IND vs SA, Day 3 stumps: Rishabh Pant smashes a heroic century, South Africa on the front with 8 wickets in hand, 111 more runs to win

On Day 3 stumps South Africa stands at a score of 101/2 with 111 more runs to win. Bumrah strikes a wicket to end the day.

In the last session of Day 3, South Africa ended the day at 101/2; Keegan Peterson is batting at 48* and has scored seven boundaries. Dean Elgar contributed crucial 30 runs to the scoreboard. South Africa needs 111 more runs to seal the series with eight wickets remaining.

For India, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami have taken one wicket each. Bumrah took the crucial wicket of Elgar to close the day. Elgar’s wicket woke some hopes for India, and India would try to continue this momentum tomorrow. With Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, and Kyle Verreynne yet to bat, South Africa is on the front foot and would not be feeling any pressure. On the other hand, India counts on Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Umesh Yadav for a magical spell to turn this game around. The Capetown wicket has been terrific for the pacers, and have not seen any wicket from spinners.

At the start of the day, India lost two crucial wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane consecutively. Rishabh Pant played a heroic mock of 100* with the help of 6 fours and 4 sixes to bring India back in the game. Virat Kohli played a defensive knock of 29 runs facing 143 balls to support Pant. Virat and KL Rahul were the only two other batsmen to touch the double-figure mark. Kagiso Rabada ( 3 wickets), Marco Jensen(4 wickets), and Lungi Ngidi(3 wickets) showed some brilliant class of Bowling to stop India at a score of 198.

With 8 wickets in hands, 111 runs to win, and Peterson playing on 48 runs, South Africa seems to be on the front seat.

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