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  • 11:54 PM IST

    No surprises with the Man of the Match award, yes it is Virat Kohli for his 160 runs in 159 balls. Just before the series started Faf du Plessis had said he expects India to improve their record in South Africa and well the Indian team hasn’t disappointed him.

  • 11:38 PM IST

    It’s all over for the host, India register another dominated victory of 124 runs. India have won 3 out of 6 matches this means they cannot lose the series from here. Amla’s smile while congratulating the Indian players shows what a gentleman he is.

  • 11:27 PM IST

    The tail is tumbling now to the spinners. When the batsmen failed to pick up the spinners you can’t really blame the tail.

  • 11:16 PM IST

    Morris was doing just fine when the pacers were bowling. Kuldeep was got back into the attack and Morris falls on the first ball he faces. India 4 wickets away from win.

  • 11:06 PM IST

    Miller dismissed by Bumrah as he nicks one to Dhoni. Morris comes in and hits a glorious cover drive. However, the asking rate has now jumped over 10. Morris has the reputation of hard hitting, can he do it for his team here ?

  • 10:47 PM IST

    Hardik Pandya has had a good day with ball. He has bowled 7 overs till now conceding 28 runs and only 1 boundary. The required rate now above 9.

  • 10:31 PM IST

    The spinners in their 11 have conceded only one boundary and 38 runs. The last 5 overs went for 16 runs with the loss of one wicket. Kuldeep has been impressive in his spell of 5 overs giving away 9 runs.

  • 10:24 PM IST

    The struggle continues for South Africa. They still aren’t picking the Indian wrist spinners. Duminy who was looking set also fell pray to Chahal on 51. It is great to see Dhoni making field changes for spinners, the captain in his hasn’t died yet and we hope he never does.

  • 10:12 PM IST

    The spin web doing the job for India again. Both the spinners have got one wicket each. Dhoni amuses the viewers with his tips from behind. David Miller in the middle now to accompany Duminy.

  • 10:00 PM IST

    MS Dhoni now has 400 dismissals under his name. He had 398 prior to the series. Aiden Markram became the 400th dismissal who used his feet to hit Kuldeep’s ball but ended up being stumped by MSD.

  • 9:38 PM IST

    Both Aiden Markram and JP Duminy are playing tough cricket in the middle. Despite failing in last two ODIs, they are showing resilient against Yuzvendra Chahal. This stand could very well decide the course of the match.

  • 9:13 PM IST

    Markram looking in good touch here. He hit 11 runs off Bhuvi’s bowling in the 4th over. The loss of Amla shouldn’t matter much for them as India also lost Rohit early. They need someone like Kohli to hold one end and keep scoring.

  • 8:54 PM IST

    India have got the start they wished. Amla’s bad run in the series continues. Bumrah strikes on his first ball. Amla did think of a review after the umpire had given out but Markram didn’t seem very interested as Amla walks off. JP Duminy comes in the middle, can he do it with the bat for his team now?

  • 8:46 PM IST

    Here we are with the chase, Bhuvi to start it for India.

  • 8:19 PM IST

    At one point it seemed India will easily go past 300 but it was only in the 19th over India managed to do so. Credits to JP Duminy who played an important hand in South Africa’s bowling, they made sure they picked up wickets at regular intervals after Dhawan’s dismissal.

    However, you have to credit Virat Kohli for his innings of 160. He broke many records in the process. The job is half done for India, the bowlers will have to restrict the host under 304 to continue their winning streak in ODIs.
  • 8:10 PM IST

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar plays a vital role in such situations. He is an excellent bowler but these are important innings when he just holds on one end and rotates the strike. India will be aiming for 300 here.

  • 7:55 PM IST

    Virat Kohli defines fitness with his innings. He came into bat in the second over and seeing him run it looks like he just came to bat. He has built up his innings very well and is continuing to do so. A responsible innings by the captain, can he goes past his highest score of 183?

  • 7:21 PM IST

    Virat Kohli gets to his 34th 100. He has hit 7 fours in the process that makes it 28 runs of the 100. This defines his fitness, he has been in the middle since the second over of the match and still running hard. Magnificent ton from the captain.

  • 7:09 PM IST

    The boundaries have dried up for India. However, Dhoni’s arrival may give a bit of confidence to Kohli. Among all the other batsmen Dhoni is the most experienced as well as responsible. India need these two to stay till the end. 200 up for India in the 36th over.

  • 6:55 PM IST

    The decision of promoting Pandya has not worked for India as he nicks one off Morris. Morris gets his first wicket of the series. India now 4 down, MS Dhoni comes in the middle.

  • 6:43 PM IST

    India have scored 20 runs in the last 5 overs. The wicket of Dhawan has got the run rate down. Duminy and Rabada doing a good job here. However, India still have Jadhav and Dhoni to come.

  • 6:32 PM IST

    JP Duminy is doing Tahir’s job. He has not only kept the runs down but also provided two vital wickets for the host. Rahane hits a needless shot in the air and gives away his wicket. Hardik Pandya walks in.

  • 6:19 PM IST

    OUT! Dhawan gone after being well set. This is the thing with him he fails to convert good scores. South Africa finally get the break through. JP Duminy the bowler to dismisss Dhawan. Ajinkya Rahane walks in.

  • 6:10 PM IST

    Kohli registers his 46th 50. Dhawan’s aggressive batting has helped Kohli take his time. Once set we all know how destructive he can be. India on their way to a big total here.

  • 5:59 PM IST

    Meanwhile Jhulan Goswami becomes the only women cricketer to take 200 wickets. India’s men and women are making the Nation proud with their achievements.

  • 5:51 PM IST

    Shikhar Dhawan brings up his 25th fifty in style with a four and celebrates it with another one. 10 runs off Tahir’s first over. What has Markram got for India now? Brings back Ngidi

  • 5:43 PM IST

    Andile Phehlukwayo has bowled 3 overs with an economy of 7.33 whereas Morris has bowled 4 overs with 5.22. Both have conceded 2 boundaries in their spell. Right time to bring Imran Tahir in ?

  • 5:32 PM IST

    Rabada was the only bowler that seemed to trouble India. India scoring well with run rate just over 5, hitting the ropes every now and then. Both Dhawan and Kohli nearing their half centuries.

  • 5:21 PM IST

    Sunil Gavaskar on air says Cape town is the prettiest cricketing city as he adds it’s a hot day. Obviously he does like ‘Sunny Days’. India on the other hand are 52/1 after 11 overs. Chris Morris into the attack now.

  • 5:07 PM IST

    IND: 39/1 after 8 overs, India might have lost the early wicket of Rohit but Dhawan and Kohli are in good touch dismissing the bad ball every now and then.

India lead 2-0 © AFP
India lead 2-0 © AFP

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of India vs South Africa 2017-18. This is the third ODI of the six-match series and here we will bring to you all the live updates and the scores of the match. India hold the advantage, winning the first two encounters comprehensively at Durban and Centurion. South Africa had already been stripped of the services of AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis. They will now take field at Newlands without Quinton de Kock, who has been ruled out with a wrist injury. Young Aiden Markram will continue to lead, and has a humongous task ahead to lead hosts’ comeback.

South Africa have been trapped in the web of Indian spinners in both the matches. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have inflicted 13 dismissals from 2 matches between them. In addition, South Africa’s middle- and lower-order woes have increased with the big hole left by de Villiers and du Plessis. Nonetheless, such a case also brings in opportunities for the young guns. Will they learn from their mistakes, and post some fightback?

From India’s perspective, they should ideally stick to their XI till they actually seal the series. Rohit Sharma needs a big innings in the tour. In addition, the likes of MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya would want more chances with the willow.

India squad: Virat Kohli (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur.

South Africa squad: Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi, Khaya Zondo.