India head coach Rahul Dravid had the chance and honour to ring the bell on the Centurion to point the beginning of play on Day 4 at Centurion. The previous Indian captain has had good reminiscences of taking part in in South Africa having captained the Indian workforce to their first-ever Check win on this soil and maybe rightly so, deserved to ring the bell.
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An eventful Day 3 places India within the driver’s seat
India have been merely sensible on a gap day having ended it on 272/3. With rain taking part in spoilsport on the second day, Day 3 was anticipated to be a transferring day. South Africa made a robust comeback within the opening session as each Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi have been bowling with their tails up. India misplaced 7 wickets for simply 55 runs and received bowled out for simply 327.
Nevertheless, 327 was nonetheless a difficult rating on this pitch and South Africa didn’t get off to the perfect of begins. The Proteas misplaced their opening 4 wickets for simply 32 runs and have been in serious trouble. That’s when Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock received collectively for an important half-century stand. However as soon as De Kock’s wicket fell, India have been proper again into the sport. Bavuma’s half-century was maybe the one saving grace as India took a lead of 146 runs by the tip of the day’s play.
With Day 4 in progress, India nonetheless have eight wickets in hand on the time of writing and can look to swell that lead as a lot as potential to be able to have sufficient time to bowl South Africa out and take a 1-0 lead within the collection.
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