from outside off. Dean Elgar offers no shot. 
27.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Length ball, outside off. Dean Elgar shoulders his arms at it. 
26.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen, Fuller again, on middle. Keegan Petersen leans and defends it out. 
26.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen, Loopy ball, around middle. Petersen steps down and pushes it to mid-wicket. 
26.4 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen, Touch fuller, around off. Keegan Petersen pushes it toward cover for two runs. 
26.34 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Keegan Petersen! He is in top form! This one a touch shorter, outside off. Keegan Petersen rocks back and chops it towards deep cover for another four.
26.24 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen, FOUR! Top-shot! Another fuller ball, on middle. Keegan Petersen gets down on his knee and reverse-sweeps this one towards deep point for a boundary. 
26.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen, Loopy ball, around middle. Keegan Petersen hangs back and blocks it out.
25.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Back of a length, outside off. Left alone. 
25.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Short, around the off pole. Dean Elgar stays in the crease and defends it out. 
25.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Shorter ball, outside off. Dean Elgar moves across and lets that go through to the keeper. 
25.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Back of a length, outside off. Keegan Petersen chops it towards point for a single. 
25.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Jasprit Bumrah goes over the wicket now, serves a length ball, outside off. Keegan Petersen leaves it alone. 
25.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, LEG BYE! A length ball, nipping back in on the pads. Elgar misses his flick and the ball deflects off his pad and flies towards gully. The batters steal a leg bye. 
24.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen, More runs for South Africa! A loopy ball, full, outside off. Petersen steps down and cuts it towards point for a brace. 
24.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen, Fuller, on middle. Keegan Petersen comes down the pitch and jabs it back to the bowler. 
24.4 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar, Flatter and quicker, on the pads. Dean Elgar flicks it to mid-wicket and rotates the strike. 
24.3 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar, Touch shorter, around off. Elgar, on back foot, blocks it out. 
24.2 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar, Fuller again, outside off. Elgar leans and taps it to silly point. 
24.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar, Nicely tossing this one up, full and outside off. Dean Elgar waits for it and drives it through cover for two runs. 
23.64 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, FOUR! Petersen is motoring along really well here. A length ball, outside off. Petersen stands tall and punches it through covers for a boundary.
23.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, LEG BYE! Back of a length, around the hips. Elgar looks to flick it away but misses. The ball goes towards square leg off the thigh pads. The batters collect a leg bye. 
23.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Nice work in the field by Thakur! Full length, on off. Petersen drives it down the ground to long off. Thakur gives it a chase from mid off and puts in a dive near the ropes to stop the ball and save the boundary. The batters take three. The stand moves to 50 now.
23.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Length ball, on off. Petersen defends it out solidly.
23.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Good length, outside off, some extra bounce off the deck. Petersen looks to chase it but gets beaten.
0.0 : Jasprit Bumrah (6-2-21-0) is brought back into the attack. 
23.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Length ball, on off. Petersen gets behind and defends it back to the bowler.
22.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar, Tossed up, full and on off. Elgar defends it onto the deck.
22.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar, Full and on off. Elgar prods and defends it to silly point.
22.4 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar, Floated, full and outside off, turning away. Elgar leaves it alone for the keeper.
22.3 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar, Tossed up, full and on middle. Elgar defends it back to the bowler.
22.2 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar, Flighted, full and outside off. Elgar has no stroke to offer.
22.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar, Looped up, outside off, turning away. Elgar leaves it alone.
21.6 : Shardul Thakur to Keegan Petersen, A length ball, on off, nipping in off the deck. Petersen fails to defend it out and gets hit on his body. A bit expensive over from Thakur.
21.54 : Shardul Thakur to Keegan Petersen, FOUR! Runs are coming in thick and fast now, especially after that decision going in their favour. Back of a length, outside off. Petersen stands tall and cuts it through point for a boundary.
21.4 : Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, A full-length ball, outside off. Elgar shuffles across and taps it to cover for a quick single.
21.3 : Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, Good length, outside off, shaping away. Elgar leaves it alone for the keeper.
21.24 : Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, FOUR! Elgar making the most of his reprieve. A short ball, around the hips. Elgar stays back and pulls it behind square for a boundary. 
21.1 : Shardul Thakur to Keegan Petersen, Full length, on the pads. Petersen clips it to deep square leg for a single.
20.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar, On middle, flicked to the leg side.
20.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar, Full and outside off. Elgar blocks it out to cover.
20.3 : Review! Dean Elgar has reviewed an LBW decision. The replay rolls in. UltraEdge shows no spike as the ball passes through the bat. Ball Trackers indicates the ball would have gone over the stumps. That was missing wickets. The decision has to be overturned. Dean Elgar survives! Virat Kohli does not look quite happy there. 
20.4 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar, NOT OUT! This was so close. The Indian team cannot believe it. Kohli is frustrated. The big fish, Elgar gets a lifeline here. Fuller, on off, turning in. Elgar prods and looks to defend it out but misses and gets pinged on the pads. Ashwin appeals and the umpire raises his finger in a flash. Dean Elgar takes the review in no time. The UltraEdge shows no bat is involved. The Ball Tracker shows the ball is bouncing over the stumps and the umpire has to ove
20.3 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen, A single now as this is eased down to long on.
20.2 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen, Tossed up, full and on leg. Petersen comes forward and clips it to mid-wicket,
20.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar, Floated, full and outside off. Elgar defends it to point and scampers across for a quick single.
19.3 : Slight halt in play. Keegan Petersen seems to have hurt his finger. The physio is out there to check on him. Keegan Petersen seems fine, he puts on inner gloves for some extra protection. We are ready to resume!
19.6 : Shardul Thakur to Keegan Petersen, Full-length ball, outside off. Petersen pushes it towards mid off. A maiden over for Thakur this time.
19.5 : Shardul Thakur to Keegan Petersen, Fuller, outside off, moving away. Petersen shoulders his arms at it.
19.4 : Shardul Thakur to Keegan Petersen, Fuller, on off. Petersen pushes it back to the bowler.
19.3 : Shardul Thakur to Keegan Petersen, Full length, outside off, some extra bounce this time as well. Petersen comes across and defends it out watchfully but off his gloves this time. He looks to be in some pain.
19.2 : Shardul Thakur to Keegan Petersen, BEAUTY! Good-length ball, outside off. This one flies off the deck. Petersen looks to defend it out but misses. Pant jumps behind the stumps to collect the ball.
19.1 : Shardul Thakur to Keegan Petersen, On a length, on off. Petersen gets an inside edge onto the pads.
18.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar, Floated, full and on off. Elgar drives it to cover. Kohli makes a half-stop.
18.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar, Full, on middle. Elgar clips it to mid-wicket.
18.4 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar, BEATEN! Flatter and outside off, turning away. Elgar looks to push it away but misses.
18.3 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen, Full and on off. Petersen pushes it past mid off for a single.
18.2 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen, Full and outside off. Petersen leans in and drives it to cover.
18.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen, Flighted, full and on off. Petersen comes forward and plays it back to the bowler. Ashwin stops it sharply.
17.64 : Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, FOUR! EDGY! This is costly for India. A length ball, around off. Elgar gets an outside edge. The ball bounces just in front of Pujara which makes it difficult for him to stop and leaks a boundary. 
17.5 : Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, Fuller, outside off. Elgar defends it to cover.
17.4 : Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, Good length, with some extra bounce on off. Elgar defends it onto the deck watchfully.
17.3 : Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, A full-length ball, on off. Elgar blocks it out to mid off. 
17.2 : Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, A length ball, on the fourth stump line. Elgar defends it out solidly.
17.1 : Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, Fuller, on off. Elgar blocks it towards mid on.
16.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen, Floated, on off. Petersen strides forward and defends it back to the bowler.
16.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen, Full and outside off, defended out.
16.4 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen, Tossed up, outside off, turning in, Petersen presses forward and blocks it out.
16.3 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen, On off, blocked out.
16.2 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen, Looped up, around middle. The ball grips and turns away. Petersen goes back and looks to flick it away but gets beaten by the turn here.
16.14 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen, FOUR! Petersen on the attack straightaway with the new bowler in the attack. Flatter and outside off. Petersen gets low and cuts it through point for a boundary. 53 up for South Africa.
15.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack now. 
Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, Full length, wide outside off. Elgar reaches out and pushes it through covers for a brace.
15.5 : Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, Touch short and on off. Elgar swivels on the back foot and looks to pull it away. The ball goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket.
15.4 : Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, Fuller, outside off. Elgar leans in and drives it to cover.
15.3 : Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, Full length, outside off. Elgar covers his stumps and shoulders his arms at it.
