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Kotla Test: India win toss, opt to bat


New Delhi: India won the toss and opted to bat first in the fourth and final Test match of the Gandhi-Mandela Series at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium here on Thursday.

Having taken an unassailable 2-0 lead, 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.

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. (ANI)

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