Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
7 minute read
5 Dec 2013
1:19 pm

Live Tweets: SA vs India at Wanderers

Wesley Botton

Keep up to date with the latest news from the opening day of the three-match ODI series between South Africa and India at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

FILE PICTURE: South African batsman Faf du Plessis. (Photo by AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S.KODIKARA/Gallo Images)

Live Tweets via Wesley Botton, The Citizen sports reporter (@wesbotton). Refresh for the latest tweets.


9.31pm: That’s it from the first ODI at the Wanderers. A convincing win for the Proteas. The second ODI will be played in Durban on Sunday #SAvIndia

9.29pm: “I wouldn’t say I’m a star. I’m in a team with plenty of stars. I’m just a 20-year-old trying to do my thing.” – Quinton de Kock

9.26pm: “I didn’t expect this to happen, so I’m just happy with what I’ve done and hoping to carry on.” – Quinton de Kock#SAvIndia

9.24pm: Quinton de Kock, who smashed 135 runs off 121 balls for his second ODI century, has been named Man of the Match #SAvIndia

9.04pm: It’s all over. Shami is caught and bowled by Steyn and South Africa win the first ODI by 141 runs #SAvIndia

9.02pm: Shami is last man in. India are on 217/9 #SAvIndia

9pm: Wicket! Dhoni drags the ball onto his stumps off a Steyn delivery. The India skipper made 65 from 71 #SAvIndia

8.58pm: 40 overs gone and India have crept up to 212/8. They need an insurmountable 147 runs from the last 60 balls#SAvIndia

8.46pm: Dhoni hits a six to bring up his half-century off 54 balls. It’s the 51st fifty of his ODI career. Defiant innings#SAvIndia

8.41pm: Kumar goes for a duck, getting an outside edge to Kallis in the slips. Well deserved wicket for Steyn #SAvIndia

8.40pm: The required run rate has climbed to more than 12 an over. India need 169 from 84 deliveries #SAvIndia

8.33pm: Kumar walks out to the middle. The tourists need 176 off 92 balls #SAvIndia

8.32pm: Seven wickets down now. Ashwin gets an inside edge off McLaren to De Kock for 19 runs #SAvIndia

8.29pm: One run off Morkel’s over and India are 181/6. They need 178 to win from 96 deliveries #SAvIndia

8.10pm: 30 overs gone and the tourists have reached 158/6. They still require 201 from 120 deliveries #SAvIndia

8.10pm: Ashwin comes in for India, who are now on 158/6 after 29.5 overs #SAvIndia

8.08pm: Wicket! Kallis removes Jadeja for 29 off 30 balls. Big scalp for the Proteas. That partnership was looking a little dangerous #SAvIndia

8.07pm: Dhoni and Jadeja bring up their 50 partnership at a run a ball #SAvIndia

8pm: India are 149/5 after 28 overs, with Dhoni (32) and Jadeja (24) trying to put up a fight. They need 9.55 runs an over to win #SAvIndia

7.43pm: 25 overs gone and India are 118/5. They still need 241 to win the first ODI #SAvIndia

7.32pm: Jadeja joins Dhoni at the crease. India are on 108/5 after 22.3 overs #SAvIndia

7.31pm: Wicket! Dale Steyn gets in a long throw from the deep and Raina is run out. He made 14 off 20 balls #SAvIndia

7.27pm: India bring up their hundred off 137 deliveries. They need 257 runs to win #SAvIndia

7.23pm: Dropped! Miller spills a chance from Dhoni, who is on 18#SAvIndia

7.17pm: India are on 91/4 after 20 overs. The Proteas, at the same point, were on 97 without loss #SAvIndia

6.58pm: Dhoni, the skipper, joins Raina at the crease. India are struggling at 65/4 after 15.4 overs #SAvIndia

6.56pm: Fourth wicket down. Rohit Sharma run out by Miller. He goes for 18 off 43 #SAvIndia

6.52pm: Suresh Raina comes in for India. The tourists are on 60/3 after 15 overs #SAvIndia

6.51pm: Another wicket! McLaren removes Yuvraj Singh. Two wickets in three balls. Yuvraj goes for a duck. He faced 2 balls #SAvIndia

6.48pm: Wicket! Kohli gets an outside edge to Kallis in the slips off a McLaren delivery. Kohli made 31 off 35 balls #SAvIndia

6.40pm: Kohli hits a four to bring up India’s 50 after 12.5 overs#SAvIndia

6.18pm: Dropped! De Kock spills a simple catch. Kohli gets an edge off a Morkel delivery #SAvIndia

6.16pm: Sharma has made only 3 runs off 25 deliveries as the required run rate continues to climb. India need 341 from 42.4 overs #SAvIndia

6.08pm: Kohli comes in for India. They’re on 14/1 after 5.1 overs#SAvIndia

6.06pm: Wicket! Morkel, with his first delivery, has Dhawan caught behind for 12 #SAvIndia

6.05pm: Steyn and Tsotsobe have restricted India’s openers to 14/0 after five overs, with Sharma on 2 and Dhawan on 12#SAvIndia

