2nd Test: Shami takes three quick wickets on day 4, Proteas 173/5 at lunch

Today is the fourth day of the second Test match between India and South Africa. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 16, 2018, 09.40 AM (IST)

Seamer Mohammed Shami on Tuesday struck three times for his team to dismiss two set batsman AB de Villiers and Dean Elgar and one new batsman Quinton de Kock as the day 4 of the second Test match between India and South Africa resumed. 

While de Villiers departed at 80 after being caught out by Parthiv Patel off Shami, Dean Elgar was also sent back to the pavilion at 61, trying to pull at the deep square leg. 

KL Rahul took the catch to get Shami one more wicket. 

Quinton de Kock was dismissed in de Villiers's manner at 12.

Skipper Faf du Plessis and Vernon Philander are two batsmen on the crease with South Africa's score standing at 173/5 at lunch. 

Earlier on Day 3, Kohli hit a masterly 153 in India`s first innings of 307 to stay in touch in Centurion, even though South Africa stretched 28-run first innings lead to 118 by scoring 90 for two in their second spell at-bat on a storm-shortened afternoon.

He was the last man out when he was caught in the deep off Morne Morkel, hitting to one of eight fielders on the boundary as he tried to squeeze some extra runs with his tailenders having shown they were ill-equipped to handle fast bowlers wielding the second new ball.