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Highlights, India vs South Africa 2018, 6th ODI at Centurion, Full Cricket Score: Kohli and Co win by eight wickets

Date: Friday, 16 February, 2018 23:31 IST Match Status: Yet to Start
  • How often do you see a player get the Man of the Match as well as the Man of the series award? It has been Virat Kohli's tour, isn't it? But the tour is not over yet. Three more T20Is are to be played. The first one is on Sunday and will begin at 6.30pm. Do join us for that coverage. Until then, time to say goodbye. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most Man of the Match awards for Indian players:
     
    62 - Sachin Tendulkar 
    31 - Sourav Ganguly 
    28 - VIRAT KOHLI*
    27 - Yuvraj Singh 
    23 - Virender Sehwag 
     
    Most Man of the Series awards for Indian captains in ODIs:
     
    4 - MS Dhoni
    3 - Mohammed Azharuddin, VIRAT KOHLI* 

  • Kohli talks to Shaun Pollock in three different capacities — as the Man of the Match, Man of the Series and as the Indian captain.

    MoM — It was a day where I felt really good. Today from the word 'go' I was feeling really good out there. Beautiful place to bat under lights. They had to try something, and I like setting up for the short ball as well. it was actually a blessing in disguise getting so many short balls. The surface played really well under lights. At day it was slightly slow. At night time it came on to the bat nicely. 

    MoS — It's been a roller-coaster tour till now. A lot is done off the field. A lot of people off the field contributed. My wife deserves a lot of credit for this. She's one person who gets a lot of criticism all the time, but she's kept me motivated all along. Winning the series 5-1, it's a wonderful feeling. I got 8-9 years left in my career, and I want to make the most of it. If im taking it for granted, then I'm not giving justice to the gift from God. 

    On Indian team — They've shown a lot of character. The bowling unit. Shikhar at the top, Jinx today, Rohit in the last game. There's still a T20I series to go. The first two tests, we were not happy with ourselves. We wanted to take the game to the opposition but we couldn't. When we lost the series here, I was speaking to you, and here after winning the series, I'm speaking to you again, and it's a wonderful feeling. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most Man of the Match awards for Indian players:
     
    62 - Sachin Tendulkar 
    31 - Sourav Ganguly 
    28 - VIRAT KOHLI*
    27 - Yuvraj Singh 
    23 - Virender Sehwag 
     
    Most Man of the Series awards for Indian captains in ODIs:
     
    4 - MS Dhoni
    3 - Mohammed Azharuddin, VIRAT KOHLI* 

  • Aiden Markram, South Africa captain: Quite a tough series. Something we have to look back at. Try find the reasoning of why we haven't been as good as we should be. If you look at them, their players have cashed in. That's how you learn as a young captain. If there's a time to learn, now would be it.

  • Virat Kohli is the 'Man of the Match' as well as the 'Man of the Series'! 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Centurion

    This is an immense win for India and their captain has been the key architect. It's a humbling experience overall for South Africa and their misery might not yet be over with the T20 series ahead now. And what more can one say about Virat... effortless, immaculate, classy... he looks in a permanent purple patch. Who would ever want to be a bowler in the world of Virat Kohli? 
     
     

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    This is the second time that South Africa have lost five matches in a bilateral ODI series at home. They lost five matches against Australia in 2001/02. 
     
    India winning five matches in a bilateral ODI series outside Asia:
     
    2013 v Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe
    2018 v South Africa in South Africa
     
    Most successive bilateral ODI series wins:
     
    14 - West Indies(May 1980 - March 1988)
    9 - India (June 2016 - present) *
    8 - Australia (April 2009 - Jun 2010)

  • After 32.1 overs,India 206/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 129 , Ajinkya Rahane 34)

    The 33rd over, bowled by Tahir, lasts just one delivery, as Kohli smacks the ball down the ground to complete a remarkable 5-1 series victory for the 'Men in Blue'! Keep in mind the fact that this is India's first-ever series win on South African soil, and few would have imagined them dominating the proceedings in such a lop-sided manner! 

  • FOUR! INDIA COMPLETE A 5-1 SERIES WIN! And it is Kohli who fittingly hits the winning boundary, smacking the ball down the ground in a straight drive to bring up the eight-wicket win! De Villiers is the first to walk up to Kohli after the winning shot, and hugs his RCB teammate. IND 206/2

  • After 32 overs,India 202/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 125 , Ajinkya Rahane 34)

    Ngidi starts the over off with a wide. Rahane pulls the ball towards the leg side off the third delivery for a single, bringing Kohli back on strike. Swing and a miss for Kohli off the fourth delivery. Rahane swats the ball away to the extra-cover fence off the last delivery to bring up the 200 for the Indians.

