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India Vs South Africa 2nd Test Day 3

Story Highlights
  • South Africa 60/1, need 180 runs to win.
  • Shardul Takes First Wicket.
  • India set South Africa a tricky 240-run target.

South Africa: India set South Africa a tricky 240-run target to win the second Test after being bowled out for 266 in their second innings on the third day of the match here on Wednesday. Resuming at 85 for two, India called the shots with Cheteshwar Pujara (53) and Ajinkya Rahane (58) striking half-centuries. South Africa has lost their first wicket in the chase of 240 against India as Shardul Thakur has removed Aiden Markram early in the fourth innings at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.

Earlier, Hanuma Vihari remained not out with his 40-run knock as India were bowled out for 266 runs in their second innings. The visitors made a good start on Day 3 but lost their way after the dismissals of Ajinkya Rahane (58) and Cheteshwar Pujara (53). The pair registered half-centuries to take India’s lead past the 100-run mark. They were dismissed by Kagiso Rabada, who also took the wicket of Rishabh Pant. Apart from Rabada, Marco Jansen and Lungi Ngidi also picked three wickets each while Duanne Olivier took one. Towards the end, it was a good show by Indian lower-order batters as the last 5 wickets cost South Africa 99 runs.

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