India defeated South Africa by 243 runs in the ODI World Cup 2023. On a dry wicket in Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India overcame South Africa in a one-sided contest. Batting first, India scored 326 runs on a surface which was doing a lot. The Pacers got some extra bounce. The odd ones seamed a bit. The spinners enjoyed bowling in the venue, where the surface seemed dry.
With the bat, India showed composure on a wicket which was not easy to bat on. Rohit Sharma took India off to a flier. On a tricky wicket, Rohit's start was demoralizing for South Africa. The Indian opener scored 40(24). What followed it was Virat Kohli's day. The star batter batted well on a tricky wicket and ensured a good score for the Indian team.
Shreyas Iyer batted well on a turning wicket. The Indian number 4 attacked the spinners well. Virat equalled Sachin Tendulkar for the record of most hundreds in ODIs. Suryakumar Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja finished well for India. The two lower middle-order batters helped Virat to complete his mission by taking on the bowlers. As Virat got to the milestone, South Africa was totally demoralized.
Indian bowlers put on a stellar show
Defending 327, the Indian bowlers were right on the money. Bumrah started off well as he bowled a lot of dot balls. It increased the pressure on the batters of South Africa. From the other end, the Pacers got the wickets. Mohammad Siraj and Mohammed Shami claimed wickets for fun. What followed it was the complete domination of the Indian bowling unit.
Ravindra Jadeja was the star of the show, who claimed a five-wicket haul. The Indian spinner got the ball to spin and grip on the surface. It was tailor-made conditions for him to bowl. The left-arm off-spinner made the most of the conditions and got to his best figures in the ODI World Cup. Kuldeep Yadav and Shami claimed a couple of wickets each. In the end, India won by a huge margin.
Here's how the fans reacted to the win of India -
Kya is team ko koi hara sakta hai 🤔🤔— Amit Kankar (@AmitSha0004) November 5, 2023
Answer is simply Noooooooo...
I have never thought in my life that India bowling will outclass indian batting.This is something I have never seen.Matches were won by batsmen for india but this is changed completely in this world cup.Absolutely loving it.Hatts off to bowlers— Sujeet Suman (@sujeetsuman1991) November 5, 2023
Same script as Last Match Bat First— Amie syed (@Catbandittt1) November 5, 2023
And Ball and pitxh Manipulation when other team comes to bat
What an amazing performance by Team India 🇮🇳— Sammy 𝕏 (@sammyX39) November 5, 2023
Kohli Shreyas Rohit and Jadeja
And bowlers pic.twitter.com/z3TrNfUAcr
Some People thought india are short of 20 runs because of Kohli— OMG (@omgs_tweets) November 5, 2023
But South Africa is short of Kohli by nearly 20 runs 🤣🤣🤣
King Kohli on birthday won by 18 runs 🔥🔥🔥— Rahul Varma (@urscoolrahul) November 5, 2023
Kohli - 101— Prantik (@Pran__07) November 5, 2023
SA - 83 all out. Some kirkit experts were saying Kohli played a selfish knock 😭😭😭😭
Virat Kohli won by 18 runs against South Africa.— GlobalIntellectHub (@hub_intellect) November 5, 2023
If this is not DOMINATION, then there is nothing that can be,— Praneet Samaiya (@praneetsamaiya) November 5, 2023
INDIA bossed this WORLD CUP and won every match COMFORTABLY
No TEAM has an answer for TEAM INDIA's BOWLING pic.twitter.com/xdTRyrqwOT