India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat in the third and final Test against South Africa beginning Saturday at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. They lost opener Mayank Agarwal for 10. He was dismissed by Rabada.
India have made one change to their playing XI that featured in the Pune Test. Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem has been handed debut and he comes into the side in place of Ishant Sharma who has been given rest.
Earlier Kohli said, 'We'll bat first. It looks like a good wicket. It will be hard upfront and then got slower. Like the typical Ranchi wicket. It's a no-brainer to bat first on this one. I don't think it's gonna be slow but it will keep lower than Pune maybe. It should spin at a decent pace. As long as it turns with pace on the ball, we don't mind the bounce'.