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21-Jan-2011 12:17:00 GMT
South Africa v India, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth

South Africa Opt to Bat Against India at St George's Park

Port Elizabeth: South Africa captain Graeme Smith won the toss and chose to bat against India in the fourth one-dayer at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth on Friday.

India have brought in Parthiv Patel in place of Murali Vijay. South Africa have replaced Colin Ingram and Wayne Parnell with Morne van Wyk and Robin Petersen.

The Indians have never won a limited-overs series in South Africa and Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his young brave-hearts will leave no stone unturned to achieve the feat at the St George's Park.

After not-so-impressive batting performances in the first two matches, India, riding on Yusuf Pathan's batting prowess, managed to get the better of the hosts by two wickets in the third one-dayer in Cape Town.

In a close encounter, Pathan was the difference between the two sides as he scored a superb 50-ball 59, including three big sixes in one over off Johan Botha to turn the tide in India's favour. He also chipped in with a wicket and a catch to bag the man of the match award.

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