South Africa Vs India LIVE SCORE (test)

South Africa Vs India At SuperSport Park, Centurion, 13 January, 2018

13 January, 2018
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

335/10 (113.5 ov)

258/10 (91.3 ov)

2nd Test

307/10 (92.1 ov)

151/10 (50.2 ov)

South Africa beat India by 135 runs

South Africa India
335/10 (113.5 ov) - R/R 2.94 307/10 (92.1 ov) - R/R 3.33
258/10 (91.3 ov) - R/R 2.81 151/10 (50.2 ov) - R/R 3

Match Ended

South Africa beat India by 135 runs

This Over
0
0(W)
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Ishant Sharma not out 4 10 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Current Partnership Last Wicket 151/10 (50.2)

6 (6) R/R: 3

Jasprit Bumrah 2(6) S.R (33.33)

c Vernon Philander b Lungi Ngidi
Highlights India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5 at Centurion, Full Cricket Score: SA win by 135 runs, clinch series

Highlights India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5 at Centurion, Full Cricket Score: SA win by 135 runs, clinch series

16:39 (IST)

“I’m not going to try and comfort anyone, we need to be hard on ourselves and ask if we are giving everything when we go out there." Virat Kohli wasn't a happy man at the press conference and he let that know. Will India come hard at South Africa in the third Test? We don't know, but right now it hardly matters. Faf du Plessis and Co have comfortably won the Centurion and deservedly won the series. There was a lot of talk about how India would fare in the series and frankly speaking apart from Virat Kohli, the batting has been shambolic. Poor shot selection has been the bane of India in this series and they cannot make any excuse for it. They have a lot to ponder over in the next few days. South Africa, on the other hand, can rejoice as much as they want before shifting their attention to a potential whitewash. The next Test starts on on 24 January. Do join us for all the live coverage. Till then, its time to say good bye. Take care! 

16:39 (IST)
16:14 (IST)
India's Test series results in South Africa:
 
1992/93 - Lost 0-1
1996/97 - Lost 0-2
2000/01 - Lost 0-1
2006/07 - Lost 2-1
2010/11 - Drew 1-1
2013/14 - Lost 0-1
2017/18 - Lost 0-2*

16:14 (IST)
16:12 (IST)
South African players win a Man of the Match award on Test debut:
 
Andrew Hudson 
Jacques Rudolph 
Vernon Philander 
Faf du Plessis 
Kyle Abbott 
Dane Piedt 
Lungi Ngidi*

16:12 (IST)
16:08 (IST)

Lungi Ngidi (Man of the Match): At the moment, it really hasn't sunk in. Really chuffed with my performance. Has been a good run for me. Felt like I was in good nick. Lucky enough, it was my home ground, and the support was great. The basics, keep it simple, hang it outside off. There was a bit of movement off the deck. Wasn't the fastest Centurion pitch, but adapting to conditions was important. We put them under pressure as much as we could. 

16:08 (IST)
16:06 (IST)

Debutant Lungisani Ngidi is the Man of the Match!

16:06 (IST)
16:06 (IST)

Faf du Plessis (SA captain): Took a lot of hard work over the last five days. Over the five days, I thought we were on top. On the field we were amazing. We were very disappointed on the last 45 minutes on Day 1, we gave India a sniff. We needed to show character, and we did that over the next four days. Thought we were a little short in the first innings. But the vital time was when we batted in the second innings. We knew anything above 250 would be tough. (On Ngidi) Special performance. Amazing future lies ahead. He's a fantastic human being. Him and KG carrying the attack. Morne (the better catch). Morne is going to tell us a lot about that catch in the next few weeks. 

16:06 (IST)
16:05 (IST)
Virat Kohli, India captain: We thought the wicket was really flat to play. Quite surprising. I told the guys the wicket looks different to what it looked before toss. The way South Africa lost wickets in the first innings, we should have capitalised. We could even have gained first-innings lead. The batsmen have let the team down. The thinking is pretty simple. I want to leave everything on the field. That's how I play. The 150 means nothing because we have lost the match and the series. Personal milestones do not matter to me. We tried our best but South Africa were better than us in every department, especially fielding. They deserved to win.

16:05 (IST)
15:57 (IST)
No of Tests lost by India in 2016 - 0
No of Tests lost by India in 2017 - 1
No of Tests lost by India in 2018 in first 17 days - 2

15:57 (IST)
15:56 (IST)
There needs to be an inquisition in this defeat. The pitch wasn't unplayable. India's approach needs to be questioned. Did Pujara show too much eagerness to score and was off his game? How about Pandya who was lackadaisical in both innings? And the rest of the batting line-up, barring Virat Kohli, has been very shaky. Shami, Ishant and Ashwin are the only ones to come out of this with their heads held high. But India's pride as No1 Test side should be hurt. They have looked like lambs here, not the tigers they pretend to be at home. 
 
