Thursday, 5 December 2013

1st ODI: South Africa beat India by 141 runs - December 5, 2013

India tour of South Africa 2013: South Africa won by 141 runs against India in the 1st ODI Cricket Match Played at Johannesburg on December 5, 2013. A splendid ton by de Kock with quickfire fifties from de Villiers and Duminy coupled with some hostile fast bowling by Steyn and co. handed South Africa a massive 141 run victory.

South Africa 358 for 4 (Amla 65, de Kock 135, de Villiers 77, Duminy 59*, Shami 3-68)
India 217 (Dhoni 65, Steyn 3-25, McLaren 3-49)
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This is South Africa's second biggest victory over India in terms of runs. The last sentence sums up the night India just had. Chasing a mammoth 359 runs for victory, India got off to a tough start as they were tested by some top class fast bowling from Steyn and Morkel, with the former unlucky on numerous occasions as he went past the outside edge on a consistent basis. Kohli showed some resistance and struck some meaty boundaries, but McLaren worked him over with a peach of a delivery. Dhoni waged a lone battle and he didn't get the support from the other end. All South African seamers were amongst the wickets and India have to sort the short ball issue pretty soon as they were bounced out consistently.

Previously India have won the toss and chose to field. Opting to bowl first, India were made to work hard as Amla and de Kock put on a 152-run stand for the 1st wicket, with the latter notching up his 2nd ODI ton. But it was the blazing innings from their skipper de Villiers, that shifted the momemtum as he carted the Indian bowlers all around the park. Duminy also chipped in with a useful fifty and once again, the Indian death bowling was exposed.An excellent finish from South Africa has helped them post a daunting total.


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