Final Test Kotla: India Win Toss, Opt To Bat


New Delhi; Dec.3:  India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat in the fourth and final cricket Test against South Africa here today.

Having taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Gandhi-Mandela Series, the hosts will try to leave no stones unturned to clinch victory at the historic cricket ground, thus moving to the second position in the ICC Test rankings.

Indian team has brought in pacer Umesh Yadav in place of leggie Amit Mishra.

South Africa made three changes to their playing XI, bringing in Temba Bavuma, Kyle Abbott and Dane Piedt to replace Stiaan van Zyl, Kagiso Rabada and Simon Harmer.

Meanwhile, Virender Sehwag, who had announced his retirement last month, was facilitated by the BCCI officials before the start of the match.

South Africa (Playing XI): Temba Bavuma, Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla(c), AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Jean-Paul Duminy, Dane Vilas(w), Dane Piedt, Kyle Abbott, Imran Tahir, Morne Morkel.

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.

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