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India vs South Africa Ball by Ball Commentary

04 Oct, 2022 19:00 (IST)

Result

South Africa in India, 3 T20I Series, 2022- Match

South Africa

227/3

20.0 overs
vs

India

178/10

18.3 overs

South Africa beat India by 49 runs

Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore

The Indian players line up in front of the cameras with the trophy. India take the T20I series. They will look to keep the momentum as they go in the ODI series. The first match is on 6th October at 1.30 pm IST (8 am GMT). Do join us early for the build up. Cheers!
Rohit Sharma, the skipper of India says that as a team no matter what happens with the result they would always try to get better as a team. Adds that other teams are challenging and one needs to find the answers all the time and jokingly adds that Sky’s form is a bit of concern. Mentions that on a serious note they need to work on their bowling department and says that they are working towards it. Tells that guys need a lot more clarity and it is his job to provide that. Mentions that a lot of the guys haven’t been to Australia before and adds that’s why they wanted to go first and adjust to the pace in Perth. Tells that they will play practice games there and that will help them and adds that they are trying to improve and it is an ongoing process. Says that Bumrah is a big miss and they have a couple of guys in reckoning who can replace him and hopes that they will do well in Australia.
Suryakumar Yadav wins the Player of the Series award for his scintillating batting performance. He says that he does not follow stats personally but his friends keep sending him the stats on WhatsApp. Tells that his thought process was the same in this game and he just wanted to build partnerships but it did not work out in this game. Says that he was demoted down the order because Dinesh Karthik needed to spend some time in the middle and he praises Dinesh Karthik as well for the way he played. Tells that he has not thought about Australia much but he is looking forward to the challenge.
Rilee Rossouw wins the Player of the Match award for his wonderful century. He says that every cricketer goes through bad form and he adds that he knew that something special was coming up. Tells that De Kock backed him and told him that he will score runs in this game. Mentions that it is special to score runs against India in front of a packed crowd and he is happy with his performance. Tells that he is glad to score runs.
Temba Bavuma, the skipper of South Africa says that a win like this is big for their confidence. Tells that in the first game, batting was not upto the mark and in the second game, the bowling did not do well but says that in this game they were a lot more clinical. Mentions that the ODI series is important for them as they need points from that series and says that it is an opportunity for guys who will come with fresh energy to show their worth and also to build towards the World Cup in Australia.
Rahul Dravid, the Head Coach of India says that they are happy to get the right results in both the series after Asia Cup. Adds that in this format, one needs a bit of luck and it did not go their way in Asia Cup but against Australia, it went well and says that they are happy with the way they played. Tells that in the whole year they batted quite well and made a conscious effort to bat positively after the last World Cup.  Bumrah is a terrific player for India but it is an opportunity for other players to stand up but adds that they will surely miss him. Mentions that this game was an opportunity to give some guys who did not get to bat much earlier and says that it is pleasing to see Karthik and Pant batting well. Says that he was happy with the way they kept playing positive cricket till the end.  Tells that they gonna do their best in the World Cup and they have prepared well. Adds that in a tournament like World Cup, one needs some luck along with playing well and he hopes that they do well. Tells that they get good support they go in the world and they will try to do their best in the World Cup as well.
...The Presentation...
India on the other hand, just could not get going. Dinesh Karthik played brilliantly but could not kick on. They needed a big stand or someone to score a big score but that did not happen. In the end they went down by a huge margin despite the knock from Deepak Chahar at the back end.
All of their bowlers got a wicket at least, they did go for a few runs but the key was picking wickets which they did. Dwaine Pretorius ended with three wickets to his name.
A consolation win for South Africa but a morale boosting one. The ton from Rilee Rossouw set it up. That saw South Africa end with a massive score and then their bowlers came to the fore. They kept picking wickets despite going for runs which just made it difficult for South African to finish the game pretty early.
18.3 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! The stubborn tail end batting is finally over. Fuller ball, around off. Siraj launches it straight but does not get enough distance on it. It ges to long off where David Miller takes it. South Africa win by 49 runs.

18.2 0

Full, slow and outside off. Siraj has a big swing but misses.

18.1 1

A full ball, outside off, driven to covers for a single.

18.1 wd 1

Wide! Dwaine Pretorius is struggling very much! Again this is outside off.

18.1 wd 1

Wide! Alength ball, outside off. Yadav shuffles across as he looks to go big but misses.

Score after 18 overs : 175/9

Runs Scored

5 Runs

M Siraj

5 (5)

U Yadav

19 (16)

K Rabada

4-0-24-1

17.6 0

On middle, shorter side and Siraj misses his pull.

17.5 0

A slower bumper, outside off. Siraj tries to dab it away but misses.

17.4 4

FOUR! A yorker on off. Siraj opens the face of the bat and steers it through backward point for a boundary.

17.3 0

Short of a length and on middle. Siraj swings and misses.

17.2 1

This is outside off. Yadav dabs it to backward point. There is a shy at the bowler's end but Rabada fails to collect the ball cleanly. Should have been run out.

17.1 0

A yorker on leg. Kept out.

Score after 17 overs : 170/9

Runs Scored

11 Runs

U Yadav

18 (14)

M Siraj

1 (1)

D Pretorius

3-0-23-2

16.6 1

A slower full ball, outside off, worked to long off for one.

