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World Cup 2019

South Africa vs India Scorecard
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227/9 (50.0/50)
230/4 (47.3/50)
India beat South Africa by 6 wickets
That's all we have from this match. India have opened their campaign with a thumping win while South Africa have suffered their third loss in as many games. On Thursday, Australia will be getting ready to face West Indies at Trent Bridge. The action begins at 1030 local (0930 GMT). We look forward to your company then. In the meanwhile, you can switch tabs to get all the updates from the Bangladesh versus New Zealand match. Cheers!
India skipper, Virat Kohli says the wait of the first game was very long. States this game was challenging and it was important to start off well. Tells that they did not win with a good run rate but the pitch was very challenging. Credits Rohit Sharma for his knock and praises the other batsmen for batting well around him. Adds they were going to bowl first had they won the toss as it is always tricky against the new balls initially. Stresses Bumrah is on another level and Chahal too was excellent. Mentions that after de Kock's catch, his hands were buzzing and that tells you how quick Bumrah was bowling. Says the first win is very important and they were confident in the field but they had to be cautious in batting as South Africa have a very good attack. Ends by saying Rohit was brilliant, Rahul and Dhoni also batted nicely and Hardik finished it well.
South Africa captain, Faf du Plessis says India were magnificent on a tough pitch. Adds that they have a really good bowling attack comprising of fine pacers at the start and then quality spinners later on. Mentions they did well to crawl back after the start they had but then the Indian spinners ran through the middle order. Tells that they still did well to get back in the game, however, they needed someone to do what Rohit did, score a ton. States they picked an extra spinner so that they could attack later on but there wasn't enough runs on the board. States that maybe Ngidi and Steyn would have made a difference in these conditions. Mentions Rabada was extremely unlucky and says he has never seen so many balls fall in no man's land. Adds Chris Morris was also very good with the ball. Admits the guys are hurting at the moment but they are still making mistakes all the time. Ends by saying the batsmen need to convert their starts.
Man of the Match, Rohit Sharma says it is a different experience than playing in India. Mentions there was something for the bowlers, so he could not play his natural game. Further adds he could not play the shots he loves and he had to play close to his body and concentrate more on leaving deliveries initially. Stresses building partnerships were the key, especially on this wicket. States it is the role of the batsmen in the middle to get the job done as they can't rely on one or two batsmen all the time. Reminds that their batters have done it on a regular basis. Tells this is the beauty of playing in England, they are playing in early June, the weather is good and you don't sweat as you do in India. Ends by admitting that it was not a typical Rohit Sharma knock as he had to take his time and make sure that the job is done.
For South Africa, it was yet another dismal batting show. They were put to a stern test by the Indian pacers and then were made to dance on the tunes of Yuzvendra Chahal. The Proteas managed a total in excess of 200 eventually and that was largely possible due to the partnership between Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada. Not just batting, these two bowled with a lot of fire as well. They created many chances up front but didn't have luck going their way. The two wrist spinners, Imran Tahir and Tabraiz Shamsi, failed to create the same impact that the Indian spinners managed and altogether it was not their day.
A smooth sail in the end for India as they cruise to a convincing win in their tournament opener! Chasing a target of 228 runs, they did lose Dhawan and Kohli quite cheaply but Rohit Sharma held one end strongly and stitched an 85-run stand with KL Rahul. South Africa managed to break that partnership and got an opening but MS Dhoni walked in and threaded yet another useful stand with Sharma to put this chase to bed. It turned out to be a really good game for Rohit, who after getting a life on 1, went on to stroke an unbeaten century.
47.3
4
Andile Phehlukwayo To Hardik Pandya
FOUR! Hardik Pandya finishes it off in style! Slightly short and outside off, he cuts it through point. No chance for Tahir this time. Customary handshakes taking place as INDIA WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
47.3
wd
Andile Phehlukwayo To Hardik Pandya
Another bouncer! This time it is called a wide as it bounces too high. Two needed now.
47.2
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Hardik Pandya
A short one, Pandya lets it go through to the keeper.
47.1
2
Andile Phehlukwayo To Hardik Pandya
Great commitment shown by Tahir. Pandya guides this through point. Tahir makes a lot of ground to his left, dives and pushes it back in. The batters only get two.
Andile Phehlukwayo is back on.
End of over 47 : 223/4
10 runs
  • W46.1
  • 146.2
  • 046.3
  • 446.4
  • 446.5
  • 146.6
H. Pandya
9 (4)
R. Sharma
122 (144)
C. Morris
10-3-36-1
46.6
1
Chris Morris To Hardik Pandya
A single now! Pushes this through covers and takes one. 5 needed.
46.5
4
Chris Morris To Hardik Pandya
FOUR! Make that 6! Through the leg side this time. Pandya stands tall and takes on the challenge of pulling this short ball. Does it very fine and hits it through mid-wicket for a boundary. He wants to end it in a hurry.
46.4
4
Chris Morris To Hardik Pandya
FOUR! Off the mark in style! Short and outside off, Hardik stands tall and slashes it past point and it races away to the fence. 10 needed now.
46.3
0
Chris Morris To Hardik Pandya
On a length and around off, Pandya strokes it to covers.
46.2
1
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
Back of a length on off, Rohit guides it down to third man for one.
Hardik Pandya arrives.
46.1
W
Chris Morris To MS Dhoni OUT!
OUT! The finisher, Dhoni, walks back before finishing the game. However, his partnership with Rohit Sharma has taken India to the brink of victory. South Africa, on the other hand, finally hang onto one catch. Morris bowls the slower one outside off, Dhoni looks to go big but is done in by the pace. He ends up hitting it high up in the air towards the bowler's end. Morris calls for it and takes. Collides with the stumps and falls over after taking the catch. Does well to keep the ball in his left hand. Something to rejoice for the South Africans.
Chris Morris is back!
End of over 46 : 213/3
5 runs
  • 045.1
  • 245.2
  • 145.3
  • 045.4
  • 145.5
  • 145.6
MS Dhoni
34 (45)
R. Sharma
121 (143)
K. Rabada
10-1-39-2
45.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To MS Dhoni
Dhoni makes room and Rabada bowls it outside off, Dhoni reaches for it and just about gets bat on ball. He hits it over point for one. 15 needed in 4 overs now.
45.5
1
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Bangs it short and on the body, Rohit pulls it towards fine leg for one.
45.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
That stayed very, very low. Short and outside off, Rohit looks to cut but it goes off the bottom towards cover.
45.3
1
Kagiso Rabada To MS Dhoni
A single! That will do for India as Dhoni works it through mid-wicket.
45.2
2
Kagiso Rabada To MS Dhoni
Top edge but safe! A good effort in the field by Shamsi but won't make a difference now. Short and on the body, Dhoni looks to pull but gets a top edge which goes towards fine leg. Shamsi runs to his right and then dives, saves two for his side.
45.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To MS Dhoni
Back of a length on off, Dhoni pushes it to covers.
Slight disturbance near the sightscreen. There is someone trying to hide behind the advertising boards. But his head is still visible. Dhoni points that out before getting ready to take strike.
End of over 45 : 208/3
10 runs
  • 244.1
  • 144.2
  • 144.3
  • 444.4
  • 144.5
  • 144.6
MS Dhoni
30 (41)
R. Sharma
120 (141)
I. Tahir
10-0-58-0
44.6
1
Imran Tahir To MS Dhoni
On middle and leg, worked in the gap at mid-wicket for one. 10 from the over, 20 more needed.
44.5
1
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Sharma has pushed it to the cover region. One run added to the total.
44.4
4
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
FOUR! Superb execution again from Rohit Sharma. Receives a full ball on middle and immediately goes down on one knee to sweep it sweetly through square leg. The umpire standing there lifts his right leg and makes way for the racing ball.
44.3
1
Imran Tahir To MS Dhoni
Tossed up ball outside off, Dhoni strokes it through the line, a bit uppishly but wide of the diving extra cover fielder for a run at long off.
44.2
1
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Leans forward to a full ball and knocks it down through mid on for a run.
44.1
2
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Tahir starts with a long hop outside off, Rohit whacks it to deep cover-point for a couple of runs. 200 up for India!
Imran Tahir is back on.
End of over 44 : 198/3
5 runs
  • 043.1
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 443.4
  • 043.5
  • 143.6
R. Sharma
112 (137)
MS Dhoni
28 (39)
K. Rabada
9-1-34-2
43.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Sharma plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total.
43.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
A touch short and on middle, Sharma is on his toes as he keeps it out on the leg side.
43.4
4
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
FOUR! And Rohit just rubs it in with a boundary. Short ball outside off, Rohit sits on the back foot and ramps it over the keeper for a boundary.
43.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Miller drops a dolly! Rohit continues to ride his luck! Rabada manages to deceive the batsman with a slower short ball outside off, Sharma tries to pull it over the leg side but gets a big top edge. The ball balloons in the air, Miller settles underneath it at covers but fails to catch a very simple chance. Rabada just cannot believe his luck. Du Plessis is down on haunches. It's not their day.
43.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
43.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Good length ball on middle, Sharma sticks back to defend but it takes the bottom edge and rolls to the left of the keeper. Quinton immediately reacts and stops the ball near short fine leg.
Kagiso Rabada is back on. He has 12 balls to get South Africa back into the game. Can he do something magical?
End of over 43 : 193/3
14 runs
  • 042.1
  • 442.2
  • 142.3
  • 442.4
  • 342.5
  • 242.6
MS Dhoni
28 (39)
R. Sharma
107 (131)
T. Shamsi
9-0-54-0
42.6
2
Tabraiz Shamsi To MS Dhoni
Goes on the back foot to a short ball and punches it to sweeper cover for a brace. 14 from the over, 35 needed more off 42 balls.
42.5
3
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Sharma is toying with the fielders here. This one is too full on leg, Rohit paddles it fine down the leg side and the fielder in the deep backward square leg region has to cover big yards to cut it off. Three taken.
42.4
4
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
FOUR! Brilliantly done. Rohit kneels down, fetches a full ball from wide outside off and sweeps it behind square leg. It speeds away past the fielder inside the ring and finds the fence.
42.3
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To MS Dhoni
Dhoni gives the charge to a full ball and hammers it down the ground. The long on fielder makes a tumbling stop and they cross for a run.
42.2
4
Tabraiz Shamsi To MS Dhoni
FOUR! Not from the middle of the bat but there is no protection in the deep on the off side and it has trickled past the rope. Shamsi is on the shorter side and Dhoni has slapped it through the line.
42.1
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To MS Dhoni
Tossed up ball around leg, Dhoni stretches forward to defend but misses and it goes off his pads to covers.
End of over 42 : 179/3
3 runs
  • 241.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • 041.4
  • 1 LB41.5
  • 041.6
R. Sharma
100 (129)
MS Dhoni
21 (35)
A. Phehlukwayo
8-0-33-1
41.6
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
A bit short and outside off, Sharma goes back and plays it down safely to point. 49 needed off 48 balls, first time the runs needed are more than the balls left.
41.5
lb
Andile Phehlukwayo To MS Dhoni
Short and angling down the leg side, Dhoni fails to connect with his pull shot and it goes off his thigh pad to backward square leg. They cross for a leg bye. Under 49 needed now.
41.4
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To MS Dhoni
This time gets on the front foot but still finds the cover fielder after playing in that region.
41.3
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To MS Dhoni
Stays back to punch it to the off side, finds the cover fielder.
41.2
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To MS Dhoni
Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
41.1
2
Andile Phehlukwayo To MS Dhoni
Short in length and outside off, pulled down to deep mid-wicket for a brace.
Andile Phehlukwayo is back on.
End of over 41 : 176/3
5 runs
  • 140.1
  • 040.2
  • 240.3
  • 140.4
  • 040.5
  • 140.6
MS Dhoni
19 (30)
R. Sharma
100 (128)
T. Shamsi
8-0-40-0
40.6
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To MS Dhoni
The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
40.5
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To MS Dhoni
Dropped by Markram (sub)! A late cut shot played by Dhoni goes closely towards first slip. Aiden reacts to his right but it brushes his hand and rolls towards point. MS gets a life!
40.4
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
23rd ODI hundred for Rohit Sharma! He reaches there by using his wrists to play the flick shot. Once it beats the diving mid-wicket fielder, he crosses for a run. His teammates stand and applaud on the balcony. The crowd is making a lot of noise as well. The Hitman has arrived at the World Cup. Take a bow, Rohit Sharma. Even though it was not a tough chase, the Indian opener has endured the initial onslaught and from there on, has moved from strength to strength. The speciality of this innings has been how calm he has been even though he has played and missed a few. Just showed the composure that he needed. Time for him to see off the final phase as well.
40.3
2
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Uses his feet this time and cracks his drive through covers. Rabada in the deep makes a sliding stop and the batsmen take two. On 99 now, Rohit!
40.2
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Tossed up ball around off, Sharma defends it off his front foot to the off side. Just opened the face of his bat to do so.
40.1
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To MS Dhoni
Presses forward to a full ball and strokes it past the bowler to long off for a run. The crowd is on its feet in anticipation of a century for Rohit Sharma who will be on strike now on 97.
Tabraiz Shamsi is back!
Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Now a total of five fielders can be placed outside the ring till the end of the game.
End of over 40 : 171/3
3 runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 239.5
  • 139.6
MS Dhoni
17 (27)
R. Sharma
97 (125)
C. Morris
9-3-26-0
39.6
1
Chris Morris To MS Dhoni
Fetches a short ball from outside off and pulls it through square leg for a single. 57 needed off 60 balls.
39.5
2
Chris Morris To MS Dhoni
That's a brilliant stop! Morris on the shorter side outside off, Dhoni stays back in the comfort of his crease and punches it sweetly through covers. Tahir runs across to his right in the deep to make the stop and the batsmen take a couple of runs.
39.4
0
Chris Morris To MS Dhoni
Goes on his toes to a short ball and pushes it past the diving short extra cover fielder. But the mid off is quite square and he cuts it off.
39.3
0
Chris Morris To MS Dhoni
Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it back.
39.2
0
Chris Morris To MS Dhoni
Extra bounce and movement! Morris has extracted that quite a few times from this track. This one nips back in from a good length and pings Dhoni on his thigh pad. It rolls towards point and there is a confusion over a run. Not taken in the end.
39.1
0
Chris Morris To MS Dhoni
Good length ball outside off, Dhoni pushes it with an angled bat to covers.
End of over 39 : 168/3
4 runs
  • 038.1
  • 138.2
  • 138.3
  • 038.4
  • 138.5
  • 138.6
MS Dhoni
14 (21)
R. Sharma
97 (125)
A. Phehlukwayo
7-0-31-1
38.6
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To MS Dhoni
A back foot punch by Dhoni and it travels to sweeper for another single in this over. Doing it with ease, India.
38.5
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
Feeds room outside off, the length is on the shorter side, Rohit steers it down to third man and rotates the strike.
38.4
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
Too full in length around off, Rohit wristily pushes it down to mid on.
38.3
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To MS Dhoni
Slants in a length ball on off, Dhoni helps it out towards mid-wicket. The ball rolls to the left of the fielder inside the ring and MS quickly calls his partner through for a single.
38.2
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
A little bit of width on offer outside off, Sharma opens the face of his bat and runs it down to third man for one. Moves to 96!
38.1
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
Hurls a length ball outside off, Rohit strides forward to cover the line and shoulders arms.
End of over 38 : 164/3
6 runs
  • 137.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 137.4
  • 037.5
  • 437.6
MS Dhoni
12 (19)
R. Sharma
95 (121)
C. Morris
8-3-23-0
37.6
4
Chris Morris To MS Dhoni
FOUR! Boom! Morris bangs in a short ball on middle, Dhoni stands tall to get on top of the bounce and plays a rocketing pull shot through square leg for a boundary.
37.5
0
Chris Morris To MS Dhoni
Stifled appeal for an lbw! Morris gets a good length ball to shape back into the batsman from around off, Dhoni moves across a bit to play it but misses. He is hit on the pads, they appeal but nothing from the umpire. Maybe, the impact is outside off.
37.4
1
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
37.3
0
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
Nearly kissed the gloves! Short in length and on middle, Rohit tries to hook but misses and it goes perilously close past his gloves.
37.2
0
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
Drops it on a good length outside off, some extra bounce there, Rohit stays back and pats it down from the upper half of his bat to point.
37.1
1
Chris Morris To MS Dhoni
Shortish and outside off, a solid back foot punch by Dhoni to sweeper cover for a run.
Chris Morris is brought back into the attack, replacing Shamsi.
End of over 37 : 158/3
4 runs
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 036.3
  • 036.4
  • 436.5
  • 036.6
R. Sharma
94 (118)
MS Dhoni
7 (16)
A. Phehlukwayo
6-0-27-1
36.6
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
36.5
4
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
FOUR! Slapped down the ground! Back of a length delivery outside off, Rohit rocks on the back foot and flat-bats it to the long off fence. A bit like a tennis forehand, would have been handy in the French Open going on!
36.4
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
Gets behind the line of the delivery and defends it back to the bowler.
36.3
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
Finds point again. A little bit of width on offer outside off, Rohit cuts from the back foot but straight to Duminy. He makes a half stop and hurts his fingers also.
36.2
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
Yorker outside off, Sharma brings his bat down in time and keeps it out to the off side.
36.1
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
Lands it on a length and outside off, Rohit gets on the front foot and pushes it with an angled bat to point.
Andile Phehlukwayo is back for another spell.
End of over 36 : 154/3
4 runs
  • 135.1
  • 135.2
  • 035.3
  • 135.4
  • 135.5
  • 035.6
MS Dhoni
7 (16)
R. Sharma
90 (112)
T. Shamsi
7-0-35-0
35.6
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To MS Dhoni
BEATEN! Dhoni looks to cut but this ball was a little too full to do so. He gets beaten.
35.5
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Another single as this is pushed through covers for one.
35.4
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To MS Dhoni
The googly, Dhoni picks it and guides it through point for one.
Short leg moves to leg slip.
35.3
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To MS Dhoni
On the pads, Dhoni works it to square leg.
35.2
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Fuller on off, Rohit now strokes it down to long off for one.
35.1
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To MS Dhoni
Very full and on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
End of over 35 : 150/3
5 runs
  • 134.1
  • 134.2
  • 134.3
  • 134.4
  • 134.5
  • 034.6
R. Sharma
88 (110)
MS Dhoni
5 (12)
I. Tahir
9-0-48-0
34.6
0
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Stays on the back foot and strokes it to the right of the bowler. A diving effort by Tahir to complete the over.
34.5
1
Imran Tahir To MS Dhoni
Goes on the back foot and punches it through the line. Not much timing but it's in the gap at covers for a run. 150 comes up for India. 78 needed in 91 now.
34.4
1
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Leans forward to a full ball and knocks it down through mid off for another single in this over.
34.3
1
Imran Tahir To MS Dhoni
Tahir offers extra air this time but fails to land it. Dhoni takes it on the full and cracks it square of the wicket on the off side for one.
34.2
1
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Flatter and shorter on off, Sharma goes on the back foot and punches it to long off for one.
34.1
1
Imran Tahir To MS Dhoni
Advances down the track to a full ball and bunts it to long off for an easy run.
End of over 34 : 145/3
2 runs
  • 033.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 1 WD33.4
  • 033.4
  • 133.5
  • 033.6
R. Sharma
86 (107)
MS Dhoni
2 (9)
T. Shamsi
6-0-31-0
33.6
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Fullish and on the pads, clipped on the leg side but the mid-wicket fielder quickly stopped it.
33.5
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To MS Dhoni
This time Tabraiz tosses it up and lands it full on middle, Dhoni drives it down past the bowler to long on for a run.
33.4
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To MS Dhoni
Quicker one, forced in on middle, Dhoni keeps it out from the crease towards mid-wicket.
33.4
wd
Tabraiz Shamsi To MS Dhoni
Wide! Turning down the leg side, Dhoni tries to flick but misses.
33.3
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To MS Dhoni
Extra flight this time, it dips and lands full on middle, MS flicks it straight to mid-wicket. There is a short leg in place also, interestingly.
33.2
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To MS Dhoni
Flatter and shorter on off, Dhoni goes on the back foot and punches it back to the bowler.
33.1
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To MS Dhoni
Flighted ball landing full on off, Dhoni gets forward and pushes it to covers.
Tabraiz Shamsi has been brought back on.
End of over 33 : 143/3
4 runs
  • 132.1
  • 132.2
  • 032.3
  • 232.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
R. Sharma
86 (106)
MS Dhoni
1 (4)
I. Tahir
8-0-43-0
32.6
0
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
A googly to end the over, Rohit is happy to block it.
32.5
0
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Tosses it up on middle, Rohit lunges and defends it out.
32.4
2
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Shortish and outside off, Sharma crouches a bit and glides it wide of short third man for a couple of runs.
32.3
0
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Played to the point region by the batsman.
32.2
1
Imran Tahir To MS Dhoni
Walks forward and pushes a full ball down through mid on for a single.
32.1
1
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Comedy in the middle of the pitch! Rohit flicks a full delivery towards square leg and Dhoni sets off for a run. The Indian keeper batsman then hesitates but Rohit wants a single after seeing the misfield. MS is late in realizing that and eventually runs for the single.
End of over 32 : 139/3
0 runs
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • W31.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
MS Dhoni
0 (3)
R. Sharma
83 (101)
K. Rabada
8-1-29-2
31.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To MS Dhoni
Back of a length ball on off, Dhoni remains on the back foot and plays it down to point. A wicket maiden from Kagiso!
31.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To MS Dhoni
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
31.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To MS Dhoni
Angles in a length ball on middle, Dhoni covers the line and defends it back firmly.
Drinks break. India have the upper hand in this chase mainly due to the knock of Rohit Sharma and his partnership with KL Rahul. A wicket has just fallen but one would like to believe that India have enough firepower in their batting to get the remaining runs. MS Dhoni has arrived in the middle to partner Sharma. Two slips in place now.
31.3
W
Kagiso Rabada To KL Rahul OUT!
OUT! Rabada strikes to remove Rahul. The 85-run stand has been broken. Can South Africa still believe? They have another 88 runs to play with. A fuller length ball around off, speared in at 137 kph, it probably holds up a bit after landing and Rahul is early into his shot. He ends up chipping it in the air and du Plessis takes the simplest of catches at mid off. A good responsible knock under pressure by KL but he would have loved to stay till the end and make his start count.
31.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To KL Rahul
Back of a length delivery outside off, shaping back in a bit after hitting the deck, Rahul watchfully sees the line, judges the movement and then makes a leave.
31.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To KL Rahul
Shortish and outside off, Rahul taps it down to point and screams 'wait on'.
End of over 31 : 139/2
10 runs
  • 430.1
  • 030.2
  • 130.3
  • 130.4
  • 230.5
  • 230.6
R. Sharma
83 (101)
KL Rahul
26 (39)
I. Tahir
7-0-39-0
30.6
2
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Another couple! Floats it up outside off, Rohit once again opens the face of the bat and guides it past the right of point for two. 10 from the over. India cruising at the moment. 89 needed.
30.5
2
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Plays the sweep shot through square leg and takes two.
30.4
1
Imran Tahir To KL Rahul
Flatter and outside off, Rahul pushes it through covers for one.
30.3
1
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Sharma eases it down to long off for a single.
30.2
0
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Flatter and on middle, Rohit keeps it out.
30.1
4
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
FOUR! Sliced away! Opens the face just at the end. Rohit leans into it and carves it behind square on the off side and it races away to the fence. Runs leaking now.
End of over 30 : 129/2
6 runs
  • 029.1
  • 129.2
  • 029.3
  • 429.4
  • 029.5
  • 129.6
R. Sharma
74 (96)
KL Rahul
25 (38)
K. Rabada
7-0-29-1
29.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Good length ball just outside off, it takes the middle of Rohit's angled bat and runs down to third man for a run. Not sure whether he intended to do so. Anyway, 6 runs from the over.
29.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.
29.4
4
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
FOUR! Beauty, just beauty! A front foot pull shot is such a delight to watch. Ricky Ponting made that famous and Rohit is just carrying the legacy forward. Rabada digs in a short ball on off, Rohit picks the length in a trice and pulls it handsomely over mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep fails to get to it. 100 needed more!
29.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Nearly a drag on! A length ball outside off, Sharma presses forward to drive it through the line but gets a fat inside edge onto the pads.
29.2
1
Kagiso Rabada To KL Rahul
Back of a length ball on middle, Rahul eases his weight on the back foot and glances it behind square leg. De Kock runs after it to collect the ball and the batsmen take a single.
29.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To KL Rahul
Good length ball outside off, Rahul covers his stumps and allows it through.
End of over 29 : 123/2
8 runs
  • 128.1
  • 028.2
  • 028.3
  • 328.4
  • 428.5
  • 028.6
R. Sharma
69 (92)
KL Rahul
24 (36)
I. Tahir
6-0-29-0
28.6
0
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Flighted outside off, the batsman goes for the sweep but fails to connect it. 8 from the over, easy going at the moment for India.
28.5
4
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
FOUR! You just cannot afford to bowl there to this batsman. He will hit you every single time, even in his sleep. Tahir serves it short and wide outside off, Rohit latches onto it and smacks it behind point.
28.4
3
Imran Tahir To KL Rahul
A googly on the shorter side around off, Rahul shuffles across the stumps and pulls it past the short fine leg fielder. Rabada there tries to stop it with a dive but fails to do cleanly. The batsmen collect three runs.
28.3
0
Imran Tahir To KL Rahul
Strides forward to a full ball and drives it back to the bowler. The ever enthusiastic Tahir stops it with a dive.
28.2
0
Imran Tahir To KL Rahul
This one holds a bit after landing around off, Rahul tries to play through the line but it takes the inside edge and rolls behind square leg.
28.1
1
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Floated and full outside off, Sharma drives it square of the wicket on the off side and takes a single.
Double change! Imran Tahir comes back on now, replacing Tabraiz Shamsi.
End of over 28 : 115/2
2 runs
  • 027.1
  • 127.2
  • 027.3
  • 127.4
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
KL Rahul
21 (33)
R. Sharma
64 (89)
K. Rabada
6-0-23-1
27.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To KL Rahul
Sharp delivery. A touch short around off and jagging back in sharply. Rahul tries to defend from the crease but is hurried up and is hit on the thigh pad. Top over from Kagiso but no success.
27.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To KL Rahul
Played to the point region by the batsman. No run.
27.4
1
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Taps it down on the leg side and steals a single.
27.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Beaten comprehensively! You are never in against this bowler, doesn't matter how many runs you have scored in the innings. Rabada dishes out a shortish length ball outside off and gets it to nip back in. Rohit tamely pushes inside the line and it sneaks past the inside half of his bat.
27.2
1
Kagiso Rabada To KL Rahul
Edgy! Good length ball angling in from around off, Rahul goes back to defend but it takes the outside edge and runs wide of first slip for a single at third man.
27.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To KL Rahul
Starts a new spell with a good length ball outside off, Rahul covers his stumps and shoulders arms.
Kagiso Rabada returns into the attack. The last throw of the dice for South Africa. They need a breakthrough immediately here.
End of over 27 : 113/2
11 runs
  • 126.1
  • 426.2
  • 126.3
  • 126.4
  • 426.5
  • 026.6
R. Sharma
63 (87)
KL Rahul
20 (29)
T. Shamsi
5-0-29-0
26.6
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Rohit has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 11 in the over, 18 in the last two. 115 needed more off 138 balls.
26.5
4
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
FOUR! Lovely touch! Waited and waited and got plenty of bat on his square cut. Good awareness from Sharma. He picks the short ball early, spots his area, knew where the fielders are square of the wicket and places his shot to perfection behind point.
26.4
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To KL Rahul
Lunges to a full ball outside off and bunts it to the right of the backward point fielder for a run.
26.3
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Walks forward to a full ball and knocks it down to long on for one.
26.2
4
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
FOUR! Really a bad delivery, full and way down the leg side, further spinning down, Rohit sits down on one knee and has no qualms in sweeping it behind square for a boundary. 50-run stand comes up!
26.1
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To KL Rahul
A wrong 'un on the shorter side, around middle and off, Rahul moves back and forces it to long off for a run.
End of over 26 : 102/2
7 runs
  • 1 WD25.1
  • 125.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 425.5
  • 125.6
KL Rahul
18 (27)
R. Sharma
54 (83)
C. Morris
7-3-17-0
25.6
1
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
Calmly turns a length ball in the gap at mid-wicket and hands the strike to Rohit Sharma by picking a single.
25.5
4
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
FOUR! Wrong line and length, and Morris is punished. 100 comes up for India with that shot. Back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Rahul swivels on the back foot with the pull shot, just uses the pace of the bowler and helps it down to fine leg. The fielder in the deep tries his best with a dive but it goes under him to find the fence.
25.4
0
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
Lands it on a length and just outside off, Rahul strides forward and defends it softly to the off side. In no hurry. The required rate is well under 6.
25.3
0
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
Fullish in length and closer to off stump, KL watchfully covers the line and blocks it to the off side.
25.2
0
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
Angles in a length ball on off, Rahul gets behind the line and defends it to the off side.
25.1
1
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
Good length ball on middle, Rohit works it on the leg side, finds the gap at mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
25.1
wd
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
Called a wide for height! Morris steams in and digs in a short ball. It goes well over the head of the batsman and de Kock uses every centimeter of his height to catch the ball over his head.
End of over 25 : 95/2
3 runs
  • 024.1
  • 224.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 124.6
R. Sharma
53 (82)
KL Rahul
13 (22)
T. Shamsi
4-0-18-0
24.6
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Nicely tossed up ball on off, landing very full, Rohit forces it down to long off for a single.
24.5
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Flighted and on middle, turning in, Rohit gets forward to play straight but it spins in and takes the inside edge. Rolls behind square leg.
24.4
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Tossed up ball on middle, Rohit flicks it off his pads but finds square leg.
24.3
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Sharma has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
24.2
2
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Rush of blood there for Rohit! He jumps out of the crease to take it on the full and then swings his bat across the line. His bottom hand comes off the handle and it flies over mid-wicket. Falls in no man's land and the batsmen take a couple of runs.
24.1
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
A flatter delivery on off, spinning away, Rohit plays it out from the crease to covers.
End of over 24 : 92/2
1 runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 1 LB23.6
R. Sharma
50 (76)
KL Rahul
13 (22)
C. Morris
6-3-10-0
23.6
lb
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
Sliding down the leg side, Sharma fails to flick and it goes behind off his thigh pad. They cross for a leg bye.
23.5
0
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
Watchful this time. On a length and outside off, Rohit allows it through to the keeper.
23.4
0
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
EDGED BUT SAFE! The reaction of Quinton de Kock says it all! Morris is bowling an excellent spell here. He lands a back of a length ball close to off stump, Rohit is forced to push inside the line but he does so with a soft bottom hand. As a result, the outside edge generated drops inches short of Hashim Amla at first slip. De Kock sees that and has his gloves on his face in disappointment.
23.3
0
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
Some hint of inward movement there, on a fuller length around off, Sharma is on the front foot as he pushes it defensively to covers.
23.2
0
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
Some extra bounce from a good length around off, Rohit jumps a bit on his back foot and keeps it out safely on the off side.
23.1
0
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
Lands it on a good length around off, Sharma plays it down from the crease to point.
Chris Morris loses his run-up and will have to reload.
End of over 23 : 91/2
9 runs
  • 022.1
  • 622.2
  • 022.3
  • 022.4
  • 122.5
  • 222.6
KL Rahul
13 (22)
R. Sharma
50 (70)
T. Shamsi
3-0-15-0
22.6
2
Tabraiz Shamsi To KL Rahul
Strides forward to a full ball and drives it in the gap at covers. The deep point fielder rushes across to his right to stop the ball and the batsmen have enough time to take two runs.
22.5
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
42nd ODI fifty for Rohit Sharma! He reaches there with a soft push down to long on for a run. Excellent knock by him. He had his fair share of luck earlier (got dropped on 1) but has survived that period and is now going decently. Should look to finish this run chase for India. 139 more needed!
22.4
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Loopy delivery, landing full around off, Sharma lunges and pushes it gently to covers.
22.3
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Walks forward with a straight bat and pushes it back to the bowler.
22.2
6
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
SIX! Rohit has dumped this one into the mid-wicket stand. Fancy footwork shown by the Hitman! He hurries down to the pitch of the delivery and sends it packing. High and handsome.
22.1
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Full and flighted on off, driven off the front foot but straight to extra cover.
End of over 22 : 82/2
0 runs
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
KL Rahul
11 (21)
R. Sharma
43 (65)
C. Morris
5-2-10-0
21.6
0
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
In the corridor of uncertainty, on a good length, Rahul guards his stumps and shoulders arms. Maiden from Morris, his second in this match.
21.5
0
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
Play and a miss! A 141 kph short delivery on off, Rahul takes on the challenge to pull it but it bounces over his bat.
21.4
0
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
Serves it closer to the off pole, on a length, KL is half forward in defense.
21.3
0
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
Full and on middle, angling in, Rahul plays a well-timed flick shot but fails to find the gap at mid-wicket.
21.2
0
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
Fractionally short and on off, Rahul goes on his toes and taps it down to point. His partner shows interest in a run but KL shouts a loud no.
21.1
0
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
Beauty to beat the bat! Morris steams in and lands a full ball around off, Rahul gets forward to play it with a straight bat but it straightens just a touch to miss the outside edge. Nearly kissed it.
Chris Morris is back for another burst. A wide slip in place.
End of over 21 : 82/2
4 runs
  • 020.1
  • 1 LB20.2
  • 120.3
  • 120.4
  • 120.5
  • 020.6
R. Sharma
43 (65)
KL Rahul
11 (15)
T. Shamsi
2-0-6-0
20.6
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Very full and on middle, Sharma digs it out to covers. Dot ball to end the over. 146 needed off 174 balls.
20.5
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To KL Rahul
Almost hits the blockhole, KL squeezes it out down to long off and takes another run.
20.4
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Floated ball, too full and on middle, Rohit knocks it down past the diving bowler for a run at long off.
20.3
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To KL Rahul
Goes on the back foot to a shorter ball and eases it to long off for a run.
20.2
lb
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Flighted and around leg, Rohit tries to sweep but misses. It goes off his pads to the right of the short fine leg fielder. A leg bye taken.
20.1
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Quicker one, on middle and off, Rohit defends it off his back foot.
End of over 20 : 78/2
10 runs
  • 419.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 119.4
  • 419.5
  • 119.6
R. Sharma
42 (61)
KL Rahul
9 (13)
A. Phehlukwayo
5-0-23-1
19.6
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
A touch short again, outside off, Rohit dabs it down to third man and retains strike with a single. 10 from the over.
19.5
4
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
FOUR! Rohit just loves playing square of the wicket on both sides. This one is short and wide outside off, Sharma camps back and whacks it through point. The sweeper fielder gets across to his left but fails to cut it off.
19.4
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To KL Rahul
Lands it up and outside off, Rahul leans forward and pushes it with gentle hands through covers for a single.
19.3
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To KL Rahul
Angles in a good length ball around off, Rahul stays back footed and pushes it back in the direction of the bowler.
19.2
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To KL Rahul
On a length around middle and off, it's defended off the back foot by KL.
19.1
4
Andile Phehlukwayo To KL Rahul
FOUR! That's a fine shot! A gentle medium pace delivery, full and on middle, Rahul brings down a straight bat and sweetly punches it down the ground for a glorious boundary.
End of over 19 : 68/2
3 runs
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 118.3
  • 018.4
  • 218.5
  • 018.6
R. Sharma
37 (59)
KL Rahul
4 (9)
T. Shamsi
1-0-3-0
18.6
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Flatter and a shade quicker on off, Sharma defends it from the crease to the off side. Tidy start from Shamsi!
18.5
2
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Poor length this time. Shamsi goes short and wide outside off, Rohit hangs back and cuts it through backward point for a couple of runs.
18.4
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Rohit Sharma
Flighted ball on leg, Rohit flicks but finds the mid-wicket fielder.
18.3
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To KL Rahul
Loopy one, full and down the leg side, Rahul helps it to the right of the mid-wicket fielder and takes a single.
18.2
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To KL Rahul
Tossed up ball on off, fuller in length, KL should have played it from the front foot but keeps it out from the back foot. Needs to be careful.
18.1
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To KL Rahul
Flatter one to begin the spell. It's on the leg stump line and Rahul plays it off his pads to mid-wicket.
Time for the Chinaman! Tabraiz Shamsi comes into the attack now.
End of over 18 : 65/2
3 runs
  • 117.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 217.5
  • 017.6
R. Sharma
35 (56)
KL Rahul
3 (6)
A. Phehlukwayo
4-0-13-1
17.6
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
A dot to end! Good length on off, it is kept out.
17.5
2
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
A little too short this time, Rohit pulls it nicely through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep gets around and keeps it down to two.
17.4
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
Length and outside off, left alone.
17.3
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
That stays low! Short and outside off, Rohit looks to cut but the ball sneaks under his bat. De Kock does not stop it cleanly but no extra run taken.
17.2
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
Length and on off, Rohit taps it towards point. Rahul wants a run but is sent back in time.
17.1
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To KL Rahul
Length and outside off, Rahul guides it through cover-point and takes one.
Drinks break. Going has been tough for India but they are hanging in there. Rohit Sharma survived the early moments and has settled down now. He holds the key for the Men in Blue in this chase with Virat Kohli already back in the pavilion. 166 needed still off 198 balls. The asking rate is not an issue and the Indian middle order just needs to concentrate on building partnerships. For South Africa, they can win this match only by bowling out the opposition. Let's see how their back-up bowlers fare in the middle overs, especially Tabraiz Shamsi.
End of over 17 : 62/2
8 runs
  • 416.1
  • 116.2
  • 116.3
  • 016.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
KL Rahul
2 (5)
R. Sharma
33 (51)
I. Tahir
5-0-21-0
16.6
1
Imran Tahir To KL Rahul
Confusion again! Rahul this time pushes it towards cover. He wants a run but then Rohit does not respond immediately. He eventually goes for it. Faf picks the ball up and looks to throw it on the turn but loses his balance. The run in the end is completed easily. 8 from the over, a good one for India.
16.5
1
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Rohit now drops it towards cover and sets off. Rahul hesitates at first but then goes for it and completes it.
16.4
0
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Flighted ball on off, Rohit strokes it to covers.
16.3
1
Imran Tahir To KL Rahul
OHHH! On the stumps, Rahul looks to defend but the ball goes off the inner half towards short fine leg. A late call by Rohit for a run but no damage done.
16.2
1
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Now does the right thing by stroking it down to long on for one.
16.1
4
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
FOUR! Poor delivery! It is short and asking to be hit. Rohit goes back and pulls this through square leg for a boundary.
End of over 16 : 54/2
4 runs
  • 015.1
  • 415.2
  • W15.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
KL Rahul
0 (3)
R. Sharma
27 (47)
A. Phehlukwayo
3-0-10-1
15.6
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To KL Rahul
Back of a length and on off again, Rahul gets right behind the line and keeps it out.
15.5
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To KL Rahul
This is angled into the batsman, Rahul works it to mid-wicket.
15.4
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To KL Rahul
Good length and outside off, Rahul lets it be.
KL Rahul walks out at number 4.
15.3
W
Andile Phehlukwayo To Virat Kohli OUT!
OUT! WHAT A CATCH THAT IS! Quinton de Kock, you beauty! Efforts like these, not only get you a wicket but surely lift the morale of the team. A huge, huge wicket for South Africa. They have India's best batsman, Virat Kohli. Not a great delivery this. It is short and wide outside off. Kohli looks to guide it down to third man but the extra bounce means the outside edge is taken. It lobs to the right of de Kock who flies like Superman and takes it with one hand. They needed this breakthrough and South Africa have got it. 174 more needed in 207.
15.2
4
Andile Phehlukwayo To Virat Kohli
FOUR! A little short and Kohli gets onto it quickly. He rocks back and pulls it, not off the middle but still hit well enough for the ball to race away to the fence.
15.1
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Virat Kohli
Fuller and on middle, Kohli strokes it to mid on.
End of over 15 : 50/1
3 runs
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 014.4
  • 114.5
  • 114.6
R. Sharma
27 (47)
V. Kohli
14 (31)
I. Tahir
4-0-14-0
14.6
0
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat towards the leg side.
14.5
1
Imran Tahir To Virat Kohli
50 up for India! Loopy and on middle, Virat clips it a bit aerially but safely through mid-wicket for one.
14.4
0
Imran Tahir To Virat Kohli
Tossed up ball on middle, Kohli lunges and pushes it towards short mid on.
14.3
1
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Leans forward to a full ball and strokes it through mid off for one.
14.2
0
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
A googly landing on off, Rohit goes on the back foot and defends it with the spin.
14.1
1
Imran Tahir To Virat Kohli
Gives it air and lands it on middle, Kohli strokes it down to long off and gets to the other end.
End of over 14 : 47/1
3 runs
  • 113.1
  • 013.2
  • 113.3
  • 113.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
R. Sharma
26 (44)
V. Kohli
12 (28)
A. Phehlukwayo
2-0-6-0
13.6
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
Good length and outside off, Rohit shoulders arms to it. A tight over by Phehlukwayo.
13.5
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
Played to the point region by the batsman.
13.4
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Virat Kohli
Another single as Kohli works it through mid-wicket this time.
13.3
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
Shorter and on the stumps, Rohit nudges it through mid-wicket for one.
13.2
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
A lapse of concentration there for Rohit. He feels for a ball which is way outside off, luckily for him, he gets beaten.
13.1
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Virat Kohli
In the air... and safe again! Length and outside off, Kohli goes hard at it. The ball flies off the outer half, past point and down to third man for one.
End of over 13 : 44/1
5 runs
  • 112.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • 112.4
  • 012.5
  • 112.6
V. Kohli
10 (26)
R. Sharma
25 (40)
I. Tahir
3-0-10-0
12.6
1
Imran Tahir To Virat Kohli
A little more shorter and on the pads, Kohli works it towards mid-wicket and takes one.
12.5
0
Imran Tahir To Virat Kohli
The length is slightly behind this time, Kohli looks to defend but it goes off the inner half to mid-wicket.
12.4
1
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Another single as Rohit strokes it down to long off.
12.3
1
Imran Tahir To Virat Kohli
Gives it a lot of air on middle, Kohli whips it down to long on for one.
12.2
1
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Leans into it and pushes it through covers for one.
12.1
1
Imran Tahir To Virat Kohli
Very full and on off, Kohli jams it through covers for one.
End of over 12 : 39/1
3 runs
  • 111.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
V. Kohli
7 (22)
R. Sharma
23 (38)
A. Phehlukwayo
1-0-3-0
11.6
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Virat Kohli
Good connection this time. Width on offer outside off, Kohli forces it from the back foot to sweeper cover for one.
11.5
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Virat Kohli
Short in length and outside off, Kohli pulls but mistimes it down to mid on. Looking a bit rusty, the Indian skipper.
11.4
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
Drifting down the leg side, it's clipped through square leg for a run.
11.3
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
Shortish and outside off, Rohit mishits his square cut towards point.
11.2
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Rohit Sharma
NOT OUT! Umpire's call. Phehlukwayo serves a good length ball on middle and gets it to angle into the batsman. Rohit tries flicking it on the leg side but misses. He is rapped on the pads, they appeal but the umpire shakes his head. South Africa decide to review it. The Ultra Edge finds no inside edge, giving some hope to the Proteas, but the Ball Tracker shows it to be clipping the leg stump. Sharma survives and will continue.
Review time! Rohit is caught on his front pad by this ball from Andile. Looked to the naked eye that it probably was going down leg. Let's see what the replays have to say!
11.1
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Virat Kohli
Starts with a short delivery on off, Virat strokes it to sweeper cover for one.
Rabada taken off after 5 overs. Andile Phehlukwayo comes on to bowl now.
