India vs South Africa, Highlights, 1st ODI in Dharamsala, Full Cricket Score: Match abandoned due to persistent rain
India vs South Africa, 1st ODI in Dharamsala, Latest updates: Virat Kohli's 'Men in Blue' will look to regain some form, and bounce back on their home turf against familiar foes Proteas, after their disappointing tour of New Zealand last month where they won the T20I series 5-0 but were whitewashed in the ODI and Test series that followed, 3-0 and 2-0 respectively.
Alex Hales, earmarked as England's opening batsman for the first Test against South Africa, failed for the second time but his teammates took control on the second day of a three-day tour match against a South African Invitation team at Senwes Park on Wednesday.
The ODI series against the Proteas is going to be a big test for India’s most successful skipper.
The hot blonde with the cherry red lipstick, long legs and knee high boots has shunned all advances from South Africa over the years.
"I am sure India will make it to the semifinals and after that it would depend on how they play on a particular day," said Sehwag.
South Africa pace bowler Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee for tampering with the ball during the third day of the first test against Sri Lanka.
Both teams didn’t want to lose but they served up a riveting Test match — one that may go down in history as one of the finest ever.
The absence of international cricket's most prolific batsman, whose retirement last month provoked an emotional farewell in India, is just one of several concerns for captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni ahead of the series opener at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
Rohit said the team was looking for a better show in the third ODI.
Mandela, South Africa's first black president who steered his nation out of apartheid and into multi-racial democracy, died on Thursday at the age of 95.
For Team India, today will be an exercise to reaffirm faith in their young batsmen.