17.5 how is he out? Slider on middle, Elgar comes forward and prods yet again but he gets a thick inside edge on to his pad and then just lobs up for silly point to take. Struck him in front of middle so no edge and that could have been lbw as well. The umpire gives him and India have their first of the day, Elgar does not want to go but that was a huge inside edge. Has to make his way off 40/3
    7.4 oh no, loose shot. He will not be happy at all. Nicely tossed up from Ashwin, enticing a drive and van Zyl obliges, goes for it but hits it in the air and straight to short cover. After playing out several good balls, he loosely wafts at a playable delivery 17/1
    11.1 he has been given. Interesting call, looked close but was there enough doubt on that? No says the umpire, he raises the finger. Slider on leg, Tahir is beaten and is struck on the pad. massive appeal is upheld by the umpire 29/2
    69.6 big, big wicket. Amla walks off, doesn't wait for the decision. The crowd goes wild. Mad cheers. Lovely ball from Mishy. Tossed up on off, gets the drift required and takes the ball away from the edge, Amla being the quality player that he is, gets close enough to the ball but can only edge it off the upper half of the bat. Carries high to Kohli at gully, and India are ecstatic 130/5
    23.4 absolutely plumb. No doubt about the decision, was that the carrom ball? very well done from Ashwin, he has deceived a terrific batsman at the peak of his abilities. pitches on off, moves a hint away from AB who does not pick it and is struck right in front of middle and off. Easy decision for the umpire 58/4
    71.5 ooh, unlucky. That one kept very very low. The shot was there to be played with that delivery but the ball pitches and scoots along the ground and Faf is beaten on the pull. Slightly shortish and unfortunately for him, it is straight and another massive wicket for India. They certainly have an end opened up now. Faf's diligent resistance ends 135/6
    81.1 and Duminy has to go. Slid straight on and Duminy did not offer a shot, the ball goes on with the arm and strikes Duminy in front of off and middle. The umpire is quick to raise his finger and with that, any hopes of a SA comeback. Regulation offbreak which did not turn. But with a new ball, that happens, did Duminy misjudge that completely? Doesn't matter, he is gone 164/7
    81.6 given! Another five-for for ashwin, Ashwin has 10 in the game, was there some glove on it? There may have been just a tiny deflection. The umpire thinks and thinks and then raises the finger. Shortish on middle, Vilas plays outside the line but the ball spins down leg and takes a bit of glove, great take by Saha and SA are now 8 down 167/8
    not out
    87.4 edged and gone this time. Kohli is happy, he has taken one. Full delivery on off, a hint of turn which is enough to take the outside edge of Rabada's bat. Kohli at gully takes it in front of his stomach. 177/9
    89.5 bowled im. Ashwin gets seven. And India take the series. SA's nine-year record ends. May have been the carrom ball or the slider but the ball drifts on and snakes through the gap between bat and pad to clatter into leg stump. Morkel did not pick that. India complete a 124-run victory and an unassailable 2-0 series lead going to Delhi 185/10
    18 (b 9, lb 5, nb 4)
    185 all out (89.5 Overs, RR: 2.05, 344 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (S van Zyl, 7.4 ov), 2-29 (Imran Tahir, 11.1 ov), 3-40 (D Elgar, 17.5 ov), 4-58 (AB de Villiers, 23.4 ov), 5-130 (HM Amla, 69.6 ov), 6-135 (F du Plessis, 71.5 ov), 7-164 (JP Duminy, 81.1 ov), 8-167 (DJ Vilas, 81.6 ov), 9-177 (K Rabada, 87.4 ov), 10-185 (M Morkel, 89.5 ov)
    I Sharma15.062001.3304
    R Ashwin29.576672.2100
    RA Jadeja25.0123401.3600
    A Mishra20.025132.5500

Close of Play

  • Wed, 25 Nov - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 11/2 (D Elgar 7*, HM Amla 0*, 9 ov)
  • Thu, 26 Nov - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 32/2 (D Elgar 10*, HM Amla 3*, 14 ov)
  • Fri, 27 Nov - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 185 (89.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Long standing


Overs played by the previous longest stand in the series, between Vijay and Pujara. This is now the longest.

Amla's longest


Most balls faced by Hashim Amla in his previous 9 inns on this tour. This is the first time he has faced 100+ balls in an inns.

SA show greater patience


Dots played by South Africa batsmen in the first inns. They have already played more in this innings.

Faf's done it before


Runs scored by Faf du Plessis the last time the batted against India in the fourth innings of a Test, in Johannesburg, 2013.

A fifty for the year


Last time an India bowler took 50 Test wickets in a year - Harbhajan Singh took 63. Only 12 instances including Ashwin's.

SA again


Last time before this 25 or more wickets fell in the first five sessions in a Test: SA v Pak, Cape Town.

Only once before


The only other time Ind surpassed their opposition's 1st inns total for the loss of 2 or fewer wkts in the 2nd inns: v WI 1978-79, Kolkata.

A new low, again


The previous lowest total against Ind in Tests, SL in Chandigarh in 1990. SA were bundled out for 3 runs short of that in this inns.

A new low


This is the lowest score on which SA have lost half their side in a Test innings. Previous lowest was 14, v Aus in 1902

Ashwin - the opener


The last time a spinner took more wickets than Ashwin's 56 in Tests when he opened the bowling. Colin Blythe took 74.

Harmer's milestone


First-class wickets for Simon Harmer; Among SA spinners, only Imran Tahir has taken more wickets since Harmer's debut.

At home with the bat


Ashwin's bat ave in home Tests. Only 3 India batsmen - Pujara, Kohli and Vijay - have scored more than his 630 runs in India.

Same opposition


Last time India were 6 down for fewer runs in the 1st inns of a home Test - also against SA, in Ahmedabad. They were 55/6 then.