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 4 at Centurion, Full Cricket Score: SA in control at stumps

Highlights, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 4 at Centurion, Full Cricket Score: SA in control at stumps

21:49 (IST)

That's it from us in our coverage of Day 4 of the second Test between South Africa and India at Centurion. With the visitors struggling at 35/3 after 23 overs at stumps, the stage seems set for the Proteas to clinch the series on the final day. Can't rule out a miracle for the Indian camp, however unlikely it may be, and we have to see how Pujara anchors the remainder of the Indian innings on Wednesday. 

Do join us in our coverage of the fifth day's play to find out whether the South Africans to regain the Freedom Trophy, or whether the Indians somehow keep the series alive. For now, it's a goodbye from us.

21:49 (IST)
21:40 (IST)

What a spell by Ngidi, leading the destruction of the Indian top-order, getting the prized wicket of Virat Kohli along the way, as India lose three early wickets chasing what now looks like an impossible target. Unless we witness some kind of a miracle from the likes of Pujara and Pandya, it is South Africa's game to lose now. 

21:40 (IST)
21:40 (IST)

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 4:

 
1st session: 83/3 (26 overs)
2nd session: 57/2 (27 overs)
3rd session: 63/6 (32.3 overs)

21:40 (IST)
21:38 (IST)
South Africa's session out and out... India look dead and buried at the moment. You can say sending Parthiv Patel out ahead of Rohit Sharma was a tactical left-right move, but let's be honest, this is more about shielding Rohit. On day five, India will need a career-defining knock from either him or Pujara... or maybe even Patel. You can calculate chances of that happening on your own! 
 
 

21:38 (IST)
21:33 (IST)

After 23 overs,India 35/3 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 11 , Parthiv Patel (W) 5)
 

Maharaj bowls the final over of the fourth day, with Pujara setting off for a single after guiding the ball towards the off side. Patel opts to block out the remaining deliveries, as India reach 35/3 after 23 overs at the end of the day's play, with one run coming off the last over. 

And that's stumps on Day 4 of the second Test between South Africa and India. 

21:33 (IST)
21:29 (IST)

Keshav Maharaj to bowl the final over of Day 4.

21:29 (IST)
21:29 (IST)

After 22 overs,India 34/3 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 10 , Parthiv Patel (W) 5)

Parthiv gets a thick outside edge off the first delivery of this over that carries away to deep backward point, allowing the keeper-batsman a couple of runs. Some aggression off the last ball of the over, as Ngidi picks up the ball and throws it in the direction of Patel at the striker's end. Two off the over, and that should be the end of Ngidi's fiery spell on the fourth day. His figures read 6-2-14-2. 

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21:24 (IST)

After 21 overs,India 32/3 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 10 , Parthiv Patel (W) 3)

Morkel continues from the other end. Pujara clips the ball off the first delivery towards the leg side, coming back for a second run. Two off the over. 

21:24 (IST)
21:20 (IST)

After 20 overs,India 30/3 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 8 , Parthiv Patel (W) 3)

Ngidi starts his fifth over off with three slips and a forward short-leg. Big appeal for caught-behind off the second delivery of the over, though the ball later is shown to have brushed off Parthiv's thigh. Parthiv deflects the ball through cover point off the last delivery of the over, collecting a couple of runs as a result. Two off the over.

21:20 (IST)
21:15 (IST)

Parthiv puts on a chest guard at the start of the 20th over. He suffered a nasty hit on his ribs early, and one cannot really blame him for getting some protection. 

21:15 (IST)

Highlights

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India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 4 in Centurion, latest update: Maharaj bowls the final over of the fourth day, with Pujara setting off for a single after guiding the ball towards the off side. Patel opts to block out the remaining deliveries, as India reach 35/3 after 23 overs at the end of the day's play, with one run coming off the last over.

And that's stumps on Day 4 of the second Test between South Africa and India.

Day 3 Report: South Africa ground its way to 90-2 and a lead of 118 over India in the second Test on Monday, increasing the possibility that Virat Kohli's 153 wouldn't be enough to save his team's winning run.

AB de Villiers was 50 not out for South Africa, and Dean Elgar 36 not out at Centurion, where the Test and series started to seep away from India on an afternoon when a thunderstorm interrupted play and bad light caused an early end — to the dismay of the Indians.

At stumps, South Africa still had eight wickets left in its second innings and will be targeting a lead of 250 at least, which statistics show is difficult to chase in the fourth innings at SuperSport Park.

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

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

Should India fail to win, it would end a run of nine straight series victories for the top-ranked team in the world. South Africa already leads 1-0 in the three-match contest between Test cricket's top two teams.

Whatever the doubts over India's No. 1 ranking outside of the home comforts of India, there were none over the class of Kohli, whose 21st Test century was a blend of grit and attacking intent and almost single-handedly took his team to 307 all out and just 28 behind South Africa's first-innings score of 335. The next best score by an Indian batsman was 46, by opener Murali Vijay.

"Virat's innings was very crucial for us, it brought us back into the game," India seam bowler Jasprit Bumrah said. "It's always good that your captain is leading from the front."

And while India continues to struggle in big series away from home, 11 of Kohli's 21 Test tons have been made outside India. He was just the second Indian after Sachin Tendulkar to make 150 in a Test in South Africa.

He hit 15 fours at Centurion, faced 217 balls, and was at the crease for over six hours in an effort to drag his team back into the contest.

Having arrived at 28-2, Kohli was the last man out a day later when he miscued a drive off fast bowler Morne Morkel and was caught at mid-on by de Villiers. His innings lifted India out of early trouble, saw it through another slump at 164-5, and nearly took India into the lead for the first time this series.

It was the India captain's fourth Test century in his last seven Test innings.

But Kohli's frustration has also been apparent through the series, both in the field and while batting. In this Test he has regularly thrown his arms in the air at a missed catch or a poor piece of fielding from a teammate.

On Monday, he tossed his bat to the ground when batting partner Hardik Pandya was run out for 15 for the day's first wicket and a crucial breakthrough for South Africa. Pandya carelessly failed to ground his bat despite it being over the crease when a throw by Vernon Philander crashed into the stumps.

"Virat is very competitive ... that's his nature," Morkel said. "It gets him going and keeps him going. But we don't take any notice."

Kohli's only real help on the third day came from Ravichandran Ashwin, who hit seven fours in his 38 and stuck around with Kohli for nearly 15 overs in a partnership of 71 for the seventh wicket. When Ashwin went to an edge to South Africa captain Faf du Plessis at slip off the bowling of Philander, Kohli's reaction was to slam his bat into his pad at the non-striker's end.

India's hopes did briefly brighten before the rainstorm when Bumrah took two early wickets in South Africa's second innings, removing Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla for 1 each inside the first six overs to have the Proteas in deep trouble at 3-2.

De Villiers and Elgar settled South Africa either side of the thunderstorm, though, taking the lead past 100. The gloom set in again for the Indians, who were unhappy that play resumed so soon after the rain on a damp outfield that apparently resulted in a wet ball. The tourists also thought the umpires took them off too soon for bad light, just when the ball started beating the bat.

"It's OK," Bumrah said. "We wanted to carry on but we were doing as we were told."

A lead in excess of 250 would be tough for India to face up to and could prove to be series-winning for South Africa.

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

After that, England's 228-9 in 2009 is the next highest.

With inputs from AP

Updated Date: January 16, 2018 21:50:11 IST

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