South Africa in India ODI Series - 3rd ODI

India v South Africa

South Africa won by 90 runs

Dinesh Karthik to face Dale Steyn

0.1

Steyn to Karthik, no run, shaping away and left alone

0.2

Steyn to Karthik, FOUR, nicely played, very well timed, using Steyn's pace, with an open face and through point

0.3

Steyn to Karthik, 2 leg byes, angled down the pads, misses out, but gets two leg byes

0.4

Steyn to Karthik, no run, leaves this one alone wide outside off

0.5

Steyn to Karthik, no run, short, not too wide, he cuts but doesn't get enough room to place it well

0.6

Steyn to Karthik, no run, again swing away from DK, he presses forward and leaves it alone

End of over 1 (6 runs) India 6/0 (360 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 7.34)
KD Karthik    4* (6b 1x4)      DW Steyn    1-0-4-0
M Vijay    0* (0b)     

Tsotsobe to share the new ball

1.1

Tsotsobe to Vijay, no run, full ball, angling across, stops a touch, Vijay checks his shot, takes the bottom hand off

1.2

Tsotsobe to Vijay, no run, angled across him, Vijay plays and misses, Tsotsobe appeals late, but he is the only person convinced of an edge

1.3

Tsotsobe to Vijay, FOUR, lovely shot, leans into this full delivery, and drives it past cover, nice way to get first runs in ODIs

1.4

Tsotsobe to Vijay, FOUR, lovely shot again! this time full on the pads, and he flicks it past square leg, elegant shot again

1.5

Tsotsobe to Vijay, no run, pulls the length back a bit, Vijay is on the front foot and pushes it back to Tsotsobe

1.6

Tsotsobe to Vijay, no run, back of a length, angled across Vijay, who pushes it to cover

End of over 2 (8 runs) India 14/0 (352 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 7.33)
M Vijay    8* (6b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    1-0-8-0
KD Karthik    4* (6b 1x4)      DW Steyn    1-0-4-0

2.1

Steyn to Karthik, no run, Steyn gets this one to nip in sharply, and beats Karthik, but the lbw is out of question as this one is sliding down the leg

2.2

Steyn to Karthik, 3 runs, nicely helped away with the angle, past square leg, gets three

2.3

Steyn to Vijay, 1 leg bye, short, tucks him up, Karthik calls him for a sharp leg-bye

2.4

Steyn to Karthik, FOUR, crunched away through covers, on the up, gets on the front foot and he finds the gap past short cover

2.5

Steyn to Karthik, no run, pulls the length back a bit, hit powerfully, but one bounce to short cover

2.6

Steyn to Karthik, OUT, slower ball, well bowled, 127ks, and Karthik is early into the shot, and ends up hitting straight to Amla at mid-off. First breakthrough

KD Karthik c Amla b Steyn 11 (11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

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End of over 3 (8 runs) India 22/1 (344 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 7.33, RRR: 7.31)
     DW Steyn    2-0-11-1
M Vijay    8* (7b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    1-0-8-0

3.1

Tsotsobe to Vijay, FOUR, shot of the match! Beautiful! stands tall, shows a full delivery the full face of the bat, what an off drive! Half-volley all right, but what a good-looking shot

3.2

Tsotsobe to Vijay, no run, bowls short this time, tucks him up

3.3

Tsotsobe to Vijay, 2 runs, uppishly flicked away, not in complete control but manages to land it in safe area

3.4

Tsotsobe to Vijay, 1 run, drops and runs, back of a length, and he plays it with soft hands and runs hard

Virat Kohli takes guard

3.5

Tsotsobe to Kohli, no run, defends this off the front foot, bowled short of good length and gives him no room

3.6

Tsotsobe to Kohli, no run, pushed with an open face, connects well, can't beat point, though

End of over 4 (7 runs) India 29/1 (337 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 7.25, RRR: 7.32)
V Kohli    0* (2b)      LL Tsotsobe    2-0-15-0
M Vijay    15* (11b 3x4)      DW Steyn    2-0-11-1

4.1

Steyn to Vijay, 1 run, takes a quick single, playing it towards mid-on with soft hands

4.2

Steyn to Kohli, no run, presses forward, plays it towards point with an open face

4.3

Steyn to Kohli, no run, good bouncer, keeps rising and rising, Kohli ducks under it

4.4

Steyn to Kohli, 1 run, inswing, but too full and too straight, Kohli gets off the mark with a single to deep fine leg

4.5

Steyn to Vijay, FOUR, angled down the leg side, and with his pace, you need just a tickle, and Vijay gets it

4.6

Steyn to Vijay, 1 run, another good slower ball outside off, Vijay checks the shot but he gets an edge that falls short of slip

End of over 5 (7 runs) India 36/1 (330 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 7.20, RRR: 7.33)
M Vijay    21* (14b 4x4)      DW Steyn    3-0-18-1
V Kohli    1* (5b)      LL Tsotsobe    2-0-15-0

Slip comes out

5.1

Tsotsobe to Vijay, FOUR, and immediately he guides it past where slip would have been, good shot

5.2

Tsotsobe to Vijay, OUT, that's a brute, dug in short, Vijay is on the front foot, and the ball rises and kisses his glove on the way. Very well bowled Tsotsobe, surprised Vijay who is primarily a front-foot batsman

M Vijay c †Boucher b Tsotsobe 25 (16b 5x4 0x6) SR: 156.25

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Rohit Sharma faces now

5.3

Tsotsobe to Sharma, no run, back of a length, outside off, defended

5.4

Tsotsobe to Sharma, 1 run, short, into the body, pulled towards fine leg

5.5

Tsotsobe to Kohli, no run, stays back of a length, Kohli pushes at it off the front foot

