India vs South Africa 2019, 2nd Test, Day 4 HIGHLIGHTS: India Beat South Africa By An Innings And 137 Runs

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS, India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match in Pune: After being asked to follow-on, South Africa were all-out for 189 in 67.2 overs just after the tea break.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 03:19:18 pm

It was a lackluster show once again from the South African batters, especially the top order. When there is a follow-on the top-order, especially the openers need to put up a fight but it was a no show from the top-order. Only 4 players went past the double-digit score. With two of them, Maharaj and Philander being tailenders. This in itself shows the sorry state of the South African batting. Elgar and Temba Bavuma were the only two 'recognized' batters who showed some fight. Faf du Plessis showed resilience but that was not good enough.

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 03:12:49 pm

That's it! India have thrashed South Africa by an innings and 137 runs to pocket the series 2-0 with a match remaining

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 03:12:14 pm

India vs South Africa Live: WICKET! Umesh strikes again and India are just a wicket away from sealing series. Kagiso Rabada has to depart after being caught by Rohit Sharma, He scored 4 off 5. Score 189/9

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 03:10:37 pm

WICKET! Umesh Yadav breaks the stand with the scalp of Vernon Philander! Another catch for wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha who takes an easy catch. Philander scored 37. Score 185/8

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 02:13:40 pm

Tea-Break: So Philander (29*) and Maharaj (17*) extend the play to the third session. South Africa are 172/7, trail by 154 runs. The lower order is giving the fight, as has been the case with their batting all through this series. India three away from an innings win and also sealing the series.

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 02:06:04 pm

Like the first innings, the pair of Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj is again offering some resistance after yet another disappointing performance from the South Africa top-order. So far, they have added 39 runs for the eighth wicket. Score 168/7, trail by 158 runs

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 01:24:48 pm

IND vs SA Live: WOW! Vernon Philander is not going down before having some fun. He clatters back-to-back Sixes of Ravindra Jadeja to move to 16 off 10.

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 01:22:20 pm

Over 44.5: WICKET! Mohammed Shami ends Senuran Muthusamy's vigil that lasted 44 deliveries. Banged in short and Muthusamy ends up playing it into the hands of Rohit Sharma at second slip to be caught for 9. Score 129/7, trail by 197 runs

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 01:07:48 pm

Over 43.1: WICKET! A delivery after unsuccessfully reviewing not out lbw cause, Ravindra Jadeja gets his man as Temba Bavuma edges to be caught by Ajinkya Rahane at first slip. Superb catch from Rahane and Jadeja leaps in joy. He scored 38 off 63. Score 125/6, trail by 201 runs

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 12:51:29 pm

India vs South Africa Live: Over 38.6: SIX! Well, Temba Bavuma quickly judges the length from Ravindra Jadeja and pulls the ball over mid-wicket region for a six. Score 112/5, trail by 214 runs

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 12:45:00 pm

Over 37: 100 up for South Africa. Temba Bavuma and Senuran Muthusamy still have a mountain to climb. The tourists still trail by 226 runs with five wickets remaining.

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 12:22:48 pm

WICKET! A poor, poor shot from Quinton de Kock as he is cleaned up by Ravindra Jadeja on 5. Pitched outside off and De Kock goes for a big hit. The ball turns, skips past the inside edge and clatters onto the stumps. Jadeja gets his first wicket of the innings. South Africa 79/5, trail by 247 runs on Day 4

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 12:12:28 pm

Right then. We're back for the second session. Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock are the two South African batsmen. India need six wickets to wrap up victory. SA need 252 more to make India bat again. Should be an interesting period of play

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 11:35:16 am

LUNCH-BREAK: So end of a superb session for India. South Africa are staring down the barrel having lost four wickets in the morning session after being asked to follow one. Ishant Sharma struck with the second ball of the day before A brilliant catch from Wriddhiman Saha ended Theunis de Bruyn stay. Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis fought back to take them past the 50-run mark. However, Ravichandran Ashwin had the Faf caught by a juggling Saha to break the stand. And not long before, Elgar too lost his focus as he got a leading edge, off Ashwin and Umesh completed a juggling catch wide of mid-off. Score 74/4, trail by 252 runs on Day 4

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 11:26:52 am

IND vs SA Live: Over 25.2: WICKET! Dean Elgar loses patience and gets a leading edge to be caught for 48 off 72. Ravichandran Ashwin strikes in successive overs to hand India to big breakthroughs. South Africa are tottering now having lost four wickets for 71 runs following on.

