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IND v SA: Pant Smashes Ton As India Set South Africa A Target Of 212

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
January 13, 2022 • 19:02 PM View: 535

IND v SA: Rishabh Pant smashed his fourth test century to keep India's hopes alive in the 3rd test and give South Africa a target of 212 to win. 

Resuming the session at 130/4, Pant began with his usual attacking approach as South Africa brought Keshav Maharaj in the spell. Pant freed his arms to smash him at every opportunity. Virat Kohli also looked to begin scoring but found the edge as soon as he tried to drive the ball, he had resisted himself for 143 deliveries. 


Pant and Kohli added 94 runs in 179 balls for the fifth wicket to not only stabilise the innings but give India a lead past 150 runs. 

Pant didn't get much support from the Indian lower order, who looked to smash every ball bowled to them. However, the wicketkeeper batter reached the triple-figure mark to become the first Asian wicketkeeper to score a Test century in South Africa and also the first Asian wicket-keeper to hit three centuries in SENA countries.

India got bowled out for 198 and Pant remained not out on 100. For South Africa, Marco Jansen took four wickets while Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi took three wickets each. 

South Africa need 212 runs to win the match and the series. 

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India - 198/10

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