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SA beat IND 1st ODI: Bavuma-Dussen tons hand India 31-run thrashing in 1st ODI, KL Rahul puts up ‘FLOP-SHOW’ on captaincy front

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SA beat IND 1st ODI: India lose by 31 runs – India’s post-Virat Kohli era began with a crushing 31-run defeat to South Africa in the 1st ODI at Boland Park. Some poor decision making from stand-in captain KL Rahul, middle-order failure and twin centuries from Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen helped South Africa take a 1-0 lead despite Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Shardul Thakur’s half-centuries. Follow India vs South Africa Live Updates on InsideSport.

SA skipper Temba Bavuma opted to bat first winning the toss. While it seemed KL Rahul would be a happy man with losing the toss after Jasprit Bumrah sent Janneman Malan back early, it wasn’t the case. It was the mammoth 204-run 4th wicket stand between Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen that haunted India as South Africa posted 296/4 in 50 overs.

SA beat IND 1st ODI: Rigid captaincy, middle-order failure and Bavuma-Dussen tons hand India 31-run thrashing to begin post-Kohli era

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But skipper KL Rahul will also have to take responsibility for the embarrassing loss. Despite talking at length about the need of a sixth bowler in ODIs, he stuck to his five bowling options and didn’t call Venkatesh Iyer for even an over.

All-rounder Hardik Pandya was shown the door due to his lack of bowling action. But after under-utilising Venkatesh Iyer in the T20I series against NZ, he was not even called for an over even when India’s five regular bowlers failed to take wickets and break the partnership. In the end, Temba Bavuma scored 110 while Rassie van der Dussen smashed unbeaten 129 as South Africa posted 296.

“Venkatesh Iyer was not brought on as there was turn on the wicket and the spinners were doing well. Fast bowlers were not used much in the middle, and the spinners were employed,” Shikhar Dhawan said after the match.

SA beat IND 1st ODI: Rigid captaincy, middle-order failure and Bavuma-Dussen tons hand India 31-run thrashing to begin post-Kohli era

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During the chase, India were off to a steady start with Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul putting up a 46-run stand. After KL Rahul was dismissed, Virat Kohli and Dhawan brought up a 92-run partnership, taking India to 136/1. Kohli smashed 63rd ODI fifty while Dhawan slammed 79 off 84. 

But Shikhar Dhawan’s wicket triggered a collapse. From 136/1, India were down to 199/7 in just 13 overs. The middle-order once again failed with Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Venkatesh Iyer all failing to make a mark with the bat. 

SA beat IND 1st ODI: Rigid captaincy, middle-order failure and Bavuma-Dussen tons hand India 31-run thrashing to begin post-Kohli era

However, India will be happy with how Shardul Thakur batted. His 50 off 43 will boost India’s lower-order confidence while also give India a lot to think about the seam-bowling all-rounder option.  

SA beat IND 1st ODI: Rigid captaincy, middle-order failure and Bavuma-Dussen tons hand India 31-run thrashing to begin post-Kohli era

SA beat IND 1st ODI: India Innings: 265/8 (50), lost by 31 runs

Batsmen   R B 4S 6S SR
KL Rahul (C) c Q de Kock b AK Markram 12 17 0 0 70.59
Shikhar Dhawan b KA Maharaj 79 84 10 0 94.05
Virat Kohli c T Bavuma b T Shamsi 51 63 3 0 80.95
Rishabh Pant (WK) st Q de Kock b AL Phehlukwayo 16 22 1 0 72.73
Shreyas Iyer c Q de Kock b L Ngidi 17 17 1 0 100.00
Venkatesh Iyer c HE van der Dussen b L Ngidi 2 7 0 0 28.57
Ravichandran Ashwin b AL Phehlukwayo 7 13 0 0 53.85
Shardul Thakur Not out 50 43 5 1 116.28
Bhuvneshwar Kumar c T Bavuma b T Shamsi 4 11 0 0 36.36
Jasprit Bumrah Not out 14 23 1 0 60.87
Extra 13 (b 2, w 11, nb 0, lb 0)
Total 265/8 (50)
Yet To Bat Yuzvendra Chahal
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Aiden Markram 6 0 30 1 5.00
Marco Jansen 9 0 49 0 5.44
Keshav Maharaj 10 0 42 1 4.20
Lungi Ngidi 10 0 64 2 6.40
Tabraiz Shamsi 10 1 52 2 5.20
Andile Phehlukwayo 5 0 26 2 5.20
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
KL Rahul 1-46 8.3
Shikhar Dhawan 2-138 25.3
Virat Kohli 3-152 28.2
SS Iyer 4-181 33.5
Rishabh Pant 5-183 34.1
VR Iyer 6-188 35.5
Ravichandran Ashwin 7-199 38.3
B Kumar 8-214 42.2

 

 

SA beat IND 1st ODI: Rigid captaincy, middle-order failure and Bavuma-Dussen tons hand India 31-run thrashing to begin post-Kohli era

South Africa Innings 296/4 (50)

 
Batsmen   R B 4S 6S SR
Quinton de Kock (WK) b Ravichandran Ashwin 27 41 2 0 65.85
Janneman Malan c Rishabh Pant b JJ Bumrah 6 10 1 0 60.00
Temba Bavuma (C) c KL Rahul b JJ Bumrah 110 143 8 0 76.92
Aiden Markram runout (VR Iyer) 4 11 0 0 36.36
Rassie van der Dussen Not out 129 96 9 4 134.38
David Miller Not out 2 2 0 0 100.00
Extra 18 (b 0, w 9, nb 3, lb 6)
Total 296/4 (50)
Yet To Bat AL PhehlukwayoM JansenKA MaharajT ShamsiL Ngidi
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Jasprit Bumrah 10 0 48 2 4.80
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10 0 64 0 6.40
Shardul Thakur 10 1 72 0 7.20
Ravichandran Ashwin 10 0 53 1 5.30
Yuzvendra Chahal 10 0 53 0 5.30
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
JN Malan 1-19 4.2
Q de Kock 2-58 15.1
AK Markram 3-68 17.4
T Bavuma 4-272 48.1
 
 

SA beat IND 1st ODI: Rigid captaincy, middle-order failure and Bavuma-Dussen tons hand India 31-run thrashing to begin post-Kohli era

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