Miller, Klassen keep series alive as SA steal India's thunder

JOHANNESBURG: Thanks to rain joining the fourth one-day global between South Africa and India for a excellent hour, a 50-over sport rode at the Duckworth-Lewis Method to change into Twenty20 mode, making Pink Day at the Wanderers an evening to bear in mind.

Chasing India's 290 for a win within the necessary 50 overs, South Africa had been 43-1 when rain and lightning altered the calculations, leaving them wanting an additional 159 runs from 124 balls. The hosts, for as soon as, were given their act together and raced to the target with 9 balls to spare.

In doing so, South Africa relieved themselves of the haunting Indian wrist spinners in a five-wicket victory and kept the six-match sequence alive forward of the 5th sport at Port Elizabeth.

Having lost a wicket already earlier than play had to be stopped, the hosts walked out as soon as the umpires had inspected the sector of play and soon discovered AB de Villiers at the crease main the rate.

Two sixes, a 4 and AB raced to 26 off simply 18 balls, changing the momentum of the chase to levels not yet observed at the part of South Africa within the 3 suits so far. The batsman did not closing lengthy, holing out to Rohit Sharma at long-leg, but whilst he stayed, he supplied sufficient inspiration for the rest of the batsmen - the dangerous David Miller particularly - to deal with their tempo.

Miller joined Amla at the crease and he proved to be threatening and lucky in equal measure. Threatening for the 4 limitations and two sixes he hit in his 28-ball 39 to deliver South Africa again into the sport from the place they might fetch a win. Lucky for being dropped by Shreyas Iyer at deep square-leg, getting bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal off a no-ball and getting stuck at deep mid-wicket off the free-hit that followed.


By the time he left, stuck leg-before by Chahal once more, South Africa had been 28 runs away from a win with allrounder Andie Phehlukwayo joining wicket-keeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen within the middle. The two would sooner or later see South Africa through.


Earlier within the day, left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan was the primary Indian batsman to attain a century in his 100th one-day International and together with captain Virat Kohli put together a 158-run stand for the second wicket.


His century, together with Aiden Markram (of Hardik Pandya) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar's (of Hashim Amla) jaw-dropping catches had remained the most entertaining parts to the play. That is, of course, earlier than South Africa's chase met the required tempo in ordinary fashion.


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