Ishant to open the bowling

1.25pm: Teams line up for the anthems. Sunny afternoon. Let's hope the clouds keep away. Wanderers was expected to be a washout and ironically, there was not a drop of rain. Speaking of rain, read this diary entry by Sidharth Monga on how they got the ground ready on time.

Daniel: "Hope this South Africa tactics backfires them. It will get a chance for India batters to get into some kind of form. Only reason Tsotsobe got wickets is because of tight bowling from Steyn. Remember champions trophy there was no steyn and morkel got injured half way through the game. India took the chance and India posted 300+ on a green wicket. Tsotsobe is not threatening without Steyn or Morkel."

The teams are updated above.

Vitalstatistiks: "Instead of looking for reasons to drop Yuvraj, they should look for reasons to keep Rahanes and Tiwarys. That will serve Indian cricket better. Yuvraj is past his sell by date, a nd max can play one or two good seasons. He is not Sachin Tendulkar to merit keeping good players waiting on sidelines."

Ashish: "@Shirin - I think the logic behind giving Yuvi another chance in dead rubber is to see if they should be having him on for the rest of the tours. if he does not perform today I'm afraid this would be it for him."

Kartik: "What Ishant Sharma is doing in team??? Selectors are still considering him after poor performance and other competent bowlers are in queue. Please give chance to them. As a great fan of Indian cricket team, My comment is only for Indian cricket fans who are not cornering any particular player."

Toss, 1pm: South Africa have won the toss and they will bat first, for the third time in this series. No Steyn, Morkel and Kallis today. Henry Davids, Wayne Parnell and Imran Tahir are included today.

For India, Yuvraj comes in for Rahane.

jason gridley: "SA has put out their A team for this match. India not really in a position to make an excuse, if they perform poorly. man up fellas. show us some fight mate."

Shirin: "Rahane has been dumped after just one match. Yuvraj is back. Do not understand the logic."

MAB: "De kock is failed to score 50 while he already have 3 centuries with his name, i would suggest him to contact Misbah and ask him for some of his fifties and to give him his 1 Ton as he really need 1 in his record. :P"

12.55pm: Lot of you asking about the weather. Sidharth Monga, our man at the ground, has this update: "No rain at all. Nice and bright. Both the teams are going through their warm-up drills. Dhoni is walking up towards the dressing room. Must be going to wear the match clothes so he can go for the toss. So no delays expected."

Rob: "De Kock has scored 3 centuries without having a 50 to his name yet! Is that some kind of a record? Here's hoping he makes it 4 today."

Harish : "With the toss around the corner, Wish to see India bat with the following team changes - Mishra for Ashwin and Bhuvi for Umesh."

Doc: "Best batting conditions yet?! As if 358/4 and 280/6 weren't good enough batting conditions!! In this series it has just come down to what teams make of the conditions, both batting and bowling."

12.45pm: Good day and welcome to the coverage of the third ODI at Centurion. No rain at the moment so that's good news. It has been sunny through the day, contrary to what many feared.

Pitch: Shaun Pollock has some news that should please Indian fans in particular. The best batting conditions yet, with little grass on the surface. It has been rolled in, so the sort of surface that should encourage the captain to bat first.

0.1

I Sharma to Amla, no run, loosener outside off which Amla mistimes to the off side

0.2

I Sharma to Amla, no run, nice length and it cramps him for room, he stays back and defends

0.3

I Sharma to Amla, FOUR, that disappeared quite quickly, this wasn't a bad ball, not that much width but Amla played it late and managed to slice it well wide of backward point and third man

0.4

I Sharma to Amla, no run, came up on him a bit quickly as he stabbed it to cover

0.5

I Sharma to Amla, 1 run, outside edge but well wide of second slip, pushed at it away from the body but controlled

Pavan: "Loosener?? Seriously. I thought that ball was Ishant's stock delivery! :P"

0.6

I Sharma to de Kock, no run, good bounce and carry, 136 kph, outside off and holds its line before reaching the keeper

Veer: "Its time selectors give chance to Ishwar Pandey, Pankaj Singh & Rishi Dhawan, instead of giving more chance to Vinay, Ishant, Mohith Sharma & B.Kumar."

End of over 1 (5 runs) South Africa 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
Q de Kock    0* (1b)      I Sharma    1-0-5-0
HM Amla    5* (5b 1x4)     

1.1

Yadav to Amla, no run, this one really kicked up on him, he had to fend it almost in front of his face

1.2

Yadav to Amla, no run, fuller ball this time and Amla very softly pushes it to the on side

1.3

Yadav to Amla, no run, nice tight line, 139 kph, Amla defends it in front of the middle stump

1.4

Yadav to Amla, no run, 139 kph, this one really skidded through and hurried him up, trapped high on the pad and down leg, stifled appeal

1.5

Yadav to Amla, FOUR, 141 kph, Amla merely used the pace on that delivery to work it away with ease wide of midwicket, super use of the wrists

One slip goes out

1.6

Yadav to Amla, no run, better ball, extra bounce outside off and pushed to the off side

End of over 2 (4 runs) South Africa 9/0 (RR: 4.50)
HM Amla    9* (11b 2x4)      UT Yadav    1-0-4-0
Q de Kock    0* (1b)      I Sharma    1-0-5-0

Two slips for Ishant

2.1

I Sharma to de Kock, no run, 133 kph, gives him a bit of room and de Kock steers it high on the bat to the off side

2.2

I Sharma to de Kock, no run, 134 kph, hits a good length on the off stump and he defends down the pitch

2.3

I Sharma to de Kock, no run, 139 kph, fullish in length and straighter and he knocks it to the on side

2.4

I Sharma to de Kock, 1 run, chance for a run out! Amla had given up, de Kock pushed it towards point and set off, both batsmen didn't run with any conviction and Rohit's throw to the striker's end was way off the mark as well, poor cricket all round

2.5

I Sharma to Amla, no run, gives him width outside off and Amla mistimes it to the off side

2.6

I Sharma to Amla, no run, goes through nice and straight to the keeper, no shot offered

Suchu: "I think the problem with indian bowling is lack of a proper bowling coach in the likes of Mcdermott. All those in the squad and in waiting are all talented but raw. They just need those finishing touches which unfortunately the current bowling coach is not able to provide..."

