Ind Vs SA: Bad Light Halts Play Again, South Africa 9-2 At Stumps

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Play was halted on Day two of the final Test at Ranchi due to bad light, making it the second consecutive day for the play to be stopped for the same reason

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Update: Play has been called on Day two on account of bad light and showers.  


Play was halted on Day two of the final Test at Ranchi due to bad light, making it the second consecutive day for the play to be stopped for the same reason. Trailing India by 497 runs, South Africa lost two early wickets with Dean Elgar going for a duck followed by Quinton de Kock. Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav struck gold in their first spell as they left the Proteas rattled before the play was halted. After a monumental 200 from Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane's first century in the series, India was powered ahead to 497 by Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav at which the hosts declared. The game was stopped due to bad light on Day one following which the play was closed early due to showers. 

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Bad light halts play again

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Mayank, Kohli and now Rohit

In the first match of the Test series at Vishakhapatnam, Mayank Agarwal notched up his maiden test double ton as he scored 215 off 371 balls smashing 6 sixes and 23 fours and helped India put up a massive score of 502 in the first innings. Rohit Sharma also scored centuries in both the innings of the match to help India win the first match by 203 runs. The second test saw skipper Virat Kohli smash records and runs as he scored a 'daddy' hundred and helped India win the match with his 254 off 336 balls. In the third match which is currently underway, Rohit Sharma brought up his maiden double century in style with a six as scored 212 off 255 balls with a strike rate of 83.15.

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Indian team dominates SA in the third Test so far

South Africa got off to a brilliant start as their pace attack led by Kagiso Rabada rattled the Indian top order and reduced the Indians to 39 for 3 with Cheteshwar Pujara getting out on a duck. India's deputy test skipper Rahane and Rohit then took it on themselves to steady the innings. Rahane played a fantastic inning went on to score a brilliant century before getting out on 115 off 192 balls. This was Rahane's first century since 2016 whereas India's new Test opener, Rohit Sharma smashed a double ton and kept his blazing form on. 

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