India Vs South Africa, first ODI in Durban: Team India registers six-wicket victory


  • India Vs South Africa, first ODI in Durban: Team India registers six-wicket victory
02-02-2018 | Pratidin Bureau. |

A century by skipper Virat Kohli with support from Ajinkya Rahane on other end pushed India to a six-wicket victory in the first One-Day International against South Africa at Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban. Team India achieved the 270 runs target with 27 balls to spare.

Indian Captain Virat Kohli scored 112 runs (his 33rd ODI century) and helped India not just to win first of the six-match ODI series but also gave India first win against South Africa at Kingsmead.

Prior to that, India was able to restrict South Africa to 269, with good spells by Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. On the other hand, South African Captain Faf du Plessis made 120 runs and was ably supported by Chris Morris and Quinton de Kock.

Yadav took 3 wickets and Chahal took two, while Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed one each. Chasing the target, team India was off to a good start but lost two wickets in quick succession in the form of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. The Indian Captain and Ajinkya Rahane revived India in the chase.

Tags : India Vs South Africa ODI Durban Team India Virat Kohli


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