Source : The Times of India, Last updated : 21 Oct 2019,5:41 pm

India vs South Africa Highlights, 3rd Test: South Africa 132/8 (f/o) at stumps, India two wicket away from series whitewash

India vs South Africa Highlights, 3rd Test: South Africa 132/8 (f/o) at stumps, India two wicket away from series whitewash
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India subjected South Africa to the ignominy of a follow-on and were two wickets away from inflicting a series whitewash on the visitors after dominating Day 3 of the third and final Test in Ranchi on Monday. Replying to India's 497-9 declared, South Africa were all out for 162, conceding a massive first-innings lead of 335 runs. Asked to follow on, they were equally poor second time round as they slumped to 132-8 at stumps having barely avoided defeat inside three days. Theunis de Bruyn was unbeaten on 30 after coming in as concussion substitute for Dean Elgar, who went for tests after being hit flush on the helmet by an Umesh Yadav delivery. Anrich Nortje was on five with India closing on a victory which would consolidate their place on top of the World Test Championship table.



Stumps, Day 3: South Africa 132/8 in the second innings
India just two wickets away from series win
Mohammed Shami 3/10
Umesh Yadav 2/35



And, that's stumps on Day 3!
Ravindra Jadeja completes the final over of the day. Theunis de Bruyn and Anrich Nortje delay India win. Take it to Day 4 South Africa end on 132/8, trail by 203 runs.

End of 45th over: And play continues! Umpires are checking the lights after every over and they have decided to continue with the game. Ravindra Jadeja will once again look to dismiss either Theunis de Bruyn or Anrich Nortje.

End of 44th over: Ravindra Jadeja completes another over. And umpires have extended the day's play by another over. Ashwin now has the ball in hand. SA 127/8

42.5 overs: OUT! Another one bites the dust. Ravichandran Ashwin gets his first wicket of the match. Kagiso Rabada goes for a wild hoick but mistimes. Ravindra Jadeja at point completes a simple catch. Rabada walks back for 12. South Africa are now 8 down. SA 121/8

End of 42nd over: Ravichandran Ashwin will bowl the penultimate over on Day 3.

End of 40th over: Kagiso Rabada collects a boundary from Ravindra Jadeja's second last ball of the over. Tries to go over the top and connects. He has made his intentions clear. SA 112/7

37.4 overs: OUT! Dane Piedt goes for the big hit against Ravindra Jadeja but misses the ball completely. Substitute wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant does the rest behind the stumps. Piedt departs for 23. India three wickets away from series white wash. SA 98/7

31.5 overs: SIX! Theunis de Bruyn charges down the track and smacks Shahbaz Nadeem straight down the ground to collect his first maximum. SA 85/6

28.3 overs: OUT! George Linde's resistance ends with a direct hit from Shahbaz Nadeem. Linde tries to sneak in a quick single but falls short. Bulls eye from Nadeem and Linde walks back for 27. South Africa are 6 down now. SA 67/6




Update
: And now Saha is going off the field. Rishabh Pant will replace him as the wicket-keeper for atleast the remainder of the day.
26.1 overs: Ashwin's delivery hits Wriddhiman Saha on the fingertips and he seems in a lot of pain. Physio is on the field.



End of 23rd over: Another tight over from Mohammed Shami. Bowls his fourth maiden. Shahbaz Nadeem replaces Ravindra Jadeja at the other end. SA 62/5

End of 22th over: FOUR! Boundary on the last ball as George Linde slaps Ravindra Jadeja's delivery through deep mid-wicket region to collect four runs. Dane Piedt also whacked a six on the second ball of the over. A total of 11 runs from Jadeja's over. SA 62/5

50 up for South Africa!
George Linde 19*
Dane Piedt 1*
SA 51/5 (f/o) after 20.2 overs, trail by another 284 runs

Dean Elgar injury update!
Elgar will take no further part in the match. Theunis de Bruyn will be his concussion substitute.




17.5 overs: FOUR! Signs of aggression from George Linde as he goes down town against Ravindra Jadeja. Finds his second boundary. SA 40/5

16.1 overs: OUT! And Umesh Yadav gets the first breakthrough in the final session. Traps Heinrich Klaasen right in front of the stumps. Umpire Nigel Llong raises the finger straightaway. Klaasen walks back after scoring 5 runs. India five wickets away from victory. SA 36/6

End of 12th over: Ravindra Jadeja starts off with a maiden post tea. Bowling change from India as Mohammed Shami is brought back into the attack. SA 29/4

End of 11th over: Umesh Yadav completes his unfinished over. Ravindra Jadeja will share the new ball with Umesh from the other end. SA 29/4




Dean Elgar has retired hurt! The seriousness of his injury is yet unknown but he might return to bat later. George Linde is in for him in the final session alongside Heinrich Klaasen. Umesh Yadav will resume proceedings for India post tea.

