Greetings - Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary on day one of the first Test - in the two-match series - between South Africa and India at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
Toss: Toss - India have won the toss and have elected to bat first.
Team News - Ishant Sharma has been picked in the Indian playing XI. The South African team is: Graeme Smith (capt), Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (wk), Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir
Team News - Ishant Sharma has been picked in the Indian playing XI. The South African team is: Graeme Smith (capt), Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (wk), Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir. The Indian team is: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma
Over 1
First over of the day, Steyn is fired up to go. Dhawan and Vijay to start the day with the bat for India. Good ball to start from the number 1 fast bowler. Another play and a miss from Vijay, Steyn gets some late movement off the pitch. A bit straighter from Steyn and Vijay punches it straight past the bowler for four, first runs of the day coming from the first boundary of the day. Good over from Steyn, India 4 for no loss.
Over 2
Philander to start from the other end, Dhawan works him to fine leg to get off the mark for a single. Three slips and a gully for Philander, who swings the ball nicely into Vijay who leaves it to the keeper. Just a single from the over, India 5 for none.
Over 3
A quick single from Dhawan, it would have been close but both safe in the end. The first short ball of the morning from Steyn, Vijay ducks under it. Just a single from the over.
Over 4
A quick single to start the over, Vijay is on strike to Philander. Philander maintains a good line and length and gets good bounce and carry to the keeper. Just a single from the over, India 7 for none.
Over 5
Steyn bowls a short one to Dhawan who top edges it to the vacant short leg region. Dhawan then takes a single to fine leg. India 8 for no loss.
Over 6
Philander runs it as South Africa search for their early wicket. On the pads to Dhawan who whips it for four through midwicket, confident shot. A short ball to end the over, Dhawan ducks and lets it go.
Over 7
This is India's first away tour in two years so they will be looking to start it off well. Vijay ducks under another bouncer from Steyn. Another good ball from Steyn, Vijay expected it to swing but it went straight on. Steyn swings the next ball into the batsman, good bowling from him. Another short ball from Steyn, Vijay ducks under it. A maiden from Steyn to end the first half hour of play.
Over 8
Philander bowls it just outside off stump and Dhawan swings and misses. Dhawan drives it to Morkel at mid on for no run. Another great ball from Philander, beating Dhawan convincingly, just leaves the batsman with the swing. A single to Dhawan as he pushes it to square leg.
Over 9
Wicket: Steyn pitches it just outside off and swings it back in. Dhawan pulls it for four to deep square leg, it was a leading edge that flew from the bat in between the two fielders in the deep. The short ball causing problems again for Dhawan, this time he manages to just push it to point. WICKET! Smith puts a short leg and Dhawan goes for the pull shot and gives an easy catch to Tahir. Dhawan falls, Steyn strikes.
Over 10
Pujara comes out to replace Dhawan, good bowling from Steyn and good captaincy from Smith to get the first wicket. The short leg still in place for Pujara, two right handers at the crease now. Vijay pushes it through the leg side for two runs, and then he leaves the next ball alone. After 10 overs, India 20 for 1.
Over 11
Steyn continues, bowling to Pujara. Pujara leaves a couple of balls to the keeper, then blocks a couple with a straight bat. Pujara pushes the last ball into the off side for a single.
Over 12
Morkel comes into the attack to replace Philander, he is a tall bowler who will get good bounce from the pitch. The short leg has moved behind the wicket for Morkel. Pujara plays it down to third man for a single, through the slips. Good ball from Morkel, great carry to the keeper, Pujara pushes at it with a straight bat and misses. A half-shout for caught behind, but replays show that Vijay clearly took his bat out of the way of the ball. Vijay cuts it to third slip, Peterson does well to stop it on the bounce. Another brilliant ball to end the over.
Over 13
Kallis comes into the attack, three slips and a gully for him but no short leg. Good ball from Kallis and good leave from Pujara. The straighter one from Kallis, Pujara pushes it to deep square leg, calls for two and gets it. Good calling from Pujara, India's run rate under 2 per over.
Over 14
Good bowling from Morkel, Vijay pushes at it and it goes just wide of Amla at short leg who drops a difficult chance. Good short bowling from Morkel, Amla got a hand to it but could not hold on. First drinks break of the day, India 24 for 1.
Over 15
A maiden from Kallis after drinks. What do you think is a good score to make this session South Africa's session? Send us your answers at cricket@365.co.za
Over 16
Wicket: WICKET! Morkel strikes, brilliant bowling from him, Vijay edges it to the keeper with minimal footwork. Morkel troubled Vijay in the last over, and gets rewarded now. India lose their second wicket. India need a partnership as Kohli comes to the crease to join Pujara. Great over from Morkel, India 24 for 2.
Over 17
Kallis continues from the other end, Pujara leaves a few balls and then flicks one to fine leg for a single. Good over from Kallis.
Over 18
Morkel continues, Pujara negotiates the extra bounce well. A couple of short balls from Morkel, Pujara leaves them. Pujara pushes the last ball to point for no run. India 27 for 2.
Over 19
Good straight drive from Kohli and a good stop from Steyn at mid on. A short ball from Kallis and Kohli pulls it for four to square leg to get off the mark. Kohli plays it in the air but away from the fielders. Another short ball, called a wide from the umpire as it sails well over Kohli's head. Five runs from the over, India 32 for 2.
Over 20
Edged and falls short of Smith at first slip, Pujara gets a life. Morkel surprised at it did not carry to Smith, but Pujara plays it with soft hands. Another full delivery from Morkel, trying to make Pujara play. End of another good over from Morkel, his 4th maiden in a row.
Over 21
A quick single of the first ball, Kohli just nudges the ball on the leg side and runs. Good shot from Pujara, rocks on the back foot and drives Philander through point for four. Kohli wanted the single but Pujara shouted no early. Philander needs to bowl a more fuller length, end of the over, India 37 for 2.
Over 22
A short ball, Kohli tries to pull it but in the end just hangs his bat out and gets a four to third man. Poor shot from Kohli, the extra bounce causing problems for him. Smith puts in a third man and a short leg. Kohli inside edges it to fine leg for a single, Kohli lucky again. Great ball to end the over, South African pace asking questions.
Over 23
Philander continues, Kohli pushes it through the off side, for three runs, good work on the boundary from Duminy to save a single. Pujara hits it on the up and intentionally over the slips for four to third man. Great ball to end the over, India 49 for 2.
Over 24
50: Steyn comes back into the attack, Tahir still unused. Smith puts a man at deep square leg for the pull shot from Kohli. Kohli pushes it through midwicket for a couple of runs. Good rhythm from Steyn, and a steady follow through, good bowling action too. Just two runs from the over, India 51 for 2.
Over 25
Philander continues, he is surprisingly wicketless so far. Another quick singles, Pujara pushes it to mid on and runs hard, Duminy misses the stumps, Morkel backs up. Kohli outside edges it to the third man boundary, Amla gives chase and saves three runs. End of the 25th over, India 55 for 2.
Over 26
Steyn continues to operate as a cloud covers the sun over the ground. Great ball from Steyn, just beating Kohli's outside edge, AB takes it behind the stumps. A game of patience for both sides here, batsmen trying to stick it out and bowlers trying to put the ball in the right areas. Steyn strays down leg, Kohli flicks it for four to fine leg, Steyn understandably disappointed. Kohli takes a single from the next ball to rotate strike. India 60 for 2.
Over 27
Tahir to bowl the last over before lunch, Smith introducing spin into the attack. Kohli puts the short ball away for four, Tahir starts with a poor ball. Kohli takes a single, Pujara works it away on the leg side for a single. Short ball and hammered for four through midwicket by Kohli to take us to lunch. India 70 for 2 at lunch.
Lunch Day 1 - It is lunch on day one of the first test between India and South Africa. Good first session of play, the South African pace battery asking lots of probing questions and the Indians responding well after the loss of two quick wickets. The pressure was released slightly before lunch from the first over from Tahir going for 10 runs. India 70 for 2 at lunch on day one.
Over 28
After lunch, Steyn starts again to Pujara. Pujara tucks it on the leg side for a couple of runs. India 72 for 2 after 28 overs.
Over 29
Kohli plays it away from his body and runs it down to third man for a single. Philander bowling closer to the stumps, his release points just over the stumps. Good over from Philander after lunch.
Over 30
A wide called as Steyn bowls a short one and Kohli leaves it and it sails over his head. Pitched in a good region from Steyn and Kohli leaves it on length. This partnership is now 50 for India, Steyn finishes another over, India 74 for 2.
Over 31
Pujara plays it on the off side for a single, good shot to get off strike. Philander continues to bowl tight and swings it both ways, into and away from the right-handers. Good over from him, just a single from it.
Over 32
Only five runs from the four overs after lunch, Steyn changes the angle to round the wicket. The third man moves finer, fine leg and a square leg on the boundary. A short leg in position, Steyn will look to bowl short and fast. Another change in angle, over the wicket just after one ball. A change in angles again, Steyn mixing it up. Pujara bends under four bouncers, Steyn bowls short. Attacking over from Steyn, India 75 for 2.
Over 33
Philander swings it into Kohli, who can't cut it on the leg side. Short and wide from Philander and Kohli pounces on it, drives it through cover for four. The poor delivery put away from Kohli. Just the boundary from the over, India 79 for 2.
Over 34
Steyn bowling straight line and a fuller length now. Pujara runs it down to fine leg for a single. A short one from Steyn, Kohli smashes it through square leg for four, good pull shot against Steyn. End of the over, India 84 for 2.
Over 35
Philander continues, Pujara takes a leg bye from the first ball. Kohli takes a single from the last ball. Will Tahir be effective today against Indian batsmen who play spin well? Let us know what you think by email, cricket@365.co.za
Over 36
Morkel replaces Steyn and Kohli drives it through the off side for four, it was short and wide and Kohli capitalizes. Kohli takes a single from the next ball, running it down to fine leg. India 91 for 2 after 36 overs.
Over 37
Philander continues from the other end. Kohli takes a leg bye from the last ball. India 92 for 2 after 37 overs.
Over 38
A chat between Smith and Morkel between overs. Kohli takes a single to mid on, the throw hits Kohli's bat and goes for overthrows, they don't take the extra run and right so. Good ball from Morkel, Pujara leaves it but it goes just over the stumps. Good over from Morkel, India 93 for 2.
Over 39
50: Tahir comes back into the attack, after an expensive first over before lunch. Smith giving his spinner an in-out field. Kohli and Pujara need to be careful here, they need to keep their concentration up. Tahir drops it short again and Kohli drives it through midiwicket for four to bring up his 50. India 97 for 2.
Over 40
100: Morkel continues and Pujara works it to fine leg for a single. Good bowling from Morkel, just outside off and Kohli leaves it watchfully. Kohli whips it through midwicket, but it does not reach the boundary, they pick up three to bring up the 100 for India. India 101 for 2.
Over 41
Tahir continues, Kohli drives it through the off side for four, putting the pressure on the spinner. Kohli gets the stride in and beats the man at cover, making it look easy. A single to long on, Kohli punches it down the ground. Pujara pushes it to long off for a single. Good over for India, 6 runs from it.
Over 42
This partnership is now 83, good one for India to build their innings on. Morkel continues to bowl well, just outside off and Pujara happy to leave it alone. Well bowled and well played, India 107 for 2 and it is time for drinks.
Over 43
Wicket: Tahir continues, Kohli pushes through mid on for a single. Pujara drives it to deep mid on for a single. Kohli hammers the short one from Tahir again to the midwicket boundary, this is poor stuff from the spinner. WICKET! Kohli calls Pujara for a single and then sends him back, Pujara is run out, Amla takes off the bails. Pujara goes for 25, Kohli is disappointed by the run out. A wicket against the run of play for South Africa. Rohit Sharma walks out to bat. Kohli cuts but Duminy saves a boundary at backward point.
Over 44
South Africa attack Rohit Sharma with Morkel. Morkel bowls it short and Rohit lets it go. Rohit Sharma pushes it through the off side for a single. A no ball from Morkel, first no ball of the match. Good over from Morkel, India 115 for 3.
Over 45
Kallis brought back into the attack to replace the expensive spinner. Kallis will look to attack Rohit and give his captain another wicket. Kohli wants a single and Rohit sends him back, Duminy overthrows it and Rohit gets a bonus boundary because of overthrows. India 119 for 3 after 45 overs.
Over 46
Steyn back into the attack, Smith hunting for another wicket. He bowled very well against Rohit in the ODIs. Kohli drives the over-pitched delivery from Steyn down the ground for four. Kohli presents the straight bat and the ball races for four. Kohli then pushes it to deep square leg for a single, Rohit on strike to Steyn. India 124 for 3.
Over 47
Kohli drives it straight past the bowler for a perfect straight drive for four, brilliant shot from Kohli takes him to 74. A short ball from Kallis to Kohli, who leaves it alone. A shout for a catch down leg, AB takes it but umpire gives it not out. Kohli thinks he has padded it. Replays show that the umpire was right.
Over 48
Good decision by the umpire, Kohli did not nick the last bowl of the last over. Steyn to Rohit, short ball, Rohit ducks under it. Rohit squeezes it to fine leg for a couple of runs, decent shot against the pace of Steyn. Then he pulls it only to get a bottom edge on it for a single. Good over from Steyn, India 131 for 3.
Over 49
Kallis continues, Rohit pushes it to gully, Faf makes the stop. Rohit plays it with soft hands so it falls short of Faf. Rohit flicks it to deep square leg for a single. Kallis bowls the short one, it goes down leg and AB has no chance of gathering it. Free runs for India, five of them as it is called a wide and goes for four to fine leg. Kohli picks up the short ball early and drives through midwicket for four. Kohli moves on to 78.
Over 50
Rohit on strike to Steyn, leaves the first ball watchfully. Rohit slices it square of third man for a couple of runs, pushing through gully and point. Rohit ducks under another short ball from Steyn. 50 overs gone, India 143 for 3.
Over 51
Three runs, Kohli pushes it to deep square leg and runs hard, Tahir has to cover some ground to collect that. Effortlessly pushed through cover for a couple of runs, Rohit moves on to 13. India closing in on 150. Has India batted well, South Africa bowled relatively below par or the pitch has not acted like the green mamba like it was expected? Send us your thoughts at cricket@365.co.za
Over 52
Philander comes back into the attack. A quick single from Kohli, pushes the ball wide of point and runs hard. End of the 52nd over, India 149 for 2.
Over 53
Tahir back into the attack, will Kohli and Rohit attack him. Kohli drives it through cover for a single, there is a fielder in the deep. India's 150 comes up with that single. Good ball from Tahir, a much fuller length and making Rohit play. Rohit pushes it through the off side for a single, good over from Tahir just two from it.
Over 54
Wicket: Philander continues, Rohit leaves the ball carefully. WICKET! Philander gets his first wicket, Rohit nicks one to the keeper. A loose shot from Rohit, brings Rahane to the crease. South Africa get a wicket just before tea. Rahane gets off the mark, whipping the ball away for four through midwicket. Successful over from Philander.
Over 55
Kohli drives it through the off side for a single, Faf does well to stop the ball. Tahir to Rahane, Full toss from Tahir, Rahane puts it away for four through midwicket. Four more, another gift from Tahir, Rahane pushes it past mid on for four. It is tea on day one, India losing two wickets and scoring 94 runs in the session.
TEA DAY ONE - India put on some good batting, except a loose shot from Rohit Sharma and a stupid run out. They have scored more freely, Kohli attacking Tahir and then Rahane attacking Tahir just before tea. India will look to put together another partnership to get to a good first innings total.
Over 56
Philander to start after tea. This session is very important for both sides. A couple of drives from Kohli, but straight to the fielders for no run, good shots though. India's run rate just under 3 per over. Good over to start after tea, India stay at 164 for 4.
Over 57
Steyn comes back into the attack to bowl from the other end. Pushed through the off side by Rahane, it beats mid off for a single. Just two runs from the over, India 166 for 4.
Over 58
Kohli drives Philander through covers for four, good punch through the off side. Kohli pushes it behind point for a single. Rahane works it through midwicket for a single, getting behind the line of the ball very well. A ball that keeps low from Philander, that is something we have not seen today. Over-pitched and Kohli pushes it to mid on who does not stop it cleanly and gives away a single. Good ball to end the over.
Over 59
Steyn to Kohli, a few balls outside off and Kohli leaves it alone. A maiden in the end from Steyn.
Over 60
Philander is replaced by Morkel who has bowled really well today. A short ball from Morkel, Rahane plays it with soft hands to the slip on the bounce. Two maidens in a row, India 173 for 4.
Over 61
Steyn to continue from the other end. Outside off and Kohli goes hard at it and misses it completely. Good over from Steyn, another maiden.
Over 62
The third man has come into a fourth slip position. Another maiden, four in a row for South Africa, Indians battling it out in the middle.
Over 63
100: JP Duminy replaces Steyn from the Golf Course End. Wide outside off, Kohli pushes it through the off side for a couple of runs. India have done the hard work after the break, they should look to keep going without taking risks. Kohli drives it to mid on for a single. Wide of off stump again, Rahane cuts it to the sweeper for a single. Kohli cuts it behind point for four, moves on to 98. Poor ball from Duminy and Kohli does not miss out. Kohli works it through midwicket for a couple of runs and he brings up his 100, his second century outside India.
Over 64
Rahane on strike to Morkel. Short ball from Morkel and Rahane ducks under it. Duminy does well to stop the single, India 183 for 4 after another maiden.
Over 65
Kohli pushes Duminy for a single through midwicket. A full toss from Duminy, Rahane drives it through cover for a single. Kohli pushes it through the leg side again for a single. India 186 for 4 after 65 overs.
Over 66
Kohli pushes it to deep square leg for a single. Rahane pushes it to short leg, and the ball falls just short of Faf. Average first innings score at the Wanderers is 317. Rahane inside edges it just past his stumps. India 187 for 4.
Over 67
Duminy into his third over, Kohli drives him to square leg for a single. Rahane pushes it to point for a quick single. A couple of singles from the over, India 189 for 4.
Over 68
Morkel continues into his 16th over of the day, Tahir misfields it at mid on giving the Indians an extra single. A short ball from Morkel, Kohli thinks about the pull shot but leaves it alone, umpire calls it a wide. Kohli gets one on his pads and pushes it to deep square leg for a single to end the over.
Over 69
Steyn seems to be in pain, but is walking off the field. South Africans will hope he can come back and bowl with the second new ball. Duminy to Kohli who drives it but can't get it past Amla at short midwicket. Kohli beats Amla and gets a single to deep midwicket. Rahane pushes it to deep mid off for a single. Kohli gets another single through midwicket.
Over 70
Over number 70 and Smith brings Kallis into the attack. He has bowled 8 overs for 33 runs and no wickets today. Kohli flashes at a wide one from Kallis, but does not get an edge on it. A maiden from Kallis outside off.
Over 71
200: The news about Steyn is that he is suffering from cramps and he will be on the field soon. Duminy is worked away on the leg side, Petersen who is on the field for Steyn does well to stop the boundary. A single to Rahane down the ground brings Kohli on strike. A short ball from Duminy and Kohli smashes it through midwicket for four, rocks on to the back foot and hits it hard over mid on. A single to fine leg to rotate strike. Another short ball from Duminy, Rahane pulls it to the deep square leg fence. Expensive over from Duminy, India 207 for 4.
Over 72
India reach their 200 and this partnership is worth more than 50 runs now. A shout for lbw, the umpire gives it leg byes but is not interested in the appeal. It was too high and would have gone over the stumps. Kallis continues, Rahane blocks a couple and then flashes at one but is safe.
Over 73
Tahir brought back into the attack, to improve the over rate and give the fast bowlers a rest before the new ball. A full toss from Tahir, Kohli drives it through midwicket easily, he does not miss out on the poor ball. Another push through midwicket for a single, taking Kohli to his highest score in tests, 117 runs. India 213 for 4.
Over 74
Kallis to start after the drinks break, he has already bowled 10 overs today. Pitched up from Kallis and Kohli drives it to cover for no run. Short ball from Kallis and Kohli pulls it to deep square leg for a single. The light is fading at the Wanderers and the lights are on. A single from the over, India 214 for 4.
Over 75
Tahir continues, Kohli drives it to extra cover and Faf does well to stop a boundary. Kohli pulls it to square leg for no run. Poor bowling from Tahir. Kohli gets a single to midwicket. Steyn is back on the field and should be available for the new ball. Rahane takes the full toss and punched it through long on for four, Tahir leaking more runs. End of the over, 5 runs from it.
Over 76
Wicket: Kallis continues, Kohli slashes at that one and misses. It is important for India that Kohli stays through stumps today. Kallis and Kohli have a short conversation. WICKET! Kohli pushes it to cover and Duminy takes a good catch. Kohli falls for 119, big wicket for South Africa. India 219 for 5. The captain walks out to bat with India in a spot of bother. Dhoni gets a good stride in and then leaves the ball. Successful over for Kallis.
Over 77
Morkel comes into the attack, replacing Tahir. Rahane leaves it alone outside off stump. A maiden from Morkel, India 219 for 5.
Over 78
Kallis continues, probing outside off, Rahane leaves it alone. Dhoni comes across his stumps and runs a single, Rahane wanted two but he is sent back. End of the 78th over, India 220 for 5.
Over 79
Dhoni smashes it to the square boundary on the off side, no fielders moved as the ball raced away for four. A short ball from Morkel, Dhoni thinks of pulling it but can't, umpires call it a wide. Dhoni drives it down the ground and Morkel makes a good stop.
Over 80
Kallis continues, one over to go before the second new ball. Rahane pulls it for a single, rolls his wrists to keep the ball down. Dhoni drops the ball into the leg side for a single. Good over from Kallis, the new ball is available.
Over 81
The new ball has been taken and Steyn will steam in to bowl for South Africa. India have done a decent job getting to 227 for 5, but this new ball will be another test for them. The umpires will be keeping an eye on the light. Dhoni leaves the first two balls outside off, three slips waiting for the edge. Dhoni drives it through the covers for four, a bit of movement in the air, but Dhoni covered the line of the ball with a good front foot stride. A couple more balls outside off and Dhoni lets it go to the keeper. The last ball of the over, is a straighter one and Dhoni defends.
Over 82
Steyn is off the field for a second time. Philander to start from the other end with the second new ball. Rahane plays it on the up, drives it through the covers and Duminy does well to stop the boundary and save a run. Rahane gets off strike with three runs. Dhoni takes a step out of the crease and pushes it to short mid on for no run. Dhoni edges it along the ground to Faf at gully for no run.
Over 83
India 234 for 5, Steyn starts his second over with the new ball. Good defense from Rahane, blocking with the straight bat. Rahane rides the bounce and drives it through the covers for four, good shot from him. A bouncer that bounces over the batsman and beats the keeper for four. Decent over from Steyn, India 243 for 5.
Over 84
7 overs to go, and umpires have a chat about the light. Philander continues, Dhoni leaves it outside off to the keeper. Dhoni drives it straight back to Philander who stops it. Dhoni edges it over the slips for four, Philander gets the extra bounce and hits the shoulder of Dhoni's bat. Good over from Philander, India 247 for 5.
Over 85
Steyn continues to Rahane, good fast ball to start the over. Another brilliant cover drive from Rahane, he gets another boundary from Steyn, confident shot to bring up he 250. A short ball and Rahane happy to duck under it. Good over from Steyn, India 251 for 5.
Over 86
Dhoni tries to push it through the slips but Faf does well to stop it at gully. Philander bowling it straight and Dhoni blocks it. A quick drop and run from Dhoni, rotates strike. Rahane blocks the rest of the over out.
Over 87
Steyn continues with the new ball, Dhoni pushes it to cover and takes a quick single. Morkel is seen warming up so Smith may bring him into the attack. A big shout for lbw, the umpire is not interested in it. Rahane was caught on the crease, but umpire Tucker thinks it was going over the stumps, replays back him up. Good decision again from the umpires. End of the 87th over, India 253 for 5.
Over 88
Philander continues, two overs to go in the day. Dhoni takes a quick singles, well judged run brings Rahane on strike. Rahane pushes it to square leg for a single. Dhoni tries to play across his stumps, but is trapped in front of the wicket, hits him high on the leg. India 255 for 5.
Over 89
Steyn runs in to bowl the second last over of the day. Rahane inside edges it on to his pads and the ball misses the stumps. One over to go, India 255 for 5.
Over 90
Morkel will bowl the last over, a shout for lbw from the first ball, Dhoni caught in front on the stumps but height again a big factor. Good short ball from Morkel to Dhoni, who ducks under it. A couple of balls outside off and Dhoni happy to let them go. India 255 for 5 at stumps on day one.
Stumps Day One - India are 255 for 5 at stumps on day one, thanks to a 100 from Kohli. A good day of test cricket from both sides, ended in a even day. Rahane and Dhoni stay not out at the end of the day, South Africa's hard work will continue tomorrow in the field.
Over 91
Day two of the test and the first session will be very important for both teams. Steyn starts and one of the ball keeps low, he is bowling straighter today, attacking the stumps. A single from the first over of the day.
Over 92
Philander starts the day from the other end. Philander attacking the stumps and Rahane leaves it as it swings away from him. Good start from both seamers for SA, Indians leaving watchfully.
Over 93
Steyn had comes cramps yesterday, but was back on the field to bowl with the new ball. Good fielding from Faf at mid off, stopping a drive from Rahane, keeping the pressure on. Rahane drives it through cover, the gap between mid off and cover for four, confident shot. Five runs from the over.
Over 94
Philander continues, a shout for lbw against Dhoni, but it was too high. Dhoni was batting on off stump yesterday, but he may have to change that because the Proteas are attacking the stumps more today. A maiden from Philander, South Africa looking to build pressure.
Over 95
Good short ball from Steyn to Rahane. Rahane has an uncomplicated technique, he stands with his feet apart from each other, and looks to get behind the ball. Another maiden from South Africa.
Over 96
Another great over from Philander, a few short balls but mostly good length bowling on the stumps. Three maidens in a row for South Africa.
Over 97
Morkel brought into the attack to replace Steyn. A couple of leg byes to end the over, India 263 for 5 after 97 overs.
Over 98
A single to Dhoni, he pushes a ball through extra cover. India will be looking to survive for the first hour or so, the South Africans are bowling very well. A single from the over. India 264 for 5.
Over 99
Morkel starts his second over of the day. Dhoni blocks and blocks. WICKET! Dhoni caught behind and given out, he is disappointed with the decision but has to go. Morkel gets the breakthrough for South Africa. Dhoni goes for 19, Ahswin walks out to bat.
Over 100
Philander comes into the attack and strikes. WICKET! Rahane caught behind, South Africa celebrate two wickets after a tight morning session. They have come back strongly into this test. Zaheer Khan joins Ashwin at the crease. WICKET! Philander on a hat-trick, Zaheer Khan is trapped in front of the stumps, and given out lbw for a duck. Brilliant ball from Philander, straight and attacking the stumps, Khan was plumb in front of his stumps. Ishant Sharma comes out to try and avoid the hat trick. India 264 for 8.
Over 101
Morkel continues from the other end, beating Ashwin's outside edge. Ashwin stands tall and drives it through the cover region for four, useful runs for India who have been kept quiet today. Four byes from Morkel and a single. Good over for India.
Over 102
Wicket: Steyn goes off the field briefly. Ashwin pushes it through the point region and gets two runs, Duminy does well on the boundary to save a couple of runs. Ashwin edges it to the third man region for a couple more, no third man in place so Duminy cuts it off again. A short ball from Philander to Ashwin, who lets it go to the keeper. Ashwin takes the single and Ishant will have to negotiate two balls. WICKET! Philander goes through Ishant, bowls him, Ishant had no clue where his stumps were.
