Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JP Duminy
71(72) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 2 9 1 3 5
V Kohli
87(92) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 2 0 3 9 6 4

Best performances - Bowlers

LL Tsotsobe
O6.0
M1
R25
W2
Eco4.16
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Yuvraj Singh
O8.0
M0
R34
W3
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Dhoni: "They were scoring at a healthy pace. And that meant if they batted for 50 overs, they will get to a good total.. And that's what happened. I tried the fast bowlers, spinners, part-timers but things don't go your way always. We would have fancied something around 240. Virat is a big positive. He has batted at no. 3 and carried innings through.The middle order hasn't clicked. Not only for us but also for South Africa. The team that handles pressure better will win on Sunday."

Man of the match is JP Duminy "Just wanted to take it to end as possible. I thought we had a defendable target at the end. It all worked out quite nicely. When we got to 45 overs, we thought 250 would be a good result."

Smith: We started well today. We had a few moments where our brains didn't work but we showed a lot of skill and determination to recover. We knew anything around 240 would be good. Excellent effort from Duminy and the rest. We have done well with the ball in this series. We have generally fielded well. The intensity has been good. We are excited to go to Pretoria. The teams have been trading blows for 2 months now and it has been a competitive series.:

To read the Bulletin by Sid click here.

That's it from us. Good bye and good luck. --

Sundar: "Thunderstorms forecast in Centurion?? Great! Will we ever get to know which is the better team out of these two? Every series between these two seems to end in a draw. Has to be a jinx. I seriously hope it is not an India vs SA world cup final. I am sure it will rain in Mumbai for two days and these teams will have to share the trophy."

10.40 Game called off. South Africa win by 48 runs. So 2-2 and we go to decider on Sunday. Apparently, 90% chance of thunderstorms in Centurion on Sunday

10.33 pm: They will decide at 10.45 pm whether to continue with the game or not.

10.17 pm More rain. and they are coming off again. And now for every four minutes, they will lose an over.

32.5
2
Botha to Kohli, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, wristed past square-leg region

Raining again!

32.4
0
Botha to Kohli, no run, leans forward to defend it back to the bowler
32.3
0
Botha to Kohli, no run, quicker, turned to Smith at short fine-leg
32.2
1
Botha to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, top edges the paddle sweep and they rush across for a quick single to short fine-leg

And more news: India will get four overs of Batting Powerplay

32.1
1
Botha to Kohli, 1 run, gets back to deflect it to midwicket

END OF OVER:
32 | 7 Runs | INDIA: 138/6

  • V Kohli84 (88b)
  • Harbhajan Singh2 (7b)
  • LL Tsotsobe6-1-25-2
  • RJ Peterson8-0-46-2
31.6
1
Tsotsobe to Kohli, 1 run, around the off stump line, worked wide of midwicket

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JP Duminy
71(72) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 2 9 1 3 5
V Kohli
87(92) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 2 0 3 9 6 4

Best performances - Bowlers

LL Tsotsobe
O6.0
M1
R25
W2
Eco4.16
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Yuvraj Singh
O8.0
M0
R34
W3
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF