India tour of South Africa, 1st Test: South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 18-22, 2013
18,19,20,21,22 December 2013 (5-day match)
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal M Vijay c †de Villiers b Morkel 6 69 42 1 0 14.28
15.1 90.4 mph, and there we have it! 145.4 kph, full length just outside off stump. Vijay's been letting those go mostly, but he's reverted back to old habits of fishing at the ball with no feet. Straight forward nick to the keeper and Morkel celebrates just rewards 24/2
View dismissal S Dhawan c Imran Tahir b Steyn 13 37 27 2 0 48.14
8.6 90.2 mph, the short-ball tactic has worked, Dale Steyn has struck, Dhawan again goes for the pull and he can't middle it, a bit of a top edge as the ball loops towards fine leg, where Tahir snaps it up, Steyn is pumped, he brings out the chainsaw celebration, not the best batting from Dhawan that 17/1
View dismissal CA Pujara run out (Imran Tahir/Amla) 25 148 98 2 0 25.51
42.4 Imran Tahir to Kohli, Kohli's sold him down the river and he knows it. It was a length ball on middle and the batsman tucks it gently towards midwicket and calls for the single and takes a couple of steps down the pitch before he changes his mind. By that time Pujara had motored his way past the half-way mark and despite Tahir's overly excited throw, the stumps are broken with Pujara nowhere in the frame 113/3
View dismissal V Kohli c Duminy b Kallis 119 257 181 18 0 65.74
75.3 84.3 mph, what a way to go! Kohli is absolutely gutted as he drives the ball straight to Duminy, who wasn't entirely sure if that was out. "Catch," he asks. So against the run of play was that dismissal. It seemed to be a slower ball and Kohli was onto his drive a little too early and the ball simply lobbed to cover 219/5
View dismissal RG Sharma c †de Villiers b Philander 14 46 42 1 0 33.33
53.2 82.6 mph, he was always in danger of that. Nicks off to the keeper and India's progress is undone by a bit of poor cricket. It was a length ball outside off, the kind that Pujara and Kohli have been leaving all day, but Rohit goes for a airy drive on the up and has to walk back 151/4
View dismissal AM Rahane c †de Villiers b Philander 47 200 137 8 0 34.30
99.4 82.5 mph, there's another one, the perfect Philander delivery, a back of length just outside off, nipping away just a touch, Rahane had no choice but to play at it, feathers it through to the keeper, and India have lost both set batsmen just when it seemed like the early threat had been seen off 264/7
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c †de Villiers b Morkel 19 104 72 3 0 26.38
98.6 88.6 mph, there's the wicket, South Africa have been piling the pressure, big nick to that length ball just outside off, Dhoni got only half-forward as he poked at it, big edge through to the keeper, shifting the length fuller has worked for Morkel 264/6
R Ashwin not out 11 24 13 1 0 84.61
View dismissal Z Khan lbw b Philander 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
99.5 84.6 mph, that was as plumb as it gets, Zaheer was utterly clueless about that wobbly delivery, it pitched on middle and struck just above the knee roll, Zaheer was stuck on the back foot, not entirely sure how he planned to play that one, bat wasn't anywhere close to the ball, and and one of the easiest lbw decisions for Steve Davis 264/8
View dismissal I Sharma b Philander 0 11 4 0 0 0.00
101.6 84.7 mph, another beauty from Philander, hitting the top of off, that was far too good for a tailender, just back of a length, pushing Ishant back in the crease, leaves Ishant a touch and beats his defence to crash into off, 99 Test wickets for him now 278/9
View dismissal Mohammed Shami b Morkel 0 7 3 0 0 0.00
102.6 87.1 mph, middle stump is knocked back off the extra ball. Looks like Philander will not get his 100th wicket in this innings. Morkel keeps this full and straight, with some inswing too, and it's just a bit too good for Shami who was rather slow on his push forward 280/10
Extras (b 4, lb 6, w 14, nb 2) 26
  Total (all out; 103 overs; 454 mins) 280 (2.71 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket DW Steyn 26 7 61 1 2.34 132 9 0 (2w)
8.6 to Dhawan, 90.2 mph, the short-ball tactic has worked, Dale Steyn has struck, Dhawan again goes for the pull and he can't middle it, a bit of a top edge as the ball loops towards fine leg, where Tahir snaps it up, Steyn is pumped, he brings out the chainsaw celebration, not the best batting from Dhawan that 17/1
View wickets VD Philander 27 6 61 4 2.25 131 7 0
53.2 to RG Sharma, 82.6 mph, he was always in danger of that. Nicks off to the keeper and India's progress is undone by a bit of poor cricket. It was a length ball outside off, the kind that Pujara and Kohli have been leaving all day, but Rohit goes for a airy drive on the up and has to walk back 151/4
99.4 to Rahane, 82.5 mph, there's another one, the perfect Philander delivery, a back of length just outside off, nipping away just a touch, Rahane had no choice but to play at it, feathers it through to the keeper, and India have lost both set batsmen just when it seemed like the early threat had been seen off 264/7
99.5 to Khan, 84.6 mph, that was as plumb as it gets, Zaheer was utterly clueless about that wobbly delivery, it pitched on middle and struck just above the knee roll, Zaheer was stuck on the back foot, not entirely sure how he planned to play that one, bat wasn't anywhere close to the ball, and and one of the easiest lbw decisions for Steve Davis 264/8
101.6 to I Sharma, 84.7 mph, another beauty from Philander, hitting the top of off, that was far too good for a tailender, just back of a length, pushing Ishant back in the crease, leaves Ishant a touch and beats his defence to crash into off, 99 Test wickets for him now 278/9
View wickets M Morkel 23 12 34 3 1.47 122 4 0 (2nb, 2w)
15.1 to Vijay, 90.4 mph, and there we have it! 145.4 kph, full length just outside off stump. Vijay's been letting those go mostly, but he's reverted back to old habits of fishing at the ball with no feet. Straight forward nick to the keeper and Morkel celebrates just rewards 24/2
98.6 to Dhoni, 88.6 mph, there's the wicket, South Africa have been piling the pressure, big nick to that length ball just outside off, Dhoni got only half-forward as he poked at it, big edge through to the keeper, shifting the length fuller has worked for Morkel 264/6
102.6 to Mohammed Shami, 87.1 mph, middle stump is knocked back off the extra ball. Looks like Philander will not get his 100th wicket in this innings. Morkel keeps this full and straight, with some inswing too, and it's just a bit too good for Shami who was rather slow on his push forward 280/10
View wicket JH Kallis 14 4 37 1 2.64 70 4 0 (2w)
75.3 to Kohli, 84.3 mph, what a way to go! Kohli is absolutely gutted as he drives the ball straight to Duminy, who wasn't entirely sure if that was out. "Catch," he asks. So against the run of play was that dismissal. It seemed to be a slower ball and Kohli was onto his drive a little too early and the ball simply lobbed to cover 219/5
  Imran Tahir 8 0 47 0 5.87 28 9 0
  JP Duminy 5 0 30 0 6.00 12 3 0
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* lbw b Khan 68 187 119 11 0 57.14
39.3 83.9 mph, 134 kph, Zak wins the battle again! traps Smith in front of the stumps, but could that have been sneaking down leg? It was full and swung into him rather late. Smith could not adjust to the movement as he hurries to play his flick. Misses the ball and after a concerted appeal, the umpire raises the finger. I was wrong, that was crashing into middle 130/4
View dismissal AN Petersen lbw b I Sharma 21 61 41 4 0 51.21
13.1 86.2 mph, stop the press! Ishant has struck, Alviro Petersen is trapped in front of off stump, it was an off stump ball that was moving towards middle, he was looking to play that towards midwicket and misses, the umpire lifts the finger immediately, Petersen starts to trudge off, Ishant roars with delight, oh hang on, they are checking for the no-ball, this will be cruel for Ishant if he has overstepped, he hasn't, Petersen's lean run continues 37/1
View dismissal HM Amla b I Sharma 36 117 74 6 0 48.64
38.1 84.6 mph, oh dear, Amla shoulders arms and finds his off stump knocked back and Ishant sends off a flurry of kisses to the crowd. Manages some sharp inward movement from outside off and Amla has completely misjudged it, or had perhaps expected the bounce to save him. No such luck this time and he has to walk back 130/2
View dismissal JH Kallis lbw b I Sharma 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
38.2 85.0 mph, two in two for Ishant! Full, straight and Kallis is trapped plumb in front. Kallis seemed a little slow on the shot and was playing across his front pad. The ball darts in just enough to beat his stroke and strike his front pad on middle and would have gone on to hit leg 130/3
View dismissal AB de Villiers lbw b Mohammed Shami 13 32 21 1 0 61.90
