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India tour of South Africa, 2018, 1st Test Newlands, Cape Town

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SOUTH AFRICA
286 & 130 (41.2)
SOUTH AFRICA
SA
India Logo
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INDIA
209 & 135 (42.4)
INDIA
IND

South Africa beat India by 72 runs

PLAYER OF THE MATCH-V Philander
South Africa LogoSouth Africa - INNINGS 1SA INN 1RB4s6sSR
D Elgarc Wriddhiman Saha b Bhuvneshwar Kumar03000.00
A Markramlbw b Bhuvneshwar Kumar5111045.45
H Amlac Wriddhiman Saha b Bhuvneshwar Kumar3100030.00
A de Villiersb Jasprit Bumrah658411077.38
F du Plessis (C)c Wriddhiman Saha b Hardik Pandya6210412059.62
Q de Kock (Wk)c Wriddhiman Saha b Bhuvneshwar Kumar434070107.50
V Philanderb Mohammed Shami23354065.71
K Maharajrun out (Ravichandran Ashwin)35473174.47
K Rabadac Wriddhiman Saha b Ravichandran Ashwin26660139.39
D Steynnot out16311051.61
M Morkellbw b Ravichandran Ashwin290022.22
Extrasnb 1, lb 3, w 0, b 2, p 06
TOTAL(10 Wickets, 73.1 Overs)286(3.91 runs per over)
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-0 (Elgar, 0.3), 2-7 (Markram, 3), 3-12 (Amla, 4.5), 4-126 (de Villiers, 33), 5-142 (du Plessis, 35.5), 6-202 (de Kock, 44.5), 7-221 (Philander, 50.2), 8-258 (Maharaj, 62.2), 9-280 (Rabada, 69.3), 10-286 (Morkel, 73.1)
India LogoIndia - BOWLINGINDOMRWER
B Kumar1948744.58
M Shami1664712.94
J Bumrah1917313.84(1 nb)
H Pandya1215314.42
R Ashwin7.112122.93
India LogoIndia - INNINGS 1IND INN 1RB4s6sSR
M Vijayc Dean Elgar b Vernon Philander117005.88
S Dhawanc & b Dale Steyn161330123.08
C Pujarac Faf du Plessis b Vernon Philander26925028.26
V Kohli (C)c Quinton de Kock b Morne Morkel5130038.46
R Sharmalbw b Kagiso Rabada11591018.64
R Ashwinc Quinton de Kock b Vernon Philander12312038.71
H Pandyac Quinton de Kock b Kagiso Rabada939514197.89
W Saha (Wk)lbw b Dale Steyn08000.00
B Kumarc Quinton de Kock b Morne Morkel25864029.07
M Shaminot out4151026.67
J Bumrahc Dean Elgar b Kagiso Rabada2130015.38
Extrasnb 0, lb 13, w 0, b 1, p 014
TOTAL(10 Wickets, 73.4 Overs)209(2.84 runs per over)
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-16 (Vijay, 4.4), 2-18 (Dhawan, 5.2), 3-27 (Kohli, 8.1), 4-57 (Sharma, 28.2), 5-76 (Pujara, 36.1), 6-81 (Ashwin, 38.5), 7-92 (Saha, 41.4), 8-191 (Kumar, 66.5), 9-199 (Pandya, 69.1), 10-209 (Bumrah, 73.4)
South Africa LogoSouth Africa - BOWLINGSAOMRWER
V Philander14.383332.28
D Steyn17.365122.91
M Morkel1965723.00
K Rabada16.443432.04
K Maharaj602003.33
South Africa LogoSouth Africa - INNINGS 2SA INN 2RB4s6sSR
A Markramc Bhuvneshwar Kumar b Hardik Pandya34437079.07
D Elgarc Wriddhiman Saha b Hardik Pandya25544046.30
K Rabadac Virat Kohli b Mohammed Shami5330015.15
H Amlac Rohit Sharma b Mohammed Shami4151026.67
A de Villiersc Bhuvneshwar Kumar b Jasprit Bumrah35502270.00
F du Plessis (C)c Wriddhiman Saha b Jasprit Bumrah05000.00
Q de Kock (Wk)c Wriddhiman Saha b Jasprit Bumrah892088.89
V Philanderlbw b Mohammed Shami010000.00
K Maharajc Wriddhiman Saha b Bhuvneshwar Kumar15212071.43
M Morkelc Wriddhiman Saha b Bhuvneshwar Kumar240050.00
D Steynnot out04000.00
Extrasnb 0, lb 0, w 2, b 0, p 02
TOTAL(10 Wickets, 41.2 Overs)130(3.15 runs per over)
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-52 (Markram, 15), 2-59 (Elgar, 16.4), 3-66 (Amla, 21.3), 4-73 (Rabada, 25.5), 5-82 (du Plessis, 28.4), 6-92 (de Kock, 30.4), 7-95 (Philander, 33.4), 8-122 (Maharaj, 38.4), 9-130 (Morkel, 40.2), 10-130 (de Villiers, 41.2)
India LogoIndia - BOWLINGINDOMRWER
B Kumar1153323.00(2 w)
J Bumrah11.213933.44
M Shami1232832.33
H Pandya602724.50
R Ashwin10303.00
India LogoIndia - INNINGS 2IND INN 2RB4s6sSR
M Vijayc AB de Villiers b Vernon Philander13322040.62
S Dhawanc sub b Morne Morkel16202080.00
C Pujarac Quinton de Kock b Morne Morkel4130030.77
V Kohli (C)lbw b Vernon Philander28404070.00
R Sharmab Vernon Philander10300033.33
W Saha (Wk)lbw b Kagiso Rabada8192042.11
H Pandyac AB de Villiers b Kagiso Rabada150020.00
R Ashwinc Quinton de Kock b Vernon Philander37535069.81
B Kumarnot out13411031.71
M Shamic Faf du Plessis b Vernon Philander4210200.00
J Bumrahc Faf du Plessis b Vernon Philander01000.00
Extrasnb 0, lb 1, w 0, b 0, p 01
TOTAL(10 Wickets, 42.4 Overs)135(3.16 runs per over)
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-30 (Dhawan, 7.5), 2-30 (Vijay, 8.5), 3-39 (Pujara, 12.2), 4-71 (Kohli, 21.4), 5-76 (Sharma, 23.2), 6-77 (Pandya, 24.1), 7-82 (Saha, 29), 8-131 (Ashwin, 42.1), 9-135 (Shami, 42.3), 10-135 (Bumrah, 42.4)
South Africa LogoSouth Africa - BOWLINGSAOMRWER
V Philander15.444262.68
M Morkel1113923.55
K Rabada1224123.42
K Maharaj411203.00
  • Match Details
  • PLAYER OF THE MATCH: V Philander
  • TOSS: Won By South Africa
  • UMPIRES: M Gough and R Kettleborough
  • TV UMPIRE: P Reiffel
  • MATCH REFEREE: C Broad
IND Inn. 2
SA Inn. 2
IND Inn. 1
SA Inn. 1
  • 42.4

    V Philander to J Bumrah, OUT! South Africa go 1-0 up! Philander has 6 and he has sent India reeling. Almost a similar delivery to the previous one, Bumrah too, lunges to this one and opens the face of his bat. Gets an outside edge to second slip again and Faf du Plessis takes another catch. Only this time, he has to dive forward. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 72 RUNS!

  • 42.3

    V Philander to Shami, OUT! Gone next ball. Outside off, Shami comes forward and opens the face of the bat slightly, looking to push it to the off side. Ends up getting an edge and Faf du Plessis does the rest at second slip, falling over a bit to his left. South Africa a wicket away from giving us a holiday tomorrow...

  • 42.2

    V Philander to Shami, FOUR! Confident shot! On middle and off, Shami comes forward and chips it over mid on and gets a boundary! Some confidence that!

  • 42.1

    V Philander to Ashwin, OUT! That is a terrific catch and the big Vern gets the breakthrough! What a brilliant field change and it has done the trick. Quinton de Kock was asked to come up to the stumps for this ball and he obeyed his captain. Philander bowled this outside off and Ashwin looked to punch it to the off side. He got a thick outside edge and a sharp one. But Quinton de Kock took it brilliantly and straightaway threw the ball up in the air in jubilation. Philander did not even bother to appeal and the umpire was smart. Did not give it out. Ashwin was smarter. Did not walk. Then QdK appealed and up went the finger! The 49-run stand is broken.

  • OVER 42
    6 RUNS IND 131/7
    R Ashwin 37 (52)
    B Kumar 13 (41)
    V Philander 15-4-38-3
    K Maharaj 4-1-12-0
  • 41.6

    K Maharaj to Ashwin, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single.

  • 41.5

    K Maharaj to R Ashwin, More runs! Ashwin is playing well here. A length ball outside off, the off spinner runs this one from the other off spinner past the first slip fielder towards third man for another couple. 78 more to win now!

  • 41.4

    K Maharaj to R Ashwin, Lucky! Tossed up outside off, Ashwin comes down the track and looks to drive but the ball goes off the outside edge, wide of first slip towards third man! The fielder gets to the ball near the ropes from backward point and keeps the batsmen down to two.

  • 41.3

    K Maharaj to B Kumar, Pushes this towards mid on, takes Kagiso Rabada on, goes for the single, the shout is 'KG'! from the keeper, the throw comes in at the non-striker's end. But the action ends as the ball does not hit the stumps. Kumar was in anyways.

  • 41.2

    K Maharaj to B Kumar, Full and outside off, Kumar comes forward and opens the face of the bat and dabs it towards short third man.

  • 41.1

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Full on middle and leg, clipped to the leg side.

  • OVER 41
    2 RUNS IND 125/7
    B Kumar 12 (38)
    R Ashwin 32 (49)
    K Maharaj 3-1-6-0
    V Philander 15-4-38-3
  • 40.6

    V Philander to Ashwin, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

  • 40.5

    V Philander to Ashwin, Good cricket again. The big Vern now drops in a sharp inswinger, but once more, Ashwin covers the line watchfully. He reads the inswing carefully and blocks.

  • 40.4

    V Philander to Ashwin, Well bowled, well played. Philander curves this nicely from outside off but Ashwin is upto it. Gets right behind the line and defends watchfully.

  • 40.3

    V Philander to Kumar, Now Bhuvi follows suit, waits for the ball to come to him and steers it past gully for a run. Ticking them off...

  • 40.2

    V Philander to Ashwin, Outside off, played through point for a single.

  • 40.1

    V Philander to Ashwin, Landed outside off, left alone.

  • OVER 40
    4 RUNS IND 123/7
    R Ashwin 31 (44)
    B Kumar 11 (37)
    V Philander 14-4-36-3
    K Maharaj 3-1-6-0
  • 39.6

    K Maharaj to Kumar, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region.

  • 39.5

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Similar again, pushed towards cover.

  • 39.4

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

  • 39.3

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Landed outside off, well defended.

  • 39.2

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Tossed up a bit outside off, driven back to the bowler.

  • 39.1

    K Maharaj to Kumar, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! This stand is now worth 41 from 61 balls without any fuss, chipping away at the target. Full and wide outside off, Kumar leans and drives it through point. Morne Morkel starts to chase but then gives it up.

  • OVER 39
    5 RUNS IND 119/7
    B Kumar 7 (31)
    R Ashwin 31 (44)
    K Maharaj 2-1-2-0
    V Philander 14-4-36-3
  • 38.6

    V Philander to Ashwin, FOUR! Fine shot! A short ball outside off, Ashwin punches this through point and gets a boundary! 89 more to win now!

  • 38.5

    V Philander to Ashwin, Outside off, not played at.

  • 38.4

    V Philander to Kumar, Outside off, played through point for a single.

  • 38.3

    V Philander to Kumar, Outside off, left alone.

  • 38.2

    V Philander to Kumar, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

  • 38.1

    V Philander to Kumar, On a good length around off, defended watchfully.

  • OVER 38
    2 RUNS IND 114/7
    B Kumar 6 (27)
    R Ashwin 27 (42)
    V Philander 13-4-31-3
    K Maharaj 2-1-2-0
  • 37.6

    K Maharaj to Ashwin, Full and outside off, watchfully blocked out.

  • 37.5

    K Maharaj to Ashwin, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

  • 37.4

    K Maharaj to Ashwin, Down the leg side, flicked through square leg for a comfortable second.

  • 37.3

    K Maharaj to Ashwin, Tossed up outside off, Ashwin comes down the track again and blocks once more.

  • 37.2

    K Maharaj to Ashwin, Full on middle, driven back to the bowler.

  • 37.1

    Maharaj to Ashwin, NOT OUT. Missing leg. South Africa lose a review but that was worth reviewing. Maharaj gave this a bit of loop around leg and Ashwin who was playing around the ball, missed it, getting hit on the pads. Keshav appealed vociferously but the umpire was as calm as a cucumber. The bowler convinced his skipper to go for the review but Hawk Eye showed the ball to be going down the leg side.

  • OVER 37
    9 RUNS IND 112/7
    R Ashwin 25 (36)
    B Kumar 6 (27)
    K Maharaj 1-0-0-0
    V Philander 13-4-31-3
  • 36.6

    V Philander to Kumar, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 9 from the over, a very important one under the circumstances.

  • 36.5

    V Philander to Kumar, Landed outside off, dabbed towards gully.

  • 36.4

    V Philander to Ashwin, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket for a single.

  • 36.3

    V Philander to Ashwin, EDGED, SHORT, FOUR! Important runs for India. Does not matter how they come, does it? On a length outside off, Ashwin pokes at it and gets an outside edge. The ball goes towards Faf du Plessis at second slip who dives to his right but does not carry. He is not able to stop it and the ball speeds through to the third man fence. The target is less than 100 now. Faf du Plessis is still on the ground, clutching his right shoulder. Is he injured as well?

  • 36.2

    V Philander to Ashwin, Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

  • 36.1

    V Philander to Ashwin, FOUR! Outstanding timing. A full ball but a bit too straight, Ashwin flicks it through mid-wicket. The ball nearly reaches the ropes but Keshav Maharaj gets to the ball from short mid-wicket, reaches the ball and pulls the ball back in. Three runs are taken and the umpire wants to check the legality of the fielding and replays show that while pulling the ball back, the foot touched the ropes.

  • OVER 36
    NO RUN IND 103/7
    R Ashwin 16 (32)
    B Kumar 6 (25)
    K Rabada 12-2-41-2
    K Maharaj 1-0-0-0
  • 35.6

    K Maharaj to Kumar, LBW? No, says the umpire and don't review, says AB de Villiers. The arm ball, but PITCHED OUTSIDE LEG, BK misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads to the off side. Maharaj appeals but the umpire stays put. Faf du Plessis has a chat with his bowler and the team but AB de Villiers says do not review. Replays justify.

  • 35.5

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Full and just outside off, watchfully pushed to the off side.

  • 35.4

    K Maharaj to Kumar, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

  • 35.3

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Very full, on middle and off, Bhuvi keeps it out.

  • 35.2

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Similar ball, this is defended in front of short leg.

  • 35.1

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Full and around off, watchfully defended back to the bowler.

  • OVER 35
    6 RUNS IND 103/7
    B Kumar 6 (19)
    R Ashwin 16 (32)
    M Morkel 11-1-39-2
    K Rabada 12-2-41-2
  • 34.6

    K Rabada to Ashwin, FOUR! LOVELY! This pitch is still so good for batting. Half volley outside off, Ashwin comes forward and drives it sweetly through mid off. Not a soul manning that region and it is a boundary! 100 IS UP FOR INDIA and the stand moves to 21.

  • 34.5

    K Rabada to Ashwin, On a length outside off, seaming away, Ashwin feels for it but is beaten by the late away movement.

  • 34.4

    K Rabada to Kumar, Sensible. Plays it towards point and takes a single. 109 more to win now.

  • 34.3

    K Rabada to Kumar, Now the flash. Similar line and length, but this time Bhuvi has a slash at that. Misses that comfortably.

  • 34.2

    K Rabada to Kumar, A bouncer outside off, Kumar arches back nicely and evades it.

  • 34.1

    K Rabada to Ashwin, A length ball down the leg side, tucked towards fine leg for a single.

  • OVER 34
    2 RUNS IND 97/7
    R Ashwin 11 (29)
    B Kumar 5 (16)
    K Rabada 11-2-35-2
    M Morkel 11-1-39-2
  • 33.6

    M Morkel to Kumar, On a driveable length outside off, Kumar resists the temptation to go for an expansive shot and lets it go.

  • 33.5

    M Morkel to Ashwin, Short and a bit of room on offer, placed nicely to deep point for a run.

  • 33.4

    M Morkel to Ashwin, Pitched right up there, defended solidly off the front foot.

  • 33.3

    M Morkel to Ashwin, Almost went through! On a length around off, jagging in sharply. Ashwin is late in bringing his bat down and somehow keeps it out.

  • 33.2

    M Morkel to Kumar, Makes good use of the depth of the crease and taps it besides the pitch for a single.

  • 33.1

    M Morkel to Kumar, In the corridor of uncertainty, Kumar doesn't fiddle with it.

  • OVER 33
    4 RUNS IND 95/7
    B Kumar 4 (17)
    R Ashwin 10 (26)
    M Morkel 10-1-36-2
    K Rabada 11-2-35-2
  • 32.6

    K Rabada to Ashwin, Nicely played! Full delivery outside off, Ashwin times his push sweetly through covers and returns for a brace.

  • 32.5

    K Rabada to Ashwin, Rabada slips this down the leg side, Ashwin goes for a glance but misses.

  • 32.4

    K Rabada to Kumar, Short of a length outside off, placed nicely to the off side for a single.

  • 32.3

    K Rabada to Kumar, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

  • 32.2

    K Rabada to Kumar, Another play and a miss! Back of a length outside off, Kumar tries to force it through the off side but is comprehensively beaten.

  • 32.1

    K Rabada to Kumar, Beautifully bowled! On a good length in the zone of apprehension, Bhuvi feels for it but is foxed completely.

  • OVER 32
    5 RUNS IND 91/7
    R Ashwin 3 (20)
    B Kumar 7 (13)
    K Rabada 10-2-32-2
    M Morkel 10-1-36-2
  • 31.6

    M Morkel to Ashwin, Bowls this one down the leg side, RA fails to flick it.

  • 31.5

    M Morkel to Ashwin, Short delivery, slanting across Kumar, left alone.

  • 31.4

    M Morkel to Ashwin, FOUR! Well-controlled! It was a good delivery but it was really nicely handled by Ravichandran. Back of a length ball, attacking the rib-cage of the batsman. Ashwin hops and tucks it nicely through backward square leg for a boundary.

  • 31.3

    M Morkel to Ashwin, Morkel bowls a bouncer from around the stumps, Ashwin sits under it in a jiffy.

  • 31.2

    M Morkel to Ashwin, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. The batsmen have run through for a couple.

  • 31.1

    M Morkel to Ashwin, Hangs back to the good length delivery and defends it nicely.

  • OVER 31
    2 RUNS IND 86/7
    R Ashwin 2 (18)
    B Kumar 3 (9)
    M Morkel 9-1-31-2
    K Rabada 10-2-32-2
  • 30.6

    K Rabada to Kumar, Terrific stuff from Bavuma! Kumar punches it towards Bavuma at short cover who misjudges it initially but has the alertness to move back swiftly. Chases it, slides and hurls in a flat throw at the bowler's end as Ashwin is forced to dive in for the second run but the throw misses the target. He is quick as lightning.

  • 30.5

    K Rabada to Kumar, On a length around off, Bhuvi crouches and looks to defend it but gets it off the inner half of the bat towards square leg.

  • 30.4

    K Rabada to Kumar, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.

  • 30.3

    K Rabada to Kumar, Good bowling! Back of a length outside off, moving away after pitching. Kumar does well to not commit to it.

  • 30.2

    K Rabada to Kumar, Sharp bouncer around off, testing Kumar. He arches his back, drops his wrists and evades it.

  • 30.1

    K Rabada to Kumar, On a length outside off, holding its line. Kumar plants his front foot across to leave it alone.

  • OVER 30
    2 RUNS IND 84/7
    B Kumar 1 (3)
    R Ashwin 2 (18)
    K Rabada 9-1-30-2
    M Morkel 9-1-31-2
  • 29.6

    M Morkel to Kumar, Edged but safe! Good length ball outside off, shaping away. Kumar feels for it and gets an outside edge that flies towards the gully region but falls short of the fielder.

  • 29.5

    M Morkel to Kumar, Full ball outside off, tempting Kumar to go for a drive but he resists the temptation.

  • 29.4

    M Morkel to Kumar, On a length around off, defended solidly.

  • 29.3

    M Morkel to Ashwin, Brilliant effort, Rabada! On the hips of Ashwin, he tucks it towards fine leg. Rabada sprints to his right and dives full length to make a brilliant stop. Full marks to the commitment he put in. Only a run given.

  • 29.2

    M Morkel to Ashwin, This one is wide outside off, Ravichandran doesn't go chasing after it.

  • 29.1

    M Morkel to Ashwin, On a length around off, Ashwin covers the line and defends it stoutly.

  • OVER 29
    NO RUN, 1 WICKET IND 82/7
    R Ashwin 1 (15)
    W Saha 8 (19)
    V Philander 12-3-22-3
    K Rabada 9-1-30-2
  • 28.6

    K Rabada to Saha, OUT! No, it is not sliding down leg! Though India do not lose a review, they lose Saha. Rabada goes wide of the crease and angles in a full length ball that is swinging in prodigiously. Saha in a bid to keep it out falls over a bit and is hit flush on the pads. Rabada roars in an appeal and the umpire rules it out. Saha walks across to his partner and finally challenges the decision. Time for the replays. The Hawk Eye shows it is clipping the leg stump and that is enough. Credit to Rabada. He set Saha up with consistent outswingers and brought one back in to catch the wicket-keeper batsman off guard. THAT SHALL BE TEA ON DAY 4!

  • 28.5

    K Rabada to Saha, In the channel outside off, left alone.

  • 28.4

    K Rabada to Saha, De Kock was really confident but the shout for caught behind has been denied! Back of a length outside off, swinging away. Saha has a poke at it and seems that the ball has flown past the outside edge of his bat. The keeper takes it and is excited. However, the rest of the Protea players kill down his excitement. Replays confirm that there was no bat involved.

  • 28.3

    K Rabada to Saha, Good length outside off, Saha lets it go.

  • 28.2

    K Rabada to Saha, Sharp short ball around off, shoots off the deck. Saha sways away from the line of the ball and just about evades it.

