Match Detail

India Men 7d-502 & 4d-323 ( 136.0 & 67.0 ) overs
South Africa Men: 431 & 191 ( 131.2 & 63.5 ) overs
India win by 203 runs
Toss - India won the toss and elected to bat.
Batsman
R
B
4S
6S
SR
49
108
5
0
45.37
18
19
3
1
94.74
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
10.5
2
35
5
3.23
Man of the Match
Rohit Sharma
Commentary
In over# 64
Runs : 1 Bowler: Mohammed Shami Wickets : 1
Over 64. 1 run. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. South Africa: 10-191(rr 2.98)
63.5
W
OUT! Caught. Mohammed Shami to Kagiso Rabada. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Saha. A slither of an outside edge, and gobbled up behind! A full blooded drive away from the body by Rabada, and it kisses the blade on the way through to the keeper.The South African tail made them wait, but India have secured a big victory to go 1-0 up in the series. A double century for Mayank Agarwal, twin hundreds for Rohit Sharma, a seven wicket haul for Ravi Ashwin, and Mohammad Shami with a super five for in the final innings. They were the standout performances for the hosts, that helped them dominate this Test. The visitors did have good patches, especially in their efforts with the bat. Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock both making centuries of their own. It wasn't enough for South Africa, though, and they will have to improve in a few areas to close the gap between the teams for the next Test, which starts on Thursday.
63.4
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Mohammed Shami to Kagiso Rabada. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.
63.3
.
Mohammed Shami to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Vihari.
63.2
.
Mohammed Shami to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
63.1
1
Mohammed Shami to Senuran Muthusamy. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ashwin.
In over# 63
Runs : 5 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
Over 63. 5 runs. Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja. South Africa: 9-190(rr 3.02)
62.6
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Kagiso Rabada. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Jadeja gives it a bit more width, Rabada sits back in the crease, and slams this away through the vacant cover region. Wonderful shot.
62.5
.
Ravindra Jadeja to Kagiso Rabada. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.
62.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Senuran Muthusamy. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Shami.
62.3
.
Ravindra Jadeja to Senuran Muthusamy. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.
62.2
.
Ravindra Jadeja to Senuran Muthusamy. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
62.1
.
Ravindra Jadeja to Senuran Muthusamy. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Rahane.
In over# 62
Runs : 9 Bowler: Mohammed Shami Wickets : 0
Over 62. 9 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. South Africa: 9-185(rr 2.98)
61.6
.
Mohammed Shami to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.
61.5
.
Mohammed Shami to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.
61.4
.
Mohammed Shami to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, hit pad to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Vihari.
61.3
5
Mohammed Shami to Senuran Muthusamy. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for 5 runs, shy attempt by Jadeja, overthrow by Jadeja.
61.2
4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Senuran Muthusamy. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Genuine nick, but the ball flies between the slip and keeper for four. Don't think the ball would have carried again.
61.1
.
Mohammed Shami to Senuran Muthusamy. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Agarwal.
In over# 61
Runs : 10 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
Over 61. 10 runs. Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja. South Africa: 9-176(rr 2.89)
60.6
6
SIX! Ravindra Jadeja to Kagiso Rabada. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Given air, and Rabada opens up the shoulders here. Clobbered over long on for a maximum.
60.5
.
Ravindra Jadeja to Kagiso Rabada. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Vihari.
60.4
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Kagiso Rabada. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Rabada goes with the turn, but it is an ugly mow from number eleven. Hacked through mid wicket for four.
60.3
.
Ravindra Jadeja to Kagiso Rabada. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.
60.2
.
Ravindra Jadeja to Kagiso Rabada. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.
60.1
.
Ravindra Jadeja to Kagiso Rabada. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.
In over# 60
Runs : 5 Bowler: Mohammed Shami Wickets : 1
Over 60. 5 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. South Africa: 9-166(rr 2.77)
59.6
.
Mohammed Shami to Senuran Muthusamy. Back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.
59.5
1
Mohammed Shami to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, hit pad to fine leg for 1 run.
59.4
.
Mohammed Shami to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, down leg side no foot movement defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
59.3
.
Mohammed Shami to Kagiso Rabada. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.
59.2
4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length, down leg side no foot movement defending, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. A tentative prod, and it flies off the edge to the third man boundary for four. It scurried along the deck past the solitary slip.
59.1
W
OUT! Bowled. Mohammed Shami to Dane Piedt. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to. The change back to Shami has worked! Relief for India. Piedt goes for a half-hearted drive, with the weight not fully going into the shot. A waft of the bat, and a thick inside edge back into off stump. That ends a top knock from the number ten. The hosts are one wicket away.
India Men: 7d-502 & 4d-323 ( 136.0 & 67.0 ) overs
South Africa Men 431 & 191 ( 131.2 & 63.5 ) overs
Toss - India won the toss and elected to bat.
India win by 203 runs
RR : 0
CRR : 2.99
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
M Agarwal

c: Piedt b: Elgar

215
371
23
57.95
R Sharma

st: de Kock b: Maharaj

176
244
23
72.13
C Pujara

b: Philander

6
17
1
35.29
V Kohli

c&b: Muthusamy

20
40
4
50
A Rahane

c: Bavuma b: Maharaj

15
43
2
34.88
R Jadeja

not out

30
46
0
65.22
H Vihari

c: Elgar b: Maharaj

10
24
1
41.67
W Saha

c: Muthusamy b: Piedt

21
16
4
131.25
R Ashwin

not out

1
17
0
5.88
Not bat : Ishant Sharma,Mohammed Shami
Extras 8(b 4, lb 1, WD 1, NB 2)
Total 502/7 136.0 overs

FOW: (Ishant Sharma) , (Mohammed Shami)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
22.0
4
68
1
3.09
24.0
7
66
0
2.75
55.0
6
189
3
3.44
19.0
1
107
1
5.63
15.0
1
63
1
4.20
1.0
0
4
1
4.00
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
D Elgar

c: Pujara b: Jadeja

160
287
18
55.75
A Markram

b: Ashwin

5
21
1
23.81
T de

c: Saha b: Ashwin

4
25
1
16
D Piedt

b: Jadeja

0
4
0
0
T Bavuma

lbw: Sharma

18
26
3
69.23
F du

c: Pujara b: Ashwin

55
103
8
53.4
Q de

b: Ashwin

111
163
16
68.1
S Muthusamy

not out

33
106
4
31.13
V Philander

b: Ashwin

0
10
0
0
K Maharaj

c: Agarwal b: Ashwin

9
31
1
29.03
K Rabada

lbw: Ashwin

15
17
3
88.24
Extras 21(b 12, lb 4, WD 0, NB 5)
Total 431/10 131.2 overs

FOW: (Ishant Sharma) , (Mohammed Shami)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
16.0
2
54
1
3.38
18.0
4
47
0
2.61
46.2
11
145
7
3.13
40.0
5
124
2
3.10
9.0
1
38
0
4.22
2.0
1
7
0
3.50
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
M Agarwal

c: du Plessis b: Maharaj

7
31
1
22.58
R Sharma

st: de Kock b: Maharaj

127
149
10
85.23
C Pujara

lbw: Philander

81
148
13
54.73
R Jadeja

b: Rabada

40
32
0
125
V Kohli

not out

31
25
3
124
A Rahane

not out

27
17
4
158.82
Not bat : Hanuma Vihari,Wriddhiman Saha,Ravichandran Ashwin,Ishant Sharma,Mohammed Shami
Extras 10(b 8, lb 2, WD 0, NB 0)
Total 323/4 67.0 overs

