SA vs IND | 3rd Test | Day 4: South Africa in cruise control at the end of first session

Somya Kapoor

| Jan 14, 2022 10:39 AM

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South Africa were on a roll in the first session on Day 4 of the third Test against India in Cape Town after they added 70 runs at the cost of just one wicket in the overnight score. The home side was 171/3 when the Lunch was taken, needing 41 more to win. 

Beginning the proceedings at 101/2, Keegan Petersen and Rassie van der Dussen batting in a cautious manner to negotiate the first few hours of the day. Petersen was eventually undone by Shardul Thakur for 82. 

One of the highlights of this first session was the drop catch from CHeteshwar Pujara who failed to hold on to a sitter in the slips from Petersen earlier in the day. 

While the Proteas’ batsmen showed a lot of resistance, the Indian pacers too bowled in good areas and were pretty impressive with their line and length. The three-match series is presently levelled at 1-1. 


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