Match Highlights, India vs South Africa 3rd Test, Day 3, Ranchi: India Two Wickets Away From Series Sweep

SA 132/8 in 46 overs and 162 vs IND (497/9d) | See the latest live Cricket Score and Updates, match news India vs South Africa 2019, 3rd Test, Day 3 Ranchi: India jolted South Africa early before Zubayr Hamza scored his maiden half-century
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 05:16:19 pm

STUMPS. South Africa have managed to push the game into the fourth day. But India just need two more wickets to complete the series clean sweep. An excellent day in the field for India. They took 16 wickets on the third day.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 04:59:54 pm

GONE! Eight down! Will this match finish today? R Ashwin comes over the wicket, bowl a little slow, entice Rabada to have a crack and he obliges. Mistimes it and Ravindra Jadeja takes an easy catch.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 04:52:51 pm

WICKET. Piedt perishes. The dance down the track goes horribly wrong. Ravindra Jadeja disturbs the timber as Piedt looks to slog it over the mid-wicket but misses it completely. The ball goes on to hit the leg stump. India three wickets away from a clean sweep.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 04:48:00 pm

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 04:25:08 pm

RUN OUT! Brilliant work in the field from Shahbaz Nadeem. Charges in, collects it cleanly and hits the stumps at the non-striker's end. Top work to end Linde's vigil. South Africa six down.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 04:09:27 pm

Saha looks to be in some pain here. The Indian physio is out in the middle to attend Saha. Oh dear, Saha is walking off the field. Rishabh Pant will come out to keep wickets.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 03:42:41 pm

Update on Dean Elgar: He will not bat again in this Test and Theunis de Bruyn is named Elgar's concussion substitute.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 03:27:43 pm

OUT! Five down! Plumb in front. Second wicket for Umesh Yadav. Klaasen is the latest casualty to make his way back to the pavilion. Brilliant delivery from Umesh though. Good length ball on the off stump line, angling in to the batsman, Klaasen looks to flick it towards the leg side but gets hit on the pads. The Indian players appeal and Nigel Llong gives it out immediately.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 03:21:30 pm

FOUR! Shot! Beautiful shot from Linde. He gets off the mark with a boundary. Short ball way outside off, George stands back and punches this towards the cover region for a four.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 03:03:21 pm

IND vs SA Live Score: The play resumes after tea-break. And Dean Elgar has retired hurt. George Linde comes out to bat. Umesh Yadav to complete his over. Score 26/4 in 9.3 overs

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 02:40:51 pm

Elgar cops a Nasty blow! Umesh Yadav bowls it short and Elgar takes his eyes away from the ball and gets hit on the helmet. He goes down. The players converge around him. And the umpire call for an early tea.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 02:39:42 pm

Over 8.3: OUT! Mohammed Shami is breathing fire today. Bavuma's wretched tour ends after being out caught behind by Wriddhiman Saha off Shami. Fails to disturb the scoreboard as the moving does the trick. Score 22/4 (f/o), trail by 313 on Day 3

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 02:38:39 pm

IND vs SA Live Score: Over 6.6 - OUT! Shami gets SA captain Faf du Plessis lbw. Pinged on the front foot and umpire quickly raises the finger. But Du Plessis goes for the DRS. Only an edge could have saved him but Ultra Edge says there wasn't any. He walks back after scoring 4 off 10. Score 18/3 (f/o)

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 02:02:36 pm

IND vs SA Live Score: WICKET! Another one bites the dust. Zubayr Hamza has been bowled for a duck by Mohammed Shami! The sorry state of SA batting continues in Ranchi. Excellent delivery from Shami as he pitches on the length, skips the outside edge and pings the stumps. Score 10/2 (f/o) in 2.3 overs, trail by 325 runs

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 01:55:09 pm

IND vs SA Live Score: WICKET! The opening partnership lasts seven deliveries as Umesh Yadav cleans up opener Quinton de Kock for 5. Pitched on a good length, De Kock stays rooted and the ball skips past to remove uproot the off-stump. SA 5/1 (f/o)

