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Highlights, India vs South Africa 2018, 5th ODI at Port Elizabeth, Full Cricket Score: Kohli's men win by 73 runs, clinch series

Date: Wednesday, 14 February, 2018 00:28 IST Match Status: Match Ended
Venue: St George's Park, Port Elizabeth

India in South Africa 6 ODI Series 2018 5th ODI Match Result India beat South Africa by 73 runs

274/7
Overs
50.0
R/R
5.48
Fours
26
Sixes
4
Extras
17
201/10
Overs
42.2
R/R
4.76
Fours
14
Sixes
4
Extras
8
  • That's it from us in our coverage of the fifth one-dayer between South Africa and India at Port Elizabeth, with Virat Kohli and company pulling off a comprehensive 73-run win to clinch the series — their first on South African soil! Even though the final match, that takes place at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday, has been reduced to a dead rubber, trust the Indians to not lose out on their intensity as they will be gunning for a 5-1 result, one that will go a long way in establishing them as a leading side in the world.  But for now, it's time for me, Amit, to sign off. On behalf of my colleague Devdutt, as well as our contributor in South Africa Chetan Narula, I bid you all good night! 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    India have now 30 international matches in South Africa - the most among all Asian teams eclipsing Pakistan (29). This is India's ninth consecutive bi-lateral ODI series win. They have not lost a bilateral ODI series since February, 2016. The last time South Africa lost a bilateral ODI series of more than five matches at home was against Australia (5-1) in 2002.

  • Virat Kohli, Indian captain : Very pleased. I though the guys stuck in with the bat and the ball. We had confidence in ourselves as a group. Feels wonderful to create history and the guys worked hard for it. Feels wonderful to be 4-1 up. We've got to sit down and think of the points to improve on. Ultimately, every team has a vision for 2019 going forward. We want to win 5-1 for sure, that doesn't change at all. There might be a scenario for others to get a chance (though). 

  • Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match.  Rohit Sharma:  Long time coming. Had a good time in the middle. What was important was for me was to bat for as long as possible, and get the team to a good total. It's always a good feeling when you score a hundred and your teams wins. Gotta keep yourself in a good frame of mind  and that's what I've been doing. I knew I don't have to change a lot and the runs will come. We were in a bit of bother (early on) and it was important for me to bat long. I'm glad we could put up the runs on the board and come out and defend it. It's been the hallmark of our team that once you get in, you make it count at the top 3. 

  • Aiden Markram, South African captain : Firstly credit goes to the Indian side. Unfortunately we lost wickets in clumps. We have to give them credit, they played incredibly well. We managed to restrict them to less than what we would've liked, and we would've needed a couple of partnerships and a cameo to get over the line. We're going to have to find a way to build partnerships. India have bowled well, but I still believe the more we play them, the better we get. Plenty to be gained (from the last ODI). Will look to end the series on a positive note. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Port Elizabeth

    And there it is... what a series' win this from India. The Men in Blue have certain shortcomings with both bat and ball, but this has been a complete performance through the series. What rampant victory... 4-1 with a game to play. Historic!     

  • Among the list of firsts for the Indian team, this also happens to be the first ODI series victory for the Indian team! 

  • After 42.2 overs,South Africa 201/10 ( Lungi Ngidi 4 , ) Morkel pats the ball straight into the hands of Chahal off the first ball, with the latter putting the chance down. The leg-spinner however, doesn't have to wait long for the final wicket of the innings, as the lanky batsmen gets trapped leg-before the very next delivery, for the South African innings to come to an end. Was a complete collapse of sorts for the Proteas towards the end, as they lose their last four wickets for just five runs!  India, meanwhile, have clinched the series 4-1 with a 73-run win at Port Elizabeth — their first-ever win at the venue ! And with that, they have sealed the No 1 spot in the ICC ODI rankings ! 

  • OUT! It's all over for the Proteas , as Chahal gets Morkel trapped leg-before for the Indians to seal a 73-run win, and clinch the series 4-1 ! Morkel offered no defence on the occasion, and was trapped plumb leg-before! SA 201 all out Morkel lbw Chahal 1(3)

  • After 42 overs,South Africa 201/9 ( Morne Morkel 1 , Lungi Ngidi 4) Kuldeep is brought back for his final over, and he gets a second wicket off the second delivery of the over, as Rabada holes out to Chahal at short midwicket. Morkel walks out to bat at No 9, and gets a single right away. Klaasen attempts a slog down the ground off the next delivery, misses, and gets stumped thanks to Dhoni's swift glovework. Shamsi, batting at No 9, doesn't last beyond a delivery as he mis-hits the ball towards long-on where Pandya nearly collides with Dhawan, whilst pulling off a superb one-handed catch. Ngidi walks out to bat, and smacks the ball down the ground to get off the mark with a boundary. Five runs and three wickets off the over, as Kuldeep signs off with figures of 4/57.

