RESULT
3rd ODI (D/N), Rajkot, October 18, 2015, South Africa tour of India
(50 ov, T:271) 252/6

South Africa won by 18 runs

Player Of The Match
4/39
morne-morkel
South Africa INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Quinton de Kock run out (Dhawan/†Dhoni)10311817411187.28
David Miller c Rahane b Harbhajan Singh3341574080.48
Hashim Amla st †Dhoni b Mishra515210033.33
Faf du Plessis c Kumar b MM Sharma6063896095.23
AB de Villiers (c)lbw b Patel4571080.00
Jean-Paul Duminy c Raina b MM Sharma14142710100.00
Farhaan Behardien not out 3336430191.66
Dale Steyn run out (Raina/Kumar)1291601133.33
Kagiso Rabada not out 00100-
Extras(nb 1, w 5)6
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.40, 225 Mts)270/7
Did not bat: Imran Tahir, Morne Morkel 
Fall of wickets: 1-72 (David Miller, 13.3 ov), 2-87 (Hashim Amla, 18.4 ov), 3-205 (Faf du Plessis, 38.5 ov), 4-210 (Quinton de Kock, 39.6 ov), 5-210 (AB de Villiers, 40.1 ov), 6-241 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 46.4 ov), 7-264 (Dale Steyn, 49.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Bhuvneshwar Kumar1016506.50275220
Mohit Sharma906226.88267121
38.5 to F du Plessis, Faf looks to hit the repeat button, this time he finds short third man. Faf shuffles across off again, this time his balance is foiled and he topples over.. He skewers it in the air, popping a catch to short third man running back. 205/3
46.4 to JP Duminy, Duminy holes out to long-on. Full and on middle, right in the hitting zone. Duminy goes for a loft... Raina runs in, dives forward and snaps it up. Dhawan pats Raina on the back. 241/6
Harbhajan Singh1004114.10343010
13.3 to DA Miller, Harbhajan strikes, Rahane pouches it at backward point. Harbhajan tosses this up generously outside off, some turn as well, Miller has a crack at it but his bat twists and he slices it off the outside half of the bat as Rahane moves to his right, tumbles forward to snaffle it. The strong opening stand has been broken. Who will come in at No.3?. 72/1
Amit Mishra1003813.80302000
18.4 to HM Amla, Dhoni takes the bails off in a flash. Amla can't drag his back foot back in time. The spinners have slowed the visitors down. Flatter at 94.6ks and spins away, Amla loses his balance as he aims to drive it through the off side. He does not connect, neither can he pull his back foot in time. The TV umpire is called in and Amla departs. 87/2
Axar Patel905115.66205000
40.1 to AB de Villiers, Axar gets AB with an arm ball. Two wickets in two balls for India. Big, big wicket this. Arrows in, as AB goes back for a cut, he gets some bat on the attempted cut, chopping it towards point. The umpire Dar thinks it was pad first and raises his finger. Replays show that it was pad first indeed and hit in front of middle.. 210/5
Suresh Raina201306.5021000
India INNINGS (Target: 271 runs from 50 overs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Rohit Sharma c & b Duminy6574957287.83
Shikhar Dhawan c †de Villiers b Morkel1329452044.82
Virat Kohli c Miller b Morkel77991555077.77
MS Dhoni (c)†c Steyn b Morkel4761855077.04
Suresh Raina c Miller b Imran Tahir0211000.00
Ajinkya Rahane c Miller b Morkel47120057.14
Axar Patel not out 15112301136.36
Harbhajan Singh not out 20172110117.64
Extras(b 2, lb 1, w 8)11
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.04, 225 Mts)252/6
Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Shikhar Dhawan, 10.4 ov), 2-113 (Rohit Sharma, 23.1 ov), 3-193 (MS Dhoni, 41.5 ov), 4-206 (Suresh Raina, 43.3 ov), 5-216 (Virat Kohli, 45.1 ov), 6-216 (Ajinkya Rahane, 45.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dale Steyn1006506.50285210
Kagiso Rabada1003903.90373030
Morne Morkel1013943.90343010
10.4 to S Dhawan, taken this time! Pressure has built and built into a wicket. And both fielders responsible for the first two dropped chances combine to remove Dhawan. Good length again outside off, Dhawan advances and tries to drive through the off side but the ball may have moved away again just enough. Thick outside edge and well taken by AB diving to his left.. 41/1
41.5 to MS Dhoni, gone! What a wicket, huge huge stuff. Short ball outside off, Dhoni looks to dab that over short third man but the ball lobs up to Steyn at short third man. takes an easy catch and this match gets interesting. 193/3
