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Rohit century guides India to opening World Cup win

New Age – Bangladesh – India’s Rohit Sharma plays a shot during the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match against South Africa at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, southern England, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

Summary

  • India’s Rohit Sharma plays a shot during the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match against South Africa at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, southern England, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
  • — Reuters photoRohit Sharma hit an unbeaten century as India made a comfortable start to their World Cup campaign with a six-wicket win over South Africa in Southampton on Wednesday that dealt a fresh blow to the Proteas’ tournament hopes.
  • For South Africa, a third straight defeat in as many matches this World Cup left their hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals on a knife edge.
  • Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal laid the platform for victory as India restricted an injury-hit South Africa to 227 for nine in 50 overs.
  • Sharma, who survived a dropped catch on one by South Africa captain Faf du Plessis at second slip then anchored India’s chase.


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