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Live update! Rain delays start of second innings at Centurion

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December 11, 2013


India: 0-0
South Africa: 301-8 (50 overs)

Rain has delayed the start at the Centurion.

My friend, watching the game live, tells me the rain has stopped.

The latest the match can start is 0030 IST.

They are scheduled to have an inspection an hour before that.

South Africa: 301-8 (50 overs)

Ishant gets a fourth wicket when McLaren (6) hits it straight to Umesh Yadav at deep midwicket. It is the bowler's 100th ODI wicket. 

Ishant ends with figures of four for 40.

David Miller (54 not out) completes his sixth ODI fifty with a six over deep midwicket off Shami. Vernon Philander (0) drags a Shami delivery onto his stumps. 

Shami has Parnell (9) caught by Rohit Sharma in the final over.

South Africa: 257-5 (45 overs)

A single off Yadav helps De Villiers complete a 16th ODI hundred, his third against India.

He celebrates the same with a six off Ashwin but Yadav traps him plumb in front in the 44th over.

De Villiers' 101-ball 109 was inclusive of six boundaries and five sixes and he helped Miller add 53 runs for the fifth wicket, off just 32 balls.

Ryan McLaren is the new batsman.

South Africa: 213-4 (40 overs)

Ishant Sharma finally provides India with a much-needed breakthrough, foxing De Kock (101) with an off-cutter and getting past his defences. 

De Kock's 120-ball knock was inclusive of nine boundaries and two sixes and he helped his captain add 171 runs (off just 182 balls) for the fourth wicket. 

David Miller is the new batsman in.

South Africa: 193-3 (37 overs)

The batting powerplay is taken in the 35th over.

AB de Villiers smashes a six off Ashwin. The 150-run partnership for the fourth wicket is also attained in the over. 

Shami replaces Kohli (3-0-22-0) in the next over. A single off his fourth ball helps De Kock complete his third successive centuries, against the no.1 side at that. 

The 20-year-old is only the fifth batsman to attain the feat, following the batsman who is standing at the other end. De Villiers ends the over with successive sixes.

South Africa: 169-3 (35 overs)

A single by De Villiers, off Jadeja, helps the home team reach the 100-run mark, in the 25th over. 

The 100-run partnership for the fourth wicket has been achieved. 

This pair is causing some serious problems for the Indians. A single off Kohli helps De Villiers reach a well deserved half century.

De Kock has, meanwhile, become the highest scorer in a three-match series ever. A six off Kohli takes him to 99.

South Africa: 96-3 (23 overs)

R Ashwin replaces Shami (5-0-17-1) in the attack in the 18th over. He gives away three runs first up. 

It's a twin bowling change as Ravindra Jadeja comes in for Yadav (6-0-33-0) at the other end.

A single off Ashwin, by De Kock, helps raise the 50-run partnership for the fourth wicket. 

In the next ball, Yuvraj puts down De Kock (on 42). It is the second reprieve for the young batsman after Rahane had put him down (on 38) off Yadav. 

A single in Jadeja's third over helps De Kock complete his half century. He will be the player of the series for sure.

South Africa: 54-3 (14 overs)

De Kock and De Villiers are combining well for South Africa. A former by the former, off Yadav, helps his team get past the 50-run mark. 

Ishant has been today in his first spell, his figures reading 6-1-19-2. Yadav continues to be expensive though.

South Africa: 28-3 (8 overs)

Ishant provides India a second wicket, having Davids (1) caught by Suresh Raina at second slip. 

Jean-Paul Duminy joins De Kock at the crease. He lasts for three balls, Ishant and Raina combining again.

Ab de Villiers is the new man in.

South Africa: 22-1 (5 overs)

De Kock gets into the groove with a couple of boundaries off Yadav. 

Mohammed Shami replaces Ishant (2-0-6-0) in the attack in the fifth over. Amla hits the second ball to the fence. However, in the next ball he has Amla caught at short square leg by Yuvraj Singh. 

Henry Davids is the new batsman in.

South Africa: 10-0 (3 overs)

Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock open the batting for South Africa and it will be Ishant Sharma first up for India. Five runs come off the first over. 

Umesh Yadav to bowl with the second new ball. He gives away four runs first up, a boundary coming off Amla's blade. 
16:40  South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first in the third and final ODI against India at Centurion.

The visitors already have an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. 

Expectedly, they go into the match with three changes, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Jacques Kallis making way for Henry Davids, Wayne Parnell and Imran Tahir. 

India has made a couple of changes as well. Amit Mishra comes in for R Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar Kumar is in for Umesh Yadav.