India vs South Africa Live Score 1st Test, Day 4: Mohammed Shami leads India’s attack in final session

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  • Dec 29, 2021 07:23 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Siraj almost gets his man 

    Mohammed Siraj almost gets his man as he hits the knee roll of Keegan Petersen’s pad with an angled delivery. The Indians were sure that they got their man but after DRS the third umpire directed to on-field umpire to stick to his decision. Petersen survives a close call. SA: 34/1  

  • Dec 29, 2021 07:16 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Superb shot by Keegan Petersen

    A superb shot by Keegan Petersen to end Mohammed Shami’s previous over. The bowler pitches the ball shot and wide and Petersen cuts it square of the wicket for a four. SA: 33/1

  • Dec 29, 2021 07:11 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Siraj replaces Bumrah 

    Mohammed Siraj replaces Jasprit Bumrah and he starts with a two-run over. SA: 29/1

  • Dec 29, 2021 07:07 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Elgar starts on confident note 

    A boundary and a single come off the previous over bowled by Shami as Elgar starts the final session on a confident note. SA: 27/1 

  • Dec 29, 2021 07:03 PM IST

    IND vs SA: We are back with LIVE action as final session starts

    Mohammed Shami will lead the proceedings in the final session of the day. On strike is Dean Elgar. Here we go! 

  • Dec 29, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    We are done with the second session and after dismissing India for 174 in their second innings, South Africa batters Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen help the Proteas reach 22/1. The hosts need 283 more to win. 

  • Dec 29, 2021 06:39 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Elgar, Petersen keep scoreboard ticking

    The pair of Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen keep the scoreboard ticking despite some clinical bowling by Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. SA: 21/1, need 284 to win

  • Dec 29, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Keegan Petersen joins the act

    A pitched up delivery by Mohammed Shami and Keegan Petersen times it from the middle of the blade as the ball beats the fielder close by and runs towards the long-off boundary. Good intent by South Africa so far. SA: 18/1 

  • Dec 29, 2021 06:27 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Dean Elgar gets a boundary 

    Dean Elgar smacks a good length delivery by Bumrah for FOUR. The ball was more towards the leg stump, which allowed the batter to play a fine shot towards the square leg region. SA: 11/1 

  • Dec 29, 2021 06:21 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Shami, Bumrah keep things tight for hosts 

    The pace combo of Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah keep things tight for South Africa as Keegan Petersen joins Dean Elgar in the middle. SA: 7/1

  • Dec 29, 2021 06:12 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Just the start India were looking for!

    Impressive stuff by Mohammed Shami as his first delivery takes the outside edge of Markram’s bat but falls right in front of Rishabh Pant. However, the bowler gets the better of Markram later in the over as he drags a good length delivery back onto his stumps. He departs for 1. SA: 1/1 

  • Dec 29, 2021 06:08 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Bumrah starts tight 

    Jasprit Bumrah starts tight as just one run come off his over. 

  • Dec 29, 2021 06:04 PM IST

    IND vs SA: The chase begins 

    South Africa openers Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar arrive in the middle to start the 305-run chase. Good news for India as Jasprit Bumrah leads the attack for India. 

  • Dec 29, 2021 05:50 PM IST

    IND vs SA: South Africa need 305 to win 

    Some innovation by Bumrah as he directs the ball just wide of the slip fielder for a four. With this India’s lead go above the 300-run mark. 

    Marco Jansen then cleans up Mohammed Siraj on 0 in the same over as India’s second innings comes to an end on 174. South Africa need 305 to win.   

  • Dec 29, 2021 05:45 PM IST

    IND vs SA: India lose 9th wicket

    Kagiso Rabada picks his fourth wicket of the innings as Mohammed Shami is caught at slips. He departs for 1. IND: 169/9, lead by 299 runs. 

  • Dec 29, 2021 05:39 PM IST

    Rishabh Pant departs for 34 but the job is done. IND: 166/8, lead by 296 runs

  • Dec 29, 2021 05:34 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Pant does what he does best 

    Rishabh Pant does what he does best as he comes down the track and smokes Wiaan Mulder for a four towards the mid-off region. In the previous delivery he had hit a back of a length delivery by the bowler for another four. IND: 160/7, lead by 290 runs 

  • Dec 29, 2021 05:27 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Drinks break 

    Refreshments are on the field for the players as India extend their lead by 281 runs and have three wickets in hand. 

  • Dec 29, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Rabada strikes

    Rabada strikes as India go 7 down. Ashwin is caught-behind on 14 but like the previous occasion he was not convinced and took a DRS. TV replay confirmed that the ball had touched the bat handle and then his arms before settling in De Kock’s gloves. IND: 146/7, lead by 276 runs 

  • Dec 29, 2021 05:18 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Pant-Ashwin add quick runs

    R Ashwin and Rishabh Pant add 35 runs in 36 balls as India’s total reach 146-6. They have now extended their lead by 276 runs. Ashwin is batting on 14, Pant is playing on 19. 

  • Dec 29, 2021 05:14 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Smart DRS by Ashwin

    A short delivery and it hits Ashwin and flies straight to the slip fielder as South Africa believe they’ve got their man. However, Ashwin opts for the DRS straightaway and replay confirms no bat or gloves were involved and the ball had brushed his arms before going to the slip fielder. 

    A total seven runs comes off the over as the final ball was a boundary in form of a bye. Meanwhile, India have extended their lead to 275 runs. 

  • Dec 29, 2021 05:08 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Ashwin displaying some class 

    This is some class by R Ashwin, after playing a couple of defensive strokes, the number 8 pushes a half volley by Wiaan Mulder towards the long-on region for a four. IND: 137/6  

  • Dec 29, 2021 05:01 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Pant slams two 4s 

    Rishabh Pant continues his ferocious approach despite the quick dismissals. He hits Marco Jansen for two fours on both the sides of the ground. Riding on his efforts, India have extended their lead beyond the 260-run-mark. 

  • Dec 29, 2021 04:55 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Pant takes charge

    Rishabh Pant takes charge in the middle and crunches Rabada for a four towards the gap in the extra cover region. IND: 119-6

  • Dec 29, 2021 04:48 PM IST

    IND vs SA: This is some reckless batting

    India lose wickets in quick succession as Rahane returns to the pavilion on 20. A short delivery by Marco Jansen and the batter goes for the pull but the ball takes the top edge of his bat and lands straight into the fielder’s pocket in the deep. This is some reckless batting.  IND: 111/6, lead by 241 runs

  • Dec 29, 2021 04:42 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Pant walks in 

    Rishabh Pant is the new man and he dances down the track straightaway but fails to connect. Meanwhile, India reach 111/5.  

  • Dec 29, 2021 04:38 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Pujara departs

    India lose their 5th wicket as Pujara is caught-behind on 16. The ball by Ngidi was going down the leg stumps and Pujara thought of capitalising on it. However, De Kock takes a smart catch behind the wickets. IND: 109/5, lead by 239 runs 

  • Dec 29, 2021 04:35 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Runs keep coming for India

    Despite some impressive stuff by Marco Jansen, he has been leaking runs as Rahane hits the youngster for a boundary and then slams him for a six over the fine leg region. The batter then plays an immaculate cover drive to get the second four of the over, forcing him to change sides. 14 runs come off the over as India edge past the 100-run-mark. IND: 109-4, lead by 239 runs

  • Dec 29, 2021 04:30 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Visuals of Kohli’s dismissal in both innings

  • Dec 29, 2021 04:26 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Expensive over

    After starting on a dream note, Marco Jansen concedes eight runs in his next over. Two boundaries came in the over, out of which one was bye. IND: 93-4

  • Dec 29, 2021 04:21 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Terrific shot by Rahane 

    Lungi Ngidi leads the attack from the other end as Ajinkya Rahane plays a terrific shot towards the off side for a four. It was a short delivery, wide off the off stick, giving enough time to Rahane to come on top of it and punch it for a four. IND: 84-4

  • Dec 29, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Good start by SA

    An exciting over by Jansesn straight after Lunch, picks up a wicket and concedes just a run. Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane is the new man in. IND: 80/4, lead by 210 runs

  • Dec 29, 2021 04:14 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Jansen strikes in 1st ball after Lunch

    Marco Jansen strikes in the first ball of the 2nd session as Virat Kohli is caught behind on 18. The ball was going wide and Kohli nudges it, unfortunate for the India captain as it takes the edge and settles in Quinton de Kock’s gloves. IND: 79/4, lead by 209 runs 

  • Dec 29, 2021 04:11 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Second session starts 

    Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara are back in the middle to kick-off the second session of the day. Kohli is on strike as Marco Jansen starts for Proteas. 

