India vs South Africa recap
Jasprit Bumrah’s pace onslaught helped India inflict a six-wicket defeat on South Africa to leave the Proteas’ World Cup chances hanging by a thread.
Bumrah’s masterful two for 35 heaped yet more misery on injury-hit South Africa, who mustered just 227 for nine to open a World Cup with three straight losses for the first time.
Bumrah was hailed as the world’s best bowler by India great Sachin Tendulkar last month, and the 25-year-old lived up to that tag in spades at the Hampshire Bowl.
Rohit Sharma struck an unbeaten 122 as India coasted to victory with 15 balls to spare and opened their campaign in convincing style – leaving South Africa realistically needing six wins from as many matches to stand any chance of making the semi-finals.
The tournament’s new round-robin group format could now leave South Africa facing a string of dead rubbers, unless they can turn their form upside down in a mere matter of days.
Lose to the West Indies in Southampton on Monday and the Proteas will surely find a place in the last four out of reach.
Source link : https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/cricket/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-news-live-latest-team-updates-plus-australia-vs-west-indies-a4160821.html
Publish date : 2019-06-06 10:14:00