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India will have to come back tomorrow to pick the remaining two wickets and sweep the series A brilliant bowling display from TeamIndia. Virat Kohli decides to take the review but replays show nothing on the snicko meter. Indai lose their review! Kagiso Rabada threw his wicket away and India now have the additional half-an-hour to bowl South Africa out.
India are 2 wickets away from sealing a whitewash here -- their 1st-ever against the Proteas in Tests. Kagiso Rabada has thrown it away here. He departs for 12 while trying to hit R Ashwin out of the ground.
It's the 1st wicket of the match for Ashwin.
He looks relieved. He had bowled well in this spell, reducing his speeds and managing to get that extra purchase from the wicket. He has not just kept out Ashwin and Jadeja but has collected a couple of boudaries after walking into bat.
With 3 overs to go, India are looking for 1 more wicket that will give them that extra 30 minutes. The light in Ranchi is still fine.
Only 1 more to extend play for another half an hour after 5 pm scheduled time. The light has been good so far. We are close to getting 98 overs of play today. On Day 1 and Day 2, only close to 60 overs per day were bowled because of bad light and rain.
He removes well-set Dane Piedt for India are now just 3 wickets away from completing their 1st-ever Test series whitewash of South Africa.
Meanwhile, Kagiso Rabada is the new man in. He joins concussion substitute Theunis de Bruyn in the middle. He replaces Shahbaz Nadeem who was taken to the cleaners by Theunis de Bruyn, South Africa's 1st concussion substitute.
Jadeja is getting some purchase out of this wicket here. Less than 30 minutes to go for Stumps.
Can India wrap up it up today and make it ? Theunis de Bruyn, who replaced Dean Elgar as concussion substitute, comes out with an aggressive intent. He has hit 2 boundaries in the very 1st over he has faced in this Test match.
Shahbaz Nadeem at the receiving end. It seems the Ranchi pitch is suddenly stopped assisting the spinners. They have not been able to get the bite they were able to in the morning session. He was batting well out in the middle.
He clips one to the leg side and take Shahbaz Nadeem's arm on. The Indian debutant does nothing wrong as he gets a direct hit a the non-striker's end. Linde is well short and a run stand is broken.
South Africa are crumbling here. He caught the 1st ball of Ashwin's 1st over of the innings and he was straightaway in discomfort.
Saha had been having issues catching the ball since morning. He is now walking off. Rishabh Pant is spotted in the dressing room, wearing his pads. He will walk in to replace the injured Saha. Dane Piedt and George Linde have batted 10 overs, resisting the Indian charge here.
They have 29 runs for the 6th wicket here. Ashwin replaces Mohammed Shami. Time for spin from both ends? Looks like a proper batsman and doesn't seem to be having too much trouble negotiating the likes of Jadeja and Nadeem.
But this surface is deteriorating now and sooner or later a ball will arrive with your name on it. Surely Linde understands that and that's why he is not afraid of going for his shots too at the moment PM IST: Dane Piedt lines this full delivery from Jadeja and lofts it straight over the bowler for a huge six.
Even though he didn't get to the pitch of the ball, it was timed beautifully.
Early signs of the ball getting softer, especially more for the pacers PM IST: It's confirmed that Dean Elgar will not bat further in this innings. Theunis de Bruyn has been named his concussion replacement.
This has been confirmed by commentators Graeme Smith and Harsha Bhogle PM IST: Piedt, who has had a horrible series as a bowler is now back at the crease trying to save some embarrassment for South Africa, who are effectively 6-down if Elgar doesn't come back to bat.
South Africa are just not able to build a partnership here. The pitch is also keeping quite low and has a role to play as Klaasen is trapped in front by a straight delivery from Umesh. The umpire has no problem raising his finger and Klaasen chooses not to review it.
Not the best ball from Umesh as he bowls it wide and low. Linde has no problems in smashing it through the covers to break the boundary drought PM IST: With the picture not yet clear on whether Elgar will be able to bat again in this innings, SA are now battling for survival here.
Linde, who played a good hand during the earlier part of the day is there trying to blunt the Indian attack along with the keeper Klaasen PM IST: Meanwhile, spin for the 1st time in the 2nd innings of South Africa. Ravindra Jadeja has replaced Mohammed Shami.
Meanwhile, we will bring you an update on Dean Elgar as and when it is available. Elgar hasn't walked out to resume his innings. He's off to the hospital for a concussion test.
Umesh Yadav was bowling the last over before the break but he hits Dean Elgar flush on the helmet. Elgar drops down on his knees. He is in some pain.
The physios are out and he was getting some attention before umpires decided to take the tea break early. South Africa are in tatters! They have lost 4 wickets since India enforced the follow-on. Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav have come up with one of the most memorable spells of fast bowling on Indian soil.
Mohammed Shami has gotten 3 wickets already and Umesh has one.
That will be Tea on Day 3 of the 3rd Test. INDvSA pic. South Africa have been rattled. They have lost 3 wickets already.