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Published On: Wed, Jun 5th, 2019

World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma Scripts IND Win After Yuzvendra Chahal Spins Out SA

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images (2)NEW DELHI : After Yuzvendra Chahal bagged a four-wicket haul to restrict South Africa to 227/9, opener Rohit Sharma pulled back his 23rd ODI century to help India beat the Faf du Plessis-led side by six wickets in the eighth match of the International Cricket Council  (ICC) World Cup 2019 at Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday.
India beat South Africa by six wickets in their opening match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup at The Rose Bowl, Southampton on Wednesday. After opting to bat first, the Proteas couldn’t get a partnership going and were restricted to 227/9.
Yuzvendra Chahal took four wickets, while Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar scalped two apiece. In reply, Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten century helped India cross the finishing line with 15 balls to spare. This was South Africa’s third consecutive loss in the tournament.
Rohit Sharma took the matter into his own hands with a gritty century after India were dealt early blows in their World Cup 2019 opener against South Africa at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday. He also became the third highest century scorer in all-time list for India behind Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.

Moreover, Rohit Sharma also became the first Indian centurion of the ongoing World Cup, which came off 128 balls. Rohit Sharma’s knock was laced with 10 boundaries and two hits over the fence as he led India’s fightback at the top of the order. Rohit Sharma’s century comes after he led Mumbai Indians to the fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 title, earlier this year.

Rohit Sharma was also the top scorer of the India vs South Africa clash. For South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris had managed to score 42 runs to help his side recover from 158/7 to 227/9 in the stipulated 50 overs.
With an experience of over 200 One-Day International (ODI) matches, Rohit is one of the vital cog for India in the World Cup 2019. He has accumulated over 8,000 runs at an average of over 47 and proved to be a match-winner. Apart form 23 centuries now, Rohit Sharma also has 41 half-centuries to his name.(With Agency Inputs ).

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