Team India banned South Africa’s 17 consecutive one-day wins on Thursday in Durban. South Africa batted first and with the help of Captain Faf du Plessis (120), he scored 269 runs in his 50 overs, losing 8 wickets. But Virat Kohli (112) and Ajinkya Rahane (79) gave the team a 1-0 lead in the series, giving India a 1-0 lead in the fifties.
Virat Kohli – The praise that this batsman has to give is less. Chasing the target, Kohli scored 18th while the 33rd century of One Day Care was scored. Chase Master Kohli scored 112 runs in 119 balls with 10 fours. Together with Rahane, he prevented Team India from going into the risk situation and he was the main hero of Team India’s victory. Virat Kohli was adjudged Man of the Match for his outstanding innings.
Yuzvendra Chahal has succeeded in restricting South African batsmen. Chahal hit two batsmen in his 10 overs with only 45 runs in the quota. The 27-year-old left-arm spinner played a key role in the victory of Team India by giving Proteas opener Quinton de Kock (34) the LBW while Eden Markram (9) caught by Pandya.
The African batsmen failed to understand Chinan’s balls completely. Kuldeep Yadav, who spent only 34 runs in his quota of 10 overs, sent three batsmen to the pavilion. Yadav first made JP Duminy (12) clean-handed on googly. After this he hit David Miller (7) in the short cover in the hands of Captain Kohli. Then by keeping Chris Maurice (37) clean-bowled, Proteas could not make big scores.
Ajinkya Rahane: The Team India batsman has consistently scored fifth consecutive fifteen in ODIs. Rahane shared a record 189 runs for the third wicket with captain Kohli and brought India closer to victory. Rahane openly played his strokes and scored 79 runs in 86 balls with 5 fours and two sixes. In front of Rahane and Kohli, the Proteas bowlers got a lot of pleasure. This is the reason why Team India easily managed to win the first One Day.