Hello and welcome to Cricket Country’s live coverage of the first One-Day International (ODI) between India and South Africa at Green Park, Kanpur. I am Pramod Ananth and I will be bringing you over-by-over updates of the match. India will want to get back to winning ways after their 2-0 T20 International (T20I) series loss against South Africa. They would have wanted to redeem themselves by winning the third T20I at Eden Gardens, Kolkata but a combination of rain and wet outfield prevented the match from happening. India lost the first two T20Is at Dharamsala and Cuttack comprehensively. South Africa will be full of confidence going into the ODI series and will look to inflict more pain on the hosts. Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs South Africa 2015, 1st ODI at Kanpur

AB de Villiers is the man of the match for his unbeaten 104.

South Africa win the match by five wickets and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. India are yet to register their first win of the tour. Here’s Shiamak Unwalla’s match report of the 1st ODI.

Live cricket score India 298/7 | Overs 50 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1 (1), Amit Mishra 0 (0): Rabada to bowl the final over. What a moment for the youngster. TWO! A misfield in the deep fetches India a couple. ONE! Dhoni  hits a single to deep mid-wicket. ONE! Binny hits the ball past the batsman.  OUT! Dhoni is dismissed after he tried to clear the field. South Africa now sense they can win the game with a couple of deliveries left. OUT! Binny is dismissed off the next delivery. Rabada on a hat-trick now. ONE to end the match and South Africa win the match by five runs. OUT! MS Dhoni c & b Rabada 31 (30), Stuart Binny c Amla b Rabada 2 (5)

Live cricket score India 293/5 | Overs 49 | TARGET 304| BATTING: MS Dhoni 28 (27), Stuart Binny 1 (3): Dale Steyn to bowl the penultimate over. Big over this! TWO! Excellent running from Dhoni, gets two, when he should’ve gotten only one. ONE LEG BYE! Wrapped on the pads and Dhoni gets a single. ONE! Binny plays it down the ground. FOUR! Unorthodox sweep but effective, fetches India a boundary. TWO! Dhoni charges down the track and smashes it on the off side. ONE to end the over. He will keep strike for the final over. 

Live cricket score India 282/5 | Overs 48 | TARGET 304| BATTING: MS Dhoni 18 (22), Stuart Binny 0 (2): Rabada into the attack now. TWO! A misfield gives India a couple of runs. TWO! Fabulous running from Binny and Dhoni as he converts yet another one into a a two. TWO! Dhoni charges down the track and hits it to point. ONE! Dhoni plays it to short third man. ONE LEG BYE! Binny plays it to short fine leg. ONE to end the over. Dhoni will keep strike.

Live cricket score India 273/5 | Overs 47 | TARGET 304| BATTING: MS Dhoni 9 (16), Stuart Binny 0 (1): Tahir now. A gamble taken from AB de Villiers. OUT! Rohit hits the ball straight back to Tahir, who obliges gleefully. The gamble has paid off. New batsman raina is off the mark. ONE! Dhoni gets an easy single. OUT! Raina plays an irresponsible shot and holes out.   OUT! Rohit Sharma c & b Tahir 150 (133), Suresh Raina c Duminy b Tahir 3 (3)

Live cricket score India 269/3 | Overs 46 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 150 (132), MS Dhoni 9 (16): Steyn now! Rohit mistimes a short ball to mid-wicket, but manages to get a couple of wickets. SIX! Rohit is making it look effortless as he flicks Steyn over the square leg fence. ONE! Played to deep mid-wicket. ONE! Dhoni plays a full ball down the ground. ONE! 150 for Rohit. What a magnificent innings this has been. DOT to finish.

Live cricket score India 258/3 | Overs 45 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 140 (128), MS Dhoni 8 (14)Morne orkel into the attack. SIX! First ball of the over and Rohit smashes it into the stands. ONE! He sensibly hits the ball down the ground. DOT! Dhoni is unable to put it away. ONE! Dhoni puts it away for a single.ONE! Rohit plays with soft hands. DOT to finish. 

Live cricket score India 249/3 | Overs 44 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 132 (125), MS Dhoni 7 (11): Rohit almost ran himself out yet again, but some poor fielding from South Africa established that Rohit survived. Rohit is however making the best use of his chances as he is playing a match-winning innings here. Rabada is not spared as Rohit smashes him over the square leg fence.

Live cricket score India 235/3 | Overs 42 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 123 (119), MS Dhoni 3 (5): Kagiso Rabada into the attack now. ONE! Rohit plays round the corner for just one. TWO LEG BYES! Wrapped on the pads to the square leg region and the batsmen get a couple. Good running. ONE! Dhoni plays it straight to long on. SIX! Rohit hits a huge six over fine leg. WIDE! Rabada strays down leg. ONE! Played down to third man. DOT to end the over.

Live cricket score India 225/3 | Overs 41 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 117 (116), MS Dhoni 2 (2): Imran Tahir continues. Dhoni is off the mark off his very first delivery. SIX! Rohit then smashes a six off the very next delivery. Dhoni is happy to get singles and give strike to Rohit. India playing sensibly. They have taken singles since they got the six in that over.

Live cricket score India 214/3 | Overs 40 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 108 (112): Imran Tahir is into the attack but the batsmen are playing him with ease. India’s run-rate has slowed doen but they are well on course to a win. But Kohli is dismissed off the final ball off the 40th over as he flicks Steyn straight to Morkel at short fine leg. OUT! Virat Kohli c Morkel b Steyn 11 (18)

Live cricket score India 205/2 | Overs 39 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 104 (107), Virat Kohli 7 (11): Rohit survives a run-out scare, but he survives. Rohit will hope that he guides his side to a win. Dale Steyn has bowled well but he will have to pick uo a few wickets. The drive from Kohli hits Steyn in the shin and he is not walking comfortably. But India are on course to a win.

