India secured an innings and 137-run win against South Africa to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. (Photo Credit: PTI)
South Africa were asked to follow on in the Pune Test and they started disastrously when Aiden Markram was dismissed for a pair. The woes continued for South Africa as the top order failed to cope with Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav. Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander once again frustrated India with a solid stand but once Philander fell, the lower order fell cheaply and India have secured a win by an innings and 137 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Virat Kohli's Indian side continue their domination in the ICC World Test Championships.
15:05 hrs IST: India have done it. They win the second Test by an innings and 137 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Fantastic effort from Virat Kohli and the team and they have now continued their domination in the ICC World Test Championships. For South Africa, another whitewash looms.
14:56 hrs IST: WICKET! Umesh gets two. Full ball angled in outside off, Kagiso Rabada is unsure whether to play at it, he hangs his bat out and the edge flies to slip. South Africa are 189/9, trailing by 137 runs.
14:53 hrs IST: WICKET! Another filthy ball from Umesh Yadav but it gets a wicket. This is how South Africa's luck is. Another full ball down the leg side, Philander attempts the leg glance and gets an edge that is taken by Saha. South Africa are 185/8, trailing by 141 runs.
14:36 hrs IST: Virat Kohli begins proceedings with the ball after the tea session. He concedes a four and South Africa are 176/7, still trailing by 150 runs.
14:13 hrs IST: The eighth wicket furstrates India again. In the previous innings, it was the ninth. South Africa 172/7, still trailing by 154 runs.
14:08 hrs IST: Once again, Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander are frustrating India. The Indian bowlers simply struggle to bowl the tail out. South Africa are 172/7, still trailing by 154 runs.
13:42 hrs IST: DROPPED! That should have been taken. Maharaj is lured for the drive and he edges Ravindra Jadeja to slip, Cheteshwar Pujara tries to catch it one-handed but he ends up lobbing it over Rahane and the catch goes down. South Africa 147/7, still trailing by 179 runs.
13:26 hrs IST: Two sixes by Philander off Jadeja as South Africa look to go down in a blaze of glory. They are 144/7, still trailing by 182 runs.
13:19 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant from Shami! Sharp bouncer slanted in from round the wicket, Muthusamy hopes and looks to get it down to the off side, the edge flies to Rohit at second slip who takes the catch. South Africa are 129/7, still trailing by 197 runs.
13:08 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant catch from Rahane. The catching has been brilliant. Jadeja gives the delivery more flight and it spins away outside off, Bavuma is lured into the drive and Ajinkya Rahane at slip takes a wonderful one-handed catch to his left. South Africa 125/6, still trailing by 201 runs.
13:00 hrs IST: Bavuma and Muthusamy have gotten their eye in. They are finding the boundaries regularly and South Africa are 125/5, still trailing by 201 runs.
12:42 hrs IST: Bavuma and Senuran Muthusamy have helped South Africa reach three figures but they have lost half the side. Can they drag the match into the fifth day? South Africa 100/5, still trailing by 226 runs.
12:17 hrs IST: WICKET! India have struck immdiately after the lunch break. Horrible shot from De Kock. Jadeja floats a full and loopy delivery outside off, De Kock looks to slog across the line and gets an inside edge that crashes into the stumps. South Africa 79/5, still trailing by 247 runs.
11:35 hrs IST: That is lunch on day 4. India are on top while South Africa have continued to flounder. There is just no end to their batting woes. South Africa 74/4, still trailing by 252 runs.
11:25 hrs IST: WICKET! Another one bites the dust. South Africa are sinking here. Ashwin comes round the wicket and floats this flighted delivery outside off, it spins away as Elgar miscues the lofted shot to long on, Umesh Yadav runs to his right and juggles twice before taking the catch. South Africa are 71/4, trailing by 255 runs.
11:18 hrs IST: WICKET! What a juggling effort by Saha. Ashwin gets Du Plessis again. Quicker ball on off stump, du Plessis looks to defend and Saha takes the edge, but he juggles a couple of times and dives forward to take the catch. Another splendid catch and South Africa are 70/3, trailing by 256 runs.
11:02 hrs IST: Loud appeal for an LBW and India review. Du Plessis misses the sweep and gets hit on the pad. However, the impact is outside off and India do not lose the review. South Africa 60/2, trail by 266 runs.
10:30 hrs IST: Three fours by Elgar in Mohammed Shami's over. Virat Kohli resorts to spin and Ravichandran Ashwin is into the attack. South Africa 49/2, trailing by 277 runs.
10:01 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant catch from Saha and South Africa continue to flounder. Umesh bowls a full ball but it is swinging down leg side, Theunis de Bruyn attempts to help it along the boundary. However, Wriddhiman Saha has other ideas as he dives to his left and takes a one-handed screamer. South Africa 21/2, trailing by 305 runs.
09:56 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav and Ishant are swinging the ball but Elgar and Thenuis de Bruyn are finding some streaky boundaries to the third man fence. South Africa are 21/1, trailing by 305 runs.
09:36 hrs IST: Replays in on Markram dismissal! The ball was missing leg stump. Oh Dean Elgar! He looks away in disappointment. Everything that can go wrong for South Africa is going wrong. South Africa 0/1.
09:33 hrs IST: WICKET! Oh my! Disaster for South Africa. Markram gone for a silver pair. Ishant Sharma gets this delivery to curve back in sharply on middle and leg stump line. Markram plays down the wrong line and is trapped in front. South Africa 0/1, still trailing by 326 runs after follow-on.
09:29 hrs IST: A warm welcome to day 4 of the Pune Test between India and South Africa. India have enforced the follow-on and this is the first time since 2008 that the Proteas are made to follow-on.