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Match Ended   
229&243/3 (67.4)
202&266
South Africa beat India by 7 wickets
Right then! That is it from the coverage of this enthralling Test at Wanderers. The series is levelled at 1-1 and the action now shifts to Newlands, Cape Town for the final and the deciding Test match of this series. It will commence on 11th January, 2022. Day 1 of this Test will begin at 2 pm IST (8.30 am GMT). But as all of you are aware, the buildup will begin well in advance and make sure you join us for the same. Till then, cheers and take care!
Dean Elgar, the South African skipper is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his brilliant performance with the bat. He says that there is no wrong or right way to win the game. He adds that the fundamentals of the game are important and they lacked that in the last game and this win was tough as they did the fundamentals right here. He mentions that bowlers showed a lot of character to get 20 wickets on this pitch. He mentions that it is his privilege to represent the country. He adds that his knocks can be ugly for some but it is okay to take blows and the bigger picture is to win the game of cricket. He adds that a lot of testimony should go to batters as have been preparing to build this batting unit for a long time. The conditions were difficult and he is glad that they won. Tells that Rassie van der Dussen's 40 will go a long way in his career and he showed a lot of character. He adds that they had a talk with Rabada in the dressing room and he has that attitude and fire to perform and overall it’s a team effort and getting 20 wickets is not easy. He adds that he is not sure how Cape Town surface will be and mentions that Newlands, Cape Town is his favourite ground in the world.
KL Rahul, the skipper of India, says that they wanted to win and they always want to play a good brand of cricket. Adds that he is a bit disappointed but credits South Africa for the way they batted and bowled. Tells that getting 122 on Day 4 wasn't going to be easy but the South African batters played really well. Mentions that they could have batted slightly better in the first innings and got 50-60 runs more. Adds that Shardul Thakur had a great Test match and he bowled and batted really well. Talking about Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara, Rahul says that they both are world-class batters and they had team's backing. Says that Virat should be fine for the next game as he has batted a bit in the nets and has also been running around on the field. Tells that they will monitor Siraj for the next game and hopefully he will be fine for the last Test.
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The pitch at Wanderers is expected to be tricky for the batters and we witnessed that right from Day 1 as the South African bowlers dominated the proceedings and bundled out India for 202 in the first innings. The youngster, Marco Jansen was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets while it was Lord Shardul Thakur who ruled Day 2 as he picked seven wickets to restrict South Africa to 229. South Africa still managed a lead of 27 runs with useful fifties from Keegan Petersen and Bavuma. India needed their experienced duo of Pujara and Rahane to fire on Day 3 and they delivered with counter-attacking fifties and South Africa were eventually set a target of 240 to win this game. In the end, some astute batting by South Africa, led by their skipper, took them home in a tricky chase and this is a big win for this South African team that is trying to build towards a new era in their Test cricket history.
India needed 8 wickets this morning and with this pitch known to produce wickets in a cluster, India were in with a good chance. But the South African batters batted positively and never let the Indian bowlers settle. Shami did get the wicket of Rassie van der Dussen but India were denied any further breakthrough and they have finally lost a Test match at Wanderers. India will have to wait for Cape Town for their first-ever Test series victory in the rainbow nation.
South African batters showed great application on the pitch that had enough help for the bowlers to trouble the batters regularly. It was their skipper, Dean Elgar who led from the front and some useful contributions from other top-order batters have taken them to a rather comfortable victory on Day 4 here. Quite fittingly, it was the experienced pair of Elgar and Bavuma who finished things off for South Africa. This means a lot to South African cricket.
What a fascinating Test match this has been as momentum kept tilting from one team to another and finally, South Africa have trumped India to level the series here at Wanderers. They win by 7 wickets and have beaten India at the Wanderers in Test cricket for the first time.
End Of The Over 67.4 : 243/3
6 Runs
  • 167.1
  • 167.2
  • 067.3
  • 467.4
D. Elgar
96 (188)
T. Bavuma
23 (45)
R. Ashwin
11.4-2-26-1
67.4
4
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
FOUR! There it is! Dean Elgar, South Africa's skipper hits the winning runs and he is pumped! Ashwin tosses it up, around middle. Elgar heaves it over the mid-wicket fielder and finishes things off with a boundary. What a chase this has been from the Proteas! Dean Elgar, take a bow! SOUTH AFRICA WIN THE MATCH BY 7 WICKETS AND LEVEL THE THREE-MATCH SERIES 1-1!
67.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Loopy ball, around off. Dean Elgar looks to drive but it goes off the inner half of the blade back towards the bowler.
67.2
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Temba Bavuma
Flatter and quicker, around middle. Bavuma nudges it towards deep mid-wicket and takes a single. South Africa need just 1 run to win!
67.1
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Tossed up, outside off. Dean Elgar presses forward and carves it to deep cover for one.
End Of The Over 67 : 237/3
7 Runs
  • 166.1
  • 066.2
  • 066.3
  • 066.4
  • 466.5
  • 266.6
T. Bavuma
22 (44)
D. Elgar
91 (185)
S. Thakur
16-2-47-1
66.6
2
Shardul Thakur To Temba Bavuma
Length ball, angling in from leg. Temba Bavuma clips it to the leg side for a couple of runs.
66.5
4
Shardul Thakur To Temba Bavuma
FOUR! That is a cracking shot from Bavuma! A bumper, around middle. Bavuma swivels and pulls it behind square on the leg side for a boundary.
Bavuma pulls off again! Siraj moves near mid on as Thakur was loading up to bowl and that makes him pull off. Thakur and Indian players are furious!
66.4
0
Shardul Thakur To Temba Bavuma
Full ball, outside off and shaping away late. Temba Bavuma looks to drive but it goes off the outer half of the blade towards backward point.
66.3
0
Shardul Thakur To Temba Bavuma
On a length, around off. Temba Bavuma prods and defends it to the off side.
66.2
0
Shardul Thakur To Temba Bavuma
Length ball, way outside off. Temba Bavuma leaves it alone.
66.1
1
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Length ball, around middle and leg. Dean Elgar turns it past the mid-wicket fielder for a run.
End Of The Over 66 : 230/3
1 Runs
  • 165.1
  • 065.2
  • 065.3
  • 065.4
  • 065.5
  • 065.6
T. Bavuma
16 (39)
D. Elgar
90 (184)
R. Ashwin
11-2-20-1
65.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Temba Bavuma
Nicely tossed up, around off. Temba Bavuma presses forward and blocks it out watchfully. South Africa need just 10 runs to win the game and level the series 1-1.
65.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Temba Bavuma
Loopy ball, turning down leg. Temba Bavuma looks to flick it but misses.
65.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Temba Bavuma
Flatter ball, outside off. Temba Bavuma blocks it out.
Vihari has been hit at short leg as Bavuma Sweeps it hard towards him. He looks fine after some treatment and is ready to resume.
65.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Temba Bavuma
NASTY! Hanuma Vihari seems to be in serious pain as he gets struck on his right shoulder. This was tossed up, around middle. Bavuma gets down on his knee to sweep but he hits it straight to Hanuma Vihari at short leg. The ball hits Vihari on his right shoulder.
65.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Temba Bavuma
Tossed up, around off. Temba Bavuma prods and blocks it out.
65.1
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Flatter ball, outside off. Dean Elgar cuts it to sweeper cover for a single.
Siraj is having a go at the South African batters! But they won't mind it now as they are on the cusp of a famous victory here!
End Of The Over 65 : 229/3
18 Runs
  • 464.1
  • 464.2
  • 5 WD64.3
  • 064.3
  • 464.4
  • 1 LB64.5
  • 064.6
T. Bavuma
16 (34)
D. Elgar
89 (183)
M. Siraj
6-0-37-0
64.6
0
Mohammed Siraj To Temba Bavuma
Short of a length, around off. Temba Bavuma blocks it out.
64.5
lb
Mohammed Siraj To Dean Elgar
Leg bye! Back of a length, down leg. Dean Elgar misses his flick and gets hit on his pad. The ball rolls away towards fine leg and the batters take a leg bye.
64.4
4
Mohammed Siraj To Dean Elgar
FOUR! AND AGAIN! Siraj bangs it into the deck, around off. Elgar stays back and ramps it over the slip cordon to fetch himself yet another boundary. South Africa are just 12 runs away from a win now!
64.3
0
Mohammed Siraj To Dean Elgar
Short of a length, around middle. Elgar blocks it out.
64.3
wd
Mohammed Siraj To Dean Elgar
FIVE WIDES! Oh, dear! Nothing going India's way now! Short of a length, around off. Dean Elgar lets it be and the ball flies over Rishabh Pant to race away towards the fence.
64.2
4
Mohammed Siraj To Dean Elgar
FOUR! Three boundaries in a row and Dean Elgar seems to be in a hurry to finish things off now! Back of a length, around off. Dean Elgar hangs back and steers it through the slip cordon to bag another boundary.
64.1
4
Mohammed Siraj To Dean Elgar
FOUR! Nicely done! Banged into the deck, around leg. Dean Elgar rides the bounce nicely and pulls it over the mid-wicket fielder for another boundary.
End Of The Over 64 : 211/3
5 Runs
  • 063.1
  • 163.2
  • 063.3
  • 063.4
  • 063.5
  • 463.6
T. Bavuma
16 (33)
D. Elgar
77 (178)
J. Bumrah
17-2-70-0
63.6
4
Jasprit Bumrah To Temba Bavuma
FOUR! That is a top shot from Bavuma! Full ball, outside off. Temba Bavuma presses forward and caresses it nonchalantly through the cover region for a boundary.
63.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Temba Bavuma
This is a back-of-a-length delivery, around off. Temba Bavuma gets behind the line of the ball and defends it.
63.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Temba Bavuma
Short of a length, jagging back in from middle. Temba Bavuma turns it towards mid-wicket.
63.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Temba Bavuma
Back of a length, around off. Temba Bavuma looks to block but it goes off the outside edge towards Ajinkya Rahane at gully, on the bounce.
63.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Length ball, angling in from middle. Dean Elgar turns it to the leg side for a run.
63.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Back of a length, angling in down leg. Dean Elgar ducks underneath.
End Of The Over 63 : 206/3
6 Runs
  • 1 WD62.1
  • 162.1
  • 162.2
  • 162.3
  • 062.4
  • 162.5
  • 162.6
D. Elgar
76 (176)
T. Bavuma
12 (29)
M. Siraj
5-0-20-0
62.6
1
Mohammed Siraj To Dean Elgar
Back of a length, around off. Dean Elgar taps it towards backward point and takes a quick run. South Africa are just 34 runs away from a historic win! India badly need a wicket or two here!
62.5
1
Mohammed Siraj To Temba Bavuma
Good-length ball, outside off. Temba Bavuma stays back, opens the face of his bat and steers it to deep backward point for a single.
62.4
0
Mohammed Siraj To Temba Bavuma
Back of a length, around off. Temba Bavuma rides the bounce nicely and blocks it.
62.3
1
Mohammed Siraj To Dean Elgar
Back of a length, around leg. Dean Elgar hangs back and clips it behind square on the leg side for a run.
Siraj is not happy as Bavuma pulls off while Siraj was loading to bowl. The frustration showing on Indian players faces now.
