CHENNAI: India making a comeback in the series after losing 2 of first the 3 ODI’s, Bluecaps completely outclassed Proteas and opens up the series with leveling series 2-2 with 1 match left. The match ends with India winning the contest by 35 runs.
India: 299/8 after 50 overs
South Africa: 264/9 after 50 overs
Results: India won by 35 runs
Man of the Match (MoM): Virat Kohli for his crucial 138 runs of 140 balls
Top scorers of India:
Virat Kohli: 138 runs of 140 balls
Suresh Raina: 53 of 52
Ajinkya Rahane: 45 of 53
Top scorers of South Africa:
Ab De Villiers: 112 of 107 balls
Quinton de Kock: 43 of 35
Farhaan Behardien: 22 of 38
Top bowlers of India:
Bhunveshwar Kumar: 3 wickets-10 overs-68 runs
Harbhajan Singh: 2 wickets-10 overs-50 runs
Axar Patel: 1 wicket-10 overs-40 runs
Top bowlers of South Africa:
Kagiso Rabada: 3 wickets-10 overs-54 runs
Dale Steyn: 3 wickets-10 overs-61 runs
Chris Morris: 1 wicket-9 overs-55 runs
India winning the toss, opted to bat first, faced some big trouble after both the openers departed at team score of 35. At that time, the star batsman Virat Kholi arrived and played a responsible innings making partnership with the two next coming batsmen. 26-year old is Virat is lined up among currently the best batsmen in the cricketing world, explored his 23rd century making much needy 138 of 140 balls, his innings comprises of six 4’s and five 6’s.
What makes the difference?
This match can be termed as the most entertaining than all of the others in the series, as the top batsman of both the sides scored 100’s. The point which makes the difference was, AB was not able to get the support of any batsman from the other end but Virat gain support of Raina and also joint with Rahane to regain his teams’ confidence.