South Africa tour of India, 1st Test: India v South Africa at Mohali, Nov 5-7, 2015
Freedom Trophy - 1st Test
India won by 108 runs
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal M Vijay lbw b Harmer 75 203 136 12 0 55.14
46.4 55.9 mph, 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
View dismissal S Dhawan c Amla b Philander 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
1.4 82.2 mph, 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
View dismissal CA Pujara lbw b Elgar 31 87 66 6 0 46.96
21.4 42.5 mph, 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
View dismissal V Kohli* c Elgar b Rabada 1 5 4 0 0 25.00
22.2 87.5 mph, 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
View dismissal AM Rahane c Amla b Elgar 15 67 48 2 0 31.25
37.6 48.5 mph, 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
View dismissal WP Saha c Amla b Elgar 0 5 1 0 0 0.00
39.1 48.1 mph, 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
View dismissal RA Jadeja lbw b Philander 38 112 92 4 0 41.30
66.2 83.7 mph, 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
View dismissal A Mishra c Steyn b Elgar 6 18 8 1 0 75.00
50.5 47.8 mph, 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
R Ashwin not out 20 75 42 0 0 47.61
View dismissal UT Yadav b Imran Tahir 5 6 7 1 0 71.42
67.3 50.8 mph, 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
View dismissal VR Aaron b Imran Tahir 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
67.6 49.9 mph, 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 (b 6, lb 1, nb 3) 10
  Total (all out; 68 overs; 298 mins) 201 (2.95 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  DW Steyn 11 3 30 0 2.72 55 4 0
View wickets VD Philander 15 5 38 2 2.53 75 6 0
1.4 to Dhawan, 82.2 mph, 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
66.2 to Jadeja, 83.7 mph, 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
View wicket SR Harmer 14 1 51 1 3.64 61 9 0
46.4 to Vijay, 55.9 mph, 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
View wicket K Rabada 10 0 30 1 3.00 46 4 0 (3nb)
22.2 to Kohli, 87.5 mph, 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
View wickets D Elgar 8 1 22 4 2.75 32 2 0
21.4 to Pujara, 42.5 mph, 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
37.6 to Rahane, 48.5 mph, 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 to Saha, 48.1 mph, 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
50.5 to Mishra, 47.8 mph, 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
View wickets Imran Tahir 10 3 23 2 2.30 47 1 0
67.3 to Yadav, 50.8 mph, 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 to Aaron, 49.9 mph, 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
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal D Elgar c Jadeja b Ashwin 37 151 123 2 0 30.08
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
View dismissal S van Zyl lbw b Ashwin 5 23 23 1 0 21.73
6.4 53.3 mph, 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
View dismissal F du Plessis b Jadeja 0 9 4 0 0 0.00
8.2 51.4 mph, 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
View dismissal HM Amla* st †Saha b Ashwin 43 147 97 6 0 44.32
45.2 50.9 mph, 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
View dismissal AB de Villiers b Mishra 63 116 83 6 0 75.90
66.3 53.2 mph, 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
View dismissal DJ Vilas c Jadeja b Ashwin 1 4 3 0 0 33.33
45.6 52.2 mph, 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
View dismissal VD Philander c Rahane b Jadeja 3 27 27 0 0 11.11
54.3 54.9 mph, 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
View dismissal SR Harmer lbw b Mishra 7 30 25 0 0 28.00
62.4 52.2 mph, 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
View dismissal DW Steyn st †Saha b Jadeja 6 18 14 1 0 42.85
65.5 53.5 mph, 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
K Rabada not out 1 9 3 0 0 33.33
View dismissal Imran Tahir c Pujara b Ashwin 4 5 7 1 0 57.14
67.6 45.8 mph, 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 (b 6, lb 7, nb 1) 14
  Total (all out; 68 overs; 274 mins) 184 (2.70 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets R Ashwin 24 5 51 5 2.12 112 5 0
6.4 to van Zyl, 53.3 mph, 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
37.4 to Elgar, 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
45.2 to Amla, 50.9 mph, 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
45.6 to Vilas, 52.2 mph, 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
67.6 to Imran Tahir, 45.8 mph, 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
  UT Yadav 6 1 12 0 2.00 30 2 0
  VR Aaron 8 1 18 0 2.25 35 1 0
View wickets RA Jadeja 18 0 55 3 3.05 79 6 0 (1nb)
8.2 to du Plessis, 51.4 mph, 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
54.3 to Philander, 54.9 mph, 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
65.5 to Steyn, 53.5 mph, 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
View wickets A Mishra 12 3 35 2 2.91 53 3 0
62.4 to Harmer, 52.2 mph, 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
66.3 to de Villiers, 53.2 mph, 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
  India 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal M Vijay c sub (T Bavuma) b Imran Tahir 47 133 105 6 0 44.76
33.1 49.7 mph, 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
View dismissal S Dhawan c de Villiers b Philander 0 12 8 0 0 0.00
2.3 82.5 mph, 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
View dismissal CA Pujara c Amla b Imran Tahir 77 220 153 6 1 50.32
57.1 51.7 mph, 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
View dismissal V Kohli* c †Vilas b van Zyl 29 92 71 4 0 40.84
55.5 72.8 mph, 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
View dismissal AM Rahane c sub (T Bavuma) b Harmer 2 11 9 0 0 22.22
58.3 53.5 mph, 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
View dismissal WP Saha c †Vilas b Imran Tahir 20 69 58 3 0 34.48
75.3 50.7 mph, 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
View dismissal RA Jadeja lbw b Harmer 8 23 24 1 0 33.33
64.6 55.9 mph, 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
View dismissal A Mishra c du Plessis b Harmer 2 6 5 0 0 40.00
66.4 52.3 mph, India continue to crumble, Mishra tries a half-hearted sweep and top edges it tamely to backward square leg 182/7
View dismissal R Ashwin c Amla b Imran Tahir 3 9 9 0 0 33.33
69.1 52.3 mph, 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
View dismissal UT Yadav b Harmer 1 6 4 0 0 25.00
70.2 52.5 mph, 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
VR Aaron not out 1 17 7 0 0 14.28
Extras (b 9, lb 1) 10
  Total (all out; 75.3 overs; 303 mins) 200 (2.64 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wicket VD Philander 12 3 23 1 1.91 61 2 0
2.3 to Dhawan, 82.5 mph, 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
View wickets SR Harmer 24 5 61 4 2.54 109 8 0
58.3 to Rahane, 53.5 mph, 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
64.6 to Jadeja, 55.9 mph, 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 to Mishra, 52.3 mph, India continue to crumble, Mishra tries a half-hearted sweep and top edges it tamely to backward square leg 182/7
70.2 to Yadav, 52.5 mph, 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
  D Elgar 7 1 34 0 4.85 26 5 0
View wickets Imran Tahir 16.3 1 48 4 2.90 69 2 1
33.1 to Vijay, 49.7 mph, 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
57.1 to Pujara, 51.7 mph, 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
69.1 to Ashwin, 52.3 mph, 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
75.3 to Saha, 50.7 mph, 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
  K Rabada 12 7 19 0 1.58 63 3 0
View wicket S van Zyl 4 1 5 1 1.25 20 0 0
55.5 to Kohli, 72.8 mph, 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
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 218 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal D Elgar c Kohli b Aaron 16 66 47 1 0 34.04
16.4 87.6 mph, 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
View dismissal VD Philander lbw b Jadeja 1 4 2 0 0 50.00
1.1 56.2 mph, 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
View dismissal F du Plessis c Rahane b Ashwin 1 4 6 0 0 16.66
2.2 51.6 mph, 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
View dismissal HM Amla* b Jadeja 0 6 6 0 0 0.00
3.5 58.5 mph, 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
View dismissal AB de Villiers b Mishra 16 20 18 2 0 88.88
9.5 54.8 mph, 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
View dismissal S van Zyl c Rahane b Ashwin 36 107 82 6 0 43.90
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
View dismissal DJ Vilas b Jadeja 7 30 22 0 0 31.81
23.6 51.3 mph, 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
View dismissal SR Harmer c Rahane b Jadeja 11 42 30 1 0 36.66
35.1 56.4 mph, 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
View dismissal DW Steyn c Vijay b Ashwin 2 13 9 0 0 22.22
38.2 47.1 mph, 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
K Rabada not out 1 13 12 0 0 8.33
View dismissal Imran Tahir lbw b Jadeja 4 4 5 1 0 80.00
39.5 59.5 mph, 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 (b 8, lb 5, w 1) 14
  Total (all out; 39.5 overs; 159 mins) 109 (2.73 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets R Ashwin 14 5 39 3 2.78 66 5 0
2.2 to du Plessis, 51.6 mph, 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
36.2 to van Zyl, 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
38.2 to Steyn, 47.1 mph, 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
View wickets RA Jadeja 11.5 4 21 5 1.77 57 2 0
1.1 to Philander, 56.2 mph, 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
3.5 to Amla, 58.5 mph, 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
23.6 to Vilas, 51.3 mph, 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 to Harmer, 56.4 mph, 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
39.5 to Imran Tahir, 59.5 mph, 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
View wicket A Mishra 8 0 26 1 3.25 32 3 0
9.5 to de Villiers, 54.8 mph, 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
View wicket VR Aaron 3 0 3 1 1.00 16 0 0 (1w)
16.4 to Elgar, 87.6 mph, 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
  UT Yadav 3 0 7 0 2.33 14 1 0

