India vs South Africa 3rd test match – South Africa looks for a historic sweep once they host India in the third and the final test match in Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg on Wednesday (24-01-2018). In the series, India lost its 2 matches continuously. South Africa leads the series 2-0. And they planned for Whitewash by beating the India in third test. So, India should win this 3rd test match for avoiding the Whitewash. And the Indian players are working on it.
This South African team has a factor to show. It wants to payback inside the same coin after the whitewash inflicted on them back in 2015-16 once they toured India. This Indian team also has a point to show. It does now not want to be remembered because the first facet from India to suffer a whitewash in South Africa considering worldwide cricket back here in 1991-1992.
Why Chose bat first?
India won the toss and elected to bat first. India lost 2 matches continuously in the earlier matches because of bowl first. They hope bat first will help them to win the match. So they decided to bat first. India had excessive hopes of a first ever test match series in South Africa after they arrived for the tour, but have fallen short in two difficult-fought matches.
The match has been started. First India struggled for opening, because they lost its openers. Then Virat Kohli(captain) and Cheteshwar Pujara have steadied India’s ship after they lost both of their openers in the first session.
India vs South Africa 3rd Test:
South Africa (Playing XI): Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Vernon Philander, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Lungisani Ngidi.
India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Parthiv Patel(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.