Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Tendulkar
55(97) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
7 3 2 4 2 0 4 0
AB de Villiers
92(98) 12x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 3 4 1 13

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O8.0
M0
R39
W1
Eco4.87
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Ntini
O10.0
M1
R32
W3
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

South Africa win by 9 wickets and It's the first time that India have suffered a clean sweep in a bilateral ODI series since 1997, when Sri Lanka beat them 3-0, with one match being washed out. South Africa outplayed India in each and every department of the game. The drubbing was ruthlessly consistent and India were never in the picture after they were bundled out for 91 in the first match.

To be fair the Indian bowlers did a good job throughout the series barring this final encounter and if there is any positive to be taken forward into the test series that would be it. For the record this is India's 6th defeats in a row, the last time they had such a losing sequence was in 1988-89, when they lost seven in a row.

Pollock bags both the Man-of-the-match and the Man-of-the-series awards for his outstanding performance throughout the series. What a player - is he getting older or younger?

Hope you have enjoyed the coverage, I know it's a cruel statement to make, especially if you are an Indian supporter...The first Test starts on the 15th of this month and we will be on live well before the first ball is bowled. For the time being though this is Sajan Nair along with George Binoy signing off - good night and good luck.

31.3
2nb
Sreesanth to de Villiers, (no ball) 1 run, high fulltoss and it almost took out de Villiers - probably the yorker gone wrong - de Villiers manages to get bat on ball and an easy single down to third man completes the whitewash
31.2
4
Sreesanth to de Villiers, FOUR runs, short ball - pulled away to the midwicket fence. So what is new! just two more needed now
31.1
0
Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, short of a good length and this one nipped back in a touch - de Villiers is beaten on the forward prod

6 more needed now.

END OF OVER:
31 | 3 Runs | SA: 195/1

  • SM Pollock16 (10b)
  • AB de Villiers87 (95b)
  • Harbhajan Singh8-0-39-1
  • IK Pathan6-0-48-0

South Africa are on the verge of whitewashing India 4-0 in the one-day series. Today's win at Centurion will be as comprehensive as any of the other thrashings. They outplayed India with the bat, ball and in the field. Such was the South African domination that the Indian body language in the field was a let down. South Africa hold a tremendous psychological advantage going into the Test series. Send us your thoughts on the performances of both teams in the series.

30.6
0
Harbhajan Singh to Pollock, no run, glanced away off the back-foot and the ball rolls away square on the leg side
30.5
1
Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, turned away towards square leg for a single
30.4
0
Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, quicker delivery and de Villiers leaves it through to the keeper - probably getting into Test mode.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Tendulkar
55(97) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
7 3 2 4 2 0 4 0
AB de Villiers
92(98) 12x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 3 4 1 13

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O8.0
M0
R39
W1
Eco4.87
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Ntini
O10.0
M1
R32
W3
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF