The visitors South Africa won a thriller Against the hosts India in the first ODI at Kanpur. The whole match was filed with entertainment as it contains everything from big scores to tight spells etc. Kanpur was so lucky today as they seen the two biggest total on this ground together.
Batting first South africa post a mammoth total of 303 on the loss of 5 wickets. South Afica did not get a very good start as it lost Opener Quinton de Kock in the 9th over when the team was on 45. Captain AB de Villiers took the responsiblity and played a captains innings of 104 as he completed his century in 73 balls and remained not out also. Faf du Plessis too suported him with his half century, he made 62 of 77 balls A short cameo of 35 runs at the end of the innings from Farhan Behradien helped south africa post a total of 303 runs. Indian Bowling however was not one of the best as both there front line seamers conceded runs more than 6 an over while ashwin too got injured.
Chasing a huge total of 303 runs and got a target of 304 runs to win it was never easy but Rohit Sharma single handedly made it so easy for the Indian team as he made 150 runs from 133 balls which include 14 fours he alone was taking the innings forward after india sufferd an early loss of Shikhar Dhawan. It was then the partnership of Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma which continued for nearly two ours but when the both were out india was not even able to reach that poin of victory as young Rabada defended 11 runs in the final overs.
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