India vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 3 Live Score Updates: Rishabh Pant On Fire As India’s Lead Extends Over 150 Runs | Cricket News

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India vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 3 Live Score Updates: India are five wickets down in the second innings as their skipper Virat Kohli was dismissed by South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi after a fighting knock in the third Test. Rishabh Pant is still unbeaten and he’s joined by Ravichandran Ashwin in the middle. Pant is the top-scorer in the Indian batting lineup so far and after completing his half-century he’s his attacking brand of game. Meanwhile, Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen have been in good form for the home side’s bowling department and have taken two wickets each while Lungi Ngidi picked one. Tied 1-1 in the three-match series, both teams will be aiming to win the ongoing third Test to clinch the series. (LIVE SCORECARD)

Playing XI

India: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.

South Africa: Dean Elgar(c), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne(w), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi

India vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 3 Live Score Updates From Newlands In Cape Town

  • 17:22 (IST)

    Markram Drops Ashwin’s Catch!

    Ngidi to Ashwin, Ohh Dropped!! One brings two but here’s Ashwin survives even after a good effort from Aiden Markram in the slips. Drop catch!!

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 158/5, lead by 171 runs

  • 17:09 (IST)

    Ngidi Removes Kohli!

    Ngidi to Kohli, That’s OUT!! Caught by Markram in the slips. A good fighting innings from the Indian captain comes to an end.

    Kohli c Markram b Ngidi 29(143) (4s-4)

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 152/5, lead by 165 runs

  • 17:01 (IST)

    Pant On Fire!

    Maharaj to Pant, SIX!!! Back-to-back sixes from Pant and he’s going really strong.

    Kohli has batted patiently so far as the Pant is scoring runs periodically and he’s continuing to so in the second session as well.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 136/4, lead by 155 runs

  • 16:49 (IST)

    Action Begins!

    Players are back on the field, Keshav Maharaj will bowl the first over after Lunch. Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli will look to extend India’s lead.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 132/4, lead by 145 runs

  • 16:05 (IST)

    And its Lunch now! India: 130/4, lead by 143 runs

    A full ball by Jansen and Kohli sends it back to the bowler. No run.

    The 43rd over comes to an end and its Lunch now. India lead by 143 runs with Pant having just registered his half-century in this over.

    India: 130/4

    Kohli: 28 (127)*

    Pant: 51 (60)*

  • 16:02 (IST)

    Fifty for Rishabh Pant!

    A full delivery by Jansen and its towards the pads. Pant directs it through midwicket for a double. Half-century for him! Kohli congratulates him!

  • 16:00 (IST)

    SIX! Rishabh Pant skies it over long-on!

    Pant goes to attack this delivery by Maharaj and its pretty risky as it doesn’t come off the middle. He uses his wrists to smack it over long-on for a maximum!

  • 15:38 (IST)

    50 Parnership Between Kohli And Pant!

    50 partnership between Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli. The dup have shown good discipline since morning and they have been been brilliant with their technique as well.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 110/4, lead by 123 runs

  • 15:29 (IST)

    Kohli On Cusp Of Reaching Another Milestone!

    Kohli need to reach at 67 runs to complete his 8000 runs in Test cricket. The Indian captain has been solid so far with his top-class technique in the third Test. He hasn’t scored a century in international cricket for more than two years now but he has a good opportunity today.

    100 comes up for India.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 100/4, lead by 113 runs

  • 15:15 (IST)

    Pant, Kohli Stand Firm!

    Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli have batted really well since the fall of Rahane’s wicket. India have a lead of over 100 now but they need to score more runs to set a good target.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 91/4, lead by 104 runs

  • 14:47 (IST)

    Pant Plays Cover Drive!

    Rabada to Pant, cover drive, cracking shot from the Indian wicketkeeper. Four to end the over!! Pant is looking in a good touch.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 80/4, lead by 93 runs

  • 14:39 (IST)

    Kohli Holds India’s Fort!

    Virat Kohli is going strong in the second innings as well. He is batting on 16 but played 62 balls and looked confident while defending and leaving he deliveries.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 75/4, lead by 88 runs

  • 14:28 (IST)

    Pant Hits FOUR!

    Rabada to Pant, cracking shot for a boundary. Pant need to score some runs to stay in the squad and he has the best opportunity today to prove himself in challenging and difficult conditions.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 64/4, lead by 77 runs

  • 14:16 (IST)

    Rahane Disapoints Again!

    Rabada to Rahane, OUT!! caught behind!! Initial decision was not out but South Africa reviewed it and there was a spike in the ultra edge. India have lost their second wicket early on the third day. Rahane and Pujara might get it hard to play another game for India after the continous failure and return of Rohit Sharma in the home series against Sri Lanka next month.

    Rahane c Elgar b Rabada 1(9)

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 58/4, lead by 71 runs

  • 14:05 (IST)

    String Of Low Scores Continue For Pujara!

    Jansen to Pujara, That’s OUT!! Brilliant  by Keegan Petersen. Jansen strikes on the second ball of the day. Great start for South Africa.

    Pujara c Keegan Petersen b Marco Jansen 9(33) (4s-2)

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 57/3, lead by 70 runs

  • 14:01 (IST)

    Action Begins!

    All set for Day 3, Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli are on the crease and thet will eye to score maximum runs in the first session. Marco Jansen will bowl the first over for South Africa on third day.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 57/2, lead by 70 runs

  • 13:52 (IST)

    “It’s All About Creating Impact”: Shardul Thakur

    “I think the game is evenly poised. It’s totally a second innings game now and there is a lot of time left in the game. There is still some life in the pitch and help for the bowlers. The batters can also score runs, so it can go anywhere. Frankly speaking, I don’t think about whether I’m a bowling all-rounder or batting all-rounder. It’s all about creating an impact when I’m out there and do something for the team. At the end of the day, I want my performance to be counted in a way that it helps the team to win,” said Shardul Thakur ahead of start of Day 3.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 57/2, lead by 70 runs

  • 13:45 (IST)

    Bumrah Takes Perfect Revenge!

    Jasprit Bumrah bowled a length ball, around off, which nipped in off the deck, leaving Marco Jansen completely bamboozled. Both the players were involved in a heated conversation after the latter had bowled a series of bouncers to the India pacer, who had to cop a few blows on his upper body. 

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  • 13:39 (IST)

    “Most Challenging In My Whole Career”: South Africa Batter On India Pace Attack!

    South Africa batter Keegan Petersen pointed out the pace battery of India keeps the South African batters on their toes every time and the hosts need to be focused while facing them.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 57/2, lead by 70 runs

  • 13:30 (IST)

    Can India over 300-Run Target?

    India will look to set atleast 300-run target for the home team. With Virat and Pujara still at the crease, the visitors have a good chance to get there.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 57/2, lead by 70 runs

  • 13:11 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the 3rd SA vs Ind Test from Newlands, Cape Town !

    Hello and welcome to the Live Blog of Day 3 of the 3rd Test between South Africa and India being played in Cape Town

    Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara will hold key as the visitors aim to put up a challenging target for South Africa to chase in the fourth innings 

    Day 2 turned out to be a mixed bag for either team as fast bowlers enjoyed a field day with plenty of pace and bounce on offer

    India lost two crucial wickets of openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal overnight as they ended at 57/2 at Stumps, leading by 70 runs

    Earlier, India wrapped up the home team for 210 runs as they grabbed a 13-run lead in the first innings

    Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers with a brilliant five-wicket haul

    So stay tuned as we bring to you Live Updates from Day 3 of the 3rd Test

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