India vs South Africa Final ODI Match: India Look to Make it 5-1 in Final ODI

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India vs South Africa: The India vs South Africa Final ODI Match of the six ODIs will be played on Friday. For the Indian team, who has won a historic victory in the India vs South Africa Series, where this opportunity will be to try their bench strength, the South Africa will not have any rest to maintain their reputation in the match by winning the 5th ODI match. The Indian team has already made 4-1 lead in the six-match series. South Africa was the only one in the series to win the fourth rain affected ODI. With the win in the previous match, Team India has taken the number one spot from South Africa in the ICC ODI rankings.

Virat Kohli Would Like To Try Bench Strength

India will be aiming to maintain the same rhythm because after this, the T20 series is to be followed immediately. With this in mind, Captain Virat Kohli would like to try Bench Strength also, keeping this year’s long overseas season. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has played consistently since the limited overs series in Sri Lanka, which includes 19 ODIs, six T20 matches and two Tests. Jaspreet Bumrah has also played 20 ODIs and eight T20s. His workload has increased since playing Test Series. Both of them need rest, but it would be interesting to see if Virat can rely on other fast bowlers or not.

Team news

India Team News

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, who have been playing since the Test, both of them need rest. India retracted their decision to view Ajinkya Rahane as a backup opener and slotted him in at No.4.

India Playing XI

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur

South Africa Team News

There is a T20I series to follow, and more importantly a big Test series soon after. Expect South Africa to rest Rabada at least. It is not yet certain if Chris Morris has recovered from his stiff back.

South Africa Playing XI

Aiden Markram (c), Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi

Top Run Scorers In The Series

Name Runs Innings Avg
V. Kohli 429 5 143
S. Dhawan 305 5 76.25
R. Sharma 155 5 31

 

Top Wicket Taker In The Series

Name Wickets Innings Avg
K. Yadav 16 5 11.56
Y. Chahal 14 5 16
L. Ngidi 6 3 25

 

India vs South Africa Match Details

Series India tour of South Africa 2018
Match India vs South Africa 6th ODI
Date & Time February 16, 4:30 pm
Venue SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires Shaun George & Aleem Dar

 

India and South Africa Before Clashed In Centurion

Team India has already won the series 4-1 but they will not want to end the series with any defeat. Before this series, both the teams have clashed in the India vs South Africa 2nd ODI on the ground. In this match, India won by nine wickets.

India Team Strong At Centurion

Team India is dominating South Africa on the field of Centurion’s Super Sports Park. Six match have been played here between the India vs South Africa, out of which 3 have been India won while South Africa have won 2 matches. Apart from this, a match is still tie.

Pressures On Africa

South Africa will depend more on Hashim Amla and AB De Villiers in this match. Apart from these, there will be huge responsibility on JP Duminy and David Miller.

South Africa could win the final match. Before the tour of Australia, top bowlers were rested and this is the last chance to make an impression with Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir and Lungi Nigdi.

India records In Centurion Ground

  1. India vs. South Africa – December 11, 1992 – Centurion – India won by 4 wickets
  2. India vs. South Africa – 10 Oct 2001 – Centurion – India won by 41 runs
  3. India vs. South Africa – 3 December 2006 – Centurion – South Africa won by 9 wickets
  4. India vs. South Africa – 23 January 2011 – Centurion – South Africa won by 33 runs
  5. India vs. South Africa – 11 December 2013 – Centurion – Match Tie
  6. India vs. South Africa – 4 February 2018 – Centurion – India won by 9 wickets

India vs South Africa ODI Match Live Streaming

The live broadcast of the 5th ODI between India vs South Africa will start at 4:30 pm IST. India and South Africa 6th ODI will be broadcast live on Sony Ten Network.

South Africa vs India 6th ODI can be streamed online on Sony LIV App and its website.

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