Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Mountain Monarc: "4.15pm Excellent contributions from Vijay, Kohli, Rahane and Bhuvneshwar help India set South Africa 241. Can they chase it down to sweep the series and hand India their first loss at this venue? Varun will be back for the fourth innings -- How could you miss Shami from this list , please rectify immediately ;)" --- Forgive my colleague. If you head to the homepage in the subcontinent, you will see the Shami video is rightfully leading the site.

Thanks Deiva. It looks to me like South Africa opted for the heavy roller - that is if my assumption is correct that the manual roller is the light one. The one with the steering wheel and motor was used.

4.15pm Excellent contributions from Vijay, Kohli, Rahane and Bhuvneshwar help India set South Africa 241. Can they chase it down to sweep the series and hand India their first loss at this venue? Varun will be back for the fourth innings

80.1
W
Philander to Bumrah, OUT, .... and Philander immediately wraps up India for 247. Full and slanting away outside off, Bumrah swipes against the angle and skies a catch to Rabada at midwicket

JJ Bumrah c Rabada b Philander 0 (13m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Philander takes the new ball for SA

END OF OVER:
80 | (maiden) | INDIA: 247/9

  • I Sharma7 (16b)
  • JJ Bumrah0 (6b)
  • M Morkel21-6-47-3
  • L Ngidi12-2-38-1

The fun ends here for India? The new ball is due now

79.6
0
Morkel to Sharma, no run, short, moving away outside off, Ishant clears his front leg but can't swipe it over midwicket
79.5
0
Morkel to Sharma, no run, really full and outside off, backs away outside leg and flat-bats it to mid-off
79.4
0
Morkel to Sharma, no run, really full on middle, shuffles across and toe-ends to short leg
79.3
0
Morkel to Sharma, no run, back of a length and outside off, Ishant still can't connect with it
79.2
0
Morkel to Sharma, no run, Ishant backs away outside leg, swishes, and does not connect
79.1
0
Morkel to Sharma, no run, bouncer on middle stump, ducks under it

END OF OVER:
79 | 7 Runs | INDIA: 247/9

  • JJ Bumrah0 (6b)
  • I Sharma7 (10b)
  • L Ngidi12-2-38-1
  • M Morkel20-5-47-3
78.6
0
Ngidi to Bumrah, no run, full-toss on the leg stump, nurdled to square leg
78.5
0
Ngidi to Bumrah, no run, back of a length outside off, Bumrah swings down the wrong line

Ramdas Subraman: "Never thought I will say this - Ishant is the senior batsman out at the crease and needs to shield bumrah. :P"

78.4
1
Ngidi to Sharma, 1 run, full and slanting in on middle, shuffles across and works between midwicket and mid-on

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.