Virat Kohli’s expression said it all, as the Indian skipper knew that his team had made a big blunder which they could rue today.
AB de Villiers was trapped on the pads, but was adjudged not out by the umpire. The Indian side seemed very confident, but for some reason did not take the DRS.
The big screen then showed that they made a mistake, as it showed AB was plumb in front with the ball hitting the wickets.
Ravi Shastri, who could see the replays from the dressing room, raised his finger and indicated to Kohli that AB was actually out.
Day two of the third test match was expected to be an extremely crucial for India, as Kohli and his men had to get the better of South Africa in this test match.
After Kohli and Pujara put on a wonderful partnership on day one, the rest of the batting line-up folded quite easily. Much was expected from Rahane and Pandya, but neither batsman could put up much of a fight against the South African bowlers.
Rabada was the pick of the bowlers yesterday, as the young pacer picked up three wickets. For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the star man with both bat and ball in Joburg.
Kumar made 30 crucial runs in the first innings, before he picked up Markram late in the day. Bhuvi continued his form on day two, as he was the only bowler who got the ball to talk on a helpful pitch.
The fast bowler was extremely unlucky to not get more wickets, as Bhuvi troubled every South African batsman he faced.
Night watchman Rabada was a big thorn in India’s side, as the left-hander scored 30 invaluable runs for the home team.
Kohli and his men were visibly frustrated, as India saw their chances of winning the match slowly slip away.
But Bhuvi and then Ishant came to India’s rescue, as the South Africans quickly lost their way in the second session.
Kohli will know that India cannot afford to concede a big lead, as the South African pacers will be fired up in their second innings. A very interesting couple of sessions are in store!
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India miss the DRS call. ABD was out but they did not take the DRS. He survives. pic.twitter.com/WOWStJYqXd
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