Yusuf Pathan's Century goes in vain
Yusuf Pathan tried his best to bring victory for India but all went in vein for a moment. Hitting the balls all over the field, a 105 run knock from 70 balls, didn't save India, as India suffered a heart-breaking 33 run defeat against South Africa in a much thrilling 5th and final cricket ODI in which India lost the series 2-3.
Yusuf, came out to the crease in the the 14th over when India was struggling at 74 for six. He hit eight stunning sixes and eight fours to give life to a historic win for India but failed at the end.
India, chasing a target of 268 for a win under the Duckworth-Lewis Rule as the match was reduced to a 46-over-a-side affair due to a rain interruption, India were all out for 234 in 40.2 overs at SuperSport Park .
Morne Morkel- Man of the series
Amla Man of the Match for his outstanding 116
South Africa: G. Smith c Yusuf b Zaheer 7 (11b, 1x4), H. Amla (not out) 116 (132b, 9x4), M. van Wyk c & b Yuvraj 56 (63b, 8x4), A.B. de Villiers st. Dhoni b Yuvraj 11 (12b, 1x4), J.P. Duminy c & b Munaf 35 (44b, 1x4), F. du Plessis b Munaf 8 (6b, 1x4), J. Botha c Dhoni b Munaf 2 (2b), R. Peterson b Zaheer 4 (2b, 1x4), D. Steyn (run out) 0 (1b), M. Morkel (run out) 0 (2b), L. Tsotsobe (not out) 0 (1b); Extras (lb-6, w-5): 11. Total (for nine wickets in 46 overs): 250.
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Smith), 2-113 (van Wyk), 3-129 (de Villiers), 4-231 (Duminy), 5-242 (du Plessis), 6-244 (Botha), 7-250 (Peterson), 8-250 (Steyn), 9-250 (Morkel).
India bowling: Zaheer 9-1-47-2, Munaf 8-0-50-3, Chawla 7-0-32-0, Harbhajan 8-0-33-0, Yusuf 2-0-10-0, Yuvraj 8-0-45-2, Rohit 2-0-14-0, Raina 2-0-13-0.
Power Plays: One (1-10): 53/1; Bowling (11-15): 27/0; Batting (42-44): 20/1.
India: Parthiv c du Plessis b Morkel 38 (34b, 6x4), Rohit Sharma b Tsotsobe 5 (8b, 1x4), V. Kohli c de Villiers b Morkel 2 (6b), M.S. Dhoni c Smith b Morkel 5 (10b, 1x4), Yuvraj c Duminy b Steyn 8 (14b, 2x4), S. Raina c Morkel b Steyn 11 (8b, 2x4), Yusuf c du Plessis b Morkel 105 (70b, 8x4, 8x6), Harbhajan c Duminy b Botha 13 (16b, 1x6), P. Chawla b Peterson 8 (11b, 1x4), Zaheer c Morkel b Tsotsobe 24 (58b, 3x4), Munaf (not out) 4 (9b); Extras (lb-2, nb-2, w-7): 11. Total (in 40.2 overs): 234.
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Rohit), 2-31 (Kohli), 3-45 (Dhoni), 4-60 (Parthiv), 5- 60 (Yuvraj), 6-74 (Raina), 7-98 (Harbhajan), 8-119 (Chawla), 9-219 (Yusuf).
South Africa bowling: Steyn 9-1-32-2, Tsotsobe 7.2-0-57-2, Morkel 8-0-52-4, Botha 8-0-33-1, Peterson 7-0-45-1, du Plessis 1-0-13-0.
Power Plays: One (1-9): 49/3; Bowling (10-14): 25/3; Batting (35-38): 34/1.
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