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 01:50:38 pm

Quinton de Kock and Dean Elgar - two lefties- will start SA's second innings. Mohammed Shami has the new ball. SA trail by 335 runs. Here we go.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 01:43:06 pm

Virat Kohli gestures towards the South African dressing room that they have to bat again. Follow-on has been enforced

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 01:42:14 pm

IND vs SA Live Cricket Score: WICKET! And it's all over for SA in first innings. They have been bowled out for 162 in 56.2 overs, conceding a lead of 335 runs. Shahbaz Nadeem pins Anrich Nortje in front and the umpire raises finger. Nortje goes for the review, seems he thinks there was an inside edge. Ultra edge confirms nothing of that sort. And Nortje was been adjudged lbw on 4 off 55.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 01:31:05 pm

IND vs SA Live Score: WICKET! And the breakthrough has arrived - Umesh Yadav ends India's frustration with the scalp of George Linde who scored 37 off 81. Induces an edge and Rohit in the slip cordon makes no mistake. Wicket no. 3 for Umesh. Score 162/9 in 55.1 overs vs IND (497/9d)

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 01:23:08 pm

IND vs SA Live Score: Time for refreshments in Ranchi. The tail is wagging but the tourists are far from safe. Still trail by 336 runs with two wickets remaining. 49 overs are remaining for the day. How long will the resistance from Linde and Nortje last?

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 01:16:02 pm

India vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: The current partnership between George Linde and Anrich Nortje is now worth 30. Yet another resistance from South Africa's lower-order this series. Score 160/8 in 53 overs

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:54:28 pm

Meanwhile, that Piedt wicket was Shami's 50th in Tests at home. George Linde has just struck Shahbaz Nadeem for a six. The score is now 150/8.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:53:39 pm

IND vs SA Live Score: India opt for the second REVIEW, DRS TIME! LBW appeal taken upstairs by the Indians after the umpire has turned their appeal down. Looked missing leg. And it is, confirms the Ball Tracker. No reviews left for India now.
NOT OUT! Linde survives! Flighted ball on the middle and leg stump line, Linde looks to flick it away but gets hit on the pads. The Indian appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Ashwin convinces his skipper for the review. The Ultra Edge rolls in and there is no bat involved. Ball Tracker rolls in and it shows that it is missing the leg stump. South Africa 140/8 in 42 overs vs India (497/9)

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:49:55 pm

IND vs SA Live Cricket Score: FOUR! Just misses the mid-on fielder. Flighted ball on middle, Linde dances down the track and lofts this over the mid-off fielder for a boundary. Nadeem jumps to catch the ball but it just goes over the head of him. SA 136/8 in 39.3 overs vs IND (497/9)

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:22:40 pm

WICKET! Direct hit from Umesh Yadav after he fumbles in his first attempt and that catches Kagiso Rabada short. He has been run out at the non-striker's end for a six-ball duck. India all over South Africa. Score 130/8 in 37.5 overs

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:16:25 pm

WICKET! Not long after lunch that India strike. Mohammed Shami pins Dane Piedt in front to get his second wicket of the Test. South Africa are now seven wickets down. Score 129/7, trail, by 368 runs

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:08:17 pm

So second session is about to get underway. India, as has been the case throughout this series, are in control. South Africa have lost six wickets and still trail by 368 runs. How far can they stretch this? Will the tail wag as it has on previous occasions? However, Keshav Maharaj and Kagiso Rabada, the lower-order pair that has been at the centre of their late fightbacks, aren't playing this Test.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:34:14 am

LUNCH BREAK: So India continue to tighten their grip over this third and final Test in Ranchi. Indian spinners have left South Africa struggling despite Zubayr Hamza hitting a maiden Test fifty in a fluent knock. Score 129/6 in 36 overs, trail by 368 runs on Day 3.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:23:14 am

IND vs SA Live: WICKET! Brilliant from Ravindra Jadeja. Heinrich Klaasen gets a ripper that he couldn't do anything about, unplayable and he's bowled on 6 off 10. Pitched on off and it turns enough to bamboozle the South African. Score 119/6 in 31.4 overs

