1st Match,
India and Bangladesh in Sri Lanka T20I Tri-Series, 2018, Colombo

Sri Lanka vs India

06 March 2018 19:00 (IST)

5th ODI, St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, 13 February 2018

South Africa vs India

South Africa 2nd Inn:201/10 (42.2)

Lungisani Ngidi 4 (1);
Yuzvendra Chahal* 9.2-0-43-2; Kuldeep Yadav 10-0-57-4;

Last bat: Morne Morkel

Result: India won by 73 runs.

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South Africa Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Hashim Amla runout (Hardik Pandya) 71 92 5 0 77.17
Aiden Markram(c) c Kohli & b Bumrah 32 32 4 1 100
Jean-Paul Duminy c Rohit & b Hardik Pandya 1 5 0 0 20
AB de Villiers c Dhoni & b Hardik Pandya 6 7 0 0 85.71
David Miller b Chahal 36 51 2 1 70.59
Heinrich Klaasen(wk) st Dhoni & b Kuldeep Yadav 39 42 2 2 92.86
Andile Phehlukwayo b Kuldeep Yadav 0 3 0 0 0
Kagiso Rabada c Chahal & b Kuldeep Yadav 3 17 0 0 17.65
Morne Morkel lbw Chahal 1 3 0 0 33.33
Tabraiz Shamsi c Hardik Pandya & b Kuldeep Yadav 0 1 0 0 0
Lungisani Ngidi not out 4 1 1 0 400
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 6, w - 2, nb - 0)8
Total(201 all out in 42.2 overs)201 (4.75 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/52 (Aiden Markram, 9.4 ov.) 2/55 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 10.5 ov.) 3/65 (AB de Villiers, 12.5 ov.)
4/127 (David Miller, 26.4 ov.) 5/166 (Hashim Amla, 34.3 ov.) 6/168 (Andile Phehlukwayo, 35.3 ov.)
7/196 (Kagiso Rabada, 41.2 ov.) 8/197 (Heinrich Klaasen, 41.4 ov.) 9/197 (Tabraiz Shamsi, 41.5 ov.)
10/201 (Morne Morkel, 42.2 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 7 0 43 0 6.14  
Jasprit Bumrah 7 0 22 1 3.14  
Hardik Pandya 9 0 30 2 3.33 (1w)
Kuldeep Yadav 10 0 57 4 5.7  
Yuzvendra Chahal 9.2 0 43 2 4.61 (1w)
               

India Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Shikhar Dhawan c Phehlukwayo & b Rabada 34 23 8 0 147.83
Rohit Sharma c Klaasen & b Lungi Ngidi 115 126 11 4 91.27
Virat Kohli(c) runout (Duminy) 36 54 2 0 66.67
Ajinkya Rahane runout (Klaasen) 8 18 0 0 44.44
Shreyas Iyer c Klaasen & b Lungi Ngidi 30 37 2 0 81.08
Hardik Pandya c Klaasen & b Lungi Ngidi 0 1 0 0 0
MS Dhoni(wk) c Markram & b Lungi Ngidi 13 17 1 0 76.47
Bhuvneshwar Kumar not out 19 20 2 0 95
Kuldeep Yadav not out 2 4 0 0 50
Yuzvendra Chahal dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Jasprit Bumrah dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 1, lb - 9, w - 7, nb - 0)17
Total(274 for 7 in 50 overs)274 (5.48 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/48 (Shikhar Dhawan, 7.2 ov.) 2/153 (Virat Kohli, 25.3 ov.) 3/176 (Ajinkya Rahane, 31.5 ov.)
4/236 (Rohit Sharma, 42.2 ov.) 5/236 (Hardik Pandya, 42.3 ov.) 6/238 (Shreyas Iyer, 44.2 ov.)
7/265 (MS Dhoni, 48.2 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Morne Morkel 10 2 44 0 4.4 (1w)
Kagiso Rabada 9 0 58 1 6.44 (1w)
Lungisani Ngidi 9 1 51 4 5.67 (2w)
Andile Phehlukwayo 8 0 34 0 4.25 (1w)
Jean-Paul Duminy 4 0 29 0 7.25 (2w)
Tabraiz Shamsi 10 0 48 0 4.8  
               
