India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Highlights – Feb 4, 2018
Sa v Ind highlights today – Second one day international from SuperSport Park, Centurion (South Africa) Sunday 4th February 2018. In the first match, South Africa won the toss and batted first, scored 269/8 in 50 overs. F du Plessis captain of the team scored 120 runs off 112 balls, he smashed eleven 4s and two 6s in his innings, Q de Kock † opener of the team contributed 34 runs, CH Morris scored 37 and AL Phehlukwayo scored 27 runs. From Indian batting line RG Sharma opener of the team scored 20, S Dhawan 35, AM Rahane 79, V Kohli captain of the team scored 112 runs off 119 deliveries and in the end India won by 6 wickets (with 27 balls remaining). SuperSport Park, Centurion pitch highest ODI total is 392/6 scored by the home team against Pakistan in 2007, against India, South Africa highest score is 301/8, scored in 2013, India highest total of the venue against home team is 234 scored in 2011.
India won the toss and elected to field.
India team/playing XI
1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Ajinkya Rahane, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Kedar Jadhav, 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Jasprit Bumrah, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal.
South Africa team/playing XI
1 Hashim Amla, 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Aiden Markram (capt), 4 JP Duminy, 5 David Miller, 6 Khaya Zondo 7 Chris Morris, 8 Kagiso Rabada, 9 Morne Morkel, 10 Tabraiz Shamsi 11 Imran Tahir.
Match Timings: 10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30, Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45
The average first-innings score in Centurion in the last five ODIs is 332. However, they have all been day-night matches. The last day match played here was in November 2013, when Pakistan were bowled out for 179. In the last five day ODIs in Centurion, sides batting first have lost four times. Expect runs, but bowling first might be the way to go. The Highveld might not be the ideal place to play two spinners, but India have been confident in their ability to do well in any conditions. Expect them to play both Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. India could look to rest one of their quicks. Bhuvneshwar Kumar didn’t play the Centurion Test either so if Shardul Thakur comes in, it could be at the expense of Bhuvneshwar. Aiden Markram, not a certain starter in the last match, will captain South Africa in du Plessis’ absence. Du Plessis’ spot could go to Khaya Zondo or Farhaan Behardien. While Zondo was there in the squad already, Behardien’s experience could count in his favour. After returns of 10-0-51-0, Imran Tahir will be under a little pressure, but he should keep his place.
India tour of South Africa 2nd ODI Highlights
Umpires – Aleem Dar, Adrian Holdstock
TV Umpires – Ian Gould
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Allahudien Paleker
Match number – ODI no. 3970