1st Test, Day 3: Cheteshwar Pujara's ton helps India lead SA by 320 runs

Cheteshwar Pujara (135*) and Virat Kohli (77*) put on 191 for the third wicket to help India mount a 320-run lead with eight wickets and two days left.

updated: December 21, 2013 01:02 IST
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Johannesburg: India took complete charge of the opening Test against South Africa on Friday by bullying the top-ranked team's diminished pace attack for a 320-run lead at stumps on the third day at the Wanderers. (Match Scorecard | Highlights)

India was 284-2 at the close after South Africa, already struggling and behind, lost fast bowler Morne Morkel to an ankle injury early in the Indians' second innings. (Day 3 in pics)

First-innings century-maker Virat Kohli was 77 not out and Cheteshwar Pujara unbeaten on 135 to give India a convincing advantage with two days to play after South Africa was bowled out for 244 at the start of three sessions of surprisingly one-sided dominance by the tourists. (Read: Pujara justifies 'emerging player' tag)

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