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RESULT
1st Test, Visakhapatnam, October 02 - 06, 2019, ICC World Test Championship
502/7d & 323/4d
(T:395) 431 & 191

India won by 203 runs

Player Of The Match
176 & 127
rohit-sharma
India 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mayank Agarwal c Piedt b Elgar215371-23657.95
Rohit Sharma st †de Kock b Maharaj176244-23672.13
Cheteshwar Pujara  b Philander617-1035.29
Virat Kohli (c)c & b Muthusamy2040-4050.00
Ajinkya Rahane c Bavuma b Maharaj1543-2034.88
Ravindra Jadeja not out 3046-0165.21
Hanuma Vihari c Elgar b Maharaj1024-1041.66
Wriddhiman Saha c Muthusamy b Piedt2116-40131.25
Ravichandran Ashwin not out 117-005.88
Extras(b 4, lb 1, nb 2, w 1)8
TOTAL136 Ov (RR: 3.69)502/7d
Did not bat: Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami 
Fall of wickets: 1-317 (Rohit Sharma, 81.6 ov), 2-324 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 88.1 ov), 3-377 (Virat Kohli, 103.1 ov), 4-431 (Ajinkya Rahane, 117.6 ov), 5-436 (Mayank Agarwal, 119.4 ov), 6-457 (Hanuma Vihari, 126.4 ov), 7-494 (Wriddhiman Saha, 131.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Vernon Philander2246813.0910112000
88.1 to CA Pujara, wow! What a delivery! The perfect outwsinger. Length ball curving away slightly from middle stump. Pujara defends for the line with an angled bat, and the ball is past the outside edge to knock off stump. 324/2
Kagiso Rabada2476602.7511310000
Keshav Maharaj55618933.4323817701
81.6 to RG Sharma, and they've finally got the wicket! Tossed up by Maharaj, and Rohit looks to come forward to drive, and is beaten by the turn and the flight. Well done by de Kock to dislodge the bails, and Rohit walks off to some congratulatory handshakes from the opposition team. What a start to the story of Rohit Sharma, the Test opener!. 317/1
117.6 to AM Rahane, Maharaj gets his man! He looped this up outside off stump, and just held the length back a touch. Rahane uses his feet, but cannot commit himself too far forward, probably conscious of the man under the helmet on the off side, and ends up skewing a drive uppishly towards cover, where Bavuma takes a comfortable catch for his standards. Good captaincy, and top bowling from Maharaj, who has easily been the pick of the spinners, despite having taken a fair amount of stick. 431/4
126.4 to GH Vihari, taken at long-off. Vihari's first home innings ends in a frenzy. Flat length ball outside off, he steps out and has a hurried swish at it. It's off the low part of the bat and is taken well inside the boundary. 457/6
Dane Piedt19110715.63709600
131.3 to WP Saha, straight to deep midwicket! A smile from Piedt. And then he covers his face. It's halfway down the pitch, turning in at leg stump and he gets the pull shot off the low part of the bat. 494/7
Senuran Muthusamy1516314.20619011
103.1 to V Kohli, leading edge and taken! Senuran Muthusamy's first Test wicket is Virat Kohli. Length ball on middle stump, turning away. A lazy shot from Kohli, really. In front of his body and flicking against the turn without getting in line. It's a gentle, friendly lob back to the bowler who grabs on to his left and will no doubt never shut up about this! And why should he?. 377/3
Dean Elgar10414.0051000
119.4 to MA Agarwal, a slog goes straight towards deep midwicket, and the catch is completed! Handshakes all around from the South African camp as Agarwal walks off after a top innings. Tossed up closer to the stumps, and Mayank Agarwal pulled out a very wristly flick. It actually went far too well for his liking, as it brought Dane Piedt down at the fence into the picture. Dives forward to complete a good catch. 436/5
South Africa 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dean Elgar c Pujara b Jadeja160287-18455.74
Aiden Markram  b Ashwin521-1023.80
Theunis de Bruyn c †Saha b Ashwin425-1016.00
Dane Piedt  b Jadeja04-000.00
Temba Bavuma lbw b I Sharma1826-3069.23
Faf du Plessis (c)c Pujara b Ashwin55103-8153.39
Quinton de Kock  b Ashwin111163-16268.09
Senuran Muthusamy not out 33106-4031.13
Vernon Philander  b Ashwin010-000.00
Keshav Maharaj c Agarwal b Ashwin931-1029.03
Kagiso Rabada lbw b Ashwin1517-3088.23
Extras(b 12, lb 4, nb 5)21
TOTAL131.2 Ov (RR: 3.28)431
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Aiden Markram, 7.1 ov), 2-31 (Theunis de Bruyn, 16.3 ov), 3-34 (Dane Piedt, 17.3 ov), 4-63 (Temba Bavuma, 26.1 ov), 5-178 (Faf du Plessis, 57.3 ov), 6-342 (Dean Elgar, 99.3 ov), 7-370 (Quinton de Kock, 109.3 ov), 8-376 (Vernon Philander, 113.2 ov), 9-396 (Keshav Maharaj, 123.4 ov), 10-431 (Kagiso Rabada, 131.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ishant Sharma1625413.37759001
