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Highlights, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Debutant Lungi Ngidi condemns India to first series defeat since 2015

Live Cricket Score India vs South Africa 2018, 2nd Test Day 5 in Centurion: Get Live Commentary and Updates of Second Test between Ind vs SA from SuperSport Park in Centurion at India TV.

Reported by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: January 17, 2018 16:42 IST ]
Image Source : BCCI Kagiso Rabada of South Africa celebrates the wicket of Parthiv Patel

A dream debut for the young pacer - Lungi Ngidi! Another impressive bowler to add to the lot of the already impressive pace bowlers of South Africa. The 21-year old pacer has single-handedly ran through the strong batting line-up of the Indians, to help South Africa clinch the three-match series 2-0. It took South Africa only a session to take the seven wickets in the first session of the fifth day. Parthiv Patel and Cheteshwar Pujara did show good intent to start off today but a moment of madness from Pujara as he gifted his wicket to the South Africans by being run-out. The rest also threw their wickets away by playing poor shots, needless shots you can say. Rohit Sharma did try to put up a fight but it was always an uphill task. For South Africa, Ngidi was the star as he picked up a 6-for on his debut. He was well supported by the Rabada. As the pair took 9 of the 10 wickets to fall in the second innings.(SCORECARD)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE INDIA VS SOUTH AFRICA 2ND TEST, DAY 5

India vs South Africa, Cricket Score Live Updates, 2nd Test, Day 5 at Centurion

  • (17 Jan 2018, 4:28 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    Man of the Match, Lungi Ngidi, says he is very happy with the award. Further adds he can't believe it. Admits he has been in good form in franchise cricket and he feels lucky he got to debut on his home ground. opines he stuck to the basics and he got some movement of the deck which helped him. Ends by saying the pitch was on the slower side but adapting to conditions was very important.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 4:28 PM IST)

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    South African skipper, Faf du Plessis, says it is a very good feeling. Admits it took a lot of hard work but feels they were on top for the majority of the Test match. Mentions they were disappointed after day one due to the last 45 minutes as they felt they gave India a sniff but credits his teammates as they showed great character to bounce back on the remaining days. Further adds anything above 250 would have been challenging. Appreciates Ngidi's performance and also says he is a very nice human being. Ends by saying Morne's catch was better than ABD's.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 4:27 PM IST)

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    Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, thought the wicket was quite flat. He felt his best chance was to put some runs on the board. Admits he should have capitalized as they were in a position to take the lead. Credits the bowlers who have done well in this game as well. States he gives 100 percent out there on the field. Mentions his innings at the moment means nothing as they have lost the series. Further adds personal milestones is not something he cares about as team performances matter more. Ends by saying they tried their best but South Africa were the better team.

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  • (17 Jan 2018, 3:59 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

  • (17 Jan 2018, 3:51 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    That is it! Six-for for Ngidi. What a debut for the young man. He has made a mark for himself against a top-class batting line-up. He bowls it full on off, Bumrah tries to drive but instead, he lobs it towards covers. Philander there runs in and takes another good catch inches above the ground. So that is four good catches in this innings. All smiles in the South African camp, Ngidi is given a stump for his heroics and India are bowled out for 151! SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 135 RUNS!

  • (17 Jan 2018, 3:49 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    FOUR! Full ball but the line is outside off, Sharma square drives it through to the boundary. 150 up for India. IND 151/9

  • (17 Jan 2018, 3:43 PM IST)

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    Jasprit Bumrah is the last man in.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 3:42 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    OUT! Fifer for Ngidi on debut! take a bow young man. A big moment for him especially on his home ground! He has bowled with pace, aggression and also a lot of control. He bangs it short on middle, Shami makes room and tries to go big over mid on. He mistimes it and balloons a simple catch to Morkel. The South Africans are elated as they are only one wicket away from a series win.​ IND (307) 145/9, need 142 runs more to win vs SA (335, 258)

  • (17 Jan 2018, 3:39 PM IST)

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    Lungi Ngidi comes back into the attack. He is one wicket away from a fifer.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 3:36 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    OUT! Yes, he has! Another blinder, the South Africans are making a habit of this in this innings! De Villiers is the man this time, what not can this man do! Rabada bowls a short ball on middle, Sharma who has played his shots in this innings goes for the pull again. He gets a top edge towards de Villiers who comes running in and dives forward to take an excellent catch inches above the ground. The umpires go upstairs to check whether it is clean and you bet it is. it is clean as a whistle. Rohit departs three short of his half ton. He did try his best but it was always going to be an uphill task. The South Africans can now smell victory. IND 141/8, need 146 runs more to win vs SA (335, 258)

  • (17 Jan 2018, 3:33 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    Has de Villiers taken it? If he has it is another blinder. He dives ahead and he seems to have caught it. He is pretty sure about it but the umpires go upstairs to check.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 3:28 PM IST)

