Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    75
    136
    203
    12
    0
    55.14
    46.4 big big one! Someone just said he was a good player of spin.. Looking to dominate, he goes for the big sweep and misses it completely! That pitched on the leg stump line and hit him in front of off. India in big trouble here 140/6
    1.4 edged straight to first slip, Dhawan gone for a duck! This was back of length again, Philander changed the line this time, making it pitch outside off and Dhawan flashed at it with hard hands and Amla pouched it with both hands comfortably around waist height 0/1
    21.4 that's plumb, Pujara has fallen to a part-time spinner! Elgar flighted it nicely on the off stump from around the wicket, the ball didn't turn but came in slightly with the angle to strike Pujara right in front of middle stump as he pressed forward to defend the ball on off, playing the wrong line. Elgar celebrates King Kong style by thumping his chest! 63/2
    22.2 that's Rabada's first Test wicket, and that of Virat Kohli, he's caught at cover! It was a length delivery around the off stump and Kohli tried to flick the ball but was probably early into the shot and kind of checked his shot. All this led to a leading edge that went low to cover and Elgar completed a good, low diving catch. Rabada is getting mobbed here! 65/3
    37.6 that flight! that flight! He has sent Rahane flying back to the pavilion. That was slow and loopy outside off - he had been bowling them straight earlier - drew Rahane into an expansive drive, but that dipped, turned just a bit, caught the outside edge to fly straight to first slip. A simple waist high catch for Mr. Amla. South Africa have India in their grip here. 102/4
    39.1 Wow wow! Elgar is on a hat-trick now. Beautiful beautiful delivery that. Lots of loop, some drift to the leg stump line, Saha gets his front leg out of the way to defend it towards mid-on, but this grips and turns to catch the outside edge. Amla dives forward to take a neat catch. And here is another duck 102/5
    66.2 and again! This time the finger is up. Jadeja had been living dangerously..This time Philander gets him. This one pitches on leg stump and hits him right in front. Jadeja knew the plan, but just couldn't cope with it. Superb work by Philander. 196/8
    50.5 Gone! Elgar has four! Mishra couldn't resist the temptation - he came down the pitch and aimed for Delhi - but could only hit it as far as deepish mid-on. 154/7
    not out
    20
    42
    75
    0
    0
    47.61
    67.3 classic googly there! Slow, pitches on a length and sneaks in through the gap to hit the middle. Umesh Yadav had pressed forward and left a huge gap in between. 201/9
    67.6 all over! Another googly. This time he looks to play at it making the same mistake that Umesh did. Big gap between bat and pad and that crashes into the off stump. 201/10
    Extras
    10 (b 6, lb 1, nb 3)
    TOTAL
    201 all out (68 Overs, RR: 2.95, 298 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (S Dhawan, 1.4 ov), 2-63 (CA Pujara, 21.4 ov), 3-65 (V Kohli, 22.2 ov), 4-102 (AM Rahane, 37.6 ov), 5-102 (WP Saha, 39.1 ov), 6-140 (M Vijay, 46.4 ov), 7-154 (A Mishra, 50.5 ov), 8-196 (RA Jadeja, 66.2 ov), 9-201 (UT Yadav, 67.3 ov), 10-201 (VR Aaron, 67.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DW Steyn1133002.7200
    VD Philander1553822.5300
    SR Harmer1415113.6400
    K Rabada1003013.0003
    D Elgar812242.7500
    Imran Tahir1032322.3000
  • BATSMEN
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    37.4 oh, Elgar has given it away by going for a slog against the turn and he's caught at backward point! It was a conventional offspinner on middle and leg, on length, and Elgar heaved to go against the spin, but got a leading edge for an easy catch to Jadeja who hardly moved 85/3
    6.4 here comes the one! He has not played a shot at that and he is dead. van Zyl can't Zyl. This was tossed up on off, and strangely, the batsman lets it go through. Probably he was expecting it to turn away or maybe he just misread the line. Whatever it was, a big big error. India have one in the bag. 9/1
    8.2 whoaa! Faf makes the same mistake as van Zyl, he comes forward to cover the stumps, leaves it alone assuming it was missing the stumps, but it keeps coming in to strike the top of off. Jadeja has a big wicket in his first over. He takes off on a celebratory run towards the slips where his captain is standing. Big big wicket 9/2
    45.2 oh, they've got the other one, Amla is beaten as he comes out of the crease and the ball bounces off Saha to hit off stump and he's stumped! Amla came way out of the crease to take the ball on the full, it turned from length and sneaked through the gap between bat and pad as Amla drove, Saha could not collect the ball but it went off his chest to hit top of off and there went the bail! 105/4
    66.3 timbaah! AB has been castled here.This one was quicker from Mishra and AB was slow to come forward - he hadn't covered the stumps either. The ball spins past the outside edge and hits the off stump. Excellent delivery. Looks like AB just misjudged the pace on that one a bit as Mishra usually bowls them slow 179/9
    45.6 another one - that's two in the over for Ashwin as Vilas top-edges the ball to backward square leg! Tossed up outside off, Vilas goes for the sweep and the ball takes a top edge to got high behind square. It hasn't gone straight to Jadeja so he runs back and tumbles but catches with both hands 107/5
    54.3 edged and gone! Rahane takes a neat low catch at first slip. But the umpires want to check this again because they are not sure if that was taken cleanly. Wooo.. Jadeja's front-foot looks very close again. This was tossed up on the middle stump, it turned and caught the outside edge. Not much Philander could have done with that - it was a beautiful delivery. The catch seems fine. The no-ball call was also fine (according to the umpire: I have my doubts. It didn't look like Jadeja had dragged his heel behind the line) 136/6
    62.4 long appeal after Harmer is beaten by the spin, Dharmsena takes his time then raises the finger! The impact is in line of off, but looks like it could have missed the off stump. This drifted in, pitched middle and leg, then turned to beat the outside edge and struck the batsman on the knee roll. A critique could be that he was back when he should have been forward. 170/7
    65.5 harakiri! This was coming. He comes down the pitch and plays down the wrong line. Jadeja had pushed it a touch quicker and it slides through the gap and down the leg side, Saha does the rest. 179/8
    not out
    1
    3
    9
    0
    0
    33.33
    67.6 pops up again and this time the umpire agrees. That is a five-for for Ashwin and his 150th Test wicket too. This is on a length and turns and bounces past the inside edge, possibly takes the inside edge, then hits the thigh pad to lob up for the fielder. 184/10
    Extras
    14 (b 6, lb 7, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    184 all out (68 Overs, RR: 2.7, 274 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (S van Zyl, 6.4 ov), 2-9 (F du Plessis, 8.2 ov), 3-85 (D Elgar, 37.4 ov), 4-105 (HM Amla, 45.2 ov), 5-107 (DJ Vilas, 45.6 ov), 6-136 (VD Philander, 54.3 ov), 7-170 (SR Harmer, 62.4 ov), 8-179 (DW Steyn, 65.5 ov), 9-179 (AB de Villiers, 66.3 ov), 10-184 (Imran Tahir, 67.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    R Ashwin2455152.1200
    UT Yadav611202.0000
    VR Aaron811802.2500
    RA Jadeja1805533.0501
    A Mishra1233522.9100
  • BATSMEN
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    33.1 superb delivery, marvellous catch! Bavuma at short leg dives full length to his left to pluck that from thin air! No wonder the team is all at him. Vijay falls short of his half-century. It was a superb delivery as well. Tahir bowled it outside off, much slower than usual, but this was the googly.. It turned, it bounced, caught the inside edge and flew high towards Bavuma, who was alert at that position. Excellent work by South Africa 95/2
    2.3 he is gone! Dhawan collects another duck. Life comes a full circle - 187 in his first innings here, now two ducks. He pushes hard at this angled delivery, this catches the edge and is taken smartly at the second slip. Dhawan's misery continues. Excellent bowling by Philander, keeping it tight around the stumps and relying on his deadly wobble 9/1
    57.1 Tahir strikes first ball, and South Africa surge, Pujara does not move forward to this tossed up delivery, looks to defend half cock, the ball pitches around off, turns and bounces, and takes the edge low to Amla at slip, spot-on delivery first up, but Pujara has done himself in here 164/4
    55.5 well, well, van Zyl has taken out the India captain, seemingly innocuous delivery, straightish good length outside off, Kohli wants to drive and gets a thin edge, the ball wobbles for a bit in the keeper's gloves but settles in safely, fine take by Vilas standing up 161/3
    58.3 the wickets are coming in a flood now, uncertain defence from Rahane, not fully committed on the front foot yet, the offbreak spins in and kicks, takes the inside edge for sub Bavuma to snap up another sharp catch at forward short elg 164/5
