India tour of South Africa, 1st ODI: South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 5, 2013
South Africa won by 141 runs
5 December 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

Mohit Sharma to start. Two slips and bright sunshine. Let's hope it stays this way

The teams line up for the anthems. South Africa are in pink to promote breast cancer awareness, the second 'pink' match at the Wanderers. India are wearing pink ribbons.

Manas: "Amit Mishra is in my opinion the luckiest tourist in the world currently - fly the world over (business class!), bowl in the nets to pass your time and earn good money too!"

Should they have picked Umesh Yadav?

Rohit Maheshwari: "Including Umesh Yadav in playing XI certainly would have been a better option in these conditions than Mohit Sharma as Wanderers is second fastest pitch and he has pace and can swing the ball as well."

Ananya: "Dhoni should have opted to bat.... You can always trust SA to bungle with the Duckworth Lewis calculations"

Sifiso: "No specialist spinner today.. Very bold and interesting call. The pace barrage is not a bad ploy at all though. Will see how India go against the short stuff and bounce. Morkel and Parnell (who recently bounced Mohammed Irfan) and the evergreen Dale Steyn doing the business!"

1pm, Toss: India have won the toss and they are bowling first. Dhoni said he took the rain into account, which is expected later. Bowling with the wet ball will be difficult. Dhoni simply said that India are playing the same side from their last ODI (Kanpur).

For South Africa, Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis are back. The teams will be updated shortly. No Graeme Smith today. He missed the last game due to the death of his grandma. Interestingly, no specialist spinner today as they have dropped Tahir. Duminy will have some extra work to do I suppose.

India: Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli, Yuvraj, Raina, Dhoni (capt & wk), Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar, Shami, Mohit Sharma

South Africa: Amla, de Kock, Kallis, AB, JP, Miller, McLaren, Parnell, Steyn, Morkel, Tsotsobe

There's rain forecast for later in the day, and we've been told that it's gotten a little cloudy. There's a cool breeze. Time to panic? Not yet.

12.55pm: It's ironic that South Africa have an ordinary recent record in three-match ODI series at home. They lost to NZ and Pakistan.

Kalpesh: "It didn't need an Einstein to figure out what the pitch was going to be like. SAF have to be careful though, such things have known to back fire. Having said that I reckon SAF will win the series despite the indifferent results at home."

12.50pm, pitch report: The weather's clear in Johannesburg at the moment. There is an even covering of grass. Shaun Pollock says this is a bowl first pitch. The dew will be a factor later on.

Mike: "Let the war of the wor(l)ds begin! It almost feel right to imagine the administrators giving each other a slap on the back saying well done we've set up a great high profile series....Unfortunately for the wrong reasons."

Mudassar Siddique: "Litmus test for India, they proved their dominance on Rubber tracks, lets see how our young guns fire on Cricket 'pitch'."

arpan: "I am dying to see some fiery pace from both the teams. and some good looking deflections towards third man to one of the bowlers."

You may read the preview for this game.

12.40pm: After all the pre-series bickering between the two cricket boards, the cricket is finally underway. Good day everyone and welcome to the coverage of the opening day of India's tour of South Africa. What should have been a series of seven ODIs has been culled to three and three Tests to two. No T20s. This is like the average length of a tour to Zimbabwe or Bangladesh.

0.1

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, gets good bounce straight away, outside off and it really climbed towards the keeper

0.2

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, bat on ball for the first time, full outside off and he drags the ball onto the pitch and down to cover

0.3

MM Sharma to Amla, 1 run, good use of the wrists from Amla, drifting on the legs and whipped behind square, fine leg is a bit square

Three slips for de Kock

0.4

MM Sharma to de Kock, no run, this one was bang on the middle stump and he does well to stay back and defend

0.5

MM Sharma to de Kock, 1 run, on the stumps and he stays back and clips it to the leg side

0.6

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, hits a good length on middle and leg and he works it to the on side

amit bose: "These days, there aren't even surprise packages, given the IPL familiarity... during a series, 5 years ago, Mohit would have been a "surprise" element!"

End of over 1 (2 runs) South Africa 2/0 (RR: 2.00)

    • HM Amla 1 (4b)
    • Q de Kock 1 (2b)
    • MM Sharma 1-0-2-0
1.1

Kumar to de Kock, FOUR, the first one of the series! This was a half volley swinging on the pads, he just gently clipped it away wide of midwicket

1.2

Kumar to de Kock, no run, this was on a good length on the off stump, not much room and safely defended

1.3

Kumar to de Kock, no run, gets some late swing away from the left-hander and de Kock wasn't quite sure with his defense, played it with soft hands

1.4

Kumar to de Kock, no run, Bhuvneshwar's late swing again, de Kock did well to watch it through and play it late

1.5

Kumar to de Kock, 2 runs, a bit too straight this time and it's on the pads and he works it wide of square leg

1.6

Kumar to de Kock, FOUR, that was a poor ball, 130 kph, too short and wide outside off, he had a lot of width and he neatly punches it past the massive gap at cover

End of over 2 (10 runs) South Africa 12/0 (RR: 6.00)

    • Q de Kock 11 (8b 2x4)
    • HM Amla 1 (4b)
    • B Kumar 1-0-10-0
    • MM Sharma 1-0-2-0
2.1

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, short of a length and he defends to the off side

2.2

MM Sharma to Amla, FOUR, another poor ball and put away! Short and wide outside off, very friendly line and length and he stays back and easily punches it wide of cover

2.3

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, he stays back at the crease and punches it to the off side

2.4

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, much better line, this was a shade wide of the off stump and came back in, he didn't offer a shot

2.5

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, this was fuller in length on the off stump and driven down to mid-off

2.6

MM Sharma to Amla, 2 runs, this was a bit too full outside off and he went forward and gently pushed it wide of cover, Jadeja chases

End of over 3 (6 runs) South Africa 18/0 (RR: 6.00)

    • HM Amla 7 (10b 1x4)
    • Q de Kock 11 (8b 2x4)
    • MM Sharma 2-0-8-0
    • B Kumar 1-0-10-0
3.1

Kumar to de Kock, no run, this was full outside off and punched down to mid-off

3.2

Kumar to de Kock, no run, gets away with a short and wide one, 135 kph, he had to reach out and he ended up chopping it down to backward point

3.3

Kumar to de Kock, no run, much better line, closer to the off stump and punched down the track

3.4

Kumar to de Kock, no run, De Kock flashes at one this time, it was pitched up and moving away and he went for the drive, nearly edged it

3.5

Kumar to de Kock, no run, keeps it nice and straight and he defends this one

3.6

Kumar to de Kock, FOUR, De Kock's been in good touch! He pounces on a friendly half volley outside off, comes forward and pushes it wide of mid-off and cover

Genelia: "Bring on Shami.He should have started the attack from the other end with B.Kumar"

End of over 4 (4 runs) South Africa 22/0 (RR: 5.50)

    • Q de Kock 15 (14b 3x4)
    • HM Amla 7 (10b 1x4)
    • B Kumar 2-0-14-0
    • MM Sharma 2-0-8-0
4.1

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, good length outside off and defended

4.2

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, solid punch by Amla and straight to cover point, the timing was super but for no runs though

4.3

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, he gets an inside edge to the pads as he looks to defend

4.4

MM Sharma to Amla, 1 run, chance for a run out! Amla pushed a full delivery in front of mid-off and risked a single to Dhawan who missed the stumps

4.5

MM Sharma to de Kock, no run, he stays right behind the line and punches it to the off side

Viral Bhatt: "Doesn't make a sense to me when Captain Cool opens with bowling with Bhuvneshwar Kumar & Mohit Sharma. Both are more or less are quite similar to each other, both depend heavily on swing and are not express at pace. When you have someone like Mohammed Shami who can run in and hit the deck hard, it's obvious to use him ahead of them."

