India lost the first cricket Test against South Africa by 72 runs to give the hosts a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
South Africa were all out for 130 in their second innings at the stroke of lunch on day four of the first Test against India at Newlands, Cape Town.
India, who were at one point struggling in the game and was on the verge of a major defeat, came back strongly courtesy their wonderful bowling effort.
Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami tormented South Africans with their fierce bowling while Bhuvneshwar, the hero of first innings, removed the tailenders quite easily.
After taking a commanding first innings lead of 142 runs at stumps on Day 2, the hosts were a bit unlucky as heavy rains washed Day 3 completely.
Starting from their first innings lead of 142, South Africa lost their 8 wickets for only 65 runs and managed to set a 208-run target for India.
Here are the Live Cricket Score and updates of SA vs Ind, Ist Test, Day 4:
Ppl talking abt pace n bounce but this guy #philander not much pace but does the job for his team,that’s what matters.Well done SA for the win N better luck team India in the next game m hoping a come back from boys #IndvsSA— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 8, 2018
What a great Test match to watch. Congrats to @faf1307 and his team on the win. Special mention to @VDP_24 congrats on your career best brother!! Well done boys @ABdeVilliers17 @deanelgar @amlahash @QuinnyDeKock69 @mornemorkel65 @DaleSteyn62— David Wiese (@David_Wiese) January 8, 2018
# Ind vs SA: South Africa defeat India by 72 runs in first Test, takes 1-0 lead
# OUT!! Bumrah out on the first ball and South Africa win the first Test by 72 runs.
# OUT!! India lose wicket number 9 as Shami falls. Wicket number five for Philander.
# Shami is the new man in. South Africa is only two wickets away from the victory.
# OUT!!! Ashwin the last of India is crushed by Philander. Kohli is disappointed, the entire nation is disappointed.
# Score after 32 overs: India 92-7, Ashwin 8(24); Bhuvneshwar 3(9)
It's Tea time at Newlands. What a session of Test match cricket. India are 82/7 needing 126 runs to win. The Proteas need 3 wickets to take a 1-0 lead. See you in 20 minutes
# Out! Rabada gets in on the action as he gets the wicket of Saha LBW. He reviewed the decision and the umpires call stayed. India 77/6 at Tea.
# Score after 27 overs: India 82-6 Saha 8(13), Ashwin 1(9)
# OUT!! Pandya also departs. What a collapse it is. Poor, poor stuff from Indian batsmen.
# Pandya, the first innings hero comes out to bat. Can he do the magic in the second innings as well?
# OUT!! And this was coming. Rohit Sharma played a nothing shot way away from the body. Bowl took the inside edge and came back onto the stumps.
# Out!! Kohli falls, India again in trouble. He was looking good. But Philander once again proved his mettle. Big wicket for South Africa and they know it.
# Score after 21 overs: India 71-3, Rohit 9(25), Kohli 28(36)
# The pair of Kohli and Rohit is key for India. They both are rebuilding India's chase after quick fall of wickets.
# Score after 14 overs: India 49-3, Kohli 12(14), Rohit 3(5)
# OUT! Morkel gets rid of stubborn Pujara, India once again in trouble
# Score after 10 overs: India 31-2, Kohli 0(6); Pujara 1(2)
# OUT!! Finally, Philander gets his man. Ran out of luck, Murali Vijay departs. Skipper Kohli comes in.
# Some facts: Vijay - Dhawan stands: In Asia: 15 innings, 937 runs, Avg 66.92, 2 X 100s, 3 X 50sOutside: 23 innings, 574 runs, Avg 24.95, 0 X 100s, 2 X 50s (Sources: Cricbuzz)
# OUT!! Dhawan falls victim to bounce and some good bowling effort from Morkel. India lose the first wicket.
# Murali Vijay has been given out caught behind. He was quick to review the decision and ultra edge showed no spike. DRS saved Vijay once again.
# FOUR! Full and going down the leg side. Dhawan glided it to fine leg for a boundary.
# Score after 5 overs: India are 16-0, Dhawan 8(15); Vijay 7(15)
Can't wait for this run chase to start. Pressure on both teams. More on South Africa to deliver wickets in home conditions. Small target but this is now about patience on both sides.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 8, 2018
# Vijay and Dhawan are at the crease. Vijay is on strike. Philander will open the attack
# OUT!! ABD out. That means Steyn will go not out. South Africa all out for 130 runs. Wonderful stuff from Indian bowlers. They changed the entire game in just 2 hours. India need 208 runs to win the first Test.
# OUT!!! Bhuvneshwar does it again. Morne Morkel out. Is this the end of the innings for South Africa?? No.. injured Steyn will come bat. Brave Steyn but South Africa risking his fitness.
# OUT!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes finally, and he scalped Keshav Maharaj. South Africa 8 down.
# Narendra Bunde, the man who correctly predicted about Sachin Tendulkar’s comeback from tennis elbow injury, his Bharat Ratna honour, Sourav Ganguly’s comeback, India’s World Cup triumph in 2011, has made one more prediction. This time, his prediction involves Virat Kohli and India’s success in the world cricket overseas. And today’s change of events, I am not taking the credit away from Indian bowlers, hints his prediction might turn correct this time as well.
Bumrah and Shami have bowled as well as anyone can on this surface. Nice to see Shami charging in.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 8, 2018
# OUT!! One more down, Shami's good bowling gets Philander reward. Suddenly, things changed in Newlands like the weather.
#South African in all sorts of trouble
#Bumrah gets rid off Quinton De Cock
#Indians would fancy their chances with early strikes
#South Africans are reeling at 84 for 5
#Indians have staged a brilliant comeback and it is even-stevens at Newlands.
The ball that Bumrah bowled to get du Plessis out was one for the ages. Haven't seen an Indian bowler get bounce from a ball as full as that.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 8, 2018
#Quinton De Cock comes out to bat
#Jasprit Bumrah dents a huge hole into the South African batting, gets rid of Faf Du Plessis
#The South African skipper Faf Du Plessis comes out to bat
#Shami strikes again with a peach of a delivery, this time Kagiso Rabada falls prey
#AB De Villiers comes out to bat for the South Africans
#The inital breakthrough shall give Indian seamers a big boost
#Shami strikes huge blow, gets the priced wicket of Hashim Amla
#Mohammad Shami has the new ball in his hand
#Bhuvi would get a lot of assistance from the damp Cape Town wicket
#Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball in his hand
#South Africa would resume their second innings with Kagiso Rabada Hashim Amla
#We would have a full day of play after a complete wash out on Day 3
#Promising signs as the rain has stayed away so far from Newlands