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South Africa tour of India 2015

Scorecard - 1st Test, India vs South Africa at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, India (05 Nov 2015)

India

201/10 (68) RR:2.96

200/10 (75.3) RR:2.65

India won by 108 runs

MOM: Ravindra Jadeja
South Africa

184/10 (68) RR:2.71

109/10 (39.5) RR:2.74

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Welcome back.. The South African batsmen are already in the middle even as the Indians were in a huddle. India are playing two quicks, but it's Ashwin who will start. A slip, FSL and a short extra cover in place. He's starting from round the wicket

South Africa were outstanding in the field. They caught everything that came their way, the bowlers made most of the helpful conditions and it was their part-time spinner, Dean Elgar, who was the most impressive - finishing with career best figures of 4/22. Dale Steyn remained wicketless, Philander took a couple and the two spinners chipped in with their bit. South Africa will have to bat last on this surface. But if they can put up a good batting performance, it will be India who will find themselves in further trouble. Join us in a while for the resumption.

India will be disappointed with their below par batting effort. The pitch is showing every signs of crumbling, but the hosts didn't help their cause with some injudicious strokeplay. There were many soft dismissals in that batting scorecard. Dhawan, Kohli, Mishra and Saha all played poor shots. A couple of them were done in by the tricky pitch and the hosts ended up with just 201 on the board.

Over: 68 0 0 W 0 0 W IND 201/10
Aaron 0(3) Ashwin 20(42) Tahir 10-3-23-2

67.6 - Tahir to Aaron, out Bowled!! India have been bundled out for 201! Another wrong 'un and Aaron didn't have an idea. This was tossed up just outside off and spun back in, Aaron was lunging forward in defence, leaves a big gap between bat and pad, the ball sneaks through and hits the off and middle stump. Having won the toss, India have been dismissed for a below par score. Aaron b Tahir 0(3)

Tahir to Aaron, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

67.5 - Tahir to Aaron, no run, the leg break from Tahir, Aaron watches it all along and lets it go

67.4 - Tahir to Aaron, no run, flighted delivery and on off, Aaron gets well forward and smothers the spin

Varun Aaron, right handed bat, comes to the crease

67.3 - Tahir to U Yadav, out Bowled!! Tahir has struck! This was the wrong 'un, pitched outside off and spun back in sharply. Umesh lunged forward in defence, leaves a huge gap between bat and pad, the ball sneaks through and rattles the off and middle stump. Ashwin looks forlorn as India lose their ninth wicket. U Yadav b Tahir 5(7) [4s-1]

Tahir to U Yadav, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

67.2 - Tahir to U Yadav, no run, tossed up and just outside off, Yadav gets well forward and defends it

67.1 - Tahir to U Yadav, no run, flighted delivery and on the stumps, pushed to the right of the bowler. Umesh wanted a single but Ashwin says NO

Slip and FSL for Tahir. A deep mid-wicket is in as well - for the slog sweep. A long-on is in place as well

Over: 67 0 W 0 4 0 1 IND 201/8
U Yadav 5(4) Ashwin 20(42) Philander 15-5-38-2

66.6 - Philander to U Yadav, 1 run, full and swinging into Umesh's pads, flicked away towards long leg for a single

66.5 - Philander to U Yadav, no run, short of a good length and in that channel on off, Umesh gets behind the line and defends it

66.4 - Philander to U Yadav, FOUR, that's a slog from Umesh, but he got enough bat and cleared mid-wicket with ease, on a good length and in that channel outside off, Yadav spotted it early and mows it across the line, cleas the infield and brings up India's 200

66.3 - Philander to U Yadav, no run, short of a length and angling into Umesh's pads, he looks to nudge it towards the on-side and is hit high on the pads

Two slips in place for Umesh

Umesh Yadav, right handed bat, comes to the crease

66.2 - Philander to Ravindra Jadeja, out Lbw!! Philander has his man! Jadeja was struggling to pick up Philander's reverse swing, was getting hit on the pads far too often. This one was pitched around leg and nipped back in, Jadeja was once again caught in his crease, ends up playing right across the line, misses and is struck bang in front of the stumps. That was going on and hitting the leg stump. Simple call for umpire Kettleborough, a handy partnership has been broken. Ravindra Jadeja lbw b Philander 38(92) [4s-4]

Philander to Ravindra Jadeja, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

66.1 - Philander to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, another shout for LBW, but once again the ball pitched outside leg and was swinging down. Jadeja was looking to flick and is struck on the pads

Over: 66 0 0 2 0 0 0 IND 196/7
Ashwin 20(42) Ravindra Jadeja 38(90) Tahir 9-2-23-0

65.6 - Tahir to Ashwin, no run, flighted delivery and on the stumps, Ashwin stumbles across and defends it towards mid-on

65.5 - Tahir to Ashwin, no run, the wrong 'un from Tahir, drifted it wide outside off and gets it to spin back in, Ashwin looks to cut and is beaten on the inside edge

65.4 - Tahir to Ashwin, no run, tossed up and on off, Ashwin gets a big stride forward and blocks

65.3 - Tahir to Ashwin, 2 runs, poor ball from Tahir, drops it short and well outside off, Ashwin makes room and cuts it square behind point. Rabada gets across from deep point and saves a couple of runs

65.2 - Tahir to Ashwin, no run, flighted delivery and just outside off, Ashwin stays back and defends it towards the off-side

65.1 - Tahir to Ashwin, no run, lovely leg-break from Tahir, tosses one just outside off, draws Ashwin forward and gets it to rip across the face of the bat

Over: 65 0 3 0 4 0 0 IND 194/7
Ravindra Jadeja 38(90) Ashwin 18(36) Philander 14-5-33-1

64.6 - Philander to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, on a good length and on the stumps, Jadeja defends it back towards the bowler. Philander threatens to throw it back at the batsmen but decides against it

64.5 - Philander to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, another loud shout for LBW, once again umpire Kettleborough says NO. The swing was taking this down the leg-side though, Jadeja was looking to flick and missed, fell across as he completed the shot, the impact was in front of leg-stump, would have been going down

64.4 - Philander to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR, lovely shot, Philander misses his length and swings this one onto Jadeja's pads, he picks up the length early and flicks it superbly over mid-wicket, races away to the fence in a hurry

64.3 - Philander to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, another loud shout for LBW, but this looked like it pitched outside leg, might have swung down the leg-side as well. More reverse swing for Philander, Jadeja was caught in his crease as he looked to flick and missed

64.2 - Philander to Ashwin, 3 runs, full and wide from Philander, Ashwin leans into the push and gets it in the gap past cover-point. The running is good and they come back for the third even as the ball is stopped near the ropes. Some timing on that shot

64.1 - Philander to Ashwin, no run, short of a length and on the stumps, defended with a straight bat

Over: 64 0 3 0 0 0 0 IND 187/7
Ravindra Jadeja 34(86) Ashwin 15(34) Tahir 8-2-21-0

63.6 - Tahir to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, slower and on the stumps, Jadeja gets a big stride forward in defence

63.5 - Tahir to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, flighted and well outside off, Jadeja watches it all along and jams it out

63.4 - Tahir to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, Tahir gives this one plenty of air, Jadeja goes hard on the drive and gets an inside edge towards the on-side

63.3 - Tahir to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, the googly from Tahir, turn and plenty of bounce as well, but it started from well outside off, left alone

63.2 - Tahir to Ashwin, 3 runs, tossed up and wider outside off, Ashwin waits on it and looks to steer it behind square on the off-side, gets a thick outside edge, the fielder runs behind it from backward point and hauls it back in, saves a run for his team

63.1 - Tahir to Ashwin, no run, flighted delivery and well outside off, Ashwin gets well forward and drives it towards mid-off

Over: 63 1 0 1 0 0 0 IND 184/7
Ravindra Jadeja 34(82) Ashwin 12(32) Philander 13-5-26-1

62.6 - Philander to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, loud shout for LBW, but umpire Kettleborough says NO. Was it sliding down the leg-side? Did it pitch outside leg? Was height an issue? Jadeja looked in huge trouble after a short of a good length delivery thudded into his pads, he was playing with a bent knee and was deep inside the crease. This one reversed back in from a length, Philander was certain he got his man, was on his knees pleading for the decision

62.5 - Philander to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, short of a length and angling back into the left-hander, punched back towards the bowler with a straight bat

62.4 - Philander to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, full and sliding well down the leg-side, Jadeja looks to help it on its way and misses

62.3 - Philander to Ashwin, 1 run, Ashwin repeats the shot and gets enough of bat this time around, this was tailing away from off, dabbed towards third man for a single

62.2 - Philander to Ashwin, no run, short of a length and angling across the right-hander, Ashwin lazily attempts to dab it towards third man and is beaten

62.1 - Philander to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, short of a length and just outside off, Jadeja gets on top of the bounce and steers it towards third man

Over: 62 0 0 1 1 0 0 IND 182/7
Ashwin 11(30) Ravindra Jadeja 33(78) Tahir 7-2-18-0

61.6 - Tahir to Ashwin, no run, flighted delivery and just outside off, driven to the left of mid-off. They think about a run but decide against risking it

61.5 - Tahir to Ashwin, no run, this one is given more air, Ashwin gets well forward and defends it back at the bowler

61.4 - Tahir to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, Tahir tosses one on middle, Jadeja works with the spin and clips it towards deep mid-wicket for a single

61.3 - Tahir to Ashwin, 1 run, Tahir drops this one short and well outside off, Ashwin cracks it square on the off-side for a single

61.2 - Tahir to Ashwin, no run, flighted delivery and just outside off, Ashwin stays besides the line and pushes it towards backward point

61.1 - Tahir to Ashwin, no run, pushed through flatter and quicker, Ashwin made room for the cut and is beaten, was too close to attempt that shot

Over: 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 IND 180/7
Ravindra Jadeja 32(77) Ashwin 10(25) Philander 12-5-24-1

60.6 - Philander to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, full and sliding down the leg-side, Jadeja gets his bat out of the way and lets it go. Dane Vilas tumbles to his right and makes the stop

60.5 - Philander to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, short of a good length and just outside off, punched to the left of point. Harmer gets across and makes the stop

60.4 - Philander to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, short and angling away from the left-hander, Jadeja was tempted at chasing it, resists and lets it go

60.3 - Philander to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, on a length and well outside off, dabbed off the front foot towards cover-point

One slip and a short extra cover for Philander

60.2 - Philander to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, tad fuller and just outside off, Jadeja lunges forward and defends it towards the off-side

60.1 - Philander to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Jadeja presses forward and defends it

Vernon Philander [11.0-4-24-1] is back into the attack

Over: 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 IND 180/7
Ashwin 10(25) Ravindra Jadeja 32(71) Tahir 6-2-16-0

59.6 - Tahir to Ashwin, no run, beautifully bowled by Tahir, much slower and wider outside off, drags Ashwin forward on the defensive push, Ashwin does well to play with the turn and blocks

59.5 - Tahir to Ashwin, no run, Tahir tosses this one well outside leg, Ashwin was looking to play a fine sweep and missed, he had covered his leg-stump though

59.4 - Tahir to Ashwin, no run, this one is given plenty of air, driven straight to the fielder at extra cover

59.3 - Tahir to Ashwin, no run, slower and spinning away from outside off, Ashwin gets well forward and defends it towards the off-side

59.2 - Tahir to Ashwin, no run, pushed through by Tahir, Ashwin makes room and dabs it straight to short third man

A slip and a FSL in place

59.1 - Tahir to Ashwin, no run, flighted delivery and just outside off, Ashwin lunges forward and smothers the spin

Ashwin backs away at the last moment. Tahir has to rebowl that one

Over: 59 0 2 3 0 2 0 IND 180/7
Ravindra Jadeja 32(71) Ashwin 10(19) Steyn 11-3-30-0

58.6 - Steyn to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, short of a good length and just outside off, steered to the left of cover-point. He wants a single but Ashwin is going nowhere

58.5 - Steyn to Ravindra Jadeja, 2 runs, tad fuller and in that channel outside off, Jadeja plays with an open face and drives it past cover, comes back for the second run

58.4 - Steyn to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, nearly a run-out, on a good length and on off, Jadeja blocks it in front of mid-off. He then started to saunter across for a quick single, Ashwin was ball watching, Jadeja has to rush back to his crease

58.3 - Steyn to Ashwin, 3 runs, nicely played by Ashwin, back of a length and well outside off, Ashwin stands tall and punches it in front of square on the off-side. Elgar gives the chase, slides near the ropes and pulls the ball back in. The batsmen run hard and come back for the third run

58.2 - Steyn to Ashwin, 2 runs, short of a length and well outside off, Ashwin plays with an open face and steers it square behind point. Philander gets across from third man, but can't stop the second run

58.1 - Steyn to Ashwin, no run, on a good length and in that channel outside off, Ashwin gets well forward and blocks it towards cover

Over: 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 IND 173/7
Ravindra Jadeja 30(68) Ashwin 5(16) Tahir 5-1-16-0

57.6 - Tahir to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, full toss from Tahir, Jadeja clips it straight to the fielder at mid-wicket

57.5 - Tahir to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, pushed through quicker, Jadeja gets half forward and blocks

57.4 - Tahir to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, this one is given more air, Jadeja plays with the spin and drives it towards mid-on

