Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match
Virat Kohli: The wicket played really good for the first three days. We lost a session. When you put 500 on the board, you're always ahead. Even with the fight they showed, we still had a lead. Rohit was outstanding. Mayank brilliant. It was a hard grind because of the conditions, especially the weather conditions. And the pitch slowed down too. It's all about the attitude. If fast bowlers are going to think that spinners are going to do all the work, then it doesn't justify their place. They ask for shorter spells so they can give 100%. That's when you see guys like Shami, Ishant, Jasprit, and Umesh as well doing well. It's all about wanting to make a play for the team even in conditions that are difficult. Jaddu and Ash again, really good. The pitch was flat, they got a few boundaries away. Always knew it was going to be a second innings pitch. Shami has been a strike bowler in the second innings. All the guys lived up to their strengths. Batting heroes were obvious. But bowlers had it tougher in this game. This lot of SG balls are much better than the last one. If it softens up, there's literally nothing happening after 40-45 overs. We will still like it to be harder till about 60 overs.
Faf du Plessis: Great start to the game with the bat. Obviously India batted well, two great knocks by Mayank and Rohit. We fought well in our first innings with the bat... To get that sort of a total in the second innings of a game in India is tough. I though up until this morning, we competed pretty well. If you are always through a game like that you can think of the what-ifs. The seamers were mostly doing a holding job in this game. On a Day 5 pitch things happen quicker. It should be like that. We got to move on from this and get ready for the next Test
India won by 203 runs and lead the series with 1-0
Over 63.5 Mohammed Shami tossed up delivery to Kagiso Rabada, out Caught by Saha!! Rabada comes on to the front foot and went for a drive away from the body, the ball takes the outside edge and simple catch to Saha behind the stumps.
Over 63.4 Mohammed Shami bowls a good length delivery to Kagiso Rabada, no run, gets forward and looks to play inside the line, the ball beats the outside edge of the bat.
Over 63.3 Mohammed Shami bowls a pitched up delivery to Kagiso Rabada, no run, gets clears the front leg for a leg-side slog, keeping Muthusamy on tenterhooks on 49.
Over 63.2 Mohammed Shami bowls a good length delivery to Kagiso Rabada, no run, stays on the front foot and blunted wide of mid-off.
Over 63.1 Mohammed Shami bowls a good length delivery to Senuran Muthusamy,1 run, goes on to the back foot and flicked down to fine leg
End of Over 63 (5 runs) South Africa 190/9
Kagiso Rabada 18/15 Ravindra Jadeja 25-6-87-4
Senuran Muthusamy 48/107
Over 62.6Ravindra Jadeja bowls short of length delivery to Kagiso Rabada, goes back and cuts it away past covers.Boundary!
Over 62.5Ravindra Jadeja bowls flighted delivery to Kagiso Rabada, gets beaten on the frontfoot by that good delivery.No runs
Over 62.4Ravindra Jadeja bowls flighted delivery to Senuran Muthusamy, plays a slog sweep over mid wicket.Single
Over 62.3Ravindra Jadeja bowls quicker and flatter in the air to Senuran Muthusamy, gets forward and defends it towards covers.No runs
Over 62.2Ravindra Jadeja bowls flighted delivery to Senuran Muthusamy, flicks it off his pads towards the mid wicket regionNo runs
Over 62.1Ravindra Jadeja bowls flighted delivery to Senuran Muthusamy, gets forward and defends it towards silly point.No runs
End of Over 62 (9 runs) South Africa 185/9
Kagiso Rabada 14/13 Mohammed Shami 10-2-34-4
Senuran Muthusamy 47/103
Over 61.6 Mohammed Shami bowls good length delivery to Kagiso Rabada, gets forward and defends it towards point.No runs
Over 61.5 Mohammed Shami bowls good length delivery to Kagiso Rabada, gets beaten on the frontfoot by that good delivery.No runs
Over 61.4 Mohammed Shami bowls pitched up delivery to Kagiso Rabada, flicks it off his pads towards the backward squareleg regionNo runs
Over 61.3 Mohammed Shami bowls good length delivery to Senuran Muthusamy, gets forward and defends it towards point.Five runs