Vernon Philander balls a fiery spell to bundled India. He takes the responsibility of Steyn and picks wickets on the regular interval.
Philander put up an emphatic bowling performance with the figure of 6/42. He gives nothing to Indian Batsman apart from edges.
India lost their best chance of winning the test match and take the lead in the series. Their bowlers start magnificently on the day4. The pitch once again becomes lively alike day 1 which offer a lot of movement from the pitch due to rain.Mohammad Shami back in his color as he takes no time to remove Hashim Amla. Later in no time, India were all over South Africa as they were tottering at 90/7. But once again AB de Villiers came to the home team rescue. He scored crucial 35 runs and take his team lead over 200 runs to put some psychological advantage over India.
While chasing India know it is going to be tricky. The target of 210 is within their reach. India started well with opening duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Murli Vijay started well with small 30 runs partnership. But suddenly Morne Morkel broke the partnership by tickle Dhawan wicket on the short ball. In the next over Philander takes the edge of Vijay which was caught by De Villiers in the slip. Soon after Vijay wicket, Cheteshwar Pujara caught by the beauty of Morkel. he bowled an unplayable back of the length ball which straightens after pitching.
However Indian Skipper Virat Kohli (28) and Rohit Sharma (10) establish the crucial partnership of 32 runs. But it did not last long as Virat Kohli got LBW while playing across the line. Indian became inevitable once Kohli got out. Rohit get retrieve when Keshav Maharaj dropped his catch. But he could not able to make any benefits of dropped catch. Soon in the Vernon Philander over Rohit played lazy shot away from the body. The ball takes the inside edge of the bat and hit the stumps. The Struggling Innings of Rohit came to an end. Hardik has the perfect match so far. he had the chance to won the match for India. But luck this time Won’t favor him. he looped his bat far away from his body and ball take the edge and flies away to the slip non-other than AB de Villiers.
Wriddhiman Saha got out chippy once again. the hopes of India win get dimmed after his wicket. Later R Ashwin(37) played some fantastic shorts and create the biggest partnership of Indian Innings with Bhuvneshwar Kumar(13)*. But soon after his wicket, India got all-out at the score of 135 runs.
Note: Vernon Philander was Adjudged Player of the Match.