S Africa vs India
SA win by 142 runs
South Africa win the game by 142 runs and lead the series 1-0.
Over 41 Ind 217/10 (M Sharma 0)
Steyn continues to Dhoni. Dhoni works him to deep fine leg but does not take a single. Bonus runs for India, Steyn bowls a steep bouncer, it is called a wide and it goes for four over the keeper's head. WICKET! Steyn gets the big wicket, Dhoni plays it on to his stumps, India lose their captain. Dhoni goes for a well played 65, India 217 for 9. A play and a miss from Shami. WICKET! India all out for 217 runs, SA win by 142 runs. Steyn takes three wickets in the end.
Over 40 Ind 212/8 (Dhoni 65, M Sharma 0)
McLaren continues, a couple of dots to Dhoni. A wide down leg from McLaren, he has been struggling with this today. Dhoni drives it through the cover for four, a single to end the over. India 212 for 8 with 10 overs remaining.
Over 39 Ind 206/8 (Dhoni 60, M Sharma 0)
The asking rate is over 13 per over. Steyn starts his 7th over. Dhoni does not take the single. Another good shot from Dhoni, but does not take the single. Dhoni pulls it to the midwicket boundary for four, Steyn pitches it slightly short and Dhoni gets a boundary. Dhoni runs it down to third man and takes the single, Mohit Sharma to face 1 ball.
Over 38 Ind 201/8 (Dhoni 55, M Sharma 0)
Henry Davids on the field for Steyn, not an injury, just going off the field for a break. Kallis getting some magic spray on his fingers after the catch. McLaren continues, Dhoni drives it down the ground for a six, gets to his 50 in style. Dhoni throws his bat at it and it goes over the keeper for four, India bring up their 200. Dhoni edges it to third man but does not take the single. A quick single to end the over, Dhoni keeps strike.
Over 37 Ind 190/8 (Dhoni 44, M Sharma 0)
Steyn brought back into the attack in the power play. WICKET! Kallis takes the catch and Bhuvi has to go. Steyn gets rewarded for some great bowling. India lose their 8th wicket. Mohit Sharma comes out to bat. A wicket maiden from Steyn.
Over 36 Ind 190/7 (Dhoni 44, B Kumar 0)
The power play has been taken, India need 175 runs to win. Morkel is pulled over midwicket for a couple of runs, Tsotsobe keeps it down to two. Four, Dhoni pulls it just over the square leg boundary for a four, the fast, short ball being put away. Dhoni sends Bhuvi back, does not want the single. Dhoni blocks but does not take a single. Six from the over, India 190 for 7.
Over 35 Ind 184/7 (Dhoni 38, B Kumar 0)
McLaren comes back into the attack, a play and a miss from Dhoni. A wide down the leg side from McLaren. Dhoni comes down the wicket and just runs it down to third man for a single. WICKET! Ashwin inside edges it and de Kock takes a catch, McLaren gets the wicket. Ashwin is disappointed, replays show it hit the pad not the bat, but he has to go. India 183 for 7. India sinking deeper now, Dhoni still batting as Bhuvi joins him. Another wide from McLaren, disappointing number of extras for SA.
Over 34 Ind 181/6 (Dhoni 37, Ashwin 19)
Morkel comes into the attack, he has 4 overs left. Good bowling from Morkel to Dhoni, surprising him with the extra bounce. Dhoni pushes it to point for a single. Just a single from the over.
Over 33 Ind 180/6 (Dhoni 36, Ashwin 19)
Ashwin pulls it for four to the square leg boundary, slapped away for a boundary. Ashwin lifts it over backward point for four, a poor ball from Tsotsobe and Ashwin makes the most of it. Eight from the over, India 180 for 6 after 33 overs.
Over 32 Ind 172/6 (Dhoni 36, Ashwin 11)
Kallis continues, Ashwin punches it through the midwicket region for four, McLaren chases it but fails to stop the four. Ashwin runs it down to deep square leg for a single, it is a short boundary so will only be a single. Dhoni pushes it to fine leg for a single. The asking rate is over 10 runs per over now. A wide down the leg side from Kallis. India 172 for 6 after 32 overs.
Over 31 Ind 164/6 (Dhoni 35, Ashwin 5)
Tsotsobe continues, Dhoni cuts it to the sweeper for a single. Tsotsobe strays down leg and Ashwin glances it for four down to fine leg. Ashwin pulls it over short midwicket for a single. Six runs from the over, India 164 for 6.
