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END OF OVER:
77 | (wicket maiden) | INDIA: 187/10

  • JJ Bumrah0 (7b)
  • K Rabada18.4-7-39-3
  • L Ngidi15-7-27-1

4.58pm A fantastic bowling performance from South Africa again, has wrapped up India for 187 after they chose to bat first on a spicy Johannesburg pitch. With the amount of movement on offer, it's not a terrible score, much like the Newlands Test. But India are under-par, irrespective of the conditions. We have about 24 minutes of play left, about six overs. Join us soon.

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76.4
W
Rabada to Kumar, OUT, 136 kph, caught at wide mid-on and India's innings is shut out for 187. A bouncer around middle and leg, Bhuvneshwar can't time his pull, is very late on the stroke. So the timing is bad, chipped to Phehlukwayo, who runs to his right and takes a good catch!

B Kumar c Phehlukwayo b Rabada 30 (72m 49b 4x4 0x6) SR: 61.22

76.3
0
Rabada to Kumar, no run, another short delivery outside off, this is slightly wider outside off so he sways, not ducks. Very impressive innings
76.2
0
Rabada to Kumar, no run, dug in again, around middle and leg, gets underneath it
76.1
0
Rabada to Kumar, no run, nicely-directed bouncer, aimed at the neck. Bhuvneshwar gets on top of the bounce to defend. Extremely well played

Around the wicket, short leg in place.

END OF OVER:
76 | 5 Runs | INDIA: 187/9

  • JJ Bumrah0 (7b)
  • B Kumar30 (45b)
  • L Ngidi15-7-27-1
  • K Rabada18-6-39-2
75.6
0
Ngidi to Bumrah, no run, full and wide, a poor last ball. Easily left alone

WATCH - The review that turned byes into leg byes. (Available only in Indian subcontinent)

75.5
1
Ngidi to Kumar, 1 run, gets away with it, short delivery on middle, clever change in length, the bouncer, Bhuvneshwar pulls out of the shot, but gets bat on it as the periscope hangs up, one to fine leg
75.4
0
Ngidi to Kumar, no run, back of a length down leg, nudged down to fine leg, 128 kph. Still no run.
75.3
0
Ngidi to Kumar, no run, 135 kph, fuller this time outside off, pushed to deep cover but refuses the run
75.2
4
Ngidi to Kumar, FOUR runs, smashed for four. He's on 29 now. Good length outside off, anticipated that length with Ngidi's height, so he stayed back and Federer-ed that through mid--off for four.

WATCH - The #Chesistance. 53 dots in 53 seconds (Available only in Indian subcontinent)

75.1
0
Ngidi to Kumar, no run, on a length, straight. Played away awkwardly into the leg side

Ngidi.

END OF OVER:
75 | 5 Runs | INDIA: 182/9

  • B Kumar25 (40b)
  • JJ Bumrah0 (6b)
  • K Rabada18-6-39-2
  • VD Philander19-10-31-2
74.6
1b
Rabada to Kumar, 1 bye, and they steal a bye in a Test! Ah, if you ever wondered what T20s have brought to Tests, it certainly wasn't this. Full and wide, Bhuvneshwar gets himself into an awkward tangle, misses. But Bumrah calls his partner through. They somehow make it. Even de Kock did not expect that
74.5
2
Rabada to Kumar, 2 runs, chippety chip over cover, full outside off, through the shot early, hard hands. Juuuuust over cover
74.4
2
Rabada to Kumar, 2 runs, misjudged by Ngidi. Full delivery on middle and leg, Bhuvneshwar slaps a heave with terrible timing. Lobs over mid-on, Ngidi backtracks but the ball chips over the fielder. A better fielder would have taken it

De Villiers off the field with a finger injury. He hurt his finger when taking the Kohli catch and is receiving icing

74.3
0
Rabada to Kumar, no run, back of a length down leg, 137 kph, worked away to square leg. Run-scoring not easy at all

2nd-innings Shami

12

Wickets for Shami in the 2nd innings of this series, average 8.75. In the 1st innings, 3 wickets at 50.33

Elgar stands alone

3

Instances of SA openers carrying their bats in Tests since their readmission - Kirsten made 100* v Pakistan, 1997, and Elgar made 118* v Eng, 2015

Amla in control

84.2

Amla's in-control percentage in his knock of 52, the best among all batsmen in the Test. KL Rahul had a control % of 84.1 and Vijay 80.3 in India's 2nd innings

Rare century stands

3

Century partnerships in the series, all for SA: de Villiers-Elgar in Centurion, de Villiers-du Plessis in Cape Town and Amla-Elgar in Jo'burg

Fivers at Wanderers

4

No. of five-wicket hauls by India bowlers at the Wanderers in Johannesburg - their most at any venue in South Africa. Kumble, Srinath, Sreesanth and Bumrah are the ones with five-fors there.

Rabada's resistence

2

Kagiso Rabada has played his top-two longest Test innings in this series - 66 balls in first innings in Cape Town and 84 balls in first innings of this Test.

A mini collapse

43

Runs for which India lost their last six wickets, after being 144 for 4. Except Pujara, Kohli and Bhuveshwar none of them could get into double-digits.

A fifty finally

11

No. of consecutive innings without a fifty by Pujara outside Asia, before this match. His last fifty outside Asia was 73 against Australia at Adelaide. This is only his 5th 50+ score in 34 innings.

Pujara's crawl

54

No. of balls taken by Pujara to score his first run in this innings. Since 2001, only one player has taken more balls to open his account: Stuart Broad 61 balls v NZ, Auckland, 2013.

Flop show

12.30

Average of India's openers in this series - the lowest in any series of 3 or more Tests. In 10 innings between Vijay, Dhawan and Rahul they have played just one inns of 20+ runs.

Unbeaten

0

No. of losses for India at the Wanderers, in their previous four Tests. They won one, in 2006-07, and drawn three.