India vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 1 Highlights: Play Called Off With India In Control
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.
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:
3rd Test, Freedom Trophy, 2019, Oct 19, 2019
- 14:33 (IST)The players take the fieldWe 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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- 13:15 (IST)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.