ICC Champions Trophy - 1st match, Group B

India v South Africa

India won by 26 runs

0.5

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, nice, first ball to the left-hander, who is beaten as it jags across him from good length with some angle and some movement

0.6

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, and again, spot on with the line, Dhawan holds the bat slightly inside the line this time

India 1/0   S Dhawan 0* (2b)

1.4

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, no run, he presses forward to a good length ball outside off and pushes it with an angled bat, but point dives to deny him

1.5

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, 3 runs, there is only midwicket, no mid on, and Dhawan eases into a soft push through that vacant space, closing the face of the bat late

India 5/0   S Dhawan 3* (4b)

2.1

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, Morkel has settled into a tight line early, arrives short of a good length around off, and is pushed to covers

2.2

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, a lifter outside off now, got up very high, and Dhawan watched it go

2.3

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, good length, and he lets it go on the angle this time

2.4

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, one more leave as Morkel pushes it across on a good length

2.5

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, reverts to back of a length, tight line again, and Dhawan gets on his toes to push to covers

2.6

Morkel to Dhawan, 2 runs, this is pitched up, but on the pads, and even though Dhawan is a touch late to pick it, he is able to work it through square leg quite crisply

India 7/0   S Dhawan 5* (10b)

4.1

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, opens the face to run a back of a length ball to point

4.2

Morkel to Dhawan, 1 run, goes for the hook, hasn't timed it, and it hasn't carried by a long way to fine leg

4.5

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, pushed to mid off

4.6

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, fine leave, that was close to off stump and straightening into him a tad

India 15/0   S Dhawan 6* (14b)

5.5

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, no run, right on off stump from a good length, pushed back to mid off

5.6

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, FOUR, Dhawan gets going now, skips down the track and places it through extra cover

India 26/0   S Dhawan 10* (16b 1x4)

7.1

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, 1 run, back of a length on leg, worked behind square

India 31/0   S Dhawan 11* (17b 1x4)

8.1

McLaren to Dhawan, FOUR, uh oh, length down the leg side to start off, Dhawan flicks it miles wide of the man at short fine

8.2

McLaren to Dhawan, 1 leg bye, same line, but this time Dhawan cannot get bat on it

8.4

McLaren to Dhawan, no run, angled across, back of a length, left alone

8.5

McLaren to Dhawan, 1 wide, wider with the angle, left alone, and called a wide

8.5

McLaren to Dhawan, 1 run, skips out to work a length ball off the pads to deep square

India 47/0   S Dhawan 16* (21b 2x4)

9.1

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, no run, not much bowling friendly at the moment, this comes on nicely from back of a length and runs faster off Dhawan's angled bat to point

9.2

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, 3 runs, pitched up and driven hard, cover gets a hand to it, but it still needs a long chase to be stopped

9.5

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, 1 run, charges out but hits the full delivery straight back to the bowler

India 53/0   S Dhawan 20* (24b 2x4)

10.1

McLaren to Dhawan, 1 run, short, he swivels and pulls without issue to deep square

India 54/0   S Dhawan 21* (25b 2x4)

11.3

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, FOUR, short yet again, and Dhawan uses the angle to pull off his pads behind square leg

11.4

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, no run, short once more, this time Dhawan misses the pull and the ball rolls onto the pitch

11.5

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, 1 wide

11.5

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, 1 run

India 66/0   S Dhawan 26* (28b 3x4)

12.2

Peterson to Dhawan, 1 run, full again, pushed down to long on

India 69/0   S Dhawan 27* (29b 3x4)

13.2

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, FOUR, that was a chance, the zillionth short ball, Dhawan hooks, times it alright, no danger of this falling short, but Morkel is too far in at fine leg, and this flies over him

13.3

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, no run, better, gets it to straighten a bit on off and beats the push

13.4

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, 1 run, gets forward, opens the face and runs it behind point

India 78/0   S Dhawan 32* (32b 4x4)

14.1

Peterson to Dhawan, FOUR, Dhawan steps out first ball of the over, takes it on the full, beats extra cover's dive and there is too much for the sweeper to do

