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5th ODI: SA need to push on

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February 13, 2018


23:45  Klaasen-Rabada have to build big partnership:  



SA 182-6 (40 ovs) vs India 274-7 (50 ovs) | Scorecard

Bumrah comes back into the attack. He bowls a bouncer and that is one for the over, signals the umpire. 

Klaasen takes a run to fine leg and allows Rabada to fend off the last ball of the over. 

Rabada defends it with a straight bat and that is 3 runs off the over.

Rabada undergoes a concussion test on the field as the physio comes to check on him.

Helmet changed and SA now need 7.82 runs an over.

Pandya continues and Rabada gets off the mark with a single to backward point.

Klaasen then gets a single to square leg.

Pandya bowls a short one and Rabada gets hit right in the grill! Pandya asks if he is ok. 

Two runs come off the over.
23:35  SA need 88 off 72 balls:  



SA 187-6 (38 ovs) vs India 274-7 (50 ovs) | Scorecard


Klaasen now going after the bowling.

Yadav continues. He flights the ball and that is a big six over long-off.

He then pulls the ball through square leg for boundary. Chahal makes a hash of that effort. 

Another lovely six just straight over the bowler's head. 

16 come off the over.


Pandya continues and just 3 come off the over as Rabada is yet to get off the mark.
23:28  Phehlukwayo, Amla gone in consecutive overs:  


SA 168-6 (36 ovs) vs India 274-7 (50 ovs) | Scorecard


Yadav continues. 

Klaasen gets a single and that brings Phehlukwayo on to the strike.

Phehlukwayo is beaten by the wrong un and is bowled all ends up. 

He is gone for a duck.

Rabada comes in to bat.

South Africa lose their 5th wicket and they are in trouble now.

Phehlukwayo comes to the crease. That is a wicket and 2 runs from the over.

Bhuvi continues and Klaasen takes a run down to third man for a single. 

Amla takes a tight run and he is run-out? Direct hit by Pandya from short mid-wicket. 

Umpires go up to third umpire. And it's a close call. That is a wicket! Amla runs needless run. He is gone for 71 and now they are 5 wickets down.

Bumrah comes back into the attack.

Klaasen scampers for a single off the 3rd ball of the over. Pressure on Amla as he plays a dot ball off the fourth.

Amla gets on his toes and times it through covers for a four.

Five runs come off the over.
23:08  Chahal, Yadav go for runs:  




SA 160-4 (33 ovs) vs India 274-7 (50 ovs) | Scorecard

6 runs come off the over as drinks are called.

Bhuvi comes back into the attack.

Klaasen takes a single to extra cover.

Amla then plays a lovely cover drive past the diving fielder at mid-off for a boundary. 

Yadav comes back into the attack.

Klaasen takes a single to long-on.

Amla rolls his wrists and plays the ball to fine leg for a couple.

Amla now plays the ball straight down the ground for a couple. 

Amla plays the last ball of the over to long-off for a single. 

Six runs come off the over.

Chahal continues and Klaasen sweeps the ball in front of square for a four.

The batsmen then do well to take 9 runs off the over. 
22:56  Bowlers doing well:  


SA 139-4 (30 ovs) vs India 274-7 (50 ovs) | Scorecard


Pandya continues and Klaasen gets a single to backward square leg. 

Amla plays a cute ramp shot over the keeper, Yadav cuts the boundary at deep third man. He runs 2.

Amla then cuts the ball to third man for a single. 

5 runs come off the over.

Chahal continues and Amla has now faced 4 dot balls as the run rate keeps climbing.

Amla then cuts the ball and gets a couple.

He then plays the next ball to long-off, runs a couple and gets his half-century, his first of the series.

Pandya continues and he gives 2 runs in the over.


22:44  South Africa lose 4th wicket!:  


SA 128-4 (27 ovs) vs India 274-7 (50 ovs) | Scorecard

Klaasen comes in to bat and gets off the mark with a single.

Chahal continues and Amla sweeps it fine to the leg side for a boundary.

Amla gets a run to cover and Chahal gets Miller.

Miller comes down the wicket, beaten in flight and turn and the ball just crashes into his leg stump. 

The pressure was on and something had to give. 

Pandya continues.

Amla cuts hard and Rahane drops him this time at point. Amla gets a run. 

