Pics: South Africa Sport Pink Jerseys for Breast Cancer Awareness
The ‘Pink ODI’ is played to create awareness against breast cancer and for the benefit of those suffering from the disease.
The ‘Pink ODI’ is played to create awareness against breast cancer and for the benefit of those suffering from the disease.(Photo: BCCI)

Pics: South Africa Sport Pink Jerseys for Breast Cancer Awareness

The fourth one-dayer between India and South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday, 10 February, will decide whether the Virat Kohli-led team India will clinch their maiden bilateral ODI series in Proteas land, or whether the hosts manage to keep the series alive.

But this match is also of vital importance for South Africa in their home season, since it is the ‘Pink ODI’, played to create awareness against breast cancer and for the benefit of those suffering from the disease.

South Africa skipper Aiden Markram and India captain Virat Kohli during the fourth ODI at Johannesburg.
South Africa skipper Aiden Markram and India captain Virat Kohli during the fourth ODI at Johannesburg.
(Photo: BCCI)

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It was first held in 2011, and this will be the sixth such occasion. In fact, the Proteas have never lost when playing in their unique pink jerseys.

South African players sport pink jerseys in the 4th ODI against India.
South African players sport pink jerseys in the 4th ODI against India.
(Photo: BCCI)

De Villiers, who returned to the South African team in the fourth ODI, has a handsome record on Pink Days. In 2015, he had smashed 149 off just 44 balls against the West Indies. In 2013, when India were first part of this Pink Day celebration, de Villiers had scored 77 off 47 balls.

South Africa had amassed 358/4 on a Wanderers' wicket full of pace and bounce, and India had lost by 141 runs.

Shikhar Dhawan during India’s fourth ODI against South Africa at Johannesburg.
Shikhar Dhawan during India’s fourth ODI against South Africa at Johannesburg.
(Photo: BCCI)

That day Rohit Sharma had struggled against the likes of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, scoring just 18 off 43 balls.

(Photo: AP)

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