S Africa vs India

Game called off
After the rain delays, the game has been called off. South Africa win the series 20.

Rain delay
It has started raining at Centurion, the second innings will be delayed.

SA 301 for 8 after 50 overs
SA end on 301 for 8 after 50 overs, centuries from de Villiers and de Kock. India will have to bat well to chase this competitive total down.

Over 50 SA 301/8 (Tsotsobe 1, Miller 56)
WICKET! Parnell pulls it straight to Rohit at deep square leg. Shami picks up a wicket, Miller will be on strike. Philander is the new batsman, Miller pulls it for a six over deep square leg to get to his 50. Miller pushes it to Rohit on the boundary for a single. WICKET! Philander chops it on to his stumps, Shami gets the wicket. A single to Tsotsobe brings Miller on strike for the last ball. Miller gets two from the last ball, SA end on 301 for 8.

Over 49 SA 291/6 (Parnell 9, Miller 47)
Yadav to bowl the 49th over. A single to Parnell, a chance of a run out but Jadeja does not hit the stumps. Miller hits the low full toss for a six to long off. End of the 49th over, SA 291 for 6 after 49 overs.

Over 48 SA 282/6 (Parnell 7, Miller 40)
Miller takes a single from the third ball of the over. Parnell picks up the full toss and dispatches it through midwicket for four, Kohli fails to stop it but puts in a good effort. A single to Parnell. Miller gets a boundary to end the over, 11 runs from it.

Over 47 SA 271/6 (Parnell 1, Miller 35)
Ishant starts his last over, WICKET! McLaren pulls it to deep square leg and Yadav takes a catch. Parnell comes out to bat. Ishant Sharma gets his 4th wicket. Miller pushes it to midwicket for no run. A single to Miller to third man, a single to Parnell. Good over from Ishant.

Over 46 SA 269/5 (McLaren 6, Miller 34)
Shami comes into the attack, Miller pulls it away for four to backward square leg. Miller takes a single, McLaren pushes it to deep square leg for a single. Miller flicks it off his pads for four, another boundary to fine leg. Miller takes a single, SA 269 for 5.

Over 45 SA 257/5 (McLaren 4, Miller 24)
McLaren chips it over Kohli at mid off for a couple of runs. A single to McLaren, and Miller takes a single to end the over. SA 257 for 5 after 45 overs.

Over 44 SA 253/5 (McLaren 1, Miller 23)
AB pushes it to long on for a single to rotate strike, Yadav starts his 8th over. This partnership now worth 50 from 31 balls. The 250 comes up for South Africa, Miller takes a single to deep backward point. WICKET! AB comes down the wicket, trying to work the ball across the stumps, Yadav traps him on the pads, the umpire gives it out lbw, India get a wicket. McLaren takes a single to get off the mark.

Over 43 SA 248/4 (de Villiers 108, Miller 20)
AB pulls it over deep midwicket for a big six. Ashwin under attack, and under pressure, AB takes a single to long on. Miller comes down the wicket and hits Ashwin for a six straight down the ground. A single to Miller down the ground, AB on strike. AB gets a single to long on. Great over for SA, who are 248 for 4.

Over 42 SA 233/4 (de Villiers 100, Miller 13)
Yadav comes back into the attack, Miller edges it past the vacant slip region for four to third man. A single brings AB on strike. AB gets to his 100 with a push on the leg side, the captain leads from the front. AB gets his 16th hundred, 3rd against India. Another boundary, Miller edges it for four through to third man.

Over 41 SA 223/4 (de Villiers 99, Miller 4)
End of the powerplay, Ashwin comes back into the attack. AB gets a single to long on. AB reverse sweeps it for a single, the point fielder stops it. Miller drives it through cover for a single. AB hits a six to end the over, SA 223 for 4.

