India vs South Africa Cricket Score 6th ODI highlights: After clinching the series comprehensively in Port Elizabeth a few days ago, Virat Kohli and team will now take on South Africa in the sixth and final ODI of the series with an aim to make it 5-1. Skipper Virat Kohli has led from the front by scoring the bulk of runs and has got decent support from Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. The problem for India, however, is that most of the runs have come from top 3 and the middle-order remains highly untested. Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya have struggled to increase the run-rate in the final few overs and it won’t be a bad idea to bring in Dinesh Karthik or Manish Pandey. Indian spinners have been in fine form but the lack of the sixth bowler in Jadhav’s absence can cost at crucial times. As far as the hosts go, they need more runs from the top order. It rained heavily in Johannesburg and Centurion on match eve and thunderstorms are expected even today. The pitch will definitely assist the fast-bowlers and there’s a possibility of the ball skidding which will help South Africans in countering the spin. The live cricket score is 133/2 after 20.4overs.
Here are India vs South Africa Cricket Score and 6th ODI highlights:
11:20 PM: Virat Kohli declared Man of the Match as well as the Man of the Series.
11:01 PM: Men in Blue beat Aussies by eight wickers, win series 5-1
10:50 PM: After 30 overs, Team India 180/2. Now need 25 runs to win.
10: 40 PM: Virat Kohlos smashes ton, moves on to 103 runs from 82 balls.
10:27 PM: After 26 overs India is 149/2. Need 56 more runs to win.
10: 14 PM: After 20.4 overs, Team India 133/2. Kohli batting on 73, while Rahane is on 18 runs
9.40 PM: Shikhar Dhawan departs! Lungi Ngidi gets his second. India loses its second wicket. It’s now up for Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli to carry forward the Indian innings. India need 111 runs in 36 over. After 14 overs India now at 94/2.
9.30 PM: Indian batsmen Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli have built a solid partnership at the crease! Kohli has smashed 37 runs in 25 balls whereas Dhawan is on 12 from 28 deliveries. After 11 overs, India now at 73/1. India needs 132 more from 39 overs!
9.00 PM: Out! Rohit Sharma departs! Beautifully bowled by Lungi Ngidi, Sharma caught behind the stumps by Klaasen. Big blow to India. After 4 overs, India now at 20/1.
8.50 PM: After 2 overs, India now at 9 without any wicket. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are at the crease looking to score big!
8.45 PM: India have started their innings! They will look not to lose early wickets and chase the target of 205. With a win here it will be 5-1 for the Men in Blues!
8.00 PM: Proteas are done and dusted! Shardul Thakur takes his fourth wicket of the game. South Africa demolished by Indian bowlers with just 204 on the scoreboard. India will come to bat and chase 205 in 50 overs!
7.55 PM: With four overs to go, 200 looks very difficult for the Proteas! Every Indian bowler has got a wicket to their name. Shardul Thakur so far has taken 3 in his 8 overs, Bumrah, Chahal has got two each, while Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav have got one each!
7.50 PM: OUT! Imran Tahir departs! Bumrah gets his first wicket of the game!
7.40 PM: OUT! Morne Morkel gone! Hardik Pandya gets his first wicket of the innings!
7.25 PM: South Africa is slowly building their innings. They will look to score at least 200 on the scoreboard. Indian bowlers has outperformed the South African batsmen!
7.10 PM: Chahal strikes again! Good catch by Hardik Pandya. Khaya Zondo sent back to the pavilion.
6.57 PM: 50 up for Khaya Zondo! Proteas are in big trouble now and need a good and strong partnership to score good runs for the men in blues to chase.
6.55 PM: Come and go! Newcomer Chris Morris departs as fifth wicket down from Proteas. Kuldeep Yadav gets his first wicket of the innings. Shikhar Dhawan takes an easy catch!
6.37 PM: Another wicket down for Proteas! Shardul Thakur gets his third wicket! Jasprit Bumrah takes a good catch near the boundary. Farhaan Behardien back to pavilion.
6.35 PM: OUT! Great catch by captain Virat Kohli! Jasprit Bumrah strikes his first wicket of the innings, departs Heinrich Klaasen with a slower one! Farhaan Behardien comes to bat with Khaya Zondo at the crease. Indian bowlers shine.
6.25 PM: After 29 overs, South Africa are at 129/3. After AB De Villiers departed from the crease, it is Khaya Zondo and Heinrich Klaasen are slowly building up the run-flow for the Proteas.
6.10 PM: In his 5 overs, Hardik Pandya gave away only 15 runs. A brilliant economic bowling by him. On the other hand, Chahal is looking for another wicket. After 25 overs, South Africa is at 116/3.
6.05 PM: Hardik Pandya has been brought back into the attack. In his first spell, he bowled 4 overs and gave away 13 runs.
5.50 PM: OUT! Yuzvendra Chahal gets the best of AB de Villiers. Third wicket down for the Proteas. Wicket Keeper batsman Heinrich Klaasen comes to the crease with new man Khaya Zondo.
5.45 PM: Khaya Zondo and AB de Villiers take charge, helps South Africa reach 100 in 19 overs.
5:15 PM: The new man in Khaya Zondo. A great opportunity for him to score big today. Also, this is the perfect time for Hardik Pandya to operate with the new man in. The score is 45/2 after 11 overs.
5:07 PM: OUT! Shardul Thakur strikes again! Aiden Markram was looking good. He was connecting the ball well and had found some gaps too. This was a great chance for the young South African skipper to register a big score. He scored 24 runs from 30 balls.
4:54 PM: OUT! Big wicket for India and its Shardul Thakur who strikes. Hashim Amla departs for 10, great start for India. It was short down the leg, Amla tried to pull but ended up giving an easy catch to MS Dhoni. AB de Villiers is the new man in.
4:50 PM: The South African openers have been watchful in the first few overs. The runs haven’t come that easy but they haven’t lost a wicket in the first six. The score is 22/0 after 6 overs.
4:42 PM: South Africa – 13/0 (4)
Aiden Markram – 8 (16)
Hashim Amla – 5 (8)
4:37 PM: A beautiful second over by Shardul Thakur. Even though he was hit for a four on the last, he did create a few chances. At the end of 3rd over, South Africa is at 13/0.
4:30 PM: This is Shardul Thakur’s third ODI and he was a bit tentative in the beginning. However, after being hit for two boundaries, the youngster got his line right and bowled a tight over. The score is 8/0 after 1 over.
4:25 PM: We are live! Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla are out in the middle for South Africa. Shardul Thakur will take the new ball for India. Game on in Centurion!
4:10 PM: Imran Tahir has made a comeback for South Africa. So, clearly resting him hasn’t helped the hosts much. Here is a look at the Indian cricket team for India vs South Africa 6th ODI:
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4:05 PM: Good evening folks! Virat Kohli has won the toss and elected to bowl first. There is one major change in the playing XI. Shardul Thakur comes in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Four changes for South Africa.
Here are India vs South Africa 6th ODI playing XIs:
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni(w), Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
South Africa: Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram(c), AB de Villiers, Khaya Zondo, Farhaan Behardien, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Imran Tahir, Morne Morkel, Lungisani Ngidi.