The ICC World Cup 2019 is not going as per plans for the South African cricket team with two losses in a row including the defeat at the hands of Bangladesh. They next face the Men in Blue in a game at Hampshire where a hat-trick of defeats may end their semi-finals hope. Virat Kohli and his boys are playing their opening game of the tournament and the expectations are always high when India plays. They lost one and won one in their two warm-up games and ahead of their battle against the Proteas, they have got enough time to prepare. In terms of head to head record, in 83 encounters between them – South Africa have won 46, India 34 and 3 games produced no result. Let us have a quick look at the results of their last five games. South Africa vs India Cricket Score 8th ODI Match in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
South Africa vs India – 16th February 2018 – SuperSport Park, Centurion – India won by 8 wickets
A poor effort by South Africa with the bat as they could only manage 204 runs on the board with Shardul Thakur picking up 4 wickets. India’s chase was smooth with skipper Virat Kohli slamming a century and helping his team reach home by 8 wickets. The Indian skipper was named the man of the match for his efforts. India vs South Africa ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Weather Report: Check Out the Rain Forecast and Pitch Report of Hampshire Bowl in Southampton.
South Africa vs India – 13th February 2018 – St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth – India won by 73 runs
Rohit Sharma who did not have a good series in South Africa hit 115 helping his team reach 274/7 at the end of fifty overs. In reply, South Africa never looked comfortable in their innings and folded out for 201. 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.
South Africa vs India – 10th February 2018 – Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg – South Africa won by 5 wickets
India batting first buoyed by a solid partnership from Shikhar Dhawan who scored a century and Virat Kohli, reached 289/7. During the innings break, there was a delay and the revised target for the Proteas was 202 in 28 overs. Henrik Klassen’s brilliance pulled off a close match for the hosts as they won by 5 wickets.
South Africa vs India – 7th February 2018 – Newlands, Cape Town – India won by 124 runs
India completely dominated this game right from the onset, first with Virat Kohli getting 160 helping India set a target of 304 for the hosts. Then it was the turn of the two spinners- Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav who shared 8 wickets between them as India won by 124 runs.
South Africa vs India – 4th February 2018 – SuperSport Park, Centurion – India won by 9 wickets
Yuzvendra Chahal’s 5-wicket haul restricted South Africa to a paltry score of 118 which was a mere formality of a chase for India. None of the Proteas’ batsman could cope against the brilliance of Indian spinners as they picked up eight of the ten wickets to fall. India chased down the score with 9 wickets in the shade.
India Vs South Africa CWC19 Preview: Playing XI, Head to Head and Key Battles to Watch Out For
South Africa need a confidence booster as their body language has been pretty negative so far in the tournament. India playing their first game will be under pressure too which sets up for a fascinating contest.