Over 40 SA 213/4 (de Villiers 91, Miller 2)
Ishant Sharma starts his 8th over, AB gets a single to long on. Miller pushes it to deep square leg for a single. AB drives it square of the wicket for four, six runs from the over with a ball to go. A couple of runs to end the over, AB chips the ball and it goes just over mid off.

Over 39 SA 204/4 (de Villiers 83, Miller 1)
de Kock goes after putting SA in a commanding position, David Miller walks out to join the captain. Miller takes a quick single to mid off. AB takes a single on the leg side. AB drives it square of the wicket, and they get two, five runs from the over. SA 204 for 4 after 39 overs.

Over 38 SA 199/4 (de Villiers 79,)
Dropped chances have really cost India and de Kock and de Villiers have put on 165 runs now. Ishant comes back into the attack, a good cover drive for four through deep extra cover. Six runs from the over with one ball to go. WICKET! de Kock bowled for 101. SA lose their 4th wicket for 199.

Over 37 SA 193/3 (de Villiers 74, de Kock 100)
Shami brought back into the attack in the power play. AB drives it to long on for a single to bring de Kock on strike, he is on 99. A quick single and de Kock gets a 100, third century in a row. He has played well in this series, becomes the batsmen to get the most amount of runs in a 3match ODI series. AB makes room for himself and pushes it to mid off for no run. AB hits a six over midwicket, and then another six over cover, Shami goes for 12 runs in the last two balls. SA 193 for 3.

Over 36 SA 179/3 (de Villiers 61, de Kock 99)
Ashwin comes back to bowl in the power play. AB drives it through the off side for a couple of runs. AB hits a six over deep square leg, slog sweeps it for a six. Nine runs from the over so far, de Kock gets a single and moves on to 99. AB takes a single. SA 179 for 3.

Over 35 SA 168/3 (de Villiers 51, de Kock 98)
Kohli continues, a quick single to short third man, AB on 49 and on strike. AB drives it through cover for a single and gets to his 50. He has steadied the ship today, de Kock takes another single. AB runs it down to long on for another single. de Kock drives it straight back to Kohli, who half stops it, no run in the end. Six, de Kock lifts it over the midwicket fence with ease.

Over 34 SA 158/3 (de Villiers 49, de Kock 90)
Raina continues, AB works him on to the leg side for a single. A couple of more singles, SA picking the singles easily. A couple of runs to end the over, SA 158 for 3 after 34 overs.

Over 33 SA 152/3 (de Villiers 45, de Kock 88)
Kohli starts his second over, de Kock takes a single to deep point. AB takes a single through the leg side, Ishant does well to keep it to a single. SA bring up their 150, de Kock takes a couple of runs.

Over 32 SA 148/3 (de Villiers 44, de Kock 85)
AB drives it through the line of the ball for four, through the cover region. AB gets a single to long on. de Kock takes a single to give the strike back to the captain. Raina drops in short, AB finds some room but can't clear the fielder. Good fielding at short midwicket, Kohli stops the single. Six runs from the over, 148 for 3 after 32 overs.

Over 31 SA 142/3 (de Villiers 39, de Kock 84)
Kohli brought into the attack, de Kock drives it down the ground for a single. AB pushes it to deep square leg for a single. de Kock hits the first six, picks up Kohli and dispatches it over deep midwicket for a six. Good over for SA, 142 for 3 after 31.

Over 30 SA 134/3 (de Villiers 38, de Kock 77)
Raina brought into the attack by Dhoni. de Kock drives it through midwicket for a couple of runs, de Kock takes a single to end the over. SA 134 for 3.

Over 29 SA 130/3 (de Villiers 37, de Kock 74)
Dropped by Dhoni, AB dropped again by India. Four, AB punishes the ball through deep mid wicket for four. Five runs from the over.

Over 28 SA 125/3 (de Villiers 36, de Kock 70)
A single to start the over, de Kock pulls it for a couple of runs. Another single to de Kock, he moves on to 66. Four, de Kock pushes it through deep square leg for four to end the over.

