Ravichandran Ashwin takes Quinton de Kock's wicket on an exceptional delivery
Proteas, at the end of Day 3, were situated at 275/10, giving India 326-run lead.
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After a brilliant show with the bat by India on the first two days in the second Test, now bowlers have taken the charge. On day three the bowlers have stolen the spotlight after they made South African batsman suffered from an extraordinary display of bowling. In the morning after Indian speedsters sovereignty, the spinner Ravichandran Ashwin came off the late and again remained successful in turning the tables for Team India when he took the wickets of the visitor’s team skipper and their wicketkeeper.
As per the stats, Quinton de Kock doesn’t feel comfortable in facing right arm off-spinners in the subcontinent. He has got out to right arm off-spin on eight occasions out of twelve times in the past.
Ashwin wins the battle against Quinton de Kock again
In 36th over there was a strong battle seen going among the left-hand batter of Proteas and Ashwin. On the first four balls, he remained unsuccessful in scoring a single run but he smashed the fifth ball of the over to boundary, coming back strongly on the very next delivery he sent the visitor’s batsman to pavilion on an extraordinary ball.
The gloveman of South Africa came to bat in 22nd over with his skipper being on the non-striker’s end. There came an instance in the match when the most talented batsmen De Kock and Faf du Plessis got settled and had done a well-established partnership of 75 runs for the team. The 26-year-old batter could only add 38 runs in his score tally before Chennai-born spinner bowled him out. This is the third time that Indian spinner went successful in making him bunny out of his spin.
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At one point QDK was left clueless over the big turn taken by the ball and after getting bowled he thought that the Indian team is celebrating for the stumping but that was not the case as the ball had deceived his defense and had clipped the off-stump. Proteas, at the end of Day 3, were situated at 275/10, giving India 326-run lead.