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South Africa vs India - 3rd ODI

Series: India tour of South Africa, 2017-18
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Date: 07 February 2018

South Africa 179/10 (40 Ovs) CRR: 4.48 | India won by 124 runs

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Another one-sided affair between the number 1 and number 2 ranked sides. The results show the gulf between the two, might be momentary, but also speaks volumes about the impact of the wrist spinners. Virat Kohli. What do I say? The ton machine refuses to slow down. This is the same South African team, barring a few injuries, which won 17 consecutive ODIs on home soil. The tables have turned drastically. They would be hoping for another spin then, more so in their favour. On that note, this is Kumar Abhisekh Das, signing off on behalf of my talented team mates - Akshay Maanay, Pratyush Sinha, Vineet Anantharaman, Nikhil Jadhav and Naga.

(2/2) I was struggling a bit while on 95 but I knew I had to carry on and pull the team out. These are times when you are tested and it is pleasing to go through it and do well. This wicket was not supposed to help the wrist spinners. These two got the maximum out of it. These two back themselves. Today it was outstanding from them as they picked 8 wickets between them. We wanted to bat first and change things a bit. I think our intensity (for the next game) should be more than the previous games. We would try and close the door on them. Having an opportunity, we would take the confidence into the fourth game.

Virat Kohli, Man of the Match: (1/2) Well, (the tour) did not start off that well. I knew I had to come in and get stuck in for us to give ourselves a good chance. I take that kind of mentality into every game. Another pleasing day, individually and as a team as well. I think the pitch started with good pace and bounce. After the 30-over mark it was a drastic change. We immediately cut down our target from 320-330 to 280-290 and ended up with 300-plus. The wicket got slower with the old ball. You had to get adjusted to the pace of the wicket. It got slower as the game progressed. If you lead from the front, it feels even better. Another outstanding partnership with Shikhar. He played outstandingly well. Few runs with MS and a good partnership with Bhuvi in the end helped us.

Aiden Markram: Very disappointing. Yet again not upto the mark. Virat played beautifully and their spinners played a massive part again. But we managed to claw our way back. They are world class spinners. Our batsmen are struggling to pick their spinners even after three games. They are landing the ball in the right areas more often than not. Credit to them. If ABD would be back, it might serve as a massive inspiration.

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Stats: While we wait for the presentations, here's Deepu Narayanan delving deep into India's win:

~ This is the first ever instance of South Africa trailing 0-3 after the first three ODIs of a bilateral series at home
~ This is India's biggest win against SA in SA by runs - by 124 runs. Also South Africa's heaviest defeat in terms of runs at Cape Town
~ 21 wickets by India's spinners in three ODIs so far this series - the most by them in a bilateral series in SA
~ 160* by Kohli is the highest by an Indian captain away from home after Kapil Dev's 175* vs Zim in Turnbridge Wells in 1983
~ Rohit Sharma now has the worst average (12.10) by an Indian batsman in South Africa
~ A hundred off 119 balls was Kohli's joint-slowest in ODIs, level with his WC hundred vs Pakistan in Adelaide, 2015
~ Kohli's 12 hundreds (43 innings) as captain is now one better than Sourav Ganguly (142 innings)
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The riposte started on usual note. Amla nipped out early by a sharp in-ducker from Bumrah. But then the resistance from the greenhorn skipper and a resurgent Duminy meant South Africa were in no mood to throw in the towel. But once Kuldeep came in, the bout was reduced to a fight between a punching bag and a marauding opponent. The blows were delivered one after the other and it all came to an end in the 40th over of the second innings. Any guesses for the Man of the Match award. You can harp on that. Would want to know updates on ABD. So, hang on for the presentations.

This is India's largest win (by runs) against South Africa in South Africa. That defines the gaping hole that lies between both the teams. The spinners and Kohli again stood out for the Indians. Kohli scored a seamless 160 and the spin twins plucked out 8 wickets between them to take their tally to 21. Earlier in the day, India were asked to bat. Dhawan looked peerless and Kohli, a bit scratchy. The lines were better from South Africa who had Rohit walking back to the pavilion in the first over. Kohli survived a close LBW scare and then there was no looking back for him. The middle order never capitalized on mini-starts and Bhuvi down the order offered a helping hand to his skipper to ensure India toppled the 300 barrier.

39.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Lungi Ngidi, out Lbw!! All over folks! South Africa have been rolled and have been handed another shellacking by 124 runs. Coming to the ball, the googly was flighted up, the batsman went for the slog across the line only to miss it. The replays did show it was going over but then it would have not mattered much. India cannot lose the series anymore! Lungi Ngidi lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 6(6) [4s-1]

Kuldeep Yadav to Lungi Ngidi, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

