South Africa were put into bat by India at toss. The Proteas made a slow start again. They scored 35 runs in the first powerplay. Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock made 76-run partnership in 17.3 overs.
The comeback man Ravichandran Ashwin broke the stand dismissing Amla for 35 runs. de Kock scored his first fifty in the tournament, his 14th in ODI career. He made 53 runs from 72 balls with 4 fours.
South Africa were massively hit after de Kock’s dismissal. AB de Villiers and David Miller became victims of two run outs in two consecutive overs, 29th and 30th. de Villiers could make only 16 runs whereas Miller scored 1. The Proteas captain has gone through a poor form in he tournament.
Faf du Plessis, who was involved in those two run outs, scored 36 off 50. South Africa were put under tremendous pressure as they lost six wickets for 167 runs in 36.4 overs.
A third run out in the innings let India bowl South Africa out for 191 runs in 44.3 overs. JP Duminy was left stranded at the other end with 20* runs in 41 balls. Last eight wickets fell for 51 runs. India’s Jasprit Bumrah an Bhuvneshwar Kumar took two wickets each.
South Africa 191 allout in 44.3 overs (de Kock 53, du Plessis 36; Bhuvneshwar 2/23, Bumrah 2/28)
India need 192 runs to win
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com