Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    2.5 Oh, my. That's an unfortunate way to go. Dhawan comes on the front foot to push into the covers, where Duminy makes a super diving stop, and the ball rolls to AB at mid-off. Rohit had sprinted out of his crease, and was quite a distance down it when he realised the ball hadn't gone past the fielder. Stumbled as he turned. AB hits the stumps direct, and Rohit is well short, even while diving, and the bat's slipped out of his hand as well. 9/1
    137
    199
    146
    16
    2
    93.83
    43.4 got him. That was banged in short, and he had to fetch the pull from over his left shoulder. Hit high on the bat and looped up and down into the hands of the fielder at long leg. End of a superb innings from Dhawan, he's really turned his form around here. 261/3
    27.1 Tahir strikes with a long-hop! Kohli rocks back to pull, hits it straight to Faf at short midwicket, at chest height. He was sent spinning by the power of the shot, but clung on safely enough 136/2
    79
    90
    60
    7
    3
    131.66
    45.6 got him. Walked across and looked to club it away to the leg side. It was a touch too full, maybe, and it came in off the seam and hit him on the back thigh. Given immediately, and Rahane didn't review 278/5
    44.5 and now he takes one. Far simpler catch. Morkel banged it in again and Raina cleared his front leg and pulled it in the air once more, this time it's straight at the fielder, at chest height 269/4
    48.5 got him! Morkel bangs it in halfway and Dhoni shuffles across to hook, only manages a top-edge through to the keeper 302/7
    47.2 Direct hit. Boom. Full and wide again and this time he drives to mid-off and sets off for the single, AB hits the stumps at the bowler's end and Jadeja wasn't even close to making it 284/6
    not out
    5
    14
    5
    0
    0
    100.00
    not out
    4
    5
    5
    1
    0
    80.00
    Extras
    10 (lb 2, nb 2, w 6)
    TOTAL
    307/7 (50 Overs, RR: 6.14)
    Did not bat: UT Yadav, MM Sharma
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (RG Sharma, 2.5 ov), 2-136 (V Kohli, 27.1 ov), 3-261 (S Dhawan, 43.4 ov), 4-269 (SK Raina, 44.5 ov), 5-278 (AM Rahane, 45.6 ov), 6-284 (RA Jadeja, 47.2 ov), 7-302 (MS Dhoni, 48.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DW Steyn1015515.50366200
    VD Philander411904.75153000
    JP Duminy703905.57173010
    M Morkel1005925.90296100
    Imran Tahir1004814.80262110
    WD Parnell908519.442111142
  • BATSMEN
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    10.2 gone! The short ball's done the trick. Again it was outside off, not the easiest line to pull from. Amla top-edged it and Shami took it brilliantly at long leg, over his head with both hands, moving backwards but ensuring he stopped well short of the rope 40/2
    3.3 gone! That's the first time de Kock hasn't scored a century against India. It's a bit fuller but nowhere near full enough to drive. Goes hard at it and scoops a low catch to Kohli, tumbling forward from mid-off 12/1
    28.1 got him! Came down the track and looked to flat-bat it down the ground. Wasn't the right ball for it, it was shorter than ideal, and it hit high on his bat and popped straight into mid-off's hands 133/4
    22.5 driven to sweeper cover and India are convinced there's a run-out. Good throw in from Mohit, right next to the stumps, and Dhoni did the rest even as AB stretched to complete the second. They go up to the third umpire, and he's a good couple of inches short when the bails light up. Massive moment for India 108/3
    33.4 another run-out! Sweeps, finds Umesh at deep square leg, and they try to take on his arm again. Excellent throw, and Dhoni doesn't have too much work to do - in fact, he's flicked it into the stumps. They go to the third umpire, and the bails light up with the sliding Miller's bat in the air. 153/6
    31.3 and that is that for JP. Goes for the reverse sweep, and it goes with the angle again, hits his glove, and pops up to present the slip fielder an absolute dolly 147/5
    not out
    17
    41
    28
    1
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    60.71
    33.6 loud, sustained lbw appeal, given. Goes on the back foot and it turns in sharply and hits him on the back pad. Not sure if it hit in line. He's reviewed. No inside-edge on it, Snicko confirms. Hit the back pad on the knee roll, just in line with off stump, and then hits the top of middle stump according to Hawkeye. Two umpire's calls, and that means he's a goner 153/7
    36.2 short on off stump, tried to make room to cut, can only pop it straight into the hands of cover point 158/8
    37.2 a bit of air now, angling in towards middle and leg, and he clears his front leg to slog-sweep, misses it completely and it straightens to clatter into the stumps 161/9
    40.2 and that is that. Round-arm, angled in, goes with the arm and hits him on the front pad, halfway forward to defend, and it's lbw even before he appealed 177/10
    Extras
    7 (lb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    177 all out (40.2 Overs, RR: 4.38)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Q de Kock, 3.3 ov), 2-40 (HM Amla, 10.2 ov), 3-108 (AB de Villiers, 22.5 ov), 4-133 (F du Plessis, 28.1 ov), 5-147 (JP Duminy, 31.3 ov), 6-153 (DA Miller, 33.4 ov), 7-153 (VD Philander, 33.6 ov), 8-158 (DW Steyn, 36.2 ov), 9-161 (M Morkel, 37.2 ov), 10-177 (Imran Tahir, 40.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    UT Yadav603405.66204010
    Mohammed Shami813023.75302020
    MM Sharma703124.42253020
    RA Jadeja8.203714.44222010
    R Ashwin1004134.10344000
    SK Raina10303.0030000

Match Notes

No. 7?

19

Wayne Parnell's batting averate at No. 7 in ODIs; he has scored 57 runs in five innings with a highest of 21.

Last time

256*

Runs added together by this pair the last time they batted together - highest fifth-wicket partnership in ODIs

Achilles Heel

216

Ashwin's bowling average in ODIs against South Africa, has taken just one wicket in 38 overs before this match.

Umesh v AB

2

Number of times Umesh Yadav has dismissed AB de Villiers in 18 balls in ODIs before this match.

Prolific AB

4

No. of fifty-plus scores AB de Villiers has hit in his last-five innings against India. He has scores of 109, 3, 77, 70 and 52.

Close Race

36/1

India's score at the end of the mandatory Powerplay; South Africa have scored 38 for 1.

Awesome Amla

7

Number of fifty-plus scores Hashim Amla has hit against India in 12 ODI innings, averages 57.45.

First, if happens

0

Number of times targets of 300 or more have been chased at the MCG out of nine.

Highest!

134*

Highest score against South Africa in the World Cup - by Stephen Fleming in 2003 - Dhawan has beaten that.

The club

3

India openers to start World Cups with back-to-back fifty-plus scores - Tendulkar, Ganguly and now Dhawan.

Brakes

42

Runs India scored in five overs before Kohli got out; next five produced 23 runs.

Half-way in the World Cup

135/1

India's 25-over score against South Africa in the World Cups since 1999. Other matches against them - 108/3

Last time

1/8

Dhawan v Duminy, the last time in an ODI. Dhawan got a century but got out to Duminy after scoring 8 off 14.

Tough opposition

80.5

Parnell's bowling average in ODIs against India before this game - his worst against any team. He's taken 4 for 322 in 6 inns.