End of over 11 : 36/1
2 runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 110.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
V. Kohli
5 (19)
R. Sharma
22 (35)
I. Tahir
2-0-5-0
10.6
1
Imran Tahir To Virat Kohli
A single to end as Kohli punches it down to long on for one.
10.5
0
Imran Tahir To Virat Kohli
Good fielding! Kohli smashes this towards the bowler, Tahir sticks one hand out and fields it.
10.4
1
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Uses his feet but does not get to the pitch of the ball, he eases it down to long on for one.
10.3
0
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Flatter again on off, Rohit waits for it and then guides it to point.
10.2
0
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
On the stumps, Rohit prods forward and defends it onto the ground.
10.1
0
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Tosses it up on off, Rohit defends it.
Imran Tahir is back into the attack.
Powerplay 2 begins! Now, South Africa can put a maximum of 4 fielders outside the ring.
End of over 10 : 34/1
3 runs
  • 19.1
  • 19.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 19.6
R. Sharma
21 (31)
V. Kohli
4 (17)
K. Rabada
5-0-21-1
9.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Another short one and on the body, Rohit once again helps it on its way, this time to fine leg for one. End of Powerplay 1. It was a bumpy start for India but it is their side who will be happier after it. They are 34 for 1.
9.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Well left! This is just outside off, Rohit knows where his off stump is and shoulders arms to this one.
9.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Back of a length on off, Rohit guides it to point.
9.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Angled on the pads, Rohit looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
9.2
1
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Almost plays it on! Back of a length on off, Kohli has a poke at it and the ball goes off the inside edge. Over the stumps and towards the left of the keeper for a run.
9.1
1
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Good length and outside off, Rohit plays it late and down to third man for one.
End of over 9 : 31/1
2 runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 28.6
V. Kohli
3 (16)
R. Sharma
19 (26)
C. Morris
4-1-10-0
8.6
2
Chris Morris To Virat Kohli
A couple to end the over! Finally Kohli scores off his 12th ball against Morris. On the pads, he works it behind square on the leg side and takes a brace.
8.5
0
Chris Morris To Virat Kohli
11 dots in a row now for Kohli! Don't think that will frustrate him though. On off, it is kept out.
8.4
0
Chris Morris To Virat Kohli
Second time in a row Kohli looks to run it down to third man but does not get it past gully.
8.3
0
Chris Morris To Virat Kohli
Kohli once again looks to guide it down to third man but fails to beat the gully fielder.
8.2
0
Chris Morris To Virat Kohli
Good length again, Kohli blocks it solidly.
8.1
0
Chris Morris To Virat Kohli
Stump-to-stump line. Kohli pushes it to mid on.
End of over 8 : 29/1
15 runs
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 67.3
  • 47.4
  • 07.5
  • 1 WD7.6
  • 47.6
R. Sharma
19 (26)
V. Kohli
1 (10)
K. Rabada
4-0-18-1
7.6
4
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
FOUR! CRUNCHED! Rohit has got into his own now. Short and wide outside off, Sharma stands tall and slashes it past point for a boundary. 15 from the over, all the pressure that was building has been released.
7.6
wd
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
WIDE! Fantastic by de Kock! He saved four runs for his side. Short and down the leg side. Rohit looks to pull but misses. De Kock dives to his left and stops it. Not cleanly but ensures there are no extra runs.
7.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Solid as a rock! Gets right behind the line and defends it onto the ground.
7.4
4
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
FOUR! That biggie has probably got Rohit going! He now opens the face of the bat and guides it down to the third man fence. No fielder there so a boundary. 10 from the last two balls. Momentum shifting now.
7.3
6
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
SIX! Brilliant shot by Rohit Sharma! Just used the pace of the bowler brilliantly. It is short and on the body, Sharma helps it on its way and clears the backward square leg fence with ease.
7.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Loose, very loose from Rohit. This is slightly fuller and it is shaping away. Rohit goes fishing at it away from the body, gets beaten.
7.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Good length and on middle, Rohit defends it. Rabada collects it and throws it back to the keeper.
End of over 7 : 14/1
0 runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
V. Kohli
1 (10)
R. Sharma
5 (20)
C. Morris
3-1-8-0
6.6
0
Chris Morris To Virat Kohli
Yes, it is! A maiden! Length and on middle, Kohli looks to defend but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket.
6.5
0
Chris Morris To Virat Kohli
Just outside off, Kohli looks to run it down to third man but the fielder at gully dives and saves a run. 5 dots now, a maiden?
6.4
0
Chris Morris To Virat Kohli
Continues bowling it on a length and around off, Kohli defends it nicely. 4 dots.
6.3
0
Chris Morris To Virat Kohli
Good length and just outside off, left alone.
6.2
0
Chris Morris To Virat Kohli
Bowls it on middle, wants to hit the front pad of Kohli. He gets his bat down in time and pushes it to mid on.
6.1
0
Chris Morris To Virat Kohli
Solid! Length and on off, Kohli plants his front foot forward and defends it.
End of over 6 : 14/1
1 runs
  • W5.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 15.5
  • 05.6
R. Sharma
5 (20)
V. Kohli
1 (4)
K. Rabada
3-0-3-1
5.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
A low full toss to end! Once again does not get the yorker right. Sharma pushes it back to the bowler. End of a successful over for the South Africans, 1 run and 1 wicket off it. Rabada's figures read 3-0-3-1 now!
5.5
1
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Kohli is off the mark! He pushes this towards mid off and gets to the other end quickly.
5.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
This is angled into the batter. Kohli strokes it to mid on again.
5.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Looks to bowl a yorker but ends up bowling a full toss. Kohli mistimes it towards mid on.
5.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Virat Kohli
Welcomes Kohli with a brute of a bumper. Virat does really well to duck under it.
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli trots out to the middle at number 3!
5.1
W
Kagiso Rabada To Shikhar Dhawan OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Dhawan is out of here. A well-deserved wicket for Rabada. He could have easily had two by now but has to be happy with one at the moment. It is a length ball and on off, it angles away. Dhawan looks to flirt inside the line off the back foot but due to the angle, the ball kisses the outside edge and goes into the hands of de Kock. The South Africans are pumped up. Early wicket for them, just what they wanted.
End of over 5 : 13/0
2 runs
  • 24.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
R. Sharma
5 (19)
S. Dhawan
8 (11)
C. Morris
2-0-8-0
4.6
0
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
Another dot to end! Just a single from the over! Back of a length on off, Rohit pushes it to mid off.
4.5
0
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
Well bowled! Once again gets it to straighten from off. Rohit looks to defend but it goes off the outer half towards cover.
4.4
0
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
Back of a length on middle, Rohit works it towards mid on.
4.3
0
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
On the off pole and it is on a length. Rohit defends it onto the ground.
4.2
0
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
Hits the length again but the line is outside off, left alone.
4.1
2
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
Length and on off, Rohit pushes it through covers for a couple.
Chris Morris to continue now. Rohit Sharma has been struggling so far. The good thing for India though is that the openers have survived the first 4 overs somehow!
Shikhar Dhawan changes his bat.
End of over 4 : 11/0
1 runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 13.5
  • 03.6
S. Dhawan
8 (11)
R. Sharma
3 (13)
K. Rabada
2-0-2-0
3.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Shikhar Dhawan
A part of bat comes off! A yorker at 146 KPH on off. Dhawan jams it out towards mid-wicket. A smile though on Dhawan's face. It may not be his favorite bat. Another testing over from Rabada comes to an end.
