Shardul Thakur ruined South Africa's party late in the morning session with three quick strikes. With Petersen registering his maiden Test fifty and Elgar blunting the Indian attack, South Africa appeared to be in control. However, in what was a prolific five-over burst, Thakur shifted the balance towards India. The deficit was down to 100 as South Africa went into Lunch at 102/4, having managed 65 runs off 26.4 overs. Thakur added another two wickets to his kitty after the break by dismissing Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma, who registered a half-century, as South Africa lost their sixth wicket on 177.
Finally a breakthrough for India after lunch! 🇮🇳January 4, 2022