All|Overs 1-50
4

to Amla, FOUR, lovely, full and wide of off, Amla presses across, plays with an open face and slices it behind square on the off-side, no chance for the fielder at third man

4

to Amla, FOUR, Amla has forced into drifting onto his pads, shuffles across to a length delivery, brings his wrists into play and flicks it to the left of square leg. A long chase for Chahal from mid-wicket, but it's the ball which wins the race

4

to Markram, FOUR, beautifully played, on a good length and well outside off, Markram leans into the drive, plays it on the up and beats the fielder at extra-cover, Kohli gave up the chase very early

D

to Markram, 1 run, chance and Shreyas has put down a dolly, straight in and straight out, came at a good height and his captain isn't too pleased. On a good length and just outside off, Markram got forward on the drive, couldn't keep it on the ground, went straight to extra-cover where Shreyas went reverse cup and shelled it

4

to Markram, FOUR, that should relieve some pressure off Markram, short of a good length and just outside off, he brings his bat down and dabs it behind square on the off-side, splits the gap behind square on the off-side. Bumrah thought Rahane could have done better, but if there was one man who could have stopped it, it was Bumrah himself

6

to Markram, SIX, cracking shot, Markram is gaining in confidence, how costly will that dropped chance prove to be? Length delivery on his pads, he nonchalantly shuffles across, picks up the length and flicks it over square leg, went all the way over the ropes for a maximum

4

to Markram, FOUR, every now and then - Markram gets away with ugly looking shots, on a good length and on the stumps, he swings across the line, gets a big inside edge and it races away through square leg for another boundary

4

to Markram, FOUR, no need to run for such stuff, short and wide of off, Markram prods across, drills it on the up and finds the gap past cover-point

W

to Markram, out Caught by Kohli!! This was coming, Markram was never at ease against both bowlers. On a good length and angling into the right-hander, Markram was looking to work it towards the on-side with a straight bat, it turned on impact and the leading edge popped straight up. A simple catch to Kohli at mid-off and the Indian captain swallows it. He isn't pleased at the moment, perhaps moaning over the lack of intensity from his bowlers and fielders, but India have got a break. Markram c Kohli b 32(32) [4s-4 6s-1]

W

Pandya to Duminy, out Caught by Rohit!! The blue-eyed (colored) boy strikes. Big wicket this as Duminy has been in a bit of form. Slants it with the angle and gets it to straighten a touch, just a smidgen and that was enough, Duminy was playing for the angle and went hard on the drive, the outside edge goes at a good height for Rohit, who is standing at a widish slip position. He manages to cling on using his body. India are pumped and needless to say that the skipper is leading the celebrations. Duminy c Rohit b Pandya 1(5)

W

Pandya to de Villiers, out Caught by Dhoni!! Twice in two games Pandya has had AB's number. "Pandya is God," quips my colleague Vineet. Loose shot from the de Villiers. Pandya won't mind it. Nothing but a good length ball outside off, went gun-barrel straight, no deviation or swing, de Villiers with no footwork drives away from the body, the outside edge is found and Dhoni does the rest behind the stumps. Huge moment in the game. Pandya was supposedly the weak link in this attack and he's provided two wickets. de Villiers c Dhoni b Pandya 6(7)

4

Pandya to Miller, FOUR, that should get him going. Long chase across his stumps to meet the length delivery, clipped powerfully backward of square leg and the ball raced across the turf. All bottom hand there from Miller

4

Yadav to Miller, FOUR, for a second might have thought he had deceived the batsman, but Miller did well to play the sweep. Too full and on the stumps, Miller kneels down and nails the sweep in front of square leg

OT

to Miller, no run, Kohli is surprised. He utters the word, "missing". He can't believe that the ball has turned so much. Pitched around off and was going past leg-stump. Nice loopy delivery and Miller is prodding forward to defend, beaten on the inside edge and struck in front of middle. HawkEye shows it to be spinning past leg

