South Africa tried an experiment with their One-Day International squad and handed the reins to two-match veteran Aiden Markram. But the story didn’t change and their batting looked thinner without Faf du Plessis.
Virat Kohli won the toss and inserted opposition’s batsmen into bat, who handed a debut cap to Khaya Zondo while Tabraiz Shamsi replaced Andile Phehlukwayo in the squad.
Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock took their team to a decent start but former lost his wicket in the last over of batting power play. De Kock was riding on his luck as he edged his first ball to stumps but bails denied to come off from the stumps. However, his luck ended against Yuzvendra Chahal with a poor shot as he skied one short ball.
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The wrist-spinners proved to be the wrecker in chief at Centurion, where Kuldeep Yadav took two wickets in his first over. JP Duminy tried his hand to steady the ship but Indian spinners proved too good against this whole batting line-up and dismissed them for 118 in 32.2 overs.
Chahal grabbed his maiden fifer in ODI cricket to finish with the figures of 5/22 while Kuldeep managed 3/20. India has to score 119 runs in order to take a 2-0 lead in this six-match series.