39.5
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Lungi Ngidi, FOUR, slogs the ball away and connects well. The ball lands just short of the fence. On the half-volley and into the cushion
39.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Lungi Ngidi, no run, the ball turns the other way, away from the right-hander, and the batsman again tries to clobber it but misses
39.3
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Lungi Ngidi, 2 runs, full toss and toe-ended over the man at mid-off. They do come back for a brace
39.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Lungi Ngidi, no run, looks for a wild heave and misses. The ball misses the sticks by a whisker as well
39.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Lungi Ngidi, no run, presses forward and misses. The ball hits the back pad but was doing enough and Lungi Ngidi survives
38.6
0
Chahal to Rabada, no run, looks to defend, the soft leading edge takes the ball away into the off-side
38.5
6
Chahal to Rabada, SIX, that has gone into the orbit! The batsman knelt down and connected on the flighted ball to send it screeching over cow corner for a maximum

Lungisani Ngidi, right handed bat, comes to the crease

38.4
0
Chahal to Tahir, out Caught by Kohli!! The mini-battle might have been won by Tahir but the war goes to Chahal. Again balloons the ball up, the bait was set and the gait from Tahir was to go for the slog sweep. The ball sliced up high and Kohli on the on-side takes a simple catch as the leading edge had not gone anywhere. India are a wicket away from creating history. Tahir c Kohli b Chahal 8(6) [4s-2]

Chahal to Tahir, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

38.3
0
Chahal to Tahir, no run, looks to slog sweep the ball away and the ball turns away for the keeper to pouch it safe
38.2
4
Chahal to Tahir, FOUR, leggie to leggie, statement made! The batsman charged out and slammed the ball down the ground over the bowler's head for a four
38.1
1
Chahal to Rabada, 1 run, steps back and tucks the ball away into the on-side for a single
37.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Tahir, no run, the ball lands outside off and turns away further. The batsman prodded forward only to miss the ball. The keeper whipped the bails off but the back foot was firmly planted inside the crease
37.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Tahir, no run, loopy ball, the batsman looked to turn it away, gets a soft leading edge and the ball lands well short of the man at point
37.4
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Tahir, FOUR, gets a gift of a delivery first up and slices the ball away through the off-side for a four

Imran Tahir, right handed bat, comes to the crease

37.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Phehlukwayo, out Caught by Kohli!! The ball aired up and the batsman was lured into a big slog sweep. The ball sliced up and the skipper runs from cover towards his right to complete the catch. India are putting up one brute of a show. Yadav now has another three-fer. His third in the series. Phehlukwayo c Kohli b Kuldeep Yadav 3(8)

Kuldeep Yadav to Phehlukwayo, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

37.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Phehlukwayo, no run, connects with the cut at the last moment as the ball turned in sharply. The man at cover point picks the ball up
37.1
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Phehlukwayo, 2 runs, reverse sweeps with intent and gets it past the man at short third for a double
36.6
4
Chahal to Rabada, FOUR, does not read the leggie as it rips in but the inside edge is found on the flashy drive and the ball sniffs the varnish off the leg-stick on its way to the fence at fine leg. There was a leg slip but it went too fine
36.5
1
Chahal to Phehlukwayo, 1 run, kicks back into his crease and punches the ball down to long-on for a single
36.4
1
Chahal to Rabada, 1 run, laps the ball on to the on-side and the man at long leg was in business
36.3
0
Chahal to Rabada, no run, looks to push forward, the ball dips, turns in and goes through the gate at a higher height for the sticks to remain undisturbed. The keeper got a blow on the chest thanks to the bounce on it
36.2
0
Chahal to Rabada, no run, tossed up delivery turning in, knocked to mid-wicket

Kagiso Rabada, left handed bat, comes to the crease

36.1
0
Chahal to Zondo, out Caught by (sub)Manish Pandey!! They are going down like a lead balloon here. That was a dipping turner and the batsman looked to hoick it across the line after a dance down the track to sky it heavenwards. The ball never scaled any distance and Manish Pandey, in there for Kedar, takes it easily at cover. South Africa continue to make a mockery of themselves as wicket number 18 for the spinners was picked up. Zondo c (sub)Manish Pandey b Chahal 17(38)

Chahal to Zondo, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Yuzvendra Chahal [7.0-0-29-2] is back into the attack

35.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Phehlukwayo, no run, flatter delivery and outside off, the batsman stays back and jabs at it, gets beaten
35.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Phehlukwayo, no run, pushes the flighted ball away into the off-side
35.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Phehlukwayo, no run, goes for the reverse paddle and connects as well owning to the fuller length on the ball. Found the man at point
35.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Phehlukwayo, no run, that was a treacherous leave! The ball turned in sharply and somehow bounced over the sticks as the batsman left it alone

Andile Phehlukwayo, left handed bat, comes to the crease

35.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Chris Morris, out Lbw!! There are LBW's which look plumb and then there is this.. That looked as dead as a dodo. The batsman sat down to pull the ball away, the ball dipped and turned in enough to beat the willow and strike the back pad. The rest looked simple. Another one bites the dust. Chris Morris lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 14(10) [4s-1]

Kuldeep Yadav to Chris Morris, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

35.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Zondo, 1 run, starts with a flighted ball on the pads, swept away to fine leg for a single

Kuldeep Yadav [6.0-1-10-1] is back into the attack

Here is the chinaman operator.

