On the first day of the series-deciding third Test on Tuesday, South Africa were 17/1 at stumps in response to India’s first innings total of 223 all out. At the end of the day, opener Aiden Markram and night-watchman Keshav Maharaj were batting on 8 and 6, respectively. After the Indian innings concluded in 77.3 overs, Jasprit Bumrah removed home side leader Dean Elgar (3) cheaply.
Virat Kohli, India’s returning captain, top-scored for the visitors with 79 from 201 balls, including 12 boundaries and a six. Rabada concluded with a magnificent 4/73 in his 50th Test, while Marco Jansen with 3/55.