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 offUmpires 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
- 16:45 (IST)Oct 05, 2019
South Africa need 395 to winQuickfire 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
- 15:51 (IST)Oct 05, 2019
Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, OUTMaharaj 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