This is the first tour of India of 2018 and it will be going to be very interesting cricket matches. Quinton de Kock tries to cut loose but holes out! A big lead in the context of the game and considering the conditions. An inspired bowling change this, Ashraf has done the trick in his 3rd ball itself. How can you watch in India? Zubayr walks without troubling the scorers. The short ball has been doing the trick since Lunch and Pakistan have just collapsed quite spectacularly again here. The ball curls away to catch a thin outside edge and Sarfraz makes no mistake.
Amla has been inconsistent and needs to find his purple patch to help South Africa taste success in the longer format of the game. Hashim misses out on a half century and this is a good passage of play for Pakistan. With so much of limited-overs' cricket to be played in overseas conditions, especially South Africa and England, this will allow the Indian team management to try out the various combinations and fix up certain spots before the quadrennial tournament in England next year. Elgar dives to his left and holds on beautifully. Shadab delivers a short one outside off, Amla rocks back to slap it square of the wicket on the off side but it takes a fat outside edge and hurries behind to Shafiq. Replays show that the on-field call has to be overturned, we all thought it would be missing or at the most clipping the leg pole but it is hitting. However, the jump too does not allow him to get over the bounce.
Bavuma this time plays inside the line. It then leaves him late and Azhar ends up pushing inside the line. It flies off the outside edge to Hashim at first slip at head height. They appeal vociferously and this time the finger has gone up. South Africa and India is the most tougest team of 2018 there are many big players in both team. Theunis departs one short of his fifty, not the first batsman in this innings to miss out on a milestone.
Are we in for another collapse? Amir comes up with a brilliant delivery. Ravindra Jadeja and Ravi Ashwin are premier spinners for the side while Hardik Pandya is the first-choice all-rounder for the side. Sony Six tv channel is a part of Sony Pictures Network who also own many other sports channels in India. India have previously lost 2-5 in 1992-93, 0-4 in 2006-07, 2-3 in 2010-11 and 0-2 in 2013-14. This one is on a length outside off, Shadab goes to cut the ball but instead just ends up pushing it in the air to Theunis de Bruyn at gully. They though have done a decent job. Pakistan have lost their last two without scoring a run and their last five for 16 runs.
Steyn too puts in a loud shout. You can watch anytime by doing any work. They were also part of two triangular series in 1996-97 and 2001-02, featuring Zimbabwe and Kenya respectively, but the Proteas emerged victors on both occasions. Steyn lands it around off and this one jags back in. Markram already has three centuries in short period of time including two centuries against Bangladesh scored in two-match series played in September. India has only been victorious on two occasions. The ball shapes back in as well to Hamza's bad luck.
That must have been playing in the batsman's mind. South Africa has won 13 games while India has come on top in 10 games with 10 turning out to be draws. Standing ovation from the dressing room and from the crowd who have come in numbers. Now we know what the noise was, it was of the ball hitting the outside edge. But a lot of credit has to be given to the fielder here.
Dale Steyn with the breakthrough! Philander will be on a hat-trick in his next over. Pakistan would hope this opens the floodgates. The Momentum One day cup is a South African Domestic league. The fielder, Hasan Ali, there takes a good catch in the end. They appeal and the umpire agrees. Fans can watch Sony Six live cricket match with the help of its streaming service- Sony Liv website and app. There is an inside edge.
The fielder throws it back to De Kock who takes the stumps off. Amir pitches it on a length around off, it shapes away. Abbas' lucky stay in the middle is over. Asad Shafiq has been caught at slip and has to depart after a well-compiled 65 but that doesn't look like it is going to be enough for his side. No need to review that. It will be interesting to see who among the likes of Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav and Dinesh Karthik gets a look-in lower down the order even as the bowling department looks set to be led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. Masood is not happy with himself as he trudges back.