FOW: (Ishant Sharma) , (Mohammed Shami) , (Hanuma Vihari) , (Wriddhiman Saha) , (Ravichandran Ashwin) , (Ishant Sharma) , (Mohammed Shami)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
12.0
5
21
1
1.75
22.0
0
129
2
5.86
13.0
3
41
1
3.15
17.0
3
102
0
6.00
3.0
0
20
0
6.67
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
A Markram

c&b: Jadeja

39
74
5
52.7
D Elgar

lbw: Jadeja

2
16
0
12.5
T de

b: Ashwin

10
25
2
40
T Bavuma

b: Shami

0
2
0
0
F du

b: Shami

13
26
3
50
Q de

b: Shami

0
2
0
0
S Muthusamy

not out

49
108
5
45.37
V Philander

lbw: Jadeja

0
3
0
0
K Maharaj

lbw: Jadeja

0
1
0
0
D Piedt

b: Shami

56
107
9
52.34
K Rabada

c: Saha b: Shami

18
19
3
94.74
Extras 4(b 2, lb 2, WD 0, NB 0)
Total 191/10 63.5 overs

FOW: (Ishant Sharma) , (Mohammed Shami) , (Hanuma Vihari) , (Wriddhiman Saha) , (Ravichandran Ashwin) , (Ishant Sharma) , (Mohammed Shami)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
20.0
5
44
1
2.20
25.0
6
87
4
3.48
10.5
2
35
5
3.23
7.0
2
18
0
2.57
1.0
0
3
0
3.00
In over# 132
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dane Piedt Wickets : 1
131.3
W
OUT! Caught. Dane Piedt to Wriddhiman Saha. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Muthusamy. The poor balls seem to be getting wickets. Dragged down slightly and Saha can't manage to get enough power to clear midwicket. Muthusamy didn't have to move.
131.2
4
FOUR! Dane Piedt to Wriddhiman Saha. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, leading edge past third man for 4 runs. Genuine edge once slip has been taken out. Turns out it was actually off the back of the bat.
In over# 131
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
130.2
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Wriddhiman Saha. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Low in his stance heaving the ball out onto the leg side. Saha is more than capable of playing the big shots when required.
In over# 129
Runs : 6 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
128.3
6
SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Ravindra Jadeja. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. This was only a matter of time. Using his feet and hammering the ball into the top tier of the stand.
In over# 128
Runs : 8 Bowler: Vernon Philander Wickets : 0
127.5
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Wriddhiman Saha. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Toying with the captain. A couple of balls after Markram was moved closer to the keeper Saha opens the face and hits it where he had been.
127.3
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Wriddhiman Saha. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Guided through the vacant slip cordon. Safe shot in this situation.
In over# 127
Runs : 0 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 1
126.4
W
OUT! Caught. Keshav Maharaj to Hanuma Vihari. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, by Elgar. Nice bit of pressure built up since the Tea break brings about the wicket. Vihari had obviously been told to increase the tempo but that isn't his natural game. Too close to the ball when he came down which meant he was cramped for room and couldn't free the arms.
In over# 122
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dane Piedt Wickets : 0
121.3
4
FOUR! Dane Piedt to Hanuma Vihari. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Crisp cover drive all along the floor. Bisects the two fielders and runs away.
In over# 120
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dean Elgar Wickets : 1
119.4
W
OUT! Caught. Dean Elgar to Mayank Agarwal. Stock ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Piedt. Can you believe it. Elgar was been waiting patiently to be thrown the ball and when he is he strikes with his fourth delivery. Not the greatest delivery but it worked as Agarwal picked out deep midwicket. Where has Elgar been for the last two days?
119.3
4
FOUR! Dean Elgar to Mayank Agarwal. Stock ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Bavuma. Through the fielder. Awkward bounce but Bavuma would have hoped to have done better.
In over# 118
Runs : 0 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 1
117.6
W
OUT! Caught. Keshav Maharaj to Ajinkya Rahane. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control to short extra cover, by Bavuma. Struck firmly but straight down the throat of Bavuma who has been electric in the field. Faf punches the air after his plan to bring in silly point worked and brought about a wicket.
In over# 117
Runs : 10 Bowler: Dane Piedt Wickets : 0
116.5
4
FOUR! Dane Piedt to Ajinkya Rahane. Off break full toss, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Meets the ball on the full and threads it through the covers. Made to look very easy by Rahane.
116.1
6
SIX! Dane Piedt to Mayank Agarwal. Off break full toss, to leg down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Looks like it is time to have some fun now the landmark is out of the way. Takes the full toss and dispatches it way back.
In over# 111
Runs : 6 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
110.2
6
SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Mayank Agarwal. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Straight down the ground for six. Used his feet to get closer to the ball and unleashed a vicious strike over long off.
In over# 110
Runs : 4 Bowler: Senuran Muthusamy Wickets : 0
109.1
4
FOUR! Senuran Muthusamy to Mayank Agarwal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Drags it down and that is a freebie for someone in this form. Nobody out on the leg side to even attempt to stop the four.
In over# 108
Runs : 4 Bowler: Senuran Muthusamy Wickets : 0
107.4
4
FOUR! Senuran Muthusamy to Mayank Agarwal. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Not the tallest man to beat is Temba so Agarwal picked the right fielder to go over aerially. It was well struck anyway so deserved four.
In over# 104
Runs : 4 Bowler: Senuran Muthusamy Wickets : 1
103.5
4
FOUR! Senuran Muthusamy to Ajinkya Rahane. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Off the mark with a boundary. Continuing the run of the top-order all hitting a boundary with their first scoring shot.
103.1
W
OUT! Caught & Bowled. Senuran Muthusamy to Virat Kohli. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot working, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to silly mid off, by Muthusamy. Where has this come from? Stuck in the surface and gripped more than anything has today. Kohli is so surprised as he was through his shot way too soon. Hit the toe-end and it was the easiest of return catches for Muthusamy. What a debut wicket.
In over# 103
Runs : 10 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
102.4
6
SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Mayank Agarwal. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Doesn't both about finding a gap this time as he goes all the way. Right out the screws and into the sightscreen.
102.1
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Mayank Agarwal. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Up and over extra. Glorious piece of batting, opening up the body and clearing the hands through the ball. One bounce and into the fence.
In over# 101
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
100.6
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Virat Kohli. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Punched away with strong wrists. A highlight reel could be made of the Kohli cover drive.
In over# 100
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
99.2
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Mayank Agarwal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Plenty of runs have been scored in the fine leg region. Agarwal continues that with a paddle sweep, using the pace on the ball.
In over# 97
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
96.3
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Mayank Agarwal. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Angling down the leg side so Agarwal tucks it away and moves to 150.
In over# 96
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
95.2
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Virat Kohli. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot working, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Such good timing off the toes. Tucking it past mid on and the ball has flown off his bat. No chance for the fielder.
In over# 92
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
91.5
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Virat Kohli. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Surprise delivery but the pitch isn't quick enough to help Rabada. Onto the back foot is Kohli and he turns his wrists to keep it down.
In over# 91
Runs : 4 Bowler: Vernon Philander Wickets : 0
90.1
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Virat Kohli. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Kohli is underway with one of his classic straight drives. Full face of the bat shown to the bowler giving himself as much chance as possible to connect with the middle.
In over# 90
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
89.6
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Mayank Agarwal. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Eased into the covers threading the gap. Agarwal moves onto 142.
In over# 89
Runs : 0 Bowler: Vernon Philander Wickets : 1
88.1
W
OUT! Bowled. Vernon Philander to Cheteshwar Pujara. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to. Dream start after the break. Pitching around the off stump ad straightening just enough to beat the bat. Knocks back the stump and Pujara is on his way for six.
In over# 84
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
83.1
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Cheteshwar Pujara. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Opens his account with a boundary. Friendly half volley to receive first up and Pujara puts it away with ease through cover.
In over# 82
Runs : 10 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 1
81.6
W
OUT! Stumped. Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper, by de Kock. Finally a wicket for South Africa. Rohit tempted by a flighted delivery which grips off the surface and causes him to overbalance and fall out of his crease. Quick hands behind the stumps from de Kock. Handshakes all round from the South African fielders to Rohit as he walks off.
81.5
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Over extra this time. Amazing shot hitting inside-out with the turn.
81.4
6
SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Just over the man at long off. Rohit nearly deceived in the flight as he came down but didn't get anywhere near the pitch. Still went through with the shot and got enough power to clear the fence.
In over# 81
Runs : 4 Bowler: Senuran Muthusamy Wickets : 0
80.2
4
FOUR! Senuran Muthusamy to Mayank Agarwal. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Powerfully struck square of the wicket. Great use of the wrists to get over the top of the ball and keep it on the floor.
In over# 79
Runs : 8 Bowler: Dane Piedt Wickets : 0
78.4
4
FOUR! Dane Piedt to Rohit Sharma. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Poor delivery and duly punished. What can South Africa do from this position?
78.2
4
FOUR! Dane Piedt to Rohit Sharma. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. The lines just haven't been great from the spinners. Too many chances for either Rohit or Agarwal to pick up a boundary and take any pressure off.
In over# 78
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
77.3
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Boundaries are flowing. Fractionally too straight so Rohit paddles it around the corner and knows he has four once the ball leaves his bat.
In over# 77
Runs : 10 Bowler: Dane Piedt Wickets : 0
76.4
4
FOUR! Dane Piedt to Mayank Agarwal. Off break full toss, to leg on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. All too easy at the moment. Whenever either of these two batsmen want to hit a boundary the bowler delivers a bad ball and they pick it up with ease.
76.2
6
SIX! Dane Piedt to Mayank Agarwal. Off break length ball, down leg side down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. India have not let Piedt settle with the ball. As soon as he comes into the attack this pair have decided to come at him hard.
In over# 76
Runs : 8 Bowler: Senuran Muthusamy Wickets : 0
75.6
4
FOUR! Senuran Muthusamy to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Rohit replicates exactly what he has just seen from the other end. Controlling the reverse and keeping it all along the floor.
75.3
4
FOUR! Senuran Muthusamy to Mayank Agarwal. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Clever batting. Taking the ball from outside his leg stump but hitting with the spin and into acres of space.
In over# 73
Runs : 8 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
72.6
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. Controlled sweep from Rohit. Doesn't look overly confident playing it but as it's a Test match there is more space to play with.
72.5
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Straight as an arrow. Back over Maharaj's head with phenomenal power.
In over# 68
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
67.6
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Muthusamy. Nothing is going right this morning. A couple of chances for a wicket not taken and now a piece of sloppy fielding by the debutant.
In over# 67
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
66.6
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Mayank Agarwal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Giving the South African captain plenty to think about. First ball of the over was to backward point's right and the last ball he plays later and to his left.
In over# 65
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
64.1
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Playing the ball late and under his eyes. In total control of every shot this morning.
In over# 64
Runs : 4 Bowler: Vernon Philander Wickets : 0
63.2
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, off stump no foot movement flick, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Pick-up shot off the pads. A one day cricket shot brought to the Test arena now Rohit is in and settled.
In over# 62
Runs : 4 Bowler: Vernon Philander Wickets : 0
61.1
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Mayank Agarwal. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. All too easy. Wide with good bounce and Agarwal waits for the ball to come to him before guiding it away.
In over# 60
Runs : 4 Bowler: Vernon Philander Wickets : 0
59.3
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Off the mark this morning almost immediately. Tickling the ball off his legs and beating fine leg.
In over# 59
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
58.1
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Mayank Agarwal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Glided off the face once the ball is under his eyes. A shot we have seen Agarwal play many times today.
In over# 58
Runs : 8 Bowler: Vernon Philander Wickets : 0
57.6
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Elegantly played on the up. Picked the gap he wanted and placed the ball to perfection.
57.4
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Rohit Sharma. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs, dropped catch by Markram. Half of a chance for South Africa. Flashed at outside the off stump and the edge flies quickly towards gully but Markram has not picked it up. Through him before he even knows about it.
In over# 57
Runs : 6 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
56.3
6
SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. Maximum number five. Taking the ball against the spin and dumping it into the crowd. Minimum of fuss.
In over# 53
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
52.2
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. All hands with this one. Doesn't need to move his feet as he trusts his eyes and the bat to do all the work.
In over# 52
Runs : 4 Bowler: Senuran Muthusamy Wickets : 0
51.1
4
FOUR! Senuran Muthusamy to Mayank Agarwal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Threaded the smallest of gaps at extra cover. Two men waiting for anthing mistimed but this was creamed off the front foot all along the floor.
In over# 50
Runs : 12 Bowler: Dane Piedt Wickets : 0
49.5
6
SIX! Dane Piedt to Rohit Sharma. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Two in a row. Even better this time as he played with a straigher bat and cleared the rope by quite some distance. Rohit moves into the 90's.
49.4
6
SIX! Dane Piedt to Rohit Sharma. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Once Rohit decides to go he doesn't leave anything to chance. Huge swing of the bat and a very good connection.
In over# 48
Runs : 8 Bowler: Dane Piedt Wickets : 0
47.4
4
FOUR! Dane Piedt to Mayank Agarwal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Loose delivery which is latched onto. Shorter, spinning down the leg side and helped on its way.
47.1
4
FOUR! Dane Piedt to Mayank Agarwal. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Flat and hard. No stopping this and the only person close was his partner at the other end who had to move quickly.
In over# 44
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
43.1
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Rohit Sharma. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Hit way in front of square. So good on the short ball, especially if the bowler doesn't manage to get it head height.
In over# 40
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
39.1
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Rohit Sharma. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Not the first time we have seen this today. Standing up tall and punching the ball at the top of the bounce.
In over# 38
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
37.4
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Opening the face at the very last moment. Picking his gaps and knowing South Africa only have one slip and a gully in place.
In over# 37
Runs : 6 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
36.4
6
SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Mayank Agarwal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep extra cover for 6 runs. Inside-out with ease and elegance. Fantastic shot and a great way to move to fifty.
In over# 36
Runs : 4 Bowler: Vernon Philander Wickets : 0
35.3
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Mayank Agarwal. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Finally the string of dot balls is broken. Philander strays too far onto the pads and is picked off nicely along the floor. First century partnership between Rohit and Agarwal.
In over# 31
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
30.2
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Finds the gap straight away after lunch. Rohit has lost none of his timing over the break.
In over# 29
Runs : 4 Bowler: Senuran Muthusamy Wickets : 0
28.6
4
FOUR! Senuran Muthusamy to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled past fine leg for 4 runs. Streaky shot to get to fifty but he won't mind. His first as a Test opener. Extra bounce which he wasn't expecting and it wasn't a full-blooded sweep shot and more of a paddle. Just out of reach of a diving Rabada.
In over# 27
Runs : 4 Bowler: Senuran Muthusamy Wickets : 0
26.4
4
FOUR! Senuran Muthusamy to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, off stump down the track flick, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Great use of the feet to negate the spin and whip the ball into the leg side.
In over# 25
Runs : 6 Bowler: Dane Piedt Wickets : 0
24.3
6
SIX! Dane Piedt to Rohit Sharma. Off break length ball, middle stump down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. We might need a new ball after this hit. Out of the middle and out of the park. This pair is looking much more comfortable now spin is operating from both ends.
In over# 24
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
23.2
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Finds the gap square of the wicket. Not that bad of a delivery just a little short, and that is all Rohit needed.
In over# 23
Runs : 6 Bowler: Dane Piedt Wickets : 0
22.3
6
SIX! Dane Piedt to Mayank Agarwal. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Positive hit down the ground. Getting to the pitch before smacking the ball all the way for six. Plenty of intent to show their dominance against the spinners.
In over# 21
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dane Piedt Wickets : 0
20.6
4
FOUR! Dane Piedt to Mayank Agarwal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Played late so that he can get it behind point into the vacant space.
In over# 20
Runs : 6 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
19.1
6
SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. First sign of real aggression from Rohit against the spinner. Coming down at the bowler and lofting him towards a wide long on region.
