Team India had a great start on day-3 as the most experienced duo Rahane and Pujara scored fifty and took India took to a good position. But soon the South Africa team made a came back as Rabada scalped the wickets of Rahane, Pujara, and Pant.
Pant got out playing a rash shot while he was batting on 0. His wicket made things difficult for Team India.
And just before the Lunch Break, Team India lost Ashwin as well. He got caught behind while poking a ball that was going down leg and India went into lunch at 188/6, leading by 161 runs.
Shardul Thakur played a quickfire Cameo of 28 runs before Jansen got rid of him. And then the heated argument happened between Marco Jansen and Jasprit Bumrah in the 55th over where Jansen was bowling short-pitched deliveries.
After a couple of nasty short deliveries, Jansen gave a cold stare in his follow-through which Bumrah didn’t like, and he reacted to it. Usually, we see Bumrah not reacting to all this but when Jansen went up to him, they both exchanged words forcing the umpire to stop them in the mid-pitch confrontation.
Video of the same –
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— Cricket wala ladka (@cricketwalaldka) January 5, 2022
In the next over, then Rabada bowled a short-length ball, Bumrah smashed it for a six. Interesting both
Jasprit Bumrah and Marco Jansen played for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.
Dale Steyn takes Jansen’s side in the Jasprit- Jansen argument
Former South Africa Pacer, Dale Steyn tweet suggests Jasprit Bumrah learn to take the aggression’ after his verbal exchange with Marco Jansen on Day-3.
Steyn also put a limelight on the incident when a similar incident took place between Jasprit and Anderson in the England tour.
I swear I remember Bumrah doing the same thing to a Mr James Anderson not too long ago.
Learn to take it kid.
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) January 5, 2022
Commendable batting by Hanuma Vihari took India to post 266
Team India got all-out for 266 runs, leading by 239 runs and giving a target of 240 to South Africa.
For India Vihari contributed well as he scored 40* runs. For South Africa Rabada, Jansen and Ngidi took 3 wickets each.
South Africa had a good start with the bat after a very long time. The openers added 47 runs for the first wicket in the first 10 overs of the 4th innings and this was the highest opening partnership in the last 13 innings.
Shardul Thakur is having a dream test match where he first picked 7 wickets, then he scored quickfire important runs and now gave Team India the first breakthrough in the 4th innings by picking up Markram’s wicket.
Petersen played some beautiful drives before he got lbw out against Ashwin. By the end of the day, South Africa managed to score 118 runs for just the loss of 2 wickets. The match is evenly hanging as of now where Team India needs 8 wickets and South Africa needs 122 runs to win the 2nd test match.