1st ODI, Green Park, Kanpur, 11 October 2015

India vs South Africa

India 2nd Inn:298/7 (50)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar* 1 (1);Amit Mishra 0 (0);
Dale Steyn* 10-0-54-1; Kagiso Rabada 10-0-58-2;

Last bat: Stuart Binny

Result: South Africa won by 5 runs.

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India Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Rohit Sharma c & b Tahir 150 133 13 6 112.78
Shikhar Dhawan lbw M Morkel 23 28 5 0 82.14
Ajinkya Rahane c D Miller & b F Behardien 60 82 5 0 73.17
Virat Kohli c M Morkel & b Steyn 11 18 0 0 61.11
MS Dhoni(c) & (wk) c & b K Rabada 31 30 1 0 103.33
Suresh Raina c Duminy & b Tahir 3 3 0 0 100
Stuart Binny c Amla & b K Rabada 2 5 0 0 40
Bhuvneshwar Kumar not out 1 1 0 0 100
Amit Mishra not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Ravichandran Ashwin dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Umesh Yadav dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 4, w - 13, nb - 0)17
Total(298 for 7 in 50 overs)298 (5.96 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/42 (Shikhar Dhawan, 7.3 ov.) 2/191 (Ajinkya Rahane, 33.4 ov.) 3/214 (Virat Kohli, 39.6 ov.)
4/269 (Rohit Sharma, 46.1 ov.) 5/273 (Suresh Raina, 46.5 ov.) 6/297 (MS Dhoni, 49.4 ov.)
7/297 (Stuart Binny, 49.5 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Dale Steyn 10 0 54 1 5.4 (1w)
Kagiso Rabada 10 0 58 2 5.8 (4w)
Farhaan Behardien 6 0 38 1 6.33 (1w)
Morne Morkel 10 0 51 1 5.1 (2w)
Jean-Paul Duminy 4 0 36 0 9 (5w)
Imran Tahir 10 0 57 2 5.7  
               

South Africa Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Quinton de Kock(wk) c Raina & b Ashwin 29 33 5 0 87.88
Hashim Amla b A Mishra 37 59 3 0 62.71
Faf du Plessis lbw Umesh 62 77 5 1 80.52
AB de Villiers(c) not out 104 73 5 6 142.47
David Miller st Dhoni & b A Mishra 13 22 0 0 59.09
Jean-Paul Duminy c Dhoni & b Umesh 15 17 0 1 88.24
Farhaan Behardien not out 35 19 5 1 184.21
Dale Steyn dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Kagiso Rabada dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Morne Morkel dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Imran Tahir dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 3, w - 5, nb - 0)8
Total(303 for 5 in 50 overs)303 (6.06 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/45 (Quinton de Kock, 8.4 ov.) 2/104 (Hashim Amla, 23.2 ov.) 3/152 (Faf du Plessis, 33.1 ov.)
4/197 (David Miller, 40.3 ov.) 5/238 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 45.1 ov.)  
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10 0 67 0 6.7  
Umesh Yadav 10 0 71 2 7.1 (1w)
Ravichandran Ashwin 4.4 0 14 1 3  
Amit Mishra 10 0 47 2 4.7 (1w)
Stuart Binny 8 0 63 0 7.88 (2w)
Suresh Raina 7 0 37 0 5.29 (1w)
Virat Kohli 0.2 0 1 0 3.03  
               
All|Overs 1-50
4

to Dhawan, FOUR, cracking shot, that should ease some nerves, short of a good length and a hint of width outside off, Dhawan waits on it and cracks it square past cover-point, no need to run for those

4

to Dhawan, FOUR, that could have been close! This was banged in short and on the stumps, Dhawan swivels across and pulls it over square leg, gets enough to beat the leaping Behardien at square leg and races away to the fence

4

to Rohit, FOUR, lovely shot, back of a length and well outside off, Rohit has the width to play the square cut, gets on top of the bounce and crunches it past cover-point, gets going with a boundary

