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India vs South Africa, 1st Test Match at Visakhapatnam, Day 3, Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: October 5, 2019, 7:16 AM IST

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IND vs SA Cricket Scorecard (TEST)

1st Test TEST, Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam, 02 October, 2019

India

502/7

(136.0) RR 3.69

v/s
South Africa

431/10

(131.2) RR 3.28

India beat South Africa by 203 runs

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  • 17:00 (IST)

    Jadeja finished the penultimate over of the day as a maiden and Ashwin takes the final over as expected. Lot's of men around the bat but Muthusamy and Maharaj survive the final overs as South Africa end the day with the score on 385/8 and trail India by 117 runs. We'll see you on Day 4 of the Test.

  • 16:46 (IST)

    OUT! Ashwin gets his fifth wicket as he absolutely bamboozles Philander! Inside edge and onto the leg stump. India get their 8th wicket as Philander goes for a 0. 

  • 16:30 (IST)

    OUT! Ashwin's delivery goes with the angle and Quinton de Kock's wickets are disturbed. India get their seventh wicket and Ashwin gets his fourth. Fantastic knock by De Kock  comes to an end. He's gone for 111. 

  • 16:11 (IST)

    Four! Right after that it is a tired kind  of delivery from Ashwin and de Kock plays him away to third man to add four more to the score. SA move onto 365/6.

  • 16:10 (IST)

    100 & SIX! Inside out and over extra cover and into the stands. The cap comes off and the arms are raised as Quinton de Kock celebrates his century 

  • 15:55 (IST)

    Four! De Kock at the other end is continuing with his attacking approach. Drives through point for a boundary against Ashwin.

  • 15:50 (IST)

    OUT! Finally India have the breakthrough! Jadeja gets his 200th wicket too as Pujara completes a brilliant running and diving catch at deep mid wicket. Elgar goes for the slog sweep and has been caught for 160. Fantastic knock from Elgar. He isn't happy getting out in that manner. 

17:00 (IST)

Jadeja finished the penultimate over of the day as a maiden and Ashwin takes the final over as expected. Lot's of men around the bat but Muthusamy and Maharaj survive the final overs as South Africa end the day with the score on 385/8 and trail India by 117 runs. We'll see you on Day 4 of the Test.

16:55 (IST)

India miss a run-out chance as Muthusamy and Maharaj have a bit of a communication break down. That's followed by one that keeps very low and beats everyone and goes for 4 byes. SA are 384/8 with 2 overs to go. 

16:53 (IST)

Jadeja hustles through another over. It's on the money as you'd expet from a man who's got his confidence high. Just three overs left in the day. 

16:46 (IST)

OUT! Ashwin gets his fifth wicket as he absolutely bamboozles Philander! Inside edge and onto the leg stump. India get their 8th wicket as Philander goes for a 0. 

16:45 (IST)

Jadeja hustles through with his over as one would expect and has conceded just two runs. Muthusamy and Philander doing well to read the spinners and adjust accordingly so far. SA are 376/7 and India are looking for quick wickets. 

16:41 (IST)

Ashwin races through another over and the South African batsmen manage only one scoring shot for three runs as a tired Jadeja chases that down. SA are 374/7

16:38 (IST)

One run over from Jadeja from the other end. He's kept things tight too and will be looking to add to his 200 wickets. SA are 371/7. 

16:33 (IST)

Wicket maiden over from Ashwin. The tail is in now and India will be looking to wrap this up fast. SA are 370/7 with Philander and Muthusamy at the crease. 

16:30 (IST)

OUT! Ashwin's delivery goes with the angle and Quinton de Kock's wickets are disturbed. India get their seventh wicket and Ashwin gets his fourth. Fantastic knock by De Kock  comes to an end. He's gone for 111. 

16:28 (IST)

Good over from Shami this time as he concedes just a run and keeps it on the money. Traps Muthusamy on the pads a couple of times and Kohli even takes a DRS review which does not go India's way. SA are 370/6. 

16:22 (IST)

Another maiden over from Ashwin, who's turning the ball quite a bit too. The batsmen however are more than happy to let them go whenever possible. 

16:19 (IST)

Shami comes back into the attack now and de Kock and Muthusamy knock him around to pick up four runs from the over. No trouble whatsoever for either batsman. SA are 369/6. 

16:14 (IST)

Jadeja at the other end bowls a maiden over. There's no ripping turn against Muthusamy, who's played out the over comfortably. 

16:11 (IST)

Four! Right after that it is a tired kind  of delivery from Ashwin and de Kock plays him away to third man to add four more to the score. SA move onto 365/6.

16:10 (IST)

100 & SIX! Inside out and over extra cover and into the stands. The cap comes off and the arms are raised as Quinton de Kock celebrates his century 

16:09 (IST)

Jadeja now looking to dislodge Quinton de Kock, but he's played him away for a single and gone over to the other side. Muthusamy keeps things calm at his end after that. SA are 355/6 and trail by 147 runs.

16:02 (IST)

Ashwin gets five deliveries at the new man Muthusamy and he makes him quite uncomfortable in his first innings as a batsman in Tests. SA are 354/6 and it's time for drinks post tea on Day 3. 

16:00 (IST)

Jadeja returns for another over of course after that and he's conceded just a single after taking his 200th wicket and becoming the fastest left arm bowler to reach the milestone. He completed it in 44 Tests, three ahead of Rangana Herath's 47 Tests. 

15:57 (IST)

Ashwin makes Muthusamy play outside the off stump again and induces the edge from the drive, but it's beyond the first slip. Big 9-run over for SA who move onto 352/6. 

15:55 (IST)

Four! De Kock at the other end is continuing with his attacking approach. Drives through point for a boundary against Ashwin.

15:52 (IST)
What a fine bowler!
15:50 (IST)

OUT! Finally India have the breakthrough! Jadeja gets his 200th wicket too as Pujara completes a brilliant running and diving catch at deep mid wicket. Elgar goes for the slog sweep and has been caught for 160. Fantastic knock from Elgar. He isn't happy getting out in that manner. 

15:48 (IST)

Ashwin responds with a maiden over from the other end. But that isn't going to make too much of a difference on Elgar and de Kock who are in control of what they're doing. India have been fielding for 99 overs so far. 

15:45 (IST)

Jadeja's getting some sharp movement from the surface and the low bounce is making it difficult for the batsmen. Quinton de Kock almost gives another chance before taking a big step forward and reverse sweeping him away for a boundary in emphatic style. SA pick up another boundary too as Elgar late cuts it away and then drives handsomely through the covers for two. Big 12-run over for SA takes them to 342/5. 

15:41 (IST)

Ashwin brought back into the attack by Kohli and Elgar plays him out without too much trouble and manages to take a single in the over. SA are 330/5. 

15:39 (IST)

Jadeja catches the outside edge of de Kock and it's a low and difficult chance for Ajinkya Rahane at first slip which he can't get to. De Kock then turns it into a good over for the visitors with boundary through the off side as Jadeja over pitches. SA are 329/5 and are cruising along. 

15:36 (IST)

Kohli brings Shami into the attack and de Kock plays out a few dots before producing a rasping punch through the off side to a loose delivery that races away for four. He finishes the over with a single and moves onto 79. South Africa are 352/5. 

15:36 (IST)

Kohli brings Shami into the attack and de Kock plays out a few dots before producing a rasping punch through the off side to a loose delivery that races away for four. He finishes the over with a single and moves onto 79. South Africa are 352/5. 

15:31 (IST)

Jadeja comes back with a better over and is on the money to the left handers. Again a two-run over for the batsmen. SA move onto 320/5. 

15:28 (IST)

Good over from Ishant Sharma as he keeps things quiet after a couple of boundaries in Jadeja's last over. Just the two singles. SA move onto 318/5 and trail by 184 runs. 

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India vs South Africa, 1st Test Match at Visakhapatnam, Day 3, Highlights: As it Happened

Follow all the live cricket score and latest updates from the first Test between India and South Africa: Jadeja finished the penultimate over of the day as a maiden and Ashwin takes the final over as expected. Lot's of men around the bat but Muthusamy and Maharaj survive the final overs as South Africa end the day with the score on 385/8 and trail India by 117 runs. We'll see you on Day 4 of the Test.