14.2

Peterson to Dhawan, FOUR, he's coming out again, and putting it away past mid off's dive now, had to reach out to get to the pitch, and did

14.3

Peterson to Dhawan, 3 runs, a full toss on leg stump, Dhawan sweeps in the air, Duminy does well to stop another boundary with a dive at deep square

14.5

Peterson to Dhawan, 1 run, tries to distract the bowler with some early leg work but Peterson is right on the stumps, pushed for a single

India 95/0   S Dhawan 44* (36b 6x4)

15.3

McLaren to Dhawan, 1 run, walks out, is cramped, picks up one with an open face through covers

India 100/0   S Dhawan 45* (37b 6x4)

16.4

Duminy to Dhawan, no run, cut away, but cannot beat backward point

16.5

Duminy to Dhawan, 1 run, comes out and slams a tossed up ball to long off

India 103/0   S Dhawan 46* (39b 6x4)

17.3

McLaren to Dhawan, 1 leg bye, that surprised him, that was nasty, short ball reared up and hit Dhawan on the side of the helmet, even as he stood stunned and motionless, Rohit ran up, his arms spread wide, imploring his partner to run as the ball rolled behind square, finally Dhawan gathered his wits and jogged to the other end

17.5

McLaren to Dhawan, no run, tries to forcefully whip this length ball away, on the bounce to midwicket

17.6

McLaren to Dhawan, 2 runs, shortish, didn't get up much, Dhawan places the pull wide of deep midwicket

India 109/0   S Dhawan 48* (42b 6x4)

18.2

Morkel to Dhawan, 1 run

India 111/0   S Dhawan 49* (43b 6x4)

19.1

McLaren to Dhawan, 1 run, Dhawan reaches fifty with a push in front of cover, they take on the throw, which misses, what a start to the Champions Trophy for India, who would have though, makeshift opening combination, specialist untested opener, and they have put on a century stand

19.5

McLaren to Dhawan, 1 run, thick inside edge onto pad flap as Rohit pushes at this short of a length ball

India 122/0   S Dhawan 51* (45b 6x4)

20.2

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, tries an imperious stand-and-dispatch through extra cover, but hits it to the man

20.3

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, bounce, lots of it, and Dhawan ends up punching under the line

20.4

Morkel to Dhawan, 1 run, sharp short ball, but Dhawan has crouched and controlled the pull well to deep square

India 125/0   S Dhawan 52* (48b 6x4)

21.1

McLaren to Dhawan, 1 run, driven to deep cover, a long way in from the rope

21.6

McLaren to Dhawan, 1 run, thumps a pull across the turf, but deep midwicket is around

India 129/1   S Dhawan 54* (50b 6x4)

22.1

Peterson to Dhawan, 2 runs, swept off the pads in the air over short fine, deep square prevents the boundary with a sprawling dive

22.2

Peterson to Dhawan, 1 run, down the track to push for one to long on

22.4

Peterson to Dhawan, 1 run, skips out early and drives a tossed up ball down the ground, long on runs around

India 134/1   S Dhawan 58* (53b 6x4)

23.1

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, 1 run, gets on top of a short of a length ball and makes room to cut it in the air to third man

23.4

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, FOUR, that is smartly played, Dhawan was cramped with a shortish ball on off stump, but he arched back quickly and lapped it over the keeper

23.5

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, no run, some width but Dhawan has cracked this straight to point

23.6

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, SIX, Tsotsobe is being taken apart, Dhawan dances out and hammers a length ball high and straight

India 146/1   S Dhawan 69* (57b 7x4 1x6)

24.2

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, 1 run, short, and down the leg side, he gets away with a single to fine leg as Dhawan is not able to time the pull

24.4

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, FOUR, and again Dhawan gets away with the deep fielder standing a long way in, pulls in the air and over deep square leg, who tries getting back, but in vain

24.5

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, 1 run

India 154/1   S Dhawan 75* (60b 8x4 1x6)

25.1

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, 2 runs, too wide, bowler escaped as sweeper cover got around to a powerful cut, but a fumble allowed two

