Published: Tue, February 06, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Wrist injury rules De Kock out of ODI series

Wrist injury rules De Kock out of ODI series

The bowling department has delivered well except for pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, having an off day but the spin duo of chinaman Kuldeep (3/34) and Chahal (2/45) have been impressive in what was their maiden outing on South African soil. Only Kohli, Rahul Dravid, and Sachin Tendulkar have also scored five consecutive one-day half centuries.

Chahal and Yadav's performances had historic significance as well, becoming only the second spin pairing to pick up three-plus wickets each in the same innings. That was as good as it got for South Africa because after that Shikhar Dhawan (51 off 56 balls) and Virat Kohli (46 off 50 balls) smashed their way to the target in 20.3 overs.

A replacement captain for the rest of the limited-overs' schedule against India will be named on Saturday, just 24 hours before the second ODI here.

Markram said his first match as Proteas skipper in the absence of Du Plessis was an eye-opening experience. A team needs to have batted at least 20 overs in an ODI for the Duckworth- Lewis method to apply.

Quinton De Kock no doubt is a man short of confidence.

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This season the situation has always been the same, with a lot of pressure, a lot of pressure, a lot of pressure around me.

Nevertheless, South African will need the second wicketkeeper in case of De Kock can not keep wickets and the replacement should be good enough to merit a place in the playing XI even as a batter. Kuldeep trapped Kagiso Rabada lbw after Rabada failed to pick the wrong 'un, and he had Morne Morkel dropped at mid-on the next ball. South Africa lost 3 wickets when the spinners were introduced reducing then to 51/4.

David Miller and JP Duminy played global cricket after a while and looked rusty.

A much depleted Proteas team faced off against the vibrant Indians in the second match in Centurion and they were thumped. The Fast Bowlers always made their dominance at this pitch than Spinners. Their most famous win here came against Pakistan in the 2003 ODI World Cup. "The Cricket South Africa medical team will aim to have him ready for the Test series against Australia starting next month", South Africa team manager Dr. Mohammed Moosajee was quoted as saying in the press release.

South Africa was reduced to 143 for five at one stage, before Du Plessis, who finished with 120, had to dig his team out of a big hole.

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