India will eye a clean sweep when they face South Africa in the 3rd and final game of a three-match Test series at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi. The 3rd India vs South Africa Test match is set to begin on October 19, 2019 (Saturday). India have already sealed the three-match Test series and currently hold a 2-0 unassailable lead with a game in hand. Cricket enthusiasts can find all information related to the live score updates and latest scorecard details of the 3rd India vs South Africa Test match. The emphatic series win over South Africa also made Virat Kohli’s men the first side to win 11 consecutive Test series at home. Meanwhile, for every information on the live score updates and latest scorecard details of the 3rd IND vs SA Test match, please scroll down. India Vs South Africa, Cricket Score 3rd Test Match.
The massive victory by an innings and 137 runs took India’s points tally in the ICC World Test Championship points table to 200 points, 140 more than second-placed New Zealand, who have played two fewer games. India also are the only team to have won all of the four matches they have played in WTC – two in West Indies and two against South Africa. India won the first game at Visakhapatnam by 203 runs before winning the next game by a bigger margin and sealing the series. India vs South Africa 3rd Test Live Scorecard.
For South Africa though, it has only been despite and failures. The Faf du Plessis-led side has also now lost their best performer in the series – Keshav Maharaj – to a shoulder injury, which he sustained in the second Test at Pune. Aiden Markram is another casualty leaving the Proteas to chase a near improbable and consolation victory with a far more inexperienced line-up.
Day 1 of the 3rd India vs South Africa Test match at Ranchi will commence from 09:30 am IST (Indian Standard Time). Both Kohli and Faf du Plessis will walk out for the toss approximately at 08:30 am IST (Indian Standard Time). India have also added off-spinner Shahbaz Nadeem to the squad after Kuldeep Yadav complained of some pain on his bowling hand. Nadeem could be in line to make his India debut, if the hosts decide to play one additional spinner in the slow and turning tracks of Ranchi.
India Squad: Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Shahbaz Nadeem.
South Africa Squad: Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Theunis de Bruyn, Faf du Plessis(c), Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock(w), Vernon Philander, Senuran Muthusamy, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, George Linde, Anrich Nortje, Heinrich Klaasen.