Rohit Sharma’s ton helps India thrash South Africa by 6 wickets

Friday, 07 Jun, 2019

"The wait was very long and then you get a game like this where it was challenging throughout. In the beginning, it was not easy but he finished the match which is a plus point", he said. However, captain Kohli was pleased with Rohit's innings. Also the guys who batted around Rohit did so competently. If I was the captain, I would've been tempted to bowl first and try and put pressure on the Indian batting line-up because there were clouds around and conditions were slightly heavy...

"Bumrah believes the length ball is something that he can nick people off with, whether it is a flat pitch, whether it's assisting bowlers or not", Kohli said in the press conference after the win. Bumrah provided the early breakthroughs again by removing openers Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla.

"Starting off well is always an important thing and we got together nicely as a team in the first half on the field". Now, as South Africa fight to stay alive, Hendricks hopes he is the "good luck the team needs".

In an interview conducted during the IPL, the fast bowler labelled the star batsman as "immature", following a run-in between the two during a match between the Delhi Capitals and the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Not the other way round. Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal had the game of their lives with Bumrah giving the early breaks and Chahal finishing off scalping four. Forget it with the new ball; with the new ball, he was absolutely outstanding.

'At the end of the day for a team like India to take 48 overs to get 220 runs shows that. "That's why we included an attacking option in left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi but it turned out to be more seamer friendly which we hadn't anticipated".

Kohli labelled Rohit's century as the "best ODI innings".

"One of the top three getting a hundred is something we bank on".

MS Dhoni (8/10): The wicketkeeper-batsman came up the order to bat at No 5 with almost 100 runs still to get.

Andile Phehlukwayo (34) swelled his side's total before being stumped by a distance despite MS Dhoni's initial fumble and, but for a cameo of 42 from Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada's 31 not out, a total of over 200 would have been well out of South Africa's reach.

The game was soon in the balance when Virat Kohli (18) was brilliantly caught by de Kock with the score on 2-54 in the 16th over.

But we can't deny the fact, that maximum Indians are also waiting for the first cricket world cup match of India, which is also happening today in the afternoon.