4.6

MM Sharma to de Kock, 1 run, full and wide outside the off stump, de Kock goes for the drive and plays it uppishly wide of backward point

End of over 5 (2 runs) South Africa 24/0 (RR: 4.80)

    • Q de Kock 16 (16b 3x4)
    • HM Amla 8 (14b 1x4)
    • MM Sharma 3-0-10-0
    • B Kumar 2-0-14-0
5.1

Kumar to de Kock, 1 run, comes round the wicket, de Kock goes back, opens the face and runs it down to third man

5.2

Kumar to Amla, no run, nice inward movement there, Amla gets behind, shuffles and defends

5.3

Kumar to Amla, no run, beats him! That was a good one from Bhuvi, landed on the seam outside off and just about moved away, nearly took the edge

5.4

Kumar to Amla, no run, 134 kph, lands it on a good length and he stays back and punches it to the off side

5.5

Kumar to Amla, no run, that was neatly punched away but he can't beat cover point

5.6

Kumar to Amla, no run, he goes back and punches this one to the off side

End of over 6 (1 run) South Africa 25/0 (RR: 4.16)

    • HM Amla 8 (19b 1x4)
    • Q de Kock 17 (17b 3x4)
    • B Kumar 3-0-15-0
    • MM Sharma 3-0-10-0
6.1

MM Sharma to de Kock, FOUR, this was a fraction too short, de Kock had the time to stay back and pull this one over square leg, not the right length

6.2

MM Sharma to de Kock, no run, 133 kph, false shot, extra bounce and de Kock was slashing at it outside off, nearly edge it

6.3

MM Sharma to de Kock, 1 run, slashed to third man and Shami takes it on the half volley! This was short and wide outside off, slashed to square third man, the ball dipped and Shami dived, he knew that he didn't take it on the full, he was honest, good fielding attempt nevertheless

6.4

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, and almost another one! Two consecutive half volley catches would you believe it? Amla gets a leading edge towards Rohit at cover point, he dives and it just dropped short, Rohit too was certain it wasn't clean and doesn't want to have it checked

6.5

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, fullish on the off stump and defended

6.6

MM Sharma to Amla, 1 run, a bit too straight and worked towards fine leg

End of over 7 (6 runs) South Africa 31/0 (RR: 4.42)

    • HM Amla 9 (22b 1x4)
    • Q de Kock 22 (20b 4x4)
    • MM Sharma 4-0-16-0
    • B Kumar 3-0-15-0
7.1

Kumar to Amla, no run, Amla stays back at the crease and punches it to the off side

Srini: "Just five overs, we have already seen the debate on who bowl the initial overs, come on guys give that work to professionals who know better than any of us. Dhoni knows the strength and weakness of his bowlers and he will use it according to the situation. Mohit nor kumar will be ineffective in the middle overs."

7.2

Kumar to Amla, no run, not for the first time this evening Amla punches one straight to extra cover, good looking shot but for no runs

7.3

Kumar to Amla, no run, 133 kph, keeps it on a good length and he defends

7.4

Kumar to Amla, no run, 134.5 kph, this was moving away and he had some width, punched down to cover

7.5

Kumar to Amla, 1 wide, the bowler loses his line and drifts very wide down the leg side, Amla tries to whip it away

7.5

Kumar to Amla, FOUR, and after several tries Amla finally finds that gap! Too short and wide outside off, there was a big gap at cover and Amla picked that with ease with a back foot punch

7.6

Kumar to Amla, SIX, heads up! Bhuvneshwar bowls it on his pads, all Amla had to do was whip it effortlessly over deep midwicket, went a few rows behind, looked like it hit the scoreboard

End of over 8 (11 runs) South Africa 42/0 (RR: 5.25)

    • HM Amla 19 (28b 2x4 1x6)
    • Q de Kock 22 (20b 4x4)
    • B Kumar 4-0-26-0
    • MM Sharma 4-0-16-0
8.1

MM Sharma to de Kock, 1 leg bye, drifts on the pads and he knocks it off his legs

8.2

MM Sharma to Amla, FOUR, now Amla just looks unstoppable, good length outside off but too generous with the width, reached out and slapped it wide of backward point, rocketed off the bat

8.3

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, good comeback by Mohit as he got this one to come back in and square him up on the pads

8.4

MM Sharma to Amla, 1 run, he swings it on the pads and Amla works it to square leg

mahesh: "It's time India takes a wicket. The partnership is building and the scoreboard ticking. South Africa are playing steadily so far and aiming to save their wickets. This could prove fatal later on."

Matter of life and death already?

8.5

MM Sharma to de Kock, FOUR, not the right length with the mid-off up, too full and all de Kock had to do was push it with little force wide of mid-off

8.6

MM Sharma to de Kock, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he gently works it towards midwicket and sets off

End of over 9 (11 runs) South Africa 53/0 (RR: 5.88)

    • Q de Kock 27 (23b 5x4)
    • HM Amla 24 (31b 3x4 1x6)
    • MM Sharma 5-0-26-0
    • B Kumar 4-0-26-0

The audience favourite Shami is here

9.1

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, this one moves away off the pitch and keeps low before reaching the keeper

9.2

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, 141.9 kph, on a good length on the off stump and defended

9.3

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, little shorter in length and he stays back at the crease and works it to the on side

9.4

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, 136 kph, de Kock was squared up there, he wanted to work it to the on side but decided late to defend

9.5

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, skids through and hits him high on the pad, de Kock not at ease against Shami

9.6

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, good over from Shami, the batsman stays back and punches it to midwicket

Jeyaganesh: "I dont think Amla really gets enough credit as a ODI batsman. With an average of 53 and a SR of 90, this man is awesome. (If you have guessed, that is right, trying to jinx him. Seems it is the only way to get this guy out)"

End of over 10 (maiden) South Africa 53/0 (RR: 5.30)

    • Q de Kock 27 (29b 5x4)
    • HM Amla 24 (31b 3x4 1x6)
    • Mohammed Shami 1-1-0-0
    • MM Sharma 5-0-26-0
10.1

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, 131.8 kph, shapes to drive but mistimes it to the off side

10.2

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, beats him on the drive, full outside off and looked to drive straight and Amla was playing a bit too far from the body, went between bat and pad

Sweeper on the off side

10.3

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, looked like an edge but in fact it was late away movement that squared him up, went back and looked to push it to the off side, beaten

10.4

MM Sharma to Amla, 1 run, he brings this one back in and works it to the on side

Pranav Pradhan: "Oh c'mon, don't you know the first thing about jinxes?? Saying you are jinxing someone cancels out the jinx!!"

