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Live blog: India vs South Africa, 5th ODI, Port Elizabeth

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Follow live score of the fifth ODI between India vs South Africa here.

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00:01 hrs IST: Morne Morkel lbw b Chahal 1(3) That’s it!

India clinch historic first-ever series win in South Africa

23:56 hrs IST: Shamsi c Hardik Pandya b Kuldeep Yadav 0(1) 

Kuldeep gets his fourth wickets, SA falling like a pack of cards.

23:54 hrs IST: Klaasen st Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 39(42) [4s-2 6s-2] The danger man Klaasen departs. 

He decides to go after Kuldeep, misses the line completely, and is stumped.

23:51 hrs IST: Rabada c Chahal b Kuldeep Yadav 3(17) South Africa 196/7 (41.2 Ovs), need 79 runs in 52 balls

Gone! Kuldeep flighted ball does the damage. Rabada is caught by Chahal at short mid-wicket.

23:45 hrs IST: Yuzvendra Chahal back into the attack. He gives away just four runs. SA 196/1 in 41 overs

23:38 hrs IST: BANG! Pandya’s bouncer hits Rabada’s helmet. The Indian fast bowler goes up and apologies. SA 189/6 in 39 overs

23:33 hrs IST: COUNTER-ATTACK! Klaasen is marauding here. He goes after Kuldeep. First a six at long-off, then a four at backward square leg and again a six at straight down the ground. SA 187-6 in 38 overs

23:28 hrs IST: India are four wickets away from their first-ever series win in South Africa in any form of cricket.

23:24 hrs IST: Phehlukwayo b Kuldeep Yadav 0(3), South Africa 168/6 (35.3 Ovs), need 107 runs A beauty from Kuldeep.

The googly from the Chinaman goes through the gate of Phehlukwayo and rattles his stumps.

23:18 hrs IST: Amla run out (Hardik Pandya) 71(92) [4s-5] South africa 166/5 (34.3 Ovs), need 109 That’s it! The dangerous Amla departs. Great direct throw from Hardik Pandya. India got its most wanted wicket!

23:12 hrs IST: FOUR! Great shot by Amla. He goes across and hits the ball. There was no sweeper cover. SA 165/4 in 34 overs

23:06 hrs IST: FOUR! Amla drives Bhuvneshwar through wide extra cover. SA 160/4 in 33 overs

23:01 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar is back into the attack! He has been costly so far.

22:57 hrs IST: FOUR! Klaasen sweeps Chahal for a boundary at square leg. SA 148/4 in 31 overs

22:55 hrs IST: South Africa’s asking-rate is almost touching 7 per over now. Amla and Klaasen needs to deliver something special here. SA 139/4 in 30 overs

22:51 hrs IST: Amla, who earlier reached 7500 runs, has now scored his 35 ODI fifty. South Africa needs him to score at a faster pace now.

22:48 hrs IST: The Indian spinners have now accounted for 25 wickets in the series so far. Most ever by any Indian bowling duo. South Africa 134-4 in 29 overs

22:41 hrs IST: Miller b Chahal 36(51) [4s-2 6s-1] South Africa 127/4 (26.4 Ovs)

Chahal gets Miller again. And again it’s that flighted delivery which does the damage and rattles Miller’s stumps.

22:36 hrs IST: DROPPED! Rahane fails to take Amla at point. It was easy opportunity. South Africa 122/3 in 26 overs

22:32 hrs IST: What an effort! Iyer saves a boundary. Amla's mistimed shot has the ball up in the air. Iyer runs from cover and falls just short. South Africa 119/3 in 25 overs

22:27 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya is back into the attack. The Amla-Miller stand is nearing 50-run mark.

22:22 hrs IST: The amount of turn that Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are generating is making life difficult for South African batsmen. South Africa are 110/3 after 23 overs.

22:21 hrs IST: Chahal stops a certain boundary from Miller. But looks to have hurt himself. The team physio in on the ground.

22:17 hrs IST: CLOSE! Amla almost played on a googly from Kuldeep Yadav. The ball misses the stumps. South Africa are 107/3 after 22 overs.

22:12 hrs IST: South Africa reach 100-run mark in 20.2 Ovs. But they have lost three wickets also.

22:05 hrs IST: SIX! The killer Miller does what he foes best. He reads the flight of the ball from Chahal early on and hits the ball over his head. South Africa are 95/3 after 19 overs.

22:03 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off from Chahal. Good start from the leggie. South Africa are 85/3 after 17 overs.

21:58 hrs IST: Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack. He has had a good series so far.

21:55 hrs IST: FOUR! Tossed up from Kuldeep, Miller gets down on one knee and sweeps it well in the gap between deep mid-wicket and deep square leg. South Africa are 83/3 after 16 overs. Time for drinks.

21:48 hrs IST: Back-to-back good overs for India (from Pandya and Kuldeep). South Africa are 67/3 after 14 overs.

21:43 hrs IST: OUT! And Pandya gets the big wicket of AB de Villiers. This is a big blow for South Africa. They desperately need a partnership here. David Miller comes to the crease.

21:39 hrs IST: Seven runs off Kuldeep’s first over. South Africa are 62/2 after 12 overs. Pandya to continue.

21:36 hrs IST: Excellent over from Pandya, three runs and a wicket. South Africa are 55/2 after 11 overs.

21:34 hrs IST: OUT! And Pandya strikes, gets rid of Duminy. This is turning out to be a good phase for the visitors. They should look to remove ABD now.

21:29 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya comes into the attack. Can he strike?

21:26 hrs IST: Markram c Kohli b Bumrah 32(32) [4s-4 6s-1] South Africa 52/1 (9.4 Ovs)

The delivery from Bumrah angled in and got a top edge from Markram. Kohli doesn’t make any mistake at mid-off. South Africa one down.

21:21 hrs IST: WHACKED AWAY! Markram is super-confident as he whips an off-ish delivery from Bhuvneshwar for a great-looking four at extra cover. SA 51/0 in 9 overs

21:17 hrs IST: Still early in the innings but South African Openers have maintained a steady run-rate. Barring that dropped catch by Iyer, both have not given many chances. SA 41/0 in 8 overs

21:13 hrs IST: SIX! That was a smart shot by Markram. He shuffles against Bhuvi, picks up the length early and flicks him for a six at square leg. SA 38/0 in 7 overs

21:11 hrs IST: FOUR! Markram finds the gap pretty well on the off-side against Bhuvneshwar. This has been a good start for South Africa.

21:09 hrs IST: DROPPED! That should have been taken by Shreyas Iyer. Markram gets a life as he is let off by Iyer at extra-cover off Bumrah. SA 27/0 in 6 overs

21:04 hrs IST: The Indian pacers have kept a tight line so far. For South Africa, the match is a must-win one.

21:00 hrs IST: FOUR! Markram’s drive beats the fielder at extra-cover. SA 15/0 in 3 overs

20:54 hrs IST: FOUR! Amla shuffles across and flicks Bumrah towards left of square leg. SA 9/0 in 2 overs

20:52 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah bowls the second over!

20:49 hrs IST: FOUR! Amla slices Bhuvneshwar behind square on the off-side; SA 5/0 in 1 over

20:49 hrs IST: Almost immediately play gets stopped! Some issue with the digital advertisement boards.

20:46 hrs IST: Action starts! South Africa have alot at hand.

20:16 hrs IST: India would take heart from the stat below.

20:15 hrs IST: Highest targets chased at Port Elizabeth: 1. 327 Aus vs SA, 2002; 2. 268 SA vs Eng, 2005; 3. 263 WI vs SA, 2015; 4. 263 Eng vs SA, 2016

20:08 hrs IST: That’s it! India reach 274/7 in 50 overs. Ngidi and Rohit were the star performers.

20:06 hrs IST: Rabada bowls the last over. India would take anything over 275.

20:00 hrs IST: Dhoni c Markram b Lungi Ngidi 13(17) [4s-1] IND 265/7 (48.2 Ovs) Gone! Ngisi gets his fourth. A mistimed shot from the ex-India captain and he is caught by a diving Markram at mid-off.

19:59 hrs IST: FOUR! Dhoni wants to hit towards long on the ball goes towards leg.

19:58 hrs IST: FOUR! Bhuvi again. This time he directs Rabada towards long-on. India 261/1 in 48 overs

19:53 hrs IST: FOUR! Bhuvneshwar Kumar edges and gets a four off Ngidi. India 254/6 in 47 overs

19:47 hrs IST: This is a spectacular collapse by India.

19:40 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer c Klaasen b Lungi Ngidi 30(37) [4s-2] IND 238/6 (44.2 Ovs)

Ngidi strikes yet again. Third wicket for him. Yet again it’s a caught behind. Again it’s a short and wide delivery and Iyer edges it to Klaasen.