  • Dec 29, 2021 03:33 PM IST

    We are done with the opening session of play on Day 4 and it has been a mixed session for both the sides. A total of 26 overs were bowled in which India gathered 63 runs and lost two wickets. They go into the interval at 79/3 and have a good lead of 209 runs. Kohli and Pujara have added 25 runs for the fourth wicket and will lead the charge after the interval. 

  • Dec 29, 2021 03:25 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Pujara joins the attack 

    After Kohli, it is Pujara’s turn now as he whacks Wiaan Mulder for a cracking boundary. It was a short delivery good enough to allow Pujara play a brilliant cut. IND: 75/3 

  • Dec 29, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Tense moments in the middle for Kohli and SA 

    A huge LBW shout by Rabada and De Kock against Kohli as the ball angle towards the batter after pitching. The umpire declines the appeal but South Africa were convinced that they’ve got their man. However, Kohli survives despite the DRS as the third umpire directs the on-field umpire to stick to his decision. Meanwhile, South Africa don’t lose their review since it was an umpire call. 

    Kohli then plays some confident shots and fetches consecutive boundaries against the bowler as IND reach 71-3, lead by 201 runs. 

  • Dec 29, 2021 03:13 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Pujara, Kohli maintain cautious approach 

    A good batting display by both senior India batters as they are maintaining a cautious approach, not disturbing the balls going wide off the stump. However, the scoring rate can come as a concern due to the weather factor. At the moment India ate batting at 65/3 and lead by 195 runs. 

  • Dec 29, 2021 03:03 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Kohli opens account with FOUR 

    India captain Virat Kohli opens his account with a four as he pushes a good length delivery by Ngidi towards the mid-wicket region. 

    Meanwhile, there’s a yes-no in the middle as Kohli looks for a single but Pujara didn’t seem interested. IND: 60/3 

  • Dec 29, 2021 02:53 PM IST

    IND vs SL: KL Rahul departs! 

    Right after the blow, Lungi Ngidi strikes as KL Rahul is caught at slips on 23. India lose their third wicket as Virat Kohli walks out in the middle. IND: 54/3, lead by 184 runs

  • Dec 29, 2021 02:50 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Physio attends Rahul

    A length delivery by Ngidi but the quick bounce takes KL Rahul by surprise. The ball hits him on the gloves as physio come out to check the India opener. After a chat with the physio and some checking, KL Rahul stands tall and continues to bat.

  • Dec 29, 2021 02:44 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Ngidi starts tight after drinks

    Lungi Ngidi maintains a tight line in the first over after drinks as 3 runs come off it. IND: 53/2

  • Dec 29, 2021 02:35 PM IST

    A short interval as drinks come in for the players. KL Rahul is batting on 19 and Pujara is playing on 7. IND: 50/2, lead by 180 runs

  • Dec 29, 2021 02:31 PM IST

    IND vs SA: KL Rahul, Pujara take India to 50

    India bring up 50 for the loss of two wickets as KL Rahul displays some solid defense work in the middle. He, however, is also fetching run at constant rate as a boundary came in the last over bowled by Ngidi. 

  • Dec 29, 2021 02:20 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Pujara welcomes Ngidi with a FOUR, catch dropped

    Lungi Ngidi is introduced into the attack and Pujara welcomes with a cracking four towards the mid-on region. However, what follows next is absolute disaster for South Africa as Rabada drops a sitter in the same over. Pujara survives as the bowler is left in disbelief. IND: 45/2, lead by 175 runs

  • Dec 29, 2021 02:17 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Jansen changes his length

    This time Jansen changes his length and pitches it up, almost in Rahul’s radar, considering his strong flick work. However, a watchful Rahul is in no hurry and waits till the final delivery of the over, which is straight. The batter plays it with the full face of his bat and hits it for a four towards the mid-wicket region. IND: 39/2 

