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IND v SA, 3rd ODI, Match Report
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Matches - Reports Wednesday, 19 January 2011 03:56
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3rd ODI: India v South Africa (Winner: IND)

SA 220 (F du Plessis 60, JP Duminy 52, Z Khan 3/43, H Singh 2/23) lost to IND 223/8 (Y Pathan 59, S Raina 37, M Morkel 3/28, D Steyn 2/31) by 2 wickets with 10 balls remaining.

   Match Scorecard  
Man of the Match: Y Pathan Newlands, Cape Town (18 Jan,2011)
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South Africa won the toss and elected to bat. Looked like a wise choice since team batting first has won more matches at Cape Town. But it didn’t turn out that way. Smith struggled to put up anything more than mini partnerships as wickets tumbled at other and when he got out SA was 91/4 after 24 with COW of 38%. But JP and Faf both scored fifties to lead SA’s revival. SA seemed to be set for a 250+ score but some good bowling and excellent fielding saw them lose 6 wickets for 20 runs as they were all out for 220 with a COW of 31%. India lost early wicket but Rohit and Kohli seemed to be setting up a good platform before 4 quick wickets meant India was 95/5 after 25 with COW of 54%. Yusuf and Raina set about rebuilding the inning and then Harbhajan gave Yusuf company as he scored a rapid fire fifty. Two more wickets fell but Harbhajan made sure India was home by 2 wickets to lead the series 2-1.

 
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  First Inns (South Africa) - 50 Overs Maximum  
 
arrow 10 Overs: SA 39/1 IND 54% South Africa got off to a good start
      before Zaheer Khan knocked out Amla’s off stump and after that scoring runs was not easy. 39 runs came in this period for South Africa as their COW went down by 5% to 46%.
arrow 25 Overs: SA 94/4 IND 62% Sustained pressure by bowlers and
      some outstanding catching by the fielders saw South Africa struggle in this period. Indian bowlers snapped up 3 wickets while South Africa scored 55 runs and their COW went down by 8% to 38%.
arrow 35 Overs: SA 140/4 IND 66% JP Duminy and Faf du Plessis batted
      out this session making sure no more wickets fell as India bowlers made life difficult for them. 46 runs came in this session as South Africa’s COW fell by further 4% to 34%.
arrow 49.2 Overs: SA 220/10 IND 69% South Africa lost their last 6 wickets
      for just 20 runs as they collapsed to 220 all out. They managed to score 80 runs in this session but the loss of 6 wickets meant that their COW dipped by 3% to 31%.
       
  Second Inns (India: Target 221) - 50 Overs Maximum  
     
arrow 10 Overs: IND 36/1 IND 64% Dale Steyn flew like Superman to get
      rid of Murali Vijay but Rohit and Kohli consolidated the India inning with a steady start. 36 runs came in this period as the India batsmen struggled and India’s COW fell by 5% to 64%.
arrow 25 Overs: IND 95/5 IND 54% Morne Morkel turned on the heat
      with a fiery spell as he picked up two of the 4 wickets to fall in this period. India scored 59 runs but the loss of wickets hurt them as their COW crashed by 10% to 54%.
arrow 35 Overs: IND 160/5 IND 60% Yousuf Pathan and Suresh Raina set
      upon the rescue mission in this period as 65 runs were scored including 19 runs off one Botha over with 3 huge sixes. The Pathan onslaught saw India’s COW go up by 6% to 60%.
arrow 48.2 Overs: IND 223/8 IND 100% India nearly had a replay of the last
      match as they stumbled towards the end. 3 wickets fell but Harbhajan and company scored 63 runs in this period to take India to victory in 49th over.

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