Amla is back on the field

57.3 - Tahir to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, tossed up and holding its line outside off, Jadeja thrusts his pads across and lets it go

57.2 - Tahir to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, flatter and spinning into Jadeja, he goes back and works it towards mid-wicket

57.1 - Tahir to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, flighted and just outside off, Jadeja gets a good stride forward and blocks

Over: 57 0 1 0 0 0 0 IND 173/7
Ashwin 5(16) Ravindra Jadeja 30(62) Steyn 10-3-23-0

56.6 - Steyn to Ashwin, no run, on a good length and a hint of nip back into the right-hander, Ashwin gets a big stride forward, covers for the movement and defends it towards the off-side

56.5 - Steyn to Ashwin, no run, fuller length delivery and on the off-stump line, Ashwin prods forward and defends it towards mid-off, played with an open face

56.4 - Steyn to Ashwin, no run, full and on the stumps, Ashwin shuffles across and defends it towards mid-on

56.3 - Steyn to Ashwin, no run, fuller length delivery and a hint of shape back into Ashwin, he closes the face of the bat and drives it towards mid-on

Amla is not on the field. du Plessis, the T20I captain is leading his team

56.2 - Steyn to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, edged! Jadeja is teasing Steyn here, this was full and wide outside off, Jadeja threw his hands at that, gets a thick edge that went flying past second slip. Rabada gets across from third man quickly, puts in the dive and saves three runs for his team

A second slip is in, no short cover though

56.1 - Steyn to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, and nearly found Jadeja's outside edge, this was full and slanting across the left-hander, lured the batsmen into the drive, the ball tails away and goes past his outside edge

Dale Steyn [9.0-3-22-0] is back into the attack

Steyn's back. Can he clean up the lower order? One slip and a man on the drive, at short cover

Over: 56 1 0 2 0 0 1 IND 172/7
Ravindra Jadeja 29(60) Ashwin 5(12) Tahir 4-0-16-0

55.6 - Tahir to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, flighted delivery and spinning into Jadeja, he plays with the turn and nudges it behind square on the on-side

Point goes back, the fielder from short mid-wicket runs across towards backward point

55.5 - Tahir to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, the leg-break from Tahir, Jadeja gets well forward and blocks it

55.4 - Tahir to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, flighted delivery and just outside off, Jadeja gets well forward and blocks

55.3 - Tahir to Ravindra Jadeja, 2 runs, the googly from Tahir, but he landed it way too short, Jadeja makes room and punches it past cover-point, jogs for the second run

55.2 - Tahir to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, flighted and well outside off, Jadeja gets a big stride forward in defence

Round the wicket for Ravindra Jadeja

55.1 - Tahir to Ashwin, 1 run, tossed up and on Ashwin's legs, nudged away behind square on the on-side for a single

Tahir will resume for South Africa. A slip and a FSL in place..

Welcome back.. How many more runs can India add? The pitch looks like it's going to crumble going ahead, but can the hosts make the most of a very good toss to win?

Leggie Tahir was held back till late into the session by Amla and justified the decision by posing little-or-no threat to the batsmen. Ravindra Jadeja, back in the Test team on the back of a stunning First Class season, batted with intent in an attempt to push India's score to safe shores. Mishra was sent ahead of Ashwin but fell trying to force the pace. Rabada's wicket off a no-ball was the only moment of despair for South Africa and Ashwin is still very much there. How long can India drag this innings? Answers after the tea break. Join us at 14:30 hours local time for the evening session.

Tea, Day 1: Mohali hasn't taken kindly to the fact that the pitch was left uncharacteristically dry for the series-opener. The ball turned sharply in the second session to bite back the hosts and the visiting spinners, Elgar in particular, made merry as they pushed India into a corner. Rahane and Saha fell prey to sharp offbreaks from Elgar whose two-wickets-in-two-balls propelled him to his best ever Test figures. Vijay, arguably India's man for all seasons, unfurled an array of shots to snatch back the initiative but Harmer rapped his pads to put the brakes on that.

