IND vs SA, 2nd Test, Day 3 Score Updates: Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane resume batting.© AFP
IND vs SA live score, 2nd Test, Day 3: Having lost two wickets on Day 2, India are adding more runs to their sizeable lead on Day 3 against South Africa in the ongoing second Test match, in Johannesburg. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are currently batting for India and are building a strong partnership. With openers KL Rahul (8) and Mayank Agarwal (23) dismissed, the visitors were 85 for two at Stumps on Day 2. Meanwhile, South Africa’s bowlers have been in fantastic form during the second Test. In the final session of Day 2, Duanne Oliver took the wicket of Mayank and Marco Jansen dismissed Rahul. (Live Scorecard)
Here are the Live Updates of India vs South Africa 2nd Test, Day 3 Straight From Wanderers Stadium
Misfielding in the circle!
A length ball by Ngidi and Rahane glances it off his pads. The fielder by midwicket gets beaten by the awkward bounce and sees it go past him for a double.
A full delivery by Rabada, outside off. Rahane goes on the front foot to drive it between cover and point for a four!
THAT WAS CLOSE! Pujara outside edges this delivery by Ngidi and it goes between second slip and gully for a four!
Back of a length delivery by Ngidi, outside off. Rahane punches it past gully for a four!
A short ball by Jansen and Rahane cuts it with perfection! He also times it with perfection and it goes over point for a six!
No run, India lead by 74 runs
A good length delivery by Ngidi and Pujara defends it towards offside.
India are 101/2 and lead by 74 runs.
WHAT A SHOT! 100-up for India!
A full delivery by Jansen, on the stumps. Rahane smacks it into the straight boundary for a four and India are 101/2.
A full delivery by Ngidi, outside off. Pujara goes on the front foot to on-drive it past mid-on region for a four!
Pujara is going to attack in this over and he directs this delivery by Ngidi fine for a four!
Back of a length delivery by Jansen and Rahane pulls it through midwicket for a double.
Jansen sends a full delivery to begin Day 3 with, on off stump. Rahane defends it on the front foot.
The action resumes on Day 3
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane walk in to resume batting for India.
South Africa’s pace attack eye early wickets
Play is going to resume in few minutes and the South African pace attack will be aiming for some early wickets. In the final session of Day 2, Marco Jansen dismissed KL Rahul and Duanne Oliver took the wicket of Mayank Agarwal.
Ajinkya Rahane’s form
Meanwhile Ajinkya Rahane hasn’t been able to register a half-century in his last nine innings in Test cricket and he also hasn’t bagged a ton in his last 25 innings. The batter last registered a hundred in the 2020-21 Border Gavaskar Trophy.
No century for Cheteshwar Pujara since January 2019
Cheteshwar Pujara will resume batting at 35 for India. He faced 42 balls on Day 2 and hit seven fours. He last registered a ton in January 2019 and also hasn’t grabbed a half-century in his last seven innings in international Test cricket. The veteran will be eyeing to silence his critics today!
All eyes on Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara
Focus will be on Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara, who will resume batting for India. The pair have come under heavy criticism due to their poor form. During the first innings, Pujara was dismissed for three runs in 33 balls and Rahane was sent back to the pavilion for a golden duck in the next delivery of the same over.
Hello and good afternoon everyone!
Hello and good afternoon everyone! Welcome to our live coverage of Day 3 of the ongoing second Test match between India and South Africa. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane will resume batting for the visitors, who currently lead by 58 runs. The Proteas pace attack will be hoping for some early wickets in the first session.
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