5.6

Tsotsobe to Kohli, no run, short, punched away nicely, Gibbs is quick at short cover

End of over 6 (5 runs) India 41/2 (325 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 6.83, RRR: 7.38)
V Kohli    1* (7b)      LL Tsotsobe    3-0-20-1
RG Sharma    1* (2b)      DW Steyn    3-0-18-1

Two slips in

6.1

Steyn to Sharma, no run, short outside off, Rohit shoulders arms

6.2

Steyn to Sharma, no run, full, around off, hit with an open face towards point

6.3

Steyn to Sharma, no run, short, rising, Sharma gets tall, and fends, does well to keep it down

6.4

Steyn to Sharma, 1 leg bye, tucks him up, Sharma misses on the flick, gets a leg bye

6.5

Steyn to Kohli, no run, Steyn stays short, in his face, defended towards on

6.6

Steyn to Kohli, no run, finishes his third over in a row with a slower delivery, Kohli defends it off the front foot

End of over 7 (1 run, maiden) India 42/2 (324 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 7.53)
V Kohli    1* (9b)      DW Steyn    4-1-18-1
RG Sharma    1* (6b)      LL Tsotsobe    3-0-20-1

7.1

Tsotsobe to Sharma, no run, angled across Rohit, who presses forward and defends

7.2

Tsotsobe to Sharma, no run, short again, Sharma gets an inside edge onto the pads

7.3

Tsotsobe to Sharma, 1 run, pitches it up, the sucker delivery, gets a thick edge, but past slip

7.4

Tsotsobe to Kohli, no run, leading edge as Kohli's bat turns too early to leg, but it lands safe and wide of short cover

7.5

Tsotsobe to Kohli, no run, wide delivery, Kohli throws the kitchen sink at it and misses

7.6

Tsotsobe to Kohli, FOUR, nicely flicked away off the hips, stands tall, gets inside the line and places it past square leg

End of over 8 (5 runs) India 47/2 (319 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 5.87, RRR: 7.59)
V Kohli    5* (12b 1x4)      LL Tsotsobe    4-0-25-1
RG Sharma    2* (9b)      DW Steyn    4-1-18-1

Vikas from India points out that Steyn's previous over was the first maiden of the series. Meanwhile Morne Morkel replaces Steyn. What a reward for bowling a maiden

8.1

Morkel to Sharma, FOUR, nicely played by Sharma, gets on his toes, uses all Morkel's pace and guides it past point

8.2

Morkel to Sharma, no run, fuller on the off stump, defended back to the bowler

8.3

Morkel to Sharma, 1 run, presses forward and pushes this to wide of mid-on, gets a single

8.4

Morkel to Kohli, 1 run, short again, outside off, steered away to third man

8.5

Morkel to Sharma, no run, good pace, short, on the stumps, pushes him deep into the crease, but Sharma defends this one well

8.6

Morkel to Sharma, no run, angling into the pads, and his bat face turns too early, and he misses out on this one

End of over 9 (6 runs) India 53/2 (313 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 5.88, RRR: 7.63)
RG Sharma    7* (14b 1x4)      M Morkel    1-0-6-0
V Kohli    6* (13b 1x4)      LL Tsotsobe    4-0-25-1

"Yusuf bowled a wicket maiden in 2nd ODI," points out Gaurav to Vikas

9.1

Tsotsobe to Kohli, 1 run, length delivery, hit wide of mid-on

9.2

Tsotsobe to Sharma, FOUR, short, and he murders it! Gets on top of it, and pulls it along the ground, and into the gap past square leg

9.3

Tsotsobe to Sharma, no run, slower ball, offcutter, gets a thick edge, but it falls short of slip

9.4

Tsotsobe to Sharma, 1 run, nicely flicked away, from in front of the stumps, gets it wide of mid-on for one

9.5

Tsotsobe to Kohli, 1 run, short and angled away from him, and he cuts it powerfully towards third man

Vikas comes back, owns up to his mistake: "sorry,not of series.......for match..............6th of series....actually". All right folks, no more mails on the maidens now

9.6

Tsotsobe to Sharma, no run, back of a length, defended towards cover

End of over 10 (7 runs) India 60/2 (306 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 7.65)
RG Sharma    12* (18b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    5-0-32-1
V Kohli    8* (15b 1x4)      M Morkel    1-0-6-0

Bowling Powerplay taken

10.1

Morkel to Kohli, 1 run, looks to tuck him up, but he manages to get it wide of mid-on for one

10.2

Morkel to Sharma, no run, is beaten as he looks to play it square on the leg side, hit around the thigh pad area

10.3

Morkel to Sharma, no run, and again he misses out on a leg-side short delivery, beaten on the pace again

10.4

Morkel to Sharma, no run, fuller outside off this time, Sharma presses forward and defends

10.5

Morkel to Sharma, no run, angling into the pads, flicked away, but not past midwicket

10.6

Morkel to Sharma, no run, nicely punched away, but finds the fielder again, mid-off this time

End of over 11 (1 run) India 61/2 (305 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 5.54, RRR: 7.82)
RG Sharma    12* (23b 2x4)      M Morkel    2-0-7-0
V Kohli    9* (16b 1x4)      LL Tsotsobe    5-0-32-1

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11.1

Tsotsobe to Kohli, 1 run, length ball on the pads, played to wide of mid-on, gets a single

Aman has an observation about the two batsmen in the middle: "Virat Kohli has played just about half the number of ODIs that Rohit Sharma has but has more runs and more than double Rohit's average."