  • FOUR ! Smacked down the ground by Ngidi, with the ball wide of the fielder at mid-on, getting the last man in off the mark. SA 201/9

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Port Elizabeth

    What a catch from Pandya... one handed, almost colliding with Dhawan in the deep... he can do no wrong since that one-ball duck... what a performance from him in the field today. India have bowled around him.     

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Port Elizabeth

    And now Klaasen is gone.... this is the endgame... India have one hand on the series....     

  • OUT ! Shamsi's out for a golden duck, as he mis-hits it towards long-on, where Pandya and Dhawan nearly end up colliding, and the former pulls off a superb one-handed catch! Four wickets for Kuldeep already, three of them coming this over!  SA 197/9 Shamsi c Pandya b Kuldeep 0(1)

  • OUT ! And that is virtually the final nail in the coffin for South Africa, as Klaasen gets stumped off Kuldeep's bowling to end all hopes for the hosts! Klaasen shuffled forward looking for a big hit, and failed to get any connection whatsoever. The pressure did him in on this occasion. SA 196/8 Klaasen st Dhoni b Kuldeep 39(42)

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Port Elizabeth

    Rabada goes, Virat's final gamble of the night works wonders....     

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Port Elizabeth

    Huge double breakthroughs for India... Amla the set batsman and Phehlukwayo's dismissal showing how this was a different pitch and different challenge...     

  • OUT ! Rabada perishes while trying to slog it towards the on-side, instead holing it straight into the hands of Chahal at short midwicket! SA 196/7 Rabada c Chahal b Kuldeep 3(17)

  • Kuldeep Yadav brought back for his final over in the 42nd over, replacing Bumrah. 

  • After 41 overs,South Africa 196/6 ( Heinrich Klaasen (W) 39 , Kagiso Rabada 3) Klaasen guides the ball down the ground for a single, with Rabada following suit two balls later. Singles collected off the last two deliveries of the over, with four coming off it for the Proteas. Another  79 needed off the last nine overs with four wickets in hand. 

  • Chahal brought back into the attack for the 41st, with another couple of overs left in his kitty. 

  • After 40 overs,South Africa 192/6 ( Heinrich Klaasen (W) 37 , Kagiso Rabada 1) Klaasen guides the ball towards the leg side off the first delivery, coming back for a second. Bit of a confusion between the batsmen with Klaasen trying to set off for a single after patting it towards short  cover. Sets off for the other end off the next delivery, guiding it towards fine-leg. Three off the over. 

  • Bumrah brought back into the attack in the 40th over, replacing Kuldeep. Bit of a delay, with the physio walking out to inspect Rabada, who was struck on his helmet off the last delivery of the previous over. 

  • After 39 overs,South Africa 189/6 ( Heinrich Klaasen (W) 34 , Kagiso Rabada 1) Pandya ducks to a short ball at the start of Pandya's ninth over, and sets off for a single three balls later. Klaasen decides to play it safe off the penultimate delivery, guiding the ball towards the leg side for a single next ball. Two off the over. 

  • After 38 overs,South Africa 187/6 ( Heinrich Klaasen (W) 33 , Kagiso Rabada 0) Klaasen shuffles down the pitch, and smacks the ball towards the wide long-off fence off a perfectly-executed inside-out shot. Heaves the ball towards the square-leg fence three balls later, before smashing the ball down the ground to collect his second six of the over. 16 off Kuldeep's ninth over! 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Port Elizabeth

    Huge double breakthroughs for India... Amla the set batsman and Phehlukwayo's dismissal showing how this was a different pitch and different challenge...     

  • SIX ! This is turning out to be a serious assault, as Klaasen rocks on the backfoot, and lofts the ball straight down the ground for a six! SA 187/6

  • FOUR ! Now Klaasen rocks back, and heaves the ball towards the square-leg fence for a four, beating Chahal in the deep. SA 181/6

  • SIX ! Klaasen makes room for himself, and goes inside-out in his slog to deposit the ball into the stands beyond the wide long-off boundary. SA 177/6

  • After 37 overs,South Africa 171/6 ( Heinrich Klaasen (W) 17 , Kagiso Rabada 0) Pandya returns to the attack, with the Indians sniffing a series win as well as the No 1 ODI rank as the South Africans go into their tail. Just three runs off this over, including a leg bye off the fourth delivery. All eyes on Klaasen now. 

  • Pandya replaces Bhuvneshwar from the Duckpond End. 

  • After 36 overs,South Africa 168/6 ( Heinrich Klaasen (W) 15 , Kagiso Rabada 0) Klaasen collects a sinlge off the second delivery of the over, bringing Phehlukwayon on strike. The latter, however, lasts just three deliveries in the innings, as he gets foxed by a wrong 'un that beats his defence and crashes onto the stumps. Just a single and a wicket off this over. 

  • BOWLED EM ! Kuldeep finally gets a wicket for himself, foxing Phehlukwayo with a wrong 'un that beats his defence completely, finding the stumps in the end! It's a rapidly sinking ship for the Proteas now, unless Klaasen can conjure up a miracle now.  SA 168/6 Phehlukwayo b Kuldeep 0(3)

  • Kuldeep Yadav brought back into the attack in the 36th over, after a single-over spell for Bumrah. 

  • After 35 overs,South Africa 167/5 ( Heinrich Klaasen (W) 14 , Andile Phehlukwayo 0) Klaasen brings Amla on strike with a single at the start of the over. Amla tries setting off for a quick single two balls later, but is a risky one as he taps it in the direction of Pandya, who gets his throw towards the non-striker's end spot on. Amla fails to get his bat past the crease, falling short marginally, and he has to depart for a well-constructed 71. Two singles and a run-out off the over. 

  • OUT ! Amla's pushing for a risky single, and is caught short of the non-striker's end by a whisker as Pandya gets his throw right from mid-off. South Africa lose their fifth wicket, and a huge one that too. SA 166/5 Amla run out 71(92)

  • After 34 overs,South Africa 165/4 ( Hashim Amla 71 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 12) Bumrah is back. He is bowling to Klaasen. Taps to point for a single. Amla scores a beautiful bounary and Bumrah ends the over with a dot. Five off the over. 

  • FOUR! Wow. Glorious timing. Back of a length, outside off, Amla stands tall and punches it through cover.

  • After 33 overs,South Africa 160/4 ( Hashim Amla 67 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 11) Couple of singles collected at the start of the 33rd over, with Bhuvneshwar returning to the attack in place of Chahal. Amla ends the over with a solid drive between mid-off and extra-cover, collecting his fourth boundary. Time for the players to have a drink now. 

  • FOUR ! Welcome boundary for the Proteas, as Amla smacks the ball towards the wide long-off boundary off the last delivery of the 33rd over. SA 160/4

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns to the attack from the Duckpond End, with Chahal getting a breather after an eight-over spell. 

  • After 32 overs,South Africa 154/4 ( Hashim Amla 62 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 10) Klaasen brings Amla on strike with a single at the start of the over, with the latter helping himself to a couple of doubles off successive deliveries, guiding the ball towards the leg side on one occasion while hitting the ball down the ground on the other. Keeps the strike with a single off the last ball, with six coming off the over. 

  • Kuldeep Yadav brought back into the attack in the 32nd over, replacing Pandya from the Park Drive End. 

  • After 31 overs,South Africa 148/4 ( Hashim Amla 57 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 9) Klaasen collects his first boundary at the start of the 31st over, sweeping an overpitched delivery towrads the square-leg fence. Gets a top-edge that lands at a safe distance from the slip fielder. Amla chips the ball over the umpire's head, getting enough time to come back for a second run. Another double off the penultimate ball, with Amla slashing it towards deep cover point on this occasion. Good over for the Proteas, with nine coming off it. 

  • FOUR ! Overpitched along middle and leg from Chahal, and Klaasen has not problem sweeping this one towards the square-leg boundary. SA 143/4

  • After 30 overs,South Africa 139/4 ( Hashim Amla 53 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 4) Five runs collected off the 30th over, including a double off the third delivery in which Amla comes back for a risky second run. The Proteas need another 136 to win from the last 20 overs, with more than half their side left to bat. 

