Monday, 5 February 2018

India crush woeful Proteas.

India thrashed South Africa by nine wickets at Centurion to take a 2-0 lead in the ODI series.

India dominated this contest from start to finish. Leg-spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav combined to claim eight wickets and dismiss South Africa for 118 inside 33 overs. From there, the Indian batsmen took the fight to the hosts, knocking off the runs inside 21 overs.

Earlier in the day, Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bowl first. The pitch looked a good one for batting, and Kohli said that he was backing his team to chase down a big total.

India went into this game with three spinners. The ball didn’t turn excessively at Centurion on Sunday. Nevertheless, Chahal, Kuldeep, and Kedah Jadhav did well to hit the right areas and limit the Proteas’ scoring opportunities.

The pressure told. More experienced players such as Quinton de Kock, David Miller, and JP Duminy got themselves out through poor shot selection. Stand-in skipper Aiden Markram and debutant Khaya Zondo were also dismissed after attempting to force the issue.

By Jon Cardinelli.
Full story at SA Cricket Mag.