Just heard that heavy storms are expected between 3pm and 4pm

10.5

MM Sharma to de Kock, 1 run, comes round the wicket and he stays back and punches it wide of point

10.6

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, this was fullish outside off and he pushes it to point

It's already a bit cloudy

End of over 11 (2 runs) South Africa 55/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • HM Amla 25 (36b 3x4 1x6)
    • Q de Kock 28 (30b 5x4)
    • MM Sharma 6-0-28-0
    • Mohammed Shami 1-1-0-0
11.1

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, de Kock continues to struggle against Shami, this was short outside off and de Kock was looking to pull but backed out, extra bounce there

11.2

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, FOUR, inside edge! Lucky escape for de Kock at the ball just beat the stumps and raced to fine leg, really didn't cover the line

11.3

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, tucks it to the on side and looks to get off the strike

11.4

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, 1 run, 140 kph, and de Kock just about gets off the strike! Nudged it to short square leg and set off quickly, he had to dive at the crease and the throw was wide

11.5

Mohammed Shami to Amla, no run, bowls it on a fullish length outside off and he safely leaves it alone

Dinesh: "So it was not the 'flat pitches' in India that helped Aussies to score more than 300 in almost all games, in fact it is pathetic Indian bowling that makes it possible for any team on any ground in the world."

11.6

Mohammed Shami to Amla, 1 wide, Shami digs it in short but drifts down the leg side, 141 kph

11.6

Mohammed Shami to Amla, 1 run, this was short and wide outside the off stump, punched past the big gap at cover and the sweeper picks up

End of over 12 (7 runs) South Africa 62/0 (RR: 5.16)

    • HM Amla 26 (38b 3x4 1x6)
    • Q de Kock 33 (34b 6x4)
    • Mohammed Shami 2-1-7-0
    • MM Sharma 6-0-28-0

New spell for Bhuvneshwar

12.1

Kumar to Amla, 1 run, good running, punched with soft hands towards point and they call for the run immediately

Lightning strikes, says Firdose at the ground

12.2

Kumar to de Kock, no run, good length outside the off stump and he punches it to the off side

12.3

Kumar to de Kock, no run, lands outside off and moves away from him and he safely leaves it alone

12.4

Kumar to de Kock, 1 run, stays back at the crease and knocks it to the on side

12.5

Kumar to Amla, no run

12.6

Kumar to Amla, 1 run, stays back and dabs it down to third man

Moloy: "Dinesh, that's ridiculous. Indians scored as many and more against the Aussie attack so it doesn't really say much. And the bowling today has not been terrible by any stretch of imagination. Not the best but not terrible."

End of over 13 (3 runs) South Africa 65/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • HM Amla 28 (41b 3x4 1x6)
    • Q de Kock 34 (37b 6x4)
    • B Kumar 5-0-29-0
    • Mohammed Shami 2-1-7-0
13.1

Mohammed Shami to Amla, no run, Amla trapped high on the pads by one that kicked up and moved back in, the ball dropped short of slip

13.2

Mohammed Shami to Amla, 1 wide, he bangs it in short and he safely ducks under it

13.2

Mohammed Shami to Amla, no run, bangs it in short of a length and Amla stays right back and defends

13.3

Mohammed Shami to Amla, 1 run, he shuffles at the crease and clips it with the angle down to midwicket and sets off

13.4

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, good length on the stumps and tucked to the on side

13.5

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, 1 run, 139 kph, bangs it in short down the leg side, pulled away with force but straight to fine leg

13.6

Mohammed Shami to Amla, 1 run, a bit too straight on the pads and he shuffles and works it away down to fine leg who's square

Jason Gridley: "Indian bowlers, general don't tend to bowl out teams and take wickets in bunches, especially overseas. Stats shows it. Even Zimbabwe can give Indian bowlers run for their money."

End of over 14 (4 runs) South Africa 69/0 (RR: 4.92)

    • HM Amla 30 (45b 3x4 1x6)
    • Q de Kock 35 (39b 6x4)
    • Mohammed Shami 3-1-11-0
    • B Kumar 5-0-29-0

Spin now, here's Ashwin. One slip

14.1

Ashwin to Amla, 1 run, he goes back at the crease and knocks it to the on side

14.2

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, round the wicket to de Kock and he drives it back to the bowler

14.3

Ashwin to de Kock, FOUR, slashed wide of slip, he gave him width, little bit of turn already and he cuts him down to third man

14.4

Ashwin to de Kock, FOUR, more in control this time, shorter in length and de Kock had time to cut him wide of the off-side ring at point

14.5

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, he comes forward and defends

14.6

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, tossed up and he comes forward and defends

End of over 15 (9 runs) South Africa 78/0 (RR: 5.20)

    • Q de Kock 43 (44b 8x4)
    • HM Amla 31 (46b 3x4 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 1-0-9-0
    • Mohammed Shami 3-1-11-0
15.1

Mohammed Shami to Amla, 1 run, this was short and wide outside off and he cuts him straight to sweeper cover who's there to plug this shot

15.2

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, keeps it straight and he stays back and defends

15.3

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, 1 run, bit too straight, 138 kph, clips it behind square and walks the single

15.4

Mohammed Shami to Amla, no run, he stays right behind the line and punches it towards cover, Shami operating in the late 130s, early 140s

15.5

Mohammed Shami to Amla, no run, 138 kph, fullish and wider outside off and left alone to the keeper

15.6

Mohammed Shami to Amla, 2 runs, drifting a bit on the pads and he clips him away down to square leg

Shiva Jayaraman sends me this stat: "It's been 68 ODIs since the last century partnership by South Africa's openers. The last time was against India at Ahmedabad in Feb 2010."

End of over 16 (4 runs) South Africa 82/0 (RR: 5.12)

    • HM Amla 34 (50b 3x4 1x6)
    • Q de Kock 44 (46b 8x4)
    • Mohammed Shami 4-1-15-0
    • R Ashwin 1-0-9-0
16.1

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, tossed up and he gets forward and defends

16.2

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, fullish and wide outside off and he drives him down to deep cover

16.3

Ashwin to Amla, no run, round the wicket to Amla, he tucks it down to square leg

16.4

Ashwin to Amla, 1 run, drifting on the pads and he works it to the on side

16.5

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, tossed up and he gets forward and defends

16.6

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, this was shorter and gently nudged away down to square leg

Sidmah629: "I am smelling a wicket here. Quinton de Kock usually give away his wicket after getting a start. Last series with Pakistan almost in all matches he got a got start but threw away his wicket. Fingers crossed"

End of over 17 (3 runs) South Africa 85/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • Q de Kock 46 (50b 8x4)
    • HM Amla 35 (52b 3x4 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 2-0-12-0
    • Mohammed Shami 4-1-15-0
17.1

Kumar to de Kock, 1 run, and well not too far from a wicket there! This one stops on de Kock and he gets a leading edge to the off side

17.2

Kumar to Amla, 1 run, pushes it down to deep extra cover for a single

17.3

Kumar to de Kock, 1 run, drifts down the leg side and he safely runs it down to fine leg

17.4

Kumar to Amla, 1 run, he goes back at the crease and punches him down to sweeper cover

17.5

Kumar to de Kock, 1 run, sweeper cover into play again, bit too short and wide outside off and he pushes it past the infield

17.6

Kumar to Amla, no run, he goes back at the crease and defends to the off side

End of over 18 (5 runs) South Africa 90/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • HM Amla 37 (55b 3x4 1x6)
    • Q de Kock 49 (53b 8x4)
    • B Kumar 6-0-34-0
    • R Ashwin 2-0-12-0
18.1

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, tossed up and he pushes it to the deep on the off side to bring up his fifty!

18.2

Ashwin to Amla, 1 run, continues round the wicket, easily worked away to deep midwicket

18.3

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, drifting on the pads and worked away to the on side

18.4

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, this was dropped short and he pulled him down to deep square

18.5

Ashwin to Amla, no run, tossed up on the off stump and defended

18.6

Ashwin to Amla, 1 run, easily worked to deep midwicket, not sure what Ashwin's trying to achieve by bowling round the wicket to the right-hander

End of over 19 (4 runs) South Africa 94/0 (RR: 4.94)

    • HM Amla 39 (58b 3x4 1x6)
    • Q de Kock 51 (56b 8x4)
    • R Ashwin 3-0-16-0
    • B Kumar 6-0-34-0
19.1

Kumar to Amla, 1 run, 132 kph, gives him width outside off and chopped to the off side

19.2

Kumar to de Kock, 1 run, doesn't bowl at the stumps, gives him width and he cuts to the deep

19.3

Kumar to Amla, no run

19.4

Kumar to Amla, no run, Amla tries to improvise and nearly gives his wicket away, he walks across his stumps on seeing the line and slashes and misses

Dean: "I work 10km from the ground and its starting to rain. Its getting very dark and i suspect if they don't come off for rain soon they'll come off for lightning."

19.5

Kumar to Amla, 1 run, pushes it to the off side and beats the diving backward point fielder, there's a direct hit at the bowler's end

19.6

Kumar to de Kock, no run, 134.7 kph, funny old over, wide outside off and de Kock follows Amla's lead in shuffling and chasing it and he misses

End of over 20 (3 runs) South Africa 97/0 (RR: 4.85)

    • Q de Kock 52 (58b 8x4)
    • HM Amla 41 (62b 3x4 1x6)
    • B Kumar 7-0-37-0
    • R Ashwin 3-0-16-0
20.1

Jadeja to Amla, no run, tossed up and he drives down the track

20.2

Jadeja to Amla, 1 run, chips down the track and drives to cover and well stopped by Raina

20.3

Jadeja to de Kock, no run, fires it flat on the pads and he works it to midwicket

20.4

Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, slower through the air but on the pads and clipped to deep square leg

20.5

Jadeja to Amla, no run, he goes back at the crease and punches it to cover

20.6

Jadeja to Amla, no run, tossed up and he goes back and punches it to the off side

End of over 21 (2 runs) South Africa 99/0 (RR: 4.71)

    • HM Amla 42 (66b 3x4 1x6)
    • Q de Kock 53 (60b 8x4)
    • RA Jadeja 1-0-2-0
    • B Kumar 7-0-37-0
21.1

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, tossed up and he gets forward and knocks it to midwicket

21.2

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, he goes back and punches it to the off side

21.3

Ashwin to de Kock, FOUR, short arm pull! Ashwin dropped this a fraction too short and he picked the length early and cleared midwicket., 100 stand up

21.4

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, attempts the same shot but this was flatter and just short of midwicket

21.5

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, made a bit of room and drove it to cover

21.6

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, tossed up and he gets forward and defends

End of over 22 (4 runs) South Africa 103/0 (RR: 4.68)

    • Q de Kock 57 (66b 9x4)
    • HM Amla 42 (66b 3x4 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 4-0-20-0
    • RA Jadeja 1-0-2-0
22.1

Jadeja to Amla, 1 run, tossed up and he gets forward and drives to the bowler

22.2

Jadeja to de Kock, no run, tossed up and he drives to the off side

22.3

Jadeja to de Kock, no run

22.4

Jadeja to de Kock, FOUR, that's a lovely shot! It was tossed up and de Kock was down the track and adjusted late, drove it wide of cover

22.5

Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, attempts the reverse sweep and he can't beat point

22.6

Jadeja to Amla, no run, comes forward and clips it to the on side

Christo: "De Kock either gets out or gets a hundred. No fifty yet in ODI's. & then have have to add something about a jinx to unjinx the jinx?"

End of over 23 (6 runs) South Africa 109/0 (RR: 4.73)

    • HM Amla 43 (68b 3x4 1x6)
    • Q de Kock 62 (70b 10x4)
    • RA Jadeja 2-0-8-0
    • R Ashwin 4-0-20-0
23.1

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, comes forward and drives him down to long-on

23.2

Ashwin to Amla, FOUR, continues round the wicket, this was dropped shorter outside off and he moved back and punched it hard wide of cover, big gap there

23.3

Ashwin to Amla, no run, over the wicket and he gets forward and defends

23.4

Ashwin to Amla, 1 run, clips it with the turn to deep square leg

23.5

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, defends this to the on side

23.6

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, plays it late to the off side and thinks of a single

Tony: "That's a mighty mo being sported by Jadeja. Shouldn't someone tell him it is December and not Movember now :)" Tell Dhawan too

End of over 24 (6 runs) South Africa 115/0 (RR: 4.79)

    • Q de Kock 63 (73b 10x4)
    • HM Amla 48 (71b 4x4 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 5-0-26-0
    • RA Jadeja 2-0-8-0
24.1

Jadeja to Amla, 1 run, tossed up and he comes forward and defends

24.2

Jadeja to de Kock, no run

24.3

Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, tossed up on the pads and worked down to long-on

24.4

Jadeja to Amla, 1 run, gets to his fifty with a gentle push down to long-off! His 23rd fifty in ODIs

24.5

Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, full on the pads and gently pushes it to long-on

24.6

Jadeja to Amla, 1 run, pushes it rather late to cover, easy singles here

Rakshit: "Can't imagine any spearhead of Indian spin bowling of the past as ineffective and docile as Ashwin. At this rate, India is better off playing, say, an Abhishek Nayar who can also be extremely useful with the bat and can swing his arm a little bit.."