44.3 84.6 mph, That is a big strike! AB is trapped in front of the stumps by one that skids and ducks in off the pitch. AB was stuck on his back foot to a fullish ball and when the ball began to move, he was in no position to adjust and was struck on the pads before he could bring his bat down and perfectly in line with the stumps 146/6
View dismissal JP Duminy c Vijay b Mohammed Shami 2 22 12 0 0 16.66
44.1 82.8 mph, he has one straight away! First slip pouches a regulation catch and Duminy has to walk back. India are right back in this. Lovely ball, just full enough and close enough to the off stump to draw him into a stroke and the resulting edge is safely taken by M Vijay 145/5
View dismissal F du Plessis c †Dhoni b Khan 20 141 77 1 0 25.97
73.5 81.8 mph, outside edge and du Plessis has to go, a length ball outside off, du Plessis hasn't looked at his best this innings, looking to defend off the front foot, nicked through 239/9
View dismissal VD Philander c Ashwin b Khan 59 113 86 7 0 68.60
69.1 82.8 mph, there's the breakthrough, India hold on to a catch at slip, good sharp take from Ashwin at first slip, Philander the man to go, terrific line and length from Zaheer just outside off and short of length, making the batsman play, the edge results and Ashwin takes that a bit low to his right, for a moment Vijay at second slip looked interested in going for that one but didn't, Philander has done his bit though, a vital 59 226/7
View dismissal DW Steyn c RG Sharma b I Sharma 10 17 12 2 0 83.33
72.3 83.2 mph, another one for Ishant, the short ball works, Steyn couldn't get out the way of that one, tries to fend that away, but it only loops towards Rohit at slip, so both the fielders who put down slip catches yesterday have taken one today 237/8
View dismissal M Morkel b Khan 7 14 9 1 0 77.77
75.3 85.7 mph, 137.9 kph, yorker takes out off stump and India have a lead of 36 runs. Morkel was going for an almighty swing over the off side, but the ball sneaks under his blade and cannons into the base of off 244/10
Imran Tahir not out 0 8 4 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 4, w 1, nb 3) 8
  Total (all out; 75.3 overs; 361 mins) 244 (3.23 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Z Khan 26.3 6 88 4 3.32 125 15 0 (1w)
39.3 to Smith, 83.9 mph, 134 kph, Zak wins the battle again! traps Smith in front of the stumps, but could that have been sneaking down leg? It was full and swung into him rather late. Smith could not adjust to the movement as he hurries to play his flick. Misses the ball and after a concerted appeal, the umpire raises the finger. I was wrong, that was crashing into middle 130/4
69.1 to Philander, 82.8 mph, there's the breakthrough, India hold on to a catch at slip, good sharp take from Ashwin at first slip, Philander the man to go, terrific line and length from Zaheer just outside off and short of length, making the batsman play, the edge results and Ashwin takes that a bit low to his right, for a moment Vijay at second slip looked interested in going for that one but didn't, Philander has done his bit though, a vital 59 226/7
73.5 to du Plessis, 81.8 mph, outside edge and du Plessis has to go, a length ball outside off, du Plessis hasn't looked at his best this innings, looking to defend off the front foot, nicked through 239/9
75.3 to Morkel, 85.7 mph, 137.9 kph, yorker takes out off stump and India have a lead of 36 runs. Morkel was going for an almighty swing over the off side, but the ball sneaks under his blade and cannons into the base of off 244/10
View wickets Mohammed Shami 18 3 48 2 2.66 81 4 0
44.1 to Duminy, 82.8 mph, he has one straight away! First slip pouches a regulation catch and Duminy has to walk back. India are right back in this. Lovely ball, just full enough and close enough to the off stump to draw him into a stroke and the resulting edge is safely taken by M Vijay 145/5
44.3 to de Villiers, 84.6 mph, That is a big strike! AB is trapped in front of the stumps by one that skids and ducks in off the pitch. AB was stuck on his back foot to a fullish ball and when the ball began to move, he was in no position to adjust and was struck on the pads before he could bring his bat down and perfectly in line with the stumps 146/6
View wickets I Sharma 25 5 79 4 3.16 119 12 0 (3nb)
