Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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
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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
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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
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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 (6 runs required from 18.4 overs, RR: 6.29, RRR: 0.31)

  • 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
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Harbhajan Singh to Pollock, no run, glanced away off the back-foot and the ball rolls away square on the leg side
30.5
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Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, turned away towards square leg for a single
30.4
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Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, quicker delivery and de Villiers leaves it through to the keeper - probably getting into Test mode.
30.3
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Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, defended on the back-foot.
30.3
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Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 no ball, quicker delivery, defended on the front-foot
30.2
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Harbhajan Singh to Pollock, 1 run,
30.1
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Harbhajan Singh to Pollock, no run, doosra first up, steered away towards gully

END OF OVER:
30 | 14 Runs | SA: 192/1 (9 runs required from 18.4 overs, RR: 6.40, RRR: 0.45)

  • SM Pollock15 (7b)
  • AB de Villiers86 (91b)
  • IK Pathan6-0-48-0
  • Harbhajan Singh7-0-36-1
29.6
1
Pathan to Pollock, 1 run, short and angling across - cut away to third man for an easy single
29.5
4
Pathan to Pollock, FOUR runs, four more! short of a length and wide outside the off stump. Pollock comes down the track like a Viking in a batting helmet and dismisses it over the fielder at midwicket
29.4
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Pathan to Pollock, FOUR runs, ah they have a flight to catch - short ball, pitched outside the leg stump and angling in. Pollock leans back a bit, makes room and pulls it away to the midwicket fence
29.3
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Pathan to Pollock, no run, another wide delivery and once again Pollock goes for it but this time the ball rolls away off the edge
29.2
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Pathan to Pollock, FOUR runs, short of a good length delivery, pitched in line and angling across. Pollock moves back and across and straight bats it over mid-off. No protection in the deep and the ball rolls over the ropes
29.1
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Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, driven away through cover for a single

END OF OVER:
29 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 178/1 (23 runs required from 18.4 overs, RR: 6.13, RRR: 1.09)

  • AB de Villiers85 (90b)
  • SM Pollock2 (2b)
  • Harbhajan Singh7-0-36-1
  • IK Pathan5-0-34-0
28.6
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Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, worked away on the leg side
28.5
1
Harbhajan Singh to Pollock, 1 run, wristfully flicked away through square leg for an easy single
28.4
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Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, nudged away to midwicket - one more added to the total
28.3
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Harbhajan Singh to Pollock, 1 run, off the mark first ball - tossed up and turning in, Pollock gets forward and drives it down to long-off
28.2
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Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, worked away off the pads to the square leg region

Surprise Surprise - Pollock walks in.

28.1
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Harbhajan Singh to Smith, OUT, Breakthrough! tossed up on the middle and leg stump line, Smith comes down the track and lofts it away towards long-on - Karthik in the deep times his jump to perfection and takes a smart catch. A fine partnership comes to an end.

GC Smith c Karthik b Harbhajan Singh 79 (143m 85b 7x4 3x6) SR: 92.94

END OF OVER:
28 | 2 Runs | SA: 173/0 (28 runs required from 18.4 overs, RR: 6.17, RRR: 1.27)

  • GC Smith79 (84b)
  • AB de Villiers82 (87b)
  • IK Pathan5-0-34-0
  • Z Khan7-1-46-0

28 more needed now.

27.6
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Pathan to Smith, 1 run, pulled away to deep midwicket for a single