The sky is clear. The sun is shining. The 2 nd ODI- India-South Africa will begin this afternoon inside Jharkhand State Cricket Association’s International stadium at 1.30 pm.
Both teams have adapted to humidity -less city Ranchi as their players had practiced on the stadium ground for two-three hours,each on Saturday.
Already South Africa is ahead 1-0 in three ODI series. Hence, if Indian team loses 2nd ODI against South Africa in Ranchi, it will lose the series. In the first ODI in Lucknow on October 6, Indian team had lost.
Weathermen have predicted cloudy day with drizzles in the post noon period. This is not likely to affect the match.The maximum temperature will vary between 28-29 Degree and minimum 22-23 Degree.Dew is predicted to be minimal.
For the ODI, surface of the JSCA’s International Stadium’s pitch has been made flat.There is no grass on it.If there was no rain before the beginning of the game, the pitch will favour bounce in balls and as such it can witness high scoring match.
At this JSCA’s stadium, five ODIs were held. One ODI had to be cancelled due to rain. In the rest four ODIs played here, Team India had won two matches in which it’s players had done followed -up score batting.
A commentator claimed that if Team India wins the toss, it will bat first on this flat pitch.