RESULT
1st Test, Mohali, November 05 - 07, 2015, South Africa tour of India
201 & 200
(T:218) 184 & 109

India won by 108 runs

Player Of The Match
38, 3/55 & 5/21
ravindra-jadeja
India 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Murali Vijay lbw b Harmer7513620312055.14
Shikhar Dhawan c Amla b Philander047000.00
Cheteshwar Pujara lbw b Elgar3166876046.96
Virat Kohli (c)c Elgar b Rabada1450025.00
Ajinkya Rahane c Amla b Elgar1548672031.25
Wriddhiman Saha c Amla b Elgar015000.00
Ravindra Jadeja lbw b Philander38921124041.30
Amit Mishra c Steyn b Elgar68181075.00
Ravichandran Ashwin not out 2042750047.61
Umesh Yadav  b Imran Tahir5761071.42
Varun Aaron  b Imran Tahir032000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 1, nb 3)10
TOTAL68 Ov (RR: 2.95, 298 Mts)201
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Shikhar Dhawan, 1.4 ov), 2-63 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 21.4 ov), 3-65 (Virat Kohli, 22.2 ov), 4-102 (Ajinkya Rahane, 37.6 ov), 5-102 (Wriddhiman Saha, 39.1 ov), 6-140 (Murali Vijay, 46.4 ov), 7-154 (Amit Mishra, 50.5 ov), 8-196 (Ravindra Jadeja, 66.2 ov), 9-201 (Umesh Yadav, 67.3 ov), 10-201 (Varun Aaron, 67.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dale Steyn1133002.72554000
Vernon Philander1553822.53756000
1.4 to S Dhawan, edged straight to first slip, Dhawan gone for a duck! This was back of length again, Philander changed the line this time, making it pitch outside off and Dhawan flashed at it with hard hands and Amla pouched it with both hands comfortably around waist height. 0/1
66.2 to RA Jadeja, and again! This time the finger is up. Jadeja had been living dangerously..This time Philander gets him. This one pitches on leg stump and hits him right in front. Jadeja knew the plan, but just couldn't cope with it. Superb work by Philander.. 196/8
Simon Harmer1415113.64619000
46.4 to M Vijay, big big one! Someone just said he was a good player of spin.. Looking to dominate, he goes for the big sweep and misses it completely! That pitched on the leg stump line and hit him in front of off. India in big trouble here. 140/6
Kagiso Rabada1003013.00464003
22.2 to V Kohli, that's Rabada's first Test wicket, and that of Virat Kohli, he's caught at cover! It was a length delivery around the off stump and Kohli tried to flick the ball but was probably early into the shot and kind of checked his shot. All this led to a leading edge that went low to cover and Elgar completed a good, low diving catch. Rabada is getting mobbed here!. 65/3
Dean Elgar812242.75322000
21.4 to CA Pujara, that's plumb, Pujara has fallen to a part-time spinner! Elgar flighted it nicely on the off stump from around the wicket, the ball didn't turn but came in slightly with the angle to strike Pujara right in front of middle stump as he pressed forward to defend the ball on off, playing the wrong line. Elgar celebrates King Kong style by thumping his chest!. 63/2
37.6 to AM Rahane, that flight! that flight! He has sent Rahane flying back to the pavilion. That was slow and loopy outside off - he had been bowling them straight earlier - drew Rahane into an expansive drive, but that dipped, turned just a bit, caught the outside edge to fly straight to first slip. A simple waist high catch for Mr. Amla. South Africa have India in their grip here.. 102/4
39.1 to WP Saha, Wow wow! Elgar is on a hat-trick now. Beautiful beautiful delivery that. Lots of loop, some drift to the leg stump line, Saha gets his front leg out of the way to defend it towards mid-on, but this grips and turns to catch the outside edge. Amla dives forward to take a neat catch. And here is another duck. 102/5
50.5 to A Mishra, Gone! Elgar has four! Mishra couldn't resist the temptation - he came down the pitch and aimed for Delhi - but could only hit it as far as deepish mid-on.. 154/7
Imran Tahir1032322.30471000
67.3 to UT Yadav, classic googly there! Slow, pitches on a length and sneaks in through the gap to hit the middle. Umesh Yadav had pressed forward and left a huge gap in between.. 201/9
67.6 to VR Aaron, all over! Another googly. This time he looks to play at it making the same mistake that Umesh did. Big gap between bat and pad and that crashes into the off stump.. 201/10
South Africa 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dean Elgar c Jadeja b Ashwin371231512030.08
Stiaan van Zyl lbw b Ashwin523231021.73
Faf du Plessis  b Jadeja049000.00
Hashim Amla (c)st †Saha b Ashwin43971476044.32
AB de Villiers  b Mishra63831166075.90
Dane Vilas c Jadeja b Ashwin1340033.33
