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OVERS 42.4: South Africa win! Vernon Philander has done it in four deliveries. He gets rid of R Ashwin (37), Mohammed Shami (4) and Jasprit Bumrah (0) to bowl India out for 135 as South Africa win by 72 runs to take 1-0 lead.

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OVERS 42.1: OUT! Edged & Taken! The wicketkeeper was brought up and Vernon Philander immediately provides the breakthrough. Ashwin goes back after 37 off 53. India 131/8

OVER 37.1: Rapped on the pad and the South African appeal. Umpire thinks differently and they have gone for the review. That was missing the leg stump.Score 112/7

OVERS 35: With a push through long-off for his second boundary, R Ashwin brings up the 100 for India. Score 103/7

WE'RE BACK FOR THE FINAL SESSION OF DAY 4 WHICH LOOKS SET TO BE THE FINAL OF THIS TEST. India chasing a mountain to save/win this Test while South Africa just three wickets away from glory.

OVERS 28.6: OUT! Kagiso Rabada has another one as he traps Wriddhiman Saha lbw off the last ball before tea break. India 82/7

OVERS 24.1: OUT! Another one bites the dust! This time it's Hardik Pandya who has been caught on 1 off Kagiso Rabada. Score 77/6, chasing 208

OVERS 23.2: OUT! Vernon Philander is doing all the work for South Africa as Rohit Sharma chops one back to be bowled on 10 off 30. Score 76/5

OVERS 22.3: DROPPED! How has he missed that! Kagiso Rabada cannot believe it. Rohit Sharma fails to keep this down as the extra bounce gets the better of him. Keshav Maharaj runs forward and fails to spot the ball. Kohli dropped on 9.

OVERS 21.4: OUT! HUGE WICKET FOR SOUTH AFRICA AS CAPTAIN VIRAT KOHLI HAS BEEN TRAPPED LBW. Kohli reviews the decision half-halfheartedly but he also knows this is plumb. Replays show it will hit the sticks. Kohli has to walk back after scoring 28. Score 71/4

OVERS 21: A nervous moment for Rohit Sharma as he left it late to leave the final delivery of the over from Kagiso Rabada. The ball hit the bat and fell short of a flying Faf du Plessis in the slip. Score 71/3

OVERS 14.5: FIFTY up for India with a single.

OVERS 12.2: OUT! South Africa have roared back into the contest as they have got the big fish Cheteshwar Pujara cheaply with Morkel picking up his second wicket. He has been dismissed caught behind on 4 off 13. Score 39/3

OVERS 8.5: OUT! This time Murali Vijay will have to walk back after Vernon Philander finally dismisses him thanks to a brilliant catch in the slip by AB De Villiers. He scored 13. India 30/2, chasing 208.

OVERS 7.5: OUT! The short ball does it for Shikhar Dhawan (16) as a leading edge balloons to gully fielder who accepts an easy catch. Morne Morkel makes the breakthrough. India 30/1, chasing 208

OVERS 6.5: Successful DRS no. 2 for Murali Vijay. This time, reviews a caught behind appeal that was given out. And the replay clear out any doubt as the ball did not touch the bat. Vijay 12*, India 28/0

OVERS 5: A four each to Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay so far. VIjay's boundary was more convincing as he drove one from Morne Morkel through covers. However, Dhawan's came via an edge as he played with soft hands to bisect the gap between the slip fielders. Score 16/0

OVERS 2.2: Rapped on the pad and Vernon Philander is already celebrating. He doesn't wait for the umpire to raise his finger but he turns to confirm and the finger has been raised. Murali Vijay has reviewed this after consulting his partner Shikhar Dhawan. Hello! Ball-tracker shows that's missing leg stump. Vijay survives.

AND WE'RE BACK. Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan to kickstart India's chase. Vernon Philander has the new ball. Pressure on both the teams.


India's fast bowlers, led by Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, have put India in the remarkable position from where they can win the series opener against South Africa in Cape Town. India's target, following some excellent bowling from Shami, who is one shy of 100 wickets, and the debutant Bumrah, is 208 with five sessions left to play at Newlands.


OVERS 41.2: THAT'S IT! AB De Villiers takes the aerial route but finds Bhunveshwar to be caught near the boundary on 25. South Africa bundled out on 130.

OVERS 40.2: WICKET NO. 2 for Bhuvneshwar Kumar as Morne Morkel goes back without disturbing the scorecard. Score : 130/9

OVERS 38.4: OUT! Bhuvneshwar strikes! Keshav Maharaj has been out caught behind on 15. AB de Villiers continues to run out of partners. Score: 122/8

OVERS 35.3: With a single, Keshav Maharaj takes the score to three figures. Score 100/7, lead by 177 runs

What a turnaround for India

Third of the day for Mohammad Shami as he traps Vernon Philander in front. South Africa reeling at 95/7

South Africa six down

Quinton de Kock gone. Faint edge off a back of length delivery from Jasprit Bumrah and SA have lost four quick wickets. SA 92/6

India on a roll

Jasprit Bumrah with a snorter of a delivery gets rid of captain Faf du Plessis for 0. Rising delivery and du Plessis tried to fend it away, only managed a faint nick off the gloves. South Africa 5 down

Another one for Shami

Nightwatchman Kagiso Rabada gone now. Shami induces an edge and Virat Kohli obliges at slips. South Africa 73/4

Wicket for Shami

As early as the second over of the day and Mohammad Shami had got the breakthrough in the form of Hashim Amla; edge flies to gully and Rohit Sharma takes a good low catch. Not conclusive for the on-field umpires, but the soft signal was out and with no evidence for the TV umpire as well to rule otherwise, Amla has to depart for 4. South Africa 66/3

What to look forward to on Day 4:

In contrast, the Indians will be banking on their pacers to make use of the conducive conditions and trigger a collapse. The clouds are still flying around and there will be sideways movement on offer. If Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes a good rhythm, it will auger really well for the visitors. They will aim to bowl the home side out under 300 and gain a psychological advantage.

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