Channel News Asia – DURBAN: Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane shared a 189-run third wicket partnership and took India to a comfortable six-wicket win in the first one-day international against South Africa at Kingsmead on Thursday (Feb 1).

Summary

  • DURBAN: Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane shared a 189-run third wicket partnership and took India to a comfortable six-wicket win in the first one-day international against South Africa at Kingsmead on Thursday (Feb 1).
  • Kohli made 112 – extending his record of centuries in one-day run chases to 20 – and Rahane scored 79 as India reached the winning target of 270 with 27 balls to spare.
  • Second-ranked India controlled most of the match despite a century by South Africa captain Faf du Plessis.
  • Du Plessis made 120 off 112 balls but it was only late in the innings that South Africa were able to lift their scoring rate on a slow pitch after slumping to 134 for five in 27.5 overs.
  • Du Plessis reached his ninth one-day international century off 101 balls with 11 fours and added two sixes before being caught at long-off in the last over after a 112-ball innings.


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