South Africa secure dominant victory and go 1-0 up

Brief scores: South Africa 296/4 (Rassie van der Dussen 129*, Temba Bavuma 110; Jasprit Bumrah 2/48) beat India 265/8 (Shikhar Dhawan 79, Virat Kohli 51, Shardul Thakur 50*; Andile Phehlukwayo 2/26, Tabraiz Shamsi 2/52, Lungi Ngidi 2/64) by 31 runs

Statistical highlights of South Africa vs India 1st ODI 2022

  • A comprehensive performance from South Africa helped them beat India by 31 runs in the first ODI at Boland Park in Paarl and go 1-0 up in the three-match series.
  • It was their 47th victory overall in ODIs against India and 23rd against the same opposition on home soil.
  • South Africa bowlers backed up an impressive batting performance to keep India down to 265 for eight and secure a morale-boosting victory for the home side.
  • Shikhar Dhawan (79) and former captain Virat Kohli (51) had India on course for a potentially successful run-chase with their 92-run second-wicket partnership.
  • It was Dhawan’s 34th ODI fifty and Kohli’s 63rd as they combined strike rotation with boundary-hitting to help India keep up with the required run-rate during the second powerplay. However, Keshav Maharaj broke through by bowling Dhawan in the 26th over. It triggered an Indian collapse as the visitors slid from 138 for one to 199 for seven.
  • Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of 5065 runs to become India’s highest run-scorer in away ODIs for India.
  • Shardul Thakur’s maiden ODI half-century (an unbeaten 43-ball 50) and his unbroken 51-run stand with Jasprit Bumrah (14*) for the ninth wicket helped India reduce the margin of victory.
  • Earlier, Captain Temba Bavuma (110) and Rassie van der Dussen (129*) shared South Africa’s highest ODI partnership against India as they added 204 runs for the fourth wicket after coming together at 68 for three.
  • It was the second ODI century for both batsmen and also their highest one-day scores, propelling the Proteas to 296 for four after a sluggish start to the innings.
  • Venkatesh Iyer became the 241st ODI player for India, while Marco Jansen became the 144st ODI player for South Africa.
  • KL Rahul became India’s 25th ODI captain as he led the Men In Blue in the absence of newly-appointed captain Rohit Sharma.