India cruise to victory as Chahal puts South Africa in a spin

Carrie Guzman
February 4, 2018

With India finally gaining the upper hand in this series, we take a look at the takeaways from this match.

Virat Kohli has won the toss and India have made a decision to bowl first in the second ODI of the six-match series in Centurion on Sunday.

After bowling out South Africa for 118 runs in 32.2 overs, Indian batsmen cruised to 119 runs by losing only one wicket in 20.3 overs.

The packed Supersport Park was forced into silence for majority of the morning as Chahal-Yadav ripped apart the Proteas' batting line-up.

West Indies' Carl Hooper and Keith Arthurton had previously shared six wickets at Bloemfontein in 1999. He said that the wrist spinners can turn on any hard wicket and did not give South Africa any chance in the game.

Benkenstein said the slow pace of the Indian spinners made all the difference. South Africa lost three wickets for without any runs in the space of six balls and never recovered from thereon.

Earlier, South Africa were bowled out for 118 runs. India's team was unchanged from that win in Durban.

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For India, it was the show of the spin duo yet again. Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes. Amla opted for a review but there is a clear spike on UltraEdge.

Benkenstein admitted it is tough to gear up for Indian spinners at such a short notice because both the Proteas spinners, Imran Tahir and left-arm Tabraiz Shamsi, bowl a lot quicker.

Aiden Markram took his nightmarish captaincy debut in the harsh environment of top global cricket on the chin and said he will learn from it, after South Africa's record-breaking loss to India in the second one-day worldwide at Centurion on Sunday. First, Markram plays a horrendous shot and Bhuvi took a fine catch in the deep and then, Miller was caught in the slips.

JP Duminy hit 25; Khaya Zondo who replaced injured du Plessis to make his ODI debut scored 25 and Chris Morris struck 14 before the three were dismissed by Chahal.

"The spinners were outstanding". Zondo miscued one off Chahal in the 27th over and was caught at midwicket, with Pandya latching on second attempt.

Chahal trapped Morne Morkel (1) LBW as well, while Yadav got rid of Kagiso Rabada (1) with a wrong one, out LBW.

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