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South Africa vs India, 1st Test Match Summary

SA vs IND, 2018 - Test Summary

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Match Ended   
Newlands, Cape Town , Jan 05, 2018
286&130
209&135(42.4)
South Africa beat India by 72 runs
  • Player of the Match
    Vernon Philander
SA 286/10
Bat Top Batsmen
65 (84)
  • 11x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 77.38SR
62 (104)
  • 12x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 59.61SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 4.57
19
OVERS
87/4
R/W
7.1
OVERS
21/2
R/W
IND 209/10
Bat Top Batsmen
93 (95)
  • 14x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 97.89SR
26 (92)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 28.26SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 2.27
14.3
OVERS
33/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.04
16.4
OVERS
34/3
R/W
SA 130/10
Bat Top Batsmen
35 (50)
  • 2x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 70SR
34 (43)
  • 7x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 79.06SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 2.33
12
OVERS
28/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 3.44
11.2
OVERS
39/3
R/W
IND 135/10
Bat Top Batsmen
37 (53)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 69.81SR
28 (40)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 70SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 2.68
15.4
OVERS
42/6
R/W
Bowler
ECON 3.54
11
OVERS
39/2
R/W
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Right then! The first two alphabets of the English vocabulary have actually turned out to be the difference in this game. Yes, the bowlers did win the match for their side but had de Villiers not played that blinder, his skipper might not have been standing happily at the post-match presentation. India have been blown away in the first Test but the bowling has been brilliant. Maybe, mental toughness is the key, to try and convert those starts. Can India get that before the next game? Can South Africa find an effective replacement for Dale Steyn? Join us at 1000 LOCAL (0800 GMT) on Saturday, 13th January, 2018 when the second Test begins at SuperSport Park, Centurion. Adios! Take Care!
Victorious Protea captain, Faf du Plessis, eventually comes to talk now. Feels that every single time the team needed to respond in tough situations, the unit did well. First was at 12/3 on Day 1 and then today, restricting the Indians to 135. Admits that the pitch got better to bat on as the game progressed but enough damage was done in that first hour on Day 1. Still, feels it was a great effort to reach 286. Praises Pandya for playing the perfect innings on this track. Then, while batting second, the expectation was for the pitch to get better to bat on but once the covers were removed this morning, all the batsmen were surprised with the amount of movement, almost making it look like a Day 1 pitch, with the grass still around. Smiles and says that the plan was to bat till an hour post Tea and declare but then... Credits the groundsman for his work, maintaining good balance between bat and ball. Feels that this win is a good motivation for the rest of the series and further says that the team will miss Dale Steyn, wishing him a quick recovery.
Shaun Pollock is calling Faf du Plessis for a chat but VERNON PHILANDER comes forward instead to receive the Man Of The Match award. Feels that generally the Cape Town wicket has something in it and the bowlers exploited that. Credits the batters for putting on 286 in the first innings. Adds that this is one of the better grounds to be playing cricket at. Also believes that one needs to be confident in one's skill and trust in oneself. On being asked about requesting Faf for one more over (did he want his fifer?), Philander smiles and says that usually he takes around 3 overs to warm up. Hence, wanted that extra over. Adds that the team will miss Dale Steyn and wishes the speedster a quick recovery.
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli says that in hindsight, perhaps South Africa got a few runs more. He rues more over the missed chances in the first innings but does not want to think about 'ifs' and 'buts.' Wants to rectify the mistakes made but is proud of his bowling unit. Admits that the batsmen let the team down but the team was expecting a target of around 280 and to restrict them to much lesser is commendable. Adds that the team needed one person to get a fighting fifty but there were plenty of unconverted starts. Praises the Proteas for bowling well without their lead bowler and believes that losing wickets in bunches was the reason for the loss. Again, notices that the Proteas had a big first innings partnership and some decent ones towards the end but India had just one 100-run stand (It was 99 actually). On Hardik Pandya, Kohli believes that mindset matters outside home and one needs to be positive in defense. Feels that Hardik is confident and the team believes in him. Adds that he showed a lot of character.
Now, South Africa. Decimated to 12/3 in the first 30 minutes on Day 1. Then Mr. 360 degrees knocks the wind out of India's sails. And then, the bowlers do what they normally do, in spite of Dale Steyn being absent. Remember WACA, 2016? Dale Steyn limped out of the field after bowling 12.4 overs in Australia's first innings in the opening match of the series. A certain Kagiso Rabada stepped up for them. Today, it was Vernon Philander. They might well wish for one of their bowlers to get injured every match so that someone or the other keeps stepping up. Joking, of course. Time for the presentation...
As far as India's batting is concerned, they need not panic but one feels Ajinkya Rahane was missed here. He usually thrives in testing conditions and he could have made a difference in that first innings. They needed something similar to the whirlwind knock by Hardik in the first innings but it wasn't to be today.
The bowling has stood out for both teams but admiringly, more for India. They bowled collectively well as a unit and responded well this morning, dismissing the Proteas for 130. Even in the first innings, you take out AB de Villiers' counter-attack, then this game could have had a different ending. Positives in Bhuvi, Shami and Bumrah and yes, Hardik Pandya can be that fourth bowler for the Indians.
For someone who has followed Indian cricket over the years, he or she would have perhaps expected this defeat before the game began. Coming over to a new country after beating non-competitive teams back home, not choosing to play a warm-up match and so on. The mistakes committed in this game would have been committed in that match and the visitors could have been better prepared perhaps.
Poor batting? Excellent bowling? Guess the second question is right but the first may be a bit harsh. Both sides faltered on a pitch which was doing something and just three batsmen could cross the 50-mark. The bowlers were always in, except the spinners and the batsmen were tested.
The first 4-day Test of 2018. In spite of losing a whole day to rain, this game does not even go the distance on Day 4. 40 wickets have fallen in around 231 overs. Runs scored - 760. Average runs per wicket? 19. Welcome to the African safari.
42.4
W
Vernon Philander To Jasprit Bumrah OUT!
OUT! South Africa go 1-0 up! Philander has 6 and he has sent India reeling. Almost a similar delivery to the previous one, Bumrah too, lunges to this one and opens the face of his bat. Gets an outside edge to second slip again and Faf du Plessis takes another catch. Only this time, he has to dive forward. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 72 RUNS!
Jasprit Bumrah is the last man in...
42.3
W
Vernon Philander To Mohammed Shami OUT!
OUT! Gone next ball. Outside off, Shami comes forward and opens the face of the bat slightly, looking to push it to the off side. Ends up getting an edge and Faf du Plessis does the rest at second slip, falling over a bit to his left. South Africa a wicket away from giving us a holiday tomorrow...
42.2
4
Vernon Philander To Mohammed Shami
FOUR! Confident shot! On middle and off, Shami comes forward and chips it over mid on and gets a boundary! Some confidence that!
Mohammed Shami is the new man in. Guess there will be some entertainment now.
42.1
W
Vernon Philander To Ravichandran Ashwin OUT!
OUT! That is a terrific catch and the big Vern gets the breakthrough! What a brilliant field change and it has done the trick. Quinton de Kock was asked to come up to the stumps for this ball and he obeyed his captain. Philander bowled this outside off and Ashwin looked to punch it to the off side. He got a thick outside edge and a sharp one. But Quinton de Kock took it brilliantly and straightaway threw the ball up in the air in jubilation. Philander did not even bother to appeal and the umpire was smart. Did not give it out. Ashwin was smarter. Did not walk. Then QdK appealed and up went the finger! The 49-run stand is broken.
Over 42 : 131/7
6 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 141.3
  • 241.4
  • 241.5
  • 141.6
R. Ashwin
37 (52)
B. Kumar
13 (41)
K. Maharaj
4-1-12-0
41.6
1
Keshav Maharaj To Ravichandran Ashwin
Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single.
