Virat Kohli & Co aim big target

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IND vs SA LIVE SCORE – India Aim Big Lead on Day 3: Jasprit Bumrah set the stage on Day for a grand India comeback. The onus now is on the batsmen, especially Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara to post a big target for South Africa on Day 3. India currently lead by 70 runs and will aim to give 300+ target to the home team: Follow IND vs SA Day 3 ball by ball Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

After the match, when Jasprit Bumrah was asked what would be a safe total on the Cape Town wicket?

India’s Day 2 hero said: “Obviously, there is no magic number that I can say right now that this is the magic number. We will have to assess the wicket quickly. We have bowled on it, it is a new ball wicket. There is some seam movement with the new ball and as soon as the ball gets older, seam goes down and it gets easier. It would be important for us to have good partnerships, take BIG LEAD”

Also Read: IND vs SA 3rd Test, Day 2 Stumps: Virat Kohli, Pujara stretch India’s lead to 70 after Bumrah’s fifer – IND 57/2

IND vs SA Live Score, Day 3: After Jasprit Bumrah show, Virat Kohli & Co aim big target for SA – IND 57/2- Follow Day 3 Live Updates

What will be the magic number?

Jsprit Bumrah (23.3-8-42-5) was at the heart of India’s swift and brutal counter-attack on Day 2 as he got his seventh five-wicket haul with fine complementary acts from Mohammed Shami (16-4-39-2) and Umesh Yadav (16-3-64-2) that helped them bundle out the Proteas for 210.

But India were off to a poor start in the second innings. Mayank Agarwal (7) and KL Rahul (10) were dismissed within the first six overs with India’s score reading 24/2. At Day 2 stumps, Virat Kohli (14) and Cheteshwar Pujara (9) were on the crease, stretching India’s lead to 70 runs.

IND vs SA Live Score, Day 3: What will be India’s target on Day 3?

  • India need to counter the new ball well.
  • With seam movements with the new ball, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Marco Jansen and Duanne Olivier can trouble India.
  • As the ball gets older, it gets easier to bat on and India will need to survive Day 3.
  • The highest chases target in Cape Town is 236 and it may not be safe.
  • India will need big score from Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane and good partnerships to take the lead to 300+ and challenge the hosts.

Also Read: IND vs SA live: From debutant Cape Town four years ago, Jasprit Bumrah leads India’s pace attack with five-wicket haul

IND vs SA Live Score, Day 3: After Jasprit Bumrah show, Virat Kohli & Co aim big target for SA – IND 57/2- Follow Day 3 Live Updates

IND vs SA Live Score, Day 3: After Jasprit Bumrah show, Virat Kohli & Co aim big target for SA - IND 57/2- Follow Day 3 Live Updates
Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara will have to play big knocks after early blows

Jasprit Bumrah said he won’t quote any “Magic Number” which could challenge the South Africans. But he said that compared to the first two Tests, this one at Newlands is on the flatter side and batters will get value for their shots once the ball gets old as the strip remains “true” in terms of bounce.

“It is a new ball wicket, it swings with the new ball and as seam goes down, batting becomes relatively easy. We have seen that trend and we will try to stitch up a partnership and capitalise from there on,” Jasprit Bumrah said.

IND vs SA Live Score, Day 3: After Jasprit Bumrah show, Virat Kohli & Co aim big target for SA – IND 57/2- Follow Day 3 Live Updates

Cape Town: Successful chase records

Country Versus Ground Match Target Score Result
South Africa Australia Newlands 09-11-2011 236 2/236 Achieved
South Africa India Newlands 02-01-2007 211 5/211 Achieved
South Africa West Indies Newlands 02-01-2008 185 3/186 Achieved
South Africa Pakistan Newlands 14-02-2013 182 6/182 Achieved
South Africa England Newlands 07-03-1910 175 6/175 Achieved
South Africa Pakistan Newlands 26-01-2007 161 5/161 Achieved
South Africa West Indies Newlands 02-01-2015 124 2/124 Achieved

 

Day 2 Summary: Jasprit Bumrah started well for India, sending Aiden Markram back on the second ball of the day. While Keegan Petersen played a fine knock of 72, frustrating India with small partnerships with Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami fought back.

Apart from Bumrah’s fifer, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav bagged two wickets each while Shardul Thakur scalped one to bowl out South Africa for 210, helping India take 14-run first-innings lead. Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen scalped a wicket each as India posted 57/2 at the close of play. India were 70 run ahead at Day 2 stumps.

IND vs SA Live Score, Day 3: After Jasprit Bumrah show, Virat Kohli & Co aim big target for SA – IND 57/2- Follow Day 3 Live Updates

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