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India wins the Bilateral Series by 5-1, Virat Kohli’s massive 35th ODI Hundred

India wins the Bilateral Series by 5-1, Virat Kohli’s massive 35th ODI Hundred
Written by Abhishek Lohia

India vs South Africa 6th ODI is playing on today at Centurion Park. Indian team has already won the series; now they will aim to win the series by 5-1. It is a good chance of analysing the bench strength regarding Batting and Bowling. After being out of the top players, Proteas has lost their rhythm. Now they are looking an opportunity to recapture his winning rhythm. It is only the second time when South Africa was losing Four ODIs in a home series. Chinamen Bowler Kuldeep Yadav needs three more wickets to become the highest wicket-taker for India in a Bilateral series. The previous record is held by Javagal Srinath and Amit Mishra.

What a pasting for South Africa this. A 5-1 series defeat against India. And who better to seal it off than Virat Kohli. Three hundred for the Indian captain in the series. He’s the only player to score 500 runs in a bilateral series.

11:03 pm- Lungi Ngidi to Rahane, FOUR, backs away to a short of length delivery, makes room for himself, and then frees his arms

11:03 pm- It just 47 days in 2018 and Virat Kohli has crossed 500 runs – the earliest an Indian batsman went past 500 in a calendar year. Previous best: 69 days by Sachin Tendulkar in 2003 (on 10 Mar). This is just plain ridiculous…

11:02 pm- Lungi Ngidi to Rahane, 1 run, short at the body, pulls it away behind square for one

11:01 pm- Lungi Ngidi to Rahane, wide

11:00 pm- Tahir to Kohli, SIX, twinkles down the track and launches it over long-on! !!

10:59 pm- Tahir to Kohli, SIX, now the slog-sweep! He doesn’t play this shot very often. But now that the hundred is done, and the win is secure, why not! And geez

10:56 pm- Score after 30 overs, Kohli 110*, Rahane 28*, Ngidi 7-1-47-2

10:55 pm- Lungi Ngidi to Rahane, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off, punched through to deep point

10:53 pm- Lungi Ngidi to Kohli, FOUR,

10:52 pm- Lungi Ngidi to Kohli, no run, good length ball on middle, defended

10:51 pm- Score after 29 overs, India 174/2, Kohli 104*, Rahane 27*, Tahir 6-0-23-0

10:48 pm- Tahir to Kohli, 1 run, dropped! Tahir is furious. He had this rare opportunity of dismissing Kohli, but it’s been spilt. Flighted leg-break outside off, Kohli tries carving it over extra-cover but the turn does for him, causing him to slice it up instead. Phehlukwayo charges in from sweeper cover dives forward with both hands but can’t hold on

Score after 28 overs, Rahane 25*, Kohli 103*, Morris 6-0-36-0, India need 35 runs to win this match. 

10:45 pm- Chris Morris to Rahane, 1 run, to fine leg

10:43 pm- Chris Morris to Rahane, FOUR, off the top-edge, probably a bit of glove, and it balloons over the keeper

10:40 pm- Tahir to Kohli, FOUR, it’s another ODI hundred for Virat Kohli.

Score after 25 overs, India 154/2, Kohli 93*, Rahane 19*, Tahir 4-0-14-0

10:35 pm- Tahir to Rahane, no run, forward and pushed to cover

10:34 pm- Tahir to Kohli, 1 run, punch-drives a spinner through the covers

10:33 pm- Tahir to Kohli, FOUR, too much flight, ends up as a full toss. Kohli nails it back over the bowler’s head, no reaction time for the bowler

Score after 24 overs, India 149/2, Kohli 88*, Ajinkya Rahane 19*, Phehlukwayo 4-0-27-0

10:32 pm- Phehlukwayo to Kohli, 1 run, to extra cover

10:30 pm- Phehlukwayo to Kohli, FOUR, to mid-wicket

10:29 pm- Phehlukwayo to Kohli, 2 runs, punches the ball towards cover-point and takes off.

10:28 pm- Phehlukwayo to Kohli, no run, fuller and wider of off, Kohli square drives to gully

Score after 22 overs, Ind 137/2, Kohli 77*, Rahane 18*, Phehlukwayo 3-0-18-0

10:27 pm- Phehlukwayo to Rahane, no run, slower ball, Rahane reads it off the pitch and deviates to point with soft hands

10:26 pm- Phehlukwayo to Rahane, no run, good length on the stumps, blocked

10:25 pm- Phehlukwayo to Kohli, 2 runs, short of the length, angling into the ribcage, Kohli hops and manoeuvres it into the leg-side

Score after 21 overs, India 134/2, Rahane 18*, Kohli 74*, Tahir 2-0-6-0

10:21 pm- Tahir to Rahane, no run, 81ks, just outside off, forward and smothered into the point region

10:20 pm- Tahir to Rahane, 1 run, leans forward, takes it on the full and eases a drive to long-off

Score after 20 overs, India 130/2, Kohli 72*, Rahane 16*, Phehlukwayo 2-0-15-0

10:15 pm- Phehlukwayo to Kohli, no run, tries to get closer to off, Kohli opens the bat face and guides it neatly to short third man

10:13 pm-  Virat Kohli the first man to score 500 runs in a bilateral ODI series. Unparalleled, unprecedented, inhuman.

