1st ODI – India vs South Africa Live Match Score & Updates | IND vs SA Live on Thursday December 5, 2013
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India’s captain MS Dhoni (R) holds a trophy with South Africa’s captain AB de Villiers ahead of their first One-Day International (ODI) on Thursday. in Johannesburg December 4, 2013 – AFP
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1st ODI – India vs South Africa Live | IND vs SA 1st odi live
Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Date: Thu Dec 5
Time: 14:30 local | 12:30 GMT | 18:00 IST
Toss: India, who chose to bowl first
Umpires: AT Holdstock and RK Illingworth
TV umpire: JD Cloete
Match referee: ; AJ Pycroft
Reserve Umpire: S George
India captain M.S. Dhoni won the toss and elected to field in the first of the three One-Day Internationals (ODI) against South Africa at the New Wanderers Stadium here Thursday.
Left-handed opening batsman Graeme Smith is not playing for South Africa.
South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (Captain), JP Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Wayne Parnell, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Lonwabe Tsotsobe.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma.
India’s Mohammed Shami celebrates bowling out South Africa’s Jacques Kallis (R) during their 1st One-Day International (ODI) in Johannesburg, December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
South Africa amassed 358 for four against India in the opening One-day International of the three-match series at the Wanderers here Thursday.
Opener Quinton de Kock top scored with 135 off 121 balls with other contributions coming from skipper A.B. de Villiers (77), Hashim Amla (65) and JP Duminy (59 not out).
Speedster Mohammed Shami struck thrice for India conceding 68 runs.
Quinton de Kock, 12 days short of his 21st birthday, hit a thrilling century to set up a convincing 141-run win for South Africa in the first one-day international against India at the Wanderers Stadium on Thursday.
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India is all set to take on the home team South Africa who just lost ODI series against Pakistan at home, an opportunity for India to beat the proteas for the first time in a bilateral series.
Since March 2011, South Africa and India have played only two ODIs against each other. The first was at the World Cup that India went on to win. South Africa beat the hosts by three wickets in Nagpur, in a match that seemed to indicate they were capable of breaking their major tournament jinx. They staged the perfect chase, going after a target of 297 with ruthlessness.
South African cricket captain AB de Villiers have reminded India of its poor track record in South Africa as the three-match series starts Thursday with the first ODI at the Wanderers here. He is very much aware of India’s poor record in South Africa. The Indians have won only five of the 25 matches they have played against the home team in their own backyard.
While the Indians are chasing and setting a target of 300 with ease in each and every ODI over the last couple of months, De Villiers feel that it would be different when the World No.1 ODI side play in South African conditions.
South Africa fast bowler Vernon Philander, who injured his shoulder during Tuesday’s training, has a 50-50 chance of playing.
On the other hand, India’s confidence is as high with a longest streak of ODI series wins over last few months and are hopeful to tackle the home team with their strongest batting line-up that South Africa couldn’t witness against Pakistan earlier.
In the spotlight
India’s first tour to South Africa was called the Friendship tour but this one has already gone some way to becoming the unfriendly one. With emotions running high over the shortened tour and a Wanderers crowd known for being boisterous, India can expect a hostile reception at the Bullring. The day before the match, there were only 6500 tickets remaining out of a total of over 30,000 and even with thundershowers forecast, the Johannesburg faithful are unlikely to stay away.
Three of the top five ODI run-scorers this year are Indian batsmen and their line-up has the record for the two highest innings scores this year – both in excess of 360. The ability to post towering totals is undoubtedly their strength but they might find it a little harder to do that against a South African attack that has been miserly and has promised a short-ball barrage on a green top in the hope of exposing the stereotypical subcontinental shortcoming.
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The 1st ODI between India vs South Africa is being played at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on Thursday December 5 at 14:30 local in Johannesburg, 12:30 GMT and 18:00 IST in India.
You can catch ball by ball coverage with commentary and live scores along with batting, bowling and fielding statistics for the 1st ODI match of IND vs SA here on Cricket.com.pk – You can also read India vs South Africa match updates and match report after the match is over.
Stats and trivia
– South Africa have lost two of their last three ODI series at home. Both were three-match contests, the first against New Zealand last year and the second the recently-completed rubber against Pakistan. They won a five-match series against Pakistan in between.
– India have won 22 of the 31 ODIs they have played this year and have the highest win percentage of all teams who have participated in more than five matches – 73.33.
India tour of South Africa consists of 3 ODIs and 2 Tests.
India vs South Africa Squads
India Team: (From) Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina,Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane ,Yuvraj Singh, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ambati Rayudu, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra
South Africa: (Likely) 1 Hashim Amla, 2 Graeme Smith, 3 Quinton de Kock (wk) 4 Jacques Kallis, 5 AB de Villiers (capt), 6 JP Duminy, 7 Ryan McLaren, 8 Dale Steyn, 9 Morne Morkel, 10 Lonwabo Tsotsobe, 11 Imran Tahir
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