India continued to pile misery on the visitors as they enforced follow-on over South Africa after bundling them out for 162 runs in the first innings on Day three. Even as South Africa were sent out to bat for the second time, they lost two early wickets - De Kock and Zubayr Hamza getting bowled over by Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami respectively. Trailing India by over 320 runs,
South Africa are eyeing to avoid what happened to them in Pune as they look to stop the India onslaught.
South Africa's Zubayr Hamza brought up his maiden Test half-century on Day three as the visitors slowly recovered from an early strike by India. Resuming the day on 9-2, South Africa lost skipper Faf DuPlessis in the fourth ball of the first over for just one run. Zubayr Hamza along with Temba Bavuma has played a slow yet patient knock as they got the scoreboard ticking with their 50-run partnership. Zubayr Hamza's fifty came off 56 deliveries with eight fours and one six. Zubayr Hamza got to his half-century in style with a six.
Bavuma had come out to the middle when the visitors were in a spot of bother at 16/3. He was then involved in a 91-run stand for the fourth wicket along with Zubayr Hamza and just when it looked like the Proteas had gained momentum, they once again lost it as both the set batsmen were dismissed in quick intervals. However, it was Bavuma's wicket that stood out. It happened in the 29th over bowled by Shahbaz Nadeem. On the second delivery, Nadeem landed the ball around the middle and leg which tempted Bavuma to come down the track to defend as the ball turned away and he missed it completely while Saha made no mistake behind the stumps in whipping off the bails.