Harbhajan Singh India
India cannot afford another off day against South AfricaReuters

A win is all that will do for India in the 4th ODI against South Africa in Chennai on Thursday. Having lost the 3rd ODI in dramatic circumstances, India need to find that winning mojo again.

To do that, they need that batting to click. As much as the bowling is important, if India's batting does not do much of the work at home, they will not win matches.

Unfortunately, that batting has been a big letdown for India, more often than not in this Freedom Series. Apart from that opening T20I in Dharamsala, India's batting has not come to the party, and there is no way they will be able to pull off two wins in a row against South Africa, starting with the one against Chennai, if the batting decides to call it an early night.

"We have the team that can turn things around," India offspinner Harbhajan Singh said. "The team will be going all out to win the game, and from there onwards hopefully we will put up another good performance.

"We didn't play as well as we should have in the previous game when the game was on our side. But things will change and hopefully it will change from [the fourth one-day international].

"India has won a lot of games here and hopefully Chennai will give us that luck which is required."

It sure will help if a bit of that rub of the green goes India's way in Chennai, but as far as South Africa are concerned, they will know another similar performance, particularly with the ball, and they will have this Freedom Series in the bag.

Steyn spoke about going into the final one-dayer in Mumbai with the series done and dusted, but for the Freedom Series to stay interesting, hopefully, we will have a victory for the host team.

To do that, India need to play well, which goes without saying, but they will also know, if they do that, they will have a pretty good chance of levelling this series against South Africa.

The thing about the match being at home is that if India play at a 100%, they will win – no matter the opposition. They just have the better nous in home conditions. It is about Dhoni and his band of blue-clad men finding that top gear and ensuring that accelerator is floored right until the end.

Easier said than done, but India really have no choice but to go hard at South Africa on Thursday.

Where to Watch Live

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India vs South Africa 4th ODI is scheduled for a1.30 pm local time (10 am SAST. 9 am BST, 4 am ET) start. Star Sports 1, DD National and Star Sports 3 are the channels which will broadcast the 4th ODI match live in India. Audience in India can also watch this one-day international game betwen India and South Africa live in Chennai via live streaming online on Starsports.com and Hotstar.

Viewers in South Africa can watch all the action on SuperSport, with the online live stream option on SuperSport Live.

Audience in the US can watch India vs South Africa live on Willow TV, with the live stream option on Willow TV online.

Sky Sports 2 will show the India vs South Africa fourt one-day international live in the UK, with the live streaming online option on Watch Sky Sports and Sky Go.

Watch the fourth one-day match live in the Middle East and North Africa on OSN Sports, while the match can be live streamed on OSN Play.

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