10:12 pm- Phehlukwayo to Kohli, FOUR, gorgeous exhibition of batting. Frame that and place it in a museum. It all happened in the blink of an eye.

10:10 pm- Phehlukwayo to Kohli, FOUR, short and keeps rising outside off, Kohli leaps up off his feet and flays it square of third man

Score after 19 overs, Kohli 63*, Rahane 15*, Tahir 1-0-2-0

10:05 pm- Tahir to Kohli, 1 run, 85ks, fuller on middle, eases a single down to long-off

10:00 pm- Tahir to Rahane, no run,

Most runs in all bilateral ODI series:
491 Rohit Sharma v Aus, 2013 (6)
Kohli on 491* vs SA, 2018(6)
478 G Bailey v Ind, 2013 (6)
467 H Masakadza v Ken, 2009 (5)

Score after 16 overs, India 110/2, Kohli 56*, Rahane 12*, Morris 4-0-25-0

9:55 pm- Chris Morris to Kohli, no run,

9:54 pm- Most runs by a captain in a bilateral ODI series:
481* VIRAT KOHLI (v SA, this series)
478 George Bailey (v Ind, 2013-14)
367 AB de Villiers (v Pak 2012-13)
358 AB de Villiers (v Ind 2015-16)
346 Kane Williamson (v Pak 2014-15)

9:53 pm- Chris Morris to Kohli, FOUR,

9:52 pm- Chris Morris to Kohli, FOUR, but that doesn’t stop the Indian skipper from claiming his 47th half ton in ODI cricket.

9:50 pm- Chris Morris to Rahane, 1 run,

Score after 15 overs, India 101/2, Kohli 48*, Rahane 11*, Morkel 6-0-39-0

9:45 pm- Morne Morkel to Rahane, 1 run, is prepared for the short delivery – which was evident by his swift adjustment of the swivel pull, through mid-wicket and he’ll only get a single

9:41 pm- Morne Morkel to Rahane, 1 run

9:40 pm- Morne Morkel to Rahane, FOUR,

Score after 14 overs, India 94/2, Rahane 5*, Kohli 45*, Morris 3-0-16-0

9:39 pm- Chris Morris to Rahane, 3 runs,

9:37 pm- Chris Morris to Kohli, FOUR, width and clobbered. The margin of error to this man is very minimal. Kohli frees his arms and thrashes it square on the off-side

9:35 pm- Chris Morris to Kohli, no run,

9:30 pm- Lungi Ngidi to Kohli, no run,

9:27 pm- Score after 10 overs, India 63/1, Kohli 28*, Dhawan 11*, Morris 1-0-4-0

9:26 pm- Chris Morris to Kohli, 3 runs, 135kph,

9:25 pm- Chris Morris to Kohli, no run,

9:23 pm- Chris Morris to Dhawan, 1 run, lets out some width,

9:22 pm- Chris Morris, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Score after 9 overs, India 59/1, Kohli 25*, Dhawan 10*, Morkel 5-0-32-0

9:21 pm- Morne Morkel to Dhawan, FOUR, to deep mid-wicket

9:20 pm- Morne Morkel to Dhawan, no run,

9:19 pm- Morne Morkel to Kohli, 1 run,

9:17 pm- Score after 8 overs, India 52/1, Kohli 23*, Dhawan 6*, Ngidi 4-1-22-1

9:16 pm- Lungi Ngidi to Kohli, FOUR, to deep mid-wicket

9:16 pm- Lungi Ngidi to Kohli, FOUR, to backward square leg

9:15 pm- Lungi Ngidi to Kohli, 1 run,

Score after 7 overs, India 42/1, Dhawan 5*, Kohli 14*, Morkel 4-0-27-0

9:14 pm- Morne Morkel to Dhawan, no run

9:12 pm- Morne Morkel to Kohli, FOUR

9:11 pm- Morne Morkel to Kohli, FOUR, goes to his staple bouncer.

Score after 6 overs, India 33/1, Dhawan 5*, Kohli 5*, Ngidi 3-1-11-1

9:10 pm- Lungi Ngidi to Dhawan, byes, FOUR

9:09 pm- Lungi Ngidi to Kohli, FOURgoes down.

