Watch ICC World Test Championship, 1st Test: India v South Africa at Visakhapatnam, Oct 2-6, 2019 Live Streaming

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India 502/7 & 323/4
(136.0 Overs) RR: 3.69


South Africa 431/10 & 191/10
(131.2 Overs) 3.28
India won by 203 runs
BatsmanRBS.R
Dane Piedt (rhb)5610752.33
Senuran Muthusamy (lhb)4910845.37
BowllerOMRWEcon
Mohammed Shami (rf)10.523553.23
Ravindra Jadeja (rf)25.068743.48
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That’s all from our side for this game. See you soon.

Elsewhere, the recently-concluded NBA India Games in Mumbai left an undeniable buzz and energy all across the country. So, is India prepared for a league of its own? We think so.

Rohit Sharma, the Man of the Match: Thanks to everyone for giving me that opportunity but the focus was on winning the match. The communication to me happened a couple of years ago that I might open at some stage. So even when I wasn’t playing Tests, I was batting against the new balls in the nets. No matter what ball you play, red or white, if you are starting the innings, you need to be careful. When the ball is doing a little bit, you have to access the situation. That’s what my game is all about, a bit of caution and a bit of aggression. The whole focus was to go out there and have fun.

Virat Kohli: I think the wicket played really good for the first three days. We lost one session so it was going to be a bit tougher. But once you have 500 on the board, it’s difficult for the opposition. Mayank and Rohit played brilliantly. Pujara too in the second innings. It was a hard grind though because of the weather and the pitch slowing down. It’s all about the attitude. If fast bowlers step out thinking, spinners are going to do the job, then it’s not going to happen. But fast bowlers have been brilliant in India as well. They might prefer shorter spells but it’s all about wanting to do for the team. Jaddu and Ash again really really good. Ash in the first innings especially, given the conditions. Jadeja in the second making those quick wickets. But Shami has been a wicket-taker for us in the second innings for quite some time now. This lot of SG balls is much better than the last lot. The hard ball obviously makes it difficult for the batsmen. We would like to see the ball remaining hard till about 60 overs. This was better from the last lot but we would like to stay it hard for 60 overs.

Faf du Plessis: India batted really well in the first innings. We fought well but the second innings was tough. Rohit played really well. I thought up until this morning we competed really well. You can always sit after a game like this what you can do but apart from Shami this morning, the seamers’ job was of holding. On a day five pitch, things happen quicker, but it’s the nature of Test cricket.

Time for the post-match presentation.

India now have 160 points on the World Test Championship table with three wins in three games, strengthening their pole position.

Mohammed Shami: It’s difficult to bowl on such a wicket because it was getting slower. So the plan was to bowl at the stumps. Jaddu and Ash bowled well. We knew variable bounce and reverse swing would help us in the second innings. So we tried to attack the stumps. It was important to get the top batters out as early as possible.

1.48pm So a 203-run victory for India. Could have been even more if not for the ninth-wicket stand between Piedt and Muthusamy. Apart from Shami, Jadeja too picked up four, three of them in the same over. India looked like a well-oiled machine. Rohit shone with twin tons while opening the innings for the first time in a Test. Agarwal got his maiden Test ton, in fact a double, as well. Ashwin and Jadeja contributed with the ball as they always have at home. On the other hand, a lot of questions for South Africa.

63.5W Mohammed Shami to Rabada and there is that edge. Saha makes no mistake, Shami gets five. Fuller outside off, Rabada once again goes for a big drive, gets a healthy edge and an easy catch for Saha OUT
K Rabada c †Saha b Mohammed Shami 18 (19b 3×4 1×6) SR: 94.73
63.40 Mohammed Shami to Rabada length ball, around sixth stump, looks to drive without any feet movement, beaten no run

Around the wicket

63.30 Mohammed Shami to Rabada fuller on the stumps, goes for the slog, mistimes it towards short midwicket no run
63.20 Mohammed Shami to Rabada short of length around off, doesn’t bounce much, taps it towards covers no run

Two slips, two short midwickets

63.11 Mohammed Shami to Muthusamy length ball on the pads, tucked away towards fine leg 1 run

End of Over No.63 South Africa 190/9 Last Over (5 runs)

62.64 Jadeja to Rabada short of length outside off, cuts it through covers for four more FOUR
62.50 Jadeja to Rabada length outside off, looks to defend well inside the line, beaten no run
62.41 Jadeja to Muthusamy fuller outside off, goes for the slog, an inside edge towards backward square leg 1 run
62.30 Jadeja to Muthusamy fuller around off, lunges forward and blocks no run
62.20 Jadeja to Muthusamy length ball on the pads, tucked away in front of square leg no run
62.10 Jadeja to Muthusamy length ball around off, opens the face at the last moment to work it towards off side no run

End of Over No.62 South Africa 185/9 Last Over (9 runs)

61.60 Mohammed Shami to Rabada length ball around off, defended towards point from the crease no run
61.50 Mohammed Shami to Rabada length ball in the channel, Rabada is stuck in the crease, pushes at it and misses no run
61.40 Mohammed Shami to Rabada fuller on the pads, looks to drive on the leg side, misses no run
61.35 Mohammed Shami to Muthusamy length ball around off, tapped towards covers, Jadeja has a shy at the striker’s end. A direct hit would have been out but Jadeja misses and that’s four overthrows 5 runs

Two traditional slips now

61.24 Mohammed Shami to Muthusamy fuller outside off, gets his bat down, a thick outside edge goes between the keeper and the wide slip. Don’t think it would have carried to first slip though, was going down FOUR
61.10 Mohammed Shami to Muthusamy length ball angling in, tucked away towards short midwicket no run

Around the wicket

End of Over No.61 South Africa 176/9 Last Over (10 runs)

60.66 Jadeja to Rabada too full this time and tonked over long-on, right from the middle of the bat SIX
60.50 Jadeja to Rabada fuller around off, comes forward and blocks no run
60.44 Jadeja to Rabada fuller on the stumps, slog sweeps it past mid-on, more of a drag actually FOUR
60.30 Jadeja to Rabada straighter this time, defended from the front foot no run
60.20 Jadeja to Rabada beaten again as Rabada looks to defend it on the front foot no run
60.10 Jadeja to Rabada length ball outside off, looks to defend playing for the turn but it goes away straight, beaten no run

End of Over No.60 South Africa 166/9 Last Over (5 runs)

59.60 Mohammed Shami to Muthusamy beats the outside edge. A length ball in the channel, pushes at it and gets beaten no run
59.51 Mohammed Shami to Rabada fuller but straying on the pads, a leg bye to fine leg 1 leg bye

Around the wicket

59.40 Mohammed Shami to Rabada length ball on the stumps, gets behind this and blocks no run
59.30 Mohammed Shami to Rabada fuller but way down the leg side no run
59.24 Mohammed Shami to Rabada length ball outside off, hangs his bat out, gets a healthy edge through the vacant second slip area FOUR

Rashtra: “Thank you Raghav.. wat a Jinx..!!”

Rabada and he’s no mug with the bat

And it’s drinks

59.1W Mohammed Shami to Piedt and he strikes straightaway! Piedt’s resistance comes to an end. It touch fuller outside off, Piedt looks to drive away from the body, gets an inside edge on to the stumps. India one wicket away from victory now OUT
DL Piedt b Mohammed Shami 56 (107b 9×4 1×6) SR: 52.33

Shami is back

And Raghav tells me Piedt now has the highest fourth-innings score by anyone batting at No. 8 or lower in India

End of Over No.59 South Africa 161/8 Last Over (5 runs)

58.61 Ashwin to Piedt pitched up on middle and leg, flicked towards deep square leg 1 run

What is it?

ICC World Test Championship, 1st Test: India v South Africa at Visakhapatnam, Oct 2-6, 2019.

When is it?

Match will be played on Oct 2, 2019.

What time does it start?

