Match Over - India won by 124 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: South Africa, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 07 Feb 2018, 13:00 SAST
  • Winner: India
  • Man of the Match: V Kohli


  • Umpire1: IJ Gould
  • Umpire2: AT Holdstock
  • Third Umpire: Aleem Dar



Overs: 40.0 / 50.0

South Africa



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0


8:27pm And that's all from Nikhil, Ranjith and me today. We, of course, have plenty of analysis and press conference stuff to follow. So keep your eyes out for those and if you're in the Indian subcontinent, don't forget to head to our homepage and catch all the highlights on either side of the scorecell. Good night!

Kohli: 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. [The spinners] We wanted to give them the pressure of defending today and it worked out. The intensity will be more in the fourth game because we can't lose this series anymore. I'm sure they'll come all guns blazing so we want to close that door.

Virat Kohli is the Man of the Match.

Markram: 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. [About AB returning for the 4th ODI] I'd love it! I think that would spur the guys on.

Ishan Jain: "SA lost a wicket every over from over 36 to 40. They are looking totally trapped by these two talented spinners, things looking dark for the home side."

Sdtm: "I can't understand this SA batting none sense. Surely they knew what was coming their way in form of wrist spin. It's a shameful way of preparing and only relying on AB and FAF. Kudos to India they know what their doing. From a disgruntled SA fan in Germany. "

Nisarg Chokshi: "Once again, SA bow down to the wrist spinners, who take 8 wickets among them. I can hardly remember any other left-arm, right-arm wrist spinner duo causing havoc to the opposition."

Jas Goria : "Indian spinners again proving to be a curse for SA. Again 8 wickets for Indian spinners taking the tally to 21 wickets out of 28 total. Great performance. "

8:07pm India have gone 3-0 up. Firdose's match report will land soon, but in the mean time, you could read the one from the second ODI and the story won't be too different. South Africa folding against the spinners yet again. If last match was an eye-opener, this match is a proper low. Yet again, they have come nowhere near answering India's spinners. A 124-run win. This time, Kuldeep helps himself to career-best figures. All set up by another glorious Kohli innings - 160 not out from the Indian captain when they looked in some trouble of their own through the middle.

39.6Kuldeep Yadav to L Ngidi, OUT, No run, and that's what he does. Wrong'un straightens from middle stump at a good length. Ngidi looks for the slog again and he's struck in front of off stump.

Dhoni tells Kuldeep to bowl the googly from the stumps

39.5Kuldeep Yadav to L Ngidi, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, oh yes. Ngidi is a fast learner. Nails the slog as this length ball comes into him from outside off. Finds the midwicket boundary on the bounce..
39.4Kuldeep Yadav to L Ngidi, No run, googly at off stump, beaten as he looks to defend on the front foot.
39.3Kuldeep Yadav to L Ngidi, 2 runs, first runs in ODIs for Ngidi. It's a chip over mid-off, although it was meant to be more. Full toss outside off and he just clears the fielder.
39.2Kuldeep Yadav to L Ngidi, No run, googly, full at off stump. Gets the front leg across and swings for the roof. Beaten.
39.1Kuldeep Yadav to L Ngidi, No run, length at middle stump, struck on the pad as he pushes on the front foot.
End of over 39. 11 runs this over. 173/9 after 234 balls.
K Rabada 12 (7b 1x4 1x6 ) YS Chahal 9-0-46-4
L Ngidi 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - Chahal ends Zondo's struggle (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

End of over 38. 6 runs this over. 162/8 after 228 balls.
Imran Tahir 4 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 8-1-17-3
K Rabada 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Pradeep D: "? = Pandey" ---- Yes, apologies, we've had a technical error.

End of over 37. 6 runs this over. 156/7 after 222 balls.
K Rabada 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 8-0-35-3
AL Phehlukwayo 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

He's going over the wicket now. Leg gully comes in.

End of over 36. 1 runs this over. 150/6 after 216 balls.
AL Phehlukwayo 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 7-1-11-2
K Zondo 17 (37b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 35. 7 runs this over. 149/5 after 210 balls.
K Zondo 16 (36b 0x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 8-0-35-0
CH Morris 14 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - Bumrah gets Miller caught behind (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

156 runs to get from 90 balls. Kuldeep is coming on. Slip in place.

End of over 34. 9 runs this over. 142/5 after 204 balls.
K Zondo 13 (33b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 7-0-41-0
CH Morris 10 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Davis : "Being a south African it's really sad to see the team go through this phase. But my point of frustration now is what in hell is Zondo even trying to do? Trying to hold one end with no batters left. Or is he just pressurising the partner? Miller perished because of him. " --- I think he's just having a bad day. Probably not used to starting an innings against good spinners.

Sakthi Vel: "Even if SA approaches this in T20 mode, Just 5 Wickets against quality wrist spinners around won't help..."

Abhay: "Only SA batsman who looks comfortable against any bowling is Moris. I think SA should consider sending him up the order."

It's drinks.

Morris is hitting them seriously hard so far

End of over 33. 5 runs this over. 133/5 after 198 balls.
K Zondo 11 (31b 0x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 7-0-32-2
CH Morris 3 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Thanks, Nikhil. You could be from the SA batting order with statements like that...

I'm done for the day. Varun will take you through till the end of the third ODI.

End of over 32. 3 runs this over. 128/4 after 192 balls.
DA Miller 25 (41b 1x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 6-0-32-0
K Zondo 10 (28b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 31. 3 runs this over. 125/4 after 185 balls.
DA Miller 23 (38b 1x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 6-0-28-1
K Zondo 9 (24b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Abdul: "Kolpak deal also had an impact on South African team. Rilee Rossouw and Colin Ingram would have been decent replacements for Ab and Faf."

End of over 30. 4 runs this over. 122/4 after 179 balls.
K Zondo 8 (22b 0x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 7-0-28-0
DA Miller 22 (34b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 29. 7 runs this over. 118/4 after 174 balls.
K Zondo 6 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 5-0-25-1
DA Miller 21 (32b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Mushtaq Diaz: "@Nicogano, A good team should be able to thrive regardless whether they have their star player or not. It is after all a team game and, as a whole, the entire South African team haven't committed to the level the needed to." Ah, easy to say. No team is their team without their strongest players. Take Rohit/Dhawan and Kohli out of India?

End of over 28. 3 runs this over. 111/4 after 168 balls.
DA Miller 14 (28b 0x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 6-0-24-0
K Zondo 6 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Anindo Bagchi: "Please send the last boundary to the prehistoric section of the museum! It should be preserved and celebrated, looking at the rate SA are going at!"

End of over 27. 1 runs this over. 108/4 after 162 balls.
DA Miller 12 (23b 0x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 6-1-10-1
K Zondo 5 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 5 runs this over. 107/4 after 156 balls.
DA Miller 11 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 7-0-29-2
K Zondo 5 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 2 runs this over. 102/4 after 150 balls.
K Zondo 3 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 5-1-9-1
DA Miller 8 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - Duminy gets trappd in the crease (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent and UAE)

End of over 24. 4 runs this over. 100/4 after 144 balls.
K Zondo 2 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 6-0-24-2
DA Miller 7 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23.  A maiden over! 96/4 after 138 balls.
K Zondo 1 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 4-1-7-1
DA Miller 4 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 5 runs this over. 96/4 after 132 balls.
K Zondo 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 5-0-20-2
DA Miller 4 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 1 runs this over. 91/3 after 126 balls.
DA Miller 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 3-0-7-1
JP Duminy 50 (64b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 2 runs this over. 90/3 after 120 balls.
DA Miller 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 4-0-15-1
JP Duminy 49 (61b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19. 5 runs this over. 88/2 after 114 balls.
JP Duminy 48 (60b 4x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 2-0-6-1
H Klaasen 6 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Vikrant Naik: "Must be confusing for jadhav what his role is. A frontline batsman with a triple century comes in at 7. On a spinning track when he shares the bowling duty of 5th bowler, the other guy has already bowled 5 overs. Feel for him little bit. "

Mohan: "Markram is Dhoni's 400th ODI victim. 294 caught and 106 stumped."

