India head trainer Rahul Dravid had the chance and honour to ring the bell on the Centurion to signify the beginning of play on Day 4 at Centurion. The previous Indian captain has had just right reminiscences of enjoying in South Africa having captained the Indian workforce to their first-ever Check win in this soil and most likely rightly so, deserved to ring the bell.
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— BCCI (@BCCI) December 29, 2021
An eventful Day 3 places India within the driving force’s seat
India have been merely sensible on a gap day having ended it on 272/3. With rain enjoying spoilsport on the second one day, Day 3 was once anticipated to be a transferring day. South Africa made a robust comeback within the opening consultation as each Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi have been bowling with their tails up. India misplaced 7 wickets for simply 55 runs and were given bowled out for simply 327.
Alternatively, 327 was once nonetheless a difficult rating in this pitch and South Africa didn’t get off to the most efficient of begins. The Proteas misplaced their opening 4 wickets for simply 32 runs and have been in serious trouble. This is when Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock were given in combination for a the most important half-century stand. However as soon as De Kock’s wicket fell, India have been proper again into the sport. Bavuma’s half-century was once most likely the one saving grace as India took a lead of 146 runs by means of the top of the day’s play.
With Day 4 in growth, India nonetheless have 8 wickets in hand on the time of writing and can glance to swell that lead up to imaginable as a way to have sufficient time to bowl South Africa out and take a 1-0 lead within the sequence.