Saha Walks Off Field After Getting Hit On Fingertips, Pant Comes In

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India's wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha walked off the field after he was hit on his fingertips by a delivery from Ravichandran Ashwin. Pant will replace Saha.

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Updated On:
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India's wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha walked off the field after he was hit on his fingertips by a delivery from Ravichandran Ashwin. In the 26th over, Saha was struck directly on his fingertips and chose to walk off the field after the physio examined his fingers. India's stand-in wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has replaced Saha on the field, making him the second substitute for a player in this session. Earlier, Dean Elgar was retired hurt after he was struck on the side of his head by Umesh Yadav following which he was ruled out of the match and de Bruyn was announced as his concussion substitute. India have left South Africa reeling in pressure and misery as they reduced the visitors to 67-6 after tea on Day three. 

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Saha walks off field after taking hit to hand

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India rattle South Africa

As India enforced follow-on for the second time in this series, South Africa once again collapsed to the might of the Indian bowling. Mohammad Shami once again showed why he is the best fourth innings bowler as he picked up three wickets in quick succession to get rid of Bavuma, DuPlessis and Hamza to put the visitors in trouble. With just six wickets left, South Africa are hoping to somehow edge past India while the hosts look to wrap up the game as soon as possible, in order to complete the 3-0 whitewash. 

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Umesh's lethal bouncer does the trick

Quinton de Kock's bad luck as a batsman continued in the third Test match at Ranchi. He could only manage four runs off six deliveries before being sent back by Yadav's unplayable bouncer. It happened in the second over of the South African innings. On the final delivery, Umesh Yadav had bowled a short delivery on the leg stump line which completely left de Kock clueless while attempting to play it as he was beaten by it completely and the ball went straight into the gloves of Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps.

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