India vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 2 Live Score Updates: Keegan Petersen Half-Century Helps South Africa Reduce Deficit To Below 100

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IND vs SA 3rd Test Day 1 Score Updates: Keegan Petersen hits fifty on Day 2.© AFP




India vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 2 Live Score Updates: South Africa are four wickets down against India on Day 2 of the ongoing third Test at the Wanderers in Cape Town. The hosts have reduced the deficit to under 100 runs, thanks to Keegan Petersen’s half-century. Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah have taken two wickets each for India. The hosts had resumed play on Day 2 at their overnight score of 17 for one. Earlier, India posted a total of 223 with skipper Virat Kohli top-scoring with a fighting knock of 79. Initially, India had won the toss and Kohli elected to bat. The series is tied at 1-1. (LIVE SCORECARD)

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

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

India vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 2 Live Score Updates From Newlands In Cape Town


  • 17:26 (IST)

    END OF THE 45th!

    Good stuff from Shami! Just one run off it!

    South African batter are looking comfortable at the moment, especially the set man Petersen.

    Live Score; SA: 128/4 (45 ov; Trail India by 95 runs)

  • 17:19 (IST)

    Good Shot From Bavuma! FOUR!

    What a cracking drive by Bavuma. Umesh pitches it slightly up and Bavuma pounces to drive the ball straight towards long-off. Easy pickings.

    Live Score; SA: 126/4 (43.2 ov; Trail by 97 runs)

  • 17:04 (IST)

    FOUR RUNS! Excellent Shot!

    What a shot! Temba Bavuma is off and runnings. That shot was all about timing.

    Live Score; SA: 116/4

  • 17:02 (IST)

    EGED AND GONE! GOOD CATCH!

    WICKET! UMESH YADAV STRIKES!

    Umesh Yadav gets the breakthrough to end this dangerous looking partnership. Rassie van der Dussen is gone. Good catch from the skipper Kohli.

    R vd Dussen c Kohli b Yadav 21 (54)

    Live Score; SA: 112/4 (39.2)

  • 16:56 (IST)

    South Africa looking composed at the start of session 2 on Day 2

    Keegan Petersen and Rassie van der Dussen are looking at much ease in the second session against the Indian pacers

    Petersen, specially, is looking to take on the bowlers and keep the scorecard ticking

    Score: SA 110/3 [Trail India by 113 runs]

  • 16:47 (IST)

    Umesh Yadav hits Van der Dussen’s pads – India lose review yet again

    Van der Dussen survives an early scare against Umesh Yadav.  India take another DRS which they lose as the ball was seen going over the stumps

    India only have 1 DRS left

    Score: SA 100/3 [Trail India by 123 runs]

  • 16:42 (IST)

    Post Lunch Session Begins – Umesh Yadav starts proceedings for Team India – SA 100/3

    The second session begins after a riveting Day 2 morning of the third Test

    The initial phase of the morning session did belong to India but South Africa fought back in the latter stage

    Pacer Umesh Yadav begins proceedings

    Score: SA 100/3 [Trail India by 123 runs]

  • 16:10 (IST)

    Lunch – South Africa 100/3 after 35 overs – Petersen 40*, Van der Dussen 17*

    After initial jolts, South Africa batters found themselves in a better position with score at 100/3

    Petersen and Van der Dussen stitched together an unbeaten 50-run stand after Bumrah, Shami and Umesh bowled superbly

    Shardul was unlucky to be have a couple of changes drop short of the slips

  • 15:59 (IST)

    Petersen-Van der Dussen bring 50-run partnership

    Petersen-Van der Dussen have dug deep and stitched together a crucial unbeaten 50-run stand to help South Africa fight back in the 1st innings itself

    Score: SA 99/3 [Trail India by 124 runs]

  • 15:49 (IST)

    Petersen-Van der Dussen are fighting hard in the middle with more than 40-run unbeaten stand

    Partnership between Petersen and Rassie van der Dussen has reached 43 runs off just 64 balls

    After initial hiccups, both batters are looking more comfortable with each passing delivery 

    Score: SA 88/3 [Trail India by 135 runs]

  • 15:38 (IST)

    Ashwin starts with a maiden – Spin on offer in the first session itself

    Ravichandran Ashwin starts with a maiden over. The track is offering spin and could prove to be a crucial asset going forward into the match

    Score: SA 79/3 [Trail India by 144 runs]

  • 15:35 (IST)

    Petersen makes use of a wide ball on the off-side and slashes for a boundary !

