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06 Oct, 2022 14:00 (IST)

Result

South Africa in India, 3 ODI Series, 2022- Match

South Africa

249/4

40.0 overs
vs

India

240/8

40.0 overs
South Africa beat India by 9 runs

Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

That is it from this game. South Africa take the lead in the three-match series. We move to Ranchi for the 2nd ODI. That match is on the 9th of this month and will start at 1.30 pm IST (8 am GMT). Do join us for the build up. Goodbye!
Heinrich Klaasen is the Player of the Match. He says it was not easy to bat but his experienced and practice helped him. Adds he enjoys batting aginst India but he is happy to win for the team
Temba Bavuma, the skipper of South Africa says it got tight in the end but they stuck to the plans. Adds the pitch was tricky to bat on but David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen did really well. On the bowling, they did well at the start, they lost the momentum in the middle but end of the day they got the results.
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Earlier in the day, after electing to bowl, India had South Africa in trouble at 3 down for not a lot but a superb 100-plus stand between David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen saw them get to the 250-run mark which proved to be enough.
For India, this innings was about two people, Sanju Samson and Shreyas Iyer. It is because of them India got as close as they did. Had the two not played, it could have been an embarrassing loss for the Indians as the top order failed miserably.
The early wickets and the controlled bowling earlier on did the job. The likes of Kagiso Rabada, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi really pushed India onto the back foot by taking 4 early on. Then there was a fightback from the Indians courtesy Iyer and Samson and then Samson and Thakur. Ngidi though did brilliantly towards the end as he got the important wickets at crucial times which helped his side get over the line.
A solid win in the end for South Africa and much-needed. It though got a lot closer than they would have liked but they'll be happy they held their nerve and managed to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Sanju Samson played a wonderful innings but it went in vain. It could have been a lot more different if he took the strike in the 19th over.

Score after 40 overs : 240/8

Runs Scored

20 Runs

S Samson

86 (63)

R Bishnoi

4 (2)

T Shamsi

8-0-89-1

39.6 1

A single to end the entertainment! Great effort by Samson! On middle, tucked to mid-wicket for a single. South Africa win by 9 runs. What a game!

39.5 4

FOUR! This is full and outside off. Samson comes down the track and drives it to long off for a boundary.

39.4 0

DOT BALL! GOLD FOR SHAMSI! Tossed up on middle. Samson slog-sweeps it to deep square leg. Samson denies the single and keeps the strike.

39.3 4

FOUR! Tabraiz Shamsi in tremendous pressure! 15 runs needed now! Tossed up on middle. In the slot again and Samson launches it over the bowler to long on for a boundary.

39.2 4

FOUR! 19 runs needed now! What a thriller this is turning out to be! Flatter, slower and on leg. Samson clears his front leg and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

39.1 6

SIX! GAME ON! The game is not over yet! This is full and in the slot on middle. Samson powers it over mid-wicket for a biggie. 23 runs needed now.

39.1 wd 1

Wide! This is short, slower and down the leg side. Samson fails to pull.

Score after 39 overs : 220/8

Runs Scored

7 Runs

R Bishnoi

4 (2)

S Samson

67 (57)

K Rabada

8-2-36-2

38.6 4

FOUR! This is full and outside off. Ravi Bishnoi heaves but toe ends his shot to third man for a boundary. 30 runs needed in the last over. Sanju Samson in the strike. Tabraiz Shamsi to bowl.

38.6 nb 1

Two wickets for Rabada as well!  Okay, hang on! Ravi Bishnoi starts to walk back but is told to turn back as Kagiso Rabada has overstepped! A length ball, outside off. Ravi Bishnoi mistimes his cut and it goes to cover where Bavuma takes it. A no ball is called and a free hit will follow.

38.5 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! A length ball, outside off, Avesh Khan swings his bat, It goes more off the top edge and to covers where Temba Bavuma takes a more simple catch.

38.4 0

On a length and outside off. Avesh swings and misses again.

38.3 2

Dropped! Short of a length and outside off. Khan swings but slices it over point. Lungi Ngidi runs back, gets both hands on it but was stretching to take it. He fumbles and two runs are taken.

38.2 0

Another swing and miss. Length ball, outside off. Khan fails to connect again. Khan needs to just give the strike to Samson. He has already wasted two balls.

38.1 0

On a length and just top of off. Khan has a wild swing but misses.

Score after 38 overs : 213/7

Runs Scored

8 Runs

S Samson

67 (57)

A Khan

1 (1)

L Ngidi

8-0-52-3

37.6 0

A potential match-winning over from Ngidi! Two wickets from it! Short and outside off. Samson swings again and misses. 37 runs needed in 12 balls.

37.6 wd 1

Wide! Length ball, way outside off. Samson slashes and misses.

37.5 1

Shorter and on middle. Khan tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.

37.4 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust! Superb catch from the skipper! Two in two for Ngidi and South Africa are making a fine comeback! This is full, slow and outside off. Yadav just chips it in the air. It goes to cover where Temba Bavuma runs behind and takes a tumbling catch. Everything depends on Sanju Samson from here on now. Lungi Ngidi is on a Hat-trick. 39 runs needed in 14 balls.

37.3 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Finally, Thakur goes and South Africa get the much needed wicket! They get a way back in! This is touch fuller and outside off. Thakur drives on the up but fails to get enough elevation to clear mid off. Keshav Maharaj there dives to his left and holds onto it. 39 runs needed in 15 balls. A wonderful came from Shardul Thakur comes to an end.

37.2 1

On a length and on middle. Samson plays it to long on for one.

37.1 4

FOUR! Poor delivery! A juicy full toss on middle. Samson helps it away past short fine leg for a boundary.

37.1 wd 1

Wide! Sees Samson shuffle across and Ngidi serves this way outside off. Left alone.

Score after 37 overs : 205/5

Runs Scored

14 Runs

S Thakur

33 (30)

S Samson

62 (54)

K Rabada

7-2-29-1

36.6 4

FOUR! Three boundaries in the over! Stand and deliver stuff! too short and outside off. Thakur thumps it over mid off for a boundary. 45 runs needed from the last three.

36.5 4

FOUR! Boundaries are flowing now! What a shot this is! On a length and on middle. Thakur scoops it well over fine leg for a boundary.

36.4 0

Short in length, outside off. Thakur plays it straight to extra-cover.

36.3 1

On a length and outside off, pushed to covers for a single.

36.2 1

Outside off, cut to deep point for a single.

36.1 4

FOUR! Thakur is playing a gem of a cameo here. Length ball, outside off. Thakur slaps it over mid off for another boundary. That is three in a row for India.

Score after 36 overs : 191/5

Runs Scored

14 Runs

S Samson

61 (53)

S Thakur

20 (25)

T Shamsi

7-0-69-1

35.6 4

FOUR! Two in a row! Perfect end to the over! Tad short and on middle. Samson stays back and pulls it hard to deep square leg for four runs. 14 runs off the over.

35.5 4

FOUR! Good shot! Tossed up, on middle. Samson comes down the track and smashes it to long on. The fielder runs to his right, dives and but only gets a hand on it. A boundary.

35.4 2

Fuller ball on middle. Samson drills it to mid on, in the vacant area for a couple.

35.3 1

Another single as this is hit to long on.

35.2 1

On middle, flicked  to square leg for a single.

35.1 2

Full and on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a brace. 2nd fifty for Samson is ODI. He will be key for India to win here.

Score after 35 overs : 177/5

Runs Scored

8 Runs

S Thakur

19 (24)

S Samson

48 (48)

L Ngidi

7-0-44-1

34.6 0

Length ball, outside off. Thakur punches it straight to covers.

34.5 1

Outside off, guided to third man for a single.

34.4 6

SIX! Samson is key for India to win! Samson pre-meditates and goes back to pull this short ball over mid-wicket for a biggie.

34.3 0

On middle, eased to mid on. Thakur wants a single but is sent back.

34.2 0

This is full and outside off, slower ball. Samson looks to drive but is beaten by the lack of pace.

34.1 1

This is full and outside off. Thakur powers it to deep mid-wicket only for one.

Score after 34 overs : 169/5

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Thakur

18 (22)

S Samson

41 (44)

K Maharaj

8-1-23-1

33.6 1

Around off, Thakur guides it to point.

33.5 0

On off, Thakur pushes it towards cover.

33.4 1

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

33.3 1

Shorter and on off, Thakur plays it down to long off for one.

33.2 1

On middle, Samson works it through mid-wicket and takes one.

33.1 1

Fuller and on off, Thakur pushes it to long off for one.

Score after 33 overs : 164/5

Runs Scored

10 Runs

S Thakur

15 (18)

S Samson

39 (42)

W Parnell

8-1-38-1

32.6 1

Around off, Thakur plays it through point for one.

