IND vs SA: Today is the fourth day of the second Test match being played between India and South Africa. On the third day, the Indian team was all out for 266 runs in the second innings. South Africa got a target of 240 runs. By the end of the third day’s play, the hosts scored 118 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Now the African team needs 122 runs to win, while the Indian team will have to take 8 wickets to win this match. It is looking very difficult for Team India to save this match. If the Indian bowlers can do this feat, then the team will also capture the series. It won’t be easy though.
This was the performance of Indian batsmen on the third day
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane opened the Indian innings on the third day. Both got quick runs and put India in a strong position. However, Rahane got out on a personal score of 58 runs and after that Pujara returned to the pavilion after scoring 53 runs. After this, no Indian batsman could score big and wickets kept falling one after the other. Hanuma Vihari tried till the end and stood at one end, but wickets kept falling at the other end. Hanuma Vihari returned unbeaten on 40. In this way, India’s second innings was reduced to 266 runs. After trailing by 27 runs in the previous innings, the African team got a target of 240 runs.
South Africa tighten their grip on the match
Chasing the target of 240 runs, the South African team started well. Aidan Markram and captain Dean Elgar gave the team a strong start. By sending Markram to the pavilion, Shardul Thakur gave India the first success. Keegan Pietersen, who came to bat after this, also performed well. Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Pietersen. By the end of the third day’s play, South Africa scored 118 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Now the hosts need only 122 runs to win. It has become very difficult for India to win this match.