Set 275 for victory‚ South Africa‚ at various times early on in their chase‚ looked on course to keep the series alive but eventually succumbed to the pressure exerted by Kohli's disciplined outfit to be bowled out for 201 in the 43rd over.
The reprieves allowed Rohit to complete his 17th ODI century - his first in the rainbow nation but Lungi Ngidi (4-51) helped South Africa stage a tremendous comeback as he claimed four wickets in the end which allowed India to get just 55 runs.
Asked if docking 15 per cent of his match fee was too harsh a sanction considering that many famous players get away after similar, if not more outrageous, acts, senior player Hashim Amla said though the team wouldn't want to comment, they'd like consistency. Yet, the visitors would also like to find a balance between going all out in a dead rubber and resting a few players keeping in mind a long overseas schedule later this year. India's record on this ground is excellent; the is the second game of this series which will be played on this field. He is closely followed by Yuzvendra Chahal who has picked up 14 wickets this series. It will be interesting to see who will be rested from the spin duo because both of them are in prolific form.
Hashim Amla, as per the quotes in Hindustan Times, conceded that the India series has certainly given a good reality check to the South African side ahead of the big ICC World Cup 2019. We (top six) haven't really got going and given the momentum we needed to give.
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She continued, adding, "My motivation for this was to give back for all of your support throughout the years", adds the 32-year-old.
Shardul Thakur, the fourth pacer in this current squad, has only ever played in two ODIs. It includes two centuries and one half century at an average of 143. 4-7 in this series.
Shreyas Iyer has got starts in both the matches he has played but failed to capitalise. India retracted their decision to view Ajinkya Rahane as a backup opener and slotted him in at No.4.
Rohit, who struggled to score in the previous ODIs started his innings in similar fashion. The slow nature of pitches is one of the reasons being attributed to this downturn.
Despite having top quality batsmen, India India has not got the best execution when the middle order walks out to bat.
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But the government's argument that what he said before he was elected wasn't relevant didn't hold up, the 4th Circuit said. The 4th Circuit ruling went further than the earlier decision by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S.
India has named a strong bowling unit for South Africa Tests.
The Indian team took a day off on Thursday and there was not even an optional practice. But on the other hand, South Africa will be waiting to prove that they can play the Indian spinners by winning the sixth ODI on Friday.
Markram was handed the leadership role for the ongoing ODI series against India after Faf du Plessis was ruled out for the remainder of the limited overs series after fracturing his right index finger during the first ODI in Durban.
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Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday that all families who lost loved ones in the shooting have been notified. Feis played center for the Eagles from 1995-98. "The kids in this community loved him, adored him".