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IND vs SA: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town- India’s Tour Of South Africa 2021-22, 3rd Test Day 1. India and South Africa will engage in an exciting battle during the 3rd Test of the ongoing Test series. IND vs SA 3rd Test clash is set to start on January 11 at Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town. The series is currently tied at 1-1 and the 3rd Test will decide the result of the three-match series.

India defeated South Africa by 113 runs in the 1st Test. Smashing 327-10 and 174-10 in both innings, India set up a target of 305 for the hosts. South Africa, who slammed 197 in the 1st innings, got out for 191 in the 2nd innings, failing to chase the target.

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In the 2nd Test, the host made a comeback after winning the match by 7 wickets. India slammed 202-10 in the first innings, with a 50 by KL Rahul and a crucial 46 by Ravichandran Ashwin. However, South Africa scored 27 runs more, getting bowled out for 229.

In the 2nd innings, Ajinkya Rahane (58) and Cheteshwar Pujara (58) slammed half-centuries, to take India to 266-10 in the end. However, South Africa managed to chase down the 240-run target on day 4. Dean Elgar, who started as an opener, slammed unbeaten 96 to bring home the victory.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. Photo-Getty
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. Photo-Getty

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The previous two Tests were affected by rain and the IND vs SA 3rd Test might also become a victim of bad weather. Below we take a glance at the weather forecast and pitch report of Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town on January 11, 2022.

IND vs SA: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town- 3rd Test Day 1

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IND vs SA 3rd Test will commence on January 11 (Tuesday) at Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town, South Africa. The match will start at 2 PM IST. According to reports from weather.com, the temperature of Cape Town city of South Africa on January 11, 2022, will be 22° Celcius during the day and fall to 17° at night.

The chances of rain will be 24% in the morning but will decrease as the day progresses. Hence, on the morning of day 1 of IND vs SA 3rd Tests, rain showers are expected. The sky will be cloudy in the morning followed by sunny weather in the afternoon. The humidity will be 74% throughout the day.

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Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town is a good scoring ground. The ground will be seam-friendly, as seen in the last two games so far. Spinners will have a hard time on the field. Due to the brilliant bowling attack of both the teams, the average total in all 4 innings is expected to be between 200-300.

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