5th ODI, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, 25 October 2015

India vs South Africa

India 2nd Inn:224/10 (36)

Mohit Sharma* 0 (4);
Imran Tahir* 7-1-50-2; Kagiso Rabada 7-0-41-4;

Last bat: Amit Mishra

Result: South Africa won by 214 runs.

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India Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Rohit Sharma c Tahir & b Kyle Abbott 16 20 3 0 80
Shikhar Dhawan c Amla & b K Rabada 60 59 8 0 101.69
Virat Kohli c de Kock & b K Rabada 7 6 0 1 116.67
Ajinkya Rahane c F Behardien & b Steyn 87 58 9 3 150
Suresh Raina b K Rabada 12 13 1 1 92.31
MS Dhoni(c) & (wk) b Tahir 27 29 3 0 93.1
Axar Patel c D Miller & b Steyn 5 8 0 0 62.5
Harbhajan Singh c (sub)C Morris & b Steyn 0 4 0 0 0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar c D Miller & b Tahir 1 8 0 0 12.5
Amit Mishra lbw K Rabada 4 7 1 0 57.14
Mohit Sharma not out 0 4 0 0 0
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 1, w - 4, nb - 0)5
Total(224 all out in 36 overs)224 (6.22 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/22 (Rohit Sharma, 4.6 ov.) 2/44 (Virat Kohli, 7.4 ov.) 3/156 (Shikhar Dhawan, 22.3 ov.)
4/172 (Suresh Raina, 24.5 ov.) 5/185 (Ajinkya Rahane, 26.2 ov.) 6/195 (Axar Patel, 28.6 ov.)
7/201 (Harbhajan Singh, 30.2 ov.) 8/210 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 32.6 ov.) 9/219 (MS Dhoni, 34.2 ov.)
10/224 (Amit Mishra, 35.6 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Dale Steyn 7 0 38 3 5.43 (1w)
Kagiso Rabada 7 0 41 4 5.86 (2w)
Kyle Abbott 7 0 39 1 5.57  
Farhaan Behardien 8 0 55 0 6.88  
Imran Tahir 7 1 50 2 7.14 (1w)
               

South Africa Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Quinton de Kock(wk) c Kohli & b Raina 109 87 17 1 125.29
Hashim Amla c Dhoni & b Mohit Sharma 23 13 5 0 176.92
Faf du Plessis retired hurt 133 115 9 6 115.65
AB de Villiers(c) c Dhoni & b Bhuvneshwar 119 61 3 11 195.08
David Miller not out 22 12 3 0 183.33
Farhaan Behardien c Raina & b Harbhajan 16 10 0 2 160
Dean Elgar not out 5 2 1 0 250
Dale Steyn dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Kagiso Rabada dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Kyle Abbott dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Imran Tahir dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 2, w - 9, nb - 0)11
Total(438 for 4 in 50 overs)438 (8.76 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/33 (Hashim Amla, 3.6 ov.) 2/187 (Quinton de Kock, 26.5 ov.) 3/398 (AB de Villiers, 46.4 ov.)
4/430 (Farhaan Behardien, 49.2 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10 0 106 1 10.6 (3w)
Mohit Sharma 7 0 84 1 12 (2w)
Harbhajan Singh 10 0 70 1 7 (3w)
Axar Patel 8 0 65 0 8.13  
Amit Mishra 10 0 78 0 7.8 (1w)
Suresh Raina 3 0 19 1 6.33  
Virat Kohli 2 0 14 0 7  
               
All|Overs 1-50
4

to Rohit, FOUR, lovely shot, overpitched and well outside off, Rohit leans forward, presents the full face of the bat and caresses it past extra cover for a boundary

4

to Rohit, FOUR, back-to-back boundaries for Rohit, too straight from , ends up drifting onto Rohit's pads, clipped away backward of square on the on-side. The fielder gets across from the deep, but can't haul the ball back in

4

to Dhawan, FOUR, too straight from , ends up drifting onto Dhawan's pads, whipped away behind square on the on-side, the man in the deep is very square, Dhawan gets going with a boundary