Miller takes a run to cover.

Amla plays the ball to fine leg for a single. 

3 runs come off the over.


22:34  India spinners unable to get the breakthrough:  


SA 119-3 (25 ovs) vs India 274-7 (50 ovs) | Scorecard

Chahal continues. 

Miller takes a single.

Amla goes after Chahal and Iyer drops another one in the outfield. Amla runs a couple.

Amla then gets a single. 

Chahal bowls a wide. 5 runs come off the over.


Pandya brought back into the attack. 

Miller gets a single off the first ball.

Pandya then bowls a bouncer and umpire calls a wide.

Amla gets a run to fine leg.

Miller denied the close runs here. Just four come off the over.

The spinners continue and off the last 3 overs, Chahal and Yadav have give away 11 runs. 
22:16  Amla, Miller rebuild innings :  

SA 99-3 (20 ovs) vs India 274-7 (50 ovs) | Scorecard

Kuldeep continues and 4 runs come in the over.

Chahal continues and Miller slaps him for a huge six!

Off the fifth ball he gets a single to mid-wicket.

Amla gets a single to long-off, that was turning.

Yadav continues and he gives 2 runs.

Chahal comes into the attack.

Miller starts with 2 runs.

Chahal raps Miller on the pads. India appeal, umpire says no. India take DRS. 

Umpire's decision stays and Miller survives.

Just two runs come off the over.
21:55  Pandya gets 2 wickets:  


SA 83-3 (16 ovs) vs India 274-7 (50 ovs) | Scorecard



Kuldeep continues and the batsmen do well to rotate the strike.

Miller goes down on one knee and sweeps through square leg for a four.

A single to finish that over that produces nine runs.

Pandya continues. 

Miller goes across and plays it off his pads to deep square leg for a boundary.

Miller then plays the ball square on the off-side and the batsmen scamper for a quick couple. 

Miller then plays the ball to mid-wicket and that is a single. Leg byes signals the umpire.

7 runs come off the over.

Miller comes to the strike and now faces Yadav who continues.

Off the 5th ball of the over, Miller sweeps to get a single to deep square leg.


21:46  He takes out the big fish De Villiers for 6:  


SA 65-3 (13 ovs) vs India 274-7 (50 ovs) | Scorecard

Pandya continues and Amla slashes at it. The ball goes just past Rohit where Bumrah does well to cut off the boundary at third man.

De Villiers then takes a single to cover.

Amla takes a single and brings De Villiers to the strike.

De Villiers goes after Pandya, tries to drive, gets a thick outside edge only to gift Dhoni a simple catch behind the stumps. 

De Villiers gone for 6 and Pandya gets his 2nd wicket.

Yadav comes into the attack and De Villiers off the mark with a single to the leg side.

The batsmen run another 5 runs in the over.
21:38  Pandya strikes!:  





SA 55-2 (11 ovs) vs India 274-7 (50 ovs) | Scorecard

India get the big wicket of Duminy as Pandya strikes in the opening over.

De Villiers is the new man in.

Pandya comes into the attack.

Amla plays the ball down to third man for a single.

Duminy gets off the mark with a single to mid-off. 

Amla then plays the ball to square leg for a single.

Pandya strikes! He bowls from around the wicket and gets the man.

Pandya bowls it on the off stump, Duminy gets the outside edge and Rohit completes a catch at 2nd slip.


21:29  Markram out for 32:  



SA 52-1 (10 ovs) vs India 274-7 (50 ovs) | Scorecard

Bumrah continues.

Amla gets the inside edge and a lucky single to fine leg. 

Bumrah strikes and Markram was just getting into the groove but has to go back to the pavillion after getting a leading edge. Kohli takes a simple catch at mid-off to send back the SA skipper.

Duminy comes to the crease and gets a life!

He gets the inside edge off the very first delivery he faces. Luckily it doesn't carry to Dhoni behind the stumps.
21:24  Amla, Markram start positively:  



SA 51-0 (9 ovs) vs India 274-7 (50 ovs) | Scorecard

Bhuvi continues and Markram gets four on the leg side down to mid-wicket.

He then cuts the ball hard through point for a boundary. What a cracker! 

He then guides the next ball to third man to bring up the team's 50.

