South Africa Innings
Lonwabo Tsotsobe claimed impressive figures of 10-0-22-4 as India folded to just 190 in 47.2 overs on what seems to be a batting pitch at Johannesburg. India after a slow start was kept under persistent pressure by the South African bowlers and a result the wickets kept on falling at regular intervals.
There were two decent partnership in the Indian innings but both were cut short when one of the batsmen looked to up the ante. First it was the 2nd wicket stand of 42 runs between Virat Kohli (22) and Sachin Tendulkar which was broken through the run out of the former. Tendulkar got out scoring 24 when he dragged a backfoot shot onto his stumps off Johan Botha. Even the off spinner managed to keep India under a check with figures of 10-0-35-1!
In the middle overs, Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni were allowed to put up a partnership as Smith decided to rest Morkel and Steyn. The two Indian batsmen put up 83 runs for the 5th wicket before Yuvraj was caught at mid off in the 37th over having scored 53 from 68 balls. India took the batting powerplay at 169 for 4 in the 42nd over but it proved to be a disaster with 4 wickets going down at the addition of just 14 runs! MS Dhoni was one of the batsmen to be dismissed in this period after a patient 38 from 61 balls.
Toss and Teams
India have won the toss and elected to bat first in the Second ODI at New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Both the teams have gone in with unchanged sides. The pitch here at Johannesburg is a batting friendly one and there could be a high scoring game on offer. The team chasing will have the advantage especially when the weather can be unpredictable. For the Indian batsmen, the challenge would be to see off the new ball under slightly overcast conditions.