Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    4.6 this has gone through to third slip and been taken! Draws Agarwal forward with another ball swinging away from a length, and Agarwal, who had poked at a few of these, is forced to play at it. It dies on its way through to Elgar, but he takes a good, sharp catch low to his right. South Africa have that vital breakthrough, and this is India's lowest opening partnership of this series yet 12/1
    88.1 250th first-class wicket for Rabada! Rohit plays one shot too many and perishes! Looks to take him on with the hook shot this time, but is caught at the fine leg boundary. Every South African player walks up to shake hands. This has been an incredible knock. Rabada lets out a roar of relief. Rohit couldn't get on top of the delivery because of Rabada's skiddy bounce and extra pace. 370/5
    8.3 this one nips back in and strikes him on the pad. Loud appeal for leg before, but not given. South Africa review this! The replays look good for the visitors, in fact. It's not a great stride forward, and there is no bat involved. It hits Pujara on the back pad, and it is out, for sure! 16/2
    15.3 absolute magic from Nortje for his first Test wicket! Got two deliveries to move away, and this one comes back in. Length is full, Kohli plays outside the line and is struck on the pad. Dare I say, that's plumb. Kohli reviews but it will stay as umpire's call as replays confirm this would've hit the outside of leg. Kohli is gone and India are in trouble now. Umpire's call will stay. 39/3
    75.3 Maiden Test wicket for Linde. Maiden Test dismissal for Klaasen. Big extra bounce and sharp turn for Linde. On a length and kicks away outside off, Rahane can't ride the bounce and feathers it behind. Klaasen, though, rides the bounce and makes no mistake this time. Phew, some respite for SA 306/4
    111.4 The celebration is short-lived! Linde now has his third. Slower through the air, full and spins back in a touch from outside off. Jadeja reaches out for a drive but can only edge it behind to Klaasen. Linde must be jumping up that poll now 450/7
    103.3 Saha searches for turn and misses a straight one from Linde. Slider on middle, Saha plays for turn, leaves a bat-pad gap. Linde sneaks through the gate and rattles the stumps 417/6
    112.5 slider and looks like Ashwin is gone. At least Klaasen thinks that way. They're having a look. Quick glove work behind the stumps. Ashwin plays for the turn, there is none, slides on with the arm to beat the edge and Klaasen completes an excellent stump. Ashwin has to walk back. His back foot was on the line. 464/8
    113.6 keeper calls, keeper collects. Umesh goes for another mow to the leg side, the ball spins and bounces to take the top edge. This one was swirling in the air, Klaasen called loud and clear, ran back and pouched it as it came down. Good ball, excellent catch. Umesh's brief cameo is over. 482/9
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    17 (b 10, lb 6, nb 1)
    497/9d (116.3 Overs, RR: 4.26)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Mayank Agarwal, 4.6 ov), 2-16 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 8.3 ov), 3-39 (Virat Kohli, 15.3 ov), 4-306 (Ajinkya Rahane, 75.3 ov), 5-370 (Rohit Sharma, 88.1 ov), 6-417 (Wriddhiman Saha, 103.3 ov), 7-450 (Ravindra Jadeja, 111.4 ov), 8-464 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 112.5 ov), 9-482 (Umesh Yadav, 113.6 ov)
    K Rabada2378533.6901
    L Ngidi2058304.1500
    A Nortje24.357913.2200
    GF Linde31213344.2900
    DL Piedt18310115.6100
    0.2 Shami spins around and appeals for caught behind. Given! Back of a length and Shami finds some sharp extra bounce outside off, Elgar was in two minds: whether to play or to leave. He doesn't quite drop his gloves in the end. The ball brushes the gloves and nicely settles into the gloves of Saha. Elgar bags a duck 4/1
    1.6 Umesh has bounced out de Kock with a snorter of his own! Both Umesh and Shami are pounding this Ranchi deck. Banged in short at the head of de Kock, he is cramped up for room and caught in an awkward tangle. De Kock looks away and helplessly fends at it. The ball balloons off the glove and Saha pouches it behind the stumps 8/2
    27.4 he gets his man anyway! Similar ball to the previous one, fired in from wide of the crease, and Hamza, who has preferred to stay on the back foot, goes back yet again, hoping to get enough room for a pull or a flick. The ball speeds on, beats his bat, and goes on to hit leg stump. Jadeja lets out a roar in approval, and Hamza's elegant resistance comes to an end 107/4
    5.5 this is an absolute beauty! Faf cannot believe it! The length does the trick again. Length and thereabouts, but lands it on the seam around middle and off, the ball swerves a wee bit and then nips away to beat Faf's outside edge as he looks to defend forward and hears the stumps rattled. Absolute peach, a delivery Umesh will want to look at over and over again. 16/3
    28.2 Nadeem gets his first wicket! Flights this a bit more, pitched around middle and leg, and Bavuma skips forward to defend, but the turn on it takes him by surprise. Bounces past his outside edge and he's hopelessly spreadeagled as he realises this is heading straight into Saha's mitts, who makes no mistake. No need for the third umpire on this! Nadeem celebrates this, as he must, because it was a carefully laid out trap. Spinners sometimes need to keep the one that turns a bit more up their sleeve, and that's exactly what he has done in this little spell! 107/5
    31.4 another top delivery from Jadeja! Tosses this up around off and middle, with a beautiful bit of drift. Klaasen comes forward, but doesn't have the perfect straight bat to defend. He's looking to perhaps poke this towards mid-wicket, but it pitches, fizzes past his bat and strikes the top of off. The dream delivery for a left-arm spinner! 119/6
    55.1 Umesh removes Linde, and that's one swish outside off too many! Length ball, well wide of off, and Linde takes the bait in looking for a booming drive. Flies off the outside edge and goes waist-heigh towards Rohit Sharma at second slip, who makes no mistake. Umesh Yadav has a wide grin on his face as he celebrates this dismissal. He's been India's best bowler in this innings, and has the numbers in the wickets column to show for it 162/9
    36.4 rooted to the crease, ball angles in, beats him for pace and thuds him low on the left pad. That is plumb, would've crashed into leg stump. 129/7
    37.5 Umesh with a direct hit! Rabada thumped hit to mid-off, Umesh with a diving stop but he recovers quickly despite the half-stop and fires a throw on the bounce at the non-striker's end. How heartening it is to see an Indian fast bowler display this kind of athleticism and rocket throws. South Africa are folding very quickly. 130/8
    56.2 wide of the crease, flatter ball, and strikes him on the pad. Given out leg-before, and Nortje reviews immediately! He seems to indicate that he's got an inside edge on this, but the replays initially suggest that has gone on clean, beating his inside edge as he pressed forward. The line was good, and it straightened well enough. Three reds, and we have South Africa's 10th wicket! 162/10
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    12 (b 8, lb 3, nb 1)
    162 all out (56.2 Overs, RR: 2.87)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Dean Elgar, 0.2 ov), 2-8 (Quinton de Kock, 1.6 ov), 3-16 (Faf du Plessis, 5.5 ov), 4-107 (Zubayr Hamza, 27.4 ov), 5-107 (Temba Bavuma, 28.2 ov), 6-119 (Heinrich Klaasen, 31.4 ov), 7-129 (Dane Piedt, 36.4 ov), 8-130 (Kagiso Rabada, 37.5 ov), 9-162 (George Linde, 55.1 ov), 10-162 (Anrich Nortje, 56.2 ov)
    Mohammed Shami1042222.2000
    UT Yadav914034.4400
    S Nadeem11.242221.9401
    RA Jadeja1431921.3500
    R Ashwin1214804.0000
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    2.3 Shami gets in on the act too now! Perfect length, and just straightens after being angled in. Like a quick leg-break, and Hamza is just a touch late on it. It's a beautiful ball to get on a good day, and when you are beaten and defeated across three Test matches, it becomes almost unplayable. Shami celebrates with his right arm pointing upwards, and the Indian new ball bowlers continue to torment the South African top order! 10/2