Over 27 SA 116/3 (de Villiers 34, de Kock 63)
Jadeja starts his 5th over, three singles from the first three balls. Four singles from the over.

Over 26 SA 112/3 (de Villiers 32, de Kock 61)
Ashwin continues, de Kock starts the over with a single. AB gets a single to long on. de Kock sweeps it fine for two runs on the leg side. de Kock sweeps it again for a single this time, SA 112 or 3.

Over 25 SA 107/3 (de Villiers 31, de Kock 57)
Jadeja continues, AB takes a single to bring up the 100 for SA. de Kock reverse sweeps to Ishant at short third man for a single. AB goes inside out, hits Jadeja through cover for four. AB follows it up with a single. Good over for SA, 8 runs from it.

Over 24 SA 99/3 (de Villiers 25, de Kock 55)
Ashwin starts his 4th over, AB gets a single to long on. de Kock comes down the wicket, Ashwin tosses up the slower one, no run in the end. de Kock gets a single on the leg side, the partnership moves on to 70. AB takes a single, this pair happy to milk the spinners. SA 99 for 3 after 24 overs.

Over 23 SA 96/3 (de Villiers 23, de Kock 54)
Jadeja to de Kock, who takes a single and moves on to 49. AB takes a single to bring de Kock on strike. de Kock gets the single and gets his 50, another half century for him. He is having a great series at home. AB takes a single, de Kock drives it through the covers for four to end the over.

Over 22 SA 88/3 (de Villiers 21, de Kock 48)
A single to start the over, then a dot and then a couple of singles. de Kock moves on to 48 with another single. Four singles from the over.

Over 21 SA 84/3 (de Villiers 19, de Kock 46)
Jadeja into his second over, four singles from the over. SA 84 for 3.

Over 20 SA 80/3 (de Villiers 17, de Kock 44)
The 50 run partnership comes up for South Africa, de Kock and de Villiers stabilise the innings. Dropped, Yuvraj drops the important wicket of de Kock. Three runs and a dropped catch from the over.

Over 19 SA 77/3 (de Villiers 16, de Kock 42)
Jadeja comes into the attack, a double bowling change from Dhoni. Three singles from the over, SA 77 for 3.

Over 18 SA 74/3 (de Villiers 15, de Kock 40)
First signs of spin in the form of Ashwin for India. de Kock cuts it to deep point for a single. AB takes a single down the ground. Three runs from the over, SA 74 for 3.

Over 17 SA 71/3 (de Villiers 14, de Kock 38)
de Kock drives it through the off side for four through point and cover, then he takes a single on the leg side. AB edges it to third man for a single. de Kock pulls it to short fine leg but the fielder drops the catch, a missed chance from India. SA 71 for 3.

Over 16 SA 64/3 (de Villiers 13, de Kock 32)
Shami continues after the drinks break. AB drives it but finds the fielder, no run in the end. A single to AB as he slaps it through the off side to deep cover. Two leg byes, Shami drifts down leg and Dhoni slows the ball down for fine leg to stop the boundary. de Kock takes a single from the last ball, SA 64 for 3.

Over 15 SA 60/3 (de Villiers 12, de Kock 31)
AB drives it through the off side but Raina makes a good stop at cover for no run. AB comes down the wicket and gets a leading edge on it to the sweeper for a single. de Kock drives it straight down the ground for four, five runs from the over.

Over 14 SA 55/3 (de Villiers 11, de Kock 27)
Shami shuffled back into the attack, Dhoni rotating his seamers today. Shami bowls it down the leg side, shouts for caught behind, but it was hitting de Kock's thigh pad and not the bat. de Kock gets a single to deep square leg bringing AB on strike. AB takes a single to deep point from the last ball, just two from the over.