  • 28.1

    K Rabada to Saha, Length delivery, angling in. Saha covers the line and defends it stoutly.

  • OVER 28
    NO RUN IND 82/6
    W Saha 8 (13)
    R Ashwin 1 (15)
    K Rabada 8-1-30-1
    V Philander 12-3-22-3
  • 27.6

    V Philander to Ashwin, No, the line is outside off. Ashwin comes forward and taps it to covers.

  • 27.5

    V Philander to Ashwin, Angling in appreciably again, kept out towards the same region.

  • 27.4

    V Philander to Ashwin, Full length ball, driven off the front foot to mid on.

  • 27.3

    V Philander to Ashwin, Once again generates huge amount of outswing on the fullish delivery. Ashwin keeps his bat inside the line and leaves it alone.

  • 27.2

    V Philander to Ashwin, Well played! Fullish delivery, tailing in. Ashwin clears his front leg and taps it to covers.

  • 27.1

    V Philander to Ashwin, Heavy outswinger outside off, Ashwin keeps his bat inside the line and lets it go safely.

  • OVER 27
    1 RUN IND 82/6
    R Ashwin 1 (9)
    W Saha 8 (13)
    V Philander 11-3-22-3
    K Rabada 8-1-30-1
  • 26.6

    K Rabada to Saha, On a length outside off, Wriddhiman lets it go.

  • 26.5

    K Rabada to Saha, Peach! Full delivery outside off, Saha goes at it gingerly and gets foxed. A lot is happening at the moment. The batsmen need to be careful.

  • 26.4

    K Rabada to Ashwin, Makes good use of the depth of the crease and steers it through point for a single.

  • 26.3

    K Rabada to Ashwin, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

  • 26.2

    K Rabada to Ashwin, Rush of blood from Ashwin! Short and room on offer, Ashwin goes for a slash but misses.

  • 26.1

    K Rabada to Ashwin, Tests Ashwin with a bouncer, Ashwin ducks under it.

  • OVER 26
    4 RUNS IND 81/6
    R Ashwin 0 (5)
    W Saha 8 (11)
    K Rabada 7-0-29-1
    V Philander 11-3-22-3
  • 25.6

    V Philander to Saha, Accounts for the sharp inswing and plays it defensively to mid-wicket.

  • 25.5

    V Philander to Saha, Full length ball, tailing in, Saha lunges forward in defense.

  • 25.4

    V Philander to Saha, FOUR! Courageous shot! Full delivery on off, Saha clips it aerially over mid-wicket for a boundary.

  • 25.3

    V Philander to Saha, Swing and movement! On a length, shaping in. Saha fends at it taking his bottom hand off but gets hit on the thigh pads.

  • 25.2

    V Philander to Saha, In the zone outside off, left alone.

  • 25.1

    V Philander to Saha, On a length outside off, tapped with an open bat face to point.

  • OVER 25
    NO RUN, 1 WICKET IND 77/6
    W Saha 4 (5)
    R Ashwin 0 (5)
    V Philander 10-3-18-3
    K Rabada 7-0-29-1
  • 24.6

    K Rabada to Ashwin, Fuller in length, defended solidly off the front foot.

  • 24.5

    K Rabada to Ashwin, Angling in sharply to Ashwin who comes forward and blocks it.

  • 24.4

    K Rabada to Ashwin, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

  • 24.3

    K Rabada to Ashwin, Outside off, a tentative play and miss for Ashwin.

  • 24.2

    K Rabada to Ashwin, Full delivery around off, Ashwin plays inside the line and lets it go.

  • 24.1

    K Rabada to H Pandya, OUT! Another one bites the dust! South Africa are ruling the roost in home conditions. Fuller in length outside off, swinging away appreciably. Pandya leans forward and has a tentative push at it but gets a thick outside edge which flies towards de Villiers in the gully region. The best Protea fielder dives to his right and takes a fine catch. The hosts need 4 more wickets to win. It is bright and sunny in Cape Town but looking all gloomy for the visitors at the moment.

  • OVER 24
    1 RUN, 1 WICKET IND 77/5
    H Pandya 1 (4)
    W Saha 4 (5)
    K Rabada 6-0-29-0
    V Philander 10-3-18-3
  • 23.6

    V Philander to Pandya, Back of a length outside off, placed through point for a single.

  • 23.5

    V Philander to Pandya, That's a brute of a delivery! Good length outside off, swinging away. Pandya tries to defend it but is beaten all ends up.

  • 23.4

    V Philander to Pandya, Fullish delivery, kept out watchfully.

  • 23.3

    V Philander to Pandya, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

  • 23.2

    V Philander to Sharma, OUT! The dropped catch of Maharaj doesn't cost the Proteas much! Maharaj who dropped him in the previous over is charging in and has a big smile on his face. Uncertainty consumes Rohit Sharma. Good length ball outside off, moving away after landing. Sharma initially tries to run it down to third man but then feels that it is better to be left alone. That misjudgement costs him dear and he gets a thick inside edge that goes onto hit the stumps. India have lost half their side now and are staring down the barrel.

  • 23.1

    V Philander to Sharma, Full delivery outside off, swinging in. Sharma leaves it alone.

  • OVER 23
    5 RUNS IND 76/4
    R Sharma 10 (28)
    W Saha 4 (5)
    V Philander 9-2-17-2
    K Rabada 6-0-29-0
  • 22.6

    K Rabada to Saha, In two minds! Saha looks to leave this delivery outside off alone but plays at it at the last moment. Gets a bottom edge that rolls towards gully.

  • 22.5

    K Rabada to W Saha, FOUR! Nicely done! Full delivery outside off, driven crisply through covers for a boundary. Saha is a gritty player and won't go down without a fight.

  • 22.4

    K Rabada to Saha, The batsman fails to put bat on ball.

  • 22.3

    K Rabada to Sharma, Dropped! What have you done, Maharaj? You can't get an easier catch than that. Short ball, shoots off the deck and catches Sharma by surprise. He takes his eyes off the ball and pulls it unconvincingly. Gets a top edge that swirls in the air towards deep square leg. Maharaj lines it up but makes a mess of it. Doesn't even get his hands to it and the ball hits his knee. Ends up spilling a dolly. He has his glasses but they are on his cap. Wears them on now. What is the point?

  • 22.2

    K Rabada to Sharma, On a length outside off, Sharma doesn't fiddle with it.

  • 22.1

    K Rabada to Sharma, Fullish delivery, defended off the front foot.

  • OVER 22
    NO RUN, 1 WICKET IND 71/4
    R Sharma 9 (25)
    W Saha 0 (2)
    K Rabada 5-0-24-0
    V Philander 9-2-17-2
  • 21.6

    V Philander to Saha, Ooh... the ball is tailing in prodigiously now. Full delivery, reversing in, played off the inner half of the bat to mid-wicket.

  • 21.5

    V Philander to Saha, Back of a length outside off, tapped to point.

  • 21.4

    V Philander to Kohli, OUT! The decision stands and this is a body blow for the Indians! The backbone of the visitors has been broken. Kohli is the man whom you bank upon in a chase. South Africa are over the moon for dismantling the Indian skipper. Fuller length ball on off, swinging in appreciably. Kohli shuffles a bit, is late to bring his bat down on the flick and gets pinged on the pads. Philander doesn't stop in his followthrough and is already celebrating while the keeper appeals. Up goes the umpire's finger. Kohli walks across gingerly to Sharma and consults about the DRS. Decides to review it eventually as this is a big moment in the game. There is nothing on the Snicko. Hawk Eye rolls in, spots three reds and signals the exit for Kohli. The captain was looking good but fails to carry on. Big moment in the game.

  • 21.3

    V Philander to Kohli, On a length outside off. Kohli plants his front foot across and makes a sensible leave.

  • 21.2

    V Philander to Kohli, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

  • 21.1

    V Philander to Kohli, Fullish delivery, defended solidly off the front foot.

  • OVER 21
    5 RUNS IND 71/3
    V Kohli 28 (36)
    R Sharma 9 (25)
    V Philander 8-2-17-1
    K Rabada 5-0-24-0
  • 20.6

    K Rabada to Sharma, Ooh.. almost carried to du Plessis! In the corridor of uncertainty, Sharma is in two minds whether to leave it or play at it. Is late to bring his bat up and gets a bottom edge which just falls of the diving Protea skipper at second slip.

  • 20.5

    K Rabada to Kohli, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.

  • 20.4

    K Rabada to Kohli, In the channel outside off, left alone.

  • 20.3

    K Rabada to Kohli, That one took off! Fuller length well outside off, zips through after pitching. Kohli lets it go. Good bounce and carry on that.

  • 20.2

    K Rabada to Kohli, FOUR! Rabada errs in line and pays the price for it! He goes wide of the crease and angles down a full ball sharply. All Kohli has to do is to get a tickle on it and he does so to beat the keeper and find the fine leg fence.

  • 20.1

    K Rabada to Kohli, Good fielding from de Villiers! Overpitched around off, Kohli drives it crisply towards extra cover where AB dives to his right and saves at least a couple for his side.

  • OVER 20
    1 RUN IND 66/3
    V Kohli 23 (31)
    R Sharma 9 (24)
    M Morkel 8-1-29-2
    V Philander 8-2-17-1
  • 19.6

    V Philander to Sharma, Pitched right up well outside off, swings in late. Sharma doesn't fiddle with it.

  • 19.5

    V Philander to Kohli, Fullish delivery outside off, swinging away. Kohli strides forward and caresses it through point for a run. Maharaj hares from the deep and does well to keep the batsmen down to a run.

  • 19.4

    V Philander to Kohli, In the zone outside off, third leave in a row.

  • 19.3

    V Philander to Kohli, Outside off again, Kohli is circumspect in approach and makes another leave.

  • 19.2

    V Philander to Kohli, Good length ball outside off, swinging away. Virat plants his front foot across and leaves it alone.

  • 19.1

    V Philander to Kohli, Kohli needs to be careful! Can't afford to gift his wicket away. Back of a length outside off, tapped with an open bat face towards gully. Wants a run and is rightly sent back. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end but misses.

  • OVER 19
    4 RUNS IND 65/3
    V Kohli 22 (26)
    R Sharma 9 (23)
    V Philander 7-2-16-1
    M Morkel 8-1-29-2
  • 18.6

    M Morkel to Kohli, Fullish and straying on the pads, helped to fine leg for a run.

  • 18.5

    M Morkel to Sharma, Another shortish ball, pulled around the corner for a single.

  • 18.4

    M Morkel to Sharma, Short ball, doesn't bounce much. Sharma pulls it through backward square leg and comes back for the second run. Kohli wants the third but Sharma is not that aware.

  • 18.3

    M Morkel to Sharma, Good length ball outside off, shoots off the deck. Sharma lets it go.

  • 18.2

    M Morkel to Sharma, The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact.

  • 18.1

    M Morkel to Sharma, Overpitched around off, driven towards mid off.

  • OVER 18
    1 RUN IND 61/3
    R Sharma 6 (18)
    V Kohli 21 (25)
    M Morkel 7-1-25-2
    V Philander 7-2-16-1
  • 17.6

    V Philander to Kohli, Fullish delivery, angling in, Kohli presents a water-tight defense.

  • 17.5

    V Philander to Kohli, On a good length outside off, holding its line. Kohli points his bat skywards to allow it through.

  • 17.4

    V Philander to Kohli, Sits deep in the crease to the good length delivery and answers it with a straight bat.

  • 17.3

    V Philander to Sharma, Fullish delivery in that probing off stump channel, Rohit comes ahead and taps it besides the pitch on the off side for a quick run.

  • 17.2

    V Philander to Sharma, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

  • 17.1

    V Philander to Sharma, Wide outside off, Sharma leaves it alone.

  • OVER 17
    6 RUNS IND 60/3
    R Sharma 5 (15)
    V Kohli 21 (22)
    K Rabada 4-0-19-0
    M Morkel 7-1-25-2
  • 16.6

    M Morkel to Kohli, Fullish delivery around off, Kohli tries to keep it out but gets an inside edge through square leg. Two runs taken.

  • 16.5

    M Morkel to Kohli, A play and a miss! Length ball outside off, Kohli fishes at it and gets beaten.

  • 16.4

    M Morkel to V Kohli, FOUR! 'Vintage Kohli cover drive!' exclaims Harsha Bhogle on air. What a shot. Fullish delivery outside off, Kohli leans into it and creams it through covers. Away she whistles to the fence. Textbook stuff from the Indian skipper. All the youngsters out there, this is the way you should play a cover drive. High elbow, feet pointing towards the delivery and a nice extension of the arms.

  • 16.3

    M Morkel to Kohli, Testing Kohli's patience is Morkel! Bangs in a short of a length ball outside off, moving away. Kohli doesn't flirt with danger this time.

  • 16.2

    M Morkel to Kohli, This one his hurled way outside off, Kohli doesn't go chasing after it.

  • 16.1

    M Morkel to Kohli, Fullish delivery outside off, swinging away. Kohli plants his front foot across and allows it through.

  • OVER 16
    2 RUNS IND 54/3
    V Kohli 15 (16)
    R Sharma 5 (15)
    M Morkel 6-1-19-2
    K Rabada 4-0-19-0
  • 15.6

    K Rabada to Sharma, Full length ball on off, defended solidly down the track.

  • 15.5

    K Rabada to Sharma, Defended off the back foot by Rohit Sharma.

  • 15.4

    K Rabada to Kohli, Full length ball on middle and leg, clipped to deep square leg for a single.

  • 15.3

    K Rabada to Sharma, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single.

  • 15.2

    K Rabada to Sharma, Rohit has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

  • 15.1

    Rabada to Sharma, The batsman has done well to keep that yorker at bay.

  • OVER 15
    3 RUNS IND 52/3
    R Sharma 4 (10)
    V Kohli 14 (15)
    K Rabada 3-0-17-0
    M Morkel 6-1-19-2
  • 14.6

    M Morkel to Kohli, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.

  • 14.5

    M Morkel to Sharma, Short and a bit of room on offer, Sharma places it to deep for a single. That brings up the 50 for India.

  • 14.4

    M Morkel to Sharma, Well bowled! Angling in appreciably, Sharma plays it off the inner half towards mid on.

  • 14.3

    M Morkel to Sharma, Fullish in length around off, Rohit comes ahead and pushes it to covers.

  • 14.2

    M Morkel to Sharma, In the zone outside off, left alone.

  • 14.1

    M Morkel to Sharma, Back of a length ball, Sharma hangs back and defends it solidly.

  • OVER 14
    10 RUNS IND 49/3
    R Sharma 3 (5)
    V Kohli 12 (14)
    M Morkel 5-0-16-2
    K Rabada 3-0-17-0
  • 13.6

    K Rabada to Kohli, Well played again! Full ball outside off, Virat caresses it through mid off and gets a brace.

  • 13.5

    K Rabada to Kohli, Hangs back to the good length ball and defends it solidly.

  • 13.4

    K Rabada to Sharma, Good timing! Overpitched outside off, Sharma doesn't overhit it and times his drive beautifully through wide mid off. The fielder from the cover region runs after it and saves a run for his side.

  • 13.3

    K Rabada to Kohli, Straying on the pads, nudged around the corner for a run.

  • 13.2

    K Rabada to Kohli, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.

  • 13.1

    K Rabada to Kohli, FOUR! Easy pickings! Rabada can't afford to ease the pressure that has been built up. Fullish and angling down leg, Kohli tickles it past the keeper to the fine leg fence.

  • OVER 13
    NO RUN, 1 WICKET IND 39/3
    V Kohli 5 (9)
    R Sharma 0 (4)
    K Rabada 2-0-7-0
    M Morkel 5-0-16-2
  • 12.6

    M Morkel to Sharma, A loose shot! A short ball well outside off, Rohit Sharma goes for a full-fledged pull but misses. A productive over for South Africa.

  • 12.5

    M Morkel to Sharma, Full ball going down the leg side, Sharma tries to flick it away but is hit on the pads.

  • 12.4

    M Morkel to Sharma, On a good length, kept out solidly.

  • 12.3

    M Morkel to Sharma, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

  • 12.2

    M Morkel to Pujara, OUT! South Africa have come storming back into this contest! It is turning out to be an edge-of-the-seat game. Can't blame Pujara as it was an unplayable delivery. Good length ball on off, takes off with extra bounce and moves away slightly. Pujara hops and has to try to keep it out but the ball catches the shoulder of the bat and flies behind. De Kock takes a regulation catch to his right. Morkel has taken off and pumps his fists. He is absolutely pumped up. The visitors still need 169 runs to win while South Africa need 7 wickets.

  • 12.1

    M Morkel to Pujara, On a length outside off, Pujara points his bat skywards to allow it through.

  • OVER 12
    6 RUNS IND 39/2
    C Pujara 4 (11)
    V Kohli 5 (9)
    V Philander 6-2-15-1
    K Rabada 2-0-7-0
  • 11.6

    K Rabada to Pujara, Hangs back and tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.

  • 11.5

    K Rabada to Pujara, In the channel outside off, left alone.

  • 11.4

    K Rabada to Pujara, The batsman defends it from within the crease.

  • 11.3

    K Rabada to Kohli, An opportunity missed! Almost a wicket for South Africa. Kohli taps the length ball towards covers and sets off. Pujara is a bit slow to respond and run and in the meanwhile, Elgar runs to his left, picks up the ball and throws it in one motion at the bowler's end but it is a wayward throw. That allows Kohli to get home. A direct hit would have sent the skipper packing.

  • 11.2

    K Rabada to Kohli, Hangs back and plays it with an angled bat towards gully.

  • 11.1

    K Rabada to Kohli, FOUR! Not convincing! Shortish ball outside off, leaving the right-hander. He pokes at it and gets it off the outer half past the backward point region to find the fence.

  • OVER 11
    2 RUNS IND 33/2
    V Kohli 0 (6)
    C Pujara 3 (8)
    K Rabada 1-0-1-0
    V Philander 6-2-15-1
  • 10.6

    V Philander to Pujara, A fuller ball away from the outside stump, left alone and no chances taken to play the shot.

  • 10.5

    V Philander to Pujara, A medium length ball with pace between the middle stump and off stump, placed into the ground wile playing the shot on the front foot, no runs again.

  • 10.4

    V Philander to C Pujara, A good delivery on the outside off with a hint of bounce, the ball takes the outside edge and is sent towards the slip region by Pujara, 2 runs on this delivery.

  • 10.3

    V Philander to Pujara, A fullish ball outside off, intelligent balling strategy on display, a wide array of balls to witness, defended from within the crease.

  • 10.2

    V Philander to Pujara, A wide ball on the leg side, not a moment of thought into leaving it alone.

  • 10.1

    V Philander to Pujara, A medium but good delivery on the mid stumps, just placed it on the pitch with minimum effort, defensive yet strategic Game play on showcase, Not greedy for runs.

  • OVER 10
    1 RUN IND 31/2
    C Pujara 1 (2)
    V Kohli 0 (6)
    V Philander 5-1-13-1
    K Rabada 1-0-1-0
  • 9.6

    K Rabada to Kohli, Nervy Kohli! Good length ball on off, Kohli is early into his tuck and gets a safe leading edge towards covers.

  • 9.5

    K Rabada to Kohli, Ooh.. that stayed low! On a length around off, stays low. Kohli adjusts in his crease and does well to keep it out towards covers.

  • 9.4

    K Rabada to Kohli, On a length around off, Kohli hangs back and defends it stoutly.

  • 9.3

    K Rabada to Kohli, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

  • 9.2

    K Rabada to Kohli, Good length delivery, angling in. Kohli fails to get bat on ball and is struck on the thigh pad.

  • 9.1

    K Rabada to Pujara, Swinging in substantially and going down leg, tickled to fine leg for a run.

  • OVER 9
    NO RUN, 1 WICKET IND 30/2
    C Pujara 0 (1)
    V Kohli 0 (1)
    M Morkel 4-0-16-1
    V Philander 5-1-13-1
  • 8.6

    V Philander to Kohli, On a length, defended solidly off the front foot.

  • 8.5

    V Philander to Vijay, OUT! Vijay's misery comes to an end! A terrific delivery to get rid of him. South Africa are making hay while the sun shines. On a good length in the avenue of apprehension, swinging away. Vijay comes forward and looks to defend it but gets a fat outside edge which flies towards the slip cordon. AB de Villiers dives to his left and grabs a really good catch. That was not an easy catch but with swift movement, he made that look like a walk in the park. South Africa are still fighting and are definitely in with a chance. India need 178 more to win.

  • 8.4

    V Philander to Vijay, Sits deep in the crease to the good length ball and defends it with a straight bat.

  • 8.3

    V Philander to Vijay, Once again some prodigious away swing on this one. Vijay covers his stumps and makes an assured leave.

  • 8.2

    V Philander to Vijay, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

  • 8.1

    V Philander to Vijay, Vijay is looking jittery in the middle. The ball is moving around and causing a lot of troubles for the batsmen. Full length ball outside off, swinging away sharply. Vijay pushes at it tamely and is beaten all ends up.

  • OVER 8
    2 RUNS, 1 WICKET IND 30/1
    M Vijay 13 (27)
    C Pujara 0 (1)
    V Philander 4-1-13-0
    M Morkel 4-0-16-1
  • 7.6

    M Morkel to Pujara, A full length ball, on the in line of the stumps, sliding in, this was defended on the back foot.

  • 7.5

    M Morkel to S Dhawan, OUT! Morkel draws first blood! Dhawan got out to the short ball in his first innings in this Test and again falls for the bait. Shortish delivery, angling away from the southpaw. He hops to counter it but the ball shoots off the deck and catches him by surprise. He fends at it and gets an edge. The ball lobs towards the substitute Chris Morris at gully and he takes it with ease. Morkel always makes it difficult for batsmen. It seems that stones are being pelted from a lighthouse. Uncertain angles, steep heights, prey pounced upon.

  • 7.4

    M Morkel to Vijay, A delivery on the leg stump, Vijay nudges the ball fine down the leg side, single taken.

  • 7.3

    M Morkel to Vijay, A beautiful delivery outside off with the right amount of length, left alone for good and not tempted for runs is Vijay.

  • 7.2

    M Morkel to Vijay, A full ball outside off stump, shows no hesitation to leave the ball.

  • 7.1

    M Morkel to Dhawan, On middle and leg, this is flicked through mid-wicket for an easy single.

  • OVER 7
    4 RUNS IND 28/0
    S Dhawan 15 (18)
    M Vijay 12 (24)
    M Morkel 3-0-14-0
    V Philander 4-1-13-0
  • 6.6

    V Philander to Vijay, Peach! Brilliant short of a length ball outside off, moving away. Vijay feels for it and is beaten all ends up.

  • 6.5

    Philander to Vijay, Not Out! Another judicious review from India! On a good length around off, Vijay uses his feet and fishes at it tentatively and seems to have got a faint nick behind to the keeper. The hosts appeal and up goes the umpire's finger. Vijay goes for the review immediately. Has he again survived? Well, the replays show that there is clear daylight between bat and ball.

  • 6.4

    V Philander to Vijay, Fuller in length, kept out watchfully.

  • 6.3

    V Philander to Vijay, Hangs back to the good length ball and blocks it with a straight bat.

  • 6.2

    V Philander to Vijay, The batsman works it down the leg side.

  • 6.1

    V Philander to M Vijay, FOUR! Vijay gets away with this one! On a length outside off, Vijay pushes at it but gets an outside edge that flies past the gully region. No third man in place now and the ball races to the fence.

  • OVER 6
    8 RUNS IND 24/0
    M Vijay 8 (18)
    S Dhawan 15 (18)
    V Philander 3-1-9-0
    M Morkel 3-0-14-0
  • 5.6

    M Morkel to Dhawan, A full length ball on the leg, which is brilliantly glanced on fine leg, delicate show of wrists by Dhawan, the ball goes for the ropes, signaled for 4.

  • 5.5

    M Morkel to Dhawan, Oooh! Extra bounce with an aggression pitch on the off side, Dhawan arches behind and leaves it for good.

  • 5.4

    M Morkel to Vijay, A length ball, defended from within the crease and a single run taken.

  • 5.3

    M Morkel to Vijay, Beautiful work with those wrists, flicks it away but no runs taken.

  • 5.2

    M Morkel to Vijay, A good length ball on the middle stump, Vijay plays it on the front foot and places it on the pitch.

  • 5.1

    M Morkel to Dhawan, On middle and leg, this is tucked through mid-wicket for three runs.

  • OVER 5
    7 RUNS IND 16/0
    S Dhawan 8 (15)
    M Vijay 7 (15)
    M Morkel 2-0-6-0
    V Philander 3-1-9-0
  • 4.6

    V Philander to Dhawan, Plays this one with soft hands to point and crosses over.

  • 4.5

    V Philander to Dhawan, Poor from Dhawan! He is looking really nervy! Overpitched around off, Dhawan goes for a drive down the ground but gets beaten all ends up. The ball just misses the off pole.

  • 4.4

    V Philander to Dhawan, Straighter this time, tucked through mid-wicket for a couple.

  • 4.3

    V Philander to S Dhawan, FOUR! Nervy moment! Fuller in length, leaving Dhawan. He drives at it with hard hands but gets a thick outside edge past the slip cordon for a boundary.

  • 4.2

    V Philander to Dhawan, Sits deep in the crease to the good length ball and answers it with a straight bat.

  • 4.1

    V Philander to Dhawan, Fuller in length around off, Dhawan taps it to the off side and wants a run but has been sent back.

  • OVER 4
    5 RUNS IND 9/0
    S Dhawan 1 (9)
    M Vijay 7 (15)
    V Philander 2-1-2-0
    M Morkel 2-0-6-0
  • 3.6

    M Morkel to Vijay, Hangs deep in the crease and tucks it with a closed bat face face to the leg side.

  • 3.5

    M Morkel to Vijay, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.

  • 3.4

    M Morkel to Vijay, FOUR! Sweet! Full length ball outside off, Vijay leans into it and caresses it through covers to find the fence.

  • 3.3

    M Morkel to Vijay, Dug in short, Murali ducks under it.

  • 3.2

    M Morkel to Vijay, That was a close shave! On a good length outside off, angling in. Vijay lets it go but it was not far away from the off pole.

  • 3.1

    M Morkel to S Dhawan, Shortish ball, shoots off the deck. Dhawan gets into an uncomfortable position but manages to pull it through backward square leg for a single.

  • OVER 3
    2 RUNS IND 4/0
    S Dhawan 0 (8)
    M Vijay 3 (10)
    M Morkel 1-0-1-0
    V Philander 2-1-2-0
  • 2.6

    V Philander to Vijay, A fullish ball outside off. Vijay is eager for a drive but fails to put the wood on the ball.

  • 2.5

    V Philander to Vijay, Tentative! The ball was short of a length outside off. Vijay misjudges it and has a waft at it but gets beaten.

  • 2.4

    V Philander to Vijay, A full length ball outside off, left alone.

  • 2.3

    V Philander to M Vijay, The ball has found the edge of the bat. Two runs added to the total.

  • 2.2

    V Philander to Vijay, Not Out! How did that miss the stumps? Anyways, proves to be a brilliant use of the review. Fullish delivery, angling in. Vijay shuffles a touch and tries to clip it but misses to get pinged on the pads. The South Africans are ecstatic and up goes the umpire's finger. Looked dead to the naked eye. However, Vijay walks across to Dhawan, has a long chat with him and decides to review it. Time for the replays. Oh ho! Impact is in line, pitching is in line but it is going over the stumps. Kohli likes it and claps from the dressing room.

  • 2.1

    V Philander to Vijay, A length ball, on the middle stump, defends it from the crease, with caution.

  • OVER 2
    1 RUN IND 2/0
    M Vijay 1 (4)
    S Dhawan 0 (8)
    M Morkel 1-0-1-0
  • 1.6

    M Morkel to Dhawan, Fullish delivery, patted back to the bowler.

  • 1.5

    M Morkel to Dhawan, Defended off the back foot by the batsman

  • 1.4

    M Morkel to Dhawan, Fullish in length, angling down. Dhawan tries to clip it away but is hit on the pads.

  • 1.3

    M Morkel to Dhawan, Morkel goes around the wicket to Dhawan and bowls a back of a length outside off, punched nicely off the back foot.

  • 1.2

    M Morkel to M Vijay, Streaky! Good length delivery in that tight off stump corridor, Murali Vijay hangs back to defend but gets an outside edge towards the slip cordon. A run taken.

  • 1.1

    M Morkel to Vijay, Right on target to begin with! On a length in the zone of apprehension, angling in sharply. Vijay knows where his off stump is and makes a brave leave as the ball sails into the gloves of the keeper.

  • OVER 1
    1 RUN IND 1/0
    M Vijay 0 (2)
    S Dhawan 0 (4)
    V Philander 1-0-0-0
  • 0.6

    V Philander to Dhawan, Shaping away from Dhawan as he plants his front foot across and allows it through.

  • 0.5

    V Philander to Dhawan, Angling away on a length from the southpaw, he remains circumspect in approach and lets it go.

  • 0.4

    V Philander to Dhawan, Hangs back to the good length delivery and defends it solidly besides the pitch on the off side.

  • 0.3

    V Philander to Dhawan, Down the leg side, Dhawan tries to whip it away but misses.

  • 0.2

    Philander to Vijay, A loud shout for an LBW denied! On a length on middle, a bit of nibble in the air and it is angling down. Vijay tries to clip it through but misses to get pinged on the pads. Philander is confident but the umpire shows no interest as the batsmen steal a leg bye.

  • 0.1

    V Philander to Vijay, Starts off with a length ball down the leg side, Vijay tries to play it with soft hands but only connects with thin air.

  • OVER 42
    NO RUN, 1 WICKET SA 130/10
    A de Villiers 35 (50)
    D Steyn 0 (4)
    B Kumar 11-4-33-2
    J Bumrah -1-39-3
  • 41.2

    J Bumrah to Villiers, OUT! The catch is legal and South Africa have been bowled out with still some time left in the first session! What an inspiring bowling performance by the Indians. A short ball outside off, de Villiers rocks back and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket. For a second, it seems like he has cleared the ropes but Bhuvneshwar Kumar is placed by Kohli to perfection. De Villiers hits that like an archer shoots his arrow towards a target placed in front of him, and finds Bhuvi to perfection. The umpires check for the legality of the catch and replays show that the fielder is fine. INDIA NEED 208 TO WIN!

  • 41.1

    J Bumrah to Villiers, Landed outside off, de Villiers arches back and guides it towards third man. Does not take the single.

  • OVER 41
    NO RUN, 1 WICKET SA 130/9
    A de Villiers 35 (48)
    D Steyn 0 (4)
    J Bumrah 11-1-39-2
    B Kumar 11-4-33-2
  • 40.6

    B Kumar to Steyn, Full and outside off, pushed towards cover.

  • 40.5

    B Kumar to Villiers, The batsman defends it from within the crease.

  • 40.4

    B Kumar to Steyn, Full on middle, pushed towards long on. They do not run. The crowd cheers!

  • 40.3

    B Kumar to Steyn, On middle and off, defended towards cover.

  • 40.2

    B Kumar to Morkel, OUT! Bounced out! Let me type that again. MORKEL HAS BEEN BOUNCED OUT. How many times do you see a Saffa player bounced out by an Indian bowler? A short ball, on middle, Morne has nowhere to move as he ducks blindly. He ends up fending at the ball as it comes at his face, takes the gloves and lobs in the air. The entire slip cordon comes charging in but has the sanity to allow Saha to take the catch.

  • 40.1

    B Kumar to Morkel, A length ball on middle, Morkel looks to defend but misses and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.

  • OVER 40
    6 RUNS SA 130/8
    M Morkel 2 (2)
    A de Villiers 35 (48)
    B Kumar 10-4-33-1
    J Bumrah 11-1-39-2
  • 39.6

    J Bumrah to Villiers, Short delivery, de Villiers goes for a pull across the line and misses.

  • 39.5

    J Bumrah to Villiers, SIX! What a hit! He is a champion in surveying the field and picking his spots. Fullish delivery around off, de Villiers extends his arms and lifts it over long off to send it sailing over the fence. South Africa need a lot more of those.

  • 39.4

    J Bumrah to Villiers, Fuller in length, driven crisply to the man at mid on.

  • 39.3

    J Bumrah to Villiers, Fullish delivery, driven hard but straight to the man at covers.

  • 39.2

    J Bumrah to Villiers, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.

  • 39.1

    J Bumrah to de Villiers, Back of a length ball outside off, de Villiers rises with the bounce and taps it to deep point. Doesn't take a run though, rightly so.

  • OVER 39
    10 RUNS, 1 WICKET SA 124/8
    A de Villiers 29 (42)
    M Morkel 2 (2)
    H Pandya 6-0-27-2
    B Kumar 10-4-33-1
  • 38.6

    B Kumar to Morkel, More cheers! Morkel gets runs this time! This is angled into the southpaw and he comfortably tucks it behind square leg to pick up a couple of runs. THE LEAD CROSSES 200!

  • 38.5

    B Kumar to Morkel, What a cheer! The crowd is egging The Giraffe on. On a length, around middle, Morkel defends it towards mid-wicket and the crowd is happy as he survives a ball.

  • 38.4

    B Kumar to Maharaj, OUT! Caught behind! That is the 8th one down! On a length outside off, Maharaj pushes inside the line and gets a thick outside edge behind. Simple catch, India inching closer to batting. That is Wriddhiman Saha's 9th catch in this Test, the most by an Indian wicket-keeper in an away Test.

  • 38.4

    B Kumar to K Maharaj, WIDE. Another bouncer, another wide. Second of the over and Bhuvneshwar is frustrated. Not his fault. There seems to be some extra zip in this surface.

  • 38.3

    B Kumar to Maharaj, Banged in short, Keshav pulls this straight to short mid-wicket who is a touch late to react. The ball lands in front of him and deflects away. Two runs taken.

  • 38.2

    B Kumar to Maharaj, Around off, watchfully defended.

  • 38.1

    B Kumar to Maharaj, FOUR! Slashed and slashed hard! A touch short outside off, Maharaj throws his bat at it and and gets it over the slip cordon to third man!

  • 38.1

    B Kumar to Maharaj, WIDE. A short ball outside off, Maharaj lets it go and the umpire signals a wide way too late, after the indication from his partner at square leg.

  • OVER 38
    5 RUNS SA 114/7
    K Maharaj 9 (17)
    A de Villiers 29 (42)
    J Bumrah 10-1-33-2
    H Pandya 6-0-27-2
  • 37.6

    H Pandya to Maharaj, Well bowled! Back of a length around off, Maharaj hops and tries to keep it out but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls towards point and a single results.

  • 37.5

    H Pandya to Maharaj, The batsman defends it from within the crease.

  • 37.4

    H Pandya to Maharaj, Ooh... that's nasty! Maharaj is a lucky man as the ball just goes over the stumps. Back of a length around off, Maharaj tries to duck under it but there is an error in judgement. Is hit on the arm and the ball just misses the stumps.

  • 37.3

    H Pandya to K Maharaj, FOUR! Hit with authority! Shortish ball around off, Maharaj stands tall and pulls it with aplomb over wide mid on for a boundary. That came right off the screws.

  • 37.2

    H Pandya to Maharaj, Fractionally overpitched outside off, Keshav pushes it with soft hands to covers.

  • 37.1

    H Pandya to Maharaj, Angling into Maharaj who tucks it to the leg side.

  • OVER 37
    8 RUNS SA 109/7
    K Maharaj 4 (11)
    A de Villiers 29 (42)
    M Shami 12-3-28-3
    J Bumrah 10-1-33-2
  • 36.6

    J Bumrah to Villiers, Full toss on leg stump, de Villiers whips it straight to the fielder at mid-wicket. He failed to capitalize on that one.

  • 36.5

    J Bumrah to Villiers, Shuffles across a long way to the length ball and clips it through backward square leg for a couple.

  • 36.4

    J Bumrah to Villiers, Well played! Length ball on off, de Villiers clips it nicely through mid-wicket. Ashwin chases it but there is a man in the deep as well who gets across to it and cuts it off. A couple taken.

  • 36.3

    J Bumrah to Villiers, FOUR! Pristine! De Villiers needs to wait for the loose deliveries and pounce on them as he has done on this occasion. Length delivery outside off, de Villiers opens his bat face and creams it through cover-point to find the fence.

  • 36.2

    J Bumrah to Villiers, On a length around off, de Villiers makes good use of the depth of the crease and blocks it solidly.

  • 36.1

    J Bumrah to Villiers, The batsman fails to put bat on ball.

  • OVER 36
    2 RUNS SA 101/7
    A de Villiers 21 (36)
    K Maharaj 4 (11)
    J Bumrah 9-1-25-2
    M Shami 12-3-28-3
  • 35.6

    M Shami to Maharaj, Terrific yorker, Maharaj is alert to it and does really well to jam it out past the bowler towards mid off.

  • 35.5

    M Shami to Maharaj, Fractionally overpitched, pushed crisply off the front foot to covers.

  • 35.4

    M Shami to Villiers, Fuller in length, clipped through mid-wicket for a run.

  • 35.3

    M Shami to Maharaj, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.

  • 35.2

    M Shami to Maharaj, Sharp bouncer around off, Maharaj sways away from the line and arches his back to evade it.

  • 35.1

    M Shami to K Maharaj, On a length outside off, Maharaj has a feel for it but edges it towards the off side.

  • OVER 35
    4 RUNS SA 99/7
    K Maharaj 3 (6)
    A de Villiers 20 (35)
    M Shami 11-3-26-3
    J Bumrah 9-1-25-2
  • 34.6

    J Bumrah to Villiers, Tentative AB! Good length ball outside off, de Villiers is in two minds whether to leave it or play at it. Eventually feels for it and is beaten all ends up.

  • 34.5

    J Bumrah to Maharaj, The ball has been square driven by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.

  • 34.4

    J Bumrah to Maharaj, Fullish delivery outside off, stroked through covers for a couple.

  • 34.3

    J Bumrah to Maharaj, Bumrah bends his back and delivers a sharp bouncer. Maharaj ducks under it.

  • 34.2

    J Bumrah to Maharaj, Probing delivery outside off, Maharaj feels for it and gets beaten.

  • 34.1

    J Bumrah to Villiers, Short ball outside off, de Villiers cuts it through point for a run.

  • OVER 34
    1 RUN, 1 WICKET SA 95/7
    A de Villiers 19 (33)
    K Maharaj 0 (2)
    J Bumrah 8-0-21-2
    M Shami 11-3-26-3
  • 33.6

    M Shami to Maharaj, Not Out! Going down leg! India exhaust a review. Fullish delivery, swinging in sharply. Maharaj tries to play it across the line but misses to get pinged on the pads. A convincing appeal follows but paid no heed to. India go for the review though. The replays roll in. Hawk Eye shows that the impact is umpire's call and the ball would have missed the leg stump.

  • 33.5

    M Shami to Maharaj, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.

  • 33.4

    Shami to Philander, OUT! Lethal Shami gives another blow to the Proteas! There are many occasions when you tend to falter when the conditions are really conducive for swing bowling but credit to India for being really disciplined. Fullish delivery around off, swinging in substantially. Philander comes half-forward in an attempt to deal with it but misses it to get hit flush on the pads. The Indians roar in an appeal and the umpire has no hesitation in ruling it out. Looked plumb too. However, Vernon walks across gingerly to de Villiers and talks with him. Challenges the decision eventually. Snicko shows no inside edge while Hawk Eye shows three reds. India only behind by 172 runs and need only three wickets to bowl the Proteas out.

  • 33.3

    M Shami to Philander, Hangs back to the length delivery and defends it with a straight bat.

  • 33.2

    M Shami to Villiers, Good shot but equally well fielded! Overpitched outside off, de Villiers crunches it towards covers where Pandya puts his body behind the line and makes a partial stop. Keeps it down to a single.

  • 33.1

    M Shami to Villiers, Good length ball outside off, punched off the back foot.

  • OVER 33
    NO RUN SA 94/6
    A de Villiers 18 (31)
    V Philander 0 (8)
    M Shami 10-3-25-2
    J Bumrah 8-0-21-2
  • 32.6

    J Bumrah to Philander, Full length ball, shaping in. Philander presses forward and blocks it out. The pressure is on, maiden for Bumrah.

  • 32.5

    J Bumrah to Philander, Good length ball outside off, Philander doesn't fiddle with it.

  • 32.4

    J Bumrah to V Philander, Edged but short! Fuller in length outside off, Philander pokes at it and gets an outside edge that falls short of the slip cordon.

  • 32.3

    J Bumrah to Philander, On a good length outside off, Vernon lets it go.

  • 32.2

    J Bumrah to Philander, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

  • 32.1

    J Bumrah to Philander, In the channel outside off, Philander leaves it alone.

  • OVER 32
    2 RUNS SA 94/6
    V Philander 0 (2)
    A de Villiers 18 (31)
    J Bumrah 7-0-21-2
    M Shami 10-3-25-2
  • 31.6

    M Shami to Villiers, Ooh.. almost chopped that on! On a length well outside off, de Villiers chases it away from his body and gets a thick inside edge which just goes past the stumps.

  • 31.5

    M Shami to Villiers, In the channel outside off, left alone.

  • 31.4

    M Shami to Villiers, Brilliant fielding! The visitors have their tails up and are making life difficult for the batsmen. Fractionally overpitched, driven crisply towards mid off where Dhawan dives to his right like a goalkeeper to make a brilliant stop.

  • 31.3

    M Shami to Villiers, Fullish delivery, clipped to the leg side for a couple.

  • 31.2

    M Shami to Villiers, Driven through mid off by the batsman.

  • 31.1

    M Shami to Villiers, Waits for this one and plays it with an angled blade to point.

  • OVER 31
    5 RUNS, 1 WICKET SA 92/6
    A de Villiers 16 (25)
    V Philander 0 (2)
    H Pandya 5-0-22-2
    J Bumrah 7-0-21-2
  • 30.6

    J Bumrah to Philander, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.

  • 30.5

    J Bumrah to Philander, Fuller in length, pushed to mid off.

  • 30.4

    J Bumrah to Kock, OUT! This is all going downhill for South Africa! Judicious use of the review from India. Bumrah has been right on the money and brings in another reward for his side. Angles in a good length ball from outside off and extracts good bounce as well with the incoming angle. De Kock hops to keep it out but seems to have got an inside edge as Saha beind the stumps takes it. The Indians appeal in unison but the umpire stays put. Saha is very confident and Kohli opts for the DRS. Time for the replays. The Snicko does confirm a nick. OUT flashes the giant screen and look at Kohli. He is absoutely pumped. South Africa are ahead by 169 runs with only four wickets in hand.

  • 30.3

    J Bumrah to de Kock, FOUR! De Kock is not at all looking comfortable. Plays at a good length ball outside off and gets it off the outer half past the gully region for a boundary.

  • 30.2

    J Bumrah to Villiers, A bit short this time, placed through point for a single.

  • 30.1

    J Bumrah to Villiers, Fullish delivery, blocked watchfully.

  • OVER 30
    5 RUNS SA 87/5
    A de Villiers 15 (23)
    Q de Kock 4 (7)
    J Bumrah 6-0-16-1
    H Pandya 5-0-22-2
  • 29.6

    H Pandya to de Kock, FOUR! Streaky! Good length ball outside off, de Kock flashes at it but gets a thick outside edge over the slip cordon for a boundary.

  • 29.5

    H Pandya to Kock, The batsman defends it from within the crease.

  • 29.4

    H Pandya to de Kock, Fullish delivery, eased to mid off.

  • 29.3

    H Pandya to Kock, Plays this with an angled bat to point.

  • 29.2

    H Pandya to Kock, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

  • 29.1

    H Pandya to de Kock, An opportunity goes down the drain! How costly this will be? Dhawan will be disappointed. De Villiers taps this one to covers and takes off for a run. It is a risky one as well. Dhawan gets to the ball and aims to score a direct hit at the striker's end but misses. De Kock was miles away from making it home. You practice those direct hits day in and day out and most of the times you get it right.

  • OVER 29
    1 RUN, 1 WICKET SA 82/5
    A de Villiers 14 (22)
    Q de Kock 0 (2)
    M Shami 9-3-23-2
    J Bumrah 6-0-16-1
  • 28.6

    J Bumrah to Kock, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. Another productive over for India.

  • 28.5

    J Bumrah to Kock, Fuller in length, kept out watchfully.

