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South Africa vs India, 5th ODI in Port Elizabeth: Team India Report Card



South Africa vs India, 5th ODI in Port Elizabeth: Team India Report Card

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New Delhi: Spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal as soon as once more spun an internet over the South African batsmen after Rohit Sharma’s sensational ton helped India put up 274/7 in their 50 overs. The spinners picked 6 wickets between them because the guests defeated South Africa by 73 runs in the 5th ODI in Port Elizabeth and sealed the 6-match collection with one recreation to go.CricketNext takes a have a look at the efficiency of the Indian gamers from Tuesday’s recreation.

Shikhar Dhawan: Rating four: Verdict: Average

Having taken the Proteas bowlers to the cleaners in the earlier video games, it was a uncommon dangerous day in the workplace for Shikhar Dhawan as he managed to attain 34 off 23 balls on Tuesday. What made it barely disappointing was that he regarded set and was scoring shortly when Kagiso Rabada had him fall to the short-ball lure. With the thirdman fielder introduced in and the deep sq. leg fielder ready for the aerial shot, Dhawan ought to have proven higher utility than hitting it straight down the fielder’s throat.

Rohit Sharma: Rating 9.5: Verdict: Excellent

After a string of poor scores, Rohit lastly made it depend as he hit a match-winning hundred, the 17th of his profession. It was a high quality innings on a wicket that regarded sluggish and sluggish as the sport progressed. Having been concerned in the run outs of skipper Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, it was necessary that he made it depend. The solely little adverse from the innings can be his lack of ability to proceed after scoring the hundred. He obtained out when the group wanted him to up the ante going into the ending levels of the innings.

Virat Kohli: Rating 7: Verdict: Good

A uncommon failure for the captain with the bat, however he greater than made up for it with some good management calls on the sphere. Even on the batting crease, he regarded in good contact earlier than a misunderstanding with Rohit noticed him being run out by Duminy. 36 high quality runs earlier than he needed to stroll again to the pavilion. Expressive as at all times on the sphere, he was a plethora of feelings as India registered a historic bilateral ODI collection win over the Proteas.

Ajinkya Rahane: Rating three: Verdict: Poor

Ajinkya Rahane as soon as once more flattered to deceive and this time it was the batsman who can be kicking himself for getting run out when there was no single obtainable. Hitting the ball to Morne Morkel, Rahane began off for a run whilst Rohit was busy ball watching. By the time Rahane realised he was in hassle, he had virtually reached the non-striker’s finish. After an exquisite begin to the ODI collection, Rahane can be cursing himself for the way in which in which he has been dismissed in the previous couple of video games.

Shreyas Iyer: Rating four: Verdict: Average

Shreyas Iyer has been exhibiting the weather of a global batsman, however he has did not strike huge as he edged Ngidi to Klaasen behind the wicket simply when it appeared that he was constructing the platform for a late innings flourish. He was fairly dodgy in the sphere in addition to he missed a sitter off Aiden Markram’s bat. Luckily for India, the catch didn’t price the group an excessive amount of. Iyer should begin changing the begins into huge scores if he desires to cement his place in this group.

MS Dhoni: Rating four: Verdict: Average

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is but to hit kind with the bat in this collection and his lack of ability to up the ante on the finish of the innings as soon as once more noticed him perish. But Dhoni was good behind the wickets and as has been the case in current occasions, he was as soon as once more the person who was guiding the bowlers together with his tactical inputs. Dhoni must come up with his batting if he needs to silence critics who really feel that he’s not a pressure to reckon with in the case of wielding the willow.

Hardik Pandya: Rating 6: Verdict: Good

All-rounder Hardik Pandya has been having a poor run ever because the first innings of the primary Test in the Rainbow Nation. But simply when the critics had been respiratory down his neck, Pandya shut them up and confirmed why skipper Virat Kohli has in contrast him to match-winning all-rounder Ben Stokes in the previous. Having did not up the ante with the bat, Pandya picked the essential wickets of JP Duminy and AB de Villiers to derail the Proteas innings. Not to overlook the essential run out of Hashim Amla and the good catch of Shamsi. He is a livewire on the sphere and his efficiency does raise the spirit of the group.

Kuldeep Yadav: Rating 10: Verdict: Excellent

The South African batsmen had claimed after the win in Johannesburg that that they had solved the spin thriller that the Indians had dished out. But Kuldeep confirmed on Tuesday that there’s nonetheless some approach to go earlier than they’ll decipher what the duo of Kuldeep and Yuzvendra Chahal are allotting. 30 wickets in 5 video games from the duo has been an integral issue in India profitable their first-ever bilateral ODI collection in the Rainbow Nation.

Yuzvendra Chahal: Rating 9: Verdict: Very Good

If he steals the present in one, Kuldeep goes one up in the opposite and on Tuesday it was once more Kuldeep’s night. But one can not take away the strain that Chahal retains constructing from the opposite finish. Two wickets once more as he had the proper leg-spinner to fort David Miller. It has been a dream collection for the wrist spinner and he’ll solely acquire in confidence from these matches.

Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Rating four: Verdict: Average

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah didn’t have a lot to write down dwelling about after the 5th ODI, however an all-round show from the remainder of the bowlers ensured that their uncommon off day with the white ball didn’t damage skipper Kohli a lot. While Bhuvi was costly and failed to choose a wicket, Bumrah did have Aiden Markram’s wicket to point out for his 7-over spell.



First Published: February 14, 2018, 12:29 PM IST


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