India got 228 runs to win in the match
For the first time in the World Cup, South Africa beat
Sports desk In the World Cup 2019, the Indian team has started with victory. In the first match played on Wednesday in the tournament, he defeated the South African team by 6 wickets. Earlier, winning the toss in the match, the African team scored 227 runs in 9 wickets, in reply India lost 4 wickets and won the match by 230 runs in 47.3 overs. Rohit Sharma (122 *) in the batting on behalf of the Indian team, in the bowling of Yuswendra Chahal (4/51) gave a fantastic performance. Rohit was adjudged Player of the Match for his fantastic batting. He scored his career 23rd century in the match.
5 Turning points for India's victory
D. Taking the batting by winning the toss of Africa – In the first two games of the World Cup (against England and Bangladesh), the South African team was defeated following chasing the target. After which Captain Faf du Plessis won the toss in this match and chose the batting, his decision proved wrong.
Bumrah hit the opening wicket- Jaspreet Bumrah, in his early spell Out of the two opener of Africa, With this pressure, Africa could not recover, and after a while, his wicket continued to fall. In his debut World Cup match, Bumrah scored 2 for just 35 runs in 10 overs.
A tremendous bowling attack – Yuzvendra Chahal, who played his first World Cup match, bowled strongly in the match. During this time he hit 4/51 in 4 wickets. This is the second best performance of any Indian bowler in the debut match of the world, before that. Shami took 4 for 35 in 2015.
Giving life to Rohit – Duplessis left Rohit's catch on Rabada's ball in the second over of Indian innings. Then they were just playing on one run and the team's score was just four runs. In this way, giving life to the African team was very heavy, as Rohit then scored a hundred and played the most important role in winning the team.
Partnership for the third and fourth wickets – India's chasing the target in the match, the start of the team was not good and at 54 runs, two wickets fell. Rohit and Lokesh Rahul (26) added 85 runs for the third wicket to take the innings. As soon as Rahul's dismissals, the team again came under pressure. But after that Rohit and Dhoni (34) made sure to win the fourth wicket with a 74-run partnership.
Other Special Fact Related to Match
Rohit played 122 * in the match, his 23nd century of ODI career. He has reached number three in terms of India's most successful ODI century. He left behind Sourav Ganguly (22 centuries). Sachin (49 centuries) and Virat (41 hundreds) are second and third respectively.
Along with putting the Century in this match, Rohit has become the seventh Indian batsman to have scored two or more hundreds in the World Cup. Earlier, Rohit had scored 137 against Bangladesh in the 2015 World Cup. Before Rohit, Sachin, Ganguly, Dravid, Dhawan, Kohli and Sehwag have done this. South Africa got 3 consecutive defeats in the World Cup for the first time.
Rohit became the 26th India batsman to score a century in the World Cup. Along with this, India has equaled Australia in terms of the highest number of centuries. Sri Lanka (23) is number-2.
Chahal took 4 wickets in this match. 16 years later, the Indian leg spinner got four wickets in a World Cup match. In 2003, Anil Kumble took four wickets against the Netherlands.