End of over 3 (1 run) South Africa 10/0 (RR: 3.33)
HM Amla    9* (13b 2x4)      I Sharma    2-0-6-0
Q de Kock    1* (5b)      UT Yadav    1-0-4-0

3.1

Yadav to de Kock, no run, keeps him pinned to the back foot as he punches it to the off side

3.2

Yadav to de Kock, no run, 141 kph, brings him forward this time by bowling it fuller but he can't beat mid-off

3.3

Yadav to de Kock, FOUR, not the right length, short and it sat up nicely for de Kock to pull him in front of square, placed wide of midwicket

3.4

Yadav to de Kock, no run, fuller in length on the off stump and he drives down the track

3.5

Yadav to de Kock, no run, confusion again as de Kock knocks it to the on side and Amla steps out for the single and had to head back

3.6

Yadav to de Kock, FOUR, 140 kph, de Kock decides to give the charge, meets it on the half volley and doesn't time it very well but places it well wide of mid-on

End of over 4 (8 runs) South Africa 18/0 (RR: 4.50)
Q de Kock    9* (11b 2x4)      UT Yadav    2-0-12-0
HM Amla    9* (13b 2x4)      I Sharma    2-0-6-0

Shami replaces Ishant

4.1

Mohammed Shami to Amla, no run, good length outside off and he leaves it alone

4.2

Mohammed Shami to Amla, FOUR, outside edge! Amla playing on the back foot to a ball that moved away, didn't cover the line and the edge went past slip and Yadav dived at third man but couldn't stop it

4.3

Mohammed Shami to Amla, OUT, Caught at short square leg but they're checking for a no-ball for height! And Amla has to go. It was a full toss close to the waist, Amla looked to flick it away and he found Yuvraj who cupped it easily, the side angle showed the ball to be within the limit so it was a legal delivery

HM Amla c Yuvraj Singh b Mohammed Shami 13 (21m 16b 3x4 0x6) SR: 81.25

India dislodge this pair early, in contrast to the first two games

4.4

Mohammed Shami to Davids, no run, good length outside off and he leaves it alone

4.5

Mohammed Shami to Davids, no run, 142.5 kph, cramps him up for room and he punches it to the off side

4.6

Mohammed Shami to Davids, no run, good length outside off and he gets forward and defends to cover, 136 kph

Zubair: "Partially agreed with Suchu; another factor is indian media as well who put huge lime light on youngsters only on the basis of occasionaly performance. It sometime work as double edged knife & bowler start to feel superstar in very early stage of his career. now all are focusing too much on Shami after W.I & this series. let him give some breath to focus on some thing bigger."

End of over 5 (4 runs) South Africa 22/1 (RR: 4.40)
H Davids    0* (3b)      Mohammed Shami    1-0-4-1
Q de Kock    9* (11b 2x4)      UT Yadav    2-0-12-0

5.1

I Sharma to de Kock, no run, 136 kph, good length on the off stump and he stays back and defends, good line too

5.2

I Sharma to de Kock, no run, 133 kph, tries to disturb his rhythm by coming down the track, checks his shot and plays it to the on side

5.3

I Sharma to de Kock, no run, 133 kph, does it again and he doesn't succeed, down the pitch and he can only push it to cover

5.4

I Sharma to de Kock, 2 runs, he comes down the track and pushes it just wide of mid-off

5.5

I Sharma to de Kock, 1 run, 139 kph, a bit too straight this time as he easily flicks it behind square

5.6

I Sharma to Davids, no run, 136 kph, bowls it a bit full and wide outside off and he doesn't offer a shot

End of over 6 (3 runs) South Africa 25/1 (RR: 4.16)
H Davids    0* (4b)      I Sharma    3-0-9-0
Q de Kock    12* (16b 2x4)      Mohammed Shami    1-0-4-1

6.1

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, phew! 'Swinging' Shami really sliced de Kock in half there! On the off stump and de Kock looked to flick it away and the ball came back and sailed through the tiny gap between bat and pad, cleared the stumps

6.2

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, stabs it down the track and Shami flicks it back towards him and the ball hits de Kock's shin

6.3

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, stabs at it again, this time the ball drops in front of cover

6.4

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, 1 run, pokes his bat out and checks his shot, takes the edge and the ball goes to third man

6.5

Mohammed Shami to Davids, 1 wide, 141 kph, this was wide outside off and moving away, doesn't offer a shot

6.5

Mohammed Shami to Davids, 1 run, gets forward and drives and Dhawan does well at mid-off to slide and stop it, this outfield is quick so that could have gone for four

6.6

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, pushes a length ball to mid-off

Kelvin: "I'm rather confused by Henry Davids' inclusion in the squad. That SA say they have plans for him in the future of the squad also makes little sense. He has a very below average A-List average for someone trying to compete in International Cricket. And he's 33, so its not like he's a long-term player for them. I'd rather SA brought in another young gun to try out like they have with De Kock."

End of over 7 (3 runs) South Africa 28/1 (RR: 4.00)
Q de Kock    13* (21b 2x4)      Mohammed Shami    2-0-7-1
H Davids    1* (5b)      I Sharma    3-0-9-0

7.1

I Sharma to Davids, OUT, And Ishant has struck! Davids fails to make use of this opportunity, he comes forward to a length ball outside off, looks to defend but gets an outside edge to second slip, Raina does well to move to his left and take it on the fall

H Davids c Raina b I Sharma 1 (13m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Ishant looks a different bowler in these conditions

7.2

I Sharma to Duminy, no run, keeps it outside off and he leaves it alone

7.3

I Sharma to Duminy, no run, that was a jaffa! Ishant bowls a beauty outside off, forced Duminy to play at it and the ball just moved away and nearly took the edge, good carry too

7.4

I Sharma to Duminy, OUT, two for the over and Ishant really does look a different bowler here! Duminy was squared up the previous ball and this time he was on the back foot to defend, didn't cover the line properly at all and the ball moved away and took the outside edge to second slip, Raina in business again and he times his dive forward well, takes it inches off the turf

JP Duminy c Raina b I Sharma 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

7.5

I Sharma to de Villiers, no run, 136 kph, Ishant foxes him with extra bounce, AB gets a wake up call, hops at the crease and fends it off the glove, did well to keep it down

7.6

I Sharma to de Villiers, no run, this was short outside off and punched to the off side

End of over 8 (wicket maiden) South Africa 28/3 (RR: 3.50)
AB de Villiers    0* (2b)      I Sharma    4-1-9-2
Q de Kock    13* (21b 2x4)      Mohammed Shami    2-0-7-1

8.1

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, 1 wide, keeps it outside off and he leaves it alone

Nikhil Harindranath: "Now it all makes sense. Ishant is not a bad bowler. He was just born on the wrong side of the world."

8.1

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, 138 kph, keeps it nice and straight and de Kock can only defend it

8.2

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, de Kock not getting any room at all to free his arms, 137 kph, he can only push it to cover

8.3

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, 1 wide, hammers a bouncer down the leg side and wide called

8.3

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, 144 kph, could be the fastest recorded ball today, outside off and he pushes it to the off side

8.4

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, fullish in length outside off and he drives him down to cover

8.5

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, 140 kph, gets away with one on the pads ad he flicks it straight to square leg

8.6

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, FOUR, that was a lovely drive but Shami's disappointed he didn't stop that, full on middle and de Kock shows the full face of the bat and merely pushes it through the line, dead straight and Shami sticks out his right hand

End of over 9 (6 runs) South Africa 34/3 (RR: 3.77)
Q de Kock    17* (27b 3x4)      Mohammed Shami    3-0-13-1
AB de Villiers    0* (2b)      I Sharma    4-1-9-2

9.1

I Sharma to de Villiers, no run, good length on the off stump and he stays back and defends

9.2

I Sharma to de Villiers, FOUR, classic on drive! Half volley from Ishant on middle and leg and AB shows the full face of the bat and drives wide of mid-on

9.3

I Sharma to de Villiers, no run, 133 kph, keeps it on a good length outside off and he safely leaves it alone

9.4

I Sharma to de Villiers, no run, 133 kph, can't really call that an effort ball, outside off and AB's happy to leave it alone

9.5

I Sharma to de Villiers, no run, little better this time, brings it back in and AB does well to come forward and defend

9.6

I Sharma to de Villiers, no run, 133 kph, seems to be consistent with his speeds, outside off and coming in and he safely leaves it alone

End of over 10 (4 runs) South Africa 38/3 (RR: 3.80)
AB de Villiers    4* (8b 1x4)      I Sharma    5-1-13-2
Q de Kock    17* (27b 3x4)      Mohammed Shami    3-0-13-1

10.1

Yadav to de Kock, 1 run, 130 kph, gets away with a half volley on the pads, neatly flicked away but there's a deep square leg to save runs

10.2

Yadav to de Villiers, no run, keeps it very straight and he does well to come forward and defends

10.3

Yadav to de Villiers, no run, this was fuller in length on middle and leg and he drives him down to mid-on

10.4

Yadav to de Villiers, 1 run, this was banged in short and he pulled it with force and it went really quickly to Ishant at fine leg, does well to cut it off

10.5

Yadav to de Kock, no run, full and swinging in and he defends it to mid-on

10.6

Yadav to de Kock, no run, 140 kph, nearly edged that! This was full and moving away and de Kock was tempted into chasing it, nearly took the toe of the bat

Kranthi Kumar B: "@Nikhil: Thanks for mentioning. I keep arguing the same at my office here. Well, it might look like backing Ishant up just for those two quick wickets. But boy, his height is his advantage and yes, Indian bowlers MUST be given practice to bowl on wickets like these!"

End of over 11 (2 runs) South Africa 40/3 (RR: 3.63)
Q de Kock    18* (30b 3x4)      UT Yadav    3-0-14-0
AB de Villiers    5* (11b 1x4)      I Sharma    5-1-13-2

11.1

I Sharma to de Villiers, no run, 135 kph, fairly consistent with his line there, comes back in after pitching and he comes well forward to defend

11.2

I Sharma to de Villiers, FOUR, 137 kph, lovely drive! Poor line this time, full and moving away and it allows AB to find that gap between mid-off and cover with ease, mid-off gave up chasing

11.3

I Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, stays behind the line and punches it to the off side

11.4

I Sharma to de Kock, no run, 134 kph, hurries him up on the back foot and he hops and defends

11.5

I Sharma to de Kock, no run, 135 kph, he fires this one fuller and de Kock jams it out back to the bowler

11.6

I Sharma to de Kock, 1 run, 133 kph, he tucks it away towards midwicket and there's confusion, there's a direct hit at the bowler's end but de Kock was in

End of over 12 (6 runs) South Africa 46/3 (RR: 3.83)
Q de Kock    19* (33b 3x4)      I Sharma    6-1-19-2
AB de Villiers    10* (14b 2x4)      UT Yadav    3-0-14-0

12.1

Yadav to de Kock, 2 runs, full outside off and he drives and just beats mid-off, Jadeja chases

12.2

Yadav to de Kock, no run, 140 kphh, gets across and mistimes it to the off side

12.3

Yadav to de Kock, FOUR, 140 kph, bang! Yadav bowls a friendly length and gives de Kock room to free his arms, he gets his bat down quickly and thrashes it wide of mid-off

12.4

Yadav to de Kock, no run, 140 kph, comes round the wicket and he pushes it to the off side

12.5

Yadav to de Kock, 1 run, fuller in length and he gets an inside edge to the on side

12.6

Yadav to de Villiers, no run, 146 kph, a bit too straight and he flicks it straight to short midwicket

End of over 13 (7 runs) South Africa 53/3 (RR: 4.07)
AB de Villiers    10* (15b 2x4)      UT Yadav    4-0-21-0
Q de Kock    26* (38b 4x4)      I Sharma    6-1-19-2

13.1

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, 134 kph, fuller in length and he looks to drive through the on side but can't beat mid-on

13.2

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, down the leg side and there's a sound as he looks to flick it, the ball clips the thigh before going to Dhoni who appeals

13.3

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, 1 run, 138 kph, de Kock comes down the pitch and forces it away behind square

13.4

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, no run, 135 kph, tucks him up for room and he defends it with soft hands

13.5

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, no run, lands it on a good length outside off and he safely leaves it alone

13.6

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, 1 run, he gives him a lot of width outside off, hops and cuts him down to deep point, there's a sweeper there

End of over 14 (2 runs) South Africa 55/3 (RR: 3.92)
AB de Villiers    11* (18b 2x4)      Mohammed Shami    4-0-15-1
Q de Kock    27* (41b 4x4)      UT Yadav    4-0-21-0

14.1

Yadav to de Villiers, no run, that was a good yorker! Swinging in and AB nearly lost his balance as he jammed it out to the on side

14.2

Yadav to de Villiers, no run, brilliant fielding by Raina at short cover to dive to his right and stop a booming drive

14.3

Yadav to de Villiers, 1 run, 145 kph, comes down the track and mistimes the drive wide of cover, played it one-handed

14.4

Yadav to de Kock, no run, 144 kph, round the wicket and de Kock decided not to offer a shot, hits his thigh and rolls towards fine leg

14.5

Yadav to de Kock, no run, comes down the track to upset his rhythm but he can only punch it to the off side

14.6

Yadav to de Kock, FOUR, 141 kph, shot! De Kock's timing was perfect that, was just a punch off the front foot, too straight, shows the middle of the bat and plays it dead straight past the bowler

Nikhil: "Ishant Sharma's spell so far is making sure we realize dates like 11/12/13 come only once and may not come ahead."

