05 October 2019 07:55
VISAKHAPATNAM: There's been a lot of debate over R Ashwin in recent times, ever since fitness issues laid him low following the Adelaide Test against Australia in 2018. So, the first Test of the year was rewarding in more ways than one for Ashwin.After reducing South Africa to 39/3 on the second day, Ashwin and Jadeja toiled on the third day but the former had reason to be happy with his 27th five-for in Test cricket. I played the TNPL as much as I could, played league cricket in Chennai.Ahead of this Test, skipper Kohli had said that given his batting credentials, Ashwin starting the match at home was a no-brainer. With all due respect to everyone, I enjoyed whatever cricket I played over the past six months."So why did he stop watching the game? India vs South Africa, Live Cricket Score and Latest Updates of 1st Test Match: South Africa were bowled out for 431, conceding a 71-run lead.
India vs South Africa 1st Test, day 4 on October 3rd (Thursday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network and live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The match will be played at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam and will begin at 0930 HRS IST. Thanks to Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock's fighting knocks of 160 and 111 runs respectively, South Africa ensured that they stayed in the hunt on Day 3 of the first Test against India at Visakhaptnam. Having ended day 2 on the score of 39/3, South Africa faced an uphill task against an Indian bowling attack looking to maintain their dominance on day 3. And the contributions of Elgar and de Kock went a long way in ensuring that the visitors ended day 3 on 385/8, with the excellent Ravichandran Ashwin picking up five wickets by the end of the day.
That was the last wicket that South Africa lost till the end of play, and ended the day on 385/8 with Muthusamy and Keshav Maharaj batting on 12 and 3 respectively. India vs South Africa 1st Test Day 4 Live Updates: OUT! Earlier, Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed seven wickets as India bowled out South Africa for 431. Follow India vs South Africa 1st Test Day 4: 11:10 hrs IST Maharaj gets Mayank OUT! Flight, turn, bounce everything right about that ball and it also gets the outside edge of Mayank Agarwal's bat. 10:58 hrs IST First runs for Agarwal Mayank Agarwal is finally off the mark with a drive through deep point. 10:50 hrs IST India and Rohit off the mark FOUR! 10:40 hrs IST India 2nd innings The Indian openers Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma will look to repeat their first innings effort and give India a good start in the 2nd innings. 10:25 hrs IST South Africa bowled out for 431 OUT! India have finally got the last wicket and South Africa have been bowled out for 431. Flatter delivery on middle and leg, Rabada looks to defend but gets hit on the front pad. This is good stuff from South Africa and it has started to get more and more frustrating for India.! Flatter delivery on middle and leg, Rabada looks to defend it off the back foot but gets hit on the pads. 10:10 hrs IST Change of ends Change of ends for Ashwin. 10:00 hrs IST Bowling change Ishant Sharma comes into the attack. 9:52 hrs IST Ashwin gets his 6th OUT! Flighted delivery on middle, Maharaj comes down the track and tries to loft it over the long on fielder for a maximum but does not time it well. 9:45 hrs IST India start well Mohammed Shami and Ashwin have been brilliant this morning. India would look wrap up the South Africa innings as quickly as possible and get a lead of over a 100 runs, which will help them when they a set a target. He doesn't have a chance to do it this innings as South Africa only have 2 wickets remaining but he sure can do it in the second innings. 09:10 hrs IST Jadeja beats stalwarts of Indian cricket to Test milestone Jadeja, playing his 44th Test, takes the second spot in the list of quickest to 200 wickets behind Ravichandran Ashwin. Following Ashwin and Jadeja on the list are Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble and Bhagwath Chandrasekhar who reached the milestone of 200 wickets in 46, 47 and 48 Tests, respectively. 09:00 hrs IST R Ashwin revels on home turf as India retain initiative "I am elated to be back. There is nothing like picking up a five wicket haul for your country," Ashwin said after the day's play. 08:50 hrs IST Best hundred I've had for South Africa: Elgar "We knew it was going to be hard work. "It's tough playing Test cricket in India. It was with this classic off spinner's dismissal that Ravichandran Ashwin clapped his way to his 21st Test five-wicket haul on home soil, picked up in his very first Test appearance since December last year.