5th ODI: Ngidi gets double strike!

19:47  India struggle to go past 250-mark:  

India 240-6 (45 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

The runs have dried up for India. The scoreboard has not ticked with the same pace as it was when Rohit was at the crease. 

2 runs and a wicket in the over.

Bhuvi comes to the crease. He gets the inside edge and gets off the mark with a single.

Dhoni gets off the nark with a run to the leg side.

Ngido continues and he gets another breakthrough as the pressure mounts on India.

Iyer gets a thick outside edge and Ngidi gets his third as Klaasen completes a simple catch. 

Morkel continues and Iyer gets a single.

That is a play and a miss by Dhoni. Beautiful bowling here by the big man.

Then he bowls a wide on the leg side. 

Just the two runs come off the over.  

19:38  Rohit gone for 155, Pandya out for duck:  

India 236-5 (43 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Ngidi continues and strikes! 

Two in two!

First he gets Rohit caught behind and then gets the bottom of Hardik Pandya’s bat as Klaasen completes a good low catch and he goes for a duck!

India are now five down!

MS Dhoni comes into bat, yet to get off the mark.

Two wickets and a maiden!

Shamsi continues and the batsmen take six singles off the over.

Ngidi comes back into the attack and Iyer and Rohit take him to the cleaners. 11 runs come off the over.

19:22  Rohit gets 17th ODI ton:  

India 219-3 (40 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Shamsi continues and gives away four runs as India look to step on the accelerator.

Phehlukwayo continues and 7 runs come off the over.

Shamsi continues and he gives 3 runs in the over. 

Phehlukwayo continues. 

He bowls a wide down the leg side. Just two come off the over.

19:07  Runs picking up for India here:  

India 203-3 (36 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Shamsi comes back into the attack.

He bowls a loose second ball to the leg side and Iyer plays it down to square leg for a four.

Iyer then plays a single to point to bring Rohit on strike.

Rohit gets to his 100 with a couple to deep square leg. 

Phehlukwayo continues. 

Iyer plays it to square on the on-side for a single.

Rohit comes down the track, gets the inside edge as the ball goes to deep mid-wicket and that is a couple of runs to Rohit. It takes him to 99.

Rabada continues and 2 runs to Iyer. 

Iyer then takes a single to 3rd man.

Rohit opens the face and plays it down to third man for a boundary.

Shamsi drops a sitter! 

Rohit plays a ramp shot and Shamsi drops a easy catch with the batsman on 96.

Iyer then plays the ball to third man for a single. Shamsi is booed by the crowd.

18:53  Runs drying up for India:  

India 184-3 (33 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Four runs come off the over as drinks are called.

The tone in this middle section of the match is that the big shots are not coming and India content with just keeping the scoreboard moving.

Phehlukwayo continues and the batsmen are content with rotating the strike. 

The ball going down the leg side. Did Rohit get a nick? The fielders go up, no says the umpire. SA ask for a review. The review shows no connection. 

7 runs and a wicket come off the over.

Rabada comes back into the attack.

Rohit gets a single to the on-side and then Rahane pulls to the on side for another single.

Rohit rolls the wrists and pulls again over deep square leg.

Another run-out here. Rahane gone this time. Out for 8. 

Iyer comes in to bat and starts with a neat leg glance off his pad to fine leg boundary.

Phehlukwayo brought back into the attack and Rahane gets the inside edge and a single down to square leg. 

Just two runs come off the over.

Morkel continues and Rahane plays the ball down to deep square leg for a single.

Rohit then plays the ramp shot to send the ball to the third man boundary. 

Rohit then plays the ball to point and hares down the pitch for a single. 

Shamsi continues and he gives 4 singles in the over. 

18:30  Kohli run-out again! :  

India 160-2 (28 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Morkel continues and Rohit gets a single.

Rahane is then forced to take evasive action as the ball bounces on the way to the bowler.

Rahane then leaves one alone. 

Just the one run comes in that challenging over.

Shamsi continues and Rahane gets off the mark with a single to the leg side.

Rohit then gets a single to point. 

Rahane and Rohit run a single each as they take out four runs off the over. 

18:22  Rohit on song:  

India 155-2 (26 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Morkel continues and Kohli just guides it fine to third man for a boundary.

He then scampers through for a single on the on-side.

Kohli is run-out again in this series. 

Duminy’s under-arm throw sends Kohli back to the pavillion. 

Rohit plays the ball down to point, Kohli runs the length of the pitch when there is no run. Is sent back but the Indian captain does not get back in time as Duminy’s throw gets the stumps.

Rohit gets 2 runs on the leg side off the last ball of the over.

18:16  Rohit takes on Duminy, Shamsi:  

India 142-1 (25 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Shamsi continues and Rohit gets a single to the leg side.

The 100-run partnership comes up with Rohit playing a big six over long on. 

Duminy continues and again Kohli finding it tough to get the singles.

He then plays it to short third man for a single.

Duminy then bowls a wide after which Rohit sweeps the ball over square leg for a four.

Shamsi continues and Kohli cuts it to third man for a couple.

He then takes a single down to long-off of the last ball of the over.

Has Kohli been stumped here? 

Third umpire Umpire Dar says not out as the benefit of doubt gone to the batsman.

Kohli then gets a single to mid-wicket. 

Rohit plays a late cut and Rabada does well to cut the ball at third man to keep it down to just a couple.

18:04  14 runs come off the last 2 overs:  

India 128-1 (22 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Duminy continues and Kohli takes a single to long on off the second ball of the over.

Duminy bowls the short ball and Rohit just smashes it over deep mid-wicket for a six.

He then gets a single to long-off.

Kohli then gets a single to cover. 

9 runs come off the over.

Shamsi continues and Kohli plays it straight down to long-off for a single.

Shamsi bowling tight here. 

Rohit uses his wrist and plays the ball to square leg where Phehlukwayo misfields and the ball runs down for a boundary. 

17:57  Shamsi starts well:  

India 114-1 (20 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Duminy continues and Kohli takes a single to mid-wicket off the 2nd ball of the over.

Duminy making a good comeback here by bowling wicket-to-wicket and giving batsmen no room to play their shots.

Left-arm spinner Tabrez Shamsi comes into the attack. 

35th ODI fifty and 1st against South Africa for Rohit Sharma as he takes a single to the off side.

Kohli then gets a single to long-on and he gives just 2 runs in the over.

17:51  Duminy goes for 12 in his opening over:  

India 111-1 (18 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Off-spinner Duminy comes into the attack and he nearly has the man.

He gets some bounce, Rohit plays the square cut, its in the air and goes to third man for four.

Next ball, Rohit plays a more controlled square cut as the ball races to another boundary.

Rohit then gets a single to long-off.

Kohli then plays the ball to long-on for a single.

Wide ball and that is 12 runs off over as Rohit cuts the ball square for a single.

17:44  Rohit, Kohli creaming bowlers:  

India 99-1 (17 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Drinks are called and India are once again off to a flying start here, this after Morkel began with a couple of maidens.

Ngidi continues and bowls it wide. Rohit latches on to it and plays it past a flying Duminy at point for a four.

Rohit then plays the ball down to third man for a single, off the fifth ball of the over.

Just four runs come off the over and the tap is kept on now and the runs are flowing for the Indians here. 

Phehlukwayo continues and off the third ball, Kohli plays the ball down to third man for a couple. 

He then plays the ball to deep square leg for another couple. 

Ngidi continues and after 3 balls, Rohit pulls the short ball down to square leg for a boundary. 

The batsmen take another 2 runs each and six runs come off the over.

17:40  Rohit, Kohli creaming bowlers:  

India 94-1 (16 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Just four runs come off the over and the tap is kept on now and the runs are flowing for the Indians here. 

Phehlukwayo continues and off the third ball, Kohli plays the ball down to third man for a couple. 

He then plays the ball to deep square leg for another couple. 

Ngidi continues and after 3 balls, Rohit pulls the short ball down to square leg for a boundary. 

The batsmen take another 2 runs each and six runs come off the over.

17:32  Get easy runs:  

India 84-1 (14 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Phehlukwayo continues.

Rohit starts with a single to third man.

Kohli then gets a single to the off-side.

Rohit plays the ball to third man for a single.

Kohli then plays the ball through backward point to the third man boundary where Morkel does well to keep the runs down to 2 as five runs come off the over.

Ngidi continues a better over. It’s a good comeback as he gives 2 runs in the over and makes Kohli play at the ball that angled in.

17:23  SA bowlers loose:  

India 77-1 (12 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Momentum shifting towards India as the bowlers falter and Rohit and Kohli make them pay heavily.

Phehlukwayo replaces Rabada and is welcomed with a crisp boundary by Kohli.

Kohli then gets a single off the next ball.

Rohit gets a single to deep point.