32.5 1

Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

32.4 4

FOUR! Nice and fine! Outside off, Samson waits and then guides it down to the third man fence for a boundary. Second in the over.

32.3 0

Quite short and outside off, Samson cuts but to point.

32.2 4

FOUR! Short and pulled away with ease! On middle, Samson hits it over the mid-wicket fielder and into the fence.

32.1 0

Good length and on off, Samson pushes it towards cover.

Score after 32 overs : 154/5

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Samson

30 (37)

S Thakur

14 (17)

T Shamsi

6-0-55-1

31.6 1

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one more.

31.5 0

Another loud appeal but turned down! No reviews left! This lands outside off and turns back in. Samson looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. This one seemed a lot closer than the ones that were reviewed.

31.4 1

Shorter and on middle, Thakur pulls it through square leg for one.

31.3 1

Almost! This is frustrating for Shamsi! Samson steps out, he does not get to the pitch of it but swings, the ball turns back in, it goes off the inside edge towards short fine leg for one.

31.2 1

Another single as this is eased down to long off for one.

31.1 1

On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.

31.1 wd 1

WIDE! Down the leg side. Wided.

Score after 31 overs : 148/5

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Thakur

12 (15)

S Samson

27 (33)

W Parnell

7-1-28-1

30.6 0

Around off, this is guided to point.

30.5 0

Angled into middle, Thakur looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

30.4 1

On off, this is guided down to third man for one.

30.3 0

Shorter and outside off, Samson slashes at it but misses.

30.2 lb 1

Angled into the pads, Thakur looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.

30.1 1

Outside off, Samson guides it down to third man for one.

Score after 30 overs : 145/5

Runs Scored

9 Runs

S Thakur

12 (12)

S Samson

25 (30)

T Shamsi

5-0-49-1

29.6 0

NOT OUT! Going down leg again! South Africa have lost both their reviews now! It is yet again turning too much! It lands on middle and spins back in. Thakur lunges and looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. Shamsi puts in a loud appeal but turned down. De Kock starts walking to the other end but Bavuma is convinced to take the review. Not a good idea to take it though.

29.5 1

On middle, Samson works it through mid-wicket for one.

29.4 4

FOUR! Misfield and a handy boundary! Tossed up on off, this is driven towards mid off. Parnell dives over the ball and it goes through to the fence.

29.3 0

On off, defended.

29.3 wd 3

BONUS RUNS! Down the leg side, turns away further. De Kock fails to take it and Two more runs taken. Wided too.

29.2 1

On off, Thakur pushes it through covers for one.

29.1 0

NOT OUT! That is going down leg! Turning a little too much! On middle, this one turns back in. Thakur looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad. An appeal but turned down. Shamsi wants it to be reviewed and it is taken. Replays show that South Africa lose one.

Score after 29 overs : 136/5

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Thakur

11 (9)

S Samson

20 (27)

K Rabada

6-2-15-1

28.6 1

Short and on middle, Thakur pulls it again through square leg for one.

28.5 0

On the shorter side, Thakur pushes it but to covers.

28.4 0

Shorter and outside off, Thakur slashes but misses.

28.3 1

Around off, Samson guides it through point and takes one.

28.2 1

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

28.1 1

Shorter and on middle, Samson works it through mid-wicket and takes one.

28.1 nb 1

Outside off, Samson looks to push at it, he does so away from the body. He gets an inside edge onto the leg side for one. The SIREN goes on, Kagiso Rabada has overstepped. Free Hit coming up.

Score after 28 overs : 131/5

Runs Scored

9 Runs

S Thakur

9 (5)

S Samson

18 (24)

T Shamsi

4-0-40-1

27.6 0

On middle, defended.

27.5 lb 1

Leg bye! On the pads, Samson looks to flick but misses, it hits the pad and rolls behind on the leg side for one. Leg bye.

27.4 2

Another short one, Samson pulls it through square leg and takes one.

27.3 1

On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.

27.2 4

FOUR! Hammered! Two boundaries in a row for Thakur! Short and on the pads, this is pulled wide of the deep square leg fielder and into the fence.

27.1 1

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Score after 27 overs : 122/5

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Thakur

4 (2)

S Samson

15 (21)

L Ngidi

6-0-36-1

26.6 4

FOUR! Tickled nice and fine! On the pads, Thakur works it fine on the leg side and this one races away to the fence.

26.5 0

Shorter and outside off, Thakur slashes but misses.

26.4 W 0

OUT! STRAIGHT TO THE MAN! The stand which was getting South Africa worried has been broken and that could well be the final blow as only the bowling all-rounders to come now. India needed these two to go on for longer. Nervertheless, a superb knock from Iyer. He batted brilliantly but the pressure of dots in recent overs got to him. A short one on middle, Iyer looks to pull, he tries to flat-bat it over mid on but it goes off the splice and to the man at mid on. Kagiso Rabada makes no mistake.

26.3 0

The pressure of dots got to Iyer! He makes room and this is banged in short. He tries to upper cut it but misses.

26.2 0

Goes wide of the crease and angles it into middle, defended.

26.1 0

Good length and on off, defended.

Score after 26 overs : 118/4

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Iyer

50 (33)

S Samson

15 (21)

K Maharaj

7-1-18-1

25.6 1

Another one! On off, this is pushed down to long off for one. Fifty for Iyer. Superb knock from him. He has taken on the South African bowlers here and it has come off. Needs to keep going though, he will know only half the job is done.

25.5 0

Tosses it up on off, Iyer pushes it to covers.

25.4 4

FOUR! Deft touch! Brilliant batting. Just wonderful! Outside off, Iyer waits and then guides it past short third man for a boundary.

25.3 0

On off, defended.

25.2 0

Shorter and on off this one turns away big and also stays low. Iyer looks to cut but misses.

25.1 1

Flatter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.

Score after 25 overs : 112/4

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Iyer

45 (28)

S Samson

14 (20)

L Ngidi

5-0-32-0

24.6 2

Two more to end! Outside off, Iyer guides it past point and takes two more.

24.5 1

Tip and run! On off, Samson plays it towards cover and gets to the other end.

24.4 1

On off, Iyer pushes it through covers and takes one.

24.3 2

Really good running! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled wide of the deep square leg fielder. Two taken.

24.2 0

Make that 8! On middle, defended.

24.1 0

7 dots in a row now! On middle, Iyer works it to mid-wicket.

Score after 24 overs : 106/4

Runs Scored

0 Runs

S Samson

13 (19)

S Iyer

40 (23)

K Maharaj

6-1-12-1

23.6 0

Fired in on the pad, Samson looks to flick but misses to get hit on it. A maiden from Keshav Maharaj, an over South Africa needed.

23.5 0

Another one on the stumps, kept out.

23.4 0

Another dot! On middle, defended.

23.3 0

Shorter outside off, this one stays low and spins away. Samson looks to push, it goes off the bottom towards cover.

23.2 0

Big turn again! This lands outside off and spins away a long way. Left alone.

23.1 0

Flatter and on middle, this is pushed through. Samson pushes it back to the bowler.

Score after 23 overs : 106/4

Runs Scored

11 Runs

S Iyer

40 (23)

S Samson

13 (13)

L Ngidi

4-0-26-0

22.6 2

Two more! Outside off, Iyer guides it past point and takes two. End of another good over for India. 144 more needed.

22.5 4

FOUR! Clipped away! Runs are flowing! Angled into the pads, Iyer flicks it behind square on the leg side for a boundary. This is not good bowling from South Africa. Fifty run stand up between the two. They are reviving hopes here.

22.4 0

Back of a length and on off, Iyer pushes it to covers.

22.3 4

FOUR! Off the outside edge! 100 up for India. 150 more needed now. This is short and outside off, Iyer slashes hard, it flies off the outside edge and down to the third man fence.

22.2 0

Length and on middle, Iyer pushes it to mid on.

22.1 1

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

Score after 22 overs : 95/4

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Samson

12 (12)

S Iyer

30 (18)

W Parnell

6-1-26-1

21.6 1

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for another single.

21.5 1

Shorter in length, Iyer pulls, it goes more off the toe-end towards deep mid-wicket for one.

21.4 1

Around off, this is guided down to third man for one.

21.3 0

Good length and on off, this is pushed to cover.

21.2 0

Bent his back on this one! Shorter and outside off, Samson looks to cut but misses.

21.1 2

More runs! Around off, Samson waits and then guides it past point for two.

Score after 21 overs : 90/4

Runs Scored

14 Runs

S Iyer

29 (17)

S Samson

8 (7)

T Shamsi

3-0-32-1

20.6 4

FOUR! This is brilliant from Iyer! Another boundary for him. The crowd here is finding its voice back. This is shorter and on off, it is the googly. Iyer picks it, he pushes it with the turn through covers. It races away to the fence.

20.5 4

FOUR! Top stuff! Iyer is on the charge! He steps out again and gets to the pitch of it. Hits it over mid-wicket and into the fence. Momentum shifting now towards India.

20.4 4

FOUR! SHOT! On middle, Iyer goes down on one knee and plays the sweep, he hits it behind square on the leg side and this one races away to the fence.

20.3 0

That is brilliant from Temba Bavuma! On middle, this is played towards short fine leg. Iyer takes off but Bavuma dives to his left and stops it. Saves a run.

20.2 1

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

20.1 1

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Score after 20 overs : 76/4

Runs Scored

10 Runs

S Iyer

16 (12)

S Samson

7 (6)

W Parnell

5-1-21-1

19.6 1

On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

19.5 4

EDGY FOUR! India won't mind how they come as long as they do! Outside off, Iyer slashes at it, it goes off the inside edge past the off pole and down to the fine leg fence.

19.4 1

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

19.4 wd 1

WIDE! Down the leg side. Wided.

19.3 0

Outside off, left alone.

19.2 0

On off, defended.

19.1 3

More runs! Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for three.

Score after 19 overs : 66/4

Runs Scored

15 Runs

S Samson

6 (3)

S Iyer

8 (9)

T Shamsi

2-0-18-1

18.6 6

SIX! Over the fence! Samson steps out, he gets to the pitch of it and goes with the turn. Tonks it over the mid-wicket fence. An over India needed. Could this be the momentum shifting over?

18.5 1

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

18.4 0

Iyer steps out again, he does not get to the pitch of it but still swings, gets an inside edge onto the pads.

18.4 wd 1

WIDE! Another wide as this is also down the leg side.

18.3 2

Two more! Shorter and around off, Iyer pushes it through covers and takes two.

18.2 4

FOUR! India need a lot more. They will hope this is the start of something for them! Iyer steps out and gets to the pitch of it. He slams it down the ground and to the long on fence.

18.2 wd 1

WIDE! Down the leg side. Wided.

18.1 0

Flatter and on off, this is pushed to cover.

Score after 18 overs : 51/4

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Samson

0 (2)

S Iyer

1 (4)

K Maharaj

5-0-12-1

17.6 0

NOT OUT! That is why it was reviewed! Samson had edged it! He survives to fight another day! On middle, Samson looks to flick but he seems to have missed it. An appeal and the finger is raised. Samson reviews immediately. Replays show that he had hit it.

17.5 0

On off, this is pushed towards cover.

17.4 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Another one bites the dust! Kishan steps out but the length is shortened. It lands around off and turns back in. Kishan looks to work it on the leg side but it goes off the glove and straight to the leg slip fielder. Janneman Malan makes no mistake.

17.3 1

Confusion but no harm done! On off, this is pushed towards cover. The two batters take a start. Bavuma runs to his left and dives but does not stop the ball cleanly. A run in the end.

17.2 0

On middle, Iyer looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

17.1 1

On middle, Kishan works it through mid-wicket for one.

Score after 17 overs : 49/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Iyer

0 (2)

I Kishan

19 (35)

T Shamsi

1-0-3-1

16.6 0

BEATEN! A lovely over comes to an end! This is pushed through. Fuller and outside off. Iyer looks to drive but is beaten.

16.5 0

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

16.5 wd 1

WIDE! Big spin but this is down the leg side. Left alone.

16.4 W 0

OUT! STUMPED! What brilliance from de Kock! That is stunning. Great cricket all around from South Africa. Ruturaj Gaikwad steps out, this is tossed up on leg, Ruturaj Gaikwad does not get to the pitch of it but looks to loft it down the ground. The spin does him in. It turns past the inside edge, de Kock collcts it brilliantly and whips the bails off. He would have been blinded. Shamsi strikes in his first over and India's plan of going after him has backfired. The hosts slip furhter.

16.3 0

On middle, defended.

16.2 1

Just out of the reach! On off, Kishan looks to play the reverse sweep but it goes off the glove. Lobs over the fielder at first slip. He runs back and dives forward but it is out of reach.

16.1 1

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled towards the right of long on. A run taken.

Score after 16 overs : 46/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

I Kishan

18 (34)

R Gaikwad

18 (39)

K Maharaj

4-0-10-0

15.6 0

On middle. Kishan skips down and tries to flick but the ball turns in and balloons towards square leg.

15.5 0

On middle, tucked to mid-wicket.

15.4 0

Lovely delivery! This one is full and outside off, spins back in sharply. Kishan was shaping to sweep but the extra bounce doesn't help Kishan who somehow fends it away in the end.

15.3 0

Length ball, outside off. Kept out.

15.2 1

Around off, pushed through covers for a single.

15.1 0

On middle. Blocked out.

Score after 15 overs : 45/2

Runs Scored

9 Runs

I Kishan

18 (30)

R Gaikwad

17 (37)

L Ngidi

3-0-15-0

14.6 0

A direct hit and Ruturaj  was surely a goner! Length ball, outside off, Kishan taps it in front of covers. Kishan calls for a single but then denies it. Ruturaj was halfway down. Keshav Maharaj collects, turns and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. He could've taken a second more...

14.5 0

A length ball on middle. Defended on the deck awkwardly.

14.4 4

FOUR! Change in momentum for India! Another boundary! This is on a length and outside off. Kishan goes back and slaps it through cover-point for a boundary.

14.3 0

A length ball on middle. Kishan blocks it on the off side.

14.2 1

Fuller ball on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single.

14.1 4

FOUR! Much need boundary for India and for Gaikwad! This is short and outside off, space for Gaikwad to free his arms and play it over point for four runs.

Score after 14 overs : 36/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

I Kishan

14 (26)

R Gaikwad

12 (35)

K Maharaj

3-0-9-0

13.6 0

Yet another tidy over from the experienced campaigner. Length ball, outside off. Kishan blocks it out.

13.5 0

Keshav Maharaj is using his experience here! Now angles it away, across the batter. Kishan has a poke at it but misses.

13.4 0

Flatter ball, around off. Kishan fends it away.

13.3 1

This one comes with the arm, around off. Gaikwad works it to point for one.

13.2 1

Touch short and around off. Kishan mistimes his pull shot to deep mid-wicket for a single.

13.1 0

Around off, defended out.

Score after 13 overs : 34/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

R Gaikwad

11 (34)

I Kishan

13 (21)

L Ngidi

2-0-6-0

12.6 2

Length ball, outside off. Gaikwad cuts it to deep point for a couple.

12.5 0

Short of a length and angling on middle. Gaikwad looks to pull but misses due to extra pace and bounce. The ball rolls to point. Kishan wants a single but Gaikwad wasn't aware of where the ball is.

12.4 1

Length ball, wide of off. Kishan steers it to third man for a single.

12.3 1

Outside off. Gaikwad runs it down to third man for a single.

12.2 0

Ruturaj Gaikwad 8 runs in 31 balls now. Length and on middle it is tucked to mid-wicket.

12.1 0

Fuller ball on middle. Gaikwad pushes it back to Lungi.

Score after 12 overs : 30/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

R Gaikwad

8 (29)

I Kishan

12 (20)

K Maharaj

2-0-7-0

11.6 1

Around off, pushed through covers for a single.

11.5 0

This is superb from Keshav! Slows it up, full and outside off. Gaikwad looks to defend but misses.

11.4 0

This time Gaikwad tries to defend this full ball but it turns away and beaten him on the outside edge.

11.3 0

This one lands around off and turns away. Gaikwad prods and lets it go.

11.2 1

On middle, clipped to deep mid-wicket for one.

11.2 wd 1

Wide! Similar to the first delivery! this one lands on middle and spins down the leg side. The keeper collects and whips the bails off as Kishan was found off-guarded trying to flick. No bat. Kishan has his back foot in the air but just grounded when the bails are flashed up.

11.1 0

Tossed up, outside off. Kishan chops it past slip and to short third man.

11.1 wd 1

Wide! Shorter and on middle, spinning down the leg side. Kishan leaves it.

Score after 11 overs : 26/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

I Kishan

11 (18)

R Gaikwad

7 (25)

L Ngidi

1-0-2-0

10.6 1

On the hips, nudged to mid-wicket for a single.

10.5 0

Touch fuller and around off. Kishan chops it to backward point.

10.4 1

This is wide of off. Gaikwad guides it to third man for a single.

10.3 0

Short of a length and outside off. Gaikwad gets on his toes as he makes a block.