26.1 to T Bavuma, trapped right in front! And he won't review. That's jagged back in from a length and caught him on the back leg in front of middle stump. It's a length ball slammed into the pitch outside off. He looks to drive on the up for the original line but this is a long way past his inside edge. Wasn't rising either. Dead in front. 63/4
Mohammed Shami1844702.61836001
Ravichandran Ashwin46.21114573.1222122300
7.1 to AK Markram, GOT 'IM! This time it doesn't bounce over the stumps. Ashwin tosses this up outside off, with some furious revs on it, and Markram presses forward to defend. Leaves a slight gap between bat and pad, though, and that's where the ball sneaks through and goes on to rattle the timber behind him. Ashwin throws his right arm up in celebration. Smart bowling, as he's giving the ball some flight, but keeps varying the line and length. 14/1
16.3 to TB de Bruyn, Ashwin gets de Bruyn...superb glovework from Saha! Floated up around off stump, and it just kept going with the angle. De Bruyn has been happy to use his reach to try and get to the pitch of the ball often, and his back leg just slid a shade out of the crease as he did so, and that instant was enough for Saha to whip the bails off. In fact, given out caught, as there was a slight inside edge on that. So de Bruyn may have been given out in any case, but he was honest enough to start walking as soon as that ball was snaffled by Saha behind the stumps. It continues to be a terrific opening burst from R Ashwin. 31/2
57.3 to F du Plessis, he's nudged that straight to leg slip! Oh that is soft, Faf is livid with himself. Ashwin slows it down and gets him to push in front of the body. It's a length ball landed just outside off. A hint of bounce to that. He closes the face and hits it into the mid-riff of Pujara who grabs onto it. A solid knock ends tamely. 178/5
109.3 to Q de Kock, the three-ball trick works for Ashwin! Started with one that turned sharp, the next one just a tad lesser, and this went on straight with the arm, and went through the gate as de Kock stretched to defend. Two balls that beat the outside edge, and this one crept right through to go on and castle him. Nevertheless, what a top innings this has been from de Kock. Taken a massive amount of pressure off South Africa!. 370/7
113.2 to VD Philander, what a beauty to pick up five! Floated around off, and Philander looks for the drive. It turns and spins back in through the gate, and just clips the top of middle and leg. Ashwin applauds...I think he likes how the ball is coming out today. 376/8
123.4 to KA Maharaj, Ashwin gets a sixth! Tossed up a bit more, and outside off, and Maharaj looks to go towards long on. Mayank Agarwal was placed a few yards close in from the long on fence, and just had to take a few steps forward to his right, and had an easy catch to complete. Skewed in the hands as he went for that shot, Maharaj, and that ends his resistance. Just one wicket to go now for India. 396/9
131.2 to K Rabada, goes back to one and tries to defend. Hits him on the pads, but not given out. India review this one. Ball pitches around middle and then goes further on, but it still goes on to strike the leg stump. India have that final wicket, and Rabada becomes Ashwin's seventh victim. 431/10
Ravindra Jadeja40512423.1018012401
17.3 to DL Piedt, GOT 'IM! Darts one in from wide of the crease, and Piedt was playing for the turn as he stretched forward. Went through him, and dislodged the middle stump in the process. The Indian spinners beginning to make merry!. 34/3
99.3 to D Elgar, sprinting in and tumbling, is Pujara as he lunges forward to hold on to this top edge at square leg. Came running in from the boundary. Takes the catch for his Saurashtra buddy's 200th Test wicket. Elgar was disappointed as soon as this left the bat - a length ball outside off, he wanted to sweep. Ended up getting underneath it and got a top edge. Pujara, in all his slow-mo bustling glory, took it side on and made sure to hold it as he went to ground. A memorable innings from Elgar has ended. Standing ovation for him. 342/6
Hanuma Vihari913804.22345002
Rohit Sharma21703.5091000
India 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mayank Agarwal c du Plessis b Maharaj731-1022.58
Rohit Sharma st †de Kock b Maharaj127149-10785.23
Cheteshwar Pujara lbw b Philander81148-13254.72