Live cricket score India 201/2 | Overs 36 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 102 (101), Virat Kohli 4 (5)100 for Rohit, his 8th ODI hundred for India. He brings it up in style, with a boundary. 200 is also up for India and Virat Kohli will be crucial if India are to win the match. 

Live cricket score India 192/2 | Overs 34 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 97 (92), Virat Kohli 1 (2) : Morne Morkel bowled a tight 33rd over and Behardien was called on to bowl the 34th over. Rahane and Rohit are going along well but Rahane finds the man at cover and his innings is over. But he has played an excellent innings in this match, certainly putting an end to the speculation that he is a player, who plays at a slow pace. He played well and rotated the strike very well. Virat kohli is the new batsman for India.  OUT! Ajinkya Rahane c Miller b Behardien 60 (82)

Live cricket score India 186/1 | Overs 32 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 94 (89), Ajinkya Rahane 58 (74): Behardien continues. FOUR! Full outside off and Rahane smashes the ball to the cover fence. ONE! Rahane sensibly plays the ball to the long leg area. ONE! Rohit takes an easy single on the off side. DOT! Rahane wrapped on the pads, no runs. DOT! Yorker lenght, well dug out by Rahane. ONE! Played down the ground.

Live cricket score India 179/1 | Overs 31 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 93 (88), Ajinkya Rahane 52 (70): Morne Morkel into the attack. DOT! Starts on good length and played to mid-on,. ONE! Rahane plays the ball over point for a single. ONE! Rohit steers the ball behind point. ONE! rahane gets another single. DOT! Wrapped on the pads. DOT to finish.

Live cricket score India 176/1 | Overs 30 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 92 (85), Ajinkya Rahane 50 (67): Imran Tahir into the attack now. Rahane gets to his 11th fifty. Rohit on the other hand hits a four and six, both over covers. Brilliant stuff from both the batsmen. Rohit into the 90s now. 14 off that over.

Live cricket score India 162/1 | Overs 29 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 80 (81), Ajinkya Rahane 48 (65): JP Duminy is into the attack and Rohit takes on him after he gets a couple of sighters. He followed the six with a couple. End of a good over.

Live cricket score India 150/1 | Overs 28 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 70 (77), Ajinkya Rahane 46 (63):Imran Tahir is into the attack now. DOT! rahane plays it back to the bowler. DOT! rahane goes leg side this time, no run. ONE! Rahane plays it to long on. DOT! Huge appeal for stumping after Rohit is beaten comprehensively. It goes up to the third umpire, but it is declared not out. ONE! Rohit drives beautifully to the deep cover fence. ONE! Rahane plays it to deep mid-wicket.

Live cricket score India 147/1 | Overs 27 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 69 (75), Ajinkya Rahane 44 (59): Behardien continues. DOT! Rohit plays it to mid-wicket. ONE! Rohit plays one to deep square leg. DOT! Played to cover. Played to cover again. FOUR! Delicately played towards third man for a boundary. WIDE! Behardien strays down the leg. That brings up the 100-run stand. ONE to finish the over. Seven runs off it.

Live cricket score India 140/1 | Overs 26 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 68 (73), Ajinkya Rahane 39 (55): Steyn is now into the attack. TWO! Rohit picks up a couple. Steyn is sticking to his strengths and bowling a good loine and length. Indian batsmen are finding it difficult to put him away. Rahane is happy to give the strike to Rohit. Rohit too has slowed down his pace a bit. Excellent over from Steyn.

Live cricket score India 135/1 | Overs 25 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 64 (69), Ajinkya Rahane 38 (53): Farhaan Behardien is now into the attack. He just bowled one over earlier and went for a couple of boundaries. He is bowling much better in this over. Rohit and Rahane are happy to pick u the singles and also score the occasional boundary. FOUR! The last ball of the over however goes for a boundary, ruining a decent over.

Live cricket score India 130/1 | Overs 24 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 63 (64), Ajinkya Rahane 34 (52): Steyn continues. WIDE! Starts off with a wide. ONE! Rahane plays it straight. DOT! Clipped on thepads Rohit then breaks the shackles but gets only a single. Another decent over for India. South Africa will need to pick up a wicket here to make a comeback into the game.

Live cricket score India 127/1 | Overs 23 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 62 (61), Ajinkya Rahane 33 (49): Tahir continues. FOUR! Full toss and he puts the ball away to the cover fence. he follows that boundary up with a single. Decent over for India, after a quite over from Steyn earlier.

Live cricket score India 120/1 | Overs 22 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 61 (59), Ajinkya Rahane 27 (45):  Dale Steyn into the attack. He has bowled well in this over not giving away anything. This is just what South AFrica wanted as they went for a some in the last few overs. Steyn concedes just one run from the over.

Live cricket score India 119/1 | Overs 21 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 60 (55), Ajinkya Rahane 24 (37): Tahir continues. He concedes a single off the first two deliveries. DOT! Rohit plays it to short third man. DOT! Nicely played, Tahir bowling it well. ONE to end the over. Just three off that over.

Live cricket score India 116/1 | Overs 20 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 60 (55), Ajinkya Rahane 24 (37): Morkel continues. Starts off with a dot. DOT! Good shot by Rahane and it is played straight to the cover fielder. ONE! Played to deep cover. ONE! Slower delivery and played down to third man.  ONE! Rahane plays it delicately on the leg side. DOT! Full toss around waist level.

