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India vs South Africa, 2nd Test Match Day 4 at Pune: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: October 13, 2019, 3:32 PM IST

India vs South Africa (TEST)

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IND vs SA Cricket Scorecard (TEST)

2nd Test TEST, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, 10 October, 2019

India
Ist INN

601/5

(156.3) RR 3.84

v/s
India beat South Africa by an innings and 137 runs
South Africa
Ist INN

275/10

(105.4) RR 2.60

2nd INN

189/10

(67.2) 2.80

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  • 15:05 (IST)

    OUT! Jadeja traps Keshav Maharaj in front of the stumps, who immediately goes up for a review. However,  the ball is shown crashing straight into leg-stump, and with that, India have sealed their victory by an innings and 137 runs. They have also registered a 2-0 win in the Test series, and it is their 11th straight Test series win at home, breaking the record of ten set by Australia. Dominance by the home side!

  • 14:59 (IST)

    OUT! Rabada is gone! Umesh Yadav pitches a delivery around the good length spot, and it takes the outside edge and carries through to Wriddhiman Saha. South Africa are 189/9.

  • 14:53 (IST)

    OUT! Philander is gone! The South African pokes at a quite frankly average delivery down the leg side, but as luck would have it, it takes the edge and carries through to Saha behind the stumps. He would be frustrated by that manner of dismissal. South Africa are 185-8, and Indian need to more wickets for victory.

  • 14:11 (IST)

    So Philander and Maharaj are out there doing just Philander and Maharaj things. They are resisting everything that the Indian bowlers are throwing at them, and unlike the last time the duo took to the crease, it is  Philander who is being the aggressor, dispatching the loose balls to the boundary while Maharaj is playing some classic risk averse cricket. Rohit Sharma was brought in to roll over his arm, which was certainly an interesting sight to see. No damage done by him though. The umpires have called for Tea, and South Africa go into the break with the score at 172/7.

  • 13:18 (IST)

    OUT! Mohammed Shami's struck now and it's the wicket of Muthusamy! He banged it in short and Muthusamy edged it to Rohit at second slip. SA are 129/7

  • 13:07 (IST)

    OUT! That's the sixth wicket for India as Jadeja strikes. Bavuma's edged it to Rahane while trying an expansive drive. Fantastic catch at slip by Rahane. SA are 125/6. 

  • 12:48 (IST)

    Six! Both batsmen are keen on hitting their way out of trouble but won't take a risk when they can do it in a safer manner. Bavuma's just picked Jadeja off for a maximum to midwicket. SA are 112/5.

  • 12:45 (IST)

    Four! Muthusamy gets a good stride forward then crashes Ashwin through the covers. Confident like he has been on this tour so far. 

  • 12:41 (IST)

    Four! Bavuma's starting to break the shackles here. Pitched up by Jadeja and he's driven it away with aplomb for a boundary. 

  • 12:25 (IST)

    Four! Bavuma takes a step out and lofts Jadeja over mid-off for a boundary. India won't be worried about the batsmen taking a few risks. 

  • 12:17 (IST)

    OUT! Ravindra Jadeja's struck right after lunch. Quinton de Kock's gone looking for a big one and Jadeja's gone through the gates and cleaned him up. SA are five down. 

  • 11:32 (IST)

    That's lunch on Day 4. South Africa are 74 for 4, six wickets away from victory. Ashwin the star of the session with two wickets. Saha a star too, for his two brilliant catches. South Africa need a huge effort from their middle and lower order to make a match of this.

15:05 (IST)

OUT! Jadeja traps Keshav Maharaj in front of the stumps, who immediately goes up for a review. However,  the ball is shown crashing straight into leg-stump, and with that, India have sealed their victory by an innings and 137 runs. They have also registered a 2-0 win in the Test series, and it is their 11th straight Test series win at home, breaking the record of ten set by Australia. Dominance by the home side!

14:59 (IST)

OUT! Rabada is gone! Umesh Yadav pitches a delivery around the good length spot, and it takes the outside edge and carries through to Wriddhiman Saha. South Africa are 189/9.

14:53 (IST)

OUT! Philander is gone! The South African pokes at a quite frankly average delivery down the leg side, but as luck would have it, it takes the edge and carries through to Saha behind the stumps. He would be frustrated by that manner of dismissal. South Africa are 185-8, and Indian need to more wickets for victory.

14:48 (IST)

Umesh Yadav unsuccessfully appeals for an LBW against Keshav Maharaj, but the umpire shakes his head. The pitch is still giving significant carry behind the stumps to the fast bowlers, and with the spin-pace combo of Yadav and Jadeja, the South African batsmen are being kept on their toes. The score is 184/7.

14:37 (IST)

In the first over after Tea, Indian captain Virat Kohli has brought himself on to bowl, just to mix things up a little. A hop, skip and jump from him before firing down medium pace deliveries, with Saha standing up to the stumps. Another session of Test cricket begins in Pune, and South Africa are 176/7.

14:11 (IST)

So Philander and Maharaj are out there doing just Philander and Maharaj things. They are resisting everything that the Indian bowlers are throwing at them, and unlike the last time the duo took to the crease, it is  Philander who is being the aggressor, dispatching the loose balls to the boundary while Maharaj is playing some classic risk averse cricket. Rohit Sharma was brought in to roll over his arm, which was certainly an interesting sight to see. No damage done by him though. The umpires have called for Tea, and South Africa go into the break with the score at 172/7. 

13:49 (IST)

This certainly tells a story...

13:39 (IST)

Philander and Maharaj probed, plodded, and frustrated the Indian bowlers on Day 3. Both are at the crease once again and they would hope to do the same in this innings. For India, it would be a matter of when, not if, they can get them out, with over a day and a half of cricket still remaining in the match.

13:24 (IST)

Consecutive sixes! It's Philander once again who's taking matters into his own hands, and hits Ravindra Jadeja for two maximums off two balls. South Africa have nothing to lose here, and Philander's approach is evidence of that. The score reads 142/7.

13:18 (IST)

OUT! Mohammed Shami's struck now and it's the wicket of Muthusamy! He banged it in short and Muthusamy edged it to Rohit at second slip. SA are 129/7

13:07 (IST)

OUT! That's the sixth wicket for India as Jadeja strikes. Bavuma's edged it to Rahane while trying an expansive drive. Fantastic catch at slip by Rahane. SA are 125/6. 

13:04 (IST)

Good over for South Africa. Temba Bavuma's well set now and he's picked off a four to third man and then picked the gaps well to run a two and a single to make it a seven run over. SA are 125/5. 

12:59 (IST)

Ashwin with another fine over from his end. Just a single for the batsmen, who are doing their best to keep the Indian bowlers at bay. 

12:55 (IST)

Kohli turns to Shami and will be hoping for a repeat of his showing from Vizag. For starters he's got Muthusamy feeling for it outside the off-stump a little. Three runs of the over to SA who are 117/5.

12:51 (IST)

A more or less quiet over by Ashwin  as Muthusamy defends five deliveries after picking up two off the first ball. SA are 114/5 and are looking to dig in here. India are getting slightly impatient judging by the reactions. 

12:48 (IST)

Six! Both batsmen are keen on hitting their way out of trouble but won't take a risk when they can do it in a safer manner. Bavuma's just picked Jadeja off for a maximum to midwicket. SA are 112/5.

12:45 (IST)

Four! Muthusamy gets a good stride forward then crashes Ashwin through the covers. Confident like he has been on this tour so far. 

12:41 (IST)

Four! Bavuma's starting to break the shackles here. Pitched up by Jadeja and he's driven it away with aplomb for a boundary. 

12:38 (IST)
Cut away emphatically!
12:37 (IST)

Jadeja hustles through yet another over and Bavuma, unable to get the drives going, knocks him into the gap on the leg side for a single. SA are 89/5. 

12:35 (IST)

Ashwin with another maiden here. Kohli and the spinners are literally throwing the kitchen sink at the South African 6th wicket pairing, but they're getting more and more confident with each over. India need another wicket quickly. 

12:32 (IST)

Jadeja from the other end has bowled out another maiden at Bavuma, who has four fielders around the bat. Kohli going for the kill. Can India wrap this up before Tea? 

12:30 (IST)

Three runs from the Ashwin over along with a blow to the ankles for Rohit Sharma at silly point. Bavuma and Muthusamy are taking it over by over while India crowd the batsmen with close-in fielders.  

12:25 (IST)

Four! Bavuma takes a step out and lofts Jadeja over mid-off for a boundary. India won't be worried about the batsmen taking a few risks. 

12:23 (IST)

Ashwin's attacking all out now and Bavuma who has not been doing well with the bat, is taking a slow approach and ensuring he stays away from trouble. Muthusamy facing the bulk of the deliveries since coming into bat and as expected defending doggedly.  

12:20 (IST)

Bavuma has Senuran Muthusamy for company now in the middle after Jadeja removed the experienced De Kock. SA are 79/5 with only Elgar having reached double figures so far. 

12:17 (IST)

OUT! Ravindra Jadeja's struck right after lunch. Quinton de Kock's gone looking for a big one and Jadeja's gone through the gates and cleaned him up. SA are five down. 

