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2nd ODI – India vs South Africa Live | IND vs SA 2nd odi live
Venue: Kingsmead, Durban
Date: Sun Dec 8
Time: 10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 13:30 IST
Toss: India, who chose to bowl first
Umpires: S George and RK Illingworth
TV umpire: AT Holdstock
Match referee: ; AJ Pycroft
Reserve Umpire: JD Cloete
Batting prodigy Quinton de Kock hit his second successive century to set up a convincing, series-clinching 134-run win for South Africa in the second one-day international against India at Kingsmead on Sunday.
De Kock made 106 in a South African total of 280 for six in a match reduced to 49 overs a side after a late start because of a wet outfield.
India lost four early wickets against the South African fast bowlers and limped to 146 all out, enabling South Africa to clinch the three-match series with a game to spare.
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Sniffing a series win in Durban, South African pace spearhead Dale Steyn once again reminded the Indians that they will be terrified once more with aggressive bowling when the two teams face-off again in the second ODI at the Kingsmead here Sunday.
On the eve of the match here Saturday, Steyn was spitting fire through his words just like his bowling and said that India’s 141-run loss in the first ODI in Johannesburg was like a wake-up call for the World No.1 side. He said that South Africa won’t be complacent and will try to seal the series here. The third ODI is slated for Wednesday in Centurion.
There is going to be no let-up in South Africa’s intent. During Johannesburg, some commentators wondered why they weren’t given similarly quick pitches against Pakistan. They won’t have much to complain about here; India have come to a green pitch in Durban, which is hard to distinguish from the square. It is overcast with spells of rain, and is expected to stay so during Sunday too. A tailor couldn’t have cut India’s task out better.
South Africa, though, won’t want to be complacent. They have been in this position before, and have dropped the ball previously too. Against India in 2010-11, they came here jubilant after an innings win, had a somewhat similar pitch and overhead conditions to work with, but were caught out by a rejuvenated India attack that included Zaheer Khan. South Africa have lost a Test here to Sri Lanka, too. Crowd-wise, Durban will be almost a home venue for India. The hosts won’t want to give the spectators much to cheer about.
Meanwhile, young opening batsman Quinton de Kock’s fine form with the bat prompted the South African selectors to ask regular opener Graeme Smith to return to Cape Town and focus on the two-match Test series against India.
In the spotlight
In the first ODI Rohit Sharma got a proper working over from Dale Steyn, but the positive aspect was that he didn’t back away or play a crazy shot to find release. This is a big tour for Rohit, who seems to have finally turned the corner with the big ODI series against Australia and hundreds in both his first Tests. He will need to show similar grit on the rest of the tour, and it still won’t be easy because it will require a lot of technique and patience too.
Dale Steyn gave the India batsmen a bit of a reality check in Johannesburg. It took India 16 Steyn deliveries to lay bat on ball. Forget about scoring quick runs against him, if he is bowling like that. Rohit tried to play him out, Virat Kohli tried to disturb his lengths by taking risks, but nothing worked. If India are given a big target to chase, Steyn in similar form can decide the game in his first spell itself.
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The 2nd ODI between India vs South Africa is being played at Kingsmead, Durban on Thursday Sunday 8 at 10:00 local in Durban, 08:00 GMT and 13:30 IST in India.
You can catch ball by ball coverage with commentary and live scores along with batting, bowling and fielding statistics for the 2nd 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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