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India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 4, highlights: IND notch dramatic win, deny SA clean sweep

India notched a historic 63-run win over South Africa on Day 4 of the third and final Test at Wanderers. South Africa suffered a late collapse and lost nine wickets for 53 runs . Get full cricket score and highlights of India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 4, here.

cricket Updated: Jan 27, 2018 21:14 IST
Abhishek Paul
Indian players celebrate the fall of a South African batsman on the fourth day of the third cricket Test match at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Catch full cricket score and highlights of India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 4 here.
Indian players celebrate the fall of a South African batsman on the fourth day of the third cricket Test match at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Catch full cricket score and highlights of India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 4 here.(AP)

Indian pacers maintained their composure under pressure to guide their team to a 63-run win over South Africa in the third Test in Johannesburg, thus denying them a clean sweep. Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla’s 119-run stand had raised South African hopes of victory but they suffered a late collapse. From 124/1, they were all out for 177 chasing a 241-run target. Mohammed Shami took a five-wicket haul. Although conditions remained difficult for batting, the pitch appeared to pose fewer hazards from unpredictable bounce than earlier in the match. But Indian bowlers, despite being dominated for most part of the first two session, maintained their composure to take their team towards a historic win. Catch full cricket score and highlights of India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 4 here. (India vs South Africa Day 4 live streaming) (India vs South Africa score) (IPL auction highlights) (Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka score)

21:07 PM IST: Do log on to more exclusive news on India vs South Africa series and much more. Till then, goodbye!

21:04 PM IST: After restoring some pride in the Test series, India would be eager to do better in the six-ODI series starting on February 1. There is also a three-T20 series, starting on February 18.

21:03 PM IST: I think India outplayed us in this Test. We didn’t take our chances. We were just sloppy. - Faf du Plessis

21:00 PM IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is Man of the Match for his all-round performance, Vernon Philander Man of the Series

20:59 PM IST: “Lovely. We required some character playing on a pitch that was very difficult. I think our guys showed great guts through the four days. We took the challenge. Batting first wasn’t a call that went down well with some people, but we knew it was the right call. We knew we were close in the first two games. This was perfect. Elgar and Amla played really well, although it was not easy. You expect that from South Africa. But one thing I know is that when wickets go down, in pressure situations, its very difficult to come back - Virat Kohli

20:45 PM IST: This has been a brilliant display from India. Despite, Amla and Elgar’s 119-run stand , India maintained their pressure on the home team. The collapse started just before the tea session and then there was no stopping.

20:42 PM IST: Lungi Ngidi c (sub)Karthik b Shami 4(6) [4s-1]

Great review! As India notch 63-run win.

20:38 PM IST: SIX! Elgar takes Bhuvneshwar over square leg. SA 177/9, need 64 to win

20:37 PM IST: FOUR! Elgar finds the gap through slips off Bhuvneshwar and reaches 80 run mark. He is not done in yet.

20:32 PM IST: Two run out chances missed. First Ishant and then Hardik Pandya. The Indian players are too pumped up.

20:23 PM IST: Morne Morkel b Shami 0(1), South Africa 161/9, need 80 to win vs India

The yorker from Shami does Morkel in. India on cusp of win

20:17 PM IST: Rabada c Pujara b Bhuvneshwar 0(3), South Africa 160/8, need 81 to win vs India

Rabada goes for a drive against Bhuvi but edges to Pujara at Slips

20:13 PM IST: Phehlukwayo b Shami 0(3), South Africa 157/7, need 84 to win vs India

A fuller delivery from Shami takes Phehlukwayo’s inside edge and hits the stumps

20:08 PM IST: Philander b Shami 10(18) [4s-1]. South Africa 157/6, need 84

Philander wanted to go for a half-hearted pull. But he did not move his feet and got bowed.

20:00 PM IST: THAT WAS CLOSE! Elgar almost edged a wide delivery from Bhuvneshwar. England have surpassed 150-run mark. They need 90 to win. Match is still evenly poised.

19:50 PM IST: Philander takes another blow and again Bumrah is the tormentor-in-chief.

19:48 PM IST: OUCH! That hurt! Bumrah’s rising delivery beats Philander and hit his high.

