- Keshav Maharaj scored 72 and Faf-Duplessis scored 64 for South Africa.
- Keshav and Vernon Philander shared 109 runs for the ninth wicket
- Ravichandran Ashwin took the highest 4 wickets for India, Umesh Yadav got three successes
- India had declared the first innings by scoring 601 runs for 5 wickets.
India took a 326-run lead on the first innings basis in the second match of the three-Test series against South Africa. On the third day of the Test, South Africa was all out for 275 in the first innings on Saturday. They could not save the follow on. Earlier, India had declared the first innings by scoring 5 wickets for 601 runs. Keshav Maharaj hit the first half-century of his career. He scored 72 runs. He shared a 109-run partnership for the ninth wicket with Philander. Philander scored an unbeaten 44. Ravichandran Ashwin took the maximum 4 wickets for India.
This is India’s second major lead based on the first innings against the African team. Earlier in 2009-10, Kolkata had a lead of 347 runs over Eden Gardens. Captain Faf Duplessis scored 64 runs for South Africa. This is the 21st half-century of his Test career. Apart from Ashwin, Umesh Yadav took three wickets for India. Mohammed Shami got two and Ravindra Jadeja got a breakthrough.
Quentin Decock could only score 31 runs
Ravindra Jadeja lbw Senuran Muthusamy (7 runs), while Ashwin bowled Quinton de Kock for 31 runs. He scored a century in the last Test. Umesh Yadav got Theunis de Bruyn caught out by wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha. They dismissed Nortje by three runs. Mohammed Shami caught him at the hands of Virat Kohli.
Ishant Sharma twice warned
The umpire warned twice Ishant Sharma as he set foot in the safe area of the pitch. If a bowler makes the same mistake thrice, he cannot bowl in that innings (present) as per the rules. For the third time, after two warnings, the umpire talks to the captain of the team and asks the bowler to leave.
Umesh dismissed both openers
On the second day of the match, South African opener Aiden Markram returned to the pavilion without opening an account. They bowled Dean Elgar for 6 after that. Umesh Yadav dismissed both. Mohammed Shami caught Temba Bavuma (8) at the hands of Wriddhiman Saha. Umesh took three and Shami took two wickets.
Kohli hit a seventh double century
Captain Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 254 in the first innings. Ravindra Jadeja hit an innings of 91 runs. Kohli scored his 7th double century of Test career. He is the world’s sixth and first Indian player to do so. Kohli overtook Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Ricky Ponting, Javed Miandad, Younis Khan, Marvan Atapattu.