The Proteas claimed a scintillating five wicket win in the rain affected fourth ODI against India at the Wanderers on Saturday for their first win of the six-match series.
When he was caught by Miller from the bowling of Morris after 32 overs, Kohli was on 75 off 83. Rahane chipped in with a handy 79 in the first ODI, but the rest lower than him only received a chance to bat in the last match, and as predicted, they failed to get going all of a sudden after not getting any match practice in the ODIs.
Klaasen played a peculiar shot to one of Yuzvendra Chahal's wider deliveries, walking past his stumps to make room and pulling it over square-leg, and falling down as the ball touched the ropes. Morris was playing only his second ODI at home when he first experienced the atmosphere, and he smacked 62 off 38 to win South Africa a chase of 263 from 210 for 8; Kyle Abbott scored just three runs in a 52-run stand. Morris spoke of how Dwaine Pretorius became a hero in his first Pink-Day experience previous year. Needing 159 runs from 124 balls, it was advantage South Africa as they had nine wickets intact.
Kohli was gutted to have lost, and said: "The second innings, we got a difference of 35 between runs and balls". Shikhar Dhawan is First Indian to Score Hundred in 100th ODI, Twitterati Hail Gabbar of Indian Cricket. Usually our spinners don't bowl no-balls.
South Africa, playing without any spinners, looked out of ideas to stop the two with no variety in their bowling. South Africa's win in the "pink" ODI meant that the six-match series stands at 3-1. Moreover, Chahal had Miller dropped on 6, and then bowled on 7 in the same over - only for replays to show that he had overstepped.
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Morales was honored during the meal, attended by about 200 people, for his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "I have been thanked and in some cases not thanked, to be 100% honest about it".
Chahal was guilty of bowling another no-ball later in the innings.
The match was well over before the stipulated 50 overs as SA crashed to a 124 run defeat. "You never know what happens in the future but I am really happy at the moment", he added. More exposure in conditions where spin is the primary mode of attack has helped and the likes of Amla, Jacques Kallis, Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers have developed methods that have seen them dominate against spin. These two spinners won three games for us.
It's not as if either Chahal or Yadav are new to the scene; the former's been contracted in the IPL for the past six years, although he only really made a breakthrough in 2015 for the Bangalore franchise, while Yadav has been on the books of a couple of IPL sides too and been an worldwide player for the past year. "He took that chance with both hands and went on to change the momentum of the game", he said. "They are courageous and even on flatter pitches, wrist spinners will also come into play", he explained.
"They feel at the top of their game when they have the pitches supporting them even a little bit".
The victory will sure bring back South Africa's confidence, which faded since India's triumphant run commenced.