Rediff – Skipper Faf du Plessis’s 120 in vain as South Africa lose first ODI by 6 wickets

IMAGE: Virat Kohli waves to the crowd after scoring a century in the first ODI between India and South Africa, in Durban, on Thursday.

Summary

  • Skipper Faf du Plessis’s 120 in vain as South Africa lose first ODI by 6 wicketsIMAGE: Virat Kohli waves to the crowd after scoring a century in the first ODI between India and South Africa, in Durban, on Thursday.
  • Photograph: BCCICaptain Virat Kohli scored a hundred and Ajinkya Rahane a valuable 79 as India beat South Africa by six wickets and registered their first victory at Durban on Thursday.
  • IMAGE: South Africa captain Faf du du Plessis raises his arms in celebration after getting to hundred in the first ODI against India, in Durban, on Thursday.
  • India’s leg-spin twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal together bagged five wickets in an impressive bowling show, but du Plessis ensured that the Proteas has a competitive total on board after opting to bat.
  • The hosts lost four wickets for 51 runs before du Plessis and Chris Morris (37) rescued them with a 74-run partnership for the sixth wicket.


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