South Africa v India 5th ODI Highlights Video 23 Jan 2011

India tour of South Africa, 4th ODI: South Africa v India Played at SuperSport Park, Centurion Jan 23, 2011 Full Highlights Video, Match Report and Scorecard.
Hashim Amla and Yusuf Pathan delivered vastly differing hundreds at SuperSport Park as South Africa claimed a series-winning 33-run (D/L) victory.

South Africa v India 5th ODI Match Report:

While the rain nearly washed away hopes of a result in the decisive fifth and final one-dayer, these two great teams delivered yet another game of great intensity, skill an excitement. In a series that has gone down to the wire all the way, the hosts looked to be on course to secure an easy victory before a late barrage from Yusuf Pathan made matters more interesting.

Yusuf Pathan was ruthless in his 105 off 70 balls.
Set 268 to win, the South African fast bowlers immediately had their visitors in a world of trouble, with Rohit Sharma (five), Virat Kohli (two) and MS Dhoni (five) all back in the hut before the scoreboard had reached fifty.

It was the ever impressive Morne Morkel who accounted for Kohli and Dhoni but he had Faf du Plessis to thank for the crucial wicket of Parthiv Patel (38). The only man to really fire with the bat, Patel unleashed a flurry of boundaries before he was brilliantly caught in the covers, with a diving du Plessis first cupping the ball with his left hand before somehow getting the fingers of his right hand under the ball before he hit the ground.

When Dale Steyn removed Yuvraj Singh (eight) and Suresh Raina (eleven) in quick succession the writing appeared to be on the wall.

Pathan had other ideas though, keeping India in the hunt with a collection of big hits. It seemed that at 119 for eight that India would find themselves anywhere near their victory target but in brutal fashion, Pathan took to all the Proteas bowlers, slamming both the spinners and the pacemen to all ends of SuperSport Park.

Having not seen a hundred yet in the preceding four matches, Pathan joined Amla in reaching the three figure mark, walloping eight fours and eight sixes in his innings of 105. However, Morkel returned to end India's hopes as Pathan top edged another heave high into the air where du Plessis ran in from the deep extra cover fence to take the catch and effectively end the contest.

Zaheer Khan (24) was eventually the last man out, looking to clear the boundary ropes following the departure of Pathan.

Having won the toss and chosen to bowl first, India were unable to make the most of largely favourable conditions early on. Having replaced fast bowler Ashish Nehra with spinner Piyush Chawla, the horde of slow bowlers couldn't make consistent inroads into the South African top order.

Aside from Zaheer removing his 'bunny', Graeme Smith, for seven, there were few chances created by Dhoni's men during the first twenty overs.

Deprived of his opening partner, Amla found a worthy ally in Morne van Wyk. Having started slowly, van Wyk smashed eight fours in his innings of 56 and took the pressure off Amla, allowing the wristy right-hander to play his natural game.

Van Wyk looked destined for bigger things before Yuvraj plucked a reflex return catch seemingly out of nowhere to send the number three packing. Yuvraj then took care of AB de Villiers (11), with a fine piece of bowling that saw de Villiers flummoxed and stumped.

The visitors had little to smile about after that, as a century partnership between Amla and JP Duminy put the Proteas in control.

Amla continued his tremendous form of the past twelve months, racking up the first century of series. It was innings of poise and patience but with a strike rate of just under 90, Amla's innings was far from pedestrian, with a collection of silky strokes and well worked pushes and cuts made for a pleasurable knock to watch.

As has been the case throughout the series, Duminy's runs came courtesy of ones and twos, with Dhoni failing to plug the gaps in the field early on, allowing the left-hander to get into his stride with ease. Indeed, in his innings of 35, only one four was hit and that was all that was required with Amla batting fluently at the other end.

The pair had ushered the South African score to 236 for three when a rain shower saw the covers hurried onto the field and the players scamper for the safety of the pavilion.

The rain interruption was always going to halter the home side's momentum, but the level of carnage that occurred when the action returned could not have been predicted.

Duminy was the first to perish after the break, providing Munaf Patel with a return catch as he skied an attempted pull. Du Plessis (eight), Johan Botha (two) and Robin Peterson (four) fell in quick succession thereafter, with the trio all falling in the search for quick runs against some accurate bowling from Patel and Kahn.

But while the first four wickets could in part be explained away, the Proteas performance turned into a comedy show with Steyn and Morkel both run out attempting to steal a bye when Amla was in no way interested in going for a run that was never there.

The result saw the South Africans finish on 250 for nine, and while the loss of wickets did not impact the Duckworth/Lewis calculation that saw India set a target of 268 in 46, the rush of blood (to a number of heads) may have seen the Proteas fall short had there been rain during the Indian innings.

It was irrelevant in the end, with the final nail hammered into the Indian coffin before the predicted late afternoon showers arrived.

Delivery of the match

We've seen it so many times of late, but Zaheer Khan's ability to dismiss Graeme Smith remains great to watch. Delivering a ball on a teasing length that left Smith unsure as to whether he should play forward or back, the South Africa skipper in the end had a little prod at it, the edge was found and Dhoni did the rest.

Shot of the day

There were a number of top shots, some elegant, others monstrous. Yusuf Pathan tends to lean towards the latter, but he's no less effective! One such beauty occurred in Botha's eight over when he latched onto a short ball and hit one of the flattest, most powerful sixes over midwicket that you'll see.

Defining moment of the day

It's always hard for substitute fielders to come out onto the park and immediately reach the intensity of the other ten fielders on the park, but that can be no excuse for Ashwin's drop catch. With Hashim Amla on 70 and JP Duminy new at the crease, Amla hooked the ball straight to Ashwin at square leg where the ball popped out of the fielders hands. Had the catch not been grassed the frail Proteas middle order would have been exposed earlier and the game may have taken a different course. 

RSA vs IND 5th ODI Scorecard
South Africa 250/9 (46/46 over)

India 234 (40.2/46 over)

South Africa won by 33 runs (D/L method)

India - 1st Innings
Batsman How Out Runs Balls
Parthiv Patel c du Plessis b Morkel 38 34
Rohit Sharma b Tsotsobe 5 8
Virat Kohli c de Villiers b Morkel 2 6
MS Dhoni c Smith b Morkel 5 10
Yuvraj Singh c Duminy b Yuvraj 8 14
Suresh Raina c Morkel b Steyn 11 8
Yusuf Pathan c du Plessis b Morkel 105 70
Harbhajan Singh c Duminy b Botha 13 16
Piyush Chawla b Peterson 8 11
Zaheer Khan c Morkel b Tsotsobe 24 58
Munaf Patel not out 4 9
Extras 7wd 2nb 2lb
Total (40.2 overs)234

South Africa
Bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
Dale Steyn 9 1 32 2
Lonwabo Tsotsobe 7.2 0 57 2
Morne Morkel 8 0 52 4
Johan Botha 8 0 33 1
Robin Peterson 7 0 45 1
Francois du Plessis 1 0 13 0

FOW: 21/1 (R Sharma), 31/2 (Kohli), 45/3 (Dhoni), 60/4 (Parthiv), 60/5 (Yuvraj), 74/6 (Raina), 98/7 (Harbhajan), 119/8 (Chawla), 219/9 (Pathan), 234/10 (Khan)

South Africa
South Africa - 1st Innings
Batsman How Out Runs Balls
Graeme Smith c Pathan b Khan 7 11
Hashim Amla not out 116 132
Morne van Wyk c and b Yuvraj 56 63
AB de Villiers st Dhoni b Yuvraj 11 12
JP Duminy c and b Patel 35 44
Francois du Plessis b Patel 8 6
Johan Botha c Dhoni b Patel 2 2
Robin Peterson b Khan 4 2
Dale Steyn run out 0 1
Morne Morkel run out 0 2
Lonwabo Tsotsobe not out 0 1
Extras 6lb 5wd
Total (46 overs)250/9

Bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
Zaheer Khan 9 1 47 2
Munaf Patel 8 0 50 3
Piyush Chawla 7 0 32 0
Harbhajan Singh 8 0 33 0
Yusuf Pathan 2 0 10 0
Yuvraj Singh 8 0 45 2
Rohit Sharma 2 0 14 0
Suresh Raina 2 0 16 0

FOW: 16/1 (Smith), 113/2 (van Wyk), 129/3 (de Villiers), 231/4 (Duminy), 242/5 (du Plessis), 244/6 (Botha), 250/7 (Peterson), 250/8 (Steyn), 250/9 (Morkel)

Yousuf Pathan 105 Runs off 70 balls Highlight Video

RSA vs IND 5th ODI post-match ceremony
Toss: India, who chose to field
Series: South Africa won the 5-match series 3-2
Man of the series: Morne Morkel
Man of the Match: Amla for his outstanding 116

Smith: Great to win the series after being 1-2 down. For me, to sign out here in this wonderful stadium and with a superb performance is feels good. We batted really well before the rain came and bowled well for most part of the match. Yusuf threatened to take the game away from us but we held our nerves in the end. We were aggressive in our bowling and overcame the Yusuf - Zaheer partnership. It is a superb learning experience for the youngsters and we believe we have the capacity to win the WC. I congratulate MS and the Indian team, it was a very close tournament.

Morne:Thanks to the crowd for turning up in numbers. We had a proper game plan. I liked bowling in this tour and was enjoying a good rhythm. I missed my areas a litlle bit today but i did well in the end. Bowling to Yusuf gives some butterflies in the stomach, he was my teammate in Rajasthan Royals and enjoy bowling to him.

Amla: I was not drifting in the first 3 games and did well here in the decider. The pitch was good to bat on and play some strokes. The series against India has been outstanding, the Tests and the ODIs have been thrilling. Looking forward to doing well in the World Cup.

Dhoni: I think it was a disappointing series for the batsmen. The bowlers bowled well but the batting unit performed poorly. The wicket was good, if we had wickets in hand we could've done better. We played too many strokes and got out. Yusuf can clear any ground in the world. The biggest learning from this game is that if we have wickets in hand we can chase any target. The WC will be a different tournament altogether, we will have our main players back. SA has been a great place. The crowd is wonderful and people come in numbers to support their team. I love playing in front of packed houses and enjoyed the tour here.

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