13.1 to Petersen, 86.2 mph, stop the press! Ishant has struck, Alviro Petersen is trapped in front of off stump, it was an off stump ball that was moving towards middle, he was looking to play that towards midwicket and misses, the umpire lifts the finger immediately, Petersen starts to trudge off, Ishant roars with delight, oh hang on, they are checking for the no-ball, this will be cruel for Ishant if he has overstepped, he hasn't, Petersen's lean run continues 37/1
38.1 to Amla, 84.6 mph, oh dear, Amla shoulders arms and finds his off stump knocked back and Ishant sends off a flurry of kisses to the crowd. Manages some sharp inward movement from outside off and Amla has completely misjudged it, or had perhaps expected the bounce to save him. No such luck this time and he has to walk back 130/2
38.2 to Kallis, 85.0 mph, two in two for Ishant! Full, straight and Kallis is trapped plumb in front. Kallis seemed a little slow on the shot and was playing across his front pad. The ball darts in just enough to beat his stroke and strike his front pad on middle and would have gone on to hit leg 130/3
72.3 to Steyn, 83.2 mph, another one for Ishant, the short ball works, Steyn couldn't get out the way of that one, tries to fend that away, but it only loops towards Rohit at slip, so both the fielders who put down slip catches yesterday have taken one today 237/8
  R Ashwin 6 0 25 0 4.16 18 2 0
  India 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal S Dhawan c Kallis b Philander 15 32 21 1 0 71.42
7.3 84.2 mph, Philander becomes the fastest South African to 100 Test wickets, it was a short of length ball just outside off, the sort of area Philander loves probing, Dhawan went for a hard push, results in a thick outside edge towards second slip, these South Africans don't drop many there, Kallis gets his big hands securely around the ball, Dhawan has to go 23/1
View dismissal M Vijay c †de Villiers b Kallis 39 155 94 5 0 41.48
33.5 82.1 mph, oh, what an unfortunate way to go. He'd been rather solid with balls far better than that. It's a simple length ball, sent down the leg side and he gets a tickle to it as AB dives to his left and clings on. Frustration for Vijay again after working so hard to set himself up for a big score, and then falling to a delivery without any threat 93/2
View dismissal CA Pujara c †de Villiers b Kallis 153 353 270 21 0 56.66
93.1 82.9 mph, there's the breakthrough, Pujara is gone for an outstanding 153, he was struggling a bit in the last over, he goes for the cut and top edges it through to the keeper, the ball didn't do anything special - extra bounce or dramatic movement - Pujara made a mistake, no one's going to hold it against him though after his game-turning effort, Kohli congratulates him as he walks off 315/3
View dismissal V Kohli c †de Villiers b Duminy 96 254 193 9 0 49.74
98.4 53.4 mph, caught behind, four runs short of becoming the first No. 4 batsman from India to get a ton in each innings. it was short, it was wide, but it got a tiny bit more bounce than Kohli thought. His late cut results in a fine nick and AB makes no mistake. Slaps his bat against his helmet as he walks off 327/5
View dismissal RG Sharma b Kallis 6 19 13 1 0 46.15
97.5 86.2 mph, and he has revenge immediately. The ball keeps low, jags back in wildly and demolishes Rohit's stumps. The cracks have finally had their say and Rohit has a "why, me" look on his face as the fullish ball ducks under Rohit's bat as he looks to defend. No chance of making contact and Kallis roars 325/4
View dismissal AM Rahane c Smith b Duminy 15 39 27 2 0 55.55
106.2 54.3 mph, sharp catch at first slip and JP has another and that is lunch. It was a fullish ball which went along with the arm, Rahane was reaching out with his forward defensive, which results in a thick outside edge and Smith pouches it quite well 358/6
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c sub (D Elgar) b Philander 29 65 44 3 0 65.90
113.5 78.9 mph, slapped, but straight to Elgar, the substitute fielder at deep point. It was short. It was wide. It was possibly the poorest ball Philander has bowled all match but MSD was looking for some quick runs and he absolutely nailed the cut, but the man in the deep judged it well and picks up a good catch. Philander stares him down as Dhoni walks back 384/8
View dismissal R Ashwin c du Plessis b Philander 7 11 12 1 0 58.33
109.2 80.8 mph, leading edge.... and straight to cover! India are mucking up their plans for an charge here as Ashwin prods forward and looked to clip the back of a length ball on off through the leg side. But he looks up to see Faf fu Plessis snapping up the simplest of catches 369/7
