Virat Kohli: (The player of the match): It's about getting the responsibility back of being a captain (on scoring the double-hundred). The mindset is always to help the team and in that process, the big scores come. I think the moment you start thinking about the team, all the pressure goes away. I am at a stage at my career where I am happy to play for my team. Putting the team in a commanding position is the only goal. It's been natural progression to have a calm mindset over the years. I have a good understanding at that and hence the muted celebration. You have to look forward to playing against the new ball. I enjoy batting with Jinks (Rahane), we run well between the wickets. We are the most successful Indian pair. Having him at the other end, keeps you focused. The good thing is when we started, we were at number 7. The only way was up. We are all lucky to have this group of players. It's amazing to see that hunger for all the guys to keep improving. Saha was back to his best. Ashwin has stepped up beautifully and it's guys willing to work hard. It's been nice and looking at the larger picture - the Test Championship, every game has a value. No-one's going to relax from here
Faf du Plessis (SA): We know in sub-continents, first innings is really important. You have to be on top of your game, if you aren't then you are found wanting. All the questions we threw at him (Virat Kohli), he had answers. It was the right selection for his pitch; I thought it was the right decision making. KG managed to build some pressure but we needed another bowler, who could do that job. It was a young fast bowler making his (about Nortje) debut, it's about learning and improving. Ngidi is fine and is working hard on his fitness. It's about getting his tank up and hopefully, we'll see if he plays the next Test. We will try to put up a better performance in the next Test.
Wriddhiman Saha: Actually prep-wise, Umesh, Ishant and Shami bowl at me, and we practice that way, they give me some really good practice with the moving ball. Our trainers help us out with stretches, ice-baths, and we are trained for the match-day really well, so credit to them for my fitness as well as my wicketkeeping performance.
Umesh Yadav: I think I should treat him for those wickets down leg-side and that first catch, and I think they are Saha's wickets. I thought they were going for boundaries, that's always the thought when it's down leg-side, but I was thanking God and Saha that I got those wickets. There is a healthy competition in the side, and I knew that if I get a chance, I had to grab it. I had taken 10 wickets in the last home match in Hyderabad (2018 vs West Indies), and I was confident about bowling in India. I had a good mindset and I was happy that I executed my skills on the ground.
India won by an innings and 137 runs and lead the series with 2-0
Over 67.2 Ravindra Jadeja bowls a quicker arm ball to Keshav Maharaj,out Lbw!!Maharaj is caught in the crease which led to his downfall. It crashes onto the pad in front of middle and only height was a factor that could've saved him.
Over 67.1 Ravindra Jadejatossed up deliveryto Keshav Maharaj, no run, comes on to the front foot and pushed back towards the bowler.
Over 66.6 Umesh Yadavbowls a good length deliveryto Kagiso Rabada,out Caught by Rohit Sharma!! Rabada groped tentatively and the outside edge traveled to Rohit at second slip. It was dipping in front of him, but he got down quickly and clasps it beautifully.
Over 66.5 Umesh Yadavbowls a good length deliveryto Kagiso Rabada, no run, Bends his back knee, keeps his balance and drives this half-volley through extra cover sublimely.
Over 66.4 Umesh Yadavbowls a pitched up deliveryto Kagiso Rabada, no run, gets forward and watches it along with going through to the keeper.
Over 66.3 Umesh Yadavbowls a good length deliveryto Kagiso Rabada, no run, gets forward and poked with soft hands to point.
Over 66.2 Umesh Yadavbowls a good length deliveryto Kagiso Rabada, no run, gets forward and left alone outside off through to the keeper.
Over 66.1 Umesh Yadavbowls a good length deliveryto Vernon Philander,out Caught by W Saha!! Philander doesn't get his bat out of the way on this delivery that was an arrowed down leg. Faint tickle and Saha gobbles it comfortably.
Over 65.6 Ravindra Jadejatossed up deliveryto Keshav Maharaj, no run, getting forward in a bid to defend. It breaks away sharply and beats the outside edge.
Over 65.5 Ravindra Jadejatossed up deliveryto Vernon Philander,1 run, gets forward and pushes back to the bowler. Jadeja was standing right in front of the stumps and deliberately lets it through hoping that the non-striker was backing up. The outcome is that they snatch a single courtesy of that.
Over 65.4 Ravindra Jadejatossed up deliveryto Vernon Philander, no run, stays inside the crease and stabbed after getting his weight forward.
Over 65.3 Ravindra Jadejatossed up deliveryto Vernon Philander, no run, gets inside the line and prodded to backward point.
Over 65.2 Ravindra Jadejatossed up deliveryto Vernon Philander, no run, gets forward and once again blocks it back to the bowler.
Over 65.1 Ravindra Jadejatossed up deliveryto Vernon Philander, no run, gets forward and defends it back to the bowler.
Over 64.6Umesh Yadav to Keshav Maharaj No runs ...
Over 64.5Umesh Yadav to Keshav Maharaj No runs ...
Over 64.4Umesh Yadav to Keshav Maharaj No runs ...
Over 64.3Umesh Yadav to Keshav Maharaj No runs ...
Over 64.2Umesh Yadav to Keshav Maharaj No runs ...
Over 64.1Umesh Yadav to Keshav Maharaj No runs ...