With Hashim Amla and ABD back in the hut, India went into Tea feeling that they had a sniff in this Test match, after being out of it for most part of Day 4.
With umpires forcing the players off the field last night, after multiple incidents of the ball misbehaving off the pitch, it seemed as if it was only a matter of time that India would run through the SA batting order.
But, the demons in the pitch were probably not ready for the morning session, after having had a long day last night, troubling the batsman on regular occasions all through Day 3.
Virat Kohli though was clearly frustrated about being forced off the field, as he thought that India had braved the tough conditions and that the South Africans were making a hue and cry about the pitch, when there wasn’t much wrong with it.
The Indian skipper was pumped today, even when India were not picking up wickets in the opening session.
When QDK was trapped right in front, Virat celebrated in emphatic style, pointing towards the crowd, apparently signalling them to ‘zip their mouth’.
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South Africa are currently 160/7 and need 81 more runs to win this Test match. With Rabada and Elgar on the crease, India will now feel confident of their chances of winning the 3rd Test.