Centuries from Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma assisted South Africa with facilitating to a 31-run win and get 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series in Paarl. The pair made 204 for the fourth wicket and assisted the hosts with posting 297. There were half-hundreds of years for Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli in the pursuit yet India at last ran out of steam, notwithstanding Shardul Thakur’s lady ODI 50 years.
South Africa were 68 for 3 at one phase when van der Dussen joined Bavuma at the wrinkle. India were on top and were hoping to fix the screws with R Ashwin in great musicality. Janneman Malan all took a gander adrift against Jasprit Bumrah while Quinton de Kock battled his direction to 27 off 41. Aiden Markram was run out for 3 to give India an early advantage.
On the day, van der Dussen laid down a good foundation for himself as the authority and permitted Bavuma to play his game. From the get-go in the innings, van der Dussen was scratchy, best case scenario. He jabbed and missed, and some way or another likewise figured out how to keep Ashwin under control. That van der Dussen had the option to get moving was likewise generally because of Yuzvendra Chahal’s powerlessness to contain on a track with a few assistance for the spinners.
Van der Dussen cleared and invert cleared his direction to an energetic beginning and that implied India were constrained on edge. As Bavuma assembled the innings, van der Dussen instructed the stage. He was dropped by Pant off Ashwin as the carrom ball took the edge and the ‘guardian neglected to snatch on. Yet again he was dropped in the 45th throughout – this time by Kohli – as India were at real fault for being drowsy on the field and allowing things to wander. Between the two drops, van der Dussen made 75 and at an energetic rate to guarantee South Africa had the option to voyage at an agreeable speed.
Bavuma got to the century first – off 133 balls – in the 45th over while van der Dussen got the milestone in the 48th, off 83 balls. South Africa made 51 in the last five to guarantee India were pushed on the backfoot at the innings break.
In the pursuit, notwithstanding losing KL Rahul early, India took steps to remove the game from the hosts. Shikhar Dhawan made 79 while Kohli got 60 and the pair put on 92 for the subsequent wicket. Dhawan was the assailant and assisted India with getting 50 in the 10th over. He got his fifty off 51 conveyances while Kohli additionally made a positive beginning subsequent to striking his second ball for four. India were 104 for 1 out of 20 overs and hoping to push on with the asking rate essentially in charge.
Dhawan’s wicket in the 25th over – bowled by Keshav Maharaj – permitted South Africa to storm back in the challenge. Yet again kohli strokes his 50 years off 60 balls however last only three additional conveyances post that as India were constrained into another revamping stage. Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Venkatesh Iyer fell with hardly a pause in between as India went from 138 for 1 to 188 for 6. That time of play was to the point of guaranteeing a smooth success for the hosts notwithstanding Shardul Thakur crushing 50* off 43 eventually.
Brief scores : South Africa 296/4 in 50 overs (Rassie van der Dussen 129*, Temba Bavuma 110; Jasprit Bumrah 2-47) beat India 265/8 in 50 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 79, Virat Kohli 51; Andile Phehlukwayo 2-26) by 31 runs.