In over# 17
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
16.5
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Mayank Agarwal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Slashed to the fence, although it looked a little streaky. Reaching out but the ball isn't quite there as Maharaj has taken the pace off. Super quick outfield takes the ball flying to the boundary.
In over# 14
Runs : 4 Bowler: Vernon Philander Wickets : 0
13.4
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Mayank Agarwal. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Excellent piece of timing. Little floaty from Philander and if there is no movement for him it is all too easy for the batsmen.
In over# 13
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
12.5
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Mayank Agarwal. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Tucked down the ground past the diving mid on fielder. Fraction too full which meant Agarwal was confident in getting to the pitch with a big stride forward.
In over# 7
Runs : 4 Bowler: Vernon Philander Wickets : 0
6.3
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Rohit Sharma. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Keeper brought up but Philander's length doesn't go as full as he wanted. On the back foot and thrashing the ball behind point.
In over# 6
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
5.3
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, leading edge past third man for 4 runs. Flies through the slip cordon. Perfectly placed between third and gully after getting squared up looking leg side.
In over# 2
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
1.2
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Rohit Sharma. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Punched off the back foot with force. Pace on the ball so once the gap is found the boundary is imminent.
In over# 1
Runs : 4 Bowler: Vernon Philander Wickets : 0
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Mayank Agarwal. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Throws his hands at the width offered and smashes the ball to the fence. Positive start to the morning.
In over# 132
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 1
131.2
W
OUT! L.B.W. Ravichandran Ashwin to Kagiso Rabada. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, hit pad to. Very similar to the early shout for LBW. Rabada going back in his crease and missing the ball which doesn't turn. Hit on the back leg but the ball has stayed fractionally lower on this occasion. Crashing into the stumps.That is the end of a brilliant innings from South Africa. To make 431 after being 34-3 on a spinning wicket takes some effort. Centuries from Elgar and de Kock were the stand out knocks and it means they only trail India by 71 runs. Impressive figures from Ashwin to return 7-145 in his comeback Test.What will India's tactics be from here?
In over# 131
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ishant Sharma Wickets : 0
130.6
4
FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Senuran Muthusamy. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Fantastic on-drive. Full face of the bat shown to the bowler and the timing is impeccable. Touch of frustration on the faces of the Indian fielders.
In over# 129
Runs : 8 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
128.5
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Kagiso Rabada. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Even better. Much fuller and met with a meaty blow. The Indian lead is being whittled down at a decent rate.
128.4
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Kagiso Rabada. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Thumped over the top. This pair have played well this morning, waiting for the ball in their arc in which they can attack.
In over# 128
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
127.3
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Senuran Muthusamy. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Snap of the wrists as the ball makes impact with the bat. Cracking shot over cover.
In over# 127
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
126.4
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Senuran Muthusamy. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Excellent shot with the turn. Clearing the front leg to give him more room for the arms to come through the ball.
In over# 125
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ishant Sharma Wickets : 0
124.6
4
FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Off the mark with a nonchalant flick off his legs. South Africa move past 400.
In over# 124
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 1
123.4
W
OUT! Caught. Ravichandran Ashwin to Keshav Maharaj. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track flick, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Agarwal. Eventually he was tempted by the off spin. Came down the track looking for the maximum but there is no timing on the shot. Picks out long on to give Ashwin his sixth scalp.
In over# 121
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mohammed Shami Wickets : 0
120.1
4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Waited for the ball to come right under his nose before opening the face. First boundary of the morning.
In over# 114
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 1
113.2
W
OUT! Bowled. Ravichandran Ashwin to Vernon Philander. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to. Given plenty of flight to tempt Philander forward. Works a treat as the batsman plays a booming drive and chops the ball back onto the stumps.
In over# 110
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 1
109.3
W
OUT! Bowled. Ravichandran Ashwin to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to. Natural variation off the surface. First two deliveries spun way past the bat and then the third slides off the shiny side and through the gate. Clever bowling to end a fantastic innings.
In over# 105
Runs : 10 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
104.2
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Touch of quality. Waiting for the ball to come under his eyes before chopping it past slip.
104.1
6
SIX! Ravichandran Ashwin to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Just like Dean Elgar, Quinton de Kock reaches his century with a six. Giving himself a touch of room to free the arms and blasting the ball over the ropes. Fantastic knock.
In over# 101
Runs : 8 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
100.6
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Senuran Muthusamy. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge past third man for 4 runs, dropped catch by Rahane. Dropped at slip. Went realy fast to Rahane who was unable to cling on with one hand. Things happening now.
100.3
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Could this be shot of the day? Down on one knee while playing with a horizontal bat.
In over# 100
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 1
99.3
W
OUT! Caught. Ravindra Jadeja to Dean Elgar. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Pujara. Huge wicket. Elgar finally falls for 160, playing one too many sweeps. He knew instantly that he was in danger as he saw Pujara sprinting round to take the catch. A 200th Test scalp for Jadeja.
In over# 98
Runs : 8 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
97.5
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Dean Elgar. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Steer, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Elgar deserves all the luck. More off the edge than anything else but safely past first slip.
97.3
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Quinton de Kock. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Played so easily. Knows the line which Jadeja is going to bowl so premeditates the reverse sweep.
In over# 96
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
95.6
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Quinton de Kock. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. How many times have we seen this shot? Overpitched and de Kock unleashes a crunching cover drive to the fence.
In over# 95
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mohammed Shami Wickets : 0
94.4
4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Not a single fielder moved on the off side. It was struck firmly and perfectly placed with the horizontal bat.
In over# 92
Runs : 8 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
91.5
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Dean Elgar. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Width offered and Elgar takes full advantage. That will also be 150. Well batted.
91.2
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Dean Elgar. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Opens the face to find the gap. Elgar beginning to toy with the field.
In over# 91
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ishant Sharma Wickets : 0
90.5
4
FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Dean Elgar. Back of a length, middle stump no foot movement Fended, Gloved past third man for 4 runs. Fantastic delivery from Ishant. Rising on the batsman and even Elgar who has scored a century can do nothing about it. Thuds into the gloves but unfortunately for Ishant the slip fielder has just been taken out.
In over# 84
Runs : 8 Bowler: Hanuma Vihari Wickets : 0
83.5
4
FOUR! Hanuma Vihari to Quinton de Kock. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Quinton de Kock showing once more how hard he can hit the ball. Incredible stuff.
83.4
4
FOUR! Hanuma Vihari to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Minimal effort. Using the pace and the hardness of the new ball by opening the blade and beating third man. India have a few problems stopping the runs.
In over# 83
Runs : 8 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
82.6
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Quinton de Kock. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Drilled all along the floor as Ashwin overpitches. Amazing power on the shot.
82.3
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Up and over the in-field. Jadeja gives chase but de Kock has enough power to take the ball to the fence. Huge collision by Jadeja as his momentum took him into the sponsors board.
In over# 81
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
80.6