End of over 18. 4 runs this over. 83/2 after 108 balls.
JP Duminy 48 (59b 4x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 5-0-21-0
H Klaasen 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 1 runs this over. 79/2 after 102 balls.
H Klaasen 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 1-0-1-1
JP Duminy 45 (54b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 4 runs this over. 78/1 after 96 balls.
JP Duminy 44 (53b 4x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 4-0-17-0
AK Markram 32 (41b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Ritwik Sankrit: "Sweep...the lowest percentage shot ever. Especially when you are not able to pick a spinner. Use your feet, go down the track when flighted, go deep into the crease when short. That's where I think Micheal Clark was one of the best players of spin, so was Bevan..."

End of over 15. 6 runs this over. 74/1 after 90 balls.
AK Markram 31 (40b 2x4 1x6 ) YS Chahal 3-0-13-0
JP Duminy 41 (48b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Johan: "This series is what SA need. Too many series won in the past and then going to WC on the back on those wins. Look to really improve thru these hard fought series which will help the WC hopes"

More confident in their footwork that over

Jiten Chandaran: "Yes the ball is turning into the left hander, but not one slip for Duminy against Chahal? The one that went straight on took the edge, but no slip..." --- They've had a leg gully in

End of over 14. 8 runs this over. 68/1 after 84 balls.
AK Markram 29 (38b 2x4 1x6 ) HH Pandya 3-0-13-0
JP Duminy 37 (44b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Sandip Sinharay: "How do you know that South Africa are trying to pick Chahal from the pitch? Maybe, they are trying to pick from his grip, but doing a bad job at it!!" --- Maybe. In which case they should be craning their necks to look at his palm, not the pitch!

KP: "Can't believe Dada ran so much! Guess SL played no spinners in that game. "

End of over 13. 5 runs this over. 60/1 after 78 balls.
AK Markram 24 (36b 1x4 1x6 ) YS Chahal 2-0-7-0
JP Duminy 34 (40b 4x4 0x6 ) more

South Africa are opening up their vulnerabilities once again, trying to pick Chahal from the pitch.

End of over 12. 4 runs this over. 55/1 after 72 balls.
JP Duminy 32 (37b 4x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 2-0-5-0
AK Markram 22 (33b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Raj: "Ganguly 98 by running? He scored 183 that day. How is 85 from boundaries possible?" --- It was when he got 130* in Nagpur

End of over 11. 3 runs this over. 51/1 after 66 balls.
JP Duminy 30 (33b 4x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 1-0-3-0
AK Markram 20 (31b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 10. 1 runs this over. 48/1 after 60 balls.
AK Markram 19 (29b 1x4 1x6 ) HH Pandya 1-0-1-0
JP Duminy 28 (29b 4x4 0x6 ) more

With Hardik, it appears India are ready to slow it down considerably - he bowled only offcutters. We might see spin straightaway.

Karthik Sukumar: "Interesting stat about Kohli getting 100 of his 160 by running. Curious to know the name of the batsman who ran 98 runs. Wild guess, Dravid?" --- You wouldn't think it, but it was Ganguly. Against Sri Lanka in 1999

End of over 9. 7 runs this over. 47/1 after 54 balls.
JP Duminy 27 (28b 4x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 5-0-29-0
AK Markram 19 (24b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 8. 6 runs this over. 40/1 after 48 balls.
AK Markram 18 (23b 1x4 1x6 ) JJ Bumrah 4-0-18-1
JP Duminy 21 (23b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Our stats man Bharath Seervi tweets: Virat Kohli became the first Indian to score 100 or more runs by running in an ODI innings and only the 5th batsman overall. In his 160 runs, 100 of them were from 1s (75), 2s (22) and 3s (3) and just 60 from boundaries. Previous best for Ind: 98

End of over 7. 6 runs this over. 34/1 after 42 balls.
JP Duminy 18 (20b 3x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 4-0-22-0
AK Markram 15 (20b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Aakash responds to Parikshit's comment on Amla's trigger movement: "Amla always had this exaggerated trigger movement. I call it two stance...while the trigger movement and the bat coming down from gully always called for an incoming delivery, he was capable of punishing them 9 out of 10 times. These days he's missing them more often."

