Live Updates

  • 6:19 PM IST

    Man of the Match: Yuzvendra Chahal

  • 6:07 PM IST

    That is it! Virat Kohli takes 2. India win by 9 wickets, taking 2-0 lead in 6-ODI series.

  • 5:56 PM IST

  • 5:20 PM IST

    Vishal Mehra says India will win in front of an empty stadium.

  • 5:19 PM IST

    India need 2 runs and umpires call it lunch. Spectators leave the ground.

  • 5:11 PM IST

    100 for India. They need another 19 to win off 33 overs. Yawn.

  • 4:58 PM IST

    FOUR! Shamsi bowls full. Dhawan sweeps it through the leg-side. India need another 37 runs to win in 36.3 overs.

  • 4:41 PM IST

    FOUR! India are scoring at over 6 RPO. South Africa need luck. With Kohli going all guns and Dhawan getting into his elements, there is no way South Africa can bounce back.

  • 4:36 PM IST

    The bag hits on Kohli’s abdomen and he replies Rabada with a SIX off the next ball. And there’s war of words!

  • 4:32 PM IST

    Edged and four! Dhawan bags his fourth boundary. South Africa losing the grip.

  • 4:16 PM IST

    And OUT! Beaten in pace. Rohit Sharma pulls to deep fine-leg. Kagiso Rabada gives him a send-off.

  • 4:16 PM IST

    No third-man in place. Rohit plays an upper-flick. South Africa have to bowl in the corridor of uncertainty.

  • 4:14 PM IST

    On his legs and Rohit Sharma flicks it for FOUR. The chase is becoming easier.

  • 4:06 PM IST

    NOT OUT! Umpire had to overturn his decision. There was no edge involved. Rohit Sharma survives.

  • 3:59 PM IST

    That came right out of the screws. Short, and Rohit Sharma pulls it over deep mid-wicket for SIX!

  • 3:58 PM IST

    STAT ALERT: This is South Africa’s second lowest total vs India. The lowest came in Nairobi in 1999.

  • 3:49 PM IST

    STAT ALERT: Chahal’s 5 for 22 is the second best figures by an Indian vs South Africa.

  • 3:46 PM IST

    sa 118 all-out. Chahal gets a five-for, maiden one.

    Coming back to delivery, it was a tossed up delivery. Inviting Morris for the glory shot, the batsman intended to go much straighter, but failed. He is caught by Bhuvneshwar Kumar at deep.
  • 3:41 PM IST

    After spinners creating havoc, Bumrah adds more pain to their camp. He clears Tahir’s stumps for 0.

    This is total domination by India. Absolutely brilliant. sa 118/9
  • 3:35 PM IST

    GONE! Morne Morkel misses a completely fuller delivery from Chahal, another wrong ‘un, and the left-hander makes way for 1. sa 117/8

  • 3:29 PM IST

    OUT! They just keep coming and going in no time. It was a wrong ‘un and it slightly hurried the batsman. Rabada got no contact, and is trapped lbw for 1. sa sink further at 110/7. Indian wrist spinners are running riot at Centurion.

  • 3:24 PM IST

    OUT! JP Duminy goes for the sweep and perishes. Yuzvendra Chahal picks his third wicket. Duminy was looking to anchor the innings. Chris Morris is now joined by Kagiso Rabada.

  • 3:17 PM IST

    Khaya Zondo’s resistance comes to an end. He has nudging the gaps well, but perished for a sweep shot. A top edge, and Pandya’s juggling effort forced his way back to the hut. sa 99/5

    Pandya, on the other hand, is not having a good day. He would be on his toes till the innings lasts.
  • 3:07 PM IST

    Pandya has still a long way to go before delivering as a third seamer. His erratic line and lengths put more pressure on Jadhav. Nonetheless, Jadhav continues to keep it tight…

  • 3:02 PM IST

    There was a run-out chance in Jadhav’s over, but Hardik Pandya spoiled it up due to lack of presence of mind. You cannot afford to NOT have it with Dhoni-Kohli in the middle. As a result, he leaves them both annoyed. sa 80/4 (22)

  • 2:59 PM IST

    Duminy’s sweeps will be cut down now for sure.

  • 2:59 PM IST

    Mr. Kedar Jadhav comes into the attack.

  • 2:54 PM IST

    Khaya Zondo playing it on the up, whereas JP Duminy resorting to the sweep shot. India spin duo keeping it tight, and questioning the batsmen consistently. sa 73/4

  • 2:43 PM IST

    sa 63/4 (17).

  • 2:43 PM IST

    Drinks on the field. Nothing clicking for South Africa post their Test series win. On the other hand, India are certainly on top. Courtesy: Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal.

India won the first ODI © Getty Images
India won the first ODI © Getty Images

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of India vs South Africa 2017-18. This is the second ODI of the six-match series and here we will bring to you all the live updates and the scores of the match. India have the advantage, winning the first ODI at Durban. South Africa, who already felt the absence of injured AB de Villiers, will take field at Centurion without skipper Faf du Plessis, who too has injured himself. Commanding the hosts will be a 2-ODI-old Aiden Markram.

South Africa were trapped in the web of Indian spinners and during the chase, Virat Kohli’s century gave the hosts’ bowlers no scope. With every victorious ODI, India move closer to ICC top-spot and with both du Plessis and de Villiers ruled out, the job for Kohli and boys has to be easier. However, the world is yet to see Markram the skipper and he might have plans that can get the better of the visitors.


India: 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: Aiden Markram (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Lungisani Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi, Khaya Zondo.