16.5 0

Outside off. Yadav slashes and misses.

16.4 1

Very full and outside off. Siraj carves it to deep point for one.

16.3 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! The entertainment is over! A slower ball, full and outside off. Chahar swings his bat across but this time toe ends his shot to the point region where David Miller takes a simple catch.

16.2 6

SIX! Deepak Chahar is playing a superb cameo. Pitched up, outside off. Chahar hammers it over covers for a six.

16.1 1

Full ball, outside off. Yadav smashes to long off for a single.

16.1 wd 1

Wide! Again this is over the tramline.

16.1 wd 1

Wide! The South African bowlers are sill struggling. A length ball, outside off, over the tramline.

Score after 16 overs : 159/8

Runs Scored

17 Runs

U Yadav

16 (11)

D Chahar

25 (15)

L Ngidi

3-0-51-2

15.6 1

A length ball, outside off. Yadav slaps it to deep cover for a single. India need 69 runs in 24 balls.

15.6 wd 1

Wide! This is way outside off, slower and Yadav leaves it alone.

15.5 2

Very full and on middle. Yadav drives it to long on and comes back for the second.

15.4 4

FOUR! Runs still coming for India! The game is still on! A low full toss, outside off. Yadav drives it through covers for a boundary.

15.3 1

Outside off, guided to third man for a single.

15.2 0

This is full and outside off, Chahar comes down the track to smash it away but misses this time.

15.1 6

SIX! Another full toss on middle and Chahar smacks it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. The crowd erupts after quite a while.

15.1 nb 2

No ball! A full toss, outside off. Yadav thumps it back to Ngidi who lets it through for a single. A no ball is called for height. Free hit coming up.

Score after 15 overs : 142/8

Runs Scored

12 Runs

D Chahar

18 (12)

U Yadav

8 (7)

K Maharaj

4-0-34-2

14.6 6

SIX! Deepak Chahar is not letting it go away easily! A full toss on off. Chahar smashes it high over long on for a biggie.

14.5 4

FOUR! Flatter and on the pads. Chahar pulls and it goes over short fine leg for a boundary.

14.4 1

A single as this is hit to long on.

14.3 lb 1

Leg bye! This is angled onto the pads. Chahar misses his sweep and it goes off the pads behind the keeper for a leg bye.

14.2 0

Very full and outside off. Chahar tries to heave but miscues back to the bowler.

14.1 0

Tossed up on off. Defended out.

Score after 14 overs : 130/8

Runs Scored

7 Runs

U Yadav

7 (6)

D Chahar

8 (7)

K Rabada

3-0-19-1

13.6 0

A yorker on middle, this is played back to the bowler.

13.6 wd 1

Wide! A bouncer, slower one and Yadav misses his pull. Wided.

13.5 4

FOUR! A full toss on middle. Yadav lofts it over the bowler's head and to long off for a boundary. Good shot.

13.4 0

Short of a length and slanting on middle. Yadav looks to pull but misses.

13.3 1

A single as this is worked to long on.

13.2 0

A length ball, around off. Defended out.

13.1 1

A length ball, outside off. Yadav taps it to point for one.

Score after 13 overs : 123/8

Runs Scored

4 Runs

U Yadav

2 (2)

D Chahar

7 (5)

K Maharaj

3-0-23-2

12.6 1

A single to end then! On the pads, this is clipped through mid-wicket for one.

12.5 1

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

12.4 0

On off, this is guided to point.

12.3 1

One, taken single towards long on.

12.2 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Number 8 down! Maharaj gets his second! Tossed up on off, this is lofted down towards long off where it is taken by Rabada.

12.1 1

Good length and on to the stumps, pushed for a single towards long off.

Score after 12 overs : 119/7

Runs Scored

10 Runs

D Chahar

5 (2)

R Ashwin

2 (3)

W Parnell

4-0-41-2

11.6 1

Outside off, this is played past point for one.

11.5 4

FOUR! Carved away! Outside off, Chahar opens the face of the bat at the very end and plays it past short third man for a boundary.

11.4 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! That is a clear catch and it has taken the bottom edge! Another wicket for South Africa! Outside off, fuller. Axar goes after it. It goes off the bat and to the keeper. De Kock takes it and appeals. The umpire is not sure whether it carried. He walks to the umpire at square leg and has a chat. It is taken upstairs with the soft signal being out. Replays show that it is a clear catch.

11.3 4

FOUR! Thumped down the ground! Fuller and on off, this is hit hard down to the long off fence.

11.2 1

Drives for a single towards cover.

11.1 0

On off, this is guided to point.

Score after 11 overs : 109/6

Runs Scored

14 Runs

R Ashwin

1 (1)

A Patel

5 (6)

L Ngidi

2-0-34-2

10.6 1

Full, flicked down to long on for one.

10.5 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Ngidi yet again gets the wicket after going for a few. Fuller and on off, it is the slower one. Patel swings, it goes more off the toe-end and Miller at long off takes it.

10.5 wd 1

WIDE! Well wide outside off, left alone. Wided.

10.4 6

SIX! Patel is not mug with the bat and he is showing it here! Fuller and on middle, this is lofted over the long on fence for a biggie.

10.3 1

On off, a slower one, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

10.2 1

Another risky run but no harm done! Length and on off, this is pushed towards cover for one. Bavuma did have a shy but misses.

10.1 4

FOUR! That has been clobbered! Length and around off, this is smacked past the mid off fielder and into the fence.

Score after 10 overs : 95/5

Runs Scored

4 Runs

H Patel

6 (8)

A Patel

4 (5)

D Pretorius

2-0-12-1

9.6 1

Full ball, outside off. Harshal drives to deep cover for a single. India need 133 runs in 60 balls.

9.5 1

Fuller ball, way outside off. Axar guides it square on the off side for a single.

9.4 1

A single as this is flicked to deep mid-wicket.

9.3 0

This is way outside off. Harshal looks to drive but misses.

9.2 0

Quinton de Kock thought there was an edge! A length ball, outside off. Harshal looks to work on the leg side but misses and it brushes his pads before going to the keeper.

9.1 1

On the pads, tucked to square leg. A misfield and a single is taken.

Score after 9 overs : 91/5

Runs Scored

5 Runs

H Patel

4 (4)

A Patel

2 (3)

K Maharaj

2-0-19-1

8.6 0

On middle, kept out.

8.5 4

FOUR! Short and on middle, Harshal pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

8.4 0

DROPPED! Tossed up on middle, slower in the air. Harshal flicks it to mid-wicket where the ball falls straight in the hands of Dwaine Pretorius but he fails to hold on. There is a run out chance as Harshal was halfway down but the fielder misses.

8.3 0

Full and outside off, pushed to cover.

8.2 1

Short and on middle, Axar pulls it to deep square leg for one.

8.1 0

On middle, blocked back to the bowler.

Score after 8 overs : 86/5

Runs Scored

8 Runs

S Yadav

8 (6)

A Patel

1 (1)

D Pretorius

1-0-8-1

7.6 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Suryakumar goes now and India are in deep, deep trouble. This is full and outside off, the ball just sticks a bit. Suryakumar chips it in the air and to deep point. Stubbs there dives forward and takes a low catch. The umpire just wants to check the catch and the replay shows the catch was taken well over the ground.

7.5 0

This is outside off. Suryakumar toe ends his drive to mid off where Wayne Parnell collects on a bounce.

7.4 6

SIX! BANG! On a length and outside off. Suryakumar shuffles across and whacks it over fine leg for a biggie.

7.3 1

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

7.2 1

On middle, worked to long on for a single.

7.1 0

This is on a length and outside off, nips away. Suryakumar is squared up as he looks to push.

Score after 7 overs : 78/4

Runs Scored

14 Runs

D Karthik

46 (21)

S Yadav

1 (1)

K Maharaj

1-0-14-1

6.6 W 0

OUT! BOWLED! Keshav Maharaj has the last laugh and he is pumped up! Absolutely pumped up! Not sure why Karthik went for this shot! He was batting brilliantly without moving much! This is flatter and around off. Karthik tries to reverse scoop it but misses and the stumps are disturbed. South Africa doing well to chip in with wickets.

6.5 0

Bowls it wide of off, slapped straight to cover.

6.4 6

SIX AGAIN! This is tremendous batting from Karthik! He is enjoying batting up the order! Touch short nd on leg, it is pulled over cow corner for a six.

6.3 6

SIX! Karthik continues to go big. A low full toss, around off. Karthik gets low and slog-sweeps it over deep mid-wicket, flat for six.

6.2 1

Yadav is off the mark! tossed up on middle, punched to long off for a single.

6.1 1

On middle, drilled to long on for a single.

Score after 6 overs : 64/3

Runs Scored

19 Runs

D Karthik

33 (16)

S Yadav

0 (0)

W Parnell

3-0-31-1

5.6 1

On middle, worked to fine leg for one. 19 runs off the over. India will be happy with the Powerplay, 64/3. 164 runs more needed in 84 balls.

5.5 2

On a length, outside off. Karthik punches it to cover where the fielder half-stops and he batters take a couple of runs.

5.4 6

SIX NOW! BANG! Karthik already races to 30 now! This is on the pads, full and it is flicked behind square on the leg side for a biggie.

5.3 4

FOUR MORE! Karthik in full flow! This is full and outside off. Karthik plays a glorious cover drive for a boundary.

5.2 6

SIX! It's raining boundaries at the moment. What a shot! This is full and on middle. Karthik paddle scoops it over fine leg for a biggie.

5.1 0

A full ball on middle, swinging in. Karthik looks to heave but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

Suryakumar Yadav comes in.

Score after 5 overs : 45/3

Runs Scored

20 Runs

R Pant

27 (14)

D Karthik

14 (10)

L Ngidi

1-0-20-1

4.6 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! That is a team dismissal! Ngidi gets his revenge. A short one just outside off, holds in the surface. Pant checks his cut shot. It goes off the toe-end towards cover where is taken with a dive forward by Stubbs. Just as India started to get going, South Africa strike.

4.5 6

SIX! Over the fence! Shorter and outside off, Pant slashes at it, it flies off the outside edge and over the third man fence.

4.4 4

FOUR! Exquisite! Fuller and on off, Pant creams it past the mid off fielder and it races away to the long off fence.

