South Africa vs India Highlights, World Cup 2019: World Cup 2019: India Begin Campaign With 6-Wicket Win Over South Africa

Updated:05 June 2019 23:12 IST

2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, SA vs IND, Highlights: Rohit Sharma's century helped India beat South Africa by six wickets.

South Africa vs India Highlights, World Cup 2019: World Cup 2019: India Begin Campaign With 6-Wicket Win Over South Africa
SA vs IND Cricket World Cup Highlights: Rohit Sharma scored his 23rd ODI century. © ICC

Rohit Sharma's gritty century (122 not out off 144 balls) helped India beat South Africa by six wickets at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. Chasing a modest total of 228 to win, both Indian openers started cautiously. Shikhar Dhawan fell cheaply in the sixth over. Virat Kohli and Rohit also ensured that India do not lose another wicket inside the powerplay. Kohli fell after Quinton de Kock took a sensational one-handed catch. Rohit and KL Rahul (26 off 42 balls) stitched a good partnership and got India back in the game. MS Dhoni also contributed with the bat, scoring 34 runs. Hardik Pandya's quickfire 15 off 7 balls helped India get across the line with 15 balls to spare. Earlier, Yuzvendra Chahal picked up four wickets while Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took two wickets each as India restricted South Africa to 227 for nine in their 50 overs. (SCORECARD)

World Cup 2019 Match Highlights Between South Africa vs India, Straight from The Rose Bowl, Southampton.

  • 22:46 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

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  • 22:45 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    Four! India win by six wickets

    Hardik Pandya cuts the wide ball outside off stump to backward point fence for a four. India win by six wickets.
  • 22:42 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    Back to back four Hardik

    Hardik Pandya hits back to back boundaries to get India close to target. The first shot came off a cut shot on the off-side while while the second shot was hammered on the leg side. 
  • 22:40 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    OUT... Dhoni departs

    Chris Morris bowls a well-directed bouncer to MS Dhoni. Dhoni couldn't get over the top of the ball, went for a pull and ended up hitting it high in the air. Morris completes a good catch to dismiss Dhoni.
  • 22:37 (IST)Jun 05, 2019


    Rohit Sharma has used sweep quite effectively against spinners in this innings. He once again sweeps Imran Tahir through square leg for a four.
  • 22:28 (IST)Jun 05, 2019


    Kagiso Rabada goes short once more and Rohit Sharma was ready for the that. He arched back and hit it over Quinton de Kock's head for a four.
  • 22:27 (IST)Jun 05, 2019


    David Miller... what have you done? Rohit Sharma was foxed by Kagiso Rabada's bouncer, he was late for his pull and ended up hitting it in the air. Miller was well-set beneath that but in the end it doesn't count unless you hold on to that. It was a simple catch.
  • 22:22 (IST)Jun 05, 2019


    Rohit sweeps and sweeps it fine to backward square leg. He read the field well, the fielder was inside the circle and once past that fielder there was no way the ball was going to stop inside the fence. Indian batsmen have changed gears now.
  • 22:19 (IST)Jun 05, 2019


    MS Dhoni taking the matter in his own hands now. He played Shamsi through cover for a four.
  • 22:18 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    Dropped at slip!

    It was a half chance and MS Dhoni played that shot rather lazily and his top edge goes to the slip where Markram gets his hand to it but couldn't hold onto it. 
  • 22:12 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    Misfield and Rohit reaches his 100

    Rohit Shrama leans forward and works it on the leg-side and a misfield from the fielder helps him reach his century. Virat Kohli and Co. are out in the balcony of their pavillion to applaud his effort.
  • 22:07 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    Another miscommunication

    MS Dhoni shuffles across and tries to work it on the on-side but the edge takes it to the short third man. Both batsmen once again couldn't decide whether to run or not and in the end decide against it.
  • 21:59 (IST)Jun 05, 2019


    Chris Morris drops short to MS Dhoni, the ball didn't bounce much, Dhoni gets into a good position and pulls it away powerfully to deep backward square leg for a four.
  • 21:56 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    Good bouncer

    Chris Morris goes short at Rohit Sharma and he went for a pull but the ball went past him straight into keeper's gloves. Luckily it didn't hit any part of his bat or the gloves.
  • 21:54 (IST)Jun 05, 2019


    Andile Phehlukwayo bowled four dot balls to Rohit Sharma. He eased off the pressure by hitting Phehlukwayo with horizontal bat over bowler's head straight down the ground for a four.
  • 21:47 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    Both batsmen are looking to rotate strike

    Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni both are hitting the balls either in the gaps or with soft hands to rotate the strike. None of them are looking to take any risks at the moment.
  • 21:44 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    Dhoni fails to put full toss away

    Imran Tahir bowls full to MS Dhoni and he fails to put it away. He played that to sweeper cover for just one run.
  • 21:37 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    Big mixup between MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma

    Imran Tahir for some reason is persisting with his slower balls and Rohit Sharma played it on the on-side. A slight misfield by the fielder and both batsmen were stranded in the middle of the pitch for a while, unsure whether to go for a single or not, but ultimately complete the run run safely. A better fielding effort could have sent one of them back.
  • 21:27 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    Out...Rabada dismisses KL Rahul

    Kagiso Rabada gets South Africa the breakthrough they were looking for. KL Rahul gets out for 26. It was not a slower ball but it stopped after pitching and KL had to check his shot at the last moment and he ends up lifting it straight to mid-off fielder.
  • 21:24 (IST)Jun 05, 2019


    Imran Tahir tosses the ball outside off, Rohit Sharma leans forward and hits it behind point fielder for a four. Another elegant looking shot from Rohit Sharma.
  • 21:22 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    Pulled away for a four

    Kagiso Rabada targets Rohit Sharma with a short ball and Rohit got over the pitch of the ball perfectly and pulled that for a four.
  • 21:19 (IST)Jun 05, 2019


    Rohit Sharma read the length early and waited for that on his backfoot and in the end cut that past the short third man fielder for a four.
  • 21:12 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    Bowling change!

    South Africa need wicket/s and Faf du Plesis has brought his most potent bowler Kagiso Rabada into the attack.
  • 21:10 (IST)Jun 05, 2019


    Tabraiz Shamsi overcompensates on that occasion for his previous delivery and bowls a wide delivery outside off. Rohit Sharma cuts it very late through point for a four.
  • 21:08 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    Four! 50 partnership between Rohit, Rahul

    Rohit Sharma uses another shot from his armoury and sweeps the ball down leg, dissecting the gap to perfection for a four. This boundary also brought up the 50-run stand between Rohit and KL Rahul.
  • 21:06 (IST)Jun 05, 2019


    Chris Morris drifts down the leg stump and KL Rahul just paddles towards the fine leg fence for a four. Tabraiz Shamsi's misfield gave India two extra runs.
  • 21:00 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    One-handed shot from Rohit falls safely

    Rohit Sharma charges down the ground trying to hit Tabraiz Shamsi over the fence but the ball hits the toe-end of his bat and falls safely in the gap at deep midwicket.
  • 20:56 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    Just short of slip fielder

    After bowling a maiden over to KL Rahul, Chris Morris once again manages to force an outside edge of the batsman. This time it was Rohit Sharma who edged it towards first slip but the ball dropped just short of Hashim Amla at first slip.
  • 20:51 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    50 for Rohit Shrama

    Rohit Sharma plays the ball on the on-side with soft hands to take a single and with that he also completes his 42nd ODI fifty.
  • 20:49 (IST)Jun 05, 2019


    Rohit Sharma shows his class with that shot. He walked down the ground to reach the pitch of the ball and dispatched it over deep midwicket for a huge six.
  • 20:44 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    Beauty from Morris

    Chris Morris bowls a beauty to KL Rahul to start his second spell of the match. The ball was pitched up and it held its line, probably also straightened a bit, and missed the outside edge by a whisker. Morris finishes the over without conceding any run.
  • 20:38 (IST)Jun 05, 2019


    Width on offer from Andile Phehlukwayo and Rohit Sharma cuts it elegantly past the backward point fielder for a four.
  • 20:36 (IST)Jun 05, 2019


    Andile Phehlukwayo goes full to KL Rahul and he drives it straight down the ground for an exquisite four. The shot proved what a class batsman he is.
  • 20:34 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    Break on run flow

    Last two over have only produced six runs for India.
  • 20:20 (IST)Jun 05, 2019


    Poor bowling from Imran Tahir is punished deservedly by Rohit Sharma. He pulled that ball in the gap towards square leg region for a four.
  • 20:19 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    Quinton de Kock takes a stunner to dismiss Kohli

    Andile Phehlukwayo's extra bounce does the trick for him but more than that the wicket belongs to Quinton de Kock whose acrobatics helped see the back of Indian skipper who departs for 18.
  • 20:16 (IST)Jun 05, 2019


    Andile Phehlukwayo bowls short to Virat Kohli who pulls it off the front foot for a four through midwicket region.
  • 20:13 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    50 up for India

    Virat Kohli hits it in the air but away from midwicket fielder to complete a single which brings up Team India's 50. 
  • 20:09 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    Another escape for Kohli

    Andile Phehlukwayo full full and outside off to Virat Kohli takes a forward leap reaches for the ball, ends up edging it to vacant gully region for a single.
  • 20:02 (IST)Jun 05, 2019

    Huge LBW appeal! Not out

    Andile Phehlukwayo's seaming-in delivery hits Rohit Sharma'a pads and his huge appeal has been turned down by the umpire. South Africa have reviewed it. The ball would have gone onto clip the stumps but since it was umpire's call Rohit  survives. South Africa keep their review.
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