After enforcing the follow-on on the third day of the third Test, the Virat Kohli-led side reduced South Africa to 132/8 in 46 overs in the second innings on Monday (October 21). The Proteas still trail by 203 runs
Ranchi: India were on the brink of completing a 3-0 clean sweep over South Africa in the Freedom Series for the Gandhi-Mandela Trophy.
After enforcing the follow-on on the third day of the third Test, the Virat Kohli-led side reduced South Africa to 132/8 in 46 overs in the second innings on Monday (October 21). The Proteas still trail by 203 runs.
Earlier, South Africa were bundled out for 162 in reply to India’s 497/9 declared. Umesh Yadav took three wickets while Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem and Ravindra Jadeja accounted for two victims apiece.
In the second innings, Shami claimed three wickets while Umesh had two. Ravichandran Ashwin and Jadeja took one wicket each.
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South Africa opener Dean Elgar had to retire hurt due to an injury while batting and Theunis de Bruyn came into bat as a concussion substitute. India wicketkeeper Widdhiman Saha too went off the field after injuring his finger and Rishabh Pant replaced him behind the stumps.
UPDATE - Wriddhiman Saha has been replaced by Rishabh Pant who has taken a blow right on the end of the gloves.#INDvSA— BCCI (@BCCI) October 21, 2019
South Africa's second innings was no different from their first innings as they had a very poor start and gave away two early wickets — Quinton de Kock and Zubayr Hamza — under three overs.
Opener Dean Elgar was then joined by Faf du Plessis but the latter failed as he was given LBW off Shami's delivery. In his next over, Shami took the wicket of Temba Bavuma, who was caught behind on a duck.
South Africa faced a major blow as Elgar was struck on the helmet by Umesh and the batsman left the field. Later, De Bruyn was named as his concussion replacement.
George Linde and Heinrich Klaasen took the charge but failed to form a partnership as the latter was given LBW off Yadav's ball.
Soon after, due to bad communication, Linde too was sent back to the pavilion as he was run out. Dane Piedt scored 23 runs before Jadeja bowled him and the visitors were seven down before they could reach the 100-run mark.
Kagiso Rabada came to bat when the team was on 98/7 and joined Bruyn. Rabada started smashing boundaries but after a few shots he gave away an easy catch to Jadeja off Ashwin. South Africa did not lose more wickets thereafter.
Earlier, South Africa resumed their first innings from 9/2 but Umesh picked skipper Faf du Plessis' wicket in the very first over of the day. Hamza was then joined by Bavuma on the field.
Both played brilliantly and struck regular boundaries to provide the Proteas with some momentum. Hamza completed his half-century but soon after Jadeja dismissed him to end his 62-run innings. In the next over, Nadeem got hold of Bavuma (32), reducing the visitors to 107/5.
The fall of wickets did not stop and South Africa only managed to add 55 runs to the board before India ended their first innings. Umesh picked three wickets while Jadeja, Nadeem, and Shami took two wickets each in the first innings.
(With inputs from ANI)
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Last Updated 21, Oct 2019, 5:54 PM