India and South Africa will take on each other again after the latter convincingly won the first ODI. The second match will be played at Kingsmead, Durban on Sunday.
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South Africa will come into the contest after the thumping win at Johannesburg. They made the world No.1 ranked team looked ordinary on their home turf in the previous match, and they will be looking forward to seal the series on Sunday itself.
India's batting line-up was the talking point before the series started but they looked ordinary in the first ODI. The 141-run win defeat might have hurt them like never before. They have to win on Sunday to keep their hope of winning the series alive.
South Africa and India have 41-25 win-loss and two no result record against each other in 68 ODI matches played.
The Proteas may not change the squad that played in the previous match following the superb all-round performance. Graeme Smith may warm the bench after Quinton de Kock scored a superb century in the first ODI.
India may think of changing their bowling line-up after the pathetic performance at Johannesburg. Mohit Sharma may give way for Umesh Yadav or Ishant Sharma. Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina will under pressure following their poor performances in the last few outings. Ajinkya Rahane may find a place in the squad if Dhoni is ready to shuffle the squad.
South African batsmen are in good form. Quinton de Kock scored 135 from just 121 balls while Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and JP Duminy scored half centuries each in the previous match, projecting a score of 358. They will be expected to give a similar knock in the second game too.
Dale Steyn and Ryan McLaren ripped into India's batting line-up, taking three wickets each. Morne Morkel and Jacques Kallis took a wicket each at Johannesburg. They will be expected to take wickets at Durban too.
India witnessed batting collapse with Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina getting out cheaply. Skipper MS Dhoni put up a brave fight, scoring 65, while Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja showed some resistance but that was not enough. India were bowled out in the 41st over, exposing the vulnerability.
Mohammed Shami was the only bowler who looked in shape in the previous match, taking three wickets. Dhoni said after the match that the bowlers were to be blamed for the defeat, and he was right as the strike bowlers went wicketless except Shami.
South Africa outplayed the visitors in all departments in the opening game. Indian batsmen like cats on hot bricks, except Kohli and Dhoni. The bowlers looked ordinary too, letting the opponents score at will. They have to put their acts together to avoid a series loss in the second game itself.
India are expected to bounce back and win the crucial match on Sunday.
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma.
South Africa: AB de Villiers (captain), Hashim Amla, Greame Smith, Jacques Kallis, Henry Davids, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, David Miller, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Ryan McLaren, Wayne Parnell, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Vernon Philander, Imran Tahir.
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