Moon Cricket – 5th ODI – South Africa v India

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5TH ODI AT ST GEORGE’S PARK, PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA

India 274-7 (50) (Sharma 115 Ngidi 4-51)

South Africa 201 (42.2) (Amla 71 Yadav 4-57)

INDIA WIN BY 73 RUNS

INDIA LEAD THE SERIES 4-1

Rohit Sharma was the star as India earned their first ever one day Series win with a comfortable victory over South Africa in Port Elizabeth. Sharma hit 115 including 4 Sixes in india’s total of 274-7. Wickets did fall though and Sharma did not get a lot of back up, Four wickets for Lungisani Ngidi helped the hosts keep India under a 300 score.

As it was the total was still too much for South Africa. Opener Hasim Amla took the fight to the Indian bowlers but he was run out for 71 leaving the homes side at 166-5 and from there began the collapse. The South Africa side lost their final four wickets for just 5 runs with three of those wickets taken by Kuldeep Yadav leaving him with figures of 4-51 for the innings. India become the number 1 ranked ODI side in the world as a result of this series victory with one game still to go at Centurion Park. 

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Rohit Sharma (India)

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Moon Cricket – 4th ODI – India v South Africa

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4th ODI AT THE NEW WANDERERS, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

India 289-7 (50) (Dhawan 109 Kohli 75)

South Africa 207-5 (25.5) (Klaasen 43*)

SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 5 WICKETS (DUCKWORTH-LEWIS METHOD)

INDIA LEAD THE SERIES 3-1

South Africa took advantage of a rain delay and reduced total to keep their one day series with India alive in Johannesburg. Shikhar Dhawan got a century (109) including 2 sixes for India and Virat Kohli continued his excellent form scoring 75 as India posted 289-7 from their 50 Overs. The rain break meant a reduced target for South Africa. They would need 207 from 28 Overs in what would be more of a 20/20 like chase.

Arguably this may have suited South Africa. However India looked in a good position when the took the wicket of the returning AB De Villiers with South Africa at 102-4. However a partnership of 72 between David Miller (39) and Heinrich Klaasen (43 Not Out) turned the game and put South Africa in command. Klaasen stayed until the end to score the winning runs with 13 balls to spare as the hosts get their first win of the series and could yet save it by winning the next two games.

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Heinrich Klaasen (South Africa)

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Moon Cricket – 3rd ODI – South Africa v India

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3RD ODI AT NEWLANDS, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

India 303-6 (50) (Kohli 160* Dhawan 76)

South Africa 179 (40) (Duminy 51 Yadav 4-23 Chahal 4-46

INDIA WIN BY 124 RUNS

INDIA LEAD THE SERIES 3-0

Virat Kohli played a true captains role in ensuring India now cannot lose their one day series in South Africa as they took a 3-0 lead with three left to play. Kohli scored 160 Not Out including 2 sixes and 12 fours. Shikhar Dhawan backed Kohli up with 76 as India put 303 on the board.

In reply South Africa lost a wicket in the first over and were struggling throughout. Four wickets a piece for Yozvendra Chahal and Koldeep Yadav kept the pressure on. Only Jean-Paul Duminy with 51 offered any real resistance as India comfortably took a 124 run victory. They have total dominance in the series and will look to wrap it up in Game 4. 

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Virat Kohli (India)

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Moon Cricket – 2nd ODI – South Africa v India

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2ND ODI AT CENTURION PARK, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa 118 (32.2) (Chahal 5-22)

India 119-1 (20.3) (Dhawan 51* Kohli 46*)

INDIA WIN BY 9 WICKETS

INDIA LEAD THE SERIES 2-0

India humbled South Africa at Centurion Park to take a 2-0 series lead. South Africa collapsed with not single batsman scoring into the 30’s. The star bowler was Yuzvendra Chahal taking 5 wickets for just 22 runs. Kuldeep Yadav took 3 wickets as the home side were bowled out for just 118.

