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The fourth day of the third test match between India and South Africa is going to be very exciting and important. On the one hand, Team India would like to take 8 wickets of the African team soon, while on the other hand, South Africa would like to score 111 runs as soon as possible and win the series 2-1. In response to the target of 212 runs from India, South Africa scored 101 runs for the loss of two wickets at the end of the third day’s play.
For South Africa, captain Dean Elgar and Keegan Pietersen (48 not out) put their team in a strong position, but Jasprit Bumrah took the wicket of Elgar in the last over of the day to give India hope of a comeback. But South Africa is looking strong in the match.
South Africa will hope for Keegan Pietersen
Keegan Pietersen has batted brilliantly in the India-South Africa series. They are still unbeaten on 48 runs. Team India would like this player to get out soon. Keegan Peterson has impressed everyone in this series. He has been a very settled batsman throughout the series. During his innings of 48 runs, this player showed when to attack and when to defence.
If Team India has to win this match, then Pietersen will have to be dismissed soon and along with it the wicket of Temba Bauma will also have to be taken soon. If this happens then Team India can also win the match.
In the second innings, the Indian team was reduced to 198 runs.
South African bowlers bowled wonderfully in the second innings and India’s second innings was reduced to just 198 runs. Rishabh Pant scored an unbeaten 100 for Team India, scoring a brilliant century in difficult conditions. India got a 13-run lead on the basis of the first innings. In this way South Africa got the target of 212 runs. For the first time in a Test match, India has lost all its 20 wickets as catches.
Rahane-Pujara’s flop form continues
Team India’s experienced batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara once again proved to be a flop in India’s second innings. There was a lot of expectation from Pujara and Rahane at the start of the third day. On the second ball, Cheteshwar Pujara scored 9 runs and was dismissed by Marco Jensen. Keegan Pietersen on leg gully took a very amazing catch from Pujara. In the very next over, Ajinkya Rahane also lost his wicket after scoring 1 run.