SA v IND highlights today – Fourth one day international (Pink ODI) from The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (South Africa) Saturday 10th February 2018. The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg stadium got the highest ODI successful run chase record of cricket history, which was chased by the home team against Australia in 2006. In 2015 South Africa scored the highest venue record 439/2 against West Indies. South Africa highest total against India on this pitch is 358/4 scored in 2013 and India highest score of the venue is 292/6 against Sri Lanka scored in 2003. After watching all these previous records it’s difficult to believe that in today’s match Indian team position is too strong then home team.
India won the toss and elected to bat first.
Virat Kohli: “Looks like a hard pitch, with decent covering of grass on it. Hard to chase under lights. If you have enough wickets in hand, it plays to your advantage. Need to have the same intensity as the first three games. One change, Kedar Jadhav did his hamstring last game, Shreyas Iyer is in.” Aiden Markram: “We weren’t sure what to do, we were leaning towards bowling first. Lots of could’ve, would’ve and should’ve in this game. The pink has brought us some luck. AB comes in the team for Zondo. And Morkel is back for Imran Tahir.”
South Africa team/playing XI
HM Amla, AK Markram (c), JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, H Klaasen †, DA Miller, CH Morris, AL Phehlukwayo, K Rabada, L Ngidi, M Morkel.
India team/playing XI
RG Sharma, S Dhawan, V Kohli (c), AM Rahane, MS Dhoni †, SS Iyer, HH Pandya, B Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, JJ Bumrah, YS Chahal.
Match Timings: 13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45
Bethuel Buthelezi cannot afford to put a foot wrong for the next five years after his Test pitch was rated poorly by the ICC, so he will want to start getting into the officials’ good books soon. Typically, the Wanderers produces high-scoring ODI surfaces and this should be no different. Scattered showers are forecast in the evening but that won’t dampen the spirits of the Johannesburg faithful. The Wanderers is a sellout for this match, which means this will be the biggest crowd of the series with 33,000 people expected to pack in.
India didn’t make any changes from Durban to Centurion or Centurion to Cape Town after concluding that there was no need to mess with a winning combination. They’re still winning, so it’s likely they will be unchanged as they seek the series win. De Villiers missed the first three games with a finger injury but has been declared fit and available to play. South Africa may also call on Farhaan Behardien which could push one of David Miller or Khaya Zondo out of the XI. If experience is what’s needed to stabilise the side, Morne Morkel may also return.
India tour of South Africa 4th ODI (D/N) Highlights
Umpires – Bongani Jele, Aleem Dar
TV Umpires – Ian Gould
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Shaun George
Match number – ODI no. 3973