India could not have wished for a better start to the World Cup than the hard-fought victory over South Africa. The win was sparked by the outstanding performance of the Indian bowling division and a heavy blow from opener Rohit Sharma, who dropped anchor after a shaky start that led the Indian batting team against a determined South Africa.
Jaspreet Bumrah proved once again why he is perhaps the most dangerous fast bowler in the world at the moment and is sending back both South African openers in quick succession. Skipper Virat Kohlis Gambit, playing two spinners, also worked well for India. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav gave the South African midfielder a hot time and significantly slowed the regular wicket run rate. Bowling changes and placements on the pitch ensure that South Africans never have the opportunity to settle completely. However, the brashness in the batting line became apparent from the numerous shots and the inability of KL Rahul in fourth place to capitalize on the start made by him. However, an important front-line striker like Rohit Sharma, who had already moored at the beginning of the tournament, and his important partnerships with Kohli, Rahul and Dhoni, made sure he played one-day cricket.
By contrast, after three defeats and three defeats, South Africa had suffered three defeats, and fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi would regret their batsmen's inability to face this opportunity.
India vs SA Highlights, World Cup 201