Over 103
Wicket: India 9 down for 278, Philander taking 4 wickets, missing a hat trick earlier today. Shami walks out to bat, Ashwin makes room for himself and swings, and misses. Ashwin finally takes a single from the 4th ball, Shami on strike to Morkel. Morkel bowls a no ball, WICKET! The extra ball bowls Shami, India's tail does not wag, South Africa bundle India up for 280 runs.
India 280 all out - India are 280 all out after a strong comeback from the South African fast bowlers, bundling up the last 5 wickets for 25 runs today. South Africa will bat with approximately 1 hour to go before lunch on day two.
Over 1
India start with Zaheer Khan with the ball, Smith and Petersen to open for SA. Smith gets off the mark with a quick single to mid off. Good start from Zaheer.
Over 2
Shami to start from the other end, Ishant held back for later. Smith pushes it on the leg side for a couple of runs. A leg slip and short leg in place for Smith. SA 5 for no loss after 2 overs.
Over 3
Khan drifts on the pads and Petersen flicks it on the leg side for two runs. A shout for lbw and the umpire gives it not out, Khan pitching outside leg. Good over from Khan, just two runs from it.
Over 4
Shami continues, Smith gets beaten by one and then flicks the next ball through square leg for a single. Petersen beaten outside off stump now, good ball from Shami. After 4 overs, SA 8 for no loss.
Over 5
Khan continues, Smith takes a single to bring Petersen on strike. Petersen pushes it to mid on for no run and then flicks it to deep square leg for a single. A painful blow to Smith, he inside edges the ball on his knee cap, he is in pain. The physio comes out with the magic spray and after some treatment he is back up to face the last ball.
Over 5
Petersen drives it straight down the ground for four, good shot from him. He plays out the rest of the over.
Over 6
Petersen drives it straight down the ground for four, good shot from him. He plays out the rest of the over.
Over 7
Smith drives it through mid off for three runs, the ball does not reach the boundary. Petersen beaten outside the off stump by Khan. Petersen gets a leading edge on it and mid off stops it for no run. Short ball from Khan and Petersen pulls it away for four to deep square leg.
Over 7
Sharp and short ball from Shami, Smith lets it go. Good over from Shami to Smith, a maiden in the end.
Over 8
Petersen drives it to mid on for no run, a very attacking field from Dhoni. Another shout for lbw against Petersen, but it must have been pitching outside leg stump. Good over from Khan, a maiden in the end.
Over 9
Ishant Sharma brought into the attack just before lunch. Smith flicks it to fine leg for a single. A single from the over, South Africa go to lunch without losing a wicket.
Lunch: LUNCH DAY TWO - South Africa are 22 for no loss at lunch on day two after bowling India out for 280 runs. Smith and Petersen batting on 11 runs each.
Over 8
Sharp and short ball from Shami, Smith lets it go. Good over from Shami to Smith, a maiden in the end.
Over 9
Petersen drives it to mid on for no run, a very attacking field from Dhoni. Another shout for lbw against Petersen, but it must have been pitching outside leg stump. Good over from Khan, a maiden in the end.
Over 10
Ishant Sharma brought into the attack just before lunch. Smith flicks it to fine leg for a single. A single from the over, South Africa go to lunch without losing a wicket.
Over 11
Zaheer Khan will start after lunch. Smith on strike, he defends the first few balls. Smith gets four, drives it through long on for four.
Over 12
Petersen pulls it away for four on the leg side, Ishant Sharma starts the over with a four. Petersen pulls again, this time to deep square leg for a single. Good line from Sharma, beats Smith as he tries to work the ball on the leg side. Five runs from the over.
Over 13
Khan continues, Petersen finds width and cuts it away for four. A couple of dots and then a release of pressure for the Proteas. A single to Petersen as he drives the ball to mid on. SA 37 for no loss.
Over 14
WICKET! Petersen caught in front of the stumps, Ishant gets him out lbw. South Africa lose their first wicket. Good short ball from Ishant to Amla to welcome him to the crease. Amla ducks under it awkwardly. Ishant bowls a no ball. Another short ball from Ishant to Amla, good bowling here. Successful over from Ishant.
Over 15
Zaheer Khan continues to Smith, beating his outside edge, probing away outside off stump. The straighter one from Khan, Smith drives it down the ground for four, it was also over-pitched and Smith capitalizes.
Over 16
Ishant to Amla, four, Amla whips it away for four on the leg side, the man in the deep is too square to cut it off. Amla leaves one outside off and then pushes it to point for no run. End of the 16th over, South Africa 46 for 1.
Over 17
Zaheer gives Smith gets a wide one and misses it. It would have been out if he had hit that. Zaheer bowls another ball wide outside off and this time it is called a wide by the umpire. Smith edges one and it falls just short of Ashwin, replays show he was a bit late on it too. Interesting over from Khan.
Over 18
50: Ishant to Amla, he starts his 5th over. Amla blocks and leaves, trying to get his eye in on what is a difficult pitch here. Amla edges it through the slips for four to bring up the 50 for South Africa.
Over 19
Khan bowls it straighter and Smith drives it through the leg side for four, good shot from him. Smith edges it past the slips for four, this time it was along the ground, but it was not a convincing shot. End of the over, SA 59 for 1.
Over 20
Shami comes back into the attack to replace Ishant. Good ball from Shami, just beating the outside edge of Amla. Amla tries to hit is way into form, only to get an under edge that does not carry to Dhoni. Good over from Shami.
Over 21
Ishant Sharma changes ends, now operating from the Gold Course End. Another good ball, pitching in line and just leaving Smith as it goes to the keeper. An official warning for Ishant for running on the danger area on the pitch. The umpire warning the bowler and the captain. Another maiden from India, two in a row now.
Over 22
Shami bowling to four slips and a short leg. A full delivery from Shami and Amla misses out on the drive. Good over from Shami to go to drinks. South Africa 59 for 1.
Over 23
Ishant continues after drinks, good bowling from India. Ishant bowls down leg and Smith pushes it to fine leg for a couple of runs. Good shot from Smith, driving it down the ground for four, Ishant spoils a good over with a boundary.
Over 24
Amla drives it through cover for a couple of runs, confident shot from him. Amla pushes it to square leg for no run. Amla punches it down the ground for a couple of runs, four runs from the over.
Over 25
Ishant beats Smith a couple of times, then Smith pushes it back to the bowler for no run and then Ishant angles one across Smith, Dhoni collects it on the leg side. Smith drives it through the leg side for four, Ishant bowls it straight. Smith inside edges it to the fine leg boundary to end the over, SA 77 for 1 after 25 overs.
Over 26
Shami continues, Amla pushes it on the leg side for no run. Over-pitched by Shami and Amla drives it to deep cover for two runs, Rahane does well to stop the boundary. Two runs from the over.
Over 27
South Africans being patient and looking to build a good partnership. Smith edges it through the slips for four, Ishant unlucky again as the outside edge does not carry. SA 83 for 1.
Over 28
Zaheer Khan comes back into the attack, a change of ends for him. Amla drives but Rahane makes a good stop at cover. A short ball from Zaheer to Amla who pulls it on to the leg side for a single. Smith drives it on the leg side for a single. Amla flashes at it and gets four through third man, width on offer from Khan.
Over 29
Shami changes ends, bowling to Smith now. Shami strays down leg and Smith drives it square of the wicket for a couple of runs. Good ball to end the over, SA 91 for 1.
Over 30
Khan continues and Amla drives him through the off side for four. Amla drives on the off side again and finds the boundary again. Good shot, SA move on to 99 runs.
Over 31
100: The single was on but Amla was slow to respond, SA bring up their 100 with a quick single. A shout for lbw but it was hitting too high, Smith gets a single from the last ball to keep strike.
Over 32
Ashwin brought into the attack before tea. Ashwin is getting good drift into Smith. Smith lifts it over the infield down the ground for four. Another single to end the over. Smith gets to his 50.
Over 33
Smith drives it through the off side for three runs, Dhawan makes the stop on the boundary. A gutsy fifty from the Protea captain, he has stuck it out and played a good knock for his team. Amla takes a single to mid on. Smith punches it through the cover for four, good shot again against the wider ball from Shami. Smith edges it to third man for a single. Good comeback from Shami to finish the over.
Over 34
The run rate has grown from under three to over 3.5 per over in the last over. Good acceleration from South Africa, India will look for a wicket before tea. Amla pushes it to point for a single. End of the over, two runs from it.
Over 35
Tea: Ishant comes back into the attack to bowl the last over before tea. A maiden from Ishant before tea. This session certainly belong to SA who scored 96 runs in the session.
Over 36
Zaheer Khan to start after tea, bowling to Smith with three slips. Khan beats the outside edge of Smith's bat, good ball again. Smith drives and beats the man at mid off for four, good shot releasing the pressure. Good over from Khan, SA 122 for 1.
Over 37
Ishant starts from the other end after tea. A couple of singles to start the over. Amla gets four, upper cuts it over the slips for four, flashes hard at it to get a boundary. The umpire has another chat about running on the pitch, warns Dhoni to talk to the bowler.
Over 38
This partnership is worth 91 runs now. Smith drives it through the leg side to deep square leg for a single. A play and a miss from Amla, an appeal behind the stumps but the umpire gives it not out. A single to end the over, South Africa 130 for 1.
Over 39
Wicket: Ishant gets the breakthrough. WICKET! Amla leaves the ball and Ishant bowls him. A wicket against the run of play, WICKET! another wicket and Ishant on a hat trick now. Kallis comes and goes for a golden duck, India crawl back into this test with a double strike from Ishant. Kallis tries to play it on the leg side but is beaten by the movement, trapped lbw in front of the stumps. Two wickets and no run from the over.
Over 40
Wicket: Khan continues, and Smith blocks. WICKET! After a couple of out-swingers, Khan swings it into Smith who misses it and it is out lbw, the captain falls and India get three wickets in a couple of overs. Duminy is the new batsman. Another maiden from India. Good comeback from Ishant and Khan.
Over 41
Ishant continues, starts with a couple of balls to AB. AB leaves a few and then drives it straight down the ground for three runs, good shot from the ODI captain. Ashwin does well to stop it on the boundary. Duminy edges it past the gully fielder for a couple of runs. SA 135 for 4.
Over 42
AB takes two runs from the first ball, driving it through square leg. AB flicks it off his pads on the leg side for a couple of runs. AB drives it down the ground for a couple of runs, beating Rahane at silly mid off.
Over 43
A few dots from Ishant to Duminy. A maiden in the end from Ishant.
Over 44
Ishant got a second warning in the last over, so another warning and he won't be able to bowl for the rest of the innings. AB drives it through midwicket for four, Khan drifting down leg and AB gets four. Khan changes his angles, now bowling around the wicket. Three dots to end the over.
Over 45
Wicket: Shami comes into the attack, there may be some reverse swing in the wicket. WICKET! Dhoni's change in bowling brings another wicket, Duminy edges and gets out in the slips, Vijay takes the catch, South Africa 5 down and trailing by 135 runs. Faf comes out to bat, Ishant takes a break and goes to the dressing room. Faf gets off the mark with a single, WICKET! Shami gets another one, AB de Villiers is out lbw, South Africa in trouble at 146 for 6. Another over for India that brings 2 wickets. Philander comes out to bat, Shami charges in and beats him outside the off stump.
Over 46
Faf to face Zaheer Khan, he pushes it into the leg side for a single. Khan getting some reverse swing on the ball, hiding it as he runs in to bowl. Philander drives it to cover for no run, a single leg bye from the over.
Over 47
Shami continues for India, who have fought their way back into this test strongly. Shami operating with four slips to Faf. A good short ball from Shami to Faf who gets out of the way of the ball. Faf takes a single and then an appeal for a catch. Shami takes the catch in the follow through, Indians think Philander hit it on his shoe and then it popped up. Replays show it was not out, it was a bump ball.
Over 48
Khan continues, Faf takes a single on the leg side, Philander wants the second but rightly sent back. Just a single from the over, SA 149 for 6.
Over 49
Ishant comes back into the attack, the Indian seamers have bowled well today and with good stamina through out the day. Faf takes a single from the first ball. The 150 comes up for South Africa. A couple of singles from the over.
Over 50
The run rate has come down to around 3 per over. After the drinks break, India start with Shami. Philander takes a single from the first ball, batsman sneak an overthrow. A couple of singles from the over, SA 152 for 6.
Over 51
Ishant continues, India using their spinner for only 2 overs today, their seam attack doing a good job for them. A couple of runs from the 5th ball, Faf plays it on the leg side. SA trail by 125 runs.
Over 52
Shami continues, a single and then Faf gets a leg bye. Philander takes a single. Three runs from the over,
Over 53
Philander goes for the big drives, inside edges it past the stumps for four to fine leg, unlucky for the bowler but useful runs for SA. Just the boundary and a single from the over, India 163 for 6.
Over 54
Philander pulls it to the midwicket boundary, handsome stroke against the short ball. Philander pushes it through point for a couple of runs. Philander runs the ball to fine leg for a single. Zaheer has a quick chat with Shami after the short ball, Shami responds with 2 fuller balls. SA 170 for 6/
Over 55
Ishant to continue, India need some wickets to end the day and drive home the advantage. Philander drives it to third man for four, decent shot, he was in control all the time. A single to end the over, SA 175 for 6.
Over 56
Ashwin brought into the attack, he has just bowled two overs today. Good captaincy from Dhoni and he has been backed up by his seam bowlers today. Philander gets a single, so Ashwin will bowl to Faf. Faf takes a single on the leg side. Three singles from the over.
Over 57
Zaheer Khan comes into the attack, Philander works it away on the leg side for four, good shot, poor delivery from Khan. The deficit now less than 100, SA trail by 98 runs. Philander seems to be shielding Faf from the strike, he is scoring runs too. Philander takes a single from the last ball to retain strike.
Over 58
This partnership is worth 37 runs now, Ashwin continues. Ashwin is bowling a leg stump line, Philander works it away to deep square leg for a couple of runs. Philander takes a single, Faf will only face one ball this over. A dot and Philander will take strike for the next over.
Over 59
Philander edges it towards third man for a couple, Faf still off strike. Two runs from the over, India searching for a wicket.
Over 60
A couple of singles after a couple of dots. Faf paddle sweeps it on the leg side for four to fine leg. A single to end the over, this partnership is now 49 runs.
Over 61
Zaheer Khan runs in to bowl his 22nd over today. A maiden from Khan in the end, SA trail by 85 runs.
Over 62
The 50 run partnership comes up with that single, Philander doing most of the scoring. Faf takes a single on the leg side to bring Philander on strike. Five singles from the over.
Over 63
The 200 comes up for South Africa, good partnership developing between Faf and Philander. Ishant brought back into the attack to bowl, Philander takes a quick single to bring Faf on strike. A no ball from Ishant and Faf pulls it to deep midwicket for a single. Three runs to end the over.
Over 64
Shami comes into the attack to find a wicket for India. Philander gets hit on the bottom hand and gets a single. Rohit drops an easy change at second slip, a chance gone begging for India.
Over 65
Ishant continues, Philander pushes on the leg side for a sharp single. Good over from Ishant. One more over remaining in the day.
Over 66
Shami continues to Philander, who pulls it to the deep square leg for four. Philander blocks out the rest of the over, and gets a single to end the over. SA end on 213 for 6 after 66 overs.
Stumps Day Two - South Africa end on 213 for 6, trailing by 67 runs with Faf and Philander at the crease at stumps. Their partnership is also 67 runs, Philander on 48. India have come back well into this contest, picking up wickets in the final session of the day.
Greetings - Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary on day three of the first Test - in the two-match series - between South Africa and India at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
The Story So Far - India collapsed to 280 all out despite a fine century from Virat Kohli, after which the Proteas slipped to 213 for six, with Vernon Philander unbeaten on 48. Today's first session, certainly, is going to be an intriguing one.
Over 67
Philander starts the day with a four, a gentle loosener from Ishant and Philander punches it through cover. Another boundary, another punch through the covers for four. Philander gets his 50, a useful contribution for South Africa. Then he gets a single through square leg. Another single makes it 10 runs from the first over of the day.
Over 68
Zaheer Khan starts the day for India, Faf tries to flick the first ball but can't connect it. Four dots and then a single to deep midwicket.
Over 69
Ishant continues, the first ball hits a crack on the pitch and hits the shoulder of the bat. Just a single from the over, a much better over from Ishant.
Over 70
WICKET! Zaheer Khan strikes in the 4th over of the day. Ashwin takes a sharp catch at first slip. India get their first wicket of the day. Dale Steyn comes to the crease, India have an opening here, can they capitalize on it? Khan greets Steyn with a bouncer, Steyn will respond with a few later today. A wicket maiden from Khan.
Over 71
Faf is down again, Ishant hits him in the box. The ball swings back and misses the bat and hits Faf. Ishant swinging it into the right hander, good bowling from him after the poor first over today. Good over from Ishant.
Over 72
Khan to Steyn, he outside edges it past the diving fielder on the off side, Rahane at point had no chance. Steyn drives it for four through the off side, great shot after a couple of edges. Steyn gets another boundary, streaky shot through third man for four. 10 runs from the over.
Over 73
Faf takes a single from the second ball of the over. Ishant bowls it short and it bounces high, a simple catch Rohit Sharma, WICKET! Ishant gets a wicket. A play and a miss from Morkel who is the new man. Two runs to end the over, SA 239 for 8.
Over 74
Four dots and the WICKET! Zaheer Khan swings it away from Faf who edges it to Dhoni who takes a good catch. South Africa trail by 41 runs with one wicket in hand. Tahir is the last man, joins Morkel at the crease.
Over 75
Ishant continues, India have got the early wickets on day three. Short leg, two men in the deep for the hook shot and four slips for Ishant. Morkel takes a single. A single from the over, SA 40 runs behind.
Over 76
Wicket: Morkel drives it straight down the ground for four, good shot from Morkel against Zaheer. WICKET! Khan bowls Morkel. SA are 244 all out and India lead by 36 runs after the first innings.
Over 1
Steyn charges in to bowl the first over of the second innings. Dhawan is off the mark with a single. Just one from the over.
Over 2
Philander starts from the other end. Dhawan starts the over with a four, through backward point and a good shot from him. A couple of singles to follow the boundary, Indians looking positive. Five runs to short cover, over throws giving away the boundary, Dhawan gets some bonus runs. India 12 for no loss.
Over 3
Steyn continues, third over of the second innings. A single to backward square leg, Dhawan brings Vijay on strike. Good over from Steyn, just a single from it.
Over 4
Philander runs in, Dhawan misses the ball swinging into him and gets a pad on it. More swing and bounce for Philander, he has started better in the second innings than the first. Dhawan inside edges it, for a single, not a convincing shot though. Four, Vijay drives it through the cover for four to end the over.
Over 5
Steyn bowls it outside off and Dhawan leaves it watchfully. The lead is now 54 runs. Steyn bowls a bouncer, down leg and Dhawan ducks under it. Dhawan pushes it to deep square leg for a single, nicely plays on the leg side. A single to end the over.
Over 6
Philander pitches it in line and angles it away from Vijay, good ball to start the over. Good over from Philander, a maiden in the end.
Over 7
Dhawan takes a single from the first ball, just pushing it on the off side to deep point. Vijay drops it to backward point for a couple of runs, good intent shown by these two. Three runs from the over, India 23 for no loss after 7 overs.
Over 8
Philander bowls it outside off and Dhawan leaves it alone. Dhawan leaves it again, but this time Philander swings it back into him and just goes over the stumps. WICKET! Philander gets the wicket, Dhawan edges it to second slip, Kallis takes the catch. Philander gets 100 test wickets in 19 tests, great record. Pujara survives the rest of the over.
Over 9
In just his 19th Test, Philander has 100 Test wickets, with 9 five-fors and 2 ten-fors at an average of 17.40. Steyn continues, Vijay leaves watchfully. Vijay drives it on the leg side but good fielding from short midwicket to build the pressure. A maiden from Steyn.
Over 10
There is a chat about 250 plus being a good score on this pitch. Pujara pushes it through short leg for a couple of runs, it was in the air but it went past Amla at short leg very quickly. Pujara edges it, but it falls short of Kallis at second slip, good ball from Philander. End of the over, 25 for 1 after 10 overs.
Over 11
Morne Morkel introduced into the attack, he gets good bounce from the pitch. Vijay leaves the first few balls alone. 15 minutes to go before lunch and India will be looking to survive and not lose another wicket before lunch. A maiden from Morkel.
Over 12
Steyn changes ends and replaces Philander. A maiden from Steyn, two maidens in a row for SA.
Over 13
Morkel starts his second over, Vijay defends the first ball to point. Five minutes to go before lunch, Vijay gets one on his pads and flicks it through the leg side for four, good shot from him. Just the four from the over, India lead by 65 runs.
Over 14
Steyn starts what could be the last over before lunch. The straighter one is pushed by Pujara to fine leg for a couple of runs, good running between the wickets. Morkel the fielder, seems to have twisted an ankle at fine leg, he is on the ground, this could be serious. The physio runs out. Morkel is being carried off the field by Smith and Petersen, not a good sight for SA. The Wanderers crowd claps as Morkel goes off the field. Elgar is on the field for Morkel, this will be the last over before lunch. Pujara survives the rest of the over, India 31 for 1 at lunch, lead by 67 runs.
Lunch: India 31 for 1 at Lunch on day three - At lunch on day three, India are 31 for 1 and lead by 67 runs. India bowled out South Africa for 244 runs in the first hour today and then came out and fought it out. Morkel was in pain in the last over, he seems to have twisted his ankle at fine leg just before lunch.
Over 15
The news on Morkel is that he has been taken to the hospital for a scan. Kallis will bowl the first over after lunch. A single from the last ball of the over.
Over 16
Philander starts after lunch, operating with three slips and a gully. A probing over outside off from Philander, India get a single out of it.
Over 17
Kallis starts his second over of this innings, a good shout for lbw, all the fielders went up straightaway. Umpire gives it not out, replays show the ball may have been going down leg. The next ball is outside off and Vijay leaves it alone. Kallis hits a crack on the pitch and it comes back sharply into Vijay, who leaves it and it just goes over the stumps. AB collected that down leg. Good over from Kallis.
Over 18
Philander continues, swinging the ball away from Pujara, great bowling from South Africa after lunch. Lots of chatter from AB behind the stumps. Pujara punches it through the covers for a couple of runs, good shot from him into the gap. Great ball to end the over.
Over 19
Kallis starts with a ball going down leg and Vijay pushes it on the leg side for a single. Drifting down leg again, Pujara pushes it into the leg side, they go for two and there may be a chance of a run out. Philander throws in from the deep and Pujara is home safe sliding his bat in, good running between the wickets. End of the over, India 38 for 1.
Over 20
Steyn takes over from Philander, Indians have seen him off for now. Steyn is getting good away movement from the pitch, making it difficult to drive confidently. Vijay pushes it through mid on for four, great shot down the ground, his patience is rewarded with a straighter ball. Vijay gets another four, this time through deep square leg, India 46 for 1.
Over 21
Kallis continues, Pujara leaves the first ball alone. Two slips and a gully for Kallis. Over-pitched and Pujara drives it to mid off for no run. A maiden from Kallis.
Over 22
Vijay pushes through the vacant third man region, Petersen stops it just before the ropes, Elgar throws it back, three runs in the end. Steyn bowls one down leg, Pujara leaves it alone. Pujara blocks and defends, good patient cricket from India. India 49 for 1
Over 23
50: Kallis starts his 5th over now, Vijay blocks and leaves the first five balls and then drives one through midwicket for three runs, good shot from him again. A single to end the over, India 53 for 1.
Over 24
Pujara blocks the first four balls and then flicks it to deep square leg for a single. A dot to end the over, India lead by 90 runs.
Over 25
Philander brought back into the attack, a shout for lbw against Pujara, umpire gives it not out. There were two noises and the ball was missing the stumps, good decision again by the umpires. India stay on 54 for 1, a maiden from Philander.
Over 26
Steyn bowling straighter and attacking the stumps more now. A single to deep square leg for Vijay. Pujara pushes it through mid off for two runs, good running between the wickets. This pitch is difficult to bat on, and this pair get an extra run because of the overthrow. Overthrows, there is a chance of a run out, the third umpire is called, the batsmen run more overthrows. AB threw the ball and it hit the non-striker's end, Pujara dives in safely in time. Three runs from the last ball.
Over 27
Three dots and then Pujara drives it through the leg side for four, great shot through midwicket. A wide called for height, Philander bowls a high bouncer. Another quick single, Faf hits the stumps but Vijay is safe. The lead is over 100 runs now. India 66 for 1.
Over 28
Tahir introduced into the attack for the first time in the second innings. Tahir starts with a full toss, Pujara takes a single to deep mid wicket. Vijay drives the through the covers, beating the fielders at mid off and extra cover for four, great shot against the spinner. Two runs, Vijay pushes it to deep square leg for two. Two more runs, through midiwicket. This partnership more than 50 runs now.
Over 29
After the drinks break, Philander starts again. Good patient batting from India, they have been positive with their footwork and left the ball well. A shout for lbw, but the umpire thinks it is going down leg. They get a single. Just the leg bye from the over.
Over 30
Kallis brought back into the attack after just one over from Tahir. A bit of extra bounce for Kallis, Pujara covers it well and blocks the ball to point. Pujara then hits it square of the wicket for four, slashes it away to the deep point boundary. A single to midwicket brings Vijay on strike for the last ball. A dot ball to end the over.
Over 31
A single to backward square leg, Pujara pushes Philander on the leg side. A false stroke from Vijay, goes for the drive and misses it, Philander unlucky not to get the wicket. Vijay drives it through midwicket for a couple of runs. India 84 for 1.
Over 32
Kallis continues, Pujara plays a couple of dots and then drives him through backward square leg for four, a controlled pull shot from Pujara. A single to deep square leg, Pujara working Kallis on the leg side. Five runs from the over, India lead by 125 runs.
Over 33
A single from the Philander over, good probing bowling from him.
Over 34
Wicket: Kallis to Pujara, who cut it to sweeper cover for two runs, he went hard at it and mistimed the cut shot. Pujara is hit on the glove and seems to be in pain, extra bounce for Kallis. Pujara takes a single to backward square leg. Vijay tries to poke at the ball, but does not connect. WICKET! Vijay is caught behind, India lose their second wicket, Kallis strikes for South Africa. A nothing ball really, Vijay tries to leg glance it only to get a faint edge on it and AB does the rest, umpire gives it out immediately. Vijay who has played so patiently goes for 39. Kohli is the new batsman.
Over 35
Dale Steyn is brought back into the attack, Pujara will face him. A fuller delivery from Steyn to start and Pujara watches it to the keeper. Pujara defends and blocks the first few balls from the over and then gets a single to fine leg. A single from the over, India 94 for 2.
Over 36
Kallis starts his 9th over of the innings, a maiden from him in the end, Pujara plays it out.
Over 37
India lead by 130 runs with less than 20 minutes to go for tea. Steyn starts with a short ball to Kohli, it goes high and AB has to leap to stop that. A ball outside off and Kohli lets it go, Steyn is cranking up the speed now. Four, Kohli gets off the mark with a boundary, Kohli attacks the short ball from Steyn and clears the keeper to get four behind the wickets. Four runs from the over, India 98 for 2.
