IND vs SA, 3rd Test, Day 1 Live: Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara in action vs South Africa.© AFP

India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 1 Live Updates: After losing openers early, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli have put in a good parnership to take India’s total close to 100 in the decisive third Test at the Newlands Stadium in Johannesburg. Duanne Olivier removed KL Rahul while Kagiso Rabada dismissed Mayank Agarwal. Earlier, India won the toss and elected to bat and made two changes in their playing XI as captain Kohli comes in for Hanuma Vihari while Umesh Yadav replaced Mohammed Siraj in the playing XI. The three-match Test series stands level at 1-1. (LIVE SCORECARD)

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

South Africa: 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.

Here are the Live Updates of India vs South Africa 3rd Test, Day 1 Straight From The Newlands In Cape Town

  • 16:47 (IST)

    Pujara Hits FOUR!

    Ngidi to Pujara, FOUR!! Good shot!! Excellent cover drive from India’s No.3 batter. The partnership id 46 now.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 79/2

  • 16:42 (IST)

    Action Resumes!

    Ngidi will bowl the first over after Lunch. Pujara and Kohli will look to add more runs for their third wicket partnership.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 75/2

  • 16:02 (IST)

    Lunch Day 1: Kohli, Pujara Going Strong!

    So, its Lunch on Day 1 of the third Test. Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara are going strong for India.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 75/2

  • 15:22 (IST)

    Excellent Cover Drive From Kohli!

    Jansen to Kohli, lovely cover drive from captain for a boundary. Excellent stride and Kohli is looking a good touch today.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 45/2

  • 15:18 (IST)

    All Eyes On Pujara!

    Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have another game after their half-centuries in the second innings of the Johannesburg Test. Unfortunately Hanuma Vihari had to sit out despite terrific performance in the second innings.

    Pujara is going for runs today and his individual score matters a lot for the team.

    SA vs IND Live Score: India 41/2

  • 15:00 (IST)

    FOUR RUNS! GOOD SHOT!

    Pujara starts off aggressively! He pulls it behind square for a boundary

    Live Score; IND: 37/2 (13.4)

  • 14:55 (IST)

    OUT! ANOTHER ONE!

    Mayank Is Gone! This time it’s Rabada. A little bit of movement and the batter edges one behind. Markram takes a good catch at second slip.

    Agarwal c Markram b Rabada 15 (35)

    Live Score; IND: 35/2

  • 14:46 (IST)

    EDGED AND GONE! RAHUL DEPARTS!

    Oliver Strikes! Pitched slightly short and KL Rahul knicks one behind for Verrynne. Big wicket for SA!

    KL Rahul c K Verreynne b Olivier 12 (35)

    Live Score; IND: 31/1 (11.2)

  • 14:41 (IST)

    END OF THE 10TH!

    Excellent Over From Oliver! The ball certainly doing a lot of talking. Yet another maiden.

    Live Score; IND: 31/0 (10)

  • 14:36 (IST)

    END OF THE 9TH OVER! MAIDEN OVER!

    That’s good stuff from Rabada. No runs from that 9th over.

    Live Score; IND: 31/0 (9 ov)

  • 14:30 (IST)

    FOUR RUNS! EXCELLENT TIMING!

    Agarwal drills a juicy half-volley towards midwicket. 9 runs off the over so far.

    Live Score; IND: 29/0 (6.5)

  • 14:28 (IST)

    EDGED! KL RAHUL SURVIVES!

    This time it’s KL Rahul. Rabada pops one up and KL Rahul edges one but it goes over gully for a single.

    Live Score; IND: 25/0

  • 14:26 (IST)

    FOUR RUNS! POOR BOWLING!

    Pitched a bit short and way too down the leg side. KL manages to flick it towards fine leg for a boundary. Easy picking.

    Live Score; IND: 24/0 (6.2 ov)

  • 14:24 (IST)

    FOUR RUNS! EXCELLENT SHOT!

    Mayank Agarwal! What a shot! 

    That’s a lovely off-drive from Mayank! Excellent foot movement as he met the half-volley with a full face of the bat. Races away through the mid-off region. All about timing.

    Live Score; IND: 20/0 (5.3)

  • 14:21 (IST)

    Rabada goes full and Mayank drives. Ngidi dives over the ball at mid-on as Mayank picks up a boundary. Poor fielding.

    Live Score; IND: 13/0 (4.1)

  • 14:14 (IST)

    THAT WAS CLOSE! MAYANK GETS REPRIEVE!

    Mayank Agarwal survives. He gets off the mark but his heart would’ve been in his mouth. Goes at this full delivery with hard hands, this flew to the Petersen’s right at full stretch.

    Live Score: IND: 9/0 (2.4)

  • 14:09 (IST)

    MAIDEN OVER! GOOD START BY OLIVER!

    That’s a good over from Duanne Oliver! Perfect way to start his spell. Indian batters will have to bat carefully.

    Live Score; IND: 6/0 (2.0 ov)

  • 14:07 (IST)

    END OF THE OVER!

    Good start for India as the first over from Rabada yields 6 runs. There is a lot of movement and KL Rahul certainly felt that.

    Live Score; IND: 6/0 (1 ov)

  • 14:03 (IST)

    FOUR RUNS! LEG BYES!

    That’s a boundary!

    Rabada pitches it wide and slightly short. Beats the batter and the keeper for four leg byes.

    Live Score; IND: 6/0 (0.4)

  • 14:02 (IST)

    FIRST RUNS ON THE BOARD!

    KL Rahul gets a couple to get India’s scoreboard ticking!

  • 13:59 (IST)

    We Are About To Get Underway!

    Indian Openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are all padded up and ready to go. 

    Kagiso Rabada has the new ball in his hands.

    There’s a huge cloud cover over the Newlands!

  • 13:54 (IST)

    Play On Day 1 Is About To Start!

    Both teams are in the middle for the national anthems. 

    The action will begin shortly after that.

  • 13:44 (IST)

    South Africa Name An Unchanged Team!

    South Africa retain their playing XI from the Johannesburg Test.

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

  • 13:38 (IST)

    Two Changes for India In The Playing XI!

    Two changes for India as Kohli and Umesh replace Vihari and Siraj

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

  • 13:32 (IST)

    India Win Toss!

    India have won the toss and elected to bat first.

  • 13:31 (IST)

    Toss To Start Shortly!

    The toss will begin shortly for what promises to be an exciting Test match. It’s winner takes all in Cape Town.

  • 13:30 (IST)

    Hello and Welcome!

    Hello and Welcome to our Live coverage of the third Test between South Africa and India from the Newlands in Cape Town. The three-match series is tied at 1-1 and India will look to seal their first series win in South Africa.

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