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    DROPPED! Very tough though! The short ball ploy almost played off. Rohit is not shy from playing his shot and he again goes for the pull. he connects well but does not keep it down. It goes towards Amla at square leg who leaps, stretches both his hands above his head but can't hang on. An excellent effort by Amla, it had to stick. A single taken by the batsmen. IND 138/7 in 46 overs, need 149 runs to win

  • (17 Jan 2018, 3:26 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    FOUR! fifty-run stand up! 150 needed now! Rabada again bangs it short on middle, Rohit tries to pull but it goes off the top edge, very fine down the leg side for the second boundary of the over. IND 137/7 in 45.2 overs

  • (17 Jan 2018, 3:19 PM IST)

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    FOUR! What a hook shot Rohit. Short and down the leg side, too easy for Sharma. He pulls it fine down the leg side for a boundary. The stand is now 46 and 154 needed.​

  • (17 Jan 2018, 3:18 PM IST)

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    Morne Morkel to Mohammed Shami, no run. Another short ball outside off, Shami guides it down to third man but Rohit does not want the single as he wants to keep strike. 45 overs gone, IND are 139/7, need 158 runs to win.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 3:11 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    Kagiso Rabada to bowl. He has got Rohit out a couple of times in this series and hence is brought into the attack.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 3:09 PM IST)

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    Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle doesn't shy to call the Centurion wicket "treacherous".

  • (17 Jan 2018, 3:05 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    Change in bowling, Morne Morkel is back into the attack.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 3:01 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    Former India opener Virender Sehwag tries to light up the moment with his wit. Earlier, Sehwag said on India TV that Virat Kohli should drop himself if he fails to perform in Centurion Test. (Read full story) However, Kohli managed to reply the aggressive opener with an impressive 153-run knock.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 2:57 PM IST)

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    FOUR! Shami stretches some muscles. In the air.. towards Morkel but this time he has no chance in catching it. Shami heaves this full ball towards long on. Morkel there runs to his right, puts in a dive but can't reach the ball. A boundary results.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 2:50 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    SIX! Rohit Sharma is trying to deal with the situation in his own way. BANG! India need a lot more of these. Sharma makes use of his feet, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over long on for a biggie. IND 103/7, 184 runs away from victory.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 2:47 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    Meanwhile, a fan believes India gifted all three wickets to South Africa in the first session. Do you agree?

  • (17 Jan 2018, 2:45 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    Aakash Chopra urges, "Don’t go down without a fight.....not on a pitch like this."

  • (17 Jan 2018, 2:43 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    WICKET! Ngidi is already a star for Proteas. Ashwin is walking back now! This is all happening too quickly! Ngidi bowls it on a drivable length outside off, it shapes away a touch. Ashwin withouth any foot movement goes after it as he tries to force it through the off side. The ball takes the edge and goes to de Kock who does not drop many. Excellent bowling by Ngidi this is what pace can do it freezes the batsman's legs. Lungi gets his fourth. South Africa are now three wickets away. India 87/7, need 200 runs to win.

     

  • (17 Jan 2018, 2:40 PM IST)

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    NOT OUT! A review gone for the Proteas. Ngidi bangs it in short, Ashwin sways away from the line. The ball seems to have gone straight into the keeper's gloves but the South Africans go up in appeal. The umpire shakes his head. The hosts confer and think about the review and eventually take it. Nothing on the Snicko when the ball is close to the bat. The only spike is seen when the bat is seen brushing the pad. Perhaps that is what Markram seemed to indicate in that mini-conference. Ash bats on.​

  • (17 Jan 2018, 2:37 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    REVIEW! Ashwin in trouble? Against Ashwin for a caught behind. Ashwin seems to be bounced out, think the Proteas, the umpire doesn't. Taken upstairs.​

  • (17 Jan 2018, 2:36 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    The man in at number 8 for India is Ravichandran Ashwin.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 2:35 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    WICKET! Debutant Ngidi claims his third wicket in Pandya (6). Hardik Pandya - threw his wicket away in the first innings, does the same yet again. What is the situation of the game? How good or bad is the position of his side? These are somethings that should have been going on in his mind but sadly, this lies just in words at the moment. Ngidi banged it short but it was well wide. Pandya should have left it alone but no, he doesn't. Looks to go for the upper cut and only manages a cue end. The ball was going over slips but de Kock leaps high to his right and pouches it nicely. Another one falls for India, South Africa just 4 wicket away now. IND 83/6 need 204 runs to win.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 2:34 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    Back to Pujara's run out! The right-hander made some unwanted records with successive run outs in Centurion. Here's a wrap.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 2:29 PM IST)

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    Former India batsman Aakash Chopra compares the two sides after watching Morkel's catch.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 2:27 PM IST)

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    Meanwhile, praises heap upon Morne Morkel for that one magnificent catch.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 2:21 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    Spin for the first time today! Keshav Maharaj is into the attack.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 2:19 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    Kagiso Rabada to Rohit Sharma, 1 run. Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.​ After 32 overs, India reach 75/5, 212 runs away from victory with 5 wickets in hand.