  • After 29 overs,South Africa 134/4 ( Hashim Amla 50 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 2) Big appeal for lbw off the fourth delivery of the over, with umpire Shaun George turning it down. Kohli and Chahal walk towards the umpire to enquire about his decision, which invites criticism from on-air commentator Sunil Gavaskar. Replays show three reds , which perhaps might've been the reason behind the confident appeal. The Indians however, don't have any reviews left. Meanwhile, Amla collects two doubles off the last two deliveries to get to his 35th ODI half-century. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Port Elizabeth

    Amla holding anchor here... but the asking rate is starting to climb. 6.7/ over now.... there will come a moment that five singles off an over just won't do it. Pandya's superb effort has meant that India's bowling plans are working well here. Virat can use his spinners as he wishes... and they haven't bowled in tandem today.     

  • FIFTY for Hashim Amla  — his 35th in ODIs and first in the ongoing ODI series. Gets to the milestone with a double off the last ball of the 29th over.  SA 134/4

  • After 28 overs,South Africa 130/4 ( Hashim Amla 46 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 2) Two singles collected off the first three balls, with the second run taking Amla to 7,500 runs in ODI cricket. Amla, in the meantime, is one hit to the fence away from his 35th ODI fifty. 

India vs South Africa, 5th ODI in Port Elizabeth, latest update: Morkel pats the ball straight into the hands of Chahal off the first ball, with the latter putting the chance down. The leg-spinner however, doesn't have to wait long for the final wicket of the innings, as the lanky batsmen gets trapped leg-before the very next delivery, for the South African innings to come to an end. Was a complete collapse of sorts for the Proteas towards the end, as they lose their last four wickets for just five runs!

India, meanwhile, have clinched the series 4-1 with a 73-run win at Port Elizabeth — their first-ever win at the venue! And with that, they have sealed the No 1 spot in the ICC ODI rankings!

Preview: Failing to maintain their triumphant run after a defeat in the fourth One-Day International (ODI), India will aim to clinch their maiden bilateral 50-overs series against the Proteas in South African conditions in the fifth encounter on Tuesday.

India started on the front foot clinching the first three matches by a comprehensive margins. South Africa, however, bolstered by their victory in the last tie will have an opportunity to end the six-match series on an even note.

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File image of Indian captain Virat Kohli and opposition skipper Aiden Markram. AFP

The recent history which has seen India losing against the Proteas in the 50-over format at the South African conditions could change under the flamboyant captaincy of Virat Kohli.

In 2013-14, India were outclassed by South Africa 0-2 while in 2010-11 the visitors gave a tough fight but failed to get hold of the series, losing it by a slender 2-3 margin.

Kohli, with 393 runs in the ODI series so far, which contains two centuries and identical numbers of unbeaten knocks, has led India from the front to heap trouble on the already depleted hosts.

Alongside the skipper, opener Shikhar Dhawan has looked in fine nick throughout the series and will be the key to give India a dominant total on board in the encounter on Tuesday.

There is also a strong possibility of Kohli dropping opener Rohit Sharma, who has failed to get going in the series, scoring merely 40 runs in the four matches.

The skipper in that case, might fall in the trouble of selecting from plenty amongst Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey or Kedar Jadhav.

Equally well complimented bowling department, led by the wrist spinning pair of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, who have been difficult to be picked up by South Africa throughout the series, will continue to be the lethal weapons for India.

However, for South Africa wicket-keeper batsman Heinrich Klaasen, who played his first match of the series and assured them a comprehensive victory in the rain-curtailed encounter in Johannesburg, had looked to tackle the Indian wrist spinners well.

Batsmen Hashim Amla, Jean-Paul Duminy, AB de Villiers and David Miller, who can win their side a match single-handedly on a given day, might also look to come hard on the formidable Indian side, with nothing to loose.

In the bowling, all eyes will be on pacers Kagiso Rabada and Lungisani Ngidi to provide their side with flurry of wickets at the St George's Park.

However, the weather department has forecast rain to hit the city and it may affect the team composition.

Squad:

India: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel.

South Africa: Aiden Markram (captain), Jean-Paul Duminy, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Morne Morkel, David Miller, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungisani Ngidi, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Imran Tahir, Farhaan Behardien, Khaya Zondo, Tabraiz Shamsi.

With inputs from IANS




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 4484 115
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 6871 116
4 New Zealand 6550 115
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3272 126
2 Australia 2345 123
3 India 3547 122
4 New Zealand 2940 118
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 England 2402 114