Farhaan Behardien, who was added to the squad after Du Plessis was injured, is the only batsman in the group, other than De Villiers, who has not yet played in the series. Four. That was how Smriti Mandhana slammed Ayabonga Khaka in the 43rd over of India Women's match against South Africa Women at Diamond Oval on Wednesday.
India only need one more win to seal the one-day series against South Africa and they have three matches to do it.
The Wanderers pitch from the final Test match earlier this month, was deemed "poor" by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
While Virat Kohli has been the key of the Indian batting line-up and Shikhar Dhawan has started to find his touch, Rohit Sharma is still floundering and has yet to make a half-century on this tour. Spinners Chahal and Kuldeep have shared 21 wickets between them.
The South African batsmen just don't seem to have an answer to the wrist spin of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. South Africa may have slight cause for optimism as de Villiers was, on Thursday, added to their ODI squad for the remainder three matches.More news: Taking Tally Of Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN), STMicroelectronics NV (STM)
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Just when the Indian pair started looking invincible, part-time off-spinner Jean Paul Duminy came to the rescue of the hosts with the crucial wicket of Dhawan, who chipped wide off midwicket only to be latched on by stand-in captain Aiden Markram.
South Africa have also taken an active stance in promoting Breast Cancer. Importantly, they've never lost a pink ODI - played to support the breast cancer campaign.
Despite an outstanding 2017, when he averaged close to 60 - it was buoyed by a 176 against Bangladesh - de Villiers didn't really get on top of spinners. AB de Villiers did so against West Indies in 2015, scoring the fastest ODI century.
India breaching the 300-run mark was not an easy affair as visitors were losing wickets on a regular interval. The Proteas made three changes to their playing eleven after the Centurion defeat. With three more games to go, the Indian skipper will look to continue his form with the willow. At least in this series as India have managed to turn everything upside down with their captain Virat Kohli leading the charge and their spinners casting a spell.
Watch the fourth ODI between South Africa and India live on Sky Sports Cricket from 10.55am on Saturday.
The Indian wrist spinners are now one of the deadliest combinations in the world cricket.