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Highlights, India vs South Africa 2018, 4th ODI at Johannesburg, Full Cricket Score: Proteas win by 5 wickets

Date: Sunday, 11 February, 2018 02:18 IST Match Status: Yet to Start
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  • So this brings us to the end of what has been a long ODI. It started on Saturday evening and ended on Sunday morning! India still hold a 3-1 advantage in the six-match series but South Africa have showed that they are no pushovers.  The fifth ODI is in Port Elizabeth on 13 February at 04:30 PM IST, and we will be there to bring all the live scores and updates for you. Hope you enjoyed Firstpost' s coverage. Till then, it's good-bye!

  • Heinrich Klaasen, Man of the Match: I was 100 percent nervous. It is the best feeling of my career. Sometime you have to try (innovative shots) and sometimes they come off.

  • Aiden Markram: Super relieved to have got over the line. Happy with the fightback. The lightening break was a blessing in disguise as it broke their momentum. The message to the batsmen was to put fear aside and play freely.

  • Virat Kohli:  In the second innings, it became a T20 game. You have to give credit to South Africa, I think they deserved to win. We didn't grab our chances. The ball was getting a little wet in the second innings. The wicket became good to bat on. Spinners got a bit of turn but South Africa took their chances and they came off. If it was a full game, you never know. No-balls always hurt you, but you cant be too harsh on bowlers.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    South Africa have not lost an ODI match in pink jersey. Six out of six!    

  • So a rare off day from India's wrist-spinners means India go down by five wickets. South Africa will remember this win for a log time, especially for their decision to set caution aside and go on the offensive against spin. What a win this for the hosts.

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Johannesburg

    South Africa are unbeaten in Pink ODIs... and they managed to save a series defeat in some style here. The Indian spinners were attacked and how... a true batting pitch didn't offer them as much as the first three ODIs and then there was the rain.     

  • SIX! That's the win. Phehlukwayo finishes the match with a maximum. The series is alive at 3-1. 

  • SIX! Clean as a whistle. Gets underneath this Chahal delivery and hits long and straight this, Phehlukwayo.

  • After 25 overs,South Africa 193/5 ( Heinrich Klaasen (W) 42 , Andile Phehlukwayo 11) Seventeen from this Kuldeep over. South Africa are winning this comfortably unless some miracle intervenes.

  • SIX!  Phehlukwayo goes conventional next ball. Down on his knee with that slog sweep and South Africa are all but home. 

  • FOUR! Reverse-pull from Phehlukwayo off Kuldeep and that's a four.

  • FOUR! Not that bad ball from Kuldeep. Klaasen stays on the backfoot and flays him over covers.

  • After 24 overs,South Africa 176/5 ( Heinrich Klaasen (W) 35 , Andile Phehlukwayo 1) Chahal here. He has been mighty expensive today. Starts with a single to Klaasen in the deep, and he drops short to Miller, who pulls him for a six. Beats him in flight next ball and gets his man LBW next ball. Andile Phehlukwayo arrives and is off the mark. Asking rate is 6.5.

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Johannesburg

    Miller has changed the game.... out trying to play a defensive forward prod...but lived and died by the sword tonight... South Africa's game to lose now.     

  • Andile Phehlukwayo is next

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    No other spinner has now taken more wickets than Yuzvendra Chahal (12) and Kuldeep Yadav (12) in a bilateral ODI series in South Africa. 

  • OUT! Chahal gets his man, finally! Misses this straight ball and is trapped LBW. Well played, though.    Miller lbw b Chahal 39(28)

  • SIX! Short from Chahal, and Miller is a powerful man. Hits him over midwicket. 

  • After 23 overs,South Africa 167/4 ( David Miller 33 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 33) Bumrah returns for the 23rd over. This is a crucial one. India need a breakthrough here, and instead they get a misfield first ball at third-man that goes for a four. He conceded three more singles here. Good bowling.

  • FOUR! Klaasen slashes hard at this Bumrah delivery and Kuldeep slips at third-man to leak a boundary. They can't afford this.

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Johannesburg

    Klaasen is hitting wide balls for boundaries.... Chahal is having an off day... probably facing grip issues.... but some serious hitting this and South Africa need 42 off 36 balls.  As I type.. another wide... nightmare over this for Chahal... doesn't end. 

