Port Elizabeth, Feb 12: The ongoing limited-overs' series between India and South Africa is very tightly-scheduled as the teams are hardly getting any day offs.
After playing a match at one venue, the two teams leave the very next day for the other one. Team India might have taken an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series, with two more to go, the Men In Blue are just a win shy of lifting their first bilateral series on the South African soil.
Team India arrived in Port Elizabeth on Sunday (February 12) and started practising for the fifth ODI the very next day.
Senior-pro Mahendra Singh Dhoni thus picked up the ball to help the batsmen prepare in the nets and bat against leg-spin. Left-arm spinner Axar Patel and selector Sarandeep Singh could also be seen bowling in the nets to the batsmen.
"Some left-arm spin from @akshar2026 and slow leggies from @msdhoni. It's all happening at the spinner's nets," tweeted the BCCI.
India lead 3-1 after winning the first in Durban by six wickets, the second in Centurion by nine wickets and the third in Cape Town by 124 runs. The hosts bounced back in style and won the fourth ODI to keep themselves afloat in the series.
The Men in Blue suffered a major setback in the previous game as their spinners went for runs in the match. The spinners were their most potent weapon in this series and looked almost unplayable until the fourth ODI.
Team India were on Sunday given a traditional welcome upon their arrival in Port Elizabeth hotel.