34.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Zondo, 1 run, ushers in the short ball, the batsman scales back and pulls the ball away. Bumrah at long leg throws it back. 7 off the over. The required rate is charting higher peaks
34.5
1
Hardik Pandya to Chris Morris, 1 run, looks to clobber the slower delivery away but inside halves the ball away to long-on
34.4
2
Hardik Pandya to Chris Morris, 2 runs, closes the face of the bat and turns the ball away fine on the on-side for a couple to be stolen
34.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Zondo, 1 run, taps the ball down outside off and steers it towards third man for a single
34.2
1
Hardik Pandya to Chris Morris, 1 run, opens the face of the bat on impact and guides the ball through the off-side for a single
34.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Zondo, 1 run, airy drive through the covers and they are content with a single despite a fumble from the man at sweeper cover

Hardik Pandya [7.0-0-28-0] is back into the attack

Time for drinks and the equation tells the story. 162 needed off 16 overs with 5 wickets in hand looks a tough ask for the hosts. But Morris has started off fluently but even that trait will need a lot of wheels for SA to think of getting closer in this game. Zondo has looked clueless on the other hand.

33.6
1
Bhuvneshwar to Zondo, 1 run, taps the ball away into the off-side with soft hands and scampers off for a single
33.5
1
Bhuvneshwar to Chris Morris, 1 run, hangs back to another slower wide ball and crashes the cut away only to find the man at sweeper cover. Only a single
33.4
0
Bhuvneshwar to Chris Morris, no run, slower delivery at 120kph, the batsman committed himself a bit on to the front foot and thus pushes the ball out into the covers
33.3
2
Bhuvneshwar to Chris Morris, 2 runs, strays on to the pads, clipped behind square for a brace. The man at deep square mops the ball up
33.2
4
Bhuvneshwar to Chris Morris, FOUR, thwack! Take that! That was driven past mid-off and cover with some elan. A length ball and the batsman leant into the drive to send the ball speeding across the out-field
33.1
1
Bhuvneshwar to Zondo, 1 run, shapes into the batsman, tucked behind square for a single. They thought of a couple before dismissing the idea
32.6
1
Bumrah to Zondo, 1 run, bad ball, should have been punished but they are happy with a bargain of a single off that ball. Clipped to fine leg as the ball was full on the pads
32.5
3
Bumrah to Chris Morris, 3 runs, little too straight from Bumrah and the batsman clipped the ball away past mid-on for a triple. Kuldeep gave it a valiant chase before hurling it back
32.4
0
Bumrah to Chris Morris, no run, goes wide of the crease, angles it in and the batsman drives the ball into the off-side

Chris Morris, right handed bat, comes to the crease

32.3
0
Bumrah to Miller, out Caught by Dhoni!! Gone! The last ray of hope has been extinguished here. That was a shortish ball, the batsman wandered down the track and tried to pull. The ball decked in, cramped the batsman for room and then the under-edge was peeled off for MS to complete the formalities. Umpire Gould raised the dreaded finger almost immediately. A knock of defiance ends from Miller, does not help his team much though. Miller c Dhoni b Bumrah 25(42) [4s-1]

Bumrah to Miller, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

32.2
1
Bumrah to Zondo, leg byes, 1 run, misses the clip, but the ball crawls away into the on-side after thudding the pads. They take an urgent single
32.1
0
Bumrah to Zondo, no run, chops the delivery just outside off and finds the man at point. Zondo has hit a major road-block

The new ball bowlers are bowling in tandem. India looking for another wicket.

31.6
2
Bhuvneshwar to Miller, 2 runs, walks down the track and tucks the ball past the man at mid-wicket. They hare back for a brace
31.5
0
Bhuvneshwar to Miller, no run, lovely across doing delivery at 138kph and the batsman trying to have a poke at it, misses
31.4
1
Bhuvneshwar to Zondo, 1 run, punchy slap through the covers after he charged out of his tracks. The bowler dropped it slightly short but the batsman managed to get it away
31.3
0
Bhuvneshwar to Zondo, no run, looks to pinch a suicidal single but was sent back in time as the man at mid-wicket gathered the ball to have a shy. He missed though
31.2
0
Bhuvneshwar to Zondo, no run, back of a length delivery outside off and has been steered straight to the man at point. 179 needed off 112 balls!
31.1
0
Bhuvneshwar to Zondo, no run, drives the ball on the up, finds the man at cover

Bhuvneshwar Kumar [5.0-0-29-0] is back into the attack

Bhuvi is back for another spell. He has not really picked a lot of wickets. Would want to change that.

30.6
0
Bumrah to Miller, no run, stabs the ball into the off-side, fails to beat the man at point
30.5
0
Bumrah to Miller, no run, opens the batsman up and the tuck is missed. The bowler went up in an appeal but that was never hitting the sticks as the impact was dubious. That was going over and looked like hitting him outside the line as well
30.4
0
Bumrah to Miller, no run, slower delivery floated up and the batsman jabs the ball out back to the bowler
30.3
0
Bumrah to Miller, no run, charges out, then chops the ball down hard sans any timing to find the man at cover. Intentions never matched up to the application levels over there
30.2
1
Bumrah to Zondo, 1 run, cemented feet, a wavering bat and a poke into the off-side for a single to deepish cover
30.2
1
Bumrah to Zondo, wide, 'catch it' howls Bumrah as the ball sails down the leg-side into the mitts of MS. No wood, wided

This innings is not going anywhere.