Tea Break!

Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami wreaked havoc as South Africa once again looked in complete disarray in their second innings on Day 3 of the Ranchi Test. After getting bundled out for 162 in the first innings, South Africa were asked to bat again as Virat Kohli enforced the follow-on keeping the light and weather in mind. In the second innings as well, the Proteas once again got off to a horrendous start as Umesh and Shami rattled their batting line up. First one to go for South Africa was Quinton de Kock, who got castled by Umesh in the second over. Shami then was all over the Proteas batting line up as he got rid of Zubayr Hamza (0), Faf du Plessis (4) and Temba Bavuma (0) in no time. The visitors went to tea, reeling at 26/4 still trailing by 309 runs.


Tea, Day 3: South Africa 26/4, trail India by 309 runs
Mohammed Shami 3/7
Umesh Yadav 1/18

9.3 overs: Nasty bouncer from Umesh Yadav hits Dean Elgar right on the head. And he is down straightaway. Elgar is on the pitch and the physio is on the field. Umpires have decided to take tea. An enthralling session comes to an end.

8.3 overs: OUT! Mohammed Shami is looking unstoppable at the moment. Another South Africa batsman bites the dust. This time its Temba Bavuma, who walks back for a 3-ball duck. India looking to wrap this up as quickly as possible. Third wicket for Shami in the second innings. SA 22/4

6.5 overs: OUT! Review from Faf du Plessis! Looked plum but Du Plessis had no other option. Mohammed Shami traps him right in front. And replays confirm that. The ball was crashing into the stumps. Du Plessis walks back after scoring 4 runs. South Africa in complete disarray. SA 18/3

End of 6th over: Another excellent over from Umesh Yadav comes to an end. Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar have a humongous task at hand from here on. Both Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami are breathing fire at the moment. SA 18/2




2.3 overs: OUT! Another bowled dismissal. South Africa are in all sorts of trouble in the second innings. Their batsmen are looking clueless. Mohammed Shami now gets rid of Zubayr Hamza for a 6-ball duck. Once again the batsman plays down the wrong line and Shami's delivey hits the top of the off. SA 10/2


1.1 overs: Knocked him over! A jaffa from Umesh Yadav. The off stump of Quinton de Kock goes flying. What a start this has been from Umesh. De Kock flops as an opener, walks back after scoring 5.

0.1 overs: FOUR! Thick outside edge off Quinton de Kock's bat and the ball flies over the slip cordon. Mohammed Shami is on the mark straightaway. De Kock opens the scoring for South Africa with a cheeky boundary. SA 4/0

Quinton de Kock and Dean Elgar are out in the middle to start South Africa's second innings. Mohammed Shami has the new cherry in hand. Two slips and a gully for him.

Enforcing follow-on most times among Indian captains
8 V Kohli *
7 M Azharuddin
5 MS Dhoni
4 S Ganguly



India enforce follow-on
South Africa 162 all out in the first innings, still 335 runs behind
Zubayr Hamza 62
Umesh Yadav 3/40
Ravindra Jadeja 2/19



Shahbaz Nadeem wraps up the South Africa innings on 162. Anrich Nortje is the final wicket. And South Africa will have to bat again. India lead by 335 runs.

55.1 overs: OUT! George Linde goes for the expansive drive but finds Rohit Sharma at second slip. Umesh Yadav finally breaks the 32-run partnership between Linde and Anrich Nortje. Linde departs after scoring 37 off 81 balls. SA 162/9

Drinks Break!
Umesh Yadav starts off with a probing over. Gives a single from it. And, it's time for a breather as drinks com onto the field.
George Linde 36*
Anrich Nortje 4*
SA 161/8, trail India by another 336 runs

End of 53rd over: With spinners not being able to get the breakthrough, Virat Kohli has now opted to go with a medium pacer. Umesh Yadav comes back into the attack. SA 160/8

