Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller’s late counter attack helped South Africa beat Asian country by five wickets within the fourth ODI of the series at the New Wanderers bowl. Chasing 290 to stay alive within the series, South Africa were two-handed a revised target of 202 once overs were lost to stoppage live owing to inclementness. once the players went off the sector, South Africa were 43/1 in seven.2 overs. once play resumed, Asian country dominated the competition because of a double strike by Kuldeep Yadav. once Hardik Pandya got the wicket of AB DE Villiers, World Health Organization looked in ominous kind, it appeared as if Asian country were on the verge of a far-famed series win. However, a fierce fightback from Klaseen (43*) and Miller (39) particularly against India’s spin twins Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep helped the hosts win well within the finish.
Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan marked his a centesimal One-Day International (ODI) with an excellent 109.
Dhawan, World Health Organization hit his thirteenth century, shared a 158-run second-wicket stand with captain Virat Kohli (75) as a unmerciful Asian country showed sturdy intent to clinch the six-match series.
India were cruising at 197/2 in thirty four overs once the play was interrupted for nearly associate hour owing to lightning. once the play resumed, Asian country lost the plot associated lost wickets often to what looked an under-par total.
Before the interruption, however, Dhawan and Kohli, 2 of best in-form visiting players within the series, dominated the house bowlers once Asian country won the toss and opted to bat.
They did not permit Asian country to feel the loss of Rohit Sharma, World Health Organization fell for 5 to increase his poor run of zero, 15, twenty within the series. The right-hander drove a full delivery back to paceman Kagiso Rabada, World Health Organization managed to require a awfully low catch.
Kohli and Dhawan then steered Asian country to a foothold of strength. each matched strokes per strokes as they compete sanely, watching for weak deliveries.
Kohli sealed his authority as he continued to penalise the South African bowlers. for somebody returning into the match with a lot of 112, 46 not out, a hundred and sixty not out, batting looked simple. He registered his forty sixth ODI fifty.
South Africa, enjoying with none spinners, looked out of ideas to prevent the 2 with no selection in their bowling. Part-time Jean-Paul Duminy delivered four overs of spin however, expectedly, did not appear as if taking a wicket.
At the opposite finish, left-hander Dhawan force, cut, and drove with ease because the partnership flourished.
The stand was broken once Kohli hit pacer Chris Morris straight into the hands of David Miller at short cowl, with Asian country at 178/2 in thirty one.1 overs.
Later, Dhawan went on to finish his century, with a straight dispel a full toss from Morris crossing the position fence giving him the quantitative score.
India’s march was halted by lightening with dark clouds hovering over the New Wanderers bowl.
When the match resumed, Dhawan was the primary to be fired, driving Morne Morkel to AB DE Villiers at position.
Ajinkya Rahane (8) too perished, with a attain lungyi Ngidi failing to clear Rabada at deep sq. leg. With these 2 wickets, things suddenly looked gloomy for Asian country, World Health Organization were at 210/4.
The saviour of Asian country was previous war-horse, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, World Health Organization remained not out forty two off forty three deliveries.
At the opposite finish, Ngidi and Rabada accounted for Shreyas Iyer (18) and Hardik Pandya (9) to dent India’s hopes of a late surge however Dhoni another time showed why he’s therefore necessary for the aspect.