Player of the Match
Player of the Match
65.5
W
Bumrah to Ngidi, OUT, maiden five-for! He completes it with a short ball down leg, which Ngidi gloves through to the wicketkeeper. Parthiv takes a fine catch, running to his left and then putting in the dive.

L Ngidi c †Patel b Bumrah 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

65.4
0
Bumrah to Ngidi, no run, back of a length and outside off, Ngidi awkwardly prods at it and then pulls his bat back for fear of the outside edge
65.3
W
Bumrah to Phehlukwayo, OUT, strikes him on the full in front of leg and he's gone. But Phehlukwayo has reviewed. A Bumrah full toss. And it's a pretty devastating full toss too. Fast, swinging in just enough that the batsman's flick shot is of little use. HawkEye returns three reds

AL Phehlukwayo lbw b Bumrah 9 (33m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 52.94

65.2
0
Bumrah to Phehlukwayo, no run, yorker, aimed at leg stump. The batsman is late on the shot. The ball slips by to the keeper
65.1
0
Bumrah to Phehlukwayo, no run, pushes at a good length that pitches well outside of and beats the outside edge by a mile; well it may well have been

END OF OVER:
65 | 5 Runs | SA: 194/8

  • M Morkel9 (8b)
  • AL Phehlukwayo9 (14b)
  • Mohammed Shami12-0-46-1
  • JJ Bumrah18-2-54-3
64.6
0
Mohammed Shami to Morkel, no run, good bouncer, on middle and off, following Morkel, pushing him off his feet and nearly mangling his face. Shami hasn't got the good length ball going, but digging it halfway down seems to be getting him into rhythm

Dushyanth: "One of those sessions which gives India 'a winning chance'. All 3 tests, India have had these sessions, which is quite promising compared to their previous tours. If only the 'team-selection' &'preparation' was on track, a series win was definitely on."

64.5
1
Mohammed Shami to Phehlukwayo, 1 run, works a short ball on middle through midwicket. Good stuff from Phehlukwayo. He'll steal the strike next over if Morkel can survive this last ball

Dinakaran: "Ohh... come on.. where is Bhuvi?????"

64.4
0
Mohammed Shami to Phehlukwayo, no run, good length, outside off, leaves it
64.3
0
Mohammed Shami to Phehlukwayo, no run, short ball, goes down leg
64.2
4
Mohammed Shami to Phehlukwayo, FOUR, past mid-off! Another perfectly good length ball is treated with utter disdain. A strong stride forward, straight bat on show and plenty of power in the drive.
64.1
0
Mohammed Shami to Phehlukwayo, no run, looks to slap a back of a length delivery through cover, but bottom edges it

vishwa: "today Al is taking up comments to which he has counters ;)" --- Am not.. oh.. um... No comment.

END OF OVER:
64 | 9 Runs | SA: 189/8

  • M Morkel9 (7b)
  • AL Phehlukwayo4 (9b)
  • JJ Bumrah18-2-54-3
  • Mohammed Shami11-0-41-1
63.6
0
Bumrah to Morkel, no run, another short ball, but it strays down leg and Morkel has an easy leave

WATCH - Vernon Philander is bounced out, sharp catch by Bumrah (India subcontinent and parts of the UAE only).

Gustav: "and off just 5 deliveries, Morkel has scored more than 5 of South Africa's top 6 (not counting Rabada as top 6)" --- They had to deal with the new ball and fresh bowlers.

63.5
0
Bumrah to Morkel, no run, bouncer on leg stump, Morkel tries to hook it away, past leg gully, but there is just too much bounce to middle these shots. Morkel gets hit on the left index finger and needs treatment
63.4
4
Bumrah to Morkel, FOUR, that's the lead! And what a shot to bring it up. An on-the-up-on-drive against an express fast bowler. High front elbow. Decent stride forward. Laughs in the dressing room
63.3
0
Bumrah to Morkel, no run, short again, angling it across the left-hander. Morkel is taking evasive action and only just pulls it off

Leon Stoltz: "Oh my, this is like ODI, edge of your seat stuff, 11 Runs required with 2 Wickets in hand. Nail bitting!!!"

63.2
4
Bumrah to Morkel, FOUR, on the pads and Morkel whips it away to the square leg boundary. South Africa now only trail by two
63.2
1w
Bumrah to Morkel, 1 wide, digs it in, halfway down the pitch to make it threaten Morkel, who simply ducks
63.1
0
Bumrah to Morkel, no run, gets right behind a back of a length delivery at 141kph

South Africa's deficit is seven runs now

END OF OVER:
63 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 180/8

  • AL Phehlukwayo4 (9b)
  • M Morkel1 (1b)
  • Mohammed Shami11-0-41-1
  • JJ Bumrah17-2-45-3
62.6
4
Mohammed Shami to Phehlukwayo, FOUR, ferocious slap through cover! These are the shots batsmen dream of playing on a pitch like this. Against a fast bowler charging in. Width on offer helps. And Phehlukwayo goes full-blooded at it
62.5
0
Mohammed Shami to Phehlukwayo, no run, another bouncer, which Phehlukwayo negotiates by dropping his wrists and swaying his head out of danger
62.4
0
Mohammed Shami to Phehlukwayo, no run, bouncer again, but against Phehlukwayo, who is already reading the length quickly, it's wasted
62.3
1
Mohammed Shami to Morkel, 1 run, fends off a scary bouncer, climbing all the way up towards his nose, and this is Morne Morkel we're talking about. Parthiv is half interested as he runs and dives to his right but he can't get there

India still lead by 12. Any lead is precious on this pitch

62.2
W
Mohammed Shami to Philander, OUT, superbly judged catch at long leg! Bumrah's the man, watching the ball intently, moving to his right simultaneously and taking a big pressure catch. The bouncer works and Shami finally has something in the wickets column. Gets it to climb high enough so when the batsman goes for a hook, he can't really control the shot because the ball keeps getting big on him. Top edge results and a good catch seals the exciting passage of play

VD Philander c Bumrah b Mohammed Shami 35 (75m 55b 5x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

62.1
0
Mohammed Shami to Philander, no run, back of a length and outside off, no shot

Clouds have come to the Wanderers. Oh, no, let;s not have rai nnow...

END OF OVER:
62 | 5 Runs | SA: 175/7

  • AL Phehlukwayo0 (6b)
  • VD Philander35 (53b)
  • JJ Bumrah17-2-45-3
  • Mohammed Shami10-0-36-0
61.6
0
Bumrah to Phehlukwayo, no run, bouncer, which Phehlukwayo avoids easily

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.