Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane – India’s famed middle order failed to deliver the goods. But Rishabh Pant took it upon himself to push India’s lead, taking the attack to the South African pacers. He has gone hard after the short balls, cutting and pulling with fierce intentions. However, it was a case of one shot too many as he top-edged one to depart for a run-a-ball 34. Pant did his job as India’s lead is now in the vicinity of 300.
Rishabh Pant’s enterprising knock of 34 comes to an end.
Rabada has his third wicket, as India’s lead now stands at 296.
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