41.5
2
Keshav Maharaj To Ravichandran Ashwin
More runs! Ashwin is playing well here. A length ball outside off, the off spinner runs this one from the other off spinner past the first slip fielder towards third man for another couple. 78 more to win now!
41.4
2
Keshav Maharaj To Ravichandran Ashwin
Lucky! Tossed up outside off, Ashwin comes down the track and looks to drive but the ball goes off the outside edge, wide of first slip towards third man! The fielder gets to the ball near the ropes from backward point and keeps the batsmen down to two.
41.3
1
Keshav Maharaj To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Pushes this towards mid on, takes Kagiso Rabada on, goes for the single, the shout is 'KG'! from the keeper, the throw comes in at the non-striker's end. But the action ends as the ball does not hit the stumps. Kumar was in anyways.
41.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Full and outside off, Kumar comes forward and opens the face of the bat and dabs it towards short third man.
41.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Full on middle and leg, clipped to the leg side.
Over 41 : 125/7
2 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 140.2
  • 140.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 040.6
R. Ashwin
32 (49)
B. Kumar
12 (38)
V. Philander
15-4-38-3
40.6
0
Vernon Philander To Ravichandran Ashwin
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
40.5
0
Vernon Philander To Ravichandran Ashwin
Good cricket again. The big Vern now drops in a sharp inswinger, but once more, Ashwin covers the line watchfully. He reads the inswing carefully and blocks.
40.4
0
Vernon Philander To Ravichandran Ashwin
Well bowled, well played. Philander curves this nicely from outside off but Ashwin is upto it. Gets right behind the line and defends watchfully.
40.3
1
Vernon Philander To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Now Bhuvi follows suit, waits for the ball to come to him and steers it past gully for a run. Ticking them off...
Interesting thoughts between Tushar and Milind here. The latter feels that Maharaj is the best bowler for India to attack and get the deficit down to 50. Tushar, on the other hand, seems to be reading Faf's mind like an open book. He reckons that the left-arm spinner will be bowling for 4 more overs and if a wicket does not fall, then Rabada will be back on and finish the game off. Hmmm.... let's see. It certainly has become better to bat by the looks of it.
40.2
1
Vernon Philander To Ravichandran Ashwin
Outside off, played through point for a single.
40.1
0
Vernon Philander To Ravichandran Ashwin
Landed outside off, left alone.
Over 40 : 123/7
4 Runs
  • 439.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 039.6
B. Kumar
11 (37)
R. Ashwin
31 (44)
K. Maharaj
3-1-6-0
39.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
The batsman has pushed it to the cover region.
39.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Similar again, pushed towards cover.
39.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
39.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Landed outside off, well defended.
39.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Tossed up a bit outside off, driven back to the bowler.
39.1
4
Keshav Maharaj To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! This stand is now worth 41 from 61 balls without any fuss, chipping away at the target. Full and wide outside off, Kumar leans and drives it through point. Morne Morkel starts to chase but then gives it up.
Over 39 : 119/7
5 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 138.4
  • 038.5
  • 438.6
R. Ashwin
31 (44)
B. Kumar
7 (31)
V. Philander
14-4-36-3
38.6
4
Vernon Philander To Ravichandran Ashwin
FOUR! Fine shot! A short ball outside off, Ashwin punches this through point and gets a boundary! 89 more to win now!
38.5
0
Vernon Philander To Ravichandran Ashwin
Outside off, not played at.
38.4
1
Vernon Philander To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Outside off, played through point for a single.
38.3
0
Vernon Philander To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Outside off, left alone.
38.2
0
Vernon Philander To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
38.1
0
Vernon Philander To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
On a good length around off, defended watchfully.
Over 38 : 114/7
2 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 237.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
R. Ashwin
27 (42)
B. Kumar
6 (27)
K. Maharaj
2-1-2-0
37.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Ravichandran Ashwin
Full and outside off, watchfully blocked out.
37.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Ravichandran Ashwin
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
37.4
2
Keshav Maharaj To Ravichandran Ashwin
Down the leg side, flicked through square leg for a comfortable second.
37.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Ravichandran Ashwin
Tossed up outside off, Ashwin comes down the track again and blocks once more.
37.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Ravichandran Ashwin
Full on middle, driven back to the bowler.
37.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Ravichandran Ashwin
NOT OUT. Missing leg. South Africa lose a review but that was worth reviewing. Maharaj gave this a bit of loop around leg and Ashwin who was playing around the ball, missed it, getting hit on the pads. Keshav appealed vociferously but the umpire was as calm as a cucumber. The bowler convinced his skipper to go for the review but Hawk Eye showed the ball to be going down the leg side.
HOWZZATTTTTTTTT? Maharaj has screamed his lungs out. But the umpire is unmoved. Faf has given his consent for the review. Is Ashwin gone? Pitched outside leg?
Over 37 : 112/7
9 Runs
  • 436.1
  • 036.2
  • 436.3
  • 136.4
  • 036.5
  • 036.6
B. Kumar
6 (27)
R. Ashwin
25 (36)
V. Philander
13-4-31-3
36.6
0
Vernon Philander To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 9 from the over, a very important one under the circumstances.
36.5
0
Vernon Philander To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Landed outside off, dabbed towards gully.
36.4
1
Vernon Philander To Ravichandran Ashwin
The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket for a single.
36.3
4
Vernon Philander To Ravichandran Ashwin
EDGED, SHORT, FOUR! Important runs for India. Does not matter how they come, does it? On a length outside off, Ashwin pokes at it and gets an outside edge. The ball goes towards Faf du Plessis at second slip who dives to his right but does not carry. He is not able to stop it and the ball speeds through to the third man fence. The target is less than 100 now. Faf du Plessis is still on the ground, clutching his right shoulder. Is he injured as well?
36.2
0
Vernon Philander To Ravichandran Ashwin
Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
36.1
4
Vernon Philander To Ravichandran Ashwin
FOUR! Outstanding timing. A full ball but a bit too straight, Ashwin flicks it through mid-wicket. The ball nearly reaches the ropes but Keshav Maharaj gets to the ball from short mid-wicket, reaches the ball and pulls the ball back in. Three runs are taken and the umpire wants to check the legality of the fielding and replays show that while pulling the ball back, the foot touched the ropes.
Vernon Philander is back on. Needs two more for a fifer.
IamJames - Bhuvi certainly has a much better technique than Shikhar Dhawan. His bat comes down so straight! Dhawan on the other hand, well, his bat NEVER comes down straight. @IamJames - Some observation, mate.
Over 36 : 103/7
0 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
B. Kumar
6 (25)
R. Ashwin
16 (32)
K. Maharaj
1-0-0-0
35.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
LBW? No, says the umpire and don't review, says AB de Villiers. The arm ball, but PITCHED OUTSIDE LEG, BK misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads to the off side. Maharaj appeals but the umpire stays put. Faf du Plessis has a chat with his bowler and the team but AB de Villiers says do not review. Replays justify.
35.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Full and just outside off, watchfully pushed to the off side.
35.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
35.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Very full, on middle and off, Bhuvi keeps it out.
35.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Similar ball, this is defended in front of short leg.
35.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Full and around off, watchfully defended back to the bowler.
First sign of spin in this innings. Can Keshav Maharaj finish this game off? Or do India have a breather?
Over 35 : 103/7
6 Runs
  • 134.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 134.4
  • 034.5
  • 434.6
R. Ashwin
16 (32)
B. Kumar
6 (19)
K. Rabada
12-2-41-2
34.6
4
Kagiso Rabada To Ravichandran Ashwin
FOUR! LOVELY! This pitch is still so good for batting. Half volley outside off, Ashwin comes forward and drives it sweetly through mid off. Not a soul manning that region and it is a boundary! 100 IS UP FOR INDIA and the stand moves to 21.
