Cheteshwar Pujara (50) was the only other Indian batsman to post a half-century, with his patient innings taking 179 deliveries as he tried to stifle the home attack. He had a slice of early luck when given not out after Ngidi struck him on the pad. South Africa did not review umpire Ian Gould’s decision and replays showed the ball would have hit leg stump. Pujara's vigil came to an end when he edged all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo (2-25) to wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock, one of five dismissals for the gloveman. Rabada (3-39) was perhaps the pick of the home bowlers, both fast and accurate. He removed opener Murali Vijay (eight), caught by De Kock, before grabbing the wickets of Ishant Sharma (nought) and the stubborn Kumar (30). Morne Morkel (2-47) and Vernon Philander (2-31) also chipped in with wickets but were guilty at time of bowling with too much width, failing to make the batsmen play. The home side had already claimed the series with an unassailable 2-0 lead but are chasing a first clean-sweep against India.
Michael Holding "I don't pay much attention to these ICC rankings but I don't think India are worthy of being the number 1 Test side in the world" #CricketJanuary 23, 2018
BRIEF SCORE South Africa 6/1 in six overs (Elgar 4*, Markram 2) trail India 187 in 77 overs (Kohli 54, Pujara 50) by 181 runs
When India loses like this overseas, we criticise the team. This is not a team issue, it’s a long standing Indian cricket issue, that we have failed to resolve. #INDvSA— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 17, 2018