End of over 25 (5 runs) South Africa 120/0 (RR: 4.80)

    • HM Amla 51 (74b 4x4 1x6)
    • Q de Kock 65 (76b 10x4)
    • RA Jadeja 3-0-13-0
    • R Ashwin 5-0-26-0
25.1

Ashwin to Amla, 1 run, stays back at the crease and knocks it down to square leg

25.2

Ashwin to de Kock, FOUR, gets down to sweep rather early but he gets enough on it to beat short fine leg with ease, not the right line

25.3

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, it skids through and he defends it

25.4

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, he goes back at the crease and punches it to the off side

25.5

Ashwin to Amla, 1 run, looked like the carrom ball, punched to the off side

25.6

Ashwin to de Kock, FOUR, he was in full control this time! Tossed up on the pads and he sweeps and clears short fine leg, neatly chipped over the fielder

End of over 26 (11 runs) South Africa 131/0 (RR: 5.03)

    • Q de Kock 74 (80b 12x4)
    • HM Amla 53 (76b 4x4 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 6-0-37-0
    • RA Jadeja 3-0-13-0
26.1

Jadeja to Amla, FOUR, spin leaking a few runs here, tossed up outside off and he lofts this one over extra cover, finds the big gap

26.2

Jadeja to Amla, 1 run, pushes this one towards sweeper cover

26.3

Jadeja to de Kock, no run, he comes down the track and clips it towards cover

26.4

Jadeja to de Kock, no run, skids through and he plays it late to the off side

26.5

Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, goes back and places it wide of cover

Sun peeping out, can see some shadows so that's good news

26.6

Jadeja to Amla, 1 run, tossed up and he goes back and punches it wide of cover

Some queries about the pink kit. SA are wearing it in aid of breast cancer awareness

End of over 27 (7 runs) South Africa 138/0 (RR: 5.11)

    • HM Amla 59 (79b 5x4 1x6)
    • Q de Kock 75 (83b 12x4)
    • RA Jadeja 4-0-20-0
    • R Ashwin 6-0-37-0
27.1

Raina to Amla, 1 run, tossed up and he drives this one to long-off

27.2

Raina to de Kock, 1 run, slower through the air and played with soft hands

27.3

Raina to Amla, no run, stays back and clips with the turn to short midwicket

No close catchers for Raina

27.4

Raina to Amla, 1 run, comes forward and drives to long-on

27.5

Raina to de Kock, no run, tossed up, defended forward

27.6

Raina to de Kock, FOUR, ends the over with a half volley, outside off and he places it well wide of cover, India struggling to make a breakthrough

End of over 28 (7 runs) South Africa 145/0 (RR: 5.17)

    • Q de Kock 80 (86b 13x4)
    • HM Amla 61 (82b 5x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 1-0-7-0
    • RA Jadeja 4-0-20-0
28.1

Jadeja to Amla, 1 run, tossed up and he comes forward and drives to deep cover

28.2

Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, msfield by Raina at midwicket allows a single

28.3

Jadeja to Amla, no run, Jadeja dives to his left and cuts off a single

28.4

Jadeja to Amla, 1 run, goes back at the crease and punches him down to point

28.5

Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, punches him down to long-on

Getting brighter and brighter. Not the Indian bowling

28.6

Jadeja to Amla, 1 run, he goes back at the crease and punches it to sweeper cover

End of over 29 (5 runs) South Africa 150/0 (RR: 5.17)

    • HM Amla 64 (86b 5x4 1x6)
    • Q de Kock 82 (88b 13x4)
    • RA Jadeja 5-0-25-0
    • SK Raina 1-0-7-0

SA have taken the Batting Powerplay. Shami to start a new spell

29.1

Mohammed Shami to Amla, 1 run, starts off with a full and wide one outside off and he punches it towards sweeper cover where Dhawan has some work to do

29.2

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, 1 run, De Kock makes room and comes down the track and gets an outside edge that flies over the vacant slips region, third man was fine

29.3

Mohammed Shami to Amla, OUT, well the Powerplay brings a wicket but it wasn't off a forceful shot! Shami tucked him up for room outside off, Amla was half-hearted in his attempt to run that square on the off side, ended up getting an inside edge to the stumps, the off stump was pegged back slightly

HM Amla b Mohammed Shami 65 (117m 88b 5x4 1x6) SR: 73.86

This was the second-highest opening wicket stand by SA against India in SA. AB de Villiers and Graeme Smith put on 173 in 2006

29.4

Mohammed Shami to Kallis, no run, starts off with a bouncer and he ducks under it

29.5

Mohammed Shami to Kallis, no run, this was on a good length outside off and he left that alone

29.6

Mohammed Shami to Kallis, no run, fullish and moving away and he leaves it alone

Ahad: "Miller should've been the new man in. With the kind of foundation laid and the batting powerplay just being taken, he would've been the perfect choice."

End of over 30 (2 runs) South Africa 152/1 (RR: 5.06)

    • JH Kallis 0 (3b)
    • Q de Kock 83 (89b 13x4)
    • Mohammed Shami 5-1-17-1
    • RA Jadeja 5-0-25-0
30.1

Kumar to de Kock, 1 wide, from round the wicket and he strays really wide down the leg side

30.1

Kumar to de Kock, no run, 129 kph, nearly another wicket! De Kock cramped for room and yet looking to cut, he nearly edges it

30.2

Kumar to de Kock, 1 run, hits a good length outside off and he punches it to the off side

30.3

Kumar to Kallis, no run, this was fuller in length outside off and he doesn't offer a shot

Kelvin: "SA should have sent out AB or Miller I feel in this circumstance. Its Powerplay and AB/Miller will take greater advantage from it. Can't afford Kallis to be playing himself in blocking/leaving during the PP."

