SA v IND 2018: Cricket Fraternity celebrate a dominating performance by Indian team in the second ODI

India defeated South Africa by 9 wickets and went 2-0 up in the six match series.

Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal picked 8 wickets in the match | Getty

India defeated a listless South Africa team in the second ODI at Centurion by 9 wickets, after the Proteas team crumbled to 118 runs in the heat of the Indian spinners.

India won the toss and put South Africa into bat first, in what was Aiden Markram’s first match as South African captain. SA was without Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers, both missing due to injury and it showed in their batting.

After Bhuvneshwar removed Amla early, and De Kock went to a spinner again, South Africa batting crumbled under the mastery of Kuldeep and Chahal. Chahal picked his first five wicket haul in ODIs - 5/22 and Kuldeep picked 3/20. South Africa made 118 which is their lowest ODI total at home.

India chased down the target comfortably with 9 wickets in hand as Dhawan and Kohli added 93 runs for second wicket and Dhawan remained not out on 51 and Kohli on 46.

India were made to wait for 45 minutes for the win by umpires as they took a break for lunch with India needing just 2 runs to win.

Here are some tweets from the cricket fraternity, who celebrated a precision performance by the Indian team.

 


By Jatin Sharma - 04 Feb, 2018

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