India Vs South Africa LIVE SCORE (test)

India Vs South Africa At Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam, 02 October, 2019

02 October, 2019
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

502/7 (136.0 ov)

323/4 (67.0 ov)

1st Test

431/10 (131.2 ov)

191/10 (63.5 ov)

India beat South Africa by 203 runs

India South Africa
502/7 (136.0 ov) - R/R 3.69 431/10 (131.2 ov) - R/R 3.28
323/4 (67.0 ov) - R/R 4.82 191/10 (63.5 ov) - R/R 2.99

Match Ended

India beat South Africa by 203 runs

This Over
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Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Senuran Muthusamy not out 49 108 5 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Ravindra Jadeja 25 6 87 4
Mohammed Shami 10.5 2 35 5
Current Partnership Last Wicket 191/10 (63.5)

30 (30) R/R: 6.42

Kagiso Rabada 18(19)

Kagiso Rabada 18(19) S.R (94.73)

c Wriddhiman Saha b Mohammed Shami
Highlights, India vs South Africa, 1st Test Day 5 at Visakhapatnam, Full Cricket Score: Shami, Jadeja guide hosts to 203-run win

Highlights, India vs South Africa, 1st Test Day 5 at Visakhapatnam, Full Cricket Score: Shami, Jadeja guide hosts to 203-run win

14:19 (IST)

That's it from us as well. India win the first Test and move to Pune. The second Test starts on 10 October. We will be live blogging for all the five days. So we look forward to serve you again with the over-by-over updates and live score of the match. For now, we will take you leave. Bye bye.smiley

14:17 (IST)

Rohit Sharma is the Player of the Match for his consecutive centuries (176 and 127) on his debut as Test opener! 

Rohit: I just wanted to go out there and do what I do best. Was a great opportunity for me at the top of the order. At the same time, really thankful to the coach and the captain for considering me for that slot. But ultimately, winning the Test match was more important. Those 40 points matter. That was communicated to me about two years ago. So whenever I was not playing a Test, I was still practicing with a new red ball in the reds. I was ready for it. The management communicated to be way before. Whether it's red ball or white ball, when you are starting the innings, you've got to be a little careful. You got to assess quickly. My job is to play in a certain manner, and I'm going to do it. I took a bit of risk, and that is what my game is all about. A little caution mixed with aggression. That is the mantra that I wanted to follow. (On records broken in this Test, and whether he was aware or not) Not really. There are lot of things in Test matches which I'm not aware of in terms of records. My only focus was to go out there and have fun, and put my team in a good position. 

14:15 (IST)

Virat Kohli, India captain: I think the wicket played really good for first three days. We lost a few sessions and it was going to get tougher for us to gain momentum back. We expressed ourselves in second innings. Rohit was outstanding. Mayank was too. Pujara played with the tempo. It was a hard grind with the pitch slowing down. It is all about the attitude. If fast bowlers begin to think spinners would do all the job, it does not do any good. In India too, they are making to look contributions. They are giving 100 percent. 

Jadeja and Ash were really good. Ash was good in first innings. The pitch was flat, he picked up six, It was a great effort. Jadeja in the second innings, making quick breakthroughs. Shami has been consistent now. All the guys stood up in the game. 

If the ball remains hard for at least 60 overs, it is better. It is good for Test cricket. It has improved but we will still want it to be hard for at least 60 overs. 

14:08 (IST)

Did you know?

Mohammad Shami became the first pacer to take two five-fors against South Africa in the fourth innings of a Test.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

14:08 (IST)
14:07 (IST)

Faf du Plessis, South African captain: Great start. Obviously, India started really well. Two great knocks from Mayank and Rohit. Second innings was tough. In an ideal world, we would’ve bowled them out for 250 to give ourselves a chance. On Day 5, when the pitch starts misbehaving like that, it’s part of cricket. You always sit and think of ‘what-ifs’ and think of the changes. The seamers’ job right through this Test was that of holding. When we get to the second innings, we will try to get those three-four wickets for them (spinners). (On 2nd innings collapse) We were thinking in the change room of the same thing. That’s the nature of the beast of Test cricket. It should be like that. (His 2nd innings dismissal) Nothing you can do about that. Just get ready for the next Test.

