Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
41 | 5 Runs 2 Wkts | INDIA: 217/10 (142 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.29, RRR: 15.77)

  • Mohit Sharma0 (5b)
  • Dale Steyn8-3-25-3
  • Ryan McLaren8-0-49-3

Presentation:

Dhoni: "The thumb is fine, nothing to worry. Not a good game for us. We didn't start well with the new ball when we bowled. It was definitely not a 350 pitch so our bowlers let us down. I think we were quite well prepared. We made the most of those 2-3 days before this. It's important for us to bowl well. Once the opposition has scored 350 we have to go for the bowling. More than the death bowling I was more disappointed with the new-ball bowling. We didn't find the right lengths. I think we need a bit more pace. Let's hope for the best."

AB: "We feel we're going to win trophies in the future and that's how we're going to play. I was going to bowl first too. I thought they were a bit too short in the first ten overs and that gave us the kickstart. Quinton showed great maturity for someone his age. We should a lot of flair. JP timed it very well and made it look really easy. Steyn's a bit of a freak with any kind of ball. Splendid performance. India will look to bounce but we're not going to stand back."

Quinton de Kock is the Man of the Match: "I'm very proud, didn't expect this to happen. I'm also proud of the other guys for their individual performances. I'm not one for the punching the air celebrations. I like to keep it cool. I wouldn't say I'm the star. I'm just a 20-year-old trying to do my thing."

Poor de Kock, shy as ever, had a hard time answering Haysman, who wouldn't let him go.

That's it from us here. Thanks for your company today. Do join us again for the second ODI on December 8. It's a day game which starts at 10am local time (1330 GMT). We'll see you soon. Cheers!

End of match: South Africa thrash India by a whopping 141 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series. It means India need to win the next two to take the series. India discovered that chasing 350 against a far superior bowling attack, without any assistance from dew was a completely different proposition to the scenario back in India in October. Fair to say that India were outplayed by pace and bounce. Let's not forget that their bowlers were carted around in the last ten. Plenty of issues to be addressed.

It's still only the first match but South Africa will not let up with the bouncer barrage. You also have to remember that India didn't have any warm-ups. Not the fault of the players though.

We're waiting for the presentation.

Vikram Raj: "I would be shocked if someone did not expect something like this to happen. Though I would have expected the batsmen to get to at least 250, I am more disappointed in bowlers who did not make use of helpful conditions. I hope they come back strongly in the next match after seeing how the pitches and conditions assist them."

40.6
W
Steyn to Mohammed Shami, OUT, a simple return catch to end the mauling! Pitched up on the stumps and Shami gets forward and chips it back to Steyn, a catch as easy as the win for the hosts

Mohammed Shami c & b Steyn 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

40.5
0
Steyn to Mohammed Shami, no run, stabs at this one and it lobs up and lands well short of cover
40.4
0
Steyn to Mohammed Shami, no run, this was short outside off and he flays at it but misses
40.3
0
Steyn to Mohammed Shami, no run, fires it straight and he gets solidly behind it to defend

'Swinging' Shami at the crease

40.2
W
Steyn to Dhoni, OUT, chops it on! This was a length ball which Dhoni looked to force away to the off side, inside edge and the ball bounces once before pegging back the leg stump, his lone vigil ends

MS Dhoni b Steyn 65 (125m 71b 8x4 1x6) SR: 91.54

40.2
5w
Steyn to Dhoni, 5 wides, Steyn bangs it in short and his exertions cost him 5 wides, too much for de Kock to do
40.1
0
Steyn to Dhoni, no run, tucks it away down to fine leg and Dhoni decides not to run, he was a bit disappointed there was no chance for a second there

END OF OVER:
40 | 6 Runs | INDIA: 212/8 (147 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.30, RRR: 14.70)

  • MS Dhoni65 (69b)
  • Mohit Sharma0 (5b)
  • Ryan McLaren8-0-49-3
  • Dale Steyn7-3-20-1

Venu: "I am feeling pity looking at Ambati Rayudu.Poor fellow,he has been included in 15 member squad for every series during the recent times.But he hardly got a place in the final 11.Its the time to drop Raina/Yuvraj and give him a chance"

39.6
1
McLaren to Dhoni, 1 run, drifts on the body and he tucks it to the on side to retain the strike
39.5
4
McLaren to Dhoni, FOUR runs, forget about chasing it, this was short and wide outside off and he spanks it wide of cover, packed off side field
39.4
0
McLaren to Dhoni, no run, this was a touch wide and he hits it straight to backward point
39.3
0
McLaren to Dhoni, no run, a short one and he looks to pull, the ball deflects off the body to the off side
39.3
1w
McLaren to Dhoni, 1 wide, drifts wide down the leg side
39.2
0
McLaren to Dhoni, no run, drifts on the body and he nudges it off his hips to the on side
39.1
0
McLaren to Dhoni, no run, drifts on the body and he nudges it off the body to the on side

END OF OVER:
39 | 5 Runs | INDIA: 206/8 (153 runs required from 66 balls, RR: 5.28, RRR: 13.90)

  • Mohit Sharma0 (5b)
  • MS Dhoni60 (63b)
  • Dale Steyn7-3-20-1
  • Ryan McLaren7-0-43-3
38.6
0
Steyn to MM Sharma, no run, Mohit safely leaves this one alone to the keeper
38.5
1
Steyn to Dhoni, 1 run, opens the face and steers it to third man and Dhoni takes the single