The batsmen steal a quick single off the last ball of the over. 10 runs come off the over.
21:19  India also bowling well:  



SA 41-0 (8 ovs) vs India 274-7 (50 ovs) | Scorecard

Bumrah continues and Markram gets a single to mid-on.

Amla then pushes the ball to covers for a single.

Markram then gets a single to mid-off. 3 runs come off the over.

Bhuvi continues and Markram plays the ball late and it runs past gully for a four down to third man.

Markram then gets the first maximum of the innings.

He tucks it over mid-wicket for a six! 

11 runs come off the over.
21:12  Markram gets a reprieve :  




SA 27-0 (6 ovs) vs India 274-7 (50 ovs) | Scorecard

Markram gets a reprieve as Iyer puts him down off the bowling of Bumrah.

Bumrah continues and Amla flicks the ball to the leg side for 3.

Iyer drops a catch again!

Markram plays the ball straight into the hands of Iyer at mid-off. In and out and that is a life for Markram and he gets a single.

Four runs come off the over.
 

Bhuvi continues and Markram is nearly gone. Is short of mid-wicket. 

Markram makes room, and smashes the ball over the off-side field for a couple.

He gets another 2 to long-on and then a leg glance fetches him another couple.

6 come off the over.

Bumrah continues and he gives just two runs in the over.
20:59  India set South Africa 275 for victory:  


SA 15 (3 ovs) vs India 274-7 (50 ovs) | Scorecard


Bhuvi continues and Markram plays a stunning shot to get off the mark. He plays a beautiful cover drive for a four.
 
The batsmen then take a couple of runs to rotate the strike.

Bumrah comes into the attack. And Amla plays another cracking four!

Fout runs come off the over.

Bhuvi to Amla as the first Powerplay is on.

Short and Amla crashes the ball through point for a boundary.

Amla then takes a run to mid-wicket.

Markram takes strike. Yet to get off the mark.

Amla and Markram open the innings for South Africa while Bhuvi opens the bowling. 


20:15  Ngidi finishes with four wickets:  


India 274-7 (50 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard



South Africa have done well to restrict India to 274 for 7 in the 50 overs, when at one point of time they were looking good for a 300-plus target.

India managed only 55 runs in the last ten overs and lost 4 wickets in that period, Lungi Ngidi being the pick of the bowlers for the Proteas.

Rabada comes in to bowl the last over and Bhuvi gets a single to long on.

Yadav then gets a bye, a single to the keeper as Bhuvi comes back on strike

Bhuvi tries to go after it and Miller fields it well at square on the leg side to keep it down to one run.

Yadav then takes a single. Bhuvi swings his arms and misses!

Bhuviu then gets a run to point for a single. 

Only five runs come off the last over.

Ngidi continues and Dhoni gets a lucky four behind the keeper.

Ngidi then bowls the slower one, Dhoni mistimes and Markram goes full stretch to dismiss the batsman for 13 off 17.

Next ball is a wide.  Bhuvi then takes a single to cover.

New man Yadav gets off the mark with a single to backward point.

Bhuvi gets a single to third man. 

Yadav is beaten off the last ball of the over that produces 8 runs and a wicket.
20:00  Dhoni, Bhuvi at the crease:  


India 261-6 (48 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Rabada comes back into the attack and Dhoni plays it to mid-wicket for a single.

Rabada bowling a tight spell here, giving away nothing to free his arms.

Bhuvi and Dhoni then take a run each. 

Dhoni  then ends the over with a shot straight down the ground for a boundary. 

7 runs come off the over.

Ngidi continues. 

Dhoni gets a single and then Bhuvi gets a boundary through slips for a four to third man to bring up the 250 for India.

Two balls later, Bhuvi gets a single to deep backward point.

8 runs come off the over.

Morkel continues and just 2 come off the over. 
19:47  India struggle to go past 250-mark:  



India 240-6 (45 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard


The runs have dried up for India. The scoreboard has not ticked with the same pace as it was when Rohit was at the crease. 

2 runs and a wicket in the over.

Bhuvi comes to the crease. He gets the inside edge and gets off the mark with a single.

Dhoni gets off the nark with a run to the leg side.

Ngido continues and he gets another breakthrough as the pressure mounts on India.

Iyer gets a thick outside edge and Ngidi gets his third as Klaasen completes a simple catch. 

Morkel continues and Iyer gets a single.