Match details


Toss - India
Series - India led the 4-match series 1-0
Test debut - K Rabada (South Africa)
Player of the match - RA Jadeja (India)
Umpires - HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and RA Kettleborough (England)
TV umpire - VA Kulkarni
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - AK Chaudhary
Close of play
  • Thu, 5 Nov - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 28/2 (D Elgar 13*, HM Amla 9*, 20 ov)
  • Fri, 6 Nov - day 2 - India 2nd innings 125/2 (CA Pujara 63*, V Kohli 11*, 40 ov)
  • Sat, 7 Nov - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 109 (39.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • India 1st innings
    • Drinks: India - 38/1 in 13.0 overs (M Vijay 25, CA Pujara 13)
    • India: 50 runs in 16.6 overs (102 balls), Extras 0
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 92 balls (M Vijay 27, CA Pujara 24, Ex 0)
    • Lunch: India - 82/3 in 27.0 overs (M Vijay 40, AM Rahane 3)
    • India: 100 runs in 36.2 overs (220 balls), Extras 7
    • M Vijay: 50 off 115 balls (8 x 4)
    • Drinks: India - 116/5 in 41.0 overs (M Vijay 60, RA Jadeja 2)
    • India: 150 runs in 48.6 overs (296 balls), Extras 9
    • Tea: India - 168/7 in 55.0 overs (RA Jadeja 26, R Ashwin 4)
    • India: 200 runs in 66.4 overs (403 balls), Extras 10
    • Innings Break: India - 201/10 in 68.0 overs (R Ashwin 20)
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 28/2 in 20.0 overs (D Elgar 13, HM Amla 9)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 27.6 overs (168 balls), Extras 4
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 131 balls (D Elgar 27, HM Amla 17, Ex 7)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 77/2 in 35.0 overs (D Elgar 35, HM Amla 29)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 43.5 overs (263 balls), Extras 12
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 43.6 overs (264 balls), Extras 12
    • Lunch: South Africa - 127/5 in 49.0 overs (AB de Villiers 26, VD Philander 2)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 56.3 overs (340 balls), Extras 13
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 63 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 176/7 in 65.0 overs (AB de Villiers 62, DW Steyn 4)
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 184/10 in 68.0 overs (K Rabada 1)
    • India 2nd innings
    • Tea: India - 13/1 in 7.0 overs (M Vijay 11, CA Pujara 2)
    • India: 50 runs in 17.2 overs (104 balls), Extras 0
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 118 balls (M Vijay 25, CA Pujara 25, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: India - 67/1 in 25.0 overs (M Vijay 39, CA Pujara 28)
    • India: 100 runs in 35.5 overs (215 balls), Extras 4
    • CA Pujara: 50 off 93 balls (5 x 4)
    • End Of Day: India - 125/2 in 40.0 overs (CA Pujara 63, V Kohli 11)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 89 balls (CA Pujara 25, V Kohli 21, Ex 4)
    • India: 150 runs in 48.3 overs (291 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: India - 161/2 in 55.0 overs (CA Pujara 76, V Kohli 29)
    • Lunch: India - 185/8 in 69.1 overs (WP Saha 8)
    • India: 200 runs in 74.5 overs (449 balls), Extras 10
    • Innings Break: India - 200/10 in 75.3 overs (VR Aaron 1)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 17.3 overs (105 balls), Extras 1
    • Tea: South Africa - 56/5 in 21.0 overs (S van Zyl 15, DJ Vilas 6)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 34.6 overs (210 balls), Extras 14
 
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Hours of play (local time) 09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

Match Coverage


Manjrekar: Ashwin willing to deceive batsmen in flight
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Sanjay Manjrekar looks at how R Ashwin's five-for against South Africa showcases not just his consistency, but also his maturity as a bowler (01:14) | November 6, 2015

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Sanjay Manjrekar looks at how R Ashwin's five-for against South Africa showcases not just his consistency, but also his maturity as a bowler (01:14) | November 6, 2015


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