30.1
1
Bumrah to Miller, 1 run, angled across but tucked off the pads into the on-side for a single
29.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Zondo, no run, another drift back in. Clipped out to square leg
29.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Zondo, no run, 142kph. Nipping back in off the turf, beats Zondo's defence on the inside edge, not before taking a part of it onto the pad
29.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Zondo, no run, stays late, allows the ball to come close and inside-edges the dab
29.3
2
Hardik Pandya to Zondo, 2 runs, way too short granting juicy width as well. Zondo flashes hard, top-edging it on the bounce to a quickly sprinting across third man
29.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Zondo, wide, short, angling down. Past the pull
29.2
1
Hardik Pandya to Miller, 1 run, clipped away off the legs to deep square legs. Dhawan collects..fumbles..collects..and both batsmen want to sneak in the overthrow. It stays a thought
29.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Miller, no run, wild swishy drive. The feet though stay stuck, refuse to move close to the line. Hence the lack of connection
28.6
0
Bumrah to Zondo, no run, misses the yorker. And Zondo misses the eventual full toss. Couldn't have found short mid-wicket better with his flick
28.5
0
Bumrah to Zondo, no run, nipping back in. A careful nudge
28.4
1
Bumrah to Miller, 1 run, quick hands, softly dropping it round the corner and shooting across
28.3
4
Bumrah to Miller, FOUR, now a walk down, pinches Bumrah's ego and he bangs it in short. Without direction. Miller takes on the pull, swivelling too. Very fine
28.2
0
Bumrah to Miller, no run, continues his away moves, Bumrah smartly follows him. Both relent to settle for a cramped up block
28.1
2
Bumrah to Miller, 2 runs, backs away, the arms free up finally in slicing it to deep point

Jasprit Bumrah [4.0-0-18-1] is back into the attack

So there's nothing happening. Blocks. Pushes. Getting beaten. There's enough of these to compensate for the lack of anything else.

27.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Miller, 1 run, reaches out, waiting to stab it to point. And they take him on. All for a direct hit
27.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Miller, no run, 139kph, tries dabbing it through the cordon, done in by the overt slant
27.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Miller, no run, turned up, beaten for the lack of pace. The result - a leading edge to cover
27.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Miller, no run, 140kph, opens up his defence, can't beat point
27.2
1
Hardik Pandya to Zondo, 1 run, 136kph, presses forward in a prodding defence. Some late jag back in to take a portion of the inside edge through his legs
27.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Miller, 1 run, 129kph, good length, leg-lined. Clipped down to fine leg

Hardik Pandya [5.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack

26.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Miller, 1 run, through the line, straight down the ground
26.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Miller, no run, flipper easing into the thighs. Miller still can't put it away. A meek nudge to the man at 45
26.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Miller, no run, drifts away, draws the outside half. But his soft hands come to his rescue
26.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Miller, no run, plants his front leg out, almost falling over in executing a block
26.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Miller, no run, another shuffle, this time settling into a defence
26.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Miller, no run, shuffles across, and all of a sudden wonders what if it turns back in. Freezes in his leave. Luckily, it doesn't
25.6
1
Chahal to Miller, 1 run, back to his sweep. Decent timing, but picks out deep square leg
25.5
0
Chahal to Miller, no run, leg-lined. Nurdles. Defence
25.4
1
Chahal to Zondo, 1 run, to the pitch with his lean, and once again, long-off
25.3
1
Chahal to Miller, 1 run, squeezed out drive, keeps long-off busy
25.2
1
Chahal to Zondo, 1 run, all the flight. Zondo walks, takes it on the full, but such is the situation that it brings out a mere push down
25.1
1
Chahal to Miller, 1 run, an angle-batted fend out

Kedar Jadhav goes off..perhaps the painful ankle thanks to that sliding tackle at fine leg

24.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Zondo, no run, 74kph, add to it the shortened length. All the time for Zondo to read it off the pitch, drop his hands and nudge it out
24.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Zondo, no run, keeps drawing him out, and Zondo keeps trying to get to the pitch of it. Can block eventually
24.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Zondo, no run, so the short legs aren't enough to get forward, but the bat's defensive enough
24.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Zondo, no run, gets across to cover his stumps. And very awkwardly stabs it out
24.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Miller, 1 run, sneaks through a diving short cover. Inside-outing
24.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Zondo, 1 run, step, step, straight bat and a chip down the ground
23.6
1
Chahal to Zondo, 1 run, with the two slips lurking, Chahal fires one into the pads. Zondo wouldn't complain. Whips

Two slips in.

