Pune Test, Day 4: India Beat South Africa by an Innings & 137 Runs

Latest updates from Day 4 of the second Test between India and South Africa in Pune.

Updated13 Oct 2019, 09:37 AM IST
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India bowled South Africa out for 189 to win the second Test by an innings and 137 runs at Pune to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Resuming the final session at 172 for 7, Philander was dismissed by Umesh Yadav for 37, ending his 56-run partnership with Keshav Maharaj. Yadav then removed Kagiso Rabada for 4.

Jadeja then wrapped things up by trapping Maharaj lbw for 22.

Pune Test, Day 4: India Beat South Africa by an Innings & 137 Runs
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In the second session of the day, South Africa lost three wickets. Ravindra Jadeja dismissed wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock for five before removing Temba Bavuma (38). Mohammed Shami then removed Senuran Muthusamy for 9.

South Africa Lose 4 Wickets in Morning Session

India's seamers struck two quick blows early on Sunday before Ravichandran Ashwin picked up two wickets just before the break with South Africa still trailing by 252 runs with six wickets remaining.

Leading by 326 runs on the first innings after bowling the tourists out for 275 runs late on day three, Kohli enforced the follow-on before play commenced.

Kohli's decision was quickly vindicated as Ishant Sharma (1-17) made the initial breakthrough with the second ball of the morning, trapping Aiden Markram lbw for nought. On replay, the ball seemed to be sailing over the stumps but Markram opted not to review and trudged off the field for his second duck of the test.

Umesh Yadav (1-14) then reduced South Africa to 21-2 in the sixth over dismissing Theunis de Bruyn for eight, brilliantly caught by a flying Wriddhiman Saha down the leg side.

Following a spate of top-order failures, Faf du Plessis finally promoted himself to number four. It worked for a little time as the skipper put on 49 runs with Dean Elgar for the third wicket.

Mostly du Plessis was happy to block as he played out 54 deliveries for his five runs without a single boundary. At the other end, Elgar hit eight fours showcasing the pitch was still good enough to bat on.

South Africa passed their 50 in the 13th over and looked to have steadied the innings before Ashwin (2-8) struck twice on the brink of the interval to leave the tourists in peril of a heavy defeat.

Saha took another great catch to pouch du Plessis' inside edge off his pads and two overs later, Elgar (48) went for a big shot against the off-spinner and Umesh Yadav took a juggling catch at mid-off.

(With inputs from AP)

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Published: 13 Oct 2019, 04:08 AM IST
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