34.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Ravichandran Ashwin
On a length outside off, seaming away, Ashwin feels for it but is beaten by the late away movement.
34.4
1
Kagiso Rabada To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Sensible. Plays it towards point and takes a single. 109 more to win now.
34.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Now the flash. Similar line and length, but this time Bhuvi has a slash at that. Misses that comfortably.
34.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
A bouncer outside off, Kumar arches back nicely and evades it.
34.1
1
Kagiso Rabada To Ravichandran Ashwin
A length ball down the leg side, tucked towards fine leg for a single.
Over 34 : 97/7
2 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 133.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 133.5
  • 033.6
B. Kumar
5 (16)
R. Ashwin
11 (29)
M. Morkel
11-1-39-2
33.6
0
Morne Morkel To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
On a driveable length outside off, Kumar resists the temptation to go for an expansive shot and lets it go.
33.5
1
Morne Morkel To Ravichandran Ashwin
Short and a bit of room on offer, placed nicely to deep point for a run.
33.4
0
Morne Morkel To Ravichandran Ashwin
Pitched right up there, defended solidly off the front foot.
33.3
0
Morne Morkel To Ravichandran Ashwin
Almost went through! On a length around off, jagging in sharply. Ashwin is late in bringing his bat down and somehow keeps it out.
33.2
1
Morne Morkel To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Makes good use of the depth of the crease and taps it besides the pitch for a single.
33.1
0
Morne Morkel To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
In the corridor of uncertainty, Kumar doesn't fiddle with it.
Over 33 : 95/7
3 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 032.2
  • 032.3
  • 132.4
  • 032.5
  • 232.6
R. Ashwin
10 (26)
B. Kumar
4 (13)
K. Rabada
11-2-35-2
32.6
2
Kagiso Rabada To Ravichandran Ashwin
Nicely played! Full delivery outside off, Ashwin times his push sweetly through covers and returns for a brace.
32.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Ravichandran Ashwin
Rabada slips this down the leg side, Ashwin goes for a glance but misses.
32.4
1
Kagiso Rabada To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Short of a length outside off, placed nicely to the off side for a single.
32.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
32.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Another play and a miss! Back of a length outside off, Kumar tries to force it through the off side but is comprehensively beaten.
32.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Beautifully bowled! On a good length in the zone of apprehension, Bhuvi feels for it but is foxed completely.
Over 32 : 92/7
6 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 131.2
  • 031.3
  • 431.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
R. Ashwin
8 (24)
B. Kumar
3 (9)
M. Morkel
10-1-36-2
31.6
0
Morne Morkel To Ravichandran Ashwin
Bowls this one down the leg side, RA fails to flick it.
31.5
0
Morne Morkel To Ravichandran Ashwin
Short delivery, slanting across Kumar, left alone.
31.4
4
Morne Morkel To Ravichandran Ashwin
FOUR! Well-controlled! It was a good delivery but it was really nicely handled by Ravichandran. Back of a length ball, attacking the rib-cage of the batsman. Ashwin hops and tucks it nicely through backward square leg for a boundary.
31.3
0
Morne Morkel To Ravichandran Ashwin
Morkel bowls a bouncer from around the stumps, Ashwin sits under it in a jiffy.
31.2
2
Morne Morkel To Ravichandran Ashwin
The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. The batsmen have run through for a couple.
31.1
0
Morne Morkel To Ravichandran Ashwin
Hangs back to the good length delivery and defends it nicely.
Over 31 : 86/7
2 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 030.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 030.5
  • 230.6
B. Kumar
3 (9)
R. Ashwin
2 (18)
K. Rabada
10-2-32-2
30.6
2
Kagiso Rabada To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Terrific stuff from Bavuma! Kumar punches it towards Bavuma at short cover who misjudges it initially but has the alertness to move back swiftly. Chases it, slides and hurls in a flat throw at the bowler's end as Ashwin is forced to dive in for the second run but the throw misses the target. He is quick as lightning.
30.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
On a length around off, Bhuvi crouches and looks to defend it but gets it off the inner half of the bat towards square leg.
30.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.
30.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Good bowling! Back of a length outside off, moving away after pitching. Kumar does well to not commit to it.
30.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Sharp bouncer around off, testing Kumar. He arches his back, drops his wrists and evades it.
30.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
On a length outside off, holding its line. Kumar plants his front foot across to leave it alone.
Rabada to continue his spell.
Over 30 : 84/7
2 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 029.2
  • 129.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 129.6
B. Kumar
1 (3)
R. Ashwin
2 (18)
M. Morkel
9-1-31-2
29.6
1
Morne Morkel To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Edged but safe! Good length ball outside off, shaping away. Kumar feels for it and gets an outside edge that flies towards the gully region but falls short of the fielder.
29.5
0
Morne Morkel To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Full ball outside off, tempting Kumar to go for a drive but he resists the temptation.
29.4
0
Morne Morkel To Bhuvneshwar Kumar
On a length around off, defended solidly.
29.3
1
Morne Morkel To Ravichandran Ashwin
Brilliant effort, Rabada! On the hips of Ashwin, he tucks it towards fine leg. Rabada sprints to his right and dives full length to make a brilliant stop. Full marks to the commitment he put in. Only a run given.
29.2
0
Morne Morkel To Ravichandran Ashwin
This one is wide outside off, Ravichandran doesn't go chasing after it.
29.1
0
Morne Morkel To Ravichandran Ashwin
On a length around off, Ashwin covers the line and defends it stoutly.
We are back for the evening session which can be the final one of this game. Bhuvneshwar Kumar joins Ravichandran Ashwin at the crease. Morne Morkel to steam in first up after Tea. Here we go...
... Day 4, Session 3 ...
Philander was the standout bowler while Morkel and Rabada were also at their belligerent best. It is a tall ask for the tourists but when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Does the No. 1 side Test side in the world has it in them? Or will the Proteas run away with the show? Join us shortly.
It was a barrage of highly disciplined bowling that brought in the breakthrough for the Proteas. They moved the ball both ways and got the better of the batsmen. After India lost three wickets, there was a little fightback from Kohli and Sharma, stitching a 32-run stand but the Proteas bounced back. The dismissal of the Indian skipper broke the backbone of the visitors and from then on, they kept sloping downhill.
What a session of Test cricket we have witnessed! Who would have thought that South Africa will come out and dismantle the Indians like a pack of cards but they have done that to storm back into the contest. Not only that, they are right on top and are the favourites. In spite of not having Dale Steyn in the ranks, the pace trio rose to the occasion and flourished admirably.
Over 29 : 82/7
0 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 028.2
  • 028.3
  • 028.4
  • 028.5
  • W 28.6
W. Saha
8 (19)
R. Ashwin
1 (15)
K. Rabada
9-1-30-2
28.6
W
Kagiso Rabada To Wriddhiman Saha OUT!
OUT! No, it is not sliding down leg! Though India do not lose a review, they lose Saha. Rabada goes wide of the crease and angles in a full length ball that is swinging in prodigiously. Saha in a bid to keep it out falls over a bit and is hit flush on the pads. Rabada roars in an appeal and the umpire rules it out. Saha walks across to his partner and finally challenges the decision. Time for the replays. The Hawk Eye shows it is clipping the leg stump and that is enough. Credit to Rabada. He set Saha up with consistent outswingers and brought one back in to catch the wicket-keeper batsman off guard. THAT SHALL BE TEA ON DAY 4!
India are falling apart! Saha has been adjudged LBW but after a conversation with Ashwin, he opts for the review. Seems close to the naked eye but might be sliding down leg.
28.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Wriddhiman Saha
In the channel outside off, left alone.
28.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Wriddhiman Saha
De Kock was really confident but the shout for caught behind has been denied! Back of a length outside off, swinging away. Saha has a poke at it and seems that the ball has flown past the outside edge of his bat. The keeper takes it and is excited. However, the rest of the Protea players kill down his excitement. Replays confirm that there was no bat involved.