3.5
1
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
On the shorter side, Rohit pushes it through covers for one.
3.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Another one which goes past the outside edge. Not a lot you can do with that ball. Length and on off, it pitches and jags away. Rohit plays inside the line and gets beaten.
3.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
OUCH! This is angled into the leg pole. Rohit looks to play it with a closed face of the bat but it straightens and hits Rohit near the box.
3.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Back of a length on middle, Rohit stays behind and defends it.
3.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Good length and outside off, Rohit lets it be.
End of over 3 : 10/0
6 runs
  • 12.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 12.4
  • 42.5
  • 02.6
S. Dhawan
8 (10)
R. Sharma
2 (8)
C. Morris
1-0-6-0
2.6
0
Chris Morris To Shikhar Dhawan
Back of a length delivery and on off, Dhawan gets right behind the line and defends it towards point.
2.5
4
Chris Morris To Shikhar Dhawan
FOUR! This was too easy! Short and on the body, bounces at a good height for the batter. Dhawan pulls it through square leg and bags the first boundary of the innings.
2.4
1
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
Once again the ball balloons over the point fielder! Luck just not going South Africa's way. Another delivery which takes off from nowhere. Hits the top part of the bat and lobs over Duminy for a run.
2.3
0
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
Superb delivery! Another length ball and this one pitches on off which means Rohit has to play at it. He looks to with not a long stride. The ball straightens and goes past the outside edge.
2.2
0
Chris Morris To Rohit Sharma
Back of a length and on off, Rohit goes back and keeps it out.
2.1
1
Chris Morris To Shikhar Dhawan
Good running! Dhawan taps it towards cover and takes off. The fielder gets to it quickly and underarms it towards the bowler's end but misses.
Just the one over for Imran Tahir with the new ball. Pace from this end now as well, Chris Morris is on.
End of over 2 : 4/0
1 runs
  • 01.1
  • 11.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
R. Sharma
1 (5)
S. Dhawan
3 (7)
K. Rabada
1-0-1-0
1.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
A dot to end! Length and on off, Sharma guides it towards point. End of a brilliant, brilliant first over by Rabada. He could have so easily had a wicket but it is not to be.
1.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Another beauty! On a length and around off, Rohit stays rooted to his crease as he looks to defend. The ball straightens and beats the outside edge.
1.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
DROPPED! Rabada is not happy! He screams in anguish! Faf is the culprit. It is a tough chance but someone of du Plessis' caliber, you would expect him to take it. Short and on the body. Rohit looks to pull but the ball hits the glove and lobs towards second slip. Faf runs in and dives forward to take it but can't hang on. South Africa need to take such chances. They do not have a lot to defend.
1.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rohit Sharma
Good length and on off, Rohit defends it solidly.
1.2
1
Kagiso Rabada To Shikhar Dhawan
In the air... but safe! That is a brute of a ball! Back of a length this time and it takes off after pitching. Dhawan looks to defend but the ball hits the top portion of the bat and luckily for the batsman, it lobs over point for a single.
1.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Shikhar Dhawan
OHHHH! Good delivery to begin with by Rabada. Length and on off, it pitches and then moves away. Dhawan looks to stroke it through the off side but misses. That shot is not needed so early on.
Kagiso Rabada will bowl from the other end with the second new ball!
End of over 1 : 3/0
3 runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • 10.4
  • 00.5
  • 10.6
S. Dhawan
2 (5)
R. Sharma
1 (1)
I. Tahir
1-0-3-0
0.6
1
Imran Tahir To Shikhar Dhawan
Another misfield! South Africa have not started off well here. This is pushed towards cover where Rassie makes a half-stop and a run is taken. Three from the first over.
0.5
0
Imran Tahir To Shikhar Dhawan
Nicely driven! Flighted ball and on off, Dhawan strokes it to covers.
0.4
1
Imran Tahir To Rohit Sharma
Rohit is off the mark now as he pushes it down to long on and gets to the other end.
0.3
1
Imran Tahir To Shikhar Dhawan
On the shorter side, Dhawan chops it towards cover-point. Phehlukwayo there misfields and gets the chase underway by conceding a run. They can't afford this, they need to be brilliant in the field today.
0.2
0
Imran Tahir To Shikhar Dhawan
A low full toss on off, Dhawan jams it out towards the bowler who runs to his right and pushes it towards cover. No runs conceded.
0.1
0
Imran Tahir To Shikhar Dhawan
Starts with a flatter and shorter ball on middle, Dhawan goes on the back foot and punches it towards mid-wicket.
We are back for the chase! The South Africans are in a huddle. The Indian openers, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan make their way out to the middle. The left-hander will take strike and he will be facing Imran Tahir who has the first new ball in hand. They started off with him in the first game and he got immediate success. South Africa would love something similar. Here we go...
Match Detail
  • Series World Cup 2019
  • Venue The Rose Bowl, Southampton
  • Weather Sunny
  • Toss South Africa won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result India beat South Africa by 6 wickets
  • Man of the match Rohit Sharma
  • Umpire Richard Kettleborough (ENG), Michael Gough (ENG) and Richard Illingworth (ENG)
  • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Match Notes
  • Power play 1 (1-10): South Africa 34/2
  • South Africa 50/2 in 14.1 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 65/2 in 16.0 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 68 balls between du Plessis (30) and van der Dussen (19)
  • Referral 1 (22.6 ovs): JP Duminy against IND (LBW) Unsuccessful (IND: 1, SA: 0)
  • South Africa 89/5: JP Duminy lbw b K Yadav 3(11)
  • South Africa 100/5 in 24.3 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 124/5 in 32.0 overs
  • South Africa 153/6 in 38.2 overs
  • Power play 2 (11-40): South Africa 161/7 (127 runs, 5 wickets)
  • South Africa 200/7 in 45.5 overs
  • 8th wkt Partnership: 50 off 43 balls between C Morris (29) and K Rabada (16)
  • R Sharma dropped on 1 by du Plessis in 1.4 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): India 34/0
  • Referral 1 (11.2 ovs): SA against R Sharma (LBW) Unsuccessful (IND: 1, SA: 1) (Retained)
  • India 50/1 in 14.5 overs
  • Drinks: India 62/2 in 17.0 overs
  • R Sharma ODI fifty: 50 runs in 70 balls (4x4) (2x6)
  • India 101/2 in 25.5 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 53 off 65 balls between R Sharma (31) and L Rahul (19)
  • Drinks: India 139/3 in 31.3 overs
  • India 150/3 in 34.5 overs
  • Power play 2 (11-40): India 171/3 (137 runs, 3 wickets)
  • R Sharma 23rd ODI hundred: 100 runs in 128 balls (10x4) (2x6)
  • MS Dhoni dropped on 18 by A Markram (sub) in 40.5 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 52 off 68 balls between R Sharma (24) and MS Dhoni (26)
  • R Sharma dropped on 107 by D Miller in 43.3 overs
  • India 200/3 in 44.1 overs
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Stats
Player Teams Runs Avg.
Rohit Sharma IND 648 81.00
David Warner AUS 647 71.88
Shakib Al Hasan BAN 606 86.57
Kane Williamson NZ 578 82.57
Joe Root ENG 556 61.77
Player Teams Wickets Eco.
Mitchell Starc AUS 27 5.43
Lockie Ferguson NZ 21 4.88
Jofra Archer ENG 20 4.57
Mustafizur Rahman BAN 20 6.70
Jasprit Bumrah IND 18 4.41

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