As it Happened: India Beat South Africa by 6 Wickets
Rohit Sharma hit an unbeaten century as India made a comfortable start to their World Cup campaign with a six-wicket win over South Africa in Southampton on Wednesday that dealt a fresh blow to the Proteas' tournament hopes.
India launched their World Cup campaign with a six-wicket win over South Africa at Southampton on Wednesday as the Proteas suffered their third defeat in as many matches this tournament.
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and batted but a superb double strike by Jasprit Bumrah left his side reeling.
India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal then took four wickets in a meagre total of 227 for nine.
India, with Rohit Sharma, dropped early in an innings of 122 not out -- the highest individual score of the tournament to date -- took their time over the chase before winning with 15 balls to spare.
India next play Australia at the Oval on Sunday while South Africa take on West Indies on Monday.