Rohit Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal Star In India's Six-Wicket Win Against South Africa
India launched their World Cup 2019 campaign with a six-wicket win over South Africa at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday. South Africa suffered their third defeat in as many matches this tournament.
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to bat. (All images courtesy: AFP)
Superb double strike by Jasprit Bumrah left South Africa reeling.
Yuzvendra Chahal then tightened the noose on South African batsmen.
Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took four wickets in a meager total of 227/9.
Kagiso Rabada removed Shikhar Dhawan early in India's chase.
Virat Kohli played an uncharacteristic innings as he scored just 18 runs off 34 deliveries.
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul shared an 85-run partnership.
Rohit Sharma scored his 23rd ODI century as India chased down the target with 15 balls to spare.
India started their World Cup 2019 campaign with a six-wicket win against South Africa.