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
That brings us to the end of the presentation, and that is all we have for now. Good bye
Virat Kohli: "First Test as captain at home was a special occasion for me, it is a young team, building a strong team together. Seeing the way things have gone in the past month and half, the way we played here, a lot of credit has to go to the team. We thought if we are finding it difficult on this wicket, it is going to be difficult for them. As Hashim said, there were soft dismissals, I don't think there were any demons in the wicket, the ball did not turn square at any stage, batsmen had to apply themselves, it was a bowler's game. You need mental strength at this level. (Vijay and Pujara) are two of the most solid guys we have. Had we applied more, we could have given them a bigger target.
"I am happy for him (Jadeja), he went back, got lot of wickets in Ranji Trophy, scored runs as well, he is feeling good mentally now, people with all-round ability are hard to find, it is just a matter of him keeping his mental strength, and he can be an asset for India in the future."
Hashim Amla: "200 was a chaseable total, probably 150 would have been more realistic, 150-160 would have been a fair challenge on a deteriorating wicket. There were some soft dismissals, we were in the game till we lost four or five and put pressure on the lower guys, Stiaan showed you could gets runs if you hung in there. To get India for 200 was an excellent effort from our bowlers, we kept ourselves in the game till the last session, credit to India for bowling us out."
Ravindra Jadeja is the Man of the Match. Made a crucial 38 in the first innings to go with his eight wickets. Jadeja: "We played on turning tracks at Rajkot (in Ranji) so I had confidence about my bowling, I worked hard this season, I was bowling in the nets for hours, this was my comeback game I was looking to play positive, I scored three fifties in domestic as well, it has been a pressure game for me, I was trying to prove myself again, so I am really happy."
M Vijay says that till lunch on day one, it was a good pitch to bat on, but later it became slower and tougher to score runs.
Virat Kohli's exit this morning brought an Indian collapse of 8 for 39 but South Africa have lasted less than 40 overs in the chase to still go down by more than a 100 runs. All but one of the 20 South African wickets falling to the spinners. Eight each for Ashwin and Jadeja, Mishra limited to three, but two of those were AB de Villiers, bowled in each innings. The match was all but over when de Villiers and Amla departed within the first ten overs. A result in just over eight-and-a-half sessions will tell you this was some spiteful turner. It was... in the batsmen's minds. It was not easy to bat on, of course, the lack of pace making it difficult to time the ball, but by no means an unplayable surface.
Tahir tries to scoop this fine from around off, he is struck on the pad, just outside the line of off, and umpire Kettleborough rightly says no
slogged to the deep midwicket boundary
tossed up yorker from Jadeja now, Tahir survives as he jams it away, Jadeja appeals for some reason
pitches outside leg stump and spins across the left hander as he tries to punch it
flighted on middle and off, defended past silly point
gathers himself, comes forward and defends down the track
Tahir the last man in
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
pitched up on the pads, pushed past short leg
this time he is able to lean forward and get behind the line to block
turns and bounces and hits Rabada as he tries to defend
overpitched ball driven to long off for one
worked with the spin, in the air, just past a diving short midwicket
pushed down the track off the front foot
hit hard in the air, down to wide long off
big gap between bat and pad but he is saved by a thick inside edge as he tries to defend
middle and leg line, good length, defended
defended off the front foot
|Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh|
|Toss||India, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||India led the 4-match series 1-0|
|Match number||Test no. 2186|
|Hours of play (local time)||09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30|
|Match days||5,6,7 November 2015 - day (5-day match)|