62.2
1
Mohammed Siraj To Temba Bavuma
Short of a length, outside off. Bavuma stays back and punches it past the cover fielder to collect a run.
62.1
1
Mohammed Siraj To Dean Elgar
Back of a length, around off. Dean Elgar works it behind square on the off side for a single.
62.1
wd
Mohammed Siraj To Dean Elgar
Wide! Siraj bangs it into the deck, outside off and going over the batter's head. Dean Elgar lets it be and the umpire signals it as a wide for height.
End Of The Over 62 : 200/3
6 Runs
  • 061.1
  • 161.2
  • 061.3
  • 061.4
  • 461.5
  • 1 NB61.6
  • 061.6
T. Bavuma
10 (26)
D. Elgar
73 (173)
J. Bumrah
16-2-65-0
61.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Temba Bavuma
NASTY! Short of a length, around off and taking off from a length. Bavuma stays back to block but it hits the shoulder of his bat and luckily for Bavuma it falls safely on the off side.
61.6
nb
Jasprit Bumrah To Temba Bavuma
NO BALL! Banged into the deck, outside off. Temba Bavuma sways away from the line of the ball. No ball called by the umpire as Bumrah oversteps.
61.5
4
Jasprit Bumrah To Temba Bavuma
FOUR! Top shot! This is a fuller-length ball, outside off. Temba Bavuma prods and carves it past the diving cover fielder to fetch himself a boundary.
61.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Temba Bavuma
Back of a length, outside off. Temba Bavuma leaves it alone.
61.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Temba Bavuma
Length ball, jagging back in from outside off and staying a touch low. Temba Bavuma blocks it out in the end.
61.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
On a length, outside off. Dean Elgar stays back, opens the face of his bat and works it to deep backward point for a single.
61.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Back of a length, around off. Dean Elgar stays back and blocks it out.
Jasprit Bumrah (15-2-59-0) is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 61 : 194/3
2 Runs
  • 260.1
  • 060.2
  • 060.3
  • 060.4
  • 060.5
  • 060.6
T. Bavuma
6 (21)
D. Elgar
72 (171)
S. Thakur
15-2-40-1
60.6
0
Shardul Thakur To Temba Bavuma
Good-length ball, around off. Bavuma presses forward and blocks it to the off side and yells a loud 'NOOO'. South Africa need 46 more runs - India need 7 wickets to seal the series!
60.5
0
Shardul Thakur To Temba Bavuma
Another ball, fuller in length but way outside off. Temba Bavuma leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.
60.4
0
Shardul Thakur To Temba Bavuma
Fuller in length and jagging back in from off. Temba Bavuma presses forward to block this one out.
60.3
0
Shardul Thakur To Temba Bavuma
Length ball, well outside off. Temba Bavuma shoulders his arms to this one.
60.2
0
Shardul Thakur To Temba Bavuma
Thakur goes fuller on middle. Bavuma drives it to mid on this time.
60.1
2
Shardul Thakur To Temba Bavuma
Good running! Length ball, nipping back in from off. Bavuma looks to flick but it goes off the inside half of the blade towards deep square leg for a couple of runs.
End Of The Over 60 : 192/3
1 Runs
  • 059.1
  • 059.2
  • 059.3
  • 059.4
  • 159.5
  • 059.6
D. Elgar
72 (171)
T. Bavuma
4 (15)
M. Shami
17-3-55-1
59.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Shami goes fuller on off. Elgar pushes this towards the off side. His one hand comes off while playing that shot.
59.5
1
Mohammed Shami To Temba Bavuma
Back of a length with some extra bounce. Bavuma looks to defend it but gets a leading edge towards covers for a single.
59.4
0
Mohammed Shami To Temba Bavuma
Shami almost finds the edge this time! A good-length delivery around off. The ball nips away a little and beats the outside edge of the blade as Bavuma tries to defend it.
59.3
0
Mohammed Shami To Temba Bavuma
Another good-length delivery outside off. Bavuma leaves it alone. They need to make Bavuma play here.
59.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Temba Bavuma
Back of a length with that upright seam. Bavuma defends this off the back foot solidly.
59.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Temba Bavuma
Shami bowls this on a good length outside off. Bavuma lets it go. Some away movement for Shami there.
End Of The Over 59 : 191/3
1 Runs
  • 058.1
  • 058.2
  • 058.3
  • 058.4
  • 058.5
  • 158.6
T. Bavuma
3 (10)
D. Elgar
72 (170)
S. Thakur
14-2-38-1
58.6
1
Shardul Thakur To Temba Bavuma
Slightly fuller on off. Bavuma pushes it to deep cover and gets a single.
58.5
0
Shardul Thakur To Temba Bavuma
A good-length delivery outside off. Bavuma leaves it alone. It goes the other way this time.
58.4
0
Shardul Thakur To Temba Bavuma
Thakur hits that crack around off this time. Bavuma looks to defend but the ball bounces sharply to hit him on the gloves.
58.3
0
Shardul Thakur To Temba Bavuma
Another good-length delivery outside off. Bavuma leaves it comfortably this time.
58.2
0
Shardul Thakur To Temba Bavuma
There is still enough movement for Indian bowlers to trouble the batters. A good-length delivery around off. The ball nips in sharply as Bavuma leaves it alone.
58.1
0
Shardul Thakur To Temba Bavuma
A length ball, on off. Bavuma solidly pushes it to covers.
End Of The Over 58 : 190/3
9 Runs
  • 157.1
  • 457.2
  • 457.3
  • 057.4
  • 057.5
  • 057.6
D. Elgar
72 (170)
T. Bavuma
2 (4)
M. Shami
16-3-54-1
57.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
A good-length delivery around off. Elgar defends it with soft hands towards point.
57.5
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Shami goes little fuller on middle. Elgar defends it solidly again.
57.4
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Back of a length on middle. Elgar defends this towards the on side.
57.3
4
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
FOUR! Back of a length and Elgar gets another boundary! Shami bowls this slightly shorter around off. Elgar rides the bounce and opens the face of his blade a little and gets it through the gully region for a boundary. Ajinkya Rahane at gully puts in a dive to his left but the ball goes past him.
57.2
4
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
FOUR! What a shot! Elgar leading from the front! A full ball on off. Elgar drives and brings that bottom hand into the play and gets this past mid on for a boundary.
57.1
1
Mohammed Shami To Temba Bavuma
Back of a length, on off. Bavuma defends this off the back foot and the ball goes towards the on side. A single for Bavuma.
DRINKS BREAK. Well, a look at the scorecard and you would say that South Africa are cruising. But if you have actually followed the game in the last 30 minutes or so, you would feel that anything is possible even now. India started the day poorly, giving too many freebies but the last 30 minutes have seen them getting disciplined. That resulted in the wicket of Rassie van der Dussen and almost of Bavuma too. Sunil Gavaskar on air opines that he sees players practice those tough boundary catches in warmup sessions but no fast bowler practices return catches. Adds that those must be practiced too. 59 runs needed for one team, 7 wickets required for the other. Trust us - this is not over yet. Play can technically go on till 10 pm IST (1630 GMT) but the conditions are already murky and the floodlights are switched on. Don't see this going for too long.
End Of The Over 57 : 181/3
1 Runs
  • 056.1
  • 056.2
  • 156.3
  • 056.4
  • 056.5
  • 056.6
D. Elgar
64 (165)
T. Bavuma
1 (3)
S. Thakur
13-2-37-1
56.6
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
A good-length delivery outside off. Elgar leaves it alone. 59 more needed for South Africa to win this game.
56.5
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Thakur bowls this on a shorter side again on middle. Elgar rides the bounce and works it to mid-wicket.
56.4
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
A short ball around leg this time by Thakur. Elgar ducks under it comfortably.
56.3
1
Shardul Thakur To Temba Bavuma
On a length, on off. Bavuma is well forward and just pushes it to deep cover for a single. He is off the mark.
56.2
0
Shardul Thakur To Temba Bavuma
DROPPED! Heart-in-mouth moment for India and South Africa. But cannot blame the bowler here. Such catches either stick or they don't. Full, around off, Temba Bavuma looked to drive straight. But the ball hit a patch of grass and bounced a tad extra. Hence, it hit the higher part of the bat. As a result, Bavuma was unable to control the shot and spooned it straight back. Now, Thakur is a right-arm fast bowler and when he is running from over the wicket, the momentum takes him to the left. But the ball comes to his right. Thakur realizes it but perhaps goes a bit too early, being a bit too anxious. He maybe, anticipated the ball to come quickly but it came a tad slower. He stuck his right hand out but the ball hit his palm and dropped down.
56.1
0
Shardul Thakur To Temba Bavuma
Thakur bowls this on a good length outside off. Bavuma lets it go.
End Of The Over 56 : 180/3
4 Runs
  • 055.1
  • 055.2
  • 455.3
  • 055.4
  • 055.5
  • 055.6
D. Elgar
64 (162)
T. Bavuma
0 (0)
M. Shami
15-3-45-1
55.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Good-length delivery outside off. Elgar decides to leave it alone.
55.5
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Ouch! That might have hurt him! A full ball on off. Elgar looks to drive but gets the inside edge onto his back leg. He is a tough character and looks fine.
55.4
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
On a length and around off. Elgar defends it square on the off side this time.
55.3
4
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
FOUR! Elgar goes hard and gets an edge but over the slip corridor! A length ball, outside off. Elgar slashes hard at it and gets a thick outside edge. The ball flies over the slip corridor for a boundary.
55.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Angling into off from 'round the wicket. It is fuller. Elgar solidly defends it.
55.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Shami bowls this back of a length, outside off. Elgar lets it go. Elgar is critical here for South Africa.
End Of The Over 55 : 176/3
1 Runs
  • 054.1
  • 054.2
  • 054.3
  • 054.4
  • 054.5
  • 154.6
D. Elgar
60 (156)
T. Bavuma
0 (0)
S. Thakur
12-2-36-1
54.6
1
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Thakur drags his length back and hursl a good-length ball, on leg. Dean Elgar clips it towards mid-wicket for a single.
54.5
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Full ball, outside off. Dean Elgar prods and pushes it to mid off.
54.4
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Back of a length, around off. Dean Elgar taps it towards point.
54.3
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Banged into the deck, around middle. Dean Elgar tucks it to the leg side.
54.2
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
BEATEN! Top delivery from Shardul Thakur! Good-length ball, around off and angling across the batter. Elgar hangs back to block but the ball zips past his blade.
54.1
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Back of a length, around off. Dean Elgar blocks it out.
Temba Bavuma walks in next, at number 5, replacing Rassie van der Dussen.
End Of The Over 54 : 175/3
1 Runs
  • 153.1
  • 053.2
  • 053.3
  • 053.4
  • 053.5
  • W53.6
Rassie van der
40 (92)
D. Elgar
59 (150)
M. Shami
14-3-41-1
53.6
W
Mohammed Shami To Rassie van der Dussen OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Mohammed Shami gets his reward and this is a much-needed wicket for India! Beautiful bowling. When you are so consistent, there is bound to be a ball with a batsman's name on it. On a length, just short of full, outside off, Rassie van der Dussen plays at it tentatively. He is neither forward nor back and pushes at it. The ball comes in with the angle but after pitching, the ball moves away late. That squares van der Dussen up and he tries his best to follow the ball. But all he can manage is an outside edge, which goes straight into the hands of Cheteshwar Pujara at first slip. The game opens again. South Africa need 65 runs. India need 7 wickets. Game on.