Over 38
100: Kallis to Pujara, pitched outside off and Pujara leaves it alone. Kohli pushes it to deep mid wicket, brings up the 100 for India. Four, Pujara drives it square of the wicket for four, India 104 for 2 after 38 overs.
Over 39
Three dots to start the over, Steyn working on an outside off channel and Kohli happy to leave it alone. A short ball to follow, Kohli leaves it to the keeper for no run. A maiden in the end, good bowling from Steyn.
Over 40
India lead by 140 runs, and a change in the field and the bowling. Amla is taking on the gloves from AB de Villiers, Smith asks AB to bowl, the crowd cheers surprisingly. Pujara slaps the first ball to sweeper cover for a single to start the over. Another single, Kohli cuts it to backward point for one. This will be the last over before tea, two more runs as Pujara pushes it to sweeper cover again. AB bowls it way outside off and the umpire rightly calls it a wide. Five runs from the over, India 109 for 2 at tea.
Tea: TEA DAY THREE - India go to tea at 109 for 2, Pujara and Vijay batted well in the session before Kallis claimed Vijay's wicket. India 145 runs ahead at tea, South Africa one bowler short as Morkel is still off the field.
Over 41
Steyn starts the post tea session and Kohli gets a four from the first ball, a half-volley from Steyn and a four through mid wicket for Kohli. A dot ball and then Kohli pushes it to fine leg for a single. The lead is 150 runs now. Pujara gets a single to fine leg. Five wides to end the over, Steyn starts after tea with an expensive over.
Over 42
Duminy comes into the attack for the first time in the second innings, Steyn is walking off the field for a break. Pujara takes a single, Steyn gets some repairs done on his shoes. Two singles from the over, India 122 for 2.
Over 43
Steyn to Kohli who pushes it to deep mid wicket for three runs, good shot, covering the line of the ball well and driving it on the leg side. A good ball from Steyn, gets the extra bounce from the pitch and Pujara does well to keep it out. Pujara takes a single to deep square leg. Four runs from the over.
Over 44
Duminy continues, Pujara gets a single to deep midwicket. Kohli clips one from his pads to deep square leg for a single. Another easy run makes it three singles from the over.
Over 45
Tahir comes back into the attack to replace Steyn. His one over went for 9 runs today, he will be looking to redeem himself. Four dots and then Pujara takes a single to deep midwicket. A couple of singles from the over, good comeback from Tahir.
Over 46
Kohli takes a single to deep mid wicket, lots of singles taken in that region today. Pujara drives the ball down the ground, gets a four to long on, he moves on to 49. A single to backward square leg will get Pujara to his 50, a well played innings from him at number 3. Six runs from the over, India 137 for 2.
Over 47
A couple of singles the start the over, Pujara muscles the ball to fine leg and then Kohli defends one to mid on. Pujara pushes it straight back to Tahir who misses a caught and bowled chance. A couple more singles to end the over, India 141 for 2.
Over 48
Philander replaces Duminy and Kohli starts the over with a boundary. It was on his pads and Kohli times it perfectly, pushing it for a four to deep square leg. It brings up the 50 run partnership between these two. Kohli takes a single to square leg and then a dot to end the over, India lead by 182 runs.
Over 49
A couple of dots and then Kohli drives it straight down the ground for four through long off. India reach their 150 with a boundary. A single to Kohli through midwicket. Five runs from the over, India lead by 187 runs.
Over 50
Philander starts the over with one that beats Kohli for bounce. A maiden from Philander, India stay on 151 for 2.
Over 51
Full ball on leg stump and Pujara takes a single from Tahir's first delivery of the over. Kohli whips the ball to deep mid wicket for a single. A single to Pujara at mid off, it was pitched up and he drives it on the off side. Kohli runs it down to third man for two runs. Five runs from the over, India lead by 192 runs.
Over 52
Philander starts his 15th over of the day, Pujara defends the first ball back to the bowler. Another dot ball and Pujara drives the next one to sweeper cover for four. A single to deep square leg, Pujara clips it off his pads.
Over 53
Tahir to Pujara, that beats everyone including the keeper, two byes in the end. Pujara clips it to fine leg for a single, India lead by 200 runs now. A single to end the over, makes it four runs from the over.
Over 54
Kallis brought back into the attack to take over from Philander. Kohli pushes the first ball to point for a single. Pujara takes a single to deep square leg. Kohli inside edges it down to fine leg for a single. Pujara drives it through sweeper cover for four, India's run rate is above three per over and increasing steadily. Another four to end the over, India 176 for 2.
Over 55
Kohli takes a single from the first ball and then Pujara gets a four to fine leg. Pujara takes a single square of the wicket, this pair looking intent on scoring quickly now. Kohli pushes it towards deep midwicket and they sprint back for two runs. Kohli takes a single to backward point. 9 runs from the over, India lead by 221 runs.
Over 56
A few balls outside off from Kallis and Kohli leaves all of them alone. A straighter one is defended on the leg side from Kohli. Kallis spoils a good over with a boundary of the last ball, Kohli drives it through extra cover for four.
Over 57
200: India lead by 225 runs, Smith turns to Duminy for a few overs. Pujara gets four, a very late cut shot that goes for four to third man and brings up the 100 run partnership between Kohli and Pujara. Fuller ball on middle stump and Pujara drives it through mid on for another boundary, he has switched gears in the last few overs. A single to Pujara and then Kohli drives it through deep extra cover for another four, expensive over from Duminy. A single from the last ball makes it 14 runs from the over.
Over 58
Kohli pushes it to fine leg for a single to get to his 50. He has played well in this test, a century in the first innings and now a 50. Pujara pushes it through the mid wicket region for a couple of runs, the running between the wickets has also been impressive from India today. Two more for Pujara, similar shot through mid wicket. A single to sweeper cover to bring Kohli back on strike. A couple more runs for Kohli through the mid wicket region, he likes playing shots in that area. India lead by 247 runs.
Over 59
Duminy continues, five dots and then a single from the over, good come back from Duminy after an expensive last over.
Over 60
Pujara moves into the 90s with a drive between extra cover and long on that fetches four runs for him. It was pitched up and Pujara makes most of it. Big shout for lbw, the ball was drifting down leg and that is what saved Pujara, umpire gives him not out. A single on the leg side, Pujara gets off strike after the lbw shout. A couple of balls outside off and Kohli leaves them alone. Five runs from the over, India 217 for 2.
Over 61
100: Time for drinks, India lead by 253 runs which is a good score on this difficult pitch. Smith turns to Steyn after drinks to create a wicket. Pujara pushes it to sweeper cover for a couple of runs. Four through sweeper cover, Pujara connects it better this time to get to his 100, his first 100 outside the subcontinent. A single in the same region for Pujara. Kohli leaves one outside off and then is beaten by one from Steyn. Seven runs from the over.
Over 62
Tahir continues, a good over from him, just a single from the last ball. Much better over from the spinner.
Over 63
Steyn starts the over with a wide, a bouncer that sails too high over the batsman. Four through the leg side, Steyn angles it on the pads and Pujara whips it behind square for a boundary. Morne Morkel has a grade 1 ligament tear on his ankle and will be out for seven to ten days. He will not take the field for this game and his fitness might be in doubt for the next Test as well. Pujara is beaten by one that rises on him and he misses the pull shot. Pujara guides the ball to third man for four, played it with soft hands for four. Nine from the over, India 234 for 2.
Over 64
Tahir continues to Kohli, single to Kohli and then Pujara gets four more through mid on. Five runs from the over.
Over 65
A single to Kohli to start the over, he works Steyn through square leg for a single. A couple of singles from the over, Steyn finishes his 19th over for the day.
Over 66
Tahir bowls a full toss and Pujara puts it away for four through long on. Pujara takes a single to bring Kohli on strike. Five runs from the over, India lead by 282 runs.
Over 67
The floodlights are switched on at the Wanderers, India running away with this game now. The last 10 overs have gone for 57 runs, increasing India's overall run rate to 3.7 per over. Steyn to Pujara, the umpires change the ball after the first ball of the over. The old ball was out of shape. A single square of the wicket for Pujara, he has batted very well today. A couple of singles from the over.
Over 68
Duminy comes back into the attack. A single down the ground for Kohli. Three singles from the Duminy over, India 251 for 2.
Over 69
Steyn into his 21st over of the day, the absence of Morkel putting more pressure on the other bowlers. A couple of blocks from Kohli and then he leaves a quick one outside off. A maiden from Steyn, first maiden in an hour or so.
Over 70
Duminy starts his 7th over. Another cut shot from Pujara and another four for him, he has peppered that sweeper cover region today. A single to fine leg to end the over. India lead by 291 runs.
Over 71
Philander brought into the attack to replace Steyn. Pujara is playing watchfully again, against this changed ball. He has shown good control and planning over his innings, picks up a single to deep square leg. Kohli takes a single to bring Pujara back on strike. Two runs from the last ball, Pujara pushes it to third man for two runs.
Over 72
A single to Kohli, he works Duminy through midwicket. Just the single from the over.
Over 73
Philander hits excellent line and length even at the end of a tough day, Kohli leaves it watchfully. A single to Kohli through mid wicket, it is one of his favourite scoring regions. This partnership is now worth 169 runs. Just a single from the over.
Over 74
Kohli takes a single from the first ball of the over, another single pushes the lead to 300 runs. Three singles from the over, India 265 for 2.
Over 75
Kohli pushes it behind point and calls for two straightaway, they run well and get a couple of runs. Four, Kohli drives Philander through his favourite mid wicket region for four. A single to point to end the over, India 272 for 2 after 75 overs.
Over 76
Three overs to go in the day, Duminy to bowl, Kohli nudges him to fine leg for a single. Pujara pushes it to mid on for a single. Kohli pushes it to long on for another single. Three singles from the over, India 275 for 2.
Over 77
Imran Tahir introduced into the attack and Kohli gets a four from the first ball, another full toss and Kohli whacks it through midwicket for four. Then he takes a single to bring Pujara back on strike. Pujara takes a single to point. Kohli takes a single to deep midwicket. Another single to end the over, eight runs from it.
Over 78
Last over of the day, Duminy to bowl it and Philander rested for the day. Pujara pushes it to square leg for a single. India end on 284 for 2, Kohli and Pujara putting up a massive 191 run partnership and staying not out at the end of day three. India lead by 320 runs.
Greetings - Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary on day four of the first Test - in the two-match series - between South Africa and India at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
Over 79
A couple of singles to start the over, Tahir starts the day with the new ball due soon. Pujara gets four, through third man, Tahir spoils a good over with a boundary.
Over 80
The next ball will be available after this over, Duminy to bowl for SA. A couple of singles and a couple of dots, and then 200 run partnership between Kohli and Pujara comes up, good batting from this pair. Three from the over.
Over 81
The second new ball has been taken and Steyn will charge in to bowl with it. Two slips and a gully in place, a maiden to start from Steyn, SA need to make this new ball count.
Over 82
Philander comes into the attack from the other end, Smith wants wickets with this new ball. Another maiden from Philander, two in a row with the new ball for the Proteas.
Over 83
First runs off the new ball, Kohli takes a single to backward square leg. A single from the over, Pujara blocks and defends the rest of the over.
Over 84
A couple of runs to Kohli to deep square leg, the sun is out and the new ball does not seem to be moving around. Faf slides and throws but is unable to stop the second run. One keeps low, just outside off and Kohli leaves it, Philander smiles as it rolls to the keeper. Just two runs from the over.
Over 85
Four, Pujara starts the over with a boundary. It was swerving outside off and Pujara waits and guides it past gully for four. The 300 comes up for India. Four, Pujara scored a lot of runs there yesterday and now he guides another one through sweeper cover for four. India lead by 340 runs.
Over 86
Philander draws Kohli forward and Kohli defends it to point. A couple of blocks and then a couple of leaves from Kohli. A maiden from Philander.
Over 87
Pujara pushes the first ball and wants a quick single, Kohli sends him back. He gets the single from the second ball to get to his 150, another great knock from him at number 3. Pujara loves to make his hundreds into big scores, crossing 150 for the 4th time in tests.
Over 88
A good over from Philander and well played out by Pujara. He has not only left the ball well but also blocked it with soft hands, solid test batting from Pujara. A maiden in the end.
Over 89
Kohli pushes it to point for a single as Steyn starts another over. Steyn drifts on the leg side and Pujara flicks the ball to fine leg for a single. Two runs from the over, India lead by 343 runs.
Over 90
The new ball has brought some quiet overs with it, Kohli and Pujara playing watchfully agianst Steyn and Philander. Another maiden from Philander, India stay on 307 for 2.
Over 91
10 overs from the new ball have gone for 14 runs, good control shown by Steyn and Philander. Smith brings Duminy back into the attack. Just a single from Duminy's over, India 308 for 2.
Over 92
Kallis comes into the attack, Kohli pushes it through third man for four, it was well outside off and Kohli gets a four from it. Kohli gets a single to move on to 90, Pujara takes a single to point to bring Kohli back on strike.
Over 93
Duminy pushes it outside off, Pujara goes for it but misses in the end. A good over from Duminy, Pujara takes a single from the last ball.
Over 94
Wicket: WICKET! Kallis strikes, AB takes the catch behind the stumps and Pujara is out. He goes for the cut shot again and edges it to the keeper, he was struggling with that shot in the last over, but a great knock from him to put India in a commanding position. Pujara departs to a standing ovation from the Wanderers crowd and the Indian dressing room, the umpire calls for drinks. Rohit Sharma comes out to bat, and gets off the mark with a late run.
Over 95
India lead by 352 runs now, this will be the highest target to chase at the Wanderers. Rohit chops it to deep point for a single, negotiates the low bounce well. Kohli takes a single pushing the ball to long on. Two singles from the over, India 318 for 3.
Over 96
Kohli is on 91, Kallis to bowl. A block from Kohli and then a couple of watchful leaves, India may switch gears soon and score faster. Kohli takes a single to mid on, just the single from the over. India 319 for 3.