28.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Wriddhiman Saha
Good length outside off, Saha lets it go.
28.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Wriddhiman Saha
Sharp short ball around off, shoots off the deck. Saha sways away from the line of the ball and just about evades it.
28.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Wriddhiman Saha
Length delivery, angling in. Saha covers the line and defends it stoutly.
Over 28 : 82/6
0 Runs
  • 027.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
R. Ashwin
1 (15)
W. Saha
8 (13)
V. Philander
12-3-22-3
27.6
0
Vernon Philander To Ravichandran Ashwin
No, the line is outside off. Ashwin comes forward and taps it to covers.
Two catching mid-wickets in place now. The line will be straighter now.
27.5
0
Vernon Philander To Ravichandran Ashwin
Angling in appreciably again, kept out towards the same region.
27.4
0
Vernon Philander To Ravichandran Ashwin
Full length ball, driven off the front foot to mid on.
Faf du Plessis runs across to Philander and has a chat with him. Slip moves out and there is an extra man in the inner ring on the off side. The man at mid off comes a bit straighter.
27.3
0
Vernon Philander To Ravichandran Ashwin
Once again generates huge amount of outswing on the fullish delivery. Ashwin keeps his bat inside the line and leaves it alone.
27.2
0
Vernon Philander To Ravichandran Ashwin
Well played! Fullish delivery, tailing in. Ashwin clears his front leg and taps it to covers.
27.1
0
Vernon Philander To Ravichandran Ashwin
Heavy outswinger outside off, Ashwin keeps his bat inside the line and lets it go safely.
Over 27 : 82/6
1 Runs
  • 026.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 126.4
  • 026.5
  • 026.6
W. Saha
8 (13)
R. Ashwin
1 (9)
K. Rabada
8-1-30-1
26.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Wriddhiman Saha
On a length outside off, Wriddhiman lets it go.
26.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Wriddhiman Saha
Peach! Full delivery outside off, Saha goes at it gingerly and gets foxed. A lot is happening at the moment. The batsmen need to be careful.
26.4
1
Kagiso Rabada To Ravichandran Ashwin
Makes good use of the depth of the crease and steers it through point for a single.
26.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Ravichandran Ashwin
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
26.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Ravichandran Ashwin
Rush of blood from Ashwin! Short and room on offer, Ashwin goes for a slash but misses.
26.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Ravichandran Ashwin
Tests Ashwin with a bouncer, Ashwin ducks under it.
Over 26 : 81/6
4 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 425.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
W. Saha
8 (11)
R. Ashwin
0 (5)
V. Philander
11-3-22-3
25.6
0
Vernon Philander To Wriddhiman Saha
Accounts for the sharp inswing and plays it defensively to mid-wicket.
25.5
0
Vernon Philander To Wriddhiman Saha
Full length ball, tailing in, Saha lunges forward in defense.
25.4
4
Vernon Philander To Wriddhiman Saha
FOUR! Courageous shot! Full delivery on off, Saha clips it aerially over mid-wicket for a boundary.
25.3
0
Vernon Philander To Wriddhiman Saha
Swing and movement! On a length, shaping in. Saha fends at it taking his bottom hand off but gets hit on the thigh pads.
25.2
0
Vernon Philander To Wriddhiman Saha
In the zone outside off, left alone.
25.1
0
Vernon Philander To Wriddhiman Saha
On a length outside off, tapped with an open bat face to point.
Over 25 : 77/6
0 Runs
  • W 24.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
R. Ashwin
0 (5)
W. Saha
4 (5)
K. Rabada
7-0-29-1
24.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Ravichandran Ashwin
Fuller in length, defended solidly off the front foot.
24.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Ravichandran Ashwin
Angling in sharply to Ashwin who comes forward and blocks it.
24.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Ravichandran Ashwin
The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
24.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Ravichandran Ashwin
Outside off, a tentative play and miss for Ashwin.
24.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Ravichandran Ashwin
Full delivery around off, Ashwin plays inside the line and lets it go.
Ravichandran Ashwin comes out to bat. Meanwhile, de Villiers gets his finger taped after taking the catch.
24.1
W
Kagiso Rabada To Hardik Pandya OUT!
OUT! Another one bites the dust! South Africa are ruling the roost in home conditions. Fuller in length outside off, swinging away appreciably. Pandya leans forward and has a tentative push at it but gets a thick outside edge which flies towards de Villiers in the gully region. The best Protea fielder dives to his right and takes a fine catch. The hosts need 4 more wickets to win. It is bright and sunny in Cape Town but looking all gloomy for the visitors at the moment.
Over 24 : 77/5
1 Runs
  • 023.1
  • W 23.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 123.6
H. Pandya
1 (4)
W. Saha
4 (5)
V. Philander
10-3-18-3
23.6
1
Vernon Philander To Hardik Pandya
Back of a length outside off, placed through point for a single.
23.5
0
Vernon Philander To Hardik Pandya
That's a brute of a delivery! Good length outside off, swinging away. Pandya tries to defend it but is beaten all ends up.
23.4
0
Vernon Philander To Hardik Pandya
Fullish delivery, kept out watchfully.
23.3
0
Vernon Philander To Hardik Pandya
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
Hardik Pandya comes out to bat. These kind of circumstances provide an opportunity to emerge as an hero. Does Pandya have it in him?
23.2
W
Vernon Philander To Rohit Sharma OUT!
OUT! The dropped catch of Maharaj doesn't cost the Proteas much! Maharaj who dropped him in the previous over is charging in and has a big smile on his face. Uncertainty consumes Rohit Sharma. Good length ball outside off, moving away after landing. Sharma initially tries to run it down to third man but then feels that it is better to be left alone. That misjudgement costs him dear and he gets a thick inside edge that goes onto hit the stumps. India have lost half their side now and are staring down the barrel.
23.1
0
Vernon Philander To Rohit Sharma
Full delivery outside off, swinging in. Sharma leaves it alone.
Over 23 : 76/4
5 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 122.3
  • 022.4
  • 422.5
  • 022.6
W. Saha
4 (5)
R. Sharma
10 (28)
K. Rabada
6-0-29-0
22.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Wriddhiman Saha
In two minds! Saha looks to leave this delivery outside off alone but plays at it at the last moment. Gets a bottom edge that rolls towards gully.
22.5
4
Kagiso Rabada To Wriddhiman Saha
FOUR! Nicely done! Full delivery outside off, driven crisply through covers for a boundary. Saha is a gritty player and won't go down without a fight.
22.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Wriddhiman Saha
The batsman fails to put bat on ball.
22.3
1
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Dropped! What have you done, Maharaj? You can't get an easier catch than that. Short ball, shoots off the deck and catches Sharma by surprise. He takes his eyes off the ball and pulls it unconvincingly. Gets a top edge that swirls in the air towards deep square leg. Maharaj lines it up but makes a mess of it. Doesn't even get his hands to it and the ball hits his knee. Ends up spilling a dolly. He has his glasses but they are on his cap. Wears them on now. What is the point?
22.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
On a length outside off, Sharma doesn't fiddle with it.
22.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Fullish delivery, defended off the front foot.
Over 22 : 71/4
0 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • W 21.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
W. Saha
0 (2)
R. Sharma
9 (25)
V. Philander
9-2-17-2
21.6
0
Vernon Philander To Wriddhiman Saha
Ooh... the ball is tailing in prodigiously now. Full delivery, reversing in, played off the inner half of the bat to mid-wicket.
21.5
0
Vernon Philander To Wriddhiman Saha
Back of a length outside off, tapped to point.
Wriddhiman Saha comes out to bat. India in a spot of bother.
21.4
W
Vernon Philander To Virat Kohli OUT!
