Ranchi Test, Day 3: At Stumps, S Africa 132/8, Trail by 203 Runs
South Africa managed to hang by a thread as India are only two wickets away from completing their first Test series whitewash against the visitors.
At Stumps on Day 3, South Africa ended with 132/8 with Theunis de Bruyn & Anrich Nortje still at the crease at JSCA stadium in Ranchi on Monday, 21 October.
After a disastrous, start to their second innings, South Africa were looking good, with a partnership developing between George Linde and Dane Piedt. But, a direct hit Shahbaaz Nadeem ended the 31-run stand as Linde walked back for 27 runs.
The batsman replacing Linde in the middle was de Bruyn, who was the concussion substitute for Dean Elgar.
Dean Elgar retired hurt on 16 after the opener took a nasty blow on the head. Tea was called early after the incident with South Africa on 26/4, still trailing by 309 runs.
Earlier, Umesh Yadav trapped Heinrich Klaasen lbw for five as South Africa were reduced to 36/5 after India enforced follow-on on Day 3 of the third Test at Ranchi.
South Africa Reduced to 22/4
After declaring their first innings at 497/9, the hosts had bundled out South Africa for just 162, with the Proteas trailing by 335 runs.
The visitors then lost four wickets, less than nine full overs into their second innings, after India enforced follow-on.
Umesh Yadav cleaned up opener Quinton de Kock for five on his first delivery. Mohammed Shami then picked up three more wickets to reduce South Africa to 22 for four. He went through the gate of Zubayr Hamza (0), who had scored a half-century in the first innings. He trapped captain Faf du Plessis lbw for four before removing Temba Bavuma for a duck.
From 9/2, South Africa All Out for 162
The visitors had started the day at 9/2 and went onto lose four wickets in the morning session. Going into Lunch, South Africa were reeling at 129 for six.
Pacer Umesh Yadav was the pick among the home bowlers in the first innings, finishing with 3 wickets for 40 runs. Debutant Shahbaz Nadeem finished with 2/22.
Yadav removed South African captain Faf du Plessis for 1 on the fifth ball of the day.
Jadeja then cleaned up Zubayr Hamza for 62 to end his 91-run stand with Temba Bavuma. Four balls later came "the big moment" for debutant Shahbaz Nadeem who had Bavuma (32) stumped for his first wicket in international cricket. He foxed Bavuma with his flight as the batsman stepped out of the crease, leaving Wriddhiman Saha to do the rest.
Jadeja dismissed Heinrich Klaasen for 6 to reduce the visitors to 119 for six, still trailing India by 377 runs.
Replacing an injured Aiden Markram, the 24-year-old batsman Hamza had scored his maiden half-century off 57 deliveries after starting the day with captain du Plessis in only his second Test ever.
Mohammed Shami picked up his first wicket of the day on the fourth delivery after the interval, removing Dane Piedt for 4. Kagiso Rabada was then run out for a duck, courtesy a direct hit by Umesh Yadav.
Umesh dismissed George Linde for 37 before Nadeem removed Nortje for four to wrap up the innings in the second session of the day.
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