India vs South Africa Cricket Score 4th ODI: After handing over three major blows to South Africa, Virat Kohli and co will take the field on Saturday in Johannesburg with an aim to win the first ever series in the country. The job may not be as easy as it was in the first three ODIs with AB de Villiers set to return in the pink colours for the hosts. This comes as a major boost for South Africa who have lost Faf du Plessis, Dale Steyn and Quinton de Kock to injuries already. JP Duminy returned to form in the last match with a well-constructed 51 and ABD’s presence at number 4 will provide extra support for the southpaw. India, on the other hand, is in a much better position. Virat Kohli has been in tremendous form and has got good support from Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane. However, he would be hoping that Rohit Sharma scores a few runs and returns to form. As far as the bowling goes, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have owned the series so far by picking up 21 wickets. Light rain is expected at the Wanderers but the conditions will remain good for cricket, otherwise. The India vs South Africa live cricket score is 67/2 after 12.3 overs.
Here are India vs South Africa Cricket Score and Updates 4th ODI:
1:30 pm: Proteas beat Men in Blue by 5 wickets
12:30 pm: Hashim Amla out for 33, Proteas 83/3 in 15 overs
12:17 pm: Visitors get an important breakthrough, JP Duminy departs for 10 runs
11:54 pm: Proteas now need another 159 runs off 124 balls to win the match.
11:53 pm: It’s a 28-overs chase now. Proteas given news target of 202 as per D/L system
10:23 PM: Aiden Mrakram sent home by Jasprit Bumrah. South Africa seemed to take the game away but rain stopped play again. Only time will tell who will win. Stay tuned for further updates.
9:59 PM: South Africa begin their chase. Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla look to build long innings. South Africa is at 27 in 4.2 overs.
9:07 PM: Dhoni despatches first ball of the last over for four. Morris in the next delivery takes a soft catch and think MS Dhoni should depart. Dhoni stays. Bhuvneshwar Kumar departs with 3 balls remaining. Dhoni punishes Morris with a four on the fourth ball. India finishes at 289 for 7 after 50 overs. South Africa need 290 to win. End of first innings. Stay tuned for South Africa’s batting.
8:59 PM: Markram forces Pandya to exit. what a catch!! Another look of the attempt is absolutely necessary. India at 267 for 6 after 48 overs.
8:50 PM: India’s flow of runs slows a bit after Iyer departs. Dhoni finds it hard to take big shots. Pandya rallies forward with singles. Rabada and Morris revives Proteas’hopes.
8:37 PM: Iyer takes a sigh of relief. Phehlukwayo commits wide in the next ball. India retains its review. After 43 rd over India is at 243 for 4.
8:36 PM: With Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the field, India is sure to cross 300 runs mark. Run rate steady at 5.59 per over. Dhoni builds Indian innings with steady hand. Iyer doing a great job at lending Dhoni support. Iyer goes for review as he is caught behind in Phehlukwayo’s 43rd over.
8:08 PM: India finding hard to take stand after rain break. Two wickets down in a short gap. Luigi Ngidi sends Rahane back. Rabad takes the catch. Rahane scored 8 of 15 balls.
8:02 PM: Shikhar Dhawan shown the pavilion by Morkel. India lose its 3rd wicket. Caught by de Villiers!! It was a fuller length ball wide of off, Dhawan scooped and De Villiers did not have any problem. Shreyas Iyer new man in. Scores run on the first ball.
7:58 PM: Hello! we are back and play has resumed. India after 35 overs is at 205 for 2. Wanderers is lit as day light wanes!
7:07 PM: Bad news from Wanderers! Play stopped due to a flash of lightning. Covers are pulled, players are returning to pavilion. Stay tuned for further updates!
6:58 PM: Dhawan and Rahane build innings after Virat departs. Dhawan smashes two boundaries in the 33rd over to take his score at 104. India at 197 after 34 overs.
6:36 PM: 150 runs partnership comes up for Dhawan-Kohli duo. Both are inching towards their respective centuries. India looks to put up 300 above runs at the scoreboard. Now, India is at 173 for 1 after 30 overs. Proteas have to strike now as without fall of wickets India team will cruise to a big score.
6:21 PM: India piles up runs at the scoreboard while Proteas continues to stack up mistakes on field. Easy four runs gifted as bonus by Phehlukwayo standing at deep third.
6:12 PM: Kohli has 43 per cent conversion rate of scoring a century after reaching 50, Dhawan has only 30 per cent. Kohli continues his raid as India picks up seven runs from the 24th over. India maintain 6.01 run rate.
6:01 PM: Virat Kohli scores a blistering half-century while Dhawan-Kohli duo builds India’s innings steadily. Dhawan is taking the assault to the Proteas with two consecutive fours in a row in the 23 rd over bowled by Phehlukwayo. India at 138 for 1 after 23 overs.
5:41 PM: Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan hold reigns to India’s batting order with solid performances. While Dhawan has displayed an array of shots stands at 45 of 47 balls and Kohli bashing Luigi Ngidi for a six takes his tally to 34 of 42 balls. India is at 90 for 1 after 17 overs.
5:25 PM: Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan are in complete control of the match. Both these batsmen are scoring at a decent pace and have put together 48 runs from 58 balls so far.
4:55 PM: Shikhar Dhawan, from the other en, is carrying on from where he left in the last match. The southpaw has raced his way to 24 runs from 22 balls and is looking comfortable at the wicket.
4:47 PM: OUT! Big wicket for South Africa and another disappointing outing for Rohit Sharma. The Indian opener is out for just 5. In-form Virat Kohli walks in to bat.
4:35 PM: FOUR! A good shot by Rohit Sharma. So after being watchful for 7 balls, the Indian opener finally gets going with a gorgeous stroke. At the end of the second over, India is at 7/0.
4:30 PM: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle. Morne Morkel will start the proceedings for South Africa. This is an important match for Rohit Sharman who has struggled badly on this tour.
4:25 PM: As far as South Africa goes, AB de Villiers returns to the middle order and Morne Morkel too makes a comeback in place of Imran Tahir. So, the hosts are going in with a five-man seam attack.
3:55 PM: Good afternoon folks! It is toss time. Both the captains are out in the middle with the match referee. Virat Kohli has won the toss and he has elected to bat first. Kedar Jadhav is out with an injury and Shreyas Iyer replaces him in the playing XI.
Here are India vs South Africa 4th ODI squads:
South Africa: Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen(w), David Miller, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungisani Ngidi, Morne Morkel.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrahrkel, Tabraiz Shamsi.