  • After 22 overs,South Africa 160/4 ( David Miller 33 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 27) Chahal's struggling today. He has been attacked from Miller and Klassen,and has leaked 15 in this over. That no-ball has hurt India. It could be decisive. 

  • SIX! It's a free-hit and Klaasen lines up behind this and deposits him way back into the stands.

  • FOUR! That would have been an off-stump wide had he let it go. Klaasen chooses to chase this Chahal bowl all the way and hits him over square leg!

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Johannesburg

    Complexion of the game has changed again... Miller has hit 3 fours and 1 six since he got twin lives... Klaasen is switch hitting at the other end... This match is turning again.     

  • After 21 overs,South Africa 145/4 ( David Miller 32 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 16) Here's Kuldeep, and he is lap-swept by Klaasen for a three. Good start. Full and outside off, and on his knees goes Miller for a sweep. Single. And what a shot that is from Klaasen! He reverse sweeps this powerfully for a four. A single and Miller hits the fifth ball out of the park. Ends the over with a single. 16 from this over. 

  • SIX! Miller finally gets hold of one, and he has hit this long, long way. A bit flat and outside off and Miller has hit it way back. They are getting a new ball.

  • FOUR! Reverse sweep from Klaasen fetches him a boundary.

  • After 20 overs,South Africa 129/4 ( David Miller 24 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 8) Chahal to Miller. This will be fun. Dot to start and he goes for a wild heave. Misses, but safe. Takes a couple to deep midwicket and a single follows. A boundary and a single from Klaasen make it an eight-run over. The chase is on.

  • FOUR! Full and fast from Chahal and Klaasen whipped it over deep midwicket.

  • After 19 overs,South Africa 121/4 ( David Miller 21 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 3) What an over this from Pandya. Miller makes full use of his lives and takes full toll on Pandya. Spanks him for three consecutive fours to get the chase back on track.

  • FOUR! That's three in a row! Miller on song here. Slower and half-tracker, and Miller puts it away over mid-wicket. Great over this for South Africa.

  • FOUR! Short and some width, and Miller carves him over point

  • FOUR! Miller has clubbed this juicy half-volley over long-off from Pandya

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Johannesburg

    And bang... Chahal works his magic. Ridiculous shot from Mi.... oh wait... Chahal has bowled no ball. Miller is back. Still... poor shot that. If you look at Miller's dismissals in this series against spin, he looks mentally down. 

  • After 18 overs,South Africa 108/4 ( David Miller 8 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 3) Chahal to Klaasen. Starts with a dot and a single to sweeper. He'll be a relieved man. And Iyer drops a rather simple chance. Miller swept hard at that and Iyer dived forward, got two hands and out it popped. Dot to Klaasen is followed by a top-edged sweep that falls safe. And that's out. He has cleaned up Miller with that slow, tossed up delivery that beats his sweep. But hang on, it's a no-ball. A no-ball from a spinner, would you believe it? So Miller survives twice in this over. Miller is called back, and he is taken off the free-hit! What an eventful over this; Chahal had him thrice and he is still batting.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    26 by AB de Villiers today is his lowest score in pink ODIs in Johannesburg. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Johannesburg

    Would you believe it?? Pandya has got AB de Villiers out... so much anticipation and AB has hit that straight down fine leg's throat... the game has turned on its head!!! Bring on the wrist spinners now. 

  • After 17 overs,South Africa 103/4 ( David Miller 6 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 1) Hardik Pandya continues. Back of length and ABD steers him to point for a single. Two dots from Pandya. Miller tries a slog but doesn't connect well. Back of length and Miller mistimes his pull to deep midwicket. They take a single, and here's the big wicket. AB deVilliers is gone! Heinrich Klaasen, the new man, gets off the mark on the last ball.

  • OUT! There goes the big fish! A lucky break, one can say. That was full on middle-leg, ABD swing hard and straight to Rohit Sharma at fine leg. Is that the game? AB de Villiers c Rohit b Hardik Pandya 26(18)

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Johannesburg

    Jeez... AB has just monstered (if that's a word even!) Chahal for two sixes over midwicket.... That's 2000 rands for Pink Day... "We will Rock you" now playing and the crowd is up for it!!     

