India V England, Third Test: Day Four As It Happened

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OVERS 11: India 28/3 at stumps on Day 1, trail South Africa by 258 runs

FOLLOW: 1st Test, Day 1 Scorecard

OVERS 8.1: OUT! That's a big blow to India. Morne Morkel strikes with his first delivery to have India captain Virat Kohli out caught behind on 5. India 27/3 in 8.1 overs, trail by 259 runs

OVERS 5.2: OUT! India lose both openers cheaply. Dale Steyn accepts an easy catch off his own bowling & gets rid of Shikhar Dhawan on 16. Score 18/2

OVERS 4.4: OUT! And Vernon Philander makes the breakthrough. Murali Vijay drives away from the body & ends up edging it to Dean Elgar who takes a sharp catch at gully. He scored 1. Score 16/1, trail by 270 runs

Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan to lead India's reply with Vernon Philander to open the attack for South Africa

OVERS 73.1: OUT! Morne Morkel has been trapped lbw by R Ashwin on 2. South Africa a286 all out in their first innings on Day 1.

OVERS 69.3: OUT! That's a sharp catch from Wriddhiman Saha. No wonder he's the best wicketkeeper on offer from India. R Ashwin drops it short and Kagiso Rabada rocks back to cut it but gets an edge as Saha grabs it - his fifth catch of the innings. It's also the first wicket for a spinner. Rabada scored 26. Score 280/9.

OVERS 66: Indian bowlers are trying everything to get the final two wickets. Batsmen are getting beaten on multiple occasions, edges are flying safely and South Africa continue to add crucial runs. Score 271/8

OVERS 62.2: OUT! Keshav Maharaj has been run out on 35 with a direct hit from Ashwin. Maharaj hit that to mid-on and set off for quick single but was sent back. However, Ashwin picked it up and found the timbers. To naked eye, that looked safe but the umpire referred it and Maharaj was just inches short. Score 258/8

OVERS 58.3: Kagiso Rabada launches Bhuvneshwar Kumar over long-on for a six and with a single off the next, takes the score to 250 runs. (Keshav Maharaj 30*, Kagiso Rabada 14*)

OVERS 53: THAT'S TEA ON DAY 1! Another absorbing session of play ends with South Africa 230/7 in 53 overs. South Africa scored 123 runs in 27 overs while India picked up four wickets

OVERS 50.2: OUT! Mohammed Shami strikes! He sneaks one through Vernon Philander's defenses to clean him up on 23. Score 221/7

OVERS 50: Sweet strike from Maharaj as he deposits Ashwin over the boundary for the first SIX of the Test. Score 221/6

OVERS 46.2

DROPPED! Shikhar Dhawan fails to hold on to an edge from Maharaj at third slip. Score 203/6

OVERS 44.5: OUT! Wicket no. 4 for Bhuvneshwar Kumar - This time he has De Kock out caught behind on 43. Score 202/6

OVERS 44.2: With a gentle push for four, Quinton de Kock takes South Africa's total to 202/5 in 44.2 overs

OVERS 42.2: With a couple, Quinton de Kock brings up the fifty-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Vernon Philander. Score 192/5

OVERS 40: The two big blows after lunch haven't had much impact on the boundaries. They continue to flow. Quinton de Kock took the score to 150 with consecutive fours off Jasprit Bumrah. Then Vernon Philander opened his account with a crisply driven four through mid-off. SCORE 174/5

OVERS 35.5: OUT! Edged & Taken! That's a big blow to South Africa. Hardik Pandya strikes to get rid of captain Du Plessis on 62. South Africa 142/5

OVERS 32.6: OUT! Jasprit Bumrah's maiden Test wicket is AB de Villiers whom he has cleaned up on 65. Pitched outside off, this one came in and de Villiers went for the drive but got an inside edge with the ball crashing on the stumps. Score 126/4

OVERS 27.1: EDGED & FOUR! And that's 100-run stand between AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis for the 4th wicket.

OVERS 26: That's lunch on Day 1. It has been quite a recovery from the home team after being down three wickets early. AB de Villiers (59*) and Faf du Plessis (37*) have taken them to 107/3.

25.1 OVERS: With a front foot pull for four off Bhuvneshwar Kumar, captain Faf du Plessis brings up the 100 runs for South Africa in 25.1 overs. Score 102/1

22.1 OVERS: FIFTY for AB de Villiers. A counter-attacking innings from the South African, took just 55 deliveries. It's his 41st of Test career. SA 91/3

De Villiers, Du Plessis forging a nice little partnership after early damage. They've taken South Africa to 55/3

THREE in THREE for Bhuvneshwar

This is turning out to be a dream spell for Bhuvneshwar

. He now gets a third wicket. That's a wicket for him in each of the three overs he's bowled. South Africa in trouble early at 12/3 as Hashim Amla departs for 3

WICKET No. 2!

2 wickets in 2 overs for Bhuvneshwar. This time, he traps Aiden Markram for 5. South Africa 7/2

WICKET! What a start for India. A wicket off the third ball of the match. Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets Dean Elgar for 0. South Africa 0/1

TOSS: South Africa win, and they will be batting first against India at Cape Town

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