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After a victory over South Africa in the fourth game at M.A Chidambaram Stadium on Thursday, India's intention is now to sustain alive in the field of the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series.

Following with 1-2, an important element in India's batting affects the matches that result in lost of the first and third match. The second game in Indore was saved by the Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who bowled out under 200.

Dhoni can also play a test of a good batting partnership. The argument rather than his batting position, it is also with his substitute, Virat Kohli. In starting off the two ODIs, Ajinkya Rahane scores two fifties, on position 3, who unsucceeded at Rajkot, where Kohli was struggling and made a half century, incremented to position 5.

Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan and seasoned left-hand batsman Suresh Raina have not performed accordingly yet and can be beneath an affliction in not successful in Chennai.

Amit Mishra on the bowling front is affright of the trailing police case registered in Bengaluru by a Mumbai-based film producer against a Haryana Cricketer. Apparently his unavailability affects India's slow-bowling plans that can make Dhoni hand chance to a new player Gurkeerat Mann. Other slow ballers were Harbhajan Singh and Akshar Patel.

Where Bhuneshwar Kumar and Mohit Sharma had an excellent performance and if Dhoni's preference for replacing Umesh Yadav for left-arm medium pacer Sreenath Arvind, will be attention grabbing. Nevertheless, South Africa by winning the T20 series and the two ODIs have moved them top of their game. And de Villiers and Faf du Plessis are the batters in decent form.

While Quinton de Kock at Rajkot, scored a century where David Miller, who was struggling, shows an indication of returning in a match as he scored 33 while positioned in the opening.

Under his level by scoring 59, meanwhile, Hashim Amla is not capable of turning the beginning, on Thursday.

South African pace strikes not worked on Indian pitch but still affected by Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada.