Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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'Disappointing we didn't apply ourselves better' - Amla

South Africa captain Hashim Amla, after his team lost the first Test to India on a big turner in Mohali

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'We made errors rather than fear of spin' - Kohli

Virat Kohli conceded that the Indian batsmen have been struggling against spin bowling in the recent past, but believes that it's not a technical issue

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'Would like to see Tahir bowl longer spells' - Henderson

South Africa spin consultant Claude Henderson believes Imran Tahir should bowl longer spells and that batting will get harder on the Mohali surface

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'The mistakes I've made have got me here' - Ashwin

India bowler R Ashwin talks about his performance against South Africa on the second day of the first Test in Mohali

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India's score worth far more than 201 - Bangar

India batting coach Sanjay Bangar talks about what the pitch in Mohali had to offer on the first day of the first Test as run-making was challenging

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'We knew India would prepare wickets like this' - Elgar

South Africa batsman Deal Elgar has called the Mohali track "not a very good cricket wicket"

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'We didn't think wicket would crumble as much' - Elgar

Dean Elgar on his four wickets in the first innings, and the conditions that the South Africans are confronted with

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Kohli confident of bowlers stepping up

India captain Virat Kohli is confident his bowling line-up will step up against South Africa, and says he is not bothered much about criticism till he is satisfied with his effort

Simple and short


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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

Opening disaster


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

Not so long ago


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