Live cricket score India 113/1 | Overs 19 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 59 (53), Ajinkya Rahane 21 (33): Tahir continues. ONE! rahane plays it to the vacant square leg area. DOT! Rohit plays it to cover. ONE!c Quick single on the leg side. ONE!Played to long on. ONE! Played to long off.  ONE to finish the over.

Live cricket score India 108/1 | Overs 18 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 57 (50), Ajinkya Rahane 19 (30): Morkel continues. DOT! Rahane plays to backward point. ONE! Rahane plays the ball down to third man. 100 up for India. DOT! Rohit plays a defensive stroke. FOUR! Rohit cuts the ball over point. 50 up for Rohit. FOUR! Rohit finds the gap between mid-wicket and mid-on and collects yet another boundary. DOT! Wrapped on the pads, huge appeal but not given.

Live cricket score India 99/1 | Overs 17 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 49 (46), Ajinkya Rahane 18 (28): Imran Tahir introduced for the very first time today. DOT! Rahane plays him cautiously. ONE! Short ball and Rahane pulls him away to deep backward square leg. DOT! Rohit plays it to mid-wicket. FOUR! Short and wide and Rohit smashes the ball through the off-side.  DOT! Rohit plays to backward point. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score India 94/1 | Overs 16 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 45 (42), Ajinkya Rahane 17 (26): Morne Morkel is back into the attack. Starts of with a DOT! ONE! Full toss and Rohit plays it safely to deep square leg. ONE! Rahane hits it to deep cover. Brings up the 50-run stand off just 51 deliveries. ONE! Rohit hits the ball over the point fielder to third man. ONE! rahane plays it fine to third man, just a single. DOT to finish.

Live cricket score India 90/1 | Overs 15 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 43 (38), Ajinkya Rahane 15 (24): Duminy now. ONE! Rohit plays it down the ground. FIVE WIDES! Duminy strays down leg and the ‘keeper fails to collect it. ONE! Uppish shot but Rahane survives. ONE! Rohit gets a single on the on side. ONE! Driven down the ground by Rahane. DOT! Rohit plays to mid-wicket. ONE to finish.

Live cricket score India 80/1 | Overs 14 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 40 (34), Ajinkya Rahane 13 (22): Rabada continues. DOT! He bowls a full-toss around waist level, but no no-ball called. DOT! Rahane looks to run the ball down to third man, but doesn’t get a run. ONE! rahane this time manages to get it to third man and gets off strike. DOT! Rohit plays it to mid-on. DOT o end the over.

Live cricket score India 78/1 | Overs 13 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 39 (32), Ajinkya Rahane 12 (18): Duminy continues. Rohit watches the first two deliveries carefully and doesn’t get any run off them. SIX! Rohit then smashes the ball over the long on fence. Much needed for India. ONE! Rohit sensibly plays the ball to long on for a single. DOT! Rahane plays it back to Duminy. ONE! Rahane sweeps the ball to short fine-leg. DOT! Rahane pulls it to mid-wicket.

Live cricket score India 70/1 | Overs 12 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 32 (28), Ajinkya Rahane 11 (16): Rabada continues. DOT! Played to backward point. FOUR! Rabada strays down leg and Rohit tickles the ball away to the fine leg fence. ONE! Rohit plays the ball to third man. DOT! rahane plays it to cover. DOT! rahane plays it back to the bowler. DOT to finish.

Live cricket score India 65/1 | Overs 11 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 27 (25), Ajinkya Rahane 11 (13): JP Duminy into the attack now. ONE! Rahane plays it to long on. ONE! Rohit too plays it to long on. ONE! Rahane plays it to the same region again. ONE! Rohit plays it down the ground. A couple off the final ball, which will give India six runs from that over.

Live cricket score India 59/1 | Overs 10 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 25 (23), Ajinkya Rahane 7 (9): Morkel continues. Rahane just pushes the ball to mid-off. ONE! Rahane turns the ball to deep mid-wicket. 50 up for IndiaWIDE! Morkel bowls well outside off. FOUR! Rohit plays a good square drive and he gets a boundary to third man. FOUR! Rohit drives effortlessly through cover and collects another boundary. DOT! Rohit leaves the ball outside off. DOT!Rohit leaves the ball alone to end the over.

Live cricket score India 49/1 | Overs 9 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 17 (19), Ajinkya Rahane 6 (7): Rabada back into the attack now. DOT! Rahane defends it away. Change of ends for Rabada. WIDE! Rabada strays down leg. DOT! Ball clips the pads on his way to the keeper. DOT! Played to covers. FOUR! Half-volley outside off, and Rahane drives it well. DOT! Played to the cover fielder. ONE to finish the over.

Live cricket score India 43/1 | Overs 8 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 17 (19), Ajinkya Rahane 1 (1): Morne Morkel into the attack now. DOT! Shikhar Dhawan plays it straight. Morkel bowling around the wicket to ensure Dhawan does not get enough room. DOT! Dhawan plays it to mid-off. OUT! Dhawan is trapped in front. It seemed like the ball was going down leg, but the umpire did not think so. ONE! New batsman Ajinkya Rahane is off the mark immediately. DOT! Full length, dug well out by Rohit.  OUT! Shikhar Dhawan  LBW b Morkel 23 (28)

Live cricket score India 42/0 | Overs 7 | TARGET 304| BATTING: Shikhar Dhawan  23 (25), Rohit Sharma 17 (17): Farhaan Behardien is now into the attack. FOUR! Rohit just places the ball well on the off side for a boundary. DOT! Played to backward point. DOT! Played back to the bowler. FOUR! Played delicately to the third man fence. ONE! Rohit plays it to backward point. ONE to end the over.