Vernon Philander c Rahane b Jadeja327270011.11
Simon Harmer lbw b Mishra725300028.00
Dale Steyn st †Saha b Jadeja614181042.85
Kagiso Rabada not out 1390033.33
Imran Tahir c Pujara b Ashwin4751057.14
Extras(b 6, lb 7, nb 1)14
TOTAL68 Ov (RR: 2.70, 274 Mts)184
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Stiaan van Zyl, 6.4 ov), 2-9 (Faf du Plessis, 8.2 ov), 3-85 (Dean Elgar, 37.4 ov), 4-105 (Hashim Amla, 45.2 ov), 5-107 (Dane Vilas, 45.6 ov), 6-136 (Vernon Philander, 54.3 ov), 7-170 (Simon Harmer, 62.4 ov), 8-179 (Dale Steyn, 65.5 ov), 9-179 (AB de Villiers, 66.3 ov), 10-184 (Imran Tahir, 67.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ravichandran Ashwin2455152.121125000
6.4 to S van Zyl, here comes the one! He has not played a shot at that and he is dead. van Zyl can't Zyl. This was tossed up on off, and strangely, the batsman lets it go through. Probably he was expecting it to turn away or maybe he just misread the line. Whatever it was, a big big error. India have one in the bag.. 9/1
37.4 to D Elgar, oh, Elgar has given it away by going for a slog against the turn and he's caught at backward point! It was a conventional offspinner on middle and leg, on length, and Elgar heaved to go against the spin, but got a leading edge for an easy catch to Jadeja who hardly moved. 85/3
45.2 to HM Amla, oh, they've got the other one, Amla is beaten as he comes out of the crease and the ball bounces off Saha to hit off stump and he's stumped! Amla came way out of the crease to take the ball on the full, it turned from length and sneaked through the gap between bat and pad as Amla drove, Saha could not collect the ball but it went off his chest to hit top of off and there went the bail!. 105/4
45.6 to DJ Vilas, another one - that's two in the over for Ashwin as Vilas top-edges the ball to backward square leg! Tossed up outside off, Vilas goes for the sweep and the ball takes a top edge to got high behind square. It hasn't gone straight to Jadeja so he runs back and tumbles but catches with both hands. 107/5
67.6 to Imran Tahir, pops up again and this time the umpire agrees. That is a five-for for Ashwin and his 150th Test wicket too. This is on a length and turns and bounces past the inside edge, possibly takes the inside edge, then hits the thigh pad to lob up for the fielder.. 184/10
Umesh Yadav611202.00302000
Varun Aaron811802.25351000
Ravindra Jadeja1805533.05796001
8.2 to F du Plessis, whoaa! Faf makes the same mistake as van Zyl, he comes forward to cover the stumps, leaves it alone assuming it was missing the stumps, but it keeps coming in to strike the top of off. Jadeja has a big wicket in his first over. He takes off on a celebratory run towards the slips where his captain is standing. Big big wicket. 9/2
54.3 to VD Philander, edged and gone! Rahane takes a neat low catch at first slip. But the umpires want to check this again because they are not sure if that was taken cleanly. Wooo.. Jadeja's front-foot looks very close again. This was tossed up on the middle stump, it turned and caught the outside edge. Not much Philander could have done with that - it was a beautiful delivery. The catch seems fine. The no-ball call was also fine (according to the umpire: I have my doubts. It didn't look like Jadeja had dragged his heel behind the line). 136/6
65.5 to DW Steyn, harakiri! This was coming. He comes down the pitch and plays down the wrong line. Jadeja had pushed it a touch quicker and it slides through the gap and down the leg side, Saha does the rest.. 179/8
Amit Mishra1233522.91533000
62.4 to SR Harmer, long appeal after Harmer is beaten by the spin, Dharmsena takes his time then raises the finger! The impact is in line of off, but looks like it could have missed the off stump. This drifted in, pitched middle and leg, then turned to beat the outside edge and struck the batsman on the knee roll. A critique could be that he was back when he should have been forward.. 170/7
66.3 to AB de Villiers, timbaah! AB has been castled here.This one was quicker from Mishra and AB was slow to come forward - he hadn't covered the stumps either. The ball spins past the outside edge and hits the off stump. Excellent delivery. Looks like AB just misjudged the pace on that one a bit as Mishra usually bowls them slow. 179/9
India 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Murali Vijay c sub (T Bavuma) b Imran Tahir471051336044.76
Shikhar Dhawan c de Villiers b Philander0812000.00
Cheteshwar Pujara c Amla b Imran Tahir771532206150.32