19:35 hrs IST: MS Dhoni faces the hat-trick ball and defends it well. India 236/5 in 43 overs

19:33 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya c Klaasen b Lungi Ngidi 0(1) 236/5 (42.3 Ovs) Another one for Ngidi!

19:30 hrs IST: Rohit c Klaasen b Lungi Ngidi 115(126) [4s-11 6s-4], India 236/4 (42.2 Ovs) Gone! Ngidi gets his first wicket and it’s a big one.

19:27 hrs IST: Both Rohit Sharma and Shreayas Iyer are running well. India can very well aim for a 320 plus score from here on. India 236/3 in 42 overs

19:20 hrs IST: Iyer almost edged to Shamsi. The ball missed his bat by a whisker. India 219/3 in 40 overs

19:15 hrs IST: FOUR! Rohit steps out and dispatches Phehlukwayo to long-off. India 215/3 in 39 overs

19:10 hrs IST: Rohit has knack of increasing his pace after reaching the century-mark. He has 12 overs to pile more runs, and even reach his fourth double century. India 208/3 in 38 overs

19:06 hrs IST: THAT’S IT! Rohit achieves his first-ever ton in South Africa with two runs off Shamsi. His 17th ton has come at a crucial time for India as well as for him.

19:01 hrs IST: Rohit reaches 99 with two runs off Phehlukwayo. It will be Rohit’s first ton in South Africa. India 196/3 in 35 overs

18:58 hrs IST: DROPPED! Rohit is dropped on 96 by Shamsi. It was an easy catch but the spinner can’t hold on to the ball. Rohit attempts an upper-cut and was almost on his way out. But it was not to be. India 193/3 in 34 overs. 

18:56 hrs IST: EDGE and FOUR! Rohit moves to 96 as he scores a boundary off Rabada.

18:52 hrs IST: Huge appeal for caught behind against Rohit off Phehlukwayo. There was no edge, the ball hit the thigh pad. India 184/3 in 33 overs

18:48 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer is the new batsmen at the crease. After a couple of quick run outs India have lost the mojo a bit. However, still a lot of batters left. India 184/3 in 33 overs

18:44 hrs IST: Rahane run out (Morne Morkel/Klaasen) 8(18). India 176/3 (31.5 Ovs) Another run out involving Rohit Sharma.

It was Rahane’s call for a single but by the time Rohit said no, the former was far from his crease.

18:35 hrs IST: FOUR! Rohit stands and delivers and he opens the face of the bat and directs a Morne Morkel delivery towards third man. IND 171/2 in 30 overs

18:22 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma - Virat Kohli have been involved in seven run outs - Kohli was dismissed five times while Rohit was out twice.

18:18 hrs IST: Kohli run out (Duminy) 36(54) [4s-2] India 153/2 (25.3 Ovs)

Kohli gone! Some miscommunication in the middle. The India captain is not happy. It was a direct hit from Duminy.

18:15 hrs IST: SIX! Rohit dismisses Shamsi in to the stands yet again. And with his stand with Kohli touches 100-run mark. IND 148/1 in 25 overs

18:11 hrs IST: FOUR! Rohit goes on one knee and directs Duminy towards backward square. He has moved to 68. IND 140/1 in 24 overs

18:06 hrs IST: That was close! South Africans felt that Kohli was out of the crease when he was stumped by Heinrich Klaasen off Duminy. he third umpire takes long time to give his decision. Replays showed Kohi’s tow was on the line. It could have gone either way. IND 133/1 in 23 overs

18:02 hrs IST: SIX! Rohit dismisses Duminy for a huge six. He read him pretty early.

18:00 hrs IST: FOUR! Rohit is no less intense after his half-century. In fact he seems to be more fluent. This time he directs Shamsi towards square leg. IND 119/1 in 21 overs

17:55 hrs IST: South Africa is using spin duo Shamsi and Duminy from both ends. But the run flow has not stopped. IND 114/1 in 20 overs

17:49 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma completes his half-century with a single off Tabraiz Shamsi. It is his first in this series and 35th overall. IND 113/1 in 19 overs

17:46 hrs IST: 100 comes up for India in 17.1 overs with a four from Rohit off Jean-Paul Duminy

17:40 hrs IST: FOUR! Ngidi’s wide delivery is directed by Rohit towards deep backward point fence. IND 99/1 in 17 overs

17:33 hrs IST: FOUR! Rohit has been managing the short ball pretty well so far. This time he again pulls Lungi Ngidi towarsd square leg boundary. IND 90/1 in 15 overs

17:30 hrs IST: Phehlukwayo and Ngidi are continuing from both ends as of now.

17:26 hrs IST: A quiet over from Lungi Ngidi, just two runs coming off it. India run-rate is still 6 per over. IND 79/1 in 13 overs

17:22 hrs IST: FOUR! Kohli whips a half-volley from Phehlukwayo to extra-cover fence. That is some elegant batting. Indian batsmen, despite the loss of Dhawan early on, are doing well. IND 77/1 in 12 overs.

17:17 hrs IST: SIX! Rohit goes after Ngidi. He pulls the fast bowler over bacward square leg. IND 70/1 in 11 overs

17:08 hrs IST: Huge appeal for LBW! Morkel’s delivery skidded on and hit Rohit’s pads. No review taken after umpire said not out. IND 57/1 in 9 overs

17:01 hrs IST: Dhawan c Phehlukwayo b Rabada 34(23) [4s-8] IND 48/1 (7.2 Ovs)

Dhawan falls to a short ball. He attempts a hook but gives an easy catch to Phehlukwayo at deep backward square leg.

16:57 hrs IST: IT’S RAINING FOURS! Dhawan is causing mayhem here and Morkel is facing the music. IND 43/0 in 7 overs

16:53 hrs IST: Rohit on fire! After initial jitters, he comes down the track against Rabada and lifts him over long-on. IND 30/0 in 6 overs

16:50 hrs IST: FOUR! Morkel gives Rohit room and the Indian opener utilises it. IND 17/0 in 5 overs

16:46 hrs IST: GREAT OVER! Indian fans would love that one. First Dhawan does well against a short ball and directs the ball towards backward square leg. Then he gets lucky as his edge misses Markram at second slip. IND 13/0 in 4 overs

16:43 hrs IST: Second maiden from Morne Morkel. The South African pacers have been able to extract good bounce from the wicket. SA 5/0 in 3 overs.

16:37 hrs IST: Rabada bowling the second over and gets an inside edge off Rohit. SA 5/0 in 2 overs

16:30 hrs IST: Morkel is inviting Dhawan to go for the wide deliveries right from the first ball. The India opener however is high on confidence after scoring a ton in the 4th ODI.

16:29 hrs IST: The teams are here. Morne Morkel will bowl the first over. Must-win game for South Africa

16:20 hrs IST: One forced change - Chris Morris has a stiff back and we have brought in Tabraiz Shamsi. It was always in our plans to play two spinners - Markram

16:15 hrs IST: Looks very good to bat on. Must win game for them, we have the lead, the advantage and we want to put on some decent runs on the board. It might not be as easy to bat on, so we need to be smart - Virat Kohli

16:07 hrs IST: India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

16:05 hrs IST: South Africa (Playing XI): Aiden Markram(c), Hashim Amla, Jean-Paul Duminy, AB de Villiers, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungisani Ngidi, Morne Morkel, Tabraiz Shamsi

16:01 hrs IST: South Africa have won the toss and have opted to bowl.

15:50 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to HT’s live coverage of the fifth ODI between South Africa and India.

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India lead the six-match series 3-1. Shikhar Dhawan scored a century in his 100th One-Day International but scintillating South Africa claimed a five-wicket Duckworth-Lewis victory in a thrilling rain-curtailed clash at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Dhawan’s brilliant 109 from 105 balls lifted India to 289 for seven in their 50 overs, but after rain intervened in the contest, South Africa were left chasing 202 from 28 overs, a target they passed with 15 balls to spare to stay alive in the six-match series.

The elements could intervene today too. PE is a glorious port city and the wind blowing from the Indian Ocean can test the best of fielders. Both India and South Africa will be looking for impeccable fielding display as the margin of error will be very little.

South Africa have found new life after the win in the Pink ODI. Their shortened innings in Johannesburg forced South Africa to be more positive against the Indian spinners and this worked to their advantage as they launched both Yuzvendra Chahal (1-68 in 5.3 overs) and Kuldeep Yadav (2-51 in 6 overs) over the boundary with regularity.

David Miller (39 from 28 balls) survived being bowled by leg-spinner Chahal off a no-ball when he had seven and put on a crucial stand of 72 in 41 balls for the fifth wicket with the impressive Heinrich Klaasen (43 not out in 27 balls) that turned the tide in the favour of the home side.

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