Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    39.6 Dhawan, who had dropped a tough chance to let Faf off, makes amends by running QdK out. This was pushed through on an off-stump line, AB works it towards short midwicket, where Dhawan flings to his left and stops the ball. QdK was late to respond, as Dhawan throws ball over to Dhoni. QdK is caught short 210/4
    13.3 Harbhajan strikes, Rahane pouches it at backward point. Harbhajan tosses this up generously outside off, some turn as well, Miller has a crack at it but his bat twists and he slices it off the outside half of the bat as Rahane moves to his right, tumbles forward to snaffle it. The strong opening stand has been broken. Who will come in at No.3? 72/1
    18.4 Dhoni takes the bails off in a flash. Amla can't drag his back foot back in time. The spinners have slowed the visitors down. Flatter at 94.6ks and spins away, Amla loses his balance as he aims to drive it through the off side. He does not connect, neither can he pull his back foot in time. The TV umpire is called in and Amla departs 87/2
    38.5 Faf looks to hit the repeat button, this time he finds short third man. Faf shuffles across off again, this time his balance is foiled and he topples over.. He skewers it in the air, popping a catch to short third man running back 205/3
    40.1 Axar gets AB with an arm ball. Two wickets in two balls for India. Big, big wicket this. Arrows in, as AB goes back for a cut, he gets some bat on the attempted cut, chopping it towards point. The umpire Dar thinks it was pad first and raises his finger. Replays show that it was pad first indeed and hit in front of middle. 210/5
    46.4 Duminy holes out to long-on. Full and on middle, right in the hitting zone. Duminy goes for a loft... Raina runs in, dives forward and snaps it up. Dhawan pats Raina on the back 241/6
    not out
    33
    36
    43
    0
    1
    91.66
    49.5 banged in short and hurries on, Behardien miscues a pull in front of long-on. The pair seek to hare across for the second but the throw from Raina is accurate and Steyn is run out 264/7
    not out
    0
    0
    1
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    6 (nb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    270/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.4)
    Fall of wickets: 1-72 (DA Miller, 13.3 ov), 2-87 (HM Amla, 18.4 ov), 3-205 (F du Plessis, 38.5 ov), 4-210 (Q de Kock, 39.6 ov), 5-210 (AB de Villiers, 40.1 ov), 6-241 (JP Duminy, 46.4 ov), 7-264 (DW Steyn, 49.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Kumar1016506.50275220
    MM Sharma906226.88267121
    Harbhajan Singh1004114.10343010
    A Mishra1003813.80302000
    AR Patel905115.66205000
    SK Raina201306.5021000
  • BATSMEN
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    23.1 Rohit falls! Excellent improvisation there from JP. Sees Rohit coming down and bowls that a touch shorter. Rohit is left feeling for that and can only pat the ball back to JP who dives low and holds on to a good catch. He is pumped too. 113/2
    10.4 taken this time! Pressure has built and built into a wicket. And both fielders responsible for the first two dropped chances combine to remove Dhawan. Good length again outside off, Dhawan advances and tries to drive through the off side but the ball may have moved away again just enough. Thick outside edge and well taken by AB diving to his left. 41/1
    45.1 Morkel wins this moment. What a wicket this is. Is this the defining moment? Short on leg and Kohli can only heave the ball in the air to Miller at deep midwicket who takes a comfortable catch. This line, length and field placement has worked wonders so far. Stalled Kohli throughout the second part of his innings. Take a bow, Russell Domingo and AB de Villiers 216/5
    41.5 gone! What a wicket, huge huge stuff. Short ball outside off, Dhoni looks to dab that over short third man but the ball lobs up to Steyn at short third man. takes an easy catch and this match gets interesting 193/3
    43.3 taken! Not a great shot from Raine with Kohli going strong from the other end. Googly outside off, Raina looks to drive over the man at long-off but doesn't get all of it. Lands down Miller's throat at long-off. A single would have been a good result but he wanted more. One crucial moment lost by Raina and India 206/4
    45.2 repeat delivery. Repeat shot. Repeat dismissal. Miller takes this low to the ground, that being the only difference. Banged in short again, Rahane advances and slogs this in the air to deep midwicket. Are these percentage shots? With this consistent length, the batsmen have been found out playing poor shots. 216/6
    not out
    15
    11
    23
    0
    1
    136.36
    not out
    20
    17
    21
    1
    0
    117.64
    Extras
    11 (b 2, lb 1, w 8)
    TOTAL
    252/6 (50 Overs, RR: 5.04)
    Fall of wickets: 1-41 (S Dhawan, 10.4 ov), 2-113 (RG Sharma, 23.1 ov), 3-193 (MS Dhoni, 41.5 ov), 4-206 (SK Raina, 43.3 ov), 5-216 (V Kohli, 45.1 ov), 6-216 (AM Rahane, 45.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DW Steyn1006506.50285210
    K Rabada1003903.90373030
    M Morkel1013943.90343010
    JP Duminy804615.75254030
    Imran Tahir1005115.10294100
    F Behardien20904.5061000

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15

Match days

18 October 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Will it cost them?

3.60

India's scoring rate between over No. 30 and 39. They played 35 dots in those ten overs.

Dhoni at 4

11

No. of fifty-plus scores by Dhoni batting at No. 4 in ODIs in just 20 inns. He averages 68.4 from this position.

Dhawan's nemesis

4

No. of times Dhawan has been dismissed by Morkel in ODIs, including thrice in this series - the most any bowler has dismissed him.

Losing the plot

65

Runs scored by SA in 11 overs after the 39th. They were 205 for 3 at that stage. Only three overs went for six or more runs.

SRT, and then de Kock

7

Least innings taken by a batsman to 4 ODI hundreds against a team. Tendulkar against Kenya, de Kock against India.

Fastest against India

7

Number of ODIs it took de Kock to make 500 runs versus India - the least by any batsman. Gary Kirsten, the previous fastest, had taken 8.

After Kirsten

2000

The last time a SA batsman made 3 50+ scores in a bilateral ODI series in India before Du Plessis: Gary Kirsten got 1 hundred and 2 fifties.

Favourite opposition

4

No. fifty-plus scores by de Kock against India out of his 12 in ODIs. He had averaged 68.66 before this game against them.

Dhoni behind the sticks

137

Stumpings in international cricket by MS Dhoni. Only Sangakkara (139) has more.

Amla at No. 3

2008

The last time Amla batted at No. 3 for SA in ODIs - in his first-two matches. He had made 25 runs at No. 3 before this match.