[caption id="attachment_901258" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-901258" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Mohammed-Shami-Ranchi-Test_IANS.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="403" /> Mohammed Shami scalped three wickets while Umesh Yadav picked up two as India inched closer to a series sweep. IANS[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Pace duo Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav claimed five wickets between them Monday to put India on the brink of a series whitewash after South Africa crumbled while following-on in the third Test. <p></p> <p></p>At the end of the third day in Ranchi, the tourists were on 132-8, trailing India by 203 runs, with replacement batsman Theunis de Bruyn on 30 and Anrich Nortje, on five. <p></p> <p></p>De Bruyn came in under the new concussion sub rule after Dean Elgar took a nasty hit on the helmet from a short delivery by Yadav and had to retire hurt on 16. <p></p> <p></p>The impact left the opener shaken as he lay on the ground getting physio assistance, and officials called for early tea with the Proteas reeling on 26-4. <p></p> <p></p>Events did not improve for South Africa as Shami claimed three wickets, including South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis for four, while Yadav struck twice. <p></p> <p></p>South Africa's first innings ended on 162 earlier as they chased India's 497-9 declared. <p></p> <p></p>The hosts made them bat again, and Yadav drew first blood, getting left-hander Quinton de Kock -- who was promoted to open the innings -- bowled for five. <p></p> <p></p>Shami took over to get first innings half-centurion Zubayr Hamza for nought with a delivery that rattled his off stump. <p></p> <p></p>The pace spearhead then got du Plessis' prized scalp and Temba Bavuma caught behind for nought. <p></p> <p></p>Spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin also took a wicket each to force an extension of the final session but de Bruyn and Nortje survived the final few overs. <p></p> <p></p>India's wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha suffered a finger injury in the final session and Rishabh Pant took over. <p></p> <p></p>According to new rules, a team is also allowed to replace a wicket keeper. <p></p> <p></p>The South African batting fell flat after starting the day on nine for two in their first innings with Yadav and Shami sharing five wickets between them. <p></p> <p></p>Hamza, playing just his second Test, scored a battling 62 to offer some resistance during his 91-run fourth-wicket stand with Temba Bavuma, who made 32. <p></p> <p></p>Opening batsman Rohit Sharma put India in command of the final Test with his maiden double century in the five-day format on Sunday. He made 212. <p></p> <p></p>India won the first two Tests by big margins in Visakhapatnam and Pune.