IND vs SA, 3rd Test 2019: Spinners Add To Visitors' Woes, Leaves Them Trailing At 129/6 at Lunch on Day 3
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India continued their dominance over South Africa on the third day of the third Test match. After a clinical performance with the bat, India came good with the ball too and are firmly sitting on the driver’s seat. By the end of the first session of Day 3, the visitors were reeling at 129/6 and are still 358 runs behind India's first innings total. The Proteas top order is already back in the pavilion and the onus is again on the lower-order batsman. All the five Indian bowlers came to the party and clichéd wickets. India Vs South Africa, Live Cricket Score 3rd Test Match.

Earlier in the day, South Africa started their innings at 9/2 with Skipper Faf du Plessis and Zubayr Hamza on the crease. The captain fell early to Yadav but Hamza proved his mettle and notched up his maiden Test fifty. However, he fell prey to Ashwin on 63 and the pressure was back on the visitors. Another highlight from the session was Shahbaz Nadeem’s maiden Test wicket. The left-arm spinner bowled a Jaffer to dismiss Temba Bavuma and open his account in Test cricket.

Riding on Rohit Sharma’s maiden double ton and Ajinkya Rahane’s brilliant hundred, India posted 497 runs in the first innings. In reply, the South African openers were dismissed early and tightened India’s grip over the match. After facing defeat in the first two matches, South Africa aimed to turn the tables around in the third clash at Ranchi but it doesn’t seem like happening. Currently, India are looking all set to make it a 3-0 white-wash. While the Faf du Plessis led side will aim to make a come back in the match and register a victory.