Superb bowling by @MdShami11. Where spinners were expected to dominate on the last day, he’s bagged 5 wickets. Some other sterling Indian performances too, Agarwal scoring double ton, spin twins Ashwin and Jadeja brilliant in tandem. But MoM surely @ImRo45 for his 2 tons— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 6, 2019
Shami: It was tough because the wicket was getting slower. But we had a plan and that was to attack the stumps and get the wickets fast. Jadeja and Ashwin bowled really well in the first innings, but the bowlers help each other out and it was our plan to attack more if there was bounce and reverse swing. And the result is here for all to see. We always wanted to attack the stumps more and get the wickets so then we'll have to field less also.
India win by 203 runs to take 1-0 lead in the three-Test match series.
OUT! Shami wraps it up as he gets the edge from Rabada and Saha behind the wickets makes no mistake.
Four! Rabada is putting on quite a show with the bat here. Crisply drives Jadeja of the back foot through the covers for four more. He's moved onto 18 in no time.
South Africa's tail is having a ball out here. Muthusamy gets yet another streaky boundary through the slips after an edge goes through the gap between keeper and slip, after which he runs a quick single to Jadeja who missed the stumps and it raced away for four overthrows. Shami did not enjoy that. SA continue to battle on.
Four and SIX! Rabada takes a big stride forward and smacks Jadeja through the midwicket region. Two deliveries later Jadeja invites him to take the aerial route and Rabada obliges with a big one into the stands.
Shami to the new man Kagiso Rabada, who edges him away through the vacant second and third slip area for four and then gets behind the ball after that. Shami concedes five runs after taking the wicket. India inch closer with SA on 166/9.
OUT! Shami is back into the attack and he's struck! A loosener to start with and Dane Piedt plays it on to his off-stump and has to go for 56. India one wicket away.
Ashwin with a change of run-up now for the first four balls of the over, but Piedt is seeing it like a football and puts the bad one away through the offside for four. Five from the over. SA are 161/8 and the battle continues for India.
Muthisamy and Piedt have now scored more runs and played more balls in this partnership than all those that preceded them! This is a fine effort— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 6, 2019
Indian bowlers are perhaps getting impatient. Looks like Kohli will have to go back to his pacers to try and get the remaining wickets. South Africa are 153/8.
FIFTY FOR PIEDT: What an excellent innings this has been by Piedt. He has played his shots freely and made bowlers toil against him. He has taken South Africa to 149/8.
Yet another over comes to an end and Indians still can't get this pair out. South African batsmen look comfortable out there in the middle. It's 142/8.
FIFTY PARTNERSHIP: And the fifty partnership comes up between Piedt and Muthusamy. These two have applied themselves well. Another over comes to an end as South Africa move to 121/8.
So Jadeja starts the proceedings in the second session. He starts off well but now the pitch seems to have eased out a bit for some reason. South Africa are now 117/8.
What an over that was from @imjadeja 3 wickets 💪 that fought and bowled was unbelievable— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 6, 2019
LUNCH: Finally players take lunch and South Africa haven't lost a wicket for close to 10 overs, which is a good effort by Piedt and Muthusamy. South Africa are 117/8.
Still, the Indians are struggling to break this partnership and it doesn't look like happening until the next session. Looks like the Indian bowlers have become complacent here. South Africa are now 117/8.
Here is a change in the bowling as Ishant replaces Shami. The play has moved into an extension since only two more wickets are left now. Indians are having a tough time breaking this stand.
Piedt and Muthusamy are dealing boundaries at the moment and have nice, little partnership going. Jadeja is smashed for 9 runs in the over as South Africa move to 104/8.
Piedt and Muthusamy have done well here. They are resisting the Indian attack well at the moment and have batted together for 9 overs. Muthusamy for now has looked solid in his defence. South Africa are 95/8.
Both the batsmen are living dangerously here at the moment. Indian bowlers on the other hand are on a role here. They are not giving anything away and creating pressure on the batsmen. South Africa are 82/8.
