India vs South Africa 1st ODI, Du plessis brings back Proteas in the game

India vs South Africa 1st ODI, Du plessis brings back Proteas in the game
Written by Abhishek Lohia

South African captain Faf-du-Plessis completed his 30th half century, in the First ODI against India at Durban. At first stage, South Africa lose Amla early, while de-cock out by Chahal on his 3rd over. Skipper Du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat first. Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar start the opening attack from the Indian side, Amla got lbw on the score of 16–Bumrah sents him back to pavilion in his 3rd over. After this De-cock starts an attack on Indian Bowlers, by hitting boundaries over Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav. He outs at the score of 34–by Chahal.

After this, Aiden Makaram departs cheaply by Chahal, being caught by Hardik Pandya. Just after 5 overs, Kuldeep bold Duminy at 112 and Africa came in troubles. Apart from Du-Plessis no other batsman score big innings. Since the wicket is turning, so second inning will definitely critical for India.

India is playing with an extra batsman(Ajinkya Rahane), so it will truly interesting–that how well they will play?. Rahane has a good batting average on overseas cricket. So it will depend upon the final score of Africa after 50 overs. India is only looking to stop Africa in a low score, because batting on 2nd would be tougher than first innings.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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