0.0 : DRINKS! Although India have got a wicket under their sleeve. A solid stand is building for the hosts. Proteas need more 165 runs to win. They would hope the current pair to remain wicketless until the Stumps. India need to make a statement with the ball and not let the hosts run away with the game. They would hope to make quick inroads in the game.
15.2 : Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, Back of a length, outside off. Elgar leaves it alone for the keeper.
15.1 : Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, Full length, on off. Elgar plays it back to the bowler.
14.6 : Umesh Yadav to Keegan Petersen, Another good-length ball, around off. Petersen defends it out. 
Umesh Yadav to Keegan Petersen, NO BALL! Length ball, around middle. Keegan Petersen shows the full face of his bat and blocks it out. Umesh Yadav has overstepped here and a no ball is given.
14.5 : Umesh Yadav to Keegan Petersen, Back of a length, outside off. Petersen hops and pushes it past the diving fielder at cover. Ravichandran Ashwin at mid off, will cut it out. 
14.4 : Umesh Yadav to Keegan Petersen, Fuller ball, around off. Petersen digs it out back to the bowler. 
14.3 : Umesh Yadav to Dean Elgar, Quick single! Another length ball, outside off. Elgar cover his line and taps it towards mid on for a run. 
14.2 : Umesh Yadav to Keegan Petersen, Good-length delivery, on the pads. Keegan Petersen tucks it towards square leg and rotates the strike. 
14.1 : Umesh Yadav to Keegan Petersen, Touch fuller, on the pads. Keegan Petersen clips it to mid-wicket. 
13.6 : Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, Length ball, on middle. Elgar drags it back to the bowler. 
13.5 : Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, Another fuller ball, outside off. Dean Elgar drives it to mid off. 
13.4 : Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, Fuller this time, around off. Dean Elgar pushes it mid off. He wants a single there, but the fielder is quick to cut it off in time. 
13.3 : Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, Touch shorter, outside off. Dean Elgar, on back foot, defends it out watchfully. 
13.2 : Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, Good-length delivery, outside off. Dean Elgar stays in his crease and blocks it out. 
13.1 : Shardul Thakur to Keegan Petersen, Shardul Thakur starts off with a back-of-a-length delivery, shaping ti away from outside off. Keegan Petersen hangs back and pushes it through cover for a single. 
12.6 : Shardul Thakur comes into the attack now.
Umesh Yadav to Dean Elgar, BEATEN! On a length, outside off, moves away from the left-hander. Elgar looks to have a poke at it but gets beaten on the outside edge. 2 runs off Umesh Yadav's first over!
12.5 : Umesh Yadav to Dean Elgar, Finds the gap this time! A length ball, around the pads. Elgar flicks it past mid-wicket for two runs. 
12.4 : Umesh Yadav to Dean Elgar, Good-length delivery, on the pads. Dean Elgar tucks it towards square leg. 
12.3 : Umesh Yadav to Dean Elgar, On a length, darting it on the pads. Dean Elgar taps it towards mid-wicket. He wants a single but decides against it at the end. 
12.2 : Umesh Yadav to Dean Elgar, Good-length delivery, outside off. Dean Elgar taps it towards point. 
0.0 : Umesh Yadav comes into the attack now. He replaces Jasprit Bumrah.
12.1 : Umesh Yadav to Dean Elgar, Umesh Yadav starts off with a good-length delivery, on middle, at 135 clicks. Dean Elgar covers his line and blocks it onto the deck. 
11.6 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Much fuller on this occasion, on middle. Keegan Petersen lunges and defends it out watchfully. 
11.5 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Length ball, outside off, at 135 clicks. Left alone.
11.4 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Fuller, angling it on middle. Keegan Petersen blocks it solidly. 
11.3 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, An outswinger, outside off, on a length. Petersen lets that go through to the keeper. 
11.2 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Fuller on this occasion, outside off. Keegan Petersen pushes it towards mid off. 
11.1 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Good-length delivery, on the pads, at 134 clicks. Keegan Petersen flicks it towards deep square leg for a brace. The running has been good between these two!
10.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Length, nipping back in around off. Dean Elgar leans and blocks it out. 8 runs coming off that over. 
10.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Touch fuller, around the fifth stump line. Elgar offers no shat on that. 
10.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Good-length delivery, outside off. Elgar leaves it alone. 
10.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, Back of a length, outside off. Keegan Petersen stands tall and punches it through the cover region. Three runs taken. Good running!
10.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, On a length, around the hips. Dean Elgar tucks it towards square leg for a single. 
