Virat Kohli's stunning ODI form puts Bradman in the shade

One-Day International series, India Shikhar Dhawan

Easier said than done, though. This is the first time when Proteas lose the First three matches of any Bilateral series in South Africa. "It's really good. My first Pink Day we saw I got some runs, won the game". Andrie Steyn couldn't fill in the big shoes of former captain Mignon du Preez, who sat out in the previous encounter, and the experiment to promote Sune Luus up the order didn't get desired results either. His ability to change his game (style of play) according to the situation is simply brilliant.

South Africa's batsmen have struggled, particularly against India's spinners.

The Indian team management has a fair idea of the challenges in store in England as far as the 50-over format is concerned.

India have been bullish on this tour. Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy have all had a decent hit out, too. They can't win this series at this stage, the thing which they can do and that is Tie-Breaker.

Three issues in particular have plagued the Proteas: the imperious form of Virat Kohli (who averages an astonishing 318 in the series, including two centuries), the brilliance of India's wrist-spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal (who have taken 21 wickets between them - 11 more than South Africa have mustered as a team) and a succession of injuries to key players.

South Africa, led by Aiden Markram, have clearly shown they are miles away from mastering spin.

Led by skipper Virat Kohli's unbeaten 160, India mounted a total of 303.

"Look I am going to be 30 this year.I want to play this kind of cricket even when I am 34-35".

What to expect: Moderately hot and humid day with rain a possibility during the game. "So, more than the 200 wickets, it was important to take the two points from each and every match", the International Cricket Council (ICC) website quoted Goswami as saying.

Whether he will be playing XI or not on February 10 is yet to be determined. How Dhoni manages to keep picking those singles in these pressure moments - which is what his role seems to be - will be interesting to see, but the intent to not score small 300s is apparent. The South Africans have conceded that they have yet to get a hang of the duo, which has tormented the hosts continuously.

- 88 runs needed by Dhoni (9,912) to become the 4th Indian - after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and Rahul Dravid - and 12th overall to 10,000-run mark. Laura Wolvaardt needs just nine. "They've outplayed us in all departments", he added.

South Africa is turning out to be a disastrous venue for the Indian vice-captain, who has amassed runs in all the countries quite consistently. We have to go back to the basics.

"I don't think there are any major plans with different techniques and different tactics against the spinners".

Kohli said both the bowlers will be crucial to India keeping in mind next year's World Cup.

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