Team India eye historic win on South African soil

Team India eye historic win on South African soil

Questions have been raised about Proteas' ability against wrist spin. "They (Chahal and Yadav) haven't made it easy for us to get singles", Duminy said.

"They are simply not picking them at the moment", says Adams, who caused similar confusion with his "in-spinners and out-spinners" when he burst on the global scene. This is the first time when Proteas lose the First three matches of any Bilateral series in South Africa.

De Villiers missed the first three games with a finger injury but has been declared fit and available to play.

Citing Kohli's innings, Duminy said South Africa have been undone by lack of partnerships in the ongoing series.

The good news for South Africa ahead of their crucial fourth ODI is the return of their talismanic batsman AB de Villiers, but the current form of the other batsmen is a worrying sign for the home side.

It certainly is tough to visualise how South Africa are going to turn around their fortunes in the course of two days.

Note: De Villiers averages over 50 versus 10 teams, including India. His presence will not only help the side on field but also off it. He brings that calmness, he brings that experience. "I'm sure AB will have a few pointers for the guys on how to handle spin and how to play spin, maybe a few different attacking options", said Chris Morris in the pre-match press conference in Johannesburg.

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The Proteas have never lost on "Pink Day", celebrated to create awareness and collect funds for breast cancer. While hosts are on the back foot, they would hope for a roaring comeback from de Villiers. He batted fluently in the nets today and is sure to play the game with either one of David Miller or Khaya Zondo missing out.

- Lizelle Lee is set for her 100th worldwide appearance for South Africa. He has already scored 34 tons in ODI cricket and only Tendulkar is ahead of him in terms of centuries scored (49) and the former has 55 global tons (second most by an Indian). The first 10 overs yielded only 26 runs. Kedar Jadhav, 7. Hardik Pandya, 8. They are a seriously good one-day unit, a seriously good Test unit and T20 as well. Umpire Ian Gould had to overturn his decision when an ultra-edge replay showed a spike as the ball passed the bat.

Tendulkar was no doubt India's biggest match-winner for a quarter of a century and we all appreciate his talent, but you cannot dispute stats and hard data and it's not Kohli's fault that he did not face Wasim Akram, Courtney Walsh, Curtly Ambrose, Waqar Younis, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Shaun Pollock, Allan Donald and you can only play what's in front of you.

The average score batting first in day matches at the Wanderers is 271, however the score drastically changes in day-night games: 220. Also, the middle-order was largely tested in the previous ODI.

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