IND vs SA 1st Test Day 1 Highlights: Mohammed Siraj removed Quinton de Kock for 21 runs.© AFP
India vs South Africa 1st Test Day 5 Highlights: India took South Africa’s three remaining wickets shortly after lunch to seal a 113-run victory on the fifth day of the opening Test against South Africa in Centurion on Thursday. The Indian contingent will be extremely happy to have taken three wickets and need just three more to register their first Test win of the series. South Africa lost Quinton de Kock for 21 runs to Mohammed Siraj while Wiaan Mulder also departed soon after for one run off the bowling of Mohammed Shami to give India their sixth and seventh wicket respectively. Earlier, Dean Elgar was finally dismissed for 77 runs as Jasprit Bumrah trapped the batter LBW with a ball coming into him to give Team India their first breakthrough of Day 5. Temba Bavuma is joined by Marco Jansen as the home team would like to continue batting on a positive note against the likes of Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. Team India will aim to push for a win to take a crucial 1-0 lead in the three-match Test series against South Africa at the SuperSport Park In Centurion. South Africa ended Day 4 at 94/4, still needing 211 more runs to win. India, on the other hand, were put in firm control by the pacers once again. Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj combined to claim the four wickets that fell right before the end of day’s play on Wednesday. If weather permits, an intriguing final day could be on the cards. (SCORECARD)
India vs South Africa 1st Test Day 5 Highlights From SuperSport Park In Centurion
India Beat South Africa By 113 Runs In Centurion Test!
Ashwin to Ngidi, OUT!! Caught by Pujara. That’s it India win the first Test match by 113 runs. Ashwin has two wickets to his name in the end.
Ngidi c Pujara b Ashwin 0(1)
India beat South Africa by 113 runs to go 1-0 in the three-match Test series
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 30, 2021
India Need One Wicket To Win!
Another wicket!! Ravichandran Ashwin has taken his first wicket of the ongoing Test match as he has removed Kagiso Rabada. Easy catch for Shami in the end and the visitors are just one wicket away from their fourth win in South Africa.
Rabada c Shami b Ashwin 0(4)
India one wicket away from win
SA vs IND, Live Score: South Africa 191/9, need 114 runs to win
Shami Removes Jansen, India Two Wickets Away From Win!
Shami to Jansen, OUT!! Caught by Pant!! Finally Shami wins the small battle with a brilliant delivery to get the all-rounder out. India are just 2 wickets away from a win as South Africa have lost their eight wicket.
Marco Jansen c Pant b Shami 13(14) (4s-3)India two wickets away from win
SA vs IND, Live Score: South Africa 190/8, need 115 runs to win
Welcome back to the post-Lunch session!
India need three wickets to win while South Africa are 123 runs away from the target. Jasprit Bumrah has bowled exceptionally well in the second innings and this was the venue where he took his first five-wicket haul in 2018 on his debut series.
Two back-to-back boundaries from Marco Jansen on first two balls after Lunch against Shami.
SA vs IND, Live Score: South Africa 190/7, need 115 runs to win
Lunch – South Africa survive till the end of the first session but a hard grind is yet to follow
Lunch – Day 5!
South batters Bavuma and Jansen saw off Ashwin in the over just before Lunch
The Indian contingent will be extremely happy to have taken three wickets and need just three more to register their first Test win of the series
South Africa lost Quinton de Kock for 21 runs to Mohammed Siraj while Wiaan Mulder also departed soon after for one run off the bowling of Mohammed Shami to give India their sixth and seventh wicket respectively
Earlier, Dean Elgar was finally dismissed for 77 runs as Jasprit Bumrah trapped the batter LBW with a ball coming into him to give Team India their first breakthrough of Day 5
Live Score: SA 182/7 vs IND
Lunch on Day 5 of the 1st Test.