11.2

Tsotsobe to Sharma, 1 run, looks to tuck him, worked away towards fine leg for one

11.3

Tsotsobe to Kohli, 1 run, nicely punched down the ground, gets a single straight of mid-off

11.4

Tsotsobe to Sharma, 1 run, keeps the pull down, took his eye off but managed to keep it down and gets a single

11.5

Tsotsobe to Kohli, 2 runs, slower ball, flicked away off the pads, and takes a couple to wide of square leg

11.6

Tsotsobe to Kohli, no run, another short delivery, stays inside the line and sways out

End of over 12 (6 runs) India 67/2 (299 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 5.58, RRR: 7.86)
V Kohli    13* (20b 1x4)      LL Tsotsobe    6-0-38-1
RG Sharma    14* (25b 2x4)      M Morkel    2-0-7-0

12.1

Morkel to Sharma, no run, back of a length, punched to cover

12.2

Morkel to Sharma, no run, angled into the pads, but the extra bounce from his height keeps the batsman honest

12.3

Morkel to Sharma, 1 run, fuller this time, easily flicked away to square leg for one

12.4

Morkel to Kohli, no run, oh oh oh! de Villiers and Kallis collide, head to head! what a brute of a delivery it is first of all, short and takes the edge as the batsman looks to duck, and Kallis from slip and de Villiers from backward point run for the catch and dive into each other

12.5

Morkel to Kohli, no run, punched off the front foot, not past point, though

12.6

Morkel to Kohli, 1 run, full, on the pads, flicked away towards square leg

End of over 13 (2 runs) India 69/2 (297 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.30, RRR: 8.02)
V Kohli    14* (23b 1x4)      M Morkel    3-0-9-0
RG Sharma    15* (28b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    6-0-38-1

van der Merwe to bowl now

13.1

van der Merwe to Kohli, no run, full ball, on the stumps, driven down to extra cover

13.2

van der Merwe to Kohli, no run, on the stumps again, pushed to midwicket

13.3

van der Merwe to Kohli, no run, shorter, not much room, cut straight to backward point

13.4

van der Merwe to Kohli, 1 run, full and straight, gets a single to long-off

13.5

van der Merwe to Sharma, no run, yorks him, tosses it up nicely, yorker length it turns out to be

13.6

van der Merwe to Sharma, 1 run, pushed down the ground, gets a single to long-off

End of over 14 (2 runs) India 71/2 (295 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 5.07, RRR: 8.19)
RG Sharma    16* (30b 2x4)      RE van der Merwe    1-0-2-0
V Kohli    15* (27b 1x4)      M Morkel    3-0-9-0

14.1

Morkel to Sharma, no run, punched to cover, can't find the gap

14.2

Morkel to Sharma, FOUR, nicely driven away, inside out, over extra cover, just over, but four runs nonetheless

14.3

Morkel to Sharma, 1 run, goes back to bowling short of a length, this time they pinch a single to cover

14.4

Morkel to Kohli, FOUR, nicely pulled away, expecting a short delivery and rocks back and gives it his full power, wide of midwicket, all along the ground

14.5

Morkel to Kohli, no run, plays and misses outside off, and lets out a big grunt for playing a loose shot

14.6

Morkel to Kohli, no run, looks to run this one down to third man, can't get it past Boucher

End of over 15 (9 runs) India 80/2 (286 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 5.33, RRR: 8.17)
V Kohli    19* (30b 2x4)      M Morkel    4-0-18-0
RG Sharma    21* (33b 3x4)      RE van der Merwe    1-0-2-0

15.1

van der Merwe to Sharma, 1 run, pushes at this one, gets the outside half of the bat, takes a single

15.2

van der Merwe to Kohli, 1 run, leading edge as he looks to whip it towards midwicket, there is turn and it goes wide of cover

15.3

van der Merwe to Sharma, 1 run, turned around the corner, gets a single

15.4

van der Merwe to Kohli, no run, Gibbs at midwicket makes a superb diving save and makes Kohli dive to get back in - and he has not taken more than three steps

15.5

van der Merwe to Kohli, no run, driven inside out, powerfully, one bounce to extra cover

15.6

van der Merwe to Kohli, 2 runs, helped towards deep point, Steyn charges onto the ball, fumbles, and that allows them to come back for the second

End of over 16 (5 runs) India 85/2 (281 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.31, RRR: 8.26)
V Kohli    22* (34b 2x4)      RE van der Merwe    2-0-7-0
RG Sharma    23* (35b 3x4)      M Morkel    4-0-18-0

16.1

Morkel to Sharma, 1 run, played with soft hands towards mid-off, they scramble through for one

16.2

Morkel to Kohli, no run, fuller delivery, driven back to Morkel

16.3

Morkel to Kohli, 1 run, steers this one down to third man for a single

16.4

Morkel to Sharma, 1 run, angled into the pads, gets an inside edge onto the pad, gets a single

16.5

Morkel to Kohli, 1 run, slower ball, flicked to wide of mid-on, comes through for one

16.6

Morkel to Sharma, 1 run, full and straight, played to extra cover for one

End of over 17 (5 runs) India 90/2 (276 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.29, RRR: 8.36)
RG Sharma    26* (38b 3x4)      M Morkel    5-0-23-0
V Kohli    24* (37b 2x4)      RE van der Merwe    2-0-7-0

17.1

van der Merwe to Sharma, 1 wide, angled down the leg side, called a wide

17.1

van der Merwe to Sharma, 1 run, into the pads again, helped around the corner

17.2

van der Merwe to Kohli, 1 run, presses forward, pushes this one down to long-off

17.3

van der Merwe to Sharma, 1 run, full again, gets a single to long-off

17.4

van der Merwe to Kohli, no run, smeared into the pads, hit back straight, van der Merwe makes a diving save

17.5

van der Merwe to Kohli, 1 run, full and straight, hit down the ground for one

signs of dew there, towel coming

17.6

van der Merwe to Sharma, no run, angled into the pads again, hit straight to short fine

End of over 18 (5 runs) India 95/2 (271 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.27, RRR: 8.46)
RG Sharma    28* (41b 3x4)      RE van der Merwe    3-0-12-0
V Kohli    26* (40b 2x4)      M Morkel    5-0-23-0

Botha comes in

18.1

Botha to Kohli, no run, turn right away, patted to the right of Boucher

18.2

Botha to Kohli, 1 run, dances down the wicket, helps it towards fine leg for one

18.3

Botha to Sharma, 1 run, presses forward, flicks it to midwicket

18.4

Botha to Kohli, 1 run, punched down the ground for one

18.5

Botha to Sharma, 1 run, opens the face outside off, gets a single to short third

18.6

Botha to Kohli, no run, full delivery into the pads, hit straight to midwicket

Ian Gould checking light metre. Not happy with the flood lights?