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Quinton de Kock. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Hammered to the fence. The new ball flies off the bat much quicker than the old one.
In over# 80
Runs : 4 Bowler: Hanuma Vihari Wickets : 0
79.3
4
FOUR! Hanuma Vihari to Dean Elgar. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Picked his spot and threaded the needle, as he has done most of the day.
In over# 79
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rohit Sharma Wickets : 0
78.5
4
FOUR! Rohit Sharma to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Tossed up with plenty of pace taken off. Inviting de Kock to play the big shot and he does so brilliantly. Opening his body to help him clear extra cover.
In over# 78
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mohammed Shami Wickets : 0
77.1
4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Dean Elgar. Reverse Swing-Out length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Full face of the bat through the line of the ball. Straight as an arrow back down the ground. Elgar has looked in superb touch today.
In over# 69
Runs : 4 Bowler: Hanuma Vihari Wickets : 0
68.4
4
FOUR! Hanuma Vihari to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. So quick to get back in the crease and chop this from right under his nose. Runs have been flowing in the last couple of overs.
In over# 68
Runs : 10 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
67.3
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Quinton de Kock. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Little more streaky on this occasion. Played for a less turn than Jadeja got and the edge was found. Soft hands takes the ball into the ground and away to the third man boundary.
67.2
6
SIX! Ravindra Jadeja to Quinton de Kock. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Given this everything he had. Down on one knee with a huge backswing to make sure he clears the fielder and the fence. Way back into the stands.
In over# 67
Runs : 8 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
66.6
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Opens the face of the blade at the last moment to find the gap square of the wicket.
66.5
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Lofted back over the bowler's head. Showing the full face of the bat while not looking to overhit the ball.
In over# 63
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
62.2
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. On the straighter side and drifting further down the leg side. Tucked around the corner very fine for yet another boundary to Elgar.
In over# 60
Runs : 6 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
59.5
6
SIX! Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar. Carrom length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. What a way to reach a first Test century in India. Once Ashwin flighted this up he knew he was going to go after it, and he did so in style. Firm slog sweep into the crowd followed by a loud roar of delight.
In over# 59
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
58.4
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Quinton de Kock. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Nothing more than a push into the gap. Shows how quick this outfield is and how well de Kock is timing then, even though he has just come to the crease.
In over# 58
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 1
57.3
W
OUT! Caught. Ravichandran Ashwin to Faf du Plessis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, inside edge to leg gully, by Pujara. Turned it around the corner with the spin but Ashwin has a man placed there for this exact shot. Straight off the inside edge before being gobbled up by Pujara. The breakthrough India have been searching for.
In over# 57
Runs : 8 Bowler: Mohammed Shami Wickets : 0
56.5
4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Dean Elgar. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, past long on for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Ashwin. Full face of the bat back to the bowler. Great shot and even better timing.
56.1
4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Dean Elgar. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Exceptional piece of timing. Tucking the ball off his legs as Shami strayed too straight and beating Jadeja at midwicket.
In over# 56
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
55.4
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Faf du Plessis. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Threaded the needle perfectly. Plenty of fielders on the leg side but Faf controls his sweep all along the floor.
In over# 54
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
53.5
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. 100 partnership brought up in style. Hitting down the ground over the top. One bounce and into the fence.
In over# 50
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
49.1
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs.
In over# 45
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ishant Sharma Wickets : 0
44.2
4
FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Faf du Plessis. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Superbly put away through midwicket. There is a fielder waiting for anything in the air but this is clipped straight out of the middle and off to the fence in a flash.
In over# 44
Runs : 16 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
43.6
6
SIX! Ravindra Jadeja to Dean Elgar. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Takes on long on, being positive in his strokeplay. Didn't seem to come out of the middle and there were shouts of 'catch' from the Indian fielders. Safe in the end.
43.4
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Dean Elgar. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Tickled fine between the keeper and leg slip. Races across the lightning fast outfield.
43.1
6
SIX! Ravindra Jadeja to Dean Elgar. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Lands flush on the boundary cushion. Gave it the long handle after a couple of quiet overs and found the gap just in case he didn't time it well.
In over# 41
Runs : 4 Bowler: Hanuma Vihari Wickets : 0
40.3
4
FOUR! Hanuma Vihari to Faf du Plessis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Got this a touch more off the edge than he would have liked. Played with soft hands and an angled bat so always safe.
In over# 40
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
39.5
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Even though there was width on offer this is still a dangerous shot when the ball is turning. Elgar has played it brilliantly though, shot of the day so far.
In over# 38
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
37.3
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Faf du Plessis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Kept the ball all along the floor. Rolled his wrists on impact as Ashwin flighted one slightly too full.
In over# 37
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
36.5
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Dean Elgar. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Picking the right option once again. Hitting with the spin into the gap.
In over# 34
Runs : 6 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
33.4
6
SIX! Ravichandran Ashwin to Faf du Plessis. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Lofted down the ground with plenty of power. Used his feet to get closer to the pitch and produced a full swing of the bat through the line.
In over# 32
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
31.6
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Postive shot over the top. Waiting for anything that is too straight or full and happy to go aerial. So far so good from Elgar.
In over# 31
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mohammed Shami Wickets : 0
30.5
4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Faf du Plessis. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Clipped away off the pads. Just straying too straight did Shami and he paid the price.
In over# 30
Runs : 8 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
29.4
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Faf du Plessis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Two in a row. Hit much squarer but the exact same result.
29.3
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Faf du Plessis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Nobody close to stopping this. Good option with the ball turning into him.
In over# 27
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ishant Sharma Wickets : 1
26.1
W
OUT! L.B.W. Ishant Sharma to Temba Bavuma. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, hit pad to. Jagging back at pace while staying a touch low. Little Bavuma could do to keep the ball out and he doesn't bother to review. India have their first this morning.
In over# 26
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
25.6
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Little bit more air given and a much fuller length. Punched down the ground to the rope.
In over# 25
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ishant Sharma Wickets : 0
24.5
4
FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Temba Bavuma. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Opens the blade and gets this wide of Rahane at fourth slip. Using the pace and the quick outfield to pick up the boundary.
In over# 24
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
23.5
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Decides to take the aerial route once Ashwin flights one up. Enough bat to clear mid on but not a clean strike.
In over# 23
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ishant Sharma Wickets : 0
22.3
4
FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Temba Bavuma. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Tucked this off the pads very nicely. Threaded the gap on the leg side and doesn't bother to run.
In over# 21
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ishant Sharma Wickets : 0
20.2
4
FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Temba Bavuma. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Chance straight away. Bavuma chases a wide one and sends an edge into the gap in the slip cordon.
In over# 18
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 1
17.3
W
OUT! Bowled. Ravindra Jadeja to Dane Piedt. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to. Straight through him. Prodded forward but left a huge gap between bat and pad and Jadeja doesn't need asking twice. That's the end of the nightwatchman.
In over# 17
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 1
16.3
W
OUT! Caught. Ravichandran Ashwin to Theunis de Bruyn. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, bottom edge to wicketkeeper, by Saha. Not a shot which was required at this time. Nearly the end of the day yet he was tempted by the wider delivery outside his off stump. Tiniest of edges off the bottom of the bat and Saha does the rest.
In over# 11
Runs : 6 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
10.2
6
SIX! Ravindra Jadeja to Dean Elgar. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Using the feet to loft the ball back over Jadeja's head. Presenting the full face of the blade and making sure he has all the bat to work with.
In over# 8
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 1
7.6
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Theunis de Bruyn. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Quick reactions and wristwork to get this around to third man. Dangerous shot and the close in fielders will have some words for him.
7.1
W
OUT! Bowled. Ravichandran Ashwin to Aiden Markram. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to. Spins one through the gate. Little gap between bat and pad and that is all Ashwin needed to see. Lots of turn and bounce off the surface before the ball clipped the top of middle. South Africa in trouble already.
In over# 5
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
4.1
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Aiden Markram. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Warms up with a wide, short delivery. Given the treatment by Markram with a positive shot off the back foot.
In over# 3
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ishant Sharma Wickets : 0
2.6
4
FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Dean Elgar. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Only have to stray fractionally onto the pads and Elgar is waiting to pick it off.
In over# 1
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ishant Sharma Wickets : 0
0.5
4
FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Dean Elgar. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Off the mark with a boundary. Wrong line to the left-hander and Elgar clips it off his legs.
In over# 67
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
66.6
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Virat Kohli. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Even as the light fades Kohli is quick on the pull, hitting it way in front of square. And with that comes the declaration. India have set South Africa 395 to win.Rohit Sharma gave his team this opportunity with a blistering century, his second of the match. Big hits followed from Jadeja, Kohli and Rahane before the captain decided enough is enough.The light isn't looking too good but for now South Africa have about 13 overs to face before the end of the day.
In over# 66
Runs : 6 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
65.2
6
SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Ajinkya Rahane. Stock length ball, down leg side down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over deep extra cover for 6 runs. Amazing timing. Using the feet to get himself inside the line of the ball before caressing a beautiful lofted cover drive.
In over# 65
Runs : 8 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
64.4
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Ajinkya Rahane. Reverse Swing-Out length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs, mis-fielded by de Kock. Another edge, another boundary. Rabada must be thinking what does he have to do to pick up a wicket.
64.1
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Ajinkya Rahane. Reverse Swing-Out half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs, mis-fielded by du Plessis. There has been no luck for Rabada today. Another edge which falls short of slip and Faf can't prevent the boundary.
In over# 64
Runs : 8 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
63.5
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Ajinkya Rahane. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Very innovative to use the back of the bat. Runs flowing off Maharaj's bowling.
63.4
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Ajinkya Rahane. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. A very profitable region for India today. The lap sweep has found the rope nearly every time.
In over# 63
Runs : 0 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 1
62.5
W
OUT! Bowled. Kagiso Rabada to Ravindra Jadeja. Length ball, to leg on the front foot Slog, missed to. Cleaned him up. Full and straight does the trick against Jadeja who had a wild swing at the ball. Off and middle stump both knocked back. A first wicket for Rabada in the innings.
In over# 62
Runs : 12 Bowler: Dane Piedt Wickets : 0
61.4
6
SIX! Dane Piedt to Ravindra Jadeja. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Tossing it up to Jadeja is generally a bad idea. Whacked out of the park with a flourish at the end. The Proteas spinners have not had an answer to anything the Indians have thrown at them.
61.1
6
SIX! Dane Piedt to Ravindra Jadeja. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Straight and big. Overpitched and in the arc.
In over# 61
Runs : 10 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
60.4
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Virat Kohli. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Tries to go wider but any amount of width to Kohli is not a good idea. Slapped to the fence in style.
60.3
6
SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Virat Kohli. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Right out of the screws. Terrific swing of the bat and there was plenty of momentum behind the shot to make sure the ball goes the distance.
In over# 59
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
58.6
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Virat Kohli. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Awkward bounce for the sub at extra cover. Gets to him on the half volley and in the end he doesn't get a hand on it.
In over# 57
Runs : 0 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 1
56.5
W
OUT! Stumped. Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, missed to wicketkeeper, by de Kock. Stumped for the second time in the match. Missing a ball which spins past the bat and into the gloves of de Kock. Rohit is disappointed with himself but it has been a fabulous innings and just what his team wanted.
In over# 56
Runs : 18 Bowler: Dane Piedt Wickets : 0
55.6
6
SIX! Dane Piedt to Rohit Sharma. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Make that three in a row. Records are being broken. The most amount of sixes in a Test match.
55.5
6
SIX! Dane Piedt to Rohit Sharma. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Two in a row. Clean hitting off the bat of Rohit and the crowd are loving it.
55.4
6
SIX! Dane Piedt to Rohit Sharma. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. All the fielder can do at long on is turn and watch the ball sail into the crowd. Big six.
In over# 54
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dane Piedt Wickets : 0
53.2
4
FOUR! Dane Piedt to Rohit Sharma. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Tapped around the corner. Delicate shot played with such ease.
In over# 53
Runs : 4 Bowler: Vernon Philander Wickets : 0
52.1
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Rohit Sharma. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Punched off the back foot in glorious Rohit Sharma style.
In over# 52
Runs : 6 Bowler: Senuran Muthusamy Wickets : 0
51.5
6
SIX! Senuran Muthusamy to Ravindra Jadeja. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Only two deliveries required before Jadeja goes for the big shot, and clears the fence by some distance. This little passage of play could be fun.
In over# 51
Runs : 0 Bowler: Vernon Philander Wickets : 1
50.6
W
OUT! L.B.W. Vernon Philander to Cheteshwar Pujara. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to. Vernon Philander at his best. Bowling stump to stump, finding the smallest amount of movement from the surface to pass the bat. Thuds into the back thigh and would be going on to smash the stumps. Breakthrough for South Africa after a long while.
In over# 50
Runs : 10 Bowler: Dane Piedt Wickets : 0
49.4
6
SIX! Dane Piedt to Cheteshwar Pujara. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Dropped short and a second six for Pujara. Lifted over midwicket off the back foot, just clearing the rope.
49.1
4
FOUR! Dane Piedt to Rohit Sharma. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Friendly delivery to receive first ball after Tea. Pulled away powerfully square of the wicket.
In over# 46
Runs : 8 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
45.3
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Hitting both sides of the backward point fielder. Showing he has the touch as well as the power.
45.2
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. All too easy at the minute. Anything not on a good line or length means runs for the batsmen.
In over# 45
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
44.5
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Cheteshwar Pujara. Reverse Swing-Out half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Eases this to the fence. On the fuller side from Rabada which makes it easier for Pujara to cover the swing and play a flowing drive.
In over# 44
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
43.4
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Cheteshwar Pujara. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. 150 for India. Tickled fine off the pads by Pujara with ease.
In over# 42
Runs : 4 Bowler: Senuran Muthusamy Wickets : 0
41.4
4
FOUR! Senuran Muthusamy to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Fractionally short. Rohit is so quick to get back in his crease and create the length for himself.
In over# 41
Runs : 8 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
40.4
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Cheteshwar Pujara. Reverse Swing-Out length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Through the same gap again. At a much more catchable height but split the keeper and first slip perfectly. Frustration for Rabada after a good over.
40.2
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Cheteshwar Pujara. Reverse Swing-Out length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Low and wide of de Kock. First chance for a little while.
