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RESULT
5th ODI, Centurion, December 03, 2006, India tour of South Africa
200/9
(31.2/50 ov, T:201) 201/1

South Africa won by 9 wickets (with 112 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
2/17
shaun-pollock
Player Of The Series
86 runs • 10 wkts
shaun-pollock
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Scorecard summary
India 200/9(50 overs)
MS Dhoni 44 (49)
Shaun Pollock2/17 (10)
South Africa 201/1(31.2 overs)

South Africa win by 9 wickets and It's the first time that India have suffered a clean sweep in a bilateral ODI series since 1997, when Sri Lanka beat them 3-0, with one match being washed out. South Africa outplayed India in each and every department of the game. The drubbing was ruthlessly consistent and India were never in the picture after they were bundled out for 91 in the first match.

To be fair the Indian bowlers did a good job throughout the series barring this final encounter and if there is any positive to be taken forward into the test series that would be it. For the record this is India's 6th defeats in a row, the last time they had such a losing sequence was in 1988-89, when they lost seven in a row.

Pollock bags both the Man-of-the-match and the Man-of-the-series awards for his outstanding performance throughout the series. What a player - is he getting older or younger?

Hope you have enjoyed the coverage, I know it's a cruel statement to make, especially if you are an Indian supporter...The first Test starts on the 15th of this month and we will be on live well before the first ball is bowled. For the time being though this is Sajan Nair along with George Binoy signing off - good night and good luck.

31.3
2nb
Sreesanth to de Villiers, (no ball) 1 run

high fulltoss and it almost took out de Villiers - probably the yorker gone wrong - de Villiers manages to get bat on ball and an easy single down to third man completes the whitewash

31.2
4
Sreesanth to de Villiers, FOUR runs

short ball - pulled away to the midwicket fence. So what is new! just two more needed now

31.1
Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run

short of a good length and this one nipped back in a touch - de Villiers is beaten on the forward prod

6 more needed now.

end of over 313 runs
SA: 195/1CRR: 6.29 RRR: 0.31
Shaun Pollock16 (10b 3x4)
AB de Villiers87 (95b 11x4 1x6)
Harbhajan Singh 8-0-39-1
Irfan Pathan 6-0-48-0

South Africa are on the verge of whitewashing India 4-0 in the one-day series. Today's win at Centurion will be as comprehensive as any of the other thrashings. They outplayed India with the bat, ball and in the field. Such was the South African domination that the Indian body language in the field was a let down. South Africa hold a tremendous psychological advantage going into the Test series. Send us your thoughts on the performances of both teams in the series.

30.6
Harbhajan to Pollock, no run

glanced away off the back-foot and the ball rolls away square on the leg side

30.5
1
Harbhajan to de Villiers, 1 run

turned away towards square leg for a single

30.4
Harbhajan to de Villiers, no run

quicker delivery and de Villiers leaves it through to the keeper - probably getting into Test mode.

30.3
Harbhajan to de Villiers, no run

on the middle and leg stump line, defended on the back-foot.

30.3
1nb
Harbhajan to de Villiers, (no ball)

quicker delivery, defended on the front-foot

30.2
1
Harbhajan to Pollock, 1 run
30.1
Harbhajan to Pollock, no run

doosra first up, steered away towards gully

end of over 3014 runs
SA: 192/1CRR: 6.40 RRR: 0.45
Shaun Pollock15 (7b 3x4)
AB de Villiers86 (91b 11x4 1x6)
Irfan Pathan 6-0-48-0
Harbhajan Singh 7-0-36-1
29.6
1
Pathan to Pollock, 1 run

short and angling across - cut away to third man for an easy single

29.5
4
Pathan to Pollock, FOUR runs

four more! short of a length and wide outside the off stump. Pollock comes down the track like a Viking in a batting helmet and dismisses it over the fielder at midwicket

29.4
4
Pathan to Pollock, FOUR runs

ah they have a flight to catch - short ball, pitched outside the leg stump and angling in. Pollock leans back a bit, makes room and pulls it away to the midwicket fence

29.3
Pathan to Pollock, no run

another wide delivery and once again Pollock goes for it but this time the ball rolls away off the edge

29.2
4
Pathan to Pollock, FOUR runs

short of a good length delivery, pitched in line and angling across. Pollock moves back and across and straight bats it over mid-off. No protection in the deep and the ball rolls over the ropes

29.1
1
Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run

good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, driven away through cover for a single

end of over 295 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 178/1CRR: 6.13 RRR: 1.09
AB de Villiers85 (90b 11x4 1x6)
Shaun Pollock2 (2b)
Harbhajan Singh 7-0-36-1
Irfan Pathan 5-0-34-0
28.6
1
Harbhajan to de Villiers, 1 run

worked away on the leg side

28.5
1
Harbhajan to Pollock, 1 run

wristfully flicked away through square leg for an easy single

28.4
1
Harbhajan to de Villiers, 1 run

nudged away to midwicket - one more added to the total

28.3
1
Harbhajan to Pollock, 1 run

off the mark first ball - tossed up and turning in, Pollock gets forward and drives it down to long-off

Best performances - batters
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers SA
92 runs (98)
12 fours1 six
Control
93%
Productive shot
leg glance
23 runs
3 fours0 six
3516101519717
GC Smith
GC Smith SA
79 runs (85)
7 fours3 sixes
Control
93%
Productive shot
leg glance
18 runs
1 four0 six
36442617145
Best performances - bowlers
M Ntini
M Ntini SA
O
10
M
1
R
32
W
3
ECO
3.2
SM Pollock
SM Pollock SA
O
10
M
4
R
17
W
2
ECO
1.7
Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Series
Season2006/07
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Shaun Pollock
Player Of The Series
South Africa
Shaun Pollock
Series resultSouth Africa won the 5-match series 4-0
Match numberODI no. 2458
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30 Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45
Match days3 December 2006 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
West Indies
Billy Doctrove
South Africa
Ian Howell
TV Umpire
South Africa
Karl Hurter
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Johan Cloete
Match Referee
England
Chris Broad