  • 28.4

    J Bumrah to Plessis, OUT! The skipper departs for a duck! South Africa have been caught in shallow waters and are looking very jittery at the moment. Remember, this was the partnership that had steadied the ship for South Africa in the first innings. India will be relieved. Bumrah runs in from a bit wide of the crease and lands it on a length in the avenue of apprehension. Extracts appreciable bounce after landing and catches du Plessis in a tangle who comes forward tentatively to block it. Is completely taken aback as the ball brushes his gloves and flies behind to Saha who accepts it gleefully. The tourists are all over the home side at the moment.

  • 28.3

    J Bumrah to de Villiers, Back of a length outside off, de Villiers mistimes his cut through the point region. Pandya sprints in from the deep and keeps the batsmen down to a single. Harsha Bhogle on air likes that. Tells you how much exuberant this young man is.

  • 28.2

    J Bumrah to Villiers, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.

  • 28.1

    J Bumrah to Villiers, Good carry for Bumrah again! Takes off from a fullish length outside off as de Villiers remains circumspect in approach and lets it go.

  • OVER 28
    7 RUNS SA 81/4
    A de Villiers 13 (19)
    F du Plessis 0 (4)
    J Bumrah 5-0-15-0
    M Shami 9-3-23-2
  • 27.6

    M Shami to Plessis, In the avenue of apprehension, holding its line. Du Plessis strides ahead and allows it through with confidence.

  • 27.5

    M Shami to Villiers, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.

  • 27.4

    M Shami to Villiers, Fuller in length, angling in. Ab comes forward and sees it through safely.

  • 27.3

    M Shami to Villiers, SIX! Brilliant improvisation! Mr. 360 for a reason, has a wide array of strokes and executes them without breaking a sweat. Back of a length outside off, allows de Villiers to free his arms. He steers it over the slip cordon and the ball just flies over the third man fence.

  • 27.2

    M Shami to de Villiers, Nicely bowled! Close to the off stump channel, de Villiers comes forward gingerly and gets an inside edge onto his pads.

  • 27.1

    M Shami to Villiers, In the channel outside off, AB lets it go.

  • OVER 27
    1 RUN SA 74/4
    A de Villiers 6 (14)
    F du Plessis 0 (3)
    M Shami 8-2-16-2
    J Bumrah 5-0-15-0
  • 26.6

    J Bumrah to Plessis, Another one outside off, paid no heed to by the batsman.

  • 26.5

    J Bumrah to Plessis, On a length outside off, Faf points his bat skywards to allow it through.

  • 26.4

    J Bumrah to de Villiers, The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side. One run added to the total.

  • 26.3

    J Bumrah to Villiers, Oohh... that one took off! Good length ball around off, straightening a touch. De Villiers looks to keep it out but misses and is hit on the arms. The ball deflects towards Saha after that. Had de Villiers in a lot of trouble there.

  • 26.2

    J Bumrah to Villiers, Good length ball outside off, angling in a touch. De Villiers is in no mood to flirt with it.

  • 26.1

    J Bumrah to Villiers, On a length around off, punched off the back foot to covers.

  • OVER 26
    NO RUN, 1 WICKET SA 73/4
    A de Villiers 5 (10)
    F du Plessis 0 (1)
    B Kumar 9-4-23-0
    M Shami 8-2-16-2
  • 25.6

    M Shami to Plessis, In the channel outside off, holding its line. Faf plants his front foot across and lets it go.

  • 25.5

    M Shami to Rabada, OUT! Double-strike for Shami this morning. He has been bowling nagging lines and lengths around that off stump corridor and reaps the dividends again. Bends his back this time and bowls a back of a length ball on off. Rabada's bat face is a little closed as he attempts to play it defensively with the angle towards the leg side. However, he ends up getting a thick outside edge towards the slip cordon. Kohli is onto it in a flash like a hawk to his right and takes a sharp catch. Runs around in the celebratory mode and his teammates are ecstatic as well. The visitors are making the first hour of the day count.

  • 25.4

    M Shami to Rabada, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

  • 25.3

    M Shami to K Rabada, In the air... but safe! A tad fuller in length outside off, angling in. Rabada leans ahead to counter it but gets a thick outside edge which flies towards Sharma at gully. He gets low but the ball just lands in front of him. He has a smile on his face.

  • 25.2

    M Shami to Rabada, Beaten! Fuller in length outside off, Kagiso has a tame push at it and gets foxed.

  • 25.1

    M Shami to Rabada, On a length outside off, Kagiso doesn't fiddle with it.

  • OVER 25
    6 RUNS SA 73/3
    K Rabada 5 (28)
    A de Villiers 5 (10)
    M Shami 7-1-16-1
    B Kumar 9-4-23-0
  • 24.6

    B Kumar to Villiers, FOUR! Pure timing and grace! Full and fraction straight this time. AB clips it nonchalantly through mid-wicket for a glorious boundary.

  • 24.5

    B Kumar to Rabada, Close shave! It would have been better if Vijay tried at the bowler's end. Good length ball on off, Kagiso turns it towards mid-wicket and de Villiers calls him through for a run. The southpaw hesitates a touch but eventually goes for the run. Vijay runs in and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Had he hit, still de Villiers would have been in. Wrong end from Vijay.

  • 24.4

    B Kumar to Rabada, In the zone outside off, left alone.

  • 24.3

    B Kumar to Villiers, Clips this one with a closed bat face to mid-wicket for a single.

  • 24.2

    B Kumar to Villiers, Similar length ball outside off, de Villiers goes for an expansive drive but gets it off the inner half down the track.

  • 24.1

    B Kumar to de Villiers, Nervy moment! Good length ball in the corridor of uncertainty, de Villiers commits himself on the front foot and pushes at it with soft hands. Gets an outside edge which falls well short of Kohli at second slip who dives in front and takes it on the bounce. AB might better not commit himself completely as there is good bounce on this track.

  • OVER 24
    NO RUN SA 67/3
    A de Villiers 0 (6)
    K Rabada 4 (26)
    B Kumar 8-4-17-0
    M Shami 7-1-16-1
  • 23.6

    M Shami to Rabada, Similar length ball, Rabada makes good use of the depth of the crease and answers it with a straight bat. A maiden for Shami.

  • 23.5

    M Shami to Rabada, Good length ball outside off, Rabada shows good composure this time and lets it go.

  • 23.4

    M Shami to Rabada, Third play and miss in the over! This one keeps coming in with the natural angle and whizzes past Rabada's outside edge.

  • 23.3

    M Shami to Rabada, Another brute of a delivery! You can't do anything about it. On a fuller length outside off, shaping in initially and straightening after pitching. Rabada is caught off guard, fishes at it and gets foxed.

  • 23.2

    M Shami to Rabada, Fullish delivery, shaping in. Kagiso presses forward and defends it stoutly.

  • 23.1

    M Shami to Rabada, That's a peach! Shami steams in from around the wicket and delivers a good length ball outside off. It is coming in with the natural angle and deviates off the surface after pitching. Rabada has a poke at it and is beaten comprehensively. Too good for the tailender.

  • OVER 23
    1 RUN SA 67/3
    K Rabada 4 (20)
    A de Villiers 0 (6)
    M Shami 6-1-16-1
    B Kumar 8-4-17-0
  • 22.6

    B Kumar to Villiers, Nicely played! Fullish length ball on off, de Villiers blocks it with soft hands taking his bottom hand off.

  • 22.5

    B Kumar to Villiers, Angling in substantially, de Villiers defends it with his bat and pad close to each other.

  • 22.4

    B Kumar to Villiers, On a length around off, AB covers the line and answers it with a straight bat.

  • 22.3

    B Kumar to Rabada, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.

  • 22.2

    B Kumar to Rabada, Full length ball attacking the stumps, Kagiso comes forward and defends it calmly.

  • 22.1

    B Kumar to Rabada, A play and a miss! On a length and angling away from Rabada. He pokes at it and gets beaten.

  • OVER 22
    1 RUN, 1 WICKET SA 66/3
    K Rabada 3 (17)
    A de Villiers 0 (3)
    B Kumar 7-3-16-0
    M Shami 6-1-16-1
  • 21.6

    M Shami to Villiers, Probing lines around that off stump channel, de Villiers comes forward and defends it solidly.

  • 21.5

    M Shami to Villiers, The batsman defends it from within the crease.

  • 21.4

    M Shami to Villiers, Fuller in length around off, kept out solidly.

  • 21.3

    M Shami to H Amla, OUT! The decision stays! A big, big breakthrough for India. Good length delivery outside off, leaving the right-hander with extra bounce. Amla aims to force it through covers with hard hands but gets a thick outside edge towards third slip. Sharma lines it up, gets low ahead and seems to have taken it inches above the ground. That's a great grab. Hang on! The body language of the visitors is confident but the umpires tell them to wait. They have a conversation with each other and decide to take it upstairs. The soft signal is out. Time for the replays. From the front view angle, it seems that Sharma has his hands underneath the ball. However, the close-in angles are not that conclusive. The third umpire decides to rule it out. Amla was out in a similar fashion in the first innings as well. The Proteas are effectively 143/3.

  • 21.2

    M Shami to Rabada, First run of the day! Short ball, shaping in, pulled through backward square leg for a single.

  • 21.1

    M Shami to Rabada, On a good length outside off, angling in. Rabada points his bat skywards and allows it through.

  • OVER 21
    NO RUN SA 65/2
    K Rabada 2 (15)
    H Amla 4 (14)
    M Shami 5-0-15-0
    B Kumar 7-3-16-0
  • 20.6

    B Kumar to Amla, In the zone outside off, left alone. Kumar starts off with a maiden.

  • 20.5

    B Kumar to Amla, Fuller in length around off, defended solidly off the front foot.

  • 20.4

    B Kumar to Amla, Good bowling! Good length delivery around off, seaming in after hitting the deck. Amla covers the line and defends it with a high elbow.

  • 20.3

    B Kumar to Amla, Almost an action replay of the previous delivery as Hashim doesn't fiddle with it.

  • 20.2

    B Kumar to Amla, In the zone of apprehension, Amla covers his stumps and makes an assured leave.

  • 20.1

    B Kumar to Amla, Right on the money is Kumar. On a length on off, Amla hangs back and defends it stoutly.

  • OVER 20
    NO RUN SA 65/2
    H Amla 4 (8)
    K Rabada 2 (15)
    B Kumar 6-3-16-0
    M Shami 5-0-15-0
  • 19.6

    M Shami to Rabada, Rabada survives somehow! On a good length around off, Rabada feels for it but the ball straightens and beats the outside edge of his bat. Saha takes it and the Indians appeal but Shami himself shakes bis head. Kohli has a chat with his teammates but doesn't take the review. Has a big smile on his face. There was no edge there. THAT'S STUMPS ON DAY 2!

  • 19.5

    M Shami to Rabada, Brilliantly bowled! Low full toss, dipping in on middle and leg. Rabada brings his bat down and plays it towards mid-wicket. Bumrah hares from wide mid on and dives to cut it off. Rabada and Amla come halfway down the track for the single, almost do a handshake but then on seeing that the ball is fielded, go back to their respective ends. Can Rabada survive the last delivery of the day?

  • 19.4

    M Shami to Rabada, Fuller in length, kept out watchfully to mid off.

  • 19.3

    M Shami to Rabada, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

  • 19.2

    M Shami to K Rabada, Good fielding! On a length outside off, Rabada pokes at it and gets an outside edge towards Rohit at gully. He dives to his left to save a certain boundary.

  • 19.1

    M Shami to Rabada, Just misses the off pole! On a length outside off, angling in substantially. Rabada looks to keep it out but it is too good for him.

  • OVER 19
    4 RUNS SA 65/2
    K Rabada 2 (9)
    H Amla 4 (8)
    M Shami 4-0-15-0
    B Kumar 6-3-16-0
  • 18.6

    B Kumar to Amla, FOUR! Well played! Full and on middle, Amla clips it with good timing through mid-wicket and the ball whistles to the fence.

  • 18.5

    B Kumar to Amla, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

  • 18.4

    B Kumar to H Amla, On a length outside off, Amla shuffles and blocks it.

  • 18.3

    B Kumar to Amla, The batsman defends it from within the crease.

  • 18.2

    B Kumar to Amla, Fullish delivery, Amla shuffles across and blocks it down the track.

  • 18.1

    B Kumar to Amla, Fullish delivery, defended solidly off the front foot.

  • OVER 18
    2 RUNS SA 61/2
    H Amla 0 (2)
    K Rabada 2 (9)
    H Pandya 4-0-17-2
    M Shami 4-0-15-0
  • 17.6

    M Shami to Rabada, Another edge but falls short of the fielder. Rabada pokes at this one and gets a nick which doesn't carry to Dhawan in the slip cordon.

  • 17.5

    M Shami to Rabada, Streak! Length ball outside off, straightening again. Rabada plays it off the outer half through gully to pick up a couple.

  • 17.4

    M Shami to Rabada, Wide outside off, Rabada is not bothered to play at it.

  • 17.3

    M Shami to Rabada, In the channel outside off, Kagiso lets it go.

  • 17.2

    M Shami to Rabada, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.

  • 17.1

    M Shami to Rabada, Peach! On a length on off, leaves the southpaw after pitching. Rabada feels for it and is foxed. Kohli is not happy with the movement near the sightscreen and vents out his anger.

  • OVER 17
    4 RUNS, 1 WICKET SA 59/2
    K Rabada 0 (3)
    H Amla 0 (2)
    R Ashwin 1-0-3-0
    H Pandya 4-0-17-2
  • 16.6

    H Pandya to Amla, In the channel outside off, left alone. End of a testing over.

  • 16.5

    H Pandya to Amla, Fullish delivery, kept out watchfully.

  • 16.4

    H Pandya to D Elgar, OUT! India are right back in the contest courtesy Hardik Pandya again! He is doing a similar sort of job as Ben Stokes does for England. A really energetic character, you can be sure that he will give his cent percent. Lands it on a fullish length around off and gets the ball to move away after pitching. Enough on it to induce a false stroke from a tentative Elgar and he gets a thick outside edge. Saha moves to his left and accepts it gleefully. South Africa lead by 136 runs.

  • 16.3

    H Pandya to Elgar, Tentative! In the probing channel around off, Elgar pokes at it and gets an inside edge onto his pads.

  • 16.2

    H Pandya to D Elgar, Angling away from the southpaw who guides it with an open bat face towards gully.

  • 16.1

    H Pandya to Elgar, FOUR! Beautiful! Full and straight, clipped elegantly through mid-wicket to find the fence.

  • OVER 16
    3 RUNS SA 55/1
    D Elgar 21 (50)
    K Rabada 0 (3)
    H Pandya 3-0-13-1
    R Ashwin 1-0-3-0
  • 15.6

    R Ashwin to Rabada, Slower through the air, defended solidly off the back foot.

  • 15.5

    R Ashwin to Rabada, Stays back to the flatter ball and keeps it out.

  • 15.4

    R Ashwin to K Rabada, Ooh.. just short of first slip! Tossed up outside off, spinning away. Rabada leans ahead and tries to block it but gets an outside edge which carries on the bounce to the diving Kohli.

  • 15.3

    R Ashwin to Elgar, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.

  • 15.2

    R Ashwin to Elgar, A bit of drift in the air, played off the outer half of the bast past slip towards third man. A couple taken.

  • 15.1

    R Ashwin to Elgar, Starts off with a straighter one outside off, Elgar covers his stumps and makes a brave leave.

  • OVER 15
    4 RUNS, 1 WICKET SA 52/1
    D Elgar 18 (47)
    A Markram 34 (43)
    M Shami 3-0-13-0
    H Pandya 3-0-13-1
  • 14.6

    H Pandya to Markram, OUT! Hardik Pandya is in the thick of things again! Much-needed breakthrough for India. Got to say that it was a needless shot from Markram and he has thrown his wicket away. Back of a length ball on off, Markram hops and goes for a half pull/half flick. Not the ideal length to play the pull. Ends up getting a top edge that lobs in the air towards Kumar at the point region. He doesn't move an inch and takes a comfortable catch. An innings that promised so much has been cut short. South Africa are effectively 129/1.

  • 14.5

    H Pandya to Markram, Fuller in length, Aiden comes forward and strokes it to the off side.

  • 14.4

    H Pandya to Markram, In the zone outside off, Markram doesn't flirt with danger.

  • 14.3

    H Pandya to Markram, Hangs back to the good length delivery and blocks it solidly.

  • 14.2

    H Pandya to Markram, Punched off the back foot by the batsman.

  • 14.1

    H Pandya to Markram, FOUR! That flew off the bat! What timing. Fractionally overpitched outside off, Markram leans ahead and creams it through extra cover for a gorgeous boundary. That brings up the 50 for South Africa. Smooth sailing at the moment.

  • OVER 14
    8 RUNS SA 48/0
    A Markram 30 (37)
    D Elgar 18 (47)
    H Pandya 2-0-9-0
    M Shami 3-0-13-0
  • 13.6

    Shami to Elgar, A loud appeal for an LBW denied! Good length ball in line of the stumps, Elgar hops to keep it out but misses to get pinged on the pads. Shami is confident but the umpire pays no heed to him. Height was the factor.

  • 13.5

    M Shami to Elgar, FOUR! This one is more authoritative! Completely nailed that one. Shortish delivery, sits up nicely for Elgar. He stands tall and pulls it with aplomb through mid-wicket for a rocketing boundary.

  • 13.4

    M Shami to D Elgar, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Shami tries to test Elgar with a bouncer. The southpaw is alert though and pulls it all along the ground through the backward square leg region to find the fence.

  • 13.3

    M Shami to Elgar, Very full outside off, Elgar crouches and guides it towards the slip cordon where it is well stopped.

  • 13.2

    M Shami to Elgar, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

  • 13.1

    M Shami to Elgar, Good length ball, shaping in appreciably. Elgar hops and tucks it to square leg.

  • OVER 13
    2 RUNS SA 40/0
    D Elgar 10 (41)
    A Markram 30 (37)
    M Shami 2-0-5-0
    H Pandya 2-0-9-0
  • 12.6

    H Pandya to Elgar, Short of a length outside off, eased to deep point for an easy single.

  • 12.5

    H Pandya to Elgar, Exaggerated movement of the arms! Good length ball outside off, Elgar shuffles across, hops and turns around to leave it in a similar way as Steven Smith. That was good to watch.

  • 12.4

    H Pandya to Elgar, Length delivery outside off, shaping away after landing. Elgar doesn't fiddle with it.

  • 12.3

    H Pandya to Elgar, Fuller in length, driven sweetly off the front foot to covers.

  • 12.2

    H Pandya to Elgar, The batsman works it down the leg side.

  • 12.1

    H Pandya to Markram, Shortish delivery and width on offer, placed to deep point for a run.

  • OVER 12
    4 RUNS SA 38/0
    A Markram 29 (36)
    D Elgar 9 (36)
    H Pandya 1-0-7-0
    M Shami 2-0-5-0
  • 11.6

    M Shami to Elgar, Back of a length ball around off, defended solidly off the back foot.

  • 11.5

    M Shami to Elgar, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

  • 11.4

    M Shami to Elgar, Short of a length around off, played off the outer half towards gully.

  • 11.3

    M Shami to Elgar, Shami has his tail up now! This is sharp bowling. Runs in hard from around the wicket and bowls a good length ball outside off. Elgar shuffles across and looks to block it but the ball straightens at the last moment to beat his outside edge.

  • 11.2

    M Shami to D Elgar, FOUR! Uppish but safe! Back of a length outside off, angling in. Elgar plays it intentionally with an angled blade towards gully. However, it is too close for comfort as the ball just falls short of a diving Sharma and goes past him through to the fence.

  • 11.1

    M Shami to Elgar, In the channel outside off, left alone.

  • OVER 11
    7 RUNS SA 34/0
    D Elgar 5 (30)
    A Markram 29 (36)
    M Shami 1-0-1-0
    H Pandya 1-0-7-0
  • 10.6

    H Pandya to Markram, Nicely played! Back of a length ball outside off, Aiden punches it firmly through point for a brace.

  • 10.5

    H Pandya to Markram, FOUR! Sublime! That was so pleasing to the eyes. Full delivery and so straight in line, Markram clips it nonchalantly through mid-wicket and away she whistles to the fence.

  • 10.4

    H Pandya to Markram, Good length delivery, angling in. Markram camps back and works it to mid on.

  • 10.3

    H Pandya to Markram, In the channel outside off, Aiden doesn't fiddle with it.

  • 10.2

    H Pandya to Elgar, Back of a length ball, leaving the southpaw. He pushes it through covers to rotate strike.

  • 10.1

    H Pandya to Elgar, A bit of extra bounce! On a length on middle and leg, shoots off the deck. Elgar hops and tucks it towards square leg.

  • OVER 10
    1 RUN SA 27/0
    D Elgar 4 (28)
    A Markram 23 (32)
    B Kumar 5-3-12-0
    M Shami 1-0-1-0
  • 9.6

    M Shami to Elgar, Leans ahead and eases it to the cover region for a run.

  • 9.5

    M Shami to Elgar, A well-directed bouncer on off, Elgar sits under it in a jiffy to evade it. The ball moved late and Saha did well to collect it.

  • 9.4

    M Shami to Elgar, Sits deep in the crease and answers it with a straight bat.

  • 9.3

    M Shami to Elgar, Well bowled! Good length ball around off, shoots off the deck. Dean aims to block it but is hit on the thigh pad and the ball rolls towards the slip cordon.

  • 9.2

    M Shami to Elgar, Angling in from a length around off, played defensively towards mid-wicket.

  • 9.1

    M Shami to Elgar, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

  • OVER 9
    4 RUNS SA 26/0
    D Elgar 3 (22)
    A Markram 23 (32)
    J Bumrah 4-0-14-0
    B Kumar 5-3-12-0
  • 8.6

    B Kumar to Markram, On a driveable length outside off, just outside off, Markram plants his front foot across and makes an assured leave.

  • 8.5

    B Kumar to Markram, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

  • 8.4

    B Kumar to Markram, FOUR! Sweet! Back of a length ball and a bit of width on offer. Markram pounces on it and punches it with great timing through covers to find the fence. The lead for South Africa goes past 100.

  • 8.3

    B Kumar to Markram, On a length outside off, Aiden lets it go.

  • 8.2

    B Kumar to Markram, Ooh.. so close to picking up a wicket! Full length ball outside off, nipping away. Markram goes for a booming drive but seems to have missed it. There was a noise though. However, the replay puts the excitement to bed as the ball was miles away from the bat.

  • 8.1

    B Kumar to Markram, In the channel outside off, left alone.

  • OVER 8
    1 RUN SA 22/0
    A Markram 19 (26)
    D Elgar 3 (22)
    B Kumar 4-2-8-0
    J Bumrah 4-0-14-0
  • 7.6

    J Bumrah to Elgar, Well bowled and equally well played by Elgar. Fullish ball on off, seams away with the natural angle. Elgar plants his front foot across, points his bat skywards and watches the ball sail through to the keeper.

  • 7.5

    J Bumrah to Elgar, In that testing off stump channel, swinging in a touch. Dean comes across and kills it beside the turf on the leg side.

  • 7.4

    J Bumrah to Elgar, Sits deep in the crease and blocks the back of a length ball with a straight bat.

  • 7.3

    J Bumrah to Markram, Fuller in length, angling in, worked nicely to Ashwin at mid on who moves to his right to cut it off. A run taken.

  • 7.2

    J Bumrah to Markram, Bumrah goes wide of the crease and angles in a good length ball. Markram hangs back and defends it stoutly.

  • 7.1

    J Bumrah to Markram, Short of a length and room on offer, Markram gets up on his toes and taps it to covers.

  • OVER 7
    NO RUN SA 21/0
    A Markram 18 (23)
    D Elgar 3 (19)
    J Bumrah 3-0-13-0
    B Kumar 4-2-8-0
  • 6.6

    B Kumar to Elgar, Gets ahead a touch and tucks it with a closed bat face straight to the square leg fielder.

  • 6.5

    B Kumar to Elgar, Elgar is not looking that comfortable but credit to him for battling it out. Surely a fighter. Shuffles across his sticks to the fullish delivery, takes his bottom hand off again and drops it towards mid-wicket.

  • 6.4

    B Kumar to Elgar, Gets right behind the line of this one to stonewall it.

  • 6.3

    B Kumar to Elgar, On a length outside off, angling in. Elgar knows where his off stump is and makes an assured leave.

  • 6.2

    B Kumar to Elgar, Kumar switches his angle and comes around the wicket. Hurls a delivery in the avenue of apprehension. Elgar shuffles again and keeps it out by taking his bottom hand off the bat.

  • 6.1

    B Kumar to Elgar, Good length ball delivery, leaving the southpaw. He shuffles and buries it into the track.

  • OVER 6
    8 RUNS SA 21/0
    D Elgar 3 (13)
    A Markram 18 (23)
    B Kumar 3-1-8-0
    J Bumrah 3-0-13-0
  • 5.6

    J Bumrah to Markram, On a length around off, Aiden covers the line and answers it with a straight bat.

  • 5.5

    J Bumrah to Markram, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

  • 5.4

    J Bumrah to Markram, FOUR! Shot! Shortish and room on offer, Markram gets on top of the bounce and punches it through covers for a glorious boundary. He is so young and seems to have a lot of time to play his strokes.

  • 5.3

    J Bumrah to Markram, On a length, blocked watchfully.

  • 5.2

    J Bumrah to Markram, FOUR! Pristine! Bumrah errs in line. Bowls it straight and it is full as well, Markram stays well-balanced and clips it through wide mid on. Ashwin gives it a long chase but only comes second best.

  • 5.1

    J Bumrah to Markram, Short of a length ball around off, defended solidly off the back foot.

  • OVER 5
    NO RUN SA 13/0
    A Markram 10 (17)
    D Elgar 3 (13)
    J Bumrah 2-0-5-0
    B Kumar 3-1-8-0
  • 4.6

    B Kumar to Elgar, On a good length in line of the stumps, Elgar defends it besides the pitch on the off side and tells his partner to wait.

  • 4.5

    B Kumar to Elgar, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

  • 4.4

    B Kumar to Elgar, Hangs back to the back of the length ball and answers it with a straight bat.

  • 4.3

    B Kumar to Elgar, Almost, almost! Kumar has been so disciplined. He keeps on bowling nagging lines and lengths. Bowls a fullish delivery around off, deviating away after pitching. Elgar pokes at it and is foxed.

  • 4.2

    B Kumar to Elgar, Peach! Bowls this in the tight off stump corridor, seams away after pitching. Elgar feels for it but is beaten all ends up.

  • 4.1

    B Kumar to Elgar, On a length around off, Elgar hangs back and keeps it out watchfully.

  • OVER 4
    3 RUNS SA 13/0
    D Elgar 3 (7)
    A Markram 10 (17)
    B Kumar 2-1-8-0
    J Bumrah 2-0-5-0
  • 3.6

    J Bumrah to Markram, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

  • 3.5

    J Bumrah to Markram, Full and around off, Aiden looks to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.

  • 3.4

    J Bumrah to Markram, The batsman defends it from within the crease.

  • 3.3

    J Bumrah to Markram, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

  • 3.2

    J Bumrah to Markram, One more down the leg side, flicked away for a couple.

  • 3.1

    J Bumrah to Elgar, Down the leg side, flicked away for a single.

  • OVER 3
    8 RUNS SA 10/0
    D Elgar 2 (6)
    A Markram 8 (12)
    J Bumrah 1-0-2-0
    B Kumar 2-1-8-0
  • 2.6

    B Kumar to Markram, Full and just outside off, well kept out.

  • 2.5

    B Kumar to Markram, On middle and leg, flicked straight to mid-wicket.

  • 2.4

    B Kumar to Markram, Around off, watchfully defended.

  • 2.3

    B Kumar to Markram, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

  • 2.2

    B Kumar to Markram, FOUR! A streaky one this time. A length ball outside off, Markram pushes it away from his body and gets a thick outside edge over gully to third man!

  • 2.1

    B Kumar to Markram, FOUR! Nice shot. On a length outside off, Markram punches it on the up through the covers for a boundary!

  • OVER 2
    2 RUNS SA 2/0
    A Markram 0 (6)
    D Elgar 2 (6)
    J Bumrah 1-0-2-0
  • 1.6

    J Bumrah to Elgar, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

  • 1.5

    J Bumrah to Elgar, Oh dear... Elgar is all at sea. On a length around middle, Dean looks to defend but then decides to withdraw his bat. The ball goes off the bottom edge on the bounce to second slip.

  • 1.4

    J Bumrah to Elgar, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

  • 1.3

    J Bumrah to Elgar, A bouncer on middle, DE ducks.

  • 1.2

    J Bumrah to Elgar, A length ball around off, Dean gets across to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.

  • 1.1

    J Bumrah to Elgar, Top edge! Dropped! Technically though. Otherwise a terrific effort from Shami. A short ball outside off, Elgar straightaway looks to pull but gets a massive top edge. It swirls in the air for eternity and Shami runs a long way from mid on. Almost gets to the ball as he stretches his hands but the ball just touches his fingertips and drops down. Two runs taken. Elgar gets off the pair.

  • OVER 1
    NO RUN SA 0/0
    D Elgar 0 (0)
    A Markram 0 (6)
    B Kumar 1-0-0-0
  • 0.6

    B Kumar to Markram, A length ball around off, watchfully defended. A maiden to start off then for Bhuvi.

  • 0.5

    B Kumar to Markram, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

  • 0.4

    B Kumar to Markram, Outside off, pretty wide, left alone.

  • 0.3

    B Kumar to Markram, Landed outside off, AM gets across a long way and shoulders arms. The ball swings in a touch but does not hit the pad. In the first innings, he was adjudged LBW in a similar fashion.

  • 0.2

    B Kumar to Markram, Down the leg side, Aiden misses out on a scoring opportunity. Cannot connect with his flick.

  • 0.1

    B Kumar to Markram, Very full and outside off, Markram just about digs it out.

  • OVER 74
    NO RUN, 1 WICKET IND 209/10
    J Bumrah 2 (13)
    M Shami 4 (15)
    M Morkel 19-6-57-2
    K Rabada -4-34-3
  • 73.4

    K Rabada to J Bumrah, OUT! Edged and taken. The Indian innings finally ends. Full and outside off, Bumrah has a tame poke inside the line and only succeeds in nicking it to Dean Elgar at fourth slip who catches it this time. SOUTH AFRICA GET A LEAD OF 77!

  • 73.3

    K Rabada to Bumrah, Landed outside off, a play and a miss.

  • 73.2

    K Rabada to Bumrah, The batsman picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper.

  • 73.1

    K Rabada to Bumrah, A short ball down the leg side, Bumrah looks to pull but misses.

  • OVER 73
    4 RUNS IND 209/9
    J Bumrah 2 (9)
    M Shami 4 (15)
    K Rabada 16-3-34-2
    M Morkel 19-6-57-2
  • 72.6

    M Morkel to Shami, Full and wide outside off, MS swings hard but misses.

  • 72.5

    M Morkel to Shami, FOUR! Much better from Shami. Full and wide outside off, Shami throws his bat at it and gets a thick outside edge which flies over point and reaches the fence! The deficit is now down to 77. The stand is worth 10.

  • 72.4

    M Morkel to Shami, The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball - but fails. Four in a row.

  • 72.3

    M Morkel to Shami, Three in a row. Full and wide outside off, Mohammed pushes but misses once more.

  • 72.2

    M Morkel to Shami, A loose shot again but why is he so tentative? He looks to play the cover drive without moving his feet and misses again.

  • 72.1

    M Morkel to Shami, Landed outside off, Shami looks to play the cover drive but misses.

  • OVER 72
    4 RUNS IND 205/9
    M Shami 0 (9)
    J Bumrah 2 (9)
    M Morkel 18-6-53-2
    K Rabada 16-3-34-2
  • 71.6

    K Rabada to Bumrah, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

  • 71.5

    K Rabada to J Bumrah, Excellent yorker on off, Jasprit just about digs it out and the ball goes off the outside edge. Does not carry to de Villiers at third slip.

  • 71.4

    K Rabada to Bumrah, Down the leg side. Bumrah misses his flick and is hit on the pads.

  • 71.3

    K Rabada to Bumrah, FOUR LEG BYES. Down the leg side, Shami misses his tickle but the ball goes off his thigh pads past the keeper to the fine leg fence.

  • 71.2

    K Rabada to Bumrah, The batsman has played it to the point region.

  • 71.1

    K Rabada to Bumrah, Landed outside off, Bumrah reaches out to drive but misses.

  • OVER 71
    1 RUN IND 201/9
    J Bumrah 2 (3)
    M Shami 0 (9)
    K Rabada 15-3-34-2
    M Morkel 18-6-53-2
  • 70.6

    M Morkel to Shami, On middle and leg, blocked towards one of the two short leg fielders.

  • 70.5

    M Morkel to Shami, A short ball outside off, Shami goes for the pull but misses and is hit on the arm.

  • 70.4

    M Morkel to Shami, On a good length outside off, Shami defends watchfully.

  • 70.3

    M Morkel to Shami, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

  • 70.2

    M Morkel to M Shami, A short ball down the leg side, Shami tries to pull but the ball goes off the toe end of the bat towards leg slip.

  • 70.1

    M Morkel to Bumrah, Landed outside off, Bumrah gets a snorter and tries to fend at it. The ball flies off the edge but wide of the man at gully. A single taken.

  • OVER 70
    1 RUN, 1 WICKET IND 200/9
    J Bumrah 1 (2)
    M Shami 0 (4)
    M Morkel 17-6-52-2
    K Rabada 15-3-34-2
  • 69.6

    K Rabada to Shami, Wide down the leg side, no trouble at all for the batsman.

  • 69.5

    K Rabada to Shami, Another play and a miss as Mohammed plays inside the line.

  • 69.4

    K Rabada to Shami, Landed outside off, Shami feels for it but is beaten by the late away movement.

  • 69.3

    K Rabada to Bumrah, Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a single to get off the mark.

  • 69.2

    K Rabada to Bumrah, A bouncer on middle, Bumrah sways away.

  • 69.1

    K Rabada to Pandya, OUT! Caught behind and Pandya walks! End of a brilliant innings and just unfortunate for Hardik that he could not get a ton. A short ball outside off, Hardik gets across and slashes hard but only nicks it behind. De Kock starts to appeal but sportsman Pandya walks. End of a terrific innings. Not sure about a game-changing one but definitely a momentum-breaking one.

  • OVER 69
    7 RUNS IND 199/8
    H Pandya 93 (94)
    M Shami 0 (1)
    K Rabada 14-3-33-1
    M Morkel 17-6-52-2
  • 68.6

    M Morkel to Pandya, A short ball on middle, Pandya pulls this all along the ground through square leg for a run.

  • 68.5

    M Morkel to Pandya, Full and outside off, HP pushes this wide of mid off and gets a couple. The deficit is now down to 88.

  • 68.4

    M Morkel to Pandya, Backs away to the leg side and Morkel follows him, firing a yorker outside leg. Hardik just about digs it out but clutches his side in pain.

  • 68.3

    M Morkel to Pandya, Another bouncer, Hardik ducks this time.

  • 68.2

    M Morkel to Pandya, The batsman picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper.

  • 68.1

    M Morkel to Pandya, FOUR! BANG! A short ball outside off, Pandya backs away and crashes it through the covers for a boundary!

  • OVER 68
    1 RUN IND 192/8
    H Pandya 86 (88)
    M Shami 0 (1)
    M Morkel 16-5-45-2
    K Rabada 14-3-33-1
  • 67.6

    K Rabada to Pandya, Full and outside off, Pandya drives it towards mid off. But Rabada flings himself to his left and parries it to the fielder. A quick single taken.

  • 67.5

    K Rabada to Pandya, Ouch! That would have hurt. A short ball, on middle, Hardik swivels to pull but misses and gets hit on the box. He is immediately down in pain. He has the presence of mind to keep his bat in his crease as Rabada has a shy at the striker's end.

  • 67.4

    K Rabada to Pandya, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

  • 67.3

    K Rabada to Pandya, Another bouncer on middle, this time HP ducks.

  • 67.2

    K Rabada to Pandya, Ha ha ha.... Hardik backs away this time, aiming to go over the off side but Morkel follows him and Hardik has to duck for cover! He smiles.

  • 67.1

    K Rabada to Pandya, A short ball on middle, Pandya gets across and looks to hook but misses.

  • OVER 67
    1 RUN, 1 WICKET IND 191/8
    H Pandya 85 (82)
    M Shami 0 (1)
    K Maharaj 6-0-20-0
    M Morkel 16-5-45-2
  • 66.6

    M Morkel to Shami, Almost two in two! Full and outside off, pretty wide, could have been left alone but Shami chases it, just like Bhuvi but is lucky that he does not edge it.

  • 66.5

    M Morkel to Kumar, OUT! Morkel finally breaks the 99-run stand! Not exactly a relief for South Africa but they at least get the 8th wicket. A length ball outside off, Bhuvi chases it and ends up getting a thick outside edge to de Kock behind. End of a valiant knock of 25 and importantly, a brilliant stand of 99. India now trail by 95.

  • 66.4

    M Morkel to Kumar, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.

  • 66.3

    M Morkel to Kumar, Similar ball, this time he quietly lets it go.

  • 66.2

    M Morkel to Kumar, Full and wide outside off, Kumar pushes but misses.

  • 66.1

    M Morkel to Pandya, Sloppy from South Africa. A short ball from around the wicket, Pandya gets across and attempts the hook but misses. De Kock fumbles and concedes a single. Morne was about to go for the catch appeal but then got angry on seeing Quinton drop it. The umpire signals a bye though.

  • OVER 66
    3 RUNS IND 190/7
    H Pandya 85 (81)
    B Kumar 25 (82)
    M Morkel 15-4-45-1
    K Maharaj 6-0-20-0
  • 65.6

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Brave leave. Landed outside off, BK lets it through but the ball goes straight on and just misses the off stump!

  • 65.5

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

  • 65.4

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Full and outside off, Bhuvi unfurls a lovely cover drive but hits Aiden Markram on his shin and deflects towards the man at extra cover.

  • 65.3

    K Maharaj to Kumar, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

  • 65.2

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

  • 65.1

    K Maharaj to Pandya, Full and outside off, Pandya reaches out and pushes it past slip towards third man. Morkel lumbers after it from short third man and somehow manages to prevent the boundary. Three runs taken.

  • OVER 65
    NO RUN IND 187/7
    H Pandya 82 (80)
    B Kumar 25 (77)
    K Maharaj 5-0-17-0
    M Morkel 15-4-45-1
  • 64.6

    M Morkel to Kumar, A wicket? Nope. Short and outside off, Bhuvi had a feel for it and there seemed to be some noise as the ball went past the bat. De Kock started to appeal but Morkel did not even bother.

  • 64.5

    M Morkel to Kumar, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

  • 64.4

    M Morkel to Kumar, Landed outside off, this time Kumar has a poke but misses.

  • 64.3

    M Morkel to Kumar, Full and wide outside off, left alone.

  • 64.2

    M Morkel to Kumar, The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact.

  • 64.1

    M Morkel to Kumar, Landed outside off, left alone.

  • OVER 64
    1 RUN IND 187/7
    B Kumar 25 (71)
    H Pandya 82 (80)
    M Morkel 14-3-45-1
    K Maharaj 5-0-17-0
  • 63.6

    K Maharaj to Pandya, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman.

  • 63.5

    K Maharaj to Pandya, On a length outside off, watchfully defended.

  • 63.4

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Short and outside off, Kumar goes back and punches it through the covers or a single. The captain and batting coach applaud as the deficit is now down to double figures.

  • 63.3

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Full and just around off, well blocked out.

  • 63.2

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Fuller again, watchfully defended.

  • 63.1

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Full and outside off, driven towards mid off.

  • OVER 63
    NO RUN IND 186/7
    B Kumar 24 (67)
    H Pandya 82 (78)
    K Maharaj 4-0-16-0
    M Morkel 14-3-45-1
  • 62.6

    M Morkel to Pandya, Around off, Pandya wants to tap and run but is sent back rightly. The ball had barely crossed the pitch and Keshav Maharaj had come in quickly from short leg.

  • 62.5

    M Morkel to Pandya, One more to that bouncer list, Pandya ducks again.

  • 62.4

    M Morkel to Pandya, Another bouncer, HP gets across and attempts the hook but misses.

  • 62.3

    M Morkel to Pandya, That is a rib tickler. South Africa are cramping Pandya for room so that he cannot play the ramp. This is around middle and Hardik gets across and just about fends it down.

  • 62.2

    M Morkel to Pandya, A bouncer now, Hardik ducks.

  • 62.1

    M Morkel to Pandya, Landed outside off, coming from around the wicket, Pandya thinks about playing at it initially but then lets it go.

  • OVER 62
    1 RUN IND 186/7
    H Pandya 82 (72)
    B Kumar 24 (67)
    V Philander -8-33-3
    K Maharaj 4-0-16-0
  • 61.6

    K Maharaj to Kumar, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

  • 61.5

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.

  • 61.4

    K Maharaj to Pandya, Full and down the leg side, flicked through square leg for a single.

  • 61.3

    K Maharaj to Pandya, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

  • 61.2

    K Maharaj to Pandya, Full again, watchfully defended.

  • 61.1

    K Maharaj to H Pandya, Full and outside off, Pandya drives it through the covers where Faf du Plessis does well to stop the ball.

  • OVER 61
    5 RUNS IND 185/7
    H Pandya 81 (68)
    B Kumar 24 (65)
    K Maharaj 3-0-15-0
    V Philander -8-33-3
  • 60.6

    V Philander to Kumar, Outside off, left alone. TEA ON DAY 2!

  • 60.5

    V Philander to Kumar, Full on middle, played straight to short mid-wicket.

  • 60.4

    V Philander to Kumar, Full and outside off, BK pushes it towards gully where AB de Villiers races after it from third slip and gets to the ball, tries to pull it back but misses. Looks like the batsmen did not notice as they take only two.

  • 60.3

    D Steyn to Kumar, Almost.... on a length outside off, Bhuvi feels for it outside off and is beaten.

  • 60.2

    D Steyn to Pandya, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.

  • 60.1

    D Steyn to Pandya, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a couple.

  • OVER 60
    2 RUNS IND 180/7
    H Pandya 78 (66)
    B Kumar 22 (61)
    D Steyn 17-6-48-2
    K Maharaj 3-0-15-0
  • 59.6

    K Maharaj to B Kumar, Full on middle, pushed towards mid on.

  • 59.5

    K Maharaj to Kumar, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

  • 59.4

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Full and outside off, Kumar drives it through the covers for a couple.

  • 59.3

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Full on middle, flicked towards short mid-wicket.

  • 59.2

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

  • 59.1

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

  • OVER 59
    6 RUNS IND 178/7
    B Kumar 20 (55)
    H Pandya 78 (66)
    K Maharaj 2-0-13-0
    D Steyn 17-6-48-2
  • 58.6

    D Steyn to Pandya, Caught behind! No? Nope. A brute of a delivery nevertheless. A short ball outside off, Pandya feels for it but the ball suddenly lifts off nowhere and goes to de Kock. The Proteas appeal but the umpire is calm. South Africa do not review.

  • 58.5

    D Steyn to Kumar, Short and wide outside off, BK cuts it through point and gets a single.

  • 58.4

    D Steyn to Kumar, FOUR! HANDSOME! Half volley wide outside off, Bhuvi just leans into this one and drives it through the covers. The ball races away off the turf and meets the fence!

  • 58.3

    D Steyn to Kumar, Full and just outside off again, coming back in, Kumar defends it very watchfully.

  • 58.2

    D Steyn to Kumar, On a length outside off, cutting back in, defended from the crease watchfully.

  • 58.1

    D Steyn to Pandya, Landed outside off, played through point for a single.

  • OVER 58
    1 RUN IND 172/7
    H Pandya 77 (64)
    B Kumar 15 (51)
    D Steyn 16-6-42-2
    K Maharaj 2-0-13-0
  • 57.6

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Landed outside off, nicely enticed, plenty of flight, slow turn, Kumar is drawn into the drive and is beaten.

  • 57.5

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Full and outside off, watchfully batted out again.

  • 57.4

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

  • 57.3

    K Maharaj to Kumar, Full and just outside off, watchfully defended.

  • 57.2

    K Maharaj to Kumar, On middle, very straight, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.

  • 57.1

    K Maharaj to Pandya, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. The stand is now worth 80 from 93 balls.

  • OVER 57
    6 RUNS IND 171/7
    H Pandya 76 (63)
    B Kumar 15 (46)
    K Maharaj 1-0-12-0
    D Steyn 16-6-42-2
  • 56.6

    D Steyn to Pandya, Short and wide outside off, punched through point for a run.

  • 56.5

    D Steyn to Kumar, Outside off, punched towards point where a misfield from Maharaj allows the single.

