1st ODI (D/N), Johannesburg, Dec 5 2013, India tour of South Africa
(41/50 ov, target 359)
South Africa won by 141 runs
Player Of The Match
South Africa
• The Report by Sidharth Monga at the Wanderers

South Africa trounce India in harsh welcome

South Africa brought Floyd-like edge to the word pink as they welcomed a clearly undercooked Indian side to the country with a 141-run hammering

Match centre 
Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran
Scorecard summary
South Africa358/4(50 overs)
India217(41 overs)
MS Dhoni65 (71)
Virat Kohli31 (35)
end of over 415 runs • 2 wicket
INDIA: 217/10CRR: 5.29 • RRR: 15.77 • Need 142 from 54b
Mohit Sharma0 (5)
Dale Steyn8-3-25-3
Ryan McLaren8-0-49-3


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."

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

'Swinging' Shami at the crease

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
Steyn to Dhoni, 5 wides
Steyn bangs it in short and his exertions cost him 5 wides, too much for de Kock to do
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 406 runs
INDIA: 212/8CRR: 5.3 • RRR: 14.70 • Need 147 from 60b
MS Dhoni65 (69)
Mohit Sharma0 (5)
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"

McLaren to Dhoni, 1 run
drifts on the body and he tucks it to the on side to retain the strike
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
McLaren to Dhoni, no run
this was a touch wide and he hits it straight to backward point
McLaren to Dhoni, no run
a short one and he looks to pull, the ball deflects off the body to the off side
McLaren to Dhoni, 1 wide
drifts wide down the leg side
McLaren to Dhoni, no run
drifts on the body and he nudges it off his hips to the on side
McLaren to Dhoni, no run
drifts on the body and he nudges it off the body to the on side
end of over 395 runs
INDIA: 206/8CRR: 5.28 • RRR: 13.90 • Need 153 from 66b
Mohit Sharma0 (5)
MS Dhoni60 (63)
Dale Steyn7-3-20-1
Ryan McLaren7-0-43-3
Steyn to MM Sharma, no run
Mohit safely leaves this one alone to the keeper
Steyn to Dhoni, 1 run
opens the face and steers it to third man and Dhoni takes the single
Steyn to Dhoni, FOUR runs
in the slot for Dhoni, this was short and on the body, he picked the length early and clubbed it wide of midwicket, raced away
Steyn to Dhoni, no run
fullish in length outside off and he drives firmly but can't beat cover
Best performances - batsmen
Q de Kock
135 runs (121)
18 fours
3 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
35 runs
1 fours
2 sixes
AB de Villiers
77 runs (47)
6 fours
4 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
33 runs
1 fours
3 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
DW Steyn
R McLaren
Match details
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossIndia , elected to field first
SeriesIndia tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
Quinton de Kock
Series resultSouth Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3442
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 days5 December 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)
Richard Illingworth
Adrian Holdstock
TV Umpire
Johan Cloete
Reserve Umpire
Shaun George
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft