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South Africa Vs India Live Score (ODI)

6th ODI | 16 February, 2018 | SuperSport Park, Centurion

206 / 2 Overs32.1 R/R6.40 Fours27 Sixes2 Extras10

Match Status: Match Ended

Match Result: India beat South Africa by 8 wickets

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Virat Kohli (C) 129 96 19 2
Ajinkya Rahane 34 50 3 0
  • Okay then! South Africa take the Test series while India dominate the ODIs. As Kohli said in the interview, the battle doesn't end here. These two will now lock horns for a 3-match T20I series starting from Sunday, February 18th at Johannesburg. As a cricket fan let's hope that the shortest format turns out to be a nail-biter. Do join us at 1430 local (1230 GMT) to catch all the action. Have a great weekend, folks. Cheers!
  • After a big fat interview with the Indian skipper, he has been handed the series trophy. He has a big smile on his face as he gets his hand on it. Now the rest of the men join him and pose for some snap shots. Happy faces all-around! Thoroughly deserved it! Well played, India!
  • Man of the Match and Series, Virat Kohli is really elated with the win. Starts the interview saying he was feeling great from the word go today. Informs the pitch played better under the lights than in the day. On the short-ball ploy, he calls it as a blessing in disguise which helped him off the blocks quickly. On scoring over 500 runs in the ODI series, he smiles and reckons it has been a rollicking tour for him. Thanks the people who are close to him and appreciates his wife for motivating him always as she was criticized in the past for his failure. Extends his thanks to the Almighty for keeping him healthy and fit and wants to keep going so that he can make his nation proud. Has a word to say for the spin twins (Kuldeep and Chahal) who he gives a lot of credit for this series win. Further adds the tour isn't done as yet for them. Their hunger is not over and they are now looking forward for the T20Is. Ends saying that his is really proud of his team as they haven't taken a step back after the two successive defeats in Tests.
  • South Africa skipper, Aiden Markram says it's a tough loss for them to gulp down. States they would sit down and think what went wrong. Feels the Indian players cashed in on the opportunity given and that is what matters. Opines he has learnt a lot in this series as a skipper and wants to rectify it as soon as he can. Hopes for a good show in the T20Is and is confident of his boys to come out good. Is happy to have a break from the 50-overs cricket now.
  • As mentioned earlier, South Africa were once again outplayed in every facet of the game. Their batting showed no spine while the bowlers didn't have any answer (yet again) to the might of Virat Kohli. Two things which troubled them the most in this series - Wrist spinners and Virat Kohli. Clueless is the word to describe their plight. Lacked skills to deal with Kuldeep and Chahal, while didn't have enough quality to deal with the Indian skipper. Plenty of soul-searching to do.
  • Hats off to India for putting up yet another professional show. It was an inconsequential game but they still brought their best game. There was plenty of intensity on the field and they bowled exceedingly well to bundle out South Africa for a paltry total. In reply, they did lose Rohit Sharma early but then the skipper, the chasemaster, combined forces first with Shikhar Dhawan and then with Ajinkya Rahane to see India home. In the process, many records tumbled in front of Virat and the most notable one was him getting 500-plus runs in the series, which is the most by any player in a bilateral ODI series.
  • Another one-way traffic and the series ended as it was expected, 5-1 in favour of India! A win at the Bullring turned out to be an aberration and if not for the rain that evening, the outcome of this series could have been a clean sweep. Thoroughly outplayed, the Proteas!
  • 32.1FOUR! Kohli hits it with authority and INDIA WIN BY 8 WICKETS (with 107 balls left)! Tahir tosses it up in the air and lands it full around off, the Indian skipper muscles it straight back past the bowler for a boundary. A warm hug from de Villiers to Kohli, they share a special bond and have tremendous respect for each other. Two of the very best in the business. Time for the customary handshakes as the players leave the field.
  • 31.6FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Rahane latches onto the room and cracks it through covers. There is a sweeper in place but he cannot do much. Just retrieve the ball from the rope. 3 more needed. 202/2
  • 31.5Back of a length ball on middle, Kohli tickles it in front of square leg for a run.
  • 31.4Rising delivery, outside off, Kohli tries to hook but misses.
  • 31.3Another short ball around off, it's pulled well this time to deep square leg for a run.
  • 31.2Short delivery around off, a mistimed shot by Rahane to mid on.
  • 31.1This one is full and outside off, it's driven towards mid off.
