On the 5th day, if Virat Sena is looking to win the match by 6 wickets, the hosts will be aiming to draw the match. Africa are still 211 runs away from victory.
India Vs South Africa Centurion Test
India vs South Africa: Team India once again prevailed on the fourth day of the Centurion Test. South Africa are struggling with a 305-run target. By the end of the fourth day, the Africans were 94 for four. Captain Dean Elgar was unbeaten on 52. On the 5th day, if Virat Sena is looking to win the match by 6 wickets, the hosts will be aiming to draw the match. Africa are still 211 runs away from victory.
Bumrah made a comeback after the African team lost the first two wickets at 34 runs. This was followed by Dean Elgar and Raisi van der Dassen adding 40 off 135 balls for the fourth wicket. The partnership was creating problems for Team India, with Jaspreet Bumra bowling Van der Dussen (11) breaking the partnership and pushing Team India back into the match. With this wicket Bumrah also completed his 100 Test wickets on foreign soil. In his next over, Bumrah Night Watchmen clean bowled Keshav Maharaj (8) to give Africa a fourth blow.
Bumrah has taken 101 wickets in 22 Test matches on foreign soil. He has also taken 4 wickets so far in the first Test against South Africa in two innings. Mohammad Shami bowled Aiden Markram in the second over of the innings as the hosts got off to a poor start. Markram was dismissed for just 1 off 7 balls. Mohammad Siraj took the second wicket for Team India. Pavilion added Keegan Peterson (17).
What was the most successful run chase at Centurion? The most successful run chase at the Centurion was recorded by England. In the year 2000, Africa set a target of 249, which was achieved by England after losing 2 wickets. Then in 1998, the African team scored 226 against Sri Lanka.
India all out for 174 in the second innings.
India were all out for 174 in the second innings. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was the top scorer with 34 runs. Meanwhile, fast bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jensen took four wickets for Africa. In the 43rd over, R Ashwin and Kagiso Rabada bowled a catch to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock. Ashwin took the review. In the replay, the ball touched Ashwin’s right hand rather than the bat and appeared to be entangled in De Cock’s hand. Taking DRS turned out to be in Ashwin’s favor. With this, Ashwin remained unbeaten. In the 46th over, Ashwin was once again bowled by Rabada. Ashwin once again asked for a review. Replays showed the ball first touching the glove. This time the DRS was unable to save Ashwin. He joined the pavilion at 14 runs. Ajinkya Rahane then made 20 off 23 balls to reach the pavilion. Rahane has not scored a Test century in the last 24 Test innings.
Kohli-Pujara disappointed again ..
India’s Test captain Virat Kohli, who scored 35 in the first innings, was disappointed in the second innings as well. After lunch on the fourth day, Kohli caught the first ball by Marco Jensen to wicketkeeper Quinton de Cock. Kohli scored 18 off 32 balls to reach the pavilion. Virat, who lost the wicket in the first innings and in the attempt to play the outgoing ball, repeated the same mistake in the second innings.
After the wicket of Virat Kohli, even Cheteshwar Pujara could not continue his innings. In the second innings, he made 16 off 64 balls and was dismissed by Lungi Engidi.
Kohli has not scored a century in international cricket in the last 60 innings and 768 days.
In 2021, Virat scored a total of 536 runs in 11 Test matches at an average of 28.21.
Cheteshwar Pujara has not scored a century in the last 43 innings.
Lungi Engidi dismissed Pujara for the second time.
India: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli (capt), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Shami, Jaspreet Bumra, Mohammad Siraj.
South Africa: Dean Elgar (capt), Aiden Markram, Keegan Peterson, Raisi van der Dusen, Temba Bauma, Quinton de Kock (keeper), Vian Mulder, Marco Jensen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi.
Stumps on Day 4 of the 1st Test.
South Africa end the day on 94/4. #TeamIndia 6 wickets away from victory.
– BCCI (BCCI) December 29, 2021
How many times have we seen bumrah running in and delievering wickets when India need it the most? Bumrah, bohot pyaar
Looks like art, doesn’t it ?!
– Boxing day test 🇮🇳🇿🇦 (ct Sectumsempra187) December 29, 2021
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