Under Rohit Sharma’s leadership, Team India extended their impressive World Cup performance, securing a resounding 243-run victory over South Africa on November 5th at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.

Ravindra Jadeja’s stellar five-wicket haul played a pivotal role as South Africa was bundled out for just 83 runs in 27.1 overs, chasing India’s challenging target of 327. Supporting Jadeja, Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav claimed two wickets each, while Mohammed Siraj contributed with one, sealing a dominant win for India.

Earlier, Virat Kohli delivered a monumental innings, equalling Sachin Tendulkar’s record with his 49th ODI century. His subdued celebration contrasted the challenging Kolkata humidity as he guided India to a formidable total of 326/5 in 50 overs.

India’s innings kicked off explosively with Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill punishing Marco Jansen and Kagiso Rabada. The scoring rate slowed down during the middle overs under Keshav Maharaj’s control, but Kohli and Shreyas Iyer steadied the ship. The partnership flourished, resulting in both players achieving half-centuries. After Iyer departed for 77 off 87, KL Rahul fell, followed by an entertaining cameo by Suryakumar Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja. Kohli remained unbeaten on 101 off 121, sealing India’s strong total.

Last Updated on November 5, 2023

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