10.2 0

Angles a full ball on middle. Gaikwad again blocks it out.

10.1 0

Length ball, around off. Gaikwad defends on the deck.

Score after 10 overs : 24/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

I Kishan

10 (16)

R Gaikwad

6 (21)

K Maharaj

1-0-3-0

9.6 0

Outside off. Ishan blocks it out.

9.5 1

Keshav slows it up and targets the off pole. Gaikwad punches off the back foot through covers for a single.

9.4 0

This one lands outside off and turns away sharply. Gaikwad prods and lets it go.

9.3 1

Fuller ball, around off. Kishan drives it back to the bowler who lets it through for a single.

9.2 0

Not out! This is tossed up, full and outside off. Kishan leans and looks to drive but against the spin. He gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball bounces on the ground and then onto the boots before going to the keeper. Maharaj appeals. It is taken upstairs. The replay shows the ball was well in contact of the ground.

9.1 1

Full and on off, eased to long off for a single.

Score after 9 overs : 21/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

I Kishan

9 (13)

R Gaikwad

4 (18)

K Rabada

5-2-10-1

8.6 0

Around off. Kishan chops it to point.

8.5 3

Three runs! This will give some confidence to him! Length and outside off. Gaikwad punches it through point for three runs.

8.4 0

On middle on a length. Blocked out.

8.3 0

Gaikwad is not having an easy debut till now. On a length and outside off. Gaikwad has a feel for it but misses.

8.2 0

This is short and on middle. Gaikwad evades it well.

8.1 0

A length ball, around leg. Gaikwad makes a bit of room as he tries to flick but gets hit on the pads.

Score after 8 overs : 18/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

I Kishan

9 (12)

R Gaikwad

1 (13)

W Parnell

4-1-11-1

7.6 0

Superb from Parnell! Outside off again, on a length. Kishan chases and tries to cut but misses.

7.5 0

Again in the same channel, outside off. Kishan goes it as he tries to drive but gets an outside edge and the ball falls short of the first slip fielder.

7.4 0

Outside off, on a fuller side, it nips away. Kishan leans into his drive but fails to connect.

7.3 0

A length ball, outside off. Kishan taps it to covers.

7.2 4

FOUR! BIG INSIDE EDGE! A length ball, around off. Kishan gets low to push it away but gets an inside edge past the leg stump and to fine leg for four.

7.1 0

Length ball, outside off, Kishan chops it to backward point.

Score after 7 overs : 14/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

R Gaikwad

1 (13)

I Kishan

5 (6)

K Rabada

4-2-7-1

6.6 0

On middle. This is hit to mid on.

6.5 0

Outside off. Gaikwad shoulders arms to it.

6.4 1

Outside off, guided to third man for a single.

6.3 1

Pitched up, outside off, driven to mid off for a quick single. Temba Bavuma hits the stumps at the bowler's end but Gaikwad was well in.

6.2 0

This is just brilliant from South Africa! A length ball, outside off and straightens off the deck. Gaikwad lunges to push but misses.

6.1 0

On a length and around off, Gaikwad leaves it alone. That was again very close to the pole.

Score after 6 overs : 12/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

I Kishan

4 (5)

R Gaikwad

0 (8)

W Parnell

3-1-7-1

5.6 4

FOUR! After almost 23 balls, India buy some runs! This is full and way outside off. Kishan leans and drives it through point for a boundary.

5.5 0

A huge inswinger, this is full and around off. Kishan gets an inside edge onto the pads as he looks to drive.

5.4 0

This is full and outside off. Kishan prods and shoulders arms to it.

5.3 0

Very full and on off. Kishan jams it out on the off side.

5.2 0

Around off, kept out.

5.1 W 0

OUT! BOWLED'EM! The dot balls created pressure and Dhawan falls into the pressure! This is top, top bowling from the Africans! This is on a length and outside off. Dhawan tries to play to third man but late swing gets an inside edge onto the stumps. Both the openers are gone now.

Score after 5 overs : 8/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

R Gaikwad

0 (8)

S Dhawan

4 (15)

K Rabada

3-2-5-1

4.6 0

On middle, tucked to mid-wicket. Back-to-back-to-back maidens by South Africa.

4.5 0

Excellent stuff from Gaikwad! Length ball, outside off, seams away. Gaikwad has a poke but misses.

4.4 0

Length ball, around off, nipping in. Gaikwad looks to push but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

4.3 0

Fuller ball, outside off, Gaikwad is beaten as he looks to drive.

4.2 0

BEATEN! That was very close! A length ball, around off. Gaikwad tries to defend inside the line but misses. The ball bounces just over the middle pole. Superb from Rabada.

4.1 0

Lovely bowling! A length ball, outside off, jags away. Gaikwad has a poke at it but misses.

Score after 4 overs : 8/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

S Dhawan

4 (15)

R Gaikwad

0 (2)

W Parnell

2-1-3-0

3.6 0

A maiden! Length ball, outside off. Dhawan knocks it to cover.

3.5 0

Make it five dots in row! On a length and on middle. Dhawan comes down the track and flicks it to square leg. Not off the middle.

3.4 0

Another dot! Four dots in a row! Fuller and outside off, pushed to cover.

3.3 0

A length ball, outside off. Dhawan keeps it out.

3.2 0

A length ball on middle. Dhawan skips down and looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

3.1 0

This is full, angling outside off before shaping away. Dhawan leaves it alone.

Score after 3 overs : 8/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

R Gaikwad

0 (2)

S Dhawan

4 (9)

K Rabada

2-1-5-1

2.6 0

Very full and on off. Defended out.

2.5 0

Length ball, outside off. Gaikwad tries to defend inside the line.

2.4 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! Gill goes for a low score. Rabada keeps bowling in the same channel, this is around the 4th stump channel and it nips in sharply. Gill steps across as he looks to push but gets an inside edge and the ball deflects onto the stumps. Discipline bowling from Kagiso Rabada.

2.3 0

Rabada serves it on a length and outside off. Gill watchfully leaves it.

2.2 0

On middle. Gill defends it out.

2.1 0

Around off, kept out.

Score after 2 overs : 8/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Dhawan

4 (9)

S Gill

3 (3)

W Parnell

1-0-3-0

1.6 0

Outside off, Dhawan leaves it alone.

1.5 0

This one seams back in, on the pads. Dhawan misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.

1.4 2

Short in length and outside off. Dhawan cuts on the up and over covers for a couple of runs.

1.3 0

On a length and on middle, nips in. Dhawan looks to work on the leg side but is beaten by the late seam movement.

1.2 0

Length and outside off at 130 clicks. Dhawan has a feel for it but misses.

1.1 0

On a length and outside off, tapped to covers.

1.1 wd 1

Wide! Full ball, down the leg side, this one swings very late. Dhawan looks to flick but misses. Wayne Parnell puts up an appeal but the umpire calls it a wide.

Wayne Parnell to bowl from the other end.

Score after 1 overs : 5/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Gill

3 (3)

S Dhawan

2 (3)

K Rabada

1-0-5-0

0.6 0

FIve runs off the first over. This is outside off. Gill guides it to point.

0.5 2

Pitched up, outside off. Gill punches it sweetly through covers for a couple of runs.

0.4 1

This one is bowled on the pads. Dhawan helps it to fine leg for one more.

0.3 0

On a length and outside off. Dhawan blocks it out.

0.2 1

IN THE AIR AND SAFE! This is full and arounnd off. Gill chips it straight to mid off where Temba Bavuma dives forward and collects just in front of him. The batters cross.

0.1 1

Rabada starts with a length ball, around middle and leg. Dhawan tucks it to mid-wicket for a quick single. India are underway.

UPDATE 1517 IST (0947 GMT) - The toss is now set at 1530 IST and the match will start at 1545 IST (1015 GMT). It will be a 40-over contest now.

We are back. The players are out in the middle. Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan to open for India. Kagiso Rabada has the ball in his hand. All set. Let's play...
...THE CHASE...
Now this could be a stiff chase, the wicket is not easy to bat on and South Africa have a quality bowling attack. India though have batters who are familiar to these conditions. The second half promises to be an exciting one.
India will be disappointed with their performance. There was turn, bounce and swing but they could not make most of the conditions. We believe the new ball bowlers were a tad short and Ravi Bishnoi just was not at his best. Thakur and Kuldeep bowled well but the rest weren't upto the mark. The fielding was also not at its best or South Africa could have well ended below 240. Both the batters were dropped in the back end on consecutive deliveries and they made the most of the given lifeline.
It wasn't easy going for the visitors though. A lot of credit has to be given to their openers who weathered the storm earlier on and got them to a sedate start. They did lose three after that and were in trouble but Miller, Klaasen and Quinton de Kock played really well to get them to the score they did. Klaasen and de Kock bailed them out of trouble and then came the stand which has given South Africa the edge, A 100-plus run partnership between Klaasen and Miller with both scoring fifties.
A really good show with the bat on what seems a sluggish wicket by South Africa. That stand between David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen has probably given the edge to the visitors heading into the break.

Score after 40 overs : 249/4

Runs Scored

9 Runs

H Klaasen

74 (65)

D Miller

75 (63)

M Siraj

8-0-49-0

39.6 0

Apart from the first ball, it is excellent over from Siraj! This is short and on middle, cramped Heinrich Klaasen for room as he looks to pull. South Africa end at 249/4.

39.5 1

On middle, this is hit to deep mid-wicket for a single.

39.4 0

A length ball, way outside off. Miller slashes and misses.

39.3 2

Width given, outside off. Miller cuts it to deep cover where the fielder runs to his right, dives and parries it across to the deep point fielder. Excellent work in the deep. Two runs.

39.2 0

A widish yorker, outside off. Miller fails to squeeze it out. Much better from Siraj.

39.1 6

SIX! A perfect start to the final over! Shorter and outside off. Miller slashes on the up and over deep cover for a biggie.

Score after 39 overs : 240/4

Runs Scored

9 Runs

D Miller

66 (58)

H Klaasen

74 (64)

R Bishnoi

8-0-69-1

38.6 1

A single to end the over as this is worked to long on.

38.5 1

Flatter and on middle. Klaasen smacks it to long on for a single.

38.4 0

Full toss on middle. Klaasen again plays the reverse sweep but fins short third man.

38.3 4

FOUR! What a shot! This is full and outside off. Klaasen reverse hits it well over short third man for a boundary.

38.2 2

On middle. Klaasen plays a mistimed lofted shot to long on for a brace.

38.1 lb 1

Leg bye! Flatter, quicker, around leg. Miller misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. An appeal for LBW but it was pitching outside leg.

Score after 38 overs : 231/4

Runs Scored

16 Runs

H Klaasen

67 (60)

D Miller

65 (56)

A Khan

8-0-51-0

37.6 0

Klaasen makes room, this outside off. Klaasen slashes and misses. Two drop catches, 16 runs in total. An eventful over.

37.5 1

Outside off, worked to point for a single.

37.4 6

SIX MORE! Miller has pressed the accelerator! Outside off on a length and Miller pulls it well this time over mid-wicket for a biggie.

37.3 4

FOUR! A widish full toss, outside off. Miller drives it through point for a boundary.

37.2 2

DROPPED! AGAIN! Both the batters get a lifeline! Not a good thing by India! Short of a length and outside off. Miller pulls, it goes off the top edge to deep square leg where Ravi Bishnoi fails to hold on. Two runs.

37.1 3

Siraj drops the skier! It went way, way up in the air! This is full and outside off. Klaasen steps across as he tries to heave but mistimes it high in the air. The ball goes to deep mid-wicket where Mohammed Siraj fails to take the skier. Three runs taken.

Score after 37 overs : 215/4

Runs Scored

8 Runs

H Klaasen

64 (58)

D Miller

52 (52)

M Siraj

7-0-40-0

36.6 1

On middle, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single.

36.5 0

Siraj pushes it through, outside off. Klaasen looks to drive but misses.

36.4 4

FOUR! both the batters after scoring fifty are going for the big shots! This is short and way outside off. Klaasen upper cuts it over backward point for a boundary.

36.3 0

This one stays low, outside off. Klaasen swings and misses.

36.2 2

On middle, on a length. Klaasen scoops it over fine leg for a couple.

36.1 1

Well done in the end from Ruturaj Gaikwad! This is short and on middle. Miller pulls it to deep mid-wicket, flat and Ruturaj Gaikwad runs in to take the catch but the ball was dipping and that made it hard for the fielder to collect. A single.

Score after 36 overs : 207/4

Runs Scored

12 Runs

H Klaasen

57 (53)

D Miller

51 (51)

A Khan

7-0-35-0

35.6 6

SIX! Klaasen changes the gears now. This is very full and outside off. Klaasen makes room and goes inside-out over covers for a biggie.

35.5 2

Fifty for Klaasen! This is short and on middle. Klaasen pulls it to fine leg for a couple of runs. There is a direct hit at his end but the replay shows Klaasen had his bat in. A fine innings from Klaasen. His 4th ODI fifty.

35.4 1

Shorter and on middle, pulled to deep square leg for a single.

35.3 1

On a length and outside off. Klaasen drops it in front of covers for a quick single.

35.2 1

Outside off, Miller guides it gently to point for a quick single. That brings up the fifty for Killer Miller! Came when his team lost a couple of wickets in quick time but has settled the nerves since then and is all set to take his team to a competitive total.

35.2 wd 1

Wide! Too many extras from India! A bouncer on middle and the umpire calls it a wide.

35.1 0

Short in length and around off. Miller carves it to bckward point.

Score after 35 overs : 195/4

Runs Scored

8 Runs

D Miller

49 (48)

H Klaasen

48 (50)

S Thakur

8-1-35-2

34.6 1

On middle, this is pulled to deep square leg for a single. Miller moves to 49.

34.6 wd 1

Wide! A slower bouncer going down leg. Left alone.

34.5 0

Outside off, punched to cover.

34.4 4

FOUR!  A welcome boundary for the Proteas! Short of a length and on middle. Miller pulls it gently and finds the gap to deep mid-wicket for four.

34.3 1

On the pads, flicked behind square leg for a single.

34.2 1

On the hips, worked to deep square leg for a single.

34.1 0

This is outside and on the shorter side. Miller slashes and misses due to the extra bounce.

Score after 34 overs : 187/4

Runs Scored

3 Runs

H Klaasen

47 (49)

D Miller

43 (43)

A Khan

6-0-23-0

33.6 0

Length and outside off. Klaasen drops it around the corner on the off side. He wants a quick single but Miller is not interested.

33.5 1

Outside off this is dabbed to third man for a single.

33.4 1

Length ball, outside off. Klaasen pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

33.3 1

On middle, pinched to mid off for a single.

33.2 0

This one is angled outside off. Miller looks to push but misses.

33.1 0

An appeal for LBW but not given! A length ball on middle, and it skids through. Miller looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. Might be just going down.

Score after 33 overs : 184/4

Runs Scored

5 Runs

D Miller

41 (39)

H Klaasen

46 (47)

K Yadav

8-0-39-1

32.6 1

Shorter and outside off. Miller slaps it hard and to cover where Iyer makes a half stop. Only a single.

32.5 1

Flatter and outside off. Klaasen cuts it through point for a single.

32.4 0

This one lands around off and spins away. Klaasen looks to slog-sweep but misses.

32.3 0

Around off, kept out.

32.2 2

Uppish but safe! This is short and around off, a bit slower. Klaasen looks to pull but top edges it and the ball lands safely in the vacant mid-wicket region.

32.1 1

Tossed up on off. Miller plays with soft hands to point for a sharp single.

Score after 32 overs : 179/4

Runs Scored

6 Runs

H Klaasen

43 (43)

D Miller

39 (37)

M Siraj

6-0-32-0

31.6 0

Tidy start to the new spell from Siraj! Just 6 runs off it. On a length and on middle, nudged to deep mid-wicket for a single.

31.5 1

Short again from Siraj, this is dabbed to third man for one.

31.4 1

Slower, short in length and it is pulled to fine leg for a single.

31.3 1

Outside off, tapped to covers for a sharp single.

31.2 2

Too full and on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. Good fielding by Ravi Bishnoi in the deep.

31.1 1

On middle, pushed to covers for a single.

Score after 31 overs : 173/4

Runs Scored

9 Runs

D Miller

35 (34)

H Klaasen

41 (40)

S Thakur

7-1-27-2

30.6 4

FOUR! Shardul Thakur comes around the wicket and angles it down the leg side, making it easy for Miller who tickles it to fine leg for a boundary. South Africa will look for a score around 260-270 from here with these two all set for a big score.

30.5 0

A length ball, outside off. Defended out.

30.4 2

On middle on the short side. Miller controls his pull shot to deep mid-wicket for a brace.

30.3 1

Length ball on middle. Klaasen nudges it past mid-wicket for one more.

30.2 1

Bangs a short ball on middle, Miller pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

30.1 1

Outside off, guided to backward point for a single.

Score after 30 overs : 164/4

Runs Scored

9 Runs

H Klaasen

39 (38)

D Miller

28 (30)

K Yadav

7-0-34-1

29.6 1

Klaasen retains the strike as he hits through to deep mid-wicket.

29.5 6

SIX! Wonderful shot! Tossed up, full and outside off. Klaasen lofts it firmly over covers and all the way for a six.

29.4 0

Shorter and turning around leg. Klaasen clears his front leg to pull but gets hit on the pads.

29.3 1

On middle. Miller reverse sweeps it through point for a single.

29.2 0

Full, slow and outside off. Miller looks to push but misses.

29.1 1

A single as this is hit to deep square leg.

Score after 29 overs : 155/4

Runs Scored

9 Runs

D Miller

27 (28)

H Klaasen

31 (34)

R Bishnoi

7-0-61-1

28.6 0

Quicker one on middle. Miller punches it back foot back to the bowler.

28.5 1

Klaasen plays it through the line to long off for a single.

28.4 4

FOUR! Klaasen connects it well! This is short and on leg. Klaasen opens up his body and pulls it to deep mid-wicket.

28.3 3

THREE RED! VERY WELL PLAYED! Flatter and outside off. Miller punches off the back foot past point. Kuldeep Yadav gives a chase and saves a run for his team.

28.2 1

Slanting on middle, nudged to deep mid-wicket for a single.

28.1 0

Tossed up, full and outside off. Klaasen chops it to point.

Score after 28 overs : 146/4

Runs Scored

1 Runs

D Miller

24 (26)

H Klaasen

25 (30)

K Yadav

6-0-25-1

27.6 0

Outside off again, spinning away. Left alone.

27.5 0

Outside off, slapped to covers.

27.4 0

Again huge turn! Full and on middle, flighted and it turns away. Miller looks to sweep but misses. Samson clips the bails off. It is taken upstairs. No bat there and the replay shows Miller had his back foot grounded all time.

27.3 0

This one lands on middle, and spins away sharrply. Miller has a poke at it but misses.

27.2 0

On middle. Defended out.

27.1 1

On middle, pulled to deep mid-wicket for one.

Score after 27 overs : 145/4

Runs Scored

7 Runs

D Miller

24 (21)

H Klaasen

24 (29)

R Bishnoi

6-0-52-1

26.6 2

IN THE AIR AND FALLS SAFELY! A chance goes by for India! Should have been taken! This is full, slow and outside off. Miller toe ends his lot and hits it high in the air. The ball goes to the cover region. Shikhar Dhawan runs back from cover while Avesh Khan runs in from long off. Khan had a better chance but Dhawan went in with a big dive. Two runs.

26.5 0

On middle. Miller punches it to covers.

26.4 1

Touch short and outside off. Klaasen pulls it flat to deep mid-wicket. One more.

26.3 1

Outside off, guided to backward point for a single.

26.2 1

Around off, pushed through covers for a single.

26.1 lb 1

Leg bye! This is full, slow and on leg. Miller misses his heave and it goes off the pads to cover. One.

26.1 wd 1

Wide! This is way dow the leg side. Miller looks to sweep but misses.

Score after 26 overs : 138/4

Runs Scored

4 Runs

H Klaasen

22 (27)

D Miller

21 (17)

S Thakur

6-1-18-2

25.6 2

Length ball on middle. Klaasen tickles it to deep square leg. A better throw from Avesh Khan could have made it interesting. Two runs.

25.5 0

Another short ball, this onne is at 131 clicks. Klaasen evades it.

25.4 1

On the hips, bunted to fine leg for a single.

25.4 wd 1

Wide! A bumper now, too short and the umpire calls it a wide.

25.3 0

This is full and angling outside off. Miller is tempted to drive but is a bit early and he misses.

25.2 0

Bowls it on top of off. Miller knocks it to cover.

25.1 0

On a length and outside off, Miller mistimes his punch to covers.

Score after 25 overs : 134/4

Runs Scored

9 Runs

H Klaasen

20 (25)

D Miller

20 (13)

R Bishnoi

5-0-46-1

24.6 0

Flatter ball, outside off. Klaasen drops it to cover.

24.5 0

Just outside off. Klaasen dabs it to point.

24.4 1

On middle, nudged through mid-wicket for a single.

24.3 6

SIX! BANG! Effortless shot from Miller! Rabi flights this too much and gives ample time to Miller to use his feet and loft it over long off for a biggie.

24.2 1

Another single as this is hit to deep square leg.

24.1 1

Floats one on full. and on middle. Miller plays it to deep square leg for one.

Score after 24 overs : 125/4

Runs Scored

9 Runs

D Miller

12 (10)

H Klaasen

19 (22)

K Yadav

5-0-24-1

23.6 1

Full ball, on middle, Miller bunts it to square leg for a single.

23.5 0

A stock delivery, full and outside off. Kept out.

23.4 0

Too full and on off. Defended on the front foot.

23.3 2

On middle, Miller reverse sweeps it to deep point for a brace.

23.2 b 2

What a delivery! This one is angled around off and it spins sharply away. Across Miller. The ball beats the outside edge and flies past the keeper and over slip for a couple of byes.

23.1 4

FOUR! Another one for Miller! Tossed up, outside off. Miller sweeps it hard through square leg for four. He is a good player of spin.

Score after 23 overs : 116/4

Runs Scored

8 Runs

D Miller

5 (4)

H Klaasen

19 (22)

R Bishnoi

4-0-37-1

22.6 1

Tossed up on off. Miller prods and taps it to covers for a single.

22.5 4

FOUR! Miller is off the mark! Short and too much width. Miller slaps off the back foot through covers for a boundary.

22.4 0

A googly now, outside off, punched to covers.

22.4 wd 1

Wide! This is down the leg side. Wided.

22.3 0

On middle. Blocked out.

22.2 W 0

OUT! LBW! THREE REDS! The set batter goes now and South Africa are in massive trouble. Ravi Bishnoi will be relived by picking this wicket. He was going for runs. He slows it up and bowls in line with the stumps. Quinton de Kock looks to reverse sweep but misses and gets pinged on the pads. An appeal for LBW and up goes the finger. De Kock is quick to review this. Ultra Edge shows no bat while Ball Tracking shows THREE REDS. De Kock has to go now.

22.1 lb 2

Two leg byes! Ravi Bishnoi is still struggling with his line! This is down the leg side. De Kock misses his flick and it goes off the pads to fine leg for a couple.

Score after 22 overs : 108/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

H Klaasen

19 (22)

de Kock

48 (52)

K Yadav

4-0-17-1

21.6 0

Tossed up, outside off and spins in. Heinrich Klaasen looks to reverse sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads.

21.5 1

This one spins away, full and on off. De Kock looks to work on the leg side but gets a leading edge to point. One.

21.4 0

Fuller and on middle. Blocked on the front foot.

21.3 1

Very full and on middle. Heinrich Klaasen sweeps it behind square leg for one.

21.2 1

On middle, fuller, swept to deep square leg for a single.

21.1 0

Fuller and around off. De Kock reverse sweeps it straight to short third man.

Score after 21 overs : 105/3

Runs Scored

13 Runs

H Klaasen

18 (20)

de Kock

46 (48)

M Siraj

5-0-26-0

20.6 4

FOUR! 13 runs off the over! A bouncer. Heinrich Klaasen looks to evade but gets some part of bat on it. It flies off the top edge over the keeper for four runs.

20.5 0

Bangs a bouncer on middle, this one stays low and hits Heinrich Klaasen on the body as he tries to duck.

20.5 wd 1

Wide! Short in length but again angling down the leg side. Left alone for a wide.

20.4 1

On middle, tucked to square leg for a single.

20.4 wd 1

Wide! Tries a slower one but serves it down the leg side. De Kock misses his flick.

20.3 1

Angling on the pads, clipped to deep square leg for a single.

20.2 1

This is full and on middle, flicked to mid-wicket.

20.1 4

FOUR! Cheeky! A length ball, outside off. De Kock shuffles across and paddles it fine to fine leg for a boundary.

Score after 20 overs : 92/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

H Klaasen

13 (17)

de Kock

40 (45)

K Yadav

3-0-14-1

19.6 0

On middle, kept out.

19.5 0

Half an appeal but the impact is outside off. Heinrich Klaasen looks to play the reverse sweep but misses to get hit on the pads.

19.4 0

This is pushed through, on middle, defended.

19.3 4

FOUR! That is a strong shot! Really good sweep. This is flighted around off, Klaasen sweeps it through square leg and the ball races away to the fence.

19.2 2

Bowls a full toss, Kuldeep looks to fire it in but ends up bowling a full, it is swept wide of deep mid-wicket for two.

19.1 1

On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

Score after 19 overs : 85/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

H Klaasen

7 (12)

de Kock

39 (44)

A Khan

5-0-20-0

18.6 0

Fuller and outside off, left alone.

