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South Africa vs India, 2nd ODI, India in South Africa 2013

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South Africa won by 134 runs | South Africa Vs India Live Score, 2nd ODI

That ends our coverage of the second ODI. India have been below par in the first two matches. Will they pull themselves up and play better at Centurion? We will know on 11th December. Join us for that game. Until then take care! Bye! Bye!
de Kock: 'It is quite satisfying. You need to make the most of the form you are in and I am doing that. I don't know what it is batting with Hash, it just clicks. I was thinking about the D/L when I caught Dhoni, was thinking that whether we will go off or not. I am looking forward to the match at Centurion.'
de Kock is the Man of the Match for his knock of 106 and taking four catches behind the wicket.
de Villiers: 'It was a very emotional day. We played some good cricket. This ODI was about Madiba and happy that we did well. The boys have done really well to win a series against the No. 1 ODI team. I think the partnership between Hash and de Kock was brilliant, it helped to set up the innings. We don't look too far ahead, we take it one game at a time. He (about de Kock) has been exceptional since the day I saw him, he is very hard working and hopefully he continues in the same way.'
Dhoni: 'The bowlers did well. They learnt a lot from the last game. The batters played some poor shots, they lacked execution. Their bowling attack is very accurate and that's what makes them better from some of the other sides. There was not much for the bowlers at the start and they did well in the first 10. The spinners came in and did a good job. It was a good ODI wicket and we did not execute the plans well. You need to keep it simple, you lose some and win some so I don't worry much if we lose. We need to move on and play well in the next match.'
As for the South Africa, they were professionals with both bat and ball. de Kock is soon growing into one of the best batters in the team as he converted his third fifty into a big one and the experienced Amla was happy to play the second fiddle to the youngster. Although the middle order failed to utilize the start, they still managed to post a good total on board.
This is India's first series loss this year (series starting in 2013). They had won 6 series before losing this one. There was no bounce and pace on this wicket as compared to the Wanderers but the batsmen played some poor shots and did not show any application at the crease. The only positive for India in this match is the way they bowled at the death except the last over.
An excellent bowling performance hands South Africa a series victory. India got off to a horrendous start as they lost Dhawan and Kohli for a duck. Rohit and Rahane didn't last long either as they went playing some poor shots. Dhoni and Raina hung around and added 40 runs for the fifth wicket before the latter was sent packing by Philander. It was just a matter of time till the end was near. Jadeja and Ashwin prolonged the inevitable for a while before succumbing to the pace and bounce of the Proteas bowlers. The South African bowling was at its best as all the bowlers were among the wickets but Tsotsobe and Steyn were at their lethal best as they shared 7 wickets between them.
End of over 36, 0 runs (W W )
IND: 146/10
Mohammed Shami - 8(14) This over: 0 runs
Ishant Sharma - 0(2) This over: 0 runs
Lonwabo Tsotsobe
(7.1 - 1 - 25 - 4)
35.1 Lonwabo Tsotsobe to Mohammed Shami W
out Bowled!! That's it, all over. This was a slower delivery on off, Shami swings across the line and is deceived for lack of pace, the ball hits the top of off-stump. Shami b Tsotsobe 8(14)
10 wickets down for IND. Out batsman is Mohammed Shami. It is all over for IND.
The mandatory batting powerplay has been taken
End of over 35, 0 runs (. . . W . . )
IND: 146/9
Ishant Sharma - 0(2) This over: 0 runs
Mohammed Shami - 8(13) This over: 0 runs
Dale Steyn
(7.0 - 1 - 17 - 3)
34.6 Dale Steyn to Ishant Sharma 0
no run, good length ball around off, Sharma stays back and gets an outside edge to third slip, the ball goes on the bounce
maiden over bowled by Dale Steyn
34.5 Dale Steyn to Ishant Sharma 0
no run, on a length outside off, Ishant hangs his bat away from the body and is beaten
Ishant Sharma, right handed bat, comes to the crease
34.4 Dale Steyn to Umesh Yadav W
out Bowled!! That is just too good for a No. 10. This was full and shaping away late, Yadav does not move his feet as he tries to defend, the ball tails away and takes middle stump on the way. U Yadav b Steyn 1(5)
3 wickets for Dale Steyn. Dale Steyn is on a roll.
34.3 Dale Steyn to Umesh Yadav 0
no run, a beauty from Steyn, this one nips back in, Yadav stays leg-side and tries to defend, the ball misses the outside edge and the stumps

Match details

Toss : India won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Shaun George (South Africa) and Richard Illingworth (England)

TV umpire : Adrian Holdstock (South Africa)

Match referee : Johanes Cloete (South Africa)

Teams

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

India : Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.

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