India would like to finish this off before lunch. With just two wickets to go, play might be extended till 12 also. But Jadeja and Shami have been exceptional. South Africa are 76/8.
OUT: Jadeja is on fire. First ball to Keshav Maharaj and he is hit on the thigh pad. Indians go up as soon as Maharaj misses the ball. He is out and Jadeja is on a hattrick. This is excellent by the Indians. It's 70/8.
OUT: Yet another wicket for Jadeja as this time he gets Philander. The batsman has a pair, as he once again is out for a duck. South Africa are going down without putting up a fight. It's 70/7.
Soft dismissal, superb catch... Markram is gone! Ravindra Jadeja gets a wicket on Day 5. Tossed up ball, Markram drives it back and Jadeja takes a one-handed overhead catch. Markram was looking to loft down the ground but couldn't get it past Jadeja. India four wickets away.
Shami is relentlessly targeting the stumps. South Africa have promoted Senuran Muthusamy, who batted well in the first innings. Aiden Markram is fighting it out at the other end.
And another one! Shami gets Quinton de Kock, the centurion from the first innings. The power of attacking the stumps relentlessly. Just a length ball on off stump. QDK looks to defend and misses. He's gone for a two-ball duck, South Africa 60 for 5.
India vs South Africa, Live Cricket Score and Latest Updates of 1st Test Match: OUT! Shami is back into the attack and he’s struck! A loosener to start with and Dane Piedt plays it on to his off-stump and has to go for 56. India one wicket away.
DAY 4 REVIEW
South Africa ended Day 4 of the first Test against India at Visakhaptnam at the score of 11/1, having been set a daunting target of 395 runs to win by the hosts India. India declared their second innings on 323 for four in the final session of day four, with some explosive stroke-play seen in the final session, first by Rohit Sharma and then by Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja and Ajinkya Rahane.
Sharma struck his second successive hundred in his debut as Test opener earlier, and largely down to his exploits, South Africa now need 384 runs to win the match on the final day.
When South Africa came in to bat, Ravindra Jadeja struck early after trapping first-innings centurion Dean Elgar for two runs in the fourth over of the innings.
The left-handed Elgar, who made 160 in the first innings, was given not out by the on-field umpire only for India to get the decision overturned with a TV review.
Markram and de Bruyn then played out the remaining overs from spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Jadeja until bad light forced the extended play to be called off.
But the day belonged to Rohit Sharma once again, who became the first batsman in history to hit two successive tons in both innings in his first match as a Test opener. He had made a mammoth 176 in India’s first innings, where they declared the innings on 502.
En-route to his second ton, Rohit also broke the record for the most number of sixes hit in a Test match with 13 sixes, going past Wasim Akram’s record of 12 sixes.
Sharma put on 169 with Cheteshwar Pujara, who made 81, to frustrate South Africa after the loss of opener Mayank Agarwal for seven.
Pujara was trapped lbw by Vernon Philander after he completed his 21st Test half-century.
Sharma survived a scare when he was batting on 50, when he was caught off the bowling of Dane Piedt. However, replays showed that fielder Senuran Muthusamy’s foot had touched the rope.
He was finally stumped off Keshav Maharaj as he attempted a big hit. Incidentally, Rohit had never been stumped in his Test career till before the start of the Test match, where he has now been dismissed stumped in both the innings he has played in.
Jadeja then came in to hit a 32-ball 40 before Kagiso Rabada cleaned him up.
Earlier in the day, Indian bowler Ravichandran Ashwin completed a haul of seven wickets in the match, as the visitors were bowled out for 431 in the morning session.
Ashwin got overnight batsman Maharaj out for nine and then trapped Rabada, leaving the Proteas 71 runs behind.
Elgar was the hero of the South African innings with his 12th century that revived the tourists’ batting after they had slipped to 63 for four.
His century partnerships with skipper Faf du Plessis, who made 55, and Quinton de Kock, who hit 111, were key to the Proteas fightback.