Live Cricket Score and Updates, IND vs SA 1st Test Match Vizag: Century for Rohit Sharma, his 4th in Tests

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Wed, 02 Oct 2019 02:27:28 pm

That's tea and Vizag and a premature one thanks to bad light. It's pretty overcast now, the umpires have had a word with both the captains and the players are walking off!

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 01:57:26 pm

SIX! Rohit is hitting biggies at will here. 5 so far. This time it is the sweep shot. He hits it nicely and it clears the mid-wicket fence.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 01:57:11 pm

There it is! 100 for Rohit Sharma. 4th in Tests. What a way to grab the opportunity presented. He was struggling to get into the side, here, he gets a chance as an opener and he responds with a ton. Outstanding knock and the whole stadium is on its feet applauding the effort. He gets to the milestone after cutting the ball through point for one. He would now be eyeing a big one, maybe a double ton. He has three in ODIs, can he get his first in Tests here? Also, the bowler has overstepped so it is no ball too.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 01:35:54 pm

Senuran Muthuswamy is back!

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 01:33:34 pm

SIX! one after the other. This time it's over the long on boundary, Gets to the pitch of the ball and launches it. This one went further.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 01:33:27 pm

SIX! Charges down the track and gets to the pith of the ball to smack it over the mid-wicket boundary for a maximum.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 01:22:04 pm

FOUR! A hit-me ball and Agarwal takes full toll of it. A half-tracker on middle, Agarwal goes back and pulls it behind square on the leg side. Second boundary in the over.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 01:21:46 pm

FOUR! Hammered! That went to the fence like a tracer bullet. Agarwal comes down the track and smashes it past the non-striker. No chance for anyone there as it races to the fence.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 01:21:36 pm

DRINKS! One hour through the second session, Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal have further strengthened India's stranglehold on this match. They're on course to get their respective centuries. Stay tuned to find out!

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:48:51 pm

FOUR! Back of a length outside off, Rohit Sharma camps on the back foot and steers it past the diving gully fielder for a boundary off Kagiso Rabada

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:48:24 pm

LBW Appeal! But it's not to be. Angled in, it hits him on the pads, but the ball is going down leg and the umpire ignores it. The Proteas too do not go for a review.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:48:11 pm

SIX! That is some way to get to a half ton. What a shot. Wow! Probably the shot of the game so far. It is Agarwal's 4th fifty in this format. Maharaj floats this up outside off, Agarwal goes inside out, lofts it with utmost ease over covers and it carries all the way. A big one is on the offer for him too.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:35:22 pm

FOUR! 1st 100-run stand for the opening wicket for India after 24 innings. Full on the pads, Agarwal powers it with his wrists to the mid-wicket boundary.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:26:21 pm

2 runs, Bangs it in short outside, it doesn't rise much. Agarwal cuts it to deep point for a couple.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:26:11 pm

FOUR! Rohit continues from where he left off before the break! First runs in this session is in the form of a boundary. Slightly short and outside off, Rohit goes back and punches it through covers, it is in the gap and it races away.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:26:00 pm

We are back for the afternoon session! The South African players make their way out to the middle. The Indian openers, Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma, will resume their innings. For the visitors, Keshav Maharaj will begin proceedings. Here we go...

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 11:35:28 am

India's session without a doubt! Exactly the kind of start they would have wanted after winning the toss and electing to bat.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 11:35:16 am

End of over 30 - IND 91/0 - Mayank Agarwal* 39(96) - Rohit Sharma 52(84)

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 11:34:02 am

FOUR! In the air... just wide! FOUR! Fifty up for Rohit. He brings it up in a streaky manner but he won't care. Excellent start for him as a Test opener. 11th in this format. It has been a very entertaining knock from him so far. Got through the initial tough phase and now looks extremely good out there. He has a chance to make it big here. He brings out the sweep shot but due to the extra bounce, it catches the top edge. Goes uppishly but wide of Rabada at backward square leg who puts in a dive. The ball then races to the fence.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 11:15:50 am

Kagiso Rabada is back!

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 11:15:38 am

SIX! Another one for Rohit Sharma. Comes to the pitch of the ball and launches it for a maximum over long on.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 11:04:25 am

FOUR! DEFT! Picked his spot nicely. The bowler is bowling without a point so Agarwal hits this one through that region. It is flatter and outside off, Agarwal waits for it and plays it very late and bags a boundary. Runs coming thick and fast for India now. 14 from the last two

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:56:06 am

Dane Piedt in to the attack now

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:55:46 am

SIX! First one of the morning, Rohit Sharma comes town the track and launches it over cow corner for a maximum off Keshav Maharaj. That's 50 up for India as well. first 50-run opening stand for India in Tests in nine innings.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:47:19 am

FOUR! Width on offer and Agarwal takes toll of it. This is outside off and it is slower outside off. Agarwal goes after it, hits it through cover-point and the ball races away to the fence.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:47:02 am

Drinks break!

