India vs South Africa 5th ODI Highlights – Feb 13, 2018, IND v SA highlights today -Fifth one day international from St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth (South Africa) Tuesday 13th February 2018. In the last ODI between South Africa v India due to rain and bad weather (lightning) South African team innings has been reduced to 28 overs and they won that match by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining) (D/L method). India scored 289 runs with 7 wickets down in 50 Overs. Then target given to South Africa was 202 in 28 overs. Seven South African batsmen fought very hard to achieve the target and in the end, they get it comfortably. In last four matches, V Kohli scored 393 runs, S Dhawan 271 and F du Plessis scored 120 runs in one innings. Kuldeep Yadav and YS Chahal took 12 wickets each of them and JJ Bumrah took five wickets.
India team/playing XI
1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Ajinkya Rahane, 5 Shreyas Iyer/Kedar Jadhav, 6 MS Dhoni (wk), 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal.
South Africa team/playing XI
1 Hashim Amla, 2 Aiden Markram (capt), 3 JP Duminy, 4 AB de Villiers, 5 David Miller, 6 Heinrich Klaasen (wk), 7 Farhaan Behardien/Chris Morris, 8 Andile Phehlukwayo, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Morne Morkel, 11 Imran Tahir/Tabraiz Shamsi.
Match Timings: 13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45
From Indian innings S Dhawan smashed 109 runs off one zero five deliveries, he executed his stunning innings with smashing ten 4s and two 6s. When his wicket pushed aside then it was 35.3 hit straight to de Villiers at mid-off. The damage works for SA. A full delivery outdoor off, Dhawan appears to hit the ball over mid-off, however doesn’t get anywhere close to enough bat on it. All he can do it hit it low to de Villiers, who watches the ball into his hands, a right two-handed catch! It’s the momentum that was once lost, now Dhawan loses his wicket 206/3. Captain of the crew V Kohli scored 75 runs and out, AM Rahane long gone with just eight runs, SS Iyer scored 18 and MS Dhoni † contributed forty two runs not out. From South African batting performance AK Markram captain and opener of the crew scored 22, HM Amla 33, JP Duminy 10, AB de Villiers 26, DA Miller 39, H Klaasen † forty three no longer out and AL Phehlukwayo 23 not out.
Known for being one of South Africa’s slower surfaces, St George’s Park have to suit India’s attack. But there have to nevertheless be plenty of runs on the floor with the average score over the remaining five fits a shave over 320. A warm and humid day is forecast in Port Elizabeth with a high probability of afternoon showers. India attended an elective exercise session on the eve of the ODI. Shreyas Iyer is set to hold his spot given Kedar Jadhav’s hamstring niggle is unlikely to have healed. A spinner is likely to be added lower back into the South Africa XI and the toss-up will be between Imran Tahir and Tabraiz Shamsi. Though Tahir might also get in on seniority, South Africa may choose to check on his attitude after the incident he had with spectators at the Wanderers, which is being investigated for racial abuse. David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen have completed ample to depart Farhaan Behardien struggle for a spot against one of the allrounders.
India tour of South Africa 5th ODI (D/N) Highlights
Umpires – Shaun George, Aleem Dar
TV Umpires – Ian Gould
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Adrian Holdstock
Match number – ODI no. 3976