OUT! The decision stands and this is a body blow for the Indians! The backbone of the visitors has been broken. Kohli is the man whom you bank upon in a chase. South Africa are over the moon for dismantling the Indian skipper. Fuller length ball on off, swinging in appreciably. Kohli shuffles a bit, is late to bring his bat down on the flick and gets pinged on the pads. Philander doesn't stop in his followthrough and is already celebrating while the keeper appeals. Up goes the umpire's finger. Kohli walks across gingerly to Sharma and consults about the DRS. Decides to review it eventually as this is a big moment in the game. There is nothing on the Snicko. Hawk Eye rolls in, spots three reds and signals the exit for Kohli. The captain was looking good but fails to carry on. Big moment in the game.
A huge moment in the game! Barring an inside edge, Kohli seems to be a dead duck. Philander was celebrating before the decision was given.
21.3
0
Vernon Philander To Virat Kohli
On a length outside off. Kohli plants his front foot across and makes a sensible leave.
21.2
0
Vernon Philander To Virat Kohli
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
21.1
0
Vernon Philander To Virat Kohli
Fullish delivery, defended solidly off the front foot.
Over 21 : 71/3
5 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 420.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 120.5
  • 020.6
R. Sharma
9 (25)
V. Kohli
28 (36)
K. Rabada
5-0-24-0
20.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Ooh.. almost carried to du Plessis! In the corridor of uncertainty, Sharma is in two minds whether to leave it or play at it. Is late to bring his bat up and gets a bottom edge which just falls of the diving Protea skipper at second slip.
20.5
1
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
20.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
In the channel outside off, left alone.
20.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
That one took off! Fuller length well outside off, zips through after pitching. Kohli lets it go. Good bounce and carry on that.
20.2
4
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Rabada errs in line and pays the price for it! He goes wide of the crease and angles down a full ball sharply. All Kohli has to do is to get a tickle on it and he does so to beat the keeper and find the fine leg fence.
20.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Good fielding from de Villiers! Overpitched around off, Kohli drives it crisply towards extra cover where AB dives to his right and saves at least a couple for his side.
Rabada is back on.
Over 20 : 66/3
1 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 119.5
  • 019.6
R. Sharma
9 (24)
V. Kohli
23 (31)
V. Philander
8-2-17-1
19.6
0
Vernon Philander To Rohit Sharma
Pitched right up well outside off, swings in late. Sharma doesn't fiddle with it.
19.5
1
Vernon Philander To Virat Kohli
Fullish delivery outside off, swinging away. Kohli strides forward and caresses it through point for a run. Maharaj hares from the deep and does well to keep the batsmen down to a run.
19.4
0
Vernon Philander To Virat Kohli
In the zone outside off, third leave in a row.
19.3
0
Vernon Philander To Virat Kohli
Outside off again, Kohli is circumspect in approach and makes another leave.
19.2
0
Vernon Philander To Virat Kohli
Good length ball outside off, swinging away. Virat plants his front foot across and leaves it alone.
19.1
0
Vernon Philander To Virat Kohli
Kohli needs to be careful! Can't afford to gift his wicket away. Back of a length outside off, tapped with an open bat face towards gully. Wants a run and is rightly sent back. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end but misses.
Over 19 : 65/3
4 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 218.4
  • 118.5
  • 118.6
V. Kohli
22 (26)
R. Sharma
9 (23)
M. Morkel
8-1-29-2
18.6
1
Morne Morkel To Virat Kohli
Fullish and straying on the pads, helped to fine leg for a run.
18.5
1
Morne Morkel To Rohit Sharma
Another shortish ball, pulled around the corner for a single.
18.4
2
Morne Morkel To Rohit Sharma
Short ball, doesn't bounce much. Sharma pulls it through backward square leg and comes back for the second run. Kohli wants the third but Sharma is not that aware.
18.3
0
Morne Morkel To Rohit Sharma
Good length ball outside off, shoots off the deck. Sharma lets it go.
18.2
0
Morne Morkel To Rohit Sharma
The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact.
18.1
0
Morne Morkel To Rohit Sharma
Overpitched around off, driven towards mid off.
Over 18 : 61/3
1 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 117.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
V. Kohli
21 (25)
R. Sharma
6 (18)
V. Philander
7-2-16-1
17.6
0
Vernon Philander To Virat Kohli
Fullish delivery, angling in, Kohli presents a water-tight defense.
17.5
0
Vernon Philander To Virat Kohli
On a good length outside off, holding its line. Kohli points his bat skywards to allow it through.
17.4
0
Vernon Philander To Virat Kohli
Sits deep in the crease to the good length delivery and answers it with a straight bat.
17.3
1
Vernon Philander To Rohit Sharma
Fullish delivery in that probing off stump channel, Rohit comes ahead and taps it besides the pitch on the off side for a quick run.
17.2
0
Vernon Philander To Rohit Sharma
The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.
17.1
0
Vernon Philander To Rohit Sharma
Wide outside off, Sharma leaves it alone.
Philander is back on.
Over 17 : 60/3
6 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 416.4
  • 016.5
  • 216.6
V. Kohli
21 (22)
R. Sharma
5 (15)
M. Morkel
7-1-25-2
16.6
2
Morne Morkel To Virat Kohli
Fullish delivery around off, Kohli tries to keep it out but gets an inside edge through square leg. Two runs taken.
16.5
0
Morne Morkel To Virat Kohli
A play and a miss! Length ball outside off, Kohli fishes at it and gets beaten.
16.4
4
Morne Morkel To Virat Kohli
FOUR! 'Vintage Kohli cover drive!' exclaims Harsha Bhogle on air. What a shot. Fullish delivery outside off, Kohli leans into it and creams it through covers. Away she whistles to the fence. Textbook stuff from the Indian skipper. All the youngsters out there, this is the way you should play a cover drive. High elbow, feet pointing towards the delivery and a nice extension of the arms.
16.3
0
Morne Morkel To Virat Kohli
Testing Kohli's patience is Morkel! Bangs in a short of a length ball outside off, moving away. Kohli doesn't flirt with danger this time.
16.2
0
Morne Morkel To Virat Kohli
This one his hurled way outside off, Kohli doesn't go chasing after it.
16.1
0
Morne Morkel To Virat Kohli
Fullish delivery outside off, swinging away. Kohli plants his front foot across and allows it through.
Over 16 : 54/3
2 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 115.3
  • 115.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
R. Sharma
5 (15)
V. Kohli
15 (16)
K. Rabada
4-0-19-0
15.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Full length ball on off, defended solidly down the track.
15.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Defended off the back foot by Rohit Sharma.
15.4
1
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Full length ball on middle and leg, clipped to deep square leg for a single.
15.3
1
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
15.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Rohit has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
15.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
The batsman has done well to keep that yorker at bay.
Over 15 : 52/3
3 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 114.5
  • 214.6
V. Kohli
14 (15)
R. Sharma
4 (10)
M. Morkel
6-1-19-2
14.6
2
Morne Morkel To Virat Kohli
The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.
14.5
1
Morne Morkel To Rohit Sharma
Short and a bit of room on offer, Sharma places it to deep for a single. That brings up the 50 for India.
14.4
0
Morne Morkel To Rohit Sharma
Well bowled! Angling in appreciably, Sharma plays it off the inner half towards mid on.
14.3
0
Morne Morkel To Rohit Sharma
Fullish in length around off, Rohit comes ahead and pushes it to covers.
14.2
0
Morne Morkel To Rohit Sharma
In the zone outside off, left alone.
14.1
0
Morne Morkel To Rohit Sharma
Back of a length ball, Sharma hangs back and defends it solidly.
Over 14 : 49/3
10 Runs
  • 413.1
  • 013.2
  • 113.3
  • 313.4
  • 013.5
  • 213.6
V. Kohli
12 (14)
R. Sharma
3 (5)
K. Rabada
3-0-17-0
13.6
2
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Well played again! Full ball outside off, Virat caresses it through mid off and gets a brace.
