India vs South Africa, Live Cricket Score, 3rd Test, Day 2: Shami's twin-strike puts visitors back in charge


18:19 (IST)

After 56 overs,South Africa 159/6 ( Keegan Petersen 61 , Marco Jansen 1)

Bavuma starts off with a lovely cover drive off Shami, but perishes the very next ball with an outside edge as Kohli lunges to his left to complete his 100th catch in Test cricket. Kyle Verreyne lasts just two deliveries, nicking the ball to Pant to depart for a duck. Marco Jansen is the new batter at the crease, and gets off the mark with a single. Five runs and two wickets from a very eventful Shami over.

18:11 (IST)

OUT! What an over this is turning out to be for Shami! Verreyne lasts just two deliveries today, poking at a probing delivery outside off, with his Indian counterpart behind the stumps completing a fine low grab. SA 159/6

Verreyne c Pant b Shami 0(2)

18:10 (IST)

OUT! Shami with the breakthrough, as Bavuma departs right after collecting a boundary, edging the ball to the slips where Virat Kohli lunges to his left to complete his 100th catch in Test cricket! The dangerous-looking partnership has been broken! SA 159/5

Bavuma c Kohli b Shami 28(52)

18:06 (IST)

After 55 overs,South Africa 156/4 ( Keegan Petersen 61 , Temba Bavuma 24)

Petersen moves into the 60s with a brace off the third delivery, nudging the ball towards fine leg, with Shami running to his right to save a couple of runs for the visitors. Two from the over.

18:03 (IST)

After 54 overs,South Africa 154/4 ( Keegan Petersen 59 , Temba Bavuma 24)

Mohammed Shami replaces Shardul Thakur. India in desperate need of a wicket right now, with the current partnership between Petersen and Bavuma worth 36. Back-to-back maidens for the Indians.

18:00 (IST)

After 53 overs,South Africa 153/4 ( Keegan Petersen 59 , Temba Bavuma 24)

Cheteshwar Pujara moves to short mid on, with Rahane at slip, for Ashwin. Maiden for the offie, his third in six overs.

17:57 (IST)

After 52 overs,South Africa 153/4 ( Keegan Petersen 59 , Temba Bavuma 24)

FOUR! Crunched through point by Bavuma off a length ball from Thakur! Third boundary for the Proteas vice-captain, who goes for a similar shot next ball, this time collecting a double. Six from the over.

17:53 (IST)

After 51 overs,South Africa 147/4 ( Keegan Petersen 59 , Temba Bavuma 18)

Four from Ashwin’s fifth over, including a brace to Petersen off the last delivery after he pushes the ball through the cover region.

17:49 (IST)

After 50 overs,South Africa 143/4 ( Keegan Petersen 56 , Temba Bavuma 17)

Thakur continues after the drinks break. Single to Bavuma off the first ball, with Petersen setting off for the non-striker’s end after getting hit on the thigh pad, adding a leg bye. DROPPED! Bavuma nicks the ball to Pujara at first slip, the ball going past Rishabh Pant’s outstretched right glove before popping out of Pujara’s hand and hitting the helmet kept on the ground nearby, adding five penalty runs to the South African total. Seven from the over.

17:41 (IST)

After 49 overs,South Africa 136/4 ( Keegan Petersen 56 , Temba Bavuma 16)

Ravichandran Ashwin replaces Shami with a slip and a forward short leg in place. Starts off his post-lunch spell with a maiden. Time for the players to have a drink at the halfway stage in the afternoon session.

17:39 (IST)

After 48 overs,South Africa 136/4 ( Keegan Petersen 56 , Temba Bavuma 16)

Tidy over from Thakur as the all-rounder from Palghar collects his second maiden in his eighth over.

17:34 (IST)

After 47 overs,South Africa 136/4 ( Keegan Petersen 56 , Temba Bavuma 16)

Petersen tucks the ball past Ashwin at mid on in the fourth delivery, getting enough time to come back for a third as the offie manages to save a run after a spirited chase. Bavuma collects a single off the last delivery.