Over 30 Ind 158/6 (Dhoni 34, Ashwin 0)
Kallis starts his 2nd over, Dhoni pushes it on the leg side for a single. Jadeja takes a single to bring Dhoni on strike. Dhoni edges it to third man for a single. A wide ball down leg from Kallis, the extras going up to 20 runs. The partnership is now 50 runs from 50 balls, very important partnership for India. WICKET! Kallis bowls Jadeja, India lose their 6th wicket. India sink deeper, needing 201 now from 121 balls.
Over 29 Ind 154/5 (Dhoni 33, Jadeja 28)
Tsotsobe continues, into his 7th over. Dhoni takes a quick single to bring Jadeja on strike. Good bowling from Tsotsobe, beating the outside edge of the bat. Jadeja just clears the man at mid on and gets another boundary to end the over. India 154 for 5 after 29 overs.
Over 28 Ind 149/5 (Dhoni 32, Jadeja 24)
Kallis comes into the attack for the first time today. Jadeja pushes for a single through the leg side. Dhoni goes for the second run, they appeal for a run out, and Dhoni takes another single because of over throws. The umpire gives it not out with out consulting the third umpire. Jadeja drives it through the covers for four, beating Miller on the boundary. A wide called as Kallis strays outside the off stump. Good over for India, nine runs from it.
Over 27 Ind 140/5 (Dhoni 29, Jadeja 19)
Tsotsobe starts another over, Dhoni comes down the wicket and pulls one through the midwicket region for four. The run rate more than 9 per over, Dhoni looking to change that. Jadeja hits straight and finds the long on boundary, good shot from him. India have to attack to stay alive in the game. Jadeja pushes it square of the wicket for single. India 140 for 5 after 27 overs.
Over 26 Ind 126/5 (Dhoni 24, Jadeja 14)
Dhoni pushes it through the leg side for a single to Steyn at deep square leg. Jadeja beats the man at mid off and finds the boundary. Another bouncer, a wide called by the umpire for height. A wide outside off from Parnell, he has been inconsistent today. A wide down leg from Parnell, South Africa giving 17 extras so far. Jadeja beats the man at mid on and gets another boundary to end the over, India 130 for 5 after 26 overs.
Over 25 Ind 118/5 (Dhoni 23, Jadeja 6)
Tsotsobe starts his 5th over, Dhoni takes a single on the leg side. Jadeja edges it to third man, through the slip region for a single. Dhoni takes a quick single and Jadeja is safe, Miller misses the stumps. India struggling on 118 for 5.
Over 24 Ind 115/5 (Dhoni 21, Jadeja 5)
A big wide from Parnell, Jadeja edges the next one past the slips for four. India 115 for 5 after 24 overs.
Over 23 Ind 109/5 (Dhoni 21, Jadeja 1)
Dhoni takes a single on the leg side. A high bouncer from Tsotsobe, goes over the keeper's head for four, bonus runs for India. That should have been a wide but Tsotsobe gets away with it. Raina pulls and goes for the second run. This could but close, Steyn throws the ball, de Kock takes the bails off, replays show Raina is out. WICKET! Brilliance in the field again from South Africa, Steyn causing a run out. Jadeja is the new man in, gets off the mark with a single through to Steyn at midwicket. India 109 for 5 after 23 overs.
Over 22 Ind 102/4 (Dhoni 20, Raina 13)
Parnell starts his third over, Raina takes a single to bring Dhoni on strike. The required rate now over 9 per over. Dhoni takes a single on the leg side. Raina pulls it through midwicket for four, much needed runs for India, this partnership now worth 37 runs. Six runs from the over, India 102 for 4.
Over 21 Ind 96/4 (Dhoni 19, Raina 8)
Tsotsobe brought back into the attack, Raina comes down the wicket and Tsotsobe pitches it outside off, Raina pushes it to point for no run. Raina pushes it to deep square leg for a single. Dropped, Dhoni hits it to extra cover and Miller puts a difficult catch down. Dhoni gets a life, he pulls it for a single from the last ball. India 96 for 4 after 21 overs. A wide for height against Tsotsobe, A single to end the over,
Over 20 Ind 91/4 (Dhoni 17, Raina 6)
Morkel starts his 6th over. Dhoni comes down the wicket and hits it through midwicket for four. A boundary to end the over, Raina gets one through the leg side for four.