4.3 6

SIX! Stand and deliver! What a shot that is! IN the slot yes, full and on middle, Pant whips it well over the long on fence for a biggie.

4.2 0

On the pads, an inswinger. Pant looks to heave it on the leg side but misses.

4.1 4

FOUR! That is a quality shot! Fuller and on off, Pant drives it down the ground to the long off fence. Lovely stroke. India will want to make this a big over now.

Score after 4 overs : 25/2

Runs Scored

7 Runs

R Pant

7 (8)

D Karthik

14 (10)

W Parnell

2-0-12-1

3.6 lb 1

Another cheeky run! On the pads, Pant looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.

3.5 1

Risky run! Length and on off, Karthik plays it late, it goes to the right of the keeper. He runs there, picks it up and has a shy at the keeper's end but misses. A single in the end. Pant had to dive to make it in.

3.5 wd 1

WIDE! Down the leg side. Karthik looks to flick but misses. Wided.

3.4 0

Not a lot of bounce again! Shorter and on middle, Karthik looks to pull, it goes off the inside edge and onto the pads.

3.3 4

FOUR! Whipped away! On the pads, Karthik flicks it and it goes over short fine leg for a boundary. India need a few more.

3.2 0

Good length and on off, Karthik plays it towards short third man, he wants a run but is sent back.

3.1 0

Shorter and on middle, Karthik walks across and looks to pull but misses to get hit near the box.

Score after 3 overs : 18/2

Runs Scored

10 Runs

R Pant

7 (7)

D Karthik

9 (5)

K Rabada

2-0-12-1

2.6 4

FOUR! Cut away! Short and outside off, Pant cuts it past point and this one races away to the fence. A good end to the over.

2.5 0

Fuller and on middle, Pant whips it but to mid on.

2.4 1

Tip and run! On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

2.3 4

FOUR! That has gone just over! Extra pace and bounce! Length and on off, Karthik has a poke at it. It goes off the shoulder of the bat and over short third man for a boundary. Rabada has been a tad unlucky.

2.2 0

Extra bounce! Length and outside off, Dinesh Karthik looks to guide it down to third man but it goes off the splice and lands short of first slip.

2.1 1

On middle, this is pushed towards cover for one.

Score after 2 overs : 8/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

D Karthik

4 (2)

R Pant

2 (4)

W Parnell

1-0-6-1

1.6 0

BEATEN! That is a good comeback! Length and outside off, angling away. Karthik is beaten as he tries to drive.

1.5 4

FOUR! SHOT! That is a shot of authority to get off the mark! This is banged in short. Karthik pulls it over mid-wicket and it races away to the fence.

Dinesh Karthik comes in early.
1.4 W 0

A HUGE APPEAL! Parnell is almost celebrating! The finger is raised now and Iyer reviews! OUT IT IS! THREE REDS! India lose another one and are in huge trouble. Iyer's comeback in the side is not a good one. This is on middle, Iyer looks to flick but misses. He gets hit on the pads. The game is slipping away quickly now.

1.3 0

Outside off, Iyer slashes at it but misses.

1.3 wd 1

WIDE! Down the leg side. Iyer looks to flick but misses.

1.2 1

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

1.1 0

Well outside off, left alone.

Who will bowl from the other end? It is Wayne Parnell.

Score after 1 overs : 2/1

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Iyer

1 (2)

R Pant

1 (2)

K Rabada

1-0-2-1

0.6 0

EDGED BUT IT LANDS SHORT! Soft hands! Length and on off, Iyer looks to defend but the ball gets big on him. It goes off the outside edge but lands just short of first slip.

0.5 1

On middle, Pant works it towards mid on and takes one.

0.4 0

Around off, Pant pushes it towards cover.

0.3 1

Good length and on off, Iyer looks to defend, this goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.

Shreyas Iyer walks out to the middle.
0.2 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! The Indian captain walks back for a duck! Ideal start for South Africa and a poor one for India! Length and on off, this one jags back in. Sharma looks to push at it but it goes off the inside edge and then hits the top of off. Pin-drop silence here in the stadium.

0.1 0

Good length and on off, Sharma pushes it to covers.

India have already got a big heart-attack with the injury to Bumrah. But they will look to move forward and find his replacement soon, starting from this match. South Africa on the other hand have to get better in all three departments. Miller and De Kock were back with runs but the form of their skipper, Bavuma and Rilee Rossouw is a big worry. Expect some changes from both the teams. Toss and team news coming up.

We are back for the chase. The players are out in the middle. Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant to open for India. Kagiso Rabada to start with the ball. One slip in place.
...The Chase...
Indian bowlers struggled again! India gave the likes of Siraj and Yadav a chance but both didn't capitalize on it. Rohit used different combinations but none of it worked out. All the bowlers went for runs. Also, their fielding wasn't up to the mark. Mohammed Siraj dropped Rilee Rossouw twice, one when he was well early in his innings. A big score but ypu can bet on India to chase this down. Stay tuned for the chase.
End of excellent batting performance from the Proteas. They started with a bang and had 200 on their mind and successfully achieved the target. Quinton de Kock gave a perfect start and he went on to continue his good form by scoring a fifty. Bavuma fell but Rilee Rossouw turned up for his team. He was the anchor of the innings and his ton has given South Africa a chance to avoid the clean-sweep. Not to forget the small cameo from David Miller which could prove to be a difference in the chase.
What an innings from Rilee Rossouw. He was coming under come pressure into this game with a golden duck and a two-ball duck but have released all by hitting a wonderful century. He have made most of the lifeline given by India.
South Africa were looking for a score around 200 but they have finished well above what they thought for 24 runs in the final over bowling in the fag end remains a concern for Rohit Sharma.

