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Why Holkar Stadium can turn around series for India...

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Last updated on: October 13, 2015 13:22 IST
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India have played three ODIs at the 27,000 capacity stadium and won all three 

 Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Team Director Ravi Shastri

IMAGE: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Team Director Ravi Shastri during a training session. Photograph: PTI

Team India will look for a turn around in the series against South Africa.

The Holkar Stadium, where the second One-day International between India and the visitors will be held, is a happy hunting ground for the home team as they have won all their previous, high-scoring matches, there.

India have played three ODIs at the 27,000 capacity stadium and won all three.

Curator Samandar Singh Chauhan is reputed for producing flat tracks, devoid of any grass. He, however, did not clarify as to what the nature of the track will be even though the Holkar Stadium may play true to its reputation.

It is nearly four years since an ODI is being staged at the venue -- after Virender Sehwag's magnificent 219 in India's 153-run victory over the West Indies.

The other two ODIs were against England in 2006 and 2008 respectively, which India won by seven wickets and 54 runs respectively.

The tall scores are an indicator that another run-feast can be expected at the venue, India having successfully chased down a target of 289.

On the other two occasions, India scored 292 and 418 after batting first.

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