With Rishabh’s great century show, South Africans still managed to bowl India out.
Day 3 started favouring the South African team, when India’s two veteran players Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane give away their wicket easily to the quick pacers of South Africa.
Pujara and Virat once again looked well, but Pujara gave away his wicket in the second delivery of the Day 3. With Virat standing still, Rahane too got out, leaving the coach and selectors on doubt as Shreyas was in the squad.
Rishabh pant came in as a lefty-righty partnership with Virat already standing alone. Pant with Virat initiated a well deserved responsibility, hitting an aggressive knock. With Virat playing 143 balls, managed to score only 29 runs, before getting out by Lungi Ndgidi. Ashwin too struggled to score runs, followed by the tail-enders who didn’t manage to give Pant a good partnership.
A calculative innings by Rishabh Pant can turn out to be a series winning knock. Rishabh’s 100* have managed to give team India a lead of 211 runs. Rishabh stood not out towards the end of the innings and will surely end is batting session on a happy note.
With 211 runs to win, Indian pacers look confident to take revenge and gain a historic win, in Cape Town. South African captain Elgar has to take responsibility while coming to bat in after the Tea Break. Day 3 can be a decisive day, challenging both the teams to win this nail-biting game. Rishabh leads an example that runs can surely be made, only if you come out with an innovative mindset.
With 30 wickets gone in this game, a LBW is yet to be watched as all the wickets are either bowled or caught out. This can be one of the weirdest Test moments, along with Pant’s laughable moments. Pant slipped his bat away from his hand, and also teased keeper Kyle, giving the players a light hearted impression, but on the other end made the bowlers frustrated by hitting an aggressive knock.
Rishabh’s knock can turn out to be the key chance for India to create a history today. Aiden and captain Elgar will come out to bat in the third session, with Indian pacers looking to end the game today itself.