Match Details

IND vs SA 2nd TEST, IND vs SA 2023-24

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IND 153(34.5)
80-312.0
India won by 7 wickets 🏆
55(23.2)
SA
36.5176-10
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S Iyer Logo
S Iyer Jersy

4

(6)

S Iyer
4(6)
4s: 1
6s: 0
SR:66.67
+
R Sharma Logo
R Sharma Jersy

17

(22)

R Sharma
17(22)
4s: 2
6s: 0
SR:77.27
M Jansen Logo
M Jansen Jersy

1-15

(2.0)

M Jansen

1-15(2.0)
Econ: 7.50
10th Over:
0
wd
0
4
1
0
4
 
= 10
Last Over:
1
0
1
0
4
1
 
= 7
This Over:
W
0
0
0
0
nb
4
 
= 5

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So, that's it from our coverage of this game where the Test match ends inside two days as the series ends at 1-1. Thank you for being with us throughout the coverage of this series. More cricketing actions coming your way in the coming days. Signing off now is Ayan Chatterjee on behalf of my co-commentators Akshay Bhide alongside scorer/analysts Yogesh Kumar and Zeeshan Naiyer. Stay safe, happy, and cool. Goodnight and CHEERS!  
Shortest completed Test matches (by balls bowled):
642- SA VS IND, Cape Town, 2024*
656 - AUS vs SA, Melbourne, 1932
672 - WI vs ENG, Bridgetown, 1935
788 - ENG vs AUS, Manchester, 1888
792 - ENG vs AUS, Lord’s, 1888 
India’s Test wins in South Africa:

By 123 runs - Johannesburg, 2006
By 87 runs - Durban, 2010
By 63 runs - Johannesburg, 2018
By 113 runs - Centurion, 2021
By 7 wickets - Cape Town, 2024* 
Lowest match aggregates in completed India vs South Africa Tests:

464 - Cape Town, 2024*
652 - Nagpur, 2015
660 - Durban, 1996
678 - Mumbai WS, 2000
694 - Mohali, 2015 

Biggest win-margins for India in SENA countries (by wickets):

By 10 wickets vs New Zealand, Hamilton, 2009
By 8 wickets vs New Zealand, Wellington, 1968
By 8 wickets vs New Zealand, Auckland, 1976
By 8 wickets vs Australia, Melbourne, 2020
By 7 wickets vs England, Nottingham, 2007
By 7 wickets vs South Africa, Cape Town, 2024* 

Two-day Tests featuring India:
India vs Afghanistan, Bengaluru, 2018
India vs England, Ahmedabad, 2021
South Africa vs India, Cape Town, 2024*  
Lowest match aggregates against India (both innings all-out)
193- England (Ahmedabad, 2021)
212 - Afghanistan (Bengaluru, 2018)
229 - New Zealand (Mumbai WS, 2021)
230 - England (Leeds, 1986)
231 - (South Africa, Cape Town, 2024)*
CREX Player of the Day: Jasprit Bumrah. 

The match was hanging in the balance when the day started and the senior paceman showed his class by taking wickets at regular intervals and won the game for his side. He adjusted his length and made sure that he got his rewards and India were chasing a low total due to this spell. His spell neutralised the innings from Aiden Markram who threatened to take the game away from India. 

Match Bulletins (Day 2): 
  • Heavy roller used before the start of play

  • Bumrah creates an immediate impact by dismissing Bedingham in the very first over

  • Markram looked solid at the crease and played positively

  • Verreynne plays a loose shot and falls on nine

  • Markram brings up his fifty with a delightful cover drive. Becomes the first batter to get to 50 in this Test

  • South Africa get the lead

  • Bumrah takes an outstanding catch off his own bowling to send back Jansen on 11

  • Bumrah picks up his ninth fifer by dismissing Maharaj on three

  • Markram changes gears and starts playing freely

  • Drinks, Session 1: IND - 128/7, 27 Overs (Markram 73*, Rabada 1*)

  • Rahul drops Markram on 73, denying Bumrah his sixth

  • Markram goes berserk and scores 20 runs in Prasidh’s opening over

  • Markram brings up a scintillating ton off 99 balls on a tricky surface with a boundary

  • Siraj picks the big fish as Markram holes out in the deep to fall on 106

  • Prasidh enters the wickets column by dismissing Rabada on two

  • Bumrah returns and dismisses Ngidi on eight to knock over South Africa on 176

  • Lunch, Day 2: South Africa - 176, 36.5 Overs (Aiden Markram 106, Jasprit Bumrah 6/61), lead by 78 runs

  • Heavy roller is being used at Lunch time before the start of the Indian innings. 

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma came out to bat for India. 

  • Jaiswal came out all guns blazing and played his shots. 

  • Rohit was playing second fiddle as the openers put on 44 for the first wicket in the chase of 79 runs. 

  • Jaiswal departed for 28 to Nandre Burger. 

  • Shubman Gill came and hit two boundaries before being dismissed for 10 runs. 

  • Rohit Sharma was dropped twice off Rabada’s bowling.

  • Virat Kohli came and looked good before he was strangled down the leg side off Marco Jansen for 12 runs. 

  • Captain Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten on 17* off 22 balls. 

  • Shreyas Iyer hits the winning runs as he was unbeaten on 4* off 6 balls. 

  • India: 80/3 in 12 overs (Rohit: 17*, Shreyas: 4*) 

Session Breakdown on Day 2:


1st Session: 114 Runs, 19.5 Overs, 7 Wickets

2nd Session: 80 Runs, 12 Overs, 3 Wickets. 

Rohit Sharma and Dean Elgar get together and share the trophy as the series ends 1-1. Both captains pose for the photographs. Mutual respect between the two captains. 
Rohit Sharma (India Skipper): "Obviously, a great feat. We learnt from the mistakes made in the first Test. We had some plans ready. We executed and got the desired results. The lead was crucial, but it wasn't pleasing to see how the last six wickets fell. Siraj was very, very special. We spoke about keeping things simple and let the pitch to do the rest, and that's exactly what happened. It's always challenging to tour South Africa. In the last 4-5 years, we have become a good travelling team. A series win would have been great, but we can take a lot of pride after our performance in the second Test. A great player (on Dean Elgar). I would like to wish him the best for his future."
Rohit Sharma presents a signed Team India jersey to Dean Elgar
Jasprit Bumrah (Joint Player of the Series): "Happy and a special venue to play here and do well. I kept it simple and got my rewards in the end. Our journey started from 2018. We wanted to build and take wickets. We have to be at it. The transition has been great. We are happy that we could sustain it in this series and got the win in the end. Yes, this was the shortest test that I have ever played in my life. This was rapid and was too quick to my liking as well. Even we would have batted first had we won the toss and in the end, we got the result we wanted."  
Dean Elgar (Joint Player of the Series): "Yes, would have liked to do more in this game. Proud of my performance at Centurion and nice to contribute to the team. Doesn't seem to get better for us as batters. Yes, would have been great. Bumrah was great and they have challenged us a lot. Glad I have played against them and now don't have to play against them. Baggy green is special for us. I missed the Test match in West Indies but hardly missed any matches. Always proud to represent my nation. Happy to play the series."    
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