53.5
0
Mohammed Shami To Rassie van der Dussen
An appeal for LBW but the umpire says no. Full ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen looks to block but he gets an inside edge onto his pad.
53.4
0
Mohammed Shami To Rassie van der Dussen
Short of a length, angling in from off. Rassie van der Dussen gets behind the line of the ball and blocks it.
53.3
0
Mohammed Shami To Rassie van der Dussen
On a length, around off. Rassie van der Dussen blocks it out.
53.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Rassie van der Dussen
That is a peach of a delivery from Shami! Good-length ball, angling in from outside off and then shaping away a bit after landing. Rassie van der Dussen looks to defend but he misses as the ball goes past his outside edge.
53.1
1
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Full ball, outside off. Dean Elgar presses forward to defend but it goes off the outer half of the blade towards backward point.
End Of The Over 53 : 174/2
0 Runs
  • 052.1
  • 052.2
  • 052.3
  • 052.4
  • 052.5
  • 052.6
Rassie van der
40 (87)
D. Elgar
58 (149)
S. Thakur
11-2-35-1
52.6
0
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
Length ball, just outside off. Rassie van der Dussen prods to block but the ball takes from a length and hits him high on his blade.
52.5
0
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
Thakur goes fuller and wider, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen lets it through to the keeper.
52.4
0
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
Short of a length, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen shoulders arms to this one.
52.3
0
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
On a length, way outside off. Rassie van der Dussen leaves it alone.
52.2
0
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
BEATEN! Length ball, outside off and curling away late. Rassie van der Dussen presses forward to defend but the ball zips past his outside edge.
52.1
0
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
A loud shout for LBW but the umpire is not interested! Good-length ball, jagging back in from outside off and taking off from a length. Rassie van der Dussen prods to block but he misses and gets hit high on his pad.
End Of The Over 52 : 174/2
2 Runs
  • 151.1
  • 051.2
  • 051.3
  • 151.4
  • 051.5
  • 051.6
D. Elgar
58 (149)
Rassie van der
40 (81)
M. Shami
13-3-40-0
51.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Another delivery, on a length and nipping back in from outside off. Dean Elgar gets behind the line of the ball to block it.
51.5
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Short of a length, jagging back in from off. Dean Elgar gets on top of the bounce and defends it on the leg side.
51.4
1
Mohammed Shami To Rassie van der Dussen
On a length, angling in from off. Rassie van der Dussen looks to block but it goes off the thick inside edge towards fine leg for a run.
51.3
0
Mohammed Shami To Rassie van der Dussen
BEATEN! Good-length ball, just outside off and shaping away a bit. Rassie van der Dussen prods to defend but it whistles past his outside edge. Lovely delivery from Shami!
51.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Rassie van der Dussen
Back of a length, nipping back in sharply. Rassie van der Dussen hangs back and pushes it towards mid-wicket.
51.1
1
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Length ball, jagging back in from middle. Dean Elgar turns it towards mid-wicket and takes a quick run.
End Of The Over 51 : 172/2
11 Runs
  • 150.1
  • 050.2
  • 450.3
  • 150.4
  • 150.5
  • 450.6
Rassie van der
39 (78)
D. Elgar
57 (146)
S. Thakur
10-1-35-1
50.6
4
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
FOUR! What a shot! This was slightly shorter in length, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen stands tall, rides the bounce nicely and punches it through the cover region for a boundary. Runs are coming thick and fast for the hosts!
50.5
1
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Good-length ball, around leg. Dean Elgar nudges it towards deep square leg for a single.
50.4
1
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
Length ball, around off and bouncing sharply off a length. Rassie van der Dussen looks to block but it goes off the inside half of the blade towards square leg for a run.
50.3
4
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
FOUR! Edgy! Back of a length, just outside off and curling away late. Rassie van der Dussen looks to drive on the up but it goes off the outside edge past the slip cordon and into the fence. Had there been a gully in place, it would have been straight to him.
50.2
0
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
Good-length ball, jagging back in from outside off. Rassie van der Dussen stays back and defends it to the off side.
50.1
1
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Thakur starts with a length ball, down leg. Dean Elgar glances it towards fine leg and collects a run.
Shardul Thakur (9.0-1-24-1) is back into the attack now.
End Of The Over 50 : 161/2
14 Runs
  • 149.1
  • 449.2
  • 449.3
  • 5 WD49.4
  • 049.4
  • 049.5
  • 049.6
Rassie van der
30 (74)
D. Elgar
55 (144)
M. Shami
12-3-38-0
49.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Rassie van der Dussen
A good-length delivery outside off. Rassie van der Dussen leaves it alone watchfully. An expensive over from Shami and South Africa are right on the top now.
49.5
0
Mohammed Shami To Rassie van der Dussen
Back of a length, on off. Rassie van der Dussen defends this off the back foot solidly.
49.4
0
Mohammed Shami To Rassie van der Dussen
A fuller delivery on off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it to point.
49.4
wd
Mohammed Shami To Rassie van der Dussen
FIVE WIDES! This is the second time this has happened today! A short ball on middle that is too high for the batter to connect and even for the keeper to collect. It goes over Pant and for a boundary. Wide called for height.
49.3
4
Mohammed Shami To Rassie van der Dussen
FOUR! Rassie van der Dussen is turning the heat on! A quick bouncer on off by Shami. Rassie van der Dussen hangs back and pulls this in front of square for another boundary.
49.2
4
Mohammed Shami To Rassie van der Dussen
FOUR! Another boundary and pressure is building on India now! A fuller delivery on middle and leg. Rassie van der Dussen leans forward and flicks it through square leg for a boundary.
49.1
1
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
A fuller ball on middle. Elgar pushes it to mid on for a single.
End Of The Over 49 : 147/2
4 Runs
  • 048.1
  • 048.2
  • 048.3
  • 048.4
  • 448.5
  • 048.6
Rassie van der
22 (69)
D. Elgar
54 (143)
J. Bumrah
15-2-59-0
48.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
Ohh.. Bumrah is quite consistently hitting that area near the crack. He bowls this on a good-length around off. The ball nips in sharply with extra bounce and Rassie van der Dussen gets the inside edge onto his pads as looks to clip it.
Slight halt in play as the umpires are having a close look at the ball and they have decided to change it finally as it has got too wet!
48.5
4
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
FOUR! Classy shot by Rassie van der Dussen! Slightly overpitched on off. Rassie van der Dussen leans forward and drives it crisply off the middle of his blade through covers for a lovely boundary. South Africa need just 93 runs now. India need wickets quickly here.
48.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
Bumrah bowls this on a crack around good-length. Rassie van der Dussen looks to flick it but misses and gets hit high on the pads.
48.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
A good-length delivery around off and seaming into the batter. Rassie van der Dussen leaves it alone.
48.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
On a length, around off. Rassie van der Dussen defends this off the front foot towards the off side.
48.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
Back of a length, around off. Rassie van der Dussen leaves it alone comfortably.
End Of The Over 48 : 143/2
2 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 047.2
  • 047.3
  • 147.4
  • 147.5
  • 047.6
D. Elgar
54 (143)
Rassie van der
18 (63)
M. Shami
11-3-24-0
47.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Shami beats him all ends up this time! A good-length delivery around off from 'round the wicket. The ball first comes in with the angle and then seams away to beat Elgar who tries to defend it.
47.5
1
Mohammed Shami To Rassie van der Dussen
Back of a length, on off. Rassie van der Dussen rides the bounce and punches it to covers for a single. Fifty partnership between these two. Crucial one in the context of the game.
KL Rahul has a chat with the umpire and he is not happy with the condition of the ball. He asks for a replacement but the umpire does not agree!
47.4
1
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Drifting on the pads and a easy single given to Elgar. He clips it to deep square leg for a single.
47.3
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Another good-length delivery outside off. Elgar leaves it comfortably.
47.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Shami pulls his length back a little and bowls this around off. Dean Elgar leaves it alone.
47.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
A fuller delivery on middle. Elgar drives it to mid on this time.
End Of The Over 47 : 141/2
2 Runs
  • 046.1
  • 046.2
  • 046.3
  • 246.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
Rassie van der
17 (62)
D. Elgar
53 (138)
J. Bumrah
14-2-55-0
46.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
A good-length delivery outside off. Rassie van der Dussen leaves it alone.
46.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
On a length, on off. Rassie van der Dussen defends this off the back foot solidly.
46.4
2
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
A fuller delivery on off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it through covers for a couple.
46.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
This one bounces sharply off a length. On a length on off. This one nips in and hits him high on the pads as he tries to defend it.
46.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
Ohhh...This one is in that channel around off and seams in. Rassie van der Dussen leaves it and thankfully for him it dosen't strike the off stump.
46.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
On a good-length on off. Rassie van der Dussen works it away towards the on side.
End Of The Over 46 : 139/2
0 Runs
  • 045.1
  • 045.2
  • 045.3
  • 045.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
D. Elgar
53 (138)
Rassie van der
15 (56)
M. Shami
10-3-22-0
45.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Another length delivery on off. Elgar defends it solidly again.
45.5
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
On a length, on off and coming in with the angle from 'round the wicket. Elgar defends it from his crease.
45.4
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Shami goes short this time and bowls this on middle. Elgar ducks under it. There is definite ploy of bowling short and then going fuller.
45.3
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
A good-length delivery around off. Elgar leaves it alone.
45.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Shami pulls his length back a little on off. Elgar defends this off the back foot onto the turf.
45.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
On a length from 'round the wicket angling into the stumps. Elgar defends it towards mid on.
Mohammed Shami is on now! There is also a drizzle now. The players though are still out there.
End Of The Over 45 : 139/2
2 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 244.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
Rassie van der
15 (56)
D. Elgar
53 (132)
J. Bumrah
13-2-53-0
44.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
Solid! On off, blocked again. End of an action-packed over.
44.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
Going down leg! Angled into the pads, Rassie looks to flick but misses! It hits the pad, a huge appeal but turned down. That is going down leg.
44.4
2
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
That was a nasty delivery. Luckily for Rassie, it goes over the gully fielder! Length and on off, it lands and then takes off. Rassie looks to defend but it goes off the shoulder, it flies above the head of the gully fielder and towards third man for two.
44.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
Well defended! Good length and on off, this lands and takes off, Rassie defends with one hand off the handle.
44.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
Well left! This lands outside off, extra bounce. Rassie watches it closely and leaves it alone.
44.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
Angled into the pads, Rassie works it to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 44 : 137/2
5 Runs
  • 143.1
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 043.4
  • 443.5
  • 043.6
D. Elgar
53 (132)
Rassie van der
13 (50)
R. Ashwin
10-2-19-1
43.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Very full again by Ashwin on middle. Elgar flicks it to mid-wicket.
43.5
4
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
FOUR! Elgar plays a beautiful shot to get to his fifty! This has been a superb knock by South African skipper. A fuller delivery on middle. Elgar clips it wide of mid on and gets it in the gap for a boundary. He has been a rock for South Africa in this whole series. Can he take his team over the finish line?
43.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Flatter on middle. Defended by Elgar off the back foot.
43.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Tossed up on off. Elgar defends this off the front foot towards the off side.