 

15:56 (IST)
15:55 (IST)

If the Newlands match was a closely-contested thriller, then the Centurion duel was one where South Africa clearly emerged the superior team. There was only so much that Kohli could single-handedly to do pull his team out of trouble, and the Indian batting lineup once again got horribly exposed once he fell cheaply, with the pitch doing its tricks with its two-paced nature. Lot of questions for Kohli to answer when he takes to the mic at the press conference. As far as the Proteas are concerned, they've just discovered another gem in their long line of quality quicks, as Ngidi makes a dream Test debut, running through the Indian batting lineup in the second innings to walk away with figures of 6/39. 

15:55 (IST)

Highlights

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India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5 in Centurion, latest update: Ngidi collects the winning wicket to help the Proteas clinch the series 2-0 in style with a 135-run win, as Bumrah tamely chips the ball towards Philander at short cover to bring the second Test to an end! Ngidi finishes with dream figures of 6/39. And that also brings to an end India's winning run of nine consecutive series'.

Day 4 Report: South Africa quick bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi blasted through India's top order at the end of Day 4, a burst that crucially included the wicket of captain Virat Kohli, to leave India still 252 runs short of its victory target.

India was facing a record run chase at Centurion, or the prospect of surviving for an entire day without its best player, to stay alive in the three-test series, which South Africa leads 1-0.

South African skipper Faf du Plessis and India captain Virat Kohli. AFP

South African skipper Faf du Plessis and India captain Virat Kohli. AFP

India's run of nine straight series victories appeared destined to end after South Africa set the tourists a tough target of 287 to win, and then removed openers Murali Vijay and KL Rahul and Kohli in the last hour and 45 minutes of the day.

Cheteshwar Pujara was 11 not out for India and after surviving what appeared to be an edge behind off Morne Morkel that the South Africans curiously didn't appeal for. Parthiv Patel was with him on 5 not out, but encapsulated India's battered and bruised status in its second innings when he was hit in the midriff by an Ngidi delivery and was left hunched over in pain.

Ngidi, on his test debut, had 2-14 and produced the biggest celebration of the day, and maybe the test, for the South Africans when he trapped Kohli lbw seven overs from the end. Kohli made 153, half of India's runs, in the first innings.

"It's massive for us and I think it's massive for India, knowing he is not batting," South Africa's Dean Elgar said. "He's a very special batsman as we saw in the first innings and we knew it was a massive moment to get him out."

Although South Africa was in complete control, it took the No 2-ranked Proteas 3 ½ days to rise to that position on a SuperSport Park pitch that demanded especially hard work from the bowlers.

"I don't know what they were thinking when they made this wicket," India seam bowler Ishant Sharma said. "But, OK, whatever it is we have to play on it and the conditions are same for both teams. Tomorrow we will try to win."

South Africa first wrestled control through a grinding innings by skipper Faf du Plessis, who faced 141 balls over nearly four overs for his 48. That carried South Africa to 258 all out in its second innings and a lead of 286. Du Plessis and Vernon Philander (26 off 85 balls) worked their way through 156 deliveries — 26 overs — in the middle session for a 46-run partnership that pushed South Africa toward relative safety.

Their attritional approach was in response to a burst of three wickets in the first session of the day from India's Mohamed Shami (4-49) that threatened to leave the game wide open. India collected those three wickets in the space of six overs and for just 19 runs.

At 163-5, du Plessis decided it was time to shut the door and he was at the wicket for another 41 overs to keep India out. He hit just four fours, but that barely mattered for the bigger picture.

Du Plessis was the second last man out for South Africa, dismissed by a one-handed catch by Jasprit Bumrah (3-70) off his own bowling and shortly after he had dropped a similar chance from du Plessis.

By then, South Africa's lead meant India would need a record fourth-innings score to win.

The highest fourth innings score at Centurion is 251-8 by England in 2000, although that was the discredited test where both teams forfeited innings at the suggestion of the disgraced and late South African captain Hansie Cronje.

A better gauge might be the next best score, 228-9, also by England, in 2009.

So, India's challenge was daunting even before Rabada and Ngidi sent Vijay, Rahul and Kohli back to the dressing rooms.

With inputs from AP

Updated Date: January 17, 2018 16:36:07 IST

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