1st Inn - 497/9(116.3) 2nd Inn - DNB
1st Inn - 162/10(56.2) 2nd Inn - 133/10(48.0)
CRR: 2.77 | India beat South Africa by an innings and 202 runs

IND beat SA by an innings and 202 runs | India vs South Africa, Highlights And Cricket Score 3rd Test Match

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Date: Oct 19, 2019 Start Time: 09:30 IST | 04:00 GMT | 09:30 Local
Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi

India vs South Africa Highlights And Cricket Score 3rd Match - Test Summary

End of Over : 48.0 SA: 133/10

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That's it from this Test series then. The visitors from here play England at home on Boxing day. Interesting to see if they can recover from this hammering from the Indians by then.

The winning skipper, Virat Kohli terms the win as an amazing one. States that the bowlers are doing things which does not happen off the surface. Believes great mindset helps them perform like that. Adds that he is proud of the team. Says that seeing the pacers steaming in, spinners bowling consistently feels good. Kohli says that to be the best side in the world, they knew that they need to be multi-dimensional. Adds that it's all about team efforts. Points that the side does not mind playing an extra bowler instead of playing an extra batsman. Adds that the side has great belief and that they can win anywhere in the world. States that the side wants to be the best side in the world.

ROHIT SHARMA IS MAN OF THE MATCH AS WELL AS MAN OF THE SERIES. The new Indian Test opener starts by saying that he is thankful for getting the opportunity at the top. States that he will take a lot of confidence from the series as an opener. Adds that its a great start for him and he would love to carry on. Adds that when he started opening in 2013, he realized that the opener needs to show some discipline early on. Believes that the management, the coach and the skipper supported him well and that's what helps the player do better. Points that he backs himself for getting those big scores.

The South African skipper, Faf du Plessis starts by saying that the frustrating part for them was that they started well with the bat in the first innings of the first Test but things went downward from there. Congratulates the Indians for dominating all the three Tests. On the Indian bowling attack, the Protea skipper says that in 2015, there were spinning tracks but this time around things are different. Adds that the pitches are perfect for Test cricket. Credits the Indians bowlers for being relentless. Says that the Indian seamers bowled the stumps line and that's why they were successful. Believes that the South Africans were not able to do that consistently. On positives from the tour, Faf says that a lot of young players are coming in. Adds that the series has been tough for them but they will try to compete next time. Adds that touring India has always been tough and the stats speaks for themselves.

Ravi Shastri is there for the interview. Shastri says that the bowling has improved so much that they have taken the pitch out of the equation. Adds that once they have taken the 20 wickets, their batting is so good that they focus on the 20 wickets along with points. On Rohit Sharma and Rahane, Ravi says that Rahane was not going anywhere from the middle order and he needed to rediscover his touch. Adds that Rohit did well as an opener. He knew when to leave the ball, when to defend and when to attack. On Shahbaz Nadeem, Shastri says that he is very impressed with him and says that the first wicket he got was a spinner's delight. Further says that even him in his prime was not able to do what Nadeem did. Says that it is a team effort and there are 6 to 7 players who will put their hand up and contribute for the team.

Mohammed Shami and Mayank Agarwal are in for a chat with Manjrekar. Shami says that the pacers are always ready with the responsibility. Adds that the Indian skipper gives them a lot of confidence by allowing them to have fielders wherever they want to. Says that they try to put the balls in good lines and lengths. Agarwal adds that he was happy to get a debut in Australia. Credits the bowlers for picking 20 wickets in almost every game. On the Protea batters struggling against the Indian quicks, Agarwal says that he enjoys the sight of the opposition batters hopping to play the Indian bowlers. Shami says that everyone works hard on their fitness and that has helped them. He further adds that they have been born and brought up in these conditions so that makes things easier for them. States that the everyone in the team enjoys each other's success.

Let's rewind the series then. It was all about Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal in the first Test. Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock scored centuries but that was it. After another ton from Rohit Sharma, the Indian bowlers bundled the visitors for a mere 191 runs to win the Test by 203 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin got a 7-fer in the first innings and Shami got a fifer in the second. In the second Test, it was time for a Virat Kohli show as he raked up a double ton while Agarwal scored back-to-back Test match centuries. With contributions from Pujara, Rahane and Jadeja, India yet again posted a huge total of 601 runs before the declaration. And then the Indian bowlers took the responsibility upon them and once again bundled the South Africans for 275 runs which could've been lot less if not for the 109-run stand between Maharaj and Philander for the 9th wicket. Indian skipper Kohli enforced the follow-on there too and the bowlers this time combined together to bundle them out for 189 runs and winning the game by an innings and 137 runs. We already know what has happened here in the final game.

Second innings' Shami was at it again as he picked up 3 wickets while Yadav picked up 2. Jadeja and Ashwin had one wicket to their name too. Nadeem came to bowl the second over of the morning session of Day 4 and picked up the two wickets to seal the game to complete the whitewash.

Then again, it was all about the Indian bowling. The top-order collapsed, Dean Elgar had to retire hurt after getting hit on the helmet with Theunis de Bruyn becoming the first-ever concussion substitute for the South Africans. George Linde and Dane Piedt frustrated the Indians with a brief stand but they eventually got out. De Bruyn along with Nortje made sure that the game goes to Day 4. But eventually India took just 12 balls to wrap up the things.