Niraj kheria: "I think dhoni should have continued with IShant instead of keeing his overs for later because as someone mentioned few amtches ago that bowling out Ishant when he is economical is like investing in gold when the price is down."

End of over 15 (5 runs) South Africa 60/3 (RR: 4.00)
Q de Kock    31* (44b 5x4)      UT Yadav    5-0-26-0
AB de Villiers    12* (21b 2x4)      Mohammed Shami    4-0-15-1

15.1

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, no run, fullish outside off and he drives to the off side

15.2

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, no run, 140 kph, he steps down the track and checks his shot towards mid-on

15.3

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, no run, hits the deck hard and AB arches back at the crease and fends it towards point

15.4

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, 1 run, 141 kph, certainly not his best ball, short and wide and he gets away with it as AB slaps it straight to sweeper cover

15.5

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, 2 leg byes, drifts down the leg side and the ball clips his pads and DHoni dives and gets a glove to it

15.6

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, 1 run, 138 kph, good length on middle and easily worked away down to fine leg

End of over 16 (4 runs) South Africa 64/3 (RR: 4.00)
Q de Kock    32* (46b 5x4)      Mohammed Shami    5-0-17-1
AB de Villiers    13* (25b 2x4)      UT Yadav    5-0-26-0

16.1

Yadav to de Kock, FOUR, 136 kph, too wide outside off, on a good length and de Kock was slightly forward before he sliced it between backward point and cover

16.2

Yadav to de Kock, 1 run, he goes back at the crease and knocks it down to square leg

Dean: "I work about 15km from the ground and its just started drizzling. Not convincingly but its rain nonetheless. Forecasts aren't promising either."

16.3

Yadav to de Villiers, 1 run, 137 kph, this was full and wide and AB reached out and ended it spooning it well in front of third man

16.4

Yadav to de Kock, no run, he comes down the pitch and can only play it to mid-off

16.5

Yadav to de Kock, 1 run, Dropped by Rahane at short fine leg! This was short down leg and de Kock pulled and it was quite a regulation catch to Rahane, was a bit too late to react

16.6

Yadav to de Villiers, no run, he stays back and defends

End of over 17 (7 runs) South Africa 71/3 (RR: 4.17)
AB de Villiers    14* (27b 2x4)      UT Yadav    6-0-33-0
Q de Kock    38* (50b 6x4)      Mohammed Shami    5-0-17-1

17.1

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, Ashwin bowls the quicker one straightaway which de Kock cuts to point

One slip

17.2

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, fuller and he gets forward to defend

17.3

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, gives it a lot more air and defends

17.4

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, this was shorter in length and de Kock hammers it to sweeper cover

17.5

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, once again he bowls the quicker, shorter one, punched off the back foot to long-on

17.6

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, goes back and turns it behind square on the leg side

More on the weather...

Doc: "I also work about 15km from the ground (probably on the opposite side to Dean) and it's not started drizzling yet. In fact the sun is shining. Not overly convincingly but its sunshine nonetheless. Forecasts out this way aren't reliable either.""

End of over 18 (3 runs) South Africa 74/3 (RR: 4.11)
Q de Kock    40* (55b 6x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-3-0
AB de Villiers    15* (28b 2x4)      UT Yadav    6-0-33-0

Jadeja..spin from both ends

18.1

Jadeja to de Kock, no run, he stays back and defends to the off side

18.2

Jadeja to de Kock, no run, flatter one and he knocks it to the on side

18.3

Jadeja to de Kock, no run, shorter one and he slaps it straight to cover

18.4

Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, he tucks it straight to square leg

18.5

Jadeja to de Villiers, 1 run, fullish on the pads and he drills it down to long-on

18.6

Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, another single down to long-on

End of over 19 (3 runs) South Africa 77/3 (RR: 4.05)
Q de Kock    42* (60b 6x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-3-0
AB de Villiers    16* (29b 2x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-3-0

19.1

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, tucks it against the turn to midwicket

19.2

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, quicker delivery and he drills this one down to long-on

19.3

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, De Kock dropped for the second time and it's Yuvraj this time! De Kock mistimed the loft over the on side and Yuvraj was running back from mid-on, he ran around it a bit but had it covered, it just didn't stick, these catches aren't the easiest but Yuvraj will be very disappointed

19.4

Ashwin to de Villiers, no run, comes well forward and defends

19.5

Ashwin to de Villiers, no run, gets down to sweep and can't beat the on side

19.6

Ashwin to de Villiers, no run

End of over 20 (3 runs) South Africa 80/3 (RR: 4.00)
AB de Villiers    17* (33b 2x4)      R Ashwin    2-0-6-0
Q de Kock    44* (62b 6x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-3-0

20.1

Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, takes a single wide of cover

20.2

Jadeja to de Villiers, no run, gets forward and drives uppishly to cover

20.3

Jadeja to de Villiers, no run, flatter delivery and he gets forward and defends

20.4

Jadeja to de Villiers, 1 run, drills this one to long-on

20.5

Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, quicker one and he pushes it to long-on

20.6

Jadeja to de Villiers, 1 run, comes forward and drives him to long-off

It's very sunny at the moment

End of over 21 (4 runs) South Africa 84/3 (RR: 4.00)
AB de Villiers    19* (37b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    2-0-7-0
Q de Kock    46* (64b 6x4)      R Ashwin    2-0-6-0

21.1

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, flatter one and he flicks it wide of midwicket

21.2

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, slower through the air and he defends

21.3

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, quicker one and he makes a bit of room and punches wide of point

21.4

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, AB comes down the track and chips it away over midwicket, drops well short of the sweeper

21.5

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, good turn and bounce from outside leg! squared up de Kock as he got a leading edge

21.6

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, takes a single to long-off

Nish: "Dropping de Kock, the in-form batsman twice before he reaches 50, not good at all for India! You know once he reaches 50, he goes on to make a 100!"