  • Dec 29, 2021 02:08 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Impressive stuff by Marco Jansen

    The tall Marco Jansen applies the short ball strategy against KL Rahul as Rahul but no positive outcome for the bowler. However, this is some challenging stuff by the youngster and it will be interesting to see if he can maintain it as the day proceeds. IND: 34/2

  • Dec 29, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Dravid takes part in Super Sport traditions

  • Dec 29, 2021 02:00 PM IST

    IND vs SA: 4 Byes and wicket

    Rabada goes short but misses his line as the ball goes past Shardul Thakur and Quinton de Kock after a well stretched dive for a four. India won’t mind that. Meanwhile, Rabada strikes as Shadrul’s stay comes to an end on 10.  

  • Dec 29, 2021 01:52 PM IST

    IND vs SA: KL Rahul takes it on his body 

    A short delivery by Rabada and not the bounce as KL Rahul would have expected. He tries to duck but the ball hits him on the grill of his helmet and then the body. South Africa even go for the appeal but soon realise the ball was probably going above the stumps. Meanwhile, Rabada is getting some movement in the air as Rahul along with Shardul take India to 30/1. 

  • Dec 29, 2021 01:48 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Wild swing, followed by a SIX 

    Shardul Thakur is doing what he has been sent to done. Marco Jansen pitches the ball slightly wide off the stumps and Shardul tries to drive it towards the cover region, he then slaps the following delivery for a SIX towards point. Shardul Thakur is taking his chances as IND reach 28/1. They lead by 158 runs at the moment. 

  • Dec 29, 2021 01:41 PM IST

    IND vs SA: South Africa lose review 

    Marco Jansen leads the attack from the other end and there is a huge shout for LBW against Shardul. No shot was offered and it struck him on his knee roll. After some consideration, Dean Elgar takes the DRS but TV replay confirms that the ball was going above the stumps. SA lose their review as no run come off the over. IND: 22/1

  • Dec 29, 2021 01:35 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Edge but safe 

    The ball takes a thick outside edge of KL Rahul’s bat but is wide off the three-man slip cordon, more towards the gully region. Races away to the boundary ropes as six runs come off the over. IND: 22/1

  • Dec 29, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Players arrive in the middle 

    The players are walking out as KL Rahul along with Shardul Thakur will lead India’s charge on the penultimate day. Although India have a lead of 146 runs, but we cannot rule South Africa out yet, especially what they did in the opening session on Day 3. 

    Rahul will be on strike, Kagiso Rabada will lead the attack for the hosts. Here we go! 

  • Dec 29, 2021 01:25 PM IST

    IND vs SA: It’s almost time 

    It’s almost time for LIVE action and the weather looks promising at the moment. It is bright and sunny as Team India engage in a few drills before the start of play on Day 4. 

  • Dec 29, 2021 01:15 PM IST

  • Dec 29, 2021 01:11 PM IST

    IND vs SA: ‘First session is going to be super key’

    After the close of play on Day 3, Temba Bavuma said that the first session today will be crucial for both the side. 

    “Look, what happened has happened. In terms of the bowling and the batting, obviously coming tomorrow with the ball, that first session is going to be super key.”

    “I think the intensity that we brought today off the field in terms of the ball, that’s the intensity that we can acquire.”

    “Hopefully, there’s a reachable target for the batters to kind of chase down. If we can’t chase it down obviously, as batters we’re going to have to knuckle down and make it super hard for the Indian bowlers.”

  • Dec 29, 2021 01:01 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Bumrah’s injury concern

    It was a tough outing for India’s premier seamer Jasprit Bumrah, who was forced to leave the pitch after an ankle twist during his follow-through. Although Bumrah was back on the ground after a while but bowled just one over after that.  

  • Dec 29, 2021 12:51 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Shami joins elite list

    Indian seamers with 200+ Test wickets:

    Kapil Dev

    Ishant Sharma

    Zaheer Khan

    Javagal Srinath

    Mohammed Shami

  • Dec 29, 2021 12:47 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Siraj turns Ronaldo in Centurion

    Amidst all the action, it was Mohammed Siraj who left the fans impressed with his SIIIUUUcelebration. The 27-year-old did it after dissmissing Rassie van der Dussen on 3. 