  • 31.1Wide! Slower delivery going down the leg side, Rahane tries to flick but misses. The keeper fumbles but nothing from it.
  • 30.6Full floated on off, drilled on the off side but straight to covers. 195/2
  • 30.5SIX! Looking in a hurry now. Skips down the track and sends it sailing all the way over the bowler's head for a biggie. Effortless hitting!
  • 30.4SIX! Boom! If the last shot was cinderella, this was shriek! A leg spinner landing full around off, Kohli kneels and nails it over mid-wicket for a maximum. The victory is within sight now.
  • 30.3A delicate shot by Kohli. Just waits for the ball to spin away and then glides it past first slip for a couple.
  • 30.2A googly landing around off, on the shorter side, Rahane moves back and works it through the gap at covers for a run.
  • 30.1Flatter and fuller on middle, Rahane hits it down but finds mid on.
  • 29.6Back of a length delivery on off, Rahane punches it to sweeper cover and takes a run. 180/2
  • 29.5Fuller and on middle, forced down to long on for a single.
  • 29.4FOUR! A lazy shot from the bat of Kohli and it has gone for a boundary. He tries to pull a shortish ball from outside off but gets a top edge behind. It speeds away to fine leg for a boundary. 27 more needed!
  • 29.3Fetches a short ball from outside off, tries to pull it across the line but fails to middle his shot properly. Finds mid on.
  • 29.2Angles in a good length ball on middle, Kohli stays back and pushes it towards mid-wicket.
  • 29.1The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • Lungi Ngidi is back on.
  • 28.6Softly plays it on the leg side but finds mid-wicket. 174/2
  • 28.5Rahane has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 28.4Knocks a full ball down to long on and crosses for one.
  • 28.3Turns it off his pads to mid-wicket and collects a run.
  • 28.2DROPPED! Andile Phehlukwayo, the culprit. Full marks to the effort though. A mistimed lofted shot by Kohli, he attempted to go inside-out over extra cover but ended up slicing it over covers. Andile rushed in from the deep, put in the dive but failed to hold onto the catch. A single taken.
  • 28.1Tossed up ball on middle, landing full, it's hit down to long on for a run.
  • 27.6Short and on middle, Rahane pulls it from the meat of the bat and finds the fine leg fielder. Only a run this time. 170/2
  • 27.5FOUR! Off the edge! A wayward short ball this time, sliding down the leg side, Rahane top edges his pull shot and it screams away to the fine leg fence.
  • 27.4Bouncer this time, Rahane allows it to get through.
  • 27.3A touch short again, around off and angling in, Rahane turns it to mid-wicket.
  • 27.2Shortish and on off, Rahane fends it off towards point.
  • 27.1The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 26.6FOUR! Here it is, 35th ODI hundred for the Indian skipper! The chase master at his usual best. We have run out of adjectives to describe him. Just one word - Unstoppable! It's a flighted full ball again, around off, Kohli attacks it and drills it back past the bowler for a boundary down the ground. Regular business. Raises his arms in celebration and the Indian dressing room is on its feet to acknowledge the Captain Consistent! 165/2
  • 26.5Flighted and full on off, driven through covers for a run.
  • 26.4Leans forward to a full ball and defends it quietly.
  • 26.3Gets forward to a full ball and blocks it safely.
  • 26.2Googly landing around middle, spinning down, Rahane fails to flick and is hit on the pads. They appeal but to no avail.
  • 26.1Flatter and shorter around off, Rahane hangs back and pushes it to covers.
  • 25.6A bit short again, Kohli tries to dab and run but finds the point fielder. 160/2
  • 25.5Short in length and around off, Kohli mistimes his pull shot to mid on.
  • 25.4Moves to 99! Back of a length delivery outside off, Kohli gets back and runs it down behind backward point. Rahane responds well for the second run.
  • 25.3Another bouncer, once again left alone by the Indian skipper.
  • 25.2FOUR! With so ease he moves to 97! Morris over-corrects his length and bowls a juicy half-volley outside off. Kohli takes a stride forward and drives it crisply through covers for a glorious boundary.
  • 25.1Initiates the spell with a bouncer, Kohli lets it through. The bowler is lucky that it's not wided for height.
  • Chris Morris is back on.
  • 24.6Loopy ball outside off, pushed into the cover region. 154/2
  • 24.5Quicker again outside off, punched through cover for a single.
  • 24.4Quicker and flatter outside off, left alone.
  • 24.3Slower through the air, dabbed with an angled bat towards backward point.