4

to Rohit, FOUR, cracking shot, wide half-volley from , Rohit gets a big stride forward and cracks it square through extra cover for a boundary

D

to Rohit, no run, was it a chance? This was full and on Rohit's pads, he was looking to flick and got a faint edge on that. de Kock moved across, the ball seemed to have come faster than he expected, it hits his wrists and pops out. has his hand on his head. A reprieve for Rohit

OT

to Rohit, no run, another chance and this time Dhawan survives! On a good length and just outside off, Rohit went hard on the drive, gets an inside edge behind square. Dhawan was haring across for a quick single, Rohit was looking for the ball, the fielder got across from square leg, shies at the bowler's end and misses. Dhawan had given up

W

Abbott to Rohit, out Caught by Tahir!! The pressure of the run chase gets to Rohit! He faced a few dot deliveries, he had to go for his shots. This was a cross seam length delivery from Abbott, Rohit came down the track, was looking to go over cover, gets a thick outside edge instead. Tahir settles himself at third man and takes the catch - reverse cup. Not a happy home debut for Rohit, the crowd has been silenced. Rohit c Tahir b Abbott 16(20) [4s-3]

4

to Dhawan, FOUR, that's a freebie from , goes for the yorker, ends up offering a full toss, whipped through mid-wicket for a boundary

4

Abbott to Dhawan, FOUR, lovely shot, back of a length and just outside off, a hint of width on offer, Dhawan plays with an open face and finds the gap between point and cover-point, with the punch

4

Abbott to Dhawan, FOUR, the bouncer from Abbott, Dhawan is quick to rock back and pulls it high and over square leg. Dhawan ends the over with back-to-back boundaries, but India need more than just that

6

to Kohli, SIX, that's a good way to get going, this was short and just outside off, Kohli swivels across and pulls it high and over backward square leg, used 's pace to good effect, the ball went into the second tier

W

to Kohli, out Caught by de Kock!! Horror ball, disastrous shot and a stunning catch! The crowd has been left numb. This was full and miles outside off, Kohli could have easily left it along, instead - he went chasing after that, he had to reach a mile to get some bat on that. It wasn't going to be a percentage shot, he gets a thick top-edge, the ball was travelling, de Kock moves across to his right, leaps in front of first slip, sticks his right mitt and gloves a stunner. India's chase has been dented further. Kohli c de Kock b 7(6) [6s-1]

4

to Rahane, FOUR, cracking shot, fraction too short and just outside off, Rahane stays on the front foot and pulls it wide of mid-wicket, beats the man getting across from the deep

4

to Rahane, FOUR, that's easy pickings, back of a length and on the stumps, Rahane swivels across and pulls it behind square on the on-side, one bounce and over the ropes

D

to Rahane, 2 runs, that will go down as a chance, Elgar is the culprit, this was a low full toss and outside leg, Rahane was looking to flick, closed the face of the bat a tad too early, gets a thick edge - high and behind square. Elgar didn't spot it early, lost it under the lights. He tried to make up for it, puts in the dive but can't get to the ball

D

to Dhawan, 1 run, dropped by Miller, this was a lot easier, full and wide from , Dhawan was looking to drive, ends up slicing it in the air and to the right of backward point. Miller got both hands as he moved to his right and shells it. looks flabbergasted

4

to Rahane, FOUR, that adds insult to injury! On a good length and just outside off, Rahane closes the face of the bat and clubs it back past the non-striker, gets it wide of mid-on and races away to the fence

4

to Rahane, FOUR, lovely shot, overpitched and well outside off, Rahane leans forward, presents the full face of the bat and punches it back past the bowler, AB dives at mid-off in vain, this is excellent cricket from Rahane

4

to Dhawan, FOUR, that's neatly done by Dhawan, full and wide outside off, Dhawan waits on it, opens the face of the bat at the last moment and steers it behind square on the off-side for a boundary

4

to Dhawan, FOUR, the reverse lap from Dhawan, uses 's pace and guides it neatly past the keeper for a boundary. India need more of these from their batsmen

