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India beat South Africa by 108 runs in Mohali

India beat South Africa inside three days in Mohali Test to go 1-0 up in the four-match series.

By: Express Web Desk |
Updated: November 7, 2015 3:48:45 pm
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India spinners took little time to bundle out South Africa for 109 runs in the second innings and register a 108-run win in the first Test in Mohali. Ravindra Jadeja, with figures of 5/21, was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts on Day 3.

Scorecard: India vs South Africa

Day 3, as it happened

1540 hrs IST: ALL OVER! India go 1-0 in the four-match series with a 108-run win over South Africa in the first Test. Jadeja picks his fifth wicket of the innings to return with figures of 5/21

1535 hrs IST: WICKET! Steyn goes big but fails to make good connection. Finds Vijay in the deep. Ashwin picks his eighth wicket of the match

1525 hrs IST: WICKET! Van Zyl’s defiant innings ends. Ashwin bowls a peach to find his edge, Rahane does the rest at first slip

1520 hrs IST: WICKET! Jadeja pitches one in the rough and extracts sharp turn to take Harmer’s leading edge. Rahane takes a sharp low catch at first slip to give the spinner his fourth wicket of the innings

1520 hrs IST: 100 comes up for South Africa with a boundary. The visitors have looked good after Tea. In the 14 overs bowled, they have scored 46 runs and lost only a wicket

1505 hrs IST: Laxman is a happy man!

1500 hrs IST: Harmer and Van Zyl resist in the middle. Partnership worth 23 at the moment

1440 hrs IST: WICKET! Jadeja gets one to hold his line, beats Vilas’ defence to disturb the woodwork. South Africa 60/6

1430 hrs IST: Jadeja to commence proceedings with the ball after Tea

1410 hrs IST: Tea has been taken in Mohali. South Africa, chasing 218, are struggling at 56/5

1400 hrs IST: South Africa fighting it out in the middle but only a special effort can help them save/win this game

1345 hrs IST: WICKET! Aaron into the attack, and he strikes as Dean Elgar’s leading edge is collected safely by Virat Kohli

1322 hrs IST: WICKET! That’s the big one, ABD loses his stumps to Mishra, once again.

1310 hrs IST: AB de Villiers is the one who is taking the attack to the spinners, using his feet, creating room; finding boundaries.

1303 hrs IST: Despite all that happening around him, AB de Villiers uses his feet against Ashwin.

1300 hrs IST: The pitch becoming unplayable with every ball, SA 10/3 and their chase has gone wrong.

1258 hrs IST: WICKET! Jadeja bowls the arm ball, Amla offers no shot; sees his off stump flying

1254 hrs IST: WICKET! Du Plessis drives but edges it straight to Rahane after another beauty from Ravi Ashwin.

1248 hrs IST: WICKET! Five minutes into the chase and Jadeja traps Philander in front.

1244 hrs IST: South Africa openers came out to chase and to everyone’s surprise, Vernon Philander is one of them!

1238 hrs IST: WICKET! That’s it all over, India bowled out for 200, South Africa need 218 runs to win the first Test. (Cheteshwar Pujara 77; Simon Harmer 4/56, Imran Tahir 4/48)

1231 hrs IST: 200 comes up for India; lead now stands at 217

1214 hrs IST: WICKET! Poor shot from Yadav, Harmer chips in with another wicket.

1210 hrs IST: The players are back after the Lunch break, South Africa would look to mop up the tail ASAP!

1131 hrs IST: Fantastic comeback by South Africa, the pressure is now on India.

1130 hrs WICKET! Ashwin gives in to Tahir’s turn, edges it to Amla; that’s Lunch.

1121 hrs IST: India lost five wickets and scored just 58 runs in that session.

1119 hrs IST: WICKET! Amit Mishra just threw it away and another wicket for Harmer.

1114 hrs IST: Another one bites the dust, Jadeja is trapped LBW, India losing their way.

1047 hrs IST: WICKET! Flurry of wickets, Rahane gives a regulation catch to Bavuma off Harmer.

1045 hrs IST: WICKET! After Kohli, Pujara departs, Tahir bowls a beauty and Pujara edges it to Amla.

1037 hrs IST: WICKET! Just after the drinks break, India lose Virat Kohli and that too to a part-timer: Van Zyl.

1029 hrs IST: Players have taken a break for drinks, and South Africa looking for that one wicket that can change the course of action.

1008 hrs IST: Another boundary by Kohli and India are 150/2.

1006 hrs IST: Back-to-back boundaries off Kohli’s bat and that’s 50-run partnership between him and Pujara for the third wicket.

1002 hrs IST: Good tight line by SA pacers, India managed to score just 11 runs so far!

0955 hrs IST: A short ball but Pujara slashes hard, takes a single. India’s lead is exactly 150.

0931 hrs IST: 1st ball of the day, Philander bowls a good length ball; Pujara safely negotiates it. South Africa are yet to use Dale Steyn as he is in the pavilion as of now.

0928 hrs IST: Players making their way out in the middle, Imran Tahir holds the key for the visitors.

0924 hrs IST: Big responsibility on Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara. India already had a lead of 142, another 100 runs will only make matter worse for South Africa who are desperately looking for wickets.

0915 hrs IST: We are back at the PCA, Mohali, the sky looks absolutely clear and we are in for good day’s play.

VIDEO: Our sports desk reviews the second day’s play (App users click here)

Day 2 Recap

Ashened Proteas fall apart

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Wagging his finger, Ravichandran Ashwin charged towards Dean Elgar who had been caught by Ravindra Jadeja at point. The batsman, who had bad-mouthed the pitch, was getting a mouthful. You can’t expect to get a silent farewell after calling the home team’s sacred surface “not a good cricket wicket” and within hours of that comment, end up mishitting an immensely avoidable adventurous shot against easily the best bowler playing this Test. You don’t take chances against Ashwin, not in 2015, certainly not at Mohali. And if you do and can’t pull it off, you walk back to the dressing room silently.

Day 2 Video Review

Dale Steyn unlikely to take field on Day 3

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With the opening cricket Test delicately poised after two days of intense action, South Africa have suffered a big blow as pace spearhead Dale Steyn is unlikely to take field on Saturday due to a groin strain.

Stats: R Ashwin adds unique record to his name

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Ravichandran Ashwin (5/51) has recorded his first instance of five wickets in an innings vs South Africa – his 13th in Tests. At Johannesburg in December 2013, in his only previous Test against them, he had failed to take a wicket – his figures being 0/25 & 0/83.

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