9:07 pm- Lungi Ngidi to Dhawan, 1 run,

Score after 5 overs, Ind 22/1, Kohli 0*, Dhawan 4*, Morkel 3-0-18-0

9:06 pm- Morne Morkel to Dhawan, 1 run

9:05 pm- Morne Morkel to Dhawan, no run,

9:04 pm- Morne Morkel to Dhawan, no run,

9:03 pm- Morne Morkel to Dhawan, no run

4 overs have been bowled, India 20/1, Kohli 0*, Dhawan 3*, Ngidi 2-1-4-1

9:02 pm- Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease, Lungi Ngidi to Kohli, no run,

9:02 pm- Lungi Ngidi to Rohit, out Caught by Klaasen!! Not before it spits a little extra, takes the backside of his bat and pop up to the keeper. Rohit c Klaasen b Lungi Ngidi 15(13) [4s-3]

Score after the end of the first power play RSA 44/2, De Villiers 7*, Zondo 1*, SN Thakur 5-0-30-2

5:08 pm- SN Thakur to Markram, out Caught by Shreyas Iyer!!, that is another gifted wicket, one must say. Markram’s horror tour ends. Markram c Shreyas Iyer b SN Thakur 24(30) [4s-3 6s-1]

5:07 pm- SN Thakur to Markram, no run,

5:05 pm- SN Thakur to Markram, SIX, gee! That is some shot

Score after 9 overs, RSA 36/1, De Villiers 7*, Makaram 18*, Pandya 1-0-3-0

5:03 pm- Hardik Pandya to de Villiers, no run

5:02 pm- Hardik Pandya to de Villiers, 1 run

5:01 pm- Hardik Pandya to Markram, 1 run

5:00 pm- Hardik Pandya to Markram, no run,

Score after 8 overs, RSA 33/1, Makaram 16*, De Villiers 6*, Bumrah 4-1-11-0 

4:59 pm- Bumrah to de Villiers, 1 run

4:58 pm- Bumrah to de Villiers, FOUR,

Score after 7 overs, RSA 27/1, Makaram- 15*, De Villiers- 1*, SN Thakur 4-0-22-1

4:57 pm- SN Thakur to Markram, 2 runs,

4:56 pm- SN Thakur to Amla, out Caught by Dhoni!! Amla c Dhoni b SN Thakur 10(19) [4s-2]

4:55 pm- SN Thakur to Markram, 1 run

4:54 pm- SN Thakur to Markram, no run

6 over have been bowled, RSA 22/0, Amla 10*, Makaram 12*, Bumrah 3-1-5-0

4:53 pm- Bumrah to Amla, FOUR

5 over have been bowled RSA 18/0, Makaram 12* Amla 6*, SN Thakur 3-0-17-0

4:52 pm- SN Thakur to Markram, FOUR

4:52 pm- SN Thakur to Amla, 1 run,

4:51 pm- SN Thakur to Amla, no run, great bowling by Thakur

4:50 pm- SN Thakur to Amla, no run,

Score after 4 overs, RSA 13/0, Amla 5*, Makaram 8*, Bumrah 2-1-1-0

4:49 pm- Bumrah to Markram, no run,

4:48 pm- Bumrah to Markram, no run

4:47 pm- Bumrah to Markram, no run

Score after 3overs, RSA 13/0, SN Thakur- 2-0-12-0, Makaram 8*, Amla 5*

4:46 pm- SN Thakur to Amla, FOUR,

4:45 pm- SN Thakur to Amla, no run

4:44 pm- SN Thakur to Amla, no run

4:43 pm- SN Thakur to Amla, no run,

4:41 pm- Score after 2overs, RSA 9/0, Amla- 1*, Makaram- 8*, Bumrah- 1-0-1-0

4:40 pm- Bumrah to Markram, no run

4:38 pm- Bumrah to Markram, no run,

4:37 pm- Bumrah to Markram, no run

4:36 pm- Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Score after 1 over, RSA 8/0, SN Thakur- 1-0-8-0, Amla- 0*, Makaram- 8*

4:35 pm- SN Thakur to Markram, no run

4:33 pm- SN Thakur to Markram, FOUR

4:32 pm- SN Thakur to Markram, FOUR, Markram is away

4:30 pm- SN Thakur to Markram, no run,

Markram and Amla are at the crease. Markram is on strike. SN Thakur will open the attack

What to expect– There’s a prediction for spread storms in Centurion on the day of the game. The ball still twisted appreciably for Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav who grabbed 30 wickets in five matches. Highest team total on this ground is 444, which was made by England in 2016 against Pakistan.

Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer/Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah/Shardul Thakur

Probable XI: Aiden Markram (c), Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi

 

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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