    75.3 Tahir ends the innings, Saha was not sure about another turning and bouncing legbreak, initially looked to come forward and defend, then saw it climbing and wanted to lift bat away, but it takes the glove on its way to the keeper, umpire Kettleborough has no doubts this time, India have added 12 more after he reprieved Saha earlier 200/10
    64.6 and another one departs, Harmer catches Jadeja on the crease, right in line with middle, quicker delivery, does not turn, hits him high, just above the flap, but does not have a long way to travel, umpire Dharmasena is convinced with the appeal 178/6
    66.4 India continue to crumble, Mishra tries a half-hearted sweep and top edges it tamely to backward square leg 182/7
    69.1 catching practice for captain Amla at slip, tossed up, pitching off and middle, turning away, Ashwin pushing, not fully forward, and Amla is happy to accept the edge, that brings us to lunch five balls early 185/8
    70.2 nine down, Yadav tries a big sweep, but the ball somehow manages to sneak on to the stumps, he's missed it, it has spun in, hit the thigh pad, then the elbow and disturbed the stumps 188/9
    not out
    1
    7
    17
    0
    0
    14.28
    Extras
    10 (b 9, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    200 all out (75.3 Overs, RR: 2.64, 303 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (S Dhawan, 2.3 ov), 2-95 (M Vijay, 33.1 ov), 3-161 (V Kohli, 55.5 ov), 4-164 (CA Pujara, 57.1 ov), 5-164 (AM Rahane, 58.3 ov), 6-178 (RA Jadeja, 64.6 ov), 7-182 (A Mishra, 66.4 ov), 8-185 (R Ashwin, 69.1 ov), 9-188 (UT Yadav, 70.2 ov), 10-200 (WP Saha, 75.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    VD Philander1232311.9100
    SR Harmer2456142.5400
    D Elgar713404.8500
    Imran Tahir16.314842.9000
    K Rabada1271901.5800
    S van Zyl41511.2500
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    16.4 Aaron gets a wicket too, in his first over, short of a length ball around the line of off, Elgar wants to work it to the leg side, it hasn't come on but, and he has ended up spooning it up off the edge, simple catch for mid on 45/5
    1.1 and he is in business first ball, the Philander experiment fails for South Africa, Jadeja catches him half forward with one that slides in with the angle, umpire Kettleborough raises the finger right away, and that looks plumb unless there was an inside edge, replays do not suggest any 8/1
    2.2 Ashwin now, South Africa two down early in the third over, lovely delivery, tossed up, drifting away, ending on off, straightening, Faf pushing, and the edge carrying nicely to slip 9/2
    3.5 and Jadeja takes off on a run, no need for turn, no need for bounce, Amla has left a length ball that carries straight in and hits middle stump, as potent as any spitting jaffa when turn is on the batsman's mind, batsmen seem to have already dismissed themselves in their minds before they walk to the crease you would think 10/3
    9.5 Mishra has bowled de Villiers twice in this match, flighted, pitched up, de Villiers standing on the crease and opening the face, expecting turn, there is not much, it also keeps a bit low, and rushes through to uproot off stump 32/4
    36.2 India closing this out now, turn again for Ashwin, angles it in to the left hander, gets it to kick away and it is another comfortable catch for Rahane at slip, van Zyl playing with a closed face, trying to push to leg 102/8
    23.6 Jadeja hits the top of off, VIlas was pushing forward, but he wasn't looking to play, keeping the bat well behind the pad, probably expecting a lot more turn than there was in the end, as it straightened only enough to disturb the bails 60/6
    35.1 and strikes first ball once again, angles it in full on leg, it spins across, Harmer tries to turn it to leg, the leading edge settles into Rahane's hands at slip after brushing the batsman's thigh 102/7
    38.2 Steyn departs, takes a tossed up ball from well outside off, and has a slog, the ball stays up for quite a while but Vijay has it covered as he comes in from long on 105/9
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    12
    13
    0
    0
    8.33
    39.5 Jadeja seals the win with his fifth, goes full, and hits the boot in front of off before Tahir's bat can do anything about it 109/10
    Extras
    14 (b 8, lb 5, w 1)
    TOTAL
    109 all out (39.5 Overs, RR: 2.73, 159 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (VD Philander, 1.1 ov), 2-9 (F du Plessis, 2.2 ov), 3-10 (HM Amla, 3.5 ov), 4-32 (AB de Villiers, 9.5 ov), 5-45 (D Elgar, 16.4 ov), 6-60 (DJ Vilas, 23.6 ov), 7-102 (SR Harmer, 35.1 ov), 8-102 (S van Zyl, 36.2 ov), 9-105 (DW Steyn, 38.2 ov), 10-109 (Imran Tahir, 39.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    R Ashwin1453932.7800
    RA Jadeja11.542151.7700
    A Mishra802613.2500
    VR Aaron30311.0010
    UT Yadav30702.3300

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India led the 4-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

Match days

5,6,7 November 2015 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 05 Nov - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 28/2 (D Elgar 13*, HM Amla 9*, 20 ov)
  • Fri, 06 Nov - day 2 - India 2nd innings 125/2 (CA Pujara 63*, V Kohli 11*, 40 ov)
  • Sat, 07 Nov - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 109 (39.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Simple and short

3

No. of days the last 4 Test matches in India required to produce a result - vs WI, Mumbai, vs WI, Kolkata and vs Aus, Delhi (all those 3 in 2013) including this.

Victories with small totals

2

No. of Tests India have won after getting all out for 201 or less in both innings of a match. The first was vs WI, Kingston, 2006.

A quick 50

13

No. of Tests taken by Jadeja to get to 50 Test wickets - the joint fastest India left-arm spinner with Pragyan Ojha and joint 8th fastest left-arm spinner overall

Failed opening stands

26

Sum of the 4 opening p'ship stands in this Test. The lowest in Tests in India is 25 - Ind v NZ, Brabourne, 1964-65 and Ind v Eng, Wankhede, 1981-82

Spinners all the way

15

No. of wkts SA spinners took in this match. Only once have their spinners took more - 16 wkts vs Aus, MCG, 1952-53

The cookie crumbles

24/6

India's score in the second hour before lunch. In the first hour they had made 36/0.

derailing

3/4

India's score in four overs after drinks. In the first hour they had made 36 without the loss of a single wicket.

A different five-for

5

Wickets taken by South Africa's openers in this Test. Elgar took four in India's 1st inns and Van Zyl got Kohli out in the 2nd.

bat second Kohli

21.80

Kohli's ave in 3rd inns of Tests - his worst among four inns. He averages 25.45 when India bat 1st and 67.37 when they bat 2nd.

No Greenhorns

40+

Batting average of each of the top 5 Indian batsmen in Tests lies between 40 and 50.

Opening disaster

3

Average opening partnership for India in the last six Test innings; stands of 9, 0, 0, 2, 3, 4.

Not so long ago

0&0

A pair for Dhawan in this Test. At this same venue he scored 187 on his Test debut.