    Petersen has been extremely cautious this morning against the relentless pressure from the Indian bowlers

    However, he has made use of every wide or a lose ball and guided it towards a boundary to keep the scoreboard ticking

    Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin has been brought into the attack

    Score: SA 79/3 [Trail India by 144 runs]

  • 15:28 (IST)

    A case of so close yet so far so Shardul – Another superb ball missing the edge

    Another close call for Shardul as he gets close to getting Petersen’s edge

    This time Kohli doesn’t go with Shardul to take another DRS

    SA batters are just hanging on

    Score: SA 68/3 [Trail India by 155 runs]

  • 15:20 (IST)

    Shardul Thakur testing the SA batters repeatedly

    This might be the time for the slip corden to come up during Shardul’s bowling

    Repeatedly, the ball is bouncing inches before the second-third slip fielders. Due to the lack of pace and bounce behind Shardul’s deliveries, the carry has been iffy

    Score: SA 61/3 [Trail India by 162 runs]

  • 15:09 (IST)

    India Lose Review – Shardul gets the ball to straighten and hits Petersen’s thigh pad – Wickets missing

    Shardul Thakur made his case for a DRS appeal after being quite animated about taking the review in front of Kohli, who did suggest that the ball could be going above the stumps

    DRS proves Kohli right as India lose a crucial review

    Score: SA 56/3 [Trail India by 167 runs]

  • 15:00 (IST)

    Wicket – Umesh Yadav castles Maharaj for 25 runs, SA are three down

    Umesh gets into the act as he sees the back of dangerous-looking Maharaj

    The middle-stump goes flying in the air towards the keeper as the seam movement turns out to be too good to handle for Keshav

    Score: SA 45/3 [Trail India by 178 runs]

  • 14:55 (IST)

    Shardul Thakur bowls a modest over – Hint of movement early-on

    All-rounder Shardul Thakur begins with a decent over, giving away three runs to begin with

    Maharaj looks more comfortable with less pace behind the ball, therefore getting time to defend in the right line of the ball

    Score: SA 45/2 [Trail India by 178 runs]

  • 14:50 (IST)

    Pacer Umesh Yadav impressive straight-on, beats Petersen to hit the thigh pads – DRS not taken

    Umesh Yadav starts strongly. His scrambled seam balls have instantly troubled the batters

    His bounce and pace off the wicket may well prove to be an asset today for the Indians

    Score: SA 42/2 [Trail India by 181 runs]

  • 14:46 (IST)

    Four – Maharaj drives in style to gather 4 runs off Shami

    Pacer Shami goes wide of the off-stump and bowls a full-pitched delivery

    Maharaj, looking for runs, pounces on it and drive emphatically for a boundary to bring some reprieve to the home team

    Score: SA 42/2 [Trail India by 181 runs]

  • 14:37 (IST)

    Dropped Catch – An edge that just carried to KL Rahul was out down

    South African batters are totally on the backfoot here. KL Rahul drops a tough catch on his right in the second slip region

    Score: SA 37/2 [Trail India by 186 runs]

  • 14:27 (IST)

    Indian bowlers seaming the ball off the deck here

    Mohammed Shami and Bumrah are both seaming the ball off the deck and troubling the SA batters

    Edges are flying over the slips and both Petersen and Maharaj are surviving some nervy moments

    Score: SA 35/2 [Trail India by 188 runs]

  • 14:19 (IST)

    Four – Something to cheer about for SA as Maharaj hits Shami for a four

    Mohammed Shami is dispatched away for a brilliant four as Maharaj takes the initiative to score

    Bumrah to continue from the other end

    Score: SA 33/2 [Trail India by 190 runs]

  • 14:16 (IST)

    Bumrah is testing the home team batters at all ends here – Survival Mode On For SA

    Bumrah has left the batters clueless with some fine bowling display right at the start of the day