13:55 (IST)

Indian pacers with a 5-for in the fourth innings of a Test at home:


Karsan Ghavri v England, Mumbai, 1977

Kapil Dev v England, Mumbai, 1981

Madan Lal v England, Mumbai, 1981

Javagal Srinath v South Africa, Ahmedabad, 1996

Mohammad Shami v South Africa, Vizag, 2019*

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

13:55 (IST)
13:55 (IST)

That's it. Fiver from Shami after a lot of waiting around. He really should have bowled after lunch, but never mind. He used the up-down bounce on day five to great effect and South African batsmen were too tame in their footwork to respond. Perhaps caught unaware because they expected spin to be the main weapon. 

Even so, India take a 1-0 lead in the series. Yet, again full points in the WTC so that's a perfect record so far. Good start on the road to 2021. More importantly, this was a very comprehensive performance in every way possible with even the last debate getting shut for a while now as Rohit Sharma came good as opener. 

South Africa have a lot of head scratching to do but conditions in Pune should be slightly different than here. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at Vizag

13:55 (IST)
13:54 (IST)

Mohammed Shami: Was getting very difficult to bowl on this wicket as it was getting slower. We wanted to attack the stumps. We bowlers support each other. We thought if the ball is bouncing or staying low, it will be advantageous for us. It was important for us to get rid off first five batsmen. That was the plan. 

13:53 (IST)

One of the positives for the Proteas from this match

13:48 (IST)
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Here is India's first win in this series and home season!

Shami bowls outside the off stump and Rabada goes hard at it, the ball kisses the edge and flies to keeper Saha who takes a safe catch to end this match. Shami gets his five-wicket haul, what an effort this has been from him! Rabada c Saha b Shami 18(19)

India win by 203 runs and go 1-0 up in the series!

Highlights

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India vs South Africa, LIVE Cricket Score, Test Match, Day 5 at Visakhapatnam Latest Updates: Here is India's first win in this series and home season! Shami bowls outside the off stump and Rabada goes hard at it, the ball kisses the edge and flies to keeper Saha who takes a safe catch to end this match. Shami gets his five-wicket haul, what an effort this has been from him! India win by 203 runs and go 1-0 up in the series!

First Test, Day 4 report: Rohit Sharma on Saturday struck a second hundred in his debut as Test opener to help India set South Africa a daunting 395 to win the opening match of their series.

The hosts declared their second innings on 323 for four in the final session of day four in Visakhapatnam.

South Africa were 11 for one at stumps with Aiden Markram, on three, and Theunis de Bruyn, on five, at the crease.

The visitors need another 384 runs and India nine wickets on the final day to get ahead in the three-match series.

"We picked up a crucial wicket, so as a team we are happy with the way things went today and hope to start off well (tomorrow)," Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who made 81 in India's second innings, told reporters.

"It will not be easy to bat on this pitch on day five, with a little more assistance for the spinners. And with variable bounce, even the fast bowlers will come into play."

Ravindra Jadeja struck early after trapping first-innings centurion Dean Elgar for two 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 make up for lost time due to thunderstorm on day one -- to be called off.

Sharma, who made 176 in India's first innings of 502 for seven declared, is the first batsman to hit two tons in his first match as a Test opener.

He also hit 13 sixes, the most in a Test match, breaking Wasim Akram's record of 12.

Sharma put on 169 with Pujara to frustrate South Africa after the loss of opener Mayank Agarwal for seven.

"The way Rohit was playing allowed me to settle down. Only he can play such shots on this track," said Pujara.

"Our partnership between lunch and tea was crucial. Our communication was good as we have batted together a lot in Under-19 cricket. It was enjoyable to watch his batting from the non-striker's end."

Proteas in good spirit

Pujara was trapped lbw by Vernon Philander after he completed his 21st Test half-century.

Sharma survived a reprieve on 50 when he was caught at the boundary off Dane Piedt. Replays indicated that fielder Senuran Muthusamy's foot had touched the rope.

He was finally stumped off Keshav Maharaj as he attempted a big hit.

Jadeja hit a 32-ball 40 before being bowled by paceman Kagiso Rabada.

Maharaj struck before lunch, grabbing the key wicket of Agarwal, who hit 215 in the first innings, but the bowlers then struggled.

Earlier, Ashwin completed a haul of seven wickets as South Africa 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.

Philander said South Africa are confident of a good show come Sunday.

"We have had a really good first innings with the bat. The guys are in good spirits. It is going to be a challenge but one we look forward to," said the fast bowler.

"There is no game that is a safe game. The batters are looking in good form and hopefully we can get a good start tomorrow."

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.

 Squads

India

Virat Kohli (capt), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill

South Africa

Faf du Plessis (capt), Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Senuran Muthusamy, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Rudi Second

With inputs from AFP 

Updated Date: October 06, 2019 14:19:43 IST

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