IND vs SA 2019 1st Test Match Day 4 Highlights – India was in a match-winning position after the fourth day’s play of the first test match at Vizag. India bowled out the Proteas for 431 runs in their 1st innings. India’s ace spin star R Ashwin shined at home once again when picked up 7 wickets to his name in the first session of the day 4.
South Africa threatened India when they gave just a 71 runs lead and their batsmen bide time. India needed some quicks to get back the advantage and set a good target for the visitors. Rohit Sharma continued from where he left off in the first innings. Hit Man continued to score quicks with 10 fours and 7 sixes and scored yet another hundred in the opening position. He scored 127 crucial runs that helped India in scoring quickly.
IND vs SA 2019 1st Test Match Day 4 Highlights
Mayank Agarwal couldn’t do much in the second innings. The double hundred maker managed only six runs as Keshav Maharaj clean bowled him for that low score. After the fall of Agarwal, Pujara was the one who joined Rohit and gave him a good company. The duo started to rebuild the innings as Pujara was seen in his defensive mode at the start. He took 61 balls to score his first 8 runs.
Rohit at the other end cashed in with some loose balls bowled from the SA spinners. Some lusty blows eased the pressure off. As a result, Rohit got to his 2nd fifty of the match off just 72 balls. Pujara changed his mindset after the post drink session. He scored 73 runs off his next 89 balls. This stand ensured that he could score at a quick pace. The run rate was 4.87 in 67 overs.
IND vs SA 2019 1st Test Match Day 4 Highlights – In the process, Hit Man became the first opener to score 2 centuries while opening the innings for the first time. Pujara also found his feet after he saw Rohit’s magic. He drove the spinners for some boundaries and quickly caught to his partner and made up for his slow start.
Both the batsmen used the change in their techniques. As the pitch crumbled, the batsmen took the attack to the opposition with different methods. The batsmen also gave plenty of chances to the South Africans but they couldn’t hold on to anyone.
IND vs SA 2019 1st Test Match Day 4 Highlights – Some missed stumping chances and catches which went between the slips or they were pit out down. Rohit was caught in the fence by Muthusamy earlier, but the same time he stepped on the boundary ropes. Nothing went right for the South Africa bowlers. They also leaked runs from wides and byes. Rohit and Pujara added 164 runs for the second wicket.
Finally, this stand was broken when Pujara was out for 81 runs. India crossed the 200 run mark and then Rohit was stumped by de Kock for 127 runs. Jadeja and Kohli tried to add quick runs. But, just before India could reach the 300 run mark, Jaddu was dismissed after contributing 40 runs which he scored from 32 balls.
IND vs SA 2019 1st Test Match Day 4 Highlights – Then, Kohli and Rahane took India to 323 runs in their 67 overs. Virat was not out on 31 runs and Rahane was unbeaten with 26 runs. The lead was 395 runs. South Africa had to face 9 overs at the end of the fourth day’s place. But the visitors are in trouble already because Ravindra Jadeja trapped the centurion of the first innings. Dean Elgar was out with just 11 runs on the board.