gets there after spooning a low full toss over cover. A 50-partnership for this ninth wicket too, but in the end, it's a stroll of a win for South Africa
Rassie van der Dussen is the Player of the Match. "I knew I had to get my sweeps and reverse sweeps quite early on because we couldn't let them settle. Two high pressure run chases in the Tests meant we were quite confident as a unit. All in all, a good day for the batters." And that's it from us here today. Thanks so much for joining us, and see you again soon!
"We played close to the perfect game," Temba Bavuma says. "Throughout my innings, I struggled to get the ball out of the middle and hit the ball in the gaps. Rassie though seemed to be batting on a different wicket. I think that partnership was quite key for us."
"There's so much to learn, KL Rahul says. "We started really well and couldn't get wickets in the middle. I didn't bat after the 20th over so I don't know if the pitch changed, but Virat and Shikhar said it was a good wicket to bat on once you were set. Unfortunately we couldn't get those partnerships in the middle."
They judged the conditions perfectly when setting a target, and once that second wicket partnership between Dhawan and Kohli was broken, India crumbled
Shardul on 49. Can he get to his maiden half-century off the last ball?
full and wide, eased to the offside
yorker, squeezed out to long-off
opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man
goes too wide this time
wide yorker that Bumrah can't quite dig out
full and wide, crunched into the offside
Dipanjan Show: "Both Thakur and Bumrah has now achieved their highest ODI score."
googly, Bumrah defends, and the asking rate finally goes above 36!
squirted into the onside. Perfect over by Shamsi to calm the nerves
clears midwicket and they ease through for another single
helped to short fine for a single
smeared into the onside for a single
spins back in sharply and keeps low, takes an inside edge. And they take a single!
sliced to sweeper cover. 17 off the over, and Thakur will be on strike for the next one
South Africa have let India hang around in this game for a bit too long. They'll still almost certainly win this, but they maybe should have won with more authority
Thakur believes perhaps this isn't done! Smashes it over square leg for a six. Out of the middle; it was in the slot and deserved to fly, honestly
this one's less authoritative, a thick outside edge that flies past de Kock and scurries away for four
this one's crunched past extra cover; finally one out of the middle that goes to the boundary
a little chip over mid-off, looked like he connected it well. Lands safely in the middle of a few fielders
smited over midwicket, a proper old fashioned slog
Werner Spreeuwe: "They should open with Djokovic. It took the Aussies 2 weeks to get him out. "
Jeetu Sangwani: "I hope they don't try to do a Agarkar/pathan on Thakur and try to make him an all rounder"
eased down to long-off
|Boland Park, Paarl|
|Toss||South Africa, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
Rassie van der Dussen
|Series result||South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0|
|Match number||ODI no. 4344|
|Match days||19 January 2022 - day (50-over match)|