6

to Rahane, SIX, gee! Take a bow Jinks! He looks very determined. He played this on one leg, yet timed it to perfection. Rahane races down the track and lofts the flighted delivery handsomely over long-on, not that hard, but the timing was so sweet

4

to Dhawan, FOUR, pick up shot and Dhawan has placed this nicely past the man at backward square leg. bowls down the leg-side and Dhawan helps himself to a boundary

OT

to Dhawan, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Dhawan guides it to the right of backward point, Rahane calls for a quick single and makes his ground. 15th ODI fifty for Dhawan

4

to Dhawan, FOUR, finally, after 54 balls, Dhawan's strike-rate crosses 100. Calculated hit from the left-hander. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Dhawan gets down on one knee and sweeps it through the vacant backward square leg region

4

to Rahane, FOUR, Rahane gets to his fifty in style, his 13th in ODIs and he raises his bat to acknowledge the applause from the capacity crowd. Full and outside off stump, Rahane drives inside-out, the timing is so good that it beats extra-cover, Morris runs to his left from long-off and dives, but loses the race

6

to Rahane, SIX, shottttt! Wow! That's gone all the way. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Rahane advances, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it back over 's head. That brings up the 100 partnership as well

6

to Rahane, SIX, in the airrrr and just over the leaping fielder at deep mid-wicket. Not from the middle of the bat, but Rahane and India will take it. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Rahane gets down on one knee and slog-sweeps it for a maximum

4

to Rahane, FOUR, oh no! Imran Tahir has let that go right through him atshort fine leg. Length delivery down the leg-side, Rahane helps it away fine, it should have been a dot ball, but Tahir fumbles as he doesn't bend down in time

W

to Dhawan, out Caught by Amla!! In the airrrrr and that's a terrific catch. Oh dear! Amla banged his head onto the ground after completing the catch and he's in a lot of pain. Hopefully, he's alright. Full and fast on the stumps, Dhawan goes early into the flick, gets a thick leading edge, Amla runs to his left from extra-cover, dives and takes a stunner with both hands. That ends a fine 112-run stand. Dhawan c Amla b 60(59) [4s-8]

4

to Rahane, FOUR, cut away nicely and Abbott is too straight at sweeper cover. Short and asking for trouble, Rahane plays the cut over point, Abbott runs to his left but he had no chance

6

to Raina, SIX, the slog wasn't too far away with Raina on strike and with the asking rate mounting, he was obviously going to play the shot. Googly on the stumps, probably he picked it up early, went down on one knee and smashed it over deep mid-wicket

4

to Raina, FOUR, aah! This is a very good shot. Raina moved across the stumps, cramped him for room with this short of length delivery, but Raina somehow manages to play the pick-up shot and times it to perfection. The ball flies over mid-wicket

W

to Raina, out Bowled!! This is really poor cricket from Raina and sensible stuff from young . Looks like Raina was only expecting the short deliveries from the South African pacers, but reminds him that he's a clever bowler and slips out a yorker to castle the left-hander. A 20-year-old has out-thought a 28-year-old here. That tells you the story. As always, Raina moves right across the stumps. The leg stump was exposed, targets the base of leg stump and nails the yorker to perfection. Raina tried to glance, but it was all too late. Raina b 12(13) [4s-1 6s-1]

4

Abbott to Rahane, FOUR, despite being deprived of strike for 12 balls, Jinks has no problems timing the ball. Short delivery on the stumps, Rahane goes for the pull and smashes it over mid-wicket

4

Abbott to Rahane, FOUR, again great timing and placement from the local lad. Short of a length and on the leg stump, Rahane swivels and helps it on its way past the man at short fine leg for four

W

to Rahane, out Caught by Behardien!! Behardien pumps his fist in joy and why not. South Africa have got the big wicket. Rahane was the only Indian batsman who was looking very good and he's gone now. Shortish and on the leg stump, Rahane mistimes the pull, deep mid-wicket runs forward and completes a simple catch. End of a sensational innings from the local boy. He hardly played an ugly shot, yet managed a strike-rate of 150. So India have lost their last recognised pair now. Rahane c Behardien b 87(58) [4s-9 6s-3]

