3.6 caught at slip! Ashwin strikes with the new ball. Elgar stays in his crease, and drives forward at a flighted ball that drifts into him from around the wicket, pitches on middle and spins away sharply from the left-hander. He wasn't close to the pitch of the ball and Rahane caught the outside edge at first slip 5/1
    42.4 bowled him! Bavuma has lost his off stump. Muted celebrations from India, but isn't that a superb ball from Ashwin? Lovely flight outside off stump, drifts into the right-hander and then straightens past the outside edge of Bavuma's back-foot defence. After lots of blocking, he's undone again because he leaves his off stump exposed while defending from the crease. He's played really well though, considering he was opening for the first time in this Test 49/2
    84.5 LOOK AT THOSE CELEBRATIONS! India cannot believe it and there is a outburst of joy as Jadeja goes off on a celebratory run. The Kotla erupts too after a terrific delivery bowls Amla. The ball drifted into the right-hander from around the wicket, and Amla pushed forward to defend on a middle stump line. He was not to the pitch of the delivery which gave the ball time to grip and spin off the pitch, turning and bouncing past the outside edge to hit the top of off stump. And now his watch has ended. 76/3
    139.1 he's got him! He's got AB, that has to be the game. AB's defence has been broken by a sharp, spinning and bouncing offbreak. That ball spat, viciously from a good length, rearing up at AB who had moved across his crease to defend. It pinged off those battered gloves and popped up to leg slip. Ecstasy for India. AB falls off his 297th delivery 136/7
    119.6 LBW! Faf has to go and that looked pretty plumb at first glance. Faf would have watched those deliveries spin sharply away and so he pushes forward tentatively in defence. That ball did not turn. It slid on with the arm and hit him in front of middle. Gone. They are checking the no-ball but the foot is fine. 111/4
    124.2 LBW! That is plumb, AB watches the resistance crumble. Duminy goes back and across and is hit in front of middle and leg. That would have gone on to clip leg stump. Not as plumb as I thought on first glance but out enough. That ball kept a bit low 112/5
    138.5 bowled him! Vilas has played on. Umesh bowls the offcutter, jagging back at the right-hander from outside off, Vilas is late in bringing his bat down and when he does he can only edge it on to the stumps 136/6
    140.6 the stump has been broken. That ball is unplayable. Full, fast, swinging in late. Sensational reverse swing. Abbott has no chance as he pokes from his crease without protecting his stumps. That ball swerves past the inside edge and hits leg stump so hard that it cracks 140/8
    142.5 what a sensational catch from Saha! He's been incredible behind the stumps on a tough pitch and this is the icing on his cake. Umesh hit the pitch short of a length and swerved the ball in at Piedt, who began to push at the ball before trying to pull his bat away. The ball followed him at around chest height and deflected off the face of the bat. Saha was almost going towards his left when he changed direction and leapt to his right, catching that ball with one hand in front of first slip. 143/9
    143.1 bowled him! Ashwin has taken the final wicket, fittingly, to complete a five-for! Huge celebrations break out in the middle and in the stumps. Morkel left the ball go outside off but it did not spin away, it went on with the arm from around the wicket and clipped off stump 143/10
    not out
    11 (b 8, lb 3)
    143 all out (143.1 Overs, RR: 0.99, 525 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (D Elgar, 3.6 ov), 2-49 (T Bavuma, 42.4 ov), 3-76 (HM Amla, 84.5 ov), 4-111 (F du Plessis, 119.6 ov), 5-112 (JP Duminy, 124.2 ov), 6-136 (DJ Vilas, 138.5 ov), 7-136 (AB de Villiers, 139.1 ov), 8-140 (KJ Abbott, 140.6 ov), 9-143 (DL Piedt, 142.5 ov), 10-143 (M Morkel, 143.1 ov)
    I Sharma20.0122301.1500
    R Ashwin49.1266151.2400
    RA Jadeja46.0332620.5600
    UT Yadav21.016930.4200
    S Dhawan3.01903.0000
    M Vijay2.00201.0000
    V Kohli1.01000.0000
    CA Pujara1.00202.0000

Match Details

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India , elected to bat first

Series result

India won the 4-match series 3-0

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


Match days

3,4,5,6,7 December 2015 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 3 Dec - day 1 - India 1st innings 231/7 (AM Rahane 89*, R Ashwin 6*, 84 ov)
  • Fri, 4 Dec - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 121
  • Sat, 5 Dec - day 3 - India 2nd innings 190/4 (V Kohli 83*, AM Rahane 52*, 81 ov)
  • Sun, 6 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 72/2 (HM Amla 23*, AB de Villiers 11*, 72 ov)
  • Mon, 7 Dec - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 143 (143.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

India's biggest


Margin of victory for India, their largest in terms of runs in Tests beating their 320-run win against Australia in Mohali in 2008.

Duminy's worst


Duminy's average in Tests in India, which is his lowest in any country (Min. 2 inns). He doesn't average less than 20 in any other country.

Maiden, Maiden, Maiden


No. of consecutive maiden overs by Jadeja in this inns; missed breaking Bapu Nadkarni's record of 21 consecutive maidens vs Eng, Chennai, 1963-64..

Block, block, block


SA's score after 50 overs, the lowest by any team after 50 overs of a Test inngs since 2002. The previous lowest was 68, also by SA, v WI in 2005

India's best vs South Africa


Target set by India in this Test is the highest they have ever set against SA and the fifth highest against all teams.

In Elite Club


No. of Indians who scored 100s in each inns of a Test, before Rahane - Hazare, Gavaskar, Dravid and Kohli. Rahane only the 9th overall batting at No.5 or lower.

Twin 75s


No. of Indians scoring 75 or more in each inns of a Test at No.5 or lower, before Rahane - Pataudi 75 & 85 v Aus, MCG 1967 and Laxman 76 & 124* v NZ, Napier 2009.

A Long wait


Number of century-less partnerships in the series before the first by Rahane and Kohli in this innings.