IND vs. SA Cricket World Cup Highlights: At Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday, the Rohit Sharma-led Team India extended their incredible run in the current World Cup, defeating South Africa by a margin of 243 runs. After taking five wickets, Ravindra Jadeja was the mastermind behind India’s impressive display with the ball. India gave South Africa a tough target of 327 and, riding on his heroics, folded them for 83 in 27.1 overs. Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav each took two wickets, while Mohammed Siraj took one, aside from Jadeja.
Earlier, on his 35th birthday, Virat Kohli tied Sachin Tendulkar’s incredible record of 49 ODI hundreds by playing yet another incredible innings in difficult conditions. The former captain of India played for most of the innings in Kolkata’s humidity, so his celebration was restrained. His century set the bar high for India, who amassed a massive 326/5 in 50 overs. With Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill slamming Marco Jansen and Kagiso Rabada to the ground, India came out swinging. After the openers fell, Keshav Maharaj maintained an eye on the batsmen during the middle overs, which caused the run rate to slow down, but Kohli and Shreyas Iyer persevered through it. After that, the two changed gears and each hit a half-century. When Iyer lost to Lungi Ngidi on 77 off 87, the stand ultimately came to an end on 134 off 158.
KL Soon after Rahul was out, Suryakumar Yadav made a fun cameo, hitting 22 off of only 14 balls, and Ravindra Jadeja followed suit. While Kohli reached his milestone on the other end, the all-rounder continued to remain undefeated on 29 off 15. On 101 out of 121, he finished undefeated.
World Cup 2023: IND vs. SA: A head-to-head matchup
In the ODI format, India and South Africa have played 90 matches together. South Africa has won 50 games, compared to 37 victories for India. Three matches came to a deadlock.
- Played 90 matches in total.
- India won: 37
- South Africa won: 50
- Three matches concluded with no outcome.
Virat Kohli’s 49th Century
In addition to reaching his 49th century, Virat Kohli tied the “Master Blaster’s centuries” record by scoring an undefeated 101 runs in 121 balls while hitting ten fours. In addition, Kohli became the third Indian batsman to achieve a century in an ODI on his birthday.
According to the stats, Kohli needed to score his 49th century in his 289th match, while Tendulkar needed to do so in his 451st ODI innings. Tendulkar and Kohli’s innings are therefore separated by 175 innings.