    India will be looking to grab a couple of more wickets and put the middle-order under immense pressure

    Score: SA 29/2 [Trail India by 194 runs]

  • 14:12 (IST)

    Shami warms up in his first over of the day, concedes 5

    Mohammed Shami warmed up nicely in his first over of the morning on the second day as Petersen and Maharaj remain cautious after fall of Markram’s wicket

    Score: SA 24/2 [Trail India by 199 runs]

  • 14:04 (IST)

    Wicket – Boom ! Bumrah gets Markram on the second ball of the morning

    Jasprit Bumrah has helped India get a dream start here

    A wicket on the second ball of the morning. Markram is bowled and the batter seemed completely clueless

    Score: SA 17/2 [Trail India by 206 runs]

  • 14:01 (IST)

    Day 2 begins as Jasprit Bumrah starts proceedings

    We are set for what should be a terrific Day 2 and a crucial phase in deciding the fate of the series

    Aiden Markram and Keshav Maharaj are in the middle

    Pacer Jasprit Bumrah starts proceedings for Team India

    Score: SA 17/1 [Trail India by 206 runs]

  • 13:54 (IST)

    The Indian cricket team have their routine huddle ahead of a crucial 2nd Day of the 3rd Test

    Team India is out with the traditional huddle

    BCCI tweetes: “Huddle Talk. We are moving closer to the LIVE action from Cape Town. #TeamIndia | #SAvIND.”

  • 13:51 (IST)

    Sunil Gavaskar’s incredible reply to SA skipper’s comment

    The discussion was brought on in the commentary box during Day 1 of the third Test in Gavaskar’s presence

    Dean Elgar had commented about their increasing “intensity” on the field “flustering” the Indians

    The legendary cricketer then gave a brilliant reaction. “Yeah, when you win, you can say that,” Gavaskar said on Star Sports

  • 13:49 (IST)

    Kohli and South African players exchanged a few words when a DRS appeal was dismissed

    Virat Kohli exchanged a few words with The South African cricketers including captain Dean Elgar after a DRS appeal for caught-behind was turned down against the Indian captain

    Never a dull moment when Virat is at the crease !

  • 12:43 (IST)

    Some in-depth analysis by former South African pacer Morne Morkel

    Ex-Proteas pacer Morne Morkel lauded Virat Kohli for his half-century on Day 1 and also had some advice for the South African pacers on tackling the Indian Test captain

  • 12:41 (IST)

    Pacer Mohammed Shami could reach a massive feat today

    Mohammed Shami is on course to register a massive milestone against the hosts and is set to join an elite list consisting of Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Harbhajan Singh and Ravichandran Ashwin

  • 12:39 (IST)

    Jasprit Bumrah bowled a fiery spell and captured Dean Elgar’s wicket late on Day 1

    Dean Elgar lost his wicket in the final session of Day 1 of the third Test after outside edging a delivery by Jasprit Bumrah

    It looked as if Bumrah had been bowling all day. His line and lengths were immaculate and looked to bowl with a wicket-taking mindset

  • 12:36 (IST)

    Kohli was a delight to watch as he stroked his way to 79 runs

    Virat Kohli pulled Kagiso Rabada for a six in the 41st over of his sides innings which was also his fifth big hit in red-ball cricket since 2019

    Kohli dominated proceedings during his stay but eventually ran out of partners

  • 12:17 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the 3rd SA vs Ind Test from Newlands, Cape Town !

    Hello and a warm welcome to the Live updates from the second day’s play of the ongoing 3rd Test match at the Newlands in Cape Town

    Skipper Virat Kohli ran out of partners on Day 1 but not before he helped the team cross the 200-run mark and was the last man to fall

    Jasprit Bumrah had his tail up and bowled with rhythm and pace to dismiss home team’s captain Dean Elgar to cap a mixed day for the Indians

    With the series level at 1-1, Day 2 could have a lot of action in store as the Proteas will be desperate to overhaul India’s 223 runs and claim the upper hand. 

    Team India will aiming to put on a good show with the ball when they take on the field on Day 2

    So stay tuned as we build up for an exciting and a crucial Day 2

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