Starting time of match 2019-10-02 04:00:00 GMT, 2019-10-02 09:30:00 local

In Which Ground is it Playing?

The match will be played at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam

Who will Win ICC World Test Championship, 1st Test: India v South Africa ?

With ten nearly equally matched groups, the importance of every game can’t be understated in this tournament. Both sides are expected to emerge out packaged full-strength against each other in what claims to be a cracker of a competition. Contemplating that the 2 sides on newspaper,South Africa are somewhat more power-packed unit whereas India possess the benefit of being a steady side. For this and another above-mentioned motives, we believe the South Africa are far more likely to emerge victorious in what will be among the most crucial experiences for either side.

What TV channel is it on Live?

The following TV Channels have acquired the official Broadcast rights for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Check this listing to know about Where to watch CWC 2019.

  • India and Subcontinent Star Sports, DD Sports DD National (DD1)
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  • South Africa Super Sports
  • Pakistan PTV Sports and Ten Sports
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  • Canada ATN
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  • Caribbean ESPN
  • Hong Kong Star Cricket, Today TV App
  • Singapore Star Cricket, Star Hub Go, Singtel
  • China Fox Network Group
  • Fiji Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC TV)
  • Europe, Japan ICC’s Facebook webpage
  • Malaysia Star Cricket, Astro Go
  • Afghanistan Moby TV

Score Cards

  • Partnerships
    WktRunsPlayers
    1st4D Elgar 2AK Markram 1
    2nd15TB de Bruyn 10AK Markram 5
    3rd1T Bavuma 0AK Markram 1
    4th32F du Plessis 13AK Markram 19
    5th8Q de Kock 0AK Markram 8
    6th10AK Markram 5S Muthusamy 5
    7th0VD Philander 0S Muthusamy 0
    8th0KA Maharaj 0S Muthusamy 0
    9th91DL Piedt 56S Muthusamy 33
    10th30K Rabada 18S Muthusamy 11
  • S Muthusamy 49*
    v BowlerDot46RBSR
    R Ashwin2820143638.88
    RA Jadeja2810174042.50
    Mohammed Shami1620152171.42
    I Sharma5002728.57
    RG Sharma3001425.00
  • Mohammed Shami 10.5-2-35-5
    v BatsmanDot46RBSR
    AK Markram2003560.00
    TB de Bruyn11053166.66
    T Bavumabowled100010.00
    F du Plessisbowled122081457.14
    Q de Kockbowled200020.00
    S Muthusamy1620152171.42
    DL Piedtbowled800080.00
    K Rabadacaught101041136.36
  • RA Jadeja 25.0-6-87-4
    v BatsmanDot46RBSR
    AK Markramcaught2830153345.45
    D Elgarlbw700070.00
    TB de Bruyn1001250.00
    S Muthusamy2810174042.50
    VD Philanderlbw300030.00
    KA Maharajlbw100010.00
    DL Piedt4471405671.42
    K Rabada521148175.00
  • BattingRB46
    AK Markramcaught397451
    D Elgarlbw21600
    TB de Bruynbowled102520
    T Bavumabowled0200
    F du Plessisbowled132630
    Q de Kockbowled0200
    S Muthusamynot out4910850
    VD Philanderlbw0300
    KA Maharajlbw0100
    DL Piedtbowled5610791
    K Rabadacaught wk181931
    Extras(b 2, lb 2)4
    Total(all out; 63.5 ovs)191
  • BowlingOMRWEcon
    R Ashwin2054412.20
    RA Jadeja2568743.48
    Mohammed Shami10.523553.23
    I Sharma721802.57
    RG Sharma10303.00
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    Summary

    Sports Event
    1st Test India vs South Africa

    Location

    Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam,
    Visakhapatnam,Visakhapatnam,INDIA
    Starting on
    Oct 2, 2019
    Ending on
    Oct 6, 2019
    Description
    ICC World Test Championship, 1st Test: India v South Africa at Visakhapatnam, Oct 2-6, 2019.

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