Cape Town - Proteas stand-in ODI skipper Aiden Markram has won the toss and elected to bowl in the fifth clash against India at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.
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It is a must-win game for South Africa, who trail the tourists 3-1 in the six-match series.
"We’ve heard that the ball is skidding on under (new) lights and
comes on to the bat nicely, so that’s the main reason for us bowling
first," said South African captain Aiden Markram. "With a bit of cloud
cover today maybe we can get some movement and strike early."
Indian captain Virat Kohli said he would have preferred to bowl.
"But it looks a pretty good wicket," Kohli added.
"It's a must-win
game for them, we have the lead and the advantage so we would like to
put some decent runs on the board for them to chase down."
India were unchanged, while South Africa picked left-arm wrist
spinner Tabraiz Shamsi in place of all-rounder Chris Morris, who has a
Aiden Markram (captain), Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen (wkt), Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wkt), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Umpires: Shaun George (RSA), Ian Gould (ENG)
TV umpire: Aleem Dar (PAK)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)