Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    14.6 this looks good for India! Yes, it's given! Chahal pushes one flat at a leg stump line. It's pitching in line too. He looks to flick but he misses. Little doubt in this as it appears. De Kock won't even discuss a review. DRS however shows the ball would be spinning past leg stump 83/2
    16
    32
    17
    1
    0
    94.11
    7.3 given lbw! Amla has missed one that's angled in. Full ball, angled in at off stump. Oh hang on, this could be a no-ball...nope, he gets the benefit of doubt. Very very close from Bumrah. Unlike the lbw decision, he's plumb there. Beaten by pace more than anything, late on the attempted drive 30/1
    49.2 holes out to long-off. High-ish full toss outside off. Looks to clobber it over extra cover again but that's tough to control when he has to reach out so much. Pandya settles under it and completes the catch. World class innings from Faf 264/7
    20.4 caught at midwicket! Good work from Pandya, running to his left to intercept a pretty hard-hit flick. Markram would have expected a lot of runs for that shot, having charged down the pitch and picking up the ball on the half-volley. As it turns out, however, he's forced to walk back. 103/3
    25.5 doesn't pick the googly and that makes it all the more special for Kuldeep. He pitches the ball a shade short, on and around off stump - step one of the plan. Step two depends on the batsman. If he spots the variation, he would play with a straight bat. Duminy doesn't. He thinks he can cut it away for runs. And the moment, he gets in position for that, he's in danger. Making things worse for him is that the ball skids through fairly low and knocks middle back middle stump 122/4
    27.5 Kohli claims the catch and now it's over to the umpires. Ian Gould's soft signal is out. Lets see. Replays show conclusively that he's right. Good effort from the Indian captain, diving forward and scooping the ball up just as it dies on him. But the better one was from Kuldeep, in the way he drew Miller forward, forcing him to play away from the body. Beautiful work from the wristspinner, bowling slow and backing himself to beat his opponents in the air 134/5
    40.4 oh he should be fined half his IPL contract for that shot. Morris has looked completely assured, but he's completely missed this. It's a full toss on off stump, prime for a flogging anywhere in front of the stumps. But he's made a decision early to sweep. He's also through the shot much before the ball arrives. It all looks very ugly in the end, as the ball lands on the crease, spins in and tonks off stump. That looked a bit like someone was learning video game controls 208/6
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    45
    33
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    81.81
    49.5 slower ball pushed wide and he can't get bat on it. But he does manage to get Andile on strike. Dhoni picks up and throws to the bowler who is ready at the non-striker's end to flick the bails off 268/8
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    Extras
    6 (lb 3, nb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    269/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.38)
    Did not bat: Imran Tahir
    Fall of wickets: 1-30 (HM Amla, 7.3 ov), 2-83 (Q de Kock, 14.6 ov), 3-103 (AK Markram, 20.4 ov), 4-122 (JP Duminy, 25.5 ov), 5-134 (DA Miller, 27.5 ov), 6-208 (CH Morris, 40.4 ov), 7-264 (F du Plessis, 49.2 ov), 8-268 (K Rabada, 49.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Kumar1017117.10258110
    JJ Bumrah1005615.60316110
    HH Pandya704105.85215001
    YS Chahal1004524.50312100
    Kuldeep Yadav1003433.40330100
    KM Jadhav301906.3372000
  • BATSMEN
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    6.3 taken by de Kock. An ugly hoick from Rohit. Length ball at off stump is always going to to rise when it's Morkel bowling. Rohit goes across the line and it sits in the pitch slightly. Enough bounce for him to get a top edge that will land in the gully region. Everyone makes way as the keeper calls loudly and takes an easy one 33/1
    12.2 inside edge saves Dhawan from the lbw but Markram has lit the stumps up at the other end to run him out! Dhawan is unhappy with his partner. He's six yards short. He was looking to flick this behind square with the angle and narrowly escaped being caught right in front of middle stump because of an inside edge. In the mean time, Kohli tried to steal a single as the ball rolled pitch side into the off side. Two people in the game are still alive to the possibilities at this point - Kohli at the non-strikers end and Markram at point. Dhawan isn't ready for this run but Kohli is already halfway down. In the frenzy of the noise and the visuals, he decides to run because he doesn't seem to have a choice. Markram picks up with one hand and finishes the throw perfectly 67/2
    44.3 yet another slower bouncer. Yet another hoick under it. This time Rabada comes under it and snaps it up. Unlike Kohli to keep going after that, but Phehlukwayo's persistence has been rewarded. Nevertheless, it's a standing ovation for Kohli for yet another stunning second-innings knock 262/4
    42.4 lobs one for long-on. Length ball follows him down leg side. He goes for a pick-up over midwicket, but that gets too big on him. He ends up lifting a simple one for Tahir. A stunning knock from Rahane, if he ever needed one. 256/3
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    15
    6
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    50.00
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    133.33
    Extras
    17 (lb 6, w 11)
    TOTAL
    270/4 (45.3 Overs, RR: 5.93)
    Fall of wickets: 1-33 (RG Sharma, 6.3 ov), 2-67 (S Dhawan, 12.2 ov), 3-256 (AM Rahane, 42.4 ov), 4-262 (V Kohli, 44.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    M Morkel703515.00254110
    K Rabada9.304805.05306000
    CH Morris705207.42185120
    Imran Tahir1005105.10212100
    AL Phehlukwayo804225.25234020
    JP Duminy201608.0032010
    AK Markram2020010.0021010

Match Notes

Kohli's centuries set

9

No. of countries in which Kohli has scored ODI centuries. He has played in 9 and has centuries in all of them.

Rahane's record run

5

No. of consecutive 50+ scores for Rahane in ODIs, including fifty today. Tendulkar and Kohli (twice) are the only to do it for India.

Rohit's SA woes

13.25

Rohit Sharma's average in ODIs in South Africa - his lowest in any nation playing 2 or more inns. His scores in 8 inns there has been: 11, 9, 23, 1, 5, 18, 19, 20.

Chahal-Kuldeep duo

5/79

Bowling figures of the wrist-spinners Kuldeep Yadav (3/34) and Yuzvendra Chahal (2/45) from their 20 overs. All other India bowlers picked up only 2 wickets and conceded runs at 6.23 per over in 30 overs.

Faf-Morris steady things

5.76

Run rate of the 74-run partnership for sixth wicket between Faf du Plessis and Chris Morris. After they lost 3 wickets within 8 overs, du Plessis and Morris batted for about 13 overs.

Brakes applied

39/3

South Africa's score in the 10 overs between 21st to 30th over. They were 99 for 2 in first 20 overs.

Difficult Durban

142

Average margin of defeat for India in last 3 ODIs in Durban, before this match. They lost by 134 runs in 2013, 135 runs in 2011 and 157 runs in 2006.

Top form at home

17

No. of consecutive ODIs won by South Africa at home, before this. Their last defeat was against England in Feb 2016. The streak includes 5-0 whitewashes v Aus and SL and 3-0 v B'desh.