19:45 PM IST: de Kock lbw b Bumrah 0(1). South Africa 145/5, need 96

First Ball duck for De Kock! the fill length delivery straightened a bit and hit De Kock’s stand.

19:37 PM IST: Quinton de Kock is the new batsman at the crease!

19:35 PM IST:du Plessis b Ishant 2 (9), South Africa 144/4, need 97 to win vs India

Bowled him! Ishant’s good length delivery got in and rattled du Plessis’ stumps. This is big wicket!

19:32 PM IST: Injury update: Parthiv has suffered a right index finger and is set for an x-ray this evening after the game.

19:25 PM IST: Bumrah is bowling a perilous line. He beats Faf du Plessis twice in the same over. SA 143/3, need 98

19:21 PM IST: South Africa now need exactly 100 runs to win.India need seven wickets.

19:18 PM IST: According to reports, Parthiv Patel has broken his finger while keeping. Dinesh Karthik is wicketkeeping for the moment.

19:15 PM IST: We are back for third and final session of the day! The match is well balanced now. A good partnership or a couple of wickets may decide the fate of the match.

18:59 PM IST: South Africa 136/3 at tea, need 105 to win against India (Elgar 61*)

18:53 PM IST: India have got an opening here now. They need to cash in now. It is good time to take wickets. The batsmen will be under pressure.

18:48 PM IST: de Villiers c Rahane b Bumrah 6(13) [4s-1], South Africa 131/3, need 110 runs

OUT! That’s a massive wicket! Bumrah gets a thick edge off De Villiers an he is caught by Rahane at gully.

18:39 PM IST: AB De Viliers is the new batsman on the crease. Amla’s innings has put South Africa on a solid platform. They can very well eye a victory from here on.

18:34 PM IST: Amla c Hardik Pandya b Ishant 52(140) [4s-5], South Africa 124/2, need 117 runs

Finally, the much-needed breakthrough. Good field placement by Kohli as Amla shuffles to hit Ishant on the leg side. The ball goes up in the air and is caught by Pandya.

18:29 PM IST: Hashim Amla scores his 38th half-century. South Africa need less than 120 to win now. The second wicket stand has sucked the life out of India’s attack.

18:20 PM IST: The uneven bounce that troubled the batsmen so much on Day 3 is gone now. India might think they have got the short shrift after the heavy roller was used. But it was used within rules. SA 119/1, need 122 runs to win

18:15 PM IST: The Indian bowlers have not been effective at all today. The pitch has eased out but the bowlers too have messed up with the line and length on most of the occasions.

18:09 PM IST: As South Africa’s target decreases, India’s headache increases. By now Virat Kohli and Co. must be aware that they are in the back foot now.

18:02 PM IST:Dean Elgar scores 10th fifty. South Africa 112/1, need 129 runs to win vs India

A deserved fifty for the opener. After getting hit on his face on Day 3 , today he is hitting Indian bowlers.

17:52 PM IST: A maiden from Hardik Pandya and it’s time for drinks. India need nine wickets and South 133 runs to win the third Test and clean-sweep the series.

17:42 PM IST: Elgar hits a boundary off Pandya to complete a 100-run stand with Amla. SA now need less than 135 runs to win

17:33 PM IST: The Indian pacers are hitting the deck hard to generate bounce. But that is not turning out to produce any result.

17:22 PM IST: The fifth bowler - Hardin Pandya - comes to bowl his first over of the day. He gives away two runs.

17:21 PM IST: Amla is in his 40s now. It will be his 38th half-century. SA 93/1, need 148 runs to win

17:11 PM IST: FOUR! Elgar whips Ishant Sharma towards mid-wicket. Being aggressive there mate! SA 87/1, need 152 runs

17:05 PM IST: Amla-Elgar stand has crossed 70 now. Although the pitch seems to have eased up a bit, The duo showed great application. SA 79/1, need 162

17:00 PM IST: South Africa are now 77/1 , and need 164 to win

16:52 PM IST: Ishant bowls from the other end and concedes just one run and then Bumrah comes and gives away just two runs. But India’s lead is now less than 165. India still have lot of runs on board but the two set batsmen is making life difficult for them.