4

to Dhawan, FOUR, edged and four, doesn't have a slip in place, goes full and wide outside off, lures Dhawan into the drive, he obliges and goes hard at the ball, gets a thick edge that flies through to the third man fence

4

to Dhawan, FOUR, second boundary of the over, too short from , the angle makes the shot easier as well, Dhawan swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it behind square on the on-side, beats the man getting across to his right at fine leg

4

to Dhawan, FOUR, nicely played, he controlled the pull better now, this was short and angling into the left-hander, Dhawan waits on it, rolls his wrists and puts it away past square leg, ends the over with a boundary

4

to Rohit, FOUR, gentle start from , full and wide outside off, Rohit leans into the drive and caresses it past cover-point for a boundary

4

to Rohit, FOUR, nicely done by Rohit, width on offer from , third man was inside the ring, he waits on the ball, opens the face of the bat and runs it past the fielder for another boundary

W

orkel to Dhawan, out Lbw!! orkel strikes in his first over! But was the ball slipping down the leg-side? South Africa will not care one bit, this was full and cae back with the angle, Dhawan was looking to work it towards the on-side, his feet never oved, the ball crashes onto the front pad, the ipact was in front of iddle and leg. Was it going to hit the stups? Upire Kulkarni takes a while before raising the dreaded finger, India have lost Dhawan after a proising start. Dhawan lbw b orkel 23(28) [4s-5]

4

to Rahane, FOUR, cracking shot, a long half-volley outside off from , Rahane drives it on the up, the timing is supreme and the ball races past extra cover for a boundary

4

orkel to Rohit, FOUR, full and wide fro orkel, Rohit was looking to drive it through cover, ends up slicing it with an open face and behind square on the off-side. Tahir gets across fro third an, puts in the dive and allows the ball to go through

4

orkel to Rohit, FOUR, cracking shot, full and wide fro orkel, Rohit leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past extra cover, sublie tiing on it and the ball races away to the fence in a hurry

4

to Rohit, FOUR, easy pickings for Rohit, short and angling onto Rohit's pads, he gets inside the line and flicks it very fine, beats long leg to the fence

6

to Rohit, SIX, that should release some pressure! Rohit comes down the track, doesn't quite get to the pitch of the ball, but it helped him free his arms, plays with the spin and goes high and over long-on for a maximum

4

to Rohit, FOUR, cracking shot, trifle short and just outside off, Rohit stays on the back foot and slaps it in front of square on the off-side, even AB can't chase that down from extra cover and there was no one sweeping

4

orkel to Rohit, FOUR, fifty for Rohit. He reaches the landark with a top shot. Short and width on offer, he goes back and cuts it over backward point, hit it in the air intentionally and cleared the fielder with ease. Raises his bat and acknowledges the applause fro the crowd

4

orkel to Rohit, FOUR, lovely, just aazing how this an can ake batting look easy. Nothing uch wrong with the delivery, good length on off and iddle, Rohit wrists it wide of id-on, the tiing was so sweet that it raced away to the fence

4

to Rahane, FOUR, Rahane steps out of the crease, takes it on the full and lofts it inside out over extra cover. The long-off fielder had no chance. He is very good with that shot

4

to Rahane, FOUR, that's a poor delivery and it ruins the over. Rank long hop from , sat up nicely for Rahane, who pulled it wide of long-on and made sure he beat the fielder

4

to Rahane, FOUR, the duo have stayed course on the trail. What a way to bring up the hundred-run stand from the stylish Mumbaikar. Actually, both are stylish. Okay, the stylish diminutive Mumbaikar. Fuller length delivery just outside off, Rahane waits and opens the face of the bat at the last moment to run it fine beating short third man

6

to Rohit, SIX, you can see now why was refusing to toss it up. This one he does give a bit more air, Rohit goes down on one knee and hammers the sweep over deep square leg

OT

to Rahane, 1 run, 11th ODI fifty for Rahane! He points his bat at the dressing room as if to make a point. Coming to the ball, it was fullish on the stumps, Rahane wrists it wide of mid-wicket

4

to Rohit, FOUR, the googly and Rohit picks it, was very full which made the job easier. Creams the inside-out drive over extra

6

to Rohit, SIX, this is even better. Clears the ropes. The world seems such a better place with Rohit in full flow. Way to go, Sir! This was the conventional leg-break, very full again. He clears his front leg and uses more of the bottom hand for leverage

4

to Rahane, FOUR, this pair is running South Africa ragged! Runs are haemorrhaging now. Wickets are the order of the day. Fuller length delivery around the fourth stump line, Rahane crunches the drive through extra-cover. The sweeper cover gives chase and puts in a futile dive

W

to Rahane, out Caught by D Miller!! South Africa finally get the breakthrough. Didn't they need it badly? Finding the fielders on the last two balls made Rahane twitchy. He goes leg-side trying to launch the inside out drive over extra-cover, smartly follows him with a length delivery cramping him for room just enough so that he couldn't get the desired elevation. Ends up chipping it straight to Miller at extra-cover who accepts it with a reverse-cup. Rahane c D Miller b 60(82) [4s-5]

4

to Rohit, FOUR, in the airrrrr and just over the man at mid-wicket, it's a hundred for Rohit Gurunath Sharma, his 8th in ODIs. What a knock this has been under pressure. Fullish and on the stumps, Rohit flicks it over the infield, the man at long-on runs and dives to his right, but fails to stop the ball. Rohit takes the helmet off, raises his arms in joy, shows the bat to the dressing room and the crowd to acknowledge the applause

W

to Kohli, out Caught by M Morkel!! Did that carry to the fielder? Kohli is walking after Morne gave him the thumbs up, he doesn't need a replay. The crowd goes silent. Now Kohli waits near the boundary for the confirmation and the third umpire is happy that it was a clean catch. himself couldn't believe that he's got a wicket with this ball. It was full and way down the leg-side, followed Kohli a bit as he made room, the batsman flicked, with fine leg inside the ring, he could have placed it anywhere and picked up four, instead he picks him out and the Giraffe takes a very good low catch diving forward. Morne's long reach helped him there as he grabbed it inches from the ground. Is this the opening the Proteas needed to tighten the screws? Kohli c M Morkel b 11(18)

6

to Rohit, SIX, excellent shot, not easy to hit against the spin, but Rohit is very confident of his game and has nailed that to perfection. This hit will lift the mood in the dressing room. Flighted delivery just outside off stump, Rohit gets down on one knee and slog-sweeps it hard over deep mid-wicket

4

to Rohit, FOUR, bad ball, don't look at your captain, ! With fine leg inside the ring, you can't bowl short and on the leg stump, Rohit gets inside the line and pulls it very fine, the ball almost clears the long leg boundary

4

to Rohit, FOUR, shortish and on the leg stump, Rohit goes on the back foot and pulls it over backward square leg, the ball almost goes all the way

6

orkel to Rohit, SIX, in the airrrrr, fielder tries to get there but it's gone all the way. Length delivery on the off stup, Rohit oves across and plays a lovely looking flick shot, the tiing was so good that it went for six. Rabada tried to run to his right fro deep id-wicket and get to the ball, he initially isjudged it as he ran forward, then went back and dived full length but it escaped. Kohli is relieved to see the ball go past the fielder. In fact, had he been on the edge of the rope, he could have taken the catch

6

to Rohit, SIX, wooowwww! Just wow! What a shot sir and that too against a top bowler. Shortish and on the leg stump, Rohit gets inside the line and plays the pick up shot, there was a man at deep backward square leg but he was a mere spectator

