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IND vs SA LIVE Score: Lungi Ngidi removes KL Rahul, India lose their third: Follow DAY 4 LIVE Updates

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IND vs SA LIVE Score: Day 4 at Centurion – Rabada removes Shardul Thakur – Kagiso Rabada has provided the breakthrough South Africa has been looking for. He removes the nightwatchman Shardul Thakur from a peach of a delivery. The onus is on KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara to not lose wickets as they did in the pre-lunch session yesterday. Thakur departs for 10 and India are 180 run ahead with Rahul & Pujara unbeaten at the crease. Follow India vs South Africa LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN

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Virat Kohli & Co will have their sights on a very big total after Mohd Shami’s spellbound performance brought them back in the contest despite the opening session collapse yesterday.

IND vs SA LIVE Score: Lungi Ngidi removes KL Rahul, India lose their third: Follow DAY 4 LIVE Updates

IND vs SA LIVE Score: Day 4 – 1st session:

IND vs SA LIVE Score: Day 4 – 1st session:

  • Small delay! Was a good length delivery from Ngidi but it bounced a little extra and hit on KL Rahul’s thumb. Physio is out there to assess it. Nothing serious though!
  • 3 runs, Rahul drives a full delivery from Ngidi towards mid-off
  • Drinks break! India have done well in this session of 14 overs so far. South Africa will be gutted to not pick more wickets other than Shardul Thakur.
  • Wiaan Mulder comes into the attack. He replaces Marco Jansen & starts with a maiden
  • 50 comes up for India — lead by 180 runs
  • FOUR! Lovely shot from KL Rahul. Slightly fuller delivery from Ngidi on the pads and KL drives it towards the square leg boundary
  • 1 run, good length delivery from Ngidi angling towards leg, and Puajra flicks it for a single on the leg side
  • Dropped! Kagiso Rabada drops Cheteshwar Pujara at mid-wicket at the score of 4
  • FOUR! Lungi Ngidi comes into attack and Pujara welcomes him with a boundary towards mid-on
  • FOUR! Lovely drive from KL Rahul
  • Cheteshwar Pujara comes to bat. He needs to score after being dismissed for a duck in the first innings
  • WICKET! Rabada strikes and Shardul Thakur departs. Thakur edges it and is caught at the third slip by Wiaan Mulder
  • FOUR! Byes! Short ball from Rabada goes down the leg even Q d Kock fails to collect it
  • SIX! Uppercut from Shardul Thakur and it sails over point boundary
  • LBW appeal against Shardul Thakur. The umpire is not interested and South Africa takes the review. Wickets missing, too high! Thakur survives and South Africa loses the review!
  • Marco Jansen comes into the attack
  • FOUR! Thick outside edge from KL Rahul and flies over gully towards the third man
  • 2 runs; that will be the first runs of the Day. It was a length ball on pads from Rabada and Rahul guided it towards the leg side for a double
  • Kagiso Rabada will open the attack for the hosts and KL Rahul will face the first ball
  • Rahul Dravid rings the bell to start Day 4’s play

13:28 PM IST: The players are walking out to the middle. KL Rahul & Shardul Thakur making their way to the crease to extend India’s lead.

13:14 PM IST: It’s a sunny morning in Centurion and team India is done with the huddle talk. What do you reckon Virat Kohli & Co would have discussed in the huddle? Take a look-

13:05 PM IST: Will the hosts fightback or will India continue the dominance? We are minutes away from Live action –

12:50 PM IST: KL Rahul and Shardul Thakur will eye big and ensure they defend the most of morning session. Shardul’s real Test as opener will come today, can he unleash himself to be the next R Jadeja or even better him? Follow LIVE

The Proteas had last failed to score 482 in the final innings as they were bundled out for just 182 runs in February 2014 at the venue. Their highest successful chase at the venue is 249 in 2000.

Five successful chases at SuperSport Park, Centurion:

Country Versus Venue Date Target Score
1 England South Africa SuperSport Park 14/01/2000 249 8/251 Achieved
2 South Africa Sri Lanka SuperSport Park 27/03/1998 226 4/226 Achieved
3 South Africa Pakistan SuperSport Park 11/01/2007 199 3/199 Achieved
4 South Africa Pakistan SuperSport Park 26/12/2018 149 4/151 Achieved
5 South Africa Sri Lanka SuperSport Park 15/11/2002 121 7/124 Achieved
  • Number of Occasions Side Set 100 – 300 to win- 8 times
  • Wins (Team Achieved Target) 5 times
  • Losses (Team Failed to Achieve Target) 2 times
  • Matches Drawn 1
  • Matches Tied 0

The 2nd innings also gives the likes of Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane to make amendments. The trio would look to improve their performance after failing big time again in India’s 1st innings. Under fire Pujara, in particular, had got out for a duck.

IND vs SA LIVE: Indian batsmen looking for big lead in Centurion Test but rain could play spoilsport: Follow DAY 4 of India vs South Africa Test LIVE Updates

IND vs SA LIVE: Shami & company put India in a driver seat in 1st test, lead by 146 runs at Day 3 Stumps

Centurion Weather on Day 4:

Although it will be bright & sunny at the start of day 4 at SuperSport Park, Centurion, it could change in the second session with a thunderstorm predicted. But as the weather changes pretty quickly in the highveld region, India will hope the sky stays clear. India would look to avoid early drama and mistakes that they had committed on Day 3. The clear weather will work as a catalyst for India to ensure they close the gap with victory ahead of the final day.

IND vs SA LIVE: Indian batsmen looking for big lead in Centurion Test but rain could play spoilsport: Follow DAY 4 of India vs South Africa Test LIVE Updates

IND vs SA LIVE: Mohd Shami gets very emotional, narrates his story of struggles after taking fifer in Centurion Test: Watch VIDEO

India 2nd Innings 16/1 (6 ov)

KL Rahul Not out 5 19 1 0 26.32
Mayank Agarwal c Q de Kock b M Jansen 4 14 1 0 28.57
Shardul Thakur Not out 4 5 1 0 80.00
Extra 3 (b 0, w 0, nb 2, lb 1)
Total 16/1 (6)
Yet To Bat CA PujaraVirat KohliAjinkya RahaneRishabh PantRavichandran AshwinM ShamiJJ BumrahMohammed Siraj

Day 5 weather

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