1. India vs South Africa Cricket Score 5th ODI, Ind vs SA Live Updates: Virat Kohli & Co win by 73 runs, clinch maiden ODI series in South Africa

India vs South Africa Cricket Score 5th ODI, Ind vs SA Live Updates: Virat Kohli & Co win by 73 runs, clinch maiden ODI series in South Africa

India vs South Africa LIVE Cricket Score 5th ODI: Despite Ajinkya Rahane's half-century in the first ODI, the batsman has struggled to establish himself in the middle-order while MS Dhoni continues to struggle in the slog overs. The former Indian skipper has found it difficult to score quick runs, making Hardik Pandya's role more important.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 14, 2018 2:38 AM
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India vs South Africa Cricket Score 5th ODI: After being bamboozled by India’s spin twins for the first three T20Is, the South African cricket team bounced back in style at Johannesburg on Saturday to reduce the gap to 3-1. AB de Villiers’ return in the middle-order was a major boost for the hosts and even though the former captain failed to score big, his cameo was enough to shake the confidence of Indian spinners. Virat Kohli also missed the services of his sixth bowler Kedar Jadhav badly who was on the bench with an injury. Despite Ajinkya Rahane’s half-century in the first ODI, the batsman has struggled to establish himself in the middle-order while MS Dhoni continues to struggle in the slog overs. The former Indian skipper has found it difficult to score quick runs, making Hardik Pandya’s role more important. The bowling unit looks in good shape and will be strengthened if Kedar Jadhav returns to playing XI. The conditions are expected to be cloudy with rain forecast for the morning of match day. Port Elizabeth pitches have a history of troubling the batsmen and we might have a low-scoring game on our hands. The live cricket score is 195/6 after 41 overs.

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Here are India vs South Africa  Cricket Score and Updates 5th ODI:

12: 00 PM: Chahal strikes! India win this one by 73 runs and also take the series here. SA are dismissed for 201.

11: 52 PM: Kuldeep Yadav to Shamsi, out Caught by Hardik Pandya!! Shamsi c Hardik Pandya b Kuldeep Yadav 0(1). Earlier,  Klaasen departed. He cames down the wicket and missed it. Dhoni got an easy stumping.

11: 50 PM: South Africa lose the eight wicket. Klaasen goes for 39

11: 45 PM: Pandya with an excellent over there, pulling back things for India. He concedes just 2 runs. SA are 189/6 after 39 overs and need Klaasen to play a blinder if they are to win.

11: 30 PM: Kuldeep Yadav comes for another spell. South Africa need 94 runs in 74 balls

11: 19 PM: South African hope shatters with the wicket of Phehlukwayo. Kuldeep takes the wicket.

11: 15 PM: Set back to Proteas. Bhuvneshwar to Amla, out Amla Run Out!! Amla run out.

11: 10 PM: Bhuvneshwar comes back into the attack. South African score board stand at 160/4.

11: 03 PM: Amla and Klaasen take the inning forward slowly building up the momentum.South Africa need 115 runs to win the game.

10: 54 PM: After the end of 31 overs, Proteas are at 148/4. South Africa need 126 runs to win.

10: 45 PM: Hashim Amla completes his career’s 35th half-century, gets a standing ovation from the team.

10: 35 PM: Miller swings his wicket on Chahal’s googly. Goes back to pavallion after scoring 36 runs.

10: 28 PM: After the end of 25 overs, South African score card stands at 119/3. Amla is batting on 38, Miller is batting on 35.

10:17 PM: After 22 overs, Proteas are 107/3. While Amla is batting on 33, Miller is batting on 30.

9.50 PM: South Africa look to rebuild the innings with good David Miller and Hashim Amla trying very hard to rebuild the Proteas’ inning. At the end of 16th over, that is the drinks break, South Africa now at 83/3! Hardik Pandya has 2 wickets to his name while, Jasprit Bumrah has 1 to his!

9.40 PM: Hardik Pandya shine through the Indian seemers! Departs AB De Villiers. Proteas now at 65/3 after 13 overs! Hashim Amla and David Miller at the crease. A win for India will seal the series victory for them!

9.30 PM: South Africa lose their second wicket! JP Duminy caught at the slip by Rohit Sharma. Beautifully bowled by Hardik Pandya.

9.25 PM: Captain catches another captain! Proteas captain Aiden Markram caught by Indian skipper Virat Kohli! Bumrah gets his first! India back on track and after 10 overs South Africa 52/1!

9.20 PM: 50 up for Proteas! South African batsmen look very settled at the crease. After 9 overs, South Africa is at 51/0. Hashim Amla at 16 and Aiden Markram at 32! India desperately need wickets!

9.05 PM: Aiden Markram dropped by Shreyas Iyer in the covers! Virat Kohli unhappy! Markram was at 9. After 6 overs, Proteas now at 27/0 after 6 overs!

8.50 PM: South Africa start their innings with few good boundaries! Hashim Amla punched a couple while captain Markram is still observing the wicket! At the end of 3 over, Proteas now at 15/0. India looking for an early breakthrough!

8.40 PM: Bhuvneshwar Kumar kicks start Indian bowling innings! Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram at the crease!

8.05 PM: In the final over of the innings, India scored 5 runs. With this, its a wrap of India’s innings. The Blue colts scored 274/7 in their 50 overs. It was Rohit Sharma from the Indian dugout, who scored 115 runs, was the star of the innings. However, South African pacer Lungi Ngidi took four crucial wickets was the star from South African camp. South Africa need 275 in their 50 overs. South Africa will come to bat at 8.40 pm IST. Keep track of all the major update here!

7.55 PM: Ngidi got four wickets to his name now! MS Dhoni departs. However, it’s Aiden Markram who took a beautiful catch! India in big trouble with only 267/7 posted on the scoreboard. Nine more balls remaining in this innings.

7.50 PM: Cricket expert Harsha Bhogle shared his concern with India’s score!

7.45 PM: India in very big trouble to post big in today’s game. After 45 overs, India has 240/6 on the scoreboard. MS Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar on the crease!

7.40 PM: Shreyas Iyer gone! Caught behind the wicket! Nigidi takes his third wicket of the innings. India in big trouble with only 238/6 posted on the scoreboard!

7.30 PM: Ngidi bowled a maiden over with 2 wickets! MS Dhoni comes to crease with Shreyas Iyer on the other side. Will India be able to cross the 300 run mark! Stay tuned to find out.

7.27 PM: Double strike for Ngidi! Hardik Pandya comes to the crease and departs on a duck! India in trouble with 236/5!

7.25 PM: Rohit Sharma departs at 115! Sharma outsmarted by Ngidi.

7.15 PM: Meanwhile, Indian Women Cricket Team defeated their South African counterpart in the first T20 game between the two. South African Women Team scored 164/4 in 20 overs with India in reply scored 168/3 in 18.5 overs. Mithali Raj starred with 54 not out to her name while Veda Krishnamurthy scored 37 runs.

7.00 PM: Rohit Sharma gets a hundred! Blue colts look strong with Sharma at the crease with Iyer! This is his 17th international hundred. After 36 overs India now at 203/3. Rohit Sharma 101 not out.

6.55 PM: Rohit Sharma dropped at third man while he’s at 96! While playing a shot off a bouncer, Rohit Sharma was dropped by South African Tabraiz Shamsi!

6.50 PM: At drinks break, after 33 overs India has put a decent total at the scoreboard of 184/3. Rohit Sharma has scored 92 runs with 100 balls faced, while Shreyas Iyer is new at the crease has scored 2 runs.