5.52pm: Dhawan gets India off the mark with a well-struck boundary off the ninth ball of the innings #SAvIndia

5.49pm: Maiden first over from Dale Steyn, to Sharma. Great start for the Proteas #SAvIndia

5.46pm: The players are out in the middle. Dhawan and Sharma to open for India. Steyn has the ball for the first over. Here we go… #SAvIndia

5.03pm: First innings scores: SA 358/4 (De Kock 135, De Villiers 77, Amla 65, Duminy 59*; Shami 3/68) – India need 359 to win #SAvIndia

5.01pm: South Africa have made 358/4 in the first ODI at the Wanderers. India need 359 runs to win #SAvIndia

4.58pm: Phenomenal century stand off 45 balls between De Villiers and Duminy for the fourth wicket. Four balls left#SAvIndia

4.50pm: Duminy races to his half-century off only 25 balls. It’s the 18th fifty of his ODI career #SAvIndia

4.47pm: Three overs left and the Proteas are on 310/3, with De Villiers on 53 and Duminy on 40 #SAvIndia

4.46pm: De Villiers brings up his 35th ODI half-century with a six over extra cover. He’s faced only 38 balls #SAvIndia

4.44pm: De Villiers and Duminy bring up their 50 partnership off just 27 balls #SAvIndia

4.25pm: JP Duminy joins De Villiers (30) at the crease. The Proteas are on 247/3 after 41.5 overs #SAvIndia

4.24pm: De Kock is removed by Kohli, playing the ball straight back to the bowler. He goes for a career best 135 off 121 deliveries #SAvIndia

4.13pm: De Kock, playing his 14th ODI, reaches a career best 113 and he’s still going strong. The Proteas are on 209/2 after 38.3 overs #SAvIndia

3.57pm: De Kock’s ton included 15 fours and a six. Mature innings on his home ground #SAvIndia

3.56pm: Quinton de Kock brings up his second ODI century off 101 deliveries. South Africa are on 182/2 after 34 overs#SAvIndia

3.50pm: Captain AB de Villiers comes in for the Proteas. They’re on 172/2 after 32.5 overs. De Kock is on 92 #SAvIndia

3.48pm: Another wicket! Kallis caught by Jadeja, attempting to drive over extra cover, off a Shami delivery. He goes for 10 off 14 balls #SAvIndia

3.32pm: Kallis comes in for the Proteas, joining De Kock (83) at the crease. 29.3 overs gone, and the hosts are on 152/1#SAvIndia

3.27pm: The Proteas openers taking control of this match. Amla and De Kock reach 150 off 29 overs. Made their last 50 off only 45 balls #SAvIndia

3.13pm: Amla brings up his 23rd ODI half-century off 73 balls. South Africa are unbeaten on 118 after 24.4 overs#SAvIndia

3.09pm: The Proteas are on 109/0 after 23 overs, with Amla on 43 and De Kock on 62 #SAvIndia

2.55pm: Quinton de Kock brings up his second ODI half-century off 55 balls. In his previous fifty he went on to make a ton#SAvIndia

2.43pm: 15 overs gone and the Proteas are on 78 without loss. Amla on 31 and De Kock on 43 #SAvIndia

2.33pm: 13 overs gone and the Proteas openers are still going strong on 65/0. Amla on 28 and De Kock on 34 #SAvIndia

2.18pm: The Proteas are on 53 without loss after 10 overs. Amla on 24 and De Kock on 27 #SAvIndia

2.03pm: De Kock and Amla each given a life. Shami and Sharma dive forward with attempted catches off successive deliveries, but it doesn’t carry

1.58pm: India’s bowlers have done well to contain the SA openers over the last few overs. They’re on 25/0 after six overs#SAvIndia

1.44pm: Solid start for the Proteas. They’re on 18 without loss after three overs. Amla on 7 and De Kock on 11 #SAvIndia

1.35pm: Apologies, Amla faced the first, not De Kock. He gets off the mark with a single off the third ball #SAvIndia

1.33pm: De Kock to face the first delivery. Sharma opens the bowling for India. Here we go…

1.30pm: Amla and De Kock walking to the middle to open the batting for South Africa #SAvIndia

1.11pm: India XI: R Sharma, S Dhawan, Kohli, Yuvraj, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, B Kumar, Shami, M Sharma #SAvIndia

1.09pm: South Africa XI: Amla, De Kock, Kallis, De Villiers, Duminy, Miller, McLaren, Parnell, Steyn, Morkel, Tsotsobe #SAvIndia

1.08pm: Jacques Kallis and Dale Steyn are back in the Proteas starting XI. No changes to India’s side from their last ODI #SAvIndia

1.03pm: India win the toss and Mahendra Singh Dhoni says they will bowl first in the opening ODI against the Proteas #SAvIndia

1pm: I’ll be filing updates for @TheCitizenSport on today’s first ODI at the Wanderers. Catch full coverage at https://www.citizen.co.za  #SAvIndia