Nagpur, Nov 25 (IANS) An impressive bowling performance by South Africa reduced India to 149/6 at tea on the opening day of the third Test of the four-match series at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday.

Batsmen Ravindra Jadeja (21 not out) and Wriddhiman Saha (9 not out) remained unbeaten on the crease when tea was called. For the visitors, seamer Morne Morkel (3-27) and spinner Simon Harmer (2-65) were the pick of the bowlers.

The following is the scoreboard at tea on the first day of the third cricket Test between India and South Africa being played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday.

India (first innings)

Murali Vijay lbw b Morkel 40 Shikhar Dhawan c & b Elgar 12 Cheteshwar Pujara lbw b Harmer 21 Virat Kohli c Vilas b Morkel 22 Ajinkya Rahane b Morkel 13 Rohit Sharma c de Villiers b Harmer 2 Wriddhiman Saha not out 9 Ravindra Jadeja not out 21

Extras (b 4, lb 3, w 1, nb 1) 9

Total (six wickets in 55 overs) 149



Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Dhawan, 13.6 overs), 2-69 (Vijay, 21.2), 3-94 (Pujara, 30.1), 4-115 (Rahane, 37.2), 5-116 (Kohli, 39.2), 6-125 (R Sharma, 46.2)

Bowling Morne Morkel 13-6-27-3 Kagiso Rabada 13-7-25-0 Simon Harmer 22-2-65-2 Dean Elgar 4-0-7-1 Imran Tahir 2-0-12-0 JP Duminy 1-0-6-0

Toss: India chose to bat

Umpires: Ian Gould (England) and Bruce Oxenford (Australia)

TV umpire: Anil Chaudhary (India)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)

Reserve umpire: C. Shamshuddin (India)

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