trapped in front and that's the series for India! Chahal draws him forward with a flatter one, spinning in from off stump on a good length. Morkel plonks the front leg forward and is beaten on the inside edge right in front of off stump
8:47pm That's the series done and dusted, but don't go anywhere just yet. It's 14th February, and we all know what that means - the Champions League is back, and if you're from the subcontinent, you can catch Spurs vs Juventus as well as Basel vs Manchester City live and exclusive on www.espn.in. Thanks for joining us and we'll see you for the next one. Good night!
Virat Kohli: Very pleased, another complete performance from us. Only one thing had the pressure of losing this series and we knew that. It's history and the guys have worked hard for it. Every since the third Test in Johannesburg it's been a good time for us. It's been a collective effort to create history. When three guys at the top are being consistent, the guys who get an opportunity every now and then might not click. After this series is wrapped up we'll sit down and think about where to improve. For now, 4-1 feels great. We want to win 5-1 for sure, but yeah, there might a scenario for a few more guys to get a chance next match. But the ultimate priority is to win and we'll do anything we can to win.
Rohit Sharma: A long time coming, had a good time in the middle. As the game went on the wicket got slower. It's always a good feeling when you score a hundred and your teams wins. Gotta keep yourself in a good frame of mind - that's what I've been doing. I knew I don't have to change a lot and the runs will come. We were in a bit of bother and it was important for me to bat long. I'm glad we could put up the runs on the board and come out and defend it. It's been the hallmark of our team that once you get in, you make it count at the top 3. We face the most deliveries. It was my day today.
Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match.
Aiden Markram: It has been difficult, yes. Firstly credit goes to India. Our batting wasn't up to scratch. You struggle to build momentum when you lose wickets. They've got their game plans nailed so credit to how they've played. Lungi's spell was spectacular. To keep taking wickets in that middle and end period was important. I was happy at the halfway stage. There were some soft dismissals, starting from myself. I do believe we've played their spinners progressively better in the series. It's a learning process. Lot of pride to play for now and we're gonna look to bounce back and end the series on a positive note.
WATCH - Chahal wraps up India's series win (Ind subcontinent only)
8:31pm Six out of ten for those spinners again as India resume their winning ways. But there was another contribution today that has sealed this for them. Hardik Pandya's 2 for 30 and his run out of Hashim Amla have engineered this win for India. A fantastic return for the allrounder who was out for a golden duck today. Rohit Sharma's 17th ODI hundred set it up for India on a day their middle order struggled to capitalise on a strong start. They fell at least 30 runs short, did India, and looked flat in the middle overs with the dots and the nervous running. In the end, though, they've done it. It's 4-1. Stick around for the presentation.
WATCH - Chahal and Kuldeep combine to take out Rabada (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)
dropped as Morkel drills this full ball straight back to the bowler. It's floated up and nicely in his arc
Chahal. Slip and leg slip.
For a little while Klaaseen looked a class apart against wristspin WATCH as he takes 16 off Kuldeep's over (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)
boom. That's one way to face the hat-trick ball. Tossed up outside off, reaches the pitch of this and batters it between mid-off and the non-striker. That took a second to reach the boundary
Pandya in character, adding more flair than needed as he plucks this one-handed catch from in front of Dhawan's throat. It's a length ball floated up at middle stump. He looks to go big and skies it between long-off and long-on. Neither of them is calling and there's a danger of collision briefly as they converge. But Dhawan seems to notice and hold back a step. The ball is headed into his grasp but Pandya creates an eclipse, getting his palm in the way and then saying "that was mine"
Slip and leg gully
got him! Kuldeep picks up another three-wicket haul and this looks like the match and the series for India. Pushes a googly wide outside off. Klaasen has only taken a step down when he's too far away from this. It's a hopeful slash away from the body in the end, but that ball is drifting and turning away from his reach. Dhoni picks up and smashes the stumps down
full toss on middle stump, driven firmly to long-on with a stride
It's Morne Morkel. At No. 9. In an ODI.
taken at midwicket. This is tossed up at off stump. He swings across the line, isn't to the pitch of this and Chahal takes it as it flies off the inside half of the bat. Rabada's troubled stay comes to an end
good length on off stump, defended on the front foot
Required rate climbing close to 9 per over now. Here's Kuldeep for his last over.
googly, good length on off stump. Punched to long-off off the back foot
good length and turning away from off stump. Punched to long-on from the crease
beaten as this spins away from his reach. Tossed up outside off and he's looking to blitz this over midwicket with a sweep
back of a length at off stump, punched to long-off off the back foot
googly, back of a length outside off. Tapped to extra cover off the back foot
good length on leg stump, punched to long-on off the back foot
Chahal is back.
good length on off stump, punched back to the bowler on the front foot
Goes around the wicket
short ball in at the body, tickled to fine leg with the angle
slower ball outside off. Dropped pitch side on the off side. Yes-no-yes-no, a shrug, a brake, a change in direction and a safe return. The score remains the same
full on leg stump, flicked straight to mid-on
short ball outside off, looks to get on top of this and guide it to third man. Beaten. Kohli's appeal turned down
back of a length and in at leg stump. Pushed with soft hands between fine leg and deep square. They come back for the second
Imperfect Pandya, impactful Pandya
Gibson's tenure twist: from honeymoon to nightmare
Rabada fined for Dhawan send-off
Rohit turns around misfortune with runs
|HM Amla||run out||71||92|
|AB de Villiers||caught||6||7|
|L Ngidi||not out||4||1|
|Extras||(lb 6, w 2)|
|Total||201(10 wkts; 42.2 ovs)|