India vs South Africa, 3rd Test Day 4: Follow all IND vs SA updates live from RanchiIndia vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 4: Hello and welcome to our coverage of day one of the third Test between India and South Africa from the JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi. India have defeated South Africa by an innings and 202 runs to complete a 3-0 series whitewash over South Africa. The visitors struggled throughout last day and could only last two overs on the fourth day as Shahbaz Nadeem two wickets of two balls to close the series in India's favour. India now extend their lead at the top of the World Test Championship. Follow live updates of the first IND vs SA Test from Ranchi here at indiatvnews.com. (Scorecard | When and Where to Watch)
IND vs SA, 3rd Test, Day 4 from Ranchi: INDIA (497/9d) beat SOUTH AFRICA (133 & 162) by an innings and 202 runs
09.45 IST: India complete a historic series whitewash for South Africa for the first time in Test cricket. It was easy as you like on the last day. Nadeem got two wickets in two balls and with the win, India extend their lead at the top of the table in the World Test Championship. For India, it will be Bangladesh next, with whom the hosts will play 2 Tests and 3 T20Is. That's all from here. Join us again for Bangladesh's tour of India and for all the latest updates stay tuned to indiatvnews.com
09.41 IST: Nadeem to Ngidi, OUT! It's all over and what a bizarre way to end it. Ngidi slams it straight and the ball ricochets of the non-striker in Nortje and goes straight to Nadeem. Two in two for Nadeem and there's the game for India. A huge margin of an innings and 202 runs to complete a 3-0 series whitewash. India's first over South Africa.
09.40 IST: Lungi Ngidi is the last man in.
09.39 IST: Nadeem to De Bruyn: OUT! Little wide, De Bruyn looks to cut it but gets an underage and is beautifully caught by Saha. It kept low but Saha got his gloves to it and there goes the first wicket of the day. SA 133/9 from 48.5 overs
09.36 IST: Shahbaz Nadeem to bowl from the other end.
09.35 IST: That's a fiery first over from Shami. Pace, bounce and almost a wicket.
09.29 IST: Wriddhiman Saha is also back in the field after going off with a finger injury. Mohammed Shami has the ball for India and De Buyn will take strike for the visitors.
09.28 IST: Players are coming out in the middle for what could be the final session of the series.
09.15 IST: Play is scheduled to start in 15 mins time and India are on course for their first-ever series whitewash over South Africa in Test cricket.
08.55 IST: Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav kept the situation under control, says Sunil Gavaskar
Replying to India's 497/9d, South Africa were bundled out for 162 in the first innings and after Day 3 were tottering at 132/8 following on. [Read full story here]
08.40 IST: Virat Kohli surpasses Mohammad Azharuddin, enforces follow-on for 8th time
Kohli has now enforced follow-on eight times, while Azharuddin did it on seven occasions followed by Mahendra Singh Dhoni (5) and Sourav Ganguly (4). [Read full story here]
08.25 IST: Weather:
The temperature for the day is expected to hover between 23 and 28-degree Celcius throughout the day in Ranchi. No rain is forecasted for the day.
Brief preview: India's pace prowess came to the fore yet again as Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav bossed over a fragile South African batting line-up to put the hosts on the cusp of a 3-0 whitewash on Monday. As many as 16 South African wickets fell on day three of the third and final Test with Shami and Umesh doing the bulk of the damage. The duo bowled with fiery pace and were also rewarded for consistently attacking the stumps. [Read full preview here]