IND vs SA LIVE Score: Kohli smashes fifty; Follow LIVE

IND vs SA LIVE Score – Kohli closing in on century: India were off to a rocky start in the 3rd Test after openers KL Rahul (12) and Mayank Agarwal (15) departed in quick succession. However, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara (43) steadied the innings before Rishabh Pant joined in. Follow India vs South Africa LIVE score updates on InsideSport.IN

Virat Kohli returned to the side after back injury and won the toss. He opted to bat first in the series decider 3rd Test in Cape Town. Mohammed Siraj misses out with hamstring injury and Umesh Yadav comes in his place.

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IND vs SA LIVE Score: Bumrah follows Shardul back, lone ranger Virat Kohli shoulders on; IND 209/8; Follow Day 1 LIVE Updates

India 1st innings: 209/8

IND vs SA LIVE Score: Day 1, Session 3, 5th hour

  • Kohli on 77 – This is his highest score in 27 innings.
  • Kohli is moving closer to his 71st century, he is on 77 now with a 4.
  • WICKET! Shardul Thakur’s brief 9-ball 12 knock comes to an end as Keegan Petersen takes an excellent catch.
  • SIX! Shardul Thakur hammers a six to bring up 200 for India.
  • FOUR! Back to back boundaries for Virat Kohli. He is bringing up the pace.
  • WICKET! Fantastic delivery from Jansen and Ashwin departs. Kohli now has to play a great knock with the tail.
  • Keshav Maharaj comes into attack after 61 overs.
  • WICKET! Extra bounce from Marco Jansen and Rishabh gives a catch at the slip.
  • FIFTY! 28th Test fifty for Virat Kohli. He brings it up with a boundary.
  • Kohli and Pant frustrate South Africa after early strikes.
  • Kohli and Pant bring up 150 for India.
  • FOUR! Virat Kohli begins 2nd session with a 4, moves to 44.

IND vs SA LIVE Score: Day 1, Session 2, 4th hour

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  • FOUR! Kohli gets a gift on his pads, puts it away effortlessly to pick another boundary.
  • FOUR! Kohli joins in on the act, executes the straight drive to perfection.
  • FOUR! Rishabh Pant looks determined, pulls Kagiso Rabada to the fence for another boundary.
  • FOUR! Rishabh Pant gets off the mark with a boundary, plays it over Marco Jansen in the cordon.
  • WICKET! Ajinkya Rahane’s struggles continue, Kagiso Rabada strikes first ball after the drink break.

IND vs SA LIVE Score: Day 1, Session 2, 3rd hour

  • FOUR! Picture perfect from Kohli! Indian captain plays an elegant cover drive off Jansen as he ups the ante following Pujara’s dismissal.
  • SIX! Indian captain Virat Kohli smashes the first six off the match as he top edges a fast bouncer off Rabada
  • FOUR! Ajinkya Rahane plays a delightful cover drive off Jansen to add 4 to India’s tally.
  • FOUR! Lucky for India! Ajinkya Raha edged one but falls short of the slips and runs away to the boundary.
  • WICKET! Marco Jansen strikes the break through, Pujara knicks one to the keeper, out for 43. India 95/3
  • FOUR! Pujara welcomes back Marco Jansen with a fine flick to the boundary.
  • The partnership bow reads 52* between Kohli and Pujara
  • FOUR! Cheteshwar Pujara looks in imperious touch as he uppishly glances one down the leg side towards the boundary.
  • FOUR! Pujara begins 2nd session with a fantastic drive for a 4 off Ngidi.

IND vs SA LIVE Score: Virat Kohli brings up a slow but steady 28th fifty to rescue India; Follow Day 1 LIVE Updates

IND vs SA LIVE Score: Day 1, Session 1, 2nd hour

  • LUNCH! Kohli and Pujara have steadied India’s ships after two quick wickets. They have put together a 42-run stand.
  • FOUR! Beautiful cover drive from Kohli and it rushes to the boundary for a 4. He has been slow to start with but he is picking up the pace.
  • FOUR! After two consecutive maiden overs, Pujara smashes a four on the leg side.
  • Fifty up for India. Kohli and Pujara will have to play a responsible innings.
  • FOUR! After 15 dot balls, Virat Kohli opens his account with a  boundary. Front foot cover drive and Kohli punishes Jansen.
  • Pujara and Kohli will have to rebuild after two early jolts.

IND vs SA LIVE Score: Day 1, Session 1, 1st hour

  • Nine balls and Kohli is yet to open his account.
  • FOUR! Cheteshwar Pujara begins with an offensive approach, pulls Olivier for a 4 on a short ball.
  • Virat Kohli comes in early to play his 99th Test.
  • WICKET! Rabada strikes and Mayank departs. India are in trouble.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara comes in.
  • WICKET! Four consecutive maiden overs and under pressure KL Rahul plays a half-hearted shot and nicked it to the wicketkeeper.
  • Three consecutive maiden overs. Mayank and Rahul are sticking to defensive approach with wild swing in the opening hour.

IND vs SA LIVE Score: Virat Kohli brings up a slow but steady 28th fifty to rescue India; Follow Day 1 LIVE Updates

  • Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul started well in the first half hour, South Africa vs India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 1st day, January 11, 2022
  • FOUR! Mayank Agarwal flicks Rabada for a 4.
  • SURVIVES! KL Rahul survives this time. Rahul fails to read Rabada’s delivery and it takes a thick edge but goes over the third slip.
  • FOUR! Mayank Agarwal drives Olivier for a 4. Slightly outside off stump and Agarwal drives it in the ‘V’ for a 4.
  • DROPPED! Mayank survives. He edged a Rabada delivery and it goes to the third slip but it’s dropped.
  • Duanne Olivier comes in after Rabada troubles KL Rahul in the first over.
  • Agarwal and KL Rahul open for India.
  • Kagiso Rabada opens his bowling for South Africa.

As for teams, South Africa remain unchanged. India have made two changes. Virat Kohli replaces Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav comes in place of Mohammed Siraj.

South Africa (Playing XI): Dean Elgar(c), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne(w), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi

India (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav

IND vs SA LIVE Score: Virat Kohli brings up a slow but steady 28th fifty to rescue India; Follow Day 1 LIVE Updates

“You cannot control what’s above your head. Runs on this venue have always worked out well at this venue. I am fit and fine. I come in for Vihari. Siraj missed out because of a niggle and Umesh comes in for him. Umesh has been very potent with the ball recently, very handy in the field and with the bat as well. It was a tough decision to choose between the two. We are expected to win every Test we play overseas and that fourth innings chase from South Africa was a special one from them. It is a beautiful stadium and we are very excited,” Virat Kohli said at the toss.

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13:35: Ishant Sharma misses out once again. Is this end of the road for the veteran?

13:30: Pitch report: Grass on the pitch and overcast conditions. There will be a little help for the seamers early on.

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13:20 IST: Still overcast but no rain yet.

IND vs SA LIVE Score: Virat Kohli brings up a slow but steady 28th fifty to rescue India; Follow Day 1 LIVE Updates

13:10 IST: The rain threat clears out for the moment. But the real question is who will replace injured Mohammed Siraj?

12:50 PM IST: Half an hour to go for the toss and the threat of rain still looms large. Rain clouds are hovering over Newlands stadium.

12:10 PM IST: With a 60% chance of rain, start to Day 1 could be delayed.

IND vs SA LIVE Score: Virat Kohli brings up a slow but steady 28th fifty to rescue India; Follow Day 1 LIVE Updates

12 PM IST: Match results (IND vs SA at Capetown)- India are 0-3 behind to Proteas

Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Match Date Scorecard
South Africa India drawn Jan 2-6, 1993 Test # 1209
South Africa India South Africa 282 runs Jan 2-6, 1997 Test # 1349
South Africa India South Africa 5 wickets Jan 2-6, 2007 Test # 1827
South Africa India drawn Jan 2-6, 2011 Test # 1988
South Africa India South Africa 72 runs Jan 5-8, 2018 Test # 2292

 

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11:32 AM IST: All set for the series decider. The LIVE action to begin in a few hours.

IND vs SA LIVE Score: Virat Kohli brings up a slow but steady 28th fifty to rescue India; Follow Day 1 LIVE Updates

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  • Virat Kohli’s return is all set to boost India’s chances both as batsman and captain with his sharp cricketing brain. KL Rahul had failed to deliver in his absence at Johannesburg.
  • Umesh Yadav replaces injured Mohammed Siraj.
  • India might have been outplayed in Johannesburg but they can still go on to conquer the final frontier at Newlands, Capetown to win the maiden Test series in South Africa. 
  • Team India are looking to script history at Capetown and win their maiden Test series in South Africa. They have already impressed with their heroics in Australia & England in the last 12 months.
  • Virat Kohli & Co and Rahul Dravid, who have won Tests in SA, can guide India in the Proteas backyard to become the only second Asian Team to beat the opponents after Sri Lanka. The golden opportunity comes after a gap of 3 decades of India vs South Africa rivalry.

IND vs SA LIVE Score: Virat Kohli brings up a slow but steady 28th fifty to rescue India; Follow Day 1 LIVE Updates

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