India Vs South Africa Highlights Worldcup 2023: Virat’s 49th century, Ind defeat SA by 243 runs

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India Vs South Africa Highlights ICC Worldcup 2023: Virat’s 49th century, Ind beat SA by 243 runs, Virat Kohli marked his 49th century and Jadeja claimed 5 wickets, India beat South Africa by 243 runs continuing the winning streak in ICC Worldcup 2023.

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India Vs South Africa Highlights Worldcup 2023
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India have won the toss and have opted to bat. South Africa made one change Shamsi comes in place of Gerald Coetzee on November 5 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Teams:

India (Playing XI):

Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

South Africa (Playing XI):

Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi

India Innings

After winning the toss and choosing to bat, captain Rohit set the tone with an aggressive start, contributing a crucial 40 runs from 24 balls. Although he was dismissed by Rabada, his early blitz had already set the foundation. India put up an impressive batting performance in the early five overs.

Shubman Gill started well but couldn’t convert it into a big innings, as he dismissed by Maharaj. Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer after a cautious start, began finding boundaries consistently once they settled. Shreyas Iyer in particular, picked up the pace and maintained the momentum. Lungi Ngidi out Shreyas Iyer at 77 runs.

Virat Kohli on his 35th birthday achieved his 49th ODI century milestone in 277 ODI innings, equalling a significant record with Sachin Tendulkar, which also includes 70 half-centuries. In ODI formats he scored over 13,000 runs. This century also marks Kohli’s fifth ODI century against South Africa, putting him on par with the likes of Tendulkar and Warne, who have also achieved the same feat against South Africa.

Jadeja came in and immediately accelerated the scoring, added the finishing touches. Despite Maharaj and Rabada delivering excellent spells, the rest of the bowlers were not at their best. India finished with 5/326.

India Vs South Africa Highlights Worldcup 2023
India Vs South Africa Highlights Worldcup 2023: Virat Kohli’s 49th century equaling with Sachin Tendulkar’s record

India Vs South Africa Highlights Worldcup 2023:India Scorecard

India Vs South Africa Highlights Worldcup 2023
India Vs South Africa Highlights Worldcup 2023: India Scorecard

On birthday scoring a century in ODIs

Vinod Kambli 100* vs Eng Jaipur (21th birthday) 1993

Sachin Tendulkar 134 vs Aus Sharjah (25) 1998

Sanath Jayasuriya 130 vs Ind KarachiĀ  (39) 2008

Ross Taylor 131* vs Pak PallekeleĀ  (27) 2011

Tom Latham 140* vs Net Hamilton (30) 2022

Mitchell Marsh 121 vs Pak Bengaluru (32) 2023

Virat Kohli 100* vs SA Kolkata (35) 2023

Taylor, Marsh and Kohli have did it in World Cup games.

On birthday ODI 50s for India

S Tendulkar 134 vs Aus Sharjah (25th birthday) 1998

V Kambli 100* vs Eng Jaipur (21) 1993

N Sidhu 65* vs WI Mumbai WS (31) 1994

I Kishan 59 vs SL Colombo RPS (23) 2021

Y Pathan 50* vs Eng Indore (26) 2008

V Kohli 50* vs SA Kolkata (35) 2023

Most 100s in ODI (One Day International)

49 Virat Kohli (277 innings)

49 Sachin Tendulkar (452)

31 Rohit Sharma (251)

30 Ricky Ponting (365)

28 Sanath Jayasuriya (433)

Both India and South Africa have already secured their spots in the semifinals, and it’s highly likely that they will conclude the league phase among the top two teams. However, the importance of maintaining their winning streak cannot be understated, as both teams understand the significance of momentum in this stage of the tournament. This outcome only results in the top two teams interchanging their positions, without affecting the overall standings.

India has maintained a flawless record in the tournament, winning all seven of their matches, with five victories coming while chasing and the last two while setting a target. In contrast, South Africa has lost just one game and secured six wins, with their surprising loss occurring against the Netherlands. South Africa has excelled when batting first, as evidenced by their impressive scores of 428, 311, 399, 382, and 357.

South Africa Innings

Quinton de Kock leading the team with a tournament-high 545 runs and recording four centuries, opening the match with Captain Temba Bavuma. However, South Africa’s ability to chase scores has raised concerns. Their loss to the Netherlands could be seen as an anomaly, but they struggled to reach 271 against Pakistan, adding to the doubts surrounding their ability to successfully chase targets. On the 2nd over Siraj bowled Quinton de Kock. South Africa scored only 35 runs with the loss of three wickets in 1st 10 overs. Jadeja dismissed Temba Bavuma and Shami removed Aiden Markram. Indian bowlers put pressure on South African batsmen.

The score of 40/5 represents the lowest point at which South Africa has lost their first five wickets in an ODI against India. Shami chipped in with two wickets, and Kuldeep finished off the tail. South Africa scored a total of 83/10 in 27.1 overs.

Ravindra Jadeja took 5 wickets, and both Kuldeep Yadav and Shami took 2 wickets each. Siraj got only 1 wicket.

India Vs South Africa Highlights Worldcup 2023:South Africa Scorecard

India Vs South Africa Highlights Worldcup 2023
India Vs South Africa Highlights Worldcup 2023: South Africa Scorecard

Lowest all-out totals for SA in ODIs

69 vs Aus Sydney 1993

83 vs Eng Nottingham 2008

83 vs Eng Manchester 2022

83 vs Ind Kolkata 2023

99 vs Ind Delhi 2022

Best wickets of Indian spinner in World Cups

5/31 Yuvraj Singh vs Ireland Bengaluru 2011

5/33 Ravindra Jadeja vs SA Kolkata 2023

4/6 Yuvraj Singh vs Nam Pietermaritzburg 2003

4/25 R Ashwin vs UAE Perth 2015

India secured the top position in the points table and remains unbeaten. Their dominance in the tournament has sent a clear message to their opponents, and no one wants to face them in their current form. They are simply too formidable to handle. South Africa couldn’t even last 30 overs, and it was a complete and utter domination.

Rohit laid the foundation, Gill was dismissed by an exceptional delivery, and Kohli carried on his business as usual. Along the way, Kohli achieved a remarkable feat by scoring his 49th century on his birthday. Shreyas took his time to settle and then took on the bowlers, while Jadeja provided the final flourish to propel India to a total of 326, which always appeared to be above par.

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