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South Africa vs India, Match 8 Match Summary

SA vs IND, 2019 - ODI Summary

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
SA 227/9
Bat Top Batsmen
42 (34)
  • 1x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 123.52SR
38 (54)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 70.37SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 5.1
10
OVERS
51/4
R/W
Bowler
ECON 3.5
10
OVERS
35/2
R/W
IND 230/4
Bat Top Batsmen
122 (144)
  • 13x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 84.72SR
34 (46)
  • 2x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 73.91SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 3.9
10
OVERS
39/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 3.6
10
OVERS
36/1
R/W
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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.
Over 47 : 223/4
10 Runs
  • W 46.1
  • 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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
Over 42 : 179/3
3 Runs
  • 241.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • 041.4
  • 1 LB 41.5
  • 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over 34 : 145/3
2 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 1 WD 33.4
  • 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.
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.
Over 32 : 139/3
0 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • W 31.3
  • 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'.
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.
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.
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.