SAvIND, 4th ODI: Shikhar Dhawan hits record ton before lightening interrupts play

After a postponement of roughly dual hours, South Africa’s sum was revised to 202 from 28 overs.

South Africa, who had beaten India in a World Cup a year ago, have not been means to contest with a sub-continental side in their possess backyard.

India’s aura of invincibility in new times took a strike as South Africa pulled off a fantastic follow to emerge hero by 5 wickets in a rain-curtailed fourth one-day tellurian here tonight and stay alive in a series. Kohli looked unstoppable and a prominence of his innings was a true 6 off Lungi Ngidi (2-52) as a batsman usually walked down and launched him over a sightscreen. “Give credit to South Africa, they played with a lot of impression and deserved to win”. A fourth uninterrupted win will also concrete their mark as a no.1 side in ICC ODI Rankings.

137 off 146 balls v South Africa, MCG, 2015 India’s start to their World Cup opener began on a bad note with Rohit Sharma out for 0 in a third over, though led by Dhawan’s 137 they surged to a match-winning sum of 307/7 during a MCG on Feb 22, 2015.

However, South African batters’ struggles opposite Indian spinners seems to be a some-more formidable problem and De Villiers will need support from a other finish if a hosts are to finish India’s juggernaut in a ongoing series. Despite practicing with during slightest 5 opposite internal wrist spinners during Newlands, a Proteas’ batting choice still couldn’t contend with India’s first-choice spin duo. However, it stays to be seen if he will be deemed fit to play on Saturday.

South Africa’s innings was reduced to 28 overs, and a home group was given a aim of 202, after a prolonged check for lightning and rain. Unsurprisingly, notwithstanding a downturn, Aiden Markram will continue heading a side. Only Kumar Sangakkara (482) from Sri Lanka, Adam Gilchrist (472) from Australia and Mark Boucher (424) from South Africa have matched this before.

The Proteas, wearing pinkish outfits in support of breast cancer awareness, seemed untimely as India’s left-hand-right-hand multiple found a bounds easily. But to a team, he brings so most some-more than runs, he brings AB de Villiers. In 2015, he had crushed 149 off usually 44 balls opposite a West Indies.

Like India took heart from their dominant record in Tests during Wanderers before they won a third Test, Morris looks during their pink-day record with optimism. The consecutive sixth-wicket mount combined 33 in 11 balls withdrawal an already dumbfounded India shell-shocked.

It is simply not function for Rohit Sharma. This century was Kohli’s second hundred of a series. India have an normal record during this ground. SA won by 7 wickets. With Rabada in assign of a final 10 overs, India could hasten usually 59 runs.


Speaking after a compare in Cape Town, Kohli said: “I was cramping towards a finish though knew we had to stay compartment a finish to get us to 300”.

Want to play this kind of cricket even when we am 34-35: Virat Kohli