  • FOUR! Cut away by Rahane off a back-of-length delivery from Ngidi, bringing up the 200 for the visitors! IND 202/2

  • After 31 overs,India 195/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 124 , Ajinkya Rahane 29)

    Massive over for the Indians, as Kohli smashes back-to-back sixes off Tahir's bowling, with 15 coming off the over, leaving the Indians just 10 to make it 5-1 in the ODI series. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Centurion

    This is now a glorified net session ahead of the T20 series for Virat Kohli! 
     
     

  • SIX! Back-to-back sixes for Kohli, and he is hammering the former No 1 limited-overs bowler in the world all over the ground! IND 195/2

  • SIX! Sensational slog-sweep off Kohli's bat, and now he seems to be in a hurry to end things here. The ball sails over the midwicket fence with ease! IND 189/2

  • After 30 overs,India 180/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 110 , Ajinkya Rahane 28)

    Ngidi returns to the attack in the 30th over of the innings. Kohli gets a thick top-edge off the fourth delivery of the over, with the ball flying away to the fine-leg fence. Six off the over. 

  • FOUR! Top-edged off Kohli's bat! This one runs away to the fine-leg fence with ease! IND 178/2

  • Lungi Ngidi brought back into the attack in the 30th over. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Centurion

    Target of 205 and Virat notches up a hundred... 35th, unreal... dropped gears in Cape Town, but has taken them up a notch today. The best in world cricket at the moment and quickly going to be the best ever to play ODI cricket... 
     
     

  • After 29 overs,India 174/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 105 , Ajinkya Rahane 27)

    Rahane brings Kohli back on strike with a single. Kohli looks for a lofted inside-out shot, but doesn't quite connect. Phehlukwayo runs forward from sweeper cover, but ends up spilling the tough chance, much to the chagrin of Tahir. Four off the over. 

  • After 28 overs,India 170/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 103 , Ajinkya Rahane 25)

    Rahane gets a bit of his glove while attempting a pull off a back-of-length delivery. Keeps the strike with a single off the last delivery. Five off the over. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most centuries by captains in ODI cricket:

    22 - Ricky Ponting 
    13 - AB de Villiers/VIRAT KOHLI*
    11 - Sourav Ganguly

  • FOUR! Rahane doesn't quite connect his pull, gloving a back-of-length delivery from Morris away from the keeper and away to the fine-leg fence. IND 169/2

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most overseas centuries in ODIs:
     
    29 - Sachin Tendulkar 
    21 - Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara, VIRAT KOHLI*
    18 - Sourav Ganguly 
     
    Most centuries in an away bilateral ODI series by captains:
     
    3 by AB de Villiers v India in India, 2015/16
    3 by VIRAT KOHLI v SA in SA, 2017/18* 
     
    Most centuries against South Africa in ODIs:
     
    3 - VIRAT KOHLI*
    3 - Sourav Ganguly 

  • After 27 overs,India 165/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 103 , Ajinkya Rahane 20)

    After a dot off the each of the first four deliveries, Rahane collects a single off the fifth to bring Kohli back on strike. Tahir fires a full delivery at Kohli, who smacks the ball down the ground in an impressive stroke to bring up his 35th ODI ton in style! Five off the over. Just 40 needed for India now. 

  • FOUR! CENTURY NUMBER 35 FOR VIRAT KOHLI! The Indian skipper gets there with a boundary off the final delivery of the 27th over, taking 82 deliveries to get to the milestone! He has been eating centuries for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout this series! IND 165/2

  • After 26 overs,India 160/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 99 , Ajinkya Rahane 19)

    Kohli smacks the ball through extra-cover off the second delivery of the over, before pushing Rahane for a second run two deliveries later to move to 99. Plays out the last two balls for dots. Six off the over. 

  • FOUR! Caressed through extra-cover by Kohli. What a stroke! IND 158/2

  • After 25 overs,India 154/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 93 , Ajinkya Rahane 19)

    Five off Tahir's fourth over, with Kohli smacking the ball down the ground off a full toss off the second delivery of the over. Collects a single three balls later. 

  • FOUR! Kohli enters the 90s by smacking a full-toss from Kohli down the ground! Was too quick a chance for the leg-spinner to hold on to. IND 153/2

  • After 24 overs,India 149/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 88 , Ajinkya Rahane 19)

    Kohli sets off for a single off the second delivery, and comes back for a second thanks to overthrows. Pulls the ball majestically towards the midwicket fence two balls later, before collecting another double. Retains the strike with a single off the last ball. Nine off the over.

  • FOUR! Another gorgeous pull shot off Kohli's bat! Easily put away towards the midwicket fence. IND 146/2

  • After 23 overs,India 140/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 79 , Ajinkya Rahane 19)

    Kohli grabs a single off the third delivery. Rahane taps the ball off a googly next ball, setting off for a run. Single off the next delivery as well, with the pair keeping the scoreboard ticking against the spinner. Three off the over. 