End of over 22 (4 runs) South Africa 88/3 (RR: 4.00)
Q de Kock    48* (68b 6x4)      R Ashwin    3-0-10-0
AB de Villiers    21* (39b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    2-0-7-0

22.1

Jadeja to de Kock, no run, he goes back and punches it to mid-on

22.2

Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run

22.3

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

22.4

Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, tucks it away to square leg and brings up his fifty! I suspect many of you India fans are fearing the worst already

22.5

Jadeja to de Villiers, 1 run

22.6

Jadeja to de Kock, FOUR, lovely drive, half volley wide outside the off stump and he drives him wide of cover

End of over 23 (8 runs) South Africa 96/3 (RR: 4.17)
Q de Kock    54* (72b 7x4)      RA Jadeja    3-0-15-0
AB de Villiers    23* (41b 2x4)      R Ashwin    3-0-10-0

23.1

Ashwin to de Villiers, no run, flatter one and he stays back and punches it down the track

23.2

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, slower through the air and he drives down the ground

23.3

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, he saw de Kock advancing and fired it full, adjusted late and de Kock could only defend it to the on side

23.4

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, goes back and tucks it to the on side

23.5

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, stays back and punches with the turn to long-on

23.6

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

End of over 24 (3 runs) South Africa 99/3 (RR: 4.12)
Q de Kock    55* (75b 7x4)      R Ashwin    4-0-13-0
AB de Villiers    25* (44b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    3-0-15-0

24.1

Jadeja to de Villiers, 1 run, takes a single to square leg and brings up the SA 100, they've had to work much harder for this

24.2

Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, plays the reverse sweep but can't beat short third man

24.3

Jadeja to de Villiers, FOUR, lovely shot, tossed up and AB made room, went down the track and chipped it inside out over cover

24.4

Jadeja to de Villiers, 1 run, fullish in length and he comes forward to drive to the off side

24.5

Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, gets forward and drills it down to long-off

24.6

Jadeja to de Villiers, no run, slower through the air and he comes forward and drives down the track

End of over 25 (8 runs) South Africa 107/3 (RR: 4.28)
AB de Villiers    31* (48b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    4-0-23-0
Q de Kock    57* (77b 7x4)      R Ashwin    4-0-13-0

25.1

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, flatter one and he stays back and knocks it wide of midwicket

25.2

Ashwin to de Villiers, no run, gets forward and drives down the track

25.3

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, comes down the track and he drills it down to long-on

25.4

Ashwin to de Kock, 2 runs, sweeps fine but not enough on it to go to the fine leg rope

25.5

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, stops before delivery, tossed up more, he gets forward to defend

25.6

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, goes back and tucks it away down to square leg

Devika: "Excellent recovery and intelligent innings building by SA. Quinton de Kock looks supremely confident and talented (lucky with the 2 dropped catches today) and I wonder why he isn't in the SA test side."

End of over 26 (5 runs) South Africa 112/3 (RR: 4.30)
Q de Kock    61* (81b 7x4)      R Ashwin    5-0-18-0
AB de Villiers    32* (50b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    4-0-23-0

26.1

Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, stays back and chops it wide of short third man and sets off

26.2

Jadeja to de Villiers, 1 run

26.3

Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, flatter delivery and he tucks it wide of square leg

26.4

Jadeja to de Villiers, no run, gives him width outside off and he chops it down to cover

26.5

Jadeja to de Villiers, 1 run, makes room and drives a fuller one to deep cover

26.6

Jadeja to de Kock, no run, makes room and drives it towards extra cover

End of over 27 (4 runs) South Africa 116/3 (RR: 4.29)
Q de Kock    63* (84b 7x4)      RA Jadeja    5-0-27-0
AB de Villiers    34* (53b 3x4)      R Ashwin    5-0-18-0

27.1

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, he stays back and punches him down the ground to long-on

Short fine leg and a slip in place

27.2

Ashwin to de Kock, no run, slower through the air and he defends

27.3

Ashwin to de Kock, 2 runs, stays back and forces it away to deep midwicket

27.4

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, goes back at the crease and works it to the on side

27.5

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, pauses before delivery, tossed up and driven to long-on

27.6

Ashwin to de Kock, FOUR, finds the gap well, this was dropped short and de Kock swiveled and pulled it with force along the ground and beats the sweeper at deep square leg

Adee: "Quinton de Kock becomes only the 3rd player to score 300+ runs in a 3 match bilateral ODI series. 1. Guptill 330 vs Eng in 2013. 2. Brendan Taylor 310 vs NZ in 2011. 3. De Kock 302* in this series."

End of over 28 (9 runs) South Africa 125/3 (RR: 4.46)
Q de Kock    70* (88b 8x4)      R Ashwin    6-0-27-0
AB de Villiers    36* (55b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    5-0-27-0

28.1

Jadeja to de Villiers, no run

28.2

Jadeja to de Villiers, 1 run, edged and off Dhoni's gloves! Outside edge and it went quickly, brushed Dhoni's gloves and lobbed towards short third man

28.3

Jadeja to de Kock, FOUR, down the pitch and he meets it on the half volley and forces it to deep midwicket

28.4

Jadeja to de Kock, no run

28.5

Jadeja to de Kock, no run, gets forward and drives to cover

28.6

Jadeja to de Kock, no run, knocks it to the on side

End of over 29 (5 runs) South Africa 130/3 (RR: 4.48)
Q de Kock    74* (92b 9x4)      RA Jadeja    6-0-32-0
AB de Villiers    37* (57b 3x4)      R Ashwin    6-0-27-0

29.1

Raina to de Villiers, 1 run, goes back and punches it down to long-on

29.2

Raina to de Kock, no run, round the wicket and Raina bowls it slower, defended

29.3

Raina to de Kock, no run, slower again and de Kock makes room and mistimes the punch

29.4

Raina to de Kock, no run, turns it to the on side side and can't pinch a single

29.5

Raina to de Kock, 2 runs, down the track and flicks it away forcefully down to deep midwicket, Yuvraj dives and nearly over runs it

29.6

Raina to de Kock, 1 run, outside off and he punches it to sweeper cover

Dan the Man: "@Devika, de Kock has played almost as many odi's now as first class games. The selectors feel he needs to go out and score a few big hundreds first. Also, the test side is pretty strong and settled, why disrupt a good thing?"

End of over 30 (4 runs) South Africa 134/3 (RR: 4.46)
Q de Kock    77* (97b 9x4)      SK Raina    1-0-4-0
AB de Villiers    38* (58b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    6-0-32-0

Double change, here's Kohli

30.1

Kohli to de Kock, no run, on the pads and he knocks it to short fine leg

30.2

Kohli to de Kock, 1 run, full on the pads and drilled to long-on

30.3

Kohli to de Villiers, no run, stays back and punches it straight to extra cover

30.4

Kohli to de Villiers, 1 run, bit too straight and he tucks it away down to square leg

30.5

Kohli to de Kock, SIX, take that! Kohli comes round the wicket and tosses it up, de Kock comes half forward and nonchalantly flicks it over deep midwicket, seemed quite effortless

30.6

Kohli to de Kock, no run, gets forward and drills it down the ground

End of over 31 (8 runs) South Africa 142/3 (RR: 4.58)
Q de Kock    84* (101b 9x4 1x6)      V Kohli    1-0-8-0
AB de Villiers    39* (60b 3x4)      SK Raina    1-0-4-0