  • 24.2FOUR! Was that a chance? Actually that went quickly! Loopy full toss on middle, Kohli smashes it straight back over Tahir who had no chance to react. Gets a boundary and moves into the 90s!
  • 24.1Flighted delivery outside off, pushed towards cover.
  • 23.6Punches it towards mid off and calls for the single. The fielder charges towards the ball but takes his eyes off. Single taken easily in the end. 149/2
  • 23.5Fuller in length and angling in, Kohli looks to flick but gets a leading edge which evades short third man and the point fielder. The man in the deep is a bit squarer which allows them to get two. Good running!
  • 23.4FOUR! Nailed it! Gets a short ball, sits up at a good height and Kohli pulls it over mid-wicket.
  • 23.3The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 23.2Punches it towards cover-point and sets off. The fielder there scores a direct hit at the striker's end and the ball ricochets further. Kohli is quick to call his partner through for another.
  • 23.1Slightly short outside off, Kohli looks to cut but gets a bottom edge which goes on the bounce to gully.
  • 22.6Flicked towards the square leg fielder. They want the single but then decide against it. 140/2
  • 22.5Loopy leg break, turning away around off, pushed in the gap at covers for one more.
  • 22.4Fuller on off, driven past the cover fielder for a single.
  • 22.3Short from Tahir, punched through mid on for a single.
  • 22.2Flatter and pushes even more quicker through the air, Virat leaves it alone.
  • 22.1Quicker through the air, landed full outside off, driven straight to Amla at covers.
  • 21.6Slower delivery outside off, Rahane waits back and defends it towards point. 137/2
  • 21.5The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 21.4Shortish delivery on middle, Kohli hangs back and swipes it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 21.3Waits back to a fuller ball and works it towards mid-wicket.
  • 21.2Comes down the track to a length ball but doesn't go after it. Just keeps it out back to the bowler. He got out while doing the same in the 4th ODI, so this time he doesn't go for the lofted shot. Resists to keep it out.
  • 21.1Shortish delivery, angling in on the body, Kohli shuffles across and tucks it through backward square leg for a brace.
  • 20.6The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 134/2
  • 20.5Floated delivery on middle and leg, whipped off the inner half wide of mid on for a single.
  • 20.4Flatter and shorter on middle, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 20.3Very full, fired on the stumps, jammed out back to Tahir.
  • 20.2Makes room and drives it through cover for another one.
  • 20.1Lunges forward to a tossed up ball and drives it down to long off for a single.
  • 19.6Plays it with an angled bat towards short third man for a dot to end the 20th over. 130/2
  • 19.5Stays back and taps it towards mid-wicket.
  • 19.4Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 19.3Hint of width outside off, slapped through point for a single.
  • 19.2FOUR! Gorgeous! This bloke is just tremendous! Phehlukwayo fires it full on off, Kohli leans ahead and caresses it sweetly through covers. He now becomes the only batsman to score 500 runs or above in a bilateral ODI series. Phenomenal stuff, skippaaaa!
  • 19.1FOUR! Up and over! Shortish ball outside off, Kohli takes full toll of it. He keeps his bat skywards and ramps it down to third man. A boundary results!
  • 18.6Loopy ball outside off, driven down to long off for a single. 120/2
  • 18.5Lunges forward and smothers it away.
  • 18.4Eases the drive through covers for a single.
  • 18.3The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 18.2Tossed up delivery outside off, Rahane looks to drive but gets it off the inner half through mid-wicket.
  • 18.1Flighted delivery around middle and off, blocked off the front foot.
  • Imran Tahir to roll his arm over.
  • 17.6Pushes it towards mid off. 118/2
  • 17.5Looks to go hard at the slower one outside off but connects only with thin air.
  • 17.4FOUR! Elan from VK! Gets a fuller delivery outside off, Kohli leans ahead and times his cover-drive stupendously to pick up a boundary.
  • 17.3Gets it past the man at backward point for a single.
  • 17.2The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 17.1Andile starts off with a loosener and had no pace on it, Rahane reaches out to play the cut shot but gets a bottom edge towards gully.
  • Andile Phehlukwayo is brought into the attack.
  • 16.6Plays with an angled bat towards backward point for nothing. 113/2
  • 16.5Drilled past the cover fielder to add two more to his tally.
  • 16.4Length ball in the channel outside off, Kohli looks to defend but the ball just about kisses the outside edge.
  • 16.3Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 16.2Taps it this back of a length delivery towards point.
  • 16.1Good length delivery outside off, slapped through point for a single.