18.5 4

FOUR! Uppish but wide of mid on! On middle, fuller, this is clipped past the mid on fielder and into the fence.

18.4 0

Just outside off, another leave.

18.3 0

On the pads, this is worked to mid on.

18.2 0

In the 5th stump channel, just outside off, Heinrich Klaasen plays inside the line and is beaten.

18.2 wd 1

WIDE! Well wide outside off, not played at.

18.1 0

Good length and on off, defended.

Score after 18 overs : 80/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

de Kock

39 (44)

H Klaasen

3 (6)

K Yadav

2-0-7-1

17.6 2

De Kock opts for the reverse sweep again, this is played behind square on the off side. Two taken.

17.5 1

Heinrich Klaasen plays the reverse sweep, there is a deep point in place so only one.

17.4 1

Out comes the reverse sweep, it is not timed that well but hits it through square leg for one.

17.3 0

That is a beauty! This is tossed up on off, it lands and spins away. De Kock is beaten as he tries to defend.

17.2 1

Top edge but lands safe! On middle, Heinrich Klaasen looks to play the paddle scoop, it goes off the top edge towards short fine leg for one.

17.1 1

A full toss, de Kock works it through square leg for one.

Score after 17 overs : 74/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

H Klaasen

1 (4)

de Kock

35 (40)

S Thakur

5-1-14-2

16.6 0

A dot to end! On the stumps, blocked.

16.5 1

Drop and run! Length and on off, de Kock plays it towads point and gets to the other end.

16.4 1

Heinrich Klaasen is off the mark! Fuller and on off, this is pushed towards mid off for a quick run.

16.3 0

Another one on the stumps, kept out.

16.2 0

On middle, defended.

16.1 1

Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

Heinrich Klaasen comes in.

Score after 16 overs : 71/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

A Markram

0 (5)

de Kock

33 (38)

K Yadav

1-0-1-1

15.6 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! That is a beauty! What an over from Kudeep and he strikes on the last ball. Markram walks back for a duck and all of a sudden, South Africa are in trouble. This is tossed up outside off, Markram is drawn forward as he tries to defend. The ball lands and turns back in. Sneaks between the gap of bat and pad and hits the stumps.

15.5 0

And again, does not pick which way the ball is turning! This lands on off and then spins back in a long way. Markram looks to push it on the off side but misses to get hit high on the pads.

15.4 0

Flatter and around off, Markram guides it to point.

15.3 0

Markram has not picked that one! This lands on middle and it is the googly. Markram looks to defend but is beaten.

15.2 0

Leading edge but safe! That one held in the surface and also spun! This lands on pads, it turns away. Markram is early in the flick, it goes off the leading edge but lands wide of the bowler.

15.1 1

On middle, de Kock works it through square leg and takes one.

Aiden Markram walks out now.

Score after 15 overs : 70/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

T Bavuma

8 (12)

de Kock

32 (37)

S Thakur

4-1-11-2

14.6 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! Thakur gets another one! The South Africa skippe walks back for another low score and the visitors lose two in quick succession. This is on a length, just outside off, it lands and jags back in sharply. Bavuma looks to play at it but leaves a big gap between bat and pad as he tries to do so. The ball sneaks through and hits the off pole.

14.5 1

Bangs it short and on the body, de Kock pulls it through square leg and gets to the other end.

14.4 0

That was a little too close to cut! Just outside off, fractionally short. De Kock looks to cut but is beaten.

14.3 0

Back of a length and on off, kept out.

14.2 0

Fuller and on off, this is driven but to mid off.

14.1 4

FOUR! Off the inside edge! Runs starting to flow now for South Africa. This one a fortunate boundary! Length and outside off, de Kock pushes at it, it goes off the inside edge past the leg pole and down to the fine leg fence.

Score after 14 overs : 65/1

Runs Scored

16 Runs

T Bavuma

8 (11)

de Kock

27 (32)

R Bishnoi

3-0-31-0

13.6 4

FOUR! That is a huge over for South Africa! 16 from it. Nice placement from Bavuma! This is full and outside off, Bavuma squeezes it past point and this one races away to the fence.

13.5 0

On middle, Bavuma works it to mid-wicket.

13.5 wd 1

WIDE! An appeal but that was to probably put the umpire off! Down the leg side. Bavuma looks to pull but misses. Wided.

13.4 0

Bavuma misses out! He does not connect on the Free Hit! It is fired outside off. Bavuma looks to go over cover but misses.

13.4 nb 5

FOUR! Really good way to get off the mark! Will take the pressure off him! On middle, the reverse sweep is out and it is played nicely behind point for a boundary. ALSO, the siren goes on which means it is a NO BALL! Free Hit coming up.

13.3 0

Flatter and on off, Bavuma blocks.

13.2 0

BEATEN! A little bit of turn! This lands around off and spins away. Bavuma looks to defend but is beaten.

13.1 1

On middle, it is an easy single as there is not mid-wicket. De Kock works it through that region.

13.1 wd 5

FIVE WIDES! Bonus runs and the fifty is up! Down the leg side. De Kock leaves it alone. The keeper fails to take it cleanly and it races away to the fence.

Score after 13 overs : 49/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

T Bavuma

0 (5)

de Kock

26 (31)

S Thakur

3-1-6-1

12.6 0

Angled into middle, Temba Bavuma lunges and defends it.

12.5 0

Solid from Bavuma! Length and on off, kept out.

12.4 0

Shorter and on off, Bavuma pushes it to covers.

12.3 0

Good length and on off, defended.

12.2 0

Good length and on off, defended.

Drinks! South Africa have got a good start and despite losing Malan, they will look to score at the same run and keep the momentum. India have done nothing wrong so far and will look to keep it tight and look for wickets. Temba Bavuma joins De Kock in the middle.
12.1 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Shardul Thakur gets his man and India manage to break the opening stand! A soft dismissal. Malan weathered the storm earlier on and gets out to probably the least threatening delivery. This is full and on the pads, it probably holds in the surface a touch. Malan looks to work it through square leg but since he was early in the shot, it goes uppishly towards mid-wicket. Iyer leaps and takes it.

Score after 12 overs : 49/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

de Kock

26 (31)

J Malan

22 (41)

R Bishnoi

2-0-15-0

11.6 0

Half an appeal but turned down! That seemed off the glove! Around off, de Kock looks to play the reverse sweep but misses to get hit on the glove.

11.5 2

Two more! Good running again! On middle, this is flicked wide of long on for two.

11.4 2

That is smart batting! The short fine leg was moved on the off side. De Kock plays the paddle scoop fine on the leg side for two.

11.3 0

Flatter and outside off, the reverse sweep comes out again but de Kock misses.

11.2 0

De Kock is really going after Ravi Bishnoi! Now plays the reverse sweep, it is a low full toss on off. Finds the man at short third man.

11.1 1

On off, Malan pushes it through covers for one.

Score after 11 overs : 44/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

J Malan

21 (40)

de Kock

22 (26)

S Thakur

2-0-6-0

10.6 1

Length again and on off, Malan pushes it through cover for one more.

10.5 0

Slightly fuller and on off, Malan strokes it to covers.

10.4 0

Back of a length and on off, this is pushed to cover.

10.3 1

On the pads, de Kock works it towards square leg and gets to the other end.

10.2 1

Another short one and on middle, Malan gets on top of the bounce and pulls it down to fine leg for one.

10.1 0

Angled into the pads, Malan looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

Score after 10 overs : 41/0

Runs Scored

10 Runs

de Kock

21 (25)

J Malan

19 (35)

R Bishnoi

1-0-10-0

9.6 0

A dot to end but an expensive start for Ravi Bishnoi! On off, defended.

9.5 1

The googly on the pads, this is clipped through square leg for one.

9.4 1

Keeps it short and outside off, de Kock slaps it through covers for one.

9.3 4

FOUR! That is timed brilliantly! Made a cracking sound of the bat. Outside off, de Kock plays the sweep and hits it fine behind square on the leg side for a boundary. 8 from the first three balls. Ravi Bishnoi under pressure.

9.2 0

On off, lands it well. Defended.

9.1 4

FOUR! A boundary to welcome Ravi Bishnoi! That went through the legs of Dhawan! Flatter and on off, this one skids through. De Kock plays it late. It goes between the legs of Dhawan who is late in getting down. Boundary. Welcome one again.

Score after 9 overs : 31/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

J Malan

18 (34)

de Kock

12 (20)

S Thakur

1-0-3-0

8.6 0

Shorter and outside off, Malan chops it towards cover. Could have been a wicket-taking over for Thakur but it is still a good one, only three from it.

8.5 0

Just outside off, left alone.