Live cricket score India 32/0 | Overs 6 |BATTING: Shikhar Dhawan  22 (24), Rohit Sharma 8 (12): Rabada continues. ONE! Rohit just plays it to deep mid-wicket. DOT! Dhawan plays the ball back to Rabada. DOT! Played firmly to mid-off. DOT! Rabada drives the ball straight, Rabadsa collects it.  DOT! Dhawan pulls, but Amla is there at mid-wicket. FOUR! Dhawan now pulls it to the square leg fence.

Live cricket score India 26/0 | Overs 5 |BATTING: Shikhar Dhawan  18 (19), Rohit Sharma 7 (11): Steyn continues. Dhawan plays it to mid-off. FOUR! Thick edge and the ball races to the third man fence. DOT! Played to backward point. FOUR! Dhawan flicks the ball to the fine leg fence. DOT! Slower delivery wrapped on the pads to the keeper. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score India 18/0 | Overs 4 |BATTING: Shikhar Dhawan  10 (13), Rohit Sharma 7 (11): Kagiso Rabada continues. DOT! Dhawan safely fends it away.DOT! Dhawan plays it back to the bowler. WIDE! Rabada strays down leg. FOUR! Dhawan hits the ball over the square leg fielder and collects his second boundary. ONE! Dhawan sensibly follows up the boundary with a single. FOUR! Rohit just times the ball beautifully on the off side to pick up his first boundary of the match.  DOT to fiinish.

Live cricket score India 8/0 | Overs 3 |BATTING: Shikhar Dhawan 5 (9), Rohit Sharma 3 (9): Dale Steyn continues. DOT! Rohitis beaten outside off. ONE! Rohit plays it off his hips. DOT! Dhawan drives well but it is stopped in the cover area. DOT! Pressure builds on Dhawan. Expect a big shot now. ONE! Pulled to fine leg.  DOT to finish the over from Steyn.

Live cricket score India 6/0 | Overs 2 |BATTING: Shikhar Dhawan 4 (6), Rohit Sharma 2 (6): Kagiso Rabada will share the new ball with Steyn. DOT! Played right back to the bowler by Rohit. DOT! Played to mid-wicket. ONE! Rohit cuts it to third man. Rabada comes around the wicket for Dhawan. DOT! Played to square leg.

Live cricket score India 5/0 | Overs 1 |BATTING: Shikhar Dhawan 4(4), Rohit Sharma 1 (2): Dale Steyn steams in with the first delivery and Rohit Sharma plays the first ball cautiously.ONE! Indisde edge and India and Rohit are off the mark. DOT! Dhawan plays it to mid off. DOT! Played and missed outside off.  DOT! Played to backward point. FOUR! Dhawan times the ball well and collects a boundary n the off-side.

India need 304 to win the first ODI and Take a 1-0 lead. Here’s Shiamak Unwalla’s innings report

Live cricket score South Africa 303/5 | Overs 50|BATTING:  AB de Villiers 104 (73), Farhaan Behardien 35 (19): Umesh to bowl the final over. FOUR! Full length and Behardien smashes the ball past the bowler. FOUR! Behardien this time goes through covers. SIX! Behardien this time hits the ball over the long off fence. ONE! Played to long off. AB will get a chance to get his ton now. DOT! Swing and a miss. Last chance for de Villiers to get to three figures. SIX! AB hits the ball over the long on fence.

Live cricket score South Africa 282/5 | Overs 49|BATTING:  AB de Villiers 98 (71), Farhaan Behardien 20 (15): Bhuvi continues. ONE! Behardien smashes the ball down the ground for a sngle. SIX! AB then smashes the next one over the long off fence. SIX MORE! AB closes in on yet another ton as he smashes Bhuvi for yet another six. DOT! Full toss and AB will be disappointed to miss out. TWO! AB slices the ball over point. FOUR to end the over. AB just two away from yet another ton.

Live cricket score South Africa 263/5 | Overs 48|BATTING:  AB de Villiers 80 (66), Farhaan Behardien 19 (14): Umesh continues and Behardien smashes him nicely down the ground for a boundary. An excellent start to the over. Behardien nicely places the ball between cover and deep point and gets another Boundary. That’s two fours in the over so far. FOUR! Full toss and AB dispatches it without any trouble.

Live cricket score South Africa 250/5 | Overs 47|BATTING:  AB de Villiers 76 (65), Farhaan Behardien 10 (9): Bhuvi now. ONE! Behardien plays it down the ground. ONE! AB smashes the ball to deep mid-wicket. FOUR! Behardien gets a lucky edge and goes past the wicketkeeper. Slower delivery to end the over. 250 up for the Proteas.

Live cricket score South Africa 241/5 | Overs 46|BATTING:  AB de Villiers 74 (63), Farhaan Behardien 3 (5) : Umesh Yadav into the attack and gets a wicket off the first ball again. JP Duminy flashes hard at a a ball well outside off, takes an edge and goes safely into the hands of the wicketkeeper. Farhaan Behardien ins the new batsman. He bis off the mark off his third delivery. Been an excellent over so far   OUT! JP Duminy c Dhoni b Yadav 15 (17)

Live cricket score South Africa 238/4 | Overs 45|BATTING:  AB de Villiers 74 (63), JP Duminy 15 (16): Binny into the attack. DOT! Duminy plays it back to the bowler. SIX! Full outside off and he smashes the ball over the mid-wicket fence. Binny under pressure now. He comes around the wicket now. ONE! Duminy sensibly plays him to fine leg. FOUR! AB smashes the ball to the mid-wicket fence. Not timed well though. SIX! Full delivery and AB smashes the ball over the mid-wicket fence this time. FOUR! Smashed to the cover fence this time.

Live cricket score South Africa 217/4 | Overs 44|BATTING:  AB de Villiers 60 (60), JP Duminy 8 (13): Bhuvi continues. ONE! AB plays it to the long off fence. ONE! Played to the deep. ONE! Played to short fine leg. DOT! Short ball ducked under safely by JP. DOT! Appeal for LBW, but a bit high. Excellent over by Bhuvi so far. DOT to finish.

Live cricket score South Africa 213/4 | Overs 43|BATTING:  AB de Villiers 58 (58), JP Duminy 6 (9): Ashwin is now back into the attack. ONE! Miller hits him through off-side. ONE! Played to deep square leg. ONE! Played on the on side. ONE! Played to fine leg. Good over from Ashwin.  HIs first over since he was taken off the field due to injury.

Live cricket score South Africa 209/4 | Overs 42|BATTING:  AB de Villiers 56 (56), JP Duminy 4 (5)Bhuvi continues. AB brings up his fifty at a good pace. He will be key to South Africa’s chances of reaching a good score. JP Duminy also is in excellent form. India are nevertheless keeping it tight. But the final ball of the over goes to the boundary, spoiling Bhuvi’s good effort for the first five balls. 

Live cricket score South Africa 200/4 | Overs 41|BATTING:  AB de Villiers 49 (53), JP Duminy 2 (2) : Amit Mishra into his last over. TWO Miller quietly plays him for a couple. OUT! Miller looks to clear the boundary, but he misses it completely and Dhoni collects the ball behind the wicket and knocks the bail off. Single off the last brings up the 200 for South Africa. OUT! David Miller st Dhoni b Mishra 13 (22)

Live cricket score South Africa 194/3 | Overs 40|BATTING:  AB de Villiers 45 (50), David Miller 13 (21): Bhuvneshwar Kumar into the attack. AB looks to be in an aggressive mood. Excellent over from Bhuvi as he concedes just five runs in the over.

Live cricket score South Africa 189/3 | Overs 39|BATTING:  AB de Villiers 41 (46), David Miller 12 (19): Binny into the attack. DOT! Miller is beaten outside off. ONE! Miller plays it to deep square leg. ONE! Ab de Villiers is wrapped n the pads, but a direct hit on the non-striker’s end, but the batsman is well in. ONE! Miller plays it down the ground. SIX! Slower delivery and de Villiers smashes it over the mid-wicket hence. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score South Africa 179/3 | Overs 38|BATTING:  AB de Villiers 33 (43), David Miller 10 (16): Umesh Yadav comtinues. DOT! De Villiers plays it to long off. DOT! Wrapped on the pads and AB just about prevents the ball going back on to the stumps. ONE! Played deep on the off-side. ONE! Miller plays it to long off and scampers through for a single. DOT! Played to mid-on by AB. TWO! Ab smashes the ball to the sweeper on the off side, get an easy couple.

Live cricket score South Africa 175/3 | Overs 37|BATTING:  AB de Villiers 30 (38), David Miller 9 (15): Stuart Binny is back into the attack. ONE! Miller plays it to long on. WIDE! Binny strays down leg. ONE! AB plays it to long on. TWO! Miller plays it to fine leg and some quick running fetches the Proteas a couple. ONE! Smashed down the ground to long-off. DOT! Played to mid-wicket. WIDE! Bowled down the leg side yet again. ONE to finish the over.

Live cricket score South Africa 167/3 | Overs 36|BATTING:  AB de Villiers 28 (35), David Miller 5 (12): Umesh continues. ONE! Miller gets a single off the second delivery. ONE! Played to fine leg by AB. ONE! played to mid-on. DOT! Played to point by Miller. ONE! Worked away to deep square leg.

Live cricket score South Africa 164/3 | Overs 35|BATTING:  AB de Villiers 27 (34), David Miller 3 (7): Suresh Raina into the attack. TWO! AB plays the ball to deep square leg, runs quickly for a couple. ONE! Just the single this time through deep square leg. Raina goes around the wicket for Miller and Miller defends the first ball. ONE! Miller drives it down the ground. DOT! Played to mid-wicket. SIX! AB then hits the final ball over the mid-wicket fence.

Live cricket score South Africa 154/3 | Overs 34|BATTING:  AB de Villiers 18 (30), David Miller 2 (5): Umesh Yadav is into the attack. OUT! Faf is trapped LBW off the very first delivery. Big breakthrough for India, perhaps just at the right time. Daid Miller is the new batsman. He comes in ahead of JP Duminy. Miller has a couple of sighters.TWO! He is finally off the mark through deep square leg. DOT! Played to point. DOT! left alone outside off.  OUT! Faf du Plessis LBW b Umesh 62 (77)

Live cricket score South Africa 151/2 | Overs 33|BATTING: Faf du Plessis 62 (76), AB de Villiers 18 (30)Amith Mishra again. DOT! Batsmen look for a quick single but AB is sent back. No damage done. DOT! Faf defends well. ONE!cFaf plays it to third man.ONE! Flighted ball, driven down the ground by de Villiers. ONE! Batsmen get a quick single. 150 up for the Proteas. TWO! De Villiers plays it in the gap on the off side. 

Live cricket score South Africa 147/2 | Overs 32|BATTING: Faf du Plessis 60 (72), AB de Villiers 15 (28): Ashwin now. DOT! turn and bounce for him, AB plays him safely. DOT! AB looks to go down the ground, well stopped by the bowler. ONE! Played to long on. TWO! Played to third man for a couple. BAD NEWS! Ashwin leaves the field after injuring his finger while diving.Virat Kohli will finish the over. Two more balls left. ONE! Driven down the ground by Faf. DOT to finish. 

Live cricket score South Africa 143/2 | Overs 31|BATTING: Faf du Plessis 57 (70), AB de Villiers 14 (24): Amit Mishra continues and everytime he bowls he looks like he is going to get a wicket. He has beaten Faf on a couple of occasions and gives away just a four runs in theover. Excellent stuff!

Live cricket score South Africa 139/2 | Overs 30|BATTING: Faf du Plessis 56 (69), AB de Villiers 12 (19): Ashwin into this third over. A couple of dot balls, which included a huge LBW appeal, not given. DOT! AB squuezes out a full delivery. DOT! Played to mid-wicket. ONE! Played to deep square leg. Tight over nevertheless

Live cricket score South Africa 134/2 | Overs 29|BATTING: Faf du Plessis 56 (68), AB de Villiers 9 (14): Mishra gets a change of ends. ONE! De Villiers quietly plays him to deep square leg. DOT! Du Plessis plays it to deep square leg as well. DOT! A forward defence from AB. ONE! De Villiers plays it to long off. DOT to finish.

Live cricket score South Africa 134/2 | Overs 28|BATTING: Faf du Plessis 54 (65), AB de Villiers 9 (11): Ashwin is finally into the attack. ONE! Played to deep square leg by du Plessis. DOT! AB is wrapped on the pads. DOT! Ashwin strays down leg. THREE! De Villiers plays a late cut but the fielder in the deep does well to prevent the boundary. ONE! Du Plessis plays it to long on. DOT to finish.

Live cricket score South Africa 129/2 | Overs 27|BATTING: Faf du Plessis 52 (63), AB de Villiers 6 (7): Raina still continues. DOT! The ball jumos off the crack, surprises the batsman. No damage done though. SIX! Faf pulls a short ball over the mid-wicket fence. first six of the match. 50 for FAF. DOT! Played to point. DOT to mid-wicket. DOT! Played to mid-wicket again. ONE! Played to long on.

Live cricket score South Africa 122/2 | Overs 26|BATTING: Faf du Plessis 45 (57), AB de Villiers 6 (7): Mishra continues. DOT! Faf is beaten outside off. ONE! Faf gets off strike. ONE! AB gets a single on the leg side. FOUR! Edged and the ball goes between keeper and slips. Rahane looks to stop the ball but his foot was touching the rope when in contact with the rope. ONE! Faf plays it down he ground. TWO! De Villiers plays it fine on the leg side.

Live cricket score South Africa 113/2 | Overs 25|BATTING: Faf du Plessis 39 (53), AB de Villiers 3 (5): Suresh Raina continues. He has done well so far. But du Plessis smashs the ball through covers. Raina has bowled wicket-to-wicket and conceded just 20 in hisfive overs.

Live cricket score South Africa 107/2 | Overs 24|BATTING: Faf du Plessis 34 (50), AB de Villiers 2 (2): Mishra continues. Amla safely plays a turning ball towards point. OUT! Quicker delivery from Mishra, cleans Amla up. India get a wicket just when they needed. Skipper AB de Villiers is the new batsman and is straight away off the mark. ONE! Faf plays it to deep square leg. ONE AB plays it to deep cover.  OUT! Hashim Amla b Mishra 37 (59)

Live cricket score South Africa 106/2 | Overs 23|BATTING: Faf du Plessis 33 (48), Hashim Amla 37 (57): Raina continues. DOT! Short ball, Amla fails to capitalise and plays it straight to a fielder. ONE! Amla plays it to square leg, goes for a quick single. A close call if the fielder had hit. DOT! Faf negotiates it well. ONE! Faf gets a single through square leg. ONE! Amla plays it down the ground. DOT to finish. 

Live cricket score South Africa 101/1 | Overs 22|BATTING: Hashim Amla 35 (54), Faf du Plessis 32 (45): Amit Mishra is  now intothe attack. DOT! Faf plays it cautiously to point. DOT! Faf leaves the ball alone outside off. ONE! Faf goes inside out, but goes straight to the fielder in the deep. 100 up for South Africa. ONE! Amla plays it safely to the deep on the on side. DOT! Faf plays it to cover. DOT to finish.

Live cricket score South Africa 99/1 | Overs 21|BATTING: Hashim Amla 34 (53), Faf du Plessis 31 (40): Raina continues. ONE! Faf plays it down the ground. DOT! Amla plays it back to Raina. DOT! Amla drives firmly, straight to the cover fielder. WIDE! Raina strays down leg. ONE! Played to square leg. DOT! Played to mid-wicket. ONE to end the over.

Live cricket score South Africa 95/1 | Overs 20|BATTING: Hashim Amla 33 (50), Faf du Plessis 29 (37)Binny continues. ONE! Faf plays the ball to deep cover. ONE! Amla then guides a full delivery down to third man. DOT! Played to cover. ONE! Driven to deep cover by Faf. ONE! Played to deep cover by Amla this time. ONE! Faf plays it to fine leg to bring upthe 50-run stand.

Live cricket score South Africa 90/1 | Overs 19|BATTING: Hashim Amla 31 (48), Faf du Plessis 26 (33): Suresh Rain continues. TWO ! Amla looks to paddle sweep but it is wrapped on the pads for a couple. There is however a massive inside edge. ONE! This time Amla plays it down the ground. DOT! Faf plays it to mid-on. DOT! Full length delivery, defended by du Plessis. TWO! Faf hits the ball in the air to fine leg. ONE down the ground to finish the over. 