In over# 40
Runs : 4 Bowler: Senuran Muthusamy Wickets : 0
39.1
4
FOUR! Senuran Muthusamy to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Productive shot for Rohit throughout the Test match. Paddling the ball around the corner into the wide open space.
In over# 39
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
38.3
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Cheteshwar Pujara. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Eased off the front foot to the fence. Gritty half-century for Pujara. He was made to work hard for the runs early on but is now looking as fluent as ever.
In over# 34
Runs : 6 Bowler: Dane Piedt Wickets : 0
33.5
6
SIX! Dane Piedt to Cheteshwar Pujara. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Bit of a gift for Pujara. Dragged down and sits up in the wicket, asking to be put away. Pujara obliges.
In over# 33
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
32.5
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Cheteshwar Pujara. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Width on offer. Punched off the back foot with great power and placement.
In over# 32
Runs : 6 Bowler: Dane Piedt Wickets : 0
31.5
6
APPEAL! Dane Piedt to Rohit Sharma. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track flick, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled over long on for 6 runs, by Muthusamy, appeal made for Caught. Out or six? Brilliant catch on the edge by Muthusamy, having to make good ground before taking the ball over his shoulder. The first step takes him closer to the rope but before he has chance to throw it up his foot has stepped on the boundary cushion.
In over# 31
Runs : 8 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
30.3
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Cheteshwar Pujara. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Taking advantage of the ball which is slightly short by rocking back and cracking a cut to the fence.
30.2
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Cheteshwar Pujara. Stock ball full toss, middle stump down the track flick, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Flick of the wrists on impact. Means the ball goes much squarer and into a different gap.
In over# 29
Runs : 8 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
28.4
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Cheteshwar Pujara. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Threading the needle. Quite possibly the best shot of the day.
28.2
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Cheteshwar Pujara. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump down the track working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Runs are suddenly starting to flow. Using the feet again to get closer to the ball and timing it beautifully.
In over# 28
Runs : 8 Bowler: Dane Piedt Wickets : 0
27.4
4
FOUR! Dane Piedt to Cheteshwar Pujara. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track working, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Got to the pitch on this occasion. Whipped his wrists on finally found the gap at midwicket.
27.3
4
FOUR! Dane Piedt to Cheteshwar Pujara. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track flick, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs, stumping missed by de Kock. Second stumping opportunity. Spun through bat and pad, with a tiny inside edge on its way. Tough for the keeper but de Kock might feel he could have done better.
In over# 23
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
22.4
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. No chance once the ball was past short third man. Clever batting.
In over# 21
Runs : 4 Bowler: Vernon Philander Wickets : 0
20.5
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Cheteshwar Pujara. In-swinging half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Maharaj. Very clumsy effort. Should have been stopped and an easy two but Maharaj has failed to bend down and pick up the ball.
In over# 20
Runs : 10 Bowler: Dane Piedt Wickets : 0
19.3
4
FOUR! Dane Piedt to Rohit Sharma. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Suddenly the runs are flowing. Simple shot to use the pace and the spin. Plenty of space behind square.
19.2
6
SIX! Dane Piedt to Rohit Sharma. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. The shackles have been released. Rohit down the track and smacking the ball into the sightscreen.
In over# 12
Runs : 6 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
11.6
6
SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma. Stock ball short, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. The second time Maharaj has dragged one down to Rohit. Only person not complaining is the batsman who takes full advantage.
In over# 8
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 1
7.6
W
OUT! Caught. Keshav Maharaj to Mayank Agarwal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to first slip, by du Plessis. Classic wicket for a left arm spinner. Pitching just outside off stump dragging the batsman forward. Turn and bounce from the surface means the ball catches the edge and Faf does the rest. Double centurion from the first innings goes for for just seven.
7.5
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Mayank Agarwal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. A no-look sweep. Interesting way to play the shot but he had picked the large open space behind square.
In over# 6
Runs : 6 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
5.6
6
SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. That's the way to answer the spinner's questions. Get down on one knee and hoist the ball over the rope for six.
In over# 2
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
1.5
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. A real drag-down delivery. Pounced on by Rohit to get his innings underway. The perfect ball to receive when you are on 0.
In over# 64
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mohammed Shami Wickets : 1
63.5
W
OUT! Caught. Mohammed Shami to Kagiso Rabada. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Saha. A slither of an outside edge, and gobbled up behind! A full blooded drive away from the body by Rabada, and it kisses the blade on the way through to the keeper.The South African tail made them wait, but India have secured a big victory to go 1-0 up in the series. A double century for Mayank Agarwal, twin hundreds for Rohit Sharma, a seven wicket haul for Ravi Ashwin, and Mohammad Shami with a super five for in the final innings. They were the standout performances for the hosts, that helped them dominate this Test. The visitors did have good patches, especially in their efforts with the bat. Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock both making centuries of their own. It wasn't enough for South Africa, though, and they will have to improve in a few areas to close the gap between the teams for the next Test, which starts on Thursday.
In over# 63
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
62.6
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Kagiso Rabada. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Jadeja gives it a bit more width, Rabada sits back in the crease, and slams this away through the vacant cover region. Wonderful shot.
In over# 62
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mohammed Shami Wickets : 0
61.2
4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Senuran Muthusamy. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Genuine nick, but the ball flies between the slip and keeper for four. Don't think the ball would have carried again.
In over# 61
Runs : 10 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
60.6
6
SIX! Ravindra Jadeja to Kagiso Rabada. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Given air, and Rabada opens up the shoulders here. Clobbered over long on for a maximum.
60.4
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Kagiso Rabada. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Rabada goes with the turn, but it is an ugly mow from number eleven. Hacked through mid wicket for four.
In over# 60
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mohammed Shami Wickets : 1
59.2
4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length, down leg side no foot movement defending, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. A tentative prod, and it flies off the edge to the third man boundary for four. It scurried along the deck past the solitary slip.
59.1
W
OUT! Bowled. Mohammed Shami to Dane Piedt. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to. The change back to Shami has worked! Relief for India. Piedt goes for a half-hearted drive, with the weight not fully going into the shot. A waft of the bat, and a thick inside edge back into off stump. That ends a top knock from the number ten. The hosts are one wicket away.
In over# 59
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
58.4
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Dane Piedt. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Lovely from Piedt. Too full from Ashwin, and he creams a drive through the covers for four.
In over# 51
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
50.1
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Dane Piedt. Stock ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Poor delivery from Jadeja. He drags it down, and Piedt doesn't miss out. The South African rocks back, and slaps it through mid wicket with power.
In over# 48
Runs : 8 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
47.6
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Senuran Muthusamy. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Given more air, drawing Muthusamy into the drive, but he thumps it beautifully into the gap for four more. Glorious.
47.3
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Senuran Muthusamy. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. No spin this time, and it is a little too close to cut, but Muthusamy chops it away nicely through point for four. A touch of risk in that.
In over# 47
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
46.5
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Dane Piedt. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. That's gorgeous. Piedt waltzes down, and goes inside-out over extra cover for four. Superb.
In over# 46
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ishant Sharma Wickets : 0
45.4
4
FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Dane Piedt. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. That's too easy. No one down at third man, and Piedt just angles the bat to dab it away for four.
In over# 45
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
44.2
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Senuran Muthusamy. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. That's a delicate little paddle sweep. Muthusamy gets right across, and tucks it away fine for four. Fifty partnership is up!
In over# 39
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
38.5
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Dane Piedt. Stock length ball, off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Piedt is proving to be very annoying to India, and Jadeja in particular. He is skipping down again here, and clubs it down the ground for four more.
In over# 37
Runs : 8 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
36.6
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Dane Piedt. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Down the pitch he comes again, Piedt is able to clear mid on with ease, and the ball will not be stopped from hitting the rope.
36.4
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Dane Piedt. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Piedt gets his dancing shoes on, and tonks this back over the bowler's head for a one bounce four.
In over# 35
Runs : 10 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
34.2
6
SIX! Ravindra Jadeja to Dane Piedt. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Out comes the long handle now. Piedt swipes across the line and against the spin, but hits it cleanly. Powered over the legside for a maximum. Incredibly, this is now the record for the most number of sixes struck in a Test Match.
34.1
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Dane Piedt. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Piedt has had enough of prodding it around now. He lifts this over mid off, just clearing the man, and it trickles into the rope for four.
In over# 31
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
30.5
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Dane Piedt. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Struck nicely, and chipped away over the covers for four. Jadeja tossed up a tempter, but Piedt responded well.
In over# 27
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 3
26.5
W
OUT! L.B.W. Ravindra Jadeja to Keshav Maharaj. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to. South Africa are falling apart. A very similar way to how Philander went. Jadeja fires it into the pitch, huge turn away from the right hander, and it beats the outside edge again. This time the impact is on the back thigh, so height is a big question. The finger goes up, but Maharaj decides to review now. No bat involved, and the ball is clipping the top of the stumps, so they will keep the review, but still lose their eighth wicket.
26.4
W
OUT! L.B.W. Ravindra Jadeja to Vernon Philander. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, hit pad to. Two in the over for Jadeja! Philander bags a pair. Drift in, bite off the surface, and it beats the outside edge to hit the back leg. Initially given not out by the umpire, but India review pretty quickly. Pitched in line, struck in line, and clattering into off stump. That will be overturned. What a performance this has been by the bowlers this morning.
26.1
W
OUT! Caught & Bowled. Ravindra Jadeja to Aiden Markram. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler, by Jadeja. What a brilliant grab that is off his own bowling. Markram nails this back, Jadeja sticks up the left hand, and the ball nestles into the left palm. It came back at some venom, but the left arm spinner made it look easy. Snapped up, and India have six! This could all be over very quickly.
In over# 26
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mohammed Shami Wickets : 0
25.4
4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Senuran Muthusamy. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Lots of runs go down to that area in this format of the game. Muthusamy plays it late, and it runs away through the slips to the third man fence.
In over# 25
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
24.1
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Aiden Markram. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Nicely done by Markram. He pushes right back in the crease, and carves this away behind backward point for four. He's looked in good touch this morning.
In over# 24
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mohammed Shami Wickets : 1
23.1
W
OUT! Bowled. Mohammed Shami to Quinton de Kock. Seaming in length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, missed. Shami is on fire. He is unplayable in this mood. Quinton de Kock goes second ball, and South Africa are crumbling to defeat here. The keeper-batsman thought it was shaping away from him, but then cut back slightly off the seam. Big gap between bat and pad, and the off stump gets pegged back to give India their fifth.
In over# 23
Runs : 8 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 0
22.3
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Aiden Markram. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Markram dances down now, and clubs it to the same region for four more. Agricultural stuff from the opener.
22.2
4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Aiden Markram. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Markram gets a big stride towards the ball, and just smears this over mid on's head for a one bounce four. Against the spin, but the connection was good.
In over# 22
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mohammed Shami Wickets : 1
21.5
W
OUT! Bowled. Mohammed Shami to Faf du Plessis. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to. How far has that come back? Shami hangs the ball outside off stump, and it jags into Faf a very long way. The South Africa captain withdraws the bat, and just watches the ball smash into his off stump. Incredible delivery. Most batsmen would be leaving that. A vital wicket for India to take.
21.4
4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Top shot from du Plessis. He gets on top of the toes, and punches it away through wide mid off for another boundary.
In over# 20
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ishant Sharma Wickets : 0
19.4
4
FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Aiden Markram. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. With the ball keeping so low, it is going to be hard for those edges to carry to the slips. Excellent line from Ishant, which finds the outer half of Markram's bat, and splits the two catchers for four.
In over# 19
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
18.4
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Aiden Markram. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Overpitched, and that means that Markram can smother any sort of spin. Crunched through the wide open spaces on the offside for four.
In over# 18
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ishant Sharma Wickets : 0
17.6
4
FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Quality from Faf. Ishant errs too straight, and the Proteas skipper clips it away elegantly off the pads through square leg for four.
In over# 15
Runs : 6 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
14.1
6
SIX! Ravichandran Ashwin to Aiden Markram. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Well, why not? Markram uses the feet nicely to get to the pitch, and launches this deep over the long on fence for six. Terrific shot.
In over# 14
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mohammed Shami Wickets : 0
13.5
4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Shami tries to fire this into the pads and go for the leg before, but he just gets his line wrong. Down the legside, and helped on its way with a fine tickle.
In over# 12
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mohammed Shami Wickets : 1
11.3
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OUT! Bowled. Mohammed Shami to Temba Bavuma. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, missed to. Oh dear. It goes from bad to worse for South Africa, but India have their second of the morning already! Shami fires one through the defences of Bavuma. He was hanging back in the crease, the ball didn't get up at all, and it shoots underneath the blade to make a complete mess of the stumps. Nice angle back into the right hander, and it was just too good for Temba.
In over# 11
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 1
10.5
W
OUT! Bowled. Ravichandran Ashwin to Theunis de Bruyn. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to. Ashwin strikes in the second over of the day! Perfect start for India. Not sure what de Bruyn was thinking here. A very risky shot to cut against the spin, and it rips back in to flick the inside edge of the bat. The ball cannons back into the stumps, and the hosts are delighted. That's Ashwin's 350 Test wicket. What an achievement for the off spinner.
In over# 10
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mohammed Shami Wickets : 0
9.3
4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Theunis de Bruyn. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Streaky boundary from de Bruyn to get off the mark for the day. He plays away from the body with hard hands, but the edge rolls along the turf past the slip corden to the vacant third man boundary.
In over# 5
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin Wickets : 0
4.5
4
FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Theunis de Bruyn. Off break full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Reaches out to take this on the full. Big stride forward followed by a crisp strike through cover.
In over# 4
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Wickets : 1
3.3
W
OUT! L.B.W. Ravindra Jadeja to Dean Elgar. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot working, hit pad to. Louds screams as the ball strikes Elgar on the pad. Only worry for India is whether or not it has pitched in line. Plenty of conversations before Kohli reviews with three seconds left. Great decision from him, just pitched on leg stump and plumb in front. Nothing much Elgar could do with the ball not bouncing as much as he expected.

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108
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45.37
18
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10.5
2
35
5
3.23
Man of the Match
Rohit Sharma