4.6 caught at third man and Abbott has got the big one! Rohit was going for a heave ho seeing it was a length ball. But I think this was off the toe end which carries quite nicely to Imran Tahir running in from the boundary. Excellent start for South Africa 22/1
    22.3 goes across the line with a flick as Rabada angles the fuller ball across the left-hander. Leading edge presents a chance but has the fielder hurt himself in the process of taking a great old catch? Hashim Amla it is. Everyone is checking on him. It looks like he is bleeding just above his left eye. His head thudded fliush into the ground after he completed the catch. Ouch, that looked bad. But still he was able to hold on. 156/3
    7.4 chases the wide one and edges it again! de Kock, take a bow. That is a catch that will be replayed forever. He might well be the best ODI keeper around right now. Rabada goes full, Kohli has to reach for it because he is lead-footed. It was a run-scoring opportunity because it is almost an overpitched delivery. But the extra pace seems to work against the batsman. Big nick, which means it hurtles between slip and the keeper. de Kock flings himself full length to his right and plucks it with one hand 44/2
    26.2 pace works again. Sheer express and accurate pace. This is short on middle, Rahane has to go for the big hit. Launches it over midwicket, but there is a man in the deep and he collects the simplest of catches. Steyn pops a vein celebrating, as per. South Africa are nearing yet another away series win 185/5
    24.5 moved too far across, worried about the short ball, but this is the deadly leg-stump yorker that sneaks past him and clatters his castle! Rabada showing he has smarts to go with his raw ability. Gets a big ol hug from his captain AB de Villiers. Pace is pace, even on flat wickets. 172/4
    34.2 got 'im! the Tahir googly is too good for Dhoni, he was charging down the pitch, but doesn't expect the ball to spin in, it slips past the inside edge and on to the stumps, this game is heading for a quick close now 219/9
    28.6 all too simple for Steyn. He yells until he loses his voice after Axar slices a short ball straight at point. 195/6
    30.2 tapped away to cover, that's a third for Steyn. It was a short of a length delivery, but Bhajji was into the push a bit too quickly. Ball held up in the pitch and became his downfall. 201/7
    32.6 drops it a touch short, Bhuvneshwar looks to swipe it from way outside off, hits near the bottom of the bat and holes out to Miller, India sinking fast but the crowd singing "Sachin, Sachin" as the giantscreen shows Tendulkar in the stands 210/8
    35.6 great reply from the standout bowler of the series Kagiso Rabada, a yorker that is much too good for the tailender, plumb in front, and South Africa complete their first bilateral series victory in India with something close to the perfect performance. The margin of victory is an astonishing 214 runs! 224/10
    not out
    5 (lb 1, w 4)
    224 all out (36 Overs, RR: 6.22)
    DW Steyn7.003835.42246010
    K Rabada7.004145.85297120
    KJ Abbott7.003915.57215000
    F Behardien8.005506.87136000
    Imran Tahir7.015027.14191410
    Fall of wickets:1-22 (RG Sharma, 4.6 ov), 2-44 (V Kohli, 7.4 ov), 3-156 (S Dhawan, 22.3 ov), 4-172 (SK Raina, 24.5 ov), 5-185 (AM Rahane, 26.2 ov), 6-195 (AR Patel, 28.6 ov), 7-201 (Harbhajan Singh, 30.2 ov), 8-210 (B Kumar, 32.6 ov), 9-219 (MS Dhoni, 34.2 ov), 10-224 (A Mishra, 35.6 ov)

Match Details

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
  • Mumbai Cricket Association, Wankhede Stadium, D Road, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400020 (Phone: 022 2281 1795/7876/9910)


South Africa , elected to bat first

Series result

South Africa won the 5-match series 3-2

Player of the match

Player of the series

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Wankhede curator withdraws complaint against Shastri

    Sudhir Naik, the curator at Wankhede Stadium, has agreed to withdraw his complaint against India team director Ravi Shastri and bowling coach B Arun over their alleged outbursts after the fifth ODI against South Africa

  • ODI rule changes causing bigger totals - Tendulkar

    Two days after South Africa piled up the highest total in an ODI on Indian soil, Sachin Tendulkar has said that allowing only four fielders outside the 30-yard circle has paved the way for bigger totals

  • Wankhede curator complains against Shastri, Arun

    Sudhir Naik, the Wankhede curator, has complained to the MCA because he and his assistant were the targets of an alleged outburst from India team director Ravi Shastri and bowling coach B Arun

  • Wankhede entertained by 3D South African spectacle

    From de Kock through du Plessis to de Villiers, South Africa's batting order ran a relentless relay race to 438 and a first ever bilateral ODI series win in India

  • Dhoni lost for ideas on 'true batting wicket'

    MS Dhoni has insisted that his side's seamers and spinners tried everything to contain the charge of South Africa's batsmen at the Wankhede stadium, but conceded their plans did not work on a true batting wicket and against an opposition that accelerated

Three in one


Number of times a team has had 3 hundreds in an ODI innings; the previous instance was also by SA, v WI in January 2015

Faf's turbo gear


Runs scored by du Plessis off his last ten balls, including four sixes and two fours

'Double' hundreds


Number of times two of South Africa's top three have scored hundreds in an ODI; three of those instances have been against India

Racing along


South Africa's score at the halfway mark, their best 25-over score in an ODI v India since 2002

de Kock's fav team - II


De Kock's ODI average v teams other than India; against India he averages more than 80

de Kock's favourite team


ODI hundreds for Quinton de Kock v India. The previous record for fewest innings to 5 hundreds v any team was 18, by Salman Butt v India

Amla's poorest


Amla's aggregate in this series, his lowest in an ODI series in which he has batted four or more innings