That is a play and a miss by Dhoni. Beautiful bowling here by the big man.

Then he bowls a wide on the leg side. 

Just the two runs come off the over.  
19:38  Rohit gone for 155, Pandya out for duck:  



India 236-5 (43 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Ngidi continues and strikes! 

Two in two!

First he gets Rohit caught behind and then gets the bottom of Hardik Pandya's bat as Klaasen completes a good low catch and he goes for a duck!

India are now five down!

MS Dhoni comes into bat, yet to get off the mark.

Two wickets and a maiden!

Shamsi continues and the batsmen take six singles off the over.

Ngidi comes back into the attack and Iyer and Rohit take him to the cleaners. 11 runs come off the over.
19:22  Rohit gets 17th ODI ton:  


India 219-3 (40 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Shamsi continues and gives away four runs as India look to step on the accelerator.

Phehlukwayo continues and 7 runs come off the over.

Shamsi continues and he gives 3 runs in the over. 

Phehlukwayo continues. 

He bowls a wide down the leg side. Just two come off the over.
19:07  Runs picking up for India here:  


India 203-3 (36 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Shamsi comes back into the attack.

He bowls a loose second ball to the leg side and Iyer plays it down to square leg for a four.

Iyer then plays a single to point to bring Rohit on strike.

Rohit gets to his 100 with a couple to deep square leg. 

Phehlukwayo continues. 

Iyer plays it to square on the on-side for a single.

Rohit comes down the track, gets the inside edge as the ball goes to deep mid-wicket and that is a couple of runs to Rohit. It takes him to 99.

Rabada continues and 2 runs to Iyer. 

Iyer then takes a single to 3rd man.

Rohit opens the face and plays it down to third man for a boundary.

Shamsi drops a sitter! 

Rohit plays a ramp shot and Shamsi drops a easy catch with the batsman on 96.

Iyer then plays the ball to third man for a single. Shamsi is booed by the crowd.
18:53  Runs drying up for India:  


India 184-3 (33 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Four runs come off the over as drinks are called.

The tone in this middle section of the match is that the big shots are not coming and India content with just keeping the scoreboard moving.

Phehlukwayo continues and the batsmen are content with rotating the strike. 

The ball going down the leg side. Did Rohit get a nick? The fielders go up, no says the umpire. SA ask for a review. The review shows no connection. 

7 runs and a wicket come off the over.

Rabada comes back into the attack.

Rohit gets a single to the on-side and then Rahane pulls to the on side for another single.

Rohit rolls the wrists and pulls again over deep square leg.

Another run-out here. Rahane gone this time. Out for 8. 

Iyer comes in to bat and starts with a neat leg glance off his pad to fine leg boundary.

Phehlukwayo brought back into the attack and Rahane gets the inside edge and a single down to square leg. 

Just two runs come off the over.

Morkel continues and Rahane plays the ball down to deep square leg for a single.

Rohit then plays the ramp shot to send the ball to the third man boundary. 

Rohit then plays the ball to point and hares down the pitch for a single. 


Shamsi continues and he gives 4 singles in the over. 
18:30  Kohli run-out again! :  


India 160-2 (28 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Morkel continues and Rohit gets a single.

Rahane is then forced to take evasive action as the ball bounces on the way to the bowler.

Rahane then leaves one alone. 

Just the one run comes in that challenging over.

Shamsi continues and Rahane gets off the mark with a single to the leg side.

Rohit then gets a single to point. 

Rahane and Rohit run a single each as they take out four runs off the over. 


18:22  Rohit on song:  


India 155-2 (26 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Morkel continues and Kohli just guides it fine to third man for a boundary.

He then scampers through for a single on the on-side.

Kohli is run-out again in this series. 

Duminy's under-arm throw sends Kohli back to the pavillion. 

Rohit plays the ball down to point, Kohli runs the length of the pitch when there is no run. Is sent back but the Indian captain does not get back in time as Duminy's throw gets the stumps.

Rohit gets 2 runs on the leg side off the last ball of the over.
18:16  Rohit takes on Duminy, Shamsi:  


India 142-1 (25 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard


Shamsi continues and Rohit gets a single to the leg side.

The 100-run partnership comes up with Rohit playing a big six over long on. 

Duminy continues and again Kohli finding it tough to get the singles.

