South Africa vs India: Test Match Evenly Poised As Jasprit Bumrah and Keegan Petersen Give Their Teams Hope

South Africa vs India: Test Match Evenly Poised As Jasprit Bumrah and Keegan Petersen Give Their Teams Hope

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
  • South African and India go into day 3 of the test match evenly poised as both look for a test series victory
  • Jasprit Bumrah took 5 wickets to help dismiss South Africa for only 210, 13 runs behind the Indian total
  • Keegan Petersen gave South Africa some hope of chasing down India's total as he scored 72 runs before he was dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah

South Africa and India go into day three of the final test both with a chance of securing a test series victory.

India ended day two on 57/2, leading South Africa by 70 runs with Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara both still at the crease.

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Jasprit Bumrah and Keegan Petersen both gave their teams a fighting chance as the test match heads into day three. Image: Sydney Seshibedi/ Marco Longari
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Earlier in the day, Keegan Peterson led the South African chase of India's first innings total, scoring 72. He was eventually dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah, Sport24 reported.

Bumrah took 5/42 as he helped halt South Africa's charge. The Proteas were dismissed for 210, 13 runs behind India. South Africa go into the third day hoping to skittle India out quite cheaply and then chase it down to win the match and the series, CricInfo confirmed.

Both sets of fans aren't celebrating as yet, as they both seem to think the other team has the better chance of winning. Cricket lovers took to social media to share their hopes and match predictions.


"We might as well just hand it over to the Indians at this point, it's looking bleak. It's going to take a miracle. Also, a huge congratulations to the middle and Low order for carrying this entire series on their backs."


"Never EVER ever underestimate India's ability to collapse like a cycle stand"


"Must be hard being bowlers. You make contributions through batting & now you back again with the ball Cricket bat and ball"

South Africa vs India: Kagiso Rabada rips through Indian batting order, Virat Kohli provides some resistance

In other cricket news, Kagiso Rabada ripped through the Indian batting line-up in his 50th test match to give South Africa the perfect start to day one of the third test match, Sports Brief earlier reported.

South Africa and India are contesting the third and final test at Newlands in Cape Town with both teams level in the series. Kagiso Rabada finished with figures of 73/4 as he dismissed three of the top order including Indian captain Virat Kohli.

Kohli was dismissed for 79 but was defiant in his innings as he was the second-last man dismissed. Kohli and Rabada had a memorable battle throughout India's first innings until KG got the better of the Indian captain, The South African reported.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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