WATCH - Kohli's unbeaten 160 (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent and UAE)

Srinivas: "I have to agree with Akash. Amla is almost 35 years old and just like any other player the reflexes will slow down a bit. He may not be completely out, but the comparisons with the likes of Kohli will no longer be applicable"

End of over 6. 2 runs this over. 28/1 after 36 balls.
AK Markram 15 (20b 1x4 1x6 ) JJ Bumrah 3-0-12-1
JP Duminy 12 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - Bumrah traps Amla lbw (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent and UAE)

Paritosh Anand: "Amazing chance for Duminy to stake his claim as a top order batsman and justify the talent he hasn't ever justified fully. 2019 WC in sight for him too."

Pankaj: "I had my doubts regarding markram's ability as a batsman forget about his captaincy skills. But that six followed by the four off consecutive bhuvi deliveries show his caliber as a batsman. I will settle with "dangerous batsman" for now"

End of over 5. 11 runs this over. 26/1 after 30 balls.
JP Duminy 12 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 3-0-16-0
AK Markram 13 (14b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Dishant: "Don't agree with Akash on Amla. Just a week back he played an exceptional inning on treacherous pitch and that was all because of his adjustments and movements to cover the ball and fast hands to avoid getting LBW."

Parikshit: "@Akash' opinion ... not so much of the shadows getting longer. Just bad form & overuse of the back & across trigger movement even in conditions where it is not needed. Amla is still good enough to see his own problems himself & sort them out sooner than later. Just lacking a bit of confidence at the moment ... also, credit to bumrah for pushing him all the time."

Sweeper comes in now and third man goes out. No slips in place.

End of over 4. 5 runs this over. 15/1 after 24 balls.
JP Duminy 12 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 2-0-10-1
AK Markram 2 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - India's innings (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent and UAE)

Shaz: "I hate to agree but Aakash Chopra is right. Has become more slower with his run scoring approach since his Test average dropped below 50."

Diwakar: "Oh, give Amla a break! A couple of instances do not add up to a pattern."

Parikshit: "Bumrah has got the measure of Amla's trigger movement ... & good on him to be executing it with such accuracy with such consistency"

End of over 3. 4 runs this over. 10/1 after 18 balls.
AK Markram 1 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 2-0-5-0
JP Duminy 8 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Aakash Chopra: "Twice in three innings now Amla has missed a delivery that he would've clipped for a boundary back in the day. It's becoming evident that shadows are getting longer with every innings for the great Hashim Amla."

Do you agree?

End of over 2. 5 runs this over. 6/1 after 12 balls.
AK Markram 0 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 1-0-5-1
JP Duminy 5 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 1 runs this over. 1/0 after 6 balls.
AK Markram 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 1-0-1-0
HM Amla 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Anil: "After Smriti's stunning ton, the ladies bundled out South Africa quickly. I hope Kohli's boys follow the ladies. That would be an awesome parallel!"

HM AmlaLBW JJ Bumrah1520050
AK MarkramSt. MS Dhoni Kuldeep Yadav3264422176.19
JP DuminyLBW YS Chahal5183674076.12
H KlaasenLBW YS Chahal61121050
DA MillerC MS Dhoni B JJ Bumrah2553421059.52
K ZondoC B YS Chahal1764380044.74
CH MorrisLBW Kuldeep Yadav14161010140
AL PhehlukwayoC V Kohli B Kuldeep Yadav31180037.5
K Rabadanot out 1218711171.43
Imran TahirC V Kohli B YS Chahal84620133.33
L NgidiLBW Kuldeep Yadav66610100
Total 179/10
B Kumar7.004105.86
JJ Bumrah7.003224.57
HH Pandya8.003504.38
YS Chahal9.004645.11
Kuldeep Yadav9.012342.56