India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 2, highlights: IND take 42-run lead after Bumrah’s 5/54
Jasprit Bumrah’s maiden five-wicket haul restricted South Africa to 194 in the first innings. At stumps, India were 49/1 to lead by 42 runs. Follow highlights of India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, day 2, herecricket Updated: Jan 25, 2018 21:26 IST
Jasprit Bumrah clinched his maiden five-wicket haul as India dismissed South Africa for 194 on Day 2 of the third Test in Johannesburg on Thursday. At stumps, India reached 49/1 to take a lead of 42 runs. Earlier, the hosts were helped by a fighting 61 from Hashim Amla along with crucial knocks from Kagiso Rabada (30) and Vernon Philander (35) to take a slender 7-run lead in the first innings. Top batsmen like AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock failed to fire. India, 2-0 down in the Three-Test series, have never lost at the Wanderers. Follow highlights of India vs South Africa, third Test, Day 2 here. (SCORECARD)
9:00 PM IST: And it’s STUMPS! India 49/1, lead South Africa by 42 runs (Vijay 13*, Rahul 16*)
India would be the happier team after the the second day of the third Test, Any lead of over 200 might prove to be quite a lot. The day, however, belonged to Indian pacers. Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar showed great matiruty in utilising the conditions.
8:49 PM IST: Huge appeal by Lungi Ngidi for LBW against Vijay! But the ball appears to be going towarsd the leg. IND 39/1, lead by 32 runs
8:41 PM IST: FOUR! Vijay hits his first in the second innings. He was a tad lucky as the ball flies between third slip and gully.
8:35 PM IST: The skies have cleared up at Johannesburg as Rahul-Vijay consolidate stand. IND 31/1, lead by 24 runs
8:25 PM IST: Rahul is blocking the ball well. He is reaching out to it defendively and closing the angle. Good early signs. IND 29/1, lead by 22
8:20 PM IST: FOUR! Rahul hits Rabada through covers! IND 28/1
8:15 PM IST: Both KL Rahul and Vijay have a point to prove and there can’t be any better time to perform.
8:10 PM IST: KL Rahul is the new batsman at No. 3. IND 19/1
8:06 PM IST:Parthiv Patel c Markram b Philander 16(15) [4s-3]. India 17/1, lead South Africa by 10 runs
A great catch by Markram at gully sees Parthiv depart.
8:00 PM IST: FOUR! Parthiv glances Rabada through fine leg. And with it India have taken lead.
7:59 PM IST: The conditions are pretty overcast now. There is prediction of rain today in Johannesburg.
7:57 PM IST: Another maiden over by Philander. Vijay is leaving the ball well. IND 4/0, trail by 3
7:54 PM IST: FOUR! Parthiv Patel the opener gets lucks as he edges over the slips. India won’t mind. IND 4/0, trail by 3
7:49 PM IST: Philander bowls the first over. He did his job with the bat and now it’s time for him to torment Indians with the bat. IND 0/0
7:46 PM IST: Surprise! Surprise! Parthiv Patel will open for India in the second innings
7:45 PM IST: The match is poised at a very intersting juncture. Can Indian batsmen defy the trend and show some spine.
7:36 PM IST:Lungi Ngidi c Parthiv Patel b Bumrah 0(2) South Africa ll out for 194, lead of 7 runs
Bumrah gets maiden five wicket haul as he gets last man Ngidi.
7:32 PM IST: Phehlukwayo lbw b Bumrah 9(17) [4s-2] South Africa 194/9, lead India by 7 runs
South Africa lose their ninth wicket as Phehlukwayo is given LBW off a full toss.
7:25 PM IST: FOUR! Phehlukwayo’s drive beats Kohli at mid-off, extedning the lead. SA 194/8, lead by 7
7:21 PM IST: FOUR AND SOUTH AFRICA IS IN LEAD! That was a courageous shot from Morkel as he made room and hit Bumrah over mid-on. SA 189/8, lead by 2
7:17 PM IST: FOUR! Morkel adds some valuable runs as he flicks Bumrah away at square leg.
7:12 PM IST: Philander c Bumrah b Shami 35(55) [4s-5] South Africa 175/8, trail India 12 runs
Shami finally gets his maiden wicket in this match. Philander tries to pull Shami off a short delovery but the ball lands in the hand of Bumrah at fine leg.
7:09 PM IST: EDGE and FOUR! Philander continues to trouble Indian bowlers. There was no slip in pace as he scores with some luck against Bumrah.
7:05 PM IST: Phehlukwayo is the new batsman and he is an all-rounder too. Both teams know that even a small lead would give a psychological edge. SA 170/7
7:00 PM IST: Amla c Hardik Pandya b Bumrah 61(121) [4s-7]. South Africa 169/7, trail India 18 runs
Amla tried to flick but could not connect well as Pandya took an easily as he ran from across mid-wicket
6:58 PM IST: Falls short! Patel fails to improvise as he lets off Philander. The edge did not carry but Patel could have jumped improvised. However, it;s always tough for a wicketkeeper to make that decision in a fraction of a second.
6:53 PM IST: FOUR! Philander gloriously punches Shami through point. SA 166/6, trail India 19 runs
6:49 PM IST: Bumrah is back into the attack. His deliveries and coming in and are troubling Indian batsmen. Virat Kohli must be realising that with each passing run, the task gets a little more tougher for India. SA 160/6
6:44 PM IST: Good shot! Philander hits an elegant cover-drive off Bhuvneshwar’s outswinger. SA 159/6, trail by 28
6:40 PM IST: FOUR! Bad delivery from Ishant. It was short and outside off-stump and Philander doesn’t let go the opportunity. SA 152/6
6:39 PM IST: Ishant continues from the other end.
6:35 pm ist: Bhuvneshwar mostly tries the full length delivery. SA 146/6
6:30 PM IST: And we are back for the final session of the day! Bhuvneshwar will bowl the first over.
6:13 PM IST: It’s Tea! South Africa 143/6, Trail India by 44 runs
It has been a good session for India as they got the important wickets of De Villiers, Du Plessis and De Kock. However, Amla has stood out with a defiant half-century. His partnership with Philander is frustrating the Indians.
6:05 PM IST: Hardik Pandya comes into the attack and he gives away just two runs. SA 141/6
5:55 PM IST: Ishant Sharma is back into the attack. And his delivery hits Amla’s right hand. Mind you, Ishant’s delivery had hit Amla’s ribs earlier on Day 2. SA 139/6
5:50 PM IST: Bumrah beat Amla with a short delivery that went outside off-stump. SA 132/6
5:40 PM IST: Amla gets to his 37th half-century with a single off Shami. SA 130/6
5:38 PM IST: de Kock c Parthiv Patel b Bumrah 8(22) South Africa 125/6, trail by 62
De Kock’s attempted off-drive led to his bane. Caught behind to a delivery that
5:32 PM IST: FOURS! by De Kock. Poor bowling from Shami! He is not pitching it right!
5:27 PM IST: Amla is two runs away from his 37th fifty. His has been an innings of defiance against the Indian bowlers. SA 116/5
5:14 PM IST: Quinton De Kock is the new batsman at the crease. SA 108/5
5:06 PM IST: du Plessis b Bumrah 8 (19) [4s-1] South Africa 107/5, trail by 80
That was a gem from Bumrah. Nipped back at the right time and knocked du Plessis stumps. The Indian pacer will be satisfied after that wicket
5:02 PM IST: Review taken! Again Amla is under question off Bhuvneshwar but DRS shows that the ball was missing the off-stump by miles. SA 107/4, trail by 80
5:00 PM IST: FOUR! Amla flicks Bhuvi towards mid-on
4:55 PM IST: Bumrah is back into the attack! He has the ability to maintain a consistent line. He needs to mix his deliveries well . He beats Amla with a fuller delivery!
4:47 PM IST: The way Bhuvneshwar is bowling, it’s hard to fathom why Kohli dropped him in the second match.
4:42 PM IST: CLOSE! Bhuvi almost gets new batsman Faf du Plessis. This time the ball swung in but the elevation was more. Missed the stumps. SA 93/4
4:40 PM IST: de Villiers b Bhuvneshwar 5(19)
Bhuvi gets the wicket of the dangerous ABD. And that too with a beauty. The ball swung in and kept low and hit his stumps.
4:36 PM IST: Amla is standing almost a foot outside the crease. Pretty unconventional for him. SA 90/3, trail by 96
4:30 PM IST: DRS TAKEN! Amla looked to be in danger and replays shows that the ball was clipping middle stump. Again it’s umpire’s call and the South African batsman survives. SA 89/3
4:27 PM IST: Edge yet again! But AB De Villiers’ shot doesn’t carry.
4:25 PM IST: Ishant’s delivery springs up and ABD defends it awkwardly. The ball touches the gloves and is up in the air but there is no leg slip. SA 83/3
4:20 PM IST: Bhuvi is back into the attack and he is generating great length here! He has been India’s best bower so far! De Villiers has still not opened his account!
4:14 PM IST: Huge shout for LBW! Ishant Sharma is excited as he hits the pad of AB de Villiers. The ball comes in beautifully, umpire gives not out. India don’t take a review but DRS shows the ball was hitting stumps! All three reds! A chance missed, that too the wicket of ABD!
4:12 PM IST: Ishant Sharma bowls the first over of the second session.
4:10 PM IST: And we are back! Will the reverse swing come into play? India would hope so for their five bowlers to strike
3:30 PM IST: That’s lunch! South Africa 81/3 at lunch - trail India by 106 runs
South Africa despite losing two wickets in he session will take the result. They trail India by little over 100 runs and Hashim Amla looks well set. He and AB de Villiers will be hosts’ key. If the visitors can these two early, the match is all set for a great finish.
3:25 PM IST: Rabada c Rahane b Ishant 30(84) [4s-6] South Africa 80/3
Ishant’s short ball takes Rabada’s edge as Rahane takes a good catch at fourth slip.
