Proteas looking for early wickets

Proteas looking for early wickets

With rain playing spoilsport, South Africa seized the moment to win the game by 5 wickets.

Alongside the skipper, opener Shikhar Dhawan has looked in fine nick throughout the series and will be the key to give India a dominant total on board in the encounter on Tuesday.

Later, team India came to chase the poor score and in 20.3 overs they reached the destination. At the nets AB de Villiers indulged himself in a series of slog and reverse sweeps.

At the other end, Ngidi and Rabada accounted for Shreyas Iyer (18) and Hardik Pandya (9) to dent India's hopes of a late surge but Dhoni once again showed why he is so important for the side.

Up until the fourth ODI‚ the South Africans had struggled to come to terms with the Indian wrist-spinners but an aggressive approach in Johannesburg saw them claim a rare victory over Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.

The hosts have been beaten by six wickets, nine wickets and 124 runs in the three matches so far in the series, and now need to win the next three games on the bounce to take a share of the spoils.

There are still doubts over Kedar Jadhav's fitness after his hamstring injury ahead of the 4th ODI.

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POTCHEFSTROOM The ODI series triumph was offset slightly by a loss in the closing match but that would hardly dent the Indian women's confidence as they head into a five-game Twenty20 global rubber against the South Africans starting here today. India do not have many fall-back options in Jadhav's absence.

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Kohli stamped his authority as he continued to punish the South African bowlers.

SA's Andile Pehlukwayo celebrates after winning the fourth ODI against India at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Saturday. Ajinkya Rahane, too, who scored 79 on his ODI comeback have dismal performances in the previous two ODIs. India needed their best in the middle.

Match starts at: 4:30 pm IST. The loss, however, hardly made any difference as the Indians had pocketed the three-ODI series by then. This fact will not go overlooked and South Africa will be keen to exploit the Indian line-up's frailty and dismiss Kohli and Dhawan cheaply to gain an early advantage.

It remains to be seen if the spin-twins can bounce back after taking a hammering. JP Duminy scored highest 25 runs for the team Proteas.

Speaking after training at St George's Park Phehlukwayo said: "Obviously they have been batting really well". In January 2017, Imran Tahir took 3- 26 against Sri Lanka.

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Later another rain break meant 113 minutes were lost during South Africa's innings and the match was reduced to 28 overs with 202 being set as the revised target.

South Africa had a full-fledged training session on match eve, with nearly all players present, while India had an optional session that only Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni, Shardul Thakur, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav attended.