Kohli takes a single down to third man off the last ball of the over.

Lungi Ngidi comes on to bowl as South Africa make the first bowling change.

Kohli takes a single down to third man.

Ngidi bowls short and in line for a Rohit to tonk it for a six to the leg side.

He then takes a single to third man.

Kohli then gets a single off the last ball of the over to the off side. 

8 runs come off the over.

17:14  

India 61-1 (10 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Four runs come off the over and India are scoring at just over a run-a-ball.

Rabada continues. The ball comes high into Rohit who plays it square to third man and the batsmen scamper for a single.

Nice ball to Kohli as he is made to play.

Kohli gets off the mark with a 2 runs to mid-wicket.

Kohli plays it to short mid-wicket and hares down the pitch for a single off the last ball of the over.

Morkel continues and Rohit continues with the hitting. This time he times it to perfection through the off side for a four.

Sharma gets hit on the pad as he goes back and across. He is on his toes and SA against taking the review. The batsman get a single off a leg bye.

17:06  Rabada strikes!:  

India 52-1 (8 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

35 runs have come off the last 3 overs but the wicket of Dhawan has been scalped by Rabada. 

Kohli replaces Dhawan no run off the first ball faced.

Kohli then four leg byes off next ball as it goes down to fine leg.

Rabada continues and he starts with a wide.

Wide and Dhawan cuts the ball down to third man for 4.

Short ball again and Dhawan falls into the trap. He goes after it and is caught in the deep by Phehlukwayo.  

Dhawan is gone for 34 off 23 balls.

Morkel continues and Dhawan plays the ball down to long-off for a four.

Dhawan then gets the side of the bat and the ball flies over the keeper for a four to fine leg.

Wide and Dhawan just goes after it and it’s four to third man.

He then gets a single to third man. 

Last ball to Rohit, no run. 

Another 13 come off this over.

Finally, a big over for India that, 13 runs come off it.

Rabada continues and Dhawan plays a straight drive for a boundary.

Rohit then comes down the track and launches Rabada for a six over long-on.

Rohit then gets hit in the jewels. He is taking time to reset after that blow.

Rohit then plays it to square leg for a couple. 

16:51  Morkel bowling tight spell:  

India 17-0 (5 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Morkel continues and Rohit plays and misses. 

Again same line and Rohit leaves the ball.

Morkel bowling a nice line, giving Rohit no chance to play for runs.

He then bowls a rare bad ball, it’s short and Rohit cuts it past backward point for a four.

Rohit relieved to get the runs.

Rabada continues. 

He bowls with a tight off-side line, giving Dhawan no chance to free his arms.

Short ball and Dhawan pulls it behind fine leg for a four.

Dhawan dropped at slips by Markram who gets the finger to ball as it goes flying to the third man boundary.

8 runs come off the over.

Morkel continues and he is right on the money. Sharma gets no chance to score. Another maiden by Morkel.

16:41   South Africa win toss and elect to field:  

India 5-0 (2 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Rabada opens the bowling at the other end.

Rohit starts with a defensive shot.

Rabada gets one to nip back in to Sharma, he gets some bounce and straight into his pads.

Rohit then gets off the mark with a single to fine leg.

Dhawan gets off the mark with a cracking four.

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan open the batting for India while South Africa open the bowling with Morne Morkel.

Morkel starts with a little out swing. 

The ball keeps low off the second ball of the over.

Again, he gets a lot of swing here, does Morkel. 

Nice straight bat and drive by Dhawan, but straight to the bowler. Finally bat on ball.

Dhawan chases a wide one that goes nicely to the keeper.

Morkel comes around the wicket, Dhawan plays it straight to the man at cover.

Maiden to start the innings.

SA have one change in their squad, bringing in Tabrez Shamsi for the injured Chris Morris, while India have fielded and unchanged squad.

16:07  Cloudy weather but no threat of rain:  

South Africa have won the toss and elected to field.

India also wanted to bowl but with the dry wicket, captain Virat Kohli says at the toss he is optimistic despite losing the toss.

The Men in Blue still have a two-match cushion in the six-ODI series. They lead 3-1 after winning the first in Durban by six wickets, the second in Centurion by nine wickets and the third in Cape Town by 124 runs.

The Proteas bounced back by winning the rain-affected and lightning-struck Pink ODI in Johannesburg by five wickets.

Teams (from):

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

South Africa: Aiden Markram (capt), Hashim Amla, JP 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.

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