Score after 20 overs : 227/3

Runs Scored

24 Runs

D Miller

19 (5)

R Rossouw

100 (48)

D Chahar

4-0-48-1

19.6 1

A single to end but the damage was done earlier on! A yorker outside off, this is jammed down to long off for one. SOUTH AFRICA END WITH 227!

19.5 6

SIX! Three in a row! Siraj, what have you done? He dropped Rille earlier on and now steps onto the ropes after taking the catch. Shorter and on middle, this is pulled towards deep mid-wicket. Siraj placed there takes it but steps on the ropes. A very casual approach. He should have had an idea about the ropes.

19.4 6

SIX! BANG! Two in a row! Miller takes full toll of the Free Hit! This is the length he likes. Shorter and on middle, this is pulled over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

19.4 nb 7

NO BALL AND SIX! A high full toss and it is on the roof! That is a colossal hit! Miller smacks it well over the mid-wicket stand. That is huge, massive. New balls please. Also, a Free Hit is coming up.

19.3 0

This is a really good over so far from Chahar! Shorter and slower one middle. Miller looks to pull but misses.

19.2 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Not sure if why Stubbs wanted to play that when he can hit it down the ground so well. This is fuller and on middle, Stubbs looks to play the reverse paddle scoop but the ball is way too full to play that. It goes straight to short third man where Ashwin takes it.

19.1 1

100 for Rilee! His first in T20I cricket. Terrific innings. He got a life earlier on but take nothing away from the knock. Brutal batting. He brings it up by pulling this short ball through mid-wicket for one.

19.1 wd 3

BONUS RUNS! Down the leg side. Rilee misses the flick. Pant makes a half stop. Two taken.

Score after 19 overs : 203/2

Runs Scored

11 Runs

R Rossouw

99 (47)

T Stubbs

23 (17)

M Siraj

4-0-44-0

18.6 1

Good change in length! Bangs it short, Rilee pulls it through square leg. A single taken.

18.5 1

Well bowled! A yorker on middle, this is jammed down to long on for one.

18.4 4

FOUR! One-bounce and over the fence! Fuller and outside off, Stubbs nails it down towards long off, it goes more off the toe-end but boundary it is. 200 up.

18.3 1

A yorker outside off, Rilee jams it out again but this time to deep point for one.

18.2 0

Fuller again and on middle, Rilee swings, it goes off the inside edge to short fine leg.

18.1 4

FOUR! Carved away! That has raced to the fence in no time! A yorker outside off, Rilee opens the face of the bat and plays it through point for a boundary.

Score after 18 overs : 192/2

Runs Scored

15 Runs

R Rossouw

93 (43)

T Stubbs

18 (15)

H Patel

4-0-49-0

17.6 1

A single to end! On middle, this is hit down to long on for one.

17.5 4

FOUR! That is a powerful stroke! Rilee is into the 90s! A low full toss outside off, this is thumped down the ground to the long off fence.

17.4 6

SIX! That is brilliant! Sails over the way! On middle, the paddle scoop is out, it sails over the fine leg fence for a biggie.

17.3 2

Two more! On middle, this is hit down to long on. Two taken.

17.2 1

Another one on the pads, Stubbs works it through square leg and takes one.

17.1 1

On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

Score after 17 overs : 177/2

Runs Scored

8 Runs

R Rossouw

79 (38)

T Stubbs

17 (14)

M Siraj

3-0-33-0

16.6 lb 1

NOT OUT! That pitched outside leg! That seemed the case right from the start! A yorker on the pads. Rilee looks to flick but misses. It rolls on the off side. A leg bye taken. India review out of hope and replays show that they lost it. A really good over from Siraj despite the no ball, he does not concede a lot.

16.5 2

Brilliant cricket all-around! A yorker outside off, Rilee jams it out, it goes through point. Karthik in the deep, runs to his right, dives and keeps it down to two.

16.5 nb 2

NO BALL! A high full toss outside off, Stubbs slashes at it, it goes towards deep point where the catch is taken by it is a no ball. Free Hit coming up.

16.5 wd 1

WIDE! The execution was just about wrong! A wide yorker but it is well wide outside off. Stubbs fails to jam it out.

16.4 1

Another yorker, outside off, Rilee looks to go through covers but this goes off the inner half down to long on for another single.

16.3 1

Really good from Siraj again! A yorker on middle, this is played down to long on for one.

16.2 0

That is very good delivery! A yorker outside off, Tristan Stubbs looks to jam it out but misses.

16.1 0

A yorker outside off, it is jammed out towards cover for a dot.

