India vs South Africa, 3rd ODI, Cape Town, Highlights: Virat Kohli, spinners help IND go 3-0 up
Follow highlights of India vs South Africa, 3rd ODI in Cape Town here. Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 160 and four wickets each from Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal helped India crush South Africa by 124 runs to go 3-0 up in the six-match series.Updated: Feb 07, 2018 23:56 IST
India thrashed South Africa by 124 runs to go 3-0 up in the six-match ODI series. After being asked to bat, the visitors rode skipper Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 160 to post 303/6. In reply, South Africa lost wickets at regular intervals and could only manage 179. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal took four wickets each while for the hosts, JP Duminy hit a fifty. Follow highlights of India vs South Africa, 3rd ODI in Cape Town here. (STREAMING INFO) (SCORECARD) (AUS v ENG SCORES)
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Virat Kohli (India Captain and Man of the Match): “Well, the tour didn’t start of too well but I knew I had to come in and get stuck in for us to compete in every game. Feels very good that it’s coming off in winning causes. It started off with good pace and bounce. The new ball was itting the ball nicely with pace. It was a drastic change after the 30th over and we immediately chopped down out target from 330 to 280-290. You’re always looking for someone to get bat till the end and it’s amazing if you do it as the captain. Another good partnership with Shikhar and a good stand with Bhuvi in the end as well. I was cramping towards the end but knew I had to stay till the end to get us 300. These are the times you’re tested mentally as well as physically.”
Aiden Markram (South Africa Captain): “Everything is disappointing about this. Yet again not up to the mark. we’ve got ourselves to blame, have to try harder. I felt when we’re in the field we were in. We managed to claw our way back and restrict them to 303 which I though was chaseable. Unfortunately we didn’t take it deep enough and you don’t win a match like that. We’ve come across them [spinners] and after all that time if we’re still struggling to pick them, it speaks of their quality. It’s a bit about that and about confidence as well.”
23:37 hrs IST: WICKET! And that’s it. India crush South Africa by 124 runs to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the six-match ODI series.
23:31 hrs IST: SIX! Flighted delivery from Chahal and Rabada slog sweeps it into deep mid-wicket stands.
23:29 hrs IST: Imran Tahir has decided to take matters in his own hands! But, alas! The Proteas spinner scored a boundary but two balls later, the ball took the top edge and Virat Kohli had no difficulties in taking the catch. SA 167/9
23:24 hrs IST: OUT! Another miscue, this time it is Phehlukwayo. Kuldeep gets his third scalp. What a performance it has been from India!
23:21 hrs IST: Once again, spinners doing the damage. Five wickets shared between Kuldeep and Chahal. Brilliant!
23:17 hrs IST: OUT! Tossed up from Chahal, Zondo comes down the track, looks to clear the long on but miscues and Pandey does the rest at short cover. Third wicket for the leggie.
23:11 hrs IST: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav bowls it flat and Morris misses the pull. That would have hit the stumps. Morris goes, LBW bowled Kuldeep. It’s all but over for South Africa.
23:02 hrs IST: Get a feeling Markram missed the trick at toss. He should have batted first. When your batting is inexperienced, it’s better not to the have pressure of scoreboard.
22:56 hrs IST: OUT! Miller had to take the risk as the pressure was piling on. Bumrah gets him. Second wicket for him. Chris Morris is next in.
22:51 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar has called on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to recognise the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) and bring its players under the Board’s pension scheme. Tendulkar wrote to the Committee of Administrator’s (CoA) chairman Vinod Rai, requesting him to consider recognition for CABI, weeks after the team won the Blind World Cup 2018, beating Pakistan by two wickets in the final on January 20. Read full story here
22:45 hrs IST: South Africa are 122/4 after 30 overs. Miller 22*, Zondo 8*
22:38 hrs IST: FOUR! Short ball from Bumrah, down leg and Miller pulls it to fine leg boundary.
22:32 hrs IST: Only fifteen runs in the last five overs. South Africa need a few big overs here. They are 111/4 after 28 overs.
