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India will be hopeful of grabbing quick wickets © AFP
India will be hopeful of grabbing quick wickets © AFP

Hello and welcome to the live blog of the first Test between India  and South Africa at Cape Town, South Africa. I, Suvajit Mustafi, will be bringing all the top-stories, match highlights and live scores along with funny posts from the world of social media pertaining to first Test, Day three.

Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar came to the rescue for India. The all-rounder launched a counter-attack while Kumar was cool as a cucumber. The 99-run stand between them helped India’s cause. The former made good use of the two drop chances and scored a brilliant 93. Still, South Africa ended up leading by 77 runs.

There were some nervy moments at the fag end of the day for South Africa but they will be happy overall. However, Pandya’s successful burst in which he picked up a couple of wickets has kept India in the game. Aiden Markram looked promising but failed to convert his start while Dean Elgar was tentative and finally fell prey.