End of over 19 (4 runs) India 99/2 (267 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 5.21, RRR: 8.61)
V Kohli    28* (44b 2x4)      J Botha    1-0-4-0
RG Sharma    30* (43b 3x4)      RE van der Merwe    3-0-12-0

19.1

van der Merwe to Sharma, no run, accurate delivery, played back to the bowler

19.2

van der Merwe to Sharma, 2 runs, nicely hit inside out, and de Villiers from extra cover runs back makes a good diving save too

19.3

van der Merwe to Sharma, no run, flat and straight, hit back to the bowler

19.4

van der Merwe to Sharma, 1 run, short outside off, hit into the covers

19.5

van der Merwe to Kohli, 2 runs, dances down the track and hits it powerfully straight down the ground, Tsotsobe makes a nice diving save again

19.6

van der Merwe to Kohli, 1 run, into the pads, helped away towards deep midwicket for one

End of over 20 (6 runs) India 105/2 (261 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.25, RRR: 8.70)
V Kohli    31* (46b 2x4)      RE van der Merwe    4-0-18-0
RG Sharma    33* (47b 3x4)      J Botha    1-0-4-0

The ball has a muddy look on it, not being changed just as yet, though

20.1

Botha to Kohli, no run, angled into the pads, played back to the bowler

20.2

Botha to Kohli, 1 run, full delivery, flicked off the pads

20.3

Botha to Sharma, 1 run, shimmies down the track, Botha pulls the length back, but he gets one to wide of midwicket

20.4

Botha to Kohli, 1 run, angled into the pads, helped away towards fine leg

20.5

Botha to Sharma, 1 run, another single into the on side

20.6

Botha to Kohli, 1 run, turned away off the pads, gets one to short fine

End of over 21 (5 runs) India 110/2 (256 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 5.23, RRR: 8.82)
V Kohli    34* (50b 2x4)      J Botha    2-0-9-0
RG Sharma    35* (49b 3x4)      RE van der Merwe    4-0-18-0

21.1

van der Merwe to Kohli, no run, fired into the pads, defended back to the bowler

the ball has been changed

21.2

van der Merwe to Kohli, 1 run, punched down the ground, gets a single

21.3

van der Merwe to Sharma, 2 runs, makes room, and plays a nice-looking inside-out chip over extra cover

21.4

van der Merwe to Sharma, 1 run, fired into the pads again, helped around the corner for one

21.5

van der Merwe to Kohli, no run, punched hard but straight to extra cover

21.6

van der Merwe to Kohli, 1 run, hit down the ground, in the air but wide enough of van der Merwe - gets a single

End of over 22 (5 runs) India 115/2 (251 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 5.22, RRR: 8.96)
V Kohli    36* (54b 2x4)      RE van der Merwe    5-0-23-0
RG Sharma    38* (51b 3x4)      J Botha    2-0-9-0

22.1

Botha to Kohli, 1 run, nicely tossed up outside off, drags it from outside off, gets a single to long-on

22.2

Botha to Sharma, 1 run, short, pulled down the ground, another single

22.3

Botha to Kohli, FOUR, nicely played, good shot, full delivery, gets under it and clears midwicket inside the circle,

That was the first boundary in eight overs

22.4

Botha to Kohli, 1 run, helped away off the pads, gets a single

22.5

Botha to Sharma, no run, Sharma shimmies down but hits this straight to midwicket

22.6

Botha to Sharma, 1 run, swept away, gets a single to fine leg

End of over 23 (8 runs) India 123/2 (243 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 5.34, RRR: 9.00)
RG Sharma    40* (54b 3x4)      J Botha    3-0-17-0
V Kohli    42* (57b 3x4)      RE van der Merwe    5-0-23-0

23.1

van der Merwe to Sharma, 2 runs, short, backs away, and hits this past extra cover for two

23.2

van der Merwe to Sharma, 1 wide, fired down the leg side and called wide

23.2

van der Merwe to Sharma, 1 run, driven away to sweeper-cover for one

23.3

van der Merwe to Kohli, no run, not short enough, but he still times the cut well, not past point, though

23.4

van der Merwe to Kohli, no run, Kohli looks to step down the track, van der Merwe fires it in, dot ball

23.5

van der Merwe to Kohli, 1 run, punched away powerfully, gets a single to sweeper-cover

23.6

van der Merwe to Sharma, 2 runs, shimmies down the track, and places it into the midwicket gap, but Amla makes a diving save

End of over 24 (7 runs) India 130/2 (236 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 5.41, RRR: 9.07)
RG Sharma    45* (57b 3x4)      RE van der Merwe    6-0-30-0
V Kohli    43* (60b 3x4)      J Botha    3-0-17-0

Boucher is leading the side currently: Kallis is off, having his hamstring attended to, presumably

24.1

Botha to Kohli, 1 run, short, into the pads, flicked away for one

24.2

Botha to Sharma, 2 runs, nicely chipped once again, picking the midwicket gap again, gets a copule

24.3

Botha to Sharma, 1 run, goes for midwicket again, but ends up cow corner, and long-on is wide, keeping them to one

24.4

Botha to Kohli, 1 run, steps out of the crease, punched down to wide long-on

24.5

Botha to Sharma, no run, comes down the track, can't get this past midwicket

24.6

Botha to Sharma, OUT, he has deposited a leg-side full toss straight down deep square leg's throat. Sharma goes back looking painfully at the toe end of his bat, Tsotsobe and Botha are delighted, though

RG Sharma c Tsotsobe b Botha 48 (61b 3x4 0x6) SR: 78.68

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End of over 25 (5 runs) India 135/3 (231 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 5.40, RRR: 9.24)
     J Botha    4-0-22-1
V Kohli    45* (62b 3x4)      RE van der Merwe    6-0-30-0

Steyn comes back

25.1

Steyn to Kohli, no run, Kohli plays and misses outside off

25.2

Steyn to Kohli, 1 run, steered to third man for a single

MS Dhoni takes guard now

25.3

Steyn to Dhoni, no run, slower bouncer outside off, Dhoni wants to have nothing to do with it

25.4

Steyn to Dhoni, 1 run, full delivery, accurate too, gets a thick outside edge for a single

25.5

Steyn to Kohli, FOUR, another thick edge, this time Kohli is looking it to force through cover and gets the edge - anyway, it takes him to 50!

25.6

Steyn to Kohli, no run, slower ball, Kohli is early, and then checks his shot, playing one bounce back to the bowler

End of over 26 (6 runs) India 141/3 (225 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 5.42, RRR: 9.37)
V Kohli    50* (66b 4x4)      DW Steyn    5-1-24-1
MS Dhoni    1* (2b)      J Botha    4-0-22-1

26.1

Botha to Dhoni, SIX, what a shot! take that! Dhoni steps out of the crease, and wallops it over long-on. Continuing from where he left in Gwalior?

26.2

Botha to Dhoni, 1 run, worked off the pads, gets a single

26.3

Botha to Kohli, SIX, Kohli goes for it this time, and he gets it even bigger, with the turn, over wide long-on

26.4

Botha to Kohli, 1 run, guides this flatter delivery to short third for one

26.5

Botha to Dhoni, 1 run, worked around the corner, gets another single

26.6

Botha to Kohli, no run, full toss, hit straight to midwicket

End of over 27 (15 runs) India 156/3 (210 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 5.77, RRR: 9.13)
V Kohli    57* (69b 4x4 1x6)      J Botha    5-0-37-1
MS Dhoni    9* (5b 1x6)      DW Steyn    5-1-24-1

27.1

Steyn to Dhoni, no run, goes for the big heave, misses, ends up playing inside the line

27.2

Steyn to Dhoni, OUT, what a superb effort from Boucher! looks to whip this to on side, gets a big edge and Boucher dives full length to his right to pull this off one-handed

MS Dhoni c †Boucher b Steyn 9 (7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 128.57

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Ryan: "I feel sorry for Suresh Raina. He is a consistent performer, young and more experienced and better than Kohli, Rohit or Karthik. Still even in this dead rubber why wasn't he given chance to bat early in the order like 1 down? He is a permanent fixture in the team for some time now. Is it because he is from UP - not delhi or bombay?" Well, out walks Raina!

27.3

Steyn to Raina, no run, lbw shout first up against Raina, and he seems to have got away with one! half of the ball pitched inside the line, beat his poke, and got him right in front, and Steyn gives the umpire the most vicious look he can muster

27.4

Steyn to Raina, 1 run, worked away off the pads, gets a single to square leg

27.5

Steyn to Kohli, no run, bouncer, and Kohli gets under it

27.6

Steyn to Kohli, OUT, edged and taken! Steyn gets another! Kohli looks to steer this one down to third man, the bowl holds its line a touch, and gets a regulation edge for a regulation catch for Boucher

V Kohli c †Boucher b Steyn 57 (71b 4x4 1x6) SR: 80.28

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End of over 28 (1 run) India 157/5 (209 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 5.60, RRR: 9.50)
     DW Steyn    6-1-25-3
SK Raina    1* (2b)      J Botha    5-0-37-1

Botha round the stumps to Raina

28.1

Botha to Raina, FOUR, slog-swept right away, over midwicket, and he gets four

28.2

Botha to Raina, 1 run, goes inside-out, doesn't get it right, but manages a single one bounce to wide long-off

Yusuf Pathan to face

28.3

Botha to Pathan, 1 run, hits a full delivery down to long-on for one

28.4

Botha to Raina, 2 runs, dropped, almost another collision, top-edges this slog-sweep, and Amla from deep midwicket and Morkel from long-on converge, no calling and both hold back and let it fall safely. Amla gets a hand to it, but the collision is averted more importantly

28.5

Botha to Raina, no run, full, fast, furious yorker, misses off stump as Raina looks to open the face

28.6

Botha to Raina, no run, fired in again, beats him on the slog-sweep, going down the leg so only a stifled appeal

End of over 29 (8 runs) India 165/5 (201 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 5.68, RRR: 9.57)
SK Raina    8* (7b 1x4)      J Botha    6-0-45-1
YK Pathan    1* (1b)      DW Steyn    6-1-25-3

29.1

Steyn to Pathan, 1 run, runs this one down to third man for one

29.2

Steyn to Raina, 1 run, worked away off the pads, gets one

Target less than 200 now. Slip in for Pathan

29.3

Steyn to Pathan, no run, misses on the cut shot, outside off, bounces twice through to Boucher