India made short work of the reply. Shikhar Dhawan with 51 Not Out and Virat Kohli with 46 Not Out ensured got India home in just over 20 overs for the loss of just one wicket. The partnership of Dhawan and Kohli means they as a partnership have now scored over 2000 runs in international one day cricket and more importantly right now, has put India in total command of this series.

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Yuzvendra Chahal (India)

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Moon Cricket – 1st ODI – South Africa v India

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1ST ODI AT KINGSMEAD, DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa 269-8 (50) (Du Plessis 120 Yadav 3-34)

India 270-4 (45.3) (Kohli 112 Rahane 79)

INDIA WIN BY 6 WICKETS

INDIA LEAD THE SERIES 1-0

India took the first game of the six match one day series in Durban. The hosts batted first and had Faf du Plessis to thank for the fact they had any total of note on the board. du Plessis hit 2 sixes in his 120 but received little back up as South Africa scored 269 for 8 off their 50 overs. 

South Africa took a couple of early wickets but the partnership of 189 between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane blew the game wide open and put India in control. When Rahane finally fell for 79 it was far too late for India. Kohli was eventually out for 112 with his 33rd One day century. It left Hardijk Pandya and MS Doni to score the final runs and secure a 6 Wicket victory for India.

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Virat Kohli (India)

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Moon Cricket – 3rd Test – South Africa v India

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3RD TEST MATCH AT THE NEW WANDERERS, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

India 187 (Kohli 54) & 247

South Africa 194 (Bumrah 5-54) & 177 (Elgar 86* Shami 5-28)

 INDIA BY 63 RUNS

SOUTH AFRICA WIN THE SERIES 2-1

India won a low scoring final Test to take some consolation from their series against South Africa. India only scored 187 batting first with Virat Kohli’s 54 being the top score. South Africa scraped together a 7 run lead for the first innings with hasim Amla top scoring with 61 and Jasprit Bumrah taking five wickets for India.

India got above 200 in their second innings reaching 247 despite nobody making a half century. Contribution from Ajinkya Rahane (48) and Kohli with 41 enabled India to have a reasonable target to defend on a wicket clearly favouring the bowling side. Despite the best efforts of Dean Elgar with 86 Not Out, it proved to be the case that the India’s score was too much. An excellent spell of seam bowling from Mohammad Shami taking 5 wickets for just 28 runs was the key as South Africa were all out fr 177, 63 runs short of the target.

The slower than normal wicket in Johannesberg favoured the Indians as it was a pitch more like what they are used to at home as opposed to a normal South African wicket. The Indians took full advantage, though South Africa had already secured the series win.

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Mohammad Shami (India)

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Moon Cricket – 2nd Test – South Africa v India

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2ND TEST MATCH AT CENTURION PARK, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa 335 (Markram 94 Amla 82 du Plessis 63 Ashwin 4-113) & 258 (de Villiers 80 Elgar 61 Shami 4-49)

India 307 (Kohli 153 Morkle 4-60) & 151 (Ngidi 6-39)

SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 135 RUNS

SOUTH AFRICA LEAD THE SERIES 2-0

The bowling of Lungisani Ngidi was the difference for South Africa as the claimed series victory over India with a game to spare at Centurion Park. The first innings was fairly even. Aiden Makram (94) and Hashim Amla (82) top scored in South Africa’s 335. India fell just short in reply with 307 led by a superb 153 by captain Virat Kohli. South Africa then sent the visitors 286 to win as AB de Villiers with 80 was the top scorer in the hosts second innings.

In search of victory India got off to a bad start and when Kagiso Rabada got Kohli out India were struggling at 26-3 with their most likely man to lead them to victory gone. From there Ngidi took over taking 6 second innings wickets as scoreboard pressure led to Indian mistakes. Fittingly Ngidi took the final wicket to complete a 135 run win and an impressive series victory over a very good Indian side.

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Lungisani Ngidi (South Africa)

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