STUMPS: Cheteshwar Pujara and Parthiv Patel held the fort, a feeble one at that, till the close of play with an attritional final day staring at them. Miracles can happen, but how much would you bet on that? India 35/3 in chase of 287
OVERS 15.6: Lungi Ngidi scalped arguably the biggest wicket of the match as he dismissed in-form India skipper Virat Kohli for five. India lost their third wicket and along with it much of the hopes of chasing the record target in Centurion. India 26/3 in chase of 287
OVERS 11.1: First ball from Lungi Ngidi and KL Rahul with a nothing shot gifts his wicket away. Outside off, back of length and Rahul cuts, rather more of a fishing out for the ball and easy catch for Keshav Maharaj at point. India 2 down for 16 in chase of 287
OVERS 7.5: India lose Murali Vijay early. Kagiso Rabada’s good ;ength delviery stayed alarmingly low and even though Vijay got his bat down, the ball took the bottom edge and thudded on to the stumps. India 11/1 in chase of 287
OVERS 91.3: And that’s that, last man Lungi Ngidi falls trying to heave on over long-off and South Africa are all out for 258 in their second dig, but they have managed to set India a record target of 287 at the Centurion
OVERS 88.4: Wicket for Jasprit Bumrah off a slower delivery. Faf du Plessis’ innings of substance comes to a tame end. 48 off 141 deliveries. SA nine down for 245. Lead is 273
OVERS 87.2: 4th wicket for Mohammed Shami as he gets rid of Kagiso Rabada – caught at slips for 4. SA 245/8, lead India by 273
Final session of Day 4 starts and Faf Du Plessis is stepping on the gas
TEA: After India wrested back the momentum in the morning session courtesy Mohammed Shami’s triple-strike, South Africa seemed to be edging ahead with a sedate second session on day four of the second India vs South Africa Test at the Supersports Park in Centurion on Tuesday. Faf du Plessis (37*) was in the thick of the action and he, along with Vernon Philander, blunted the Indian attack for most part of the session.
OVERS 76: Ishant finds the outside edge of Keshav Maharaj, simple catch for Parthiv Patel and South Africa eight down for 215. Lead of 243
OVERS 74: Finally a wicket for India. Ishant Sharma gets rid of Vernon Philander with a short delviery. Philander tried to get on top of the delivery but could not control it and an easy catch for Virat Kohli at sqaure leg. The partnership with du Plessis yielded 46 runs in 156 deliveries. SA 211/6, lead by 239 runs
OVERS 69: No hurry for Faf du Plessis and Vernon Philander as they continue to frustrate the Indian bowlers. Hardik Pandya and Ishant Sharma managed a few close calls, but for now South Africa’s blockathon prevails. 10 more overs before new ball will be available.
OVERS 64.5: Another review by India. India very desperate and du Plessis again survives. Hardik Pandya with a good shout, but it came down to the on-field umpire’s call and for that India don’t lose their review
OVERS 61.1: Waste of a review from India. Jasprit Bumrah hits a yorker and du Plessis shuts it down with his bat, yet Virat Kohli opts for a review. No success. SA 190/5, lead India by 218
OVERS 59: Faf du Plessis and Vernon Philander seem to be in no hurry post lunch. SA 185/5, lead India by 213
OVERS 55: LUNCH on Day 4! South Africa 173/5 with a lead of 201 runs vs India
OVERS 51.2: South Africa’s lead is now 200 runs. Score 172/5 in 52 overs
OVERS 47.4: OUT! Mohammed Shami gets Quinton de Kock in his fourth attempt. Off his first three deliveries, Shami induced edge from De Kock but unfortunately, all of them rolled away for boundaries. However, he finally got the rub of green when De Kock edged again, fourth time in a row, and was caught by the ‘keeper on 12. Score 163/5, lead by 191 runs
OVERS 45.5: OUT! Mohammed Shami strikes twice as Dean Elgar holes out on 61 to square leg fielder who almost made a hash of it. Score 151/4, leading by 179 runs
OVERS 42.4: With a four South African captain Faf du Plessis opens his account and then takes a single off the next to bring up the 150 runs. Score 150/3, lead by 178 runs.
OVERS 41.1: OUT! Mohammed Shami strikes as AB de Villiers is out caught behind on 80. Score 144/3, lead by 172 runs
OVERS 37.3: FIFTY no. Dean Elgar in Test cricket, reaches the milestone with a four. Score 127/2, lead by 155 runs
BREAKING: India captain Virat Kohli has been fined 25 per cent match fee and receives one demerit point for breaching ICC Code of Conduct on Day 3.
OVERS 32.1: AB de Villiers brings up the 100 runs for South Africa. The lead is now 128 runs. Score 100/2
Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have started the proceedings as India target early wickets on Day 4
Kohli complains to ICC match referee
An angry Virat Kohli marched off right into the match referee Chris Broad’s cabin when umpires stopped play due to bad light. He was clearly unhappy with something that couldn’t be immediately ascertained.