ICC Champions Trophy: India script 26-run win over South Africa
India started their campaign in the ICC Champions Trophy with a 26-run win over South Africa in Cardiff.
India started their campaign in the ICC Champions Trophy with a 26-run win over South Africa in Cardiff. (AP and AFP)
Rohit Sharma got back into form scoring 65 from 81 balls.
Shikhar Dhawan looked to continue where he left off against Australia in Mohali.
The pair put on 127 runs for the first wicket as South Africa were made to toil in the field.
Dhawan reached his maiden ODI ton off 80 balls as he went on to smash 114 from 94.
Virat Kohli looked set for a big score but managed just 31 before falling to Tsotsobe.
Ryan McLaren led the way for South Africa with 3 wickets.
MS Dhoni scored 27 but fell in the death overs.
Ravindra Jadeja's late burst of 47 not out from 29 balls boosted India to 331/7.
Despite losing 2 early wickets Robin Peterson hit 68 to keep South Africa in the hunt.
AB de Villiers came to the party with a good knock of 70.
However India got crucial wickets and restricted South Africa to 305 and started their campaign with a win.