Over 19 Ind 82/4 (Dhoni 11, Raina 2)
Dhoni comes down the wicket and hits it over extra cover for a one bounce four. Four, poor fielding from SA giving Dhoni the boundary and then a wide from McLaren. India 82 for 4 after 19 overs.
Over 18 Ind 71/4 (Dhoni 3, Raina 2)
Morkel brought back into the attack, Raina plays and misses and then hit on the stumps. Raina looking for another suicide single, Dhoni sends him back and rightly so. Raina runs it down for a single to fine leg. Dhoni pulls the short ball for a single to deep square leg. Just two runs from the over.
Over 17 Ind 69/4 (Dhoni 2, Raina 1)
McLaren continues, Raina pushes it through the leg side for a single. The required rate around 8.7 runs per over now. Dhoni is off the mark with a quick single, AB overthrows it and they get an extra run.
Over 16 Ind 66/4 (Dhoni 0, Raina 0)
Raina comes out to bat, he also had problems against the short ball. Parnell is gloved to the fine leg boundary for four, Rohit Sharma not getting a hold of that. Rohit cuts it down the third man for a single, Raina on strike. Chance of a run out, Raina goes for a quick run, Rohit hesitates and Rohit Sharma has been run out. Great piece of fielding from Miller. The Indian captain, MS Dhoni, walks out to bat. A short ball from Parnell to Dhoni, a wide called down leg. Dhoni almost plays it back on to his stumps, poor cricket from India all around today. India 66 for 4 after 16 overs.
Over 15 Ind 60/3 (R Sharma 12)
A quick single to start the over, WICKET! Kohli edges it and Kallis takes a good catch at first slip. South Africa get the danger man, McLaren celebrates. India 60 for 2. Yuvraj Singh comes out to bat. Good short ball from McLaren to start for Yuvi. WICKET! Yuvraj bowled, India in trouble at 60 for 3. McLaren strikes twice, India 60 for 3 after 15 overs.
Over 14 Ind 59/1 (R Sharma 12, Kohli 31)
Replays show that the decision by the umpire from the last ball of the last over was a good one. Kohli did not get any bat on that, it hit the thigh pad as it went to the keeper. Rohit runs it down for a single to third man. Kohli cuts it behind square for four, Parnell under attack now. Kohli then drops and runs a single, good batting from Kohli. Rohit pushes the straighter one to fine leg for a single. India 59 for 1 after 14 overs.
Over 13 Ind 52/1 (R Sharma 10, Kohli 26)
India are going at 3.58 runs per over and asking rate is 8.3 per over. Rohit pushes the ball to midwicket for a single. Kohli runs it down the third man for two runs, good running by this pair, that should have just been one. Pitched short, Kohli pulls it for four to deep square leg. Good shot under pressure, India get to their 50 in style. A wide down leg from McLaren to follow. Another wide, this time McLaren strays outside off. A big shout for caught behind, but not given out by the umpire.
Over 12 Ind 43/1 (R Sharma 9, Kohli 20)
Morkel bowls a good bouncer, de Kock does well to stop it behind the stumps. A quick single from Kohli, Rohit on strike. Another short ball, Rohit tries to play the upper cut but misses. Another great over from Morkel, just two runs from it.
Over 11 Ind 41/1 (R Sharma 8, Kohli 19)
McLaren comes into the attack. This could be India's chance to attack him and get back into the game. A wide down the leg side from McLaren. Another play and a miss from Rohit, he needs to go on and score a big one here if India have to win this. Edged, over the slip for four, Rohit trying to hit his way into form, mishitting this over the slips. End of the 11th over, India 41 for 1.
Over 10 Ind 36/1 (R Sharma 4, Kohli 19)
The asking rate is over 8 per over now. More extra bounce from Morkel, Kohli plays and misses. Kohli pulls it high in the air and it falls over Tsotsobe, two runs for India in the end. Good shot, Kohli slaps it through the off side for four to end the first power play.
Over 9 Ind 30/1 (R Sharma 4, Kohli 13)
AB sticks with Steyn, Rohit pushes it to third man for a single. Kohli attacks Steyn, drives him through midwicket for four. Kohli punches it straight down the ground, beats the man at mid on and gets another boundary. He was looking to hit it through mid wicket, but checks his shot at the last minute. Last ball, Kohli edges it to third man for a single. India 30 for 1 after 9 overs.
