India would be really happy with their performance with the ball but might feel unlucky as they got a lot of advantages but didn’t find much success. Bumrah and Shami both played with fire and kept things tight. It didn’t take long for Bumrah to make an impact and fired Markram on the first try. Yadav and Thakur combined well, as the former got a wicket from Maharaj, but you can tell they got their lines wrong and couldn’t keep the hitters under the pump. India hope to be able to break this position in the second session and regain momentum on their side. Join us at 1640 IST (1110 GMT) for another thrilling cricket test session.
A sign of relief for the hosts! Maharaj, who injured his hamstring at the end of day one, arrived with a thigh strap and hit beautifully even after losing Markram on the second throw of the day. During his free time in the middle with Petersen, he was the aggressor in this booth before falling out. Later, Petersen showed a good temper and grew up his sleeves to forge a crucial partnership with 55-point Rassie van der Dussen and was left unscathed until the lunch break. Proteas is hoping the pair can stick around for a long time into the next session with a reduced deficit to 123 points.
What an intriguing session this one was! The two teams fought very hard and, in the end, South Africa would be happy to see Keegan Petersen and Rassie van der Dussen leave the field at the end of the first session. Whereas, India would feel badly tested.
End of over 35 (1 races)RSA 100/3
100 races for RSA
34.6Mohammed Shami to Rassie Van Der Dussen. 1 pass, full length, on the pads. Rassie van der Dussen throws him to the slender leg for a single. This brings the 100 for South Africa. It will be lunch on day 2!
34.5Mohammed Shami to Rassie Van Der Dussen. no run, another fuller length, around off. Rassie van der Dussen pushes him back to the middle again.
34.4Mohammed Shami to Rassie Van Der Dussen. no race, Fuller, outside. Rassie van der Dussen blocks him in the middle.
34.3Mohammed Shami to Rassie Van Der Dussen. no stroke, maintain the same line and length. Good length, again in that channel on the outside, a bit of a late swing on that. Rassie van der Dussen holds out his arms to him.
34.2Mohammed Shami to Rassie Van Der Dussen. no run, another ball in length, outside. Rassie van der Dussen offers no chance on this.
34.1Mohammed Shami to Rassie Van Der Dussen. no run, A good length delivery, in this channel outside. Rassie van der Dussen does well to leave him.
End of over 34 (5 races)RSA 99/3
33.6Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen. no run, Length, outside. Left alone.
33.5Jasprit Bumrah to Keegan Petersen. FOUR, FOUR ! A short ball, on the outside. Keegan Petersen holds back and pushes him for cover. Mayank Agarwal launches a chase, slides and stops the ball. He gets the ball back, but his leg seems to be touching the boundary ropes at the same time. Virat Kohli is not happy with this.
33.4Jasprit Bumrah to Rassie Van Der Dussen. 1 run, one ball in length, outside. Rassie van der Dussen pushes him to the cover and takes a single.
33.3Jasprit Bumrah to Rassie Van Der Dussen. no race, NO EXIT! An appeal for being caught late but the referee says no. One ball in length, on the outside. Rassie van der Dussen looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge. Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah seem to have heard something there. But decides not to take the exam.
33.2Jasprit Bumrah to Rassie Van Der Dussen. no stroke, another ball in length, around the middle. Rassie van der Dussen blocks him.
33.1Jasprit Bumrah to Rassie Van Der Dussen. no run, One ball long, on the outside, this one stayed low. Rassie van der Dussen defends him.
End of over 33 (3 races)RSA 94/3
32.6Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie Van Der Dussen. 1 sleeve, full length, on the outside. Rassie van der Dussen leans forward and pushes him through the blanket for a quick single.
32.5Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen. 1 run, Fuller, to the middle and to the leg. Keegan Petersen directs him to the middle of the wicket and runs away.
32.4Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen. no race, another delivery in flight, full and in the middle. Blocked by Keegan Petersen
32.3Ravichandran Ashwin to Keegan Petersen. no run, Loopy ball, in the middle. Keegan Petersen pushes forward and defends him.
32.2Ravichandran Ashwin to Rassie Van Der Dussen. 1 sleeve, flatter, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen stays back and taps him towards the point for a single.