6.40 PM: Ajinkya Rahane run out! Just before the end of 32 over! A major confusion at the crease with Rohit Sharma lets Ajinkya Rahane walk out of the ground. After 32 overs, India now at 180/3. Rohit Sharma in his 90s with Shreyas Iyer!

6.30 PM: After Virat Kohli departed, it is Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma who are at the crease looking to bolster Indian innings. After 30 overs, India now at 171/2. Rohit Sharma, inching closer to his hundred with 87 runs to his name.

6:15 PM: OUT! Virat Kohli is out for 36 runs. There was some miscommunication between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli and the Indian skipper had to pay the price. They added 105 runs for the second wicket.

6:00 PM: Rohit Sharma looks in sublime touch. He is smoking the ball at the moment and is playing on 61 runs from 65 balls. The partnership between him and Virat Kohli is now of 80 runs from 88 balls.

5:52 PM: India – 114/1 (20)

Virat Kohli -23 (40)

Rohit Sharma – 50 (57)

5:32 PM: After 15 overs India is at 90/1. This is an excellent start on a pitch which was considered hard to bat on. At this rate, India should easily go on t0 score more than 300 runs.

5:22 PM: Virat Kohli has got off to a relatively slow start, scoring 12 runs from 23 balls. But, the good sign for India is that Rohit Sharma is back in form. He is batting at 27. The live cricket score is 79/1 after 13 overs.

5:13 PM: SIX! Slightly short in length and Rohit Sharma lofted it over the square leg fielder. The Indian opener moves on to 25 runs from 30 balls. Virat Kohli, on the other hand, is at 4 runs from 11 balls.

5:05 PM: India – 57/1 (9)

Rohit Sharma – 17 (26)

Virat Kohli – 0 (5)

4:58 PM: OUT! Gone! Shikhar Dhawan has to leave for 34. He was looking set for a big one, pulled that ball well but unfortunately, found the fielder. Kagiso Rabada has the last laugh and he is a happy man. Virat Kohli is the new batsman.

4:52 PM: FOUR! Back to back boundaries for Shikhar Dhawan. Suddenly, this is turning out to be a great start for India. Both the batsmen are going after the bowlers and getting some quick runs. Dhawan moves on to 29 runs from 20 balls.

4:47 PM: FOUR! This time it was full from Kabiso Rabada and Dhawan smashed it past the bowler. Both the batsmen are looking good now. They are dealing in boundaries at the moment. India is at 22/0 after 5.3 overs.

4:40 PM: FOUR! Short and pulled away by Shikhar Dhawan. The Indian opener has been silent for a while now. But, one bad delivery and he made the best use of it. India move on to 9/0 after 3.4 overs.

4:31 PM: An excellent first over from Morne Morkel. No runs from it but, Shikhar Dhawan was also watchful. The conditions are helpful for the fast bowlers and the ball will move in the first 10 overs. Kabiso Rabada will bowl the second over.

4:28 PM: We are live! Rohit Sharma is out in the middle with Shikhar Dhawan. The latter has been in brilliant form but Rohit Sharma needs a few runs to get going. Morne Morkel starts proceedings for the hosts.

4:10 PM: Once again, India is playing with just 5 bowlers. Kedar Jadhav’s absence was felt in the last match and could be a crucial factor in this game too. Here is a look at India’s playing XI:

4:02 PM: The update from the middle is that Aiden Markram has won the toss and elected to bowl first. Virat Kohli said that he would have done the same. Chris Morris is injured, so Tabraiz Shamsi comes in. India is playing with the same XI.

3:50 PM: Good afternoon folks! We are just 10 minutes away from the toss. The conditions look good for a 50 over match and we are expecting a thrilling encounter. Ajinkya Rahane is set for the game:

Here are India vs South Africa 5th ODI playing XIs:

India – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrahkur.

South Africa – Aiden Markram(c), Hashim Amla, Jean-Paul Duminy, AB de Villiers, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungisani Ngidi, Morne Morkel, Tabraiz Shamsi.

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