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South Africa vs India, 1st ODI, India in South Africa 2013

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South Africa won by 141 runs | South Africa Vs India Live Score, 1st ODI

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de Kock: I am very proud of my performance as I didn't expect all these things. It's always nice to get Man of the Match, but it was a team effort. Amla was always telling me to go for the shots and play positively. They bowled well intially and were hitting the right areas. I am not a star yet as we have so many stars in our team and it's just a starting phase for me.
Quinton de Kock is the Man of the Match for his splendid century.
de Villiers: It's important to be confident no matter what your previous results are. We respect India as they are the No.1 team in the world. I also would have bowled first and I am lucky as I lost the toss. We got off to a great start and that laid a good foundation for others to build on it. I am happy with my own form and JP (Duminy) was fantastic today and he made things easy for me at the other end. We always knew if we take on the bowlers in the slog overs, that would put pressure on them. Steyn was splendid today and congrats to him. We know India will bounce back and this is a huge series for us and we will fight it out.
Dhoni: The thumb is pretty fine and I am ready for the next game. We didn't start off well with our bowling especially on this track, which offered some extra bounce. The bowling department let us down, but our batting also didn't click. We can't blame this on the lack of practice games as we knew we had exactly how much time we had. One or two days extra could have helped. All credit to South Africa today. We let ourselves down as we didn't get off to a positive start. I was disappointed with our bowling especially with the new ball. Shami and the spinners bowled in the right areas, with rest of the bowlers failed to deliver. We can't rely on reverse swing in these conditions. I am looking forward to the next 2 games. Hoping for the best.
An abject surrender from India. This is South Africa's second biggest victory over India in terms of runs. The last sentence sums up the night India just had. Chasing a mammoth 359 runs for victory, India got off to a tough start as they were tested by some top class fast bowling from Steyn and Morkel, with the former unlucky on numerous occasions as he went past the outside edge on a consistent basis. Kohli showed some resistance and struck some meaty boundaries, but McLaren worked him over with a peach of a delivery. Dhoni waged a lone battle and he didn't get the support from the other end. All South African seamers were amongst the wickets and India have to sort the short ball issue pretty soon as they were bounced out consistently. Stay tuned for the presentation.....
End of over 41, 5 runs (. wd W . . . W )
IND: 217/10
Mohammed Shami - 0(4) This over: 0 runs
Mohit Sharma - 0(5) This over: 0 runs
Dale Steyn
(8.0 - 3 - 25 - 3)
40.6 Dale Steyn to Mohammed Shami W
out Caught&Bowled!! It's all over, Steyn has the last laugh, fuller length delivery on off, Shami tamely chips it straight back to the bowler, who accepts a dolly gleefully. Shami c and b Steyn 0(4)
3 wickets for Dale Steyn. Dale Steyn is on a roll.
10 wickets down for IND. Out batsman is Mohammed Shami. It is all over for IND.
40.5 Dale Steyn to Mohammed Shami 0
no run, short again outside off, Shami was fooled by the extra bounce and lobs it in the air towards covers, luckily it landed safely
40.4 Dale Steyn to Mohammed Shami 0
no run, play and a miss again, short and rising delivery outside off, Shami flashes hard and misses it
40.3 Dale Steyn to Mohammed Shami 0
no run, well played, shortish delivery on the stumps, Shami gets right behind the line and defends it back to the bowler
Mohammed Shami, right handed bat, comes to the crease
40.2 Dale Steyn to MS Dhoni W
out Bowled!! The end is nigh for India, back of a length delivery closer to the off stump, Dhoni was looking to force it away off the back foot, but the extra bounce did him in here and he ends up chopping it back onto the stumps. Dhoni b Steyn 65(71) [4s-8 6s-1]
40.2 Dale Steyn to MS Dhoni 5wd
5 wides, this is frustrating, sharp bouncer on the stumps, far too high over the batsman, even de Kock can't reach to it
40.1 Dale Steyn to MS Dhoni 0
no run, full and angling into the pads, Dhoni clips it away to fine leg, doesn't take the single
End of over 40, 6 runs (. . wd . . 4 1 )
IND: 212/8
MS Dhoni - 65(69) This over: 5 runs
Mohit Sharma - 0(5) This over: 0 runs
Ryan McLaren
(8.0 - 0 - 49 - 3)
39.6 Ryan McLaren to MS Dhoni 1
1 run, angling into the pads, Dhoni works it to backward square leg

Match details

Toss : India won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Adrian Holdstock (South Africa) and Richard Illingworth (England)

TV umpire : Johanes Cloete (South Africa)

Match referee : Shaun George (South Africa)

Teams

South Africa : Quinton de Kock(wk), Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Wayne Parnell, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

India : Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma.

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