The decisive match of the Test series at Newlands in Cape Town almost slipped out of hand for the Indian team. Now India will have to perform a miracle to win on matchday four. In response to India’s 212-run goal, at the end of the third day’s game, South Africa scored 101 runs across two wickets. Matchday 3’s game ended with the dismissal of South African captain Dean Elgar.
On the stumps, Keegan Pietersen came back undefeated with 48 of 61 balls with the help of seven fours. At the same time, Dean Elgar scored 30 runs on 96 balls with the help of three fours. Earlier, Aidan Markram came out after scoring 16 runs on 22 balls with the help of four fours.
South Africa now have to score 111 runs on the fourth day to win. In the second inning for India thus far, Jasprit Bumrah took one wicket apiece for 29 runs and Mohammed Shami gave up 22 runs.
Earlier, the Indian team scored 198 runs in its second inning and set a goal of 212 runs for South Africa. Goalie hitter Rishabh Pant scored a century for India. He scored an undefeated 100 on 139 balls with the help of six fours and four sixes.
In addition to Rishabh Pant’s 100 undefeated for India, captain Virat Kohli played a 29-run inning. There was a 94-race partnership for fifth field between the two. Pant was standing at one end and the wickets kept falling at regular intervals at the other.
Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin 07, Shardul Thakur 05, Umesh Yadav 00, and Mohammed Shami were also ruled zero. But Pant completed his century with 133 balls. During this, his bat hit six fours and four sixes. This is Rishabh Pant’s fourth century in test cricket. At the same time, this is his third century of testing abroad.
Marco Jansen took the maximum of four wickets for South Africa. Jansen took four wickets for 36 runs in 19.3 overs. Apart from this, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi took three plots each.