12:14 (IST)

Ashwin begins proceedings for India with the ball and Quinton de Kock's survived that over and picked up a boundary through the covers too. SA are 78/4, with India going for the kill. 

12:10 (IST)

We're all set for the post lunch session the fourth day of the second Test in Pune. India need six wickets to complete the series win, can South Africa bat their way out of trouble here? 

11:32 (IST)

That's lunch on Day 4. South Africa are 74 for 4, six wickets away from victory. Ashwin the star of the session with two wickets. Saha a star too, for his two brilliant catches. South Africa need a huge effort from their middle and lower order to make a match of this.

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India vs South Africa, 2nd Test Match Day 4 at Pune: As It Happened

India vs South Africa, Live Cricket Score, 2nd Test Match at Pune Live Score and latest updates: OUT! Jadeja traps Keshav Maharaj in front of the stumps, who immediately goes up for a review. However, the ball is shown crashing straight into leg-stump, and with that, India have sealed their victory by an innings and 137 runs. They have also registered a 2-0 win in the Test series, and it is their 11th straight Test series win at home, breaking the record of ten set by Australia. Dominance by the home side!

South Africa were bowled out for 275 in response to India's 601 for 5 declared. R Ashwin got four wickets while Umesh Yadav picked three. Keshav Maharaj top scored with 72 for South Africa.

India vs South Africa 2nd Test on October 10th (Thursday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network and live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The match will be played in Pune and will begin at 0930 HRS IST. You can also follow all the action on our live blog (IND vs SA).

South Africa, just like in the first Test, began the third day in Pune with their backs to the wall after losing three quick wickets in the final hour the evening before. India needed seven wickets quickly, whereas South Africa were battling to save the game and would need a monumental effort on the day.

Eventually, though India managed to get those seven wickets to wrap up the first innings, the seventh coming off the last ball of the day as the South Africans conceded a 326-run first inning lead.

The doggedness was on display, but from the unlikeliest players in the form of Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander with a ninth wicket partnership that lasted over 40 overs and had the Indian think tank puzzled. That, though, was only after the top order collapsed for the second straight innings.

Theunis de Bruyn (30) and Anrich Nortje (8) added only five runs to their overnight score before Virat Kohli dived full length at slip and snapped up the fast bowler’s edge off Mohammed Shami's bowling. South Africa at 4/41 had their best batsman Faf du Plessis (64) walking in.

12 runs later, Umesh Yadav picked up his third wicket as Wriddhiman Saha took a blinder behind the stumps to end De Bruyn’s shaky resistance and leave the Proteas tottering at 5/53.

Quinton de Kock, a hero from the first innings in Vizag, would have loved to do an encore but the spinners Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin weren’t making life easy with lunch approaching.

At the other end Du Plessis was slowly chipping away at the lead, almost fighting a lone battle.

De Kock put on a 75-run sixth wicket stand with the captain as they steadied the ship, somewhat, before Ashwin tossed it up and invited the batsman to come onto the front foot, only to cut him in half and knock over the stumps to dismiss him for 31 off 48 deliveries before lunch.

Du Plessis with Senuran Muthusamy (7) in tow restarted post lunch, but the spinner could not stick around for too long as he did not offer a shot to Jadeja, and Nigel Llong after a little thought put up his finger.

Du Plessis, who did not need a second invitation to put the bad deliveries away especially with his partners falling away at rapid pace, thrashed Jadeja through the covers to complete his half century, while Philander at the other end decided to put his head down and defend till he got his first runs of the tour.

Kohli as expected was depending heavily on Ashwin and Jadeja for wickets, and the off-spinner provided the big one when he had the South African captain caught at first slip after setting him up for it. The Proteas were 8/162 and the decision about enforcing the follow-on seemed to be around the corner.

But, from then on in, Maharaj, with a painful right shoulder, and Philander dug in and were more than happy to play dot after dot after dot.

Kohli threw it all at them – fast bowlers reversing the ball, the spinners Ashwin and Jadeja, the fast bowlers with the new ball and even the spinners with new ball – but the duo did not give up an inch.

The duo put on a masterclass in stubborn defending from the tail, and batted 259 deliveries together and put on 109 runs for the ninth wicket.

Maharaj went onto score 72 very important runs off 132 deliveries, where in between he even had to take a medical break because of his painful right shoulder, looked like he would convert the knock into a century before an attempted flick fell straight to Rohit Sharma off Ashwin.

An over later, Ashwin struck again and had Kagiso Rabada lbw as Philander remained unbeaten on 44 off 192 deliveries, with the umpires calling time.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 England 4366 104
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 Australia 3672 102
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 9349 260
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