Z Khan not out 29 49 31 3 2 93.54
View dismissal I Sharma lbw b Imran Tahir 4 21 14 0 0 28.57
118.6 48.8 mph, and finally he gets a wicket! Ishant was looking for the legspinner, he got the other one. Struck just below the knee-roll while he was looking to defend, with his bat well away from the line of the ball and that is that for Ishant 405/9
View dismissal Mohammed Shami b Imran Tahir 4 7 5 1 0 80.00
120.4 50.1 mph, Tahir finishes it off! Slog sweep from Shami, but this time he can't make contact as the ball sneaks between bat and pad and thuds into his stumps. Two wickets for him, but I doubt he'll take anything out of this match. 421/10
Extras (b 9, lb 7, w 8) 24
  Total (all out; 120.4 overs; 506 mins) 421 (3.48 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  DW Steyn 30 5 104 0 3.46 134 12 1 (2w)
View wickets VD Philander 28 10 68 3 2.42 136 8 0 (1w)
7.3 to Dhawan, 84.2 mph, Philander becomes the fastest South African to 100 Test wickets, it was a short of length ball just outside off, the sort of area Philander loves probing, Dhawan went for a hard push, results in a thick outside edge towards second slip, these South Africans don't drop many there, Kallis gets his big hands securely around the ball, Dhawan has to go 23/1
109.2 to Ashwin, 80.8 mph, leading edge.... and straight to cover! India are mucking up their plans for an charge here as Ashwin prods forward and looked to clip the back of a length ball on off through the leg side. But he looks up to see Faf fu Plessis snapping up the simplest of catches 369/7
113.5 to Dhoni, 78.9 mph, slapped, but straight to Elgar, the substitute fielder at deep point. It was short. It was wide. It was possibly the poorest ball Philander has bowled all match but MSD was looking for some quick runs and he absolutely nailed the cut, but the man in the deep judged it well and picks up a good catch. Philander stares him down as Dhoni walks back 384/8
  M Morkel 2 1 4 0 2.00 11 1 0
View wickets JH Kallis 20 5 68 3 3.40 88 10 0
33.5 to Vijay, 82.1 mph, oh, what an unfortunate way to go. He'd been rather solid with balls far better than that. It's a simple length ball, sent down the leg side and he gets a tickle to it as AB dives to his left and clings on. Frustration for Vijay again after working so hard to set himself up for a big score, and then falling to a delivery without any threat 93/2
93.1 to Pujara, 82.9 mph, there's the breakthrough, Pujara is gone for an outstanding 153, he was struggling a bit in the last over, he goes for the cut and top edges it through to the keeper, the ball didn't do anything special - extra bounce or dramatic movement - Pujara made a mistake, no one's going to hold it against him though after his game-turning effort, Kohli congratulates him as he walks off 315/3
97.5 to RG Sharma, 86.2 mph, and he has revenge immediately. The ball keeps low, jags back in wildly and demolishes Rohit's stumps. The cracks have finally had their say and Rohit has a "why, me" look on his face as the fullish ball ducks under Rohit's bat as he looks to defend. No chance of making contact and Kallis roars 325/4
View wickets Imran Tahir 15.4 1 69 2 4.40 55 7 1
118.6 to I Sharma, 48.8 mph, and finally he gets a wicket! Ishant was looking for the legspinner, he got the other one. Struck just below the knee-roll while he was looking to defend, with his bat well away from the line of the ball and that is that for Ishant 405/9
120.4 to Mohammed Shami, 50.1 mph, Tahir finishes it off! Slog sweep from Shami, but this time he can't make contact as the ball sneaks between bat and pad and thuds into his stumps. Two wickets for him, but I doubt he'll take anything out of this match. 421/10
  AB de Villiers 1 0 5 0 5.00 3 0 0 (1w)
View wickets JP Duminy 24 0 87 2 3.62 86 9 0
98.4 to Kohli, 53.4 mph, caught behind, four runs short of becoming the first No. 4 batsman from India to get a ton in each innings. it was short, it was wide, but it got a tiny bit more bounce than Kohli thought. His late cut results in a fine nick and AB makes no mistake. Slaps his bat against his helmet as he walks off 327/5
106.2 to Rahane, 54.3 mph, sharp catch at first slip and JP has another and that is lunch. It was a fullish ball which went along with the arm, Rahane was reaching out with his forward defensive, which results in a thick outside edge and Smith pouches it quite well 358/6