31.1

Raina to de Villiers, FOUR, boundaries are flowing! Tossed up wide outside off and AB makes room and thrashes it wide of cover

31.2

Raina to de Villiers, 1 run, goes back and punches it down to long-on

31.3

Raina to de Kock, 1 run, goes back and punches it wide of cover

31.4

Raina to de Villiers, no run

31.5

Raina to de Villiers, no run, clipped away and well stopped by Kohli at midwicket

31.6

Raina to de Villiers, no run, he makes room and drives him to cover

End of over 32 (6 runs) South Africa 148/3 (RR: 4.62)
AB de Villiers    44* (65b 4x4)      SK Raina    2-0-10-0
Q de Kock    85* (102b 9x4 1x6)      V Kohli    1-0-8-0

32.1

Kohli to de Kock, no run, he stays back and pushes it to mid-on

32.2

Kohli to de Kock, no run, makes room and slaps it straight to cover

32.3

Kohli to de Kock, no run, forces a length ball straight to mid-on

32.4

Kohli to de Kock, 1 run, comes down the track and punches it to point

32.5

Kohli to de Villiers, 1 run, knocks it down to deep midwicket

32.6

Kohli to de Kock, 2 runs, makes room and drives to deep cover, throw is to Kohli who fires it to the keeper and hits the stumps, de Kock was ambloing towards the crease

End of over 33 (4 runs) South Africa 152/3 (RR: 4.60)
Q de Kock    88* (107b 9x4 1x6)      V Kohli    2-0-12-0
AB de Villiers    45* (66b 4x4)      SK Raina    2-0-10-0

33.1

Raina to de Villiers, 1 run, tucks it away to deep midwicket

33.2

Raina to de Kock, 1 run, drives a fuller delivery down to long-off

33.3

Raina to de Villiers, 1 run, comes down the track and forces it to long-on

33.4

Raina to de Kock, 1 run, tucks it down to Ashwin at short fine leg for a single

33.5

Raina to de Villiers, no run, down the track and hammers it back to the bowler

33.6

Raina to de Villiers, 2 runs, good running, tucks it wide of square leg and takes the first one quickly

End of over 34 (6 runs) South Africa 158/3 (RR: 4.64)
AB de Villiers    49* (70b 4x4)      SK Raina    3-0-16-0
Q de Kock    90* (109b 9x4 1x6)      V Kohli    2-0-12-0

34.1

Kohli to de Kock, 1 run, punches it wide of cover for a single

34.2

Kohli to de Villiers, 1 run, drives a full ball down to sweeper cover to bring up his fifty! Rescuing the side after losing three early wickets

34.3

Kohli to de Kock, 1 run, he drives him down to long-on

34.4

Kohli to de Villiers, 1 run, drills a length ball down to long-on

34.5

Kohli to de Kock, no run, De Kock comes down the pitch and hammers it down the track and it strikes AB who's falls on his back

34.6

Kohli to de Kock, SIX, full toss! Thank you very much, goes to 98 with a loft over deep midwicket, his second six

End of over 35 (10 runs) South Africa 168/3 (RR: 4.80)
Q de Kock    98* (113b 9x4 2x6)      V Kohli    3-0-22-0
AB de Villiers    51* (72b 4x4)      SK Raina    3-0-16-0

35.1

Ashwin to de Villiers, 2 runs, Ashwin round the wicket, drives him down to sweeper cover

35.2

Ashwin to de Villiers, no run, full outside off and driven to cover

35.3

Ashwin to de Villiers, SIX, wow! Tossed up on the pads and AB gets on his knee and sweeps effortlessly, lands on the grass bank over square leg

35.4

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, clips it to deep midwicket to get de Kock on strike

35.5

Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, quicker one and he punches it down to cover off the back foot, 99 now

35.6

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, stays back and clips it with the turn to midwicket

Praveen: "Irrespective of the form that de Kock is currently in, it's really absurd to have your part-timers bowl to him when he is in the 90s."

End of over 36 (11 runs) South Africa 179/3 (RR: 4.97)
AB de Villiers    61* (77b 4x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    7-0-38-0
Q de Kock    99* (114b 9x4 2x6)      V Kohli    3-0-22-0

Here's Shami

36.1

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, 1 run, 138 kph, full and swinging on the leg stump, makes room and clips it down to long-on

De Kock in sight of his third ton of the series

36.2

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, no run, Man in a hurry, he makes room and comes down the track looking to bash it away, mistimes it down the track

36.3

Mohammed Shami to de Kock, 1 run, a soft clip to the on side and it's an easy single, de Kock gets his third century of the series! What a find for SA! Especially with Smith's ODI career on the wane

36.4

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, no run, makes room and drives him down to cover

36.5

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, SIX, a length ball has been punished! AB stayed back at the crease and pulled it with ease over deep midwicket

36.6

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, SIX, make that two in two! This more audacious than the previous one, down the track and spoons a half volley it over deep cover

Mazher Arshad has this stat: "Quinton de Kock has become first wicketkeeper in ODIs to hit 3 consecutive centuries."

Sidharth Monga on the weather: 'There has been a thunderstorm in Jo'burg, which was headed our way, but looking at weather comes from, there is a chance it might miss us."

End of over 37 (14 runs) South Africa 193/3 (RR: 5.21)
AB de Villiers    74* (81b 4x4 3x6)      Mohammed Shami    6-0-31-1
Q de Kock    100* (116b 9x4 2x6)      R Ashwin    7-0-38-0

37.1

I Sharma to de Kock, no run, slower ball and he gets forward and pushes it to the off side

37.2

I Sharma to de Kock, no run, 136 kph, fires that full outside off and he slashes and misses

37.3

I Sharma to de Kock, 1 run, tucks him up for room and he chops it wide of point

37.4

I Sharma to de Villiers, FOUR, pinched the gap but you would have to say that one of the fielders should have stopped it, makes room and drives a full ball wide of cover, the fielder dives but doesn't cover it, the sweeper gives up the chase

37.5

I Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, that's a high toss clipped to the on side, close to being called a no ball

37.6

I Sharma to de Kock, OUT, makes room to swing and he misses! Ishant bowls an off cutter on the stumps, de Kock exposes all three and swings, the ball clips the top of the leg stump, the stumps are erect and the bails go flying

Q de Kock b I Sharma 101 (149m 120b 9x4 2x6) SR: 84.16

He walks back slowly to a standing ovation

End of over 38 (6 runs) South Africa 199/4 (RR: 5.23)
     I Sharma    7-1-25-3
AB de Villiers    79* (83b 5x4 3x6)      Mohammed Shami    6-0-31-1

38.1

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, no run

38.2

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, 1 run, quick single to mid-off, put pressure on the fielder

38.3

Mohammed Shami to Miller, 1 run, shows the full face and drives him to long-on

38.4

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, no run, full on middle and leg and clipped to midwicket

38.5

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, 2 runs, makes room and drives a length ball to deep cover and hurries the second run

38.6

Mohammed Shami to de Villiers, 1 run, fullish in length outside off and he jams it down to cover

zuhad: "11/12/2015 : Quentin de kock:~"I am too 'EMBARRASSED' to break Hash's record..! He deserves more than me(blushes)..!""

End of over 39 (5 runs) South Africa 204/4 (RR: 5.23)
AB de Villiers    83* (88b 5x4 3x6)      Mohammed Shami    7-0-36-1
DA Miller    1* (1b)      I Sharma    7-1-25-3

39.1

I Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, drives a low full toss down the ground to long-on

39.2

I Sharma to Miller, no run, keeps it nice and straight, can only defend this one

39.3

I Sharma to Miller, no run, tries to drive wide of cover but well stopped

39.4

I Sharma to Miller, 1 run, Miller makes a bit of room and swings behind square on the on side

Usman: "De Kock joins Zaheer Abbas, Saeed Anwar, H Gibbs & AB de Villiers to hit 3 consecutive centuries in ODIs."

39.5

I Sharma to de Villiers, FOUR, nothing unconventional about that one, he had the width outside off, length ball, he bends forward and elegantly cuts him wide of point

39.6

I Sharma to de Villiers, 3 runs, just clears mid-off! AB mistimes the loft and spoons it over mid-off, Yuvraj makes a good attempt at chasing it and he dives but the ball beats him, very tough

End of over 40 (9 runs) South Africa 213/4 (RR: 5.32)
AB de Villiers    91* (91b 6x4 3x6)      I Sharma    8-1-34-3
DA Miller    2* (4b)      Mohammed Shami    7-0-36-1

40.1

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, stays back and clips it to the on side

40.2

Ashwin to Miller, 1 run, gets forward and flicks wide of mid-on

40.3

Ashwin to de Villiers, no run

40.4

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, plays the reverse sweep but can't beat short third man

40.5

Ashwin to Miller, 1 run, slower through the air and punched wide of cover

40.6

Ashwin to de Villiers, SIX, he paused before delivery but to no avail, AB made room, played it inside out and lofted it flat over deep cover

End of over 41 (10 runs) South Africa 223/4 (RR: 5.43)
AB de Villiers    99* (95b 6x4 4x6)      R Ashwin    8-0-48-0
DA Miller    4* (6b)      I Sharma    8-1-34-3

41.1

Yadav to Miller, FOUR, no slip so easy runs there, length ball outside off, that was a controlled edge from Miller wide of the keeper

41.2

Yadav to Miller, no run, much better, 137 kph, tucked him up for room, he came forward to defend

41.3

Yadav to Miller, no run, fuller ball on the stumps and he drills it back to the bowler

41.4

Yadav to Miller, 1 run, 141 kph, that was a low full toss which he forces down to long-off

41.5

Yadav to de Villiers, 1 run, century for the SA captain! Too straight and he shuffles and tucks it behind square on the on side, off just 96 balls

41.6

Yadav to Miller, FOUR, another edge and this was much closer to Dhoni, not the worst delivery, coming back in and cramping him up for room, adjusted well and guided it wide of Dhoni

End of over 42 (10 runs) South Africa 233/4 (RR: 5.54)
DA Miller    13* (11b 2x4)      UT Yadav    7-0-43-0
AB de Villiers    100* (96b 6x4 4x6)      R Ashwin    8-0-48-0

42.1

Ashwin to de Villiers, SIX, Ashwin is punished for bowling a half tracker! AB went back and clubbed it high over deep midwicket

42.2

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, fullish in length and clipped to midwicket

42.3

Ashwin to Miller, SIX, Miller comes down the track to a flighted delivery and sends it rows back over long-on!

42.4

Ashwin to Miller, no run

42.5

Ashwin to Miller, 1 run

42.6

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, quicker one and drilled down to long-on

End of over 43 (15 runs) South Africa 248/4 (RR: 5.76)
AB de Villiers    108* (99b 6x4 5x6)      R Ashwin    9-0-63-0
DA Miller    20* (14b 2x4 1x6)      UT Yadav    7-0-43-0

43.1

Yadav to de Villiers, 1 run, yorker length and he drills it to the off side

43.2

Yadav to Miller, 2 runs, bowls length and he rocks back at the crease and slaps it to deep cover

Balaji Srinivasan: "Each time Ashwin Pauses while bowling he gets hit for a boundary. This means this strategy of trying to find the batsman's intention while bowling is not working. Moreover it gives the batsman an additional time to rethink their own strategy against Ashwin."

43.3

Yadav to Miller, 1 run, stays back at the crease and he punches it to the off side

43.4

Yadav to de Villiers, OUT, some relief for India here, AB shuffles a long way across his stumps to flick it away, Yadav bowls it fuller and the ball clips the pads, you could see the leg stump so a fairly easy decision for the umpire

AB de Villiers lbw b Yadav 109 (133m 101b 6x4 5x6) SR: 107.92

43.5

Yadav to McLaren, 1 run, this was really short and wide and Miller hopped at the crease and slapped it in front of square over the infield

43.6

Yadav to Miller, no run, wide outside off and he slashes and misses

End of over 44 (5 runs) South Africa 253/5 (RR: 5.75)
DA Miller    23* (17b 2x4 1x6)      UT Yadav    8-0-48-1
R McLaren    1* (1b)      R Ashwin    9-0-63-0

44.1

I Sharma to McLaren, no run, length ball on the stumps but cramps him up for room, he defends

44.2

I Sharma to McLaren, 2 runs, he comes down the track and spoons it just over Kohli at mid-off, checked his shot

44.3

I Sharma to McLaren, no run, slower ball and he tucks this one to midwicket

44.4

I Sharma to McLaren, no run, 135 kph, misses out on a low full toss and drills this one down to mid-off

44.5

I Sharma to McLaren, 1 run, looked like another low full toss which he drives to long-on, quiet over so far

44.6

I Sharma to Miller, 1 run, well bowled, saw him advance so bowled a slower ball and shorter, he could only place it to third man

End of over 45 (4 runs) South Africa 257/5 (RR: 5.71)
DA Miller    24* (18b 2x4 1x6)      I Sharma    9-1-38-3
R McLaren    4* (6b)      UT Yadav    8-0-48-1

45.1

Mohammed Shami to Miller, FOUR, finds the gap behind square on the leg side, Shami drops it short down the leg side, Miller swivels and pulls and finds the gap at fine leg

Dhoni has a slip, probably because of those edge boundaries by Miller to third man

45.2

Mohammed Shami to Miller, 1 run, a bit straight and he tucks it to the on side

45.3

Mohammed Shami to McLaren, 1 run, on the pads and flicked away wide of midwicket

45.4

Mohammed Shami to Miller, FOUR, Shami duly punished for not bowling to his field, fine leg was up, he drifted on the pads and good wrist work by Miller to flick it past square leg and short fine

Getting a bit cloudy now

45.5

Mohammed Shami to Miller, 1 run, drops it with soft hands to the off side and sets off

45.6

Mohammed Shami to McLaren, 1 run, 137 kph, better delivery by Shami, yorker length and squirted to the off side

Rohit Mehta: "Think this is South Africa's trick to ensure that Ishant gets a place in the test XI as well!"

End of over 46 (12 runs) South Africa 269/5 (RR: 5.84)
R McLaren    6* (8b)      Mohammed Shami    8-0-48-1
DA Miller    34* (22b 4x4 1x6)      I Sharma    9-1-38-3

46.1

I Sharma to McLaren, no run, good yorker by Ishant, he made room to squirt it out but missed it

46.2

I Sharma to McLaren, OUT, picks deep midwicket and Ishant takes his 100th ODI wicket! Slower ball and McLaren makes room and swings, Yadav runs forward and takes it well in front of the rope

R McLaren c Yadav b I Sharma 6 (13m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

46.3

I Sharma to Miller, no run

46.4

I Sharma to Miller, 1 run, this was fired full and wide outside off and he made room and squirted it out to deep cover

Vishal: "@Rohit - that trick might backfire...he might have issues on flat decks in one day cricket but Ishant in tests on good lively wickets is not a bad pick for India."

46.5

I Sharma to Parnell, 1 run, short of a length and he tucks it to midwicket

46.6

I Sharma to Miller, no run, ends the over with a yorker, well bowled Ishant, he manages to dig it out

End of over 47 (2 runs) South Africa 271/6 (RR: 5.76)
DA Miller    35* (25b 4x4 1x6)      I Sharma    10-1-40-4
WD Parnell    1* (1b)      Mohammed Shami    8-0-48-1

47.1

Mohammed Shami to Parnell, 1 run, fires that full on the pads and he flicks it to deep midwicket

47.2

Mohammed Shami to Miller, no run, gets away with another one on the pads as he works it straight to Ishant at short fine leg

47.3

Mohammed Shami to Miller, 1 run, well bowled, fired that full on the pads and he flicked it to midwicket, India pulling things back

47.4

Mohammed Shami to Parnell, FOUR, breaks the shackles with a boundary, he errs by dropping short, Parnell pulls wide of midwicket, Kohli gives it his best running from long-on but dives in vain

47.5

Mohammed Shami to Parnell, 1 run, full outside off and he drives to mid-off

47.6

Mohammed Shami to Miller, FOUR, punishes a low full toss! Not such a great over for India, gives him width and the field is up on the off side, sped away past cover

End of over 48 (11 runs) South Africa 282/6 (RR: 5.87)
DA Miller    40* (28b 5x4 1x6)      Mohammed Shami    9-0-59-1
WD Parnell    7* (4b 1x4)      I Sharma    10-1-40-4

48.1

Yadav to Parnell, no run, stays back and flicks it away straight to midwicket

48.2

Yadav to Parnell, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he flicks it away in the air down to long-on

48.3

Yadav to Miller, no run, good over so far, keeps it full and close to the yorker length, can only jam it out for no runs

48.4

Yadav to Miller, 1 run, fires that full outside off and Miller slams it along the turf to deep cover and Ishant does well to slide and cut it off, could easily have over-run it

48.5

Yadav to Parnell, 1 run, full outside off and driven down to sweeper cover

48.6

Yadav to Miller, SIX, another low full toss put away! Wide outside off, Miller takes him down town, through the line and a flat six over wide long-off

End of over 49 (9 runs) South Africa 291/6 (RR: 5.93)
DA Miller    47* (31b 5x4 2x6)      UT Yadav    9-0-57-1
WD Parnell    9* (7b 1x4)      Mohammed Shami    9-0-59-1

49.1

Mohammed Shami to Parnell, OUT, the short one gets Parnell! Rising towards the face and he takes evasive action and yet goes ahead with the pull, miscues it and Rohit takes it easily at deep square leg

WD Parnell c RG Sharma b Mohammed Shami 9 (13m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

Can SA get 300?

49.2

Mohammed Shami to Miller, SIX, at first it looked like he miscued it but it traveled alright! Makes room to a length ball and swings over deep midwicket, went up miles in the air and still had enough to clear the rope, a welcome fifty for Miller

49.3

Mohammed Shami to Miller, 1 run, full on the pads and flicked away to deep square leg

49.4

Mohammed Shami to Philander, OUT, chopped it onto his stumps, Shami bowls it short, Philander makes room to swing, inside edge lands on top of the middle stump, stumps are upright and the bails go for a toss

VD Philander b Mohammed Shami 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

49.5

Mohammed Shami to Tsotsobe, 1 run, that was well played, short ball expectedly, Tsotsobe rode the bounce and spooned it over the keeper, Ishant was fine at third man

49.6

Mohammed Shami to Miller, 2 runs, round the wicket and Miller makes room and drills it down to long-off and they take 2, SA have passed 300

5pm: Familiar story for India as they concede yet another 300-plus score. India failed to drive the advantage after having SA at an unfamiliar 28 for 3 in 8 overs. De Kock and AB scored centuries and now the Indian batsmen once again will have to try and clean up the mess. They haven't been able to do so so far. Ishant was the surprise package with a four-wicket haul.

The comforting thought for India is that Steyn and Morkel are not playing so this is their best chance yet. Join us at 5.45 for the chase.

And here's a dubious stat the Indian bowlers should not read. This is the tenth instance of conceding a score of 300 or more in ODIs in a calendar year, a world record. They eclipsed their own record of 9 in 2009.

Mark Kidger: "Given the rate at which South Africa were scoring in mid-innings, 301 is a disappointing total. India know that they could have been facing 350."

End of over 50 (10 runs) South Africa 301/8
DA Miller    56* (34b 5x4 3x6)      Mohammed Shami    10-0-69-3
LL Tsotsobe    1* (1b)      UT Yadav    9-0-57-1
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AB de Villiers fends off a short ball, South Africa v India, 3rd ODI, Centurion, December 11, 2013

AB de Villiers fends off a short ball

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Ishant Sharma took 4 for 40, South Africa v India, 3rd ODI, Centurion, December 11, 2013

Ishant Sharma took 4 for 40

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