13.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Hangs back to the good length ball and defends it solidly.
13.4
3
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Good timing! Overpitched outside off, Sharma doesn't overhit it and times his drive beautifully through wide mid off. The fielder from the cover region runs after it and saves a run for his side.
13.3
1
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Straying on the pads, nudged around the corner for a run.
13.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
13.1
4
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Easy pickings! Rabada can't afford to ease the pressure that has been built up. Fullish and angling down leg, Kohli tickles it past the keeper to the fine leg fence.
Over 13 : 39/3
0 Runs
  • 012.1
  • W 12.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
R. Sharma
0 (4)
V. Kohli
5 (9)
M. Morkel
5-0-16-2
12.6
0
Morne Morkel To Rohit Sharma
A loose shot! A short ball well outside off, Rohit Sharma goes for a full-fledged pull but misses. A productive over for South Africa.
12.5
0
Morne Morkel To Rohit Sharma
Full ball going down the leg side, Sharma tries to flick it away but is hit on the pads.
12.4
0
Morne Morkel To Rohit Sharma
On a good length, kept out solidly.
12.3
0
Morne Morkel To Rohit Sharma
Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
Rohit Sharma comes out to bat.
12.2
W
Morne Morkel To Cheteshwar Pujara OUT!
OUT! South Africa have come storming back into this contest! It is turning out to be an edge-of-the-seat game. Can't blame Pujara as it was an unplayable delivery. Good length ball on off, takes off with extra bounce and moves away slightly. Pujara hops and has to try to keep it out but the ball catches the shoulder of the bat and flies behind. De Kock takes a regulation catch to his right. Morkel has taken off and pumps his fists. He is absolutely pumped up. The visitors still need 169 runs to win while South Africa need 7 wickets.
12.1
0
Morne Morkel To Cheteshwar Pujara
On a length outside off, Pujara points his bat skywards to allow it through.
Morne Morkel returns for a burst.
Over 12 : 39/2
6 Runs
  • 411.1
  • 011.2
  • 111.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
C. Pujara
4 (11)
V. Kohli
5 (9)
K. Rabada
2-0-7-0
11.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Cheteshwar Pujara
Hangs back and tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.
11.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Cheteshwar Pujara
In the channel outside off, left alone.
11.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Cheteshwar Pujara
The batsman defends it from within the crease.
11.3
1
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
An opportunity missed! Almost a wicket for South Africa. Kohli taps the length ball towards covers and sets off. Pujara is a bit slow to respond and run and in the meanwhile, Elgar runs to his left, picks up the ball and throws it in one motion at the bowler's end but it is a wayward throw. That allows Kohli to get home. A direct hit would have sent the skipper packing.
11.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Hangs back and plays it with an angled bat towards gully.
11.1
4
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Not convincing! Shortish ball outside off, leaving the right-hander. He pokes at it and gets it off the outer half past the backward point region to find the fence.
Over 11 : 33/2
2 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 210.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
C. Pujara
3 (8)
V. Kohli
0 (6)
V. Philander
6-2-15-1
10.6
0
Vernon Philander To Cheteshwar Pujara
A fuller ball away from the outside stump, left alone and no chances taken to play the shot.
10.5
0
Vernon Philander To Cheteshwar Pujara
A medium length ball with pace between the middle stump and off stump, placed into the ground wile playing the shot on the front foot, no runs again.
10.4
2
Vernon Philander To Cheteshwar Pujara
A good delivery on the outside off with a hint of bounce, the ball takes the outside edge and is sent towards the slip region by Pujara, 2 runs on this delivery.
10.3
0
Vernon Philander To Cheteshwar Pujara
A fullish ball outside off, intelligent balling strategy on display, a wide array of balls to witness, defended from within the crease.
10.2
0
Vernon Philander To Cheteshwar Pujara
A wide ball on the leg side, not a moment of thought into leaving it alone.
10.1
0
Vernon Philander To Cheteshwar Pujara
A medium but good delivery on the mid stumps, just placed it on the pitch with minimum effort, defensive yet strategic Game play on showcase, Not greedy for runs.
Over 10 : 31/2
1 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
V. Kohli
0 (6)
C. Pujara
1 (2)
K. Rabada
1-0-1-0
9.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Nervy Kohli! Good length ball on off, Kohli is early into his tuck and gets a safe leading edge towards covers.
9.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Ooh.. that stayed low! On a length around off, stays low. Kohli adjusts in his crease and does well to keep it out towards covers.
9.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
On a length around off, Kohli hangs back and defends it stoutly.
9.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
9.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Good length delivery, angling in. Kohli fails to get bat on ball and is struck on the thigh pad.
9.1
1
Kagiso Rabada To Cheteshwar Pujara
Swinging in substantially and going down leg, tickled to fine leg for a run.
Kagiso Rabada comes into the attack.
Over 9 : 30/2
0 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • W 8.5
  • 08.6
V. Kohli
0 (1)
C. Pujara
0 (1)
V. Philander
5-1-13-1
8.6
0
Vernon Philander To Virat Kohli
On a length, defended solidly off the front foot.
Virat Kohli comes out to bat. A captain's knock is the need of the hour.
8.5
W
Vernon Philander To Murali Vijay OUT!
OUT! Vijay's misery comes to an end! A terrific delivery to get rid of him. South Africa are making hay while the sun shines. On a good length in the avenue of apprehension, swinging away. Vijay comes forward and looks to defend it but gets a fat outside edge which flies towards the slip cordon. AB de Villiers dives to his left and grabs a really good catch. That was not an easy catch but with swift movement, he made that look like a walk in the park. South Africa are still fighting and are definitely in with a chance. India need 178 more to win.
8.4
0
Vernon Philander To Murali Vijay
Sits deep in the crease to the good length ball and defends it with a straight bat.
8.3
0
Vernon Philander To Murali Vijay
Once again some prodigious away swing on this one. Vijay covers his stumps and makes an assured leave.
8.2
0
Vernon Philander To Murali Vijay
Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
8.1
0
Vernon Philander To Murali Vijay
Vijay is looking jittery in the middle. The ball is moving around and causing a lot of troubles for the batsmen. Full length ball outside off, swinging away sharply. Vijay pushes at it tamely and is beaten all ends up.
Over 8 : 30/1
2 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 17.4
  • W 7.5
  • 07.6
C. Pujara
0 (1)
M. Vijay
13 (27)
M. Morkel
4-0-16-1
7.6
0
Morne Morkel To Cheteshwar Pujara
A full length ball, on the in line of the stumps, sliding in, this was defended on the back foot.
Cheteshwar Pujara is the new man in.
7.5
W
Morne Morkel To Shikhar Dhawan OUT!
OUT! Morkel draws first blood! Dhawan got out to the short ball in his first innings in this Test and again falls for the bait. Shortish delivery, angling away from the southpaw. He hops to counter it but the ball shoots off the deck and catches him by surprise. He fends at it and gets an edge. The ball lobs towards the substitute Chris Morris at gully and he takes it with ease. Morkel always makes it difficult for batsmen. It seems that stones are being pelted from a lighthouse. Uncertain angles, steep heights, prey pounced upon.
7.4
1
Morne Morkel To Murali Vijay
A delivery on the leg stump, Vijay nudges the ball fine down the leg side, single taken.
7.3
0
Morne Morkel To Murali Vijay
A beautiful delivery outside off with the right amount of length, left alone for good and not tempted for runs is Vijay.
7.2
0
Morne Morkel To Murali Vijay
A full ball outside off stump, shows no hesitation to leave the ball.
7.1
1
Morne Morkel To Shikhar Dhawan
On middle and leg, this is flicked through mid-wicket for an easy single.