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 458 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Petersen b Mohammed Shami 76 204 162 9 0 46.91
49.2 played on! And I think it kept a touch low as well! A tame hang of the bat to the back of a length ball outside off stump results in an inside edge that cannons into his stumps. Petersen did not look anywhere near comfortable this morning and both bowlers deserve credit for this wicket for the mix of short and full balls at him 143/3
View dismissal GC Smith* run out (Rahane) 44 126 73 6 0 60.27
30.4 from Ashwin, is that a run-out? Smith pushes the ball towards mid-on and sets off, he had taken a couple of paces down the track to play the shot, perhaps that encouraged him to go for the tight run, a direct hit from Ajinkya Rahane, Smith is caught short, what a throw that was from Rahane, heading right for the base of the stumps, just the opening India have been desperately seeking, and not the smartest cricket from the vastly experienced Smith 108/1
View dismissal HM Amla b Mohammed Shami 4 26 13 1 0 30.76
36.2 that is the second freak dismissal in the match for Amla. he was leaving the ball again having seen it pitched short, but this one keeps so low that it hits top of off! Amla was ducking low, pulling his bat, gloves and helmet away from the ball, which allows a clean path for the ball to crash into the stumps! Amla cannot believe it as he goes off shaking his head. The ball sneaked under his chin as he was ducking! 118/2
View dismissal F du Plessis run out (Rahane) 134 395 309 15 0 43.36
132.5 from Khan, Direct hit from mid-off! It was punched to Rahane who picks up the ball and flays down the stumps. Faf dives full length and he is found short of his ground! The rebound hits his grille too. He had nailed that drive and did not deserve to get out on that. What an innings! What an end! What a Test! 442/7
View dismissal JH Kallis lbw b Khan 34 54 37 6 0 91.89
60.4 82.6 mph, 300 wickets for Zaheer and he waves to the dressing room! Kallis is gone! He is not too pleased and has all the right to be as there was a big inside edge on that! Kept it fullish, got it to jag in and it kept a touch low as well. He couldn't adjust his stroke to that last little thing and has to pay the price. Big wicket for a big-match bowler. 197/4
View dismissal AB de Villiers b I Sharma 103 239 168 12 0 61.30
123.1 84.7 mph, chops it on and Ishant does it for India! AB cannot believe it as he hangs his head and walks back to the pavilion. It was back of a length just a touch outside off and as he was trying to steer it to third man, the inside edge was taken and cannons into the stumps. The crowd and his dressing room stand up in acknowledgment of a terrific innings. But AB is still worried he might have been the exact thing India needed 402/5
View dismissal JP Duminy b Mohammed Shami 5 8 9 1 0 55.55
124.4 88.0 mph, knocks onto his stumps again! Goes for the expansive cover drive on the up and the length ball takes a thick inside edge and rams into the stumps. India are in a huddle and MSD is leading them in a spirited discussion. India flags are out and about. Things are tensing up as the Vern comes out 407/6
VD Philander not out 25 54 37 3 0 67.56
DW Steyn not out 6 15 10 0 1 60.00
Extras (b 2, lb 7, w 8, nb 2) 19
  Total (7 wickets; 136 overs; 563 mins) 450 (3.30 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Z Khan 34 1 135 1 3.97 137 18 0 (1w)
60.4 to Kallis, 82.6 mph, 300 wickets for Zaheer and he waves to the dressing room! Kallis is gone! He is not too pleased and has all the right to be as there was a big inside edge on that! Kept it fullish, got it to jag in and it kept a touch low as well. He couldn't adjust his stroke to that last little thing and has to pay the price. Big wicket for a big-match bowler. 197/4
View wicket I Sharma 29 4 91 1 3.13 133 13 0 (2nb, 1w)
123.1 to de Villiers, 84.7 mph, chops it on and Ishant does it for India! AB cannot believe it as he hangs his head and walks back to the pavilion. It was back of a length just a touch outside off and as he was trying to steer it to third man, the inside edge was taken and cannons into the stumps. The crowd and his dressing room stand up in acknowledgment of a terrific innings. But AB is still worried he might have been the exact thing India needed 402/5
View wickets Mohammed Shami 28 5 107 3 3.82 119 15 1 (1w)