India vs South Africa 1st Test, day 2 on October 3rd (Thursday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network and live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The match will be played at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam and will begin at 0930 HRS IST. You can also follow all the action on our live blog (IND vs SA).

REVIEW DAY 2: After Rohit Sharma scored his fourth Test century and first as an opener on the first day, it was Mayank Agarwal’s turn to first match him and then better that effort by converting his maiden Test ton into a strokeful double hundred, propelling India’s total to 502 for 7 before Virat Kohli waved out to Ravindra Jadeja (30*) and R Ashwin (1*) half-way through the final session on the second day in Visakhapatnam.

Kohli was aware South Africa would be tired after two days in the field and that could help snare at least a wicket if nothing else. Right on cue Ashwin and Jadeja stepped up and the visitors were pegged back earlier than they would have liked as they lost three wickets including Aiden Markram, who has scored a bagful of runs in the subcontinent recently. The visitors, at stumps on the second day, were 39 for 3 - 463 runs behind with seven wickets in hand.

India began the day at 202/0, with Rohit on 115* and Agarwal on 84*. Soon enough the duo crossed 218, to register the biggest opening stand against South Africa surpassing Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag’s efforts from 2004 in Kanpur.

Vernon Philander continued to be a cause of concern for the batsmen in the opening hour but apart from that, it was smooth sailing for the home team. Rohit was dropped on 125 off Philander when keeper Quinton de Kock, who was standing up to the stumps, fumbled to take a sharp catch. Rohit went onto add another 51 runs to his score from then on.

At the other end Agarwal completed his century without much ado, after which he went through the gears and started accelerating and clubbed Dane Piedt towards the cow corner for a massive six.

None of the visiting spinners were having any joy, although Keshav Maharaj did manage to find the breakthrough eventually when he had Rohit (176) stumped just before lunch.

After lunch, Philander struck first ball when he surprised Cheteshwar Pujara (6) and sent his off stump for a walk, giving the visitors some hope of a fight back.

Kohli walked in and got off the mark with a crisp drive back past the bowler for a boundary, while Agarwal continued to find the boundary with relative ease. The hopes of fightback were diminishing fast before a leading edge from Kohli presented Senuran Muthusamy with an easy caught and bowled for his first Test wicket.

The focus of the Indian batsmen post lunch was to up the ante and score as many as possible before the already struggling South Africa came out to bat.

Agarwal, in the process of going through the gears, took a special liking to the two left arm spinners and did not hesitate to step out and hammer them down the ground, over the cover region and into the cow corner as well.

Ajinkya Rahane (15) though could not do much and gave Maharaj his second wicket.

Soon after Rahane departed, Agarwal followed suit for 215 while attempting a big hit against Dean Elgar. Agarwal, who had smashed 23 boundaries and six maximums, had scored a shade less than 50% of the runs in the innings till then.

Jadeja, Hanuma Vihari (10) and Saha then proceeded to add another 66 runs before India declared at 502/7 and asked a tired South Africa to bat out the last hour and a half.

South Africa had to dig deep to survive the final bit of the day and a lot would depend on Markram and Dean Elgar.

The duo, as expected seemed comfortable against the fast bowlers Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami, but as soon as Kohli rung in the changes and brought the spinners on and placed a few close-in catchers around the batsmen, the nerves were clear to all.

Soon enough, Markram’s resistance broke as Ashwin fizzed it through the gap between bat and pad and cleaned him up for 5.

The spinners, Jadeja and Ashwin, continued to keep the batsmen under pressure, giving absolutely nothing away.

That eventually paid rich dividends as Ashwin struck again, taking de Bruyn’s outside edge and finding the gloves of Saha, who didn’t make any mistake in grasping a sharp chance in decreasing light.

A few deliveries later, Jadeja was too hot to handle for the night watchman Dane Piedt, who was castled for a duck. Jadeja could have had a second too a couple of deliveries later, but Vihari failed to hold onto a sharp chance from Temba Bavuma at forward short leg.

Ashwin and Jadeja had their tails up, but Bavuma (2*) and Elgar (27*) survived till stumps.

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
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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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1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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