Over 13 SA 53/3 (de Villiers 10, de Kock 26)
de Kock drives it past Jadeja at mid off for a couple of runs. de Kock times it perfectly past mid off for four, no chance for Jadeja to stop that. de Kock inside edges it to short midwicket for a single. SA 53 for 3.

Over 12 SA 46/3 (de Villiers 10, de Kock 19)
Ishant continues, AB drives it between cover and long off for four, it was in the air but in the gap. AB takes a single to bring de Kock on strike. de Kock ends the over with a single. SA 46 for 3.

Over 11 SA 40/3 (de Villiers 5, de Kock 18)
A couple of singles from the over, Umesh Yadav is brought back into the attack after two overs.

Over 10 SA 38/3 (de Villiers 4, de Kock 17)
Ishant to continue. AB drives the ball past long on for four, great shot from the captain. Just the boundary from the over.

Over 9 SA 34/3 (de Villiers 0, de Kock 17)
Shami strays outside off and the umpire calls it a wide to start the over. Shami drifts down leg for another wide. de Kock drives it straight down the ground for four to end the over. Six from it, SA 34 for 3.

Over 8 SA 28/3 (de Villiers 0, de Kock 13)
Ishant Sharma gets the second wicket. WICKET! Davids edges it to Raina at second slip. South Africa lose their second wicket. Duminy joins de Kock. Ishant beats Duminy's outside edge. WICKET! Duminy edges it to second slip, Sharma gets his second wicket, Raina takes another catch at second slip. Duminy goes for a duck. A short ball from Ishant to AB. SA struggling at 28 for 3 after a double wicket maiden from Ishant.

Over 7 SA 28/1 (Davids 1, de Kock 13)
Shami beats de Kock's outside edge and the ball just misses the stumps as it goes to the keeper. de Kock runs the ball down to third man for a single, brings Davids on strike. Wide, Shami strays on the leg side to the right handed Davids. Davids drives it but Dhawan makes a great stop at cover to keep it down to a single. Three runs from the over.

Over 6 SA 25/1 (Davids 0, de Kock 12)
Sharma changes ends and replaces Yadav. de Kock pushes it past Jadeja at long on and gets two runs. de Kock takes a single to deep square leg. Three runs from the over, SA 25 for 1.

Over 5 SA 22/1 (Davids 0, de Kock 9)
Shami brought into the attack to replace Ishant Sharma. Amla edges it to third man and Yadav is beaten on the boundary. WICKET! Amla hits it straight to square leg, Yuvraj takes a good catch. India get an early wicket here. Henry Davids walks out to join de Kock.

Over 4 SA 18/0 (Amla 9, de Kock 9)
de Kock pushes it through midwicket, he has timed it nicely, gets his first boundary of the day. de Kock ends the over with a four straight down the ground. South Africa 18 for no loss after 4 overs.

Over 3 SA 10/0 (Amla 9, de Kock 1)
Ishant is bowling very straight to de Kock, there is no movement from the pitch, so the bowler is trying to bowl a tight line. A single, a suicide single, from de Kock and Amla had given up completely, Rohit missed the stumps. Just a single from the over.

Over 2 SA 9/0 (Amla 9, de Kock 0)
Umesh Yadav starts from the other end for India. A big appeal for lbw, but umpire not interested. Replays show that it would have been going down the leg side. Next ball, Amla whips it through midwicket for four. End of the second over, SA 9 for no loss.

Over 1 SA 5/0 (Amla 5, de Kock 0)
Ishant Sharma to start for India and Amla will face him. Four, Amla drives it brilliantly through backward point for four. A single to third man, Amla edges it past the slips.

Team News
For South Africa, Steyn, Kallis and Morkel are rested and Tahir, Parnell and Davids included in the team. Yuvraj comes in for Rahane for India.

Toss
South Africa have won the toss and will bat first, for the third time in the series.

Greetings
Hello and welcome to our overbyover commentary of the final ODI  in the threematch series, which the hosts lead twonil, between South Africa and India in Centurion.