    6.6 length ball, angles into du Plessis, Keeps low, and has struck him on the pad. Looks plumb, and given! He's reviewed, but with a helpless expression as he did so. It's in line, and going on to hit the top of off and middle. That's the end of Faf du Plessis for this tour, one that began with a defiant innings from the lower-middle order in Vizag, but ends in a whimper! 18/3
    8.3 edged and gone! Draws him forward with the length, Bavuma pokes at this and gets just a thin edge as the ball nips away and Saha does the rest. Beautiful bowling from Shami, landed this on the seam. Are we looking at a three-day finish here? 22/4
    16.1 huge appeal and gone! This is another length ball that slants in and holds its line, Klaasen is late on the shot as the bat comes across the line from gully. Caught on the crease and umpire Nigel Llong had no doubts whatsoever 36/5
    28.3 sensational work from Nadeem! Direct hit at the bowler's end from square leg. Linde is well short of the crease as he was ambling down the pitch, perhaps unaware that the throw was going down that end. 67/6
    37.4 Piedt loses concentration for once, and that costs him his wicket! Uses his feet to skip down the wicket, and seeing this, Jadeja has pushed it through a touch quicker and flatter. He misses, Jadeja hits the top of leg stump, and South Africa slide closer to the end 98/7
    47.5 excellent catch from Saha! This kept low, de Bruyn was looking to step out but then decided to change his shot because Nadeem cleverly shortened his length. Now, de Bruyn looks to cut but gets an under-edge that Saha pouches superbly because he stayed low. 133/9
    42.5 Ashwin gets that wicket! Tossed up around middle and leg, and he has a wild slog at this. Off the top edge and runs towards Jadeja at point this time, and he gleefully accepts it 121/8
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    47.6 he's caught and bowled under the most extraordinary circumstances! Ngidi sees this tossed up delivery and swings this across the line, so hard that Nortje at the non-striker's end has no time to react and is smacked on his left wrist as the ball pops up. Nadeem is alert to the possibility of a rebound and grabs this easy. 133/10
    6 (b 5, lb 1)
    133 all out (f/o) (48 Overs, RR: 2.77)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Quinton de Kock, 1.1 ov), 2-10 (Zubayr Hamza, 2.3 ov), 3-18 (Faf du Plessis, 6.6 ov), 4-22 (Temba Bavuma, 8.3 ov), 4-26* (Dean Elgar, retired not out ), 5-36 (Heinrich Klaasen, 16.1 ov), 6-67 (George Linde, 28.3 ov), 7-98 (Dane Piedt, 37.4 ov), 8-121 (Kagiso Rabada, 42.5 ov), 9-133 (Theunis de Bruyn, 47.5 ov), 10-133 (Lungi Ngidi, 47.6 ov)
    Mohammed Shami1061031.0000
    UT Yadav913523.8800
    RA Jadeja1353612.7600
    S Nadeem611823.0000
    R Ashwin1032812.8000

Match Details


India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

Match days

19,20,21,22 October 2019 (5-day match)

South Africa replacement

TB de Bruyn for D Elgar (South Africa 2nd innings, 28.3 ov)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire


India 40, South Africa 0

Close of Play

  • Sat, 19 Oct - day 1 - India 1st innings 224/3 (RG Sharma 117*, AM Rahane 83*, 58 ov)
  • Sun, 20 Oct - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 9/2 (Zubayr Hamza 0*, F du Plessis 1*, 5 ov)
  • Mon, 21 Oct - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 132/8 (TB de Bruyn 30*, A Nortje 5*, 46 ov)
  • Tue, 22 Oct - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 133 (48 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

South Africa 3rd innings Partnerships

1st5D ElgarQ de Kock
2nd5D ElgarZubayr Hamza
3rd8F du PlessisD Elgar
4th4D ElgarT Bavuma
5th4D ElgarH Klaasen
5th10H KlaasenGF Linde
6th31DL PiedtGF Linde
7th31DL PiedtTB de Bruyn
8th23TB de BruynK Rabada
9th12A NortjeTB de Bruyn
10th0A NortjeL Ngidi

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