Johannesburg: With India having taken an unprecedented 3-0 lead in the six-match Momentum ODI Series, South Africa face an uphill task of keeping their series challenge alive when they face Virat Kohli and co here on Saturday.
The Men in Blue registered another thumping win at Newlands on Wednesday after the Proteas fell behind 124 runs short of India’s total of 304 in the chase. India skipper Kohli was once again among the runs, scoring an unbeaten 160, his second ton of the series.
The spin duo Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav spun a web around the hosts, now having claimed 21 wickets together out of the 28 so far.
The visitors will look to keep their unbeaten run intact, having dominated their opponents so far. South Africa, meanwhile, will be boosted with the return of AB de Villiers, who has been on the casualties list along with Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock.
The venue is set to experience a warm overcast day, however, as the evening approaches, the threat of showers seem to loom large.
There’s close to 50 percent chances of rain which could see the match being halted post afternoon.
The match is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. IST.
Where to watch the match live?
Live telecast: The match can be seen live on Sony Ten 1 (English commentary) and Sony Ten 3 (Hindi commentary).
Live streaming: It can also be streamed live on Sony LIV, the digital platform on the internet.
India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.
South Africa: Aiden Markram (captain), Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Lungisani Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Khayelihle Zondo, Farhaan Behardien, Heinrich Klaasen....