Over 97
Kohli is surprised by some turn that Duminy extracts from the wicket, but carefully pushes it to point for no run. Faf does well to stop the single, Kohli drives it on the leg side but is unable to clear mid wicket. A single to Kohli to deep square leg.
Over 98
Wicket: Kohli gets a single to short mid wicket. Streaky four for Rohit after a couple of dots, thick outside edge carries the ball past second slip for four. WICKET! Rohit is bowled, Kallis has the last laugh, India lose their 4th wicket. This ball keeps low and comes back into Rohit, he tries to block it but the ball goes under his bat to bowl him. Rahane walks out to bat.
Over 99
Wicket: 1 wicket leads to another, and Kallis has claimed both of them, India still lead by 361 runs. Kohli is on 94, he takes a couple of runs to deep mid wicket and moves on to 96. WICKET! India losing wickets too quickly now, Kohli edges it to the keeper and AB takes a good catch, Duminy gets Kohli on 96. He has batted well, and deserved a 100 today. Dhoni walks out to bat with Rahane at the other end, two new batsmen for India.
Over 100
The 100th over of the innings and Kallis to bowl it. A maiden in the end.
Over 101
A single to start the over, Dhoni takes a run to long off. Three singles from the over, India 330 for 5.
Over 102
Dhoni hits a four to start the over, takes a couple of steps out of his crease and drills it through mid off. Just the boundary from the over, India lead by 370 runs.
Over 103
Duminy continues to Rahane, who punches it to mid on for a quick single. Dhoni has changed gears now, a four to fine leg for him. Kallis dives but can't prevent the boundary. Dhoni pushes it to mid off for a single. Four, Rahane joins the action, a four through backward point to end the over. 10 runs from the over.
Over 104
Dale Steyn comes back into the attack, Smith looking for more wickets. A good ball from Steyn to start, just swings enough to miss the bat and go to the keeper. Dhoni pushes it through square leg for a single. Rahane drives the ball straight down the ground for four, great shot from him against a top bowler. Five runs from the over.
Over 105
Dhoni takes a single to extra cover to give the strike to Rahane. Good shot from Rahane, nudges the ball with soft hands for a single to square leg. Dhoni gets a run to long off, India looking to score faster now, lead by 389 runs.
Over 106
Steyn continues to Rahane, who drives it to deep mid wicket for three runs. Dhoni takes a single to cover, Rahane has two balls to face in this over. Four runs from the over, India lead by 393 runs.
Over 107
Wicket: This will be the last over before lunch, will India try to score fast and work towards a declaration at lunch? Dhoni takes a single from the first ball, Duminy has bowled 20 overs now and Tahir only 12, the part time spinner being used more than the main one. WICKET! Rahane edges it to Smith who takes an easy catch to get the 6th wicket for South Africa. The umpires call lunch on day four, India lead by 394 runs.
Wicket: Over 106.2 - Ind 358/6 (Dhoni 16) - This will be the last over before lunch, will India try to score fast and work towards a declaration at lunch? Dhoni takes a single from the first ball, Duminy has bowled 20 overs now and Tahir only 12, the part time spinner being used more than the main one. WICKET! Rahane edges it to Smith who takes an easy catch to get the 6th wicket for South Africa. The umpires call lunch on day four, India lead by 394 runs.
Over 107
Rahane fell just before lunch, Dhoni could decide to go for it and score some quick runs. South Africa will have more chances if India decide to accelerate. It should be an interesting session of play. Ashwin takes a single to get off the mark first ball, Dhoni on strike. Dhoni pushes it to fine leg for a single.
Over 109
JP comes around the wicket to keep the runs down. Dhoni pushes it to mid off for a quick single and makes it safely. Ashwin drives it to long off for a single. India lead by 399 runs.
Over 109
JP comes around the wicket to keep the runs down. Dhoni pushes it to mid off for a quick single and makes it safely. Ashwin drives it to long off for a single. Four, Ashwin gets four through backward point, good shot from him. India push the lead to 404 runs.
Over 110
Dhoni takes a leg bye, WICKET! Ashwin out, caught by du Plessis and Philander gets another wicket, India 7 wickets down. Four, Zaheer gets it to fine leg for four, India push on and lead by 409 runs.
Over 111
Dhoni takes a single from the last ball, and then Khan pushes it to third man for a single, South Africa almost get a run out. AB throws at the non-striker's end and misses, Zaheer survives. Dhoni takes a single to long on, a punch down the ground from the crease.
Over 112
Dhoni pushes it to midwicket for a couple of runs, Philander starts his 26th over. A streaky single to Dhoni, he inside edges it to fine leg.
Over 113
Four, Duminy puts it slightly short and outside off, Dhoni gets it between point and cover for four. A couple of blocks and then Dhoni takes a single to push the lead to 420 runs.
Over 114
Just one slip in place and all other fielders in the deep. A loud appeal for caught behind, there was a sound as it left Dhoni, but the umpire gives it not out. Certainly a sound as the ball left Dhoni, but the umpire gives it not out. Extra bounce for Philander surprises Dhoni, he just blocks it in the end. Good short ball from Philander to Dhoni, who leaves it and AB collect it over his head. WICKET! India falling apart here, Dhoni cuts it hard but does not connect well and Elgar takes a good catch at deep point. India 8 down, lead by 420 runs. Ishant Sharma comes to the crease, still no declaration from India.
Over 115
Tahir comes into the attack, looking to clean up the tail. Dropped, Zaheer blocks a couple and then hits the googly to Kallis at first slip who drops a difficult catch. That could have been his 200th catch in Tests. A single from the 5th ball of the over. Another close in fielder for Ishant, Amla goes under the helmet at short leg.
Over 116
A wild heave from Zaheer gets him four runs, he top edges it over the keeper for four. A single from the 4th ball, Zaheer pushes it wide of cover. India lead by 426 runs.
Over 117
Tahir continues to Zaheer, who defends the first few balls. Zaheer defends the whole over and then decides to go after Tahir. Last ball, Zaheer hits it over extra cover for a six. Good shot to end the over.
Over 118
Zaheer hits the first six of the match, Smith brings Steyn in the attack. Ishant pushes it straight down the ground for a couple of runs. Ishant takes a single to square leg to bring Zaheer on strike. Khan runs it down to fine leg for a single. The 400 comes up for India with that single. Ishant pushes it to deep square leg for another single. Four, Zaheer makes it 9 runs from the over, full and straight, another wild swing from Khan to get a four.
Over 119
Wicket: Good over from Tahir, a few dots, a chance of lbw against Ishant who manages to bring his bat down in time to hit the ball. WICKET! It was a good over and Ishant trapper in front of the stumps, plumb lbw. Tahir gets a wicket in the 119th over of the innings.
Over 120
Shami walks out to bat, India does not want to declare. Six, Zaheer hits Steyn for a six, it was the slower one outside off and Zaheer gets under it and hits it out of the park. A single to long off to follow, Shami on strike to Steyn. The yorker goes wrong, Steyn does not pitch it in the right area and Shami starts his innings with a boundary, flicks it to the square leg fence. The lead is over 450 now. 11 runs from Steyn's over, India 416 for 9.
Over 121
Wicket: Four byes, Zaheer tries to hit it but it skids outside the leg stump and beats the keeper to go for four byes. Bonus runs for India. Zaheer takes a single to midwicket. WICKET! Tahir cleans up the tail, bowls Shami. India all out for 421, Zaheer stays not out on 29. India lead by 457 runs and SA will need 458 in slightly more than 4 sessions to win the test.
Over 1
Smith and Petersen walk out to bat, SA have 135 overs to play, Zaheer is on 299 wickets. A couple of runs to Petersen, he punches it through mid wicket for two. Too full from Zaheer and Petersen flicks it through square leg for four. Six from the first over.
Over 2
Ishant to start from the other end, a single from the over, SA 7 for no loss.
Over 3
Zaheer to Smith, and dropped, Kohli drops Smith at leg gully, Smith goes for a flick and Kohli was slow to respond. That would have been Khan's 300th wicket. A single and then Petersen gets four from outside edge through point.
Over 4
Ishant bowling wider of the stumps now because he had a few warnings in the first innings for running on the danger area of the pitch. A no ball from Ishant, there is a short delay in play as someone behind the bowler's arm moved in the stands. A couple of runs to end the over, SA 16 for no loss.
Over 5
Smith pushes it through the cover region for three runs, the ball slows down before the bounday, Dhawan throws it back. A chance of a caught behind, but the umpire is not interested. A single from the last ball, four from the over. SA 20 for no loss.
Over 6
Ishant to Petersen, who drives it down the ground for four, straight drive pushed past Ishant. Ishant brings the next one back into Petersen, who leaves it and Dhoni collects it on the leg side. Four more to end the over, Ishant strays on the leg side and Petersen clips it for four to fine leg.
Over 7
Smith takes a single from the first ball, Petersen will face Khan. Some dark clouds hanging over the ground now, Petersen takes a single through midwicket.
Over 8
Petersen edges it through the slips for a couple of runs. Three slips and a short leg for Ishant who is bringing the ball back into Petersen. A couple of runs from the over.
Over 9
Shami brought into the attack replacing Zaheer. A couple of singles, Smith and Petersen both get singles through midwicket. A couple of runs to end the over, Zaheer gives chase at midwicket.
Over 10
Ashwin brought into the attack just before tea, he will have to support the fast bowlers in this innings. He only bowled 6 overs in the first innings. A single from the over.
Over 11
Great ball from Shami to Petersen just beating the outside edge, good bowling and good decision by the umpire to give it not out. Just a single from the over, and it is tea on day four.
Over 12
A run out appeal from the first ball but Petersen is safe, Dhoni deflects the ball back to the stumps. Three runs to end the over, Petersen pushes the ball to third man.
Over 13
Shami starts after tea, he bowled well to Petersen before the break. A short ball at good pace and Petersen evades it. Petersen pulls another short ball, almost a catch to Rahane. SA 41 for no loss.
Over 14
Ashwin continues from the other end, Smith works him through the leg side for a single. Four, Petersen cuts it through sweeper cover for four. Petersen takes a single from the last ball.
Over 15
Petersen flicks it to fine leg for four, Shami bowls it on the leg side, the 50 run partnership comes up. A good swinging delivery, Petersen leaves it. A single to end the over.
Over 16
Ashwin continues, Petersen blocks a couple and then takes a single. Smith plays the rest of the over out. SA 53 for no loss.
Over 17
Petersen beaten and squared up by Shami again, good bowling. Then Petersen pushes it to Rahane square of the wicket on the leg side for a single. Smith edges it and it goes for four past the slips for four to third man, SA trail by 400 runs.
Over 18
A single to start the over, Smith plays a few dots and then a couple more singles to end the over. Three runs from the over.
Over 19
Petersen pulls it on the leg side for four, he moves on to 49 runs. Shami beats Petersen outside off. A couple of runs through extra cover and Petersen gets to his 50. He has not looked convincing but has scored a 50.
Over 20
Khan comes back into the attack to replace Ashwin. Dhoni searching for a wicket. Three slips and a short cover, Smith drops and runs, inside edged and on to his pads. A quick single brings Alviro on strike. A single from the over.
Over 21
A change of ends for Ashwin. A single to Smith brings Alviro on strike. Petersen takes a single to long on. Two singles from the over, SA 70 for no loss.
Over 22
Petersen blocks one back to the bowler and then drives on to point, no run. A single brings Smith on strike, Petersen pushes it to square leg. Just a single from the over, Khan beats Smith with the last couple of balls.
Over 23
Petersen takes a single to square leg. Just a single from the over, the scoring rate has dropped now for the Proteas.
Over 24
Khan continues to Petersen, a leg bye to rotate strike. Four, Smith drives it on the leg side to the boundary at deep midwicket, good shot from the captain. Smith blocks the ball back to the bowler, a single to end the over. SA 78 for no loss.
Over 25
Slightly straighter from Ashwin and Smith pushes it through the leg side for four, good shot against the spin. Four runs from the over, SA 82 for no loss.
Over 26
Khan continues, Petersen pushes it to gully for no run. Petersen pushes it on the leg side for a single. Smith on strike to Khan. A short ball and then a length ball that beats Smith to end the over.
Over 27
A shout for lbw, but the impact may have been outside the line of the stumps. Petersen pulls it for four through deep square leg. A couple of singles to end the over, India still searching for their first wicket.
Over 28
The knuckle ball from Khan and Smith chips it in the air but is safe, close call for Smith. A couple of runs to fine leg, and then a single to Smith. SA 92 for no loss after 28 overs.
Over 29
Encouraging start for SA, but a long way to go for them. Ashwin continues after the drinks break. Smith edges it to third man for a couple of runs, Smith drives it through covers then for four, solid batting from the captain. Six runs from the over, SA trail by 360 runs.
Over 30
100: Ishant comes back into the attack, Dhoni looking for wickets. Four slips waiting for an edge. Smith edges it past the slips for four to third man, brings up the 100 run partnership. Another boundary to end the over, Smith drives it through mid wicket for four.
Over 28
The knuckle ball from Khan and Smith chips it in the air but is safe, close call for Smith. A couple of runs to fine leg, and then a single to Smith. SA 92 for no loss after 28 overs and it is drinks.
Over 31
Wicket: Petersen takes a single to fine leg. WICKET! Petersen goes for a quick single and Rahane does well to collect the ball and hit the stumps. Indians seem confident, Smith is run out, third umpire confirms it. India get a wicket through a run out. SA 109 for 1.
Over 32
A shout for lbw, but it was clearly hitting Petersen outside the line of the stumps. A single from the last ball of the over, a good one from Ishant.
Over 33
There is some drift in the air for Ashwin, a good maiden from Ashwin, probing away at Petersen.
Over 34
Another maiden, Ishant bowls it to Amla. SA 348 runs behind.