Over 7 : 28/0
4 Runs
  • 46.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
M. Vijay
12 (24)
S. Dhawan
15 (18)
V. Philander
4-1-13-0
6.6
0
Vernon Philander To Murali Vijay
Peach! Brilliant short of a length ball outside off, moving away. Vijay feels for it and is beaten all ends up.
6.5
0
Vernon Philander To Murali Vijay
Not Out! Another judicious review from India! On a good length around off, Vijay uses his feet and fishes at it tentatively and seems to have got a faint nick behind to the keeper. The hosts appeal and up goes the umpire's finger. Vijay goes for the review immediately. Has he again survived? Well, the replays show that there is clear daylight between bat and ball.
South Africa have got their man but Vijay is confident as he challenges the decision immediately. Have the visitors got their review right again?
6.4
0
Vernon Philander To Murali Vijay
Fuller in length, kept out watchfully.
Shaun Pollock on air reckons he has seen Faf du Plessis has indicated to Kagiso Rabada that he will be on after 1 more over. Let's see...
6.3
0
Vernon Philander To Murali Vijay
Hangs back to the good length ball and blocks it with a straight bat.
6.2
0
Vernon Philander To Murali Vijay
The batsman works it down the leg side.
6.1
4
Vernon Philander To Murali Vijay
FOUR! Vijay gets away with this one! On a length outside off, Vijay pushes at it but gets an outside edge that flies past the gully region. No third man in place now and the ball races to the fence.
Over 6 : 24/0
8 Runs
  • 35.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 15.4
  • 05.5
  • 45.6
S. Dhawan
15 (18)
M. Vijay
8 (18)
M. Morkel
3-0-14-0
5.6
4
Morne Morkel To Shikhar Dhawan
A full length ball on the leg, which is brilliantly glanced on fine leg, delicate show of wrists by Dhawan, the ball goes for the ropes, signaled for 4.
5.5
0
Morne Morkel To Shikhar Dhawan
Oooh! Extra bounce with an aggression pitch on the off side, Dhawan arches behind and leaves it for good.
5.4
1
Morne Morkel To Murali Vijay
A length ball, defended from within the crease and a single run taken.
5.3
0
Morne Morkel To Murali Vijay
Beautiful work with those wrists, flicks it away but no runs taken.
5.2
0
Morne Morkel To Murali Vijay
A good length ball on the middle stump, Vijay plays it on the front foot and places it on the pitch.
5.1
3
Morne Morkel To Shikhar Dhawan
On middle and leg, this is tucked through mid-wicket for three runs.
Over 5 : 16/0
7 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 44.3
  • 24.4
  • 04.5
  • 14.6
S. Dhawan
8 (15)
M. Vijay
7 (15)
V. Philander
3-1-9-0
4.6
1
Vernon Philander To Shikhar Dhawan
Plays this one with soft hands to point and crosses over.
4.5
0
Vernon Philander To Shikhar Dhawan
Poor from Dhawan! He is looking really nervy! Overpitched around off, Dhawan goes for a drive down the ground but gets beaten all ends up. The ball just misses the off pole.
4.4
2
Vernon Philander To Shikhar Dhawan
Straighter this time, tucked through mid-wicket for a couple.
4.3
4
Vernon Philander To Shikhar Dhawan
FOUR! Nervy moment! Fuller in length, leaving Dhawan. He drives at it with hard hands but gets a thick outside edge past the slip cordon for a boundary.
4.2
0
Vernon Philander To Shikhar Dhawan
Sits deep in the crease to the good length ball and answers it with a straight bat.
4.1
0
Vernon Philander To Shikhar Dhawan
Fuller in length around off, Dhawan taps it to the off side and wants a run but has been sent back.
Over 4 : 9/0
5 Runs
  • 13.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 43.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
M. Vijay
7 (15)
S. Dhawan
1 (9)
M. Morkel
2-0-6-0
3.6
0
Morne Morkel To Murali Vijay
Hangs deep in the crease and tucks it with a closed bat face face to the leg side.
3.5
0
Morne Morkel To Murali Vijay
The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.
3.4
4
Morne Morkel To Murali Vijay
FOUR! Sweet! Full length ball outside off, Vijay leans into it and caresses it through covers to find the fence.
3.3
0
Morne Morkel To Murali Vijay
Dug in short, Murali ducks under it.
3.2
0
Morne Morkel To Murali Vijay
That was a close shave! On a good length outside off, angling in. Vijay lets it go but it was not far away from the off pole.
3.1
1
Morne Morkel To Shikhar Dhawan
Shortish ball, shoots off the deck. Dhawan gets into an uncomfortable position but manages to pull it through backward square leg for a single.
Over 3 : 4/0
2 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 22.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
M. Vijay
3 (10)
S. Dhawan
0 (8)
V. Philander
2-1-2-0
2.6
0
Vernon Philander To Murali Vijay
A fullish ball outside off. Vijay is eager for a drive but fails to put the wood on the ball.
2.5
0
Vernon Philander To Murali Vijay
Tentative! The ball was short of a length outside off. Vijay misjudges it and has a waft at it but gets beaten.
2.4
0
Vernon Philander To Murali Vijay
A full length ball outside off, left alone.
2.3
2
Vernon Philander To Murali Vijay
The ball has found the edge of the bat. Two runs added to the total.
2.2
0
Vernon Philander To Murali Vijay
Not Out! How did that miss the stumps? Anyways, proves to be a brilliant use of the review. Fullish delivery, angling in. Vijay shuffles a touch and tries to clip it but misses to get pinged on the pads. The South Africans are ecstatic and up goes the umpire's finger. Looked dead to the naked eye. However, Vijay walks across to Dhawan, has a long chat with him and decides to review it. Time for the replays. Oh ho! Impact is in line, pitching is in line but it is going over the stumps. Kohli likes it and claps from the dressing room.
Time for a review! Vijay has been adjudged LBW but he has a chat with his partner and finally goes for the review. Seems really close to the naked eye.
2.1
0
Vernon Philander To Murali Vijay
A length ball, on the middle stump, defends it from the crease, with caution.
Over 2 : 2/0
1 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 11.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
S. Dhawan
0 (8)
M. Vijay
1 (4)
M. Morkel
1-0-1-0
1.6
0
Morne Morkel To Shikhar Dhawan
Fullish delivery, patted back to the bowler.
1.5
0
Morne Morkel To Shikhar Dhawan
Defended off the back foot by the batsman
1.4
0
Morne Morkel To Shikhar Dhawan
Fullish in length, angling down. Dhawan tries to clip it away but is hit on the pads.
1.3
0
Morne Morkel To Shikhar Dhawan
Morkel goes around the wicket to Dhawan and bowls a back of a length outside off, punched nicely off the back foot.
1.2
1
Morne Morkel To Murali Vijay
Streaky! Good length delivery in that tight off stump corridor, Murali Vijay hangs back to defend but gets an outside edge towards the slip cordon. A run taken.
1.1
0
Morne Morkel To Murali Vijay
Right on target to begin with! On a length in the zone of apprehension, angling in sharply. Vijay knows where his off stump is and makes a brave leave as the ball sails into the gloves of the keeper.
With Steyn not bowling further, Morne Morkel will share the new ball.
Over 1 : 1/0
1 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 1 LB 0.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
S. Dhawan
0 (4)
M. Vijay
0 (2)
V. Philander
1-0-0-0
0.6
0
Vernon Philander To Shikhar Dhawan
Shaping away from Dhawan as he plants his front foot across and allows it through.
0.5
0
Vernon Philander To Shikhar Dhawan
Angling away on a length from the southpaw, he remains circumspect in approach and lets it go.
0.4
0
Vernon Philander To Shikhar Dhawan
Hangs back to the good length delivery and defends it solidly besides the pitch on the off side.