29.4

Steyn to Pathan, 1 run, tucked into the hips, helped away for one

29.5

Steyn to Raina, no run, full delivery, hit straight to mid-on

29.6

Steyn to Raina, no run, cramps him up with one aimed at his ribs, fended towards midwicket

End of over 30 (3 runs) India 168/5 (198 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 5.60, RRR: 9.90)
SK Raina    9* (10b 1x4)      DW Steyn    7-1-28-3
YK Pathan    3* (4b)      J Botha    6-0-45-1

30.1

Botha to Pathan, 1 run, bunted to wide of cover for one

30.2

Botha to Raina, 2 runs, cut from in front of leg stump, a fumble by van der Merwe after a bad bounce turns zero into two

30.3

Botha to Raina, 1 run, pushed down to long-off for one

30.4

Botha to Pathan, 1 run, drilled away to deep midwicket for one

30.5

Botha to Raina, SIX, big big six, his favourite slog-sweep, this time connects it properly and clears midwicket

30.6

Botha to Raina, no run, quicker, flatter, and Raina misses as he looks to turn it to leg

End of over 31 (11 runs) India 179/5 (187 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.77, RRR: 9.84)
SK Raina    18* (14b 1x4 1x6)      J Botha    7-0-56-1
YK Pathan    5* (6b)      DW Steyn    7-1-28-3

Tsotsobe comes back

31.1

Tsotsobe to Pathan, no run, big appeal right away, for a catch down the leg side, umpire Sanjay Hazare says it's off the thigh, but the replays show it is clearly off the bat, so both the batsmen have had lives via Hazare

31.2

Tsotsobe to Pathan, OUT, he is gone nonetheless! slightly slower delivery, goes for the big hit straight down, gets too much under it and holes out to long-off

YK Pathan c Steyn b Tsotsobe 5 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

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Jadeja is the new man

31.3

Tsotsobe to Jadeja, no run, drives away from the body, keeps it down, straight to cover

31.4

Tsotsobe to Jadeja, no run, short, tucks him up, fended, and keeps it down

31.5

Tsotsobe to Jadeja, 1 run, length ball into the pads, helped away to get off the mark

Danny Morrison is being naughty on the air, pointing out that Sanjay Hazare and Yusuf Pathan are both from Baroda. Don't pay heed folks, anyway YKP is back

31.6

Tsotsobe to Raina, 1 run, slower ball, pushed down to long-on for one

End of over 32 (2 runs) India 181/6 (185 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.65, RRR: 10.27)
SK Raina    19* (15b 1x4 1x6)      LL Tsotsobe    7-0-40-2
RA Jadeja    1* (3b)      J Botha    7-0-56-1

Powerplay taken. They get back Morkel

32.1

Morkel to Raina, 1 wide, goes for the wide yorker, goes too wide

32.1

Morkel to Raina, 2 runs, dropped by Botha at midwicket, mis-hits a slog over midwicket, Botha goes back a couple steps and mistimes his jump

32.2

Morkel to Raina, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for one

32.3

Morkel to Jadeja, no run, short, tucks him up, no room

32.4

Morkel to Jadeja, FOUR, good shot, clears the front leg, drags it from off and goes mid-on

32.5

Morkel to Jadeja, no run, short, pulled in front of square, but can't beat Botha at midwicket

32.6

Morkel to Jadeja, 1 run, short and wide, drilled to deep point for one

End of over 33 (9 runs) India 190/6 (176 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 10.35)
RA Jadeja    6* (7b 1x4)      M Morkel    6-0-32-0
SK Raina    22* (17b 1x4 1x6)      LL Tsotsobe    7-0-40-2

33.1

Tsotsobe to Jadeja, 1 leg bye, misses out on a leg-side fulltoss with fine leg up, gets just a leg-bye

33.2

Tsotsobe to Raina, FOUR, this gift voucher Raina encashes, length ball on the pads, and he goes over short fine leg

33.3

Tsotsobe to Raina, 1 run, slower ball, hit to mid-off for one

33.4

Tsotsobe to Jadeja, SIX, big hit, down the ground, clears the front leg, clean swing, clean connection, and straight down towards the sight screen

33.5

Tsotsobe to Jadeja, 1 run, full on the pads, gets a single to deep square leg

33.6

Tsotsobe to Raina, 1 run, full toss on the stumps, slogged towards deep midwicket for one

End of over 34 (14 runs) India 204/6 (162 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 10.12)
SK Raina    28* (20b 2x4 1x6)      LL Tsotsobe    8-0-53-2
RA Jadeja    13* (10b 1x4 1x6)      M Morkel    6-0-32-0

34.1

Morkel to Raina, 2 runs, tucks him up, but Raina gets under it and although he mis-hits he clears mid-on

34.2

Morkel to Raina, FOUR, goes for the big pull shot, head falls away, gets a top edge that flies over Boucher

34.3

Morkel to Raina, 2 runs, another edge, the toe end this time, past Boucher again, safe, and Tsotsobe does well to dive full length at the third-man boundary

34.4

Morkel to Raina, 1 run, slower ball, low full toss, gets a single to cover

34.5

Morkel to Jadeja, 2 runs, flat-batted down the ground, and Steyn at mid-on doesn't quite get down in time, and they get an extra run

34.6

Morkel to Jadeja, 1 wide, full and wide, slightly too wide, especially with the angle

34.6

Morkel to Jadeja, FOUR, another edge goes for four, this time it's Jadeja who goes for the pull and somehow manages to get it over Boucher and in the V behind the stumps

End of over 35 (16 runs) India 220/6 (146 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 6.28, RRR: 9.73)
RA Jadeja    19* (12b 2x4 1x6)      M Morkel    7-0-48-0
SK Raina    37* (24b 3x4 1x6)      LL Tsotsobe    8-0-53-2