Over 35
Shami comes back into the attack, Petersen plays it on the leg side to fine leg for a couple of runs. Petersen pushes it to mid on for a single. Amla flicks it through the leg side, a good shot to get four runs. A wide from Shami to Amla, called wide for height. SA 118 for 1 after 35 overs.
Over 36
Petersen almost drags it on to his stumps, then plays a good shot but well stopped at mid off by Shami. Good maiden from Ishant.
Over 37
Wicket: WICKET! The short ball from Shami does not bounce and Amla ducks and is bowled, off stump gone. Good bowling from Shami and another misjudged shot from Amla. Faf du Plessis is the new batsman. Petersen takes a quick single to Rahane, tight run to end the over.
Over 38
Ishant starts another over, Indians now confident. A couple of balls that a blocked by Petersen back to the bowler. Then Petersen goes for the pull and top edges it for four.
Over 39
Umpires checking the lights as the ground is getting darker. Faf pushes it to fine leg for a couple, Dhoni starts with Ashwin. A single to end the over, makes it three from the over.
Over 40
Murali Vijay comes back to into the attack because of bad light. Faf plays two balls to short leg for no run. A full toss from Vijay, Faf pushes it to midwicket for a single, a couple more singles to end the over. SA 130 for 2.
Over 41
Ashwin continues to operate, umpires recheck the light condition. Faf pushes it to deep square leg for a single. A couple of singles from the over.
Over 42
Dhoni brings himself on to the attack, Kohli keeps wickets. Petersen takes a single from the first ball with a push on the leg side, Faf on strike. Faf taps it in front of cover for no run, then lets one go to Kohli who is the keeper. A single to deep mid wicket to end the over.
Over 43
Ashwin getting a bit of turn and bounce from the pitch, Faf gets on top of it and defends. A maiden from Ashwin, Dhoni will bowl again.
Over 44
Dhoni starts his second over. Petersen takes a single from the first ball. Two singles from the over, one more over to go in the day.
Over 45
Last over of the day, this is the first time both wicket keepers have bowled in the test. Faf pushes it past the man at leg gully for two runs. South Africa 138 for 2 at the end of day four. SA need 320 to win and India need 8 wickets.
Greetings - Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary on the fifth and final day of the first Test - in the two-match series - between South Africa and India at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
Over 46
Shami will start day five with the ball for India. Petersen is beaten first ball, lazy shot from Petersen and Shami gets some late swing from the pitch. Shami starts the day with a maiden to Petersen.
Over 47
Ishant Sharma starts bowling for the day from the other end. Faf blocks and leaves a few balls and then takes a single to deep square leg. A short ball from Ishant to Petersen, who takes a blow on the shoulder. A single from the over, SA get their first run of the day.
Over 48
Shami is picking up pace now, he directs one at 141kph at Faf's toes but Faf digs it out. A leg bye brings Petersen on strike, and then Petersen almost drags the ball onto his stumps. A slight inside edge on to the pad and the ball misses the stumps. Good over from Shami to Petersen.
Over 49
Wide called, too short and high from Ishant, Faf could not have played a stroke at that, wide for height. Rod Tucker is having a chat to Ishant about running on the pitch, Ishant got two warnings in the first innings too. Faf leaves a couple of balls and then blocks a few to fielders. End of the over, just the wide ball run from it.
Over 50
Wicket: Shami to Petersen and 2 leg byes in the end. The umpire checks if it was a boundary, but it was not. Just two runs in the end. WICKET! India get their first wicket of the day, Petersen bowled by Shami. The quicker ball from Shami keeps low and Petersen plays it on to his stumps. SA lose their third as Petersen goes for 76, Kallis the new man in. More leg byes, Kallis gets off strike but is still not off the mark. A big shout for lbw against him first ball, but the umpire is not interested. A single to end the over.
Over 51
Ishant starts from the other end, Faf takes a couple of runs, an outside edge flying past gully. Good bowling from Ishant to Faf, changing his length slightly with each ball and Faf keeps it out. Then a ball outside off, but Faf leaves it alone.
Over 52
Good ball from Shami, draws Kallis forward and gets some away movement to get the outside half of the bat, no run. Kallis responds with a boundary, exquisite cover drive for four to get off the mark. A very difficult chance goes down at short leg, Kallis pushes at it and the short leg fielder. A single to square leg and then a dot to end the over.
Over 53
Zaheer Khan comes into the attack, two slips and a short cover for Kallis. Four more through extra cover, Kallis drives it through the gap, this will give him some confidence. Just the four from the over.
Over 54
There is hint of reverse swings but Kallis gets another boundary from the over.
Over 55
There is a hint of reverse swing now as the ball gets older. Faf digs out a yorker which goes just inches past the leg stump, so close. A single to end the over. The run rate just over 3 now for SA.
Over 56
Pushed to backward square leg for a single, Faf plays it on the leg side. Kallis gets another boundary, he looks like a man on a mission today. A big fuller from Shami and Kallis drives it straight down the ground for four, great balance while playing the shot. A couple of runs to mid wicket, Kallis is looking to tackle this situation positively. Seven runs from the over.
Over 57
Faf pushes it to deep square leg for a couple of runs. Faf gets a single to bring Kallis on strike, drives a fullish ball to backward square leg. Four, another boundary for Kallis, another perfect drive through extra cover.
Over 58
Ishant Sharma brought back into the attack to replace Shami. Faf hits a four, through deep mid wicket, great shot, his first four of the innings. Five runs from the over, SA need 274 runs to win.
Over 59
Faf pushes it through mid wicket for three runs, SA looking to score faster now. Four, Kallis dealing in boundaries now, hits Zaheer through mid wicket for another boundary. Three more runs, Kallis scoring quickly now, pushes it to third man. India need to stop the run flow.
Over 60
After drinks, Ishant continues. South Africa have scored 56 runs in the first hour of play. Faf hits it back to the bowler and Ishant makes a good stop. Faf takes a single through mid on. A single from the over after drinks.
Over 61
200: Some repairs near the bowling area, the popping crease is being hammered. A leg gully for Kallis against Zaheer. Kallis plays it down to fine leg for a couple of runs. WICKET! India strike back, Zaheer gets his 300th wicket in Tests. Kallis falls after a positive 34 runs, lbw to Zaheer Khan. AB de Villiers walks out to bat. AB gets off the mark with a single. Faf hits a four through mid wicket to end the over, great shot to end the over. SA bring up their 200
Over 62
Shami comes back into the attack, AB gets a couple of runs to deep extra cover from the first ball of the over. Three runs from the over.
Over 63
Zaheer start his 15th over of the innings, AB edges it and it does not carry to slips. A single to mid on, AB pushes it for a single. Faf takes a single, making it two runs from the over.
Over 64
A single to start the over, AB plays the rest of the over and then hits a boundary from the last ball. Beautiful straight drive for four. SA 212 for 4.
Over 65
Ashwin comes on to bowl for the first time today, 30 minutes to go before lunch. A slip, a leg slip and a short leg in place for the spinner. A couple of singles from the over, India looking to put brakes on the scoring.
Over 66
Ishant Sharma comes back into the attack. A couple of balls left alone, Ishant pitches it outside off and AB is happy to leave them alone. Four ball outside off and left alone. A maiden from Ishant in the end.
Over 67
Faf gets a couple of runs to third man, Ashwin disappointed as Faf edges it past the slips. Two runs from the over.
Over 68
Another drive from AB, another boundary. Ishant looking for the outside edge and AB times it perfectly for four. It hits the shoulder of the bat, the ball bouncing a little extra. Five runs from the over, India need to keep hunting for wicket.
Over 69
AB drives a couple of balls to long on, comes down the track and hits Ashwin in the air to long on. Two runs from the over.
Over 70
Kohli brought into the attack just before lunch. A couple of runs to start the over, Faf pushes it to deep square leg. A couple of singles, Faf plays it to mid on and then AB pushes it wide of cover for a single. Four runs from the over, 10 minutes to go to lunch.
Over 71
Extra bounce for Ashwin, AB caught on his crease, hit on the pads. Appeal for lbw, but the ball would have been bouncing over the wickets, good call from the umpire. A single from the over, Faf and AB looking to survive to lunch.
Over 72
Kohli starts his second over, a single to start the over and then two more singles. A push through mid off from Faf and then AB punches one to point. Three from the over.
Over 73
A few dots to start the over, and then Ashwin bowls a maiden. Good areas from the spinner.
Over 74
This will be the last over before lunch. Three slips and a gully in place for Shami. A close shout for lbw, the umpire does not think it will hit the stumps, close call for AB. Four, after the lbw shout, AB hits another cover drive for four, great shot again from the ODI captain. SA need 222 more runs to win and lunch is taken on day five.
Over 75
Ashwin starts after lunch, just a single from the over. SA 237 for 4.
Over 76
Kohli starts after lunch, interesting move from Dhoni. Faf pierces the gap at extra cover, a handsome boundary to take him to 47 runs. Just the boundary from the over.
Over 77
A couple of dots and Ashwin brings in a very straight long on. AB takes a single through mid wicket. Just the single from the over.
Over 78
Kohli is bowling his 4th over. AB opens the face of the bat and angles the first delivery to third man for two. A single to follow, and then Faf plays the rest of the over out.
Over 79
Ashwin gets a bit of turn from the pitch, AB pushes it through mid wicket for a single. Just the single from the over, SA need 212 more runs to win in 56 overs.
Over 80
Kohli is used as a bowler now, AB blocks the first ball to cover, then he drives it firmly to cover for no run. Another block and then AB takes a single to midwicket. Just the single from the over.
Over 81
The new ball is due and is taken, Dhoni brings Zaheer Khan back into the attack. First runs from the new ball, AB glances it through fine leg for four. Four more, angled in from around the wicket and it becomes a full toss and AB gets a boundary at square leg. Eight runs from the over.
Over 82
Three slips in place for Shami, India need wickets from the new ball. A big shout for lbw but the umpire thinks he got a bit of bat on it. Replays show there was enough doubt. A block from Faf and then he leaves one outside off. Four for Faf, another 50 for him. Good fighting knock from Faf.
Over 83
South Africa need under 200 now, Zaheer slants it in to AB who takes a single.
Over 84
Excellent length from Shami to start the over, a few blocks and then AB takes a couple of runs from a thick inside edge, easy two for AB. A short leg comes into place. A couple of runs from the over, the test has ebbed and flowed.
Over 85
A leg slip in place with a few slips. SA need 196 more runs to win. Faf gets a single to fine leg, the runs have dried up after the first expensive over with the second new ball. A single from the over, AB gets to 41 runs.
Over 86
Shami runs in a bowls a maiden. India looking for a wicket.
Over 87
Ishant comes into the attack with the second new ball. Six overs after the new ball and no sign of a wicket, the frustration will set in soon. Four, too short from Ishant and AB flicks it from the middle of the bat for four, the timing was good as usual. Four more, Ishant getting the treatment AB moves on to 49 with two boundaries. It was outside off and kept low, AB runs it past slips for four. Eight runs from the over.
Over 88
Rohit dives to stop it, full and outside off Faf edges it but it flies away from third slip. Faf takes a single knocks it wide of mid on for a quick single. Four, AB gets to his fifty in style, eight runs from the over, SA moving along nicely.
Over 89
Ishant continues, three dots to start the over and then Faf takes a single through cover. This pair runs quickly between the wickets. A single from the over, India need a wicket soon.
Over 90
Zaheer continues, this pair has settled nicely at the crease for South Africa. The required rate has gone up, but India still needs wickets. Just a single from the over.
Over 91
It is drinks between lunch and tea, Ishant continues after it. Faf edges it for four, there is no one at third man. The false shot from Faf makes Dhoni push a fielder back at third man. Four from the over, SA 286 for 4.
Over 92
A single through mid wicket after four dots, Zaheer bowls a good over. The required rate now just under 4 runs per over.
Over 93
A single to start the over, AB pushes it through backward square leg. Faf defends one solidly and then lets one outside off alone. A couple of singles from the over.
Over 94
Faf pushes it to third man for four, he follows it up by a single, awkwardly pushes it to mid wicket. Another four, to end the over, the partnership between Faf and AB is now 100 runs.
Over 95
300: Zaheer to bowl from the other end, AB flicks it to mid wicket for a single. A single to end the over, making it two runs from the over. SA reach 300.
Over 96
Four, Faf hits it straight down the ground for four. A juicy full toss and Faf puts it away for four. Just the boundary from the over, India still searching for a wicket.
Over 97
AB starts with a single, it was slightly fuller and outside off from Zaheer and AB gets an edge on it. Faf pushes it for four through fine leg, a leg glance for four. Four, Faf pushes it through backward square leg for four.
Over 98
A single from Ashwin's over. SA 314 for 4 after 99 overs.
Over 95
Ashwin comes back into the attack, Dhoni running out of ideas, looking for a wicket. Good over from the spinner, a maiden in the end.
Over 96
300: Zaheer to bowl from the other end, AB flicks it to mid wicket for a single. A single to end the over, making it two runs from the over. SA reach 300.
Over 97
Four, Faf hits it straight down the ground for four. A juicy full toss and Faf puts it away for four. Just the boundary from the over, India still searching for a wicket.
Over 98
AB starts with a single, it was slightly fuller and outside off from Zaheer and AB gets an edge on it. Faf pushes it for four through fine leg, a leg glance for four. Four, Faf pushes it through backward square leg for four.
Over 99
A single from Ashwin's over. SA 314 for 4 after 99 overs.
Over 100
India looking to stop runs and take wickets, this test has ebbed and flowed really well. A maiden from Ishant.
Over 101
With 144 runs needed in 35 overs, SA need more 4 runs per over. Faf drives it through long off for four, Ashwin finishes his 28th over.
Over 102
Ishant continues, a chance of run out but Rahane misses the stumps, Faf would have been in trouble had it hit. Just a single from the over.
Over 103
A couple of singles to start the over, a few dots and then a single to end the over.
