Proteas wins over India in first ODI
Johannesburg – South Africa’s Quinton de Kock batted out against India with a convincing 141-run win in the first one-day international at the Wanderers Stadium on Thursday.
Left-handed De Kock hit 135 off 121 balls in a South African total of 358 for four after the hosts were sent in to bat.
According to Sports24, despite an innings of 65 by Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni they could only manage 217 in reply, giving South Africa victory and a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
It was De Kock’s second century in his 14th one-day international, while AB de Villiers slammed 77 off 47 balls with six fours and four sixes.
The report said that Mohammed Shami was the most successful Indian bowler, taking three for 68 but India were soon under pressure as Dale Steyn started with two maiden overs to Rohit Sharma, who played and missed at a succession of fast away-swingers.
Dhoni said at the toss that his decision to send South Africa in to bat was influenced by a forecast of thundershowers, the report added.