SA vs IND: Day 3: India tightens the grip over SA on a dangerous surface
By Aditya Pratap - Jan 26, 2018 4:42 pm
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The day three of Johannesburg Test between South Africa and India surrounded by controversy as the 22-yard strip started misbehaving. However, Team India holds the upper hand after showing some good batting skills throughout the Test match and most impressively on day three.

The day started with some cobra swing from Vernon Philander, who dismissed KL Rahul for 16. Cheteshwar Pujara couldn’t replicate on his first innings’ stubbornness and get out on 1. However, Virat Kohli was in good touch and held India’s forte from one end with 41 runs. He found a good ally in Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, who was the top-scorer of this second essay with an aggressive 48.

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Kagiso Rabada was bowling some superb line and length throughout the day and took three scalps. Bhuvneshwar Kumar played a handy cameo with Mohammed Shami and India’s second reply ended at 247.

South Africa has to chase 241 to complete a whitewash but their biggest hurdle in this chase is a dangerous looking ‘Johannesburg Pitch’, which was specially prepared to give India a taste of greenery.

Chasing 241, South Africa lost Aiden Markram early, who was undone by a good bouncer by Shami. Before Umpires decided to close the day, the host has reached at 17/1.