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 11:18:34 am

Over 23.3: WICKET! Wriddhiman Saha juggles multiple times before diving forward to hold onto the catch as South Africa lose their captain Faf du Plessis. Ravichandran Ashwin has once again dismissed Faf. He scored 5 off 54. A big wicket this for India. Score 70/3, trail by 256 runs

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 11:01:55 am

India vs South Africa Live: Over 17.5: Faf survives! Impact and umpire's call saves the South African captain after Indians review not out lbw decision. Virat Kohli lets out a loud 'Come on!. Not too happy he is with the decision. Score 60/2. trail by 266 runs

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 10:59:07 am

Over 17: Slow and steady. South Africa are recovering from those early setbacks. leading the charge is Elgar who has moved to 37 off 50 and Du Plessis is on 5 off 32. Score 59/2, trail by 267 runs

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 10:32:45 am

First over of spin today - Ravichandran Ashwin, who took four wickets in the first innings, into the attack now. Two singles from his first over. Score 49/2, trail by 277 runs

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 10:30:45 am

Over 11: Shami started his first over of the morning with a well-directed bouncer to Elgar. Jolted by that, Elgar took three fours off the Indian pacer - one through point and the next to through covers region to move to 32 off 36. Score 47/2, trail by 279 runs

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 10:25:38 am

IND vs SA Live: So after 10 overs, South Africa are 35/2 with Dean Elgar (20) joined by his captain Faf du Plessis (3) in the middle. India have now brought in Mohammed Shami from one end. Elgar has been edge but has managed to score four fours so far.

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 10:04:26 am

Over 5.4: WICKET! Excellent catch from Wriddhiman Saha. He is proving Virat Kohli's words - Saha is the best Indian wicketkeeper right now. Umesh Yadav bowls way down the leg and all Theunis de Bruyn had to do was glance it to fine leg. He did but Saha flew to his left and grabbed a stunning one-handed catch to send the South African back to the dressing room. De Bruyn scored 8 off 18. Score 21/2, trail by 305 runs

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 09:53:54 am

Over 4: Kevin de Bruyn looked good in the first innings and has started his second dig with two fours to move to eight off 14. Dean Elgar is batting on 1. Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav are sharing the new-ball duties for India. Score 13/1, trail by 313 runs

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 09:42:49 am

Edgy start for South Africa. India have let go of two consecutive chances to dismiss Theunis de Bruyne. First up, De Bruyne could have been run-out at the striker's end had Mayank Agarwal made the direct-hit. Then, off the following delivery, captain Virat Kohli at third slip missed a low catch as the ball raced away to the boundary.

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 09:40:33 am

India vs South Africa Live: WICKET! Ishant Sharma has struck with the second delivery of the South Africa innings. Aiden Markram bags a pair. After a first delivery that jagged back sharply, Ishant again delivers an inswinger that crashes on Markram's pad. A loud appeal follows and Nigel Llong raises the finger. Indian fielders are ecstatic. After a brief consultation with Elgar, Markram walks back without reviewing. And now, he should be kicking himself for not opting for the DRS as ball-trackers shows the ball would have gone well over the stumps! Score 0/1, trail by 326 runs.

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 09:20:57 am


Sun, 13 Oct 2019 09:15:55 am

Good morning everyone! Penultimate day of the Test and India have a huge lead with them. The big question is - Will they enforce a follow-on? By the looks of it, looks a distant possibility because they won't want to bat on this pitch for a second time should South Africa put up a fight as they did in the first innings courtesy their captain Faf du Plessis, Keshav Maharajaj Vernon Philander. Two of these are tailenders. Think what they can do if their top-order clicks. Not worth the risk. So how long will India bat then? Maybe a session and a half or so and give their opponents a target around 450 runs? All this and more in 15 minutes. Stick with us for all the latest updates throughout the day.

India vs South Africa HIGHLIGHTS


India vs South Live: Hello and welcome to our live coverage from day four of the 2nd Test between India and South Africa in Pune. Another day went India's way. The South African tail wagged to cut down India s lead but the Virat Kohli-led unit still managed to take 326-run lead on the third day of the second Test of the series at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Saturday.



The Indian juggernaut continued to roll as the hosts humiliated South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in the second Test to clinch the three-match series, on Sunday. The struggling South Africa batsmen surrendered yet again against the Indian bowlers, who asserted their supremacy at home.

The comprehensive victory, coming on the fourth day, has consolidated India's top position in the World Test Championship table. India now have 200 points in their kitty, a handsome 140 points away from nearest-rival New Zealand. Competing in his 50th Test as captain, Virat Kohli has now led India to their 11th consecutive series at home, a world record.

After being asked to follow-on, South Africa were all-out for 189 in 67.2 overs just after the tea break. Following a superb effort from the batsmen, it was an all-round effort from India's five-pronged bowling unit with comeback man Umesh Yadav claiming 3 for 22..