OT

to Rohit, 1 run, Rohit is late to take off, but he completes the run and this is the third time that Rohit Sharma has reached 150 in ODIs. Length delivery outside off stump, Rohit punches it towards cover, for some reason Rohit hesitated but he had enough time to take off again and get to the other end. He raises his bat to the crowd, Dhoni pats him on the back. It has been an exceptional knock

W

to Rohit, out Caught&Bowled!! Oh dear! What a soft dismissal. Rohit Sharma can't believe what he's done. He throws his head back in disappointment, meanwhile, takes off on a celebratory run. Mind you, South Africa are still in it. Flighted delivery outside off stump, Rohit advances but doesn't get to the pitch of the ball, he was only looking to drive it along the ground to long-off for a run, but checked his shot and hit it straight back to the bowler. Rohit gets a standing ovation and a few South African players congratulate him for his wonderful knock as he walks back. Rohit c and b 150(133) [4s-13 6s-6]

W

to Raina, out Caught by Duminy!! This is such an inspirational over from the leggie! Two wickets and just 4 runs off it, with one more ball to go. Clever bowling from . He knows that Raina loves to go over mid-wicket, bowls a googly and bowls it wide of off stump, Raina had to fetch the slog-sweep and he only managed to slice it high in the air, long-on settled under it and took it cleanly. Raina c Duminy b 3(3)

4

to Dhoni, FOUR, what? An innovative little shot from Dhoni? This is a rare sight folks! Full and on the off stump, Dhoni moves right across the stumps and just helps it fine with a paddle and beats the man at short fine leg. Maybe because of the fact that he's tired, he wants to make use of the pace on the ball from the bowler and not go down the ground as he would have had to generate a lot of power

W

to Dhoni, out Caught&Bowled!! This is in the airrrrr and calls for it and takes it. All of a sudden, South Africa gain the upper hand. Short of a length delivery on the stumps, Dhoni swings really hard at it and targets mid-wicket, the ball hits the outside half of the bat and goes high up in the air, the bowler moves to his right and accepts the offer. Dhoni c and b 31(30) [4s-1]

W

to Binny, out Caught by Amla!! Two in two for and he's on a hat-trick. What an over under pressure from the young man. Short of a length delivery on the leg stump, Binny backs away and goes for the pull, the ball hits the splice of the bat and goes up, square leg runs forward and takes the catch. lifts Amla in joy. Binny c Amla b 2(5)

4

Yadav to de Kock, FOR, that's easy pickings for de Kock, gentle half-volley from mesh, fll and on the middle stmp line, whipped away in front of sqare on the on-side, no need to rn for those

4

to de Kock, FOUR, lovely shot, fraction fuller and just outside off, de Kock shuffles across and tucks it in front of square, beats mid-wicket and races away to the fence for a boundary

4

to de Kock, FOUR, loses his line, drops this one short and wide outside off, de Kock gets on top of the bounce and cuts it square on the off-side for another boundary

4

Yadav to Amla, FOR, cracking shot, no need to rn for those, width on offer from mesh, Amla stands tall and pnches it sqare on the off-side, bisects the two fielders at backward point and cover-point to perfection

4

to Amla, FOUR, that ruins the over for , short and wide outside off, Amla slaps it away to the left of backward point, no chance for the fielder getting across from third man either

4

Yadav to de Kock, FOR, too short from mesh, not the line to be bowling on this pitch, de Kock stays back, ses mesh's pace and jabs it past mid-wicket, the timing is sweet and the ball races away to the fence

4

Yadav to de Kock, FOR, another poor ball to end the over, short and jst otside off, de Kock swivels across and plls it in front of sqare on the on-side, beats mid-wicket and races away to the fence

W

to de Kock, out Caught by Raina!! That's a lovely off-break from ! He tossed this one around middle, the ball drifts and spins away from the left-hander. de Kock lunged forward on the defensive push, doesn't get to the pitch of the ball, takes the outside edge and it's smartly held by Raina - moving across to his right at slip. The dangerous de Kock departs and India have struck early with spin. de Kock c Raina b 29(33) [4s-5]

