Player of the Match
Player of the Match
50.2
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Ngidi to Bumrah, OUT, Philander lunges forward and gets his hands under it at mid-off. South Africa have won the series. Full on off stump, Bumrah's weight going backwards as he pokes with hard hands. It's a feeble chip, dying on Philander. He takes it. Six for Ngidi

JJ Bumrah c Philander b Ngidi 2 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

48.2
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Ngidi to Mohammed Shami, OUT, five wickets for Ngidi. What a show on debut fo this guy. He's hit India hard. Back of a length ball fired in at a middle stump line. Shami backing away again to try and make room for a slog. Ends up slicing it straight to Morkel who takes it with a reverse cup at mid-on. Standing ovation from the dressing room for Ngidi

Mohammed Shami c Morkel b Ngidi 28 (53m 24b 5x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

47.2
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Rabada to RG Sharma, OUT, looks like AB has taken it! Yes, it's clean! Superb. Loses control of a hook - it's a difficult pitch to get that shot right every time. Backing into the off side, manages to get under it and there's no room. Top edge hangs some 20 yards in front of AB at fine leg. He sprints quickly, goes low with a slide to pouch this and then gets up gracefully to toss the ball up and volley it in celebration

RG Sharma c de Villiers b Rabada 47 (102m 74b 6x4 1x6) SR: 63.51

37.1
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Ngidi to Ashwin, OUT, outside edge through to the keeper. Well, that's how you get Ashwin most times. Length ball, slight shape away outside off. He looks to drive through the line on the up, hardly a front foot stride in. It's elementary. Ngidi sprints away in delight, he's one away from a five-for on debut

R Ashwin c †de Kock b Ngidi 3 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

35.3
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Ngidi to Pandya, OUT, QDK leaps to his right and takes it one-handed. Ngidi wins the Pandya battle. They'd taken fly slip out. He bowled it short and very wide. Pandya has to reach out a long way to try and get it over the cordon with a ramp. Can't manage it. It's a thick outside edge

HH Pandya c †de Kock b Ngidi 6 (26m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

29.5
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Rabada to Patel, OUT, oh Morne you beauty! He has pulled off a screamer at fine leg! Wow. Sprints to his right, lunges out with his big levers and manages to keep his elbow from slamming into the ground. That's all about balance from Morne - holds his hands up in the air as he slides on his hips. Short ball outside off, Parthiv gets behind the line and launches the hook shot. No chance of keeping that down because he's not on top of it, so he looks to go big. He hasn't connected well enough. Morkel's team mates are static when it's in the air...they're olympic sprinters when he's held on

PA Patel c Morkel b Rabada 19 (69m 49b 2x4 0x6) SR: 38.77

26.1
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Philander to Patel, 2 runs, OUT, Pujara is diving for his life at the striker's end as AB's throw comes in. He's risked a third. He looks to be out...yes, replays confirm it. Pujara is out run out for the second time in the Test. Well it certainly looks that way. The umpire is confirming with multiple angles...he's taking some time with it too...His bat is on the line as the bail comes off. It's not behind it...there it is. Don't know why it took so long. Parthiv had nudged this ball through gully, they'd picked up two and AB was chasing it from third slip. Picked up, swiveled, threw it on the bounce. QDK was quick with his hands as he broke the stumps. It was Ngidi who put in a slide at the boundary and parried the ball back to AB, chasing it from backward point.

CA Pujara run out (Ngidi/de Villiers/†de Kock) 19 (92m 47b 2x4 0x6) SR: 40.42

15.6
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Ngidi to Kohli, OUT, gone, lbw, that was unplayable. Went wide of the crease, hit that Bumrah spot, got that Bumrah angle into the stumps, and that Bumrah low bounce too. Was jumping across, playing for the bounce all the muscle memory built up over all these years must have made him expect, and the ball hits him low, just around the knee-roll. The umpire's finger goes up immediately, and he reviews - hoping against hope. It's crashing into middle stump, however, and Kohli must walk back. South Africa have the big wicket, and 287 is a long, long way away

V Kohli lbw b Ngidi 5 (22m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

11.1
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Ngidi to Rahul, OUT, oh dear that is a terrible shot. Short of a length outside off. Half punch, half cut. A nothing jab in the end - ends up like a slice. It's a hard one to describe. The only thing that's clear is that he was very, very nervous playing that shot. Backward point didn't have to move

KL Rahul c Maharaj b Ngidi 4 (50m 29b 0x4 0x6) SR: 13.79

7.5
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Rabada to Vijay, OUT, chops it on! It's that low bounce again. So similar to what Bumrah did. It's sufficiently short of a length for a batsman not to be forward, but it doesn't take off at all. Vijay looks to punch from the crease, gets it off the inside edge of the toe and the ball tonks leg stump

M Vijay b Rabada 9 (32m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 36.00

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.