IND vs SA 1st Test Day 3 Score Updates: South Africa cricketers celebrate© AFP
India vs South Africa 1st Test Live Score: Lungi Ngidi completed his third five-wicket haul in Test cricket by removing Rishabh Pant. Kagiso Rabada got the early breakthrough for South Africa and it was the big one of KL Rahul for 123 and then induced a false short from Ravichandran Ashwin. In between Rabada’s double strikes, Lungi Ngidi removed Ajinkya Rahane two short of his fifty as South Africa began Day 3 on the perfect note. It promises to be a rain-free Day 3 of the first Test match today in Centurion. The second day was washed out without a ball being bowled making this almost like a four-day event. Some of the lost overs are likely to made up in the remaining three days if light and weather permits but it is sure to have an impact on the approach of players. (LIVE SCORECARD)
Here are the live updates of India vs South Africa 1st Test Match Day 3 straight from the SuperSport Park in Centurion
Shami Plays Nicely For A Boundary To Point!
Rabada to Shami, plays late and used the width with a brilliant timing. FOUR runs to point and that was the second boundary for Shami.
Live Score, SA vs IND: India 308/8
Rabada Sends Thakur Back To Pavilion!
Rabada to Thakur, OUT!! Caught behind!! The ball was same as the previous one that went for a boundary and Thakur was also trying to play in the same area but in the end Rabada was successful in sending the bowling all-rounder back to the pavilion.
Live Score, SA vs IND: India 304/8
Thakur Off The Mark With Boundary!
Rabada to Thakur, FOUR to sweeper cover!! what a brilliant shot from Thakur, he loves attack!!
Live Score, SA vs IND: India 304/7
300 Up For India!
Ngidi to Shami, FOUR, to cover!! 300 up for India but they need few more to maintain the advantage in the game.
Live Score, SA vs IND: India 300/7
Ngidi Takes Fifer!
Another wicket and this time Pant has to go. Five-wicket haul for Ngidi and this is his second in Tests against India. The first one came in 2018 at the same venue on his debut against India and today he has been brilliant since morning.
Pant c van der Dussen b Ngidi 8(13) (4s-1)
Live Score, SA vs IND: India 296/7
Ashwin OUT, South Africa Start Day 3 On A Strong Note!
Rabada to Ashwin, OUT!! Caught by Maharaj. Ashwin was trying to play to the leg side but unfortunately he got the leading edge and gave away an easy catch in cover.
Ashwin c Maharaj b Rabada 4(5) (4s-1)
Live Score, SA vs IND: India 296/6
Ashwin Hits Confident Boundary!
Rabada to Ashwin, bouncer and that’s a good shot from Ashwin for a boundary. He has a lot of confidence in his batting and he is delivering right now.
Live Score, SA vs IND: India 296/5
Another Failure From Rahane After A Good Start!
Ngidi to Rahane, OUT!! caught behind!! Rahane has to go after a good start but he failed to convert it in a big score big yet another time.4th wicket for Ngidi and 5th one goes down for India.
India still struggling with their middle-order.
Live Score, SA vs IND: India 291/5
Pant Hits FOUR!
Rabada to Pant, FOUR to third man. First boundary for Pant in the game and he has started off on a good note. India need a partnership because after this wicket they will have Ravichandran Ashwin and Shardul Thakur at No. 7 and 8 as there is no Ravindra Jadeja. Ashwin has good numbers with the bat but in home conditions, he is yet to score big outside Asia. However, Ashwin has a Test hundred in West Indies but there also the conditions are pretty same as we find in India.
Live Score, SA vs IND: India 291/4
Risky Boundary For Rahane!
Ngidi to Rahane, in the air but lands safe and the ball raced away for a boundary to deep backward point.
Live Score, SA vs IND: India 282/4
Rabada Removes Centurion Rahul!
OUT!! First wicket for Kagiso Rabada as KL Rahul has to depart early on Day 3. Rahul is caught behind after a brilliant knock and India are four wickets down now.
Rahul c de Kock b Rabada 123(260) (4s-16 6s-1)
Live Score, SA vs IND: India 278/4
Ngidi Bowling With Confidence!
Lungi Ngidi is bowling with lot of confidence today. He picked three Indian wickets on Day 1 including the one of Indian captain Virat Kohli.Just 2 runs from Ngidi’s second over on Day 3.
Live Score, SA vs IND: India 276/3
1 Run From 1st Over On Day 3!
Just one run from Ngidi’s first over of Day 3, Rahane also looked in good touch but in the end it was the bowler who gave just a single in 6 balls.
Live Score, SA vs IND: India 273/3
Ngidi To Bowl First Over!
Lungi Ngidi will bowl the first over of the Day 3, Ajinkya Rahane will face the first ball.
Live Score, SA vs IND: India 272/3
Skies are clear, there is no rain for the entire day according to whether forecast and players are on the field to start the play on Day 3 of the Centurion Test.
Best Opportunity For Rahane To Score Big!
Rahane has scored a Test century last year in a Boxing Day Test against Australia in Melbourne. The ex-vice captain has average of 90 + in Boxing Day Tests and today is the best opportunity for him to score big.
Rahul, Rahane Look To Extend India’s Advantage!
KL Rahul and Ajinikya Rahane have batted strongly in the last session on Day 1. Rahane who’s form was the matter of concern for Team India before coming in this tour, has played with some positive intent till now as he is on 40 not out.
Revised Sessions Timings!
Finally Some sun shine! No sign of clouds at Centurion, that means we should have full day’s play and maybe some more. 98 overs will be bowled today with an extra half an hour added in the second session to make up for the loss of overs due to a washout on Day 2.
A very good morning here in Centurion 😃
It’s bright and sunny ☀️☀️
Updated Playing times for Day 3 👇🏻
1st session: 10:00 – 12:00
2nd session: 12:40 – 15:10
3rd session: 15:30 – 17:30
Overs for the day – 98 overs
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 28, 2021
Hello And Welcome!
Hello and a very warm welcome to the live coverage of India vs South Africa first Test Day 3 at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. India are 272 for 3 with KL Rahul (122) and Ajinkya Rahane (40) in the middle. Both the experienced right-handers would look to take India’s total past the 400-run mark.
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