India Vs South Africa 1st Test Day 4 Highlights: India In Control With South Africa Needing Record Chase

Updated:05 October 2019 17:35 IST

IND vs SA 1st Test Day 4 Highlights: Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara put India in total control on the fourth day.

India Vs South Africa 1st Test Day 4 Highlights: India In Control With South Africa Needing Record Chase
IND Vs SA Highlights: Rohit Sharma departed after scoring his second century of the match. © AFP

South Africa finished the day needing 384 runs to win after India set South Africa a target of 395 with around 13 overs to play on Day 4. Ravindra Jadeja gave India an early breakthrough, trapping Dean Elgar in front of the stumps. Powered by Rohit Sharma's second ton of the match and a solid 81 from Cheteshwar Pujara, India looked in complete control for much of the second innings. Quick knocks from Ravindra Jadeja, sent in to bat at number 4, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane helped India to a total of 323/4 before they declared. Earlier, Ravichandran Ashwin picked up the two remaining South Africa wickets on Day 4, taking his tally to seven for the match. A gritty 33 by debutant Senuran Muthusamy was the only resistance South Africa could put up in the morning session before Ashwin knocked them over. (SCORECARD)

Highlights Of India vs South Africa 1st Test Match Day 4, Straight from  Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Vizag

  • 17:18 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    And they are going off

    Umpires decide that the light is too poor to continue, so that will be that for today. South Africa finish the day on 11/1 in their second innings and need 384 more runs to win.

    It was India's day for sure, getting South Africa out early before posting 323/4 in the second innings to add to their 71-run lead from the first innings. And to add to that, they already picked up the wicket of Dean Elgar, who gave India some headaches in the first innings.

    Before we go, we leave you with a list of all the records broken by Rohit Sharma in this Test match
  • 17:15 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Maiden again!

    Ashwin bowls another maiden to Theunis de Bruyn
  • 17:12 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Jadeja to Markram, 2 runs

    That was in the air for a while but fell safely in the gap at midwicket
  • 17:11 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Maiden over for Ashwin

    Ashwin bowls a maiden over, with de Bruyn keeping the offspinner at bay
  • 17:05 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Ashwin to de Bruyn, 4 runs

    Full toss outside off stump and de Bruyn drives this through the covers
  • 17:02 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Theunis de Bruyn is in

    Theunis de Bruyn failed to impress in the first innings but will be hoping to make a mark here
  • 17:01 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    South Africa 4-1

    That was pitched on leg and it kept low. Elgar couldn't get his bat down fast enough and it was hitting middle stump. Jadeja gets India's first!
  • 16:59 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    OUT! Jadeja has got his man!

    It's pitching on middle and there is no bat. This looks plumb and ball tracking shows three reds. That's it for Elgar. He has fallen to Jadeja twice in the match now
  • 16:59 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    OUT! Jadeja has got his man!

    It's pitching on middle and there is no bat. This looks plumb and ball tracking shows three reds. That's it for Elgar. He has fallen to Jadeja twice in the match now
  • 16:58 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Kohli takes the review

    Jadeja seems very confident
  • 16:58 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Jadeja to Elgar, huge appeal

    Umpire turns it down. Will India review?
  • 16:53 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Ashwin to Elgar, UNLUCKY!

    Ashwin evades Elgar's drive and the ball hits the low end of the off stump, but the bails stayed intact. Ashwin nearly had the first breakthrough!
  • 16:51 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Ashwin to Elgar, 1 run

    Dean Elgar pushes a short ball to long-on to get off the mark
  • 16:49 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Markram gets off the mark

    Aiden Markram pushes the ball past short leg for a single
  • 16:47 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    The players take the field

    Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram walk out as Ravichandran Ashwin gets ready to bowl the first over
  • 16:45 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    South Africa need 395 to win

    Quickfire knocks from Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli after Rohit Sharma fell for 127 means South Africa are looking at a target close to 400 with around a 100 overs to bat. The pitch is expected to deteriorate and South Africa will also have to deal with the scoreboard pressure.

    The players will be out again soon as India look to take the lead in the three-match series
  • 16:39 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Rabada to Kohli, 4 and India declare!

    Kohli gets a beautiful pull shot and that is it! India have declared
  • 16:31 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Maharaj to Rahane, 6!

    Rahane goes inside out over extra cover!
  • 16:27 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Four!

    The ball is keeping low and Kagiso Rabada once again gets the outside edge but Quinton de Kock missed that one behind the stumps and Ajinkya Rahane gets his fourth boundary.
  • 16:25 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Raining boundaries in Vizag!

    Ajinkya Rahane gets a lucky boundary this time as Kagiso Rabada managed to get the outside half of Rahane's bat but the ball fell short of Faf du Plessis and went through him for another boundary.
  • 16:24 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    300 up for India!

    India's total is now 300 and they lead South Africa by 371.
  • 16:23 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Back to back boundaries!

    Four again! Ajinkya Rahane reverse sweeps this time towards the vacant third-man area to get another boundary.
  • 16:23 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Rahane paddle sweeps for his first boundary!

    Ajinkya Rahane paddle sweeps Keshav Maharaj towards fine leg for a boundary.
  • 16:17 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Rabada to Jadeja, OUT

    Bowled him!

    Bowled it across him, Jadeja went for the big hit and missed and Rabada cleans up his off stump for his first wicket of the match. Quick cameo from Jadeja comes to an end.
  • 16:12 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Piedt to Jadeja, 6 again!

    Jadeja launches this one over midwicket. This was in the air for a long time but it had enough distance on it
  • 16:10 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Piedt to Jadeja, 2 runs

    Quick running between the stumps and Jadeja moves to 33
  • 16:10 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Piedt to Jadeja, 6

    It's raining sixes! Full, on off stump and Jadeja launches this over Piedt's head
  • 16:08 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Maharaj to Kohli, 4 runs!

    Full, wide and Kohli slaps it through the covers for a boundary!
  • 16:07 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Maharaj to Kohli, 6 runs

    Kohli fetches this from outside off and launches a slog sweep over midwicket. Brilliant hitting, this
  • 16:06 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Maharaj to Kohli, 2 runs

    Flourish of his wrists again as Kohli hits this through extra cover but there is a fielder at the boundary
  • 16:05 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Drinks!

    South Africa managed to break the Rohit-Pujara partnership but some super hitting from Rohit before his dismissal means India are in a very strong position going into the last few overs today
  • 15:59 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Maharaj to Kohli, 4 runs!

    Maharaj tosses this up around off and Kohli hits a powerful drive through covers for his first boundary. Lovely use of the wrists
  • 15:54 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Rohit Sharma was congratulated by a bunch of South Africa players as he walked off. Well, they will be happy to see the back of him for sure. But now they have to contend with Virat Kohli
  • 15:51 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Maharaj to Kohli, 1 run

    Kohli off the mark immediately with a cover drive that is just stopped by the fielder from going to the boundary
  • 15:51 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, OUT

    Maharaj finally gets Rohit Sharma. He skips out to go for the big hit and misses and this is easy pickings for QDK.

    He had never been stumped before in a Test match before this one but he has been stumped twice in this one. All about records in this match, isn't he?

    Well that is the end of a fine knock!
  • 15:49 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Rohit Sharma moves past Wasim Akram

    Rohit Sharma's 13 sixes takes him past Wasim Akram's record of 12 sixes in a Test match.

    India have also broken the record number of sixes in a match, having sent 23 deliveries sailing over the ropes. The previous record was by New Zealand in 2014
  • 15:46 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Piedt to Rohit, 6 again

    Hat-trick of sixes! And this was the best of the lot! Again over midwicket and that is huge!
  • 15:45 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Piedt to Rohit, 6 again

    Walloped it! Fuller ball, Rohit gets down on one knee and smashes it flat over midwicket 
  • 15:45 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Piedt to Rohit, 6 again

    Walloped it! Fuller ball, Rohit gets down on one knee and smashes it flat over midwicket 
  • 15:44 (IST)Oct 05, 2019

    Piedt to Rohit, 6 runs!

    Fuller delivery and Rohit just gets to the pitch of the ball and launches it over long-on for a massive six
    Related Articles
    Shoaib Akhtar Reveals Mohammed Shami Sought Advice After World Cup, But "Sad" Pakistan Bowlers Didn
    Shoaib Akhtar Reveals Mohammed Shami Sought Advice After World Cup, But "Sad" Pakistan Bowlers Didn't
    India vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma Attains Career-Best Ranking, Virat Kohli Drops Points
    India vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma Attains Career-Best Ranking, Virat Kohli Drops Points
    Ajinkya Rahane, Wife Radhika Dhopavkar Share Adorable Picture Of Newborn Daughter On Twitter
    Ajinkya Rahane, Wife Radhika Dhopavkar Share Adorable Picture Of Newborn Daughter On Twitter
    IND vs SA: Rohit Sharma Has Much Better Technique Than Virender Sehwag, Says Shoaib Akhtar
    IND vs SA: Rohit Sharma Has Much Better Technique Than Virender Sehwag, Says Shoaib Akhtar
    India vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin Shine On Test Return As India Outclass South Africa
    India vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin Shine On Test Return As India Outclass South Africa

    Highlights Of India vs South Africa 1st Test Match Day 4, Straight from  Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Vizag

    ", "image": "https://c.ndtvimg.com/2019-10/h2r03ieg_rohit-sharma-afp_625x300_05_October_19.jpg", "author": "Abhimanyu Bose", "keywords": "India vs South Africa 2019,India vs South Africa 10/02/2019 insa10022019190926,Live Blogs,Live Score,Live Cricket Score,India,South Africa,Dean Elgar,Quinton de Kock,Ravichandran Ashwin,Rohit Gurunath Sharma,Cricket", "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "NDTVSports.com", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "http://s.ndtvimg.com/images/ndtvlogo.png" } }, "url": "https://sports.ndtv.com/india-vs-south-africa-2019/1st-test-match-day-4-live-cricket-score-updates-2112197", "mainEntityOfPage": { "@type": "WebPage", "@id": "https://sports.ndtv.com/india-vs-south-africa-2019/1st-test-match-day-4-live-cricket-score-updates-2112197" }, "datePublished": "2019-10-05T17:35:33+05:30", "dateModified": "2019-10-05T17:35:33+05:30", "description": "IND vs SA 1st Test Day 4 Highlights: Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara put India in total control on the fourth day." }
    Advertisement