Nightwatchman Shardul Thakur did help India see through the last few minutes of play yesterday and nearly half an hour today, but the variable bounce eventually proved hot to handle as he fell to Kagiso Rabada. While Cheteshwar Pujara survives after chipping the ball straight to the short mid-wicket fielder, as Rabada put down a sitter, KL Rahul perished on 23 trying to slash an effort ball from Lungi Ngidi. India have their two most experienced players in Virat Kohli and Pujara in the middle, with the lead going past 200.
Ngidi strikes as the Proteas take their second wicket of the morning. Rahul out caught by the skipper. India: 54-3 with a lead of 184.
— SuperSport 🏆 (@SuperSportTV) December 29, 2021