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, lovely shot, du Plessis picked the length early, went down low, rolls his wrists and sweeps it over square leg, a couple of bounces and over the ropes for a boundary

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, cracking shot, good use of the feet from du Plessis, makes room and drills it past the diving mid-off fielder for a boundary

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, edged and four, on a good length and a hint of shape away from off, du Plessis was pushing at that, gets a thick edge that races away past the lone slip, third man is pretty wide and can't get to it either, 12 runs from the over

4

to Amla, FOUR, poor ball from , drops one short and well outside off, Amla makes room and cuts it square behind point for another boundary

W

to Amla, out Bowled!! Something had to give and it is a wicket. The crowd erupt as they know the importance of the wicket. The partnership has been broken. The flipper from Mishy, pitches on middle and goes on, Amla is rooted to the crease as he tries to work it to the on-side, misses and the ball deflects off the back pad, crashes into middle stump. Amla never looked settled today, but still managed to stick it out for so long. Amla b 37(59) [4s-3]

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, same shot as the previous ball, but this time Faf managed to pierce the gap. Quicker and around off, du Plessis stays leg-side of the ball and cracks it square of the wicket on the off-side, bisecting point and cover to perfection

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, was that a drop? Dhoni and Raina keep looking at each other. is not a happy man. Flighted around off, du Plessis is not fully forward as he looks to defend, the outside edge hits Dhoni's thigh and goes to the left of Raina at slip, who did not have the time to react. It was a tough chance

6

to du Plessis, SIX, fifty for Faf. Gets there in style. It was slightly short, du Plessis uses the depth of the crease and pulls it over cow corner, got enough bat to clear the fence

W

Yadav to d Plessis, ot Lbw!! Reverse swinging delivery bang on target first p. Not a bad weapon to possess, is it? d Plessis was certainly not expecting this. It was on a length and tailing back rapidly, d Plessis is caght on the crease as he tries to defend for a normal straight ball. Tries to adjst his hands, bt the ball catches him on the pad before going on to hit the willow. mpire Dar's finger went p in a jiffy. Wold have crashed into middle at a reasonable height. d Plessis lbw b Yadav 62(77) [4s-5 6s-1]

6

to de Villiers, SIX, there goes de Villiers! He's had enough of nudging and pushing. Down the track he comes, the ball was in his swinging arc, and he lets in a clean swipe with the turn, forearms pumping. Ensured that he did not get too close to the pitch to get the desired elevation and sends it sailing over cow corner

6

to de Villiers, SIX, ladies and gentlemen, let me inform you that this man is now hitting his straps. Don't miss this stuff for anything. Short and at 's pace, it's good night. Pulled away fiercely over mid-wicket

W

to D Miller, out Stumped!! "Yeaahhhhhh," is the shout from Suresh Raina, who was moved to leg slip for Miller. This is a good bowling change from Dhoni and he gets the big wicket of David Miller. The left-hander was down the track to muscle this out of the ground, but got too close to the pitch of the ball and it spun back in sharply as well to beat the inside edge of the bat, Dhoni watched it nicely into the hands despite being blinded for a while by the batsman and broke the stumps. D Miller st Dhoni b 13(22)

OT

to de Villiers, 2 runs, slower ball, hit in the air but no one at mid-off, doesn't carry to long-off either. That brings up the 48th ODI fifty for de Villiers and he gets a good round of applause from the crowd, who were chanting "AB, AB, AB," when he walked out to bat. He raises the bat to acknowledge the cheer. It was a full ball that was driven to the left of long-off

4

to de Villiers, FOUR, neatly done by the master. just strays down the leg-side, de Villiers allows the length ball to come and tickles it fine and sends it to the fine leg

6

to Duminy, SIX, aaaha! Top shot sir! Length delivery right in the slot, with not being express, Duminy walks towards the bowler and then plays a slog across the line, the ball flies off the middle of the bat and goes all the way over deep mid-wicket

