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Kohli, Rahane power India to 6 wicket win over South Africa in 1st ODI

by Sahir Usman Nov 30, -0001 • 00:00 AM

Feb.2 (CRICKETNMORE) - India beat South Africa by 6 wickets in the opener of the six-match One-day International series at Kingsmead on Thursday. The win has also allowed India take a 1-0 lead in the six-match series.

Virat Kohli (112) along with Ajinkya Rahane (79) added 189-run partnership for the third wicket between them after India lost both openers for 67 at one stage.

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South Africa won the toss and opted to bat. Du Plessis (120 off 112 balls; 4X11, 6X2) steered the South African ship with three vital half-century partnerships even as the Indian wrist spin duo of chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (3/34) and leggie Yuzvendra Chahal (2/45) shared five wickets between them to rip through the top order.

Brief Scores

South Africa - 269/8 in 50 Overs (F du Plessis - 120, C Morris - 37, K Yadav - 3/34, Y Chahal - 2/45)

India - (Virat Kohli - 112, A Rahane - 79, A Phehlukwayo - 2/42, M Morkel - 1/35)

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