Live cricket score South Africa 84/1 | Overs 18|BATTING: Hashim Amla 30 (46), Faf du Plessis 23 (29): Binny now. DOT! Faf defends the ball on the off-side. DOT! The ball surprised du Plessis as the ball bounced more than expected. Tha bat falls off du Plessis’ hands. DOT! Du Plessis plays it on the off-side. ONE! Du Plessis plays the ball with soft hands and the batsmen run through for a single. ONE! Amla smashes the ball to deep cover. DOT to finish.

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Live cricket score South Africa 82/1 | Overs 17|BATTING: Hashim Amla 29 (45), Faf du Plessis 22 (24): Suresh rain into the attack now! ONE! FAf plays it down the ground. DOT! Amla now charges down the track and plays it to mid-on. DOT! Played cautiously by Amla. DOT! Amla looks to cut but is beaten comprehensively. ONE! Amla plays it to long-on. ONE! Faf plays it round the corner.

Live cricket score South Africa 79/1 | Overs 16|BATTING: Hashim Amla 28 (41), Faf du Plessis 20 (22): Binny continues. DOT! He bowls full on off, Faf plays it to mid-on. ONE! Good length outside off and Amla hits it to the sweeper on off. DOT! Faf plays it cautiously. ONE! Binny is keeping it tight. ONE!Amla plays it down to third man. ONE! Faf plays it to long off.

Live cricket score South Africa 75/1 | Overs 15|BATTING: Hashim Amla 26 (38), Faf du Plessis 18 (19): Mishra continues. Short outside off and Amla pounces on it and collects a boundary. DOT! A bit more flight from Mishra and Amla plays it cautiously. ONE! Amla plays it to long-on. DOT! Faf plays it cautiously. Faf plays it to long on. ONE to end the over. 

Live cricket score South Africa 68/1 | Overs 14|BATTING: Hashim Amla 20 (34), Faf du Plessis 17 (17): Binny conntinues. Bowls an out swinger on middle, Faf negotiates it well. FOUR! faf charges down the track and smashes it to the long off fence. Dhoni comes up to the wickets now. ONE! Faf plays it to deep square leg. ONE! Amla flicks the ball from outside off to deep square leg. TWO! Faf drives elegantly and picks up a couple. FOUR! outside edge and Faf collects another boundary.

Live cricket score South Africa 56/1 | Overs 13|BATTING: Hashim Amla 19 (33), Faf du Plessis 6 (12): Amit Mishra continues. Amls charges down the ground but a top edge almost goes on the full to Mishra. ONE! Amla smashes theball to long off. DOT! Faf is beaten and Dhoni whips the bails off, but Faf is safely in. Third umpires confirms the decision. DOT! Faf watches the ball cautiously. FOUR! Faf sweeps and collects a boundary through square leg. That will relieve some pressure. ONE to finish.

Live cricket score South Africa 50/1 | Overs 12|BATTING: Hashim Amla 18 (31), Faf du Plessis 1 (8): Stuart Binny into the attack. DOT! Plays it straight to covers. DOT! VPlayed to cover this time. ONE! Amla pulls the ball to deep square leg.50 up for South AFrica.  DOT! Full outside off, Faf defends it cautiously. DOT! Faf charges outside off but plays it to point. DOT! Faf charges down the track and plays it to Binny.

Live cricket score South Africa 49/1 | Overs 11|BATTING: Hashim Amla 17 (28), Faf du Plessis 1 (5): Bhuvi gets a change of ends. DOT!Left alone by Amla outside off. DOT! Played on the up by Amla, straight to the cover fielder. DOT! Amla defends it well. ONE! Full on off and the batsmen run through for a quick single. ONE! Short ball pulled away and Faf is off the mark. ONE! Quick single down the ground to finish. DOT! Mishra starts right on the money as Amla defends. DOT! Amla cuts but some excellent fielding from Rohit stops a certain boundary. DOT! Amla defends again. ONE! Amla charges down the track and plays it to long off. DOT! Faf this time defends it well. DOT to finish.

Live cricket score South Africa 45/1 | Overs 9|BATTING: Hashim Amla 14 (19), Faf du Plessis 0 (2): Ravichandran Ashwin replaces Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Ashwin is playing his 100th ODI. DOT! Full ball and Amla olays it to square leg. ONE! This time he plays it between backward square leg and sqyuare leg for a single. DOT! De Kock plays it cautiously. OUT! Beautifully bowled by Ashwin. Pirches on middkle and off and spins away from de Kock, takes the edge and goes to Suresh Raina at first slip. DOT! Faf du Plessis is the new batsman and he is wrapped on the pads, not out. DOT! Flighted delivery and du Plessis plays it to mid-wicket.  OUT! Quinton de Kock c Raina b Ashwin 29 (33)

Live cricket score South Africa 44/0 | Overs 8|BATTING: Hashim Amla 13 (17), Quinton de Kock 29 (31): Umesh now! TWO! De Kock plays it to fine leg and collects a couple. DOT! De Kock plays it straight back to the bowler. FOUR! Umesh bowls on leg and QDK just guides the ball to the square leg fence. Lightening quick outfield at Kanpur. DOT! De Kock hits the ball hard on the off-side, straight to the fielder. DOT! De Kock smashes the ball down the ground and Umesh sticks his foot out to stop the ball. FOUR! Shot ball and de Kock pulls the ball to the mid-wicket fence.

