Complete India performance secures winning start

Brief scores: South Africa 227/9 (Chris Morris 42, Faf du Plessis 38; Yuzvendra Chahal 4/51, Jasprit Bumrah 2/35) lost to India 230/4 (Rohit Sharma 122*, MS Dhoni 34; Kagiso Rabada 2/39) by six wickets

India vs South Africa World Cup 2019, match stats

  • Rohit Sharma’s 23rd ODI century, an unbeaten 122 off 144 balls (13 fours and two sixes) guided India to a six-wicket win after the bowlers, led by Yuzvendra Chahal’s four for 51 had restricted South Africa to 227 for nine batting first.
  • Virat Kohli recorded his 50th win as India’s ODI captain.
  • For the first time in their history, South Africa lost their first three matches of a World Cup campaign.
  • Jasprit Bumrah played his 50th ODI for India.

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