2nd Test, Bengaluru, November 14 - 18, 2015, South Africa tour of India

Match drawn

South Africa 1st Innings
India 1st Innings
Match Flow
South Africa 1st Innings 
Stiaan van Zyl lbw b Ashwin1020372050.00
Dean Elgar  b Jadeja38811182146.91
Faf du Plessis c Pujara b Ashwin035000.00
Hashim Amla (c) b Aaron718331038.88
AB de Villiers c †Saha b Jadeja8510515911180.95
Jean-Paul Duminy c Rahane b Ashwin1539472038.46
Dane Vilas c & b Jadeja1532431046.87
Kyle Abbott run out (Dhawan/†Saha)1440562035.00
Kagiso Rabada c Pujara b Jadeja022000.00
Morne Morkel c Binny b Ashwin22202530110.00
Imran Tahir not out 00100-
Extras(lb 2, nb 6)8
TOTAL59 Ov (RR: 3.62, 267 Mins)214
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Stiaan van Zyl, 7.2 ov), 2-15 (Faf du Plessis, 7.5 ov), 3-45 (Hashim Amla, 14.6 ov), 4-78 (Dean Elgar, 24.2 ov), 5-120 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 34.6 ov), 6-159 (Dane Vilas, 45.4 ov), 7-177 (AB de Villiers, 51.3 ov), 8-177 (Kagiso Rabada, 51.5 ov), 9-214 (Morne Morkel, 58.5 ov), 10-214 (Kyle Abbott, 58.6 ov)
Ishant Sharma1334003.07645004
Stuart Binny32100.33170000
Ravichandran Ashwin1827043.88746200
7.2 to S van Zyl, you don't need the pitch to do your dirty work when you are in the form Ashwin is in. Beautiful delivery - in that it has no tricks. Absolutely nothing. Just a straight ball, tossed up to let the batsman's nerves fester, pitched on middle and on a good length to make sure he has to play. Van Zyl, as his team-mates had done in Mohali and failed - plays for the turn and is rapped in front of the stumps. Simple enough call for umpire Kettleborough. 15/1
7.5 to F du Plessis, Puj has taken an absolute blinder, but the umpires are asking a bewildered du Plessis to wait. The soft signal is out! Things happening the moment the in-form bowler is on. And Ashwin has defeated another batsman in the flight. The crowd has erupted into screams of "ABD." (But Amla is their No. 4) Faf was down the track, trying to take advantage of his ners to get off the mark. But the ball dipped on him, the batsman went on with his flick, and gets an inside edge. The ball goes almost hugging the turf, Puj has to stay low, get lower and he has taken it in his fingertips. There seems to be some about of the ball not under the fingers, but the third ump punches the red light.. 15/2
34.6 to JP Duminy, Rahane, he does not drop anything! This was coming low, he had to push forward, go to his left a touch too, and shovel the ball up into his hands. Not even the slightest hint of doubt. Duminy was on the back foot again, trying to play that push through the covers. But he was a little too legside of the ball, I think, and this one turned. Took the outside edge and the record-breaking Rahane proves his mettle again. 120/5
58.5 to M Morkel, top edge, it's a steepler and Stuart Binny has taken a blinder! Spreads his hands at the outfield and revels in his success. This is a tossed up delivery with a hint of room. Nice and slow too to get the tailender to lose his head and swipe across the line. Which Morkel does. The ball ends up around the long-on area, when it was intended for midwicket. Classic symptom of hitting against the turn. Binny is the man running back, craning his neck back to track the ball. Judges it to perfection and takes with both hands. 214/9
Varun Aaron905115.66337002
14.6 to HM Amla, knocked him over! Has Amla played inside the line here? No, this is a rip-roaring delivery! It has pace so Amla can't adjust. It is fullish, but Amla is a new batsman. He can't push forward as quickly. Caught on the crease, he tries to defend down the original line of the ball on middle stump. But Aaron has got the ball to straighten. Remember when commentators say, the ball just has to move enough. This did and topples top of off. 45/3
Ravindra Jadeja1625043.12716000
24.2 to D Elgar, rolls onto the stumps! Elgar is morose beyond words, but he should have played with a straight bat. Got into the sweep, but he had done so by exposing his stumps. The ploy was to put the leg-before out of play, but the flip side of those tactics helps India. Jaddu bowls his usually accurate middle and off line. Elgar tries to make a touch more out of it by moving outside the line and tries to tickle it fine. Gets just a bit of glove and it wanders back and tips middle. 78/4
45.4 to DJ Vilas, right back at him. How simple. How kind. Vilas runs down the track, but he might have given the ghost too early. Jaddu holds the ball back enough that he can't get to the pitch. Vilas goes for the drive on the up, the face of his bat closes, and the catch is mostly a formality. Two wasted wickets in this session, both to Jaddu, neither ball turned.. 159/6
51.3 to AB de Villiers, India are celebrating. Jaddu is hugging the heck out of Saha and the umpires are going for a second opinion. Soft signal is out. AB was down the track, but instead of padding it all way, he does try to play a shot here. The ball bounces a touch more, takes a lot of the pad and wanders towards the leg side in front of the wicket. Saha has watched it all, races forward, dives full length and has taken it one-handed. That much is clear. But did he get bat on it. The umpire is only checking if this is a clean catch, so he definitely did touch it, according to them. Down comes the reply. It is the affirmative and AB walks back, denied a hundred in his 100th Test. At least for now. Roar from Bangalore, clapping from his team-mates and his family and he leads the players off with a raise of his bat. 177/7
51.5 to K Rabada, oh that's all it took. Just a little more flight to leave Rabada in a bit of strife. Plonky sort of forward defensive, playing with hard hands, which is perilous when he can't reach the pitch. The ball turns thereafter, takes the inside edge and lands in Pujara's lap. 177/8
India 1st Innings 
Murali Vijay not out 28731075038.35
Shikhar Dhawan not out 45621077072.58
Extras(b 4, nb 3)7
TOTAL22 Ov (RR: 3.63, 107 Mins)80
Morne Morkel712303.28343003
Kyle Abbott611803.00293000
Kagiso Rabada511703.40233000
Jean-Paul Duminy20904.5092000
Imran Tahir20904.5071000
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Sat, 14 Nov - day 1 - India 1st innings 80/0 (Murali Vijay 28*, Shikhar Dhawan 45*, 22 ov)
Sun, 15 Nov - day 2 - no play
Mon, 16 Nov - day 3 - no play
Tue, 17 Nov - day 4 - no play
Wed, 18 Nov - day 5 - no play
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Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Rain: India - 80/0 in 22.0 overs (M Vijay 28, S Dhawan 45)
  • Wet Ground: India - 80/0 in 22.0 overs (M Vijay 28, S Dhawan 45)
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
TossIndia, elected to field first
Series resultIndia led the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2188
Hours of play (local time)09.15 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.25-14.45, Close 16.45
Match days14,15,16,17,18 November 2015 - day (5-day match)
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