India will be eyeing to wrap up their first series triumph on South African soil when they take the field at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth. Another side Africa will try to keep up their good record on this ground and will try to put pressure on Indian team by winning this game.
The Proteas quietened their critics with a thrilling five-wicket Duckworth-Lewis win in Johannesburg in the rain-affected fourth ODI.
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India have been unchanged throughout the series and it would be a surprise if they toyed with their line-up given their impressive form and the fact that top spot in the ODI team rankings is on the line.
South Africa seemed down and out before Miller was given two reprieves in one over. "Talking to our spinning coach, I just said that I wanted to get the first knock out of the way and get settled with the nerves and all those things", Klaasen said. The inevitable dampness added to the woes of the side, with the two wrist-spinners - Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav - failing to grip the ball well.
Addressing the press on the eve of the match, the southpaw batsman said, "We have a good momentum now from the last game we played".More news: Mardi Gras in SWLA keeps family first
India had earlier scored 289/7, thanks to a hundred from Shikhar Dhawan and a superb 75 from Virat Kohli. In the match, Aiden Markram played as the captain which makes him the 2nd most younger captain of South Africa in ODI.
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"It was an unbelievable experience for me and something that I have always dreamed of‚" said the Titans player, who admitted that he had never played in front of such a lively crowd before. Shreyas Iyer first dropped at deep square leg the left-handed batsman who had his stumps dismantled in the same over of a no-ball, with South Africa at 106/4 in the 18th over and the asking rate was more than nine per over.
"You don't want to worry too much about what they do but what you do as a team".
The fifth ODI between India and South Africa will be played in Cape Town and the live broadcast will be shown on Sony Ten Network, starting 4:30 PM. His return has infused some competitiveness into the series. Repetitive interruptions in play due to rain and lightning didn't let the Indian batsmen get into a proper rhythm and despite a spirited start by Dhawan and Kohli, they didn't manage to cross the 300-mark. "He's one of the world's best players in one-day cricket". "We didn't have the confidence but just to get the first win has lifted the spirits in the change room". "We did not deserve to win tonight, that's the way the game goes", the skipper lamented. So, ca, e to bat South Africa faced a batting collapsed in the game and in 118 runs all wickets of them were gone. "We are really upbeat". When one of them go wrong in a particular, the result goes against them. These two spinners won three games for us.