Ravindra Jadeja  b Rabada4032-03125.00
Virat Kohli (c)not out 3125-31124.00
Ajinkya Rahane not out 2717-41158.82
Extras(b 8, lb 2)10
TOTAL67 Ov (RR: 4.82)323/4d
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Mayank Agarwal, 7.6 ov), 2-190 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 50.6 ov), 3-239 (Rohit Sharma, 56.5 ov), 4-286 (Ravindra Jadeja, 62.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Vernon Philander1252111.75602000
50.6 to CA Pujara, traps him in front! Given out leg before, but Pujara has referred this. Fair delivery, and goes straight on, as Pujara shapes to defend. Misses the outside edge, and then strikes him below the thigh pad on his back leg. As dead as it can get, and India lose a review with that. Fine bowling from Philander. 190/2
Keshav Maharaj22012925.867514400
7.6 to MA Agarwal, ripping, bouncing turn and he's caught the high part of the outside edge. Length ball again, at a superb pace. Nice and loopy, drawing him forward and away from his body. Taken easily at first slip. 21/1
56.5 to RG Sharma, he's stumped for the second time in the game! Over 300 runs in Rohit Sharma's first Test as opener, and it ends as he comes down the track to a well-flighted ball from Maharaj. Good bowling, as he finds himself not quite to the pitch of the ball when looking for a lofted shot, and de Kock does the rest. Almost a replay of the first innings, with some rapturous applause from the crowd, and the acknowledgement from the South African team too. 239/3
Kagiso Rabada1334113.15618000
62.5 to RA Jadeja, smashes off stump. Length at off stump, looks to slog across the line and completely misses that. Sweet sound as this splits middle and off stump. 286/4
Dane Piedt17310206.00655900
Senuran Muthusamy302006.66112100
South Africa 2nd INNINGS (Target: 395 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Aiden Markram c & b Jadeja3974-5152.70
Dean Elgar lbw b Jadeja216-0012.50
Theunis de Bruyn  b Ashwin1025-2040.00
Temba Bavuma  b Mohammed Shami02-000.00
Faf du Plessis (c) b Mohammed Shami1326-3050.00
Quinton de Kock  b Mohammed Shami02-000.00
Senuran Muthusamy not out 49108-5045.37
Vernon Philander lbw b Jadeja03-000.00
Keshav Maharaj lbw b Jadeja01-000.00
Dane Piedt  b Mohammed Shami56107-9152.33
Kagiso Rabada c †Saha b Mohammed Shami1819-3194.73
Extras(b 2, lb 2)4
TOTAL63.5 Ov (RR: 2.99)191
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Dean Elgar, 3.3 ov), 2-19 (Theunis de Bruyn, 10.5 ov), 3-20 (Temba Bavuma, 11.3 ov), 4-52 (Faf du Plessis, 21.5 ov), 5-60 (Quinton de Kock, 23.1 ov), 6-70 (Aiden Markram, 26.1 ov), 7-70 (Vernon Philander, 26.4 ov), 8-70 (Keshav Maharaj, 26.5 ov), 9-161 (Dane Piedt, 59.1 ov), 10-191 (Kagiso Rabada, 63.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ravichandran Ashwin2054412.20965100
10.5 to TB de Bruyn, WICKET NUMBER 350 FOR ASHWIN! Tosses this up wide of off, and gives some supreme revs on this one. De Bruyn shapes to cut this away, but finds the ball dipping late on him. He's committed to the stroke, though, and ends up playing it off the inside edge on to his stumps. Ashwin lets out a celebratory roar - he now joins Muttiah Muralitharan as the only men to have reached 350 Test wickets in just their 66th Test. Take a bow!. 19/2
Ravindra Jadeja2568743.4811713200
3.3 to D Elgar, huge appeal and then they review with two second left on the clock. That's kept low at a middle stump line. My first thought was leading edge, but that has gone under the bat and hit him at shin height as he's looked to flick off the front foot...he's bowling around the wicket. Did that pitch in line? Yes it did! Skidding onto hit middle stump. Jadeja was raucous and violent with that appeal but it took a long time for Kohli to be convinced of the review, probably because he is around the wicket. But they've made the decision that's got South Africa's most solid batsman from the first innings. 4/1
26.1 to AK Markram, a brilliant caught-and-bowled. That's Markram, a big wicket. Is the end nigh? Was fuller on the stumps, Markram looked to go over the top once again, got it from the middle of the bat as well but couldn't get the required elevation. Jadeja hops in his follow through and snaffles it with his left hand. 70/6
26.4 to VD Philander, fuller on the stumps, Philander was looking to flick it away, misses and an appeal for lbw. Mind you, first slip caught the ball but did it pitch within the line of the stumps? India want to review this. Pitching around middle and leg, no bat involved and hit the batsman on the back pad in front of off. Would have gone on to hit the off stump. Three reds and that's a pair for Philander. 70/7
