Result
5th ODI (D/N), Port Elizabeth, Feb 13 2018, India tour of South Africa
274/7
(42.2/50 ov, target 275)
201
India won by 73 runs
Player Of The Match
2y
• The Report by Firdose Moonda

Rohit, wristspinners fetch India first ODI series win in SA

India have won their first bilateral series in South Africa across any format bar a one-off T20, with victory in the fifth ODI in Port Elizabeth

Match centre 
Commentator: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
India274/7(50 overs)
Rohit Sharma115 (126)
Virat Kohli36 (54)
South Africa201(42.2 overs)

8:47pm That's the series done and dusted, but don't go anywhere just yet. It's 14th February, and we all know what that means - the Champions League is back, and if you're from the subcontinent, you can catch Spurs vs Juventus as well as Basel vs Manchester City live and exclusive on www.espn.in. Thanks for joining us and we'll see you for the next one. Good night!

Virat Kohli: Very pleased, another complete performance from us. Only one thing had the pressure of losing this series and we knew that. It's history and the guys have worked hard for it. Every since the third Test in Johannesburg it's been a good time for us. It's been a collective effort to create history. When three guys at the top are being consistent, the guys who get an opportunity every now and then might not click. After this series is wrapped up we'll sit down and think about where to improve. For now, 4-1 feels great. We want to win 5-1 for sure, but yeah, there might a scenario for a few more guys to get a chance next match. But the ultimate priority is to win and we'll do anything we can to win.

Rohit Sharma: A long time coming, had a good time in the middle. As the game went on the wicket got slower. It's always a good feeling when you score a hundred and your teams wins. Gotta keep yourself in a good frame of mind - that's what I've been doing. I knew I don't have to change a lot and the runs will come. We were in a bit of bother and it was important for me to bat long. I'm glad we could put up the runs on the board and come out and defend it. It's been the hallmark of our team that once you get in, you make it count at the top 3. We face the most deliveries. It was my day today.

Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match.

Aiden Markram: It has been difficult, yes. Firstly credit goes to India. Our batting wasn't up to scratch. You struggle to build momentum when you lose wickets. They've got their game plans nailed so credit to how they've played. Lungi's spell was spectacular. To keep taking wickets in that middle and end period was important. I was happy at the halfway stage. There were some soft dismissals, starting from myself. I do believe we've played their spinners progressively better in the series. It's a learning process. Lot of pride to play for now and we're gonna look to bounce back and end the series on a positive note.

WATCH - Chahal wraps up India's series win (Ind subcontinent only)

8:31pm Six out of ten for those spinners again as India resume their winning ways. But there was another contribution today that has sealed this for them. Hardik Pandya's 2 for 30 and his run out of Hashim Amla have engineered this win for India. A fantastic return for the allrounder who was out for a golden duck today. Rohit Sharma's 17th ODI hundred set it up for India on a day their middle order struggled to capitalise on a strong start. They fell at least 30 runs short, did India, and looked flat in the middle overs with the dots and the nervous running. In the end, though, they've done it. It's 4-1. Stick around for the presentation.

42.2
w
Chahal to Morkel, OUT
trapped in front and that's the series for India! Chahal draws him forward with a flatter one, spinning in from off stump on a good length. Morkel plonks the front leg forward and is beaten on the inside edge right in front of off stump
M Morkel lbw b Chahal 1 (8m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

WATCH - Chahal and Kuldeep combine to take out Rabada (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

42.1
Chahal to Morkel, no run
dropped as Morkel drills this full ball straight back to the bowler. It's floated up and nicely in his arc

Chahal. Slip and leg slip.

end of over 425 runs • 3 wicket
SA: 201/9CRR: 4.78 • RRR: 9.25 • Need 74 from 48b
Lungi Ngidi4 (1)
Morne Morkel1 (1)
Kuldeep Yadav10-0-57-4
Yuzvendra Chahal9-0-43-1

For a little while Klaaseen looked a class apart against wristspin WATCH as he takes 16 off Kuldeep's over (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

41.6
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Ngidi, FOUR runs
boom. That's one way to face the hat-trick ball. Tossed up outside off, reaches the pitch of this and batters it between mid-off and the non-striker. That took a second to reach the boundary

Hat-trick ball

41.5
w
Kuldeep Yadav to Shamsi, OUT
Pandya in character, adding more flair than needed as he plucks this one-handed catch from in front of Dhawan's throat. It's a length ball floated up at middle stump. He looks to go big and skies it between long-off and long-on. Neither of them is calling and there's a danger of collision briefly as they converge. But Dhawan seems to notice and hold back a step. The ball is headed into his grasp but Pandya creates an eclipse, getting his palm in the way and then saying 'that was mine'
T Shamsi c Pandya b Kuldeep Yadav 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Slip and leg gully

41.4
w
Kuldeep Yadav to Klaasen, OUT
got him! Kuldeep picks up another three-wicket haul and this looks like the match and the series for India. Pushes a googly wide outside off. Klaasen has only taken a step down when he's too far away from this. It's a hopeful slash away from the body in the end, but that ball is drifting and turning away from his reach. Dhoni picks up and smashes the stumps down
H Klaasen st †Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 39 (72m 42b 2x4 2x6) SR: 92.85
41.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Morkel, 1 run
full toss on middle stump, driven firmly to long-on with a stride

It's Morne Morkel. At No. 9. In an ODI.

41.2
w
Kuldeep Yadav to Rabada, OUT
taken at midwicket. This is tossed up at off stump. He swings across the line, isn't to the pitch of this and Chahal takes it as it flies off the inside half of the bat. Rabada's troubled stay comes to an end
K Rabada c Chahal b Kuldeep Yadav 3 (26m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 17.64
41.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Rabada, no run
good length on off stump, defended on the front foot
end of over 414 runs
SA: 196/6CRR: 4.78 • RRR: 8.77 • Need 79 from 54b
Kagiso Rabada3 (15)
Heinrich Klaasen39 (41)
Yuzvendra Chahal9-0-43-1
Jasprit Bumrah7-0-22-1

Required rate climbing close to 9 per over now. Here's Kuldeep for his last over.

40.6
1
Chahal to Rabada, 1 run
googly, good length on off stump. Punched to long-off off the back foot
40.5
1
Chahal to Klaasen, 1 run
good length and turning away from off stump. Punched to long-on from the crease
40.4
Chahal to Klaasen, no run
beaten as this spins away from his reach. Tossed up outside off and he's looking to blitz this over midwicket with a sweep
40.3
1
Chahal to Rabada, 1 run
back of a length at off stump, punched to long-off off the back foot
40.2
Chahal to Rabada, no run
googly, back of a length outside off. Tapped to extra cover off the back foot
40.1
1
Chahal to Klaasen, 1 run
good length on leg stump, punched to long-on off the back foot
end of over 403 runs
SA: 192/6CRR: 4.8 • RRR: 8.30 • Need 83 from 60b
Kagiso Rabada1 (12)
Heinrich Klaasen37 (38)
Jasprit Bumrah7-0-22-1
Hardik Pandya9-0-30-2

Chahal is back.

39.6
Bumrah to Rabada, no run
good length on off stump, punched back to the bowler on the front foot

Goes around the wicket

39.5
1
Bumrah to Klaasen, 1 run
short ball in at the body, tickled to fine leg with the angle
39.4
Bumrah to Klaasen, no run
slower ball outside off. Dropped pitch side on the off side. Yes-no-yes-no, a shrug, a brake, a change in direction and a safe return. The score remains the same
39.3
Bumrah to Klaasen, no run
full on leg stump, flicked straight to mid-on
Best performances - batsmen
RG Sharma
115 runs (126)
11 fours
4 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
cut shot
22 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
14117191610731
HM Amla
71 runs (92)
5 fours
0 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
flick
16 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
98411915312
Best performances - bowlers
L Ngidi
O
9
M
1
R
51
W
4
Eco
5.66
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Kuldeep Yadav
O
10
M
0
R
57
W
4
Eco
5.70
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Match details
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
TossSouth Africa , elected to field first
SeriesIndia tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
Rohit Sharma
Series resultIndia led the 6-match series 4-1
Match numberODI no. 3976
Season2017/18
Hours of play (local time)13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45
Match days13 February 2018 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Ian Gould
Shaun George
TV Umpire
Aleem Dar
Reserve Umpire
Bongani Jele
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft