South Africa all out for 197
India took a 130-run first innings lead after South Africa were all out for 197 in the final session on day three of the first Test of the three-match series, at SuperSport Park, here on Tuesday.
Centurion: India took a 130-run first innings lead after South Africa were all out for 197 in the final session on day three of the first Test of the three-match series, at SuperSport Park, here on Tuesday.
Mohammad Shami was the pick of the bowlers for India, taking five wickets for 44 runs in 16 overs. Temba Bavuma top scored for South Africa with 52 off 103 balls In the morning session, India lost seven wickets for 55 runs to be all out for 327.
Earlier, resuming the session at 21 for 1, after lunch, Indian pacers ripped through the South African top order with some exceptional bowling.
Having already lost skipper Dean Elgar before lunch, his opening partner Aiden Markram (13) and Keegan Petersen (15) also couldn't do much as both were cleaned up by Mohammed Shami. Soon Rassie van der Dussen (3) was sent back to the pavilion by Siraj, whose full delivery drew him forward and had the edge caught at slip, leaving South Africa reeling at 32 for 4.
From there on, Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock stitched a 72-run stand for the fifth wicket to bail the Proteas out of a precarious position. However, de Kock (34) chopped a Shardul Thakur delivery back on to his stumps only a few minutes before tea, allowing India to seize the momentum again.
Earlier in the day, India had a dramatic collapse, triggered by the pace duo of Lungi Ngidi (6/71), Kagiso Rabada (3/72), the visitors losing seven wickets for 55 runs on Day 3 to get bowled out for 327 in the morning session.
KL Rahul (123 off 260), who looked in fine touch on Day 1, was the first one to get dismissed. The opener tried to play a swivel-pull off Rabada but gloved the ball and 'keeper Quinton de Kock took an easy catch.
Next was Ajinkya Rahane (48 off 102), who tried to play a cut shot off Ngidi, but was only able to give a catch to the wicketkeeper. Thereafter, the likes of Rishabh Pant (8), Ravichandran Ashwin (4), Shardul Thakur (4), and Md Shami (8) got out in quick succession.
India 1st innings: 327 all out in 105.3 overs (K L Rahul 123, Mayank Agarwal 60; Lungi Ngidi 6/72, Kagiso Rabada 3/72). South Africa 1st innings: 197 all out in 62.3 overs (Quinton de Kock 34, Temba Bavuma 52; Jasprit Bumrah 2/16, Mohammad Shami 5/44).