South Africa v India 3rd ODI Highlights 18 Jan 2011

India tour of South Africa, 3rd ODI: South Africa v India Played at Newlands Stadium, Cape Town Jan 18, 2011 Highlights Video, Match Report and Scorecard.
Harbhajan Singh starred with bat and ball as India reinforced their World Cup credentials by beating South Africa at their hosts' Cape Town fortress.
India 223-8 (48.2 overs) beat South Africa 220 (49.2 overs) by two wickets

South Africa v India 3rd ODI Match Report
A powerful half-century from Yusuf Pathan proved the difference as India edged a thrilling two-wicket victory in the third ODI at Newlands on Tuesday.

South Africa set a modest total of 220 all out, which India chased down with two wickets in hand and 10 balls to spare, thanks largely to Pathan's knock of 59, as the tourists claimed a 2-1 series lead.

Graeme Smith won the toss and elected to bat first on a barmy afternoon in Cape Town, but the home side failed to capitalise with a disappointing batting display on a pitch which proved to be somewhat two-paced. The South African captain's strangled effort of 43 off all of 79 balls was testament to the tricky Newlands wicket.

It was a combination of Harbhajan Singh (two for 23), Zaheer Khan (three for 43) and Munaf Patel (two for 42) who did the damage for India, with South Africa slumping to the precarious position of 90 for four when debutant Faf du Plessis entered.

But, with a stand worth 110 runs between top-scorer du Plessis (60) and JP Duminy (52) the Proteas were able to recover to 200 for four before a lengthy tail once again saw the innings crumble to 220 all out.

Mahendra Dhoni had said before the match that the Indian fielding needed to prove better, along with their death bowling. Both were spot on at Newlands, with Zaheer and Virat Kohli taking particularly outstanding catches and the batting Powerplay at the end of the innings yielding just 25 runs for the loss of four wickets.

In response India made a shaky start to their chase, with World Cup discard Murali Vijay falling early to a stunning one-handed effort from Dale Steyn off his own bowling. Rohit Sharma and Kohli then steadied the ship with a workman-like stand of 52 for the second wicket before Morne Morkel stamped his mark on the game.

The lanky Proteas paceman hit a tricky length outside off-stump with monotony, finishing his first spell of six overs with figures of two wickets for the cost of just 11 runs. His first victim was the fluent Kohli, who crashed five fours before edging behind to AB de Villiers.

Kohli's wicket triggered an Indian top-order collapse, with the score moving from 56 for one to 69 for four when Dhoni perished to leave his side in a spot of bother. With Yuraj Singh departing soon after for just 16, it was left to Suresh Raina (37) and Pathan to rebuild the innings.

Initially patient, the pair quickly found their form to resurrect the innings with a stand of 75 runs from just 73 balls. It was Yusuf who did the major damage, with the turning point in the game being his three sixes off one Johan Botha over.

But, just as India seemed to be cruising to victory Morkel returned to pull his side back into the match. He first removed Raina for 37 before taking a stunning catch at fine-leg to dismiss Pathan. The Cape Town crowd were rocking and South Africa again seemed favourites.

Morkel's 10 overs ran out with the seamer finishing with figures of three for 28, while Steyn completed his 10 with two for 31. It was then left to the Proteas back-up bowlers, who were unable to prevent a typically gritty Harbhajan Singh from edging India to victory. The Indian off spinner clubbed two sixes on his way to an unbeaten 23, while Zaheer weighed in with a valuable 14 runs.

The two sides now head to Port Elizabeth, where India will have the chance to clinch the series in the fourth ODI on Friday.

South Africa v India 3rd ODI Scorecard

India - 1st Innings
Batsman How Out Runs Balls
Rohit Sharma b Morkel 23 45
Murali Vijay c and b Steyn 1 8
Virat Kohli c de Villiers b Morkel 28 41
Yuvraj Singh lbw b Duminy 16 27
Mahendra Dhoni c de Villiers b Botha 5 12
Suresh Raina c de Villiers b Morkel 37 47
Yusuf Pathan c Morkel b Steyn 59 50
Harbhajan Singh not out 23 25
Zaheer Khan c Smith b Tsotsobe 14 25
Ashish Nehra not out 6 10
Extras 5lb 6wd
Total (48.2 overs)223/8

South Africa
Bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
Dale Steyn 10 1 31 2
Lonwabo Tsotsobe 10 0 41 1
Wayne Parnell 8 0 53 0
Morne Morkel 10 0 28 3
Johan Botha 7.2 1 48 1
JP Duminy 2 0 9 1
Faf du Plessis 1 0 8 0

FOW: 4/1 (Vijay), 56/2 (Kohli), 61/3 (Rohit), 69/4 (Dhoni), 93/3 (Yuvraj), 168/6 (Raina), 182/7 (Yusuf), 208/8 (Zaheer)

South Africa
South Africa - 1st Innings
Batsman How Out Runs Balls
Graeme Smith c Kohli b Harbhajan 43 79
Hashim Amla b Zaheer 16 18
Colin Ingram c Kohli b Harbhajan 10 16
AB de Villiers c Zaheer b Yusuf 16 20
JP Duminy b Zaheer 52 59
Faf du Plessis c Kohli b Munaf 60 78
Johan Botha b Zaheer 9 13
Wayne Parnell run out Munaf 5 3
Dale Steyn c Raina b Munaf 5 8
Morne Morkel not out 0 0
Lonwabo Tsotsobe run out Yusuf 0 1
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Total (49.2 overs)220 all out

Bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
Zaheer Khan 9.2 0 43 3
Munaf Patel 10 1 42 2
Ashish Nehra 7 0 42 0
Harbhajan Singh 9 1 23 2
Yusuf Pathan 6 0 27 1
Yuvraj Singh 6 0 30 0
Rohit Sharma 1 0 5 0
Suresh Raina 1 0 8 0
FOW: 31/1 (Amla), 49/2 (Ingram), 83/3 (de Villiers), 90/4 (Smith), 200/5 (du Plessis), 202/6 (Duminy), 207/7 (Parnell), 216/8 (Steyn), 219/9 (Botha), 221/10 (Tsotsobe)

Umpires: J D Cloete, Taufel, Broad, S George
South Africa: Amla, Smith (C), Ingram, de Villiers (W), Duminy, du Plessis, Botha, Parnell, Steyn, M Morkel, Tsotsobe
India: M Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Raina, Pathan, Dhoni (C/W), Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, Nehra, Patel

South Africa v India 3rd ODI post-match ceremony
Toss South Africa, who chose to bat
Series India led the 5-match series 2-1
ODI debut F du Plessis (South Africa)
Player of the match YK Pathan (India)
Smith: "Obviously very disappointing, we were some 20 runs short. 240 was a good score on this wicket, full credit to Yusuf whose innings made the difference, the pitch was a bit up-and-down and there was sideways movement as well. Our last five batters managed only 19 runs and lost five wickets in the Powerplay, we could have scored 30-40 runs in that period. We just have to re-group and look to be better than we were today."
Yusuf Pathan is the Man of the Match for his quickfire half-century. "Good win for us. The hundred against NZ has made a big change in my career and also my confidence. If I get the ball in my area, I'd go for it."
MS Dhoni has a big grin on his face. "Very good effort from the lower middle order. The death bowling and Powerplay was also very good from us. We just told the youngsters to play their natural game, we want Yusuf to play the sort of game he plays. Harbhajan is kind of an allrounder for us, though we don't put the pressure on him by calling him an allrounder, and he's been bowling very well, taking the momentum away from the South Africans. Catching has been decently good, we have been outstanding so far, ground fielding has also improved a bit."

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