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  • 3:59 PM IST

    Early stumps on Day 2: Well, the light was bad and it started raining. Hence, the umpires decided to call off the proceedings for the day. South Africa will resume on 9/2. To sum up, it was another day of domination from India. The highlight was obviously Rohit Sharma’s double century, Rahane’s first Test ton at home in over three years, Ravindra Jadeja’s sedate half-century and Umesh Yadav’s blitz of 10-ball 31, including five sixes.

    Later, with the ball, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami landed early blows before a tired South Africa would recover. They trail by 488 runs. What will Day 3 bring? Join us tomorrow again as we inch closer towards the end of the series.
  • 3:26 PM IST

    Another early finish this? Bad light has stopped play in Ranchi. South Africa 9/2

  • 3:26 PM IST

    WICKET: South Africa 8/2. Another ripper! This time from Umesh and Quinton de Kock gloves it to Saha. Found himself in a tangle there de Lock and the ball kissed glove along its way to Saha.

  • 3:08 PM IST

    OUT! India strike second ball. After the first ball was spilled down leg for a boundary, Mohammed Shami gets one to climb on to Elgar. The ball brushes Elgar’s left’ thumb and lands in Saha’s gloves. After spending all that time on the field, Elgar is out second ball. South Africa 4/1.

  • 2:48 PM IST

    Tea break: So once again, India have given the tired South Africans one session to bat out. George Linde, playing his debut Test finished with 4/133, but the pasting he received from Umesh Yadav will not be easily forgotten. How will South Africa respond? Join us shortly.

  • 2:46 PM IST

    India declare on 497/9: Oh, hello there! As the session went into its extended period, Virat Kohli signalled his batsmen to come back. Three short of 500, India have declared. The highlight was obviously Rohit Sharma’s double century, Rahane’s first Test ton at home in over three years, Ravindra Jadeja’s sedate half-century and Umesh Yadav’s blitz of 10-ball 31, including five sixes off George Linde.

  • 2:34 PM IST

    Fourth wicket for Linde: It’s his debut Test but George Linde has made a mark already. He gets his fourth wicket after Umesh Yadav entertained with a 10-ball 31. India nine down – Ashwin out stumped to Piedt – for 490. Can they get to 500?

  • 2:25 PM IST

    FIFTY and OUT! A ball after he brings out the sword celebration, Ravindra Jadeja is out caught behind for Linde’s third wicket. Umesh Yadav took a couple of balls to get his eye in – clearing the ropes on both occasions. India 462/7

  • 1:56 PM IST

    400 up for India. As unfortunate as it may sound, but we may be into the final few minutes of the second day’s play. It’s gotten gloomy in Ranchi and everyone, including the Indian captain Virat Kohli, is keeping an eye on the sky. There are strong chances of rain so don’t be surprised if we get another early stumps today.

  • 1:50 PM IST

    BOWLED HIM! India 417/6 Right through the gate. George Linge beats Wriddhiman Saha’s defence and gets his second wicket. He goes for 24. Not a bad score but for someone who’s good against left-arm spin, Saha would be disappointed not to get a decent score for all the talk that’s surrounded him for his run scoring.

India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 2 Updates

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to our viewers on India.com. Sunday marks the second day of the third Test between India and South Africa in Ranchi and guess what, we have an early start. All because the game was stopped on Saturday almost two hours before the scheduled close of play due to bat light. Only six overs were bowled in the final session before the umpires decided that light wasn’t good enough. None the less, it did not stop India from once again showing their supremacy against South Africa and their attack.

Kagiso Rabada’s opening spell had India on the mat with Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli falling inside the first session. From 39/3, Rohit and Rahane got together to add an unbeaten 185-run partnership for the fourth wicket to ensure India did not lose another wicket with the opener starring with his 6th Test century and Rahane giving him company with a 21st fifty.

IND vs SA MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

There are 40 points on offer and a 3-0 series whitewash, both of which India would be targeting against the hapless visitors. Dominating the Proteas in all the departments, India won the first Test in Visakhapatnam by 203 runs before inflicting an innings and 137-run defeat on the hapless visitors in Pune to regain the Freedom Trophy.

India, who have 200 points from four games, have a massive 140-point lead over nearest rivals New Zealand and Sri Lanka in the WTC standings. Skipper Virat Kohli has also made it clear that there is plenty to play for in the final Test and the team cannot afford a drop in intensity.

Going into the game, India have very few holes to plug, be it their batting or bowling. The home team could not have asked for more from their top-order with Rohit Sharma showing why he is such an impact player as he feasted on the South African bowlers with twin hundreds in the first Test while opening for the first time.