Over 8 Ind 20/1 (R Sharma 3, Kohli 4)
Yuvraj Singh is padded up, Rohit faces Morkel. A drop and a run from Rohit, fast bowling from Morkel. Dropped, easy catch and de Kock drops it. Kohli edges a terrific delivery from Morkel and de Kock drops a big wicket. Kohli tries to pull it but gets hit in the ribs as he misses it. India under pressure here, South Africa bowling well. Clipped away on the leg side for a couple of runs.
Over 7 Ind 17/1 (R Sharma 2, Kohli 2)
The run rate has climbed to over 7.8 runs per over. Steyn bowls a steep bouncer, de Kock does well to stop it behind the stumps, umpire calls it a wide. Terrific bowling from Steyn, Kohli plays and misses and smiles all around. Kohli comes down the wicket, tries to hit Steyn down the ground but misses it. Slightly straighter from Steyn, Kohli chips it on the leg side for a couple of runs.
Over 6 Ind 14/1 (R Sharma 2, Kohli 0)
Morkel comes into the attack, Tsotsobe replaced after just two overs. WICKET! Dhawan top edges it and de Kock calls for it and takes a good catch. India lose their first wicket, Dhawan falls to the extra bounce. Dhawan goes for 12, Kohli is the new batsman. South Africa celebrate, Morkel gets the first wicket. Extra bounce for Morkel, a couple of plays and misses from Rohit. India under pressure at 14 for 1 after 6 overs.
Over 5 Ind 14/0 (R Sharma 2, Dhawan 12)
Steyn continues, Rohit goes for the drive and misses it. Another play and a miss, and another one. Rohit Sharma has played 14 balls and missed 14 balls. A roar from the crowd as Rohit makes contact with the ball for no run. A mishit and a leading edge from Rohit, he gets two on the off side. Just two from the over.
Over 4 Ind 12/0 (R Sharma 0, Dhawan 12)
Tsotsobe continues to Dhawan. Dhawan leans into the drive and gets it through extra cover for four, good shot from Dhawan. Dhawan hits it in the air and gets it over the man in at point for four, attacking Tsotsobe now. End of the 4th over, India 12 for no loss.
Over 3 Ind 4/0 (R Sharma 0, Dhawan 4)
Steyn steams in, already bowling at good pace. Another maiden from Steyn, Rohit is still not off the mark. Steyn 2 overs, 2 maidens at good pace.
Over 2 Ind 4/0 (R Sharma 0, Dhawan 4)
Tsotsobe to start from the other end, Dhawan on strike. Dhawan drives it straight down the ground for four, it was in the air but away from mid off. India get off the mark with a boundary. Four from the over, good over from Tsotsobe.
Over 1 Ind 0/0 (R Sharma 0, Dhawan 0)
Steyn to start the bowling, India start with Rohit and Dhawan. Great start from Steyn, good pace and shape on the ball. de Villiers gives him another slip. Rohit respects the first over, a maiden from Steyn.
SA 358 for 4 after 50 overs
Amla and de Kock set up the innings, AB and Duminy were unstoppable. de Kock scored a 100, AB, Amla and Duminy all getting half centuries. Shami was the only India seamer who bowled well, but some good batting taking SA to 358 for 4.
Over 50 SA 358/4 (Miller 5, Duminy 58)
Last over and Shami will bowl it. AB comes down on one knee and hits it over the fine leg boundary for a six, unconventionally brilliant shot. This brings up the 100 run partnership. WICKET! Shami gets his man, AB goes for another sweep, misses and Shami bowls him. Shami gets a wicket, but what a knock from the captain. Miller comes out to bat with three balls to go. Miller starts with a boundary, SA 356 for 4. A single to Miller, Duminy will face the last ball. A single from the last ball. SA end on 358 for 4.
Over 49 SA 345/3 (de Villiers 71, Duminy 57)
Two overs to go, SA 322 for 3. India under immense pressure. Mohit comes back into the attack, Duminy chips it over short third man for four, poor bowling again. Slower ball from Mohit and Duminy inside edges it past Dhoni for three runs. AB pulls it away for four through midwicket, the runs coming flowing freely in the last few overs. AB comes down the track and slices it over deep point for six, more poor bowling from India. A full toss and AB hits it straight down the ground for four, great cricket from the Proteas captain. SA 345 for 3 after 49 overs.
