India vs South Africa 1st ODI Highlights – Feb 1, 2018, SA v Ind highlights today – First one day international at Kingsmead, Durban (South Africa) Thursday 1st February 2018. V Kohli captain of the Indian team was the most runs scorer from three test matches series with 286 runs, AB de Villiers scored 211 and D Elgar scored 207. VD Philander took 15 wickets, Mohammed Shami took 15 wickets and K Rabada also took 15 wickets. Kingsmead, Durban venue one day international highest total is 372/6 against Australia scored by the home team in 2016 and against India their highest total is 289/9 scored in 2011. India highest total is 270/4 against Kenya in 2003, 250/9 against England in 2003 and 234 against South Africa in 1997.
India team/playing XI
1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli (capt.), 4 Ajinkya Rahane/ Manish Pandey, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Kedar Jadhav, 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Jasprit Bumrah, 10 Kuldeep Yadav/Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Mohammed Shami/ Shardul Thakur.
South Africa team/playing XI
1 Hashim Amla, 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Faf du Plessis (capt), 4 Aiden Markram, 5 JP Duminy, 6 David Miller, 7 Chris Morris, 8 Andile Phehlukwayo, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Morne Morkel, 11 Imran Tahir.
Match Timings: 13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45
Durban’s surface can sometimes be a little slower than others around the country. It will definitely not have the pace of the Highveld venues the teams have just come from. Rain is forecast for the early afternoon but should stop later on, though the cloud cover will remain with temperatures in the early 20s. India seems set to become more flexible with Ajinkya Rahane’s role after having pigeonholed him into the opening slot earlier last year. He could be playing at No. 4 given there will be pace on offer throughout the innings in conditions in South Africa and England, where the World Cup will be played. They seem to be set with whom they want at Nos 5, 6 and 7: Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, and MS Dhoni. Another decision they will have to make is whether they play two specialist spinners. AB de Villiers’ injury opens a spot in the middle-order that du Plessis confirmed will be filled by Aiden Markram, meaning Khaya Zondo will have to wait to make his debut. The rest of the batting is familiar, with JP Duminy coming off a run of good scores in the domestic one-day cup. Lungi Ngidi may have to wait for his first fifty-over appearance if South Africa opt for Morne Morkel, with Imran Tahir likely to start as the sole specialist spinner.
India tour of South Africa 1st ODI (D/N) Highlights
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Match number – ODI no. 3969