He then plays it to short third man for a single.

Duminy then bowls a wide after which Rohit sweeps the ball over square leg for a four.

Shamsi continues and Kohli cuts it to third man for a couple.

He then takes a single down to long-off of the last ball of the over.

Has Kohli been stumped here? 

Third umpire Umpire Dar says not out as the benefit of doubt gone to the batsman.

Kohli then gets a single to mid-wicket. 

Rohit plays a late cut and Rabada does well to cut the ball at third man to keep it down to just a couple.


18:04  14 runs come off the last 2 overs:  


India 128-1 (22 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard


Duminy continues and Kohli takes a single to long on off the second ball of the over.

Duminy bowls the short ball and Rohit just smashes it over deep mid-wicket for a six.

He then gets a single to long-off.

Kohli then gets a single to cover. 

9 runs come off the over.

Shamsi continues and Kohli plays it straight down to long-off for a single.

Shamsi bowling tight here. 

Rohit uses his wrist and plays the ball to square leg where Phehlukwayo misfields and the ball runs down for a boundary. 
17:57  Shamsi starts well:  





India 114-1 (20 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Duminy continues and Kohli takes a single to mid-wicket off the 2nd ball of the over.

Duminy making a good comeback here by bowling wicket-to-wicket and giving batsmen no room to play their shots.

Left-arm spinner Tabrez Shamsi comes into the attack. 

35th ODI fifty and 1st against South Africa for Rohit Sharma as he takes a single to the off side.

Kohli then gets a single to long-on and he gives just 2 runs in the over.


17:51  Duminy goes for 12 in his opening over:  



India 111-1 (18 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Off-spinner Duminy comes into the attack and he nearly has the man.

He gets some bounce, Rohit plays the square cut, its in the air and goes to third man for four.

Next ball, Rohit plays a more controlled square cut as the ball races to another boundary.

Rohit then gets a single to long-off.

Kohli then plays the ball to long-on for a single.

Wide ball and that is 12 runs off over as Rohit cuts the ball square for a single.
17:44  Rohit, Kohli creaming bowlers:  





India 99-1 (17 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Drinks are called and India are once again off to a flying start here, this after Morkel began with a couple of maidens.

Ngidi continues and bowls it wide. Rohit latches on to it and plays it past a flying Duminy at point for a four.

Rohit then plays the ball down to third man for a single, off the fifth ball of the over.

Just four runs come off the over and the tap is kept on now and the runs are flowing for the Indians here. 

Phehlukwayo continues and off the third ball, Kohli plays the ball down to third man for a couple. 

He then plays the ball to deep square leg for another couple. 

Ngidi continues and after 3 balls, Rohit pulls the short ball down to square leg for a boundary. 

The batsmen take another 2 runs each and six runs come off the over.
17:40  Rohit, Kohli creaming bowlers:  


India 94-1 (16 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Just four runs come off the over and the tap is kept on now and the runs are flowing for the Indians here. 

Phehlukwayo continues and off the third ball, Kohli plays the ball down to third man for a couple. 

He then plays the ball to deep square leg for another couple. 

Ngidi continues and after 3 balls, Rohit pulls the short ball down to square leg for a boundary. 

The batsmen take another 2 runs each and six runs come off the over.
17:32  Get easy runs:  



India 84-1 (14 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Phehlukwayo continues.

Rohit starts with a single to third man.

Kohli then gets a single to the off-side.

Rohit plays the ball to third man for a single.

Kohli then plays the ball through backward point to the third man boundary where Morkel does well to keep the runs down to 2 as five runs come off the over.

Ngidi continues a better over. It's a good comeback as he gives 2 runs in the over and makes Kohli play at the ball that angled in.
17:23  SA bowlers loose:  


India 77-1 (12 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard


Momentum shifting towards India as the bowlers falter and Rohit and Kohli make them pay heavily.

Phehlukwayo replaces Rabada and is welcomed with a crisp boundary by Kohli.

Kohli then gets a single off the next ball.

Rohit gets a single to deep point.

Kohli takes a single down to third man off the last ball of the over.

Lungi Ngidi comes on to bowl as South Africa make the first bowling change.

Kohli takes a single down to third man.

Ngidi bowls short and in line for a Rohit to tonk it for a six to the leg side.

He then takes a single to third man.

