India in SA

Rain delay as SA build total

2011-01-23 13:24

Centurion - Rain has stopped play with South Africa on 226 for three after 42 overs in the fifth and final one-day international against India at Centurion on Sunday.

India had won the toss and elected to bowl first.

The early demise of skipper Graeme Smith (7), whose nemesis Zaheer Khan once again scuppered the skipper's efforts to find some form, put SA on the back foot early, but Hashim Amla and Morne van Wyk managed to steady the ship.

A partnership of 97 between the two took SA to 113 before van Wyk fell for a well-earned 56 off 63 balls, including 8 boundaries. The Free State man was eventually caught and bowled in an athletic display by Yuvraj Singh.

AB de Villiers, who is also struggling for form at the moment, also didn't make a huge impact, running past a straight delivery off Yuvraj to be stumped by MS Dhoni for just 11.

But the in-form JP Duminy, who is still at the crease on 31, has shared a solid 97 run partnership with Hashim Amla, who achieved his 7th ODI century to help the home team to 226 for 3. Amla, who is on 111 not out, and Duminy will hope the delay does not last, as the second batting powerplay is underway, and the momentum at the time of the break was very much with South Africa.

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