Over: 55 1 1 0 0 0 0 IND 168/7
Ravindra Jadeja 26(55) Ashwin 4(11) Elgar 8-1-22-4

54.6 - Elgar to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, nice and full, driven back to the bowler

54.5 - Elgar to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, slider just outside off stump, Jadeja defends off the front foot

54.4 - Elgar to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, flighted delivery on the off stump, wristed to the right of short mid-wicket, where Faf makes a diving save

Round the wicket now

54.3 - Elgar to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, very full and outside off stump, dug out, Faf runs to his right from short mid-wicket and half-stops the ball

54.2 - Elgar to Ashwin, 1 run, flatter delivery outside off stump, keeps very low, Ashwin cuts it square of the wicket on the off-side

54.1 - Elgar to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, short and outside off stump, Jadeja rocks back and cuts it through point

Over: 54 0 1 0 0 0 Nb 2 IND 166/7
Ashwin 3(10) Ravindra Jadeja 25(50) Rabada 10-0-30-1

53.6 - Rabada to Ashwin, 2 runs, short of length delivery outside off stump, Ashwin guides it to deep backward point

53.6 - Rabada to Ashwin, no ball, thank you very much, says Rabada as he pumps his fist in joy. That's plumb in front. Oh, hang on! They are checking for the no-ball, oh dear, Rabada has overstepped the line. Great escape for Ashwin. Full and tailing back in, Ashwin failed to get bat on the drive and was hit in line with middle stump. The replay shows that Rabada was well over the line

53.5 - Rabada to Ashwin, no run, on a length and just outside off stump, Ashwin defends this to point

53.4 - Rabada to Ashwin, no run, on a length and just outside off stump, Ashwin defends from the crease

Rabada is back over the wicket for Ashwin

53.3 - Rabada to Ashwin, no run, nice and full outside off stump, Ashwin drives it towards mid-off

53.2 - Rabada to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, guided down to third man

53.1 - Rabada to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, short of length delivery just outside off stump, Jadeja defends

Between overs, Ashwin was stretching his side muscles. Hopefully he's alright. He's India's main bowler.

Over: 53 1 0 0 1 1 0 IND 162/7
Ashwin 1(5) Ravindra Jadeja 24(48) Elgar 7-1-20-4

52.6 - Elgar to Ashwin, no run, flatter and outside off stump, Ashwin cuts well but picks out Philander at backward point

52.5 - Elgar to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, very full and outside off stump, Jadeja drives it to mid-off for a quick single

52.4 - Elgar to Ashwin, 1 run, Ashwin advances, Elgar tries to bowl down the leg-side, Ashwin works it to backward square leg

52.3 - Elgar to Ashwin, no run, Ashwin steps out, looks to defend, gets hit low on the pad, impact wasn't a problem but umpire Richard Kettleborough wasn't interested in the appeal for LBW as Ashwin was a long way out of his crease

52.2 - Elgar to Ashwin, no run, from round the wicket, Elgar bowls on the off stump, Ashwin defends into the on-side

52.1 - Elgar to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, Jadeja waits and drives the flighted delivery along the ground to long-on

Over: 52 4 0 0 0 0 1 IND 159/7
Ravindra Jadeja 22(46) Ashwin 0(1) Rabada 9-0-26-1

51.6 - Rabada to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, Rabada goes for the yorker, but Jadeja was ready, it comes as a low full toss and it's glanced to long leg

51.5 - Rabada to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, widish delivery, Jadeja was simply ball-watching on that occasion

51.4 - Rabada to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, full and angling away, ignored

51.3 - Rabada to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, short and rising, Jadeja hops and defends

51.2 - Rabada to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Jadeja pushes it towards point off the back foot

51.1 - Rabada to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR, easy ball and put away. In fact Jadeja didn't try to hit it too hard, just guided that ball in the gap at cover-point and the timing was good enough. Short and outside off stump, Jadeja places it to perfection and gets four more

Over: 51 0 0 1 0 W 0 IND 154/7
Ashwin 0(1) Ravindra Jadeja 17(40) Elgar 6-1-17-4

50.6 - Elgar to Ashwin, no run, flighted delivery just outside off stump, Ashwin defends off the back foot

Ravichandran Ashwin, right handed bat, comes to the crease

50.5 - Elgar to Mishra, out Caught by Steyn!! For the third time today, Elgar has taken a wicket in his comeback over. Wicket number four for Elgar. Sent ahead of Ashwin, Mishra tries to attack the left-arm spinner, comes down the track and looks to muscle it over the long-on boundary, but gets too close to the pitch of the ball and toe-ends it. Mid-on, who was stationed slightly deep than normal, moves back to take a simple catch. That fielder there was placed to tempt Mishy to go for the big shot and he fell in the trap. Mishra c Steyn b Elgar 6(8) [4s-1]

Elgar to Mishra, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

50.4 - Elgar to Mishra, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Mishra defends off the front foot

Round the wicket to the right-hander

50.3 - Elgar to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, shortish and outside off stump, Jadeja cuts it to deep extra-cover, Rabada fumbles but they don't take the extra run