10.14 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, FOUR! Nicely played! A fuller ball, outside off. Dean Elgar goes for the drives a tad late but does well it get it away towards the third man fence for a boundary. Positive stuff here from Elgar!
9.6 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, A good over by Shami! Length ball, on top of off. Petersen opens the face of the blade and defends it out watchfully.
9.5 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Length ball, on the pads, at 135 clicks. Petersen stays back and tucks it to the leg side.
9.4 : Mohammed Shami to Dean Elgar, Drop and run! A length ball, on off. Elgar taps it to cover for a single.
9.3 : Mohammed Shami to Dean Elgar, On the bounce! A full-length ball, on off. Elgar gets it to gully off the outer half. The ball meets the fielder there on a bounce.
9.2 : Mohammed Shami to Dean Elgar, BEATEN! Good length, angled across the left-hander. Elgar gets squared up here. The ball zips past the outside edge.
9.1 : Mohammed Shami to Dean Elgar, Full length, on off. Elgar presses forward and defends it to cover.
8.64 : Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, FOUR! Nicely played! Keegan Petersen opens his account with a boundary. A full-length ball, outside off. Keegan Petersen leans in and drives it past extra cover to bag a boundary. A good end to the over for South Africa, 7 runs off the last two balls.
8.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Fuller, on leg. Elgar clips it through mid-wicket for three runs. This is really good running. 
8.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Length and on off, blocked out solidly.
8.2 : Slight halt in play. There seems to be some issue with the sightscreen. The sightscreen has been fixed we are ready to resume!
8.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, SHORT! Oh my god! Bumrah had the big fish in the net here. A length ball, angled in and nipping away. Elgar looks to defend it out without any movement. The ball takes the outside edge but lands just short of Pujara at first slip.
8.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Back of a length, outside off. Elgar has no stroke to offer.
8.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Bumrah comes around the wicket now and serves a length ball, outside off, moving away. Elgar leaves it alone for the keeper.
7.6 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, A brilliant over by Shami! He ends his over with a JAFFA! Good-length ball, outside off, shaping away a hint. Petersen is drawn into the shot and hangs his blade away from his body, just to get beaten on the outside edge.
7.5 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Good length, on middle. Keegan Petersen defends it back to the bowler.
7.3w : Mohammed Shami to Aiden Markram, OUT! CAUGHT! Mohammed Shami has the last laugh here. He finds the outside edge and Markram's walk on a thin rope comes to an end. A full-length ball, outside off. Markram does not learn from his mistakes and looks to go for the booming drive yet again. The ball flies off the outside edge towards the third slip. KL Rahul keeps his eyes on the ball and takes a sharp catch above his head. India right back in the contest now. 
7.4 : Mohammed Shami to Keegan Petersen, Fuller, outside off. Petersen tries to squeeze it out but gets an inside edge onto the deck.
7.3 : Keegan Petersen walks in to bat at number 3. 
7.24 : Mohammed Shami to Aiden Markram, FOUR! EDGY! Cries of catch it. Markram living dangerously. Overpitched, outside off, moving away. Markram throws his blade at it. The ball takes the outside edge and goes through the gap in the slip cordon towards third man for a boundary.
7.1 : Mohammed Shami to Aiden Markram, Full length, on off. Markram defends it to mid on with full face of the blade.
6.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Fuller, on the pads. Elgar clips it to square leg but straight to the man placed there. Second maiden of the innings for Bumrah. 
6.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Length ball, on off. Elgar stays inside the crease and defends it to cover.
6.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Good length, on middle. Elgar stays back and blocks it back to the bowler.
6.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, On a length, on top of off. Elgar hangs back and defends it to the off side.
6.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Length ball, on off. Elgar blocks it out solidly.
6.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, SO CLOSE! Bumrah asking the right questions here, A good-length ball, around leg, angled across the batter. The ball nips away off the deck. Elgar had to play at with considering where it landed and gets beaten on the outside edge.
5.64 : Mohammed Shami to Aiden Markram, FOUR! Nicely played! South Africa won't mind how the runs come, until they are making a good start here. A length ball, on off. Markram plays it late and guides it through backward point for a boundary.
5.5 : Mohammed Shami to Aiden Markram, It's been 14 deliveries since the last run. Good length, outside off, moving away off the deck. Markram shuffles across and shoulders his arms at it.
5.4 : Mohammed Shami to Aiden Markram, Full length, on off. Markram gets his willow down in time to defend it out.