Over 48 SA 322/3 (de Villiers 55, Duminy 50)
Shami to bowl his 9th over, Duminy runs it down to third man for a single. AB hits it down the ground for a single. Duminy hits another six, it was the short ball from Shami and Duminy hooks it over deep square leg. Full toss and Duminy takes two runs to deep mid wicket to get to 49. A single and he gets his 50, a quick 50, another one for SA.
Over 47 SA 310/3 (de Villiers 53, Duminy 40)
Great last couple of overs for South Africa, Dhoni is out of options, brings Bhuvi back into the attack. Bhuvi bowls a full toss and AB sends it out of the park for a six, great shot again. Another six, AB hits Bhuvi out of the park again, gets to his 50 in style. Duminy joins the action with a six, poor bowling from Bhuvi, SA 310 for 3 with 3 overs to go.
Over 46 SA 290/3 (de Villiers 40, Duminy 33)
Shami brought back into the attack, he has three overs left. The projected score at this run rate is over 300. A couple of runs to AB as he digs out a yorker to third man. A single to AB, upper cutting it to third man. A good bouncer from Shami, beating Duminy with pace and bounce. Duminy drives it straight down the ground and just clears the boundary for another six, great shot. Six, Duminy hits it over mid wicket for another big six, great shot, attacking India's best seamer. A single to end the over.
Over 45 SA 274/3 (de Villiers 37, Duminy 20)
Mohit Sharma comes back into the attack, he has two overs remaining. AB comes down the wicket and smashes it for four through the off side, great shot, Mohit is under pressure now. A single straight down the ground, AB mishits it back past the bowler. Duminy comes down the wicket and hits it over extra cover for six, another great shot. Cheeky shot from Duminy, chips it over short fine leg for four. SA 274 for 3 after 45 overs.
Over 44 SA 258/3 (de Villiers 32, Duminy 9)
AB drives it to long off for a single. Kohli starts his second over, Duminy pushes it into the leg side and runs two, good running between the wickets. Duminy hits it through cover and Jadeja does very well on the boundary to stop it and keep it down to two. SA 258 for 3.
Over 43 SA 251/3 (de Villiers 31, Duminy 3)
Ashwin brought back into the attack, Duminy is the new batsman. The 250 comes up for South Africa, as Duminy takes a single. Just three from the over, a good one for India.
Over 42 SA 248/3 (de Villiers 30, Duminy 1)
Kohli brought into the attack, Dhoni trying everything now. de Kock hits it over mid wicket for a six, another great shot from him. WICKET! Kohli takes a wicket, de Kock hits it straight to Kohli who takes a good catch. Dhoni buys a wicket, but de Kock has put SA in a good position.
Over 41 SA 240/2 (de Villiers 29, de Kock 129)
AB hits it straight down the ground for four, great shot, India leaking runs here. AB sweeps it and gets another boundary, great shot again against Jadeja. de Kock lifts it over mid off and gets another boundary to long off. Great over for SA, 17 runs from it.
Over 40 SA 223/2 (de Villiers 18, de Kock 123)
This is de Kock's highest score in ODIs, another single to him. AB takes a single with a square drive. Good shot from de Kock, comes down the wicket and chips it over the in-field for four. A single to follow the boundary. End of the 40th over, SA 223 for 2.
Over 39 SA 215/2 (de Villiers 16, de Kock 118)
12 overs to go, India will be looking to stem the run flow and get a few wickets. Jadeja driven down the ground for a single. de Kock tries to reverse sweep and misses, ends up blocking it. de Kock gets a single to deep point. Nicely cut away from de Kock for four, late cuts it past the short third man fielder. A single to end a good over for SA, eight from it.
Over 38 SA 207/2 (de Villiers 14, de Kock 112)
Ashwin continues, a single to de Kock and then one to AB. Another single, de Kock pushes it to fine leg. Six singles from the over, SA 207 for 2.
Over 37 SA 201/2 (de Villiers 11, de Kock 109)
Jadeja into the attack, AB takes a single and then de Kock attacks, hits it flat over mid wicket for a flat six. A single to follow the six, AB then plays and misses. Eight from the over, SA 201 for 2.
Over 36 SA 193/2 (de Villiers 10, de Kock 102)
Ashwin brought back into the attack, AB gets a single to start the over. Dhoni has not used Yuvraj in the bowling which is strange. de Kock gets a single down the ground. AB pulls it away to deep mid wicket, but Kohli does well to stop the boundary and keep it to two. A chance of a single, but AB sends de Kock back in time. A single to end the over, SA 193 for 2.
