Team India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin threatened to mankad South African batter Marco Jansen on day 3 of the 1st Test at the Supersport Park in Centurion. Given the circumstances, the veteran off-spinner had an opportunity to affect that run-out, but he backed out, hinting it as a warning to the lanky all-rounder.
The Tamil Nadu off-spinner has a reputation of affecting run-outs at the non-striker's end as the row with Jos Buttler in IPL 2019 sparked a massive controversy. However, he didn't run Jansen out on this occasion even as the youngster's bat and feet were comfortably out of the crease.
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The Proteas piled the misery on Team India as they have secured a pole position in the Centurion Test and firm favourites to take a 1-0 lead. The home side began the day at 256-5, with Dean Elgar unbeaten at 140. The veteran opener joined hands with Jansen and added another 100 runs.
However, the former Test captain narrowly missed a well-deserved double-hundred by 15 runs as Shardul Thakur unleashed a quick bouncer and the left-hander was late to sway out of the way, thereby edging it to KL Rahul behind the stumps.
The Proteas had earlier won the toss and elected to field first, putting the tourists under early pressure with 4 wickets in the first session. KL Rahul's gritty 101 brought the visitors back in the contest, but the Indian bowlers failed to be that sharp with the ball.