5.3 : Mohammed Shami to Aiden Markram, Shami serves a good-length delivery, outside off, shaping away a long way. Markram hangs back and shoulders his arms at it.
5.2 : Mohammed Shami to Aiden Markram, 11th dot on the trot this one! A length ball, on off. Markram gets behind the line and blocks it out.
5.1 : Mohammed Shami to Aiden Markram, Good-length ball, outside off, shaping away. Markram leaves it alone for the keeper.
4.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Good-length delivery, around off. Dean Elgar blocks it out solidly. 
4.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Swinging it away from outside off, on a length, wide of off. Dean Elgar offers no shot on that.   
4.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Touch fuller, outside off. Dean Elgar pushes it towards mid off. 
4.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Length, outside off. Dean Elgar shoulders his arms at it. 
4.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Length, on middle. Dean Elgar gets on the top of that and blocks it out. 
4.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Good-length delivery, wid of off. Dean Elgar leaves it alone. 
3.6 : Mohammed Shami to Aiden Markram, Another length ball, outside off. Aiden Markram leans and defends it out.
3.5 : Mohammed Shami to Aiden Markram, On a length, outside off. Aiden Markram pushes it towards cover. 
3.4 : Mohammed Shami to Aiden Markram, BEATEN! A good follow-up delivery by Shami! This one takes off from a good length, outside off, shaping it away. Aiden Markram looks to block that but gets beaten. 
3.34 : Mohammed Shami to Aiden Markram, FOUR! Glorious drive! That is so pleasing to watch. Shami overpitches this one, shaping it away from outside off. Aiden Markram presses forward and drives it through cover for a boundary. 
3.2 : Mohammed Shami to Aiden Markram, Good-length delivery, around the pads. Aiden Markram taps it towards mid-wicket. 
3.1 : Mohammed Shami to Aiden Markram, Length ball, outside off. Aiden Markram does not fiddle with that one. 
2.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Touch shorter, outside off. Dean Elgar pushes it towards point for a brace. 
2.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, BEATEN! A fuller ball, drifting it away from outside off. Dean Elgar looks to have a poke at it but gets beaten past the outside edge. 
2.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Good-length delivery, around that channel outside off. Dean Elgar lets that go through. 
2.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, FOUR LEG BYES! A length ball, nipping back in on the pads. Dean Elgar misses his flick and the ball brushes off his thigh pad and races away towards the fine leg fence.  
2.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, On a length, shaping away sharply outside off. Dean Elgar leaves it alone. 
2.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Full-length delivery, outside off. Dean Elgar presses forward and pushes it towards cover. 
1.6 : Mohammed Shami to Aiden Markram, Good-length delivery, around off. Aiden Markram hangs back and blocks it out. One run off that over. 
1.5 : Mohammed Shami to Dean Elgar, Fuller, outside off. Dean Elgar pushes it towards cover and takes a single. He gets off the mark with that. 
1.4 : Mohammed Shami to Dean Elgar, Touch fuller, outside off. Dean Elgar leaves it alone this time. 
1.2 : Mohammed Shami to Dean Elgar, Touch shorter again, around off. Dean Elgar stays in the crease and defends it with soft hands. 
1.1 : Mohammed Shami to Dean Elgar, Shami starts off with a length ball, shaping back in onto the pads. Dean Elgar tucks it towards short leg. 
0.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Aiden Markram, Shorter ball, outside off, angling it away. Aiden Markram shoulders his arms at it. 
0.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Aiden Markram, Back of a length, outide off. Aiden Markram lets that go through. 
0.34 : Jasprit Bumrah to Aiden Markram, FOUR! Aiden Markram and South Africa are up and running! Good-length delivery, on the off pole Aiden Markram looks to defend that, but the ball goes off the outside edge past gully for a boundary. 
0.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Aiden Markram, Another outswinger, outside off, on a good length, at 134 clicks. Aiden Markram offers no shot. 
0.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Dean Elgar, Jasprit Bumrah begins with a length ball, shaping it away from outside off, at 131 clicks. Aiden Markram leaves it alone. 
1.3 : Mohammed Shami to Dean Elgar, BEATEN! A length ball, shaping away from outside off. Dean Elgar looks to have a poke at it but gets beaten as the ball zips past through his outside edge. 
0.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Aiden Markram, This one nipping back in on middle, on a good length. Aiden Markram blocks it out solidly. 
Mohammed Shami to steam in from the other end.
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