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)
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Steyn to Dhawan, OUT, 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

S Dhawan c Imran Tahir b Steyn 13 (37m 27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 48.14

India 17/1   M Vijay 4* (27b 1x4)   DW Steyn 5-1-10-1

Morkel to Vijay, OUT, 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

M Vijay c †de Villiers b Morkel 6 (69m 42b 1x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

India 24/2   CA Pujara 5* (22b)   M Morkel 2.1-1-1-1

Imran Tahir to Kohli, OUT, 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

CA Pujara run out 25 (148m 98b 2x4 0x6) SR: 25.51

India 113/3   V Kohli 65* (89b 11x4)   Imran Tahir 3.4-0-26-0

Philander to RG Sharma, OUT, 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

RG Sharma c †de Villiers b Philander 14 (46m 42b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

India 151/4   V Kohli 83* (112b 14x4)   VD Philander 14.2-1-34-1

Kallis to Kohli, OUT, 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

V Kohli c Duminy b Kallis 119 (257m 181b 18x4 0x6) SR: 65.74

India 219/5   AM Rahane 30* (64b 5x4)   JH Kallis 11.3-3-34-1

Morkel to Dhoni, OUT, 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

MS Dhoni c †de Villiers b Morkel 19 (104m 72b 3x4 0x6) SR: 26.38

India 264/6   AM Rahane 47* (133b 8x4)   M Morkel 21-12-27-2

Philander to Rahane, OUT, 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

AM Rahane c †de Villiers b Philander 47 (200m 137b 8x4 0x6) SR: 34.30

India 264/7   R Ashwin 0* (0b)   VD Philander 25.4-5-56-2

Philander to Khan, OUT, 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

Z Khan lbw b Philander 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 264/8   R Ashwin 0* (0b)   VD Philander 25.5-5-56-3

Philander to I Sharma, OUT, 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

I Sharma b Philander 0 (11m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 278/9   R Ashwin 10* (9b 1x4)   VD Philander 27-6-61-4

Morkel to Mohammed Shami, OUT, 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

Mohammed Shami b Morkel 0 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 280/10   R Ashwin 11* (13b 1x4)   M Morkel 23-12-34-3
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Hours of play (local time) 10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

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