The fifth One Day International between India vs South Africa will be played on February 13, 2018, at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth. The Indians were still smarting after the five-wicket drubbing they got in the rain-affected “Pink ODI” and would like to wrap up the series and get their maiden ODI series triumph in South Africa.

Final scorecard

India won by 73 runs

South Africa 201 all-out in 42.2 overs.

Overs 50: India 274/7 [Rohit Sharma 115]

Overs 19 — India 113/1

Overs 16 — India 94/1 (Virat Kohli 20*, Rohit Sharma 34*)

South Africa won the toss and have opted to field first

MS Dhoni is just 46 runs away from 10,000 ODI runs.

India squad:

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.

The pitch at St.

George’s Park is said to help spinners and this could be the reason why all the lead bowlers are practicing spin. Even our Mr. Cool, Dhoni was trying his hand with the ball if one looks at the picture uploaded by BCCI. The former Indian captain has an ODI wicket to his name.

The St George Park ground is not lucky for India and they have lost all the matches which they have played here.

Indian batsman has not been able to get past even the 200 run mark.

The visitors still have two matches and they need only one win to wrap the series.

The Indian wrist spinners have bothered the Protean batsmen except for the Pink ODI where the dual rain intervention affected India's momentum with both the bat and ball. One victory does not mean that the South Africans have managed to get over the deadly spin attack of the visitors.

India failed to maintain the tempo of the previous three wins and lost the “Pink ODI”. However, they will try to win the fifth ODI and wrap up the series. The 2013-14 ODI series was lost by India 0-2 while the 2010-11 series with South Africa was keenly fought and lost by a slender 2-3 margin.

Pitch and conditions

The St George's Park usually supports the slower bowlers and should suit the Indians well.

Even the Indian batsman will be able to get help from the wicket as the bowl comes slower to the bat. Slight rain is forecast but this should not pose a threat to the match as a full 50-over game is expected.

Telecast and streaming details

The 5th ODI between India and South Africa can be seen live on Sony Ten Network. The telecast will begin at 4:30 pm IST. The match will be streamed online on Sony LIV App and its website.

SuperSport will broadcast the match live in South Africa.

Three T20 matches ahead

After the six-ODI series, the two teams will gear up to play 3 Twenty20 matches starting February 18, 2018.

The Indian selection committee has announced a 16-member squad to play the shortest format of the game. Suresh Raina is back after a break. He was instrumental in winning the last T20 that India played, that was against Sri Lanka last year.