India vs South Africa 3rd ODI Live Score Ball by Ball 11 Dec 2013
India vs South Africa Match
South Africa and Indian cricket teams are playing 3 match ODI series in South African. 2nd ODI match played between these teams on 8 Dec 2013 at Kingsmead, Durban. South African cricket team played very well in the 2nd ODI match they beat Indian cricket team by 134 runs. This was a very good match for the South African cricket team against Indian. South African cricket team performed very well in the 2nd ODI match in their home ground. South Afircan batsmen perform very well in the 2nd ODI match HM Amla made 100 runs, Q de Kock made 106 runs and JP Duminy made 26 runs.
India vs South Africa 3rd ODI Match Teams Squad
India vs South Africa 3rd ODI Match Teams Squad Match list and details are available. In 3rd ODI Match Teams Squad of India vs South Africa, MS Dhoni will be captain of Indian Team side and Ab de villiers will lead South Africa Team.
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India look to win the third and final One-Day International (ODI) at Centurion after losing the first two by big margins against South Africa. India will aim to wrap ODI series with a consolation win and on a positive mode ahead of the Test series. You can watch the official live streaming of the third ODI at CricketCountry free here. It will be redemption time for MS Dhoni‘s men at the Super Sport Park after two embarrassing losses in the first two matches which also exposed the famed batting line-up’s inability to cope with pace and bounce of the South African tracks. India suffered a 141-run rout in the first ODI at Wanderers and then another 136-run defeat in the second ODI at Kingsmead. A contest that started with questions about the visitors’ bowling line-up has turned into an uncomfortable one about their young batting order.
The year 2013 has been a remarkable one for India in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Having struggled post the ICC World Cup 2011 triumph, a relatively younger unit regained its winning mojo under the cool leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Not only did they win the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, but also maintained a remarkable winning streak of six consecutive ODI series. However, the defeat in South Africa comes as a wake-up call. There is no need to be an alarmist, but the message is clear — there are chinks in the armour that need to be addressed.
If there is anything the defeat has exposed, it is the want for practice. The Indians arrived in the country a few days before the first ODI after a long run at home. They did not have the necessary time to adjust to the conditions and acclimatise accordingly. The way some of the batsmen were dismissed during the two ODIs bears testament to the fact that the Indians were short of practice. Through the last two months, they got away by playing through the line on those batting friendly Indian surfaces. The same shots have a higher risk factor on South African pitches as there is more movement and bounce on offer for the bowlers.
When Dale Steyn welcomed Rohit Sharma with a barrage of snorters at Johannesburg, it was just a microcosm of a larger picture. Rohit, India’s best batsman this year, looked ordinary and it wasn’t so much about skill as much as it was about practice. Then Virat Kohli was squared up by one that left him as he was readying himself to flick it through the leg-side. Had they played a game or two before the series, they would have dealt with the situation a little better. Of course, they wouldn’t have faced the class of a Steyn in a practice game, but it would have helped their confidence.
Some may say that these are ODIs and one may not really require a warm-up, which is imperative before a Test series. Even before the Champions Trophy, they had their warm-up encounters in place and that did serve them well. However, losing an international contest always has a demoralising effect and India have to bounce back from here. This may have a psychological impact on them ahead of the Test series. It is not the fact that they have lost, but the huge margins with which they conceded defeat.
The batsmen do have some introspection to do though. In England, they applied themselves very well and fought out the testing periods to help India score big. The bowling in South Africa was more hostile and they could have tweaked their approach accordingly. Execution of strokeplay wasn’t perfect and there was a lot more they could have done.
Compare this performance to the one in England earlier this year. Astonishingly, it is the same unit that won India that tournament that has struggled in the Rainbow Nation. The batting line-up hasn’t changed, barring the No 4 slot as Dinesh Karthik isn’t in the side anymore. Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin continue to be the main spinners. But, the fast bowling has seen numerous changes with India circling back to Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma. That is an area of instability as India’s main fast-bowlers keep changing. Earlier, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the leading bowler and now it is Mohammed Shami. No one has taken on the mantle in the long-run.
So, it is just a confluence of all those small chinks that have led to this defeat in South Africa. The batting that had done so well this year ends it with a dampener. The frequent chopping and changing in the fast-bowling hasn’t helped; but the bowlers themselves have pushed the team management to make those changes due to their inconsistency. All in all, this could prove to be an important experience for India keeping in mind the ICC World Cup 2015. The tournament is still some time away and India would travel to New Zealand and England before setting foot in Australia in 2014-15. By then, they would have a side that would have adjusted well to foreign conditions and would have vital experience behind them. In defeat, there is a lot to learn and India could still benefit from this experience in South Africa. This will be a very tough match of the Indian cricket team And South African cricket team will be the favourite side in the 3rd ODI match.
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