Proteas Cricket World Cup

Virat Kohli in action for India. Image: @ICC

Proteas OUTPLAYED by Indian spin, fail to reach 100

Proteas were again exposed when batting second and their inability to play spin has made them vulnerable ahead of the semi-finals.

Proteas Cricket World Cup

Virat Kohli in action for India. Image: @ICC

Virat Kohli‘s unbeaten 101 inspired India to a 243-run victory over the Proteas in a Cricket World Cup match on Sunday.

Proteas again failed when batting second, only managing to reach 83 in reply to India’s 326.

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India won the toss and elected to bat which was unusual given the fact the home team preferred to chase.

Rohit Sharma’s 40 from 24 balls in the first five overs gave India a good start which allowed Kohli and Shreyas Iyer.

Proteas all out for 83, lowest ever World Cup score

A 134 partnership between the two middle-order batsmen saw the World Cup hosts well over 200 with 14 overs remaining.

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Suryakumar Yadav’s quick-fire 22 and Ravindra Jadeja’s 29 in the end saw India post 326 in 50 overs.

Kohli, who managed to weather the storm in the early stages, guided the team over 300 in a very difficult wicket to bat.

In reply, Proteas failed miserably.

Mohammed Siraj got Quinton de Kock in the second over before Captain Bavuma was bowled out for 13 six overs later. After that, the writing was on the wall as India kept getting wickets until the Proteas were choked out for 83.

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