23.5
0
Chahal to Zondo, no run, presses forward and just as quickly rocks back to keep it out
23.4
1
Chahal to Miller, 1 run, reverses. Quite a premeditation given the length was way too full. Can't sit and inside-halves the sweep away
23.3
2
Chahal to Miller, 2 runs, too straight, too full. Shovels it round the corner
23.2
0
Chahal to Miller, no run, some drift towards off. Miller shuffles, gets himself behind the line. And the usual for now
23.1
0
Chahal to Miller, no run, spinning down leg. Gloves the nudge
22.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Zondo, no run, back to Yadav to clean up a defence
22.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Zondo, no run, some air thrown up. Zondo ain't doing anything silly
22.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Zondo, no run, now the googly. Zondo shuffles to get close and shows the full bat face in the off-push
22.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Zondo, no run, moves his front leg away in the drive to cover
22.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Zondo, no run, a touch slower outside off. Nah, it's only a defence again
22.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Zondo, no run, on middle, turning conventionally. Blocked
21.6
1
Chahal to Zondo, 1 run, slides along. Zondo without a clue jams his bat down. More in desperation and manages an inside edge through his legs

Khaya Zondo, right handed bat, comes to the crease

21.5
0
Chahal to Duminy, out Lbw!! The troubles compound. Duminy the latest to play all around spin and make a mess of things. Okay so the length was never short to go onto the back foot in the first place. Duminy does. The ball stays slow, turns in and he ends up executing a glance and a half. Sadly neither connect. And in the middle of this tangle is struck on the front foot in front of middle. He has to review. Does. And loses. It's pitched in line. And the turn is just enough to hit the middle of leg. Duminy lbw b Chahal 51(67) [4s-4]

Chahal to Duminy, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

21.4
1
Chahal to Miller, 1 run, brings out the sweep. That's one sureshot way of refusing to learn which way the ball is turning. Nails it powerfully
21.3
2
Chahal to Miller, 2 runs, more on the back foot, safely behind the line to deflect it of the tummy. Behind square
21.2
1
Chahal to Duminy, 1 run, nimble feet, getting behind the line and soft-handing it through mid-wicket
21.1
0
Chahal to Duminy, no run, lines himself up with some movement to give himself room in the slice to point
20.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Miller, no run, keeps drawing him out. This time not to drive, but to defend
20.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Miller, no run, entices a drive. Gets one. Cover's there
20.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Miller, no run, doesn't read the googly. The illiteracy means an inside-edge on the strange looking defence to short fine leg
20.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Duminy, 1 run, airborne nudge behind square. And that's his fifty..all fifty runs of those coming in the background. His first for 15 months
20.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Duminy, no run, fuller. Duminy wouldn't mind. Makes the defence all the more easier
20.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Duminy, no run, middle and Duminy reads the turn to push it to cover
19.6
0
Chahal to Miller, no run, sweep. Misses big time. But the ball's pitching down leg too
19.5
0
Chahal to Miller, no run, the wrong 'un. Miller squirts it off the outside half to point
19.4
1
Chahal to Duminy, 1 run, glides deep behind, sticking out the full bat face to knock it straight down
19.3
1
Chahal to Miller, 1 run, right forward with the softest of wrists to flick it through square leg

David Miller, left handed bat, comes to the crease

19.2
0
Chahal to Klaasen, out Lbw!! Squared up. Appeal. Appeal. Celebrations. No hold on. Klaasen wants to review. Duminy doesn't allow. Klaasen's troubles against spin were always telling. Waiting to come out. Chahal exploits. A drifter to leg, Klaasen looks to clip it round the corner and is squared up by the turn. Thank god for Duminy, he's saved South Africa a review. Klaasen lbw b Chahal 6(12) [4s-1]

Chahal to Klaasen, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

19.1
0
Chahal to Klaasen, no run, full, shovelled out drive. It's looking painful

Yuzvendra Chahal [3.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack

18.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Duminy, no run, long stride, to the pitch, smother
18.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Klaasen, 1 run, falls forward in a whip straight down
18.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Klaasen, no run, ah. The googly Klaasen hasn't learnt as a part of his syllabus. Pushes away from his body, only to be beaten big time
18.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Klaasen, no run, dug out, mostly bottom-handed to short mid-wicket
18.2
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Klaasen, FOUR, more loop, more width. Klaasen would've been happy getting off strike with his push straight down, only for mid-off to dive all over it and give him three more
18.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Klaasen, no run, full, a defensive drive to cover
17.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Duminy, no run, shuffles in the hope to clip it against the line. Spits up, past the leading edge..and a customary appeal
17.5
2
Hardik Pandya to Duminy, 2 runs, 126kph, leans into the drive, full-facing it past extra cover
17.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Duminy, no run, reaches out, tries carving the width behind point. Just that Rahane's there, and he's a fortress good enough
17.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Duminy, no run, tightens up on off. Straight defence
17.2
1
Hardik Pandya to Klaasen, 1 run, first runs. It's off a punch through the covers
17.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Duminy, 1 run, 132kph, length, leg-lined. Glanced round the corner
16.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Klaasen, no run, wider, a painful hurried block
16.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Klaasen, no run, much fuller, quite where he'd like to be. Klaasen gets his stride right to the pitch, and the defence
16.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Klaasen, no run, slow off thr turf, straightening after it pitches. Dealt with off the back foot
16.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Klaasen, no run, toes, deep in the crease and a nudge softly

Heinrich Klaasen, right handed bat, comes to the crease

16.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Markram, out Stumped!! He's taken care. Oh my, this is turning into a bamboozling gif. The perfect drift, drawing Markram out. Obliged with a walk. Plays for the turn coming in too. Only for it to rip away, beat the edge. Falls across to make it look worse. There's Dhoni behind though, throwing out instructions. He better read it. Oh he does. And whips out the bails with all his swagger. It's his 400th ODI dismissal - one that's set to top the list. Markram st Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 32(42) [4s-2 6s-1]

Kuldeep Yadav to Markram, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!

16.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Duminy, 1 run, throws up air outside off. The spin takes it further away allowing a slap down to a deep sweeper

Kuldeep Yadav, left-arm chinaman, comes into the attack

Gets a slip. Conventional one.

15.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Duminy, 1 run, stays back, waits for the ball to get close and gives it a tap, guiding it behind point
15.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Duminy, no run, 126kph, tries going through leg, inside-halving his flick. Can't
15.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Duminy, no run, 119kph, continues refusing pace. Room's denied too. Fenced out to point after a cramp up
15.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Duminy, no run, spits up a touch, taking the sticker on a low forward block
15.2
2
Hardik Pandya to Duminy, 2 runs, 131kph on a back of a length with some width. Carved away square, all flair
15.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Markram, 1 run, flows through the line, full bat faced. Sweeper
14.6
1
Chahal to Markram, 1 run, skips out again, a touch too close eventually as he digs it out to long-on
14.5
1
Chahal to Duminy, 1 run, well mid-off isn't there..and Kohli doesn't want to put him out there either. The driving singles keep getting milked
14.4
0
Chahal to Duminy, no run, drifting across. Pad-bat stuck on the forward defence
14.3
2
Chahal to Duminy, 2 runs, dances, makes the full toss look ghastly and whacks it to a sweeping mid-wicket in the deep
14.2
1
Chahal to Markram, 1 run, 80kph, gets the front leg out, inside-outing it to long-off
14.1
1
Chahal to Duminy, 1 run, loads of loop. A squeezy-drive to long-on
13.6
4
Hardik Pandya to Markram, FOUR, stands tall, rides the sitter and the violent blade takes over. Horizontal and there's enough power in those arms to dispatch it in a flash. Cow corner
13.5
1
Hardik Pandya to Duminy, 1 run, slows it up. 125kph. All wrists in turning it through square leg
13.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Duminy, no run, seam up, jagging back in with the wobble, cutting Duminy's defence to deflect to a diving Dhoni off the thigh pad
13.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Duminy, no run, pitches it up, outside off too for a change. Stabbed out to point
13.2
2
Hardik Pandya to Duminy, 2 runs, short again. In that friendly swatting zone. Requires a slide on that barren outfield from Jadhav at fine leg to cut it off
13.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Markram, 1 run, on the shorter side as it angles into the tummy. Markram swivels in pulling it down to fine leg
12.6
1
Chahal to Markram, 1 run, wafty drive, poking it to extra cover's diving left hand
12.5
1
Chahal to Duminy, leg byes, 1 run, down to sweep, misses and the big turn takes a chunk of the thigh pad before rolling behind square
12.4
0
Chahal to Duminy, no run, rocks forward, solidly in defence
12.3
2
Chahal to Duminy, 2 runs, an unread jab. The perils of reading it off the pitch, the perils of reading it off the back foot and Duminy eventually decides to play for the conventional turn. Nah. It goes straight on, gropes the outside half and runs away through the empty cordon
12.2
1
Chahal to Markram, 1 run, straight bat again, directing it down the ground
12.1
0
Chahal to Markram, no run, 84kph, subtly flat, going straight on as well. An awkward knock back
11.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Duminy, no run, grunts in deception with the slower one. Off-cutter it was. Watchfully defended
11.5
1
Hardik Pandya to Markram, 1 run, on the jump, with an opened up bat face to run it square
11.4
1
Hardik Pandya to Duminy, 1 run, 130kph, an attempted dab down through the cordon, finds himself too close for comfort in the process, squeezing it out towards point
11.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Markram, 1 run, keeps hitting the hard good length. 129kph. Tall in whipping, mid-wicket now
11.2
1
Hardik Pandya to Duminy, 1 run, gets across with his shuffle, behind the line, in front of the stumps to glance it away through square leg
11.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Duminy, no run, 125kph of a good length slanting across. Duminy goes into half a crouch looking to swipe it flat-batted. Sneaks under

"The pitch is doing enough to turn the ball. You don't need to," Dhoni's heads up in Hindi, duh.

10.6
1
Chahal to Duminy, 1 run, on the walk, taking it on the full in a muscular drill to long-on
10.5
0
Chahal to Duminy, no run, straight again, bunted out and down the pitch
10.4
0
Chahal to Duminy, no run, leg-lines again. A hint of stick into the pitch as Duminy keeps it out, rather leading-edgy
10.3
1
Chahal to Markram, 1 run, dipping, not enough though to avoid being a full toss. Markram whips hard, in front of square. And that's the 50 for South Africa, knowledge courtesy the applause
10.2
0
Chahal to Markram, no run, leans out, low. All for the smother
10.1
1
Chahal to Duminy, 1 run, spinning into the pads from middle. A harmless clip round the corner

Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Okay so one powerplay is done. And quite obviously spin comes on .. in one of the worst kept trend secrets. So a leg-slip.

