IND vs SA 3rd Test, Day 2: India will be relying on their pacers to put South Africa on backfoot

With Day 2 about to begin, India will be planning to dominate the first session, relying on their pacers after Bumrah gets the massive wicket of Dean Elgar.

With South Africa being 17/1, having lost the vital wicket of Dean Elgar and the batsmen on the crease Aiden Markram and Keshav Maharaj looking uncomfortable, India will be looking to strike early on the first session of day 2.

It will be relying on Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, and Shardul Thakur for early wickets. Also, Ashwin will be an essential factor in this game, providing his experience. India will be planning to attack from the first bowl. The first session of the day will be an important one; the team winning the first session will put the other team on the backfoot and create momentum for the rest of the day.

On the other hand, South Africa batsmen Aiden Markram and Keshav Maharaj will look to build a partnership and get comfortable in the middle.

On day 1, India got all out for 223 runs. Virat Kohli showed sheer class and discipline throughout his fighting innings of 79 runs. Kohli was responsible for 34% of India’s total score and faced 201 deliveries; only two of his teammates could bat even 25% of that. Kagiso Ragada (4 wickets) and Marco Jansen (3 wickets) were the leading wicket-takers for South Africa. Following this, South Africa came to bat and, The openers looked uncomfortable and were troubled by the Indian speedsters Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Umesh Yadav. Bumrah was bowling fiercely throughout the overs left in the day; Bumrah got the massive early wicket of Dean Elgar, providing South Africa with an early colossal blow.

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