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:08:06 am

WICKET! Shahbaz Nadeem has his maiden Test wicket in Temba Bavuma as South Africa lose their fifth wicket! Bavuma skips forward and is outfoxed by the debutante. Wriddhiman Saha does the rest as Bavuma loses his balance and wicket. Score 107/5 in 28.2 overs, trail by 390 runs

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:04:38 am

India vs South Africa Live: Typical Jadeja dismissal - Right after India lose a referral, Jadeja slips in a straighter one that skips past Zubayr Hamza's defenses to crash on the stumps. A big breakthrough for India this as Hamza had settled in, scoring 62 with 10 fours and a six before being cleaned up. Score 107/4, trail by 390 runs

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:34:21 am

FIFTY for Zubayr Hamza - a well compiled maiden Test half-century from the South African as he reaches the milestone with a six off Ravichandran Ashwin. Trivia: Hamza is the 100th Test player for South Africa since their return to international cricket from apartheid ban. Score 81/3

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:26:00 am

The partnership between Zubayr Hamza and Temba Bavuma has crossed the 50-run mark. A good stand between these two after South Africa were given an early jolt in skipper Faf du Plessis who managed just one. Score 74/3

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:17:27 am

India vs South Africa 3rd Test: So first over of spin today. Ravichandran Ashwin replaces Umesh Yadav. Six runs off him including four byes. Meanwhile, SA have crossed 50 runs. Still a lot of work to be done for the tourists. They are still in a spot of bother.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 09:59:59 am

Zubayr Hamza has been brisk after South Africa were jolted early in the session. He has swiftly moved to 22 off 32 with the help of four fours. Batting alongside him his Temba Bavuma on 10 off 16 with two fours. SA 41/3 in 11 overs, trail India by 456 runs on Day 3 in Ranchi

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 09:44:33 am

Mohammed Shami joins Umesh from the other end. And his first of the morning is a maiden. South Africa in trouble at 16/3.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 09:40:34 am

India vs South Africa Live: WICKET! What a start for India. Umesh Yadav has cleaned up Faf du Plessis for 1. South Africa have lost their captain in the first over of the day. After being hit for a four and a triple by Zubayr Hamza off successive deliveries, Umesh lands one on the good length and unfortunately for Du Plessis, it lands on a crack and deviates enough to skip past his bat an crash on the stumps. Score 16/3 in 5.5 overs

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 09:34:36 am

And the day gets underway

India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 3 Live Score


Now, on both the days, rain arrived in the final session. That can happen on Day 3 too. With rain around the corner on all three days, the Indians would look to bundle the visitors quickly and think of forcing a follow-on. The way the Indian bowlers are bowling, that is possible too. What about the remaining South African batters. Faf du Plessis will have to lead from the front if he wants his side to give any fight to the Indians. He will hope to get help from others around him too.

Ajinkya Rahane joins Kartik for an interview. He starts by saying that he is happy with his performance. States that him and Rohit wanted to see off the first half hour of the first session. Talking about his ton, Rahane says that he was feeling well and wanted to counter-attack post Lunch. Adds that the partnership between the two was very important. On beind asked about his cover drives, Rahane points out that his flick between mid-wicket and mid on is his favuirte shot. On the pitch, Rahane says that the ball kept low early on. Points that if the bowlers can bowl wicket-to-wicket, things won't be easy for the batters. Talking about the two wickets the Indians got, Rahane says that it was amazing to see the pacers get wickets on bouncers.

The South African bowlers looked helpless against Rohit and Rahane. None of them trouble the duo. Once Rohit was dismissed, their bowlers managed to stem the run flow. George Linde got four on debut but not before getting stick from Umesh Yadav.

What happened before that? Ajinkya Rahane raked up a Test ton at home. Rohit Sharma brought up his maiden double ton. Runs kept coming as Jadeja got to his half ton before getting out. Umesh Yadav came, he hammered Linde for 5 sixes in 8 balls before perishing. Kohli eventually declared the Indian innings for 497 runs.

But not before the Indian bowlers, Shami and Yadav have managed to send the two Saffa openers packing. There could've been more casualties but due to bad light, Kohli had to take the pacers off. And then, after just three more overs, the light deteriorated further and the umpires decided to stop play.