South Africa vs India 6th ODI, India's record at Centurion Park

The performance of Kohli and wrist spinners Kuldeep Chahal and Yuzvendra Chahal stood out but the captain said the series win was the result of a team effort

The performance of Kohli and wrist spinners Kuldeep Chahal and Yuzvendra Chahal stood out but the captain said the series win was the result of a team effort

"A lot of credit has to go to India". They lost 3 wickets cheaply, including that of star batsman de Villiers and the floodgates opened once the 4th wicket stand of Amla and David Miller was broken. While a game like this may not provide instant solutions, it could at least offer a sense of direction.

Markram was named the Proteas captain in the absence of regular skipper Faf du Plessis, who was ruled out of the ongoing ODI series against Indian and the T20I series following it. Of the last 13 under lights, eight have been won by the team batting first.

India's middle order problem remains to be solved. The squad is injury-hit, disjointed, and out of form. But in India's last seven dead rubbers with the series won, they've have only slipped up twice.

The match is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. IST. Kuldeep Yadav took three wickets in one over, and the match was nearly over, bar the shouting. But that was a day game. "His action is different, he bowls wide of the crease, he is skiddier and rushed batsmen a little bit", says Pollock. By playing five ODIs against South Africa in recent time, Virat Kohli already achieved two centuries there. He has got that first important innings out of the way, which should tell him he belongs to this level.

With the series gone, don't be surprised if Kagiso Rabada is given a rest. The all-rounder has recovered from his back issue and should return to the playing XI for Friday's encounter.

India have hammered South Africa in the ongoing One-Day International series and are on the verge of a huge 5-1 victory come Centurion on Friday and Proteas opener Hashim Amla said his team is not used to such losses. In an interview given to Hindustan Times, he said that Virat might need to tone down the aggression that he has as a captain. Clive Loyd, Hansie Cronje and Ricky Ponting also had 37 wins under their belt after 48 matches at the helm. If India are considering him in the scheme of thing for the 2019 World Cup, which they would be in all likelihood, it would serve Shami well if he gets some matches under his belt.

- Kuldeep Yadav needs three more wickets to become the highest wicket taker for India in a bilateral series. The current record of 454 runs is held by Kevin Pietersen who managed this in 2004/05. "Whatever combination we use, be it six batters with two all-rounders, I don't think it is the fault of the combination". I've told the lads in dressing room we will not make excuses but will try and get better. There are always positives and learning to take from it. "When three guys at the top are being consistent, the guys who get an opportunity every now and then might not click", Kohli was quoted as saying by the International Cricket Council website.

In the last 5 ODI series, the average second wicket partnership for India has been 100+ in 4 of the 5 series.

"We want to win 5-1 but there might be a scenario to give a few (other) guys a chance".

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