  • Drinks! It's going all too easy for India at the moment. Rohit departed cheaply but the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli didn't waste any time to start his preferred business. He was tested with a few short balls but once he dealt with them, he continued to march on. Dhawan and he added a quick 61 before the southpaw made his way back. So, India just need 5 short of a 100 to make it 5-1. All the eyes will be on Kohli - will he get another century in the chase? Let's wait and find out...
  • 15.6Shortish again and served outside off, Kohli looks to ramp it over the keeper but fails to do so. 110/2
  • 15.5FOUR! Bazooka! What a hit! Maybe, this lad is anticipating the short stuff. Stays deep in the crease and unfurls a cracking pull shot over mid-wicket for another boundary. He now goes past George Bailey for most runs by a skipper in a bilateral ODI series.
  • 15.4Stays leg side and looks to run it down but finds the gully fielder.
  • 15.3FOUR! Down the ground! 47th half century for the master of run chases! Just a raise of the bat from him. Tell you what, he is eyeing his 35th ton tonight it seems. He walked in and in no time has reached to a fifty. Fuller ball on off, Kohli sends it from where it has come. Drilled back past mid off for a boundary.
  • 15.2Good length ball on the stumps, Virat with a high elbow defends it back to the bowler.
  • 15.1Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 14.6Rolls his wrists on the pull to get it behind square on the leg side for a single. 101/2
  • 14.5Length delivery outside off, Rahane cracks it hard but finds the man at backward point.
  • 14.4Defended off the back foot gently.
  • 14.3Another one on the pads, this time it's Kohli who keeps the man at long leg busy to bring the three figures up for his side.
  • 14.2Now errs in line again, full down the leg side, Ajinkya clips it down to fine leg for one.
  • 14.1FOUR! Too easy for Rahane! He has just come to the crease and anyone would love to get such a freebie! Length ball, with just too much of width. It's thrashed by Jinx through covers. No need to run for those.
  • Morne Morkel replaces Ngidi now.
  • 13.6Attacks the stumps with a fuller ball and punches it down through mid on. Gets a comfortable three before Ngidi from mid on mops it up. 94/2
  • 13.5Knocks a full ball down to long off for a single.
  • 13.4FOUR! Shot of a man in prime form! Back of a length delivery with a lot of width, Kohli wouldn't miss out. He stands tall and slaps it squarer on the off side for another boundary.
  • 13.3On a length and takes ages to arrive, Kohli looks to defend but the ball goes off the outer edge and lands well short of the backward point fielder.
  • 13.2Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 13.1Angling in from a fuller length outside off, Rahane defends it towards the point fielder.
  • 12.6FOUR! Beautiful! Walks across to a fuller ball on the pads and glances it neatly down to the fine leg fence. Expensive over but a wicket off it. 85/2
  • 12.5Rahane opens his tally with a clip towards square leg.
  • Ajinkya Rahane is in at no. 4, replacing Dhawan.
  • 12.4OUT! Straight to Zondo! Ngidi strikes again... It was hit really hard but straight to the man and Dhawan wears a smile as he starts to walk back. A bit short and width on offer too. Shikhar slaps it ferociously but fails to keep it down. It travels quickly towards Khaya Zondo at backward point who makes it look so easy. End of a cracking stand between the two and India need another 125.
  • 12.3Wow! Now this one takes off. Ngidi hits the same length like he did on the previous ball but this time gets it to bounce more. Dhawan tries poking at it and is lucky not to get an edge.
  • 12.2Digs in a short ball on middle, it comes slowly off the surface and takes Dhawan by surprise. He bends down as the ball sails over him to the keeper.
  • 12.1FOUR! Class! Shortish delivery, a bit of width on offer, Dhawan is quick to cut it late through backward point and away she races to the fence for a boundary.
  • 11.6Length delivery on the pads, nudged with soft hands to mid on. 76/1
  • 11.5Kicking off the deck, Kohli shapes up for the pull but then at the last moment he bails out.
  • 11.4Good length delivery on middle, Kohli defends it with a high elbow.
  • 11.3Fuller in length and outside off, driven through covers for a single.
  • 11.2Eases it behind point for a single.
  • 11.1The ball stops on the surface and as a result Dhawan mistimes his shot through point for a single.
  • 10.6The batsman plays the pull-shot. They pick up a single. 73/1
  • 10.5Looks to pull but this time the ball comes slowly. Kohli gets an inside edge through square leg for a single.
  • 10.4Slices it over point and collects a brace.