36.2 to Amla, that is the second freak dismissal in the match for Amla. he was leaving the ball again having seen it pitched short, but this one keeps so low that it hits top of off! Amla was ducking low, pulling his bat, gloves and helmet away from the ball, which allows a clean path for the ball to crash into the stumps! Amla cannot believe it as he goes off shaking his head. The ball sneaked under his chin as he was ducking! 118/2
49.2 to Petersen, played on! And I think it kept a touch low as well! A tame hang of the bat to the back of a length ball outside off stump results in an inside edge that cannons into his stumps. Petersen did not look anywhere near comfortable this morning and both bowlers deserve credit for this wicket for the mix of short and full balls at him 143/3
124.4 to Duminy, 88.0 mph, knocks onto his stumps again! Goes for the expansive cover drive on the up and the length ball takes a thick inside edge and rams into the stumps. India are in a huddle and MSD is leading them in a spirited discussion. India flags are out and about. Things are tensing up as the Vern comes out 407/6
  R Ashwin 36 5 83 0 2.30 164 6 0 (1w)
  M Vijay 1 0 3 0 3.00 3 0 0
  MS Dhoni 2 0 4 0 2.00 8 0 0
  V Kohli 6 0 18 0 3.00 23 1 0

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to bat
Series - 2-match series level 0-0
Player of the match - V Kohli (India)
Umpires - SJ Davis (Australia) and RJ Tucker (Australia)
TV umpire - S George
Match referee - AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire - AT Holdstock
Close of play
  • Wed, 18 Dec - day 1 - India 1st innings 255/5 (AM Rahane 43*, MS Dhoni 17*, 90 ov)
  • Thu, 19 Dec - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 213/6 (F du Plessis 17*, VD Philander 48*, 66 ov)
  • Fri, 20 Dec - day 3 - India 2nd innings 284/2 (CA Pujara 135*, V Kohli 77*, 78 ov)
  • Sat, 21 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 138/2 (AN Petersen 76*, F du Plessis 10*, 45 ov)
  • Sun, 22 Dec - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 450/7 (136 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • India 1st innings
    • Drinks: India - 24/1 in 14.0 overs (M Vijay 6, CA Pujara 5)
    • India: 50 runs in 23.2 overs (140 balls), Extras 1
    • Lunch: India - 70/2 in 27.0 overs (CA Pujara 18, V Kohli 32)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 85 balls (CA Pujara 15, V Kohli 33, Ex 2)
    • V Kohli: 50 off 76 balls (9 x 4)
    • India: 100 runs in 39.6 overs (240 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: India - 107/2 in 42.0 overs (CA Pujara 24, V Kohli 60)
    • India: 150 runs in 52.2 overs (315 balls), Extras 10
    • Tea: India - 164/4 in 55.0 overs (V Kohli 84, AM Rahane 12)
    • V Kohli: 100 off 140 balls (16 x 4)
    • India: 200 runs in 70.3 overs (424 balls), Extras 11
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 103 balls (V Kohli 28, AM Rahane 22, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: India - 213/4 in 73.0 overs (V Kohli 117, AM Rahane 26)
    • New Ball Taken: India 227/5 after 80.1 overs (AM Rahane 31, MS Dhoni 6)
    • India: 250 runs in 84.2 overs (507 balls), Extras 18
    • End Of Day: India - 255/5 in 90.0 overs (AM Rahane 43, MS Dhoni 17)
    • Drinks: India - 278/9 in 102.0 overs (R Ashwin 10)
    • Innings Break: India - 280/10 in 103.0 overs (R Ashwin 11)
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • Lunch: South Africa - 22/0 in 10.0 overs (GC Smith 11, AN Petersen 11)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 17.5 overs (109 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: South Africa - 59/1 in 22.0 overs (GC Smith 27, HM Amla 8)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 89 balls (GC Smith 29, HM Amla 19, Ex 4)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 30.1 overs (183 balls), Extras 5
    • GC Smith: 50 off 98 balls (9 x 4)
    • Tea: South Africa - 118/1 in 35.0 overs (GC Smith 62, HM Amla 30)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 48.1 overs (291 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: South Africa - 151/6 in 49.0 overs (F du Plessis 4, VD Philander 1)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 100 balls (F du Plessis 13, VD Philander 35, Ex 2)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 61.6 overs (374 balls), Extras 7
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 213/6 in 66.0 overs (F du Plessis 17, VD Philander 48)
    • VD Philander: 50 off 77 balls (6 x 4)
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 244/10 in 75.3 overs (Imran Tahir 0)
    • India 2nd innings
    • Lunch: India - 31/1 in 14.0 overs (M Vijay 12, CA Pujara 4)
    • India: 50 runs in 22.5 overs (137 balls), Extras 3
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 121 balls (M Vijay 27, CA Pujara 15, Ex 8)
    • Drinks: India - 75/1 in 28.0 overs (M Vijay 37, CA Pujara 15)
    • India: 100 runs in 37.4 overs (226 balls), Extras 9
    • HM Amla kept wickets in place of AB de Villiers in 40th over
    • Tea: India - 109/2 in 40.0 overs (CA Pujara 39, V Kohli 6)
    • CA Pujara: 50 off 127 balls (5 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 80 balls (CA Pujara 22, V Kohli 24, Ex 6)
    • India: 150 runs in 48.3 overs (291 balls), Extras 15
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 135 balls (CA Pujara 48, V Kohli 44, Ex 8)
    • India: 200 runs in 56.5 overs (341 balls), Extras 17
    • V Kohli: 50 off 74 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: India - 217/2 in 60.0 overs (CA Pujara 94, V Kohli 52)
    • CA Pujara: 100 off 168 balls (13 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 188 balls (CA Pujara 89, V Kohli 54, Ex 9)
    • India: 250 runs in 67.4 overs (406 balls), Extras 18
    • End Of Day: India - 284/2 in 78.0 overs (CA Pujara 135, V Kohli 77)
    • 3rd Wicket: 200 runs in 276 balls (CA Pujara 111, V Kohli 80, Ex 9)
    • New Ball Taken: India 293/2 after 80.1 overs (CA Pujara 141, V Kohli 80)
    • India: 300 runs in 84.1 overs (505 balls), Extras 18
    • CA Pujara: 150 off 247 balls (21 x 4)
    • Drinks: India - 315/3 in 93.1 overs (V Kohli 90)
    • India: 350 runs in 104.2 overs (626 balls), Extras 18
    • Lunch: India - 358/6 in 106.2 overs (MS Dhoni 16)
    • India: 400 runs in 117.4 overs (706 balls), Extras 20
    • Innings Break: India - 421/10 in 120.4 overs (Z Khan 29)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • Tea: South Africa - 38/0 in 11.0 overs (AN Petersen 28, GC Smith 9)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 14.1 overs (86 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 86 balls (AN Petersen 40, GC Smith 10, Ex 1)
    • AN Petersen: 50 off 84 balls (7 x 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 92/0 in 28.0 overs (AN Petersen 60, GC Smith 30)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 29.4 overs (179 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 179 balls (AN Petersen 61, GC Smith 40, Ex 2)
    • V Kohli kept wickets in place of MS Dhoni in 42nd and 44th over
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 138/2 in 45.0 overs (AN Petersen 76, F du Plessis 10)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 51.2 overs (309 balls), Extras 9
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 57 balls (F du Plessis 17, JH Kallis 31, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 194/3 in 59.0 overs (F du Plessis 28, JH Kallis 31)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 60.6 overs (367 balls), Extras 11
    • Lunch: South Africa - 236/4 in 74.0 overs (F du Plessis 42, AB de Villiers 24)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 115 balls (F du Plessis 19, AB de Villiers 30, Ex 1)
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 247/4 after 80.1 overs (F du Plessis 47, AB de Villiers 30)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 80.3 overs (484 balls), Extras 12
    • F du Plessis: 50 off 142 balls (4 x 4)
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 84 balls (8 x 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 282/4 in 90.0 overs (F du Plessis 55, AB de Villiers 57)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 200 balls (F du Plessis 37, AB de Villiers 63, Ex 1)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 95.6 overs (577 balls), Extras 12
    • Tea: South Africa - 331/4 in 105.0 overs (F du Plessis 88, AB de Villiers 72)
    • 5th Wicket: 150 runs in 301 balls (F du Plessis 67, AB de Villiers 83, Ex 2)
    • South Africa: 350 runs in 110.6 overs (668 balls), Extras 13
    • F du Plessis: 100 off 252 balls (12 x 4)
    • AB de Villiers: 100 off 162 balls (12 x 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 392/4 in 121.0 overs (F du Plessis 116, AB de Villiers 100)
    • 5th Wicket: 200 runs in 368 balls (F du Plessis 93, AB de Villiers 102, Ex 7)
    • South Africa: 400 runs in 121.6 overs (734 balls), Extras 18
    • South Africa: 450 runs in 135.6 overs (818 balls), Extras 19
 
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