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World Cup 2019, India vs South Africa Highlights: Rohit Sharma’s ton guides India to six-wicket win

India vs South Africa (Ind vs SA) Highlights: Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal grabbed four wickets and Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 122 to guide India to victory.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: June 6, 2019 11:32:54 am
World Cup 2019, India vs South Africa Highlights: India have beaten South Africa in their first match

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.

Scroll below for highlights of the match

ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019The Rose Bowl, Southampton 04 August 2020

South Africa 227/9 (50.0)


India 230/4 (47.3)

Match Ended ( Day - Match 8 ) India beat South Africa by 6 wickets

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World Cup 2019, India vs South Africa Highlights

22:50 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Rohit Sharma is the Player of the Match

"Couldn't play my natural game today, ball was doing a lot. Needed time to play my shots," says Rohit Sharma. What a responsible knock from him! A billion people will sleep more soundly tonight because of Rohit.

22:46 (IST)05 Jun 2019
India win

VICTORY! Pandya hits the winning runs! What an innings by him, completely against the grain of the match. 15 runs off 7 balls. Three boundaries in that knock. India beat South Africa by 6 wickets!

22:40 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Pandya in no mood to wait and watch

Hardik Pandya wastes no time in getting off the mark. Hits two consecutive boundaries. Is on 8 off 3 balls now. India need 6 more to win. 

22:39 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Dhoni is out

Dhoni is out for 34. Morris the man of the moment for South Africa. Could we have a twist in the tail? Hardik Pandya comes in at No.6, not Kedar Jadhav. That's an interesting call. Also an interesting decision by Du Plessis to go to Morris for the 47th over. South Africa's remaining overs are to be bowled by Phehlukwayo and Shamsi. They needed a breakthrough immediately, and Morris stood up for his captain.

22:30 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Gap between runs and balls widening

Rohit and Dhoni seem to have this chase firmly in their grasp. Need 21 runs off 31 now. A wicket will make things interesting though. Rabada and Morris have one over each left, Phehlukwayo has 2. Shamsi has one.

22:25 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Sitter dropped

South Africa have dropped the World Cup, you're tempted to say. They've dropped Rohit Sharma, and maybe their remaining chances of coming back into this match. Rohit Sharma played a poor shot. Fielder had an eternity to get under it. Miller looked comfortable enough as he got his hands to the ball but then the ball slipped out of his hands. Rohit Sharma survives! Yet again. Rabada cannot believe it again. Rohit pounces upon the moment though. Hits a ramp shot for four in the very next ball.

22:19 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Dhoni gives Shamsi the charge

Dhoni now beginning to show some aggression. Steps out of his crease to Shamsi. Rohit follows suit as well. Two fours in this over already. So, 14 runs off the 43rd over. That's exactly the kind of over India needed. Need 35 off 42 balls now.

22:16 (IST)05 Jun 2019
If Kohli doesn't get you, Rohit will
22:11 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Rohit brings up his century

100 comes up for Rohit Sharma, his 23rd ODI century! Top innings from the India opener. Only Sachin and Kohli have scored more centuries for India. Ganguly has 22 ODI centuries. IND - 175/3 in 40.4 ovs

22:05 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Required run rate almost 6 now

India need 60 more runs off 63 balls. One has to assume Dhoni and Rohit have this under total control though. The required run rate has been steadily climbing, but India have done well to ensure it does not get out of hand. They have timed the chase well, now they need to ensure they do not implode at the end.

21:56 (IST)05 Jun 2019
South Africa reverting to pace

Morris is back into the attack and almost gets an edge from Rohit Sharma. Morris has been sensational today. Has bowled three maiden overs.  Would you believe it, he had just bowled five ODI maidens before today!
Phehlukwayo bowling from the other end. It's the pacers who have given India the most trouble today. Tahir and Shamsi have bowled at economy rates in excess of 5. All the pacers have bowled at economy rates of less than 5.

21:49 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Rohit nears his 100

It is vital that Dhoni stays on for the rest of the chase, but what an impetus Rohit Sharma's knock at the top of the order has given India! He is on 90 now, and it is because of his responsible innings that India are in sight of victory in this one. It could all change very quickly though.

21:39 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Dhoni batting with no helmet

Atherton says in the comm box: "Very rare to see a batsman without a helmet these days, even with spin from both ends."
We have seen Dhoni do this many times though. Just getting his eye in now.

21:29 (IST)05 Jun 2019

Kagiso Rabada gets rid off KL Rahul for 26. Soft dismissal! It was not a slower ball but seemed like the ball held up a bit. Rahul went for the lofted hit and stopped midway. The ball lobs off and a simple catch for skipper Faf du Plessis.

21:29 (IST)05 Jun 2019
100 more to go

100 more needed for the Indian team. Rohit and Rahul going well in the middle with the former nearing his hundred. IND- 129/2 in 30 ovs

21:16 (IST)05 Jun 2019
India shifting gears

Couple of boundaries from Shamsi's over from the bat of Rohit Sharma and it seems like India is shifting gears. Sharma has moved on to 63 of 87 balls. Giving him company is KL Rahul on 20 off 29. IND- 113/2 after 27 ovs

21:07 (IST)05 Jun 2019
100 up for IND

Rahul makes the most of the delivery on the pads as he sends it across the fine leg fence to bring up the 100 for India. Good little partnership forming between him and Rohit. Can they take India home? IND- 102/2 in 26 ovs

20:57 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Southampton is rocking
20:54 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Responsible knock from Rohit

This has been a very responsible and calm knock by Rohit Sharma. Had a few lucky reprieves early on in this innings. Has played the conditions well today. This is his 42nd ODI fifty, but this could probably be one of his more important.
Morris gets an edge off Rohit's bat, which lands just short of Hashim Amla at slip. Add that to the list of close calls Rohit has had today. That's the second maiden in a row for Chris Morris.

20:49 (IST)05 Jun 2019
50 for Rohit

50 for Rohit Sharma! Can he anchor this chase for India? The required run rate is climbing.
Hits Shamsi for a monster six which travels 91 metres!


India (From): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar

South Africa (From): Quinton de Kock(w), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Hashim Amla, Tabraiz Shamsi