South Africa Vs India LIVE SCORE (test)

South Africa Vs India At The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, 24 January, 2018

24 January, 2018
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

187/10 (76.4 ov)

247/10 (80.1 ov)

3rd Test

194/10 (65.5 ov)

177/10 (73.3 ov)

India beat South Africa by 63 runs

India South Africa
187/10 (76.4 ov) - R/R 2.43 194/10 (65.5 ov) - R/R 2.94
247/10 (80.1 ov) - R/R 3.08 177/10 (73.3 ov) - R/R 2.40

Match Ended

India beat South Africa by 63 runs

This Over
0
0
0(W)
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Dean Elgar not out 86 240 9 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Current Partnership Last Wicket 177/10 (73.3)

16 (16) R/R: 4.36

Dean Elgar 12(16)

Lungi Ngidi 4(6) S.R (66.66)

c sub b Mohammed Shami
Highlights, India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 1 at Johannesburg, Full Cricket Score: SA 6/1 at stumps

Highlights, India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 1 at Johannesburg, Full Cricket Score: SA 6/1 at stumps

21:20 (IST)

That brings us to the end of today's coverage. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did to bring it to you. Join us tomorrow at 1.00 pm for Day 2 proceedings. Until next time, it's time to say good bye. 

21:17 (IST)
End of day 1. India know what to do and in four pacers they have the wherewithal to do it. What they don't have are the runs. Another 30-40 and South Africa would have been under the pump. Right now, they will be elated with the first day's work. Long road ahead for India to make it 2-1 from here, atleast at stumps today. 
 
 

Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Johannesburg

21:17 (IST)
21:07 (IST)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar's 30-run cameo towards the end of the Indian innings certainly looks a handful now that they have removed Aiden Markram early. The pitch certainly isn't an easy one to bat on, and the Indian pacers certainly have bowled with fire in the six overs that they got to bowl before stumps on Day 1. Let's see how they fare on the following day — negating the ABD-factor and grabbing hold of every opportunity that comes along their way will be crucial for them to grab a first innings lead. 

21:07 (IST)
End of day 1. India know what to do and in four pacers they have the wherewithal to do it. What they don't have are the runs. Another 30-40 and South Africa would have been under the pump. Right now, they will be elated with the first day's work. Long road ahead for India to make it 2-1 from here, atleast at stumps today. 
 
 

Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Johannesburg

21:07 (IST)
21:06 (IST)

India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Day-1 summary:

 
1st session - 45/2 (27 overs)
2nd session - 69/2 (26 overs) 
3rd session - 79/7 (29.4 overs)
Overall - 193/11 (82.4 overs)
 
 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

21:06 (IST)
21:06 (IST)

Lovely shape and movement from Kumar and India draw first blood. Markram gone... You expect this from Bhuvi... India need more of the same! 

Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Johannesburg

21:06 (IST)
21:04 (IST)

After 6 overs,South Africa 6/1 ( Dean Elgar 4 , Kagiso Rabada 0)

Bumrah bowls what will be the last over of the opening day, with Rabada surviving six deliveries as South Africa reach 6/1 at STUMPS on the opening day of the third and final Test. Elgar, standing at the non-striker's end, took his gloves off well before the last delivery was bowled, not expecting Rabada to set off for a single whatsoever.

21:00 (IST)

After 5 overs,South Africa 6/1 ( Dean Elgar 4 , Kagiso Rabada 0)

Bhuvneshwar gets the second delivery to straighten along the fourth stump line while kicking up higher than usual, making it near unplayable for Elgar. The southpaw opener struggles to adjust to the line of Bhuvneshwar's deliveries, and would be happy to stay put at his crease at the end of the over. Second maiden for Bhuvneshwar. 

20:57 (IST)

After 4 overs,South Africa 6/1 ( Dean Elgar 4 , Kagiso Rabada 0)

Bumrah continues from the other end, with the South Africans in a bit of a spot right now. Elgar gets hit on his elbow off the third delivery, and walks away from the crease in pain, needing some medical attention. After taking a few minutes to recover, Elgar punches the ball down the ground for a couple of runs. Guides the next one towards fine-leg for a single. Three off the over. 

20:50 (IST)

After 3 overs,South Africa 3/1 ( Dean Elgar 1 , Kagiso Rabada 0)

Bhuvneshwar doesn't take too long to get the first wicket, with Markram getting an outside edge while trying to fend a back-of-length delivery that angles away from his bat. The Proteas send Rabada as the nightwatchman, with Kohli fielding four slips and a gully. Wicket-maiden for Bhuvneshwar, who seems to be breathing fire right now. 

Highlights

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India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 1 at Johannesburg, latest update: Bumrah bowls what will be the last over of the opening day, with Rabada surviving six deliveries as South Africa reach 6/1 at STUMPS on the opening day of the third and final Test. Elgar, standing at the non-striker's end, took his gloves off well before the last delivery was bowled, not expecting Rabada to set off for a single whatsoever.

Meanwhile, Kohli's not standing in the slips today — instead he's decided to relocate himself to mid off. Wonder if we'll get to hear his running commentary from that position or not.

Preview: India will aim to avoid an embarrassing series whitewash and salvage some pride when they meet a confident South Africa in the third and final Test match which starts at the Wanderers Stadium here on Wednesday.

South Africa's Faf Du Plessis and India skipper Virat Kohi. Agencies

South Africa's Faf Du Plessis and India skipper Virat Kohi. Agencies

In the first two Test matches, India were outplayed in every department of the game. Skipper Virat Kohli also agreed that their opponents were way better.

But in the upcoming match, India will like to turn the tables and like to finish the series on a positive note.

However, it will not be an easy job for the Indians. With the conditions and pitch favouring the hosts, the visitors may find it tough to survive the full five days.

India could witness an archetypal South African wicket – hard and dry with plenty of bounce – which often provides lots of seam movement up front.

Spinners could also play an important role on the fourth and fifth days, so the inclusion of a tweaker could be helpful in the second innings.

In the batting department, apart from Kohli, all the other batsmen have totally failed to step up to the occasion.

Some of them are guilty of playing reckless shots – which would have worked on a slow pitch – in the first two Tests and coming into the third game, they will have got a measure of the task ahead.

The Indian team is full of stroke-makers like Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya. Their attitude of dominating the bowlers with a flurry of strokes will not work in the third match.

Instead, they must harness the art of controlling the South African pace quartet by curtailing their habit of going after each and every delivery.

Calls for the inclusion of Ajinkya Rahane, known for his quiet approach, instead of fellow Mumbaikar Rohit Sharma have grown over the last few days.

It will not be a surprise if either Lokesh Rahul or Rohit sit out, while Parthiv Patel may find himself in the openers' slot.

In their bowling department, seamers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya, alongwith lone spinner Ravichandran Ashwin played sensibly but the fielding let them down.

On the other hand, South Africa will depend upon Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis to score the bulk of their runs.

Rookie pacers Lungi Ngidi, who was the man of the Match in the last game will be crucial once again along with Vernon Philander, Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada. Keshav Maharaj will be the lone spinner for the hosts and may play a crucial role in the second innings.

Squads

India: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Parthiv Patel, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Lokesh Rahul.

South Africa: Faf du Plessis (Captain), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada. Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: January 24, 2018 21:18:56 IST

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