India vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 1 Highlights – Jan 24, 2018

India vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 1 Highlights – Jan 24, 2018, SA v IND highlights today – Third freedom test day one from The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (South Africa) Wednesday 24th January 2018. As we know India Already lost three test matches series by losing first two of them, now it’s the must-win game to prove that they are world’s no 1 team. The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg cricket stadium highest total is 652/7d scored by Australia in 2002 against the home team. South Africa highest total of the venue is 620 against Australia in 1996. South Africa highest total on the ground against India is 450/7, scored in 2013, in reply India scored 421 runs. AB de Villiers going on top of the list in most runs scorer of this series so far with 200 runs in four innings, V Kohli 191 and F du Plessis 173. VD Philander took ten wickets, Mohammed Shami took nine and K Rabada took also nine wickets so far.

India won the toss and elected to bat.

India team/playing XI
1 M Vijay, 2 KL Rahul, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Parthiv Patel (wk), 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Ishant Sharma.

South Africa team/playing XI
1 Dean Elgar, 2 Aiden Markram, 3 Hashim Amla, 4 AB de Villiers, 5 Faf du Plessis (capt), 6 Quinton de Kock (wk), 7 Andile Phehlukwayo, 8 Vernon Philander, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Morne Morkel, 11 Lungi Ngidi.

Match Timings: 10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

The pitch at Wanderers is unmistakably green. The head groundsman Bethuel Buthulezi would possibly be tempted to no longer shave any of the 6mm grass due to the fact there is rain anticipated on each and every day of the Test. The solar has crushed down in the lead-up to the Test to create some cracks, but it has additionally helped the groundstaff roll the pitch nice and hard. Faf du Plessis stated his side didn’t ask for anything over the top however a track with tempo and bounce. Kohli expected the pitch to do more than the one at Newlands for the first Test. There are some cracks on offer, however it is possible overhead prerequisites will play an equally important position in this Test. Indications are that Ajinkya Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar appear set to make their way lower back into the side, however at whose expense? The men underneath hazard are Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin (because of the pitch) and one out of Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. Don’t remember towards an all-seam attack. Parthiv Patel, ordinary with the huge gloves in Centurion, ought to lose out to Dinesh Karthik, who doesn’t have too much long-format fit exercise behind him: he solely performed 4 fine matches in the 2017-18 home season, and only kept wicket in two of them. There has been talk, that South Africa would possibly go without a spinner – as they have performed in their two previous Tests at the Wanderers – and beef up their batting, however the harm to Temba Bavuma might have changed the equation a little bit. If Keshav Maharaj is certainly left out, it ought to open the door for batsman Theunis de Bruyn or allrounder Andile Phehlukwayo. Chris Morris is away on paternity leave. Aiden Markram, who was once off the discipline for parts of the Centurion Test with a left quad strain, is fit and will open.

India tour of South Africa 3rd Test Highlights

Umpires – Ian Gould, Aleem Dar
TV Umpires – Michael Gough
Match Referee – ?
Reserve Umpire – Adrian Holdstock
Match number – Test no. 2294

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