4

to de Villiers, FOUR, front leg out of the way and baaangg, not quite from the middle of the bat but the timing is still good enough to beat the man at deep mid-wicket. Once again gentle pace, de Villiers slogs and sends it for four

6

to de Villiers, SIX, this is high in the airrrrrr, again not from the middle of the bat, long-on is interested for a while and moves back but it just clears the boundary. Full and in the slot and de Villiers is not someone who will miss out on these freebies

4

to de Villiers, FOUR, smashed! What an over for South Africa, 21 off it, just what they wanted at this stage. A really poor ball from , can't bowl length at this stage, he tried to drag the length back on seeing de Villiers give the charge but it was not short enough to keep the batsman calm and de Villiers muscles the drive over extra-cover

W

Yadav to Dminy, ot Caght by Dhoni!! Appeal for caght behind, Dhoni throws the ball p in the air after taking the catch and mpire Aleem Dar raises the finger. Once again mesh Yadav takes a wicket off the first ball of his new spell. This thogh is a lcky wicket as it cold so easily have been a wide. This length ball was way otside off stmp, Dminy chased it looking to ct and got a faint nick. A key wicket for India and Dminy has been dismissed for the first time on the tor. Dminy c Dhoni b Yadav 15(17) [6s-1]

4

to Behardien, FOUR, edgedddd and that's too fine for both Dhoni and third man. Short and outside off stump, Behardien hops and tries to upper-cut, the ball goes off the outside edge and goes for four

4

Yadav to Behardien, FOR, driven nicely and it's in the gap as well. Fll and otside off stmp, Behardien drives it wide of mid-off and begins the over in style

4

Yadav to Behardien, FOR, gee! He was strggling to time the ball early on, bt looks like he's got a measre of the pitch now. Fll and wide otside off stmp, Behardien goes for the drive, doesn't hit it hard and hits it to the right of the man at sweeper cover

4

Yadav to de Villiers, FOR, Yadav misses the yorker and bowls a fll toss, de Villiers accepts the gift and crashes it wide of mid-wicket, long-on had no chance as well

6

to de Villiers, SIX, "How he generates the power from that position, I don't know?" says Graeme Smith on air. What a shot. fails to nail the yorker, bowls a low full toss, de Villiers, who was backing away, somehow manages to get under it and muscles it back over the bowler's head

6

to de Villiers, SIX, it's 13 runs off the first three balls of the over, great start for the Proteas. Full and in the slot, de Villiers goes for the loft, but doesn't time this that well, just manages to clear Raina at long-on

4

to de Villiers, FOUR, full toss outside off stump, de Villiers slices this one hand over backward point, Jinks runs to his left from sweeper cover and gets to the ball, he flicks the ball but it rolls back and touches the rope. 19 runs off the over

4

Yadav to Behardien, FOR, thank yo very mch, says Behardien and helps himself to another bondary. Jicy fll ball, Behardien clears his front leg and lofts the drive back over the bowler's head for for

4

Yadav to Behardien, FOR, this is a great finish from Soth Africa. Yadav misses the yorker and bowls a low fll toss, Behardien drives and doesn't try to hit it too hard either, the timing was so good and it raced away for for

6

Yadav to Behardien, SIX, slower delivery, picked early, Behardien delays the lofted drive, times it very well and even a jmp from Dhawan wasn't good enogh as it cleared the long-off bondary

6

Yadav to de Villiers, SIX, in the airrrrr and that's jst over the bar again. 21st ODI hndred for AB de Villiers. What applase from the crowd, a standing ovation. This is great to see especially after what happened at Cttack. ABdV is getting a reception an Indian player wold get. Short of a length delivery on the stmps, de Villiers flat bats the pll and clears the man at long-on. Excellent innings from the Soth African captain and he's led from the front. He takes the helmet off, raises his bat and acknowledges the applase

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