Du Plessis survived a run-out chance on 91, when Kohli missed the stumps from extra cover. A clip off his hips to square leg off Jasprit Bumrah took him to his hundred. Three sixes followed before the skipper holed out to Pandya at long-off in the final over. The slice of luck notwithstanding, it was a fantastic effort.
In the post-match presentation Kohli said, “Yeah it was quite special. First match of the series is important. We wanted to take the momentum of the Test win into this and when we restricted South Africa to 270 on this sort of a pitch, we were happy. Very happy for Jinx (Rahane). Jinx is a top-class player. We understood fast bowling was going to be a big factor in this tour. He was superb, he took on the fast bowlers. Bhuvi and Bumrah, we bank on them. Picking up one or two wickets in the top ten is what we wanted to do. And then the two wrist spinners — outstanding bowling by both of them. They are working wonderfully for the team.” Going 1-0 up in the six-match series made it a perfect day for the Indian skipper.
Brief Scores: South Africa: 269 for 8 in 50 overs (Faf du Plessis 120; Kuldeep Yadav 3/34, Y Chahal 2/45) lost to India 270 for 4 in 45.3 ovs (Kohli 112, Rahane 79; Phehlukwayo 2/42)
(Source: The Indian Express)