End of 50th over: A maiden from Shahbaz Nadeem followed by a 1-run over from Ravindra Jadeja. Both George Linde and Anrich Nortje now looking to block everything that comes their way. Only four runs in the last four overs as they continue to frustrate India with their 27-run partnership. SA 157/8

44.1 overs: SIX! George Linde goes down town and he connects well. It was in the arc for Linde and he deposits the ball over the long on fence. Welcomes Shahbaz Nadeem with a delightful strike. SA 149/8

41.3 overs: Review from India! Ashwin traps George Linde on front. But umpire Nigel Llong rules not out. Virat Kohli after consultation takes the review. But hte umpire is spot on. Hawk-eye shows that the ball was going down the leg side. Linde survives! India have now lost both their reviews. SA 136/8

38.2 overs: Mohammed Shami welcomes Anrich Nortje with a couple of nasty bouncers. Shami is bowling with his tail up at the moment. A couple of excellent bouncers. SA 130/8

37.5 overs: OUT! Wickets tumbling like a pack of cards for South Africa. Now a run out! Nothing going South Africa's way at the moment. Umesh Yadav gets a direct hit from mid off. Kagiso Rabada departs for a 6-ball duck. SA 130/8



36.4 overs: OUT! Mohammed Shami strikes straightaway after lunch. Fourth ball of the over and he traps Dane Piedt in front. Umpire had no hesitation at all. Piedt departs for 4. SA 129/7

George Linde (10) and Dane Piedt (4) resume South Africa innings post lunch. Mohammmed Shami will start for for India. Two slips anda hully for him. SA 129/6

Lunch Break!
Zubayr Hamza and Temba Bavuma stitched a fighting 91-run partnership for the fourth wicket but India spinners then took the control back as South Africa went into lunch reeling at 129/6 on Day 3 of the Ranchi Test. Resuming on the overnight score of 9/2, the Proteas suffered an early setback, losing skipper Faf du Plessis. Hamza and Bavuma then showed resistance and tried to steady the South Africa ship but Ravindra Jadeja broke the partnership castling Hamza for 62. Debutant Shahbaz Nadeem then got rid of Temba Bavuma (32) for his first Test wicket. Heinrich Klaasen too was cleaned up by Jadeja as he put India in total control. For the hosts, Jadeja picked up two wickets while Umesh Yadav and Nadeem got a wicket apiece in the morning session.



Lunch, Day 3: South Africa 129/6, trail by 368 runs
Zubayr Hamza 62
Ravindra Jadeja 2/12
Umesh Yadav 2/39

End of 36th over: A tidy over from Ravindra Jadeja comes to an end. It's lunch time in Ranchi on Day 3. South Africa continur to slide down in the third Test. SA 129/6

End of 35th over: A probing over Shahbaz Nadeem comes to an end. Just one run from it. Ravindra Jadeja to bowl the next over which will probably be the last before lunch.

31.4 overs: OUT! Another Proteas batsman bites the dust. This time it's debutant Heinrich Klaasen, who gets castled by a Ravindra Jadeja masterpiece. He had no clue abouth that one. Angled in delivery from Jadeja moves away after pitching, taking the top of the off stump on its way. Klaasen departs for 6. SA 119/6


28.2 overs: OUT! Shahbaz Nadeem joins the wicket party from the other end. Temba Bavuma charges down but gets beaten in flight. Wriddhiman Saha does the rest behind the stumps. Maiden Test wicket for Nadeem. Gets it in his fourth over. Bavuma departs for 32. South Africa in big trouble. SA 107/5



27.4 overs: OUT! Zubayr Hamza misses the line completely as Ravindra Jadeja ends the frustrating 78-run stand. Jadeja knocks over Hamza as his gritty knock comes to an end on 62. The ball kept low as well on that occasion. But Jadeja will it anyway. An impressive knock from Hamza comes to an end. SA 107/4, trail by 390 runs




End of 25th over: 11 runs from Ravi Ashwin's over including a couple of boundaries. Both Zubayr Hamza and Temba Bavuma looking at ease against Ashwin, who has been off the mark since morning. SA 106/3

100 up for South Africa!
Zubayr Hamza 56*
Temba Bavuma 31*
SA 100/3 after 24.3 overs, trail by another 397 runs

End of 20th over: A tidy start from Ravindra Jadeja. Just a single from his first over. Its spin from both ends now for India as Ashwin continues from the other end. SA 86/3

