India forces South Africa to follow-on in Third Test for a white-wash

South Africa batsman didn’t show any intent to stay in the game whatsoever as they replicated their morning performance in the second innings too.

By Aravind Peesapati, October 21, 2019 18:21 IST

You read the title right. India needs just two wickets to complete their first-ever clean sweep in Test cricket over South Africa. On Day 3, South Africa started their first innings at 9/2 and tumbled all day. Umesh Yadav picked up three wickets while Shami, Ashwin, Jadeja, and Nadeem settled with two each. Young Hamza palmed positively for his 62 while Bavuma and Linde played well for their odd 30’s.

 
But, South Africa fell 334 runs short of Team India’s 1st innings score. Virat Kohli has become the most successful Indian captain in enforcing the follow-on in Test cricket after enforcing it for the eighth time. Kohli decided to enforce the follow-on on South Africa after they dismissed for 162 runs in the first innings of the Ranchi Test. Kohli overtook Mohammed Azharuddin, who had enforced follow-on seven times in his captaincy career.
 
Proteas batsman hasn’t shown any intent to stay in the game whatsoever as they replicated their morning performance in the second innings too. They are now at 132/8 at the end of day 3 with De Bryun nd Nortje increase. During 10th over of South Africa's second innings in Ranchi Test, opener Dean Elgar hit on the head by India pacer Umesh Yadav's 137.3-kmph bouncer. After Elgar's concussion confirmed, replaced by Theunis de Bruyn, who became South Africa's first concussion substitute.
 
Shami, who is a freak of second innings performances, dominated the Proteas batting one up with three wickets. It is just a matter of time to wrap up the things by the home team and to stabilize their top spot in the Test Championship table.


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