A match to remember before Cricket World cup 2011 .The fifth and last ODI match of MTN series India Vs South Africa has a palpitating value, a day to be kept in memory lane India started chasing the target of 264 in 46 overs which was not that tough for a squad like Indian team with the presence of MSD,Yuvraj Sing, Virat Kohili, suresh Raina, and Yusuf Pathan but same way of falling wicket at initial level made the game complicated.
People might have switched off their Television Set with disappointed performance of Indian team on a match like this adeciding match for a ODI series,as usual a regular habit at every final matches.
But the fighting spirit of two Indian warrior Yusuf Pathan and Zaheer khan made a possible avenue for India's win, yusuf Pathan again made the day in his credit list for thr best performance in such a hard situation.
He made the ball travel to every possible corner as well as out side of the stadium, Television Sets got switched on, all the fans got tune to the match and praised the performance of Yusuf Pathan appraising his century in need.
India got an inch close to the win.....but the hope turned into mirage as soon as yusuf departed from the crease ......India loosed the match so close that hopefully they will at least take home back some feel good factor, even if they lost the series.
South African bowling attack once proved to be a Guli cricket in front of Yusuf's fight but finally the chief destructor Morkel changed the match when SA team expecting a breakthrough from him.
As MS Dhoni said; batsman didn't play the series and bowlers bowled well as well as scored runs and they hopefully make some changes in strategies in up coming World cup 2011. Now Yusuf Pathan is Mr. Match changer in any condition will be a favorite in World cup.
South African team would have squeeze out the same a big boost for their team member after a favolous series win with spell binding performance. South African batsman like Amla.,MN van wyk, Smith Duminy every one of them played superb in the series, which would be helpful for them in cwc 2011 against Indian Team.
Man of the Match- Hashim Amla
Player of the Series- M Morkel