Steyn comes back

35.1

Steyn to Raina, FOUR, and starts off with a nice fulltoss on off stump, and he finds the gap between cover and point

35.2

Steyn to Raina, no run, another full toss, hits it straight to point, and screams out a grunt of disappointment

35.3

Steyn to Raina, 3 runs, lovely shot, full on the off stump, opens the face on this yorker and it's superbly timed, finds the gap between cover and extra cover and keeps speeding away. Gibbs makes a good chase that ends in a dive and saves them one run

35.4

Steyn to Jadeja, 1 run, hit uppishly towards long-on, gets a single

35.5

Steyn to Raina, 1 run, full, middle and leg, gets a single to midwicket, that partnership now reads 50 off 27 deliveries. Can they make something out of it

35.6

Steyn to Jadeja, no run, tucks him up with a short delivery into the ribs

End of over 36 (9 runs) India 229/6 (137 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 6.36, RRR: 9.78)
RA Jadeja    20* (14b 2x4 1x6)      DW Steyn    8-1-37-3
SK Raina    45* (28b 4x4 1x6)      M Morkel    7-0-48-0

Botha to bowl the last Powerplay over. Long-off, deep midwicket and deep square leg out

36.1

Botha to Raina, FOUR, absolutely drills it over mid-on, it seemed like a chance but sped past Morkel in half a second

36.2

Botha to Raina, OUT, another full toss gets Botha a wicket! on off, Raina goes inside out, but finds Parnell at wide long-off. Parnell seems to have moved in too much, but takes it nicely overhead

SK Raina c sub (WD Parnell) b Botha 49 (30b 5x4 1x6) SR: 163.33

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36.3

Botha to Jadeja, 1 run, drilled back to Botha, the ricochet goes down the ground, Gould makes way, Parnell fields at long-off, Sree wants second, Jadeja says no, they both shake hands and go back, the throw is wide and they are safe

36.4

Botha to Sreesanth, no run, turns in, hits Sreesanth in the pad

36.5

Botha to Sreesanth, 1 run, full on the pads, turned away to fine leg for one

36.6

Botha to Jadeja, 1 run, full ball on the pads, played down the ground for one

End of over 37 (7 runs) India 236/7 (130 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 6.37, RRR: 10.00)
RA Jadeja    22* (16b 2x4 1x6)      J Botha    8-0-63-2
S Sreesanth    1* (2b)      DW Steyn    8-1-37-3

van der Merwe comes back

37.1

van der Merwe to Jadeja, 1 run, driven into the off side for one

37.2

van der Merwe to Sreesanth, OUT, that's a plumb lbw! bowled from round the stumps, pitches leg, turns away, beats the bat and hits him on the back leg and in front of stumps. No doubts about that

S Sreesanth lbw b van der Merwe 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

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Mithun is the new man. One slip in

37.3

van der Merwe to Mithun, no run, length ball, defended to on

37.4

van der Merwe to Mithun, no run, full delivery, played back to the bowler

37.5

van der Merwe to Mithun, 1 run, first international run for Mithun, turned away off the pads

37.6

van der Merwe to Jadeja, 1 run, full toss outside off, hit down the ground for one

End of over 38 (3 runs) India 239/8 (127 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 6.28, RRR: 10.58)
RA Jadeja    24* (18b 2x4 1x6)      RE van der Merwe    7-0-33-1
A Mithun    1* (3b)      J Botha    8-0-63-2

38.1

Botha to Jadeja, no run, full delivery, hit straight to extra cover

38.2

Botha to Jadeja, 1 run, short ball, cut straight to sweeper-cover for one

38.3

Botha to Mithun, no run, tossed up outside off, creates a bat-pad gap, but can't squeeze it through. Inside edge onto the pad

38.4

Botha to Mithun, no run, plays inside the line of an offbreak

38.5

Botha to Mithun, 1 run, hits a full ball down the ground for one

38.6

Botha to Jadeja, 1 run, works this to leg for a single

End of over 39 (3 runs) India 242/8 (124 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.20, RRR: 11.27)
RA Jadeja    26* (21b 2x4 1x6)      J Botha    9-0-66-2
A Mithun    2* (6b)      RE van der Merwe    7-0-33-1

39.1

van der Merwe to Jadeja, 1 run, full ball, on the pads, hit to square leg

39.2

van der Merwe to Mithun, 1 run, full, hit down the ground, gets a single

39.3

van der Merwe to Jadeja, 1 run, worked around the corner for one

39.4

van der Merwe to Mithun, 1 run, plays back to a fullish delivery, gets the outside half of the bat for a single

39.5

van der Merwe to Jadeja, 1 run, full on the pads and flicked away to square leg

39.6

van der Merwe to Mithun, 1 run, inside-out drive, gets a single to sweeper-cover

End of over 40 (6 runs) India 248/8 (118 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.20, RRR: 11.80)
A Mithun    5* (9b)      RE van der Merwe    8-0-39-1
RA Jadeja    29* (24b 2x4 1x6)      J Botha    9-0-66-2

40.1

Botha to Mithun, no run, yorker outside off, beats him

40.2

Botha to Mithun, SIX, that's an interesting shot, halftracker really, and he gets under it enough to clear long-on. Initially it seemed a lob to long-on but it clears Steyn

40.3

Botha to Mithun, SIX, and where are we headed? Mithun goes over long-off this time, makes room and goes inside-out, and makes a lovely connection

40.4

Botha to Mithun, no run, that's a quick yorker, just about manages to dig it out

40.5

Botha to Mithun, 1 run, looks to paddle this one, Botha bowls his trusted full toss, an inside edge saves Mithun

40.6

Botha to Jadeja, 1 run, Jadeja drives this full delivery down the ground, gets a single

End of over 41 (14 runs) India 262/8 (104 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.39, RRR: 11.55)
RA Jadeja    30* (25b 2x4 1x6)      J Botha    10-0-80-2
A Mithun    18* (14b 2x6)      RE van der Merwe    8-0-39-1

41.1

van der Merwe to Jadeja, 1 run, yorker, gets it out, takes a single

41.2

van der Merwe to Mithun, 2 runs, another nice shot from Mithun, he has grown in confidence, inside-out again, all along the ground, gets a couple

41.3

van der Merwe to Mithun, 1 run, makes room and chips this down to long-off

41.4

van der Merwe to Jadeja, 1 run, into the pads, helped away for a single

41.5

van der Merwe to Mithun, no run, makes room, VDM follows him, yorks him

41.6

van der Merwe to Mithun, no run, follows him again and yorks him again

End of over 42 (5 runs) India 267/8 (99 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.35, RRR: 12.37)
A Mithun    21* (18b 2x6)      RE van der Merwe    9-0-44-1
RA Jadeja    32* (27b 2x4 1x6)      J Botha    10-0-80-2

Tsotsobe is back

42.1

Tsotsobe to Jadeja, no run, length ball outside off, hit straight to extra cover

42.2

Tsotsobe to Jadeja, 1 run, goes for the big shot, gets a thick edge for a single

42.3

Tsotsobe to Mithun, 1 run, driven to sweeper-cover for one

42.4

Tsotsobe to Jadeja, 1 run, yorker, worked away to leg for one

42.5

Tsotsobe to Mithun, no run, full toss, misses out on it, makes no contact

42.6

Tsotsobe to Mithun, 2 runs, short ball, makes room, plays with an open face, gets a couple to wide of third man

End of over 43 (5 runs) India 272/8 (94 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.32, RRR: 13.42)
A Mithun    24* (21b 2x6)      LL Tsotsobe    9-0-58-2
RA Jadeja    34* (30b 2x4 1x6)      RE van der Merwe    9-0-44-1

43.1

van der Merwe to Jadeja, 1 run, full ball, hit down the ground

43.2

van der Merwe to Mithun, no run, length delivery, hit back to VDM who does well to field it

43.3

van der Merwe to Mithun, OUT, stumped off a full toss! high full toss, Mithun misses the shot, and loses balance as the ball settles in Boucher's gloves. Boucher does well to catch him in that instant. Ian Gould calls no-ball first, then signals as if to call for the TV umpire, but changes his mind and gives him out regardless. Smoewhere there he must have realised that it's a spinner bowling and hence it's a no-ball. Well done all round, Ian Gould

A Mithun st †Boucher b van der Merwe 24 (23b 0x4 2x6) SR: 104.34

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Tyagi to face, slip in place

43.4

van der Merwe to Tyagi, no run, on target, around off, defended tentatively

43.5

van der Merwe to Tyagi, 1 run, gets off the mark with a lofted shot down to long-on

43.6

van der Merwe to Jadeja, 1 run, gets a single down to long-on

End of over 44 (3 runs) India 275/9 (91 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.25, RRR: 15.16)
RA Jadeja    36* (32b 2x4 1x6)      RE van der Merwe    10-0-47-2
S Tyagi    1* (2b)      LL Tsotsobe    9-0-58-2

44.1

Tsotsobe to Jadeja, no run

44.2

Tsotsobe to Jadeja, no run, yorker on the leg stump

44.3

Tsotsobe to Jadeja, OUT, edged and taken! fourth catch to go with one stumping for Boucher, looks to run this down to third man and gets the edge. ODI catch No. 399 for Boucher

RA Jadeja c †Boucher b Tsotsobe 36 (35b 2x4 1x6) SR: 102.85

South Africa have always been good tourists to India, and this tour was no different. They were competitive, played in the right spirit, and bar one day in Gwalior, they never really blown away. Well played India for the amazing comeback in the Tests, and cheers to South Africa. Wishing the Test series was longer, Cricinfo team says goodbye.

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AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis win the Partnership of the Match. So sweet.

MS Dhoni: "The three fast bowlers that we played, their strength was not change of pace. If we had somebody like Ashish Nehra or Zaheer, things would have been different. The kind of start they got, 340 would have been a decent total to restrict them to. We have done well [over the season], there have been injuries, we have missed key players, if you look at everything, we have done really well." And the Ahmedabad crowd boos Dhoni off, and boos Kallis in.

Jacques Kallis: "We know we are a lot better than we have played in the series. If we play to our strength, we are a very good one-day side. AB played a really special knock, taking the total from 300 to 360. We will all take a lot with us from here, we will be a lot better cricketers. Fantastic cricket. Big thank you to all the Indian supporters." Finally they cheer him.

Ab de Villiers, Man of the Match: "It's always nice coming to India, we have been pretty up and down in the series, but ending up on a high note is pleasing. Loots and Hashim set a good foundation, and gave me the freedom to express myself in the end. I always love playing in Ahmedabad [he scored a Test double here last tour]. Definitely becoming my favourite ground."

Sachin Tendulkar, for Gwalior innings, for its "impact" is named the Man of the Series by the commentary team. Tendulkar is not there, Dhoni receives the award on Tendulkar's behalf.

Series Results
India v South Africa at Ahmedabad - Feb 27, 2010
South Africa won by 90 runs
India v South Africa at Gwalior - Feb 24, 2010
India won by 153 runs
India v South Africa at Jaipur - Feb 21, 2010
India won by 1 run
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Feb 27, 2010

India celebrate their 2-1 series win, India v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Ahmedabad, February 27, 2010

India celebrate their 2-1 series win

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Feb 27, 2010

The Indians go for a spin in a Volvo S80, India v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Ahmedabad, February 27, 2010

The Indians go for a spin in a Volvo S80

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