India fought back on day three, thanks to Virat Kohli’s scorching century. However, the visitors conceded a small lead of 28 runs. South Africa were then off to a shaky start with Jasprit Bumrah removing Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla. It was then AB de Villiers and Dean Elgar who took South Africa’s lead past 100-run mark. Also Read - IPL 2020, MI vs RCB: Virat Kohli Faces Backlash on Twitter For His Unnecessary Stare-down With Suryakumar Yadav | POSTS
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Play has been called off now.So at stumps South Africa lead by 118 runs. ABD is not out on 50 while Dean Elgar is on 36. Also Read - IPL 2020 Points Table Today Latest Update After Match 48: Mumbai Indians Beat Royal Challengers Bangalore to Extend Lead on No.1 Spot; Jasprit Bumrah Grabs 2nd Position in Purple Cap Tally
Bad light stops play
Players are walking off the field as umpires feel it is too dark at the moment. Looks like that’s end of day’s play. Nothing official yet, however.
ABD scores fifty
It’s an important half-century for AB de Villiers and South Africa. De Villiers and Elgar have taken South Africa’s lead past 100-run mark.
Apparently the good news is that, it has stopped raining. The super-sopper is at work along with groundsmen.
Rain stops play
Well, unfortunately, rain has played spoilsport here as of now. Hope it clears soon. But looks like it will get heavier with time.
Elgar, De Villiers Lead Proteas Fightback
Half-century stand between Elgar and De Villiers. Important phase in the game this. India will want to separate these two . Meanwhile, South Africa’s lead is nearing 100 runs.
Bumrah picks second
Wow! What a start for India. Bumrah gets the big one. He has trapped Amla as well. Similar to Markram’s dismissal.
Great start for India
What a start for India. Bumrah has removed Markram Early. He has been trapped in front of the wickets. This might put South Africa under pressure now. SA 1/1.
That’s it, India have been bowled out for 307 and South Africa take a lead of 28 runs. Kohli is the last Indian wicket to fell, he perishes for 153.
India nine down, Kohli reaches 150
India have lost their ninth wicket as Morne Morkel removes Ishant Sharma. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has gone past 150-run mark. He will be looking to play aggressively, now that India have just one wicket in hand.
Philander removes Ashwin
India have lost their seventh wicket as Ravi Ashwin is caught at second slip. South Africa will be happy to pick a wicket just at the brink of a lunch break. Ashwin played his part and shared a 71-run stand with his captain. IND 280/7.
Pandya run out
Disaster this for India. Poor and lazy running by Pandya. Early breakthrough for South Africa. There was never a run, Kohli rightly sent Pandya back. But he was lazy to get back quickly and has to pay the price.
Ton for Kohli
Virat Kohli has scored his 21st century in Test format. What an innings by Kohli, he has delivered under pressure. He becomes second captain after Sachin Tendulkar from the subcontinent to score a Test hundred in South Africa.
Build-up: In reply to South Africa’s first innings score of 335, India lost opener KL Rahul for mere 10 runs off Morne Morkel’s delivery. Cheteshwar Pujara also departed early as he was run out by the debutant Lungi Ngidi on the duck.
Opener Murali Vijay and Kohli then put on a 79 stand for the third wicket to make India’s cross the 100 mark. Vijay missed his half-century by just four runs as he was caught behind the stumps by Quinton de Kock on Keshav Maharaj’s delivery.
Rohit Sharma (10) could not stay on the crease for long as he was caught leg before the wicket by Kagiso Rabada. Parthiv Patel also could not add much to his score as he went back to pavilion scoring 19 runs.
Meanwhile, Kohli scored his 17th fifty and was batting on 85 with Hardik Pandya (11) at close of play on day two.
Maharaj, Morkel, Rabbada and Ngidi took one wicket each for proteas.
Earlier, the hosts were bowled out for 335 in their first innings on Day 2. Resuming their innings at 269 for six wickets, the home team was bowled out just before lunch, with Ravichandran Ashwin claiming four wickets for 113 runs.
Faf du Plessis (63) spearheaded the South African attack today, helping his team cross the 300 mark. Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin scalped three wickets, while Mohammed Shami claimed one.(ANI)