  • Dec 29, 2021 12:41 PM IST

    IND vs SA: All eyes on KL Rahul

    KL Rahul has been enjoying good form of late and the Indian opener made sure he made an instant impact right at the start of the 3-match series. The Indian opener scored 123 in the first innings and it will be interesting to see if he can do something similar as we are less than an hour way from live action. 

  • Dec 29, 2021 12:32 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Stats attack 

    A total of 18 wickets fell on Day 3, which is the most so far in a day in a Test in Centurion. The previous most was 16, which also fell on Day 3 of Test between South Africa and New Zealand in 2007/08. 

    Meanwhile, this was the sixth five-wicket-haul for Mohammed Shami in Tests and his second in the first innings. Shami had previously completed a five-wicket-haul back in 2015 while playing against Australia in Sydney. 

  • Dec 29, 2021 12:26 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st Test: Star performers from Day 3 

    Day 3 started with an epic spell by Lungi Ngidi, who finished the innings with six wickets. Rabada picked three, while debutant Marco Jansen scalped one. 

    With the bat, Temba Bavuma was the lone star from the South African camp, scoring 52 runs before getting caught-behind. 

    Among the Indians it was Mohammed Shami, who led the Indian seam attack with Jasprit Bumrah missing out most of the action after a nasty ankle twist. Shami picked five wickets in 16 overs and completed a five-wicket haul. In the process, Shami also reached the 200 Test wickets club.  

  • Dec 29, 2021 12:13 PM IST

    Rishabh Pant smashes MS Dhoni’s record (Getty Images)

    Day 3 of the Centurion Test saw Rishabh Pant smash a big MS Dhoni record and the 24-year-old now stands top on the list of wicketkeeper to reach100 quickest dismissals in the longer format of the game.

    Pant took 26 matches to reach the feat while Dhoni had achieved the same in 36 Tests. [Read More]

  • Dec 29, 2021 12:01 PM IST

    Lord Shardul in the house

    With India deciding to promote Shardul Thakur ahead of Cheteshwar Pujara, Twitter broke into hilarious ‘Lord Shardul’ memes. I mean, the guy does have three half-centuries in five Tests. Clearly, he is capable with the bat. And it wouldn’t have been a wrong call to expose Pujara to the new ball in the last 2 overs of the day.

  • Dec 29, 2021 11:55 AM IST

    Weather forecast for Day 4

    Absolutely nothing to worry about. The weather for Day 4 is similar to what it was on Day 3, bright and sunny. Although it may get slightly overcast later in the day, chances of rain are next to none. Expect a full quote of 98 overs in the day.

  • Dec 29, 2021 11:50 AM IST

    What target do India have in mind? Shami answers

    With India already enjoying a healthy lead over South Africa, it remains to be seen what kind of target they will set the home team? Shami was asked the question at the end of the day’s play to which the pacer replied saying anything around 400 is the number the Indian team has in mind.

  • Dec 29, 2021 11:45 AM IST

    All hail Milestone Man Shami

    Mohammed Shami was the star of the show yesterday, claiming a five-wicket-haul to dismiss South Africa for 197. In the process, the India pacer picked up his 200th Test wicket to join an elite list. He became only the fifth India pacer After Kapil Dev, Zaheer Khan, Ishan Sharma and Javagal Srinath to enter the 200 club.

  • Dec 29, 2021 11:40 AM IST

    What an interesting juncture in this Test match. The third innings is underway and one team is ahead by a commanding margin of 146 runs and nine wickets left. But here is where things get even more interesting. There is rain on the horizon tomorrow, something India captain Virat Kohli must be aware of. Will this force a change in tactics from him? It should. And if it does… expect some fireworks today.

  • Dec 29, 2021 11:31 AM IST

    India vs South Africa, 1st Test Day 4 Live

    Hello everyone. A warm welcome to all our lovely readers. It’s time for Day 4 of the 1st India-South Africa Test, and one that may likely determine the outcome of the match. With rain expected on the final day, today becomes all the more crucial. With India already boasting a sizeable lead, they would want to push out a result today itself. But it is be easier said that done. With 9 wickets left, in order for a winner, we would require a repeat of what transpired yesterday. All set? Gear up for an enthralling and fascinating day of Test cricket.

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