22:26 hrs IST: Another tidy over from Kuldeep. His current figures read 6-1-10-1. South Africa are 108/4 after 27 overs.
22:20 hrs IST: The run-rate has dipped. Once again, Indian spinners have done the trick. Can’t get any better! 3-0 on the cards.
22:14 hrs IST: WICKET! Chahal strikes again, removes Duminy. Big blow for South Africa. Khaya Zondo comes to the crease.
22:08 hrs IST: Single and that’s fifty for JP Duminy, his 25th in ODIs. Well played! But still, South Africa have a long way to go.
22:04 hrs IST: OUT! And Chahal joins the party, gets Klaasen. The hosts in some sorts of trouble now. David Miller comes to the crease. South Africa would hope for a big knock from him.
22:00 hrs IST: FOUR! Flighted delivery from Kuldeep, Klaasen leans forward and times it past the fielder at mid-off for his first boundary of the day.
21:56 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK - MS Dhoni becomes the fourth wicket-keeper to affect 400 dismissals in ODIs after Kumar Sangakkara (482), Adam Gilchrist (472) and Mark Boucher (424).
21:51 hrs IST: WICKET! And Dhoni doesn’t miss those. Kuldeep strikes, removes Markram. Debutant Heinrich Klaasen comes to the crease. Can he make a mark straightaway?
21:44 hrs IST: South Africa are 74/1 after 15 overs. Duminy 41*, Markram 31*
21:36 hrs IST: Both Duminy and Markram are scoring at a good pace. This partnership holds the key for the hosts. If they lose 1-2 wickets here, things will get a lot tougher.
21:30 hrs IST: And straightaway, some turn for Chahal. Duminy holds the key here. He should look to stay till the end. South Africa are 51/1 after 11 overs.
21:27 hrs IST: Good start from Pandya, only one run off his first. South Africa are 48/1 after 10 overs. Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack.
21:23 hrs IST: Here comes the first change in bowling - Hardik Pandya.
21:22 hrs IST: FOUR! Back of a length delivery from Bhuvi, Duminy waits for it, opens the bat face and times it to third man boundary. South Africa are 47/1 after 9 overs.
21:17 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Masih Saighani, who plays for the Afghanistan national football and Aizawl FC in the I-League, was left stranded in Imphal on Wednesday after he arrived in the city without a Protected Area Permit (PAP) required by Afghan nationals to enter Manipur. Saighani was part of the Aizawl FC squad which was travelling to Imphal for their I-League game this weekend against NEROCA FC, when he was stopped at the airport upon arrival. Read full story here
21:13 hrs IST: FOUR! Poor delivery from Bhuvi. Straying down leg and Duminy just helps it to fine leg boundary.
21:10 hrs IST: Another good over from Bumrah, only two runs off it. South Africa are 28/1 after 6 overs.
21:05 hrs IST: SIX! Shortish delivery from Bhuvi and it’s enough for Markram to smack it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
21:02 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Smriti Mandhana slammed a quickfire 135 as Indian women’s cricket team produced yet another clinical display to beat South Africa by 178 runs in the second ODI and clinch the three-match series in Kimberley. Read full report here
21:00 hrs IST: Another good over from Bhuvi, only four off it. South Africa are 10/1 after 3 overs.
20:55 hrs IST: Excellent over from Bumrah, five runs and a wicket. South Africa are 6/1 after 2 overs. Bhuvi to continue.
20:52 hrs IST: WICKET! Bumrah strikes, Amla gets trapped in front. What a start for India! JP Duminy comes to the crease.
20:49 hrs IST: Tidy start from Bhuvi. South Africa are 1/0 after the first over. Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack.
20:46 hrs IST: Time for South Africa’s chase. Amla to take strike. Bhuvneshwar to bowl the first over.
20:22 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Lasith Malinga has been appointed Mumbai Indians’ bowling mentor for IPL 2018.
20:16 hrs IST: FOUR! And that’s it. Kohli remains unbeaten on 160. India finish with 300+ (303). 80 runs in the last 10 overs. Someone from South Africa needs to score a big century in order to seal a win. We’ll be back in a few minutes time.
20:14 hrs IST: SIX! Back of a length delivery from Rabada, Kohli goes on backfoot and smacks it into deep mid-wicket stands.
20:10 hrs IST: Good over for India, 12 runs off it. Rabada to bowl the last over. Can India cross 300?
20:05 hrs IST: Another excellent over for South Africa, Rabada it is! India are 276/6 after 48 overs. Morris to bowl the penultimate over.
20:00 hrs IST: Magnificent over from Morris, only five runs off it. India are 270/6 after 47 overs.
19:55 hrs IST: Good over from Rabada in context of the game, nine runs off it. India are 265/6 after 46 overs. Morris comes back into the attack.
19:51 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK - Kohli now has the highest individual score by an Indian player against South Africa in South Africa, going past Sourav Ganguly’s 127 in Johannesburg in 2001.
19:46 hrs IST: FOUR! Slower delivery from Phehlukwayo and Kohli lifts it in the air over mid-off. Moves to 128.
19:42 hrs IST: So far, the highlight of the day has been Dhawan’s partnership with his skipper. The two made light work of South African bowling. Both batsmen looked sublime, getting boundaries at will as the hosts saw even the slightest of errors in line and length get punished.
19:38 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the next man in. Can India cross 300?
19:35 hrs IST: WICKET! This is poor cricket from India. Jadhav departs. Wide delivery from Phehlukwayo, the India No. 6 looks to cut but instead edges it to the wicket-keeper. They are 236/6 after 42.4 overs.
19:30 hrs IST: OUT! Dhoni departs. First wicket for Tahir. Kedar Jadhav comes to the crease. India need a partnership here.
19:26 hrs IST: Anything less than 320 would be disappointing for India. Kohli needs to stay till the end. Dhoni has played his part well, so far. India are 227/4 after 41 overs.
19:20 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK - Kohli now has 12 ODI centuries as captain. He has taken only 43 innings to overhaul Sourav Ganguly’s tally of 11.
19:17 hrs IST: Single and that’s hundred for Virat Kohli, 34th in ODIs. Another year, another month, another day. Story remains the same. Kohli’s dominance continues.
19:13 hrs IST: With skipper Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane doing bulk of the scoring so far, Rohit’s failures have been covered up. And with the Proteas’ bowling looking spineless and lacking the bite, his poor run, even if it continues, is unlikely to be of any worry.
19:08 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Sri Lanka have named a 15-member squad captained by Dinesh Chandimal for next week’s Twenty20 matches against Bangladesh. Angelo Mathews, who normally captains the islanders in limited-overs cricket, has been ruled out with a hamstring injury for the rest of Sri Lanka’s tour of Bangladesh. Read full story here
19:02 hrs IST: Kohli well on course to get to yet another hundred. His conversion rate in the ODIs has been magnificent!
18:57 hrs IST: There are still more than 15 overs left. Anything around 280-310 would be a good score. India still in good position. No need to press the panic button.
18:53 hrs IST: OUT! Morris strikes, removes Pandya. Big wicket for South Africa as the India all-rounder was looking dangerous. MS Dhoni comes to the crease.
18:47 hrs IST: Stand and deliver! Hardik Pandya stood his ground and slammed it for a six over long-off! India are 185/3.
18:42 hrs IST: Kagiso Rabada is brought back into action. The spinners were proving to be quite ineffective against Virat Kohli and although Rabada has not performed that well in the series, he remains a huge threat. India are 173/3.
18:36 hrs IST: A huge miss for South Africa! Hardik Pandya went for a quick single and JP Duminy was onto the ball in a flash. But, the Proteas all-rounder was unable to hit the stumps with Pandya well short of the crease! India are 164/3 after 29 overs.