43.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
A fuller delivery on middle. Worked to mid-wicket this time.
43.1
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rassie van der Dussen
Ohh.. Rassie van der Dussen goes back to the fuller delivery. A full ball on middle. Rassie van der Dussen defends this off the back foot and gets the inside edge behind square on the on side for a single.
End Of The Over 43 : 132/2
9 Runs
  • 042.1
  • 142.2
  • 042.3
  • 5 WD42.4
  • 142.4
  • 242.5
  • 042.6
D. Elgar
49 (127)
Rassie van der
12 (49)
J. Bumrah
12-2-51-0
42.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
On a length, on off. Elgar is solid in his front foot defence.
Some issue with the ball! The umpire has a look at it and has called for the box of balls. It is being changed.
42.5
2
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
A fuller delivery again on middle. Elgar flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a couple. Will India continue with Ashwin in the next over? The conditions are overcast and seamers will definitely get good help here.
42.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
A fuller delivery on middle this time. Rassie van der Dussen clips it to mid-wicket for a single. Slight misfield there.
42.4
wd
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
FIVE WIDES! Bonus runs for South Africa! A short ball on middle and leg by Bumrah but it is way too high and goes over the batter and keeper for a boundary. Wide called for height.
42.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
Ohh...A good ball this time. Coming in with the angle on off and is bowled on the good length. Rassie van der Dussen defends it onto the turf.
42.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Bumrah goes little fuller on middle. Elgar pushes this off the inside half of his blade to deep square leg for a single.
42.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
On a length from 'round the wicket on off. Elgar defends this off the front foot onto the turf.
End Of The Over 42 : 123/2
3 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 3 LB41.2
  • 041.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 041.6
Rassie van der
11 (47)
D. Elgar
46 (123)
R. Ashwin
9-2-14-1
41.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rassie van der Dussen
Ashwin bowls this fuller  on middle. Rassie van der Dussen defends and ball loops in the air just away from short leg.
41.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rassie van der Dussen
Ashwin goes 'round the wicket and bowls this fuller on off. Driven back to the bowler.
41.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rassie van der Dussen
Slower in the air on off. Rassie van der Dussen defends this off the front foot.
41.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rassie van der Dussen
Quicker on middle and leg. Rassie van der Dussen works it to short leg.
41.2
lb
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Drifting on the pads Ashwin. Elgar looks to clip it but misses. The ball hits his pads and rolls away towards fine leg. Three leg byes taken.
Who will bowl from the other end then? Ashwin it is.
41.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
A tossed up delivery on off. Elgar defends this off the front foot towards the off side.
End Of The Over 41 : 120/2
2 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 040.2
  • 2 LB40.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 040.6
Rassie van der
11 (43)
D. Elgar
46 (121)
J. Bumrah
11-2-42-0
40.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
On a length, on off and seaming away a little. Rassie van der Dussen defends this towards gully.
40.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
A good-length delivery outside off. Rassie van der Dussen leaves it alone this time.
40.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
Back of a length, on off. Rassie van der Dussen defends it solidly towards the off side.
40.3
lb
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
Drifting on the pads this time. Rassie van der Dussen looks to clip it but misses. Gets hit on the thigh pad and ball rolls away towards long leg. Two leg byes taken. First runs of the day.
40.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
On a length, on off. Rassie van der Dussen defends this solidly towards the off side this time.
40.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
Ohh...What a delivery to start! A good-length delivery angling into the off stump. Rassie van der Dussen looks to defend it but the ball beats the outside edge of his balde as it seams away quite sharply. This will be interesting.
Time for the action to begin! The lights are on, it is quite dark, perfect bowling conditions and it is Jasprit Bumrah who is going to begin. Rassie van der Dussen is on strike. Three slips and a gully in place. Here we go...
Cheteshwar Pujara is down for the chat, he says that the game is similar to 2018. Adds that it was a little more up and down at that time but this pitch has still good help. He mentions that the recent overseas success has helped them develop confidence and adds that the bowlers have always picked 20 wickets in the recent past. He reckons that Ashwin will also have a role to play on this pitch. He states that it was his game plan to score on any opportunity he gets on this pitch. He adds that losing Virat is not easy but mentions that the bench strength of this Indian team is very good and guys are ready whenever they get the opportunity.
PITCH REPORT - Morne Morkel in the pitch report says that, it will move around in the first couple of overs and batters need to rotate strike. He mentions that under lights and in overcast conditions it will be hard work for the batters.
... DAY 4, SESSION 3 …
So, we have enough time for some quality action today but will we get the result in these 34 overs? That's a big question and will be answered in a few hours time.
UPDATE - 6:31 pm IST (1.01 pm GMT) - We have some awesome news! The play is scheduled to start at 7:15 pm IST (1:45 pm GMT). 34 overs will be bowled today.  Play can go on uptill 9:30 pm IST (4:00 pm GMT), with another 30 minutes extension, weather and light permitting.
UPDATE - 6:18 pm IST (12:48 pm GMT) - Tea has been officially taken and we might well see some action in the final session of the day. Fingers crossed!
UPDATE - 6:01 pm IST (12:31 am GMT) - The rain has stopped for sure this time and it has gotten a lot brighter too! Really good news! The groundsmen are also making their way on the ground. The covers are coming off and we might get atleast two hours of play today.
UPDATE - 5:40 pm IST (12:10 pm GMT) - The rain has eased down a little at the Wanderers and we might get some action today and quite possibly even the result. But for all that, the rain has to stop completely and then this superb drainage system at the Wanderers can do its job.
UPDATE - 5:23 pm IST (11:53 am GMT) - It’s raining cats and dogs here at Wanderers and the possibility of play today are getting slimmer and slimmer. Surely, the middle session is washed out too and what was expected to be a thrilling day of Test cricket has turned out to be a rather frustrating day for cricket lovers around the world.
UPDATE - 5.00 pm IST (11:30 am GMT) - Ever thought a draw could be a possibility in this game? Well, it surely is on the cards now. Probably a very slender chance but surely is. The rain continues to come down and the forecast ahead isn’t that great too. Also, there is rain predicted on Day 5 also so you can’t rule it out.
UPDATE - 4:40 pm IST (11:10 am GMT) - The rain continues to come down! There was some optimism built in the Lunch when the covers seemed like coming off but they are back on again and we continue to hope for things to get better.
It seems like this is a season of retirement and Bhanuka Rajapaksha is the latest addition to it. Mohammad Hafeez and Ross Taylor also hung their boots from international cricket a few days back while Quinton de Kock decided to quit Test cricket. Earlier, it was Harbhajan Singh who decided to retire from all forms of cricket.
Also, if you haven't heard about it, Rajapaksha has announced retirement not sure why, to be honest as he just started playing his best cricket in recent times! He had a bad time when he made a comeback in the side last year but slowly, he was getting to his best. That really came as a surprise.
UPDATE - 4:10 pm IST (10:40 am GMT) - Let me just make that lunch taste a little better! It has gotten a lot brighter out there! The drizzle is quite light now and the Supersopper is doing its job. Not sure how far we are from some action but the brighter part may just make you feel good and also build some optimism.
UPDATE - 3:33 pm IST (10:03 am GMT) - So, that should be the end of the first session! As expected, we had no play in it! Let us hope we get some action after the break.
Really surprised they have not picked Jemimah Rodrigues! Yes, she has not played a lot of ODIs in recent times for India but we really thought she would be named in the squad especially after the form she has shown in recent times. Yes, it has been more in the shorter format but pretty sure she has the quality to adapt to the 50-over format too. Still though, there are quite a few exciting players to look at like Pooja Vastrakar who was so impressive in the Australian series. Also, Richa Ghosh who has really grown as a player and the classy Yastika Bhatia who also showed a lot of promise Down-Under. And then there is the experienced heads of Mandhana, Raj, Kaur and the ever reliable Jhulan Goswami. Really, a promising team and we expect them to do well in the World Cup.
In other news, India Women's squad for the upcoming WC has been announced. For those of you who are not aware about it, this is the full squad - Mithali Raj (C), Harmanpreet Kaur (VC), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (WK), Sneh Rana, Jhulan Goswami, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav.
UPDATE - 02:18 pm IST (8:48 am GMT) - We have nothing positive to update! The drizzle is still there and the waiting game continues. Seems like the waiting will go on for sometime. We assume, by assessing the conditions, we won’t be getting any play before Lunch.
FIFTY FOR Jake Lehmann! Well, you all might be wondering what have I written, we are talking about the BBL here. Jake Lehmann, the son of Darren Lehmann, has scored a fifty on his return to the Big Bash. His dad, the coach of Heat will be really happy with his son's performance but his team is in a little trouble. You can catch all the action from that game by switching tabs.
UPDATE - 1:33 pm IST (8:03 am GMT) - So, it is Bumrah who is marking his run-up. He is all set to run in and bowl the first ball of the day to Elgar! Here we go... I SO WISH I COULD HAVE WRITTEN THAT! However, it continues to RAIN! The covers are firmly placed and if it wasn't obvious, the start is delayed!
Keegan Petersen is down for the chat, he says that he is happy with his performance but would have loved to do better. He adds that he wants to make the number 3 place his own and wants to do well in the opportunities he gets. He mentions that the Indian attack is good and they had to play well throughout the game. He states that they are confident of winning this game and the first session will be crucial.
If you missed it, what a return it was for Usman Khawaja into the Test team! He marks it off with a brilliant ton! After rain played a major part on Day 1, there was hardly any on Day 2. Australia have racked up a score of over 400 and in reply, England have began decently so far. Just over 5 overs left there. You can switch tabs and catch all the action.
UPDATE - 12:52 pm IST (7:22 am GMT) - Well, the drizzle is back and so are the covers! Let us hope it passes away soon. The forecast is not all that promising though.
Let’s now talk about the weather! It was raining some time back but it has cleared now and the covers are off. It is still overcast though and the Indian bowlers might just enjoy such conditions.
South African batters have shown a lot of character so far in this innings and are just the one big or two decent partnerships away from a series-levelling win. India, on the other hand, would like to believe that they are just a wicket away from getting back in this game as we have seen wickets falling in clusters in the previous three days. The wicket of Dean Elgar holds the key here and the South African skipper would like to finish this game off for his side and protect their proud home record. India, on the other hand, are on the cusp of making history and this Indian team have snatched victory with their spirited performance on the day it matters the most quite a few times in the recent past. Can they create history by winning their first-ever Test series in the rainbow nation? Or will South Africa level the series? A critical first session coming up.
Hello and a warm welcome to Day 4 of this second Test match between South Africa and India. The equation is quite simple, India need another 8 wickets to win while South Africa need 122 runs to win this game. The match is right in the balance or one could say, slightly towards South Africa but the first hour is an important one and could define which way the game will go.
... DAY 4, SESSION 1 …
Right then, Day 4 most probably will be the last day of this Test match. Both teams will fancy their chances of winning this one and we can expect some intense and quality Test cricket as both these teams fight it out. Can India register their first-ever Test series victory on South African soil? Or will Proteas level the series with a spirited chase here? Do join us to find out. The action starts at 1.30 pm IST (8.00 am GMT) but our coverage begins well in advance. Till then, goodbye and cheers!
Earlier in the day, India riding on the twin fifties of Pujara and Rahane managed to set a target of 240 for South Africa. Rabada was impressive as he broke the backbone of the Indian middle-order with the wickets of Rahane, Pujara and Pant. But such has been the spirit of this Indian team that Vihari along with the lower order managed to take them to a formidable total. Now after yet another riveting day of Test cricket, we can still say that this match hangs right in the balance.
It was Lord Shardul Thakur who started the session with a brilliant spell and got rid of Aiden Markram. All other bowlers were quite disciplined but the breakthrough eluded them as Elgar and Keegan Petersen started building a solid partnership. But this is a Test match and you cannot keep Ashwin out of the action for long and he delivered yet again with a wicket of solid-looking Keegan Petersen. Indian bowlers failed to get any further breakthrough and will now need 8 wickets to seal this match and series on Day 4.
South Africa need 122 runs to win and have 8 wickets in hand. Captain Elgar is looking solid out there in the middle and has Rassie van der Dussen for his company. Aiden Markram and Keegan Petersen made good starts to their innings but failed to kick on. South Africa will hope that this pair continues their good work in the first session on Day 4 and if they do that South Africa are in with a great chance to win this one.
End Of The Over 40 : 118/2
1 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 139.4
  • 039.5
  • 039.6
D. Elgar
46 (121)
Rassie van der
11 (37)
M. Shami
9-2-22-0
39.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Length, on off. Elgar defends it out watchfully. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 3.
39.5
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Back of a length, ouside off. Elgar leaves it alone at the last minute.
39.4
1
Mohammed Shami To Rassie van der Dussen
Short and on the bodyline. Rassie van der Dussen puls it to square leg for a single.
39.3
0
Mohammed Shami To Rassie van der Dussen
Full and on off. Rassie van der Dussen defends it out solidly.
39.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Rassie van der Dussen
Outside off, left alone.
This is good umpiring. One suspects it was Marais Erasmus from the voice heard. At the end of the previous over, Rassie van der Dussen and Dean Elgar were just walking down the track and having a tap and some discussion. Neither was eager to get to his respective end. This is understandable, given the time left for the day. Suddenly, the umpire said, 'Please, gentlemen. Be ready when the field is ready'. Excellent umpiring.
39.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Rassie van der Dussen
BEATEN! Lovely shape. Good length, outside off, moving away. Rassie van der Dussen looks to chase it but misses.
End Of The Over 39 : 117/2
2 Runs
  • 138.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 138.5
  • 038.6
D. Elgar
46 (119)
Rassie van der
10 (33)
S. Thakur
9-1-24-1
38.6
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Length and on off. Blocked out solidly.
38.5
1
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
Fuller, on leg. Rassie van der Dussen clips it to fine leg for a run now.
38.4
0
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
On a length, outside off, shaping away. Rassie van der Dussen leaves it alone for the keeper.
38.3
0
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
On a length, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen shoulders his arms at it.
38.2
0
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
Outside off, left alone by Rassie van der Dussen.
38.1
1
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Length ball, down leg. Elgar clips it to deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 38 : 115/2
1 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 137.5
  • 037.6
Rassie van der
9 (29)
D. Elgar
45 (117)
M. Shami
8-2-21-0
37.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Rassie van der Dussen
Full length, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen blocks it to the off side solidly.
37.5
1
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Full, angled into leg. Elgar flicks it towards fine leg for just a single.
37.4
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
A sharp bouncer, on middle. Elgar stays back and ducks under it.
37.3
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Back of a length, on off. Elgar looks to leave it alone but gets hit on his right hand. Elgar is not looking confident in the middle.
37.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Fuller, outside off. Elgar guides it towards gully.
37.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Length ball, outside off. Elgar defends it out solidly.
End Of The Over 37 : 114/2
3 Runs
  • 136.1
  • 136.2
  • 136.3
  • 036.4
  • 036.5
  • 036.6
Rassie van der
9 (28)
D. Elgar
44 (112)
S. Thakur
8-1-22-1
36.6
0
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
A good-length delivery to end the over. He bowls this outside off and Rassie van der Dussen leaves it alone. South Africa need 126 runs more to win.
36.5
0
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
On a length with nice bounce for Thakur. Rassie van der Dussen defends this solidly onto the turf.
36.4
0
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
Back of a length again on middle. Rassie van der Dussen works it to mid-wicket.
36.3
1
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Thakur bowls this back of a length around leg. Elgar clips it to deep square leg for a single.
Dean Elgar had taken a blow on his fingers a couple of deliveries ago and looks concerned about it. The physio runs out to have a look at it. Time for some magic spray and Dean Elgar is fine to continue.
36.2
1
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
This one stays low! Full length, on off. Rassie van der Dussen gets his blade down in time to defend it towards square leg off the inside edge. Both the batters have their work cut out here. They have faced various variations in the last couple of overs. Won't be an easy task to end the day with a smile on their faces.
36.1
1
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
A single now! Back of a length, around off. Dean Elgar is surprised by the bounce and is taken back by it. He works it towards point off his gloves. The batters cross for a single.
End Of The Over 36 : 111/2
3 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 035.4
  • 335.5
  • 035.6
Rassie van der
8 (24)
D. Elgar
42 (110)
R. Ashwin
8-1-14-1
35.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rassie van der Dussen
Carrom ball, on off. Rassie van der Dussen presses forward and blocks it out solidly.
35.5
3
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Full and outside off, Elgar leans in and drives it through the cover region. Mayank Agarwal gives it a chase and pulls it back it time but he might've injured his knee in the process. The batters run three. Mayank Agarwal remains outside the ropes and the physio has a look at it.
35.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
On off, defended out solidly.
35.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Looped up, around off. Elgar prods and gets an inside edge onto the pads. Ashwin appeals but the umpire is unmoved.
35.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Tossed up, outside off, some extra bounce now. Elgar defends it to the off side.
35.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Fuller and on off. Elgar defends it out watchfully.
End Of The Over 35 : 108/2
2 Runs
  • 034.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 034.4
  • 134.5
  • 134.6
D. Elgar
39 (105)
Rassie van der
8 (23)
S. Thakur
7-1-19-1
34.6
1
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Another run now! Full length, on the pads. Elgar flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
34.5
1
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
A length ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen pats it towards point and gets a single.
34.4
0
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
Nice movement on this one! On a length, outside off. This one nips in off the deck. Rassie van der Dussen leans back and leaves it alone watchfully.
34.3
0
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
Length ball, wide outside off, nipping away. Rassie van der Dussen leaves it alone for the keeper.
34.2
0
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
Length ball, on the fourth stump line. Rassie van der Dussen shuffles across and defends it out.
34.1
0
Shardul Thakur To Rassie van der Dussen
Short ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen has no stroke to offer.
Shardul Thakur (6-1-17-1) is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 34 : 106/2
3 Runs
  • 133.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 233.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
D. Elgar
38 (104)
Rassie van der
7 (18)
R. Ashwin
7-1-11-1
33.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Full and outside off. Elgar remains solid in his defense.
33.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Full and on off. Elgar defends it back to the bowler.
33.4
2
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
On the pads, Elgar clips it to deep square leg for a couple of runs.
33.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Flighted, full and on middle. Elgar defends it out solidly.
33.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Floated, full and on leg. Elgar blocks it back to the bowler.
33.1
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rassie van der Dussen
Tossed up, full and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it towards cover for a single.
End Of The Over 33 : 103/2
3 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 232.2
  • 032.3
  • 132.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
D. Elgar
36 (99)
Rassie van der
6 (17)
J. Bumrah
10-1-42-0
32.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Just three runs off it. South Africa aren't able to score as freely as they did early on. A sharp bouncer, on off. Elgar leaves it alone. Pant flies in the air to make a good stop.
32.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Outside off, shaping away from the left-hander. Elgar leaves it alone for the keeper.
32.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
Length, on the pads, Rassie van der Dussen clips it towards fine leg and rotates the strike.
32.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
Full length, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen helps it towards mid on.
32.2
2
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
Touch short, on the bodyline. Rassie van der Dussen stands back and pulls it to deep square leg. Mohammed Shami runs across to his left from fine leg and stops the ball with his legs. Shardul Thakur recovers the loose ball and keeps it down to just a couple.
32.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
Full and on off. Rassie van der Dussen stays inside the crease and gets his blade down in time to defend it out.
End Of The Over 32 : 100/2
1 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 131.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
D. Elgar
36 (97)
Rassie van der
3 (13)
R. Ashwin
6-1-8-1
31.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Looped up, full and outside off. Elgar defends it out watchfully. Just a single of the over. Great over by Ashwin.
31.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Full, on the pads. Elgar clips it to short mid-wicket.
31.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Full and outside off. Elgar leans in a defends it out.
31.3
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rassie van der Dussen
Short and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen pushes it to point for a single. 100 is up for South Africa.
31.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rassie van der Dussen
Risky leave but Rassie van der Dussen trusts the bounce here. Tossed up, around leg. Some extra bounce off the deck. Rassie van der Dussen shoulders his arms and gets hit high on his pads.
31.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rassie van der Dussen
Floated, full and on off. Rassie van der Dussen pushes it towards mid off.
End Of The Over 31 : 99/2
0 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 030.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 030.5
  • 030.6
D. Elgar
36 (94)
Rassie van der
2 (10)
J. Bumrah
9-1-39-0
30.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
A bouncer now, on off. Elgar ducks under it. Pant does well to pluck it from the air. A maiden over for Bumrah.
The ball has hit Elgar on his helmet as he took his eye off the ball as Bumrah bowls a nasty bouncer! He looks good to resume now after some treatment.
30.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
OUCH! That is a solid blow! Short ball, around off. Elgar hangs back and gets hit straight on his helmet. A well-directed bouncer by Bumrah. Pant rushes towards the batter to have a check on him.
30.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Four dots in a row! A sharp bouncer, around off. Elgar leaves it alone. Pant leaps and does well to get a hand on it. Saves a certain boundary here.
30.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Length ball, on the pads. Elgar stays back and blocks it to the leg side.
30.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
On a length, outside off. Elgar stays back and shoulders his arms at it.
30.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Good length, angled across the left-hander, on off. Elgar defends it out off the bottom end of his blade.
End Of The Over 30 : 99/2
2 Runs
  • 129.1
  • 129.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 029.6
Rassie van der
2 (10)
D. Elgar
36 (88)
R. Ashwin
5-1-7-1
29.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rassie van der Dussen
Nicely tossed up on middle. Rassie van der Dussen defends it off the front foot. Ashwin is all over Rassie van der Dussen here and has Pant for his support with some quite funny and sarcastic talks.
29.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rassie van der Dussen
A flatter ball on off. Rassie van der Dussen defends it square on the off side.
29.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rassie van der Dussen
A full ball and Rassie van der Dussen defends this off the back foot. Almost got him there Ashwin. Pant is having fun behind the stumps.
29.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rassie van der Dussen
A shorter length delivery on middle. Rassie van der Dussen somehow manages to work it towards short leg.
29.2
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Drifting on the pads and Elgar tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
29.1
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rassie van der Dussen
Nice drift there for Ashwin. He bowls this around off. Rassie van der Dussen gets back and plays it late behind square on the off side for a single.
End Of The Over 29 : 97/2
4 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 028.2
  • 028.3
  • 028.4
  • 328.5
  • 128.6
Rassie van der
1 (5)
D. Elgar
35 (87)
J. Bumrah
8-0-39-0
28.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Rassie van der Dussen
Back of a length around leg. Rassie van der Dussen pulls it to fine leg for a single. Ashwin will now get the chance to bowl at Rassie van der Dussen.
28.5
3
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Bumrah goes fuller and Elgar drives it through covers. Ashwin chases it and cuts it off. Three runs taken by the batters.
28.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
An effort ball from Bumrah. He bowls this short on middle. Elgar ducks under it rather comfortably.
28.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Ohhh... In that channel around off. Dean Elgar decides to let it go.
28.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Bumrah bowls this shorter on off. Elgar is solid in his defence.
28.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Bumrah bowls this on a good length outside off. Dean Elgar leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 28 : 93/2
0 Runs
  • 027.1
  • W27.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
Rassie van der
0 (4)
D. Elgar
32 (82)
R. Ashwin
4-1-5-1
27.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rassie van der Dussen
Quicker and flatter delivery on off. Defended off the back foot this time. End of a brilliant over by Ashwin.
27.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rassie van der Dussen
Tossed up on middle. Rassie van der Dussen defends but gets the inside edge on his blade and ball falls just short of Pujara at leg slip.
27.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rassie van der Dussen
Slower in the air on middle. Rassie van der Dussen defends it towards short leg this time.
27.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rassie van der Dussen
A flatter ball on middle. Defended off the back foot.
Rassie van der Dussen is the new man in.
27.2
W
Ravichandran Ashwin To Keegan Petersen OUT!
OUT! LBW! Ravichandran Ashwin strikes! This is a huge wicket for India. This partnership was looking quite threatening and Ashwin provides the crucial breakthrough! Slightly shorter delivery on middle and turning in. Keegan Petersen looks to clip this off the back foot but misses. The ball hits his pads and there is a huge appeal. The umpire raises his finger and Ravichandran Ashwin is elated. Keegan Petersen has a chat with Elgar and decides against taking a review. So India have finally got the second wicket and can they capitalise on this breakthrough now?
27.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Keegan Petersen
A fuller ball on middle. Defended solidly back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 27 : 93/1
3 Runs
  • 026.1
  • 226.2
  • 126.3
  • 026.4
  • 026.5
  • 026.6
D. Elgar
32 (82)
K. Petersen
28 (42)
M. Siraj
4-0-14-0
26.6
0
Mohammed Siraj To Dean Elgar
Siraj goes fuller this time outside off. Elgar resists driving and lets it go.
26.5
0
Mohammed Siraj To Dean Elgar
Good-length delivery around off. Elgar is in no mood to play that one.
26.4
0
Mohammed Siraj To Dean Elgar
A short ball on middle by Siraj. Elgar carefully ducks under it.
26.3
1
Mohammed Siraj To Keegan Petersen
Siraj pulls his length back a little this time and bowls this on middle. Keegan Petersen works it to deep square leg for just a single this time.
26.2
2
Mohammed Siraj To Keegan Petersen
Siraj goes fuller this time on middle. Keegan Petersen drives this off the inside half of his balde and gets it to deep square leg for a couple.
26.1
0
Mohammed Siraj To Keegan Petersen
Back of a length around leg. Keegan Petersen looks to clip it but misses. He gets hit high on the pads but no damage done.
End Of The Over 26 : 90/1
1 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 125.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
D. Elgar
32 (79)
K. Petersen
25 (39)
R. Ashwin
3-0-5-0
25.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
A flatter and quicker delivery on off. Defended off the front foot solidly.
25.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Ashwin tosses this up around off. Elgar leaves it alone.
25.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
A fuller delivery on middle. Worked to mid-wicket this time.
25.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Fuller this time on off. Elgar defends this off the front foot.
25.2
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Keegan Petersen
Shorter again on off. Keegan Petersen cuts it to point for a single this time.
25.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Keegan Petersen
Shorter and flatter by Ashwin on off. Keegan Petersen blocks this off the back foot.
End Of The Over 25 : 89/1
1 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 124.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
D. Elgar
32 (75)
K. Petersen
24 (37)
M. Siraj
3-0-11-0
24.6
0
Mohammed Siraj To Dean Elgar
In that channel around off. Elgar watchfully lets it go again.
24.5
0
Mohammed Siraj To Dean Elgar
Siraj goes fuller and wider outside off. Elgar is not interested in playing that one.
24.4
0
Mohammed Siraj To Dean Elgar
Another length delivery around off by Siraj. Elgar carefully lets it go.
24.3
0
Mohammed Siraj To Dean Elgar
A good-length delivery, angling away from the batter. Elgar leaves it alone.
24.2
1
Mohammed Siraj To Keegan Petersen
Back of a length, outside off. Keegan Petersen rides the bounce and punches it to deep cover for a single.
24.1
0
Mohammed Siraj To Keegan Petersen
Back of a length and angling into the body. Keegan Petersen looks to defend but gets hit high on his pads.
DRINKS! South Africa have scored at a really good pace here. After losing Aiden Markram it looked as if the India bowlers would be able to put a lid over the run rate but Keegan Petersen have settled in really fast to support Dean Elgar in the middle. The hosts would hope the pair continues on their merry way till the remaining passage of play. India, on the flip side, know one wicket can change the trajectory of the game and will like to break this partnership which might hurt them a lot.
End Of The Over 24 : 88/1
2 Runs
  • 123.1
  • 1 B23.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
D. Elgar
32 (71)
K. Petersen
23 (35)
R. Ashwin
2-0-4-0
23.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Tossed up again, around off. Elgar leaves it alone as it turns away sharply. Elgar is a key man here for South Africa.
23.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Nicely tossed up on off. Elgar defends it off the front foot this time.
23.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
A fuller ball on off. Elgar defends it watchfully back to the bowler.
23.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
A flatter ball, outside off. Elgar leaves it alone.
23.2
b
Ravichandran Ashwin To Keegan Petersen
A fuller ball on leg and turning in. Keegan Petersen looks to flick it but misses. Pant fails to collect it cleanly and a bye is taken behind him.
23.1
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Ashwin drifting on the pads. Elgar clips it through square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 23 : 86/1
4 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 422.2
  • 022.3
  • 022.4
  • 022.5
  • 022.6
K. Petersen
23 (34)
D. Elgar
31 (66)
M. Siraj
2-0-10-0
22.6
0
Mohammed Siraj To Keegan Petersen
Back of a length to end the over on off. Keegan Petersen solidly defends it.
22.5
0
Mohammed Siraj To Keegan Petersen
A good-length delivery, outside off. Keegan Petersen leaves it alone.
22.4
0
Mohammed Siraj To Keegan Petersen
This one nips in sharply! A good-length delivery around off. Keegan Petersen leaves it but the ball jags back in sharply and goes just over the off pole.
22.3
0
Mohammed Siraj To Keegan Petersen
Back of a length and down the leg side this time. Keegan Petersen looks to clip it but misses.
22.2
4
Mohammed Siraj To Keegan Petersen
FOUR! Keegan Petersen is on the attack and he has smashed this short ball! A short ball on off. Keegan Petersen hangs back and pulls it to deep square leg for a boundary.
22.1
0
Mohammed Siraj To Keegan Petersen
Siraj bowls this on a good length around off. Keegan Petersen lets it go as it nips into him.
End Of The Over 22 : 82/1
3 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 121.2
  • 221.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
D. Elgar
31 (66)
K. Petersen
19 (28)
R. Ashwin
1-0-3-0
21.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
On the pads, Elgar nudges it towards square leg. A probing over by Ashwin. Some bounce and turn in his first over. Good signs for the spinner.
21.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Nice turn! Tossed up, full and on off. Elgar is drawn forward to defend it out but gets beaten by the away turn.
21.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
Around off, Elgar blocks it watchfully.
21.3
2
Ravichandran Ashwin To Dean Elgar
A brace now! Floated, full and on off. Elgar leans forward to defend it out and does so with the outside edge. The ball goes towards third man and the batters run two.
21.2
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Keegan Petersen
Short and outside off, turning in. Keegan Petersen stays back and cuts it through point for a single.
21.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Keegan Petersen
Tossed up, outside off. Keegan Petersen shuffles across and blocks it towards cover.
Ravichandran Ashwin is into the attack.
End Of The Over 21 : 79/1
2 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 020.2
  • 220.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
D. Elgar
29 (62)
K. Petersen
18 (26)
M. Shami
7-2-20-0
20.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Just two runs off the over! A good over by Shami. Full length, on off. Elgar defends it towards mid off.
20.5
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Full and on off. Elgar blocks it back to the bowler on a bounce.
20.4
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Good length, on off. Elgar blocks it out watchfully.
20.3
2
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
On a length, outside off. Elgar guides it past the man at gully for a couple of runs.
20.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Length and on off, blocked out solidly.
20.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Fuller and on off. Elgar defends it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 20 : 77/1
6 Runs
  • 219.1
  • 119.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 119.5
  • 219.6
K. Petersen
18 (26)
D. Elgar
27 (56)
M. Siraj
1-0-6-0
19.6
2
Mohammed Siraj To Keegan Petersen
Good length, on top of off. Keegan Petersen steers it towards third man for a brace.
19.5
1
Mohammed Siraj To Dean Elgar
Around the hips, Elgar stays back and tucks it to deep square leg for a single this time.
19.4
0
Mohammed Siraj To Dean Elgar
Outside off, Elgar leaves it alone for the keeper.
19.3
0
Mohammed Siraj To Dean Elgar
Fuller, on off. Elgar defends it out solidly.
19.2
1
Mohammed Siraj To Keegan Petersen
Short and outside off. Petersen works it towards point for a single.
19.1
2
Mohammed Siraj To Keegan Petersen
Short and outside off. Tapped through point for a brace.
Mohammed Siraj is into the attack now.
End Of The Over 19 : 71/1
0 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
D. Elgar
26 (53)
K. Petersen
13 (23)
M. Shami
6-2-18-0
18.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Second maiden of the innings for Shami. A great over by the seamer, asking plenty of questions. A length ball, angled into the pads. Elgar presses forward to defend it out but misses and gets hit high on the pads.
18.5
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Five dots on the trot! Very full and on off. Elgar defends it into the deck.
18.4
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Short ball, outside off. Elgar hangs his blade away from his body and gets beaten.
18.3
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Full length, on off. Elgar defends it back to the bowler.
18.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Outside off, shaping away with some extra bounce. Elgar was caught in two minds but in the end he decides to leave it alone.
18.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
A sharp bouncer, wide outside off. Elgar leaves it alone for the keeper.
End Of The Over 18 : 71/1
5 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 117.2
  • 417.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
K. Petersen
13 (23)
D. Elgar
26 (47)
S. Thakur
6-1-17-1
17.6
0
Shardul Thakur To Keegan Petersen
Three dots in a row to end the over for Shardul Thakur. Fuller, on middle and leg. Keegan Petersen stays back and clips it towards short mid-wicket. Not in the gap though.
17.5
0
Shardul Thakur To Keegan Petersen
Fuller, on leg. Keegan Petersen flicks it towards mid-wicket. Cheteshwar Pujara gets low to his left to make the stop.
17.4
0
Shardul Thakur To Keegan Petersen
What a delivery! Short ball, outside off. Keegan Petersen looks to defend it out but pulls his blade back in time.
17.3
4
Shardul Thakur To Keegan Petersen
FOUR! Played it late and gets a boundary. Length and outside off. Keegan Petersen opens the face of the bat really late and steers it towards third man for a boundary.
17.2
1
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Length, on the pads. Elgar flicks it towards square leg for a single.
17.1
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
BEATEN! Shardul Thakur steams in from 'round the wicket. Good length ball, outside off. This one nips away off the deck. Elgar presses forward and looks to drive it towards cover but gets beaten on the outside edge.
End Of The Over 17 : 66/1
5 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 416.2
  • 016.3
  • 116.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
K. Petersen
9 (19)
D. Elgar
25 (45)
M. Shami
5-1-18-0
16.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Keegan Petersen
Back of a length, on off. Keegan Petersen defends this solidly yet again. Keegan Petersen is looking solid and has grown in confidence after the fifty in the first innings.
16.5
0
Mohammed Shami To Keegan Petersen
This one keeps low. Second of the innings! A length ball, on off. Keegan Petersen defends this off the bottom of his blade.
16.4
1
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
On a length, on off. Elgar defends it with soft hands towards the off side and takes a quick single.
16.3
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Back of a length, around off. Elgar leaves it alone this time.
16.2
4
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
FOUR! Nice little punch by Elgar! A full ball on middle. Elgar waits for it and then clips it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Good shot!
16.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Shami bowls this on a length, outside off. Elgar decides to leave it alone.
End Of The Over 16 : 61/1
1 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 115.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
K. Petersen
9 (17)
D. Elgar
20 (41)
S. Thakur
5-1-12-1
15.6
0
Shardul Thakur To Keegan Petersen
That's a good leave! A good-length delivery around off. Keegan Petersen carefully lets it go.
15.5
0
Shardul Thakur To Keegan Petersen
A length ball on middle and leg. Keegan Petersen works it away wide of mid on.
15.4
0
Shardul Thakur To Keegan Petersen
Another fuller delivery on off this time Keegan Petersen pushes it to mid on.
15.3
0
Shardul Thakur To Keegan Petersen
Thakur goes little fuller this time on off. Keegan Petersen is solid in his front foot defence.
15.2
1
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
He hits the length hard and bowls this one on off. Elgar works it towards the on side for a single.
15.1
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
A length ball, on off. Elgar defends this off the front foot towards mid on.
End Of The Over 15 : 60/1
0 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
K. Petersen
9 (13)
D. Elgar
19 (39)
M. Shami
4-1-13-0
14.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Keegan Petersen
Shami goes fuller this time on off. Keegan Petersen lets it swing away and then pushes it to point.
14.5
0
Mohammed Shami To Keegan Petersen
Back of a length on off. Keegan Petersen blocks it solidly towards the off side.
14.4
0
Mohammed Shami To Keegan Petersen
On a length, outside off. Keegan Petersen leaves it alone again.
14.3
0
Mohammed Shami To Keegan Petersen
A good-length delivery around off and this one nips away from the batter. Keegan Petersen lets it go.
14.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Keegan Petersen
Ohh..This one nips into the batter sharply! A good-length ball on off and nips back in. Keegan Petersen looks to defend but gets the inside edge onto his pads. He nearly drags it back to the stumps.
14.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Keegan Petersen
Shami is right on the target straightaway! A good-length delivery on off. Keegan Petersen defends it solidly back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 14 : 60/1
2 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 113.3
  • 113.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
D. Elgar
19 (39)
K. Petersen
9 (7)
S. Thakur
4-1-11-1
13.6
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
A full ball again on off. Elgar drives it to mid off this time.
13.5
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Thakur beats the blade of Elgar yet again! A fuller delivery around off. Elgar looks to drive but gets beaten off the outside edge of his blade. This has been a fantastic spell by Thakur.
13.4
1
Shardul Thakur To Keegan Petersen
Back of a length on off. Keegan Petersen defends it with soft hands towards the off side and takes a quick single.
13.3
1
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Another length delivery around leg. Elgar works it to fine leg for a single.
13.2
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
A length ball and down the leg side. Elgar looks to clip it but misses.
13.1
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Thakur goes fuller on off. Elgar drives it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 13 : 58/1
6 Runs
  • 412.1
  • 012.2
  • 1 LB12.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 112.6
D. Elgar
18 (34)
K. Petersen
8 (6)
J. Bumrah
7-0-35-0
12.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
On the stumps this time and again that shorter length. Elgar works it away behind square on the on side as his one hand comes off the handle. A single taken.
12.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Back of a length, on off. Elgar defends it square on the off side.
12.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
A short ball and angling into body from 'round the wicket. Elgar ducks under it.
12.3
lb
Jasprit Bumrah To Keegan Petersen
Back of a length on the pads. Keegan Petersen looks to clip it but misses. Gets hit on the thigh pad and ball rolls behind square on the on side. A leg bye taken.
12.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Keegan Petersen
Bumrah pulls his length back a little and bowls this around off. Keegan Petersen blocks this off the back foot towards the off side.
12.1
4
Jasprit Bumrah To Keegan Petersen
FOUR! Keegan Petersen plays another lovely shot! A full ball on middle by Bumrah. Keegan Petersen leans forward and flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
End Of The Over 12 : 52/1
0 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
D. Elgar
17 (31)
K. Petersen
4 (3)
S. Thakur
3-1-9-1
11.6
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
A huge appeal for caught behind but the umpire is unmoved! Some noise there but not off the blade. Thakur has been exception in the Test match with the ball. He gets his first maiden of this innings. He has asked a lot of questions since the last two overs. Good length, outside off, shaping away. Elgar looks to have a poke at it but misses.
11.5
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Past the outside edge! Good length, shaping across the batter. Elgar looks to play at it but gets beaten on the outside edge..
11.4
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Fuller, on middle and leg. Elgar blocks it back to the bowler.
11.3
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
BEATEN! A length ball, angled across the left-hander. Elgar comes forward and looks to push it to the off side but misses. The ball zips past the outside edge.
11.2
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Fuller and outside off. Elgar blocks it out safely.
11.1
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Length and on off, defended out solidly.
End Of The Over 11 : 52/1
5 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 110.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 410.6
K. Petersen
4 (3)
D. Elgar
17 (25)
J. Bumrah
6-0-30-0
10.6
4
Jasprit Bumrah To Keegan Petersen
FOUR! Glorious shot! Fuller and outside off. Keegan Petersen leans in and creams it through the cover region for a boundary. A good end to the over for South Africa.
10.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Keegan Petersen
OUCH! A length ball, around off. This one flies off the deck. Keegan Petersen misses his attempt to defend it out and gets hit near the ribs.
10.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Keegan Petersen
BEATEN! This has come back a long way. On a length, outside off, nips in off the deck. Keegan Petersen looks to push it away from his body but misses.
10.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
A single now! Fuller, outside off. Elgar works it to covers for a quick single.
10.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Length and on off. Elgar blocks it out towards cover.
10.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Fuller, on leg. Elgar leans forward and defends it to the leg side.
Keegan Petersen walks in at number 3.
End Of The Over 10 : 47/1
5 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 49.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • W9.6
A. Markram
31 (38)
D. Elgar
16 (22)
S. Thakur
2-0-9-1
9.6
W
Shardul Thakur To Aiden Markram OUT!
OUT! LBW! Aiden Markram slips under pressure this time and it is the Lord Thakur who finds the breakthrough for India. It is really hard to keep him out of the wickets with the form he is in. A full-length ball, on off, nips in a touch. Aiden Markram presses forward and looks to defend it out but misses to get hit on the pads. Shardul Thakur appeals again but this the umpire agrees and raises his dreaded finger. Aiden Markram starts walking away straightaway and does not even think about taking the review. It was plumb. Breakthrough for India early in the final session.
9.5
0
Shardul Thakur To Aiden Markram
Swing and a miss! Markram looks all over the place here. Full length and outside off. Markram looks to drive it away but misses and Rishabh Pant collects it low and on his left.
9.4
0
Shardul Thakur To Aiden Markram
Length ball, on the pads. Markram looks to flick it away but misses and gets hit on the pads. Shardul Thakur pleads yet again but the umpire shakes his head. It was clearly going down leg and hence KL Rahul does not take the review.
9.3
0
Shardul Thakur To Aiden Markram
BEATEN! Fuller and outside off, nipping in a bit. Markram prods and looks to defend it out but misses and gets hit high on the pads. Shardul Thakur appeals but the umpire is unmoved. KL Rahul thinks it is going above the stumps.
9.2
4
Shardul Thakur To Aiden Markram
FOUR! Powerful hit! Length ball, outside off. Markram stays on the back foot and punches it through point to find a boundary.
9.1
1
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Fuller, on leg. Elgar stays back and flicks it through mid-wicket for just a single.
End Of The Over 9 : 42/0
4 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 28.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 18.5
  • 18.6
D. Elgar
15 (21)
A. Markram
27 (33)
J. Bumrah
5-0-25-0
8.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Good length, around middle and leg. Elgar flicks it towards square leg for a single. South Africa need 198 more runs to win.
8.5
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
A single this time! Good length, outside off. Markram pushes it to covers with soft hands and gets across for a single.
8.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
Full length, angled into the batter. Markram defends it back to the bowler with a straight bat.
8.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
Length ball, on the stumps. Markram gets squared up and defends it back to the bowler.
8.2
2
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
Fuller, on the pads. Markram flicks it to deep mid-wicket and collects a brace comfortably. The runs are coming easily now.
8.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
Full length, outside off. Markram defends it out solidly. There are three men in the slips for Markram.
Jasprit Bumrah to start from the other end.
End Of The Over 8 : 38/0
4 Runs
  • 27.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 27.5
  • 07.6
D. Elgar
14 (20)
A. Markram
24 (28)
S. Thakur
1-0-4-0
7.6
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Full length, on off. Elgar squeezes it out towards the man at gully.
7.5
2
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Length, on the pads, Elgar flicks it towards deep square leg for a brace.
7.4
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Make it three dots in a row now! Nicely bowled. Quicker, on a length, around off. Elgar works it towards the slip cordon off the outer half.
7.3
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Two dots in a row! Good length, angled down leg. Elgar looks to flick it away but fails to get any bat on it.
7.2
0
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Good length, on off. Elgar defends it to cover off the outer half.
7.1
2
Shardul Thakur To Dean Elgar
Runs straightaway for South Africa in the final session. Length ball, sliding down leg. Elgar helps it around the corner towards fine leg. The batters run two comfortably.
We are all set for the final session of Day 3! Indian players stride out to the middle. Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram also jog out to resume their innings. Shardul Thakur to start with the ball for India.
... DAY 3, SESSION 3 …
Markram and Elgar scored runs at a brisk rate for the hosts. Bumrah and Shami were operating from each end. Both the bowlers got some movement off the deck but not enough to find the outside edge. This is the time when South African batter can make a statement with the blade here. They need to take it session by session, rather than charging towards the target. India, on the flip side, would hope to pick up a couple of wickets before the Stumps on Day 3 to put their noses in front. Do join us at 1830 IST (1300 GMT) to find out how things unravel in the final session.