30.4

Kumar to Kallis, 1 run, this was on a good length outside off and he punches it to sweeper cover

30.5

Kumar to de Kock, FOUR, edged to third man! De Kock has some width to work with, Shami gets it to move away and he slashes and no slip, safe shot in the end

30.6

Kumar to de Kock, FOUR, he goes the other way this time! Drifts down the leg side and de Kock swivels and pulls firmly wide of short fine leg, he's on 92

End of over 31 (11 runs) South Africa 163/1 (RR: 5.25)

    • Q de Kock 92 (93b 15x4)
    • JH Kallis 1 (5b)
    • B Kumar 8-0-48-0
    • Mohammed Shami 5-1-17-1

Mohit to bowl

31.1

MM Sharma to Kallis, FOUR, 136 kph, Kallis starts to open up, gifted a short and wide one first up, arches backwards and cracks it over backward point

31.2

MM Sharma to Kallis, no run, much better line and length, pitched up outside off and left alone

31.3

MM Sharma to Kallis, no run, nearly squared him up there with a fuller one on the pads, swings in late and hits his pads and that was missing leg

31.4

MM Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, fullish in length on the off stump and placed to sweeper cover

31.5

MM Sharma to de Kock, no run, drifts on the pads and he works it down to midwicket

31.6

MM Sharma to de Kock, no run, brings this one back in and de Kock defends, the ball drops in front of him

Nitin Asnani: "Cant understand why Dhoni takes off Shami from this end and brought in Mohit Sharma, despite providing a vital break (wicket)! Dhoni sometimes is unreal!"

End of over 32 (5 runs) South Africa 168/1 (RR: 5.25)

    • Q de Kock 92 (95b 15x4)
    • JH Kallis 6 (9b 1x4)
    • MM Sharma 7-0-33-0
    • B Kumar 8-0-48-0

Here's Shami now

32.1

Mohammed Shami to Kallis, no run, Kallis gets a jaffa! Extra bounce and movement and Kallis was squared up, nearly edged it and he smiles in acknowledgment

32.2

Mohammed Shami to Kallis, no run, Shami creating opportunities here! Another one moves away late and nearly takes the edge as Kallis wafts

32.3

Mohammed Shami to Kallis, no run, gets some bat on it for a change and he pushes it to the off side

32.4

Mohammed Shami to Kallis, FOUR, 140 kph, Kallis breaks the shackles, Kallis makes room and lofts a pitched up delivery over cover point

32.5

Mohammed Shami to Kallis, OUT, spooned to cover! It was a similar pitched up delivery outside off like the previous one and Kallis looked to chip it over the infield, hits straight to Jadeja

JH Kallis c Jadeja b Mohammed Shami 10 (16m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

32.6

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, no run, on the stumps and AB manages to drive him down the track

End of over 33 (4 runs) South Africa 172/2 (RR: 5.21)

    • AB de Villiers 0 (1b)
    • Q de Kock 92 (95b 15x4)
    • Mohammed Shami 6-1-21-2
    • MM Sharma 7-0-33-0
33.1

MM Sharma to de Kock, no run

33.2

MM Sharma to de Kock, 1 no ball, he oversteps! Pushes this one down to mid-off, free hit coming up

33.2

MM Sharma to de Kock, SIX, Free Hit deposited for a six over wide long-on! He made room and was expecting a length ball to punish and he got it

33.3

MM Sharma to de Kock, 1 run, this was on a good length outside off and he punches it down to deep point

33.4

MM Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, tucks it away to the on side to get off the mark

33.5

MM Sharma to de Kock, no run, fullish outside off and he pushes this one down to cover

33.6

MM Sharma to de Kock, 1 run, and he gets his second ODI hundred with a single down to square leg! Tucked away and sets off, a century off just 101 balls

Abdul: "@ Nitin Asnani: This is for what dhoni changed the end for Shami....Dhoni is an exceptional captain which can be seen once in a life time :)"

Rizwan Khalid: "I think it was a stupid decision to take the PP. Runs were flowing and spinners were going for a plenty. Should only be taken early if you are struggling to break the shackles."

End of over 34 (10 runs) South Africa 182/2 (RR: 5.35)

    • Q de Kock 100 (101b 15x4 1x6)
    • AB de Villiers 1 (2b)
    • MM Sharma 8-0-43-0
    • Mohammed Shami 6-1-21-2
34.1

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, 1 run, drifts on the body and he knocks it down to square leg

34.2

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, no run, AB looks to press on by chipping down the track but Shami bowls it shorter and beats him

34.3

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, no run, tucks him up for room on the stumps and he works it to the off side

34.4

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, no run, it skids through and he chops it to the off side

34.5

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, FOUR, take that! This was a half volley and AB drilled that very firmly wide of the bowler and mid-off, rocketed off the bat

34.6

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, 1 run, good length outside off and he drills it to cover

Rajneesh Gupta tweets: "Quinton de Kock is now the youngest South African to score an ODI hundred both in South Africa & outside South Africa."

End of over 35 (6 runs) South Africa 188/2 (RR: 5.37)

    • AB de Villiers 6 (7b 1x4)
    • Q de Kock 101 (102b 15x4 1x6)
    • Mohammed Shami 7-1-27-2
    • MM Sharma 8-0-43-0
35.1

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, he goes back at the crease and punches it to long-on

35.2

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, goes back and punches it to the on side, fielded at mid-on

35.3

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, Ashwin pauses before delivery, drills a low full toss down the track and deflects off the bowler

35.4

Ashwin to de Villiers, 2 runs, goes back and pulls a shorter one to deep midwicket

35.5

Ashwin to de Villiers, no run, he stays back at the crease and knocks it to square leg

35.6

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, full on the pads and drilled down to long-on

End of over 36 (5 runs) South Africa 193/2 (RR: 5.36)

    • AB de Villiers 10 (11b 1x4)
    • Q de Kock 102 (104b 15x4 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 7-0-42-0
    • Mohammed Shami 7-1-27-2
36.1

Jadeja to de Villiers, 1 run, length ball on middle stump, driven off the front foot towards long-off

36.2

Jadeja to de Kock, SIX, backs away from the stumps and absolutely murders that over midwicket, flat and powerful hit

36.3

Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, spinning in towards the stumps, pokes it behind point

36.4

Jadeja to de Villiers, no run, that one stopped on him a touch, and perhaps bounced more than he expected, the ball is in the air for a bit but lands well short of mid-off

36.5

Jadeja to de Villiers, no run, skips down the track and looks to sweep but is hit on the pads

36.6

Jadeja to de Villiers, no run, pushed towards cover to end the over

End of over 37 (8 runs) South Africa 201/2 (RR: 5.43)

    • AB de Villiers 11 (15b 1x4)
    • Q de Kock 109 (106b 15x4 2x6)
    • RA Jadeja 6-0-33-0
    • R Ashwin 7-0-42-0
37.1

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, clipped towards square leg for a single

37.2

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, waits on the back foot and pats that behind point for another single

37.3

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, slanting towards leg stump, worked behind square leg

37.4

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, drops it short, drilled towards long-on for a single

37.5

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, sliding down the leg side, lucky that wasn't put away for four, swiped behind square leg for a single

37.6

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, an over of singles, eased towards long-on

End of over 38 (6 runs) South Africa 207/2 (RR: 5.44)

    • AB de Villiers 14 (18b 1x4)
    • Q de Kock 112 (109b 15x4 2x6)
    • R Ashwin 8-0-48-0
    • RA Jadeja 6-0-33-0
38.1

Jadeja to de Villiers, 1 run, flatter delivery and he punches this one down to long-off

38.2

Jadeja to de Kock, no run, tries the reverse sweep and and gets an inside edge to the pads

38.3

Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, makes room and punches this one wide of cover

Sudharshan: "Missing the golden days of Batsmen getting out stumped by a Doosra from Bhajji. Don't see that variation at all!"

38.4

Jadeja to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up and he drives him down to long-off

38.5

Jadeja to de Kock, FOUR, delicately played! This was flatter outside off and skidded through, made room and placed it wide of short third man

38.6

Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, jogs a single down to midwicket

End of over 39 (8 runs) South Africa 215/2 (RR: 5.51)

    • Q de Kock 118 (113b 16x4 2x6)
    • AB de Villiers 16 (20b 1x4)
    • RA Jadeja 7-0-41-0
    • R Ashwin 8-0-48-0
39.1

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 leg bye, pauses before delivery, de Kock sweeps a bit too early and the ball clips the pad and rolls away

39.2

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up and he gets forward and drives to the off side

39.3

Ashwin to de Kock, no run

39.4

Ashwin to de Kock, FOUR, good improv, pauses before delivery, de Kock comes down the track and lofts inside out over cover, he adjusted well

39.5

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, stays back and works it to deep square leg

39.6

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, goes back and punches square of the wicket on the off side

End of over 40 (8 runs) South Africa 223/2 (RR: 5.57)

    • AB de Villiers 18 (22b 1x4)
    • Q de Kock 123 (117b 17x4 2x6)
    • R Ashwin 9-0-55-0
    • RA Jadeja 7-0-41-0
40.1

Jadeja to de Villiers, 2 runs, he goes back and cuts square on the off side

40.2

Jadeja to de Villiers, FOUR, nearly cleaned up de Kock there! AB chipped down the track and lofted it flat and fierce down the ground wide of long-on who can't cut it off

40.3

Jadeja to de Villiers, FOUR, less power, same result, tossed up down the leg side and he adjusts well by sweeping and finds the gap at fine leg

40.4

Jadeja to de Villiers, 1 run, takes a single down to long-off

40.5

Jadeja to de Kock, FOUR, mid-off was up, de Kock came down the track and lofted this one safely over the infield, a few bounces and four

40.6

Jadeja to de Kock, 2 runs, makes room and drives to Dhawan at sweeper cover

Richard: "Great knock from de Kock. But you have to assume that if Kohli gets into his groove he could do the same at a better rate, so SA must up the rate here! Need to go for 10 an over the last 10."

End of over 41 (17 runs) South Africa 240/2 (RR: 5.85)

    • Q de Kock 129 (119b 18x4 2x6)
    • AB de Villiers 29 (26b 3x4)
    • RA Jadeja 8-0-58-0
    • R Ashwin 9-0-55-0

Kohli to bowl

41.1

Kohli to de Villiers, no run, loosener outside off which AB pushes to the off side

41.2

Kohli to de Villiers, no run, shuffles across and clips it towards square leg

41.3

Kohli to de Villiers, 1 run, shuffles across and drives him down to sweeper cover

41.4

Kohli to de Kock, SIX, shot! Tossed up on the pads and de Kock stays at the crease and blasts this one over wide long-on

41.5

Kohli to de Kock, OUT, the bowling change brings a wicket! After getting smashed for a huge six, Kohli bowls it slower on the pads and de Kock plays a loose drive, chipping it back to the bowler, lucky bowling change by Dhoni, de Kock goes back for a fine 135

Q de Kock c & b Kohli 135 (171m 121b 18x4 3x6) SR: 111.57

Kohli signals to the pavilion as a send-off for de Kock

41.6

Kohli to Duminy, 1 run, fullish on the pads and drilled to long-on

End of over 42 (8 runs) South Africa 248/3 (RR: 5.90)

    • JP Duminy 1 (1b)
    • AB de Villiers 30 (29b 3x4)
    • V Kohli 1-0-8-1
    • RA Jadeja 8-0-58-0
42.1

Ashwin to Duminy, no run

42.2

Ashwin to Duminy, 1 run, gives it a lot of air and he drives him down to long-on

Hilarious tweet by Nikhil CCN: "Ashwin must be careful, Ten Cricket may use his pause during bowling to show an ad"

42.3

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up on the pads and he works it down to square leg

42.4

Ashwin to Duminy, no run, goes back and punches it back to the bowler

42.5

Ashwin to Duminy, no run, tossed up and he works it to square leg

42.6

Ashwin to Duminy, 1 run, gets forward and drives to cover

End of over 43 (3 runs) South Africa 251/3 (RR: 5.83)

    • JP Duminy 3 (6b)
    • AB de Villiers 31 (30b 3x4)
    • R Ashwin 10-0-58-0
    • V Kohli 1-0-8-1
43.1

Kohli to Duminy, no run, Duminy squared up on the pads as he looked to play it to the on side

43.2

Kohli to Duminy, 1 run, stays back and slices it to the off side

43.3

Kohli to de Villiers, 1 run, drills a low full toss towards long-on

43.4

Kohli to Duminy, 2 runs, excellent running there as he takes the first run quickly after beating square leg

43.5

Kohli to Duminy, 2 runs, this was smashed down to deep extra cover and Jadeja was quite stupendous at the boundary to cut that off

43.6

Kohli to Duminy, 1 run, gets forward and drives him to long-off

Sriram Subramanian: "Did they coin the term Pie Chucker after looking at Kohli's bowling? What an awful action!"

End of over 44 (7 runs) South Africa 258/3 (RR: 5.86)

    • JP Duminy 9 (11b)
    • AB de Villiers 32 (31b 3x4)
    • V Kohli 2-0-15-1
    • R Ashwin 10-0-58-0
44.1

MM Sharma to Duminy, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and steers it down to point for a single

Shiva has this stat: "When he crossed 26 in this innings, AB completed 1000 runs in ODIs in 2013, the seventh batsman this year to hit as many."

44.2

MM Sharma to de Villiers, FOUR, that was slapped so hard you could be forgiven if you didn't see it! Down the track to a length ball and bashed down to deep cover

44.3

MM Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, shuffled a long way across and looked to slap it to the on side but ended up playing a forehand to mid-off

44.4

MM Sharma to Duminy, no run, looks to squeeze this one down to third man and he can't beat the keeper

Sagar: "Dying stages of the match, only 3 wickets have fallen, AB in crease...I have serious reason to worry now, although for SA fans it's gonna be a treat!"

