Player of the Match
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166dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

South Africa knocked over by wristspin once again

Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav took eight wickets between them to rout the hosts for their lowest total at home

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
51(56) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
6 5 5 1 14 2 2 16
V Kohli
46(50) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 1 8 8 14 5 1 7

Best performances - Bowlers

YS Chahal
O8.2
M1
R22
W5
Eco2.64
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W
1W
Kuldeep Yadav
O6
M0
R20
W3
Eco3.33
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India led the 6-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

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 days

04 February 2018 (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: @Cricket_Lama | Commentator: @varunshetty

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Kohli: We thought at the toss the ball was going to do a bit early. Again Bhuvi and Bumrah didn't give too much away. We knew if we got the two openers, the middle order would be shaky. The pitch was harder than Durban and the spinners used it. We knew we won't get grass on the pitch because when it's seaming, it can be anyone's game. We knew the wickets would be hard and dry and knew our wristpinners can get it to turn anywhere. They just didn't give SA any chance. 2-0 is a wonderful position to be in. We want to cash in on that.

Markram: Not the best performance, no. It's a day we're gonna have to be really honest with ourselves. Not ideal [soft dismissals] starting from myself. It was always going to be difficult to defend but look, the day is over. We can't afford slip-ups now. It might bring out the best in us. It's a good position to be in.

Chahal: First away tour and I'm enjoying it here. It's about how mentally tough you are. Not too different from India, the conditions, maybe just the ground was a little smaller. When I took the first wicket and he [Kuldeep] came and took two wickets, the pressure was on the batsmen.

Yuzvendra Chahal is the Man of the Match.


WATCH - Kohli and Dhawan's 93-run stand. (Available in the Indian subcontinent).

2:38pm India are 2-0 up and they've done it with some dominance today. South Africa, without Faf today, couldn't recover after India's wristspinners let rip at the middle order. Yuzvendra Chahal got his first five-wicket haul in ODIs, and Kuldeep picked up his sixth three-wicket haul in 14 innings. Those two are coming closer to being permanent fixtures with every match. India's batsmen didn't have too much to do. Rohit Sharma fell early, but Dhawan's fifty in partnership with Kohli barely had any glitches. A nine-wicket win with nearly 30 overs to spare. Stick around as we bring you the presentation.

20.3
2
Imran Tahir to Kohli, 2 runs, that's the win for India. Kohli swings hard at this full ball on leg stump, looking to go over midwicket. It dribbles past square leg off the inside half of the bat
20.2
0
Imran Tahir to Kohli, no run, tossed up at middle stump, tapped back to the bowler on the full
20.1
0
Imran Tahir to Kohli, no run, full on middle stump, drives to mid-on

END OF OVER:
20 | (maiden) | INDIA: 117/1 (2 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.85, RRR: 0.06)

  • S Dhawan51 (56b)
  • V Kohli44 (47b)
  • T Shamsi3-1-18-0
  • Imran Tahir5-0-28-0

2 runs remain, and SA bowl 3-4 maidens on the trot? You cannot guarantee that 2 runs will take just a minute to get. You can always extend play saying that there are only 2 more runs to get, but at some point, you need to stop. That point has been decided by the ICC as 15 minutes. I see nothing wrong in that."

19.6
0
Shamsi to Dhawan, no run, tossed up on middle stump, sweeps straight to backward square leg
19.5
0
Shamsi to Dhawan, no run, full outside off, looks to sweep and misses again. There's no one behind square on the leg side still and he continues to target that area
19.4
0
Shamsi to Dhawan, no run, tossed up outside off, driven with the turn, straight to mid-off

SA's lowest

0

No. of smaller all-out totals for South Africa at home than the 118 in this match. Their previous lowest was 119 against England in Port Elizabeth in 2009.

Quick wickets

6

No. of balls in which South Africa lost three wickets. Their second, third and fourth wickets fell in that quick span at the same score of 51.

Fails again

15.62

Quinton de Kock's average in this India's tour to South Africa, in 8 inns across Tests and ODIs. His scores have been: 43, 8, 0, 12, 8, 0, 34, 20. In both the ODIs he got out to Chahal.