South Africa have started the chase positively and have made sure to remain unscathed till the Tea break. India lacked in putting any pressure with the ball and would hope to change it in the final session.
End Of The Over 7 : 34/0
5 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 16.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 46.6
A. Markram
24 (28)
D. Elgar
10 (14)
J. Bumrah
4-0-21-0
6.6
4
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
FOUR! That's an edge but it doesn't carry and goes through the slip corridor for a boundary. A good-length delivery around off. Aiden Markram defends it with soft hands and gets a thick outside edge. The ball falls short of the second slip fielder and sneaks through the gap for a boundary. South Africa are 34/0 at Tea on Day 3. They need 206 runs more to win this second Test match.
6.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
On a length, outside off. Aiden Markram lets it go this time.
6.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
This one stays low! A good-length delivery on middle. Aiden Markram watchfully defends it off the bottom of his blade towards the on side. A change of blade for Aiden Markram.
6.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Back of a length, on off. Elgar defends this off the inside half of his blade towards the on side. A single taken.
6.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
He goes fuller this time around off. Elgar could have driven that but he decides to leave it alone.
6.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Back of a length on middle. Elgar looks to defend but gets hit on the ribs.
End Of The Over 6 : 29/0
4 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 45.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
A. Markram
20 (25)
D. Elgar
9 (11)
M. Shami
3-0-13-0
5.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Aiden Markram
A length ball, on off. Aiden Markram defends this solidly towards mid on. Aiden Markram is looking quite comfortable now.
5.5
0
Mohammed Shami To Aiden Markram
Shami goes fuller on middle. Aiden Markram pushes it to mid on this time.
5.4
0
Mohammed Shami To Aiden Markram
On a length on off. Aiden Markram solidly defends this towards the off side.
5.3
0
Mohammed Shami To Aiden Markram
A good-length delivery outside off. Aiden Markram leaves it alone.
5.2
4
Mohammed Shami To Aiden Markram
FOUR! Glorious shot from Aiden Markram! A length ball on off. Aiden Markram plants his front foot forward and drives it crisply through covers for a lovely boundary. He is a sweet timer of the ball and he showed all of it in that shot.
5.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Aiden Markram
Full and down the leg side this time. Aiden Markram looks to flick it but misses.
End Of The Over 5 : 25/0
8 Runs
  • 44.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 14.4
  • 14.5
  • 24.6
D. Elgar
9 (11)
A. Markram
16 (19)
J. Bumrah
3-0-16-0
4.6
2
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
A length ball, on off. Elgar defends this solidly off the front foot. He gets this in the gap towards mid off and comes back for two runs.
4.5
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
On a length, on off. Aiden Markram solidly defends it towards covers and gets a quick single.
4.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Bumrah goes fuller outside off. Elgar pushes this square on the off side and gets a single.
4.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
Another good-length delivery outside off. Elgar leaves it alone again.
4.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
A good-length delivery outside off. Elgar lets it go this time.
4.1
4
Jasprit Bumrah To Dean Elgar
FOUR! Elgar was not in total control of that but he has picked up the boundary! A good-length delivery angling away from the batter. Elgar pushes forward to defend and gets a thick outside edge. The ball flies through gully and Elgar gets a boundary.
End Of The Over 4 : 17/0
1 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 13.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
A. Markram
15 (18)
D. Elgar
2 (6)
M. Shami
2-0-9-0
3.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Aiden Markram
A good-length delivery outside off. Aiden Markram plants his front foot forward and lets it go. Aiden Markram is showing good foot movement so far.
3.5
0
Mohammed Shami To Aiden Markram
A good-length delivery outside off. It seams away as Aiden Markram leaves it alone.
3.4
1
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Shami pulls his length back a little and bowls this on off. Elgar pushes it to covers and takes a quick single.
3.3
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Shami bowls this around off on a good length. Elgar leaves it alone as it seams away.
3.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
Shami goes outside off this time and bowls this on a length. Elgar leaves it comfortably.
3.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
A length ball and angling into middle. Elgar clips it to square leg.
End Of The Over 3 : 16/0
4 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 42.5
  • 02.6
A. Markram
15 (16)
D. Elgar
1 (2)
J. Bumrah
2-0-8-0
2.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
A short ball to end the over on middle. Aiden Markram ducks under it.
2.5
4
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
FOUR! Aiden Markram is dealing in boundaries at the moment. A length ball on middle and leg. Aiden Markram clips it through mid-wicket for another boundary. He is a fine player when he gets going.
2.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
On a length, on off. Aiden Markram solidly blocks it towards the off side.
2.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
Good-length delivery around off. Aiden Markram leaves it alone carefully.
2.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
Bumrah targets the stumps this time but end up drifting down the leg side. Aiden Markram looks to flick it but misses. Pant stops it with a good dive to his left.
2.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
On a good length outside off. Aiden Markram lets it go. Too wide to make him play there.
End Of The Over 2 : 12/0
8 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 11.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 41.5
  • 31.6
A. Markram
11 (10)
D. Elgar
1 (2)
M. Shami
1-0-8-0
1.6
3
Mohammed Shami To Aiden Markram
Shami drifts on the pads again. Aiden Markram clips it past square leg. Vihari runs behind it and cuts it off. Three runs taken.
1.5
4
Mohammed Shami To Aiden Markram
FOUR! Aiden Markram gets his second boundary now. A length ball on middle. Aiden Markram leans forward and flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Good shot.
1.4
0
Mohammed Shami To Aiden Markram
In that corridor of uncertainity around off. Aiden Markram leaves it alone.
1.3
0
Mohammed Shami To Aiden Markram
On middle and leg. A length ball and Aiden Markram works it to mid-wicket.
1.2
1
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
This time it is angled on middle. Elgar works it to fine leg for a single.
1.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Dean Elgar
On a good length outside off. Elgar leaves it alone.
Mohammed Shami to steam in from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 4/0
4 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 40.6
A. Markram
4 (6)
D. Elgar
0 (0)
J. Bumrah
1-0-4-0
0.6
4
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
FOUR! A thick outside edge this time and that gives Aiden Markram and South Africa a boundary. A good-length delivery around off. Aiden Markram pushes forward to defend with soft hands and gets a thick outside edge. The ball goes through backward point for a boundary.
0.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
Another delivery on good-length with that away shape, Aiden Markram leaves it alone.
0.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
He is getting good away shape here. Bowls this on a good length outside off. Aiden Markram carefully leaves it.
0.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
On a good length and slightly wider outside off. Aiden Markram leaves it watchfully.
0.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
Another delivery in that channel around off. Aiden Markram shoulders his arms again.
0.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Aiden Markram
Bumrah starts with a good-length delivery outside off. It seams away sharply as Aiden Markram leaves it alone.
Match Info
  • Venue The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
  • Weather Overcast
  • Toss Indiawon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result South Africa beat India by 7 wickets
  • Player of the Match Dean Elgar
  • Umpire Allahudien Paleker (SA), Marais Erasmus (SA) and Adrian Holdstock (SA)
  • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Match Notes
  • Stumps: South Africa - 35/1 in 18.0 overs
  • K Petersen dropped on 9 by R Pant in 13.2 overs
  • Innings Break: India 202/10 in 63.1 overs
  • India 200/9 in 61.5 overs
  • India 150/5 in 52.0 overs
  • Tea: India 146/5 in 51.0 overs
  • KL Rahul 13th Test fifty: 50 runs in 128 balls (9x4) (0x6)
  • India 103/4 in 40.5 overs
  • Drinks: India 91/4 in 38.4 overs
  • Lunch: India 53/3 in 26.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (25.4 ovs): SA against H Vihari (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 1, IND: 3)
  • India 50/3 in 24.0 overs
  • Drinks: India 36/0 in 14.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (7.2 ovs): SA against KL Rahul (Caught) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, IND: 3)
  • Stumps: India 85/2 in 20.0 overs
  • India 50/2 in 13.3 overs
  • Innings Break: South Africa 229/10 in 79.4 overs
  • Referral 4 (78.2 ovs): IND against D Olivier (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, IND: 1)
  • South Africa 200/7 in 72.0 overs
  • Tea: South Africa 191/7 in 70.0 overs
  • T Bavuma 17th Test fifty: 51 runs in 59 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • South Africa 162/5: K Verreynne lbw b S Thakur 21(72)
  • Referral 3 (64.6 ovs): K Verreynne against IND (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, IND: 2)
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 runs off 100 balls between T Bavuma (28) and K Verreynne (20)
  • South Africa 150/4 in 60.4 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 145/4 in 58.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (51.3 ovs): IND against K Verreynne (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 3, IND: 2)
  • Lunch: South Africa 102/4 in 44.4 overs
  • Referral 1 (41.5 ovs): van der Dussen against IND (Caught) Successful (SA: 3, IND: 3)
  • South Africa 100/2 in 39.4 overs
  • K Petersen maiden Test fifty: 50 runs in 103 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: South Africa 64/1 in 31.0 overs
  • South Africa 50/1 in 27.0 overs
  • Stumps: South Africa 118/2 in 40.0 overs
  • South Africa 100/2 in 31.3 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 88/1 in 24.0 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 79/1 in 21.0 overs
  • South Africa 50/1 in 13.0 overs
  • Tea: South Africa 34/0 in 7.0 overs
  • Innings Break: India 266/10 in 60.1 overs
  • India 250/9 in 57.0 overs
  • Drinks: India 245/9 in 56.2 overs
  • India 200/6 in 45.5 overs
  • Referral 3 (44.3 ovs): SA against H Vihari (Caught) Unsuccessful (SA: 1, IND: 2)
  • Lunch: India 188/6 in 44.0 overs
  • R Ashwin dropped on 12 by A Markram in 43.2 overs
  • India 163/4: C Pujara lbw b K Rabada 53(86)
  • Referral 2 (36.6 ovs): C Pujara against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, IND: 2)
  • Referral 1 (35.4 ovs): SA against C Pujara (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, IND: 3)
  • Drinks: India 151/2 in 34.0 overs
  • India 150/2 in 33.3 overs
  • A Rahane 25th Test fifty: 50 runs in 67 balls (7x4) (1x6)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 100 runs off 122 balls between C Pujara (44) and A Rahane (48)
  • C Pujara 32nd Test fifty: 50 runs in 62 balls (10x4) (0x6)
  • India 100/2 in 22.4 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 runs off 61 balls between C Pujara (36) and A Rahane (13)
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 53 off 65 balls between D Elgar (30) and T Bavuma (16)
  • South Africa 200/3 in 61.5 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 181/3 in 57.0 overs
  • South Africa 152/2 in 49.2 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 123 balls between D Elgar (22) and van der Dussen (18)
  • D Elgar 19th Test fifty: 53 runs in 131 balls (3x4) (0x6)
  • Tea: South Africa 118/2 in 40.0 overs
  • Wet Ground Condition: South Africa 118/2 in 40.0 overs
  • Lunch: South Africa 118/2 in 40.0 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: South Africa 118/2 in 40.0 overs
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Keegan Petersen SA27646.00
Dean Elgar SA23547.00
KL Rahul IND22637.66
Temba Bavuma SA22173.66
Rishabh Pant IND18637.20
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Kagiso Rabada SA203.19
Marco Jansen SA193.02
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Mohammed Shami IND142.88
Shardul Thakur IND123.13
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