Player of the Match
Player of the Match

10.20pm Here's the presentation.

Heinrich Klaasen is the Man of the Match: "Unbelievable feeling, the best feeling in my career. 100% nervous. Have done it before in amateur cricket. I just want to play, thought I had to open today."

Aiden Markram: "Super relieved to have got over the line today. To be able to pressure on the Indians is a good feeling. A blessing in disguise to have that break to break their momentum. It worked out well, happy to restrict them to 290. The message was to put fear aside and go out and express ourselves. We're going to keep fighting, still not at our absolute best, but one step at a time."

Virat Kohli: "The second innings, we got a difference of 35 between runs and balls. It became a T20 game. No-balls are fine lines. SA pulled through, they deserved to win, we didn't. The pitch got faster in the evening, the guys didn't settle in the second half. The ball was a bit wet, not too wet, our spinners got a bit of turn, they improvised and it came off. The game got shorter and it worked in their favour, having to go after the bowlers."

10.05pm The Wanderers has thrown up another spectacle. Another one in pink. South Africa nail their chase of 202 inside 26 overs to get their first ODI win of the series, and keep this six-match series alive. Two big moments in this game: the lightning break in the first innings and Chahal's no-ball in the second: the latter one was arguably much more significant, because it was the difference between Miller freeing himself up and SA five down with plenty to get. However, those are the margins that cricket deals with. And you have to get in line with those margins to turn up on the right end.

The smiles on the South African faces are back, captain Markram is pumped. AB's return has transformed this time from timid to bold. And it showed. The approach, and the game situation, where they needed to score plenty, and the wet outfield, worked right in their favour against wristspin. More than Rand 1.65 million has been raised today for a great cause, but the cricket has not disappointed today either.

All of this means South Africa have a sense of how to go about the rest of this series. They have an approach, and more importantly, the confidence in their personnel. Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller played match-defining hands, while AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla played morale-boosting cameos.

But India were so close. They will feel they had this. They will feel that the series was right there, within reach, but they have let this one slip. It was set up by another fine hundred from Shikhar Dhawan, and another sublime contribution from Virat Kohli. But their wristspinners were taken apart tonight: 11.3-0-119-3. That's the risk you take with this form of cricket, and Kohli knows it. It has worked for three ODIs, and not for one, so nothing wrong with their method.

WATCH - Phehlukwayo's winning six (Available in the Indian subcontinent).

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Zaka: "The AB sixes did the trick. The wrist spinners were neutralised for the first and last time. All the psychological impact is gone. "

Yashas Sridhara: "If I was an administrator wanting South Africa to win a World Cup... I would convert all their knockouts to pink "

Chahal to Phehlukwayo, SIX runs, all that adrenaline is still there, some flight around off, Phehlukwayo stays low and slog-sweeps the ball over midwicket for six. South Africa's incredible run in pink continues. They keep the series alive with a stunning turnaround

The field comes in.

Chahal to Phehlukwayo, 1 wide, flat down leg, Phehlukwayo misses a lap sweep, called wide. The scores are level
Chahal to Phehlukwayo, SIX runs, that is surely it. 71 kph, slowed up from Chahal, much like he has been doing for three ODIs prior to today. But with all the confidence in the world, with the adrenaline, he runs down, meets the ball as it pitches and drills a drive right over the bowler's head. A massive hit
Chahal to Klaasen, 1 run, short outside off, pushed away to long-on for a single. Very very good game awareness from Klaasen, not to look for a big hit

25 | 17 Runs | SA: 193/5 (9 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.72, RRR: 3.00)

  • Andile Phehlukwayo11 (3b)
  • Heinrich Klaasen42 (26b)
  • Kuldeep Yadav6-0-51-2
  • Yuzvendra Chahal5-0-54-1

WATCH -Chahal finally gets Miller. (Available in the Indian subcontinent).

Kuldeep Yadav to Phehlukwayo, SIX runs, is that the game? Surely it is, some flight outside off, Phehlukwayo gets low, stays low and nails his slog sweep over midwicket. The thin Highveld air takes the ball soaring over midwicket for the game?

WATCH - Kuldeep costs India four runs (Available in the Indian subcontinent).

Kuldeep Yadav to Phehlukwayo, FOUR runs, when things are going your way, it just goes your way. A short delivery outside off, Phehlukwayo shapes and executes a reverse-sweeps past short third man for four. Premeditated, but backing his instinct and his game.

19 off 20

Chetan Dugar: "Chahal got Miller out thrice in the game?" No, just once.

Kuldeep Yadav to Klaasen, 1 run, the wrong 'un, down leg, swept away to deep square leg, just the one.
Kuldeep Yadav to Klaasen, no run, flat around off, 82 kph, clipped to midwicket
Kuldeep Yadav to Klaasen, 2 runs, some flight on middle and leg, driven to long-on, and somehow they race back for two. Amazing running
Kuldeep Yadav to Klaasen, FOUR runs, 77 kph, another boundary, some flight from Kuldeep, but it's short, giving Klaasen the time and the length to go back, take the ball off the stumps and slap over cover. Just inside the boundary. Stunning hit

26 off 24. A dawdle, but so high is the intensity that the game can change at any point.

24 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 176/5 (26 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.33, RRR: 6.50)

  • Heinrich Klaasen35 (22b)
  • Andile Phehlukwayo1 (1b)
  • Yuzvendra Chahal5-0-54-1
  • Jasprit Bumrah5-0-21-1
Chahal to Klaasen, 1 run, flat around middle and leg, worked away to midwicket for one. Phehlukwayo wanted two, it's not on.

Sam: "Only way India can win this is to bowl SA out. With a wet outfield and Klaasen still out there, its pretty one-sided at the moment."

Dhawan's century


No. of ODIs for Shikhar Dhawan. This is his 100th match. He's the fifth India opener to appear in 100 or more ODIs

Rabada again


No. of times Kagiso Rabada has dismissed Rohit Sharma on this tour, in 8 innings. Rabada hasn't got any other India batsman more than thrice.



No. of successive century stands between Dhawan and Kohli in this series. They had added 140 in the last match and another 100+ partnership this time. In the second match, they shared unbeaten 94 runs in the chase.

Hundred in hundredth


No. of batsmen to score a century in their 100th ODI, including Dhawan in this match. Dhawan is the first India batsman to do so.