New Delhi: Heading into the third day, the task confronting South Africa was enormous. They had lost three wickets and were confronted with Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja on top of their game on a wearing pitch. The ghosts of 2015 were all set to make an appearance again for the Proteas. However, Dean Elgar, whose highest score in India was 48 in 2015, defied the odds and smashed his maiden ton in India. Quinton de Kock, who has always done well in India, continued his great run with his fifth century but India still harboured hopes of a sizeable lead after Ravichandran Ashwin’s 27th five-wicket haul reduced South Africa to 380/8, still trailing by 122 runs at the end of play in Vizag on Friday.Elgar and Temba Bavuma started the day well but Bavuma was an early casualty, falling LBW to Ishant Sharma with a delivery that cut back in and stayed low. At 63/4, South Africa had an uphill task but South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis led from the front and Elgar’s solid play also gave South Africa confidence. With Elgar using his feet and negating Ashwin brilliantly, du Plessis joined in and got going with a couple of boundaries off India’s ace offspinner. Elgar’s confidence and du Plessis’ aggression slightly upset India’s plan as Kohli opted to attack. However, after the lunch break, the 115-run stand was broken when du Plessis stabbed a flatter ball from Ashwin only to get an inside edge onto his pad and Ajinkya Rahane at short leg taking a sharp catch. If India though they could get an opening, they were made to wait. Quinton de Kock, who smashed two fifties in the T20Is, continued his good form.Elgar launched Ravindra Jadeja over deep midwicket and the jubilation shown by him highlighted how keen he was to do well in India. In 2015, Elgar was confounded by the spin of Ashwin but four years on, he had played him superbly and had notched up his 12th ton overall. Having reached the landmark, both left-handers proceeded to counterattack and erase the deficit. De Kock effortlessly went past 50 and Elgar also notched up his second 150-plus score. India were running out of ideas and suddenly, South Africa sensed that they could turn the tables on Virat Kohli’s side. However, on 160, Elgar top-edged a slog sweep of Jadeja and Cheteshwar Pujara took a good catch at deep midwicket to end his epic vigil. The wicket was Jadeja’s 200th in Tests and he became the quickest left-arm spinner to reach the landmark. Also Read | Dean Elgar Hits Maiden Ton Against India, South Africa Fight In Vizag TestFollowing Elgar’s dismissal, de Kock neared his ton and he notched up his century in a similar way as Elgar, with a six. Ashwin floated a delivery on off stump and de Kock powered it over wide long off for his first ton against India. However, the bowler had the last laugh and when he sent back de Kock and Philander, he had picked up his 27th five-wicket haul. Also Read | Quinton de Kock Smashes Fifth Century, Continues Great Form On India TourSouth Africa are still trailing by 117 runs at the end of day 3. However, when one looks at how Elgar and de Kock countered the spinners in conditions which suited them, South Africa’s fight in Vizag exorcised the ghosts of 2015 in a spectacular way. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Sudesh Dyal, 23, one of the three inmates who escaped from the Lusignan Prison on October 15, 2018, was Sunday morning recaptured while hiding out in a house at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).According to reports, the Police acted on information received and went to the house about 03:00h when the escapee was nabbed. He was taken to the Leonora Police Station and was later transported to Georgetown to face charges.The man, formerly of Wales, West Bank Demerara (WBD), along with 29-year-old Dextroy Pollard and murder accused Travis Evan, escaped from the Prison’s holding bay.Evan was the first to be recaptured by ranks of the Joint Services in Linden, Region 10 while Pollard was recaptured by residents of Wales and handed over to the Police.Pollard had just been sentenced to spend the next two years in prison on a charge of break and enter and larceny. Dyal was on remand for the said offence.The men, according to Prison Director Gladwin Samuels, had escaped as a result of a lack of vigilance by the officers on duty.The holding bay from which the men escaped is reportedly surrounded by four towers from where ranks had a bird’s eye view.Additionally, the barbed wire fence had to be cut in order for the escape to be successful. At the time of the escape, both prison and police officers were on duty at the holding bay facility.Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage showed that the men took approximately four minutes to successfully escape. As such, Samuels slammed the officers, some of whom were reportedly asleep.A number of search parties were deployed in several areas in Regions Three and Four, where it was suspected the men might have gone.The Prison was used as a holding facility with several holding areas after the July 2017 fire at the Camp Street Prison. During that fire, several high-profile prisoners had escaped. The others were dispatched to correctional institutions across the country, including Lusignan.However, 13 prisoners had escaped from the facility by digging a hole under the perimeter fence. The hole was about five feet in diameter and another five feet deep.Those who had escaped were murder accused Clive Forde, Pascal Smith, Kerry Cromwell, Odel Roberts, Kendell Skeet, Rayon Jones, Jason Howard, Shawn Harris, Paul Goriah and Jamal Forde, along with Teshawn McKenzie, Cobena Stephens, Winston Long and Jamal Joseph.All the others were recaptured with two being killed by the Police during an exchange of gunfire. However, Goriah and Stephens remain at large.Goriah’s last known address was given as Grove Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara (EBD) while Lot 82 Gopie Street, Middle Walk, Buxton, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was given as Stephens’ last known address.