Player of the Match
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85dThe Bulletin by Sriram Veera

de Villiers and Kallis inspire consolation win

AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis hit contrasting centuries to build on the platform laid by the openers to charge South Africa to an imposing 365 which proved beyond the reach of the inexperienced Indian batting line-up in the third ODI in Ahmedabad

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JH Kallis
104(94) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 46 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
4 4 5 6 27 19 27 12
AB de Villiers
102(59) 11x4 - 3x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 47 runs
  • 5x4 - 2x6
1 1 12 8 33 9 8 30

Best performances - Bowlers

DW Steyn
O8
M1
R37
W3
Eco4.62
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
LL Tsotsobe
O9.3
M0
R58
W3
Eco6.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

India won the 3-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

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

27 February 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

South Africa have always been good tourists to India, and this tour was no different. They were competitive, played in the right spirit, and bar one day in Gwalior, they never really blown away. Well played India for the amazing comeback in the Tests, and cheers to South Africa. Wishing the Test series was longer, Cricinfo team says goodbye.

Presentation
AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis win the Partnership of the Match. So sweet.

MS Dhoni: "The three fast bowlers that we played, their strength was not change of pace. If we had somebody like Ashish Nehra or Zaheer, things would have been different. The kind of start they got, 340 would have been a decent total to restrict them to. We have done well [over the season], there have been injuries, we have missed key players, if you look at everything, we have done really well." And the Ahmedabad crowd boos Dhoni off, and boos Kallis in.

Jacques Kallis: "We know we are a lot better than we have played in the series. If we play to our strength, we are a very good one-day side. AB played a really special knock, taking the total from 300 to 360. We will all take a lot with us from here, we will be a lot better cricketers. Fantastic cricket. Big thank you to all the Indian supporters." Finally they cheer him.

Ab de Villiers, Man of the Match: "It's always nice coming to India, we have been pretty up and down in the series, but ending up on a high note is pleasing. Loots and Hashim set a good foundation, and gave me the freedom to express myself in the end. I always love playing in Ahmedabad [he scored a Test double here last tour]. Definitely becoming my favourite ground."

Sachin Tendulkar, for Gwalior innings, for its "impact" is named the Man of the Series by the commentary team. Tendulkar is not there, Dhoni receives the award on Tendulkar's behalf.

44.3
W
Tsotsobe to Jadeja, OUT, edged and taken! fourth catch to go with one stumping for Boucher, looks to run this down to third man and gets the edge. ODI catch No. 399 for Boucher

RA Jadeja c †Boucher b Tsotsobe 36 (35b 2x4 1x6) SR: 102.85

44.2
0
Tsotsobe to Jadeja, no run, yorker on the leg stump
44.1
0
Tsotsobe to Jadeja, no run,

END OF OVER:
44 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 275/9 (91 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.25, RRR: 15.16)

  • RA Jadeja36 (32b)
  • S Tyagi1 (2b)
  • RE van der Merwe10-0-47-2
  • LL Tsotsobe9-0-58-2
43.6
1
van der Merwe to Jadeja, 1 run, gets a single down to long-on
43.5
1
van der Merwe to Tyagi, 1 run, gets off the mark with a lofted shot down to long-on
43.4
0
van der Merwe to Tyagi, no run, on target, around off, defended tentatively

Tyagi to face, slip in place

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st22KD KarthikM Vijay
2nd18M VijayV Kohli
3rd95RG SharmaV Kohli
4th21MS DhoniV Kohli
5th1SK RainaV Kohli
6th22YK PathanSK Raina
7th54SK RainaRA Jadeja
8th4S SreesanthRA Jadeja
9th36RA JadejaA Mithun
10th2RA JadejaS Tyagi