  • After 16 overs,South Africa 100/3 ( AB de Villiers 25 , David Miller 5) Here's a bowling change. Chahal comes in and ABD slaps this away-going ball to sweeper for a single. A bit on the middle and leg is the next ball that Miller nudges to backward square leg for a single. ABD moves away, and then towards the stumps to cut him to square for a couple. Two back to back sixes from ABD means India would be itching to see his back. 

  • SIX! Short from Chahal who tries to ball a faster one. ABD pulls him far and wide. 

  • SIX! Tossed up and ABD gets under this Chahal ball with his slog sweep.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 11 wickets in this ODI series which is the joint second most by a spinner in a bilateral ODI series in South Africa. 

  • After 15 overs,South Africa 83/3 ( AB de Villiers 9 , David Miller 4) Kuldeep to start the 15th over, and he strikes first ball! Sends back Hashim Amla to a tremendous boundary-catch from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Proteas in trouble now. David Miller comes in, and he is at the non-striker's. And ABD is having trouble reading the spin. He defends one tentatively, and tries a reverse sweep-pull. Misses completely. Gets off the strike with a single to square. Miller ends the over with a sweep to boundary.

  • FOUR! Miller sweeps, and connects. Gets a four off Kuldeep.

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Johannesburg

    South Africa lose another. Amla gone now... Bhuvi with a circus trick catch at the rope... did it cleanly. Yadav has got a second wicket. This match isn't done yet.     

India vs South Africa, 4th ODI at Johannesburg, latest updates: So a rare off day from India's wrist-spinners means India go down by five wickets. South Africa will remember this win for a log time, especially for their decision to set caution aside and go on the offensive against spin. What a win this for the hosts.

Preview: Beaming in confidence after three consecutive wins, India will press hard to pocket a historic ODI series when they face a depleted South Africa, who will hope for some AB de Villiers' magic in the fourth one-dayer at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Saturday.

With an unassailable 3-0 lead in hand, the Virat Kohli-led outfit need just one more win in the six-match series to claim their maiden ODI triumph on South African soil and also cement their place atop the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI rankings.

Previously, India came close taking a 2-1 lead in the 2010-11 series under Mahendra Singh Dhoni, only to lose 2-3 eventually.

Virat Kohli and Aiden Markram, captain of India and South Africa. AFP

Virat Kohli and Aiden Markram, captain of India and South Africa. AFP

Going in to the fourth ODI, India's only concern will be the consecutive failures of opener Rohit Sharma, but not so much that Kohli will tinker with the winning combination in the crucial game.

Despite Rohit's woes with the willow, the top order comprising Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli came out all guns blazing in the third ODI, with the captain registering his 34th ODI ton to lift his team to a commanding 303 even after the middle order collapsed.

Dhawan too struck a fine half century to forge a 140-run second wicket stand that laid the foundation at Cape Town.

India's bowling has clicked excellently in the three matches so far, with the wrist spin duo of leggie Yuzvendra Chahal and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, accounting for 21 out of the 30 wickets.

Despite practicing with local wrist spinners at Newlands, the Proteas' batting line-up still collapsed against the Indian spin duo, with both Chahal and Kuldeep taking four wickets apiece. Whether this will change on Saturday remains to be seen.

Saturday's match also holds special significance for the South Africans. It is the 'Pink ODI', played for the awareness against breast cancer and for the benefit of those suffering from the disease. It was first held in 2011, and this will be the sixth such occasion.

In fact, the Proteas have never lost when playing in their unique pink jersey and will hope to replicate that in the fourth game.

The hosts will also hope for some respite after de Villiers was, on Thursday, added to their ODI squad for the remaining three matches.

The star batsman missed the first three ODIs owing to a finger injury he had sustained during the third Test. However, Cricket South Africa (CSA) will acccess de Villiers' fitness on Friday afternoon -- 24 hours before the game -- before taking a call on his availability for the match.

If he is fit and available, it is expected that de Villiers will bat at No.3 with Jean Paul Duminy dropping down to No.4. One of David Miller or Khaya Zondo will make way for him in the playing XI.

The hosts will also expect a solid foundation from the opening due of Hashim Amla and stand-in skipper Aiden Markram to put pressure on the Indian pace duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah.

Teams:

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

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

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Feb 11, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114