South Africa 182/7. #TeamIndia 3 wickets away from victory.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 30, 2021
Four – Bavuma hits Shami for a much-needed four
Shami goes off the track and Bavuma makes full use of it to guide it through the gully region for a splendid four
Live Score: SA 169/7 vs IND
Wicket – Shami removes Mulder for 1 run as India claim 7th wicket
Mohammed Shami comes back into the attack to dismiss Mulder for 1 run
India now only need three wickets to win
Live Score: SA 164/7 vs IND
Wicket – Siraj gives India breakthrough as De Kock departs
South Africa lose Quinton de Kock for 21 runs as Siraj gives India their sixth wicket
SA need 144 more runs to win while India need four more wickets
Live Score: SA 161/5 vs IND
Ashwin starts with a decent over against De Kock and Bavuma on Day 5
Ravichandran Ashwin bowls a decent over, giving away two runs to start with
De Kock tried a reverse sweep and could very well look to attack more against Ashwin
Live Score: SA 153/5 vs IND
Twin Fours – De Kock guides a full toss and then another one straight down the ground off Bumrah
Quinton de Kock is showcasing why he is regarded as a dangerous batter by opposition captains
He hits two boundaries off Bumrah to continue the work that was being done by Elgar since morning
Live Score: SA 148/5 vs IND
Four – Bavuma edges Siraj towards the slips but it drops short and races though the hands
Bavuma is lucky as his edges off Siraj’s bowling towards the slips but the ball falls short
South Africa need more luck to shine on them instead the sun, which definitely has Virat Kohli smiling for now
Live Score: SA 138/5 vs IND
Bumrah is getting his lines and lengths right with each passing over
Jasprit Bumrah suddenly has a spring to his run-up now after Elgar’s wicket
De Kock and Bavuma will need to be at their best to counter the inspired bowling by the Indian bowlers
Mohammed Siraj is into the attack now, replacing Shami
Live Score: SA 131/5 vs IND
Wicket – Jasprit Bumrah claims Dean Elgar again, LBW for 77 runs
South Africa have finally yielded as Bumrah claims Elgar for 77 runs through LBW
The batter did review but the replays showed that the ball was going on to hit the stumps
Live Score: SA 130/5 vs IND
SA are showcasing great fighting spirit as they need 175 more runs to win
South Africa need 175 more runs to win as Elgar and Bavuma have shown nothing but positive intent this morning on Day 5
Indian pacers will be looking to make early in-roads soon
Live Score: SA 130/4 vs IND
Four – Elgar flicks a good length ball on the leg side for another boundary
Dean Elgar is gaining confidence with each passing ball
After nicking a ball, he flicks off the thin pads on the leg-side to claim yet another four off Bumrah
Live Score: SA 122/4 vs IND
Four – Elgar survives as he gathers an iffy boundary coming from an edge against a Bumrah ball
Bumrah does get successful in getting Elgar to edge a ball but it races away to the fence
Elgar moves into the 70s now and India are in desperate need of a wicket here now
Live Score: SA 122/4 vs IND
Dropped Catch and then a four – Mohammed Shami gives Elgar a chance to stay at the crease
Mohammed Shami drops a rather simple chance of his own bowling to give opener Dean Elgar another chance to stay at the crease
Elgar makes best use of the second chance as he immediately scores a boundary
Live Score: SA 115/4 vs IND
Four – Elgar directs a leg-sidish delivery by Bumrah for a four
Dean Elgar has started in a positive manner as he hits Bumrah for a four behind the stumps on the leg side
The Indian bowlers are keen on finding the right channel early on in the day
Live Score: SA 110/4 vs IND
Bavuma and Elgar survive a good over from Shami
Shami is sticking to the tough lines and lengths as he bowls a 1-run over
SA need less than 200 runs now
Live Score: SA 106/4 vs IND
Four – Bavuma hits a brilliant cover drive to make intentions pretty clear
Bavuma hits a classic cover drive that would have made even the likes of Kohli also proud
Bumrah just pitched it a bit fuller than expected and Temba pounced on it
Live Score: SA 105/4 vs IND
Four – Shami takes the ball from the other end, Elgar scores four with classy flick off the pads
After Bumrah’s only delivery to end the over, Mohammed Shami takes the ball from the other end
Elgar hits the first boundary of the day with a classy flick off the pads
Live Score: SA 101/4 vs IND
Day 5 action begins, Temba Bavuma and Dean Elgar are in the middle
Players are in the middle, the sun is shining and we are all set for the day to begin
Temba Bavuma and Dean Elgar are in the middle with Jasprit Bumrah starting proceedings for Team India
Live Score: SA 94/4 vs IND
Aakash Chopra was all praise for Team India pacer Mohammed Shami
Speaking on YouTube, Aakash Chopra lavished praise on Mohammed Shami for his five-wicket haul and also compared him to Dale Steyn and James Anderson
“Mohammed Shami’s wrist position isn’t the best in the world? I think it is”, Chopra said.
Bumrah was in top form as he registered dismissals of Rassie van der Dussen, Keshav Maharaj
Jasprit Bumrah was in top form and took two wickets on Day 4 to leave South Africa reeling at 94 for four
Bumrah registered the dismissals of Rassie van der Dussen and Keshav Maharaj
Van der Dussen tried to evade a ball that ended up moving in sharply to hit his off stump as he scored 11 runs off 65 balls
Bumrah then sent a fantastic yorker on leg of Maharaj, which came angling in from outside off
The batter was aimless in his reaction and saw the ball go past him and hit the stumps
Maharaj, who was sent in as the nightwatchman by the hosts, could only muster eight runs off 19 balls
Indian team batting coach Vikram Rathour had some suggestions for skipper Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli shouldn’t give up on expansive drives which has got him loads of runs but he does need to be judicious while choosing the right delivery for the perfect execution, feels Indian team batting coach Vikram Rathour
Kohli has been struggling to deal with balls pitched outside the off-stump
Centurion Weather Report For Day 5
After Day 2 being marred by rain, the crucial final day can also be affected by the weather in Centurion
As per AccuWeather.com, the weather can be “mostly cloudy with a couple of thunderstorms this afternoon”
The probability of precipitation is expected around 65 per cent while the probability of thunderstorms is around 39 per cent
Hello and welcome to Day 5 of the 1st SA vs IND Test !
Hello and welcome to the Live Blog of Day 5 of the first Test between South Africa and India at the SuperSport Park in Centurion
The match is well poised as India need six wickets for a win while the home team are in need of 211 more runs to win
The Virat Kohli-led Team India will rely again on the expertise of their pacers to get them the much-needed wickets
However, all of this will only be possible if the weather permits.
So lets keep our fingers crossed and stay tuned for some Live action !
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