  • 10.3FOUR! Kaboom! Kohli isn't afraid to take on the short ball. Is quick to rock back and pulls it with authority over square leg. Zondo from deep backward square leg sprints to his left, puts in a slide and stops it with his left hand. However, the momentum takes him through and the ball slips out of his hand and trickles to the fence. The Delhi lads raise a 50-run association with that.
  • 10.2Back of a length delivery outside off, slapped over cover for a couple as Tahir mops it up in the deep.
  • 10.1Shortish ball outside off, Kohli rides the bounce to push it towards gully.
  • Powerplay 2 is signalled now. South Africa can now have 4 fielders outside the circle.
  • 9.6Dhawan skips down the track to a length ball and mistimes it towards cover-point. 63 from the first Powerplay! India need 142 from 240 balls. 63/1
  • 9.5Shimmies down the track to a fuller ball and wrists it past the non-striker. Beats the man at mid on but the outfield isn't that quick and hence Kohli will get three.
  • 9.4The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 9.3Bends forward and defends it back to Morris.
  • 9.2Good length delivery on off, cracked through cover for just a single.
  • 9.1Fuller in length and angling away from the southpaw, Dhawan keeps it out towards cover.
  • Chris Morris is brought into the attack.
  • 8.6Shortish outside off, pushed to point for nothing. 59/1
  • 8.5The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.
  • 8.4A bit too straight again on the pads, Shikhar misses his flick and the ball goes off the pads towards short fine leg. A leg bye taken.
  • 8.3FOUR! Dhawan joins in the fun! Gets a short ball and he pummels it through mid-wicket to find the fence.
  • 8.2Tries to work it away but gets an inside edge on the pads as the ball rolls back towards Morne.
  • 8.1Shorter in length, Kohli makes room and guides it through gully for a single.
  • 7.6Taps this back of a length delivery towards point for a single to keep strike. 11 coming from the over. 53/1
  • 7.5FOUR! Shot! This time off the sweet spot! Ngidi pounds in another short ball but without much venom. Virat rocks back and pulls it with aplomb over deep square leg for a one-bounce boundary. 50 comes up for India in 47 balls.
  • 7.4FOUR! Rolls his wrists superbly! Expects a short ball, is up for it and controls his pull through backward square leg for a boundary.
  • 7.3The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 7.2Good length delivery outside off, Dhawan hits it through point for a single.
  • 7.1Runs it down to third man for an easy single.
  • 6.6Length delivery outside off, Dhawan mistimes his punch towards cover. 42/1
  • 6.5Stays back to a length ball and defends it down safely.
  • 6.4Tempts the southpaw by bowling it wide outside off, Dhawan doesn't play at it.
  • 6.3On a length and just outside off, tapped towards point for a single.
  • 6.2FOUR! Deft! South Africa are leaking way too many at the moment! Back of a length ball outside off, Kohli waits and at the last moment tries to run it down. Gets it off the outer portion of the bat but wide of the second slip fielder for back-to-back boundaries.
  • 6.1FOUR! Morkel with a short one on middle, Kohli gets on top of the bounce and swipes it through backward square leg for a boundary.
  • 5.6Outside off, left alone by Shikhar. 33/1
  • 5.5More runs! Four Byes this time! Ngidi hits it hard on the deck and it shapes away too much. Dhawan tries fetching it from outside off but the ball is out of his reach. Poor Klaasen dives full length to his left but even he can't get to the ball. It races away towards the third man fence.
  • 5.4Flicks it with ease through mid-wicket to get to the other end.
  • 5.3FOUR! Kohli nearly falls in the trap here! He smiles but tell you what, he would have had his heart in his mouth. Ngidi shakes his head and walks back to his run-up area. There is a leg gully in place so Ngidi bowls it short and down the leg side and forces the Indian skipper to have a go at it. Kohli obliges as he pulls it but it just goes over a leaping Andile Phehlukwayo at leg gully for a boundary.
  • 5.2The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 5.2Wide! Length ball, swirling down the leg side, Kohli moves inside the line to pull but misses.
  • 5.1Slants it away on a length outside off, slapped through point for a single.
  • 4.6Hangs back to a length ball and defends it down solidly. 22/1
  • 4.5More stuff on the pads, this time SD gets some bat on it. It goes to Tahir at fine leg for a single.
  • 4.4Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 4.4An appeal for a caught down the leg side! Not given! Instead Aleem Dar stretches his arms to call it a wide! Shorter in length down the leg side, Shikhar looks to help it away but seems to have missed it. South Africa appeal but it's turned down instantly.