D

Abbott to Dhoni, 1 run, in the air, should have been taken, looks like Dean Elgar has lost it in the lights for the second time today. Yes, he was slow to react, then rushed forward and dived, but didn't even get his hands to it. Short and outside off stump, Dhoni toe-ends the loft to sweeper cover and gets away with it

W

to Axar, out Caught by D Miller!! Straight to the fielder. roars in joy. Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Axar guides and finds backward point to perfection. That was just catching practice to Miller, who had earlier dropped Dhawan. Axar c D Miller b 5(8)

4

Abbott to Dhoni, FOUR, in the air and there is no one at deep mid-wicket. Short and outside off stump, Dhoni rocks back and fetches the pull, the ball almost goes all the way

W

to Harbhajan, out Caught by (sub)C Morris!! Harbhajan is reluctant to move. He can't believe that he hit this straight to the fielder. Finally, he makes his way back to the dressing room. Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Harbhajan drives from the middle of the bat, but finds Morris at short cover. In fact, Morris just moved to his left to complete the catch. Harbhajan c (sub)C Morris b 0(4)

W

to Bhuvneshwar, out Caught by D Miller!! Another one bites the dust. This was bowled flatter and spun away outside off, Bhuvneshwar tries to smash it over the long-on fence, but doesn't make the desired connection as it came off the toe-end. He had to reach out for it and that's why he couldn't time it. Miller moves forward and takes the easiest of catches. Bhuvneshwar c D Miller b 1(8)

4

to Dhoni, FOUR, full and just outside off, Dhoni drills it back past the bowler, who fails to stop it after bending down in his followthrough, long-off runs to his right, puts in the dive but the ball beats him to the fence

4

to Dhoni, FOUR, down the leg-side, Dhoni just manages to get a faint tickle on it, races away to the fence in no time

W

to Dhoni, out Bowled!! India lose their ninth wicket and goes for his famous celebratory run. It was the googly from , Dhoni comes charging down the track as he looks to slog it big, doesn't get it anywhere close to the bat and the ball spins past the inside edge and crashes into the stumps. Dhoni walks back disappointed. Dhoni b 27(29) [4s-3]

4

to Mishra, FOUR, edged and four! Mishra backs away and bowls a pacy back of a length delivery on the stumps, Mishra looks to play it inside-out through the cover region, gets a thick outside edge that flies in the gap between slip and the keeper, runs away to the fence

W

to Mishra, out Lbw!! South Africa win by 214 runs, their first bilateral ODI series win in India. This was the toe-crushing yorker from , Mishra fails to clip it away and the ball hits him in line with middle stump, the umpire's finger went up as quickly as the bowler went up in appeal. Mishra lbw b 4(7) [4s-1]

4

to de Kock, FOUR, short of a length and holding its line outside off, de Kock prods across and works it to the left of mid-on. Harbhajan gets across, puts in the dive and allows the ball to go through, it slows down near the ropes but beats the chasing fielder

4

Sharma to Amla, FOUR, lovely shot, overpitched on the middle stump line, Amla presents the full face of the bat and punches it back past the non-striker, mid-on dives in vain, Amla is off and running

4

Sharma to Amla, FOUR, poor ball from , short and wide outside off, Amla stands tall and crashes it square past point, no one moved. Classy from Amla, he needs runs and has helped his cause with a poor first over

4

to de Kock, FOUR, can't bowl short with his pace, banged in short and just outside off, de Kock swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it past square leg, didn't get it off the middle, but has enough to race away to the fence

4

Sharma to Amla, FOUR, 6000 ODI runs for Amla, the quickest by any batsman - in just 123 innings, beats Kohli, who took 136 innings. This was banged in short and just outside off, Amla swivels across and drags the pull wide of mid-on, didn't time it all that well, but got it into the gap

4

Sharma to Amla, FOUR, cracking shot, this is turning out to be a great start from South Africa. Overpitched and on the stumps, Amla leans forward, presents the full face of the bat and punches it back past the non-striker for a boundary

4

Sharma to Amla, FOUR, poor bowling from , short and wide outside off, Amla waits on it, gets on top of the bounce and carves it past cover for back-to-back boundaries

