Dominant India Hand South Africa Their Third Consecutive Loss

Team India has started its World Cup campaign with a power show at Southampton, thrashing South Africa by 6 wickets. The win means another drubbing for Proteas, which marks their third loss on the trot following defeats at the hands of England and Bangladesh.

Here’s how it happened.

1st Innings: Indian Bowlers on Top All Through the Innings

Indian bowling’s lynchpin, Jasprit Bumrah proved once again why he’s the number one bowler in the world. Quinton de Kock looked clueless against him as the pacer squared him up plenty of times to apply pressure right from the word go.

By the end of his first three overs, he had removed both the openers, Hashim Amla and de Kock to put India in front. Consistent performances from the bowlers in the second Powerplay, especially from spinners Yuzvendera Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav not just curbed the flow of runs, but removed all the top order batsmen.

Chahal ended with figures of 51/4 in his 10 overs. His wickets of Faf du Plessis and van der Dussen dented South Africa’s prospects with the bat as they were reeling 80-4. JP Duminy followed soon after and it was up to Chris Morris (42) and Kagiso Rabada (31*) to add some respectability to the total.

Despite a number of thirties and a forty plus score, none of the batsmen managed to make it big as they posted 227-9 in their 50 overs.

2nd Innings: Rohit Sharma’s Ton Seals the Deal

After a couple of lucky chances early on, it was all Rohit Sharma show who made the chase look like a walk in the park. His unbeaten 122 made sure India never faced any real trouble. It was his second ton in World Cups; the previous one was against Bangladesh in 2015 edition.

Kagiso Rabada had a brilliant day out, first with the bat and then with the ball. He sent back Shikhar Dhawan early in the innings and later removed KL Rahul to keep South Africa in the game. However, with Sharma steady on one end, and Dhoni playing a solid hand at the other end made sure that India got over the line with ease and grace.

India won by 6 wickets with 15 balls to spare and Rohit Sharma walked away with the Man of the Match award for his brilliant batting display.

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  • instead of propakistani looks like this blog becomes proindian. Staff of this blog can’t write an article on NZvind warmup game but they wrote this one in a heartbeat as soon as the match finished. Shame shame shame on staff of this blog. Indian don’t leave one chance to attack innocent Pakistanis, they can’t even leave PAK cricket team alone.

    • lol…..warm-up matches are not important as the world cup.There was no article on any other warm up match either.
      world cup is the real deal and if any team performs good,it should be praised
      I think you’re the real indian here trying to promote hate because they are the ones who think like you.

      • IPL k matches dekhana pakistan mein ban kara tha magar propakistan phir bhi unke articles likh raha tha !!!! Such a shame

        • @Zaheer
          WOW sane people still exist thanks.

          @Areeb
          How do you know that guy is indian, are you staff of this blog? did u check his IP? I don’t know why u r getting triggered. So telling facts is promoting hate now? That guy above you said truth that indian don’t leave one chance to attack PAK, and u r siding with indian terrorists. Shame on you mister.

          People like Areeb are special cases focus on “special.”

          • @Areebisspecial
            yes I agree with the part ” Indian don’t leave one chance to attack innocent Pakistanis, they can’t even leave PAK cricket team alone.”

            I replied to this part:”instead of propakistani looks like this blog becomes proindian. Staff of this blog can’t write an article on NZvind warmup game but they wrote this one in a heartbeat as soon as the match finished.”
            How is he telling any facts now?that’s why i called him Indian.Because Indians don’t tell facts.
            Warm-up matches don’t hold any importance that’s why it did not get any article.Those matches are just warm up matches which are not the real deal.He called propk as proind that’s the point that made me feel “triggered”because this article has nothing to do with proind.

          • @Areebisspecial
            so you’re saying that i am calling him an indian and I am siding with him too?
            salute to your thinking

        • @zaheer
          that is something totally not related to this article,and yes they shouldn’t have done that.
          this article focuses on a WORLD CUP match between india and south africa and yes India played well and they were dominant and they did hand over SA their third consecutive victory.nothing wrong here.
          + they are not posting articles about recent matches because of eid holidays.

  • Even geo has more credibility than PP. Che che shame on PP. Did PP write this article yet, no but geo did,

    geo. tv/latest/239484-icc-requests-bcci-to-remove-indian-army-insignia-from-dhonis-gloves-indian-media

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