India vs South Africa LIVE SCORE 5th ODI: South Africa go two down in chase of 275 runs

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India vs South Africa Live Score 5th ODI: India once again scored low at the final 10 overs. That was the theme in the final 10 overs in the losing fourth ODI and the same could be the final result today as India lost the plot. From three down after 42 overs, India finished 274/7 after 50 overs with just 55 runs in the last ten. Rohit Sharma remained the highlight performer for India but his inning also saw its bit of blunders with Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane getting run out. India’s lower middle over faltered once again much to the disappointment of the Indian support staff. Ngidi tipped the game in South Africa’s favour with four wickets as none of the Indian batsmen could provide a final flourish. India are eyeing a first ODI series win in South Africa and currently lead the series 3-1. Catch Live Cricket Score India vs South Africa 5th ODI from Port Elizabeth here. (India vs South Africa Live Scorecard)

India vs South Africa Live Score 5th ODI in Port Elizabeth

  1. THAT’S THE BIG FISH! AB de Villiers walks back and Hardik Pandya has him gone for the second game in a row. That was a loose shot from AB. It is a good length ball outside off, no deviation to it and AB with no foot movement drives away from his body. Gets a thin edge behind to Dhoni

  2. South Africa go two down as JP Duminy departs for just one. Pandya slants it and gets it to straighten late on. Duminy went hard on that drive and the outside edge goes to Rohit Sharma at first slip. South Africa are 55/2

  3. MARKRAM GONE! Leading edge from the South African skipper and it is taken by his counterpart and mid-off. Bumrah the wicket-taker. 

  4. Two consecutive boundaries are followed by a single and Makram brings up 50 for South Africa in the 9th over. Been a breeze except for that dropped chance. Amla on 16 and Markram on 32

  5. DROPPED! Shreyas Iyer has let go of a dolly and Aiden Markram survives. Came at a good height, good pace and a bit casual there Iyer. It was on good length and Markram went for the drive, played uppishly and comfortably went towards Iyer who lets this go. Kohli is not pleased….

  6. Welcome back! We’re set for South Africa’s chase of 275 runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to open the bowling for India. Hshim Amla and Aiden Markram to begin the run chase

  7. Kagiso Rabada’s final over is worth just five runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar remains unbeaten on 19 and Kuldeep Yadav on 2. India: 274/7 (Rohit 115*, Kohli 36; Ngidi 4/51) against South Africa in fifth ODI at Port Elizabeth

  8. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s quest to push the tempo in the penultimate over doesn’t work out. First ball goes for a four but he’s dismissed off the second. Ngidi once again and well taken catch by Markram. Moving forward and on full stretch to take a smart catch. India are seven down

  9. Another edge, another set batsman, another catch, another blow for India. Shreyas Iyer departs for 30 and Ngidi strikes once again. Short and wide, Iyer’s foot not in position for the shot and it is edged behind to Klaasen. The Ngidi-Klaasen combination once again. India go from 236/3 to 238/6

  10. Golden duck for Hardik Pandya. Ngidi turns his poor day at the office into a fantastic one with Rohit and now Pandya. India’s quest for a big score has been hurt significantly now. Double blow for India. 300 looks a tough ask now

  11. Rohit Sharma departs for 115. That was a fantastic delivery from Ngidi and Rohit has edged it behind to Klaasen. Worst time for India to lose Rohit here. Tried to slash it but it came into him and cramped for room, Rohit can only muster an edge behind. Extra bounce, came in and India lose their fourth

  12. DROPPED! SHAMSI DROPS ROHIT AT 96! Was a regulation catch for Shamsi at third man but he’s let it go. Rohit ramped that ball for the third man region, was into Shamsi’s hands and should have been curtains for the India vice-captain. But it has scooped out and allowed Rohit to bat on

  13. Rohit Sharma survives a loud appeal for bat/glove, thigh pad and caught behind to Klaasen. After some deliberation, South Africa review. Rohit gestured to Iyer that it had hit his thigh pad. And so it did. UltraEdge confirms it. 

  14. RAHANE RUN OUT! Ajinkya Rahane is off the blocks quickly even as Rohit kept sending him back. Back-to-back run outs for India. Rahane goes for 8. INDIA 176/3

  15. RUN OUT! A yes and then no from Rohit Sharma and Kohli’s return to non-striker’s end is short. South Africa get the breakthrough. IND 153/2. A seventh run out between Kohli and Rohit. Kohli goes for 36 and that is his first under-50 score this series. At the other end, Rohit is approaching a hundred

  16. Rohit Sharma brings up his 35th ODI fifty. 50 from 50 balls, five boundaries and two sixes. Finally Ro-Hit ends his barren spell with the bat and adds fifty to his tally. First of the series for him and third against South Africa

  17. The game has slowed a bit in PE. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are rotating the strike but no boundaries are coming. India are 84 for 1 after 14 overs and scoring a rate of 6 runs per over.

  18. Virat Kohli takes a couple of small steps forward and makes a decent delivery from new bowler Adile Phehlukwayo as a overpitched one. A good cover drive for four from the Indian captain

  19. We all know Rohit Sharma loves playing the pull shot. Ngidi bowls a short ball which is just at a perfect height for Rohit to pull. He does it and that lands way back into the stands . What a shot!

  20. South Africa have bowled 10 overs in this innings and India have reached 61 for 1. Scoring at just over run a ball. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma at the crease. Change in bowling as Lungo Ngidi replaces Morkel

  21. 50 up for India in that over but a wicket for South Africa too. India are 52 for 1 after 8 overs. Virat Kohli has joined Rohit Sharma in the middle. Morkel and Rabada continue

  22. GONE! Big wicket for South Africa. Dhawan has fallen in the trap. The previous ball was short and wide which Dhawan guided over gully for four. The next one is short and cramping Dhawan for room. He is late on the pull and the ball flies straight to deep fine-leg. India lose their first wicket

  23. It was a slow and cautious start from the Indian openers but Rohit and Dhawan have now accumulated some quick runs and given India steady start. A flurry of boundaries from the openers.

  24. Rohit Sharma charges down the pitch and clobbers one over long-on for a massive six off Kagiso Rabada. That will give him a lot of confidence against Rabada. Stunning shot. India upping the ante here

  25. First runs off Morkel’s bowling! The last ball of his third over has been cut by Rohit Sharam through the point region and that has travelled quickly to the fence. Great shot from Rohit. India 17/0

  26. Rabada tried cramping Dhawan for room with short ball directed into his rib cage but the Indian opener pulls it for four. He then gets a deft touch on a pacy delivery which goes over slip cordon for another four. India 13/0

  27. Two maiden overs in a row from Morne Morkel. First one was to Shikhar Dhawan and this one is to Rohit Sharma. India are still five for no loss. Rohit played that over with more confidence and even middle a few shots

  28. A magnficent cover drive from Shikhar Dhawan to end the second over from Kagiso Rabada. Leaning into the shot and with a brilliant follow-through. India five for no loss after two overs

  29. Kagiso Rabada has got Rohit Sharma out three times in this ODI series and he is looking uneasy once again. But a flick to fine-leg and Rohit gets off the mark and off strike

  30. Morne Morkel with a precise line and length to start the game. A maiden over from the South Africa bowler as Shikhar Dhawan tries to get his eye in. Rabada to share the new ball

  31. India openers Shikhar Dhawand and Rohit Sharma are out in the middle for the match. Morne Morkel will bowl the first over for South Africa. All set

  32. While the pitch is expected to wearout as the game goes one, the rain forecast in Port Elizabeth is the big reason for Markram to elect  to bowl. With showers expected in the evening, the DLS will come into play and the team batting second is expected to benfit from that

  33. Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir

  34. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

  35. Virat Kohli says that India are playing with an unchanged side while South Africa have been forced to make a change. Chris Morris has a stiff back and is replaced by Tabraiz Shamsi

  36. South Africa captain Aiden Markram has won the toss in Port Elizabeth and he has elected to bowl against India in the 5th ODI. Virat Kohli wanted to bowl first as well but toss not in his control

  37. India are leading the six-match series 3-1. They have to win one more match and then they will claim the series. South Africa will be under pressure of the margin and this is a must win game for them

  38. Welcome to the coverage of the 5th ODI between India and South Africa from Port Elizabeth. India lead the series 3-1 and will like to win today and claim their first-ever series win in South Africa. But it won’t be easy as the Proteas are fired up after their win the 4th ODI.

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