Then came the Indian bowling. Two pacers bouncing the openers out before bad weather interrupted the second day's play. Day 3 started with Umesh Yadav removing the visitor's skipper Faf du Plessis in the first over. Then, a 91-run stand was the only positive that happened for the Proteas in the first innings. Hamza after getting to his maiden half ton departed and the visitors were bundled for a paltry total of 162 runs. Umesh Yadav was the pick of the bowlers with 3 scalps while Shami, Jadeja and debutant Nadeem picking two apiece. Kohli then enforced the follow-on, 8th time as a captain, most by an Indian.

The bowling for the Proteas started with a positive note with Rabada and Ngidi troubling the Indians at the top. But once Rohit and Rahane got their eyes in, they hammered all the Protea bowlers.After the eary wickets, the Protea bowlers looked listless. Debutant George Linde got 4 wickets to his name but not before giving away 133 runs in 31 overs.

Let's talk about how the Test started. Faf du Plessis, the Protea skipper arrived for the Toss with Temba Bavuma for some luck. Well, no luck as Kohli won the Toss and opted to bat first. The decision looked to backfire when Rabada struck twice to leave India reeling at 39/3. And then the two Mumbai lads got together and stitched a mammoth 267-run stand between them. Rohit Sharma went on to score his maiden double ton while Rahane got to a century at home after 3 years. Ravindra Jadeja scored a half ton too but Umesh Yadav's 5 sixes in 10 balls added insult to injury for the Proteas and helped India post 497 runs before Virat declared the innings.

Bruised! Whitewashed! Beaten! Hammered! Dominated! Unbeaten! The first three words describe the Proteas Test series and the last three describes the the way the Indians have played. Another 40 points for India in the ICC World Test Championship as they consolidate their position further at the top (240 points). A big zero in front of the name of the visitors in the same points table, after playing 3 games.

47.6 W

Shahbaz Nadeem to Lungi Ngidi. OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! India finish the game off in just two overs to end the series with a whitewash and it has happened in an unusual manner. Full delivery on off, Ngidi drives this towards the mid on region but it hits Nortje flush on the wrists and lobs up in the air. Nadeem catches it off the rebound and it is given out. Nortje looks in serious pain out there. The Indian players check on him whether he is fine or not. INDIA WIN THE MATCH BY AN INNINGS AND 202 RUNS.

47.5 W

Shahbaz Nadeem to Theunis de Bruyn. OUT! CAUGHT! Excellent keeping from Saha here. This is the reason that Kohli regards him as the best wicketkeeper in the country. Flatter delivery outside off which kept very low, Theunis looks to cut this one but it goes off the bottom edge towards Saha. He bends down and takes an excellent catch. The umpire gives it out immediately. One more wicket to go for the Indians to wrap up the series.

47.4 0

Shahbaz Nadeem to Theunis de Bruyn. Flighted delivery on off, de Bruyn pushes it towards the cover region.

47.3 0

Shahbaz Nadeem to Theunis de Bruyn. Flighted delivery outside off, de Bruyn defends it towards the cover region.

47.2 0

Shahbaz Nadeem to Theunis de Bruyn. Flighted ball on the leg stump line, Theunis looks to flick it but gets hit on the pads.

47.1 0

Shahbaz Nadeem to Theunis de Bruyn. Nadeem starts with a flighted delivery on middle and leg, de Bruyn defends it off the front foot towards the leg side.

End of Over : 47 1 Runs 48.0: 133/8
46.6 0

Mohammed Shami to Anrich Nortje. BEATEN! Excellent delivery from Shami! Good length delivery around off, Nortje attempts to defend it but fails to put any bat on it.

46.5 0

Mohammed Shami to Anrich Nortje. Short ball on middle, Nortje rocks on his back foot and pushes it towards short leg.

46.4 0

Mohammed Shami to Anrich Nortje. Fullish delivery on off, Nortje defends it towards the cover region for nothing.

46.3 0

Mohammed Shami to Anrich Nortje. Short delivery on middle, Nortje rocks on his back foot and defends it towards short leg.

46.2 1

Mohammed Shami to Theunis de Bruyn. LEG BYE! Good length ball on the middle and leg stump line, Bruyn looks to flick it but gets hit on the pads. The ball goes towards square leg for a leg bye.

46.1 0

Mohammed Shami to Theunis de Bruyn. Starts with a good length ball on middle, Theunis defends it towards the mid-wicket region.


With the series already decided, India will aim for a clean-sweep when they face an injury-plagued South Africa in the third and final Test match. India has already sealed the Test series and currently hold an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. Virat Kohli's men, who clinched a record 11 Test series win at home with the series victory over South Africa, will aim for a second consecutive clean sweep.


India have also now four consecutive Test victories and could break a slew of records with another clean sweep. South Africa, on the other, have failed to put up a fight against a dominant Indian team in their own backyard and will look to salvage some lost pride with at least a consolation victory. Injuries to Keshav Maharaj and Aiden Markram have already been ruled out of the third Test.


India Squad: Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami.


South Africa Squad: Vernon Philander, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis (c), Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Senuran Muthusamy.

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