Over 35 SA 188/2 (de Villiers 6, de Kock 101)
de Kock has gone past 50 twice and made centuries both times, what a knock from him. Shami continues after the power play. de Kock looks for two but will only get a single as Rohit Sharma runs in from the square leg boundary. de Villiers comes down the wicket and misses the ball from Shami, a bit of movement. Shami pitches it up and AB drives it down the ground for four, great shot from the captain. Six runs from the over, SA 188 for 2.
Over 34 SA 182/2 (de Villiers 1, de Kock 100)
A no ball from Mohit Sharma and de Kock will get a free hit. de Kock makes the most of it, hits it over midwicket for a huge six. Great shot and he moves on to 98, a single takes him to 99. de Villiers on strike, and gets off the mark with a quick single. de Kock on 99, two balls to go in the over. A dot ball, and then de Kock pushes it to deep square leg for a single, he gets his 2nd ODI hundred.
Over 33 SA 172/2 (de Villiers 0, de Kock 92)
Shami comes back into the attack, Bhuvi has not been effective today. Good bowling from Shami to Kallis, a couple of plays and misses. Kallis gives himself room and slices it over point for four, good shot to make Shami think. WICKET! Shami gets another wicket, Kallis gives an easy catch to extra cover. Jadeja takes a catch, SA 172 for 2. AB de Villiers is the new man in.
Over 32 SA 168/1 (Kallis 6, de Kock 92)
Shami replaced by Mohit, interesting move from Dhoni in the power play. Kallis square drives it for four, great shot from a classy batsman. Kallis hit on the pads, a bit of in-swing from Mohit but it was going down leg. A single to Kallis, de Kock plays out the over. Five from the 32nd over, SA 168 for 1.
Over 31 SA 163/1 (Kallis 1, de Kock 92)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes back into the attack for the power play. He has three overs left today and starts with a big wide down leg. A play and a miss from de Kock, he has been lucky today. de Kock gets a single to deep point and brings Kallis on strike. Kallis takes a single, de Kock outside edges it to third man for four. Pitched in short from Bhuvi and de Kock pulls it away for four to fine leg. SA 163 for 1.
Over 30 SA 152/1 (Kallis 0, de Kock 83)
South Africa have taken the batting power play and it is a very positive move. Dhoni responds with bringing Shami back into the attack. Amla gets a single as Dhawan stops a certain boundary. de Kock comes down the wicket, edges it to third man for a single. There are dark clouds around the grounds, WICKET! Amla inside edges it on to his stumps, very soft dismissal. A brilliant partnership is broken and Shami gets the first wicket for India. Kallis comes out to bat in the power play. Good over to start the power play from Shami.
Over 29 SA 150/0 (Amla 63, de Kock 82)
A couple of singles to start the over, Jadeja into his 5th. Amla gets another single to deep point. Five singles from the over, SA 150 for no loss after 29 overs.
Over 28 SA 145/0 (Amla 61, de Kock 80)
Raina brought into the attack, Dhoni desperately looking for a wicket. Amla starts with a single down the ground. de Kock pushes it to fine leg for a single. Amla takes a single straight down the ground. de Kock drives it through the off side for four, finding the gap perfectly. India leaking runs and not being able to get wickets.
Over 27 SA 138/0 (Amla 58, de Kock 75)
Amla attacks Jadeja, hits him inside out over extra cover for four, good shot from him. He follows it up with a single to long off. A single to de Kock straight down the ground. Seven from the over, SA 138 for no loss.
Over 26 SA 131/0 (Amla 53, de Kock 74)
Ashwin to Amla who takes a single on the leg side, India still unable to get a wicket. de Kock sweeps it fine and it reaches the fine leg boundary, India under pressure. Good over so far for SA, 7 runs from 5 balls. de Kock chips it over the man at short fine leg for another boundary, 11 from the over in the end, India under pressure.
Over 25 SA 120/0 (Amla 51, de Kock 64)
Jadeja is driven down the ground by Amla for a single, he moves on to 49. A single to de Kock, rotating the strike and Amla is on 49. Amla gets the single and gets a well deserved 50, his 23rd half century in ODIs. Another single to de Kock. Five singles from the over.
Over 24 SA 115/0 (Amla 48, de Kock 63)
Amla cuts it through the off side for four, Ashwin giving it a bit of width and Amla plays late and plays well. A single to Amla, bring de Kock back on strike. SA 115 for no loss.
Over 23 SA 109/0 (Amla 47, de Kock 62)
Jadeja starts his second over, Dhoni having a chat to him. Amla takes a single to bring de Kock on strike. de Kock drives it through the off side for four, great shot from the young, talented opener. A quick single, the ball falling short of Bhuvi at short third man. Another ball in the air, falling short of the fielders for India.
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Over 22 SA 103/0 (Amla 42, de Kock 57)
Ashwin from the other end, spin from both ends for India. de Kock pulls Ashwin for four over midwicket, the 100 run opening partnership comes up for South Africa. Four from the over, SA 103 for no loss after 22 overs.
Over 21 SA 99/0 (Amla 42, de Kock 53)
Ravindra Jadeja brought into the attack, to get a wicket. His strengths generally are very tight and controlled bowling. Amla takes a single to extra cover, Raina does well to keep it to a single. Jadeja drifts down leg and de Kock pushes it to deep square leg for a single. Good over from Jadeja, the ground staff ready as there may be rain soon.
Over 20 SA 97/0 (Amla 41, de Kock 52)
Well timed by Amla, but Ashwin does well to stop a boundary and keep it down to a single. de Kock pushes it to deep cover for a single. Amla gets a single to deep point, pushing the through the circle on the off side. Three singles from the over, SA 97 for no loss as Bhuvi ends his 7th over.
Over 19 SA 94/0 (Amla 39, de Kock 51)
de Kock hits it to third man and gets to his 50, good knock from him on his home ground. de Kock pulls it away for a single to deep square leg. Four singles from the over, SA 94 for no loss.
Over 18 SA 90/0 (Amla 37, de Kock 49)
In the air, and in the gap, de Kock mishits it on the off side but luckily finds the gap. A couple of singles, Amla takes a single to deep point and de Kock hits it to fine leg. Five singles from the over, India still searching for a wicket.
Over 17 SA 85/0 (Amla 35, de Kock 46)
Ashwin starts his second over, a single to de Kock as he drives it to deep cover. Three singles from the over, SA 85 for no loss.
Over 16 SA 82/0 (Amla 34, de Kock 44)
A single to start after drinks, de Kock then pushes it to deep square leg for another single. A couple of runs to end the over, SA 82 for no loss after 16 overs.
Over 15 SA 78/0 (Amla 31, de Kock 43)
Ashwin comes into the attack to replace Bhuvi, Dhoni introduces spin. Amla works it away for a single on the leg side. de Kock cuts it behind the wickets for four, Bhuvi does not cut it off as the ball races to the third man boundary. Another cut shot, this time it is front of square and another four for de Kock. Good over for SA, 78 for no loss at drinks after 15 overs.
Over 14 SA 69/0 (Amla 30, de Kock 35)
A bit of movement for Shami, Amla beaten again. A bouncer from Shami, the square leg umpire calls it a wide as it sails over Amla. A single to Amla, he just pushes it to mid on and runs a quick single. de Kock pulls it to fine leg for a single. Four runs from the over, SA 69 for no loss after 14 overs.
Over 13 SA 65/0 (Amla 28, de Kock 34)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar replaces Mohit Sharma. Amla starts the over with a quick single, de Kock does well to get there safely. de Kock pushes it to square leg for a single. Amla runs it down to third man for a single. Three singles from the over.
Over 12 SA 62/0 (Amla 26, de Kock 33)
Shami getting a bit of movement from the pitch, de Kock plays and misses. de Kock inside edges it and it misses the stumps and goes for four, India probing away now. Amla and de Kock took their time to settle in, then accelerated a bit and now India is coming back. Good shifts in momentum already. A quick single, Amla goes for the single to get on strike. A wide down the leg side from Shami, a single to end the over.
Over 11 SA 55/0 (Amla 25, de Kock 28)
South Africa have built a good platform in the first 10 overs. Now they will look to make a big score, India will look to pick up wickets. Amla throws the bat at the ball to get it to mid off for no run. A play and a miss from Amla. Another play and a miss, Mohit getting a bit of swing from the pitch. Amla pushes it for a single on the leg side, rotates strike after a few good deliveries. de Kock takes a single to third man. Good over from Mohit.
