flat and short, angling into middle stump. Duminy clears his front leg and swats it away to the midwicket boundary to make it 2-0
11.05pm Phew. That is that. I suspect we'll remember the crowd trouble more than the cricket, in years to come, and I hope we don't see scenes of that sort again. In any case, a cricket match took place, and South Africa were excellent, particularly with the ball, and went on to clinch the T20 series with one match still to go. That match is in Kolkata on Thursday. Do join us for that. Until then, goodbye!
Albie Morkel is the man of the match. "I arrived on Friday, during the first T20. One practice session, but it's nice, it often works out that way, not too much thinking, just come in and play," he says.. "I think couple of months ago, I thought I would never get the opportunity to play for SA again, this is my 50th cap. I'm just happy to have played a small part in the series win. Fielding plays a massive role in T20 cricket. We got two of their big guns with two fantastic run-outs. We got wickets anyway, but throw in those run-outs, and that really put us on top. They are a world-class unit, we know what they can do. The series is done now, but I expect them to bounce back in Kolkata."
Faf du Plessis: "Look, it's an easy job to be a captain when your bowlers perform like that. I reckon it's the best bowling performance we have had as a T20 team. Albie, it's his 50th game, we are really proud of him for playing that many games, he was really clever with his lines. I thought there was great variety in those first six overs. Imran, I'm not sure he's ever bowled in the first six. My thinking was just to try and get wickets. You never try and be too predictable as a bowling unit. KG [Rabada] bowled four overs on the trot. He bowled really fast."
10.55pm Presentation time. First up, MS Dhoni: "I don't think we played good cricket. In the batting department, we just wanted to address run-outs and losing wickets in pairs. We didn't improve on that. Overall, we didn't bat well at all. It's important to address what went wrong. You get performances like these, what's important is how you bounce back. The calling needs to improve. At times you want to take a chance against the fielder. Sometimes you have to keep the dew factor in mind, because the ball will go to the fielder quicker. You can convert 1.8 runs or 1.9 runs into 2, but not 1.75 or 1.7. There was dew, but it's slightly difficult to say about the bowling combination. There was not enough runs on the board. One thing is for sure, our spinners are bowling well, and that has been our strength. In the coming games, it is important to give some of the other guys a chance, we have some time before the World T20. Amit is bowling really well, but looking at their batsmen, the incoming delivery is something the left-handers are good at, that's why we went with two offspinners."
10.45pm Upbeat Bollywood music fills the air in Cuttack. It's utterly out of place, after what happened there only a little while ago. South Africa have won this match handsomely, and sealed an emphatic series win, but it's the crowd that will make the headlines, after scenes of bottle-throwing reminiscent of the 90s. In two installments, they held up play by a total of 51 minutes.
To get back to the cricket, South Africa's bowlers were terrific on a pitch with unpredictable pace and bounce, and India did themselves no favours, losing two of their best batsmen to run outs on their way to being bowled out for 92. R Ashwin showed once again what an excellent bowler he has become, but 92 was never going to be anywhere near enough to defend, against a very good South African batting line-up.
quickish length ball on off stump, blocked into the off side
down the track and Axar fires it in quicker, on middle and off, giving no room. Tucked quietly to midwicket
flat and short on off stump, makes a bit of room to chop it away to deep point and bring the scores level
full and flighted on the pads, clipped to deep midwicket
down the track and Axar looks to fire it across Miller. Only ends up giving him more swinging room, and he uses it very well to launch a big six over long-off
length ball on middle and leg, nurdled away to the right of square leg
flighted ball on off stump, driven to long-off
length ball on middle stump, whipped to midwicket
shortish, angling down leg, can't put bat to ball with the pull, hits him on the pad
flat, angling down leg, looks to work it leg side, and it tickles off his pads towards short fine leg
full and flat on the pads, clipped away into the square leg region
back of a length, angling into off stump, punched past a diving extra cover fielder to long-off
floated up outside leg stump, clipped away to deep backward square leg
full on leg stump, driven down to long-on
length ball on off stump, tucked away to the left of midwicket
length ball, slides on with the angle and utterly beats Behardien, who's stuck on the crease, expecting turn. In the end, he has no time to respond, and the ball strikes his front pad plumb in front. No hesitation from the umpire there
down the track and Axar fires it into Duminy's legs. Whipped away towards deep midwicket
back of a length on off stump, makes a bit of room and stabs it out towards backward point
back of a length outside off, opens his bat face to dab it into the short fine leg area
|Barabati Stadium, Cuttack|
|Toss||South Africa, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||South Africa led the 3-match series 2-0|
|Match number||T20I no. 457|
|Hours of play (local time)||19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10|
|Match days||5 October 2015 - night (20-over match)|