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4:10pm Vijay's out there and he's asked the umpire for his off stump. Philander has the ball. Three slips for him. Midwicket in there. Deep point is out too.

WATCH - Bumrah gets du Plessis' wicket with brilliant catch (Indian subcontinent only)

WATCH - Shami gets Rabada caught at second slip (Indian subcontinent only)

India have opted for the light roller.

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4pm Kohli pumps his fists as India go off. He looks happy with 287. Vijay has sprinted in after taking the catch. The returning batsmen are brisk too, they have to get their looseners out of the way quickly as well. South Africa's dressing room looks happy too. We're still two hours from close of play. I wonder how those team moods will be then. See you in a bit.

91.3
W
Ashwin to Ngidi, OUT, gets great connection on the slog but he's found long-on. Tossed up at middle stump, he ends the solid batsman charade and swings with his front foot out of the way. Long-on was a few yards in and had to leap to take this with a reverse cup. Well connected, but flat enough to keep that fielder in the game

L Ngidi c Vijay b Ashwin 1 (10m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.00

91.2
0
Ashwin to Ngidi, no run, tossed up outside off, inside edge on the forward defence
91.1
0
Ashwin to Ngidi, no run, good length at middle stump, defended on the front foot

Slip, leg gully, short leg

END OF OVER:
91 | 7 Runs | SA: 258/9

  • M Morkel10 (11b)
  • L Ngidi1 (7b)
  • JJ Bumrah20-3-70-3
  • R Ashwin29-6-78-0
90.6
4
Bumrah to Morkel, FOUR runs, boom! Backs away, exposes the stumps, and slaps this on the up over the non-striker. Bumrah bowls a length ball coming into him and he keeps it nice and simple. Superb shot

Bumrah around the wicket

90.5
1
Bumrah to Ngidi, 1 run, yorker on middle stump, brings the bat down hurriedly, squeezes it out to deep square off the inside edge

Bit ridiculous this strategy...

90.4
0
Bumrah to Ngidi, no run, bouncer at leg stump. Looks to hook, beaten
90.3
2lb
Bumrah to Ngidi, 2 leg byes, deflected over the slip cordon off the helmet. Bouncer, too quick for his third attempted hook.
90.2
0
Bumrah to Ngidi, no run, another bouncer. Another attempted hook. Flies over the edge
90.1
0
Bumrah to Ngidi, no run, bouncer and angled down leg side. Looks to hook, beaten

END OF OVER:
90 | 6 Runs | SA: 251/9

  • M Morkel6 (10b)
  • L Ngidi0 (2b)
  • R Ashwin29-6-78-0
  • JJ Bumrah19-3-65-3
89.6
4
Ashwin to Morkel, FOUR runs, shot. Gloriously put away from Morkel. Short of a length and sliding into leg stump again. Gets on top of the bounce this time and whips it to midwicket's left
89.5
0
Ashwin to Morkel, no run, back of a length and lifting into the mid-riff. That's Morkel's mid riff, so it's climbing some way. He looks to punch off the back foot and it pings the shoulder of the bat
89.4
0
Ashwin to Morkel, no run, length on off stump, defended off the back foot
89.3
0
Ashwin to Morkel, no run, back of a length outside off, defended off the back foot
89.2
2
Ashwin to Morkel, 2 runs, back of a length and sliding into the thigh. Gets back in the crease and nudges it past short fine
89.1
0
Ashwin to Morkel, no run, length and in at leg stump, clipped to midwicket off the back foot

END OF OVER:
89 | (wicket maiden) | SA: 245/9

  • L Ngidi0 (2b)
  • M Morkel0 (4b)
  • JJ Bumrah19-3-65-3
  • Mohammed Shami16-3-49-4

Aayush Garg: "@Varun, Any idea why they haven't taken the new ball yet. Is there any sigh of reverse swing?" --- Not as much as there was a few hours ago. I don't reckon that ball even has much of a seam remaining...

88.6
0
Bumrah to Ngidi, no run, full at middle stump, high elbow as he defends on the front foot
88.5
0
Bumrah to Ngidi, no run, yorker at middle stump, manages to dig it out
88.4
W
Bumrah to du Plessis, OUT, sticks out the right hand takes this in his follow through! Deceives him with the slower ball. An offcutter. Full and in at off stump. Faf shapes to drive inside out through extra cover. It pings off the inside half and hangs up for Bumrah who is fully in control this time.

F du Plessis c & b Bumrah 48 (222m 141b 4x4 0x6) SR: 34.04

88.3
0
Bumrah to du Plessis, no run, slower ball, good length and wide outside off. Checks his shot after shaping to drive that
88.2
0
Bumrah to du Plessis, no run, back of a length outside off, crunched on the up to sweeper cover. Denies the run again
88.1
0
Bumrah to du Plessis, no run, back of a length outside off stump, punched to sweeper cover

END OF OVER:
88 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | SA: 245/8

  • M Morkel0 (4b)
  • F du Plessis48 (137b)
  • Mohammed Shami16-3-49-4
  • JJ Bumrah18-2-65-2
87.6
0
Mohammed Shami to Morkel, no run, full and in at middle stump, pushed on the up to mid-on

Goes back around the wicket. Three slips in place. Short leg in as well.

87.5
0
Mohammed Shami to Morkel, no run, good length and slanted across off stump, left alone

Goes over the wicket

87.4
0
Mohammed Shami to Morkel, no run, bouncer follows him as he stands tall on his leg stump guard. He ducks under it
87.3
0
Mohammed Shami to Morkel, no run, good length on off stump, defended on the front foot

Unwanted run

1

Cheteshwar Pujara is the first India player to be run out twice in a Test. He's the 23rd overall and first since Stephen Fleming v Zimbabwe in December 2000.

Record chase needed

249

The highest run-chase at SuperSport Park in Centurion, which was by England in 2000. India are set a record target of 287 to chase. There have been only six successful chases at the venue and five of those have been by the home team.

Faf's feat

3000+

Runs for Faf du Plessis in Tests. Since his debut, only Amla has scored more runs for SA than du Plessis.

Going on and on

2

No. of century partnerships in this series. The one between De Villiers and Elgar is the biggest of the two, going past 114 added by De Villiers and Du Plessis in the last Test.

Captain steps up

2

No. of centuries by India captains in South Africa - Tendulkar (169) in Cape Town 1996-97 and Kohli in this Test.

Opening with spin

1912

Last time a spinner opened the bowling for South Africa in the first innings - Aubrey Faulkner v Australia. SA opened with Keshav Maharaj in this Test.

Shami's century

100

Wickets for Mohammad Shami in Tests, becoming only the 7th India fast bowler to the milestone.

Spin in Centurion

3

Wickets for Ashwin so far, which is already 2nd-best for a spinner in the first innings of a Centurion Test; Swann's 5 for 110 in 2009 is the best. Ashwin's 31 overs is 3rd-highest by a spinner in the 1st inngs in Centurion

A first for de Kock

1

Number of ducks at home for de Kock in all international matches. He has 7 in away games - 3 in NZ, 2 in Ban, 1 each in Aus and SL - but this one in Centurion was his first in South Africa

A long time coming

76

Innings between two run-outs for Amla in Tests. The last time he was run out in this format was way back in November 2012, in Perth

Centurion's king

1267

Previous most runs by a batsman at SuperSport Park in Centurion, by Jacques Kallis. Hashim Amla has gone past that mark.

Markram's home

164

Aiden Markram's average in last 6 innings in Centurion (his home ground) across all formats in last six innings, before this match. His scores have been: 161, 119, 87, 51*, 56*, 18*. He has got to another fifty in this innings.

Solid pair

5

No. of 50+ partnerships between Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar in 7 Test innings, including this innings. They average over 100 as a pair.

South Africa's den

17-2

Win-loss record for South Africa in Centurion, in 22 previous Tests. Their win-loss ratio of 8.50 at the venue is the second-best for any team playing 10+ Tests at a ground.