De Villiers back for last three ODIs against India

Men in Blue look to extend winning streak in Cape Town ODI

Men in Blue look to extend winning streak in Cape Town ODI

It's nearly as though there's no talking point other than what will happen when Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav come on. Thanks to the wrist-spinners wreaking havoc, South Africa haven't been able to score freely (an understatement, yes). Rinse and repeat. 39.6 - Wicket.

For the rest of the innings it was a game of "men against boys" as South Africa were simply outplayed by India.

After reaching his century, Kohli led the hunt for late runs as he forged an unbeaten 67-run stand with Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

"They are simply not picking them at the moment", says Adams, who caused similar confusion with his "in-spinners and out-spinners" when he burst on the global scene. In three Tests, none of which were played on batting-friendly surfaces, he topped the charts with 286 runs. "The batsmen look completely out of their depth and that's disappointing". We know we've under performed, we know the way we've lost hasn't been good.

Why has this been happening?

JPDuminy picked up trow wickets for South Africa.

Markram has struggled as a captain in the two matches. This is, after all, the best ODI side in the world right now.

South Africa will look to bounce back from yet another chastening defeat in the fourth ODI, which takes place on Saturday in Johannesburg.

What time will the match start? The six-match series will be followed by a three-match T20I series. Tomorrow is such a massive day for South Africa. According to the Indian standard time, the 50 overs' game is scheduled to begin at 4:30 PM.

"The second tier of talent has been badly affected", he explained.

On current evidence, "crisis of confidence" seems to be the most logical explanation.

India captain Virat Kohli says wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have been simply "unbelievable" in the ongoing ODI series against South Africa but remained non-committal on whether they will become Test regulars anytime soon. Only the veteran JP Duminy could withstand the opposition's advances for an extended period. If we lose one more, that's the series gone. It comes down to execution. "We've got plans of how to counter their spin, but unfortunately, the execution hasn't been good enough". That India had won 11 of their previous 12 chases probably influenced South Africa's decision. The many thrashings of Sri Lanka had to be too much to take even for the downright, hardcore Indian fan because no one likes to see such lopsided contests.

Earlier, put in to bat, the visitors got off to a flier with Smriti and Poonam Raut (20 off 37; 4X3) putting on 56 runs, before Poonam departed caught behind by Trisha Chetty off pacer Marizanne.

In the bowling department, India have troubled the hosts with both pace and spin, whether it was Jhulan Goswami in the series-opener or leggie Poonam Yadav in the second tie.

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