Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli guided India to a far-reaching nine-wicket triumph over South Africa in the second One-Day International at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Sunday. India pursued down the small 119-run focus with 29.3 overs (177 balls) to extra as the guests took the 2-0 lead in the six-coordinate arrangement.
After Kohli won the hurl and picked to bowl to start with, Indian wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav again demonstrated ridiculously hot for South African batsmen, as the couple helped the guests package out the hosts for 118 out of 32.2 overs. It was the most minimal aggregate at any point scored on this ground.
Pursuing the little target, Dhawan and Kohli included an unbeaten 93 keeps running for the second wicket after India lost opener Rohit Sharma (15) in the fourth finished. Dhawan hit nine fours in his 56-ball 51 thump, his 24th ODI fifty, while Kohli's 46 off 50 balls incorporated six and four limits. Quick bowler Kagiso Rabada (1/24) was the main bowler for the hosts to arrive a wicket.
The uneven challenge saw a side dramatization as well when the play was ceased for lunch with India requiring only two rushes to win and that too with nine wickets and 31 overs close by. India were 93/1 after 15 overs at the planned break. As far as the playing conditions, the umpires expanded play by four overs or 15 minutes. To the surprise of players, onlookers and observers, the umpires at that point adhered to the letter of the controls and requested a 40-minute meal break after the finish of the expansion as India achieved 117/1 of every 19 overs.
Leg-spinner Chahal grabbed his five-wicket pull to complete with figures of five for 22 and left-arm Yadav took three for 20.
South Africa was driven by new chief Aiden Markram, playing his third ODI, as they were without their customary captain Faf du Plessis and previous skipper AB de Villiers after both were discounted because of damage. Sent in to bat, Hashim Amla and the out-of-shape Quinton de Kock put on 39 for the primary wicket before Amla was gotten behind for 23 off an inside edge from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The spinners at that point took summon as they took three wickets off six balls to diminish the Proteas to 51/4. De Kock was gotten at profound midwicket off Chahal for 20 preceding Markram succumbed to eight in the comparable form off Yadav. Four balls later David Miller was out for nothing, got at slip. JP Duminy and new top Khaya Zondo both scored 25 and shared an association of 48 preceding the last six wickets tumbled for 19 runs