Centurion - India, virtually unchanged despite having already won the series, won
the toss and decided to bowl in the sixth and final one-day
international against South Africa on Friday.
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Despite holding a winning 4-1 series lead, India made only one change
with seam bowler Shardul Thakur replacing Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the
match at SuperSport Park.
"We want to win this game," said captain Virat Kohli.
"We want to put
ourselves in a situation that we might encounter in a very important
game to come. As a batting unit we want to embrace the challenge of
chasing down a total again."
South Africa made four changes, leaving out experienced batsmen JP
Duminy and David Miller, who were replaced by Khaya Zondo and Farhaan
Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada was rested, with all-rounder Chris
Morris coming in, while leg-spinner Imran Tahir replaced left-arm
spinner Tabraiz Shamsi.
Umpires: Shaun George (RSA), Aleem Dar (PAK)
TV umpire: Ian Gould (ENG)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, AB de Villiers, Khaya Zondo, Farhaan Behardien, Heinrich Klaasen, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal