Player of the Match
Player of the Match
Mohammed Shami to Ngidi, OUT, another appeal for caught behind and the wicketkeeper is confident enough to signal the DRS himself. Back of a length delivery that Ngidi thrusts his hands at.... and there's a noise as the ball passes the bat... Ultra-Edge confirms it... Shami has five! India win!

L Ngidi c sub (KD Karthik) b Mohammed Shami 4 (19m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Mohammed Shami to Morkel, OUT, yorker! From looking under par to unplayable! It's 137 kph. It's from around the stumps and it's hunting the base of middle stump. Morkel cannot do anything to stop the gory spectacle. India are one wicket away

M Morkel b Mohammed Shami 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Kumar to Rabada, OUT, taken at first slip. Rabada's airy-fairy drive pings off the outside edge and lands safely in Pujara's hands. Reward for Bhuvi banging away on a good length. Gets enough seam movement away from the angle from around the wicket to beat the middle of the bat but not the entire thing.

K Rabada c Pujara b Kumar 0 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Mohammed Shami to Phehlukwayo, OUT, knocks him over! An uncertain forward press from Phehlukwayo to a pretty full, fast delivery outside off. Piggy-backs off the inside edge and onto the stumps. Double-wicket over and the Wanderers is stunned

AL Phehlukwayo b Mohammed Shami 0 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Mohammed Shami to Philander, OUT, chops on going for a pull shot. There's no feet here. All hands, forcing the ball when it's not quite short enough for the shot, or wide enough for that matter.

VD Philander b Mohammed Shami 10 (22m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

Bumrah to de Kock, OUT, pins him lbw! Very little de Kock can do when a 139 kph delivery, pitching short, comes in at the height of the knee-roll. He can't adjust to the ball that quick, doing that much. Amid the celebrations, Kohli seems to point somewhere in a manner that suggests 'stop talking.'

Q de Kock lbw b Bumrah 0 (12m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sharma to du Plessis, OUT, knocks him over as the ball keeps low. Ishant hits back of a length, it cuts back in off the seam, showing no indication it would for three-quarters of the distance down the pitch. Faf often has a gap between bat and pad because of that strange grip he's got, forcing his bat to come down from gully towards mid-on. The same happens here, after a little bit of shenanigans from the pitch

F du Plessis b Sharma 2 (24m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

Bumrah to de Villiers, OUT, taken at gully. India are back. A back of a length delivery kicks up a bit more than de Villiers thinks, it also straightens enough to snatch the edge right off the shoulder of the bat and settle safely in Rahane's hands. This X-factor is why India persisted with Bumrah on this tour and despite looking their weakest bowler in this innings, he has dismissed one of the world's best batsmen

AB de Villiers c Rahane b Bumrah 6 (16m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

Sharma to Amla, OUT, splendid catch! It's the flick, the shot that has fetched Amla thousands of runs, even on this incredibly testing pitch. His world-renowned timing is on show too. But regardless of all that, Pandya has a job to do. He dives to his right, plucks it out of thin air and gives India the lift they need so badly. Amla walks back to a grateful Wanderers crowd, not to mention those team-mates back in the hut. He's played two ridiculously good innings. And now cedes the stage to another heavyweight batsman

HM Amla c Pandya b Sharma 52 (240m 140b 5x4 0x6) SR: 37.14

Mohammed Shami to Markram, OUT, has he edged that? Yes he has! It's a short ball swinging away, very wide outside off. It's not one he should be playing as an opener. He probably thinks that way too, but his decision to leave comes to him late, after he has already opened his arms to try and cut. It lifts a touch and he fends away from the body. A thin edge, gratefully pouched by Parthiv

AK Markram c †Patel b Mohammed Shami 4 (7m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

2nd-innings Shami


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.



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