Player of the Match
Player of the Match

50 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 289/7 | RR: 5.78

  • MS Dhoni42 (43b)
  • Kuldeep Yadav0 (0b)
  • Chris Morris10-0-60-1
  • Kagiso Rabada10-0-58-2

5.48pm India finish with 289. South Africa can be very very pleased with that. At one stage, it looked like 340 was a formality, and then lightning struck, literally, changing everything. South Africa's quicks kept India to just 59 runs in the final 10 overs. But the innings belonged to Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli, who powered through good batting conditions with ease again. Dhawan went on to hit a hundred, Kohli 75 and then Dhoni finished with a sub run-a-ball 42.

This is definitely SA's chance to keep themselves in this series. They need 290 at the Wanderers, if there is one ground they want to be chasing that score on, it's this one. Back soon.

WATCH - Bhuvneshwar sacrifices his wicket (Available in the Indian subcontinent).

Morris to Dhoni, 1 run, full and wide outside off, drilled to cover for a run.
Morris to Dhoni, 2 runs, superb cricket. A lovely yorker down leg, Dhoni helicopters it away past square leg, all with the bottom hand. De Villiers runs to his right, stops the boundary and almost prevents Dhoni from two. Exceptional fielding.
Morris to Dhoni, FOUR runs, short and wide, he knows the areas so Dhoni cuts that through point for four. Very cleverly done, this is as Dhoni a territory as you'd find in ODIs
Morris to Dhoni, 1 run, OUT, a low full toss around off, skewed away to long-on. Duminy is quick on it, returns the throw to the bowler who takes the bails off to complete the run-out. Well executed from SA. Dhoni back on strike though

B Kumar run out (Duminy/Morris) 5 (14m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Morris to Dhoni, no run, how's that, asks Morris? The umpires have a chat and will ask the third umpire to decide. Soft signal is not out. A well-executed yorker around off, Dhoni jams the heave into his boot, and then up to the bowler, who takes the catch. But the ball has hit the ground before hitting the shoe, so not out.
Morris to Dhoni, FOUR runs, full and wide outside off, in the slot and Dhoni nails his cover drive with fierce power. No chance for the fielders

Momentum has changed a lot. India still 23 away from 300 with six balls to go. Dhoni on strike v Morris.

WATCH - Markram's jaw-dropping catch (Available in the Indian subcontinent).

49 | 10 Runs | INDIA: 277/6 | RR: 5.65

  • MS Dhoni30 (37b)
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar5 (7b)
  • Kagiso Rabada10-0-58-2
  • Chris Morris9-0-48-1
Rabada to Dhoni, 1 run, hurries Dhoni again, but just one. Back of a length down leg, off the glove to fine leg. Finishes by conceding just 25 runs in his last five overs.
Rabada to Dhoni, 4 leg byes, just wide of Klaasen for four. Short delivery down leg, Dhoni can't make contact with a pull, the ball ricochets off the helmet, past Klaasen's fingertips for four leg byes
Rabada to Dhoni, 2 runs, the helicopter for two. Full around off, flicked away with immense bottom-handed power in the gap at midwicket
Rabada to Kumar, 1 run, a full delivery outside off, carved away to the sweeper cover
Rabada to Kumar, no run, back of a length on middle, Bhuvneshwar gives himself room, looking to guide the ball over point but the ball goes past. Dhoni comes down to have a chat
Rabada to Kumar, 2 runs, back of a length around off, swatted past midwicket for a couple. A forehand shot

37 runs off the last eight overs.

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.