Close of Play

  • Sat, 14 Nov - day 1 - India 1st innings 80/0 (M Vijay 28*, S Dhawan 45*, 22 ov)
  • Sun, 15 Nov - day 2 - no play
  • Mon, 16 Nov - day 3 - no play
  • Tue, 17 Nov - day 4 - no play
  • Wed, 18 Nov - day 5 - no play

Match Notes

end of a drought


No. of 50 stands before this by India's openers in 8 Test inns since their 283-run stand against Bangladesh in Fatullah.



Last time SA played a Test without Steyn, v Eng in Centurion; Steyn had played 48 consecutive Tests for SA since then.

Jadeja's first-class best


First-class wkts by Jadeja in 2015-16 - equal the most he has taken in any season. His average of 11.54 this season is his best.

spinners on a roll


Wickets by India's spinners out of the 30 taken by India in this series. India's fast bowlers have taken only two.

ABD in a different league


ABD's batting average against spinners on this tour. He has struck at 93.27. The other SA batsmen have averaged just 19.90.

ABD in Bengaluru


Runs ABD has made in T20s in Bengaluru. He has just eight runs in internationals (2 ODIs) here before today.

Early Double strike


Wkts by Ashwin in SA's 8th over - the earliest a spinner has taken 2 or more wkts in an over in 1st inns of any Test in the last 10 yrs.

None in two years


100 opening stands by SA in Tests since 2014 - only team without one from 10-plus inns. SA's 1st wicket has averaged 29.94.



The last time before this a team chose to field first in Bangalore. In 20 Tests since then, this is the 1st time a captain has chosen to field.