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45dThe Report by Sidharth Monga at the Wanderers

South Africa trounce India in harsh welcome

South Africa brought Floyd-like edge to the word pink as they welcomed a clearly undercooked Indian side to the country with a 141-run hammering

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Q de Kock
135(121) 18x4 - 3x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 35 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
16 10 14 14 37 4 13 27
AB de Villiers
77(47) 6x4 - 4x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 33 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
3 7 4 11 14 17 11 10

Best performances - Bowlers

DW Steyn
O8
M3
R25
W3
Eco3.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
R McLaren
O8
M0
R49
W3
Eco6.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0

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

5 December 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran

END OF OVER:
41 | 5 Runs 2 Wkts | INDIA: 217/10 (142 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.29, RRR: 15.77)

  • MM Sharma0 (5b)
  • DW Steyn8-3-25-3
  • R McLaren8-0-49-3

Presentation:

Dhoni: "The thumb is fine, nothing to worry. Not a good game for us. We didn't start well with the new ball when we bowled. It was definitely not a 350 pitch so our bowlers let us down. I think we were quite well prepared. We made the most of those 2-3 days before this. It's important for us to bowl well. Once the opposition has scored 350 we have to go for the bowling. More than the death bowling I was more disappointed with the new-ball bowling. We didn't find the right lengths. I think we need a bit more pace. Let's hope for the best."

AB: "We feel we're going to win trophies in the future and that's how we're going to play. I was going to bowl first too. I thought they were a bit too short in the first ten overs and that gave us the kickstart. Quinton showed great maturity for someone his age. We should a lot of flair. JP timed it very well and made it look really easy. Steyn's a bit of a freak with any kind of ball. Splendid performance. India will look to bounce but we're not going to stand back."

Quinton de Kock is the Man of the Match: "I'm very proud, didn't expect this to happen. I'm also proud of the other guys for their individual performances. I'm not one for the punching the air celebrations. I like to keep it cool. I wouldn't say I'm the star. I'm just a 20-year-old trying to do my thing."

Poor de Kock, shy as ever, had a hard time answering Haysman, who wouldn't let him go.

That's it from us here. Thanks for your company today. Do join us again for the second ODI on December 8. It's a day game which starts at 10am local time (1330 GMT). We'll see you soon. Cheers!

End of match: South Africa thrash India by a whopping 141 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series. It means India need to win the next two to take the series. India discovered that chasing 350 against a far superior bowling attack, without any assistance from dew was a completely different proposition to the scenario back in India in October. Fair to say that India were outplayed by pace and bounce. Let's not forget that their bowlers were carted around in the last ten. Plenty of issues to be addressed.

It's still only the first match but South Africa will not let up with the bouncer barrage. You also have to remember that India didn't have any warm-ups. Not the fault of the players though.

We're waiting for the presentation.

Vikram Raj: "I would be shocked if someone did not expect something like this to happen. Though I would have expected the batsmen to get to at least 250, I am more disappointed in bowlers who did not make use of helpful conditions. I hope they come back strongly in the next match after seeing how the pitches and conditions assist them."

40.6
W
Steyn to Mohammed Shami, OUT, a simple return catch to end the mauling! Pitched up on the stumps and Shami gets forward and chips it back to Steyn, a catch as easy as the win for the hosts

Mohammed Shami c & b Steyn 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

40.5
0
Steyn to Mohammed Shami, no run, stabs at this one and it lobs up and lands well short of cover
40.4
0
Steyn to Mohammed Shami, no run, this was short outside off and he flays at it but misses
40.3
0
Steyn to Mohammed Shami, no run, fires it straight and he gets solidly behind it to defend

'Swinging' Shami at the crease

40.2
W
Steyn to Dhoni, OUT, chops it on! This was a length ball which Dhoni looked to force away to the off side, inside edge and the ball bounces once before pegging back the leg stump, his lone vigil ends

MS Dhoni b Steyn 65 (125m 71b 8x4 1x6) SR: 91.54

40.2
5w
Steyn to Dhoni, 5 wides, Steyn bangs it in short and his exertions cost him 5 wides, too much for de Kock to do