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India vs South Africa, 37th Match at Kolkata, World Cup 2023, Nov 05 2023 - Match Result

RESULT
37th Match (D/N), Eden Gardens, November 05, 2023, ICC Cricket World Cup
326/5
(27.1/50 ov, T:327) 83

India won by 243 runs

Player Of The Match
101* (121)
virat-kohli
Cricinfo's MVP
128.04 ptsImpact List
ravindra-jadeja
Match centre 
Scores: @Thilak_Rama | Comms: Deiva and Ekanth
Scorecard summary
India 326/5(50 overs)
101* (121)
1/30 (10)
77 (87)
1/48 (10)
South Africa 83/10(27.1 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
IND128.0429(15)34.737.515/334.0890.52
IND124.48101(121)99.41124.48--0
IND99.5377(87)90.1999.53--0
SA79.827(11)73.921/301.7175.9
SA63.846(26)63.121/481.8160.72

A one-sided game but a tremendous display of skills. Kohli gets a hundred on his birthday and India march forward. South Africa will have a small break to work past their setback, they'll face Afghanistan on Friday. India take on Netherlands next Sunday before their semi-final in Mumbai. Bangladesh take on Sri Lanka tomorrow. See you for that. Bye for now from me, Ekanth, on behalf of my report-writing co-commentator, Deivarayan Muthu, and our scorers, Chandan Duorah and Thilak Ram.

Adarsh: "So, India's first 10 overs with the bat would have been enough to win."

Rohit Sharma, India captain: If we look at how we played in the last three games, we played better in terms of adapting to the situation. We were put under pressure against England. In the last game as well, we lost a wicket in the first over but got to a good score and seamers came to the party. Today was not an easy pitch, you needed someone like Kohli, who batted to the situation. Not to forget Shreyas. It's important to let guys have freedom in the middle and what the team expects from them. You know it can't always be done but when it does it looks good and that's what happened with Shami. Same with Iyer, wasn't getting the runs but he's showed in the last two games the kind of class he has. Going hard in the first ten isn't something we've discussed. That's how Gill and I have batted together. We let our instincts take over. If the wicket is good, we keep going and things fall in place. Jadeja has been really good. Big matchwinner. He keeps doing the job, goes under the radar but today is a classic case of what he does - score late runs and take wickets. Not to get ahead of ourselves is something we are constantly talking about. When we turn up, we want to play to our potential.

Temba Bavuma, SA captain: We know the challenge, know the narrative around us while chasing. Didn't do it any justice today. When we talk about it as a batting group, gotta be honest. The first ten overs with the ball made it a challenge. We did do quite well after that. Biggest challenge was taking wickets and India built big stands. The conditions are the biggest learning. Wicket played as we suspected it to play - expected it to deteriorate but we didn't adapt well. It will be up to us to adapt our skills accordingly.

Virat Kohli, POTM: It was a big game. Probably playing the toughest team in the tournament so far, there was motivation for doing well. People made it a bit more special on my birthday. I had a sense of it being something more. When the openers start in that fashion, you'd think it was a belter. Conditions change with the old ball. Message from the management was for me to bat deep, I was happy from that perspective. We knew we were above par when around 315. I enjoy playing cricket again which is more important now and that I'm able to contribute for the team all over again. Tendulkar's tweet is quite special. It's all too much to take in for now. It's a huge honour to equal my hero's record. He's perfection with the bat. It's an emotional moment. I know the days I come from, I know the days I have watched him on TV. To receive appreciation from him means a lot to me.

8:31pm Could it have been more comprehensive?! That's something to ponder as the fireworks go off. Eighth consecutive World Cup win for India, joint highest with their streak in 2003. Today was a fight between the table-toppers but South Africa were blown away. India continued their bowling exploits from the Sri Lanka game against a much stronger batting line-up. The pitch was tricky but that underlines how well India batted as well. Siraj and Bumrah were on the mark as expected with the new ball. Siraj had the in-form QDK chopping on early. Bavuma got a jaffa from Jadeja, who was brought inside the first ten. Shami nicked off Markram by hitting a good length at the end of the first powerplay and India were right on top. Klaasen and van der Dussen were not given out but India reviewed successfully and with South Africa five down in under 14 overs, there was no coming back.

27.1
W
Kuldeep to Ngidi, OUT

That's it, A 243-run win for India, they will finish as table-toppers as no other team can get to 16 points from hereon. Full googly lands on middle and straightens, beats the straight drive and rattles the stumps. 81ks

Lungi Ngidi b Kuldeep Yadav 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 7m) SR: 0
end of over 274 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 83/9CRR: 3.07 RRR: 10.60 • Need 244 from 23 overs
Tabraiz Shamsi4 (4b 1x4)
Lungi Ngidi0 (2b)
Ravindra Jadeja 9-1-33-5
Kuldeep Yadav 5-1-7-1
26.6
Jadeja to Shamsi, no run

Goes across but manages to block it in front of the stumps

26.5
Jadeja to Shamsi, no run

Inside edge saves Shamsi. Ballooned up but landed on a good length of the pitch. Was on a length at middle and leg, Shamsi tried to flick it

26.4
4
Jadeja to Shamsi, FOUR runs

Dwayne Bravo-esque whippage from Shamsi, who whacks it off the pads through midwicket

26.3
Jadeja to Shamsi, no run

Very quick. Length on off, 97ks, worked to midwicket

Two slips, short extra cover, short midwicket

26.2
W
Jadeja to Rabada, OUT

Five for Jadeja, he tosses the ball up, catches it and shows it off with a beaming smile! Slow 84ks full ball around off, spun in a bit to find the inner-half of Rabada's thrashing drive. Hovered low, Jadeja went low and took it well.

