Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    7.5 back of a length outside off, lets it come on and pushes it to the right of point. Takes off for a single, takes on David Miller's arm, and he's a goner - the direct hit at the bowler's end finds him a foot short. Brilliant fielding, capitalising on the fact that Rohit was starting from deep in the crease, having played that ball off the back foot 43/3
    3.6 full and straight, and it hits Dhawan on the pad as he looks to whip it across the line. Umpire raised his finger as soon as Morris turned around to appeal. We'll have to see where that pitched and where it was headed. Looked out at first glance, looked like it straightened a touch. Pitched on leg and middle, straightened a touch. Enough to hit off stump? 28/1
    4.2 full-toss on middle and off, worked away towards deep midwicket, and he's run out first ball! He walks off cursing himself (or maybe Rohit - not sure who called for the second run). Throw came in nice and flat and AB had the bails off in a flash, with Kohli a good foot out. Yup. It was Rohit who called. Kohli didn't run the first run all that quick. Morris was the fielder. He had to run a fair distance towards his left. 30/2
    12.3 another googly, not quite driving length, and Raina goes for the drive, plays a little early, and pops a simple, waist-high catch to Amla at cover 69/6
    8.3 oh my. That's a full-toss, and Rayudu swings across the line, loses his shape, and loses his leg stump. Not the greatest delivery Rabada has bowled in his life, and definitely not the greatest shot Rayudu has played in his life 45/4
    11.4 gone! That was wide, not too short, and he went for the big slash outside off. Thick edge, went low to AB, who took it falling forward. Dhoni started walking off immediately, but they're checking if he caught it cleanly. He has, yes. 67/5
    15.4 another! It's a length ball on middle stump, and Axar is a little too early into his flick, hits it in the air, and the man at midwicket takes a fairly simple catch, falling to his left 85/8
    12.4 and back he goes, first ball! Another googly from Tahir, slow and enticingly loopy outside off. Harbhajan plays a drive away from his body and the ball sneaks into the gap and pegs back middle stump 69/7
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    73.33
    17.2 all over. Ashwin made room to carve over the covers, and Morris bowled a straight length ball. It slipped past his angled bat and hit top of middle 92/10
    15.6 gone, nine down! Full and straight, not quite full enough for the drive through extra cover, and the ball maybe came in a touch to find the gap between bat and pad and crash into the stumps 85/9
    not out
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    4
    9
    0
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    0.00
    Extras
    11 (lb 1, nb 1, w 9)
    TOTAL
    92 all out (17.2 Overs, RR: 5.3)
    Fall of wickets: 1-28 (S Dhawan, 3.6 ov), 2-30 (V Kohli, 4.2 ov), 3-43 (RG Sharma, 7.5 ov), 4-45 (AT Rayudu, 8.3 ov), 5-67 (MS Dhoni, 11.4 ov), 6-69 (SK Raina, 12.3 ov), 7-69 (Harbhajan Singh, 12.4 ov), 8-85 (AR Patel, 15.4 ov), 9-85 (B Kumar, 15.6 ov), 10-92 (R Ashwin, 17.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KJ Abbott302107.00113041
    Imran Tahir402426.00103010
    K Rabada401814.50100030
    CH Morris2.201626.8562010
    JA Morkel401233.00130000
  • BATSMEN
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    7.6 bowled him! That was beautifully done by Ashwin. Once again, bowls de Villiers with a change of pace. Was much slower than his previous deliveries, and de Villiers had to reach out to drive that. Didn't turn as much as he expected, and it beat his outside edge and hit top of off 49/3
    1.6 got him! Fired that at the pads and Amla went for the flick. Didn't middle it, and it popped up in the direction of leg slip, where Rohit grabbed it after a juggle 13/1
    5.5 gone! Comes down the track again, sees a bit of flight. Looks to hit over the bowler again but doesn't quite time it - change of angle forced him to open his bat face - and Mohit, running backwards and to his right from mid-off, takes a superbly judged catch 38/2
    not out
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    14.3 length ball, slides on with the angle and utterly beats Behardien, who's stuck on the crease, expecting turn. In the end, he has no time to respond, and the ball strikes his front pad plumb in front. No hesitation from the umpire there 76/4
    not out
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    8
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    125.00
    Extras
    8 (lb 3, w 5)
    TOTAL
    96/4 (17.1 Overs, RR: 5.59)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (HM Amla, 1.6 ov), 2-38 (F du Plessis, 5.5 ov), 3-49 (AB de Villiers, 7.6 ov), 4-76 (F Behardien, 14.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Kumar201306.5072010
    R Ashwin402436.00132100
    Harbhajan Singh402005.00121020
    MM Sharma10707.0021000
    SK Raina3.101203.78101000
    AR Patel301715.6660100

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 3-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10

Match days

5 October 2015 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Got his number

5

No. of times De Villiers has been dismissed by Ashwin in T20s - the most by any bowler. De Villiers averages 12.40 against him.

Morkel's best

3/12

Albie Morkel's figures in this match - the first time he's taken three-for in T20Is. His previous best for 2/12 which came in 2007.

Run-out streak

4

No. of consecutive T20Is in which an India opener has been run-out including Rohit Sharma in this match.

End of a streak

10

No.of consecutive scores of 20 or more in T20Is by Virat Kohli before this match. This was his first single-digit score in 11 innings.

New Turf for Tahir

35

Runs conceded by Imran Tahir in the last match - the most he has conceded in a T20I. This was also the first time he opened bowling for SA in T20Is.