South African cricket team continued their campaign to raise awareness against breast cancer by donning the pink jersey during the fourth ODI against India at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.

| Updated: Feb 10, 2018, 18:45 IST

Highlights

  1. Pink ODI was first held in 2011, and this is the sixth such occasion
  2. Proteas haven’t lost a game in pink jersey on the previous five occasions
  3. India were part of this Pink Day celebration for the first time in 2013

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NEW DELHI: South African cricket team continued their campaign to raise awareness against breast cancer by donning the pink jersey during the fourth ODI against India at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.

It was first held in 2011, and this is the sixth such occasion. In fact, the Proteas haven’t ever lost a game in that attire on the previous five occasions.

Trailing 0-3 in the series, this match is of vital importance for South Africa in their home season. It is the ‘Pink ODI’, played for the awareness against breast cancer and for the benefit of those suffering from the disease.

AB de Villiers 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.

This year’s ‘Pink ODI’ is about the massive drive to collect money for is the Breast Cancer Clinic at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.

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