India Vs South Africa 2013 - 1st Test - Results and Review

India Vs South Africa 2013 - 1st Test  - Results, Review and Statistical Highlights

The first test match between India and South Africa held between 18th to 22/12/2013 kicked off with India winning the toss and electing to bat first.  At the end of the day it looked like a decent decision considering their batsmen were somewhat able to overcome the odds.  To know about what happened during the course of the match, Read on for the complete Results along with a review and statistical Highlights.

Statistical Highlights

CricketLooking at the batting of  both the teams in first innings, there is not much to talk about apart from Virat Kohli's brilliant century and Graeme Smith's grinding 68.  Both the teams were bundled out for less than 300.  As far as their bowling was concerned, Vernon Philander, Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma were the pick of the bowlers.

The second innings batting of both the teams was superb. As a result of brilliant centuries by Pujara and Kohli, South Africa had to score 458 to win the match which looked improbable.  Brilliant Centuries by AB De Villiers and Faf Du Plessis almost got them within striking distance of an improbable victory but towards the end they fell short by 8 runs.  India's bowling in the second innings was not as impressive as the first one but they managed to fight out a draw towards the end.

Take a look at the scorecard of the match below.

India 1st innings DismissalR B 4s 6s SR
M Vijay c †de Villiers b Morkel 6421014.28
S Dhawan c Imran Tahir b Steyn 13272048.14
CA Pujara run out (Imran Tahir/Amla) 25982025.51
V Kohli c Duminy b Kallis 11918118065.74
RG Sharma c †de Villiers b Philander 14421033.33
AM Rahane c †de Villiers b Philander 471378034.3
MS Dhoni*† c †de Villiers b Morkel 19723026.38
R Ashwin not out 11131084.61
Z Khan lbw b Philander 01000
I Sharma b Philander 04000
Mohammed Shami b Morkel 03000
Extras (b 4, lb 6, w 14, nb 2) 26
Total (all out; 103 overs; 454 mins) 280(2.71 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-17 (Dhawan, 8.6 ov), 2-24 (Vijay, 15.1 ov), 3-113 (Pujara, 42.4 ov), 4-151 (RG Sharma, 53.2 ov), 5-219 (Kohli, 75.3 ov), 6-264 (Dhoni, 98.6 ov), 7-264 (Rahane, 99.4 ov), 8-264 (Khan, 99.5 ov), 9-278 (I Sharma, 101.6 ov), 10-280 (Mohammed Shami, 102.6 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ Extras
DW Steyn 2676112.34(2w)
VD Philander 2766142.25
M Morkel 23123431.47(2nb, 2w)
JH Kallis 1443712.64(2w)
Imran Tahir 804705.87
JP Duminy 503006
South Africa 1st innings DismissalR B 4s 6s SR
GC Smith* lbw b Khan 6811911057.14
AN Petersen lbw b I Sharma 21414051.21
HM Amla b I Sharma 36746048.64
JH Kallis lbw b I Sharma 01000
AB de Villiers† lbw b Mohammed Shami 13211061.9
JP Duminy c Vijay b Mohammed Shami 2120016.66
F du Plessis c †Dhoni b Khan 20771025.97
VD Philander c Ashwin b Khan 59867068.6
DW Steyn c RG Sharma b I Sharma 10122083.33
M Morkel b Khan 791077.77
Imran Tahir not out 04000
Extras (lb 4, w 1, nb 3) 8
Total (all out; 75.3 overs; 361 mins) 244(3.23 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-37 (Petersen, 13.1 ov), 2-130 (Amla, 38.1 ov), 3-130 (Kallis, 38.2 ov), 4-130 (Smith, 39.3 ov), 5-145 (Duminy, 44.1 ov), 6-146 (de Villiers, 44.3 ov), 7-226 (Philander, 69.1 ov), 8-237 (Steyn, 72.3 ov), 9-239 (du Plessis, 73.5 ov), 10-244 (Morkel, 75.3 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ Extras
Z Khan 26.368843.32(1w)
Mohammed Shami 1834822.66
I Sharma 2557943.16(3nb)
R Ashwin 602504.16
India 2nd innings DismissalR B 4s 6s SR
S Dhawan c Kallis b Philander 15211071.42
M Vijay c †de Villiers b Kallis 39945041.48
CA Pujara c †de Villiers b Kallis 15327021056.66
V Kohli c †de Villiers b Duminy 961939049.74
RG Sharma b Kallis 6131046.15
AM Rahane c Smith b Duminy 15272055.55
MS Dhoni*† c sub (D Elgar) b Philander 29443065.9
R Ashwin c du Plessis b Philander 7121058.33
Z Khan not out 29313293.54
I Sharma lbw b Imran Tahir 4140028.57
Mohammed Shami b Imran Tahir 451080
Extras (b 9, lb 7, w 8) 24
Total (all out; 120.4 overs; 506 mins) 421(3.48 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-23 (Dhawan, 7.3 ov), 2-93 (Vijay, 33.5 ov), 3-315 (Pujara, 93.1 ov), 4-325 (RG Sharma, 97.5 ov), 5-327 (Kohli, 98.4 ov), 6-358 (Rahane, 106.2 ov), 7-369 (Ashwin, 109.2 ov), 8-384 (Dhoni, 113.5 ov), 9-405 (I Sharma, 118.6 ov), 10-421 (Mohammed Shami, 120.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ Extras
DW Steyn 30510403.46(2w)
VD Philander 28106832.42(1w)
M Morkel 21402
JH Kallis 2056833.4
Imran Tahir 15.416924.4
AB de Villiers 10505(1w)
JP Duminy 2408723.62
South Africa 2nd innings (target: 458 runs) DismissalR B 4s 6s SR
AN Petersen b Mohammed Shami 761629046.91
GC Smith* run out (Rahane) 44736060.27
HM Amla b Mohammed Shami 4131030.76
F du Plessis run out (Rahane) 13430915043.36
JH Kallis lbw b Khan 34376091.89
AB de Villiers† b I Sharma 10316812061.3
JP Duminy b Mohammed Shami 591055.55
VD Philander not out 25373067.56
DW Steyn not out 6100160
Extras (b 2, lb 7, w 8, nb 2) 19
Total (7 wickets; 136 overs; 563 mins) 450(3.30 runs per over)
Did not bat M Morkel, Imran Tahir
Fall of wickets 1-108 (Smith, 30.4 ov), 2-118 (Amla, 36.2 ov), 3-143 (Petersen, 49.2 ov), 4-197 (Kallis, 60.4 ov), 5-402 (de Villiers, 123.1 ov), 6-407 (Duminy, 124.4 ov), 7-442 (du Plessis, 132.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ Extras
Z Khan 34113513.97(1w)
I Sharma 2949113.13(2nb, 1w)
Mohammed Shami 28510733.82(1w)
R Ashwin 3658302.3(1w)
M Vijay 10303
MS Dhoni 20402
V Kohli 601803

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