  • 56.4

    D Steyn to Kumar, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.

  • 56.3

    D Steyn to B Kumar, FOUR! Off the edge but did not carry. But should have been stopped. Full and wide outside off, Kumar looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge which does not carry to Faf du Plessis at third slip who is lazy in getting down and the ball goes through!

  • 56.2

    D Steyn to Kumar, Another feel for the ball outside off and it misses the outside edge.

  • 56.1

    D Steyn to Kumar, On a length outside off, Kumar feels for it but misses.

  • OVER 56
    12 RUNS IND 165/7
    B Kumar 10 (41)
    H Pandya 75 (62)
    K Rabada 13-3-32-1
    K Maharaj 1-0-12-0
  • 55.6

    K Maharaj to Pandya, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 12 from the over, could have had a wicket of Pandya. How costly will this prove?

  • 55.5

    K Maharaj to Pandya, FOUR! That is powerfully struck! Full on off, Pandya gets down and sweeps it powerfully through square leg for a boundary!

  • 55.4

    K Maharaj to Pandya, Full and outside off, Hardik defends it watchfully.

  • 55.3

    K Maharaj to Pandya, STUMPING CHANCE MISSED! That is the second life for Pandya. He is living a charmed life, isn't he? Flighted outside off, Hardik comes down the track and swings wildly, only to miss. It should have been an easy stumping for de Kock but he is up a tad early and misses the ball, getting hit on the chest. Big moment again. South Africa under pressure now?

  • 55.2

    K Maharaj to Pandya, SIX! Terrific shot! Flighted on middle, Hardik comes down the track and flicks it beautifully over mid-wicket and clears the ropes! The deficit is now down to 125!

  • 55.1

    K Maharaj to Pandya, Smart batting. Full and down the leg side, Pandya works this through square leg and comes back for the second.

  • OVER 55
    8 RUNS IND 153/7
    H Pandya 63 (56)
    B Kumar 10 (41)
    M Morkel 13-3-45-1
    K Rabada 13-3-32-1
  • 54.6

    K Rabada to Kumar, Wide outside off stump, the batsman leaves it alone.

  • 54.5

    K Rabada to Kumar, One more delivery down the leg side, BK misses his flick again.

  • 54.4

    K Rabada to Kumar, On a length outside off, Kumar does not flirt with it.

  • 54.3

    K Rabada to Kumar, Outside off, left alone.

  • 54.2

    K Rabada to Kumar, FOUR! Poor ball and punished! Full and down the leg side, Bhuvi tickles it past the keeper and gets it to the fine leg fence! The stand is now worth 61 from 76 balls! Bhuvi moves to 10 now.

  • 54.1

    K Rabada to Kumar, FOUR! GLORIOUS! Bhuvi into the act now! Half volley outside off, wide and inviting to drive, Kumar obliges and drives it through the covers for a boundary! The deficit is now 137.

  • OVER 54
    8 RUNS IND 145/7
    B Kumar 2 (35)
    H Pandya 63 (56)
    K Rabada 12-3-24-1
    M Morkel 13-3-45-1
  • 53.6

    M Morkel to Pandya, FOUR! What a way to bring up the 50-run stand! In just 74 balls. Morne digs it in short and Pandya pulls it into the ground through mid-wicket and gets a boundary. Moves to 63 from just 56 balls.

  • 53.5

    M Morkel to Pandya, Outside off, Hardik walks across but Morkel slants the ball in. Pandya is cramped for room and is beaten.

  • 53.4

    M Morkel to Kumar, Full and outside off, Kumar looks to drive but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls to the off side and the batsmen take a quick run.

  • 53.3

    M Morkel to Pandya, Walks across his stumps and flicks it to the leg side for a single.

  • 53.2

    M Morkel to Pandya, On a good length outside off, watchfully defended.

  • 53.1

    M Morkel to Pandya, On middle and off, Pandya clips it through mid-wicket and gets a couple.

  • OVER 53
    6 RUNS IND 137/7
    H Pandya 56 (51)
    B Kumar 1 (34)
    M Morkel 12-3-37-1
    K Rabada 12-3-24-1
  • 52.6

    K Rabada to Pandya, Full and outside off, pushed towards cover for a single. The deficit is now 149.

  • 52.5

    K Rabada to Pandya, FOUR! He does it again! Must have immense confidence in his ability to play that shot. A short ball outside off, Pandya arches back and ramps it over the keeper to the fence behind!

  • 52.4

    K Rabada to Kumar, Outside off, Bhuvi taps it to the off side and finally gets off the mark on the 34th ball he faces! A single taken.

  • 52.3

    K Rabada to Kumar, Outside off, left alone.

  • 52.2

    K Rabada to Kumar, And again. Another loose waft from Kumar, lucky not to edge that.

  • 52.1

    K Rabada to Kumar, Full and outside off, pretty wide, Bhuvi reaches out to drive but misses.

  • OVER 52
    4 RUNS IND 131/7
    B Kumar 0 (30)
    H Pandya 51 (49)
    K Rabada 11-2-18-1
    M Morkel 12-3-37-1
  • 51.6

    M Morkel to Pandya, A fine short ball, Hardik keeps it down nicely.

  • 51.5

    M Morkel to Pandya, Outside off, coming back in sharply, Pandya pushes but misses.

  • 51.4

    M Morkel to Pandya, A bouncer now, HP ducks.

  • 51.3

    M Morkel to Pandya, FOUR! Not cleanly hit but it will do to bring up Hardik's 2nd Test Fifty! Well played, son. You have fought fire with fire and forced South Africa to think differently. A length ball outside off, Pandya flays hard and gets it off the toe end of the bat but has enough on it to clear mid off.

  • 51.2

    M Morkel to Pandya, Hardik walks down the track and Morkel immediately bangs it in short outside off. The all-rounder is cramped for room but he adjusts well, dropping his wrists and then arching away.

  • 51.1

    M Morkel to Pandya, On a length outside off, Pandya punches it on the up straight to short extra cover.

  • OVER 51
    NO RUN IND 127/7
    H Pandya 47 (43)
    B Kumar 0 (30)
    M Morkel 11-3-33-1
    K Rabada 11-2-18-1
  • 50.6

    K Rabada to Kumar, A bouncer to end the over, BK ducks.

  • 50.5

    K Rabada to Kumar, Full and wide outside off, Kumar looks to push but gets an outside edge to cover.

  • 50.4

    K Rabada to Kumar, Outside off, left alone.

  • 50.3

    K Rabada to Kumar, Loose again. Almost a replica of the shot played on the first ball. Another miss.

  • 50.2

    K Rabada to Kumar, On middle and off, pushed towards mid on.

  • 50.1

    K Rabada to Kumar, Loose from Bhuvi... full and wide outside off, Kumar plays a cover drive well away from his body but connects with thin air.

  • OVER 50
    10 RUNS IND 127/7
    B Kumar 0 (24)
    H Pandya 47 (43)
    K Rabada 10-2-18-1
    M Morkel 11-3-33-1
  • 49.6

    M Morkel to Pandya, FOUR! AUDACIOUS! Short and wide outside off, Hardik crashes it through point and gets a boundary! Pandya doing to South Africa what AB did to India. The deficit is now down to 159.

  • 49.5

    M Morkel to Pandya, More runs. On a length outside off, Pandya flays it over cover and gets a couple. The stand is now worth 31 from 49 balls, of which Bhuvi's contribution is 0.

  • 49.4

    M Morkel to Pandya, Landed outside off, watchfully kept out.

  • 49.3

    M Morkel to Pandya, Full and outside off, watchfully defended,

  • 49.2

    M Morkel to Pandya, Outside off, left alone.

  • 49.1

    M Morkel to Pandya, FOUR! He gets the ramp shot right this time! A short ball outside off, Pandya ducks and then plays the upper cut over the keeper to the third man fence! Some swagger in that shot, he immediately looked down after playing that. Moves to 41 from 38 balls.

  • OVER 49
    5 RUNS IND 117/7
    H Pandya 37 (37)
    B Kumar 0 (24)
    M Morkel 10-3-23-1
    K Rabada 10-2-18-1
  • 48.6

    K Rabada to Kumar, FOUR LEG BYES! Full and down the leg side, Kumar misses his flick and the ball hares past the keeper off Bhuvi's pads to the fine leg fence. The deficit is now 169.

  • 48.5

    K Rabada to Kumar, Down the leg side, perhaps a scoring opportunity, but Kumar misses out on his flick.

  • 48.4

    K Rabada to Kumar, A short ball, face high, Bhuvi ducks.

  • 48.3

    K Rabada to Pandya, Oohhh.... he did not have any idea about that one. Very full outside off, HP looked to drive it through the off side but the ball came back in and went off the inside edge through square leg. A single taken.

  • 48.2

    K Rabada to H Pandya, A bouncer on middle, Hardik ducks but didn't need to. Way too high.

  • 48.1

    K Rabada to Pandya, Oohhh... a length ball outside off, Pandya feels for it but the ball nips away off the seam. He is squared up and fends it in front of third slip.

  • OVER 48
    1 RUN IND 112/7
    H Pandya 36 (34)
    B Kumar 0 (21)
    K Rabada 9-2-17-1
    M Morkel 10-3-23-1
  • 47.6

    M Morkel to Kumar, Sits deep in the crease and guides it to the man at gully.

  • 47.5

    M Morkel to Kumar, It is like stones are being pelted from a lighthouse. On a length outside off, appreciable bounce and carry on that as Kumar lets it go. His height allows him to get a lot of zip and cause a lot of trouble from uncertain angles.

  • 47.4

    M Morkel to Kumar, Nicely played! Shortish delivery attacking the body, Kumar hops and keeps it down towards short leg on the bounce.

  • 47.3

    M Morkel to Kumar, Good length ball outside off, holding its line. Kumar points his bat skywards to allow it through.

  • 47.2

    M Morkel to Kumar, Morkel in an attempt to bowl full slips it down the leg side. Kumar goes for a flick but only connects with thin air.

  • 47.1

    M Morkel to Pandya, Hops back to the short of a length ball and places it to point for a swift single.

  • OVER 47
    1 RUN IND 111/7
    H Pandya 35 (33)
    B Kumar 0 (16)
    M Morkel 9-3-22-1
    K Rabada 9-2-17-1
  • 46.6

    K Rabada to Kumar, Good length ball outside off, left alone.

  • 46.5

    K Rabada to Kumar, Played to the point region by the batsman.

  • 46.4

    K Rabada to Pandya, Taps this one with soft hands towards cover-point and scurries to the other end.

  • 46.3

    K Rabada to Pandya, That was a brute of a delivery! Shoots off from a good length around off to catch Pandya unawares. He prods forward to counter it but the extra bounce and inward movement foxes him.

  • 46.2

    K Rabada to Pandya, A worse shot as compared to the previous one. Fuller in length outside off, swinging away. Pandya is in two minds and plays at it gingerly eventually but to no avail.

  • 46.1

    K Rabada to Pandya, Rash shot! Length delivery outside off, Hardik throws his bat at it in an attempt to go over covers but misses it completely. Rabada flashes a smile to the batsman.

  • OVER 46
    5 RUNS IND 110/7
    H Pandya 34 (29)
    B Kumar 0 (14)
    K Rabada 8-2-16-1
    M Morkel 9-3-22-1
  • 45.6

    M Morkel to Kumar, In the zone outside off, Kumar lets it go.

  • 45.5

    M Morkel to Pandya, Good game awareness! Full ball outside off, Pandya drives it crisply to mid off and sets off for a run. Kumar trusts his partner straightaway and responds. The throw comes at the keeper's end but Bhuvi makes his crease safely.

  • 45.4

    M Morkel to Pandya, Makes good use of the depth of the crease to play it with an angled blade towards gully.

  • 45.3

    M Morkel to Pandya, Good length delivery wide outside off, Hardik doesn't bother to play at it.

  • 45.2

    M Morkel to Pandya, FOUR! Elegant! Didn't try to hit it hard but just timed it. On a length outside off, Pandya leans ahead and creams it through covers. Away she whistles to the fence.

  • 45.1

    M Morkel to Pandya, Well bowled! Fullish in length outside off, shoots off the deck. Pandya doesn't flirt with it.

  • OVER 45
    1 RUN IND 105/7
    H Pandya 29 (24)
    B Kumar 0 (13)
    D Steyn 15-5-36-2
    K Rabada 8-2-16-1
  • 44.6

    K Rabada to Kumar, In the corridor of uncertainty, Kumar covers his stumps and makes an assured leave.

  • 44.5

    K Rabada to Kumar, This one is wide outside off, Bhuvneshwar doesn't fiddle with it.

  • 44.4

    K Rabada to Kumar, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.

  • 44.3

    K Rabada to Kumar, Fullish delivery, tailing in substantially. Kumar keeps it out off the inner half of the bat to mid-wicket.

  • 44.2

    K Rabada to Kumar, Sharp bouncer this time, outside off, Kumar sits underneath it.

  • 44.1

    K Rabada to Pandya, Angling in appreciably, tucked with a closed bat face through mid-wicket for a single.

  • OVER 44
    NO RUN IND 104/7
    H Pandya 28 (23)
    B Kumar 0 (8)
    V Philander 14-8-31-3
    D Steyn 15-5-36-2
  • 43.6

    D Steyn to Kumar, Steyn loses his radar and hurls this way down the leg side, Kumar still goes after it but misses.

  • 43.5

    D Steyn to Kumar, Full and fast on off, Bhuvneshwar is alert to it and digs it out.

  • 43.4

    D Steyn to Kumar, Bouncer this time, Kumar ducks under it.

  • 43.3

    D Steyn to B Kumar, Controlled edge! Good length ball outside off, shaping away a touch. Kumar feels for it and controls the edge towards the slip cordon.

  • 43.2

    D Steyn to Kumar, A play and a miss! Pokes at a ball outside off and gets beaten.

  • 43.1

    D Steyn to Kumar, Angling down the leg side, Kumar goes for a flick but misses.

  • OVER 43
    12 RUNS IND 104/7
    B Kumar 0 (2)
    H Pandya 28 (23)
    D Steyn 14-5-36-2
    V Philander 14-8-31-3
  • 42.6

    V Philander to Pandya, On a length outside off, Hardik lets it go. 12 from the over.

  • 42.5

    V Philander to Pandya, FOUR! A counter-attack from Pandya! He knows how to play his natural game. Takes a couple of steps down the track and whips the fullish delivery aerially through mid-wicket for the third boundary of the over. He has unsettled Philander's rhythm.

  • 42.4

    V Philander to Pandya, Gets right behind the line of the delivery and blocks it.

  • 42.3

    V Philander to H Pandya, FOUR! Crunched! Back of a length and room on offer, Pandya cuts it past the backward point region for a boundary.

  • 42.2

    V Philander to Pandya, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.

  • 42.1

    V Philander to Pandya, FOUR! Shot! Fullish ball around off, Pandya lifts it over mid off for a boundary.

  • OVER 42
    5 RUNS, 1 WICKET IND 92/7
    H Pandya 16 (17)
    B Kumar 0 (2)
    V Philander 13-7-19-3
    D Steyn 14-5-36-2
  • 41.6

    D Steyn to Kumar, The batsman defends it from within the crease.

  • 41.5

    D Steyn to Kumar, Full ball outside off, Kumar pushes at it tamely and is beaten all ends up.

  • 41.4

    D Steyn to Saha, OUT! A complete error in judgement and Saha departs! India exhaust their reviews. Fuller in length around off, shaping in sharply. Saha thinks that it will hold its line and points his bat skywards to take it on his pads. Steyn appeals vociferously and up goes the umpire's finger. However, Saha decides to challenge the decision. Time for the replays. There are three reds and the wicket-keeper batsman is a dead duck. India slip further.

  • 41.3

    D Steyn to H Pandya, Dropped! Huge moment in the game. Just now Elgar came into the gully position and he has put it down. On a length outside off, Pandya looks to force it through the line but gets a healthy edge toward Elgar. He is a bit late to react and the ball bursts through his hands. AB de Villiers dived to his right from third slip but to no avail. Elgar gets up and chases the ball to keep it down to a run. Pandya can be really dangerous.

  • 41.2

    D Steyn to Pandya, FOUR! Nicely done! Similar length ball outside off, Pandya waits for it and steers it through the vacant gully region to pick up a boundary.

  • 41.1

    D Steyn to Pandya, Almost took the edge! This is the way Pandya plays, if it comes off he looks pretty but if it doesn't fingers are raised. Back of a length delivery well outside off, Pandya flashes at it and gets beaten.

  • OVER 41
    NO RUN IND 87/6
    H Pandya 11 (14)
    W Saha 0 (7)
    D Steyn 13-5-31-1
    V Philander 13-7-19-3
  • 40.6

    V Philander to Saha, Good length ball outside off, left alone.

  • 40.5

    V Philander to Saha, On a length on middle, Saha aims to clip it through but is early into it. Gets a safe leading edge towards the cover region.

  • 40.4

    V Philander to Saha, Testing Saha's patience with an away going delivery outside off, Saha plants his front foot across and makes a good leave.

  • 40.3

    V Philander to Saha, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

  • 40.2

    V Philander to Saha, Another pitched up delivery, shaping in. Saha presents a water-tight defence towards cover-point.

  • 40.1

    V Philander to Saha, Full length delivery, Saha comes forward and blocks it solidly.

  • OVER 40
    6 RUNS IND 87/6
    W Saha 0 (1)
    H Pandya 11 (14)
    V Philander 12-6-19-3
    D Steyn 13-5-31-1
  • 39.6

    D Steyn to Pandya, Fuller in length, kept out watchfully.

  • 39.5

    D Steyn to Pandya, Played to the point region by the batsman.

  • 39.4

    D Steyn to Pandya, Sharp bouncer on middle, Pandya arches back and tries to ramp it over the keeper but misses.

  • 39.3

    D Steyn to Pandya, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Fullish and straight on this occasion, Pandya stays well-balanced and clips it nonchalantly through mid-wicket. The fielder from square leg covers a lot of ground to his left but only comes second best.

  • 39.2

    D Steyn to Pandya, A chirpy appeal for a LBW turned down! On a length on off, moving in. Pandya hangs back and looks to block it but is hit on the thigh pad. The umpire pays no heed to the shout. Height was clearly the factor.

  • 39.1

    D Steyn to Pandya, Fullish delivery around off, driven crisply through mid off for a couple.

  • OVER 39
    NO RUN, 1 WICKET IND 81/6
    H Pandya 5 (8)
    W Saha 0 (1)
    D Steyn 12-4-25-1
    V Philander 12-6-19-3
  • 38.6

    V Philander to Saha, In the channel outside off, left alone.

  • 38.5

    V Philander to Ashwin, OUT! What a stunner! Take a bow, Quinton de Kock. He has grabbed some terrific catches behind the stumps and this one is right up there. Full length ball outside off, swinging away and encouraging Ashwin to go for an ambitious stroke. He obliges but goes at it half-heartedly. Ends up getting a faint nick. De Kock has his feet moving, generates good momentum with his left foot and leaps like a goalkeeper to his right to take a beauty. The good thing was that he landed softly on the ground and ensured that the ball doesn't pop out of his gloves. India are in dire straits now.

  • 38.4

    V Philander to Ashwin, In the zone outside off, shaping away. Ashwin plants his front foot across and lets it go.

  • 38.3

    V Philander to Ashwin, Good length around off, dealt with expertly from within the crease.

  • 38.2

    V Philander to Ashwin, The batsman has played it to the point region.

  • 38.1

    V Philander to Ashwin, On a good length, defended off the back foot.

  • OVER 38
    NO RUN IND 81/5
    R Ashwin 12 (26)
    H Pandya 5 (8)
    V Philander 11-6-19-2
    D Steyn 12-4-25-1
  • 37.6

    D Steyn to Pandya, Angling down leg, Pandya tries to play it across the line but misses.

  • 37.5

    D Steyn to Pandya, The batsman gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads.

  • 37.4

    Steyn to Pandya, Not Out! Clearly off the thigh pad! Judicious use of the review. Similar delivery, Pandya is opened up in his stance and is late to bring his bat down. Seems that he has missed the ball and it goes off something into the gloves of de Kock. The hosts appeal in unison and the umpire raises his finger. Steyn is absolutely elated but Pandya challenges the decision instantly. Time for the replays. Well, the bat is miles away from the ball and it had indeed come off the thigh pads.

  • 37.3

    D Steyn to Pandya, What a ripper! Fullish delivery on off, swinging away and squares Pandya up. He loses his balance, misses his flick and the ball whizzes past his outside edge and just goes over the stumps.

  • 37.2

    D Steyn to H Pandya, The batsman has driven it to mid on.

  • 37.1

    D Steyn to Pandya, Down the leg side, Hardik goes for a clip but misses.

  • OVER 37
    5 RUNS, 1 WICKET IND 81/5
    H Pandya 5 (2)
    R Ashwin 12 (26)
    D Steyn 11-4-25-1
    V Philander 11-6-19-2
  • 36.6

    V Philander to Ashwin, Played with an angled blade to point.

  • 36.5

    V Philander to Ashwin, Hangs back to the back of a length delivery and keeps it out watchfully.

  • 36.4

    V Philander to Ashwin, Down the leg side, Ashwin misses his glance.

  • 36.3

    V Philander to Pandya, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.

  • 36.2

    V Philander to H Pandya, FOUR! Nervy start! Fullish delivery outside off, Pandya goes for a drive but ends up getting a thick outside edge in the gap between the slip cordon and gully for a boundary.

  • 36.1

    V Philander to C Pujara, OUT! This is a big, big breakthrough for South Africa! A dream start after the break. Philander pitches it on a good length well outside off and gets it to move away after pitching. Pujara is guilty of poking at it and ends up getting a fat outside edge which flies towards third slip. Faf du Plessis dives to his right and takes a good low catch. You don't see the No. 3 batsman flirting with deliveries so wide outside the off stump. A poor shot and he pays a huge price for it. The backbone of the Indian side has been broken. He is walking back to the dressing room and is absolutely gutted. The South African players are rejoicing. 100th Test wicket for Philander in South Africa, a good achievement. The visitors still trail by 210 runs.

  • OVER 36
    2 RUNS IND 76/4
    C Pujara 26 (91)
    R Ashwin 12 (23)
    K Rabada 7-1-15-1
    D Steyn 11-4-25-1
  • 35.6

    D Steyn to Ashwin, Good length ball around off, Ashwin camps back and blocks it towards mid off. THAT'S LUNCH ON DAY 2!

  • 35.5

    D Steyn to Ashwin, Poor shot! No need to play such a shot at the stroke of Lunch. Short ball, going down the leg side. Ashwin takes on the pull with two men square in the deep on the leg side. Ends up gloving it and the ball lands beside him.

  • 35.4

    D Steyn to Ashwin, Angling down the leg side, Ashwin tries to glance it but misses.

  • 35.3

    D Steyn to Ashwin, The batsman defends it from within the crease.

  • 35.2

    D Steyn to Ashwin, Down the leg side, Ashwin leaves it alone.

  • 35.1

    D Steyn to Ashwin, In the air... but safe! On a length on middle, Ashwin is early into his clip and hence, gets a leading edge towards cover. Thankfully for him, the ball falls safely. A couple taken.

  • OVER 35
    NO RUN IND 74/4
    R Ashwin 10 (17)
    C Pujara 26 (91)
    D Steyn 10-4-23-1
    K Rabada 7-1-15-1
  • 34.6

    K Rabada to Pujara, Hangs back to the length delivery and answers it with a straight bat.

  • 34.5

    K Rabada to Pujara, Testing Cheteshwar's patience with another delivery in the corridor outside off. He is cool as a cucumber and doesn't flirt with it.

  • 34.4

    K Rabada to Pujara, In the probing zone outside off, Pujara plays it with an angled bat face to point.

  • 34.3

    K Rabada to Pujara, Full length ball, shaping in, tucked with a closed bat face to mid-wicket.

  • 34.2

    K Rabada to Pujara, Gets right behind the line of the delivery and stonewalls it.

  • 34.1

    K Rabada to Pujara, Fuller in length, Pujara comes forward and buries it down the track.

  • OVER 34
    1 RUN IND 74/4
    C Pujara 26 (85)
    R Ashwin 10 (17)
    K Rabada 6-1-15-1
    D Steyn 10-4-23-1
  • 33.6

    D Steyn to Ashwin, Short ball but down the leg side, left alone.

  • 33.5

    D Steyn to Pujara, Length delivery angling down the leg side, turned around the corner for a run.

  • 33.4

    D Steyn to Pujara, Solid as a rock! Steyn keeps this on a fullish length around off, Pujara covers the line and defends it stoutly.

  • 33.3

    D Steyn to Pujara, On a good length outside off, moving away. Pujara covers his stumps and makes an assured leave.

  • 33.2

    D Steyn to Pujara, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

  • 33.1

    D Steyn to Pujara, Steyn runs in with intent and attacks the stumps with a fullish delivery. Pujara tucks it uppishly towards the short mid-wicket fielder.

  • OVER 33
    5 RUNS IND 73/4
    C Pujara 25 (80)
    R Ashwin 10 (16)
    M Morkel 8-3-17-1
    K Rabada 6-1-15-1
  • 32.6

    K Rabada to Ashwin, Fuller in length, shaping in, played with soft hands to mid on.

  • 32.5

    K Rabada to Ashwin, Bouncer but down the leg side, easily evaded by Ashwin.

  • 32.4

    K Rabada to Pujara, The batsman drives this through the covers. The batsmen have run through for a single.

  • 32.3

    K Rabada to C Pujara, FOUR! Edged but he was in some control there! Good length delivery in the corridor of uncertainty, Pujara plays it with an angled bat in the gap between third slip and gully. Came out off the outer half of the bat but found the right direction to find the fence.

  • 32.2

    K Rabada to Pujara, Sharp bouncer, Che sits under it.

  • 32.1

    K Rabada to Pujara, Angling into Pujara, he sits deep in the crease and tucks it to the on side.

  • OVER 32
    4 RUNS IND 68/4
    C Pujara 20 (76)
    R Ashwin 10 (14)
    K Rabada 5-1-10-1
    M Morkel 8-3-17-1
  • 31.6

    M Morkel to Ashwin, Ashwin shuffles across to the full length delivery and taps it towards mid off.

  • 31.5

    M Morkel to Ashwin, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

  • 31.4

    M Morkel to Ashwin, Educated edge once again. Full delivery outside off, swinging away. Ashwin chases it but the key is that he plays it with soft hands towards backward point. Maharaj dives to his left to make a good stop.

  • 31.3

    M Morkel to Ashwin, Short delivery, ducked under by Ravichandran.

  • 31.2

    M Morkel to Ashwin, In the zone of apprehension, moving away after pitching. Ashwin keeps his bat inside the line and lets it go.

  • 31.1

    M Morkel to Ashwin, FOUR! In the air for a while but well-controlled! Morkel goes straight this time and bowls it on a length. Ashwin clips it aerially past the short leg fielder and the ball whistles away to the fence. He has looked solid so far apart from being tested at the beginning of his innings.

  • OVER 31
    1 RUN IND 64/4
    R Ashwin 6 (8)
    C Pujara 20 (76)
    M Morkel 7-3-13-1
    K Rabada 5-1-10-1
  • 30.6

    K Rabada to Pujara, Rabada loses his radar and slips this one down the leg side, Che aims to glance it to fine leg but only connects with thin air.

  • 30.5

    K Rabada to Pujara, Peach! Rabada has been sensational so far. Shows how much he has improved in recent times and is one of the best young fast bowlers going around. Goes wide of the crease and angles in a length delivery substantially. Pujara tries to keep it out but the ball whizzes past his outside edge.

  • 30.4

    K Rabada to Pujara, Fractionally overpitched, driven crisply but fails to pierce the gap, straight to the man at extra cover.

  • 30.3

    K Rabada to Pujara, Edged but safe! Keeps nagging the batsman with another one in the probing off stump channel, at 144 clicks. Pujara plays at it with soft hands and gets a controlled edge towards gully.

  • 30.2

    K Rabada to Ashwin, Fullish delivery again, outside off, stroked to covers for a quick single.

  • 30.1

    K Rabada to Ashwin, Well played! Full length delivery on off, Ashwin shows the full face of the bat and drives it back to Rabada.

  • OVER 30
    2 RUNS IND 63/4
    R Ashwin 5 (6)
    C Pujara 20 (72)
    K Rabada 4-1-9-1
    M Morkel 7-3-13-1
  • 29.6

    M Morkel to Ashwin, Ashwin waits for the length delivery and places it through point for a single.

  • 29.5

    M Morkel to R Ashwin, A short delivery, slanting across Ashwin. He lets it go.

  • 29.4

    M Morkel to Pujara, Stays rooted to the crease and tucks it through mid-wicket to rotate strike.

  • 29.3

    M Morkel to Pujara, In the probing channel outside the off stump, Che remains circumspect in approach and allows it through.

  • 29.2

    M Morkel to Pujara, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.

  • 29.1

    M Morkel to Pujara, Angling into Pujara who tucks it with a closed bat face to the leg side.

  • OVER 29
    4 RUNS, 1 WICKET IND 61/4
    C Pujara 19 (68)
    R Ashwin 4 (4)
    M Morkel 6-3-11-1
    K Rabada 4-1-9-1
  • 28.6

    K Rabada to Ashwin, Slips this one down the leg side, Ravichandran fails to flick it away.

  • 28.5

    K Rabada to Ashwin, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

  • 28.4

    K Rabada to Ashwin, FOUR! Streaky! Sharp bouncer down the leg side, Ashwin is caught in a tangle as he fends it off from his gloves past de Kock and gets off the mark with a boundary.

  • 28.3

    K Rabada to R Ashwin, Rabada is breathing fire at the moment! Bowls a shortish ball on middle, Ashwin looks to fend it off but the ball hits his glove and rolls towards point. That will sting.

  • 28.2

    K Rabada to Sharma, OUT! The on-field call is upheld and India exhaust a review! This is a vital breakthrough for South Africa and it is the young Rabada who has brought joy on the faces of his teammates. He runs in with good rhythm and bowls a fullish delivery around off. Gets it to swing in prodigiously as well. Sharma aims to drive it down the ground but his bat comes from behind the pad and he falls over a bit as well. Ends up missing it completely and is hit flush on the pads. The Proteas roar in an appeal and the umpire raises the dreaded finger. Looks adjacent to the naked eye. Sharma walks across to Pujara and finally decides to challenge the decision. The Snicko doesn't spot any edge. Now, the Hawk Eye reveals three reds and Rohit is a dead duck. Rabada troubled him in the last over and has the last laugh. A resilient knock from the middle-order batsman comes to an end.

  • 28.1

    K Rabada to Sharma, Slips this down the leg side, Rohit aims to play it across but misses.

  • OVER 28
    4 RUNS IND 57/3
    R Sharma 11 (57)
    C Pujara 19 (68)
    K Rabada 3-1-5-0
    M Morkel 6-3-11-1
  • 27.6

    M Morkel to Pujara, Another one outside off, Cheteshwar ignores it.

  • 27.5

    M Morkel to Pujara, On a length outside off, Pujara plants his front foot across to allow it through.

  • 27.4

    M Morkel to Pujara, FOUR! Poor delivery and duly punished! Searches for some swing but delivers this down the leg side. Pujara just helps it past de Kock to the fine leg fence.

  • 27.3

    M Morkel to Pujara, On a back of a length outside off, holding its line. Che lets it go.

  • 27.2

    M Morkel to Pujara, The ball is way outside the off stump, easy leave for the batsman.

  • 27.1

    M Morkel to Pujara, In the channel outside off, left alone.

  • OVER 27
    4 RUNS IND 53/3
    C Pujara 15 (62)
    R Sharma 11 (57)
    M Morkel 5-3-7-1
    K Rabada 3-1-5-0
  • 26.6

    K Rabada to Sharma, Fullish delivery, eased to mid on. A testing over from Rabada comes to an end.

  • 26.5

    Rabada to Sharma, Another chirpy shout denied! Sliding down the leg side, Sharma aims to clip it but misses and the ball seems to have brushed the thigh pad on its way through to the keeper. De Kock is almost celebrating but Rabada is not confident at all. The umpire stays unmoved. Replays show that it was right off the thigh pad.

  • 26.4

    K Rabada to Sharma, A strong appeal for a caught behind has been denied! Good length ball in the avenue of apprehension, angling in sharply. Rohit tries to keep it out but seems to have missed it as the ball whizzes past his outside edge and settles into the gloves of the keeper. The Proteas appeal but it is turned down. De Kock has a look at his skipper but they don't take the review. Rightly so, as the replays show there was no edge.

  • 26.3

    K Rabada to Sharma, Short delivery, Sharma sits under it.

  • 26.2

    K Rabada to Sharma, FOUR! Streaky runs! An edge has been finally induced but it runs away for a boundary. On a driveable length outside off, Sharma goes for a booming drive but gets a thick outside edge. Fortunately for him, the ball flies in the gap between third slip and gully to run through to the fence.

  • 26.1

    K Rabada to Sharma, On a good length outside off, Rohit doesn't fiddle with it.

  • OVER 26
    4 RUNS IND 49/3
    R Sharma 7 (51)
    C Pujara 15 (62)
    K Rabada 2-0-1-0
    M Morkel 5-3-7-1
  • 25.6

    M Morkel to Pujara, Makes good use of the depth of the crease and taps it towards square leg.

  • 25.5

    M Morkel to Pujara, Shortish delivery outside off, Cheteshwar sways away from the line of the delivery.

  • 25.4

    M Morkel to Pujara, FOUR! All about timing and grace! Full length ball, straight on this occasion. Pujara maintains his balance and clips it beautifully through square leg. The fielder gives it a chase but the ball wins the race. Patience is a bitter plant that yields sweet fruits, that is the case with Pujara.

  • 25.3

    M Morkel to Pujara, Good length ball in the corridor of uncertainty, shapes away a touch. Pujara hops to deal with it but the ball takes the outer half of the bat and rolls towards covers.

  • 25.2

    M Morkel to Pujara, In the channel outside off, left alone.

  • 25.1

    M Morkel to Pujara, Fractionally overpitched around off, pushed off the front foot to mid off.

  • OVER 25
    NO RUN IND 45/3
    C Pujara 11 (56)
    R Sharma 7 (51)
    M Morkel 4-2-3-1
    K Rabada 2-0-1-0
  • 24.6

    K Rabada to Sharma, Fuller in length, defended nicely with a straight bat. Rabada starts off with a maiden.

  • 24.5

    K Rabada to Sharma, Poor judgement from Sharma! He taps the length ball beside the pitch on the off side and sets off for a run. He is rightly sent back by Pujara. There was no run on offer.

  • 24.4

    K Rabada to Sharma, Oooh.. where did that come from? Shortish delivery outside off, deviates a long way after hitting the deck. Sharma has nothing to do with it. That probably pitched on a crack.

  • 24.3

    K Rabada to Sharma, That's a snorter! Similar length ball in that probing off stump channel, forcing Rohit to play. He hops and looks to fend it off and gets beaten.

  • 24.2

    K Rabada to Sharma, Back of a length ball on off, defended solidly off the back foot.

  • 24.1

    K Rabada to Sharma, Steams in from over the wicket and angles in a length ball appreciably. Sharma covers the line and defends it stoutly.

  • OVER 24
    NO RUN IND 45/3
    R Sharma 7 (45)
    C Pujara 11 (56)
    V Philander 10-6-14-1
    M Morkel 4-2-3-1
  • 23.6

    M Morkel to Pujara, A bouncer to end a testing first hour.

  • 23.5

    M Morkel to Pujara, One more leave outside off.

  • 23.4

    M Morkel to Pujara, Now a bouncer, let through.

  • 23.3

    M Morkel to Pujara, A rare loose ball down the leg side, CP misses his flick.

  • 23.2

    M Morkel to Pujara, Outside off, comes back in, Cheteshwar looks to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.

  • 23.1

    M Morkel to Pujara, Full and outside off, watchfully defended. Extra bounce again.

  • OVER 23
    1 RUN IND 45/3
    C Pujara 11 (50)
    R Sharma 7 (45)
    M Morkel 3-2-3-1
    V Philander 10-6-14-1
  • 22.6

    V Philander to Sharma, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

  • 22.5

    V Philander to Sharma, Outside off, left alone.

  • 22.4

    V Philander to Pujara, Nice running. Full and outside off, Pujara taps it to the off side and sets off for a single. Rohit initially says no but then responds.

  • 22.3

    V Philander to Pujara, Outside off, left alone.

  • 22.2

    V Philander to Pujara, Full on middle, flicked towards mid-wicket again.

  • 22.1

    V Philander to Pujara, Full on off, flicked towards short mid-wicket.

  • OVER 22
    3 RUNS IND 44/3
    C Pujara 10 (46)
    R Sharma 7 (43)
    V Philander 9-5-13-1
    M Morkel 3-2-3-1
  • 21.6

    M Morkel to Sharma, On a length outside off, defended from the crease.

  • 21.5

    M Morkel to Sharma, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

  • 21.4

    M Morkel to Sharma, Outside off, left alone.

  • 21.3

    M Morkel to Sharma, Oops.... first blemish this morning. Morne Morkel bowls it short and Rohit thinks there is a scoring opportunity. He tries to pull but the extra bounce does him in. His bottom hand comes off the bat and the ball goes off the glove, wide of de Kock to the fine leg fence. However, Vernon Philander comes charging to his right from fine leg and prevents the boundary, keeping the batsmen to two.

  • 21.2

    M Morkel to Pujara, Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.

  • 21.1

    M Morkel to Pujara, On a length outside off, nicely defended.

  • OVER 21
    NO RUN IND 41/3
    C Pujara 9 (44)
    R Sharma 5 (39)
    D Steyn 9-3-22-1
    V Philander 9-5-13-1
  • 20.6

    V Philander to Sharma, Outside off, watchfully defended.

  • 20.5

    V Philander to Sharma, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.

  • 20.4

    V Philander to Sharma, Full and around off, watchfully defended.

  • 20.3

    V Philander to Sharma, Outside off, Rohit feels for it but the ball goes away from him to beat the outside edge.

  • 20.2

    V Philander to Sharma, Landed outside off, left alone.

  • 20.1

    V Philander to Sharma, A length ball outside off, watchfully defended.

  • OVER 20
    4 RUNS IND 41/3
    R Sharma 5 (33)
    C Pujara 9 (44)
    V Philander 8-4-13-1
    D Steyn 9-3-22-1
  • 19.6

    D Steyn to Pujara, A length ball on middle, worked past short leg but straight to square leg.

  • 19.5

    D Steyn to Pujara, A bouncer now, ducked under.

  • 19.4

    D Steyn to Pujara, Around off and outside off, pushed away watchfully.

  • 19.3

    D Steyn to Pujara, FOUR LEG BYES! Steyn loses his radar and slips this down the leg side, Pujara looks to flick but the ball goes off his pads past the diving Quinton de Kock to the fine leg fence.

  • 19.2

    D Steyn to Pujara, Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment.

  • 19.1

    D Steyn to Pujara, Around off, defended watchfully.

  • OVER 19
    NO RUN IND 37/3
    C Pujara 9 (38)
    R Sharma 5 (33)
    D Steyn 8-3-22-1
    V Philander 8-4-13-1
  • 18.6

    V Philander to Sharma, Played to the point region by the batsman. Philander is yet to concede a run this morning.

  • 18.5

    V Philander to Sharma, Ahh.... just outside off, a tentative RS feels for it and is beaten due to the late away movement.

  • 18.4

    V Philander to Sharma, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.

  • 18.3

    V Philander to R Sharma, Full and outside off, driven towards mid off.

  • 18.2

    V Philander to Sharma, This is even better. The ball is pitched on a length around middle which means Sharma has to play but the ball deviates off the pitch, past the outside edge and just over the stumps.

  • 18.1

    V Philander to Sharma, A beauty. On a length outside off, Rohit feels for that ball but it shapes away at the last moment and beats him.

  • OVER 18
    4 RUNS IND 37/3
    R Sharma 5 (27)
    C Pujara 9 (38)
    V Philander 7-3-13-1
    D Steyn 8-3-22-1
  • 17.6

    D Steyn to Pujara, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

  • 17.5

    D Steyn to Pujara, Some chin music for the batsman, he lets that bouncer through to the wicket-keeper.

  • 17.4

    D Steyn to Pujara, Plan B. The short stuff comes in. It is around off and Cheteshwar fends it in front of short leg.

  • 17.3

    D Steyn to Pujara, FOUR! That has come out of frustration. Steyn was probably expecting the track to do something but it has not done much. Bowls it too straight and Pujara just works it through square leg. The timing is supreme and the ball races to the fence. The stand moves to 10.

  • 17.2

    D Steyn to Pujara, Full on middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.

  • 17.1

    D Steyn to Pujara, A bouncer outside off, pretty wild, way too high, left alone.

  • OVER 17
    NO RUN IND 33/3
    C Pujara 5 (32)
    R Sharma 5 (27)
    D Steyn 7-3-18-1
    V Philander 7-3-13-1
  • 16.6

    V Philander to Sharma, Full and outside off, pushed with an open bat-face towards gully. Another maiden.

  • 16.5

    V Philander to Sharma, Full and outside off, left alone this time.

  • 16.4

    V Philander to Sharma, Full and outside off, watchfully kept out again.

  • 16.3

    V Philander to Sharma, Outside off, moving away, pushed towards point.

  • 16.2

    V Philander to Sharma, Just outside off, watchfully defended from the crease.

  • 16.1

    V Philander to Sharma, Landed around middle and off, swinging away, watchfully defended.

  • OVER 16
    5 RUNS IND 33/3
    R Sharma 5 (21)
    C Pujara 5 (32)
    V Philander 6-2-13-1
    D Steyn 7-3-18-1
  • 15.6

    D Steyn to Pujara, Slips this down the leg side, Pujara is not interested in playing that either.

  • 15.5

    D Steyn to Pujara, Landed outside off, angling in, this saint is not going to touch anything in that channel.

  • 15.4

    D Steyn to Sharma, More runs. Slightly short and wide outside off, Sharma punches it through the covers but the timing is not the best. It is stopped at the boundary and this time the batsmen take three.

  • 15.3

    D Steyn to Sharma, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

  • 15.2

    D Steyn to Sharma, Around off, watchfully kept out.

  • 15.1

    D Steyn to Sharma, Finally India score this morning. Slight width outside off, Rohit pushes it behind point and takes a single. Dean Elgar chases it down but then fumbles while picking the ball up and Rohit pounces on the opportunity to come back for the second. Gets off the mark on the 18th ball.

  • OVER 15
    NO RUN IND 28/3
    R Sharma 0 (17)
    C Pujara 5 (30)
    D Steyn 6-2-13-1
    V Philander 6-2-13-1
  • 14.6

    V Philander to Pujara, Landed outside off, left alone. 4 maidens in a row this morning...

  • 14.5

    V Philander to Pujara, Outside off, watchfully defended.

  • 14.4

    V Philander to Pujara, That shoots from nowhere. Philander marks his spot on the pitch and lands the ball exactly on that spot, somewhere between full and good, in the avenue of apprehension, Pujara comes forward to defend but then is taken aback by the bounce and is hit on the thigh pads.

  • 14.3

    V Philander to Pujara, Outside off, left alone.

  • 14.2

    V Philander to Pujara, Landed outside off, pushed towards point.

  • 14.1

    V Philander to Pujara, On a length outside off, watchfully defended.

  • OVER 14
    NO RUN IND 28/3
    C Pujara 5 (24)
    R Sharma 0 (17)
    V Philander 5-1-13-1
    D Steyn 6-2-13-1
  • 13.6

    D Steyn to Sharma, Another indipper, Rohit watches it closely and then lets it go. Three maidens on the trot.

  • 13.5

    D Steyn to Sharma, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

  • 13.4

    D Steyn to Sharma, Now the outswinger, RS is upto the mark and carefully blocks the ball towards cover. Watchful.

  • 13.3

    D Steyn to Sharma, Landed outside off, swinging in this time, a watchful Sharma defends compactly.

  • 13.2

    D Steyn to Sharma, Landed outside off, left alone.

  • 13.1

    D Steyn to Sharma, Full and just outside off, swinging away, defended watchfully.

  • OVER 13
    NO RUN IND 28/3
    R Sharma 0 (11)
    C Pujara 5 (24)
    D Steyn 5-1-13-1
    V Philander 5-1-13-1
  • 12.6

    V Philander to Pujara, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

  • 12.5

    V Philander to Pujara, Outside off, left alone.

