India vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 1 Highlights: Play Called Off With India In Control

Updated:19 October 2019 16:29 IST

IND vs SA 3rd Test Day 1 Highlights A century from Rohit Sharma and a good knock by Ajinkya Rahane put India in a strong position after a good start by South Africa.

India vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 1  Highlights: Play Called Off With India In Control
Ind vs SA Highlights: Bad light and rain brought the day's play to an early end. © AFP

Play on Day 1 of the 3rd Test between India and South Africa came to an end early, with bad light forcing players off the field six overs into the post-Tea session. Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane put on an unbeaten 185-run stand for India after a fiery spell from Kagiso Rabada early on had India rattled. South Africa started brightly, with Rabada removing Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara before Anrich Nortje claimed Virat Kohli's scalp. But India turned the match around and took total control after Lunch. Rohit Sharma scored his sixth Test century - his third of the series - and he was ably supported by Ajinkya Rahane, who ended the day unbeaten at 83. The Mumbai duo looked easy on the eye as they played some classy strokes and looked comfortable in the middle. (SCORECARD)

Highlights Between India vs South Africa 3rd Test Match Day 1, Straight from JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi:

  • 16:29 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    And that will be all for the day

    Sadly, the day has come to an early end, but we hope you join us when Rohit and Rahane carry on from where they left off.

    Thank you and see you soon!
  • 15:00 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Bad light stops play

    Play has been interrupted due to bad light. Stay tuned for more!
  • 14:55 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Nortje to Rohit, 4 runs

    Full delivery, on the pads, and Rohit flicks it up and over the in-field to the backward square leg boundary
  • 14:51 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Linde to Rahane, 4

    Whippage! Full, outside off, and Rahane whips it away through mid-wicket for a boundary
  • 14:50 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Nortje to Rahane, 1 bye

    Goes down leg side and and Klaasen can only get a hand to it
  • 14:43 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Linde to Rahane, 2 runs

    Rahane flicks it through mid-wicket for a quick double
  • 14:41 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Nortje to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

    Rohit guides it to point for a single
  • 14:40 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Nortje to Rahane, 1 run

    Full, on the pads and Rahane flicks it to square leg for a single
  • 14:34 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    George Linde will bowl the first over

    Like after Lunch, George Linde will start the bowling in the third session for South Africa
  • 14:33 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    The players take the field

    We are set to begin the final session on the first day of the third Test in Ranchi. Will India continue to dominate or will South Africa make a comeback? Either way, with the way Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane are batting, it is set to be an exciting session of Test cricket
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  • 14:14 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    And it's Tea

    India have dominated this session and looked comfortable throughout. They have scored quickly while Rohit Sharma reached his third century of the series. We will be back shortly after the break
  • 14:10 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Nortje to Rahane, 1 run

    Rahane has moved on to 74
  • 14:07 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Linde replaces Piedt

    And Rohit welcomes him back with a single
  • 14:06 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

  • 14:02 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Nortje returns

    Anrich Nortje is back for a quick spell before Tea
  • 13:58 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Piedt to Rohit, 2 runs

    Tickles it down to fine leg for a quick double and that brings up the 200 for India
  • 13:56 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Rabada to Rahane, 2 runs

    Short ball to Rahane now and he pulls it through mid-wicket for a quick double
  • 13:55 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Rabada to Rohit, 1 run

    Rohit Sharma goes for the pull but finds the fielder
  • 13:52 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Piedt to Rahane, 6!

    This time Rahane goes over long-off as he brings up the 150-run partnership with Rohit Sharma
  • 13:45 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Groundsmen have the covers ready

    There is slight drizzle and the groundsmen have the covers ready
  • 13:45 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Piedt to Rohit, 6!

    And Rohit Sharma gets to his sixth Test century in some style! Goes inside-out and lofts this over covers. Another fine knock from the Hit-man
  • 13:44 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Piedt to Rohit, 1 run

    Moves to 95
  • 13:43 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Piedt to Rohit, 2 runs

    And Rohit Sharma moves to 94
  • 13:41 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Rabada to Rahane, 4 runs

    Rabada bowls this full and Rahane just lifts it back straight, but away from Rabada, and it races away for a boundary
  • 13:39 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Rabada returns for a spell

    One final flourish for him before Tea?
  • 13:37 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Piedt to Rohit, 6!

    MASSIVE HIT! Full, outside off and Rohit Sharma just hoicks it. There's a fielder at long-on and there were shouts of "catch!" but that ended well into the stands. Magnificent hitting
  • 13:34 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Maiden over for Ngidi

    A rare run-less over this session.
  • 13:30 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Piedt to Rohit Sharma, 6!

    Stand and deliver! Piedt bowls this full and Rohit Sharma sends it flying over long-off for his second maximum of the match. He has moved to 84 now with that magnificent shot
  • 13:29 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Piedt to Rahane, 1 run

    Rahane plays another lovely drive, but this time the fielder at cover stops it
  • 13:28 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Piedt to Rahane, 4 runs

    Piedt tosses this up and Rahane just gets to the pitch of this and plays a lovely square drive for another boundary
  • 13:24 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Ngidi to Rohit, 1 run

    Rohit Sharma drives through the covers for a single that brings up the 150-mark for India.
  • 13:20 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    50 for Rahane!

    Ajinkya Rahane whips a full delivery to long-on and gets to his 21st Test fifty.
  • 13:19 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Dane Piedt to bowl

    Dane Piedt will have his first spell in the match, returning after being dropped in the second Test.
  • 13:15 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    It's time for drinks!

    It's drinks in the second session and India will feel very happy with the way Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma have gone about their business after Lunch. A flurry of early wickets left India a little rattled but these two experienced heads have looked solid at the crease, putting away any bad deliveries and scoring at a quick rate to put the pressure back on South Africa.
  • 13:12 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Ngidi to Rohit, 4 runs

    Going down leg and Rohit just helps it on with a slight glance and it races away to the fine leg boundary
  • 13:11 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Ngidi to Rohit, 4 runs

    Full delivery from Ngidi and Rohit Sharma smashes a drive through the extra cover region!
  • 13:10 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Ngidi replaces Nortje

    The young Ngidi returns for another spell
  • 13:08 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    100 partnership!

    Rohit Sharma drives this straight and a misfield allows India a single and that brings up the 100-run stand between the pair. Solid partnership, this.
  • 13:07 (IST)Oct 19, 2019

    Linde to Rohit, 4 runs

    Similar delivery from Linde and Rohit Sharma flicks it away through mid-wicket for a boundary
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