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:30:25 am

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Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:30:07 am

FOUR! Exquisite timing once again. Another bowler pays the price for going too full. It is outside off too. Agarwal leans into it and creams it through covers.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:28:41 am

FOUR! Good shot that, it is juts a push by Agarwal. It was timed brilliantly. This is a touch too full from Maharaj. Agarwal punches it past the diving mid on fielder and it races away to the fence.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:19:25 am

Hint of turn there for Keshav Maharaj. Causes problems straightaway. This is slower through the air, it lands on off and then turns away a little. Agarwal is rooted to his crease, in the end, he looks to poke at it. Gets beaten.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:15:54 am

10 overs done and India are 22/0 - Rohit Sharma on 11 off 31 balls, Mayank Agarwal 11 off 29 balls.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:15:23 am

Kagiso Rabada to Rohit Sharma - This is slightly fuller, it comes back in and also skids through. Rohit is a touch late to get his bat down, it hits the inner half and then goes onto hit the pads.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:08:02 am

Spin in the form of Keshav Maharaj by South Africa

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:07:47 am

Rabada gets one to jag back in and Mayank Agarwal is in trouble. Huge appeal by the South African fielders but to no avial

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:05:03 am

FOUR! Slashes and gets the result he wanted! Slightly short and outside off, Rohit transfers his weight onto the back foot and slashes at it, it goes past the fielder at gully and into the fence.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 09:45:35 am

Vernon Philander with a probing over. After over-pitching twice in his first over, he trouble Rohit Sharma with a hint of away movement. Couple of play and misses from Rohit

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 09:38:40 am

FOUR! Rohit Sharma with a confident start. Backfoot drive to four towards backward point off Kagiso Rabada. Not enough bounce on the pitch.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 09:34:36 am

FOUR! First runs on the board for India. Outside off from Vernon Philander and Mayank Agarwal has a confident swipe at it. Boundary towards the point region

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 09:31:53 am

Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma walk out to bat. First time since 1973 that two Indian openers who have not opened together in India are opening. Mayank Agarwal to take strike against Vernon Philander

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 09:30:40 am

National anthems done and dusted. Nice gesture as visiting team's anthem is played first,

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 09:11:58 am

South Africa (Playing XI): Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Vernon Philander, Senuran Muthusamy, Keshav Maharaj, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 09:07:20 am

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 09:05:34 am

Pitch report: No grass on it. On day 1, it should be a good surface to bat on. There are these cracks which will open up. Those areas will chip away as more and more deliveries land on them. Batting won't be easy on the evening of day 3. There will be more in it for the spinners from day 2 once the sun comes out. Any captain winning the toss will want to bat first.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 09:03:03 am

TOSS: India win toss and opt to bat first. No-brainer is what Virat Kohli says about the winning the toss. Faf du Plessis too echoes the same sentiment.

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 08:26:30 am

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 1st Test between India and South Africa at Vizag. Even though India's home season started with the three-match T20I series, the really deal is this - Kagiso Rabada vs Rohit Sharma, Lungi Ngidi vs Cheteshwar Pujara, Vernon Philander vs Virat Kohli, Keshav Maharaj vs Ajinkya Rahane - Mohammad Shami vs Aiden Markram, Ishant Sharma vs Deam Elgar - Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin vs Temba Bavuma, Zubayr Hamza, Faf Du Plessis

LIVE CRICKET SCORE - IND vs SA 1st TEST VIZAG

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IND vs SA 1st Test Match Live Cricket Score and Updates from ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam: India will aim to begin their home season on a high when they take on South Africa in the first Test of the three-match series beginning on Wednesday at the ACA-VDCA Stadium. This will be India's first big test in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship. Virat Kohli's men would be full of confidence after they consolidated their position as the No.1 side with a 2-0 series whitewash in West Indies, which also saw them earn their first points in the WTC.
They would go into the series as undeniable favourites considering their enviable record at home since 2012-13. However, the upcoming series against the Proteas will not be an easy one. The quality of the South African side, despite their inexperience, was visible in the T20I series which ended in a draw. And with the likes of Faf du Plessis coming into the line-up, the hosts can be rest assured to face stiff competition from the Proteas.

India vs South Africa 1st TEST Live Cricket Score & Updates:

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Date: October 2, 2019..
Time: 9:30 AM IST..
Venue: ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium,Visakhapatnam.
SQUADS
India: Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav.
South Africa: Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, Faf du Plessis (C), Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Zubayr Hamza, Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Dane Piedt, Heinrich Klaasen, Anrich Nortje, Senuran Muthusamy..
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