India Vs South Africa LIVE SCORE (test)

India Vs South Africa At JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi, 19 October, 2019

19 October, 2019
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

497/9 (116.3 ov)

3rd Test

162/10 (56.2 ov)

133/10 (48.0 ov)

India beat South Africa by an innings and 202 runs

India South Africa
497/9 (116.3 ov) - R/R 4.26 162/10 (56.2 ov) - R/R 2.87
133/10 (48.0 ov) - R/R 2.77

Match Ended

India beat South Africa by an innings and 202 runs

This Over
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0
0
0
0(W)
0(W)
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Anrich Nortje not out 5 16 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Shahbaz Nadeem 6 1 18 2
Current Partnership Last Wicket 133/10 (48)

0 (0) R/R: 0

Lungi Ngidi 0(1) S.R (0)

c & b Shahbaz Nadeem
India vs South Africa, Highlights, 3rd Test Day 1 at Ranchi, Full Cricket Score: India reach 224/3 before rain leads to early stumps

India vs South Africa, Highlights, 3rd Test Day 1 at Ranchi, Full Cricket Score: India reach 224/3 before rain leads to early stumps

16:04 (IST)

So that's all for today. Kagiso Rabada was the star for South Africa in the first session with his fiery spell. India lost three wickets, including that of Kohli's cheaply. But then Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane's superb counter-attack derailed Faf du Plessis' plans. Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten on 117 while Rahane scored 83. India end the day on top and they would look to make a big score tomorrow to pile on more misery on South Africa. 

Do join us tomorrow. Thank you for staying with us and goodbye for now. 

15:57 (IST)

Good fightback by India after losing early wickets

15:49 (IST)

It's official. No more play on Day 1. Umpires have called stumps due to bad light and rain in Ranchi. 

15:30 (IST)

There has a been a steady drizzle at the ground at this point and the groundsmen are covering the entire field of play. I think we are done for the day...

Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance cricket writer at Ranchi

15:30 (IST)
15:22 (IST)

Bad news!

15:14 (IST)

Reports are coming in that the light has worsened and dark clouds have formed in Ranchi. Good chance that there will be no more play today.

15:04 (IST)

The players are going off the field and I can't see them coming back anytime soon.

Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance cricket writer at Ranchi

15:04 (IST)
15:01 (IST)

Meanwhile, bad light in Ranchi stops play. The Indian batsmen have gone to their dressing room. Faf and his players are still sticking around. 

14:59 (IST)

After 58 overs,India 224/3 ( Rohit Sharma 117 , Ajinkya Rahane 83)

South Africa bowlers are not doing enough to test Rohit and Rahane. Nortje is bowling with pace but the Indian batsmen are finding it easy to play him. First ball goes for a boundary and one more single in the over. 

14:56 (IST)
four

Low and on the pads from Nortje. Rohit takes the aerial route over square-leg and finds four runs. 

Highlights

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India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 1, Latest Updates: It's official. No more play on Day 1. Umpires have called stumps due to bad light and rain in Ranchi.

India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Preview: It would have been a dead rubber but with valuable World Test Championship points on offer, India would be eyeing victory while South Africa would be desperate for some consolation in a wretched tour when the third and final Test starts on Saturday.

There are 40 points on offer and a 3-0 series whitewash, both of which India would be targetting against the hapless visitors.

Dominating the Proteas in all the departments, India won the first Test in Visakhapatnam by 203 runs before inflicting an innings and 137-run defeat on the hapless visitors in Pune to regain the Freedom Trophy.

India, who have 200 points from four games, have a massive 140-point lead over nearest rivals New Zealand and Sri Lanka in the WTC standings. Skipper Virat Kohli has also made it clear that there is plenty to play for in the final Test and the team cannot afford a drop in intensity.

Going into the game, India have very few holes to plug, be it their batting or bowling.

The home team could not have asked for more from their top-order with Rohit Sharma showing why he is such an impact player as he feasted on the South African bowlers with twin hundreds in the first Test while opening for the first time.

The Mumbai batsman's opening partner Mayank Agarwal, on the other hand, went on to convert his maiden hundred into a double in Visakhapatnam and followed it up with another century in Pune.

Then it was the turn of 'King Kohli' who came to the party in the Pune with a career-best double hundred — a majestic 254 not out — and made it look like a routine job.

Rohit will be eyeing a big score after not firing in the first innings of the Pune Test while Cheteshwar Pujara, who has scored two fifties in the series, would be looking to cross the three-figure mark.

That India have lost only 16 wickets while routing South Africa in both the Tests sums up their dominance.

Toss has also been kind to India so far and things are likely to get more exciting if the stroke of luck favours Faf du Plessis in the final Test.

The last time South Africa toured India, rank-turners had welcomed the side but this time both the pacers and spinners have been able to extract something out of the pitch.

Umesh Yadav made a fine comeback in the Pune Test to return with fine figures of 3/22 with some brief hostile spells as wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha who took some breathtaking catches to aid to the pacer's tally.

Kohli played an extra pacer in Umesh at Pune by benching Hanuma Vihari but only time will tell what combination he chooses for the final Test.

South African captain Faf du Plessis has already predicted the Ranchi pitch to be a turner, bringing Kuldeep Yadav into contention as the third spinner.

South Africa batsmen showed some fight in Visakhapatnam but they let themselves down in Pune.

It was only the tailenders who showed some character and frustrated the Indian bowling. Du Plessis has urged experiences players like Dean Elgar, Quinton De Kock and Temba Bavuma to bat with responsibility.

Their batting woes are further compounded by the absence of opener Aiden Markram who has been ruled out of the third Test with an injury.

The pace attack comprising Kagiso Rabada, Vernon Philander and Anrich Nortje has also not been as effective as expected while the Indian pacers have managed to provide the breakthroughs.

With their senior-most spinner Keshav Maharaj also ruled out, South Africa will find it tougher to stop the Indian juggernaut.

Squads

India

Virat Kohli (capt)Mayank AgarwalRohit SharmaCheteshwar PujaraAjinkya RahaneHanuma VihariRishabh PantWriddhiman SahaRavichandran AshwinRavindra JadejaKuldeep YadavMohammed ShamiUmesh YadavIshant SharmaShubman Gill

South Africa

Faf du Plessis (capt), Temba BavumaTheunis de BruynQuinton de KockDean ElgarZubayr HamzaKeshav MaharajAiden MarkramSenuran MuthusamyLungi NgidiAnrich NortjeVernon PhilanderDane PiedtKagiso Rabada, Rudi Second

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: October 19, 2019 16:04:44 IST

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