Virat Kohli (c)c †Vilas b van Zyl2971924040.84
Ajinkya Rahane c sub (T Bavuma) b Harmer29110022.22
Wriddhiman Saha c †Vilas b Imran Tahir2058693034.48
Ravindra Jadeja lbw b Harmer824231033.33
Amit Mishra c du Plessis b Harmer2560040.00
Ravichandran Ashwin c Amla b Imran Tahir3990033.33
Umesh Yadav  b Harmer1460025.00
Varun Aaron not out 17170014.28
Extras(b 9, lb 1)10
TOTAL75.3 Ov (RR: 2.64, 303 Mts)200
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Shikhar Dhawan, 2.3 ov), 2-95 (Murali Vijay, 33.1 ov), 3-161 (Virat Kohli, 55.5 ov), 4-164 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 57.1 ov), 5-164 (Ajinkya Rahane, 58.3 ov), 6-178 (Ravindra Jadeja, 64.6 ov), 7-182 (Amit Mishra, 66.4 ov), 8-185 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 69.1 ov), 9-188 (Umesh Yadav, 70.2 ov), 10-200 (Wriddhiman Saha, 75.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Vernon Philander1232311.91612000
2.3 to S Dhawan, he is gone! Dhawan collects another duck. Life comes a full circle - 187 in his first innings here, now two ducks. He pushes hard at this angled delivery, this catches the edge and is taken smartly at the second slip. Dhawan's misery continues. Excellent bowling by Philander, keeping it tight around the stumps and relying on his deadly wobble. 9/1
Simon Harmer2456142.541098000
58.3 to AM Rahane, the wickets are coming in a flood now, uncertain defence from Rahane, not fully committed on the front foot yet, the offbreak spins in and kicks, takes the inside edge for sub Bavuma to snap up another sharp catch at forward short elg. 164/5
64.6 to RA Jadeja, and another one departs, Harmer catches Jadeja on the crease, right in line with middle, quicker delivery, does not turn, hits him high, just above the flap, but does not have a long way to travel, umpire Dharmasena is convinced with the appeal. 178/6
66.4 to A Mishra, India continue to crumble, Mishra tries a half-hearted sweep and top edges it tamely to backward square leg. 182/7
70.2 to UT Yadav, nine down, Yadav tries a big sweep, but the ball somehow manages to sneak on to the stumps, he's missed it, it has spun in, hit the thigh pad, then the elbow and disturbed the stumps. 188/9
Dean Elgar713404.85265000
Imran Tahir16.314842.90692100
33.1 to M Vijay, superb delivery, marvellous catch! Bavuma at short leg dives full length to his left to pluck that from thin air! No wonder the team is all at him. Vijay falls short of his half-century. It was a superb delivery as well. Tahir bowled it outside off, much slower than usual, but this was the googly.. It turned, it bounced, caught the inside edge and flew high towards Bavuma, who was alert at that position. Excellent work by South Africa. 95/2
57.1 to CA Pujara, Tahir strikes first ball, and South Africa surge, Pujara does not move forward to this tossed up delivery, looks to defend half cock, the ball pitches around off, turns and bounces, and takes the edge low to Amla at slip, spot-on delivery first up, but Pujara has done himself in here. 164/4
69.1 to R Ashwin, catching practice for captain Amla at slip, tossed up, pitching off and middle, turning away, Ashwin pushing, not fully forward, and Amla is happy to accept the edge, that brings us to lunch five balls early. 185/8
75.3 to WP Saha, Tahir ends the innings, Saha was not sure about another turning and bouncing legbreak, initially looked to come forward and defend, then saw it climbing and wanted to lift bat away, but it takes the glove on its way to the keeper, umpire Kettleborough has no doubts this time, India have added 12 more after he reprieved Saha earlier. 200/10
Kagiso Rabada1271901.58633000
Stiaan van Zyl41511.25200000
55.5 to V Kohli, well, well, van Zyl has taken out the India captain, seemingly innocuous delivery, straightish good length outside off, Kohli wants to drive and gets a thin edge, the ball wobbles for a bit in the keeper's gloves but settles in safely, fine take by Vilas standing up. 161/3
South Africa 2nd INNINGS (Target: 218 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dean Elgar c Kohli b Aaron1647661034.04
Vernon Philander lbw b Jadeja1240050.00
Faf du Plessis c Rahane b Ashwin1640016.66
Hashim Amla (c) b Jadeja066000.00
AB de Villiers  b Mishra1618202088.88
Stiaan van Zyl c Rahane b Ashwin36821076043.90
Dane Vilas  b Jadeja722300031.81
Simon Harmer c Rahane b Jadeja1130421036.66
Dale Steyn c Vijay b Ashwin29130022.22
Kagiso Rabada not out 11213008.33
Imran Tahir lbw b Jadeja4541080.00
Extras(b 8, lb 5, w 1)14
TOTAL39.5 Ov (RR: 2.73, 159 Mts)109
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Vernon Philander, 1.1 ov), 2-9 (Faf du Plessis, 2.2 ov), 3-10 (Hashim Amla, 3.5 ov), 4-32 (AB de Villiers, 9.5 ov), 5-45 (Dean Elgar, 16.4 ov), 6-60 (Dane Vilas, 23.6 ov), 7-102 (Simon Harmer, 35.1 ov), 8-102 (Stiaan van Zyl, 36.2 ov), 9-105 (Dale Steyn, 38.2 ov), 10-109 (Imran Tahir, 39.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ravichandran Ashwin1453932.78665000
2.2 to F du Plessis, Ashwin now, South Africa two down early in the third over, lovely delivery, tossed up, drifting away, ending on off, straightening, Faf pushing, and the edge carrying nicely to slip. 9/2
36.2 to S van Zyl, India closing this out now, turn again for Ashwin, angles it in to the left hander, gets it to kick away and it is another comfortable catch for Rahane at slip, van Zyl playing with a closed face, trying to push to leg. 102/8
38.2 to DW Steyn, Steyn departs, takes a tossed up ball from well outside off, and has a slog, the ball stays up for quite a while but Vijay has it covered as he comes in from long on. 105/9
Ravindra Jadeja11.542151.77572000
1.1 to VD Philander, and he is in business first ball, the Philander experiment fails for South Africa, Jadeja catches him half forward with one that slides in with the angle, umpire Kettleborough raises the finger right away, and that looks plumb unless there was an inside edge, replays do not suggest any. 8/1
3.5 to HM Amla, and Jadeja takes off on a run, no need for turn, no need for bounce, Amla has left a length ball that carries straight in and hits middle stump, as potent as any spitting jaffa when turn is on the batsman's mind, batsmen seem to have already dismissed themselves in their minds before they walk to the crease you would think. 10/3
23.6 to DJ Vilas, Jadeja hits the top of off, VIlas was pushing forward, but he wasn't looking to play, keeping the bat well behind the pad, probably expecting a lot more turn than there was in the end, as it straightened only enough to disturb the bails. 60/6
35.1 to SR Harmer, and strikes first ball once again, angles it in full on leg, it spins across, Harmer tries to turn it to leg, the leading edge settles into Rahane's hands at slip after brushing the batsman's thigh. 102/7
39.5 to Imran Tahir, 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. 109/10
Amit Mishra802613.25323000
9.5 to AB de Villiers, Mishra has bowled de Villiers twice in this match, flighted, pitched up, de Villiers standing on the crease and opening the face, expecting turn, there is not much, it also keeps a bit low, and rushes through to uproot off stump. 32/4
Varun Aaron30311.00160010
16.4 to D Elgar, Aaron gets a wicket too, in his first over, short of a length ball around the line of off, Elgar wants to work it to the leg side, it hasn't come on but, and he has ended up spooning it up off the edge, simple catch for mid on. 45/5
Umesh Yadav30702.33141000
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MATCH DETAILS
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
India
Ravindra Jadeja
Series resultIndia led the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2186
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days5,6,7 November 2015 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada
Umpires
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
England
Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
India
Vineet Kulkarni
Reserve Umpire
India
Anil Chaudhary
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 05 Nov - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 28/2 (Dean Elgar 13*, Hashim Amla 9*, 20 ov)
Fri, 06 Nov - day 2 - India 2nd innings 125/2 (Cheteshwar Pujara 63*, Virat Kohli 11*, 40 ov)
Sat, 07 Nov - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 109 (39.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 89 balls (CA Pujara 25, V Kohli 21, Ex 4)
  • India: 150 runs in 48.3 overs (291 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: India - 161/2 in 55.0 overs (CA Pujara 76, V Kohli 29)
  • Lunch: India - 185/8 in 69.1 overs (WP Saha 8)
  • India: 200 runs in 74.5 overs (449 balls), Extras 10
  • Innings Break: India - 200/10 in 75.3 overs (VR Aaron 1)
  • South Africa 2nd innings
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 17.3 overs (105 balls), Extras 1
  • Tea: South Africa - 56/5 in 21.0 overs (S van Zyl 15, DJ Vilas 6)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 34.6 overs (210 balls), Extras 14
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