44.5

MM Sharma to Duminy, SIX, another brilliant inside out loft! Even Duminy uses his feet to Mohit, round the wicket, length ball and scooped over deep cover, several rows back

44.6

MM Sharma to Duminy, FOUR, superb improv this time! Duminy moves across his stumps and adjusts well by scooping the medium pacer well over short fine leg

End of over 45 (16 runs) South Africa 274/3 (RR: 6.08)

    • JP Duminy 20 (15b 1x4 1x6)
    • AB de Villiers 37 (33b 4x4)
    • MM Sharma 9-0-59-0
    • V Kohli 2-0-15-1
45.1

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, 2 runs, makes room to a fuller one and he drills it down to deep cover

45.2

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, 1 run, had AB in a tangle there, may have been surprised by the extra bounce as he arched back and placed it to third man

45.3

Mohammed Shami to Duminy, no run, he bangs this one short and its the one bouncer for the over, it was a good bouncer though

45.4

Mohammed Shami to Duminy, SIX, take that! Length ball on the stumps, Duminy stays at the crease,makes room and thrashes it straight and just over the straight rope

45.5

Mohammed Shami to Duminy, SIX, Shami punished yet again for bowling length, ideal for Duminy to clear his front leg and send it several rows over deep square leg

45.6

Mohammed Shami to Duminy, 1 run, comes back well with a slower ball, dabbed to the off side

End of over 46 (16 runs) South Africa 290/3 (RR: 6.30)

    • JP Duminy 33 (19b 1x4 3x6)
    • AB de Villiers 40 (35b 4x4)
    • Mohammed Shami 8-1-43-2
    • MM Sharma 9-0-59-0
46.1

Kumar to Duminy, 1 run, makes room to a full ball and drills it down to long-on

46.2

Kumar to de Villiers, SIX, it's raining sixes here! A full toss gets punished, AB makes room and sends it a long way over wide long-off

46.3

Kumar to de Villiers, no run, wide outside off and he chases but misses

46.4

Kumar to de Villiers, SIX, gets to his fifty with another mighty hit over long-off! Length ball outside off, makes room and it's a flatter hit, 300 up

46.5

Kumar to de Villiers, 1 run, comes down the track and gets an inside edge to the on side

46.6

Kumar to Duminy, SIX, 20 off the over! Length ball on middle and leg and deposited over wide long-on, when will the bowlers learn never to bowl length?

End of over 47 (20 runs) South Africa 310/3 (RR: 6.59)

    • JP Duminy 40 (21b 1x4 4x6)
    • AB de Villiers 53 (39b 4x4 2x6)
    • B Kumar 9-0-68-0
    • Mohammed Shami 8-1-43-2
47.1

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, 1 run

47.2

Mohammed Shami to Duminy, 1 run, that's more the length Shami should look to bowl, yorker length and Duminy can only squeeze it out for a single to the off side

47.3

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, 1 run, raw power, bends and blasts this fuller one down to long-off

Zaakir: "CricInfo did say something about a possible storm between 3-4 right? Sixes raining here..."

47.4

Mohammed Shami to Duminy, SIX, losing count of the number of sixes here, this was short, Duminy bent forward and smacked this one some rows back over deep square leg

47.5

Mohammed Shami to Duminy, 2 runs, it's a low full toss and he drills this one down to wide long-on

47.6

Mohammed Shami to Duminy, 1 run, full and wide outside off and he squirts it out to cover and he brings up his fifty! Off just 25 balls

End of over 48 (12 runs) South Africa 322/3 (RR: 6.70)

    • JP Duminy 50 (25b 1x4 5x6)
    • AB de Villiers 55 (41b 4x4 2x6)
    • Mohammed Shami 9-1-55-2
    • B Kumar 9-0-68-0
48.1

MM Sharma to Duminy, FOUR, the ball's flying everywhere! This was short and wide outside off and he made room and deliberately slashed this over short third man

48.2

MM Sharma to Duminy, 3 runs, makes room and swings and gets an inside edge and even a diving Dhoni can't stop it, short fine leg chases

shashank khare: "We must applaud india's consistency . Whatever country they bowl in , conceding 350 is a given!"

48.3

MM Sharma to de Villiers, FOUR, AB was targeting that on side boundary for a while, he finally connects, length delivery punished again, one bounce down to deep midwicket

48.4

MM Sharma to de Villiers, SIX, can't believe that went for a six! That was flat I tell you! AB makes room, it was a fuller ball and yet he improvised and sliced it just over the deep point rope, amazing

48.5

MM Sharma to de Villiers, FOUR, down the ground this time! Bends down for a low full toss and bashes it flat and towards the sight screen, Dhawan dives in despair

48.6

MM Sharma to de Villiers, 2 runs, slower ball and wide outside off, AB makes room for the slog, outside edge clears the keeper and Ashwin manages to dive and stop it

Damith: "What a rare sight 333/3"

End of over 49 (23 runs) South Africa 345/3 (RR: 7.04)

    • AB de Villiers 71 (45b 6x4 3x6)
    • JP Duminy 57 (27b 2x4 5x6)
    • MM Sharma 10-0-82-0
    • Mohammed Shami 9-1-55-2
49.1

Mohammed Shami to Duminy, 1 run, drills a fuller ball down to midwicket

49.2

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, SIX, stupendous! Only way to describe that! AB shuffles across the stumps and treats Shami like a spinner, fetches the ball from outside off and sweeps him over fine leg, talk about control

49.3

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, OUT, AB not so lucky this time! Attempts to slog him over fine leg again, moves across his stumps and exposes all three, the ball goes straight through and knocks down the off stump, lands a few yards back

AB de Villiers b Mohammed Shami 77 (71m 47b 6x4 4x6) SR: 163.82

Incredible stuff from AB here

49.4

Mohammed Shami to Miller, FOUR, the carnage continues! Miller gets a fuller ball outside off and he plays an expansive drive and finds the gap at third man

49.5

Mohammed Shami to Miller, 1 run, clips a fuller delivery down to deep square leg

ahtasham: "Yorkers, Yorkers ,Yorkers where are you?"

49.6

Mohammed Shami to Duminy, 1 run, an anti-climax here as the final ball is just a single, clipped down to deep midwicket

5pm: 358 for 4 - that's one short of what Australia scored against India at the 2003 World Cup final at the same venue. Still have nightmares of that? Going by the pattern in the Australia attack, the Indian attack was torn to shreds in the last ten overs - they conceded 135 today. Plenty of length balls and occasional full tosses and hardly any yorkers. AB and JP were unstoppable. De Kock had set it up. Losing track of the number of big scores here.

Game over? Not quite. India have made it a habit of chasing down 350 of late and these conditions are good for batting. If the rain keeps away (bless it for cooperating so far), this could be a good chase.Different prospect against Steyn and Co compared to Australia's relatively inexperienced attack. Join us at 5.40 for the chase.

End of over 50 (13 runs) South Africa 358/4

    • JP Duminy 59 (29b 2x4 5x6)
    • DA Miller 5 (2b 1x4)
    • Mohammed Shami 10-1-68-3
    • MM Sharma 10-0-82-0
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