Sun, 08 Dec 2013 19:15:00 GMT | By AFP

Black armbands for Nelson Mandela

Anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela passed away in Johannesburg on December 5 after prolonged illness

Durban ODI: Black armbands for Nelson Mandela (© AP)

Durban: India won the toss and decided to bowl in the second one-day international against South Africa at Kingsmead in Durban on Sunday.

Both teams wore black armbands and the players and crowd stood for a minute's silence in memory of former South African president Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday.

Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, the former Archbishop of Cape Town, said a prayer before the singing of the national anthems.

A wet outfield delayed the start of play by an hour and a half. The match was reduced to 49 overs a side.

India made three changes after losing the first match in Johamnnesburg by 141 runs.

Batsman Yuvraj Singh was not fit, according to captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and was replaced by Ajinkya Rahane. Bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohit Sharma were replaced by Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav.

South Africa made one change. Vernon Philander, who missed the first match because of a shoulder injury, replaced Wayne Parnell.


South Africa: AB de Villiers (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wkt), Jacques Kallis, JP Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain, wkt), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav

Umpires: Shaun George, Richard Illingworth (ENG)

TV umpire: Adrian Holdstock (RSA)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

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