6

to Miller, SIX, the last knock has given Miller plenty of confidence, the dancing shoes comes out and Miller gets close to the flighted delivery, then goes straight back over the bowler's head and pings the sightscreen

D

to Amla, 2 runs, great effort by Iyer. Amla miscued the inside out loft and got away with it. Floated up on off, Amla is deceived by the turn and slices it towards deep extra cover, Iyer covered good ground from sweeper cover, dived forward and stopped it on the bounce

D

Pandya to Amla, 1 run, dropped! India have dropped a few in the last two games. And what's more it is India's best catcher that has spilt one - Rahane. Short and outside off, Amla hops and cracks the cut to backward point, Rahane was walking forward to save the single and was very close to the batsman, the ball went quickly and past his reverse cup. But at this level you gotta take them

4

to Amla, FOUR, boundary after ages. Much needed one for South Africa. Poor delivery from , drifts it down leg and Amla is low to paddle it fine, no chance for Bumrah to pull it back

W

to Miller, out Bowled!! Finger on the lips from . He certainly silences the crowd at PE. This had to happen. The screws were tightened and the pressure was building, Miller tried to hit his way through and lost his leg-stump in the process. saw him charge down and slowed it up considerably, Miller is nowhere close to the pitch of the ball and he still goes through with the loft to long-on, beaten on the inside edge and the ball does enough to hit the stumps. Miller b 36(51) [4s-2 6s-1]

OT

to Amla, 2 runs, fifty for Amla. His first in the series and one after 13 innings against India. Just a gentle wave of the bat. He holds the key for South Africa. If he can bat through with others batting around him, then the hosts should be home. Chips the flighted delivery over and bisects long-on and long-off, hauled in just before the rope

4

to Klaasen, FOUR, feeds the darter. Klaasen shows him a glimpse of Jo'burg. Stride, to the pitch and a nail of a sweep. In front of square. The fielder wasn't a million miles away, but he doesn't bother moving

4

to Amla, FOUR, rescues the over. Makes up for eating up dots, and with a dash of elegance. A wide overcook for a change, Amla lays in with a drive, waiting on it to cream. A wide extra cover diving all over it helps matters too

4

to Amla, FOUR, wow. The width is miniscule. The line warrants a defence. But Amla is just as quick to rock across his stumps in smearing it off the back foot. Sweeper stays a spectator

W

to Amla, out Amla Run Out!! Oh trouble. The run-out epidemic refuses to leave the South Africans alone either. If it was mindless in the Indian innings, this is sheer fielding brilliance. So here's how it started - Amla tries stealing one off Pandya's arm..we wonder why. And India have been gifted an opening. It started with a tame push to mid-off, Pandya, right at the edge, runs, swoops, collects and breaks down the non-striker's. Amla's stretch gets him only as far as the crease. And that belongs to..guess whom? Amla run out (Hardik Pandya) 71(92) [4s-5]

W

Yadav to Phehlukwayo, out Bowled!! Right through. Oh dear. That 23 off 5 seems more and more of an aberration. Obviously the wrong 'un, duh, dipping right in that zone around off to draw Phehlukwayo on a massive stride. Makes it look worse with the massive gap between bat and pad. Zips through, onto the top of middle. Phehlukwayo b Yadav 0(3)

6

Yadav to Klaasen, SIX, step, dance, away and the full bat swing. Gets right to the pitch of it, keeps his shape and the arms take over. Depositing it into the orbit..and when it lands it does into long-off

4

Yadav to Klaasen, FOUR, damn short. Klaasen amplifies it with a rock back, throwing everything into an ungainly agricultural pull. Chahal meanwhile at deep square leg runs, and when the time comes to dive ends up overdoing it

6

Yadav to Klaasen, SIX, the horrors in the length continue. And Klaasen finds a new spot in the ground to tonk this one to. Chooses the straight sightscreen. With a version of the hoick