Score after 16 overs : 169/2

Runs Scored

15 Runs

R Rossouw

76 (35)

T Stubbs

15 (10)

D Chahar

3-0-24-0

15.6 4

FOUR! A boundary to end the over! 15 runs off the over. 200 well possible from here. Full toss on middle. Rossouw slogs it in the gap to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

15.5 1

On middle, this is pushed to long on for a single.

15.4 1

Full toss on middle. Rossouw miscues his shot to deep mid-wicket for a single.

15.3 1

Short in length and outside off. Stubbs pulls, it goes off the top edge and falls in no man's land at mid-wicket. A single.

15.3 wd 1

Wide! This is down the leg side. Wided.

15.2 1

A single as this is hit to long off.

Deepak Chahar just tries to run out Tristan Stubbs as he was out of his crease. There was an opportunity but Chahar didn't remove the bails.
15.1 6

SIX! BANG! On middle, this is pulled high over deep square leg for a biggie.

Score after 15 overs : 154/2

Runs Scored

9 Runs

T Stubbs

13 (8)

R Rossouw

64 (31)

H Patel

3-0-34-0

14.6 0

A low dipping full toss, slanting around leg. Stubbs looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. Might be going down.

14.5 1

On middle, pushed to long on for one.

14.4 6

SIX! Yet another biggie for Rossouw! Patel tries the slower ball. Rossouw pulls it to deep square leg. Umesh Yadav there has half a chance as he leaps and gets a hand but only to parry it over for a six.

14.3 1

A single as this is tucked to deep mid-wicket.

14.2 0

Short of a length and outside off. Stubbs swings and misses.

14.1 1

A full toss, outside off. Rossouw miscues his loft to long on, wide of Dinesh Karthik at long on.

Score after 14 overs : 145/2

Runs Scored

13 Runs

T Stubbs

12 (5)

R Rossouw

56 (28)

A Patel

1-0-13-0

13.6 0

On middle, played back to Patel.

13.5 4

FOUR! This one comes with the angle, around middle and Stubbs reverse sweeps it to deep point, beating the fielder for a boundary.

13.4 1

Outside off, dragged to long on for one.

13.3 6

SIX! FIFTY FOR ROSSOUW! Finally, something to cheer for Rossouw in this series. He has played a good innings here. Tossed up, outside off. this is slogged over mid-wicket for a biggie.

13.2 1

Slanting on middle, this is flicked to square leg for a single.

13.1 1

Shorter and outside off, pulled to long on for a single.

Change. Axar Patel is finally in the action.

Score after 13 overs : 132/2

Runs Scored

13 Runs

T Stubbs

7 (2)

R Rossouw

48 (25)

U Yadav

3-0-34-1

12.6 6

SIX! Stubbs showing his power! Short in length and outside off. Stubbs takes the charge as he comes down the track and pulls it high over mid-wicket for a biggie.

12.5 1

This is outside off. Rossouw has to reach for it. He slaps it to covers for a single.

12.4 0

A slower length ball, outside off. Rossouw looks to pull but misses.

12.3 4

FOUR! Placed! Length ball, outside off. Rossouw guides it late past backward point for a boundary.

12.2 1

Dropped! A length ball, outside off. Stubbs chips it straight to cover where Dinesh Karthik dives to his right and it was a nice height for him to catch but fails to hold on. A single.

12.1 W 1

OUT! RUN OUT! Finally, India have the breakthrough and Shreyas Iyer has come up with some brilliance. Very full and outside off. De Kock drags it to square leg and calls for a quick couple. It was always tight and Shreyas Iyer was the fielder in the deep. He runs in, collects and throws it to the keeper, Pant who flashes the bails off. The replay shows Quinton de Kock was short despite a dive.

Score after 12 overs : 119/1

Runs Scored

5 Runs

R Rossouw

43 (22)

de Kock

67 (42)

R Ashwin

4-0-35-0

11.6 0

A dot to end Ashwin's spell. This is outside off and Rossouw leaves it alone.

11.5 1

Full toss and this is pushed to long on for a single.

11.4 lb 1

Leg bye! Tossed up, around middle and leg, this was just angling downn. Rossouw gets on his knee as he looks to reverse sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal for LBW but the finger stays down. India take the review. No bat and the Ball Tracking shows it misses the stumps.

11.3 1

Outside off, guided to cover for another single.

11.2 1

A fuller ball, outside off. Rossouw pushes it to long off for one.

11.1 1

On middle, tucked to mid-wicket for a single.

Score after 11 overs : 114/1

Runs Scored

18 Runs

R Rossouw

42 (19)

de Kock

64 (39)

H Patel

2-0-25-0

10.6 6

SIX! That is extraordinary! Very full and outside off. Rossouw just throws his bat at it. It goes more off the top edge but flies over point for a six. 18 runs off the over. Still no Axar Patel in the action.

10.5 1

Patel again fails to hit the mark as he serves a full toss. It is flicked to mid-wicket for a single.

10.4 1

A single as this is hit to long off.

10.4 wd 1

Wide! Angling down the leg side. Rossouw misses his flick.

10.3 1

A full toss on middle, eased down to long on for a single.

10.2 4

FOUR MORE! Quinton de Kock looks all set for a big score now! Length ball, outside off. Quinton de Kock waits and punches it ate through point for a boundary.

