Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    7.2 puuuuuuuullllls straight down deep square leg's throat! Rabada waves at Dhawan, and then points him to the dressing room. That might catch the match ref's attention. In any case, this is a good bouncer, angling into Dhawan's body, rising up towards his chest. From that line, with that much height, he has little chance of keeping his pulls down 48/1
    42.2 extra bounce! It's come up a fair few times, especially when one of these big strong fast bowlers hit the deck. Rohit goes for a late cut, but he's cramped with the ball seaming in, and climbing up. Gets a top edge through to the keeper 236/4
    25.3 it's another Rohit-Kohli run out. Kohli runs till the short of a good length area from the non-striker's end and has no chance of making it back after Rohit refuses the run. It's a length ball tapped pitch side off the back foot, in front of the stumps. Rohit takes a big step before realising he probably won't make it and calls no. By now, Kohli is already on his way. The fielder at point takes his time and hits the stumps with an under-arm throw on the bounce 153/2
    31.5 another run out! Oh there's no doubt who has got the basics wrong with his one. Rahane nudges this length ball with soft hands, straight to mid-on where Morkel is the fielder. He calls loud and clear, takes off and finds Rohit is ball watching. Almost completes the run, and then almost completes the return too. The throw comes in on the bounce and it's another easy wicket for South Africa. Rahane has an amused look 176/3
    44.2 taken! That's super work from both Ngidi and Klaasen! It's pace. Sharp pace. Sudden pace. And a batsman set for the ball to slow down after pitching is caught off guard. Iyer goes for the cut. He top edges through to the keeper, who collects a sharp chance to his right 238/6
    42.3 two in two! Pandya's gone! He faces up to a 142 kph indipper, it decks in and keeps low, even as the batsman looks for a straight drive. Bottom edge results. And Klaasen dives to his left to pick up a superb, low catch 236/5
    48.2 taken at mid-off, and Ngidi is over the moon! He's taken out his IPL captain. The short delivery, off-pace as well, cramps the batsman for room. Dhoni still goes for a slash, gets it high on the bat and as a result the ball skews straighter than he wants it to. Markram runs to his left, puts in a full-length dive and takes another special catch 265/7
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    Extras
    17 (b 1, lb 9, w 7)
    TOTAL
    274/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.48)
    Fall of wickets: 1-48 (S Dhawan, 7.2 ov), 2-153 (V Kohli, 25.3 ov), 3-176 (AM Rahane, 31.5 ov), 4-236 (RG Sharma, 42.2 ov), 5-236 (HH Pandya, 42.3 ov), 6-238 (SS Iyer, 44.2 ov), 7-265 (MS Dhoni, 48.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    M Morkel1024404.40407010
    K Rabada905816.44278110
    L Ngidi915145.66265120
    AL Phehlukwayo803404.25252010
    JP Duminy402907.25113120
    T Shamsi1004804.80272100
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    34.3 direct hit at the non-striker's end. But Amla seems to have grounded the bat...I can hear Kohli screeching in the background because it looks like Amla hasn't got anything behind the line! Tell you what, this isn't too different from the Kohli stumping decision earlier. The margin is that close. Umpire's deliberating....he's given. Amla is out. Punches this to mid-off off the back foot and takes off for a run and is deemed short by a millimeter. Is that India's opening? 166/5
    9.4 taken at mid-off. Markram's budding affair with the toe-end has cost him a wicket on Valentine's eve. Yet another off the bottom of the bat as he looks to chip. Looked to go with the angle this time, over mdiwicket, but was through early and this length ball pings off the bat to find Kohli 52/1
    10.5 taken at slip! Pandya gets it to move off the seam, Duminy follows with his hands and this ends up flying at Rohit's mid-riff. He couldn't drop that if he tried, it's barging into his body and his hands come in place at the right time to take it. Duminy looking to drive on the front foot to a back of a length ball. 55/2
    12.5 edged and taken! Hardik Pandya gets AB de Villiers again. It's a big family secret - the Pandya brothers keep getting him. This is a harmless delivery on first look. Skidding through, no movement, at a length outside off. Slashes away from the body and gets a feather through to Dhoni 65/3
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    26.4 knocks him over, and Chahal puts his finger on his lip as if to tell the crowd to shush! It's the lack of pace. It's so so slow and Miller, racing down the pitch, is through his shot so early. It morphs into a slog as he tries desperately to connect with the ball. Misses it altogether and looks back to see his stumps in disarray. It's the kind of wicket that will make a batsman hide in the bathroom when the replays come on. 127/4
    41.4 got him! Kuldeep picks up another three-wicket haul and this looks like the match and the series for India. Pushes a googly wide outside off. Klaasen has only taken a step down when he's too far away from this. It's a hopeful slash away from the body in the end, but that ball is drifting and turning away from his reach. Dhoni picks up and smashes the stumps down 197/8
    35.3 there'll be 14-and-a-half left when he's gone though! Andile pushes forward against a googly that he hasn't picked at all. It's tossed up outside off, it sneaks through bat and pad and it's silence at the stadium 168/6
    41.2 taken at midwicket. This is tossed up at off stump. He swings across the line, isn't to the pitch of this and Chahal takes it as it flies off the inside half of the bat. Rabada's troubled stay comes to an end 196/7
    42.2 trapped in front and that's the series for India! Chahal draws him forward with a flatter one, spinning in from off stump on a good length. Morkel plonks the front leg forward and is beaten on the inside edge right in front of off stump 201/10
    41.5 Pandya in character, adding more flair than needed as he plucks this one-handed catch from in front of Dhawan's throat. It's a length ball floated up at middle stump. He looks to go big and skies it between long-off and long-on. Neither of them is calling and there's a danger of collision briefly as they converge. But Dhawan seems to notice and hold back a step. The ball is headed into his grasp but Pandya creates an eclipse, getting his palm in the way and then saying 'that was mine' 197/9
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    Extras
    8 (lb 6, w 2)
    TOTAL
    201 all out (42.2 Overs, RR: 4.74)
    Fall of wickets: 1-52 (AK Markram, 9.4 ov), 2-55 (JP Duminy, 10.5 ov), 3-65 (AB de Villiers, 12.5 ov), 4-127 (DA Miller, 26.4 ov), 5-166 (HM Amla, 34.3 ov), 6-168 (AL Phehlukwayo, 35.3 ov), 7-196 (K Rabada, 41.2 ov), 8-197 (H Klaasen, 41.4 ov), 9-197 (T Shamsi, 41.5 ov), 10-201 (M Morkel, 42.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Kumar704306.14246100
    JJ Bumrah702213.14292000
    HH Pandya903023.33301010
    Kuldeep Yadav1005745.70273200
    YS Chahal9.204324.60312110

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India led the 6-match series 4-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45

Match days

13 February 2018 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Imperfect Pandya, impactful Pandya

    This hasn't been the most consistent of tours for the allrounder, but, as he showed once again in Port Elizabeth, he has kept finding ways to make match-turning contributions

  • Gibson's tenure twist: from honeymoon to nightmare

    After easing in with wins against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, the South Africa coach's term has turned disastrous early, with five losses in six matches against India

  • Rabada fined for Dhawan send-off

    The South Africa quick lost 15% of his match fee over the incident, and gained one demerit point, taking his overall tally to five; eight points within a specified period mean a weighty suspension

  • Rohit turns around misfortune with runs

    "I get out in three matches and you start saying I am out of form. If somebody doesn't have three good matches, you say he is in bad form," Rohit Sharma said after his match-winning innings

  • South Africa's worst home-series defeat

    And there's no doubt who was the biggest cause of the hosts' woes: the visiting wristspinners, who claimed the biggest tally by India slow bowlers in a bilateral series ever

Something rare

3

No. of home bilateral series of 5 or more matches lost by South Africa, including this. The first two were both against Australia in 1996-97 and 2001-02. This is India's first series win in South Africa.

Lost the way

10/3

Runs scored and wickets lost by India in the four overs from 42nd to 45th. Lungi Ngidi sent back Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Shreyas Iyer in that phase. India could add only 34 more runs in the final 5 overs.

Second-wicket high

132.50

Average 2nd-wicket partnership for India in this series, their second-highest in any ODI series or tournament of 5 or more matches. In this series they have had 3 century stands for 2nd wkt in 5 matches.

Dhawan & Kohli

2

No. of India players to score 300-plus runs in a bilateral series against South Africa. Both have been in this series - Kohli & Dhawan. Previous highest: 285 by Ganguly in 1999-00.

Win toss, bowl first

4-0

Win-loss record for chasing sides in last 4 ODIs in Port Elizabeth since 2015. However, in the two day/night matches in last 10 years at the venue, both being in 2015, the teams failed to chase down the target.