18:31 hrs IST: WICKET! Duminy strikes again, gets rid of Ajinkya Rahane. Just the opening South Africa needed. Hardik Pandya comes to the crease. He has been criticised for his poor shot selection.
18:28 hrs IST: Meanwhile, India’s pace spearhead Jhulan Goswami created another record when she became the first woman cricketer to take 200 wickets in One-Day Internationals (ODI). The 35-year-old achieved the feat when she took South Africa’s first wicket during the second ODI of the three-match series at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley. Read full report here
18:25 hrs IST: The Indian batsmen are playing the spinners quite comfortably and unless the hosts can come up with a Plan B quickly, it looks like Virat Kohli & Co are enroute to a massive total. India are 154/2 after 26 overs.
18:20 hrs IST: No team has dominated Imran Tahir the way India have done so far. Speaks a lot about their skill-set.
18:16 hrs IST: OUT! What a catch from Aiden Markram at short mid-wicket. Dhawan departs for 76. JP Duminy gets the breakthrough. Ajinkya Rahane is the next man in.
18:11 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Glenn Maxwell starred with the ball and then benefited from both a drop and a contentious umpiring decision to lead Australia’s successful run chase with a century in a five-wicket Twenty20 international victory over England.
18:08 hrs IST: Single and that’s fifty for Virat Kohli. What a player! Has had a great tour so far. The visitors’ run-rate has been on a constant rise. We could be in for some entertaining batting from here on.
18:04 hrs IST: BOUNDARY! Flighted delivery from Tahir, Dhawan dances down the track and hits it in the air over mid-wicket for one bounce four. Moves into 70s.
18:02 hrs IST: Ngidi is proving to be expensive here, 6-0-47-0. Hasn’t been able to find the correct length. India are 118/1 after 20 overs.
18:00 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Ngidi and Dhawan cuts it behind point for his 11th boundary.
17:57 hrs IST: Thirteen balls since the last boundary. India are 108/1 after 19 overs. Dhawan 61*, Kohli 42*. Ngidi comes into the attack.
17:52 hrs IST: Single and that’s 100 partnership between Dhawan and Kohli. Not much purchase for both seamers and spinners for now. Things could be different under lights.
17:48 hrs IST: FOUR! And that’s fifty for Dhawan, 25th in ODIs. What a knock it has been from the India opener. Can he convert this into a big score?
17:46 hrs IST: Imran Tahir comes into the attack. Aiden Markram will hope for a quick wicket or two from him.
17:42 hrs IST: FOUR! Short delivery from Morris, Dhawan gets into position early and pulls it to long leg boundary. India are 87/1 after 16 overs. Dhawan 47*, Kohli 37*. Time for drinks.
17:36 hrs IST: FOUR! Dhawan comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it over mid-wicket. As good as it gets! India are 79/1 after 15 overs. Morris to continue.
17:33 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Dhawan. He has moved into 30s. India are 69/1 after 14 overs.
17:28 hrs IST: FOUR! Back of a length delivery from Phehlukwayo and Dhawan hits it well to fine leg boundary. India are 67/1 after 13 overs.
17:23 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Para power-lifter Sakina Khatun, who has not been included in the Indian contingent to represent the country at Commonwealth Games 2018 in the Gold Coast, Australia, has said that she will commit suicide in front of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), if her name is not considered for the Games. Read full story here
17:20 hrs IST: Great start from Phehlukwayo, only two runs off his first over. India are 52/1 after 11 overs.
17:16 hrs IST: Good display of stroke-play from Dhawan and Kohli. Just what India needed after Rohit’s dismissal. Pressure back on South Africa bowlers. Andile Phehlukwayo comes into the attack.
17:12 hrs IST: Chris Morris comes into the attack. Can he strike?
17:11 hrs IST: FOUR! This is excellent stuff from Dhawan. Overpitched, the India opener leans forward and hits it through cover. India are 44/1 after 9 overs.
17:07 hrs IST: FOUR! Overpitched from Ngidi and Kohli drills it in the gap between mid-off and cover. Another good over for the visitors, ten runs off it.
17:03 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Glenn Maxwell’s fifty has kept Australia in the hunt in the second T20 (of the ongoing tri-series) against England, who scored 155/9.
17:01 hrs IST: Tidy over from Rabada, only one run off it. India are 29/1 after 7 overs.
16:57 hrs IST: FOUR! Too full from Ngidi and Kohli flicks it through square leg to move into double figures. India are 28/1 after 6 overs.
16:53 hrs IST: FOUR! Touch short from Rabada and it’s enough for Kohli to pull it through mid-wicket. India are 23/1 after 5 overs. Dhawan 13*, Kohli 9*
16:50 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off from Ngidi. Good over for India, ten runs off it. They are 18/1 after 4 overs.
16:47 hrs IST: FOUR! This is poor from Ngidi. Full and wide and Dhawan caresses it through covers. He needs to get his length right.
16:45 hrs IST: FOUR! Full and wide from Rabada and Kohli flicks it to fine leg boundary. India are 8/1 after 3 overs. Ngidi again.
16:42 hrs IST: And the India captain survives a close call. South Africa appealed for LBW and he was given out, but the replays showed the ball hit the bat first before the pad. Lucky! Kohli needs to make this count.
16:39 hrs IST: Good over from Ngidi despite the boundary. Dhawan needs to keep his cool here. India are 4/1 after 2 overs. Rabada to continue.
16:36 hrs IST: FOUR! Fuller delivery from Ngidi, Dhawan leans forward and drives it through cover for his first boundary of the day.
16:35 hrs IST: Lungi Ngidi comes into the attack. He had a fantastic Test series with the bowl.
16:34 hrs IST: OUT! And Rohit’s horrendous tour continues. Good length ball from Rabada, near the off-stump, the India opener looks to leave but gets the toe end of the bat and Klassen does the rest. What a start for South Africa. India are 0/1 after first over.
16:30 hrs IST: Time for live action. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan make their way out in the middle, and so do the South Africa players. Kagiso Rabada to start the proceedings.
16:21 hrs IST: Pitch Report - “It’s gonna play like it’s played. Wristies will get something out of the pitch but the ball will come on a little quicker, so even if they bowl slow, South Africa’s batsmen will find it easier.” - say Mike Haysman and Neil McKenzie.
16:09 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs. Along with Ngidi, Heinrich Klassen will be the wicketkeeper in the side.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
South Africa: Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram(c), Heinrich Klaasen(w), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Khaya Zondo, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungisani Ngidi, Imran Tahir
16:04 hrs IST: South Africa have chosen to bowl in Newlands, Cape Town. Lungi Ngidi will make his ODI debut . India are unchanged.
15:56 hrs IST: Although South Africa have won 28 out of 33 ODIs in Cape Town, their form in the last two games suggest that they face an uphill task in this ODI. Victory for India will not only ensure that they do not lose the series, but also it will be the first time India has ever won three consecutive ODIs against the Proteas at home.
15:54 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the third ODI between India and South Africa from Cape Town. Not only are the hosts battling a crisis on the field, but they return to Cape Town, which has been gripped by a severe water crisis. Literally, the city has run out of water.
South Africa, who were already without AB de Viliers and Faf du Plessis, lost Quinton de Kock ahead of the third ODI. While the hosts didn’t rename a replacement for de Kock, young keeper Heinrich Klaasen, who finished as the third highest run-getter in South Africa’s domestic one-day tournament, is expected to make his ODI debut.
Going into the third game, India are unlikely to tinker with the winning combination, which has excelled in all the departments.
Barring opener Rohit Sharma, the top order batting comprising Shikhar Dhawan, Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have been in impressive form while in the bowling department, the wrist spin twins -- leggie Yuzvendra Chahal and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav -- have literally been the reason behind India’s two victories so far, sharing 13 wickets between them.
The pace trio Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and all-rounder Hardik Pandya, have complemented the spin duo well by getting the early breakthroughs and also keeping the pressure in the death overs.