South Africa’s injury scare doesn’t seem to end as their skipper Faf du Plessis has now been ruled out of the remaining limited-overs series against India owing to a finger injury. Du Plessis scored a scintillating 120 off 112 balls in the ODI series opener in Durban on Thursday (February 1).
All-rounder Farhaan Behardien and wicketkeeper batsman Heinrich Klaasen have been drafted into the squad for the remaining ODIs. The captain for the remaining ODIs will be announced on Saturday (February 3).
BREAKING: Faf du Plessis ruled out of #SAvIND ODI and T20I series because of finger injury. Behardien and Klaasen added to ODI squad— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) February 2, 2018
Prior to the start of the ODI series, Proteas batting maverick AB de Villiers was ruled out of the first 3 ODIs with a finger injury. De Villiers was hit on his finger during the third Test at Wanderers and was consequently advised rest for upto two weeks.
Du Plessis' century was the lone bright spot in South Africa's batting display in the first ODI as Yadav and Chahal scalped 5 wickets in the middle overs to restrict the hosts to 269. India chased down South Africa’s total of 270 in 45.3 overs with skipper Virat Kohli scoring his 33rd ODI century and Rahane playing a crucial 78-run innings.
The second ODI between India and South Africa will be played at SuperSport Park, Centurion on Sunday (February 4).
India vs South Africa limited-overs itinerary:
Feb 01, 1st ODI – Kingsmead, Durban
Feb 04, 2nd ODI – SuperSport Park, Centurion
Feb 07, 3rd ODI – Newlands, Cape Town
Feb 10, 4th ODI – New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Feb 13, 5th ODI – St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
Feb 16, 6th ODI – SuperSport Park, Centurion
Feb 18, 1st T20I – New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Feb 21, 2nd T20I – SuperSport Park, Centurion
Feb 24, 3rd T20I – Newlands, Cape Town