Live updates: India vs South Africa 3rd Test, Day 1
India’s struggle in the ongoing South Africa series doesn’t seem to come to end. After having lost the first two Tests in Cape Town and Centurion, India would have hoped for better performance in the final Test at Johannesburg. But come the third Test, it was the same old struggle for Indian batsmen against the South African pacers.
After two quick dismissals —Murali Vijay and KL Rahul— the opposition bowlers looked in total control. India no. 3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was in the line of fire of the Protean pacers. They kept testing him outside the off-stump, peppered him with short deliveries, and made the ball bounce awkwardly into Pujara’s pads. The lines were so tight that Pujara had no scoring opportunities.
After having endured that burst from the pacers, Pujara finally got a 1run mark on the 54th ball of his innings.