Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Jay Bhandari: "These are all mind games, Virat didn't want SA to feel good of taking all 10 Indian wickets in an innings."

Siddharth bajaj: "If the light gets bad by 2pm daily, why cant we start an hour or two early? Seems overs will be missed today too looking at the light" -- Regulations followed for the first game of a World Test Championship fixture will apply for all games of the series. The rule can't be changed midway. Ah, cricket's tryst with rigidity. Can write a book about it.

2.43pm India have declared. Faf was calling for a helmet for Elgar short leg, knowing very well the session would've been extended by 30 minutes or so if these two continued to bat. With the light very murky, not sure South Africa wanted to come out immediately. Perhaps, Kohli sensed that and decided that's that. George Linde won't get a five-for in his first innings as a Test bowler. Upto South Africa's batsman to dictate if he'll get a second chance in the game. It's also tea. Join us in 20 minutes for the final session.

116.3
0
Nortje to Nadeem, no run, looks to duck under this but this one brushes his shoulder on the way through to the keeper. Didn't bounce as high as Nortje wanted it to
116.2
1
Nortje to Mohammed Shami, 1 run, punched to deep point
116.1
0
Nortje to Mohammed Shami, no run, length ball outside off, defended back

END OF OVER:
116 | 1 Run | INDIA: 496/9

  • Shahbaz Nadeem1 (4b)
  • Mohammed Shami9 (9b)
  • George Linde31-2-133-4
  • Dane Piedt18-3-101-1
115.6
0
Linde to Nadeem, no run, big slog sweep. Misses
115.5
1
Linde to Mohammed Shami, 1 run, solid forward push into the covers for a quick single
115.4
0
Linde to Mohammed Shami, no run, mix-up, Nadeem halfway down the pitch as Shami sends him back. This was pushed to point
115.3
0
Linde to Mohammed Shami, no run, nearly chopped back! Big inside edge on the cut, cramped for room. Struck Klaasen's pad
115.2
0
Linde to Mohammed Shami, no run, edged, lands short of Faf at slip
115.1
0
Linde to Mohammed Shami, no run, sharp turn, rocks back to cut but is beaten

Can Linde get his fifth? Here's a chance. No doubt what Shami's going to do

END OF OVER:
115 | 13 Runs | INDIA: 495/9

  • Mohammed Shami8 (4b)
  • Shahbaz Nadeem1 (3b)
  • Dane Piedt18-3-101-1
  • George Linde30-2-132-4
114.6
1
Piedt to Mohammed Shami, 1 run, works this to long-on. India one blow away from 500 now

Starting to drizzle

114.5
4b
Piedt to Mohammed Shami, 4 byes, spins this down leg, harsh on the keeper as this keeps low and scoots past him for four byes
114.4
6
Piedt to Mohammed Shami, SIX runs, steps out, gets underneath the flight and belts this over long-on. Big hit, got hold of that or what?
114.3
1
Piedt to Nadeem, 1 run, scooped wide of the keeper, first Test runs for Nadeem
114.2
0
Piedt to Nadeem, no run, whips this straight to square leg

Nadeem on strike, has a chance for his first Test runs. I feared for it, thinking Shami will play a mindless slog

114.1
1
Piedt to Mohammed Shami, 1 run, stylishly worked to long-on.

END OF OVER:
114 | 18 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 482/9

  • Shahbaz Nadeem0 (1b)
  • George Linde30-2-132-4
  • Dane Piedt17-3-92-1
113.6
W
Linde to Yadav, OUT, 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.

UT Yadav c †Klaasen b Linde 31 (10b 0x4 5x6) SR: 310.00

113.5
6
Linde to Yadav, SIX runs, clobbered over the sightscreen! Clean strike, as good as they come. Umesh's Test highest
113.4
0
Linde to Yadav, no run, slog and a miss. Walked across to fetch this from outside off over deep midwicket. Beaten
113.3
6
Linde to Yadav, SIX runs, toe-ends a slog, just about clears long-off. Nortje timed his jump well but it really wasn't enough
113.2
0
Linde to Yadav, no run, slash and a miss. Linde fired this wide outside off
113.1
6
Linde to Yadav, SIX runs, muscled over deep midwicket! Once again not to the pitch but if you're as strong as him, you may as well back yourself to hit it while looking for a declaration. The crowd has come to life!

END OF OVER:
113 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 464/8

  • Shahbaz Nadeem0 (1b)
  • Umesh Yadav13 (4b)
  • Dane Piedt17-3-92-1
  • George Linde29-2-114-3
112.6
0
Piedt to Nadeem, no run, gets well forward and plays a copy book forward defence

Shahbaz Nadeem in at No. 10

112.5
W
Piedt to Ashwin, OUT, 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.

R Ashwin st †Klaasen b Piedt 14 (16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

112.4
0
Piedt to Ashwin, no run, flatter one on leg-stump, worked to square leg
112.3
1
Piedt to Yadav, 1 run, driven hard to long-off

South Africa 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
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