45.1 to V Kohli, Morkel wins this moment. What a wicket this is. Is this the defining moment? Short on leg and Kohli can only heave the ball in the air to Miller at deep midwicket who takes a comfortable catch. This line, length and field placement has worked wonders so far. Stalled Kohli throughout the second part of his innings. Take a bow, Russell Domingo and AB de Villiers. 216/5
45.2 to AM Rahane, repeat delivery. Repeat shot. Repeat dismissal. Miller takes this low to the ground, that being the only difference. Banged in short again, Rahane advances and slogs this in the air to deep midwicket. Are these percentage shots? With this consistent length, the batsmen have been found out playing poor shots.. 216/6
Jean-Paul Duminy804615.75254030
23.1 to RG Sharma, Rohit falls! Excellent improvisation there from JP. Sees Rohit coming down and bowls that a touch shorter. Rohit is left feeling for that and can only pat the ball back to JP who dives low and holds on to a good catch. He is pumped too.. 113/2
Imran Tahir1005115.10294100
43.3 to SK Raina, taken! Not a great shot from Raine with Kohli going strong from the other end. Googly outside off, Raina looks to drive over the man at long-off but doesn't get all of it. Lands down Miller's throat at long-off. A single would have been a good result but he wanted more. One crucial moment lost by Raina and India. 206/4
Farhaan Behardien20904.5061000
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MATCH DETAILS
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Series
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Morne Morkel
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 3695
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
Match days18 October 2015 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
India
Chettithody Shamshuddin
TV Umpire
India
Nandan
Reserve Umpire
India
Nitin Menon
Match Referee
England
Chris Broad
MATCH NOTES
  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 59 runs, 0 wicket)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 8.3 overs (51 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (Q de Kock 30, DA Miller 20, Ex 2)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 151 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 84/1 in 17.0 overs (Q de Kock 45, HM Amla 4)
  • Q de Kock: 50 off 61 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 21.3 overs (129 balls), Extras 3
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 56 balls (Q de Kock 25, F du Plessis 24, Ex 2)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 29.5 overs (180 balls), Extras 4
  • Drinks: South Africa - 172/2 in 33.0 overs (Q de Kock 88, F du Plessis 42)
  • F du Plessis: 50 off 52 balls (5 x 4)
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 104 balls (Q de Kock 46, F du Plessis 52, Ex 2)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 38.2 overs (231 balls), Extras 5
  • Q de Kock: 100 off 114 balls (11 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 60 runs, 3 wickets)
  • South Africa: 250 runs in 48.2 overs (291 balls), Extras 6
  • Innings Break: South Africa - 270/7 in 50.0 overs (F Behardien 33, K Rabada 0)
  • India innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 40 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Wicket keeper change: AB de Villiers kept wickets for Q de Kock from 1st over to 30th over.
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 145 runs, 2 wickets)
  • India: 50 runs in 12.2 overs (74 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: India - 81/1 in 17.0 overs (RG Sharma 43, V Kohli 21)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (RG Sharma 21, V Kohli 26, Ex 3)
  • RG Sharma: 50 off 65 balls (6 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • India: 100 runs in 21.2 overs (128 balls), Extras 4
  • India: 150 runs in 30.1 overs (181 balls), Extras 4
  • V Kohli: 50 off 62 balls (3 x 4)
  • V Kohli: 50 off 64 balls (3 x 4)
  • Drinks: India - 159/2 in 34.0 overs (V Kohli 50, MS Dhoni 27)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (V Kohli 20, MS Dhoni 29, Ex 1)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 67 runs, 4 wickets)
  • India: 200 runs in 42.5 overs (257 balls), Extras 7
  • India: 250 runs in 49.6 overs (300 balls), Extras 11
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