SA vs IND: The hosts reach 100 runs mark without giving away a wicket

South African openers give a good start to the team, scoring more than 130 runs.

The openers initiate and are set, having a partnership of more than 130 runs as Quinton de Kock and Malan surpassed the half-century mark.

Indian bowlers need to think differently to break this partnership as both the openers are set. With 17 overs gone, South Africa was on 109-0 at the drinks break.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is witnessed to struggle hard in bowling as the leading fast bowler got hit for 40 runs in just 4 overs, bowling with an economy of 10. Bumrah bowled well as of now but none of the bowlers has managed to take a wicket. Captain Rahul brought in Ashwin early as the pitch encourages the spinners but he too remains without a wicket. Chahal does not seem to bowl a tough length as the openers for South Africa are playing with ease.

Thakur was brought in after the drinks break with the hope of getting wickets for team India. Fans wait to see Venkatesh Iyer with the white ball in his hand as the critical player was preferred as the 6th bowler but hasn’t bowled a single over yet.

South African openers are close to reaching the 150 partnership and India will be trying their best to break this wonderful partnership. The openers seem to play with ease and without any difficulty and are enjoying the hard work. The required run-rate to is being kept in mind by the openers as South Africa seem to snatch away the ODI series with today’s win.

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