India vs South Africa, 5th ODI at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth: Lungi Ngidi sends Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Shreyas Iyer packing, reducing India to 238/6 in 44.2 overs.

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19:44 IST: 44.4: L Ngidi to B Kumar, 1 run.

19:43 IST: 44.3: L Ngidi to B Kumar, No run.

19:43 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar walks in at number 8, replacing Iyer.

19:42 IST: 44.2: L Ngidi to S Iyer, OUT! Now Heinrich keeps his eyes on the ball and Iyer is out of here! Third wicket for Ngidi in the space of 7 balls.

19:41 IST: 44.1: L Ngidi to S Iyer, A bouncer, right at the face of the batsman, Iyer ducks nicely. Keeps his eyes on the ball.

Score 238/5

Batsman MS Dhoni0(7b 0*4 0*6)

Bowler Morne Morkel 9-2-38-0

19:40 IST: 43.6: M Morkel to MS Dhoni, A length ball outside off, MS looks to punch it through the off side but ends up getting a bottom edge back to the bowler.

19:39 IST: 43.5: M Morkel to MS Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

19:39 IST: 43.5: M Morkel to MS Dhoni, WIDE. Down the leg side, MS gets across to flick but misses.

19:38 IST: 43.4: M Morkel to MS Dhoni, Short and wide outside off, Dhoni flays hard and misses.

19:38 IST: 43.3: M Morkel to MS Dhoni, Stays back in his crease and defends.

19:37 IST: 43.2: M Morkel to S Iyer, Outside off, played behind point for a single. Moves to 30 from 35 balls.

19:36 IST: 43.1: M Morkel to S Iyer, Short and outside off, cut straight to point.

19:36 IST: Morne Morkel is back on.

Score 236/5

Batsman MS Dhoni0(3b 0*4 0*6)

Bowler Lungi Ngidi 6-1-33-2

19:35 IST: 42.6: L Ngidi to MS Dhoni, Outside off, pushed towards mid off. A DOUBLE-WICKET MAIDEN FOR NGIDI!

19:34 IST: 42.5: L Ngidi to MS Dhoni, Outside off, left alone this time.

19:34 IST: 42.4: L Ngidi to MS Dhoni, No hat-trick. Outside off, pushed towards point.

19:33 IST: MS Dhoni eventually comes out to bat, at number 7, replacing the blue-haired guy.

19:32 IST: 42.3: L Ngidi to H Pandya, OUT! He came, he saw, but could not conquer and is gone! A first-baller for Hardik. A length ball outside off, Pandya gets across and looks to flick but the ball stays low and goes off the bottom edge. Good low catch by Heinrich Klaasen. The Men In Green go up and so does the umpire’s finger. Ngidi on a hat-trick!

19:31 IST: Hardik Pandya walks in at number 6, replacing Rohit.

19:29 IST: 42.2: L Ngidi to R Sharma, OUT! Ngidi gets the set Rohit! A short ball outside off, Sharma looks to cut but is too close to the ball. Gets a thick nick behind and Heinrich Klaasen does not make any mistake. That dropped chance does not count much for South Africa in terms of individual runs but they have allowed a nice partnership to brew. Worth 60 from 63 balls. Excellent innings from Rohit though. Batting till the 43rd over.

19:29 IST: 42.1: L Ngidi to R Sharma, Full and straight, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.

Score 236/3

Batsman Rohit Sharma115(124b 11*4 4*6)

Bowler Tabraiz Shamsi 10-0-48-0

19:28 IST: 41.6: T Shamsi to R Sharma, Down the leg side, helped through mid-wicket to make it 6 singles off the over. Shamsi finishes with figures of 10-0-48-0. The stand is worth 60 from 61 balls. Shamsi bowled well but he would have liked a wicket or two.

19:27 IST: 41.5: T Shamsi to S Iyer, Comes down the track and heaves it over mid-wicket. On the bounce to the fielder in the deep. A run more to the total. Seems like Iyer has decided to do the hitting while Riohit bats through.

