India vs South Africa 2019, 3rd Test, Day 1, Live Cricket Score: India Opt to Bat; Shahbaz Nadeem Makes Debut

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Author 2019-10-19 12:15:37

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Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:45:11 am

Over 3: Rabada is getting the new ball to swing. A good start from the South African fast bowler. Score 7/0

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:33:34 am

Mayank Agarwal off the mark with a couple and follows that with a four through point.

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:31:30 am

Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma are out in the middle, all set to open the innings. Kagiso Rabada has the new ball in his hand. He has a new bowling partner in Lungi Ngidi in this series who comes in for Vernon Philander.

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:23:38 am

India vs South Africa Live: So South Africa have made five changes for this Test: Zubayr Hamza, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Lungi Ngidi and Dane Piedt included. Aiden Markram (injured), Vernon Philander, Theunis de Bruyn, Senuran Muthusamy and Keshav Maharaj (injured) are out.

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:13:58 am

South Africa: Dean Elgar, Quinton de Kock, Zubayr Hamza, Faf du Plessis (captain), Temba Bavuma, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), George Linde, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi

India: Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shahbaz Nadeem, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:04:21 am

IN & OUT: Ishant Sharma has been given rest and in comes left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem who will make his India debut

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:03:36 am

Virat Kohli flips the coin and India have won the toss, again. Kohli opts to bat

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:02:46 am

Temba Bavuma has been called by Faf du Plessis for the toss

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 08:59:58 am

Hello folks! BIG NEWS - Shahbaz Nadeem to make Test debut

India vs South Africa Live: It would have been a dead rubber but with valuable World Test Championship points on offer, India would be eyeing victory while South Africa would be desperate for some consolation on a wretched tour when the third and final Test starts in Ranchi from Saturday.

IND vs SA Live Cricket Score and Updates

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There are 40 points on offer and a 3-0 series whitewash, both of which India would be targeting against the hapless visitors. Dominating the Proteas in all the departments, India won the first Test in Visakhapatnam by 203 runs before inflicting an innings and 137-run defeat on the hapless visitors in Pune to regain the Freedom Trophy.
India, who have 200 points from four games, have a massive 140-point lead over nearest rivals New Zealand and Sri Lanka in the WTC standings. Skipper Virat Kohli has also made it clear that there is plenty to play for in the final Test and the team cannot afford a drop in intensity.
Going into the game, India have very few holes to plug, be it their batting or bowling. The home team could not have asked for more from their top-order with Rohit Sharma showing why he is such an impact player as he feasted on the South African bowlers with twin hundreds in the first Test while opening for the first time..
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