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SAvIND: South Africa ahead on day 3 despite Virat Kohli’s 153

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South Africa ended the 3rd day on 90 for 2 at SuperSport Park, Centurion just finished a few minutes ago. Virat Kohli played a great knock of 153 and reduced the lead to only 28 runs. South Africa lost 2 early wickets of Markram and Hashim Amla. AB de Villiers and Dean Elgar unbeaten partnership ensured they ended with a lead of 118 runs.

India started the 3rd day at 183 for 5. Hardik Pandya was dismissed run out as he did not drag his bat into the crease. Kohli reached his 21st test century off 146 balls. Ravichandran Ashwin played attacking innings of 38 runs and put on 71 runs for the 7th wicket. India lost Mohammad Shami before the lunch break. At lunch, India scored 287 for 8.

After the lunch break, Virat Kohli scored 150 off 207 balls. Despite his efforts, India was bowled out for 307. Kohli became the second Indian batsmen to score a century in South Africa. It was one of his best innings to save team India from conceding a big lead. Jasprit Bumrah took 2 early wickets of Markram and Hashim Amla to put South African under pressure at 3 for 2. AB de Villiers looked in good touch putting pressure on the Indian bowlers. Dean Elgar struggled to time the ball. South Africa ended the second session at 60 for 2.

The third session was interrupted by rain. AB de Villiers and Dean Elgar played with good intent. Rain again halted play. AB de Villiers completed his half-century off 78 balls. Bad light stopped play at the score of 90 for 2. Both de Villiers and Dean Elgar have put on 87 runs for the third wicket so far.

South Africa 335 in 113. 5 overs ( Markram 92, Hashim Amla 82, Faf du Plessis 63, Ravichandran Ashwin 4/113, Ishant Sharma 3/46) and 90 for 2 in 29 overs (AB de Villiers 50*, Dean Elgar 36*, Jasprit Bumrah 2/30) lead

India 307 in 92.1 overs ( Virat Kohli 153, Murali Vijay 46, R Ashwin 38, Morne Morkel 4/60) by 118 runs.

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