19:27 IST: 41.4: T Shamsi to R Sharma, On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for another single.

19:26 IST: 41.3: T Shamsi to S Iyer, The leg spinner now, pitched on middle, Shreyas goes back and works it cheekily to short third man for a quick one.

19:26 IST: 41.2: T Shamsi to R Sharma, The googly, outside off, picked pretty easily as the ball is punched through the covers for a run.

19:26 IST: 41.1: T Shamsi to S Iyer, Tossed up on leg stump, Iyer comes forward, then goes back and works it through mid-wicket for a single.

Score 230/3

Batsman Shreyas Iyer26(30b 2*4 0*6)

Bowler Lungi Ngidi 5-0-33-0

19:24 IST: 40.6: L Ngidi to S Iyer, Down the leg side, flicked towards fine leg for a single. 11 from the first over of Powerplay 3.

19:24 IST: 40.5: L Ngidi to S Iyer, FOUR! CLUBBED! Short and wide outside off, this time Iyer moves his feet a touch and slashes it through point for a boundary! THE 50-RUN STAND IS UP AS WELL!

19:23 IST: 40.4: L Ngidi to S Iyer, A length ball, down the leg side again, helped through mid-wicket for a brace.

19:23 IST: 40.3: L Ngidi to R Sharma, Down the leg side, flicked through the leg side for a run.

19:22 IST: 40.2: L Ngidi to S Iyer, The batsman guides it to third man for a single.

19:21 IST: 40.2: L Ngidi to S Iyer, WIDE. Slower ball gone awry, wide outside off, Iyer slashes hard without moving his feet and misses.

19:21 IST: 40.1: L Ngidi to R Sharma, Down the leg side, helped behind square leg for a single.

19:21 IST: Lungi Ngidi is back on as well.

19:20 IST: POWERPLAY 3! 10 overs of carnage in the waiting. How much can India get? 100? 5 fielders allowed outside the circle.

Score 219/3

Batsman Rohit Sharma110(119b 11*4 4*6)

Bowler Tabraiz Shamsi 9-0-42-0

19:19 IST: 39.6: T Shamsi to R Sharma, Punched down to long off for one more.

19:19 IST: 39.5: T Shamsi to R Sharma, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

19:19 IST: 39.4: T Shamsi to R Sharma, Swings it over mid-wicket but cannot get the ball wide of the fielder. Two runs taken.

19:18 IST: 39.3: T Shamsi to S Iyer, Pushes this through mid on for a single.

19:18 IST: 39.2: T Shamsi to S Iyer, The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball – but fails.

19:17 IST: 39.1: T Shamsi to S Iyer, On a length outside off, watchfully defended.

Score 215/3

Batsman Rohit Sharma107(116b 11*4 4*6)

Bowler Andile Phehlukwayo 8-0-34-0

19:16 IST: 38.6: A Phehlukwayo to R Sharma, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

19:15 IST: 38.5: A Phehlukwayo to R Sharma, FOUR! Easy peasy. Full and outside off, Rohit nonchalantly lofts it over mid off for a one-bounce boundary.

19:15 IST: 38.4: A Phehlukwayo to S Iyer, The batsman has driven it through mid on. The batsmen have run through for a single.

19:15 IST: 38.3: A Phehlukwayo to R Sharma, Landed outside off, nipping back in, Rohit looks to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. They take a quick single. There could have been a wicket had the throw hit the stumps at the bowler’s end. But it misses. The fielders appeal for obstructing the field as they reckon that the ball deflected off Rohit. The umpire does not even bother referring it upstairs.

19:14 IST: 38.2: A Phehlukwayo to R Sharma, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

19:13 IST: 38.1: A Phehlukwayo to S Iyer, Full on middle, driven towards long on for a single.

Score 208/3

Batsman Rohit Sharma102(112b 10*4 4*6)

Bowler Tabraiz Shamsi 8-0-38-0

19:12 IST: 37.6: T Shamsi to R Sharma, Full and around off, pushed towards mid on.

19:12 IST: 37.5: T Shamsi to R Sharma, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.