World Cup 2019, India vs South Africa (Ind vs SA) Highlights: A gutsy century by Rohit Sharma and sensational bowling by Yuzvendra Chahal guided India to a six-wicket victory over South Africa in their first World Cup match at Southampton on Wednesday. Sharma scored an unbeaten 122 and Chahal finished with 4/51 to hand South Africa their third consecutive defeat in the tournament. This was the first time when the Proteas have lost three matches on a trot in World Cup.
After South Africa scored 227/9, India got off to a shaky start losing Shikhar Dhawan quite early. After shining with bat, Kagiso Rabada gave India the first jolt by dismissing Shikhar Dhawan (8) in the sixth over with just 13 runs on the board.
Virat Kohli then tried to steady the innings along with Sharma but Andile Phehlukwayo got rid of the Indian skipper just after they crossed the 50-run mark. Kohli failed to judge the extra bounce by Phehlukwayo and edged it towards the man behind the stump Quinton de Kock who took an absolute stunner to send the Indian captain back. Kohli (18) added 41 runs for the second wicket with Rohit Sharma.
As India was moving slowly towards the target, Rabada struck again in the 32nd over to send back KL Rahul (26) after his 85-run stand for the third wicket with Rohit Sharma. But MS Dhoni supported Sharma well to pull off a solid win for India.
Earlier, a late show by Chris Morris and Rabada guided South Africa from 158/7 to a challenging 227/9 after they opted to bat. While Morris scored 42 off 34 balls, Rabada remained unbeaten on 31. For India, leg-spinner Chahal remained the highest wicket-taker finishing with 4/41 while Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar two wickets each.
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