It was quite a crucial tie for team South Africa as they had already lost their opening games in the CWC 2019 as they played against Virat Kohli and men at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground, Southampton. The Men in Blue registered a six-wicket victory. Rohit Sharma and Yuzvendra Chahal shone as India won the opening game of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. South Africa elected to bat first and they put up 228 runs on the board. Jasprit Bumrah started off really well with the new ball as he snapped a couple of wickets. Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal proved to be the hero for the Indian side as he scalped four wickets in his World Cup debut match and registered his name in the elite list which features Anil Kumble. South Africa vs India Live Cricket Score 8th ODI Match.
Chris Morris was the top-scorer for team South Africa with 42 runs. In response to the total of 228, India lost Shikhar Dhawan early in the game. Virat Kohli was the next to go on the score of 18. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma jointly stitched 85 runs for the side. In the end, it was Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni who took the Indian team to the finishing line. Rohit Sharma scored his 23rd century. In the end, it was Hardik Pandya and Rohit Sharma who led the Indian team to the finishing line. Yuzvendra Chahal Snaps Four Wickets; Joins Elite List Featuring Anil Kumble During IND vs SA, CWC 2019 Tie (Watch Video).
Now, let’s check out a few stats from the match.
# Yuzvendra Chahal snapped four-wicket haul for the third time.
# Yuzi also registered second best figures in World Cup debut as he gave away 51 runs and snapped four wickets.
# Rohit Sharma scored his 23rd century and got past Sourav Ganguly.
Rohit also bagged the Man of the Match award and said that he could not play his natural game owing to the conditions. “There was something in it for the bowlers through the game, so you had to play out the overs initially and see what the ball was doing. Couldn't play my natural game. You have to take your time,” he said. India will next face Australia on June 9, 2019, at The Oval in London.