26.5 to KA Maharaj, almost an action replay of the last ball. Length ball on the stumps, spinning away to beat the bat and hits the back leg. Up goes the finger but Maharaj wants to review this. Once again no bat involved, hitting the back leg around off and middle and it's umpire's call on the stumps, would have clipped the off stick. So the original decision stays. Jadeja on a hat-trick. 70/8
Mohammed Shami10.523553.23526000
11.3 to T Bavuma, GONE RIGHT THROUGH HIM! This pitch is playing some tricks now, though this was well directed from Shami. A length ball, and keeps quite low, and Bavuma tries to adjust, but cannot bring his bat down on time. Goes right through him, and he topples over as he loses his balance. South Africa are unravelling now. They need a hero or two. 20/3
21.5 to F du Plessis, OH, HE'S DONE HIM IN! Faf du Plessis has been leaving a number of balls around off and just outside, and that's where this ball from Shami starts. There's a sharp movement back in after pitching, though, and it comes shooting right back and takes off-stump with it. Du Plessis can only look in disbelief, and then begins to drag himself off the square. Shami goes off in celebration, arms spread wide open. India can probably begin to get their first sights of the final leg of this effort. 52/4
23.1 to Q de Kock, bowled through the gate. De Kock was caught at the crease to a length ball around off, looks to push tentatively, hoping it will go across him but the ball straightens after pitching and crashes into the off stump. 60/5
59.1 to DL Piedt, and he strikes straightaway! Piedt's resistance comes to an end. It touch fuller outside off, Piedt looks to drive away from the body, gets an inside edge on to the stumps. India one wicket away from victory now. 161/9
63.5 to K Rabada, and there is that edge. Saha makes no mistake, Shami gets five. Fuller outside off, Rabada once again goes for a big drive, gets a healthy edge and an easy catch for Saha. 191/10
Ishant Sharma721802.57333000
Rohit Sharma10303.0040000
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MATCH DETAILS
Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
India
Rohit Sharma
Series resultIndia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2363
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days2,3,4,5,6 October 2019 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Senuran Muthusamy
Senuran Muthusamy
Umpires
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
England
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
England
Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
India
Anil Chaudhary
Match Referee
West Indies
Richie Richardson
PointsIndia 40, South Africa 0
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 02 Oct - day 1 - India 1st innings 202/0 (Mayank Agarwal 84*, Rohit Sharma 115*, 59.1 ov)
Thu, 03 Oct - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 39/3 (Dean Elgar 27*, Temba Bavuma 2*, 20 ov)
Fri, 04 Oct - day 3 - South Africa 1st innings 385/8 (Senuran Muthusamy 12*, Keshav Maharaj 3*, 118 ov)
Sat, 05 Oct - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 11/1 (Aiden Markram 3*, Theunis de Bruyn 5*, 9 ov)
Sun, 06 Oct - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 191 (63.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 21.4 overs (130 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: South Africa - 52/4 in 21.5 overs (AK Markram 26)
  • Over 26.4: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - VD Philander (Upheld)
  • Over 26.5: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - KA Maharaj (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 36.4 overs (220 balls), Extras 2
  • Lunch: South Africa - 117/8 in 42.0 overs (S Muthusamy 19, DL Piedt 32)
  • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 105 balls (S Muthusamy 18, DL Piedt 32, Ex 1)
  • DL Piedt: 50 off 86 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 54.3 overs (327 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: South Africa - 161/8 in 59.0 overs (S Muthusamy 38, DL Piedt 56)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 161/9 in 59.1 overs (S Muthusamy 38)
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TEAMMWLDPTRPWR
INDIA1712415201.577
NZ117404201.281
AUS148423321.392
ENG2111734421.12
SA135802640.787
PAK124532860.822
SL122642000.729
WI133821940.661
BAN7061200.601