W

Sharma to Amla, out Caught by Dhoni!! Amla has thrown his wicket away! Oh dear, he was looking so good and one rash shot has undone everything. This was short and wide from , gets some extra bounce here. Amla threw his bat as he attempted the square cut, gets a thick edge and it's gobbled up by Dhoni. India needed this wicket, South Africa were off to a flier and were threatening to take this game away from the Indians. Amla c Dhoni b Sharma 23(13) [4s-5]

4

to de Kock, FOUR, poor ball from , short and on de Kock's pads, he gets inside the line and helps it on its way. The fielder in the deep was very square, another boundary for de Kock

4

to de Kock, FOUR, the runs keep coming! This was pitched up and just outside off, de Kock leans forward and punches it hard onto the ground, beats mid-on and races away to the fence

4

Sharma to de Kock, FOUR, lovely shot, short of a good length and just outside off, de Kock plays with a closed face and punches it on the up, the timing is sublime and the gap is found wide of mid-wicket, the boundaries keep coming

4

Sharma to de Kock, FOUR, there's no stopping this one though, banged in short and just outside off, de Kock swivels across and pulls it high and over square leg, a couple of bounces and over the ropes

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, the pressure has been released now! Width on offer from , du Plessis gets across, drives it on the up and finds the gap past cover-point, races away to the fence for a boundary

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, attempts the bouncer now, it's too short and well outside off, du Plessis swivels across and pulls it wide of Dhawan at mid-on, boundaries continue to flow

4

to de Kock, FOUR, that nearly took umpire Anil Chaudhary out, this was tossed up and on the stumps, de Kock went down low and swept it up and just over the square leg umpire's head. Anil reacts quickly and ducks for cover, no one in the deep as well

4

to de Kock, FOUR, poor ball from , dropped it short and wide outside off, de Kock rocks back and cuts it square past point for a boundary. Dhoni doesn't look pleased

4

to de Kock, FOUR, this is even better! de Kock comes down the track, doesn't get to the pitch, uses 's angle and chips it over mid-wicket, a couple of bounces and over the ropes

4

to de Kock, FOUR, slog from de Kock and he gets a boundary! This was tossed up just outside off, de Kock went halfway down and drags it past mid-wicket, didn't time it well but places it in the gap

OT

to de Kock, 1 run, fifty for de Kock, his 6th in ODIs. This was tossed up and just outside off, de Kock dropped it in front of cover-point and called for a quick single, du Plessis rushes across and puts in the dive, but the throw was at de Kock's end, he makes it safely as well

4

to de Kock, FOUR, that's a poor effort from Mohit at mid-off, he was very lazy as stumbled backwards, never looked like completing the catch. This was tossed up invitingly outside off, de Kock was looking to go over the top, doesn't get hold of the shot, a more agile fielder would have caught it, he didn't leap, ends up getting his fingertips and shells the chance

4

to de Kock, FOUR, flighted delivery outside off stump, right in the slot and there was a lot of width on offer, de Kock easily lofts the drive over cover and picks up his 12th boundary of the day

4

to de Kock, FOUR, this is a good ball but it's gone for four. tries the slider, de Kock goes deep in the crease and is late on the cut shot, meets the ball just in front of the off stump and cuts it past the man at short third man

OT

to de Kock, 2 runs, easily done! On the leg stump, de Kock works it through mid-wicket, they come back for two and Faf is home before the throw reached his end

4

to de Kock, FOUR, good hit, he picked the gap to perfection. Flighted delivery on the leg stump, de Kock leans forward and flicks, sends it over the infield and splits both long-on and deep mid-wicket

4

to de Kock, FOUR, this is great batting from the youngster. This was the googly from , but de Kock picked it, just cleared his front leg out of the way and lofted the drive inside-out over cover

6

Sharma to de Kock, SIX, thank you very much, says de Kock and deposits Sharma way back over the long leg boundary. He's into the 90s now. Poor line, especially with fine leg inside the ring, can't bowl down the leg-side, the length is too short as well, de Kock just helps it on its way with a pick up shot and the timing was too good

4

Sharma to de Kock, FOUR, slower delivery but it's very full and de Kock drives it along the ground through cover, the man in the deep was very square and he had no chance

OT

Sharma to de Kock, 1 run, 8th ODI hundred for de Kock and he gets a great round of applause from the crowd and the dressing room. He's a delighted man. He punches the air, takes the helmet off and raises his bat. His celebration tells that this hundred means a lot to him. For the fifth consecutive time, QdK has converted a fifty into a hundred against India. What class at such a young age. Coming back to the ball, it was a harmless short of length delivery on the leg stump which was nudged through square leg

4

Sharma to du Plessis, FOUR, wow! That just a back foot punch, not even hit hard and once it beats Kohli's dive to his left at mid-off, it races away for four

4

to de Kock, FOUR, you might have a leg slip in place but can't bowl down the leg-side, this was the normal leggie from Mishy, which meant it went further past the leg stump, de Kock helps the sweep very fine and Axar Patel was mere spectator at deep backward square leg, no chance for him

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, too short and it's too easy for Faf, who won't miss out on these freebies. Interestingly, this one spun sharply, but Faf has enough time to rock back and pull over the man at mid-wicket

D

to du Plessis, 2 runs, dropped, should have been taken. A relatively easy chance by Rahane's standards. Flighted delivery on the stumps, it's too full to sweep, du Plessis doesn't time it well, Rahane dives to his right and tries to go with both hands, but it bursts through. The partnership is worth 150 now

OT

to du Plessis, 1 run, 20th ODI fifty for Faf and it's his fourth of the series. Flighted delivery on the leg stump, du Plessis advances and drives it down to long-on. Faf raises his bat to the dressing room, QdK punches gloves in appreciation to acknowledge Faf's effort

W

to de Kock, out Caught by Kohli!! In the air, not timed well and straight to the fielder. As soon as he hit the ball, QdK threw his head back in disappointment. The crowd cheer for the incoming AB de Villiers and QdK gets a hug from the South African captain as he walks back to take some rest. Excellent knock from the opener. Flighted delivery from , de Kock advances and looks to loft, but it gets it very low on the bat, long-off steadies himself under it and reverse-cups the ball. de Kock c Kohli b 109(87) [4s-17 6s-1]

6

to du Plessis, SIX, wow! So easily done. Flighted delivery just outside off stump, du Plessis lofts the drive inside-out and the timing was so good that it comfortably cleared the wide long-off boundary

6

to de Villiers, SIX, poor ball and punished. Short and on the leg stump, de Villiers rocks back, goes deep in the crease and pulls over the deep backward square leg. 200 up for the Proteas in just 29 overs.

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, that is some shot from Faf. So much bottom hand involved. Full and on the stumps, du Plessis plays a whippy flick, hits it hard and it flies over mid-wicket for four

4

to de Villiers, FOUR, got to vary your pace and de Villiers will not bother if you fire them in. He comes down the track and flicks the flighted delivery over mid-wicket, no one in the deep and that was a safe shot

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, miscued shot gets him a boundary. Short of length delivery outside off, du Plessis hangs back as he goes for the pull, doesn't get it off the middle but gets it in the gap between mid-wicket and mid-on, races away to the fence

4

to de Villiers, FOUR, what a shot! de Villiers is not going to hold back. He backs away and bowls it flatter and quicker, de Villiers though manages to loft it over extra cover, got the timing right and it hits the fence in no time

6

to de Villiers, SIX, a miscued hit has gone over the fence! Such is the might of AB de Villiers. He hangs back to this short of length delivery outside off and heaves it over square leg, even though he didn't get it off the middle of the bat, it still had enough to clear the fence

6

to du Plessis, SIX, this is a strange hit from du Plessis. He backs away and darts it on the stumps, du Plessis though had to reach out, adjusts well and lofts it over the long-on fence for a maximum

