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IND vs South Africa, 2018: 5 Milestones waiting for the Indian team as we head into the fifth ODI

Vaibhav Joshi
ANALYST
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6.13K   //    13 Feb 2018, 13:43 IST

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We head to the beautiful Port Elizabeth for the fifth ODI in the 6-match ODI series between India and South Africa with the visitors leading the series 3-1. St George's Park in Port Elizabeth hasn't been a good hunting ground for the Indian team as the Men in Blue have lost all of their ODI matches in Port Elizabeth including a humiliating defeat against Kenya as well. 

However, the men in blue would be hoping to end their jinx at the St. George's Park and wrap up the series before the final match of the series. As we head into the fifth ODI of the series, let us have a look at five milestones that the Indian team will look forward to amidst the fifth ODI.


#5 India look to seal the No.1 spot

India cruising to No.1 spot
India cruising to No.1 spot

After having played a fantastic brand of cricket in the ODI series, India are win away from cementing their place as the numer 1 side in ODIs. With a win in the fifth ODI, the Indian team will rema on top of the rankings irrespective of the result of the sixth ODI. 

Interestingly, it will be the only second time in the history of ICC Team Rankings that India will be at the top of the table in ODIs and Tests simultaneously. The last time when India was on top of the table in bothb ODIs and Tests simultaneously was back in September 2017 against Australia.

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