  • After 22 overs,India 137/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 77 , Ajinkya Rahane 18)

    Kohli guides the ball towards the leg side off the first delivery of the over, coming back for a second run. Hooks the ball towards midwicket for a single off the fourth delivery. Three off the over, with India in cruise mode at the moment. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Centurion

    500 runs for Virat in this series. Has never happened in a bilateral ODI series in all this time... Let that sink in! 
     
     

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Virat Kohli becomes the second Indian batsman to score 500-plus runs in any ODI series/tournament after Sachin Tendulkar (in 1995/96 and 2002/03 ICC Cricket World Cup).

  • After 21 overs,India 134/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 74 , Ajinkya Rahane 18)

    Tahir into his second over. Kohli and Rahane opt to rotating the strike between themselves through singles, collecting four of them off this over. Just 71 needed for the Indians now with 29 overs in hand. 

  • After 20 overs,India 130/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 72 , Ajinkya Rahane 16)

    Kohli smacks the ball off the first two deliveries of the over to collect successive boundaries, before setting off for a single to bring Rahane back on strike. With that, he's in the 70s already. 10 off the over. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Virat Kohli has now scored most runs in a bilateral ODI series eclipsing Rohit Sharma who scored 491 runs in India in 2013/14 against Australia. 

  • FOUR! It's raining boundaries for Kohli now! Smacks this one through extra-cover! IND 128/2

  • FOUR! Short and outside off, Virat Kohli uses the pace and guides it over point! IND 124/2

  • After 19 overs,India 120/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 63 , Ajinkya Rahane 15)

    Spin for the first time. A slip in place. Rahane prods forward in defence on the first ball. Two more dot balls follow. Rahane drives the fourth to sweeper cover for one run. The fifth ball is defended off the front foot by Kohli. Runs down the final ball to long off for an easy single. 

  • After 18 overs,India 118/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 62 , Ajinkya Rahane 14)

    Phehlukwayo comes into the attack. Rahane tries to cut the first ball but mistimes to gully. The second delivery rears up after pitching and hits the top of Rahane's willow. Jinx pushes the third delivery through cover-point for a single. And Kohli scores a beautiful boundary. Five off the over. 


  • FOUR! Sublime! Slightly fuller and Kohli doesn't miss out. Leans forward and push-drives it through cover.

  • After 17 overs,India 113/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 58 , Ajinkya Rahane 13)

    Morkel to Rahane. He cuts the first ball through point for a single. Then Morkel bowls three consecutive dots to Kohli. He also beats him on one occasion. Punches the fifth ball through cover to collect a brace. He pats the final delivery to gully. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Virat Kohli becomes the first Asian batsman to score four fifty-plus scores in a bilateral ODI series in South Africa.
     

     

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Centurion

    Effortless half century for Virat... 7th against South Africa. 47th overall. Unstoppable! 
     
     

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Virat Kohli has now scored most runs in a bilateral ODI series as a captain going past George Bailey's tally of 478 runs in India in 2013/14. 
     

     

India vs South Africa, 6th ODI at Centurion, latest update: The 33rd over, bowled by Tahir, lasts just one delivery, as Kohli smacks the ball down the ground to complete a remarkable 5-1 series victory for the 'Men in Blue'! Keep in mind the fact that this is India's first-ever series win on South African soil, and few would have imagined them dominating the proceedings in such a lop-sided manner!

Preview: Following a historic series victory on South African soil, India will aim to continue their dominance to finish with a 5-1 record against the Proteas in the sixth One-Day International (ODI) at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday.

The visitors who have already pocketed the series 4-1 will be in a search to finish off the series on a positive note. India, courtesy of their triumphant run, also clinched the top spot in ODI rankings for the third time in six months.

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

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

A depleted South Africa, who were forced to re-work on their team throughout the series, will however aim to salvage some pride from the final encounter.

The formidable Indian side will look to continue playing in a ruthless manner led by their flamboyant skipper Virat Kohli — who has been in solid touch throughout the series.

Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma along side Hardik Pandya and Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the middle-order will only add depth to the hosts batting line-up.

Meanwhile, batsman Ajinkya Rahane who has failed to get big scores in the series will look to get amongst the runs. Kohli might also fancy playing his bench-strength in the dead rubber consisting of handy batsmen Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav.

The bowling department for the visitors will continue to be spearheaded by pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.

However, the wrist spinning duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal who have been nearly unplayable for the South African side throughout the series will again look to be the key wicket takers for India.

South Africa will look to come out in all-out attack fashion with nothing to lose. Batsmen Hashim Amla, Jean-Paul Duminy, AB de Villiers and David Miller will be the key in the batting department.

While the bowling will largely depend on pacers Kagiso Rabada and Lungisani Ngidi who will be vital to pick up crucial scalps at regular intervals to keep India on the back foot.

Squads:

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

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Feb 16, 2018







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