India vs South Africa, 4th Test, Day 2: As it happened

India bowl out South Africa cheaply, take a healthy lead in the fourth and final Test in New Delhi.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: December 4, 2015 5:41:09 pm

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India took control of the Feroz Shah Kotla Test as they bundled out South Africa for 121 thanks to a five-for from Ravindra Jadeja. Earlier, riding on Ajinkya Rahane ton, India posted a formidable total of 334 to put South Africa under pressure.

Scorecard: India vs South Africa

The day, as it happened (Newest on top)

1658 hrs IST: And its Stumps. Bad light has forced an early stumps once again, also India didn’t want to enforce follow on.

1644 hrs IST: And that’s it. it’s all over, South Africa fail to save follow on. Ashwin chips in with another wicket. Imran Tahir is out for 1.

1635 hrs IST: WICKET! The wicket that India wanted, as AB de Villiers has holed out to Ishant Sharma as Ravindra Jadeja gets another one.

16o8 hrs IST: While wickets fall at one end, AB de Villiers has been blocking the other. On 34 off 56 now

1558 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin also gets his name on the wicket-takers list. Kyle Abbott plumb in front

1550 hrs IST: WICKET! Ishant Sharma bowls a peach of a delivery to hit the top of Dane Vilas’ off-stump. South Africa now 79/6

1543 hrs IST: South Africa 79/5 and are still trailing India by 157 runs. AB de Villiers & Dane Vilas at the crease

1521 hrs IST: WICKET! Umesh Yadav castles JP Duminy and South Africa in real trouble now

1506 hrs IST: WICKET! This is trouble for South Africa! Faf du Plessis tries a sweep shot but only manages to lob it into the air. Ajinkya Rahane completes a simple catch and once again Ravindra Jadeja is the bowler. SA 62/4

1458 hrs IST: WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja at it again! Hashim Amla is caught behind. SA 56/3 now

1450 hrs IST: South Africa reach 50 for the loss of 2 wickets

1440 hrs IST: WICKET! Just after Tea, India have struck! Ravindra Jadeja gets the set Bavuma

1410 hrs IST: Hashim Amla and Bavuma take South Africa to Tea at 38/1, still trailing India by 296 runs

1352 hrs IST: WICKET! Umesh Yadav provides India the much needed breakthrough. Dean Elgar edges a full-pitched ball and is caught behind. South Africa 36/1

1338 hrs IST: Buvama and Elgar have settled down South Africa’s nerves. SA 27/0 after 11 overs

1315 hrs IST: Elgar and Bavuma survive some close calls but now they look comfortable

1300 hrs IST: South Africa have been slow so far but watchful against the new ball

1245 hrs IST: South Africa’s new opening pair of Dean Elgar and Deva Bavuma out in the middle. Ishant to start proceedings for India

1233 hrs IST: WICKET! Ishant Sharma is adjudged LBW! Kyle Abbott picks up a five-for and India bowled out for 334.

1227 hrs IST: WICKET! Ravichandran Ashwin tries to go for a big one but a mistimed pull sees the ball skied up. AB de Villiers runs back to take the catch

1215 hrs IST: Kyle Abbott begins with a maiden after Lunch

1210 hrs IST: Players back on the field. Ashwin will look to take his score closer to the three-figure mark while Umesh will look to provide him able support

1135 hrs IST: And at Lunch India are 326/8. Thanks to a solid century from Rahane. It was the home team’s session to say the least.

1125 hrs IST: FIFTY! Ashwin chips in with another half-century; India 323/8

1119 hrs IST: And this is how Ajinkya Rahane celebrated his first Test century on home soil. It meant so much to him.

 

1117 hrs IST: Ravi Ashwin going strong, looks like he has a half-century under his sights.

1059 hrs IST: WICKET! Standing ovation for Rahane as his innings came to an end; Tahir had him caught off ABD

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1015 hrs IST: And that’s it, an elegant straight drive to reach to his maiden Test century on home soil. Ajinkya Rahane take a bow!

1004 hrs IST: South Africa drop their third catch so far. Previously they have dropped Rohit on 0, Rahane on 78 and now Ashwin on 15.

1001 hrs IST: Current partnership is worth 46 runs between Rahane and Ashwin; India 244/7

0943 hrs IST: Ravi Ashwin scores the first scoring shot of the day with a wristy flick.

 

0940 hrs IST: Indian batsmen cautious against Morne Morkel who is banging in short.

0925 hrs IST: Players are walking out to the middle, Ajinkya Rahane, a lot will be expected of him.

Day 1 recap:

Coming off the bench, Piedt shows South Africa what they missed 

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Dane Piedt had last played a Test match fourteen months back. Incidentally, that was his debut against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. Finishing with figures of 8 for 152, the 24-year-old looked confident of taking the big leap in international cricket. However, a shoulder injury he suffered while playing for the Cape Cobras at a Champions League T20 game proved to be a speed-breaker.

Lost and found: Rahane at home

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For a batsman of his talent, technique and temperament, Ajinkya Rahane’s batting record in Test matches at home was abysmal. Before the ongoing fourth India-South Africa match at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Rahane had played four home Tests and scored a total of 47 runs at a batting average of — it’s not a typo — 7.83 and a highest total of 15. After the Nagpur Test, India’s No.5 actually had worse numbers on home soil than their No.11.

Just like that, Viru Sehwag was gone

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Only a handful of fans had taken their seats on this chilly, smoggy Thursday morning when the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) conducted a felicitation function for the recently retired Virender Sehwag, who would fill up stadiums around the world when he batted in his pomp. Which, by the way, wasn’t very long ago.

 

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