Rediff – IMAGE: Virat Kohli chats with umpires Ian Gould and Aleem Dar as they lead the players off the field on Day 3 of the 3rd Test at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Friday.

Summary

  • IMAGE: Virat Kohli chats with umpires Ian Gould and Aleem Dar as they lead the players off the field on Day 3 of the 3rd Test at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Friday.
  • Photograph: BCCIIndian batsmen were not afraid to take blows on their bodies on a difficult Wanderers pitch, offering dangerous bounce, even as match officials called off the third day’s play when South Africa batted in similar conditions later, in Johannesburg on Friday.
  • South Africa opener Deal Elgar was hit on the grill of his helmet by a Mohammed Shami delivery in the ninth over of the hosts’ second innings, prompting umpires to halt play.
  • In the morning session, Rabada had hit Kohli in the 31st over and then Vijay in the 35th over, both on their hands as they failed to fend off sharp, rising deliveries.
  • Photograph: BCCIStarting from overnight score of 49/1, South Africa quickly struck twice after India crossed 50 first thing in the morning session.


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