16:43 PM IST: FOUR! Bumrah bowls a short ball that strays down leg. Elgar goes across and hits towards leg. SA 74/1, need 166 to win

16:40 PM IST: And we are back! The second session will be crucial for the visitors. The Amla-Elgar stand is frustrating them. India still need nine wickets

16:16 PM IST: After the heavy roller was used, it seemed to have taken the juice out of the pitch. The ball is also old. However, the Indian pacers have put in lot of effort as Amla and Elgar are concentrating to the last bit.

16:02 PM IST: South Africa 69/1 at lunch, need 172 to win vs India (Elgar 29*, Amla 27*)

15:52 PM IST: Is it the mowing down of the grass that has hit Indian bowlers hard? They are getting movement but credit should be given to SA batsmen too. SA 61/1, need 176 to win

15:46 PM IST: Bumrah bowls a maiden but it is the wickets that India need. The first session has so far belonged to South Africa. Amla and Elgar have got set.

15:41 PM IST: FOUR! Amla pulled against Ishant as the ball went up in the air but there was no fielder. SA 60/1, need 181

15:36 PM IST: FOUR! Elgar edges over gully against Bhuvneshwar and it’s a four! SA 56/1, need 185

15:29 PM IST: The umpire is having a look at the pitch. No major issue it seems. The South Africans seems to have understood the pitch really well.

It’s time for drinks. SA batsmen have negotiated the Indian pace attack pretty well. But there were some near misses too

15:17 PM IST: He almost got an edge off the third ball against Elgar. But the ball missed the bat by a whisker. SA 48/1, need 193

15:14 PM IST: Ishant Sharma is back into the attack! He was unsold in the IPL auction today!

15:05 PM IST: The Indian pacers have kept the pressure on but they are bowling too many wide delivery. South Africa is slowly getting into the groove. But in this pitch one dismissal can lead to a collapse. SA 47/1

14:58 PM IST: THAT WAS CLOSE: Bumrah’s delivery swings late but it misses Elgar’s edge! We have seen it so many times in this match! SA 41/1

14:48 PM IST:FOUR! Bhuvneshwar bowls a full and wide delivery. Easy runs for Elgar. SA 40/1, need 201 runs to win

14:45 PM IST: Bumrah comes back and concedes four runs through byes. The ball was edged but Parthiv should have stopped it. SA 36/1

14:39 PM IST: Now Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes in to bowl! Three bowlers in three overs! He gives away just one run! SA 31/1

14:35 PM IST:FOURS! Shami bowls a poor short and wide delivery and Amla cuts it to backward point. On the fourth ball he again does the same mistake and Amla cuts him to cover boundary. SA 30/1

14:30 PM IST: Jasprit Bumrah bowls the first over and the first delivery is a short ball. It flies over Parthiv Patel’s head to the boundary. SA 22/1

14:28 PM IST: We are minutes away from the start of Day 4 action.

14:04 PM IST: The pitch is being mowed. Match will start at 2:30 pm.

13:25 hrs IST: Meanwhile, KL Rahul and Manish Pandey were the best Indians to win the big bucks at IPL auction 2018. Both got Rs 11 crore each from Kings XI Punjab and SunRisers Hyderabad respectively. Ben Stokes got 12.5 Crore from Rajasthan Royals.

13:24 hrs IST:Our correspondent Somshuvra Laha saying that Day 4 will have delayed start. There will be an inspection at 2pm.

13:22 hrs IST: Umpires are now inspecting the cracks along with match referee Ottis Gibson.

13:15 hrs IST: Some areas in the outfield still soggy. Sawdust being used in those spots

13:10 hrs IST: Slight drizzle now at Wanderers. There was overnight rain. Pitch is still covered.

12:46 hrs IST: And India have a very good chance of winning this Test

12:40 hrs IST: After much about the pitch on Friday evening, we will have play as scheduled today

12:30 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the India vs South Africa third Test Day 4

Mohammed Shami picked the only South African wicket on Friday, that of opener Aiden Markram for 4. Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla are at the crease and the Indian bowlers will look to get rid of them as soon as they can.

South Africa have won already won the three-Test series 2-0.