IND vs SA 2021-22: On the third day of the second Test match between India and South Africa (IND vs SA) in Johannesburg till lunch time, Team India has scored 188 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in its second innings. In this way, Team India has made its lead of 161 runs. Hanuma Vihari remains on the pitch after scoring 6 runs. On the other hand, Shardul Thakur is supporting him by scoring 4 runs.
Rahane and Pujara batted brilliantly
In the first session of the third day of the second test match between India and South Africa in Johannesburg, Team India scored at the loss of 4 wickets in its second innings. Today, playing ahead of 85 runs for the loss of 2 wickets, Team India got off to a good start with the unbeaten Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. 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.
Rabada made the return of South Africa
South African bowlers were completely helpless in front of Pujara and Rahane. And the match seemed to be going out of the grip of South Africa. 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.
Just before lunch, Lungi Engidi gave the sixth blow to Team India by getting Ravichandran Ashwin caught behind the wicket on a personal score of 16 runs. Now when Team India comes back on the field after lunch, they will be expecting a good innings from Hanuma Vihari standing at one end. Today, in the first session of the third day, Team India scored a total of 104 runs and lost 4 wickets.
Shardul Thakur did wonders in the first innings
By the end of the second day’s play, Team India had scored 85 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in their second innings. Before that, South Africa were all out for 229 runs in their first innings today and took a crucial 27-run lead on the basis of the first innings. For Team India, Shardul Thakur took 7 wickets while bowling brilliantly. The Indian team scored 202 runs in its first innings.