Chahal’s maiden ODI five-fer leads India to nine-wicket win

Brief scores: South Africa 118/10 (Jean-Paul Duminy 25; Yuzvendra Chahal 5/22, Kuldeep Yadav 3/20) lost to India 119/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 51*, Virat Kohli 46*) by nine wickets

2nd ODI, statistical highlights:

    • 118 is now South Africa’s lowest ODI score on home soil, their previous lowest total being 119 against England back in 2009, at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.
    • Yuzvendra Chahal registered his best bowling figures in ODI, also his maiden five-wicket haul, by taking five for 22 in 8.2 overs; his victims were Quinton de Kock, Jean-Paul Duminy, Khayelihle Zondo, Chris Morris, and Morne Morkel. Chahal won the man of the match award.
    • Kuldeep Yadav bettered his previous best ODI bowling figures of three for 34, which he had recorded only in the first ODI, by taking three for 20 in six overs.
    • Shikhar Dhawan scored his 24th ODI half-century (51*) in India’s chase of 119, while also sharing a 93-run, unbroken second-wicket partnership with captain Virat Kohli.
    • Aiden Markram became the second-youngest captain to lead South Africa in an ODI (23 years and 123 days), with only Graeme Smith (22 years and 71 days) ahead of him on the list. Overall, he is the tenth-youngest ODI captain.
    • Captaining India for the 45th time in an ODI, Virat Kohli registered his 35th victory, losing only nine and having one no result.
    • Debutant Khayelihle Zondo became the 124th ODI player for South Africa, replacing his injured captain Faf du Plessis.

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