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4th ODI Live: India opt to bat against South Africa

Live Score: India vs South Africa, 4th ODI

OVERS 1.5: FOUR! Rohit Sharma hit the first boundary of the match, a perfect drive through cover. India 7/0

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, playing his 100th ODI, started the proceedings for India, while Morne Morkel is bowling the first over for the home team.

TOSS

India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first against South Africa.

India made one change in their playing XI – Shreyas Iyer in place of injured Kedar Jadhav. Two changes for South Africa – AB de Villiers returned from injury break in place of Zondo and Morne Morkel replaced Imran Tahir.

Playing XIs

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

South Africa: Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram (c), Jean-Paul Duminy, AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen (w), David Miller, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungisani Ngidi, Morne Morkel

PREVIEW
For a down and out team, South Africa looked surprisingly buoyant at the Wanderers cricket stadium on Friday. Right now, they are desperately in need of some inspiration if they are to prevent India from running away with the series. On the eve of the fourth One-Day International against India, they are clearly depending on two factors to back them up as they gear up for a must-win game.
Three down in a six-match series and with three more games to go, the hosts will be happy to find the mercurial AB de Villiers back in the team. Along with AB, they head into a special game — the pink ODI — here, reminding themselves of the significance of this occasion and the fact that they haven’t ever lost a game in that attire on the previous five occasions.
On one of those five occasions, de Villiers had ended up smashing a 44-ball 149 runs — against the West Indies in January 2015 — an innings that remains the icing on the cake for South Africa among all other dominating ‘Pink Day’ performances at home. CLICK TO READ MORE Source : timesofindia



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