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  1. India vs South Africa, 1st Test day 3 Live Updates: Play called off due to rain

India vs South Africa, 1st Test day 3 Live Updates: Play called off due to rain

Live Cricket Score, India vs South Africa: The day two ended on a good note for the South Africans, who gained a sizeable lead over the Indian side after reaching 65 for two.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: January 7, 2018 8:29 PM
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India vs South Africa LIVE Score, 1st Test day 3 Live Updates:  The day two ended on a good note for the South Africans, who gained a sizeable lead over the Indian side after reaching 65 for two. But the Proteas had to finish the match without Dale Steyn who suffered another injury and has been ruled out of the series against India. Hashim Amla (four not out) and nightwatchman Kagiso Rabada (two not out) will seek to extend the home side’s advantage of 142 runs with eight second-innings wickets remaining after they bowled India out for 209 on a lively wicket offering plenty of assistance for the bowlers. Being a bowler light will probably make South Africa rethink what is a good target to set India to win the game. Though Hardik Pandya took the attack to the South African seamers. However, India has back to the wall as they are trailing by 77 runs.

Here are India vs South Africa Live Cricket Score Updates:

7:15 pm Play has been called off

6:57 pm   Umpires out with their umbrellas for inspection

6:04 pm: Persistent rain washed out the morning session on day three of the first Test between South Africa and India in Cape Town.

5:28 pm: Heavy showers had been forecast for Sunday and they duly arrived early in the morning. It didn’t stop raining at all, instead picked up as the scheduled start time of play approached.

4:55 pm: On day two, India finished with 209 runs in their first innings, surrendering a 77-run lead. South Africa were 65/2 at stumps with an overall lead of 142 runs.

4:45 pm:  On day one, South Africa were bowled out for 286 runs in the first innings with Bhuvneshwar Kumar taking 4-87. India were reduced to 28/3 at stumps.

1:15 pm: Under covers at the moment is Newlands. Raining down here heavily! Expected delay in start

1:08 pm: Dale Steyn won’t be able to bowl for the rest of the first test against India and is probably out for the entire three-match series with a “freakish” foot injury sustained while bowling in his comeback game on Saturday, the South African team manager said.

12:43 pm: South African pacer Kagiso Rabada has ascertained that his side are slightly ahead in the first Test as they now enjoy an overall lead of 142 runs with eight wickets in hand, going into the third day of the opening cricket Test.

Here are India vs South Africa 1st Test playing XIs:

India – Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah.

South Africa – Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel.

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