3rd Test: Pujara on zero despite facing 51 balls so far

India on Wednesday won the toss and opted to bat first at the Wanderers Stadium. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 24, 2018, 09.32 AM (IST)

Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is talking all his time to adjust himself on the crease in the third Test match against South Africa.

The batsman is yet to open up his account despite being on the crease for over half an hour during day 1.

Pujara has so far has played 51 balls but his score remains zero.

Whereas Virat Kohli, who came to the crease minutes after Pujara did, has made 9 runs off 26 balls.

Rabada and Philander each struck for Proteas to give them an early advantage as India lost early two wickets during the third and final test match against South Africa.

India on Wednesday won the toss and opted to bat first at the Wanderers Stadium.

After losing two consecutive Test matches, India is playing very cautiously to avoid a series whitewash.

Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane, who did not play the first two Tests was recalled on the strength of a strong record in overseas Tests.

Dinesh Karthik was flown in as a replacement for injured wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha and could play at the expense of Parthiv Patel, who had a poor game with the gloves in the second Test at Centurion.