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Fifth ODI: India Vs South Africa Preview

India will play against South Africa in Tuesday.South Africa has registered their first win in the series In rain effected game.India still can afford to lose a game to clinch the series. But scenario is completely different in Proteas perspective. They can not afford to lose if they wish to level the series.They cannot win the series from hereon.. Fifth ODI will be played at port Elizabeth.

Few insights before the match.

  • Dhoni is just 47 runs away in order comlete 10000ODI runs
  • India has lost all the five games they have played here before.
  • Team chasing has won 17 times in 32 games played here.

Spinners still hold the key

Chahal and Kuldeep were crucial in the first three victories of India. But they have leaked runs in fourth ODI.D avid Miller was dropped by sheets just.Miller was also bowler by chahal .So we cannot say that Proteas have completely read spinners.Kedhar g who missed out last match is still uncertain to llahthe match.

India is quite confidant as Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli are in super form. But if they get out early, middle or will be seriously vetted. Rohit, Rehane and Harshika Pandya are not among the runs. Shreyas Iyer will get another chance if Kedhar Jadhav doesn’t recover. Few jitters were observed when Shreyas Iyer came out to bat. It was his first time batting on South African Soil.

Comeback of Ab De Villiers  has influxed huge confidence in South African team. It was clearly evident how South African players handled spinners. Inclusion of Morne Morkel also increased their bowling strength.

Pitch

Pitch conditions are definetly inclined to India. Average batting score in last five ODI’s is 320. Catch all the live action from 430IST on Ten 1.

Cricinfo Predictions

Virat Kohli to score century

Chahal to pick two or more wickets.