Proteas wilt under India pressure
The Proteas didn't have the start they wanted to their batting innings.
MELBOURNE - The Proteas didn't have the start they wanted to their batting innings.
Quinton de Kock was first to go with a soft dismissal, Mohammed Shami got him for 7, Virat Kholi the fielder. It wasn't long before Hashim Amla was back in the pavillion. Amla top edged a Mohit Sharma delivery which Shami made no mistake in catching.
The Proteas were 43/2 after 10 overs.
In walked the best ODI batsman and Proteas captain AB de Villiers. He and Faf du Plessis made their 50 partnership with some solid and patient batting. Both players settling South African's innings after the shakey start.
The runs chase was going along well but de Villiers threw his wicket away as he was run out for just 30 runs.
Du Plessis then lost his wicket with a poor shot going for 55.
David Miller and JP Duminy looked to be handling the pressure but that didn't last long. Duminy's reverse sweep goes wrong and he was caught at first slip for 6. Suresh Raina the fielder and Ravichandra Ashwin the bowler.
Miller was then run out for 22 to and with that dismisal went South Africa's hope.
Vernon Philander wasn't able to make any contritbution as he went for a duck LBW by Ashwin. Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel didn't stick around long.
Imran Tahir was the last to go, he was trapped LWB by Ravendra Jajeda which saw Indian win the match by 130 runs with almost 10 overs to spare.
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