0.3
0
Vernon Philander To Shikhar Dhawan
Down the leg side, Dhawan tries to whip it away but misses.
0.2
lb
Vernon Philander To Murali Vijay
A loud shout for an LBW denied! On a length on middle, a bit of nibble in the air and it is angling down. Vijay tries to clip it through but misses to get pinged on the pads. Philander is confident but the umpire shows no interest as the batsmen steal a leg bye.
0.1
0
Vernon Philander To Murali Vijay
Starts off with a length ball down the leg side, Vijay tries to play it with soft hands but only connects with thin air.
42 OV
6 Runs
K. Maharaj to B. Kumar & R. Ashwin
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 141.3
  • 241.4
  • 241.5
  • 141.6
41 OV
2 Runs
V. Philander to R. Ashwin & B. Kumar
  • 040.1
  • 140.2
  • 140.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 040.6
40 OV
4 Runs
K. Maharaj to B. Kumar
  • 439.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 039.6
39 OV
5 Runs
V. Philander to B. Kumar & R. Ashwin
  • 038.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 138.4
  • 038.5
  • 438.6
38 OV
2 Runs
K. Maharaj to R. Ashwin
  • 037.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 237.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
37 OV
9 Runs
V. Philander to R. Ashwin & B. Kumar
  • 436.1
  • 036.2
  • 436.3
  • 136.4
  • 036.5
  • 036.6
36 OV
0 Runs
K. Maharaj to B. Kumar
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
35 OV
6 Runs
K. Rabada to R. Ashwin & B. Kumar
  • 134.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 134.4
  • 034.5
  • 434.6
34 OV
2 Runs
M. Morkel to B. Kumar & R. Ashwin
  • 033.1
  • 133.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 133.5
  • 033.6
33 OV
3 Runs
K. Rabada to B. Kumar & R. Ashwin
  • 032.1
  • 032.2
  • 032.3
  • 132.4
  • 032.5
  • 232.6
32 OV
6 Runs
M. Morkel to R. Ashwin
  • 031.1
  • 131.2
  • 031.3
  • 431.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
31 OV
2 Runs
K. Rabada to B. Kumar
  • 030.1
  • 030.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 030.5
  • 230.6
30 OV
2 Runs
M. Morkel to R. Ashwin & B. Kumar
  • 029.1
  • 029.2
  • 129.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 129.6
29 OV
0 Runs
K. Rabada to W. Saha
  • 028.1
  • 028.2
  • 028.3
  • 028.4
  • 028.5
  • W 28.6
28 OV
0 Runs
V. Philander to R. Ashwin
  • 027.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
27 OV
1 Runs
K. Rabada to R. Ashwin & W. Saha
  • 026.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 126.4
  • 026.5
  • 026.6
26 OV
4 Runs
V. Philander to W. Saha
  • 025.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 425.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
25 OV
0 Runs
K. Rabada to H. Pandya & R. Ashwin
  • W 24.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
24 OV
1 Runs
V. Philander to R. Sharma & H. Pandya
  • 023.1
  • W 23.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 123.6
Match Info
  • Series South Africa Vs India 2018
  • Venue Newlands, Cape Town
  • Weather Sunny
  • Toss South Africa won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result South Africa beat India by 72 runs
  • Player of the Match Vernon Philander
  • Umpire Michael Gough (ENG), Richard Kettleborough (ENG) and Paul Reiffel (AUS)
  • Referee Chris Broad (ENG)
Match Notes
  • Jasprit Bumrah makes his Test debut for India
  • Drinks: South Africa 42/3 in 13.0 overs
  • South Africa 51/3 in 14.1 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 51 off 63 balls between De Villiers (33) and Du Plessis (16)
  • De Villiers 41st Test fifty: 51 runs in 55 balls (10x4) (0x6)
  • South Africa 102/3 in 25.1 overs
  • Lunch: South Africa 107/3 in 26.0 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 101 off 134 balls between De Villiers (57) and Du Plessis (41)
  • Du Plessis 16th Test fifty: 53 runs in 98 balls (10x4) (0x6)
  • Referral 1 (35.3 ovs): IND against Du Plessis (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, IND: 2) (Retained)
  • South Africa 150/5 in 36.3 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 164/5 in 39.0 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 50 off 39 balls between De Kock (31) and V Philander (19)
  • South Africa 202/5 in 44.2 overs
  • K Maharaj dropped on 0 by U Khawaja in 46.2 overs
  • Tea: South Africa 230/7 in 53.0 overs
  • South Africa 250/7 in 58.3 overs
  • Innings Break: South Africa 286/10 in 73.1 overs
  • Referral 1 (2.4 ovs): SA against M Vijay (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 1, IND: 2)
  • Stumps: India 28/3 in 11.0 overs
  • Drinks: India 45/3 in 24.0 overs
  • India 53/3 in 26.2 overs
  • Referral 2 (28.2 ovs): R Sharma against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 1, IND: 1)
  • India 57/4: R Sharma lbw b Kagiso Rabada 11(59)
  • Lunch: India 76/4 in 36.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (37.4 ovs): H Pandya against SA (Caught) Successful (SA: 1, IND: 1)
  • H Pandya dropped on 15 by D Elgar in 41.3 overs
  • Referral 4 (41.4 ovs): W Saha against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 1, IND: 0)
  • India 92/7: W Saha lbw b Dale Steyn 0(8)
  • India 100/7 in 42.3 overs
  • Drinks: India 127/7 in 48.0 overs
  • H Pandya 2nd Test fifty: 51 runs in 46 balls (10x4) (0x6)
  • 8th wkt Partnership: 53 off 74 balls between H Pandya (47) and B Kumar (2)
  • India 153/7 in 54.2 overs
  • Tea: India 185/7 in 61.0 overs
  • India 200/9 in 69.3 overs
  • Innings Break: India 209/10 in 73.4 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 27/0 in 10.0 overs
  • South Africa 52/0 in 14.1 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 52 off 85 balls between A Markram (34) and D Elgar (18)
  • Stumps: South Africa 65/2 in 20.0 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: South Africa 65/2 in 20.0 overs
  • Lunch: South Africa 65/2 in 20.0 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: South Africa 65/2 in 20.0 overs
  • Tea: South Africa 65/2 in 20.0 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: South Africa 65/2 in 20.0 overs
  • Stumps: South Africa 65/2 in 20.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (30.4 ovs): IND against De Kock (Caught) Successful (SA: 2, IND: 2)
  • South Africa 92/6: De Kock c W Saha b J Bumrah 8(9)
  • Drinks: South Africa 92/6 in 30.4 overs
  • Referral 2 (33.4 ovs): V Philander against IND (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 1, IND: 2)
  • South Africa 94/7: V Philander lbw b M Shami 0(10)
  • Referral 3 (33.6 ovs): IND against K Maharaj (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 1, IND: 1)
  • South Africa 100/7 in 35.3 overs
  • Innings Break: South Africa 130/10 in 41.2 overs
  • Lunch: South Africa 130/10 in 41.2 overs
  • Referral 1 (2.2 ovs): M Vijay against SA (LBW) Successful (SA: 2, IND: 2)
  • Referral 2 (6.5 ovs): M Vijay against SA (Caught) Successful (SA: 2, IND: 2)
  • India 50/3 in 14.5 overs
  • Drinks: India 52/3 in 15.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (21.4 ovs): V Kohli against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, IND: 1)
  • India 71/4: V Kohli lbw b V Philander 28(40)
  • Referral 4 (28.6 ovs): W Shah against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, IND: 1) (Retained)
  • India 82/7: W Shah lbw b K Rabada 8(19)
  • Tea: India 82/7 in 29.0 overs
  • India 103/7 in 35.0 overs
  • Referral 5 (37.1 ovs): SA against R Ashwin (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 1, IND: 1)
  • V Philander 12th Test 5-wicket haul: 5/42 (15.3)
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