25.2

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, 1 run

25.6

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, FOUR, short on off, and Dhawan pulls again, this time he has no reason to worry about the deep fielder, it flies in the gap to vacant deep midwicket

India 164/1   S Dhawan 82* (63b 9x4 1x6)

26.2

Duminy to Dhawan, no run, tossed up around off, driven to short extra

26.3

Duminy to Dhawan, 1 run, cut away to sweeper cover

26.5

Duminy to Dhawan, 1 run, down the track to push to long off

India 168/1   S Dhawan 84* (66b 9x4 1x6)

27.1

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, no run, drives a pitched up ball straight to short extra

27.2

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, 1 run, moves across to whip off the pad but he hasn't timed it, to short fine

27.6

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, no run, Comes down the pitch but bowler follows him with a shortish ball, and Dhawan can't do anything with it, fends it away

India 172/1   S Dhawan 85* (69b 9x4 1x6)

28.6

Duminy to Dhawan, no run

India 173/1   S Dhawan 85* (70b 9x4 1x6)

29.2

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, FOUR, pace continues to leak runs for South Africa, full on the pads and Dhawan flicks this to the deep backward square leg boundary

29.3

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, no run, gets away with a wide ball outside off as Dhawan misses the cut,

29.4

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, 1 run, chops this length ball to backward point, throw misses, Kohli would have just about made it had it hit

India 179/1   S Dhawan 90* (73b 10x4 1x6)

30.1

Duminy to Dhawan, no run, bowler saves the single with a dive to his right

30.2

Duminy to Dhawan, 1 run, pushes it wider of the bowler and takes one down to long off

30.6

Duminy to Dhawan, 2 runs, cut wide of the sweeper cover for two more

India 183/1   S Dhawan 93* (76b 10x4 1x6)

31.2

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, 1 run, opens the face to run it in the air to third man

31.4

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, no run, he's charged out and got cramped for room again, tries to heave it away but cannot

31.5

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, FOUR, why charge out and heave when you can do this, Dhawan flashes a silken cut past backward point next ball

31.6

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, FOUR, short ball, waist height, Dhawan swats it without fuss to the deep square leg boundary, takes his helmet off and raises his arms, what a year he's having

India 194/1   S Dhawan 102* (80b 12x4 1x6)

32.3

Duminy to Dhawan, no run, AB's messed up a simple stumping, Dhawan skips out, looks to defend, is beaten, he is way out of the crease, AB has a lot of time, he takes the bails off, but has failed to collect the ball first

32.4

Duminy to Dhawan, no run

32.5

Duminy to Dhawan, 1 run

India 198/1   S Dhawan 103* (83b 12x4 1x6)

33.4

Morkel to Dhawan, no run, stays in the crease and runs this length ball on off to point

33.5

Morkel to Dhawan, 1 run, drives through the line with no worries at all to the sweeper

India 209/1   S Dhawan 104* (85b 12x4 1x6)

34.1

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, 1 run

34.3

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, no run

34.4

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, 2 runs, can't time the cut, off the toe end to point, whose throw misses and they get one more

34.5

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, no run, Skips out and drives now, but extra cover dives and stops it

34.6

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, 1 run, very short outside off, Dhawan ramps it high, suddenly they are mistiming everything, this falls well short of the boundary, and third man gets to it

India 213/2   S Dhawan 108* (90b 12x4 1x6)

35.1

Duminy to Dhawan, 1 run, cuts this from close to off stump to the sweeper

India 214/2   S Dhawan 109* (91b 12x4 1x6)

36.1

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, 3 runs, lifts this pitched up delivery high over midwicket, fielder runs around to it eventually as it slows down

36.6

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, 2 runs, places this push wide of extra cover and the sweeper

India 220/2   S Dhawan 114* (93b 12x4 1x6)

37.3

Duminy to Dhawan, OUT, gone, Dhawan's swept this off the pad to square leg, it is a high take but the substitute Phangiso has timed his hop alright

S Dhawan c sub (AM Phangiso) b Duminy 114 (159m 94b 12x4 1x6) SR: 121.27

India 227/3   S Dhawan 114 (94b 12x4 1x6)
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