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    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    Earlier on Day 3, Parthiv Patel received much criticism after he dropped Dean Elgar. After failing to catch the ball, Patel gave a death stare at Pujara as if to say it was his catch. (Read how Twitter roasted him)

     

  • (17 Jan 2018, 2:13 PM IST)

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    FOUR! Up and over! Fuller on middle, in the zone of Sharma. he flicks it over mid-wicket for a boundary. Rohit Sharma pulls out very late. Almost after the bowler delivers the delivery. Maybe he was not ready. Philander is not happy as he gives him a stare.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 2:10 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    Meanwhile, here is a record under the name of Cheteshwar Pujara.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 2:08 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    Hardik Pandya walks out to the middle.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 2:06 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    WICKET! Patel departs for 19 runs. In the air... and what a catch! Morne Morkel you beauty! He is generally not known for his fielding but he has taken an absolutely brilliant catch. Rabada bangs it short on middle, Parthiv who has played with a lot of intent since the start of play today, goes for the pull shot. He gets a top edge which flies towards fine leg. Looking at where the ball is going Parthiv would have felt he is going to get another boundary but Morkel in the deep has different ideas. He runs to his right, dives, stretches both his and catches it. He gets up and is ecstatic about it. Parthiv Patel cannot believe it, neither can his teammates as they run towards him in delight. Two early wickets for South Africa and India are now staring down the barrel.​ India 307 & 65/5, need 222 runs to win against South Africa (335, 258).​

  • (17 Jan 2018, 2:00 PM IST)

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    FOUR! Edged but runs! Philander bowls it on off, it shapes away a touch. Sharma tries to defend but it goes off the outside edge, past the diving slip fielder for a boundary.​ IND 59/4, need 228 runs to win.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 1:58 PM IST)

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    Kagiso Rabada to Parthiv Patel, FOUR. Fabulous! Not a bad delivery there by Philander, he lands it on a length outside off, Patel drives it on the up, through covers for a boundary.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 1:51 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    Rohit Sharma walks out at no. 6.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 1:49 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    WICKET! Pujara run out for 19 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara is run out. AGAIN. Wonder why you would try to take an extra run in a manner that isn't your strongest. The furlorn look on the Indians' faces has a tale to tell. Patel plays this delivery through point and calls for a couple. Ngidi runs after it from point and keeps the ball in play. De Villiers rushes there through gully and fires a throw to de Kock. It reaches the keeper on half-volley and he whips the bails off even as Pujara, who wanted a third, dives to get back in. The appeal is referred upstairs. India 307 & 49/4, need 238 runs to win.

     

  • (17 Jan 2018, 1:45 PM IST)

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    A run out? Cheteshwar Pujara is the man in question. He dives full length but seems to be short of getting in at the striker's end. It is taken upstairs.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 1:43 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    Michael Holding, on air, tells us that there are thunderstorms predicted for later in the day. To get there though, the Indians have to counter the initial storm from the Protea bowlers.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 1:42 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    With Rabada on the other end, Parthiv Patel should expect a lot of short pitch deliveries. It should not trouble the wicketkeeper-batsman much.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 1:36 PM IST)

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    FOUR! Not a good way to be welcomed with the ball for Vern. He bowls it wide outside off, Pujara stays back and guides it past gully and earns himself a boundary. Positive start from him this morning. Pujara drives it through gully and to the unmanned third man.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 1:34 PM IST)

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    Kagiso Rabada to Parthiv Patel, 2 runs. On a length just outside off, Patel is squared up a touch and gets it off the outer edge past gully for a brace. Pujara is laboured in his running and hence a third isn't possible.​ IND 38/3, need 249 runs to win.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 1:32 PM IST)

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    We are set to get underway! The home side is a huddle, planning for the final rites of the opposition, perhaps. Imagine how good it will be to be in that side of the dressing room. Out walk the two Indians with the bat, who belong to the same part of the nation Pujara and Patel. The former will face Rabada first up. Three slips in place.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 12:28 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    Missed Day 4 of the India vs South Africa second Test? Here's a quick recap

  • (17 Jan 2018, 12:21 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    The last day in this Test will be only about survival from here on. The ever-reliable Pujara is still out there but the batters on whom you'd bet your money on in such a scenario, Vijay and Kohli, are back in the hut. Expect the host bowlers to come back with more venom. That's the only choice and option that they've got. It'll culminate in a just reward for their efforts (stating the inevitable). But there's a fight to look forward to (in hope). The action is not something that you should miss.

  • (17 Jan 2018, 12:14 PM IST)

    LIVE UPDATES, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5

    Hello and welcome to our Live Blog of the fifth and final day of the second Test match between India and South Africa at Centurion. Stay tuned as we bring you all the latest updates. 

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