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    16.3 bowled'im! Came back in again and appeared to keep low, landed short of a good length and was heading towards middle and off, Rohit was late in getting down to it, got a bit of an inside edge onto the stumps, game on 61/3
    2.2 Dale Steyn pulls off a stunning caught-and -bowled, this is a slow track in Cape Town, this ball from Steyn stops a bit on Vijay who has to check his drive, the ball pops to the right of Steyn, who has to change direction from his follow-through and dive to latch on to that one, it was at a catch-able height though, and Vijay's one-day struggles continues, great athleticism from Steyn 4/1
    14.6 Morkel's persistence pays off, short of a good length but much closer to off stump this time with the right amount of nip, Kohli plays at that one and feathers it to the keeper, good consistent line from Morkel has reaped its reward 56/2
    24.3 Taufel raises his finger, slightly quicker through the air, angling it on middle and leg, Yuvraj got across and closed the face on it only to miss it, didn't really appear to straighten, was rapped on the pads and the umpire had no doubt, we'll have to check out the replay. The only thing to see is whether it would have gone down but it seemed adjacent to the naked eye 93/5
    19.5 India are slipping here, short outside off, turned in, Dhoni sensed a chance, rocked back to cut it past point, got an edge and AB fumbled it on the first attempt only to recover and clasp it in the second, South Africa hold the edge now. How will Yusuf and Raina respond? 69/4
    36.4 Raina won't like to see that replay, a nothing shot, leaves his stumps as he backs away and looks to crash a short of length ball through cover, the trademark extra bounce from Morkel means that attempted flat-bat hit takes the top-edge and flies to AB, Morne does the trick 168/6
    39.5 Morkel has shown he's an outstanding outfielder, he has pulled off an outstanding catch at third man to send back danger man Yusuf Pathan, it was shortish and wide from Steyn, Yusuf swung his bat at that and gets a top edge, the ball soars towards Morkel at third man, who had to back pedal and took that overhead, it needed a tall man to take that catch, and South Africa had their tallest fielder to pouch it, wild celebrations from the home side 182/7
    not out
    45.5 and that's all the swinging Zaheer will do today, another short ball from Tsotsobe, Zaheer was completely cramped for room, he tried to flat-bat that one over the in-field, can't time the ball though and the ball loops to mid-off, this match is on a knife-edge, Nehar and Munaf can't bat but all they need is some trademark Harbhajan hits 208/8
    not out
    11 (lb 5, w 6)
    223/8 (48.2 Overs, RR: 4.61)
    Did not bat: MM Patel
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (M Vijay, 2.2 ov), 2-56 (V Kohli, 14.6 ov), 3-61 (RG Sharma, 16.3 ov), 4-69 (MS Dhoni, 19.5 ov), 5-93 (Yuvraj Singh, 24.3 ov), 6-168 (SK Raina, 36.4 ov), 7-182 (YK Pathan, 39.5 ov), 8-208 (Z Khan, 45.5 ov)
    DW Steyn10.013123.10454010
    LL Tsotsobe10.004114.10385030
    WD Parnell8.005306.62257110
    M Morkel10.002832.80442110
    J Botha7.214816.54244300
    JP Duminy2.00914.5061000
    F du Plessis1.00808.0000000

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Series result

India led the 5-match series 2-1

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Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

18 January 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

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