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India leads by 70 in deciding test vs. South Africa

South African batsman Keegan Peterson in action during the second day of the third and final test match between South Africa and India in Cape Town, S...
India captain Virat Kohli and Kannur Rahul chat between balls during the second day of the third and final test match between South Africa and India i...
South African batsman Keshav Maharaj in action during the second day of the third and final test match between South Africa and India in Cape Town, So...
South African batsman Keegan Peterson avoids a bowl during the second day of the third and final test match between South Africa and India in Cape Tow...
South African batsman Keegan Peterson takes well needed drinks break during the second day of the third and final test match between South Africa and ...
India appeal for a wicket during the second day of the third and final test match between South Africa and India in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday...
South African batsman Rassie van Der Dussen plays a shot while India's wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant looks on during the second day of the third and final...
India celebrate the wicket of Kyle Verreynne during the second day of the third and final test match between South Africa and India in Cape Town, Sout...
Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara dive for the ball while Kannur Rahl (l) and captain Virat Kohli look on during the second day o...
South African batsman Keegan Peterson in action during the second day of the third and final test match between South Africa and India in Cape Town, S...
South African bowler Kagiso Rabada celebrates the wicket of Mayank Agarwal during the second day of the third and final test match between South Afric...
Indian bowler Shardul Thakur fields the ball during the second day of the third and final test match between South Africa and India in Cape Town, Sout...

South African batsman Keegan Peterson in action during the second day of the third and final test match between South Africa and India in Cape Town, S...

India captain Virat Kohli and Kannur Rahul chat between balls during the second day of the third and final test match between South Africa and India i...

South African batsman Keshav Maharaj in action during the second day of the third and final test match between South Africa and India in Cape Town, So...

South African batsman Keegan Peterson avoids a bowl during the second day of the third and final test match between South Africa and India in Cape Tow...

South African batsman Keegan Peterson takes well needed drinks break during the second day of the third and final test match between South Africa and ...

India appeal for a wicket during the second day of the third and final test match between South Africa and India in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday...

South African batsman Rassie van Der Dussen plays a shot while India's wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant looks on during the second day of the third and final...

India celebrate the wicket of Kyle Verreynne during the second day of the third and final test match between South Africa and India in Cape Town, Sout...

Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara dive for the ball while Kannur Rahl (l) and captain Virat Kohli look on during the second day o...

South African batsman Keegan Peterson in action during the second day of the third and final test match between South Africa and India in Cape Town, S...

South African bowler Kagiso Rabada celebrates the wicket of Mayank Agarwal during the second day of the third and final test match between South Afric...

Indian bowler Shardul Thakur fields the ball during the second day of the third and final test match between South Africa and India in Cape Town, Sout...

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — India was 57-2 in its second innings at stumps Wednesday for a lead of 70 runs over South Africa in the decisive final test.

The game progressed rapidly on Day 2 at Newlands after South Africa started on 17-1 in its first innings and was bundled out for 210.

Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was India's star again with 5-42 as South Africa threatened to overhaul India's first innings of 223, then tumbled under the pressure created by Bumrah.

The Proteas went from 159-4 to 210 all out in the kind of collapse that has dominated the series because of the two strong bowling lineups.

Keegan Petersen made 72 for South Africa but the next highest score for South Africa was 28 by Temba Bavuma.

Petersen was one of Bumrah's five, a ball that angled in and moved off the seam to catch an outside edge and travel to Cheteshwar Pujara at first slip.

India extended its advantage to 70 by stumps but at the expense of losing both openers.

Virat Kohli, back in the team after missing the second test with injury, was 14 not out after top-scoring in the first innings with 79. Pujara was with him on 9.

Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen had struck for South Africa but India had a strong chance at a first test series win ever in South Africa if it took its lead past 200.

The three-test series is level at 1-1, setting up the series finale at Newlands in Cape Town.

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