India Defeat South Africa in 1st World Cup Match
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India Defeat South Africa in 1st World Cup Match

October 9, 2019


After a long wait on 5th June at the cricket World Cup, South Africa played with India. There were 18,500 people in the audience who enjoyed the match. South Africa won the toss and chose to bat. They scored 227-9 in 50 overs. When it was India’s turn they won. They scored 230-4 in 47.3 overs. The Indian bowlers bowled very well & kept the score down. South Africa scored very less. They played very well. Yuzendra Chahal took 4-51. Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar both took two wickets each. Rohit Sharma scored 122 runs without getting out. Rohit Sharma scored his 23rd century moving ahead of Sourav Ganguly. In India and South Africa match, there was a lot of confusion about who would win. Everyone was excited to watch the match. South Africa have lost all of the three matches they have played. They have strong players. However they had injuries. They have two very good bowlers. Their names are Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi. They are excellent bowlers who couldn’t play as they were injured. Captain Virat Kohli was out at 18 runs by South African wicketkeeper, Quinton de Kock who caught the ball. Kohli said, this was Rohit Sharma’s best ODI performance. Even under pressure he played very well and won. The next match will be between India and Australia on 9th June. It will be held at the Oval cricket ground in London.

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