Over 104
Ishant bowls a no ball and AB pushes it to third man for a single. Faf drives it through mid wicket for four, follows it up with a single to square leg. Two men in the deep for the pull or hook shot, Ishant may go for the short stuff. A single to the man at deep midwicket, SA need 128 runs to win, eight from the over.
Over 105
Tea: Last over before tea coming up. AB takes a single to long on. A single from the over, SA 331 for 4 at tea, needing 127 runs to win.
Over 106
Zaheer Khan loosens up, but Kohli starts with the bowl after tea. A couple of singles to end the over. SA need 124 runs to win.
Over 107
Zaheer comes into the attack, AB pushes it to cover for a single. A single to deep square leg, Faf pushes it deep on the leg side. Just a couple of singles from the over.
Over 108
Ashwin starts after tea from the golf course end. A maiden from Ashwin, the required rate climbing with every dot.
Over 109
Short and outside off and AB powers it through the covers for four, great shot. Zaheer hiding the ball as he runs in, searching for some reverse swing. Four more through extra cover, eight runs from the over, AB moves on to 83 and SA need 114 runs to win.
Over 110
Ashwin starts with three dots and then Faf takes a single. Dhoni cheering Ashwin on. Just a single from the over.
Over 111
Faf blocks one straight to the bowler and then pushes one outside off for no run to cover point. The 150 run partnership comes up between Faf and AB, good fighting stand against India. Faf drives it through the covers for four to move on to 95 runs. A single to end the over, 5 runs from the over.
Over 112
A single to start the over, Ashwin pitches it on off stump and Faf pushes it to mid on. AB gets a single to mid off, Faf then pushes it to mid wicket for a single. Four singles from the over.
Over 113
Zaheer continues and AB pushes it outside off for a single. Faf gets his century, another fighting innings from him. Three runs to him so he gets to 101. A couple of singles to follow, six runs from the over.
Over 114
Just a single from the Ashwin over, no sign of a wicket for India.
Over 115
Faf gets it very fine for four, he pushes it to fine leg for four. Another single to end the over, Indians are looking flat out in the field.
Over 116
Faf takes a single from the first ball, Ashwin searching for a wicket. Ashwin pushes it wide outside leg and it goes to the fine leg boundary for five wides. Bonus runs and a poor delivery from Ashwin. SA need 85 more to win.
Over 117
Zaheer continues, a couple of dots from the over, then AB drives it through sweeper cover for a single. A couple of singles from the over.
Over 118
This is the highest 4th innings total against India. Faf tucks it away to backward square leg for a single. AB picks up two more down the ground. It has gone a bit overcast at the Wanderers, five from the over.
Over 119
A single to start the over from Zaheer, AB pushes it through sweeper cover for a single. A couple of runs to deep backward point to end the over.
Over 120
16 overs to go in the day and the test hands in the balance. Ishant comes into the attack, Dhoni still not turning to Shami. Two twos from the first two balls, the running between the wickets is fast with these two in the middle. It is certainly dark at the Wanderers now. A chance of a run out, Pujara hits the stumps but Faf is safe.
Over 121
AB pushes it through cover for a single, he moves on to 99. Faf gets a single and then AB gets a single to get to his 100, great knock and a great partnership between these two. Indian victory looks far away. Three singles from the over.
Over 122
MS Dhoni has a spirited conversation with his team during the drinks break. Ishant starts, three singles from the first three balls and then Faf hits a four to bring the 200 run stand. A single from the last ball, South Africa are attacking the target now.
Over 123
Shami brought in to the attack, at the end of the day. Faf hit on the right hand as he tries to defend the first ball. Faf takes a single from the third ball. A couple of runs from the over, India need wickets.
Over 124
Wicket: WICKET! India finally gets a wicket, Ishant bowls AB, who tries to run it down to third man but chops it on to his stumps. Duminy comes out to bat. The crowd and dressing room applauds AB's effort. Great bowling from Ishant, he was hobbling after the last delivery but he comes back with a great ball to Duminy. Duminy gets a single to get off the mark, runs the ball down to fine leg.
Over 125
Wicket: Shami continues, Duminy hits it straight down the ground for four. A couple of dots and then WICKET! Duminy is bowled, Shami strikes, Duminy drags it on to his stumps. Philander comes out to bat, thi game takes another turn. Philander gets off the mark with a single.
Over 126
Philander takes a couple of runs to extra cover, Ishant continues at the end of the day. Philander takes a single to third man. SA need less than 50 to win. Four dots to end the over.
Over 127
Philander pushes it to fine leg for a single. Another single to deep square leg, Philander back on strike. Philander hits it through backward point for four to end the over, 6 runs from the over.
Over 128
Ishant starts another over, four dots that Faf blocks and defends and then he takes a single from the 5th ball. Just a single from the Ishant over.
Over 129
8 overs to go, 40 runs and 4 wickets needed for a result. Faf is playing patiently, leaves the first ball alone and then a single from the second ball. Philander takes a single from the second last ball and then a dot to end the over.
Over 130
Ishant continues, 38 needed from 42 balls. Three dots and then Philander punches it past point for four, good shot to keep SA in the game for the win. A single follows bringing Faf back on strike. A couple of runs to end the over, 7 runs from it.
Over 131
Zaheer comes back into the attack for one last spell. A couple of singles, good fielding from Dhawan to keep it down to a single. Dhoni spreads the field out, just one slip in place. The Wanderers crowd is alive now, cheering and clapping. Three singles from the over, SA need 28 runs.
Over 132
Philander picks up two runs from the first ball, plays it through mid wicket. Faf has batted over 50 overs today. Philander hits a four, strikes it well through deep mid wicket for four, Shami is expensive now. A single to Philander to bring Faf on strike. Faf calmly takes a single, Philander to play the last ball. 20 needed in 24 balls.
Over 133
Wicket: It is bright and sunny at the Wanderers, 20 needed from 4 overs by SA to win an epic test match. Zaheer Khan continues, a play and a miss from Faf, the extra bounce beats him. Four through mid wicket, what a shot, he pulls it wide of mid-on for four. This could be a wicket. WICKET! What a turn, this test keeps on changing. Faf is gone, Rahane causes another run out, Faf's fighting innings are over on 134, great knock from him. Faf takes Rahane on and Rahane hits and Faf is short of his ground, great run out in a difficult situation.
Over 134
India need three wickets, SA need 16 runs, what a test this has been. Steyn is the new man in, Shami continues from the Golf Course End. A couple of dots and then Philander wants a single and Steyn does not, a bit of confusion. A maiden in the end, good over from Shami.
Over 135
2 overs to go, SA need 16 runs. Zaheer to Philander now, the field is spread out, Dhoni preventing the boundary. Three dots, tension building and Zaheer bowls another dot. A couple of easy singles on offer but Philander does not take them, SA may be looking to draw this test. A maiden from Zaheer, SA need 16 runs in one over
Over 136
Shami will bowl the final over, India need 3 wickets, SA need 16 runs. First ball is a dot, Steyn leaves the ball outside off alone. Another ball outside off and Steyn leaves it alone. Steyn goes for a wild slog and misses, Dhoni misses it behind the stumps, a bye in the end, Philander on strike. A swing and a miss from Philander, two balls left in the test, a result unlikely now. A single and then Steyn hits the last ball for a six, what a finish to the game. It is a draw in the end, but a great fight from both teams. India fall 4 wickets short and SA fall 8 runs short of a victory.
Match drawn - The first test ends in a draw, but it was far from a boring affair. South Africa fall 8 runs short and India fall 3 wickets short of a victory. The series stays 0-0 after a hard fought battle at the Wanderers.
South Africa
India
Match Info
South Africa
244 and 450/7
India
280 and 421
Toss:
India won the toss and elected to bat
Umpires:
Steve Davis Rod Tucker
TV Umpire:
Shaun George
Referee:
Andy Pycroft
Match Status:
Match drawn
Batting
R
B
4s
6s
Murali Vijay
c de Villiers b Morkel
6
42
1
0
Shikhar Dhawan
c Imran Tahir b Steyn
13
27
2
0
Cheteshwar Pujara
run out
25
98
2
0
Virat Kohli
c Duminy b Kallis
119
181
18
0
Rohit Sharma
c de Villiers b Philander
14
42
1
0
Ajinkya Rahane
c de Villiers b Philander
47
137
8
0
MS Dhoni
c de Villiers b Morkel
19
72
3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin
not out
11
13
1
0
Zaheer Khan
lbw Philander
0
1
0
0
Ishant Sharma
b Philander
0
4
0
0
Mohammed Shami
b Morkel
0
3
0
0
Extras b 4, lb 6, w 14, nb 2
26
Total (10 wickets, 103 overs)
280/103
Bowling
O
M
R
W
Dale Steyn
26
7
61
1
Vernon Philander
27
6
61
4
Morne Morkel
23
12
34
3
Jacques Kallis
14
4
37
1
Imran Tahir
8
0
47
0
Jean-Paul Duminy
5
0
30
0
Fall of Wickets
17/1 - Dhawan (8.6 ov) 24/2 - Vijay (15.1 ov)
113/3 - Pujara (42.4 ov) 151/4 - RG Sharma (53.2 ov)
219/5 - Kohli (75.3 ov) 264/6 - Dhoni (98.6 ov)
264/7 - Rahane (99.4 ov) 264/8 - Khan (99.5 ov)
278/9 - I Sharma (101.6 ov) 280/10 - Mohammed Shami (102.6 ov)
Batting
R
B
4s
6s
Graeme Smith
lbw Khan
68
119
11
0
Alviro Petersen
lbw I Sharma
21
41
4
0
Hashim Amla
b I Sharma
36
74
6
0
Jacques Kallis
lbw I Sharma
0
1
0
0
AB de Villiers
lbw Mohammed Shami
13
21
1
0
Jean-Paul Duminy
c Vijay b Mohammed Shami
2
12
0
0
Faf du Plessis
c Dhoni b Khan
20
77
1
0
Vernon Philander
c Ashwin b Khan
59
86
7
0
Dale Steyn
c R.Sharma b I Sharma
10
12
2
0
Morne Morkel
b Khan
7
9
1
0
Imran Tahir
not out
0
4
0
0
Extras lb 4, w 1, nb 3
8
Total (10 wickets, 75.3 overs)
244/75.3
Bowling
O
M
R
W
Zaheer Khan
26.3
6
88
4
Mohammed Shami
18
3
48
2
Ishant Sharma
25
5
79
4
Ravichandran Ashwin
6
0
25
0
Fall of Wickets
37/1 - Petersen (13.1 ov) 130/2 - Amla (38.1 ov)
130/3 - Kallis (38.2 ov) 130/4 - Smith (39.3 ov)
145/5 - Duminy (44.1 ov) 146/6 - de Villiers (44.3 ov)
226/7 - Philander (69.1 ov) 237/8 - Steyn (72.3 ov)
239/9 - du Plessis (73.5 ov) 244/10 - Morkel (75.3 ov)
Batting
R
B
4s
6s
Shikhar Dhawan
c Kallis b Philander
15
21
1
0
Murali Vijay
c de Villiers b Kallis
39
94
5
0
Cheteshwar Pujara
c de Villiers b Kallis
153
270
21
0
Virat Kohli
c de Villiers b Duminy
96
193
9
0
Rohit Sharma
b Kallis
6
13
1
0
Ajinkya Rahane
c Smith b Duminy
15
27
2
0
MS Dhoni
c sub b Philander
29
44
3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin
c du Plessis b Philander
7
12
1
0
Zaheer Khan
not out
29
31
3
2
Ishant Sharma
lbw Imran Tahir
4
14
0
0
Mohammed Shami
b Imran Tahir
4
5
1
0
Extras b 9, lb 7, w 8
24
Total (10 wickets, 120.4 overs)
421/120.4
Bowling
O
M
R
W
Dale Steyn
30
5
104
0
Vernon Philander
28
10
68
3
Morne Morkel
2
1
4
0
Jacques Kallis
20
5
68
3
Imran Tahir
15.4
1
69
2
AB de Villiers
1
0
5
0
Jean-Paul Duminy
24
0
87
2
Fall of Wickets
23/1 - Dhawan (7.3 ov) 93/2 - Vijay (33.5 ov)
315/3 - Pujara (93.1 ov) 325/4 - RG Sharma (97.5 ov)
327/5 - Kohli (98.4 ov) 358/6 - Rahane (106.2 ov)
369/7 - Ashwin (109.2 ov) 384/8 - Dhoni (113.5 ov)
405/9 - I Sharma (118.6 ov) 421/10 - Mohammed Shami (120.4 ov)
Batting
R
B
4s
6s
Alviro Petersen
b Mohammed Shami
76
162
9
0
Graeme Smith
run out
44
73
6
0
Hashim Amla
b Mohammed Shami
4
13
1
0
Faf du Plessis
run out
134
309
15
0
Jacques Kallis
lbw Khan
34
37
6
0
AB de Villiers
b I Sharma
103
168
12
0
Jean-Paul Duminy
b Mohammed Shami
5
9
1
0
Vernon Philander
not out
25
37
3
0
Dale Steyn
not out
6
10
0
1
Morne Morkel
-
-
-
-
-
Imran Tahir
-
-
-
-
-
Extras b 2, lb 7, w 8, nb 2
19
Total (7 wickets, 136 overs)
450/136
Bowling
O
M
R
W
Zaheer Khan
34
1
135
1
Ishant Sharma
29
4
91
1
Mohammed Shami
28
5
107
3
Ravichandran Ashwin
36
5
83
0
Murali Vijay
1
0
3
0
MS Dhoni
2
0
4
0
Virat Kohli
6
0
18
0
Fall of Wickets
108/1 - Smith (30.4 ov) 118/2 - Amla (36.2 ov)
143/3 - Petersen (49.2 ov) 197/4 - Kallis (60.4 ov)
402/5 - de Villiers (123.1 ov) 407/6 - Duminy (124.4 ov)
442/7 - du Plessis (132.5 ov)