Новая версия Google Trends не поддерживается на этом устройстве. 0 : After a cracking T20I game oops moment in india between New Zealand and England, we now turn our attentions to the longer format.
Yes, it is time for the 5th ODI between South Africa and India at Port Elizabeth, hello and welcome to the coverage. The hosts, with the return of AB de Villiers, also returned to winning ways in a curtailed game. They though still can’t relax as a loss here today will see the series slip out of their hands. Markram, however, would not want that and he would be keen to win the game here today and make it 3-2. India on the other hand, would hope the last game was a one-off. They have played excellent cricket throughout the one-day series and Kohli will hope they continue the same. The away side would want to seal the deal here itself with a victory.
Even though they lost the previous encounter, they would head into this one as slight favorites. Let us hope for another exciting clash. Stay tuned for the all important toss in a while. TOSS – South Africa win the toss and elect to field first. South Africa skipper, Aiden Markram, says he is clear about what he wants to do. States they will bowl first as it skids onto the bat later on.
Mentions the grass on the pitch also influenced his decision. He hopes for a few early wickets and put the opposition under a little pressure. Informs the confidence is high and they are keen to go out there and play. India skipper, Virat Kohli, says they wanted to bowl first.
Further adds chasing is what they prefer. Reckons it looks a good wicket but is a little dry. He hopes that if the wicket gets slower in the second half, the spinners can make full use of it. He mentions they will try to put on some runs and subsequently some pressure on the hosts.
Further adds there will be assistance for the spinners as well. Reckons it will skid on in the second innings under the new lights. Informs there is a little grass cover and hence it will come to the bat. Ends by saying there will be bounce available.
We are all set for the action to begin. It is cloudy here and the South African bowlers will hope they can make use of the conditions. India on the other hand will hope for a good start from their openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. The hosts are in a huddle and now they make their way out to the middle. Morne Morkel will open the bowling for them. He has two slips in place. Klaasen takes the bails off in a flash and appeals.