  • 12.4

    V Philander to Pujara, Now he taps to the leg side and sets off for a non-existing single. The ball is barely beside the pitch and Philander reaches the ball in just four steps. Pujara is sent back in time though. In the meanwhile, Philander gets some football practice as he kicks the ball onto the stumps. Keshav Maharaj then comes running in from short mid-wicket and jokingly appeals for a run out.

  • 12.3

    V Philander to Pujara, Slightly fuller this time, Pujara comes forward and taps it to the off side.

  • 12.2

    V Philander to Pujara, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

  • 12.1

    V Philander to Pujara, On a length outside off, watchfully defended from the crease.

  • OVER 12
    NO RUN IND 28/3
    C Pujara 5 (18)
    R Sharma 0 (11)
    M Morkel 2-1-0-1
    D Steyn 5-1-13-1
  • 11.6

    D Steyn to Sharma, Full and outside off, a nice juicy outswinger, tempting to be driven but Rohit resists and lets it go.

  • 11.5

    D Steyn to Sharma, Outside off, on a length, shouldered arms to.

  • 11.4

    D Steyn to Sharma, Full and just outside off, watchfully defended.

  • 11.3

    D Steyn to Sharma, Played to the point region by the batsman.

  • 11.2

    D Steyn to Sharma, Another play and a miss outside off.

  • 11.1

    D Steyn to Sharma, Outside off, a play and a miss. Steyn has his hands on his head.

  • OVER 11
    NO RUN IND 28/3
    R Sharma 0 (5)
    C Pujara 5 (18)
    K Rabada 1-0-1-0
    M Morkel 2-1-0-1
  • 10.6

    M Morkel to Pujara, Poor over from Morkel. Doesn't make Pujara play again as he leaves the good length delivery well outside off. THAT'S STUMPS ON DAY 1!

  • 10.5

    M Morkel to Pujara, Make the batsman play Morkel! Bowls it wide outside off again, Pujara is not bothered to play at it.

  • 10.4

    M Morkel to Pujara, Pujara's love story with the leaves continue as he shoulders arms to a delivery wide outside off.

  • 10.3

    M Morkel to Pujara, Goes for a short ball but the line is well outside off. Third leave in a row.

  • 10.2

    M Morkel to Pujara, Another one in the same channel, Pujara is in no mood to flirt with danger.

  • 10.1

    M Morkel to Pujara, On a good length outside off, moving away. Pujara points his bat skywards to allow it through.

  • OVER 10
    1 RUN IND 28/3
    C Pujara 5 (12)
    R Sharma 0 (5)
    M Morkel 1-0-0-1
    K Rabada 1-0-1-0
  • 9.6

    K Rabada to Pujara, Moves inside the line and tucks it around the corner for a single.

  • 9.5

    K Rabada to Pujara, Wide outside off, Pujara is not bothered to play at that.

  • 9.4

    K Rabada to Pujara, On a length outside off, left alone.

  • 9.3

    K Rabada to Pujara, In the zone outside off, Che leaves it alone.

  • 9.2

    K Rabada to Pujara, Hangs back to the length delivery and answers with a straight bat.

  • 9.1

    K Rabada to Pujara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

  • OVER 9
    NO RUN, 1 WICKET IND 27/3
    C Pujara 4 (6)
    R Sharma 0 (5)
    D Steyn 4-1-13-1
    M Morkel 1-0-0-1
  • 8.6

    M Morkel to Sharma, That's a peach of a delivery! Good length ball around off, shoots off the deck and seams away after pitching. Sharma pokes at it and is beaten all ends up.

  • 8.5

    M Morkel to Sharma, Morkel goes around the wicket and bowls a short ball. It is leaving Sharma and he lets it go.

  • 8.4

    M Morkel to Sharma, Full and wide outside off, left alone.

  • 8.3

    M Morkel to Sharma, Short delivery, Sharma sways away from the line of the ball to evade it.

  • 8.2

    M Morkel to Sharma, Short of a length ball, kept out watchfully.

  • 8.1

    M Morkel to Kohli, OUT! The big fish departs! Another example of an Indian batsman failing to come to terms with the Newlands track. Back of a length delivery outside off, seaming away after hitting the deck. No need for playing at it but the skipper goes chasing after it with a hop. Ends up getting a faint nick behind and de Kock does well to take a catch to his right. Look at Morkel, he is absolutely pumped up. Being the captain of the side, this is not the way you should play at the fag end of the day. Doesn't send the right signal to the following batsmen. India have been caught in shallow waters.

  • OVER 8
    5 RUNS IND 27/2
    V Kohli 5 (12)
    C Pujara 4 (6)
    V Philander 4-1-13-1
    D Steyn 4-1-13-1
  • 7.6

    D Steyn to Pujara, South Africa have been really intense on the field. Good length outside off, forced off the back foot towards point where Markram dives to his left to save certain runs for his side.

  • 7.5

    D Steyn to Pujara, FOUR! Nicely controlled! On a length on leg stump, Pujara tucks it past Maharaj at square leg who hares after it, puts in a slide near the fence but the ball wins the race.

  • 7.4

    D Steyn to Pujara, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.

  • 7.3

    D Steyn to V Kohli, Close shave! Kohli tucks the length delivery towards mid-wicket and sets off. The tall Morkel moves to his right, does well to pick it in one motion and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses as Kohli rushes to get home. Tight run but the replays show that the skipper was fine.

  • 7.2

    D Steyn to Kohli, Fullish in length, some away swing on that. Kohli presses forward and defends it watchfully.

  • 7.1

    D Steyn to Kohli, Probing away in that off stump channel, Kohli plants his front foot across and allows it through.

  • OVER 7
    3 RUNS IND 22/2
    V Kohli 4 (9)
    C Pujara 0 (3)
    D Steyn 3-1-8-1
    V Philander 4-1-13-1
  • 6.6

    V Philander to Kohli, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.

  • 6.5

    V Philander to Kohli, In the corridor of uncertainty, Kohli makes an assured leave.

  • 6.4

    V Philander to Kohli, Fuller in length outside off, played with an angled bat face through point for a couple.

  • 6.3

    V Philander to Kohli, Wide outside off stump as Kohli makes an easy leave.

  • 6.2

    V Philander to Kohli, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

  • 6.1

    V Philander to Kohli, On a length outside off, Kohli doesn't fiddle with it.

  • OVER 6
    3 RUNS, 1 WICKET IND 19/2
    V Kohli 1 (3)
    C Pujara 0 (3)
    V Philander 3-0-10-1
    D Steyn 3-1-8-1
  • 5.6

    D Steyn to Pujara, Coming in with the angle, clipped to mid-wicket.

  • 5.5

    D Steyn to Kohli, Clipped off the pads towards backward square leg where Maharaj stops it with a slide. A run taken.

  • 5.4

    D Steyn to Kohli, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.

  • 5.3

    D Steyn to Kohli, Almost another wicket! Good length ball around off, Kohli is early into his tuck and ends up getting a leading edge which just falls short of Steyn. Nervous times for India. My colleague reminds me that the skipper got out in a similar fashion in a T20I game against Australia recently. Behrendorff was the bowler.

  • 5.2

    Steyn to S Dhawan, OUT! How do you explain that shot? He has literally thrown his wicket away. With around 20 minutes left in the day and attempting such a kind of a shot is difficult to fathom. Back of a length ball on off, not the ideal length to go for the pull. However, Dhawan is adamant and goes for the big pull even though his head position is nowhere and his balance is not there as well. Ends up getting a top edge which skies in the air. For a moment, it is not clear where the ball is heading but the cameras spot it. It is coming down the track as Steyn doesn't budge in his followthrough and accepts the dolly. The southpaw will be gutted with himself.

  • 5.1

    D Steyn to Dhawan, Well-disguised slower ball from Steyn. Off cutter on a length around off, eased crisply through covers for a brace.

  • OVER 5
    NO RUN, 1 WICKET IND 16/1
    S Dhawan 14 (11)
    C Pujara 0 (2)
    D Steyn 2-1-5-0
    V Philander 3-0-10-1
  • 4.6

    V Philander to Pujara, Good length ball around off, Pujara gets behind it and keeps it out watchfully.

  • 4.5

    V Philander to Pujara, In the zone outside off, left alone.

  • 4.4

    V Philander to M Vijay, OUT! Philander draws first blood! Consistently bowling nagging lines and lengths around that off stump channel has paid dividends for him and his side. On a driveable length outside off, drawing Vijay to attempt something ambitious. The right-hander was so good in being circumspect till now but this time he drives at it with minimal foot movement. An outside edge is induced and the ball flies towards Elgar at gully who takes it at chest height to his left. Ideal start for South Africa. They will be eager to nip another couple of wickets before the close of play.

  • 4.3

    V Philander to Vijay, Good length ball closer to the off stump, Murali Vijay covers the line of the ball and buries it into the ground.

  • 4.2

    V Philander to Vijay, Another one outside off as Vijay once again doesn't flirt with it.

  • 4.1

    V Philander to Vijay, On a length outside off, holding its line. Vijay points his bat skywards to allow it through.

  • OVER 4
    6 RUNS IND 16/0
    M Vijay 1 (13)
    S Dhawan 14 (11)
    V Philander 2-0-10-0
    D Steyn 2-1-5-0
  • 3.6

    D Steyn to S Dhawan, FOUR! Streaky runs! Fullish delivery outside off, encouraging Dhawan to go for an expansive drive. He pushes at it tentatively but gets an outside edge past the gully fielder for a boundary.

  • 3.5

    D Steyn to Dhawan, Fractionally overpitched, driven crisply off the front foot but straight to the man at mid off.

  • 3.4

    D Steyn to Vijay, Going down with the angle, Vijay shuffles a touch and looks to clip it away but the ball brushes his pads and rolls towards fine leg. A leg bye taken.

  • 3.3

    D Steyn to Vijay, Steyn pitches this one up and gets some swing. Vijay presses forward and defends it nicely.

  • 3.2

    D Steyn to Vijay, Back of a length delivery, angling in. Vijay is solid as a rock as he blocks it stoutly.

  • 3.1

    D Steyn to Dhawan, Hangs back and plays this one with soft hands to steal a run.

  • OVER 3
    1 RUN IND 10/0
    S Dhawan 9 (8)
    M Vijay 1 (10)
    D Steyn 1-0-0-0
    V Philander 2-0-10-0
  • 2.6

    V Philander to Vijay, Sits deep in the crease and keeps it out watchfully. A probing over from Philander.

  • 2.5

    V Philander to Vijay, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

  • 2.4

    V Philander to Vijay, Not Out! A review goes down the drain. To be honest, that was a horrible one. Fullish delivery in the corridor outside off, Vijay plants his front foot across and opts to pad it away as there was no inward movement on that ball. The Proteas roar in an appeal but the umpire is not convinced. De Kock is really excited and convinces his skipper to challenge the decision. Time for the Hawk Eye. Well the impact is outside off and the ball is holding its line as well. Need to be more wise while you opt for the DRS.

  • 2.3

    V Philander to Dhawan, Back of a length ball leaving the southpaw. Punched on the up through covers. Maharaj hares after it and does well to keep it down to a single.

  • 2.2

    V Philander to Dhawan, Shaping in nicely, tucked with a closed bat face towards square leg.

  • 2.1

    V Philander to Dhawan, On a good length outside off, Dhawan makes an assured leave.

  • OVER 2
    NO RUN IND 9/0
    S Dhawan 8 (5)
    M Vijay 1 (7)
    D Steyn 1-0-0-0
  • 1.6

    D Steyn to Vijay, This is the good thing about Vijay. He doesn't flirt with deliveries outside the off stump. In the zone well outside off, left alone. Steyn starts off with a maiden.

  • 1.5

    D Steyn to Vijay, In an attempt to up the speed gun, he slips this one down the leg side. Vijay goes for a flick but misses.

  • 1.4

    D Steyn to Vijay, Fuller in length outside off, swinging away as well, encouraging Vijay to go for an expansive stroke. He resists the temptation and makes the third leave in a row.

  • 1.3

    D Steyn to Vijay, Almost a replica of the previous delivery as Vijay remains circumspect in approach and sees it through safely.

  • 1.2

    D Steyn to Vijay, In the zone of apprehension, a hint of away movement on that. Vijay points his bat skywards to allow it through.

  • 1.1

    D Steyn to Vijay, Solid in defense! Fullish around off, Vijay shuffles across and blocks it with a straight bat.

  • OVER 1
    9 RUNS IND 9/0
    M Vijay 1 (1)
    S Dhawan 8 (5)
    V Philander 1-0-9-0
  • 0.6

    V Philander to Dhawan, Hangs back to the good length delivery and keeps it out watchfully.

  • 0.5

    V Philander to Dhawan, FOUR! Glorious! One of Dhawan's trademark strokes. Fractionally overpitched outside off, Dhawan leans into it and caresses it through covers to find the fence.

  • 0.4

    V Philander to Dhawan, A huge, huge shout for an LBW denied! Good length ball around off, nipping in. Dhawan aims to keep it out but misses to get hit high on the pads. A vociferous appeal follows but the umpire pays no heed to it. Du Plessis has a chat with his teammates but doesn't take the review. Rightly so, as the replays show that it is very high.

  • 0.3

    V Philander to Dhawan, FOUR! Well played! On a good length around off, seaming away after pitching. Dhawan opens the face of the bat intentionally and runs it towards gully where the fielder dives but fails to stop it. A boundary results.

  • 0.2

    V Philander to Dhawan, In the zone outside off, left alone.

  • 0.1

    V Philander to Vijay, Good way to start off the innings for India. Philander bowls a loosener first up, down the leg side. Vijay tucks it towards fine leg. It seems that the ball will speed away to the fence but Steyn is lightning across the turf as he covers a lot of ground to his right and saves three runs for his side.

  • OVER 74
    NO RUN, 1 WICKET SA 286/10
    M Morkel 2 (9)
    D Steyn 16 (31)
    J Bumrah 19-1-73-1
    R Ashwin -1-21-2
  • 73.1

    R Ashwin to Morkel, OUT! LBW! That is a dead duck. Ashwin bowls this very straight and Morkel, who is well across his stumps to defend, misses the ball and is hit on the pads. So plumb that Ashwin does not even bother appealing. Saha appeals though and the umpire's finger is up in a flash. SOUTH AFRICA HAVE BEEN BOWLED OUT FOR 286.

  • OVER 73
    2 RUNS SA 286/9
    M Morkel 2 (8)
    D Steyn 16 (31)
    R Ashwin 7-1-21-1
    J Bumrah 19-1-73-1
  • 72.6

    J Bumrah to Steyn, Full and straight, driven straight back but Bumrah does well to stop it with his right leg, deflecting the ball to cover.

  • 72.5

    J Bumrah to Morkel, A short ball, rising steeply, pulled towards deep square leg for a single.

  • 72.4

    J Bumrah to Morkel, On middle and off, pushed down towards mid off.

  • 72.3

    J Bumrah to Morkel, This one comes back in a long way, Morne feels for it but misses as the ball sneaks between bat and pad.

  • 72.2

    J Bumrah to M Morkel, Full and outside off, pushed towards mid off.

  • 72.1

    J Bumrah to Steyn, Full and outside off, pushed towards cover. Steyn initially waits, thinking that Murali Vijay will stop it from cover but then he does not get across in time and allows the ball to go past him to long off. Now Steyn takes the single. Must be confident, giving The Giraffe almost the entire over to face.

  • OVER 72
    1 RUN SA 284/9
    D Steyn 15 (29)
    M Morkel 1 (4)
    J Bumrah 18-1-71-1
    R Ashwin 7-1-21-1
  • 71.6

    R Ashwin to Morkel, Oho. Something interesting. On seeing that the Indians are not trying anything different, Morne tries something different. He jumps across his stumps, almost a month in advance, to signal a slog sweep perhaps. Ashwin sees that and gives it extra loop. Morkel is ready for the ball but it never reaches him. Eventually, he defends.

  • 71.5

    R Ashwin to D Steyn, Very full outside off, calmly pushed towards long on for a single.

  • 71.4

    R Ashwin to Steyn, Fuller this time, pushed towards the off side.

  • 71.3

    R Ashwin to Steyn, Outside off, watchfully blocked.

  • 71.2

    R Ashwin to Steyn, Full again, pushed towards the bowler.

  • 71.1

    R Ashwin to Steyn, Full and outside off, Steyn comes forward and defends.

  • OVER 71
    1 RUN SA 283/9
    D Steyn 14 (24)
    M Morkel 1 (3)
    R Ashwin 6-1-20-1
    J Bumrah 18-1-71-1
  • 70.6

    J Bumrah to Morkel, A bouncer to end the over, Morne ducks.

  • 70.5

    J Bumrah to Morkel, The batsman has driven that ball straight back.

  • 70.4

    J Bumrah to D Steyn, Nice effort. Outside off, DS opens the face of the bat and dabs it towards third man. But Rohit Sharma dives to his right from third slip and saves some crucial runs. Just a single taken.

  • 70.3

    J Bumrah to Steyn, TOP EDGE, DOES NOT CARRY AGAIN! A short ball at the body of the batsman, Dale backs away and plays a pull with his eyes closed. The ball lobs off the top edge but Bumrah cannot get across the pitch in time to catch that.

  • 70.2

    J Bumrah to D Steyn, Almost... Full and outside off, Steyn swings hard but only succeeds in getting a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball ricochets away past the off stump towards the slips.

  • 70.1

    J Bumrah to D Steyn, A low full toss outside off, driven towards mid on.

  • OVER 70
    2 RUNS, 1 WICKET SA 282/9
    D Steyn 13 (20)
    M Morkel 1 (1)
    J Bumrah 17-0-70-1
    R Ashwin 6-1-20-1
  • 69.6

    R Ashwin to Steyn, Full and outside off, pushed towards long off for a run.

  • 69.5

    R Ashwin to Steyn, Outside off, Steyn gets right behind that and defends.

  • 69.4

    R Ashwin to Morkel, Not surprising. A swing down the ground, almost to the fielder at long off. Just a single.

  • 69.3

    R Ashwin to Rabada, OUT! That is a very good catch and Ashwin has his first wicket! Short in length outside off, Rabada looks to cut but is too close to the ball and nicks it. There is a big noise and deflection and Saha does extremely well to take it with a leap. Rabada does not go but he is sent on his way by the umpire. No review thought of by the batsman, so that is 9 down.

  • 69.2

    R Ashwin to Rabada, On middle and leg, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.

  • 69.1

    R Ashwin to Rabada, Full and outside off, driven straight to the bowler.

  • OVER 69
    1 RUN SA 280/8
    K Rabada 26 (63)
    D Steyn 12 (18)
    B Kumar 19-4-87-4
    J Bumrah 17-0-70-1
  • 68.6

    J Bumrah to Steyn, Outside off, another play and a miss. Finally a yorker from Bumrah, albeit a bit wide but at least he tried something different.

  • 68.5

    J Bumrah to Rabada, Ball hits the batsman low on the pads. The batsmen have run through for a single. The umpire signals a leg bye.

  • 68.4

    J Bumrah to Rabada, Outside off, nips back in, Rabada misses his tuck and is hit on the pads.

  • 68.3

    J Bumrah to Rabada, The batsman goes for the hook but misses the line of the delivery.

  • 68.2

    J Bumrah to Rabada, Bangs it in short, Rabada goes for the pull but misses.

  • 68.1

    J Bumrah to Rabada, On a length around off, watchfully defended.

  • OVER 68
    7 RUNS SA 279/8
    K Rabada 26 (58)
    D Steyn 12 (17)
    M Shami 16-6-47-1
    B Kumar 19-4-87-4
  • 67.6

    B Kumar to Steyn, Full on middle, flicked beautifully through mid-wicket for a couple.

  • 67.5

    B Kumar to Rabada, More luck to the Saffas. A short ball around off, Rabada looks to pull but the ball gets high on him and takes the top edge. However Bumrah cannot get to the ball from mid on. A single taken.

  • 67.4

    B Kumar to Steyn, Full and wide outside off, steered behind point for a run. Kohli is showing his frustration now...

  • 67.3

    B Kumar to Rabada, Works this through mid-wicket and gets a single.

  • 67.2

    B Kumar to Rabada, EXCELLENT CATCH! But not out. No bat at all and the Indians are not bothering to review. Down the leg side, Rabada looks to tuck it fine and the ball goes off something behind. Wriddhiman Saha flies to his right and takes it with his glove and then appeals. Kettleborough is as calm as a tree during a twister.

  • 67.1

    B Kumar to Rabada, Down the leg side, Rabada works it through backward square leg. Shikhar Dhawan hares after it from square leg and dives to his left and stops the ball. Two runs taken.

  • OVER 67
    1 RUN SA 272/8
    K Rabada 22 (54)
    D Steyn 9 (15)
    B Kumar 18-3-80-4
    M Shami 16-6-47-1
  • 66.6

    M Shami to Rabada, The batsman has punched that ball through the off side. They pick up a single.

  • 66.5

    M Shami to Rabada, Fourth play and a miss in the over.

  • 66.4

    M Shami to Rabada, Bat on ball this time, pushed towards mid-wicket.

  • 66.3

    M Shami to Rabada, Hat-trick of plays and misses now. Frustrating really, for India. They are not able to get the edge at all. And if they get one, it is not carrying.

  • 66.2

    M Shami to Rabada, Again. Good bowling but just too good to not get the edge. Rabada pushes at it without moving his feet and misses again.

  • 66.1

    M Shami to Rabada, On a length outside off, a play and a miss.

  • OVER 66
    NO RUN SA 271/8
    K Rabada 21 (48)
    D Steyn 9 (15)
    M Shami 15-6-46-1
    B Kumar 18-3-80-4
  • 65.6

    B Kumar to Steyn, Nips back in a long way, Dale looks to flick but misses. Is hit on the pads and Bhuvi appeals but nothing in it.

  • 65.5

    B Kumar to Steyn, Bouncer! The batsman does well to evade it.

  • 65.4

    B Kumar to Steyn, Around off, watchfully blocked.

  • 65.3

    B Kumar to Steyn, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

  • 65.2

    B Kumar to Steyn, Full on middle, pushed straight to mid on.

  • 65.1

    B Kumar to Steyn, Around off, defended from the crease.

  • OVER 65
    3 RUNS SA 271/8
    D Steyn 9 (9)
    K Rabada 21 (48)
    H Pandya 12-1-53-1
    M Shami 15-6-46-1
  • 64.6

    M Shami to Steyn, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.

  • 64.5

    M Shami to Rabada, Down the leg side, worked away for a single.

  • 64.4

    M Shami to Rabada, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

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