India vs South Africa 2nd Test Day 5 Highlights – Jan 17, 2018, SA v IND highlights today – Second freedom test day five from SuperSport Park, Centurion (South Africa) Wednesday 17th January 2018. India three down at 35 in 23 overs yesterday. Now they need to score 252 more runs with 7 wickets remaining to win this match and South Africa required seven wickets to win the series.
South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
India team/playing XI
KL Rahul, M Vijay, CA Pujara, V Kohli (c), RG Sharma, HH Pandya, PA Patel †, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, JJ Bumrah, I Sharma.
South Africa team/playing XI
D Elgar, AK Markram, HM Amla, AB de Villiers, F du Plessis (c), Q de Kock †, VD Philander, L Ngidi, KA Maharaj, K Rabada, M Morkel.
Match Timings: 10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
India tour of South Africa 2nd Test Highlights
Umpires – Michael Gough, Paul Reiffel
TV Umpires – Richard Kettleborough
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Allahudien Paleker
Match number – Test no. 2293
South Africa commenced the day desiring seven wickets however closed the healthy even before the lunch break. Lungi Ngidi ended his amazing debut with a six-for, however the begin of the closing collapse was once self-inflicted. When he was once beneath pressure to preserve his vicinity in the XI in the West Indies, Cheteshwar Pujara ran himself out. In Centurion, he became solely the twenty third player to be run out twice in the same Test. As with the first-ball duck in the first innings, Pujara’s mouth wrote a cheque his knees couldn’t cash. With AB de Villiers and Ngidi chasing after a ball, Pujara hyped up his velocity and was once caught short. The other in a single day batsman, Parthiv Patel, batting in advance of Rohit Sharma, soon hooked Kagiso Rabada in the air, and Morne Morkel took a gorgeous diving capture after walking to his proper at satisfactory leg.
Hardik Pandya and R Ashwin have furnished resistance with the bat beforehand in the series, but this time they couldn’t. Pandya repeated his first innings dismissal from Cape Town, edging when searching to ramp a large bouncer. Ashwin fell on the loose drive. Seven down, India nevertheless wanted 200 to win. Rohit and Mohammed Shami then delivered fifty four runs to prolong the inevitable and bring India to the brink of the lunch. However, in the remaining over before the scheduled lunch break, de Villiers pulled off a sensational catch diving forward at deep exceptional leg. Rohit had acquired enough bat on his pull shot, which resulted in a low flat offering. Given solely a cut up second, de Villiers judged it perfectly, took the required paces, threw himself at the ball and caught it smoothly. Not for a second did he seem like shedding the chance. Usually, these low catches go to the 0.33 umpire; there was once no want here
Lunch used to be now delayed, and moments later, Ngidi had Shami caught at mid-on, his fifth wicket. The crowd wasn’t massive given it was once Wednesday morning, however the appreciation used to be whole-hearted and Ngidi soaked it all in, kissing the badge on his shirt and then walking returned to high-quality leg to an even bigger applause. He went on to make it one better in the subsequent over and give up the Test.