And soon after the drinks break Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack. A probing first hour from the India bowlers. But Zubayr Hamza is fighting it out in the middle alongside Temba Bavuma for the Proteas. SA 85/3




50 for Zubayr Hamza!
His maiden in Test cricket. It has come in quick time as well, just 56 deliveries. Gets there in style, with a monstrous strike over long on off Ashwin. But he still has a big mountain to climb alongside Temba Bavuma. SA 81/3 after 18 overs




50-run partnership comes up between Temba Bavuma and Zubayr Hamza
Reverse sweep from Bavuma off Ashwin and he gets it past the second slip. No fielder at the boundary line as the ball races to the fence.
SA 68/3, trail by another 429 runs




End of 14th over: Six runs from Ravichandran Ashwin's first over including 4 byes as Wriddhiman Saha makes a rare fumble behind the stumps. Mohammed Shami will continue from the other end. SA 57/3

50 up for South Africa!
Zubayr Hamza 31*
Temba Bavuma 10*
SA 50/3 after 12.4 overs, trail by another 447 runs


12.3 overs: Half-volley from Mohammed Shami and Zubayr Hamza drives the ball straight down the ground to collect four runs. That will surely give him some much-needed confidence.

11.1 overs: Another peach of a delivery from Umesh Yadav. Gets the outside edge of Zubayr Hamza's bat but it fails to carry through to first slip. Virat Kohli has a smile on his face. SA 41/3

9.5 overs: FOUR! Umesh Yadav squares up Zubayr Hamza with an excellent delivery but a thick outside edge takes it through the gully region to the fence. Hamza living dangerously as both India seamers are asking a lot of questions at the moment. SA 33/3

9.1 overs: FOUR! Width outside off from Umesh Yadav and Zubayr Hamza throws his bat at it. Ravindra Jadeja gives it a chase but fails to pull the ball back at boundary line. SA 29/3

End of 7th over: Mohammed Shami starts off with a maiden from the other end. Excellent start from the India pacers. New man in Temba Bavuma and Zubayr Hamza under pressure at the moment. SA 16/3



5.5 overs: OUT! Knocked him over! A beauty from Umesh Yadav as it takes the top of the off stump of Faf Du Plessis. The Proteas skipper is out first-ball on Day 3. The ball just moves away after pitching and that does the job for Umesh and India. Du Plessis walks back for 1. South Africa sink further. SA 16/3

5.3 overs: FOUR! Umesh Yadav drifts onto the pads of Zubayr Hamza and he flicks the ball with ease to collect first runs for South Africa on the third day morning. Hamza gets off the mark as well. SA 13/2

Faf du Plessis and Zubayr Hamza are out in the middle to resume proceedings on Day 3. Umesh Yadav has the ball in hand. Two slips and a gully for him. Here we go!

Pitch Report, Day 3: "This pitch hasn't aged at all, primarily because the sun has hardly come out. It's a bit like how Dev Anand used to be, evergreen," reckons Sanjay Manjrekar. Sunny Gavaskar echoes similar sentiments, "The cracks are opening up, but ever so slightly. There are a few areas around the spinners' length that is loose, but it the seamers who're causing the problems here."

9:15 am: We have clear skies but its gloomy out there at the moment. Once again there are chances of shower in the afternoon. Virat and Co. will look to make the most in the first two sessions of the day.

9:12 am: Players from both the teams are warming up ahead of the start on the third day.

9:05 am: After finishing the Day 2 at a lowly 9/2, skipper Faf du Plessis (1*) and Zubayr Hamza (0*) who will resume play on Day 3 for South Africa will have a huge task ahead of them.



Hello and welcome to the coverage of day-three action from the third and final Test between India and South Africa being played in Ranchi.


Two days of curtailed play due to bad light have taken away a fair chunk of 180 overs that should have been bowled by now, but conditions in Ranchi have so far allowed only 121.3 overs to be delivered.


To India's credit, they have still managed to take control, after declaring their first innings at 497/9, thanks to Rohit Sharma's (212) maiden Test double century and Ajinkya Rahane's 115 on day two. The hosts then took field to hit South Africa early with two quick wickets.


At Stumps on Sunday, India led the visitors by 488 runs as Mohammed Shami removed Dean Elgar for a two-ball duck and Umesh Yadav sent the other opener, Quinton de Kock, back for four. It left the Proteas struggling at 9/2 in five overs.


SA captain Faf du Plessis (1*) and Zubayr Hamza (0*) will resume the visitors' first innings today.
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