India vs South Africa 6th ODI Highlights – Feb 16, 2018, Ind v Sa highlights today – Sixth one day international from SuperSport Park, Centurion (South Africa) Friday 16th February 2018. As we know India have already won the series very comfortably, now final ODI will be played today and it could be very interesting because South Africa have lost four matches and got just one match victory which was not a complete 50 overs match, Now they are very desperate to get another one victory at home. From last five ODI stats, Kuldeep Yadav took sixteen wickets, YS Chahal took fourteen wickets and JJ Bumrah took six wickets. Captain of the Indian team V Kohli scored 429 runs, S Dhawan scored 305 runs and RG Sharma scored 155 runs and he is the third most runs scorer so far. From this ODI series second ODI was played here at SuperSport Park, Centurion ground and in that match, South Africa were all out at 118 and India had chased the target in 20.3 overs with just one wicket down.
India won the toss and will bowl first.
Kohli: As a batting unit, we want to embrace the pressure of chasing. We want to get used to the mindset and get out of the comfort zone and want the bowlers to get used to a situation they might encounter in a crunch game.. We only have one change. Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar) gets a rest. He has been batting well too and it has taken a toll on his body. Shardul Thakur comes in. He’s an exciting talent and bowls a heavy ball.
Markram: We are just starving to put out the perfect game today. The pitch looks a cracker. The Supersport Park pitch is always a good one to bat on. We have four changes: Morris, Zondo, Tahir and Behardien are back.
Vignesh Eswaram: “It is good Bhuvi is rested. Kohli should have rested Bumrah also as we have a t20 series coming up. ”
India team/playing XI
RG Sharma, S Dhawan, V Kohli (c), AM Rahane, MS Dhoni †, SS Iyer, HH Pandya, B Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, JJ Bumrah, YS 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 Chris Morris, 8 Andile Phehlukwayo, 9 Lungi Ngidi, 10 Morne Morkel, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi.
Match Timings: 13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45
Back to Centurion, the most home-like conditions for India so far. It is hard to see the pitch gathering pace overnight. There is a thunderstorm or two around, but given the good drainage, we should have a match. India have been playing their best XI wanting to seal the series win but should now rest some of them, especially since there is no temptation of a whitewash and also because there is a T20I series starting two days after this ODI. Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar could do with a break, Axar Patel could do with a look-in, there are batsmen who have warmed the bench so far, and, finally, don’t be surprised if even Virat Kohli rests himself. So it is difficult to list a possible XI for India. There is a T20I series to follow, and more importantly a big Test series soon after. Expect South Africa to rest Rabada at least. It is not yet certain if Chris Morris has recovered from his stiff back.
India tour of South Africa 6th ODI (D/N) Highlights
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Reserve Umpire – Adrian Holdstock
Match number – ODI no. 3978