  • 4.3What a take by Klaasen but there is no chunk of wood involved. Shortish delivery down the leg side, Dhawan gets it off his thigh pad as he fails to get going with his attempted glance. Heinrich quickly dives to his right and plucks it with one hand.
  • 4.2Goes fuller outside off, left alone without much fuss.
  • 4.1Bangs in a short one on leg stump, Dhawan is quick to duck under it.
  • 3.6Rises on the toes to deal with this back of a length ball and keeps it out. Successful over from Ngidi! 20/1
  • 3.6Wide! Sprays it miles down the leg side, Kohli doesn't even bother looking at it.
  • 3.5Shortish delivery on middle and off, Kohli walks across and pushes it towards gully.
  • So, no experimenting with the batting order. Virat Kohli is in at no. 3, replacing Rohit.
  • 3.4OUT! Off the gloves and Rohit Sharma perishes! We saw Amla gloving one down the leg side, this is almost identical to his wicket. Short of a length delivery, kicking off the deck but the line is around the leg stump. Rohit Sharma, who is too good a puller tries to go after this with his one leg up in the air. Extra bounce of the surface means that he fails to get the desired connection as the ball lobs off the gloves towards the left of the keeper where Klaasen pouches it safely. Centurion in the previous game departs cheaply at Centurion.
  • 3.3Rohit leans forward and across and defends it down.
  • 3.2Fuller but a bit too straight this time, glanced down to fine leg for a brace.
  • 3.1Short of a length ball outside off, tapped in front of point for a single.
  • 2.6On a good length in the channel of uncertainty, easily left alone. 16/0
  • 2.5Ahead of a length outside off, shown a straight blade.
  • 2.4FOUR! Shot! But that was a poor effort from Tahir! Shortish delivery, with width gifted outside off, Sharma latches onto it. Gets it square on the off side and Tahir at third man gets across to his right, puts in a slide but lets the ball through him to the fence. Could have done better there.
  • 2.3Works it with soft hands towards mid-wicket and says NO immediately.
  • 2.2Bowls it at 141 clicks but the line is on the leg stump, tapped in front of the square leg fielder for a single.
  • 2.2Wide! Strangles it down leg, Dhawan opts to play the pull shot but misses.
  • 2.1Delivers it at 138 kph, on a back of a length, Sharma rides the bounce and crunches it through covers to get off strike.
  • 1.6Pitches it further up outside off, Shikhar doesn't play at it. A maiden for Ngidi to begin with. 9/0
  • 1.5Angles it away on a fuller length outside off, nicely shouldered arms.
  • 1.4Veering in on the pads, Dhawan misses the flick and is rapped on pads. Pitching outside leg!
  • 1.3Short of a length delivery on middle, Dhawan goes back to pull but doesn't get it off the middle. Mistimes it towards square leg.
  • 1.2Goes back to a length delivery and defends it down on the leg side.
  • 1.1Angling away from a length around middle and off, Dhawan is early into his clip and hence fails to make any contact. Wears it on the pads.
  • Lungi Ngidi will bowl with the second new ball.
  • 0.6FOUR! That's crashed! Loosener from Morkel, this! Tons of width on offer and Rohit isn't letting it go. Bends his back leg and cracks it through backward point for a rocketing boundary to end the first over. 9/0
  • 0.5FOUR! Edged and it flies through. Rohit Sharma is off the mark in an unconvincing manner. Fuller in length and nipping back in just a shade, Rohit looks to flick but gets a leading edge which is quick to fly right between second slip and gully to the third man fence for a boundary.
  • 0.4Back of a length delivery on middle and off, Sharma presses forward and stabs it out towards the cover fielder.
  • 0.3A stifled appeal for an LBW! Morkel brings this one back in from outside off, Sharma looks to tuck it away but misses to get hit high on the pads. Height was the issue and hence the umpire shakes his head to the appeal that has been made. In fact, on further look, an inside edge is detected too.
  • 0.2Serves it on a good length, just outside the off stump line, Rohit Sharma lifts his bat to make a leave.
  • 0.1Morkel begins his spell from over the wicket and lands it on a length around middle and leg, Dhawan gets across and clips it down to fine leg for a single to get going.
  • We are back for the run chase. Considering the way the series has panned out, should be a stroll in the park for the Men in Blue. Out walk Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan to open the batting. Morne Morkel to run in first up. He has a couple of slips in place...

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