Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
63(83) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 2 0 1 1 0 1 4
M Vijay
75(136) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • defended
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 0 2 5 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

D Elgar
O8.0
M1
R22
W4
Eco2.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Ashwin
O24.0
M5
R51
W5
Eco2.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That brings us to the end of the presentation, and that is all we have for now. Good bye

Virat Kohli: "First Test as captain at home was a special occasion for me, it is a young team, building a strong team together. Seeing the way things have gone in the past month and half, the way we played here, a lot of credit has to go to the team. We thought if we are finding it difficult on this wicket, it is going to be difficult for them. As Hashim said, there were soft dismissals, I don't think there were any demons in the wicket, the ball did not turn square at any stage, batsmen had to apply themselves, it was a bowler's game. You need mental strength at this level. (Vijay and Pujara) are two of the most solid guys we have. Had we applied more, we could have given them a bigger target.

"I am happy for him (Jadeja), he went back, got lot of wickets in Ranji Trophy, scored runs as well, he is feeling good mentally now, people with all-round ability are hard to find, it is just a matter of him keeping his mental strength, and he can be an asset for India in the future."

Hashim Amla: "200 was a chaseable total, probably 150 would have been more realistic, 150-160 would have been a fair challenge on a deteriorating wicket. There were some soft dismissals, we were in the game till we lost four or five and put pressure on the lower guys, Stiaan showed you could gets runs if you hung in there. To get India for 200 was an excellent effort from our bowlers, we kept ourselves in the game till the last session, credit to India for bowling us out."

Ravindra Jadeja is the Man of the Match. Made a crucial 38 in the first innings to go with his eight wickets. Jadeja: "We played on turning tracks at Rajkot (in Ranji) so I had confidence about my bowling, I worked hard this season, I was bowling in the nets for hours, this was my comeback game I was looking to play positive, I scored three fifties in domestic as well, it has been a pressure game for me, I was trying to prove myself again, so I am really happy."

M Vijay says that till lunch on day one, it was a good pitch to bat on, but later it became slower and tougher to score runs.

Virat Kohli's exit this morning brought an Indian collapse of 8 for 39 but South Africa have lasted less than 40 overs in the chase to still go down by more than a 100 runs. All but one of the 20 South African wickets falling to the spinners. Eight each for Ashwin and Jadeja, Mishra limited to three, but two of those were AB de Villiers, bowled in each innings. The match was all but over when de Villiers and Amla departed within the first ten overs. A result in just over eight-and-a-half sessions will tell you this was some spiteful turner. It was... in the batsmen's minds. It was not easy to bat on, of course, the lack of pace making it difficult to time the ball, but by no means an unplayable surface.

39.5
W
Jadeja to Imran Tahir, OUT, Jadeja seals the win with his fifth, goes full, and hits the boot in front of off before Tahir's bat can do anything about it
39.4
0
Jadeja to Imran Tahir, no run
39.3
0
Jadeja to Imran Tahir, no run, Tahir tries to scoop this fine from around off, he is struck on the pad, just outside the line of off, and umpire Kettleborough rightly says no
39.2
4
Jadeja to Imran Tahir, FOUR runs, slogged to the deep midwicket boundary
39.1
0
Jadeja to Imran Tahir, no run, tossed up yorker from Jadeja now, Tahir survives as he jams it away, Jadeja appeals for some reason

END OF OVER:
39 | (wicket maiden) | SA: 105/9

  • K Rabada1 (12b)
  • Imran Tahir0 (0b)
  • R Ashwin14-5-39-3
  • RA Jadeja11-4-17-4
38.6
0
Ashwin to Rabada, no run

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
63(83) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 2 0 1 1 0 1 4
M Vijay
75(136) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • defended
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 0 2 5 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

D Elgar
O8.0
M1
R22
W4
Eco2.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Ashwin
O24.0
M5
R51
W5
Eco2.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Simple and short

3

No. of days the last 4 Test matches in India required to produce a result - vs WI, Mumbai, vs WI, Kolkata and vs Aus, Delhi (all those 3 in 2013) including this.

Victories with small totals

2

No. of Tests India have won after getting all out for 201 or less in both innings of a match. The first was vs WI, Kingston, 2006.

A quick 50

13

No. of Tests taken by Jadeja to get to 50 Test wickets - the joint fastest India left-arm spinner with Pragyan Ojha and joint 8th fastest left-arm spinner overall

Failed opening stands

26

Sum of the 4 opening p'ship stands in this Test. The lowest in Tests in India is 25 - Ind v NZ, Brabourne, 1964-65 and Ind v Eng, Wankhede, 1981-82

Spinners all the way

15

No. of wkts SA spinners took in this match. Only once have their spinners took more - 16 wkts vs Aus, MCG, 1952-53

The cookie crumbles

24/6

India's score in the second hour before lunch. In the first hour they had made 36/0.

derailing

3/4

India's score in four overs after drinks. In the first hour they had made 36 without the loss of a single wicket.

A different five-for

5

Wickets taken by South Africa's openers in this Test. Elgar took four in India's 1st inns and Van Zyl got Kohli out in the 2nd.

bat second Kohli

21.80

Kohli's ave in 3rd inns of Tests - his worst among four inns. He averages 25.45 when India bat 1st and 67.37 when they bat 2nd.

No Greenhorns

40+

Batting average of each of the top 5 Indian batsmen in Tests lies between 40 and 50.

Opening disaster

3

Average opening partnership for India in the last six Test innings; stands of 9, 0, 0, 2, 3, 4.

Not so long ago

0&0

A pair for Dhawan in this Test. At this same venue he scored 187 on his Test debut.