India eyeing landmark series win

With the win, India won the three-match series 2-0 with a game to spare. "Obviously it's do or die for us now".

South Africa will have to continue to cope without the injured pair of Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock for the rest of the series, but will be buoyed by AB de Villiers' return to the squad following a finger injury. There are still three matches to go, and the SA team will have to perform better. He always has the game inputs for spin or seam.

A substantial contribution from former Test captain Hashim Amla would be very welcoming at the top of the order - not only in terms of runs but also the calming effect his presence at the crease creates when the spinners are weaving their magical web. He has already struck two centuries in the three matches played to average 318 thus far.

"Apart from what he brings on the field, it's what he brings off the field".

"He brings that calmness and experience".

The fourth one-day fixture between India and South Africa will take place at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on February 10, Saturday.

Morris said that the added factor of this being a do-or-die match for South Africa would mean increased pressure, but welcomed the added edge.

More success in "Pink" for AB de Villiers?

But, all these facts do raise a major question - Is South Africa too reliant on their key players like De Villiers and Du Plessis who are walking towards their dawn?

David Miller added just 25 runs as South Africa once again struggled to face Indian wrist spinners.

"I don't think there are any major plans with different techniques and different tactics against the spinners". Markram and Duminy presented a glimmer of hope after the latter reached his half century, but both of them and Klassen fell in a space of 5 overs. Unsurprisingly, he is now the number one batsman in ODIs - just as the side he leads are top of the global rankings in the 50-over game. They are not afraid to impart that extra spin.

Potchefstroom: Series in the bag, the Indian women's cricket team will be eager to pile further misery on South Africa in the third and final fixture of the rubber, which is part of the ICC Women's ODI Championships, here Saturday.

India are seeking to win 3 consecutive ODI's on South African soil for the first time.

"Every single cricketer is hoping for an old Wanderers wicket because they were nice to bat on".

But that is all in the past, and as Chris Morris said, "We've got that record but records speak for nothing, simple as that". This day should boost a hapless home side as they remain unbeaten in five one-dayer played on Pink Day. "It's really good. My first Pink Day we saw I got some runs, won the game".

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