Ranchi, October 20: India made 497 for 9 declared in their first innings on the back of maiden Test double hundred by Rohit Sharma and 11th Test hundred by Ajinkya Rahane. And then the hosts took control of the third Test against South Africa reducing them to 9 for 2 before bad light ended the Day 2 proceedings early at the JSCA International stadium here on Sunday (October 20).
India will be eager to continue their dominant ways on the second day of the third Test against South Africa at the JSCA International stadium here on Sunday (October 20). Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane had ground South Africa to the mat on Day 1 with a massive 185-run stand, a record fourth-wicket alliance for India against the Proteas.
India closed the opening day at 224 for three before skies opened up to stem the proceedings a few overs into the final session. But by then Rohit had made his sixth Test hundred, third in this series alone, and Rahane a stubborn 83 to take India to a position of strength.
Here's MyKhel's Live Updates of Day 2 from Ranchi of the India vs South Africa Test. Stay tuned.
Stumps Day 2. SA are 9/2 after India declared at 497/9
bad light stops play. SA are 9/2.
Brute from Umesh. The bouncer caught Quinton de Kock in no man's land and edged to Saha. Out for 4. SA 8/2.
Zubayr Hamza is new bat.
Big first over for India. Shami had Elgar caught behind to Saha for 0. SA are 4/1.
Now over to South Africa. Can they survive Indian attack. India had declared first innings closed at 497 for 9
Umesh Yadav out for 31, off 10 balls with 5 sixes. Superbly entertaining. 482/9
India are 464/8
8 down for india. Ashwin was stumped off Piedt by Klaasen for 14.
Umesh Yadav is new man and he hammered two sixes in a row.
But Jadeja gets out immediately after reaching 50, edging George Linde to Klaasen behind the stumps. 450/7.
50 for Ravindra Jadeja, wonderfully paced innings.
Wicket No 6: George Linde has clean bowled Wriddhiman Saha, who played for turn when there was none.
400 up for India. Jadeja 28 and Saha 16.
India have gone quiet since the dismissal of Rohit. Jadeja and Saha are trying to build a partnership, perhaps, before going all out for runs.
He is the third Indian batsman to get a 200 this series -- Mayank Agarwal and Virat Kohli did it at Vizag and Pune.
Rohit Sharma out for 212, pulled Rabada straight to Ngidi at deep square leg. Exceptional innings.
200 for Rohit. And that too with a 6 off Ngidi. 100 with a 6 and 200 with a 6. Wonderful player.
Welcome back to post lunch session. Rohit on 199. Can he do it?
Lunch. And India are 357/4. Rohit is on 199 and Jadeja on 15. In 27 overs, India made over 130 runs at 4.93 per over. They lost Rahane in the first session but not before him completing his 11th Test hundred.
Rahane has begun to be a bit fidgety at the crease and his stay has ended at 115. He was caught by Klaasen behind the stumps off George Linde. First Test dismissal for both bowler and wicketkeeper.
150 for Rohit. He is making up for all that lost time in Test cricket
100 for Rahane with a single off Nortje. His 11th in Test cricket, first at home in three years. It was a fluent innings.
200 partnership between Rohit and Rahane
Rahane and Rohit struck a boundary each, sweetly timed too.
Right now the skies are clear at Ranchi. But Google weather says 87 per cent chances of rain in the post lunch session. Fingers crossed.
Welcome to MyKhel coverage of Day 2 of the 3rd Test between India and South Africa. A quick reminder: India: 224/3. Rohit Sharma batting 117 and Ajinkya Rahane batting 83. Can India swell the advantage or will SA make a comeback?