Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
50 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 305/10 (27 runs required, RR: 6.10)

  • R McLaren71 (61b)
  • B Kumar7-0-49-2
  • I Sharma8-0-66-2

That is it for this game. Cheers

Shikhar Dhawan is the Man of the Match. Dhawan: "Really happy. South Africa are a great bowling unit, pressure is always there, but you have to move on with it. Priority was to stay at the wicket, we knew we could play shots and recover. Left-right pairing works as well."

MS Dhoni: "Rohit batted well along with Shikhar, gave us a good platform, but we lost too many wickets during the middle, we were short by at least 25 runs. Before you play the pull, best option is to take a single, if that is not working, go after the bowler. Boys played with plenty of aggression, but it was controlled. [Spin] was needed at that point of time. It worked for us, we got those run outs as well. You talk about giving guys consistent chances, last ODI Rohit played, he did as an opener, selectors also backed us up, they said let him play all three games as an opener, it worked for us."

AB de Villiers: "We got ourselves into a great position to win the game with the bat. I am proud of the way we fought back through the day from some unfortunate instances, but we lost too many wickets. Amazing effort to keep them to 330, about par. We were above the run rate, but lost wickets at the wrong times, good captaincy from MS. Couple of runs outs cost us a bit."

Spinners turned it around for India, after Jadeja's run-out of Peterson gave them the opening. South Africa were 155 for 2 in the 25th over when Peterson fell. It was terrific batting from the openers that set up the match though. It was cold and overcast for a while in the morning but they got through that period with confidence. Not to forget Jadeja's late hitting, of course

49.6
W
Kumar to Morkel, OUT, Bhuvneshwar ends the game with another one in the blockhole, and hits the stumps as Morkel misses
49.5
1
Kumar to McLaren, 1 run, in the blockhole from Bhuvneshwar once more, a lesson for Ishant, squeezed out to the off side
49.4
1
Kumar to Morkel, 1 run, full again, hit down to long on
49.3
1
Kumar to McLaren, 1 run, low full toss driven to wide long off
49.2
1
Kumar to Morkel, 1 run, smashes a full toss to extra cover, Ishant dives and half-stops it
49.2
1nb
Kumar to Morkel, 1 no ball, digs out a full delivery, and bowler has overstepped
49.1
1
Kumar to McLaren, 1 run, pitched up, driven down to long off

END OF OVER:
49 | 10 Runs | SA: 299/9 (33 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.10, RRR: 33.00)

  • M Morkel6 (7b)
  • R McLaren68 (58b)
  • I Sharma8-0-66-2
  • UT Yadav10-0-75-2
48.6
0
Sharma to Morkel, no run, has a slog at a slower length ball and is beaten

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st13HM AmlaCA Ingram
2nd18RJ PetersonHM Amla
3rd124RJ PetersonAB de Villiers
4th27JP DuminyAB de Villiers
5th2AB de VilliersF du Plessis
6th4F du PlessisDA Miller
7th50R McLarenF du Plessis
8th13RK KleinveldtR McLaren
9th6R McLarenLL Tsotsobe
10th48R McLarenM Morkel

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ENG33061.045
BDESH31130.000
AUS3012-0.992
NZ3021-1.058
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
INDIA32141.370
PAK3214-0.680
SA31220.167
SL3122-0.798