D

to du Plessis, no run, India's fielding woes continue. Another catch goes down and this time it's Mishra who has dropped it. du Plessis once again gives himself room and bowls it flatter and slower, du Plessis goes for the cut but doesn't get it off the middle, the ball went in the air towards cover-point, where Mishra dives to his right, gets both hands to it but can't hold on. The ball rolls away towards Rohit at extra cover, who then fires a direct-hit at the non-striker's end, de Villiers was backing up and had to rush back in to make his ground, just got his bat inside the crease before the stumps were disturbed

6

to de Villiers, SIX, in the air and it has gone for a six! Another miscued hit has carried over the fence and that brings up de Villiers' 48th ODI fifty. The crowd keeps chanting 'ABD'. He is quite the fan-favourite here. Coming to the ball, it was a shortish delivery that was angled in towards the batsman, de Villiers goes for the pull, ends up getting a top-edge that sails over the fence at deep backward square leg

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, lucky but South Africa won't mind it one bit. On a good length and around off, du Plessis pushes at it, gets an inside edge that runs past the stumps and rolls away fine, hits the fence in no time

OT

to de Villiers, 1 run, 100-run stand comes up with this single. de Villiers gives the charge and takes this loopy delivery on the full, can't time the lofted drive well and the batsmen take a single as the ball rolls away to long-off

6

to de Villiers, SIX, another maximum from the bat of de Villiers. The South African skipper is turning on the heat now. He kneels down and slogs this slider on the stumps and over the deep mid-wicket fence. Timed it to perfection

6

Sharma to de Villiers, SIX, tonked! Angling in on the stumps on a length, de Villiers swings across the line and sends it soaring over the deep mid-wicket fence for another maximum. 300 comes up for the Proteas. They are all set to go past the 400-run mark as well if they keep playing like this

6

Sharma to de Villiers, SIX, that's AB de Villiers for you. The 360-degree player. Slower ball that goes wrong, goes down the leg-side, de Villiers quickly swivels and pulls it over the fine leg fence for yet another six. He's just been dealing in sixes in the last two overs

OT

to du Plessis, 1 run, 5th ODI ton for du Plessis! He is hobbling, but still he tries to punch the air with a leap. Affords a smile and soaks in the applause from the crowd and his teammates. He takes out his helmet and waves his bat around. Meanwhile, de Villiers goes across and hugs his partner. Coming to the ball, it was just worked through mid-wicket for an easy single

6

to du Plessis, SIX, comes down the track and lofts this fullish delivery straight back over the bowler's head, clears the fence as well. However, du Plessis is struggling a little as his cramps are affecting his movement

6

to du Plessis, SIX, he may be struggling with cramps but he's smashing them over the fence. Once again he advances down the track and smashes this flighted delivery over the long-on fence. He immediately grimaces in pain as he falls down on the ground. The physio runs out to tend to him and there's a little delay as the ball has been lost in the stands. The umpires are now looking for a replacement

6

to du Plessis, SIX, another one goes out of the park and du Plessis is once again on the ground. Dhoni is stretching Faf's legs right now and the crowd starts chanting 'Dhoni, Dhoni'. Remember, Dhoni and Faf are teammates at CHN. Coming to the ball, du Plessis kneels down and slog sweeps this quicker delivery (102.1kph) way over the cow corner fence. The moment he hit the ball, he fell down on his back and was shouting in pain. The physio runs out yet again, but we are ready to continue now

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, 150-run stand comes up with this boundary. Nothing but a flatter delivery spinning away outside off, du Plessis just lifts it over extra cover and it hits the fence in a jiffy. The Indians are struggling to keep the scoring rate down

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to du Plessis, SIX, du Plessis is just dealing in boundaries and probably, his cramps are making him go for the boundaries. However, he wouldn't mind it as they are all being dispatched to the fence. A full toss outside off, du Plessis just lifts it inside-out over cover, the timing was superb and it sails over the deep extra cover fence. This is now Faf's highest score in ODIs

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, another low full toss and this time du Plessis smashes it to the fence with a one-handed loft. How much power these modern day batsmen possess? Also, the bats are wonderful. He just lifts it over extra cover yet again for another bounary

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to de Villiers, 2 runs, great effort from Rohit at the deep mid-wicket fence. de Villiers kneels across and goes for yet another slog sweep. Even though it wasn't timed that well, it was still going to cross the fence. Rohit though moves to his right, gets both hands to the ball and throws it back in before going over the rope. Saved four runs for his team with that effort