10.1 4

FOUR! The runs keep on coming. A length ball, angling on the pads. Quinton de Kock pulls it to deep square leg for a boundary. 100 up.

Drinks! This has been a superb start for the Proteas and they are well on course to score above 200. The ood thing for them is Rilee Rossouw is back among runs while De Kock looks in fine touch as well. India have to get better with the ball as too many freebies are not helping them.

Score after 10 overs : 96/1

Runs Scored

13 Runs

R Rossouw

35 (17)

de Kock

54 (35)

U Yadav

2-0-21-1

9.6 4

FOUR! FINDS THE GAP! A slower one on off. Rilee walks across and sweeps it behind square on the leg side for another boundary.

9.5 1

De Kock slips towards the end. On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket. They want two but de Kock slips and it is just the one.

9.4 0

A low full toss outside off, it is driven to covers.

9.3 6

SIX! THAT IS IN THE SLOT FOR DE KOCK! Brings his fifty up in style! Short and on middle. This is pulled over the square leg fence for a biggie. He is finding form.

9.2 1

Outside off, this is played through covers for one.

9.1 1

De Kock misses out! On the pads, de Kock flicks but to short fine leg. A run taken.

Score after 9 overs : 83/1

Runs Scored

15 Runs

R Rossouw

30 (15)

de Kock

46 (31)

R Ashwin

3-0-31-0

8.6 6

DROPPED AND SIX! THAT SHOULD GAVE BEEN TAKEN! Would have been a welcome wicket! Rilee plays the slog sweep. It goes towards Siraj at square leg. He palms it over. End of a huge over.

8.5 1

Another midfield and one! On this is hit towards cover who does not stop it cleanly. A single.

8.4 6

SIX! TOP SHOT! On middle, the reverse sweep comes out and it just cleara the point fence. Welcome one as things had gone quiet.

8.3 1

Quick run! On off, this is played to point for one.

8.2 1

Msifled and one! This is hit towards cover. Rohit lets it through and a run is taken.

8.1 0

On middle, defended.

Score after 8 overs : 68/1

Runs Scored

7 Runs

de Kock

38 (27)

R Rossouw

23 (13)

H Patel

1-0-7-0

7.6 1

A single to end as this is slapped through covers. Good comeback by Patel.

7.5 0

Make that three in a row! Shorter and outside off. A little top close to cut, de Kock trues but misses.

7.4 0

Two dots in a row! De Kock steps out but yorks himself. He hits it to cover.

7.3 0

Drags his length back and cramps the batter for room. This is pushed to cover.

7.2 4

FOUR! UP AND OVER! RAINING BOUNDARIES NOW! Fuller and on off, this is lofted over mid off and into the fence.

7.2 wd 1

WIDE! Way down the leg side. De Kock looks to pull but misses. Wided.

7.1 1

A slower one to begin with, this is pushed towards cover for one.

Score after 7 overs : 61/1

Runs Scored

13 Runs

de Kock

33 (22)

R Rossouw

22 (12)

M Siraj

2-0-26-0

6.6 4

FOUR! EDGY! Another huge over. Outside off, de Kock slashes. It goes off the outside edge and down to the third man fence.

6.5 2

NOT OUT! RILEE IS IN! Short and slower. De Kock pulls it wide of long on and they go for two. The throw is to the bowler who whips the bails off. It is taken upstairs but replays show that the batter is in.

6.4 0

Shorter and on the body, de Kock looks to pull but misses to get hit near the crouch.

6.3 1

On the pads, this us clipped through square leg for one. Sensible batting.

6.2 6

SIX! OVER THE FENCE! That is a poor ball. Short and it sits up to be hit. Rilee pulls it over the mid-wicket fence.

6.1 0

Good length and on off, defended.

Score after 6 overs : 48/1

Runs Scored

10 Runs

R Rossouw

15 (9)

de Kock

27 (19)

R Ashwin

2-0-16-0

5.6 lb 1

A single to end A decent Powerplay for South Africa! On the pads, Rilee looks to flick, it hits the pad and goes on the leg side for a leg bye.

5.5 6

SIX! THAT IS A MASSIVE HIT! On middle, RR gets the slog sweep out and it sails into the mid-wicket stand.

5.4 1

Good stop! The reverse comes out, it is hit well towards backward point. Chahar dives and saves three for his side.

5.3 1

On the pads, it is tucked around the corner for one.

5.2 0

Tossed up on off, it is played back to the bowler.

5.1 1

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

Score after 5 overs : 38/1

Runs Scored

8 Runs

R Rossouw

8 (5)

de Kock

25 (17)

U Yadav

1-0-8-1

4.6 4

FOUR MORE! Two in a row! Again this is on the hips. Rossouw waits on the back foot and pulls it through square leg for a boundary.

4.5 4

FOUR! Rossouw is underway now! This is fuller ball on the pads, swinging away and Rossouw clips it  past square leg for a boundary.

4.4 0

Three dots after the wicket! Tight from Yadav! On middle. Rossouw looks to pull but mistimes it back on the deck.

4.3 0

Short in length and just down leg. Rossouw looks to pull but misses. Pant puts up an appeal and tries to convince his skipper but it looks like it went off the thigh pad.

4.2 0

On middle. Blocked out.

Rilee Rossouw is the new man in.
4.1 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Yet another low score from Bavuma as he departs just for 3 runs. Yadav strikes on his first ball. This is full and around off. Bavuma looks to go over covers but is a touch late and the bat turns in his hand. It goes more off the inner half and to mid-wicket where Rohit Sharma takes the catch. The tower lights made it hard for him to take the dolly.

Score after 4 overs : 30/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

T Bavuma

3 (7)

de Kock

25 (17)

R Ashwin

1-0-7-0

3.6 1

Floated ball on middle. Bavuma plays it straight to mid-wicket.

3.5 1

A single as this is hit to long off.

3.4 4

FOUR! Another boundary for De Kock! Flatter ball, slower in the air and on off. De Kock looks to punch over covers but gets an outside edge to third man for four runs.

3.3 0

Angles a full ball on the pads. De Kock mistimes his sweep to short fine leg.

3.2 0

This is full and on middle. De Kock leans and tucks it to mid-wicket.

3.1 1

Tossed up on middle. Bavuma works it to deep mid-wicket for one.

Score after 3 overs : 23/0

Runs Scored

9 Runs

T Bavuma

1 (5)

de Kock

20 (13)

D Chahar

2-0-9-0

2.6 lb 1

Leg bye. Short in length, slower and on the pads. Bavuma looks to pull but misses and gets hit on the pads. It rolls to point for a leg bye.

2.5 0

This one swings in, around middle. Kept out.

2.4 1

This is full and on middle. De Kock bunts it to mid-wicket for a single.

2.4 wd 1

Wide! A slower bouncer but it is above the head and a wide is signaled.

2.3 0

Outside off, guided to covers.

2.2 6

SIX! De Kock is playing the aggressor! What a shot this is! A length ball, outside off. De Kock steps across and drags it over mid-wicket for a biggie.

2.1 0

A length ball, angling outside off. De Kock looks to punch it away but misses.

Score after 2 overs : 14/0

Runs Scored

13 Runs

de Kock

13 (9)

T Bavuma

1 (3)

M Siraj

1-0-13-0

1.6 1

13 runs off the over! A slower ball on the pads, nudged down to mid-wicket for one.

1.5 4

FOUR! This is sloppy from Siraj! On the pads again, De Kock flicks it on the up and over short fine leg for a boundary. It just bounces near the ropes.

1.4 1

Bavuma is off the mark in the series! On a length and on middle. Bavuma flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.

1.3 1

On a length and around off. De Kock punches it to covers for another quick single.

1.2 6

SIX! BANG! This is full and on middle, in the slot. De Kock plays his favorite pick up shot over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

1.1 0

Siraj steams in and serves a full ball on middle, nipping in. De Kock drives it to mid on.

Who will bowl from the other end? It is Mohammed Siraj.

Score after 1 overs : 1/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

T Bavuma

0 (2)

de Kock

1 (4)

D Chahar

1-0-1-0

0.6 0

On a length and on middle. Bavuma tucks it to mid-wicket. Excellent start from Deepak Chahar. Right on the money.

0.5 0

A length ball, on the pads and swinging in.  Bavuma looks to fend it away but gets hit on the pads. An optimistic appeal follows from Chahar.

0.4 1

A single and South Africa are underway! This time good call from both the batters. This is around off. De Kock drops it to covers for a sharp single.

0.3 0

This one swings away a bit, full and outside off, it is again driven to Iyer at mid off.

0.2 0

Around off on a length and De Kock punches it to mid off.

0.1 0

Chahar starts with a length ball, around off. De Kock taps it to mid off and calls for a quick single. Bavuma was ball watching while De Kock was halfway down but Shreyas Iyer mises his shy at the bowler's end and De Kock gets a lifeline. What a chance already.

We are all set for the action. The Indian players are in a huddle with Rohit Sharma giving a pep talk. Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock are the openers for South Africa. Deepak Chahar has the new ball in hand. Here we go...
SOUTH AFRICA (PLAYING XI) - Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius (in for Anrich Nortje), Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi.
INDIA (PLAYING XI) - Rohit Sharma (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer (in for Virat Kohli), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Umesh Yadav (in for KL Rahul), Mohammed Siraj (in for Arshdeep Singh).
Temba Bavuma says he wasn't sure what to do first. Adds this is an opportunity to get some runs for him. Tells that it is their last opportunity before going to Australia and they will take this as a serious game. Informs Nortje is rested and Dwaine Pretorius comes in. Shares they need to bowl with confidence and execute their plans.
Rohit Sharma says they will bowl first. Adds it is a high scoring ground and feels the pitch will not change much. Informs there are three changes. Rahul and Kohli are rested. Arshdeep has some back issues but nothing serious. Iyer, Yadav and Siraj replace them. Reckons as a team they want to improve further and tick boxes. On their bowling, they need to improve and challenge themselves.
TOSS -  India won the toss and ELECTED TO BOWL!
India have already got a big heart-attack with the injury to Bumrah. But they will look to move forward and find his replacement soon, starting from this match. South Africa on the other hand have to get better in all three departments. Miller and De Kock were back with runs but the form of their skipper, Bavuma and Rilee Rossouw is a big worry. Expect some changes from both the teams. Toss and team news coming up.

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