W

Yadav to Rabada, out Caught by Chahal!! It was coming. It really was. With the run-rate touching nine, Rabada's strike rate of under-20 was hardly inspiring. He decides to break shackles with a slog, picks out the wrong ball, can't keep it down and picks out the fielder at short mid-wicket. Now then, equals the highest wickets by a spinner in South Africa. Muralitharan welcomes him to the club. Rabada meanwhile has a mouthful from Kohli as he departs. So he has some company on his date with the match referee tonight. Rabada c Chahal b Yadav 3(17)

W

Yadav to Klaasen, out Stumped!! Dhoni makes a mess of the stumps. And India celebrate the mess. Can't blame Klaasen though. He decides to go for it and his way is to smoke it out of the park. Without bothering to read the turn. Done in with the flight itself, and the wrong 'un sneaks past the outside edge. Dhoni's gloves are a death rattle..for a reason. Klaasen st Dhoni b Yadav 39(42) [4s-2 6s-2]

W

Yadav to Shamsi, out Caught by Hardik Pandya!! So the Proteas are in some hurry to end the misery. can't complain - he now has his third in the span of four balls. He is in an exclusive club now, past Murali, to firmly sit on top of the wicket charts for a spinner in a series in South Africa. Shamsi was kind as well. He charged, he hoicked, he toe-ended. Pandya sprinted from long-off, Dhawan from long-on, neither called. And Pandya's height is enough to pluck it out. Shamsi c Hardik Pandya b Yadav 0(1)

4

Yadav to Lungi Ngidi, FOUR, ruins the probable hat-trick. All the flight on it outside off and is smoked wide of mid-off

D

to Morne Morkel, no run, put down. Morkel tries his aggression on a slap down the ground, was in his zone to be fair. Carries to , quickly, like the warning Dhoni had given him. And goes down

W

to Morne Morkel, out Lbw!! History. 25 years in the brewery, and it is going to hit the Indians real hard. Quite typically a tail-ender's dismissal to cap it for the Indians. Morkel is drawn out with the dip, which is quick and sudden and beats him on the inside edge as he defends his way to his doom down the wrong line. It's crashing into off. But why not review..Morkel instead stands, shadow corrects his shot making the Indians wonder whether he sent it upstairs. Nope, he hasn't. He's happy to concede.. Morne Morkel lbw b 1(3)

4

to Dhawan, FOUR, good length ball and just a hint of width outside off and Dhawan pounces on it, lacing the expansive drive between extra cover and mid-off for four. That has blazed away to the fence

4

to Dhawan, FOUR, cracking shot! Short delivery into the body, Dhawan's apparent weakness, and he does well to get on the back foot from the side-on stance to hook it away to the backward square leg fence for four

4

to Dhawan, FOUR, short ball just a tad outside off, Dhawan tries to cut it but not too hard, and he gets a top-edge just over Markram at second slip and away she goes into the fence for a fortuitous boundary

4

Morkel to Rohit, FOUR, vintage Hitman! Dropped just a fraction short with width outside off, Rohit throws his arms at it and flays it through deep backward point for four

4

to Dhawan, FOUR, fuller length delivery outside off, Dhawan goes for the drive and just past the out-stretched arm of to long-off for a flat boundary

6

to Rohit, SIX, back of a length ball on off-stump, at 143kmph, Rohit shimmies down and whacks that over long-on and into another area code!

4

Morkel to Dhawan, FOUR, back of a length ball on middle, Dhawan waits for it to come on and check-drive it to the wide long-off fence past the left of mid-off for four. Elegance personified

4

Morkel to Dhawan, FOUR, the go-to short ball against Dhawan, Dhawan is late on the hook and gets some glove on it just over a leaping keeper to fine leg for four

4

Morkel to Dhawan, FOUR, just a fraction short but very wide outside off, Dhawan's eyes lit up and threw his arms at that to one carve it aerially through backward point for four

4

to Dhawan, FOUR, short one at 143kmph, rising into the throat of Dhawan, Dhawan hops and gets it off the splice aerially towards the vacant gully region for four. Third man was inside the ring

W

to Dhawan, out Caught by Phehlukwayo!! Short ball again, into the body, and Dhawan flat-bats that hook into the cups of Phehlukwayo at deep backward square leg. shouts "Bye" to Dhawan, and that could land him up in the referee's office, who could reprimand him for improper conduct. He has the last laugh here though... Dhawan c Phehlukwayo b 34(23) [4s-8]

4

to Kohli, leg byes, FOUR, good length delivery on the pads, scrambled seam delivery and seaming in further, Kohli tries to get a tickle on it and gets it off the pad a little too fine past the diving keeper for four

4

Morkel to Rohit, FOUR, a fraction short just outside off, Rohit carves that handsomely in front of square on the off-side for four

6

Ngidi to Rohit, SIX, short one, and not too quick either, Rohit comes across and swivels the lofted pull through to the deep square leg fence for six. Gorgeous shot. So easy on the eye

4

to Kohli, FOUR, good length ball outside off, Kohli comes across and forward to convert that into a half-volley and whip-drives it to the extra cover fence for four. Bulleted away to the fence

4

Ngidi to Rohit, FOUR, short ball into the body again, Rohit lays into that pull and nails it to the backward square leg fence for four. Even the camera lost it for a moment, that's how fast it went off the bat

4

Ngidi to Rohit, FOUR, that's the fifty partnership! Just a fraction short and wide outside off, Rohit slaps it to the deep backward point fence for four. Looks so elegant when he plays that shot, does Rohit

4

to Rohit, FOUR, dropped just a tad short outside off, worked away to third man with a surgically-placed late-cut for four

4

to Rohit, FOUR, short again, and Rohit gets back to carve it away to deep point for four. Easy

OT

to Rohit, 1 run, 35th ODI fifty, and 3rd against SA. First in the series. Full delivery outside off, driven to sweeper cover for a single

4

to Rohit, FOUR, now this is the exact antonym of the previous delivery. Guess it was Phehlukwayo at square leg, who made an absolute meal while diving to his left. He slides on anticipating Rohit's flick, but couldn't get it all covered. Through

6

to Rohit, SIX, that was so slow, so short...Rohit could have gone back to Bombay, had a cuppa, come back to PE and he still would have had the time to pick his spot. Half-tracker, just sits up, Rohit dismisses it into the crowds

4

to Rohit, FOUR, on one knee and boom! Picks the offie and brooms the full ball with an air of authority over backward square. Don't run...just don't need to

6

to Rohit, SIX, 100-partnership. What a way to bring it. With a Ro-Hit maximum. Absolutely barbecued that over mid-wicket. Picks the length early, gets as low as he can and then his instincts take over

4

Morkel to Kohli, FOUR, the most economical of the bowlers so far has been greeted with a boundary first ball. Kohli just watches and that is all he did. Uses his gracious hands to guide one with delicacy fine of third man

W

Morkel to Rohit, out Kohli Run Out!! Another Rohit-Kohli run out. Kohli has to go this time, and the Indian skipper - as expected - is fuming. Another Rohit double on the cards? And so, this is how it happened: Rohit tapped the ball in front of point, was a bit circumsepct to take off and Kohli did a Kohli there. Ran like a cheetah...only to spot a yes-no Rohit stranded closer to the batsman's crease. Meanwhile, Duminy picks up and clatters the stumps with an underarm throw. No way Kohli could get there. Kohli run out (Duminy) 36(54) [4s-2]

4

Morkel to Rohit, FOUR, that's what Rohit Sharma can do. He can hit fours motionless. The only one that moved on the field was Shamsi at third man, who's desperate dive went in vain. Had to for the timing on that shot was impeccable. Rohit just stood and ramped it with an open bat face

W

to Rahane, out Rahane Run Out!! Panic. Panic. And gone. The dressing room wears a despondent look. Rahane punched this to mid-on and he took off instantly, Rohit never moved and in fact he kept waving at Rahane midway into the pitch, too late. Morkel runs forward, picks up and rifles the throw to the keeper to finish formalities. Rahane run out (Morne Morkel/Klaasen) 8(18)

4

to Shreyas Iyer, leg byes, FOUR, a freebie, but the newbie can't make contact, off the pads and into the fine leg fence

OT

to Rohit, no run, it was short and speared in at a decent pace, Rohit went for the pick-up pull, but the lackadaisical nature of the pitch didn't allow the ball to bounce as much as it should have. (we are talking about South African tracks mind you) Grazes Rohit's thigh pad and settles in the keeper's mitts. South Africa thought they had him and went for a review. No dice. Technology, the xavier... Time for drinks

4

to Rohit, FOUR, gets it right this time, allows the ball to do its bit and offers dead hands, the softer edge, but Rohit won't mind. Gets a boundary through third man

D

to Rohit, 1 run, dropped by Shamsi. The Indian dressing room had a 'wait-what!' moment there. Rohit ramped this short ball and it seemed to be heading over the boundary ropes...until Shamsi slid rapidly to his left and grassed an absolute sitter. Just around the circumference

4

to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR, drifting down and all Iyer needed to do was to lay bat on ball. A nonchalant whip and way she goes behind square

OT

to Rohit, 2 runs, 17th ODI hundred, second against South Africa. Hit-man back in form? Hasn't been convincing, but he's found his way to score runs. Some gracious shots, some edges, a drop chance but all that matters in the end is a ton and that of Rohit Sharma. Flicks it off his pads and unleashes....relieved faces in the Indian camp

4

to Rohit, FOUR, gallops down the pitch and slams the lofted drive wide of long-off, one bounce and over the ropes

4

Ngidi to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR, cracking shot, width on offer from Ngidi and Shreyas threw his bat at that, got on top of the bounce and clattered it square past point, the man in the deep has no chance

W

Ngidi to Rohit, out Caught by Klaasen!! Edged and caught! Rohit falls at exactly the wrong time for India. This was short and just outside off, no room for Rohit to play the cut, he was done in by the extra bounce as well, gets a thick top-edge and Klaasen accepts the catch with glee. A tough day in the office for Ngidi, but he's got a big wicket for his team. Will this be the difference between 300 and 320 for India? Rohit c Klaasen b Ngidi 115(126) [4s-11 6s-4]

W

Ngidi to Hardik Pandya, out Caught by Klaasen!! First-ball duck for Hardik and Ngidi has struck a double blow. This was full and held its line just outside off, stayed a bit low as well. Hardik was aiming an extravagant drive, gets a bottom edge and it just about travels to the keeper, Klaasen doesn't make any mistake, all of a sudden - India are beginning to unravel in PE. Hardik Pandya c Klaasen b Ngidi 0(1)

W

Ngidi to Shreyas Iyer, out Caught by Klaasen!! Edged and caught! India are falling away in PE and Shastri doesn't like this one bit. Short and wide of off, Shreyas's feet went nowhere as he wafted at the ball, gets a thick edge and it's a third dismissal for the Klaasen - Ngidi combo. All of a sudden, India slip from 236/3 to 238/6. Shreyas Iyer c Klaasen b Ngidi 30(37) [4s-2]

4

Ngidi to Bhuvneshwar, FOUR, edged and four, handy runs for India, they will not bother with the way it came, on a length and on the stumps, Bhuvneshwar was backing away as he pushed at that, gets a thick edge to the right of Klaasen - who was following the angle and is left wrong-footed

4

to Bhuvneshwar, FOUR, smashed, that's a good end to the over for India. For once, got his line and length wrong, this was a juicy length ball with both mid-on and mid-off in the ring, Bhuvneshwar backs away and clubs it past the fielder at mid-on

4

Ngidi to Dhoni, FOUR, edged and four, length delivery outside off, Dhoni backed away and had a mighty slog, gets a thick edge past the keeper and into the fence

W

Ngidi to Dhoni, out Caught by Markram!! Ngidi has four and India's wheels are slipping away. This was a superb slower ball, no pace for Dhoni to work with, he backed away on another slog, went high off the bat and lobbed to the left of mid-off. The ball was dying onto him, but Markram ran a fair distance, put in the forward dive, got both hands underneath and plucks out a blinder. Dhoni c Markram b Ngidi 13(17) [4s-1]