India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 4, Pune: Live Cricket Score, Live Updates
R Ashwin took four wickets on Day 3 as India (IND) pressed home their advantage against South Africa in the second Test in Pune. The Proteas started Saturday (October 12) on 36/3 and were all out for 275 in their first innings by stumps, still 326 runs behind the hosts. It could have been worse for South Africa, but India's bowlers were frustrated by a superb 109-run partnership for the ninth wicket between Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj. Pace bowler Umesh Yadav took 3/37, with India - who declared on 601/5 in their first innings - looking good to seal the series. With two days still to play, their next decision will be whether to enforce the follow-on. Follow live updates and live cricket score of IND vs SA here (LIVE SCORECARD | CRICKET NEWS)
Earlier, South Africa were in disarray at 53/5 when Theunis de Bruyn was caught behind off Umesh for 30. Captain Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock then somewhat steadied the ship with a 75-run stand, before Ashwin removed the Protea No. 7 for 31. Senuran Muthusamy (7), the No. 8 batsman, was out LBW to Ravindra Jadeja.
Du Plessis hit 64 before falling to Ashwin, and that left the visitors reeling at 162/8. However, Philander and Maharaj batted sensibly and put on solid partnership.
Maharaj, who had suffered a shoulder injury on Friday (October 11), showed courage to earn a first Test half-century in a 132-ball knock.
But Ashwin capped fine outing by having Maharaj (72) caught by Rohit Sharma at leg slip and trapping Kagiso Rabada (2) in front. Philander remained unbeaten on 44.Related Articles:-
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