17:33 (IST)

After 46 overs,South Africa 132/4 ( Keegan Petersen 53 , Temba Bavuma 15)

Shardul Thakur returns, replacing Umesh Yadav. Both Bavuma and Petersen collect a single each, with the former also collecting a brace off the penultimate delivery after working the ball through the covers. Four from the over. Steady partnership starting to build between the current pair, worth 20 at the end of this over.

17:26 (IST)

After 45 overs,South Africa 128/4 ( Keegan Petersen 52 , Temba Bavuma 12)

Tidy over from Shami with just one coming from it, courtesy a single to Bavuma off the second delivery.

17:22 (IST)

After 44 overs,South Africa 127/4 ( Keegan Petersen 52 , Temba Bavuma 11)

FOUR! Majestically driven down the ground by Bavuma off Umesh, the batter holding his pose for the photographers after hitting it from the sweet spot. This right after a brace that he collected off the first ball. Keeps the strike with a single off the last delivery. South Africa’s deficit less than 100 now, with six wickets in hand and a set batter at the crease.

17:17 (IST)

After 43 overs,South Africa 120/4 ( Keegan Petersen 52 , Temba Bavuma 4)

Mohammed Shami replaces Jasprit Bumrah, and starts off his new spell with a maiden, Petersen seeing off the six deliveries without taking any risk.

17:15 (IST)

After 42 overs,South Africa 120/4 ( Keegan Petersen 52 , Temba Bavuma 4)

Tidy over from Umesh Yadav as he walks away with a maiden, his third in the 11 overs he has bowled so far.

17:15 (IST)

High praise from the legend himself

17:12 (IST)

After 41 overs,South Africa 120/4 ( Keegan Petersen 52 , Temba Bavuma 4)

Couple of doubles for Keegan Petersen in this over as the South African No 3, batting at two-down in this innings, brings up his second half-century in as many Tests after his impressive 62 at the Wanderers. Has been a patient stay at the crease so far, with the batter having faced more than a 100 deliveries. Four from the over.

17:06 (IST)

Fifty for Keegan Petersen, his second in Test cricket! Brings up the milestone for the second time in as many games after his 62 at the Wanderers, collecting a brace at the start of Bumrah's 14th over. Has been another impressive knock from KP so far today. SA 118/4

17:06 (IST)

After 40 overs,South Africa 116/4 ( Keegan Petersen 48 , Temba Bavuma 4)

Umesh strikes in the second delivery of this over, as van der Dussen perishes after nicking the ball to Kohli at second slip. Temba Bavuma walks in next, and gets off the mark with a lovely roll of the wrists to send the ball racing away through the midwicket region. Four runs and a wicket from this over. India back in the hunt with the dismissal.

17:02 (IST)

OUT! Umesh Yadav delivers the breakthrough after lunch, and the partnership has finally been broken! Van der Dussen ends up getting a thick edge while poking at a full delivery outside off, resulting in a simple catch for Kohli at second slip. SA 112/4

Van der Dussen c Kohli b Yadav 21(54)

17:00 (IST)

After 39 overs,South Africa 112/3 ( Keegan Petersen 48 , Rassie van der Dussen 21)

Couple of close shaves for both batters in this over. An inside edge off Petersen’s bat falls short of Pant first ball, which is followed by van der Dussen nearly getting run out while looking for a quick single after Rahane puts in a slide at cover and has a shy at the non-striker’s stumps. Van der Dussen was nowhere in the frame when the ball went past the stumps, and he had almost given up. Two from the over.

16:56 (IST)

After 38 overs,South Africa 110/3 ( Keegan Petersen 47 , Rassie van der Dussen 20)

Rassie van der Dussen collects the first run of the session with a quick single off the first ball. Petersen then cracks the ball through the covers with a solid punch, collecting his eighth boundary. Five runs off the remaining four deliveries, with both Petersen and van der Dussen collecting a double each. 10 from the over.