8.4 1

Back of a length and on middle, this one takes off after landing. De Kock looks to defend, it goes off the splice towards the leg side for one.

8.3 1

Shorter and outside off, Malan slaps it through covers but only one as there is protection in the deep.

8.2 0

DROPPED! That was a regulation slip catch for Gill but he puts it down! Thakur could have made an immediate impact! Length and on off, Malan looks to push at it with hard hands. It goes off the outside edge and goes towards Gill at widish first slip. He spills it. This could prove costly.

8.1 1

Bangs it short and on the body, de Kock is late on the pull, it goes off the glove and towards square leg for one. De Kock is disappointed he did not score more on that delivery.

End of Powerplay 1! Now, 4 fielders are allowed outside the circle. Also, Shardul Thakur is into the attack.

Score after 8 overs : 28/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

J Malan

17 (30)

de Kock

10 (18)

A Khan

4-0-15-0

7.6 2

Two to end! Length and on off, this one jags back in. Malan looks to defend, it goes off the inner half through square leg for two.

7.5 0

Two leaves in a row as this is also wide outside off.

7.4 0

Another one wide outside off, left alone.

7.3 4

FOUR! Malan has no problem in putting the short ball away! A welcome boundary for South Africa. Avesh changes his length and goes short. Malan rocks back and pulls it through square leg and into the fence.

7.2 0

Finds the fielder! Need to put such deliveries away when runs are hard to comeby! Fuller and outside off, Malan drives it crisply but to cover.

7.1 0

Really good stuff from the Indian bowlers, giving nothing away. Length and on off, this lands and jags back in. Malan looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

Score after 7 overs : 22/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

de Kock

10 (18)

J Malan

11 (24)

M Siraj

4-0-13-0

6.6 0

A lot of swing again! Length and on off, this lands and moves away a lot. Even more after it passes the bat of de Kock. Samson dives to his left and takes it.

6.5 1

Angled into the pads, Malan works it towards mid on and gets to the other end.

6.4 0

Back of a length and on off, Malan pushes it to cover.

6.4 wd 1

WIDE! That seemed like a slower bumper, does hold in the surface a touch but it is down the leg side. Wided.

6.3 0

Good length and on off, Malan plays it to covers.

6.2 0

Fuller and on middle, Malan plays it to mid on.

6.1 0

Still a lot of movement for the bowlers! Length and on middle, this lands and jags back in. Malan is beaten as he tries to defend and gets hit on the thigh pad.

Score after 6 overs : 20/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

de Kock

10 (17)

J Malan

10 (19)

A Khan

3-0-9-0

5.6 0

A tidy over then from Avesh! On middle, it is kept out well.

5.5 0

Length and on off, de Kock defends.

5.4 0

Almost! This is slightly fuller and outside off, Quinton de Kock looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

5.3 2

Finds the gap! A little too short from Avesh! It is outside off, de Kock pushes it past cover. The outfield is a touch slow. Two taken.

5.2 0

Back of a length and on off, de Kock plays it late but finds point.

5.1 0

Good length and on off, de Kock defends.

Score after 5 overs : 18/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

J Malan

10 (19)

de Kock

8 (11)

M Siraj

3-0-11-0

4.6 4

FOUR! Pulled away! Yet again Siraj's over ends with a boundary! Not really sure if he needed to bowl that length. This is short and on the body. Malan pulls it down to the fine leg fence.

4.5 0

Good length and on off, Malan guides it to point.

4.4 0

Lovely! Now gets the ball to come back in but does so from a little too wide outside off. Left alone again.

4.3 0

Outside off, quite wide outside off, easy leave.

4.2 1

A little too straight, de Kock clips it down to fine leg and takes one.

4.1 0

Lovely stuff! Length and on off, this lands and moves away again. De Kock is beaten as he tries to block. A lot of movement for the bowlers out there.

Score after 4 overs : 13/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

J Malan

6 (15)

de Kock

7 (9)

A Khan

2-0-7-0

3.6 0

Another jaffa! Can't do a lot with that! This is angled into the off pole, it lands and moves away. Malan looks to play it with the full face of the bat but is beaten.

3.5 0

Outside off, left alone. Testing times for the South African batters, they need to get past this and one assumes batting will get easier.

3.4 0

Half an appeal but turned down! A lot of movement again! Length and outside off, this lands and jags back in. Malan looks to defend but misses to get hit high on the pads.

3.3 1

On the pads, de Kock works it down to fine leg for one.

3.2 0

Another lovely nut! Length again and on middle, this lands and moves away. De Kock is beaten again as he tries to defend.

3.1 0

Another lovely delivery! The Indian pacers are getting some good movement here! Length and on off, this lands and moves away. De Kock is beaten.

Score after 3 overs : 12/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

J Malan

6 (12)

de Kock

6 (6)

M Siraj

2-0-6-0

2.6 4

FOUR! Exquisite! What a shot that is. What a response to the previous deliveries. This should give Malan a lot of confidence. He was beaten at least twice in this over. Siraj bowls yet another length ball on off, Malan takes a stride forward and caresses it through covers. A good way to end the over.

2.5 0

That is unplayable! Just unplayable! Lovely! Malan takes a few steps down the track but Siraj shortens the length. This starts on off and then shapes away. Malan is squared up as he tries to block, it goes past the outside edge yet again.

2.4 0

Another beauty! Well played in the end though. Another one on a length and around off, moves away after landing. Malan initially looks to play at it but then bails out of the shot.

2.3 0

That is a beauty! Length and on off, this lands and moves away. Malan looks to defend but is beaten.

2.2 0

Slightly shorter and outside off, Malan does not fiddle with it.

2.1 0

Just outside off, a little bit of swing away. Left alone.

Score after 2 overs : 8/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

de Kock

6 (6)

J Malan

2 (6)

A Khan

1-0-6-0

1.6 0

BEATEN! Superb start from India so far! Short of a length and angling across the left-hander. De Kock looks to defend but is beaten.

1.5 4

FOUR! First boundary off the innings. Too full from Khan, on off and it is driven beautifully straight down for four runs.

1.4 0

This one has extra pace on it, on a length and around off, curves in. De Kock looks to defend but gets squared up and gets hit on the thigh front pad. He looks a bit in pain but gets up quickly.

1.3 2

Pitched up, around off. De Kock drives it past the diving mid off fielder for a couple of runs. De Kock is off the mark as well.

1.2 0

Bit of width, outside off, pushed to mid off.

1.1 0

A stifled appeal but the height was an issue. On a length and on middle, jags in a bit. De Kock shuffles as he looks to defend but gets hit high on the pads.

Avesh Khan to start from the other end.

Score after 1 overs : 2/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

J Malan

2 (6)

de Kock

0 (0)

M Siraj

1-0-2-0

0.6 0

On a length and outside off, Malan knocks it to cover.

0.5 0

This one straightens off the deck. On a length and outside off. Malan looks to push but gets beaten on the outside edge.

0.4 2

Short of a length and outside off. Malan punches off the back foot through point for a couple of runs. South Africa and Malan are underway.

0.3 0

On middle. Blocked out.

0.2 0

A length ball, around off and it shapes away off the deck. Malan is squared up as he looks to defend. He plays inside the line and gets pinged on the pads. A huge appeal for LBW but the umpire doesn't move. India take the review. Now then, that looked very close. Ultra Edge shows no bat involved. Ball Tracking shows impact is the umpire's call and the ball goes onto hit the top of off, umpire's call and Malan survives. Beauty of delivery from Siraj.

0.1 0

A length ball, outside off, Malan shoulders arms to it.

We are all set for the action. The two umpires are out in the middle. Now, the Indian players make their way out. Janneman Malan and Quinton de Kock to open for South Africa. VVS Laxman rings the bell at the stadium. Mohammed Siraj to start with the ball. Two slips for Malan. Here we go...
South Africa (Playing XI) - Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (WK), Temba Bavuma (C), Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.
India (Playing XI) - Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad (ON HIS DEBUT), Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson (WK), Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi (ON HIS DEBUT), Mohammed Siraj, Avesh Khan.
Temba Bavuma, the skipper of South Africa says they would've bowled first. Adds it is difficult to assess the pitch but they have a job to do now. Tells they need to adapt to different formats quickly and tells with few overs lost now, they have to keep T20 skills in check. Ends by informing his team.
Shikhar Dhawan, the skipper of India says they will bowl first as there is a bit of moisture and they want to exploit that. Informs there are playing 6 batters and 5 bowlers with Ruturaj Gaikwad making his ODI debut.
TOSS - India have won the toss and they will BOWL first!
UPDATE 1517 IST (0947 GMT) - The toss is now set at 1530 IST and the match will start at 1545 IST (1015 GMT). It will be a 40-over contest now.

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