Over 10 SA 53/0 (Amla 24, de Kock 27)
Dhoni brings Shami into the attack, he starts with a ball that does not bounce too much. Good bowling from Shami, de Kock taking some time to get used to the extra pace. Shami starts with a maiden.
Over 9 SA 53/0 (Amla 24, de Kock 27)
Mohit Sharma starts the 9th over. Amla cuts and cuts hard for four between point and cover. A good delivery from Mohit, just beats Amla. Amla pushes it into the leg side for a single. de Kock drives it straight down the ground and gets a boundary, beats mid off with some good timing. End of the over, SA 53 for no loss after 9 overs.
Over 8 SA 42/0 (Amla 19, de Kock 22)
Amla smashes another one, but Rohit at cover makes another good stop. A wide ball from Bhuvi, drifting down leg. Amla finds the gap through extra cover and earns a boundary. He was aiming for that space earlier in the over, but this time he places it to perfection. Amla hits a six over deep square leg to end the over, Bhuvi drifting down leg and Amla makes the most of it.
Over 7 SA 31/0 (Amla 9, de Kock 22)
A short ball from Mohit and de Kock pulls it to the square boundary on the leg side, good shot from de Kock. Mohit comes back with a well-pitched ball that bounces a bit more. de Kock hits it to third man, Shami attacks the ball but the ball falls just short of him. Shakes his head to signal that it did not carry. Another chance, Amla mishits one to Rohit Sharma and it falls short again. Good fielding efforts, but India still searching for their first wicket. Amla inside edges it to fine leg for a single.
Over 6 SA 25/0 (Amla 8, de Kock 17)
A single to start the over, de Kock pushes the ball to third man. Good over from Bhuvi, he is now bowling well to Amla. He has found the right length for this pitch. South Africa 25 for no loss after 6 overs.
Over 5 SA 24/0 (Amla 8, de Kock 16)
Amla hits it to mid on but does not clear it, they take a risky single. It would have been out if Dhawan had hit the stumps, a misjudged single from Amla in the end. de Kock chips it wide of backward point for a single to third man. A couple of runs from the over, SA 24 for no loss after 5 overs.
Over 4 SA 22/0 (Amla 7, de Kock 15)
A better over from Bhuvi so far, making de Kock play but keeping it straight and in good areas. Four to end the over, de Kock pushes it through the cover region and the outfield does the rest.
Over 3 SA 18/0 (Amla 7, de Kock 11)
Amla stands tall and whacks it through the off side for four, commanding stroke from him. Amla pushes it through the off side, Jadeja does well to keep it down to two. South Africa 3 overs and 18 for no loss.
Over 2 SA 12/0 (Amla 1, de Kock 11)
Bhuvi starts from the other end, de Kock flicks it off his pads for four through midwicket. A couple of dots and the de Kock pushes it through square leg for a couple of runs. Four, de Kock drives it through cover for four to end the over, 10 runs from it.
Over 1 SA 2/0 (Amla 1, de Kock 1)
Wanderers will slowly fill up, Amla and de Kock to start the batting for South Africa. India will start with Mohit Sharma. A surprise from Dhoni, giving the new ball to Mohit instead of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Mohit is medium pace but is accurate. Amla flicks it away off his pads for a single to get off the mark. de Kock gets off the mark with a single, nudging the ball to fine leg.
South Africa (Playing XI)
Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Lonwabo Tsotsobe
India (Playing XI)
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma
India have won the toss and have decided to field first. Both teams remain unchanged from their last matches.
Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary of the first ODI - in the three-match series - between South Africa and India at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
- 5th Dec 2013
- India won the toss and elected to bowl.
- New Wanderers Stadium
- A T Adrian, R K Richard
- TV Umpire
- J D Johannes
- Match Referee
- A J Andrew
- Reserve Umpire
- S Shaun
india BATTING CARD
|R.G. Sharma||run out (Miller)||18|
|S. Dhawan||c de Kock b Morkel||12|
|V. Kohli||c Kallis b McLaren||31|
|Y. Singh||b McLaren||0|
|S.K. Raina||run out (Steyn)||14|
|M.S. Dhoni||b Steyn||65|
|R.A. Jadeja||b Kallis||29|
|R. Ashwin||c de Kock b McLaren||19|
|B. Kumar||c Kallis b Steyn||0|
|M.M. Sharma||Not out||0|
|M.S. Ahmed||c&b Steyn||0|
|Extras||24w, 4b, 1lb||29|
|Total||All Out, 41.0 Overs||217|