6

to de Villiers, SIX, smashed! de Villiers comes dancing down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over the long-off fence for a maximum

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to de Villiers, SIX, now bowls it fuller and slightly wide outside off, de Villiers once again steps out, reaches out and lofts it inside-out over the deep extra cover fence. He moves into the 90s with that hit

4

Sharma to de Villiers, FOUR, poor ball from . He bowls a full toss outside off, de Villiers just had to get it over the man at extra cover and that's what exactly he did. Races away to the fence in no time at all

OT

Sharma to de Villiers, 2 runs, The Superman has done it. de Villiers gets to his 23rd ODI ton, his third of the series. The crowd once again starts shouting 'ABD, ABD'. He takes his helmet off and raises his bat to the crowd and his teammates. This was a high full toss outside off, de Villiers chases it and ends up toe-ending it wide of long-off, the batsmen have ample time to come back for the second

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Sharma to de Villiers, SIX, AB finishes the over with a six. 17 runs came off it. It was the slower length ball on the stumps, de Villiers picks it early, swings across the line as he goes for the big slog sweep and sends it way over the deep mid-wicket fence. Is there any stopping this man?

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to de Villiers, SIX, that's a mammoth hit! There was a cracking sound that came off the bat as it made contact with the ball. Full and on the stumps, de Villiers lofts it through the line and it sails way, way over the long-on fence

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to de Villiers, SIX, and again! de Villiers is only dealing in sixes. This was a short of length delivery outside off, de Villiers slashes hard and sends it over extra cover, the fielder in the deep runs to his right, extends his right arm to try and get something on that, but the ball evades him and lands beyond the fence

W

to de Villiers, out Caught by Dhoni!! A brilliant knock comes to an end. 119 off just 61 balls, de Villiers has perished but not before his team is knocking on the door of the 400-run mark. A slower ball bumper on the stumps, de Villiers goes for the hook, gets a top-edge and the keeper takes a simple catch. Kohli pats de Villiers on the back as he makes his way back to the dressing room. The crowd too are up on their feet. What a response from the Wankhede faithful! de Villiers c Dhoni b 119(61) [4s-3 6s-11]

D

to Behardien, 1 run, Raina puts down a dolly now! It has been that sort of a day for the Indians. He probably took it too casually. It was tossed up outside off, Behardien comes down the track and lofts it straight towards long-off, where Raina moves across to his right, gets both hands to it but can't hold on

4

to D Miller, FOUR, banged in short and outside off, Miller quickly rocks back and latches onto it in a flash, he pulls it in front of square on the on-side and it runs away to the fence

4

to D Miller, FOUR, they keep bowling short and they keep going for runs. However, the Indians are not learning their lessons. Short and at the batsman, Miller once again pulls it in the gap between deep square leg and deep mid-wicket, who had no chance of stopping that

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to D Miller, FOUR, third consecutive boundary of the over for Miller! Short of length delivery angling away slightly wide outside off, it may have been the slower one as well, Miller hangs back, opens the face of the bat and runs it through the vacant backward point region for a boundary

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to Behardien, SIX, another short delivery that's been dispatched over the fence. now has a hundred for himself in the bowling figures. Bangs it short and at the batsman, who swivels and pulls it over the deep backward square leg fence for another six

6

to Behardien, SIX, poor ball from , a rank long hop outside off, Behardien had all the time in the world to rock back and he pulls it magnificently over the deep square leg fence to collect another six runs

W

to Behardien, out Caught by Raina!! Another shortish delivery from and Behardien once again goes on the back foot to pull it away, the ball spins in towards him and he ends up dragging it towards mid-wicket off the inside half of the bat, the fielder just moves across to his right and takes the simplest of catches. Behardien c Raina b 16(10) [6s-2]

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to Elgar, FOUR, that almost took off with it! Tossed up just outside off, Elgar comes on the front foot and drills the lofted drive back towards the bowler, who just about manages to get out of the way and the ball runs away to the fence

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