16:53 (IST)

After 37 overs,South Africa 100/3 ( Keegan Petersen 40 , Rassie van der Dussen 17)

Jasprit Bumrah, who has collected two of the three wickets that have fallen so far, operates from the Kelvin Grove End. Back-to-back maidens for the Indians.

16:47 (IST)

After 36 overs,South Africa 100/3 ( Keegan Petersen 40 , Rassie van der Dussen 17)

Big appeal for LBW against van der Dussen four balls into the second session, and the Indians decide to take this upstairs after umpire Marais Erasmus turns it down. Kohli looks quite certain this time, but once again the ball is going over the stumps. Another review lost by the Indians, and they will really have to be judicious with their calls from hereon. Had hit RvdD above the knee roll on the back pad, and looked a little high anyway. Maiden to start things off for Umesh after lunch.

16:42 (IST)

Umesh Yadav to start things off after lunch, with Rassie van der Dussen on strike. The Indians will hope to break this partnership early.

16:04 (IST)

After 35 overs,South Africa 100/3 ( Keegan Petersen 40 , Rassie van der Dussen 17)

LUNCH on Day 2. Mohammed Shami bowls out the final over of the morning session after replacing Ashwin, with one coming off it as van der Dussen brings up the 100 for the Proteas with a single off the last delivery. The hosts will enter the interval in a confident state of mind thanks to the solid fourth-wicket partnership between Petersen and van der Dussen, worth 55 at the moment. For the visitors however, a wicket or two shortly after the break should bring them right back in the game. We resume our coverage in 40 minutes.

15:57 (IST)

After 34 overs,South Africa 99/3 ( Keegan Petersen 40 , Rassie van der Dussen 16)

Van der Dussen collects a single off the fourth delivery to bring up the fifty partnership with Petersen for the fourth wicket. Petersen then moves to 40 with a boundary next ball, punching the back-of-length ball through point with Agarwal giving the ball a chase and putting in a slide, only for his foot to touch the advertising cushion with the ball still in hand before throwing it to the fielder behind him. Should be one more over before lunch.

15:55 (IST)

Fifty partnership up between Keegan Petersen (36*) and Rassie van der Dussen (16*) for the fourth wicket, the latter bringing up the milestone with a single off Bumrah's bowling shortly before lunch. The pair have consumed 80 deliveries so far in this stand. SA 95/3

15:52 (IST)

After 33 overs,India 81/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 31 , Virat Kohli (C) 16)

Three from Ashwin’s third over of the day, all of them coming in the form of singles, two of which are collected by van der Dussen.

15:50 (IST)

After 32 overs,South Africa 91/3 ( Keegan Petersen 35 , Rassie van der Dussen 13)

Bumrah returns from the Wynberg End for a quick burst before lunch, replacing Thakur. Van der Dussen collects a single off the third delivery. Brace to Petersen off the last ball after an outside edge that guides the ball past gully. Three from the over.

15:45 (IST)

After 31 overs,South Africa 88/3 ( Keegan Petersen 34 , Rassie van der Dussen 12)

FOUR! Petersen brings out the reverse sweep in the second delivery of Ashwin’s second over, moving into the 30s in the process. Partnership currently worth 43. Another 15 minutes left in the session.

15:42 (IST)

After 30 overs,South Africa 84/3 ( Keegan Petersen 29 , Rassie van der Dussen 12)

Thakur continues from the other end. Shout for caught-behind off the second is turned down by the umpire. FOUR! Petersen clips the ball in front of square off a full delivery from Thakur, collecting his fifth boundary. Petersen pulls a short ball behind square off the last delivery, collecting a single to keep the strike. Five from the over.

15:39 (IST)

After 29 overs,South Africa 79/3 ( Keegan Petersen 24 , Rassie van der Dussen 12)

Spin introduced for the first time this innings as Ravichandran Ashwin replaces Umesh Yadav, starting off with a slip and a forward short leg. Maiden.

