Ravichandran Ashwin, an Indian off-spinner, stated that the medical team will be keeping an eye on pacer Mohammed Siraj after the latter appeared to have pulled his hamstring while bowling the final ball of the day's penultimate over.
Siraj came to a halt as he approached the crease and immediately felt his hamstring. He indicated that he needed assistance and walked off the field near the end of the game. When asked about his condition, Ashwin stated that he is being cared for.
“I asked before going if I could talk about it. Medical staff are assessing him overnight. I am hoping with the history of Siraj that he can come out and give his best,” Ashwin told reporters after the days’ play in Johannesburg.
After winning the toss, India chose to bat first, and the openers smashed the new ball in the first hour. The drinks break proved fatal, as three wickets fell soon after, resulting in the Proteas winning the first session.
KL Rahul and Hanuma Vihari gradually formed an alliance before both were killed in a matter of a few overs. Ravichandran Ashwin then arrived to play the best knock of the day so far, a fluent 46 before falling in an attempt to increase the scoring rate.
India was bowled out for 202, with four wickets taken by Marco Jansen and three by the returning Duanne Olivier. South Africa then lost Aiden Markram's wicket before Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen saw the rest of the day's play off. With four days remaining, South Africa now trails by 167 runs.