3:23 PM IST: FOURS! What a way to give a great answer after pain! Amla is gradually getting well set. This time Ishant is the victim
3:20 PM IST: OUCH! That hurt. Ishant’s short ball has hit Amla’s ribs. He take medical attention
3:15 PM IST: FOUR! That’s a great cover-drive from Amla off Bhuvi. Though Virat Kohli, who vouches cover drive to be his favourite shot, would not like it.
3:10 PM IST: FOUR! Rabada gets an edge but there is no fielder at gully. Ishant’s loss is South Africa’s gain. Too many edges today but no advantage for India. SA 66/2
3:08 PM IST: CLOSE! Ishant Sharma come back into attack and almost gets Amla. He was hit on the pads while trying to direct the bowler towards leg. India take review but it’s umpire’s call.
3:00 PM IST: Rabada has now faced 67 balls ball in this innings - the most he has faced in an innings in his career
2:50 PM IST: FOUR! Brilliant shot by Rabada. He moves his feet well and strikes Bumrah for a square drive. SA 45/2, trail by 142
2:45 PM IST: FOURS! Bumrah gets costly here. First Amla’s top edge flies over the slips and then punches him towards backward point. SA 41/2
2:39 PM IST: Shami bowls the first over after drinks and treats Amla with the short stuff . SA 33/2
2:35 PM IST: It’s time from drinks. One hour mark. Fair to say, Indian bowlers have looked good but need wickets if they want to harbour hopes of restoring some pride in the series. Bhuvneshwar has looked menacing out of all the bowlers. Justifying his selection to every single bit.
2:33 PM IST: FOUR! Rabada flicks Bumrah towards mid-on. He is growing in confidence now. SA 29/2, trail by 158 runs
2:25 PM IST: Jasprit Bumrah gives away just one run while Shami gives way six. The ball is little bit old and the two pacers need to keep a disciplined line. SA 25/2
2:20 PM IST: Two bowling changes for India. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami come into the attack. This is interesting. Can the fresh bowlers do the trick for India?
2:12 PM IST: We are almost nearing the first hour of play and there has been no bowling change as of now. Ishant and Bhuvneshwar have been deft with latter picking a wicket too. SA 18/2, trail by 169
2:05 PM IST: Amla is the new batsman at the crease and his wicket will be crucial. If he is out in the first session, then South Africa will be in trouble. However, barring a 82 in the second Test he has not been able to score big. His experience must not be discounted though.
1:58 PM IST: Elgar c Parthiv Patel b Bhuvneshwar 4(40) South Africa 16/2, trail by 171
That was a beauty! And Bhuvneshwar is the man again. The delivery got the edge off Elgar and went straight into the hands off Parthiv.
1:54 PM IST: FOUR! First boundary of the day and it comes off Rabada. He was lucky though as his edge was wide off third slip.
1:51 PM IST: Now Bhuvi comes round the wicket. He is mixing it up pretty well. In swingers with short stuff occasionally.
1:47 PM IST: That was unplayable! Ishant’s good length delivery probes Rabada. The nightwatchman batsman is finding it difficult against India’s pacers here. SA 10/1
1:42 PM IST: Indian bowlers are troubling the SA batsmen and get movement too. But early wickets are still not visible. This time Bhuvi’s delivery seams away and Elgar is beaten. SA 8/1
1:38 PM IST: Ishant Sharma is breathing fire from the end. He gets an edge too off Elgar but it doesn’t carry to third slip. South Africa 7/1
1:35 PM IST: Bhuvi begins off with a maiden that had an angled delivery. Dean Elgar clearly looked to be in discomfort tackling. it. India need more of those.
1:30 PM IST: Time for live action. Dean Elgar to take strike. Bhuvi to start the proceedings.
1:26 PM IST: We are just four minutes away from the live action. Fair to say Bhuvneshwar Kumar will hold the key to India’s chances here.
1:17 PM IST: India’s bowling attack has the quality and depth. Remember that India had bowled out South Africa for 84 in 2006 at the Wanderers.
1:14 PM IST: It’s a beautiful sunny day in Jo’berg. But Wanderers is quite empty. Shaun Pollack says the ball will seam. If the Indians can exploit the cracks some 6-8 metres away, the ball can do a bit.
1:05 PM IST: Welcome to our live coverage. Just 25 minutes away from what should be a fascinating day’s cricket. Meanwhile, South Africa have named their ODI squad for the first three matches against India. Lungi Ngidi has won a place and he deserves to get a match.
On a day of struggle for the batsmen on Wednesday, India were bowled out for 187 in 77 overs to which the Proteas replied with 6 runs for the loss of Markram’s wicket in a tricky six overs before the close. (DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS)
As always, one will only know how good the Indian total is after both sides have completed their first innings but an initial impression is that it is not a good deal short of par. If South Africa can get anything in the region of 250, one would imagine that they will hold a strong hand.
The Wanderers pitch has already come in for criticism. Former captain has said that it is a batsman’s nightmare and has urged ICC to look into such strips.
First Published: Jan 25, 2018 11:55 IST