Rishabh Pant Century keeps India in the sights, but South Africa is close to winning the series at Newlands | Cricket news

The hinge scored an undefeated 100 points out of a total of 198 Indian second innings; South Africa needs 111 more rides to win the third test and series; The hosts lose Captain Dean Elgar in the last ball on the third day

Last update: 13/01/22 20:46

Rishabh Pant Century keeps India in the sights, but South Africa is close to winning the series at Newlands |  Cricket news

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South Africa took great steps to win the series against India after closing at 101-2 in an effort to reach goal 212 victories.

South Africa took great steps to win the series against India after closing at 101-2 in an effort to reach goal 212 victories.

Rishabh Pant recorded a brilliant undefeated ton for India on the third day of the decisive test against South Africa in the Newlands, but the hosts took great steps to win the series after closing at 101-2 in an effort to reach goal 212.

South Africa still needs another 111 to win the difficult batting goal, in which India played 198 in its second inning, a score that owes any semblance of competitiveness to the impressive Pant.

The left-hander carried the attack to the home pitchers and broke the four sixes in a high-quality inning, while captain Virat Kohli (29) was the only other player to score more than 10, as India regularly lost goals and continued 57-2. .

Pant showed excellent ability to withstand storms from home brothers and then performed his full repertoire of shots in the usual counterattack, while seamstress left-handed Marco Jansen finished 4:36 and Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi each with three goals. .

When the series was on, home captains Dean Elgar (30) and Keegan Petersen (48 neout out) scored 78 for the second goal in a partnership that shifted the match in favor of the home team.

But Elgar was out on what turned out to be the last ball of the day, strangled on the side of the foot as he dragged sailor Jasprit Bumrah to Panto’s goalkeeper.

“If you came to us in the morning and asked if we would take 101 for two (chase 212), we would take it and run,” said South African sailor Ngidi.

“We are in a pretty good position. Another strong partnership and we are doing well in this game.”

The goal of the fourth inning of over 200 was successfully pursued only three times in 133 years in the Newlands, but one of those opportunities was when South Africa chased 211 for the loss of five goals against India in 2007.

India is pursuing its first-ever victory in the series in South Africa and, after winning the first test in Pretoria, has a 1: 1 balance before the hosts bounce back and win second.

Watch the fourth day of the decisive third test live on Sky Sports Cricket on Friday from 8:00.

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