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India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 3 Highlights: Philander, Maharaj cut IND's lead to 326 runs

Catch all the top moments from IND vs SA, 2nd Test, Day 3 played at MCA stadium, Pune.

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South Africa resumed their innings at 36/3 trailing India by 565 runs, with Theunis de Bruyn (20*) and nightwatchman Anrich Nortje (2*) on strike. India struck early on Day 3 as Mohammed Shami struck in the 18th over getting Nortje caught by Virat Kohli at 4th slip. (Image: AP)
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South Africa resumed their innings at 36/3 trailing India by 565 runs, with Theunis de Bruyn (20*) and nightwatchman Anrich Nortje (2*) on strike. India struck early on Day 3 as Mohammed Shami struck in the 18th over getting Nortje caught by Virat Kohli at 4th slip. (Image: AP)

De Bruyn offered some resistance but was ultimately undone by Umesh Yadav who picked up his 3rd wicket of the match on his return to the Test team. De Bruyn who scored 30 off 58 balls went for a loose shot outside off and edged the ball with Wriddhiman Saha taking a good sharp catch. South Africa were reduced to 53/5 at the fall of de Bruyn’s wicket. (Image: AP)
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De Bruyn offered some resistance but was ultimately undone by Umesh Yadav who picked up his 3rd wicket of the match on his return to the Test team. De Bruyn who scored 30 off 58 balls went for a loose shot outside off and edged the ball with Wriddhiman Saha taking a good sharp catch. South Africa were reduced to 53/5 at the fall of de Bruyn’s wicket. (Image: AP)

Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis then steadied the South African innings stitching together a 75-run partnership. The sixth-wicket partnership was finally broken by Ravichandran Ashwin who breached de Kock’s defences to hit the top of off-stump. De Kock returned with 31 runs as South Africa were down to 128//6. (Image: AP)
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Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis then steadied the South African innings stitching together a 75-run partnership. The sixth-wicket partnership was finally broken by Ravichandran Ashwin who breached de Kock’s defences to hit the top of off-stump. De Kock returned with 31 runs as South Africa were down to 128//6. (Image: AP)

Ravindra Jadeja then got into the act and managed to get Senuran Muthusamy dismissed for the first time in Tests. Muthusamy 7 (20) who was unbeaten in both innings on debut was given out LBW as he offered no shot while padding away the ball. Jadeja got the delivery to spin back sharply and Umpire Nigel Llong thought long before making his decision which was backed by the DRS as the Proteas unsuccessfully reviewed. (Image: AP)
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Ravindra Jadeja then got into the act and managed to get Senuran Muthusamy dismissed for the first time in Tests. Muthusamy 7 (20) who was unbeaten in both innings on debut was given out LBW as he offered no shot while padding away the ball. Jadeja got the delivery to spin back sharply and Umpire Nigel Llong thought long before making his decision which was backed by the DRS as the Proteas unsuccessfully reviewed. (Image: AP)

As wickets kept tumbling from one end, South African skipper Faf du Plessis held firm from the other end and scored a gritty fifty. (Image: AP)
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As wickets kept tumbling from one end, South African skipper Faf du Plessis held firm from the other end and scored a gritty fifty. (Image: AP)

R Ashwin finally ended Du Plessis' resistance when Ajinkya Rahane took the catch. Du Plessis made 64 off 117 deliveries hitting 9 boundaries and 1 six. South Africa were reeling at 162/8 at fall of Du Plessis' wicket. (Image: AP)
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R Ashwin finally ended Du Plessis' resistance when Ajinkya Rahane took the catch. Du Plessis made 64 off 117 deliveries hitting 9 boundaries and 1 six. South Africa were reeling at 162/8 at fall of Du Plessis' wicket. (Image: AP)

After Du Plessis' wicket, Vernon Philander along with Keshav Maharaj took South Africa to 197/8 at Tea. (Image: AP)
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After Du Plessis' wicket, Vernon Philander along with Keshav Maharaj took South Africa to 197/8 at Tea. (Image: AP)

South African spinner Maharaj brought up his maiden Test fifty in the 91st over as India continued to struggle to break the partnership. Maharaj’s half-century came off 96 balls. (Image: AP)
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South African spinner Maharaj brought up his maiden Test fifty in the 91st over as India continued to struggle to break the partnership. Maharaj’s half-century came off 96 balls. (Image: AP)

Together, Maharaj and Philander stitched together the highest partnership of the South African innings adding 109 runs off 259 balls. The stand was finally broken when Ashwin drew a thick inside edge from Maharaj which went straight to Rohit at leg-slip. Maharaj returned with 72 runs after facing 132 balls. Ashwin then trapped Kagiso Rabada 2 (9) LBW in the 106th over to bring an end to the South African innings. The Proteas were 275-all out still trailing India by 326 runs at Stumps. (Image: AP)
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Together, Maharaj and Philander stitched together the highest partnership of the South African innings adding 109 runs off 259 balls. The stand was finally broken when Ashwin drew a thick inside edge from Maharaj which went straight to Rohit at leg-slip. Maharaj returned with 72 runs after facing 132 balls. Ashwin then trapped Kagiso Rabada 2 (9) LBW in the 106th over to bring an end to the South African innings. The Proteas were 275-all out still trailing India by 326 runs at Stumps. (Image: AP)

First Published on Oct 12, 2019 04:35 pm
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