Live cricket score South Africa 34/0 | Overs 7 |BATTING: Hashim Amla 13 (17), Quinton de Kock 19 (25): Bhuvneshwar Kumar continues. ONE! De Kock plays it to mid-wicket. DOT! Amla plays a solid forward defence. DOT! Amla is wrapped on the pads but he is hit above the knee roll. DOT! Amla plays yet another good defensive shot. DOT! Driven straight to cover. FOUR! Full outside off and Amla flashes hard at it and collects another boundary. Poor bowling from Bhuvi especially after bowling a tight five deliveries.

Live cricket score South Africa 29/0 | Overs 6 |BATTING: Hashim Amla 9 (12), Quinton de Kock 18 (24): Umesh continues. Amla leaves the ball outside off. ONE! Amla turns the ball around the corner towards fine leg. DOT! Fast and full outside off from Umesh and de Kock is comprehensively beaten. ONE! QDK turns the ball towards Fine leg. DOT! Amla just fends the ball away. FOUR! Short and wide and Amla pounces on it.

Live cricket score South Africa 23/0 | Overs 5 |BATTING: Hashim Amla 4 (8), Quinton de Kock 17 (22): Bhuvi continues! De kock plays ot straight to mid-on. DOT! De Kock tries to cut, but thakes the inside edge and goes back to the bowler. DOT! De Kock is comprehensively beaten outside off. FOUR! De Kock hits the ball on middle and leg to the mid-wicket fence. FOUR MORE! Bhivi over-compensates and bowls full outside off for another boundary towards point. DOT to finish.

Live cricket score South Africa 15/0 | Overs 4 |BATTING: Hashim Amla 4 (8), Quinton de Kock 9 (16): Umesh continues. ONE! QDK takes a quick single playing it to Kohli at mid-off and he hits the wicket directly on the non-striker’s end. But QDK just survives, Just! Third umpire confirms that it is not out. QDK survives! A bit of a delay as the stupms have been broken, New stumps enter the ground. TWO! Amla plays it behind point and scampers through for a couple of runs. DOT! Amla gets beautifully behind the line of the ball and defends it. ONE Amla defends well. DOT! Amla defends it towards backward point. DOT! Amla is beaten putside off.

Live cricket score South Africa 12/0 | Overs 3 |BATTING: Hashim Amla 2 (3), Quinton de Kock 8 (15): Bhuvi continues. DOT! Bowls to QDK on middle and leg, plays it to square leg. DOT! This time full outside off, played straight to cover. DOT! Full delivery played straight to mid-off. QDK is tiing the ball well today. DOT! Played straight to mid-on. DOT! Hit straight to mid-off. This must be frustrating for QDK.ONE to finish the over. Excellent over from Bhuvi.

Live cricket score South Africa 11/0 | Overs 2 |BATTING: Hashim Amla 2 (3), Quinton de Kock 7 (9): Umesh Yadav starts his first over. FOUR! Full delivery on middle and leg for de Kock and he just flicks it on the ground to the square leg fence. first voundary of the series! DOT! Better line from Yadav and QDK just defends it. WIDE! Umesh bowls way outside off, rightly called a wide. DOT!  QDK defends it cautiously. DOT! QDK plays a length ball on middle stump to  square leg. ONE! QDK flicks the ball on leg to long leg. DOT to finish.

Live cricket score South Africa 5/0 | Overs 1 BATTING: Hashim Amla 2 (2), Quinton de Kock 2 (4): DOT! We’re underway  with Bhuvneshwar Kumar starting proceedings for India. Quinton de Kock plays the ball to square leg. DOT! He then leaves the ball outside off. Big match for QDK as he is making a comeback after being dropped for the series against Zimbabwe. ONE! He carves a full delivery outside off towards covers to get off the mark. ONE LEG BYE! Bhuvi strays down leg and wraps Amla on the pads and goes past the keeper for a single. ONE! De Kock pushes the ball past mid-off. TWO! Amla hits the ball to deep square leg to get off the mark.

Teams:

India: MS Dhoni(c, wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina,  Stuart Binny, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav.

South Africa: AB de Villiers(c), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(wk), Faf du Plessis,  David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir.

TOSS UPDATE: South Africa have won the toss and elected to bat first, India captain MS Dhoni said he would like to bowl first anyway. One of the tosses where both captains are pleased.

AB de Villiers will lead the Proteas against India and will probably not take up the wicketkeeping gloves like he did in the T20I series. Quinton de Kock is most likely to regain his place and will open the batting for South Africa along with Hashim Amla. Their middle-order especially JP Duminy did an excellent job in the T20I series and will look to continue their good run of form in the ODIs as well. India skipper MS Dhoni earlier said that he might consider going in with three spinners, but will take a late call on it depending on the state of the pitch. South Africa too have a couple of world class spinners in Imran Tahir and Aaron Phangiso to counter India. READ: India vs South Africa 2015, 1st ODI at Kanpur, Preview: Under-fire hosts seek positive start

Squads

India: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Stuart Binny, Gurkeerat Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav.

South Africa: AB de Villiers (c), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn.

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SA 143/2 in 31 Overs | Live Cricket Score India vs South Africa 2015, 1st ODI at Kanpur: IND spinners bowling well

Bhuvi continues. ONE! Behardien smashes the ball down the ground for a sngle. SIX! AB then smashes the next one over the long off fence. SIX MORE! AB closes in on yet another ton as he smashes Bhuvi for yet another six. DOT! Full toss and AB will be disappointed to miss out. TWO! AB slices the ball over point.