South Africa vs India, 4th ODI: DLS targets and par scores

South Africa will have to chase 174 runs if the match is reduced to 20 overs.

Rain stops play
Rain stops play. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The ongoing Pink ODI between India and South Africa has been halted due to the dangerous lightning that struck during the proceedings. The umpires took the players off the field as a precaution with the thunderstorm also being predicted for the game. However, when the match was stopped India were comfortably placed at 200/2 in the 35th over with Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan unbeaten in the middle.

Earlier in the day, the Indian skipper called it correctly when the coin was flipped in the air and opted to bat first even as AB de Villiers returned for the home side. But India got off to a poor start once again as Rohit Sharma’ poor run on the tour continued. Kagiso Rabada took a wonderful return catch to send him packing on 5 in the fourth over. Though the happiness was short lived for the hosts with Virat Kohli coming out and middling the ball from word go.


He and Shikhar Dhawan batted gamely and after getting their eyes in launched an assault on the bowlers. Despite their efforts to dry down the runs, both the batsmen took calculated risks and kept on scoring the runs in their own way. When it seemed that Kohli is set for yet another ton, he was scalped by Chris Morris on 75 to send the Indian fans into a frenzy. But the left-handed Dhawan, playing his 100th ODI, was determined on getting a big score and continued in the same vein.

He notched up his 13th century in coloured clothing in the 34th over and celebrated in style soaking up all the applause from the crowd. While Rahane also looked settled at the other end, the umpires decided to stop the game due to the lightning. There is also rain around and it remains to be seen if India will be able to bat again.

What will be the DLS scores?

The overs will start getting reduced if the stoppage is more than one hour after which the Duckworth Lewis Stern (DLS) will come into play. The overs will be reduced for India and the target will be adjusted later in the second innings for South Africa to chase. However, in case, the visitors don’t get an opportunity to bat again in the match, the hosts will have to chase 255 runs in 34 overs. Also, if the rain wreaks havoc and the match is reduced to 20 overs, the target for South Africa to pull one back on Team India will be 174.

Targets based on overs deduction

Possible targets for South Africa

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