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2nd Test, Bengaluru, Nov 14 - Nov 18 2015, South Africa tour of India
(22 ov)80/0
Match drawn
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• The Report by Sidharth Monga

Bangalore Test ends with four washout days

The ninth-shortest non-abandoned Test ended just before noon on the fifth day, with wet conditions and intermittent drizzle washing out a fourth day in a row

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Scorer: Binoy
Commentator: Alagappan Muthu
Scorecard summary
South Africa214/10(59 overs)1st INNINGS
India80/0(22 overs)1st INNINGS
end of over 22Maiden
INDIA: 80/0CRR: 3.63 
Murali Vijay28 (73)
Shikhar Dhawan45 (62)
Kagiso Rabada5-1-17-0
Imran Tahir2-0-9-0

5.00 pm India haven't lost a single wicket. South Africa have gifted away the lot of theirs. Bangalore was largely expected as the place where the visitors might not have to worry about the spinners. And yet R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took eight wickets between them largely because of some poor shot selection. It's been made more apparent because Vijay and Dhawan have eased through the final session, put 80 runs on the board and have placed India on course for a pretty large first-innings total. Oh, what could have been had Imran Tahir just taken that dolly at square leg. Join us tomorrow to see if that happens, or if South Africa get the second wind they so desperately need.

South Africa fans, cheer yourself up after that tough day with this epic from Jarrod Kimber on AB de Villiers, the only man who looked in any kind of control for them. Made the sweetest 85 you'll see. His knock in the second innings could still prove the difference in this Test.

Siva : "Clearly it's India's day, Every team struggles when touring other countries (though SA are fairly better)...Not a good sign for test cricket, gone are days where legends would dominate opponents on their own backyard.."

Amrut: "India are in a brilliant position to go 2-0 up in the series. Might even force an innings defeat. Just hope the rains hold up enough to give us enough overs to see a result. This series has seen good attacking cricket by India and would hate to see rain spoil the party."

Kapil: "Not sure why SA don't play QDK in Tests. He can play attacking cricket in Gilchrist mode and get some useful runs for SA. Any justification for leaving him out especially given his record in India for SA A, just before this tour doesn't make sense. Remember him getting 100s as well"

Mohammed Bashee: "Just understood the black hole paradox, solved the Bermuda triangle mystery but still can't figure out how my comment get published in cricinfo ...." --- That's how

Ram: "@Mark going by the typos and length of description for a slow bowler (Morkel) vs a quick bowler (Jadeja), it's obvious that the prefix "X to Y, z run," is computer generated and the rest is the commentator. Slow/Fast refer to over rate, not bowling speed."

21.6
Rabada to Vijay, no run

back of a length and outside off, no bother to the batsman. Well only because he has not edged it after deciding to fish. And the umpire flicks the bails over and off we go.

Mark: "Question for Alagappan: How does Cricinfo commentating work? do you have to type the entire "sentence" of commentary from what over it is to describing what happens in the delivery? or is the computer programmed to generate a few things?" ---- Nope. No AI (Artificial intelligence) on use. Just all Al

21.5
Rabada to Vijay, no run

good length ball on middle, pushed to mid-on

21.4
Rabada to Vijay, no run

stays a touch low so keeping the ball full and straight is a good idea. Except Vijay blocks solidly and then walks away to square leg to take a little time out.

21.3
Rabada to Vijay, no run

short of a length on off stump, defended

21.2
Rabada to Vijay, no run

full on the base of middle, blocked into the off side

21.1
Rabada to Vijay, no run

weaving away from the angle into the right-hander, and that's why Vijay is beaten on the defensive push

end of over 217 runs
INDIA: 80/0CRR: 3.80 
Murali Vijay28 (67)
Shikhar Dhawan45 (62)
Imran Tahir2-0-9-0
Morne Morkel7-1-23-0
20.6
1
Tahir to Vijay, 1 run

flighted down the leg side, Vijay clips it away

20.5
4
Tahir to Vijay, FOUR runs

beautiful little late cut. Nothing better than a batsman playing spin on instinct. Waits on it, backs that front leg away to get some room and then taps the ball at the latest possible moment to beat backward point.

20.4
1
Tahir to S Dhawan, 1 run

bursts down the track, to the pitch of the flighted legbreak, and thumps it to mid-off

20.3
1
Tahir to Vijay, 1 run

looped up on middle, takes it on the full and whips it to long-on

20.2
Tahir to Vijay, no run

flighted on middle and leg, Vijay defends the straightish delivery.

20.1
Tahir to Vijay, no run

flighted on leg stump, tapped into the leg side

Less than ten minutes to stumps

end of over 205 runs
INDIA: 73/0CRR: 3.65 
Shikhar Dhawan44 (61)
Murali Vijay22 (62)
Morne Morkel7-1-23-0
Imran Tahir1-0-2-0

Aniruddha: "Now It is identical career batting average for Dhawan and Vijay."

19.6
Morkel to S Dhawan, no run

overcompensates by bowling way outside off, Dhawan is happy to leave it

19.5
4
Morkel to S Dhawan, FOUR runs

vicious! Tries the short ball but it does not rise too high. Dhawan shifts his weight back and nails the pull to the square leg boundary. Top shot

19.4
Morkel to S Dhawan, no run

back of a length and outside of, no shot offered

Tharique: "What do you mean!! great effort from Morkel late in the day.. He is just balling his 6th over of the day that too after a injury break" ---- Maybe I was projecting my feelings onto him. Been a loooong day at the comp for me

South Africa working hard on the ball to try and hasten reverse swing into existence

19.3
1
Morkel to Vijay, 1 run

takes it off his left side and turns it to long leg

19.2
Morkel to Vijay, no run

full, asking to drive, Vijay says okay and finds the man at cover

19.1
Morkel to Vijay, no run

a little swing into the right-hander, who stays back and blocks solidly

end of over 192 runs
INDIA: 68/0CRR: 3.57 
Shikhar Dhawan40 (58)
Murali Vijay21 (59)
Imran Tahir1-0-2-0
Morne Morkel6-1-18-0
18.6
Tahir to S Dhawan, no run

drops it a tad short and Dhawan cuts to point

18.5
Tahir to S Dhawan, no run

loopy delivery outside off, driven into the covers

Best performances - batsmen
AB de Villiers portrait
AB de Villiers
85 runs (105)
11 fours
1 six
Control83%
Productive shot
on drive
15 runs
0 fours
1 six
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Shikhar Dhawan portrait
S Dhawan
45 runs (62)
7 fours
0 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
cut shot
9 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Ravindra Jadeja portrait
RA Jadeja
O
16
M
2
R
50
W
4
ECO
3.13
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
R Ashwin portrait
R Ashwin
O
18
M
2
R
70
W
4
ECO
3.89
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
2W
Match details
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
TossIndia, elected to field first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of India
Season2015/16
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 match (5-day match)
Umpires
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Ian Gould
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Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
Reserve Umpire
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Nandan
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe