IND vs SA 2021-22: Chasing a target of 240 runs till tea time on the third day of the second test match between India and South Africa (IND vs SA) in Johannesburg, the South African team went without in their second innings. 34 runs for any loss. South Africa will have to score 206 runs to level the series by winning this match. Before that, after lunch, the Indian team’s second innings ended on the score of 266 runs after playing 185 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Hanuma Vihari scored an unbeaten 40 not out.
Vihari and Shardul took the lead beyond 200
After lunch on the third day of the IND vs SA second test match, Hanuma Vihari and Shardul Thakur put on a brilliant 41 runs for the seventh wicket for the Indian team. By partnering, the team’s lead reached close to 200. Once again, Shardul played an important innings of 28 runs, showing his excellent batting pattern.
After the dismissal of Shardul, Hanuma Vihari took up the responsibility of scoring runs. Vihari, along with the lower order batsmen, took the Indian team’s score to 266 runs. In this way, Team India set a target of 240 runs in front of South Africa. Vihari scored 40 not out. For South Africa, Rabada (Kagiso Rabada), Ngidi and Marco Jensen took 3-3 wickets.
Elgar and Markram got off to a great start for South Africa
Tea on Day 3 of the 2nd Test.
South Africa get off to a steady start in the second innings with 34/0 on the board.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 5, 2022
South Africa got a target of 240 runs to win this (IND vs SA) match. No team has successfully chased such a big score in the fourth innings in Johannesburg till date. In such a situation, the South African team expected a good start from both their opener batsmen, Aiden Markram and captain Dean Elgar. And both the batsmen did their job well.
Bowlers like Bumrah and Shami were faced by both the batsmen. And by the time it was tea, 34 runs were scored without any loss. Now South Africa need 206 runs to win this match, and they have 10 wickets left.
Pujara and Rahane had a quick start to the day
Earlier this morning, in the first session of the third day of the IND vs SA second Test match, Team India went ahead to play 85 runs for the loss of 2 wickets, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, both the experienced batsmen of yesterday’s unbeaten. Got off to a good start together. Both batsmen, battling poor form, scored half-centuries. Both the batsmen put together a brilliant partnership of 111 runs for the third wicket and took the Indian team’s lead beyond 100.
In front of Pujara and Rahane, the bowlers of the South African team were completely helpless and the match seemed to be going out of South Africa’s grip. After which Captain Elgar (Dean Elgar) handed the ball to his most prominent bowler Kagiso Rabada, and Rabada did not disappoint his captain. He got his team back in the match by dismissing both the set batsmen Pujara, Rahane and then Pant in 3 consecutive overs. Pujara scored 53 and Rahane scored 58 runs. At the same time, Rishabh Pant could not even open his account. Before lunch, Team India also suffered a sixth setback in the form of Ashwin.