SA still need 384 more to win

By ScoreLine Desk - October 7, 2019

Visakhapatnam: India vs South Africa 1st Test, Day 4 Highlights: South Africa lost Dean Elgar’s wicket to be 11/1 at stumps on the fourth day of the first Test in Visakhapatnam after India set a massive target of 395 riding on opener Rohit Sharma’s (127) second hundred of the match.

After Rohit Sharma’s twin ton, and an explosive ending to the innings by Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli, India declared for 323/4. They bowled for nine overs soon after, where Jadeja scalped the wicket of the South African opener. Aiden Markram and Theunis de Bruyn will continue on the fifth and final day, after surviving the Indian spin attack late in the third session. They still need 384 more runs to win.

After a Rohit Sharma blitz, and a one-day international show by Virat Kohli and his men, South Africa were given a target of 395 to chase. They came, they saw and then, Dean Elgar went back to the stands early in the innings, owing to Ravindra Jadeja’s ball. Aiden Markram and Theunis de Bruyn end the day, surviving the spin attack, and would need to lead their team to 384 more runs to win the first Test. SA end the day on 11/1 after 9 overs.

Theunis de Bruyn has been quiet so far, although he did hit Ashwin for a four, but the last over by Jadeja has been a maiden. From what it seems like, South Africa will be trying to hold off the India spin attack and survive with Markram and de Bruyn on the pitch. Another brilliant over by Ashwin, a maiden. SA is 9/1 after 7 overs.

By ScoreLine Desk

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