Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Friday 14 Jun 2024 Jo'burg Test ends in a thrilling draw; Du Plessis, De Villiers hit tons The First Test at Johannesburg ended in a thrilling draw with South Africa falling just 8 runs short of creating a new record for the highest ever run chase. India need 8 wickets on final day to force a win South Africa have their backs to the walls going into the final day with 8 wickets in hand to save the First Test at Johannesburg. After a wonderful opening partnership, SA lost two prized wickets to end Day 4, 320 runs away from an improbable victory. Pujara, Kohli put India in the driver's seat India are already in the driver’s seat in the Johannesburg Test courtesy of a huge partnership between Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli. Seamers keep India in the contest Vernon Philander’s all-round performance rescued South Africa both with the ball and the bat on Day 2 in the First Test at Johannesburg. The hosts finished the day’s play at 213 for 6 in 66 overs with a deficit of 67 runs to wipe before getting into the lead. Virat Kohli showed amazing patience and perseverance Following the manner in which the Indian batsmen were outdone by the South African pacers in the two one-dayers, there wasn’t much optimism as they headed into the first Test at Johannesburg on Wednesday. IND tour of SA: South Africa Vs India 1st Test Live Scores, Dec 18-22, 2013 India tour of South Africa: South Africa Vs India 1 st Test at Johannesburg, Dec 18-22, 2013 Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (08:30 GMT)