Kagiso Rabada c & b Jadeja 6 (26b 0x4 0x6 26m) SR: 23.07
RA Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja Career stats in ODIs
INNS
186
WKTS
218
ECON
4.87
AVE
35.67
BEST
5/29
26.1
Jadeja to Rabada, no run

Fullish ball on middle, blocked off the back foot to midwicket

Jadeja back, replaces Bumrah after one over. Can he get a five-for? Around

end of over 261 run • 1 wicket
SA: 79/8CRR: 3.03 RRR: 10.33 • Need 248 from 24 overs
Lungi Ngidi0 (2b)
Kagiso Rabada6 (24b)
Kuldeep Yadav 5-1-7-1
Jasprit Bumrah 5-0-14-0

Ishq: "Could Ngidi bat!? " So far so good

25.6
Kuldeep to Ngidi, no run

Spins in sharply to off, well defended by Ngidi. Very close to the body

25.5
Kuldeep to Ngidi, no run

Full on off from around, blocked in front

Ngidi's out to bat. Looks like he's okay, which is a good sign after walking back in the last over of India's innings, holding his hammy

Ansh: "Jaddu everywhere today!"

25.4
W
Kuldeep to Jansen, OUT

Sits in the pitch and Jansen chips it straight to cover. Googly outside off on a length, Jansen was on the back foot and was through with the shot too early. Ballooned towards Jadeja's breadbasket

Marco Jansen c Jadeja b Kuldeep Yadav 14 (30b 1x4 0x6 45m) SR: 46.66
25.3
1
Kuldeep to Rabada, 1 run

Full outside off, drives to long-off. Extravagant follow-through but not perfect timing

Sushant: "Leave semi final just get the final done with top 2 teams" lol

25.2
Kuldeep to Rabada, no run

Tossed up on middle, 83ks, pushed to the bowler

25.1
Kuldeep to Rabada, no run

Full at the stumps, blocked in front

Two slips

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end of over 254 runs
SA: 78/7CRR: 3.12 RRR: 9.96 • Need 249 from 25 overs
Marco Jansen14 (29b 1x4)
Kagiso Rabada5 (21b)
Jasprit Bumrah 5-0-14-0
Kuldeep Yadav 4-1-6-0
24.6
4
Bumrah to Jansen, FOUR runs

Another slower one but this one's overpitched. Step-hit for Jansen, who drives through the line, over mid-off

24.5
Bumrah to Jansen, no run

Back to the bouncer, Jansen has to duck much lower this time for the 131ks ball go over his back

Aadi: "Quarterfinal will be better option than the Playoffs"

24.4
Bumrah to Jansen, no run

Yorker this time. At the stumps, blocked in front. Bumrah's worked his length forward with each ball

24.3
Bumrah to Jansen, no run

Ponting, on air, recommends the slower ball to Jansen and there it is. Full on fifth, blocked in front

24.2
Bumrah to Jansen, no run

Back of length on fifth, defended towards cover

24.1
Bumrah to Jansen, no run

Bumper over leg, Jansen ducks a bit to let it pass

Bumrah back. Slip in

end of over 244 runs
SA: 74/7CRR: 3.08 RRR: 9.73 • Need 253 from 26 overs
Kagiso Rabada5 (21b)
Marco Jansen10 (23b)
Kuldeep Yadav 4-1-6-0
Ravindra Jadeja 8-1-29-4

Renn: "Re: poll question: What is meant by "playoffs" here?" Knockouts like the IPL where the top two teams can get two chances at making the final.

23.6
Kuldeep to Rabada, no run

Full on the pads, beats the attempted flick across the line. Hits pad

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
V Kohli
101 runs (121)
10 fours0 six
Productive shot
flick
38 runs
4 fours0 six
Control
82%
SS Iyer
77 runs (87)
7 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
flick
19 runs
2 fours0 six
Control
83%
Best performances - bowlers
RA Jadeja
O
9
M
1
R
33
W
5
ECO
3.66
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Kuldeep Yadav
O
5.1
M
1
R
7
W
2
ECO
1.35
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2023/24
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 4694
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.00, Second Session 18.00-21.30
Match days5 November 2023 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsIndia 2, South Africa 0
Language
English
Win Probability
IND 100%
INDSA
100%50%100%IND InningsSA Innings

Over 28 • SA 83/10

Lungi Ngidi b Kuldeep Yadav 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 7m) SR: 0
W
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ICC Cricket World Cup

TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND990182.570
SA972141.261
AUS972140.841
NZ954100.743
PAK9458-0.199
AFG9458-0.336
ENG9366-0.572
BAN9274-1.087
SL9274-1.419
NED9274-1.825