9.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Markram, no run, tight over from Pandya, just a single. Back of a length and around off, Markram knocks it back down the wicket
9.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Markram, no run, no pace on the ball and Markram delays his punch, played back to Pandya
9.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Markram, no run, rolls his fingers across the ball and Markram tucks it onto his thigh, the ball drops near his feet and for a second he was searching for the ball
9.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Markram, no run, floaty full delivery outside off, Markram taps it to cover and Duminy was halfway down for the single, Markram was going nowhere and he sends him back. Rohit's throw is off-target at the bowler's end
9.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Markram, no run, good length ball close to off, Markram checks his forward block back to Pandya
9.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Duminy, 1 run, short of length on the stumps, Duminy is on one leg to play the pull, skews an inside edge onto the thigh pad and the ball rolls in front of short fine leg

Hardik Pandya, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

8.6
1
Bhuvneshwar to Duminy, 1 run, and again.. peppers the third man region with the help of an angled bat
8.5
0
Bhuvneshwar to Duminy, no run, fuller but not full enough to trouble Duminy, driven off the inner portion of the bat to mid-on
8.4
0
Bhuvneshwar to Duminy, no run, once more the length allows Duminy to stay back, goes a bit hard on the punch and gets an inside edge to mid-wicket
8.3
4
Bhuvneshwar to Duminy, FOUR, delicately played. Duminy is camping on the back foot against Bhuvi and waiting for the back of a length deliveries, opens the bat face at the last second and runs it fine, no chance for third man to get across
8.2
1
Bhuvneshwar to Markram, 1 run, short of length outside off, Markram punches it to sweeper cover
8.1
1
Bhuvneshwar to Duminy, 1 run, waits in the crease for the away angler and steers it down to third man
7.6
2
Bumrah to Markram, 2 runs, good stop from Kuldeep. Back of a length on off, Markram punches it straight down the ground, he almost bisected mid-off and mid-on, if not for Kuldeep's desperate lunge from mid-on, saved a couple
7.5
0
Bumrah to Markram, no run, slower delivery on a fullish length, Markram drives it to mid-off
7.4
3
Bumrah to Duminy, 3 runs, the angle works against Bumrah, on off and middle, Duminy wristily works it past square leg. Long chase for Jadhav from fine leg and the pair scampered back for the third
7.3
0
Bumrah to Duminy, no run, decks in sharply and cramps Duminy for room, Duminy is stuck in the crease and ekes out an inside edge onto the thigh pad, the ball drops safely into the off-side
7.2
0
Bumrah to Duminy, no run, pounded short of length and Duminy is right behind the line to defend that

Round the wicket

7.1
1
Bumrah to Markram, 1 run, back of a length close to off, Markram rides the bounce and dabs it to third man
6.6
0
Bhuvneshwar to Duminy, no run, straighter lines and Duminy tucks it to mid-wicket
6.5
0
Bhuvneshwar to Duminy, no run, good length ball on off, defended back to the bowler
6.4
4
Bhuvneshwar to Duminy, FOUR, errs in line and pays the price. Drifts on the pads with the fine leg inside the ring, Duminy helps it along the way past Bumrah, Bhuvi has been off-color so far
6.3
0
Bhuvneshwar to Duminy, no run, good length ball on off, Duminy hangs back in the crease to see it out
6.2
2
Bhuvneshwar to Duminy, 2 runs, on the hips and Bhuvi is picked away backward of square leg, Bumrah does the cleaning up job
6.1
0
Bhuvneshwar to Duminy, no run, short of length just outside off, Duminy punches it to backward point
5.6
0
Bumrah to Markram, no run, yes-no, but no harm done. Markram stands tall and punches the short of length delivery to cover-point, where there is a fumble from Chahal, Duminy wanted the run but the ball fell right into the hands of Rahane at extra cover, sent back in the nick of time
5.5
0
Bumrah to Markram, no run, fuller and around off, Markram drives crisply and picks out Kohli at mid-off
5.4
0
Bumrah to Markram, no run, once more Markram looks for the on-the-up drive and drags it off the inner portion of the bat to mid-on
5.3
0
Bumrah to Markram, no run, good length ball on off and middle, Markram defends it to mid-on
5.2
0
Bumrah to Markram, no run, attacks the top of off-stump and Markram defends it back to Bumrah
5.1
2
Bumrah to Markram, 2 runs, good aggressive running. Markram waited for the back of a length delivery and angled it to third man, Jadhav was the fielder and the pair took him on, made it look easy in the end
4.6
0
Bhuvneshwar to Duminy, no run, angled outside off and Duminy rides the bounce to punch it straight to cover
4.5
0
Bhuvneshwar to Duminy, no run, back of a length around off, Duminy looks to force it off the back foot, gets an inside edge to mid-on
4.4
1
Bhuvneshwar to Markram, 1 run, the sweeper went back after the last ball and Markram crunches the drive straight to him
4.3
4
Bhuvneshwar to Markram, FOUR, fabulous shot! Right out of the manual. This shot tells you it is a good surface. Fraction fuller and outside off, Markram drives on the rise and pierces the packed off-side field, no sweeper this time and Markram gets four
4.2
6
Bhuvneshwar to Markram, SIX, for a second I thought it was mistimed, but it has gone all the way. Banged in and Markram had the space to free his arms, fetched it from outside off and flat-batted the pull over wide long-on
4.1
0
Bhuvneshwar to Markram, no run, short of length around off, Markram steers it with an open bat face to short third man
3.6
4
Bumrah to Duminy, FOUR, lovely shot! Nothing much wrong with the delivery. Fuller and outside off, Duminy leans across and caresses the drive past cover, even an agile Kohli couldn't cut that off at mid-off
3.5
0
Bumrah to Duminy, no run, no room to work with and Duminy has to be content with a back foot block

Round the wicket now

3.4
0
Bumrah to Duminy, no run, back of a length on off, Duminy knocks it into the on-side
3.3
0
Bumrah to Duminy, no run, shortens the length and angled it across off, Duminy connects with the pull, but picks out Chahal at mid-wicket, either side and that would have been a boundary
3.2
1
Bumrah to Markram, 1 run, takes off as soon as he played the shot, good length ball close to off, Markram drives and sets off, slight fumble from Chahal allows it to be taken with ease
3.1
0
Bumrah to Markram, no run, fuller and on off, Markram defends from the crease
2.6
1
Bhuvneshwar to Markram, 1 run, on a length and outside off, Markram drives on the up and picks out the man sweeping on the off-side, just a single
2.5
1
Bhuvneshwar to Duminy, 1 run, not short enough to play the pull, but Duminy manages to get some wood on that, squirted off the inner half of the bat to fine leg
2.4
2
Bhuvneshwar to Duminy, 2 runs, bit of width on the short of length delivery and Duminy flays it past the diving backward point fielder, Kuldeep from third man runs across to his left to keep it to a brace
2.3
0
Bhuvneshwar to Duminy, no run, fraction fuller and around off, Duminy is not fully forward, but the bat close to the body does the job
2.2
0
Bhuvneshwar to Duminy, no run, short of length close to off, Duminy is right behind the line to block that
2.1
0
Bhuvneshwar to Duminy, no run, back of a length on middle, Duminy hops and tucks it to mid-wicket

Duminy backs away just as Bhuvi was about to bowl. Some disturbance behind the bowler's arm.

1.6
0
Bumrah to Markram, no run, back of a length around off, Markram rides the bounce and defends to cover

Two slips in. More conventional for Bumrah

1.5
0
Bumrah to Markram, no run, shortens the length and Markram is on his toes to punch it to cover
1.4
1
Bumrah to Duminy, 1 run, slanted outside off, Duminy drives it wide (right) of mid-off and scampers through for a quick single
1.3
4
Bumrah to Duminy, FOUR, poor delivery and Bumrah is made to pay. Drifts on the legs and it is easy pickings for Duminy, whop hangs back in the crease and tickles it fine, beating the man in the deep
1.2
0
Bumrah to Duminy, no run, fuller and angled across off, Duminy drives and finds mid-off in the way

Jean-Paul Duminy, left handed bat, comes to the crease

1.1
0
Bumrah to Amla, out Lbw!! What a ball! Amla was walking off as soon as the finger was raised, Markram called in for a chat and they don't review. Early breakthrough for India. Amla has been pinged a few times likes this in the series. Bumrah with his nip-backer and Amla is caught in the crease, bat does not come across in time and is hit right in front of off-stump. That looked dead to the naked eye and it remained that way. Another failure for Amla and not the start South Africa would have wanted, especially losing Amla, who is one of the better players of spin. Amla lbw b Bumrah 1(2)

Bumrah to Amla, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Bhuvneshwar to Markram, no run, much more confident stride from Markram, meets the full length delivery with a straight bat and drives it to mid-off, picks out Kohli there. Tidy start from Bhuvneshwar
0.5
0
Bhuvneshwar to Markram, no run, there you see. The back of a length delivery not really come onto the bat, Markram is tad early into the back foot punch and mistimes it to cover
0.4
0
Bhuvneshwar to Markram, no run, shortens the length and still gets a bit of nip in, Markram is hopping on the back foot to block to cover
0.3
0
Bhuvneshwar to Markram, no run, good length ball in and around off, Markram is not fully forward as he defends to cover
0.2
0
Bhuvneshwar to Markram, no run, on a length and curling in, Markram is half-forward and defending
0.1
1
Bhuvneshwar to Amla, 1 run, crunching drive for just a single. Some fancy field placings from India. Third man inside the ring and sweeper back on the fence, and he immediately comes into play, Amla creams the full delivery straight to that fielder

Amla and Markram are at the crease. Amla is on strike. Bhuvneshwar will open the attack