15:36 (IST)

After 28 overs,South Africa 79/3 ( Keegan Petersen 24 , Rassie van der Dussen 12)

Van der Dussen collects a single off the second delivery. Two balls later, Petersen flashes hard at a short ball outside off, guiding the ball towards third man and moving to 25, the partnership stretching to 34. Thakur ends the over with a sharp delivery that narrowly beats Petersen’s outside edge. Five from the over.

15:32 (IST)

After 27 overs,South Africa 74/3 ( Keegan Petersen 20 , Rassie van der Dussen 11)

Single to van der Dussen off the first ball. FOUR! Petersen gets on top of a short-of-length ball from Umesh outside off, slashing it hard through cover point to move to 20 with his third boundary. Guides the next one towards fine leg for a single. RvdD keeps the strike with a single off the last ball. Seven from the over.

15:27 (IST)

After 26 overs,South Africa 67/3 ( Keegan Petersen 16 , Rassie van der Dussen 9)

Van der Dussen brings his bat down in time to steer a yorker through backward square leg off the fourth delivery, collecting an easy single on offer. Loud appeal for caught-behind off the last delivery is turned down by umpire Marais Erasmus. Kohli thinks of taking this upstairs, but ultimately decides against it. One from the over.

15:22 (IST)

After 25 overs,South Africa 66/3 ( Keegan Petersen 16 , Rassie van der Dussen 8)

Van der Dussen collects a single off the fourth delivery. FOUR! Petersen flashes hard at a full delivery outside off, slashing it behind point over gully and collecting his second boundary of the innings. Five from Thakur’s third over.

15:20 (IST)

After 24 overs,South Africa 61/3 ( Keegan Petersen 12 , Rassie van der Dussen 7)

Another outside edge off Petersen’s bat falls short in the slip cordon. Plenty of chances have been created throughout the morning session. Tidy over from Thakur, collecting his first maiden.

15:16 (IST)

After 23 overs,South Africa 61/3 ( Keegan Petersen 12 , Rassie van der Dussen 7)

Petersen and van der Dussen rotate the strike between themselves with five coming from this over, the latter collecting a brace off the last delivery after glancing towards fine leg, along with a couple of singles and a leg bye.

15:09 (IST)

After 22 overs,South Africa 56/3 ( Keegan Petersen 11 , Rassie van der Dussen 4)

FOUR! Petersen gets on top of the bounce and slashes the ball through point off the second delivery of this over. Loud appeal for LBW by Thakur next ball, with the all-rounder convincing his captain to go for the review. HawkEye shows the ball marginally going above the stumps, resulting in India losing one of their three available reviews. Thakur though, shakes his head and believes it would’ve clipped the bails. Single to Petersen off the fourth, with van der Dussen collecting a brace off the fifth after an outside edge sneaks through the gap between gully and the slip cordon. Edge off RvdD’s bat falls short of Kohli in the slips in the last ball. Seven runs from the over.

15:03 (IST)

After 21 overs,South Africa 49/3 ( Keegan Petersen 6 , Rassie van der Dussen 2)

Umesh strikes in his second over of the day, sending Maharaj’s middle stump into a cartwheel as the nightwatchman departs after a fighting 25. Rassie van der Dussen walks in next, and gets off the mark right away as a single is collected off each of the next four deliveries.

14:59 (IST)

BOWLED! The sight of the stumps flying is one of delight from the fast bowler's perspective, which is exactly what Umesh does in his second over as he cleans the set Keshav Maharaj up with a jaffa that knocks the middle stump over, and ends what was turning out to be a productive partnership for the Proteas. SA 45/3

Maharaj b Umesh 25(45)

14:55 (IST)

After 20 overs,South Africa 45/2 ( Keshav Maharaj 25 , Keegan Petersen 4)

Change from both ends, with Shardul Thakur replacing Mohammed Shami from the Wynberg End. Maharaj collects a double after flicking the ball through midwicket off the first ball. That is followed by a single two deliveries later after Maharaj taps the ball towards mid off. Three from the over.

14:51 (IST)

After 19 overs,South Africa 42/2 ( Keshav Maharaj 22 , Keegan Petersen 4)

First bowling change of the morning, as Umesh Yadav is introduced with three slips and a gully, replacing Jasprit Bumrah. Appeals for LBW in his third delivery of the day, which umpire Adrian Holdstock thinks is going over the leg stump. Starts off with a maiden.

14:47 (IST)

After 18 overs,South Africa 42/2 ( Keshav Maharaj 22 , Keegan Petersen 4)

FOUR! Pitched up from Shami, Maharaj leans in and drives through cover with elegance to collect his fourth boundary, moving into the 20s in the process. Four from the over.

14:41 (IST)

After 17 overs,South Africa 38/2 ( Keshav Maharaj 18 , Keegan Petersen 4)

Maharaj gets a thick inside edge off the first delivery, directing the ball towards fine leg to pinch a single. Petersen blocks/leaves his way through the remaining deliveries of the over.

14:37 (IST)

After 16 overs,South Africa 37/2 ( Keshav Maharaj 17 , Keegan Petersen 4)

Another chance at third slip goes begging, this time KL Rahul grassing what was another low catch coming his way after Petersen nicks a length ball from Shami in the second delivery. Another edge off Petersen’s bat two balls later, and Rahane does well to cut it off at gully. Shami challenges Petersen’s outside edge with a pearler in the fifth, before ending the over with a dot. Maiden.

14:34 (IST)

After 15 overs,South Africa 37/2 ( Keshav Maharaj 17 , Keegan Petersen 4)

Two runs from Bumrah’s eighth, with Maharaj and Petersen collecting a single each.

India vs South Africa, Live Cricket Score, 3rd Test at Cape Town, Day 2, Latest Scorecard and Updates: Bavuma starts off with a lovely cover drive off Shami, but perishes the very next ball with an outside edge as Kohli lunges to his left to complete his 100th catch in Test cricket. Kyle Verreyne lasts just two deliveries, nicking the ball to Pant to depart for a duck. Marco Jansen is the new batter at the crease, and gets off the mark with a single. Five runs and two wickets from a very eventful Shami over.

Day 1 report: Virat Kohli made 79 on his return from a back injury in the only real resistance Tuesday as India was bowled out for 223 after choosing to bat first in the series-deciding final test against South Africa.

The India captain was the second-to-last wicket to fall for India on the opening day, when South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada took four wickets — including Kohli’s — and Marco Jansen three.

Their performance gave the Proteas the slight advantage in the series finale at Newlands in Cape Town, although the fast bowlers on both sides have been the dominant force in all three matches so far. So, South Africa’s batsmen still had a challenge in front of them before the home team could really claim control of the test.

To underscore that, Jasprit Bumrah struck before stumps for India to remove South Africa captain Dean Elgar, who thwarted India in the last test, for three. South Africa was 17-1 at the close and 206 runs behind.

India vs South Africa 2022, 3rd Test at Cape Town

The series is level at 1-1 after India won the first test in Centurion and South Africa hit back in Johannesburg, when Kohli was ruled out with an upper back spasm just before the game started.

India is seeking a first test series victory in South Africa and now needs to win in Cape Town for that slice of history, which the India team has been chasing since 1992 and before apartheid officially ended.

Kohli was into the action after India lost both openers in the space of six balls to be 33-2 at Newlands.

Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara (43) put on 62 and Kohli had another half-century partnership with Rishabh Pant (27).

Kohli marked his 99th test with his 28th half-century, but it was grinding rather than flashing. His 50 came up off 158 balls and he’d faced 273 deliveries by the time he was out to an edge to wicketkeeper Kyle Verreynne off Rabada.

India lost its last six wickets for 56 runs, starting when the Kohli-Pant stand was broken.

Bumrah did give India a late boost with Elgar’s wicket, caught by Pujara at first slip. In the last test, Elgar made 96 not out to see South Africa to a series-leveling victory.

That meant the stage was set for a decider at Cape Town’s famed ground in the shadow of Table Mountain, but no fans will be there to witness it. The entire series has been played without spectators because of the coronavirus.

With inputs from AP



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