Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    4.5 flicked uppishly again and this time he's given a catch to midwicket! It was angling in towards the pads, Rohit flicked and found du Plessis, who tumbled to his right for a low catch 28/1
    7.5 so many catches flying around and now QdK has taken a stunner! Finally Rabada's short ball gets him a wicket - it was on the leg side and Dhawan pulled awkwardly and got the ball to pop up fine on the leg side. QdK took two steps before flying to his right and took it with only one hand! 35/2
    48.2 that's the end of Kohli, he's caught behind for 138! Shortish ball going down leg and he pulled, got a faint edge and QdK took it easily 291/5
    26.1 and the change works - Steyn has got him caught behind! There was some room, Rahane went for the shot without moving his feet much and the ball stayed a tad low to take the bottom edge and QdK took it with both hands, Steyn is pumped after a long time 139/3
    44.5 back of length, pulled straight to midwicket for an easy catch! A crucial fifty from Raina comes to an end because of Steyn with a shortish ball 266/4
    49.5 makes room for the short ball, flays it down the ground and finds mid off. Excellent over this is from Steyn 299/7
    48.3 oh Harbhajan is bowled down the leg side! He wanted to tuck the ball to leg with the angle, and the ball deflected off his pads to the stumps. The umpires are checking for a no ball, and Rabada has overstepped here, nothing behind the line when his heel lands. Oh, hello! He's still been given out. Can't figure out the reason why that's not a no ball and the TV commentators are confused too 291/6
    not out
    49.6 a wicket to end the innings too! Bhuvi hardly got any bat on the short ball on off stump, Steyn collected the ball and ran him out at the non-striker's end 299/8
    16 (lb 3, nb 1, w 12)
    299/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.98)
    Did not bat: MM Sharma, A Mishra
    Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Rohit Sharma, 4.5 ov), 2-35 (Shikhar Dhawan, 7.5 ov), 3-139 (Ajinkya Rahane, 26.1 ov), 4-266 (Suresh Raina, 44.5 ov), 5-291 (Virat Kohli, 48.2 ov), 6-291 (Harbhajan Singh, 48.3 ov), 7-299 (MS Dhoni, 49.5 ov), 8-299 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 49.6 ov)
    DW Steyn1006136.10195010
    K Rabada1005435.40283150
    CH Morris905516.11246040
    AM Phangiso905105.66222210
    Imran Tahir905806.44222301
    F Behardien301705.6640010
    11.3 Harbhajan was on the prowl and Jinxy the Cat takes it at second slip! Nicely tossed up outside off, QdK is tempted for the drive and he goes for it too, edging the ball to slips 67/2
    5.1 pulled to the leg side and straight to midwicket, the crowd has come alive! It was short around off, Amla got into position nicely to pull and Dhawan had to jump just a bit to catch with both hands 36/1
    14.4 big appeal and the finger goes up! Faf barely moved his feet for the length delivery outside off, it turned away sharply as Faf poked his bat and Dhoni went up as soon as he pouched it. Faf shows his displeasure by raising his right arm and says something too. Replays show there was some noise when the ball went past the bat, Snicko also shows there was something 79/3
    44.3 he's got the big wicket, AB is caught behind off a short ball after a fighting and valiant century! The bouncer seamed in, AB went for the pull and got an edge for Dhoni to take it low in front of him. AB gets a standing ovation as he waves his bat around 233/7
    17.6 oh, that's the other one, it doesn't turn but goes the other way after pitching on off and hit him right in front of middle stump on the front foot. The players appeal, the crowd appeals and Ravi's finger goes up 88/4
    31.5 another appeal - this time for lbw and the finger goes up, this time FB doesn't look happy! FB went for the sweep for the straighter ball that pitched on off, missed the ball and was hit in front of off stump 144/5
    38.1 loud appeal for lbw, he survives that and is looking down while AB wants a run, he has his arms in the air as if saying, 'why aren't you running?' Morris realises that too late and takes off but there's a direct hit at the non-striker's end. And who was the fielder at point? Jinxy the Cat! 185/6
    46.3 short ball number three gets him another wicket! It was directed towards his body and Phangiso made room to pull, but got an edge high on off to be caught by a running Axar at short third man 250/8
    46.5 this was also shortish, Steyn pulled and sent it high on the leg side to be caught by Jinxy the Cat running in from deep backward square leg. Made it look easy 250/9
    not out
    not out
    10 (lb 3, nb 2, w 5)
    264/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.28)
    Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Hashim Amla, 5.1 ov), 2-67 (Quinton de Kock, 11.3 ov), 3-79 (Faf du Plessis, 14.4 ov), 4-88 (David Miller, 17.6 ov), 5-144 (Farhaan Behardien, 31.5 ov), 6-185 (Chris Morris, 38.1 ov), 7-233 (AB de Villiers, 44.3 ov), 8-250 (Aaron Phangiso, 46.3 ov), 9-250 (Dale Steyn, 46.5 ov)
    B Kumar1006836.80348141
    MM Sharma1004814.80335011
    Harbhajan Singh1005025.00283100
    AR Patel1004014.00343000
    A Mishra1015515.50294100

Match Details


India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

5-match series level 2-2

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15

Match days

22 October 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Rattled by spin


South Africa's score in 11 overs between the 10th and 20th overs. From 62 for 1 after 9, they slumped to 95 for 4 after 20

Amla = Dhawan


Runs for Hashim Amla in the series, which is exactly as many as Shikhar Dhawan's series tally

Amla searching for runs


Hashim Amla's average in his last 14 ODI innings. He has only one 50-plus score during this period

Poor chasers


South Africa's win-loss record when chasing targets between 280 and 320 since the beginning of 2006

Struggle in the last five


India's run rate in the last five overs in this series - they've scored 140 runs in 120 balls, including 29 in 30 balls today

Awesome Rabada


Kagiso Rabada's figures in the last five overs in this series. In seven overs he has conceded 40 runs and taken four wickets

Raina's back


Runs scored by Suresh Raina in his last seven ODI innings before today. He returned to form with a 52-ball 53 in Chennai

Champion at No. 3


ODI centuries for Virat Kohli at No. 3. Only Ricky Ponting (29) and Kumar Sangakkara (18) have more.

The Kohli-Rahane stand


Century partnerships between Kohli and Rahane in ODIs. Their previous one was worth 213, v Bangladesh in Fatullah last year.

Momentum shift


Runs scored by India between the 12th and 22nd overs, at a run rate of 6.7. In the first 11 overs they scored 47 (run rate 4.3).