Pant, Kohli fight surviving initial South African assault on day 3
Cape Town/IBNS: Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and skipper Virat Kohli stabilised India's second innings after the visitors dealt with initial assaults from South African bowlers on day three of the third and final Test here on Thursday.
India lost overnight batsman Cheteshwar Pujara (nine) and Ajinkya Rahane (one) within minutes after the play resumed on day three.
Pant, who came out to bat after Rahane was sent back, started off aggressively and hit a quick half century.
Kohli, who played a much unusual mute innings, ensured to keep one end secured.
The skipper scored 29 off 143 balls.
The two morning wickets were picked by South African pace bowlers Marco Jansen and Kagiso Rabada.