59 per cent of the internet users have chosen Bharat over India Vs South Africa match, which is actually shocking as it is the World Cup and we generally see people going insane about cricket during this period. The southpaw ended up scoring 8 (12). Had we had Steyn and Ngidi, it may have made sense to bowl first, ' said Du Plessis after the match.
Kohli admitted that he was happy with Du Plessis" decision as it worked in their favour, he said: "We were going to bowl first had we won the toss, with the new ball conditions were going to be hard, they were coming off two losses'.
India skipper Virat Kohli said that good backing in Southampton would lift his team.
In came KL Rahul, at the much debated No 4 slot, and together with Rohit shared a 85-run stand which poured cold water to any hopes of a South Africa comeback.
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When he chipped Rabada to mid-off MS Dhoni came in and coolly accompanied Sharma to his ton and put the result beyond doubt.
In the next ball, Rohit used Rabada's extra bounce to arch back and help the ball over the keeper's head for a boundary and add insult to injury.
"As Team India begins it's Cricket World Cup journey today, best wishes to the entire Team". Dhoni fell for 34 but by then the win was assured, and Sharma remained unbeaten as Hardik Pandya hit the winning runs. Kuldeep Yadav was the star of the show with four wickets and was supported well by fellow spinner Yuzvendra Chahal who picked up a brace.
For a brief but engrossing period at the start of the Indian reply, South Africa's bowlers threatened to make amends. The change was necessitated in the wake of the Lodha Committee reforms which said that India needed to have a 15-day gap between consecutive tournaments.
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Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah struck early to dismiss both South African openers as India took control of their opening game of the World Cup on Wednesday after South Africa captain Faf du Plessis opted to bat first.
First, Rassie van der Dussen (22) was made to look foolish when he telegraphed a reverse sweep, only to be castled around his legs.
Chahal followed this up with the wicket of Du Plessis.
David Miller and Andile Phehlukwayo tried to resurrect the innings but weren't very successful.
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