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Live update: Tsotsobe, Steyn help SA thrash India, seal series

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December 08, 2013


21:27  
Scorecard:

India: 146 (35.1 overs)
South Africa: 280-6 (49 overs)

A brilliant catch by AB de Villiers at the fence cuts short Jadeja's (26) stay at the crease, Tsotsobe getting his third wicket as a result. 

Umesh Yadav is the new man in. And out. Steyn crashes his stumps, in the process picking up his third wicket (3-17). 

And Tsotsobe wraps it up by cleaning up Shami (8) for his fourth wicket (4-25).

India dismissed for 146 in 35.1 overs. 

South Africa win by 134 runs to pocket the three-match series with one match to go.
21:05  
Scorecard:

India: 134-7 (31 overs)
South Africa: 280-6 (49 overs)

Steyn strikes for a second time on the given day, having Ashwin (15) caught behind. 

Ashwin had helped Jadeja add 38 runs for the seventh wicket.

Mohammed Shami is the new batsman in. 
20:57  
Scorecard:

India: 133-6 (30 overs)
South Africa: 280-6 (49 overs)

A single by Ashwin off McLaren helps India reach the 100-run mark, in the 24th over. 

Against the run of play, Jadeja smashes Morkel for a six over cow corner. 

Dale Steyn replaces Morkel (6-0-34-2) in the attack in the 29th over and gives away five runs, with Ashwin hitting a nice boundary through cover.
20:26  
Scorecard:

India: 95-6 (23 overs)
South Africa: 280-6 (49 overs)

Even as their is a drizzle, JP Duminy quickly completes four overs. 

In the 20th over, Philander has Dhoni (19) caught behind, off the fifth ball. 

Dhonu and Raina added 40 runs (in 67 balls) for the fifth wicket. 

The match is on now. Even rain can't prevent South Africa from winning.

Ravindra Jadeja replaces his captain at the crease. And Morkel is back into the attack, replacing Duminy (4-0-15-0). Morkel goes for nine in what is his third over. 

Ryan McLaren replaces Philander (6-1-20-1) in the attack in the 22nd over. He goes for eight runs first up.

Morkel gets his second wicket in his fourth over, having Raina (36) caught by Miller at cover.
19:56  
Scorecard:

India: 58-4 (16 overs)
South Africa: 280-6 (49 overs)

It's a twin bowling change for South Africa, Vernon Philander replacing Tsotsobe (4-0-15-2) in the attack in the 10th over. It's a maiden first up from the big fella.

JP Duminy replaces Morkel (2-0-9-1) in the attack in the 13th over. He gives away three runs first up. A single off Philander by Raina helps India reach the 50-run mark, in the 14th over. 
19:30  
Scorecard:

India: 35-4 (9 overs)
South Africa: 280-6 (49 overs)

Morne Morkel replaces Steyn (4-0-11-1) in the attack in the ninth over. Rahane welcomes him with a boundary through cover point. 

The bowler has his revenge three balls later, having Rahane (8) caught behind.

MS Dhoni is the new batsman in, being forced to come in earlier than expected.
19:23  
Scorecard:

India: 25-3 (8 overs)
South Africa: 280-6 (49 overs)

Tsotsobe too strikes in his second over, having Virat Kohli (0) out caught behind. 

Two of India's front line batsmen have failed to score. Ajinkya Rahane is the new batsman in. 

However, Tsotsobe strikes again in his fourth over, having Rohit Sharma (19) caught by Amla at short midwicket.
19:00  
Scorecard:

India: 15-1 (3 overs)
South Africa: 280-6 (49 overs)

Dale Steyn strikes in his second over, having Shikhar Dhawan (0) caught by JP Duminy at backward point. 

Virat Kohli is the new batsman in. 
18:53  
Scorecard:

India: 10-0 (2 overs)
South Africa: 280-6 (49 overs)

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan open the batting for India and it will be Dale Steyn first up for South Africa. Five runs off the first over. 

Lonwabo Tsotsobe to bowl with the second new ball. Sharma hits the fourth ball to the fence.
18:13  
Scorecard:

South Africa: 280-6 (49 overs)

Shami strikes twice in the over, having David Miller (0) out leg before three balls later.

Jadeja ends with figures of one for 49. 

Duminy (26) is run out in the 47th over. Shami uproots Kallis' (10) stumps in the penultimate over.

Yadav's last over is an expensive one, 20 runs coming off it with Vernon Philander (14 not out) ending the innings with three successive boundaries. 

The last 10 overs cost India 70, with 42 coming off the last five.

But overall, it's a wonderful comeback by India. 
17:41  
Scorecard:

South Africa: 233-3 (43.3 overs)

Umesh Yadav is back into the attack, in the 38th over. It will be his third over. 

The home team has a particularly poor batting powerplay, losing two wickets with just 27 runs added. 

The fall of wickets has slowed down the scoring rate considerably. Duminy's boundary off Jadeja, in the 43rd over, is the first boundary in eight overs. 

A single off Shami helps Amla complete his 12th ODI century, his third against India. A resolute knock this. But he is dismissed immediately after, caught behind.
17:15  
Scorecard:

South Africa: 201-2 (37 overs)

Shami to bowl the second over of the batting powerplay. It's an expensive one with both the batsmen finding the fence. 

Ashwin replaces Ishant and strikes first ball, having De Kock (106) caught by Rohit Sharma at square leg.

De Kock's 118-ball knock included nine boundaries and he helped Amla add 194 runs for the opening wicket, the second highest ever for South Africa. 

AB de Villiers is the new batsman. He doesn't survive for long, Jadeja having him stumped for three.

JP Duminy is the new man in. 
16:59  
Scorecard:

South Africa: 183-0 (34 overs)

De Kock is now into his 90s. Nobody deserves a hundred more than him. He has played beautifully. 

For those into stats, this is the record opening wicket partnership in Durban, besting the 170 added by Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden in 2002. 

Ishant is back into the attack, replacing an ineffective Ashwin (8-0-44-0). He gives away two runs. 

The batting powerplay is taken in the 34th over, with De Kock on 99. Ishant to bowl. 

De Kock completes a second successive hundred with a single off the first ball. It is his third hundred overall.
16:30  
Scorecard:

South Africa: 142-0 (25 overs)

Raina continues after the drinks break, with his fifth over. He goes for 11 in his sixth over with both the batsmen finding the fence. 

Ashwin replaces Raina (6-0-32-0) in the attack in the 24th over and a single off his first ball helps Amla complete a well-deserved half century. 

It's the 30-year-old's 24th fifty in ODIs, and second in succession. He celebrates it with a boundary to extra cover. 

Sir Jadeja into the attack now, replacing an ineffective Kohli (3-0-17-0).
16:11  
Scorecard:

South Africa: 101-0 (19 overs)

If the Indian fast bowlers had disappointed, the spinners aren't doing any better either. 

Both Ashwin and Rain have been equally ineffective. Three runs to the leg side in Raina's third over helps De Kock complete a well deserved half century. 

Virat Kohli replaces Ashwin (4-0-23-0) in the attack in the 19th over. A couple by De Kock off the third ball helps raise the 100-run partnership for the opening wicket. 
15:52  
Scorecard:

South Africa: 64-0 (12 overs)

De Kock hits Shani for successive boundaries in the latter's fourth over. Another boundary by the batsman, in Ishant's fourth over, helps the home team get past the 50-run mark. 

R Ashwin replaces Shami (4-0-20-0) in the attack in the 11th over. He concedes four runs first up. 

It's a twin bowling change, Suresh Raina replacing Ishant (4-0-27-0) at the other end. 
15:36  
Scorecard:

South Africa: 38-0 (8 overs)

Ishant replaces Shami in the attack in the fourth over. A surprise change this. He gives away four runs first up. 

Shami, meanwhile, replaces Yadav (2-0-10-0) at the other end. 

Amla helps himself to a first boundary in Ishant's second over. 
15:12  
Scorecard:

South Africa: 15-0 (3 overs)

It's Umesh Yadav first up for India while it will be Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock starting the proceedings for South Africa. Two runs come off the over. 

Mohammed Shami to bowl with the second new ball. He gives away four runs first up. 

De Kock gets the first boundary of the innings in the second ball of Yadav's second over. Three balls later he repeats the feat.
14:43  India has won the toss and invited South Africa to bat first in the second one-dayer at Durban. 

Delay due to a wet outfield has ensured the match will now be a 49-over affair. 

The visitors have made three changes to the side that lost the opener in New Wanderers. 

Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav come in place of Yuvraj Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohit Sharma. 

The home team has made just one change, Vernon Philander coming in place of Wayne Parnell.