Kohli then gets a single off the last ball of the over to the off side. 

8 runs come off the over.
17:14  




India 61-1 (10 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard


Four runs come off the over and India are scoring at just over a run-a-ball.

Rabada continues. The ball comes high into Rohit who plays it square to third man and the batsmen scamper for a single.

Nice ball to Kohli as he is made to play.

Kohli gets off the mark with a 2 runs to mid-wicket.

Kohli plays it to short mid-wicket and hares down the pitch for a single off the last ball of the over.

Morkel continues and Rohit continues with the hitting. This time he times it to perfection through the off side for a four.

Sharma gets hit on the pad as he goes back and across. He is on his toes and SA against taking the review. The batsman get a single off a leg bye.
17:06  Rabada strikes!:  


India 52-1 (8 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

35 runs have come off the last 3 overs but the wicket of Dhawan has been scalped by Rabada. 

Kohli replaces Dhawan no run off the first ball faced.

Kohli then four leg byes off next ball as it goes down to fine leg.

Rabada continues and he starts with a wide.

Wide and Dhawan cuts the ball down to third man for 4.

Short ball again and Dhawan falls into the trap. He goes after it and is caught in the deep by Phehlukwayo.  

Dhawan is gone for 34 off 23 balls.

Morkel continues and Dhawan plays the ball down to long-off for a four.

Dhawan then gets the side of the bat and the ball flies over the keeper for a four to fine leg.

Wide and Dhawan just goes after it and it's four to third man.

He then gets a single to third man. 

Last ball to Rohit, no run. 

Another 13 come off this over.

Finally, a big over for India that, 13 runs come off it.

Rabada continues and Dhawan plays a straight drive for a boundary.

Rohit then comes down the track and launches Rabada for a six over long-on.

Rohit then gets hit in the jewels. He is taking time to reset after that blow.

Rohit then plays it to square leg for a couple. 
16:51  Morkel bowling tight spell:  



India 17-0 (5 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard


Morkel continues and Rohit plays and misses. 

Again same line and Rohit leaves the ball.

Morkel bowling a nice line, giving Rohit no chance to play for runs.

He then bowls a rare bad ball, it's short and Rohit cuts it past backward point for a four.

Rohit relieved to get the runs.

Rabada continues. 

He bowls with a tight off-side line, giving Dhawan no chance to free his arms.

Short ball and Dhawan pulls it behind fine leg for a four.

Dhawan dropped at slips by Markram who gets the finger to ball as it goes flying to the third man boundary.

8 runs come off the over.

Morkel continues and he is right on the money. Sharma gets no chance to score. Another maiden by Morkel.
16:41   South Africa win toss and elect to field:  


India 5-0 (2 ovs) vs South Africa | Scorecard

Rabada opens the bowling at the other end.

Rohit starts with a defensive shot.

Rabada gets one to nip back in to Sharma, he gets some bounce and straight into his pads.

Rohit then gets off the mark with a single to fine leg.

Dhawan gets off the mark with a cracking four.

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan open the batting for India while South Africa open the bowling with Morne Morkel.

Morkel starts with a little out swing. 

The ball keeps low off the second ball of the over.

Again, he gets a lot of swing here, does Morkel. 

Nice straight bat and drive by Dhawan, but straight to the bowler. Finally bat on ball.

Dhawan chases a wide one that goes nicely to the keeper.

Morkel comes around the wicket, Dhawan plays it straight to the man at cover.

Maiden to start the innings.

SA have one change in their squad, bringing in Tabrez Shamsi for the injured Chris Morris, while India have fielded and unchanged squad.
16:07  Cloudy weather but no threat of rain:  



South Africa have won the toss and elected to field.

India also wanted to bowl but with the dry wicket, captain Virat Kohli says at the toss he is optimistic despite losing the toss.

The Men in Blue still have a two-match cushion in the six-ODI series. They lead 3-1 after winning the first in Durban by six wickets, the second in Centurion by nine wickets and the third in Cape Town by 124 runs.

The Proteas bounced back by winning the rain-affected and lightning-struck Pink ODI in Johannesburg by five wickets.

Teams (from):

India: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.

South Africa: Aiden Markram (capt), Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Lungisani Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Khayelihle Zondo, Farhaan Behardien, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), AB de Villiers.