India vs South Africa 5th ODI-Yusuf Pathan's Century goes in vain
India loses the 5th and final ODI against South African in centurion and sealed the historic series win against India. Despite the heroic efforts of Yusuf Pathan India couldn't manage to win. India was all out for 234 in 40.2 overs 33 runs short of South Africa total. The last man to get out was Zaheer Khan for 24 to Tsotsobe .Pathan. scored a 65 ball hundred to put India in a winning position before he get out in the 36th over to money Morkel when India was 220/8.
Yousuf came to the crease when India was struggling, the top order tumbled to 100 for 6. He along with Zhaheer khan hold the innings together in the 24 th over when India was 117/6. The duo added 100 runs in just 12.4 over's bulk of the runs were scored by Yusuf( 105 69b 8x4 8x6) his innings includes 8 sixes and 8 boundaries. It was Yusuf's second ODI hundred and the first in the series.
Yusuf was scoring when rest of the batters failed to perform; he was in a murdering mood. He punished the spinner Botha and medium pacers LL Tsotsobe and RJ Peterson. Out of his 8 mammoth sixes the trio consumed 6 of them. He lifted the game from nowhere, when India was staring a huge defeat at 117/8. With his blistering performance but eventually when Yusuf perished to Morkel there was no one takes the inning forward, the expected happened when finally Zaheer was caught by Morkel
None of the Indian batter exceptYusufcouldn't make impact in the game, the only batters made reasonable score was Parthiv Patel(38) and Zhaheer kanh(24) . The top 4 batters including Captain Dhoni and Yuvraj couldn't make Double figures.
Earlier south Africa went on to make 260/10 in the 46 over's (D/L), with hashim amla scoring a un beaten century of 116 from 100 balls. India could take only one wicket of Smith in the first 15 overs partnership between 97 Amla and MN van Wyk laid the platform for the portieres. He Scored 58 runs and Duminy made contribute 35 runs.
It was ordinary performance from India with the ball up to the 42 over, until the rain interrupted the Game. South Africa was 3 down for 226. After the game resumed South Africa lost its remaining 6 wicket adding just 40 odd runs. But hey managed to put a good score of 250.Then there was a blistering performance from the South African bowlers they just cleaned the top order. The bowlers were in total control unless Yusufcame in to bat.
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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