1st ODI: Faf du Plessis slams ton, South Africa set 270-run target for India

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Feb 01, 2018, 01.44 PM(IST)

Jasprit Bumrah (C) celebrates a wicket during the first One Day International cricket match between South Africa and India Photograph:( AFP )

Faf du Plessis top-scored with 120 off 112 as South Africa finished their innings for 269/8 against India in the first of the six-match one-day international series on Thursday. 

Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the bowler with figures of 3/34

The Proteas brought back Aiden Markram at No.4 along with Jean-Paul Duminy and Imran Tahir into the side. 

India, on the other end, decided to play three seamers, and three spinners.

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Indian Skipper Virat Kohli gave his team an injury scare when he landed awkwardly on his left knee while fielding in the first one-day international against South Africa at Kingsmead on Thursday.

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After Bumrah gave India the first breakthrough sending back Amla for 16, opener Quinton de Kock and skipper Faf du Plessis together struck a partnership of 50 runs to save the team early blushes.

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Chahal broke the partnership as he dismissed the wicketkeeper-batsman de Kock for 34 runs. He also took Aiden Markram's wicket.

Kuldeep Yadav also struck twice for his team and sent back Jean-Paul Duminy and David Miller back to the pavilion for 12 and 7 runs respectively.

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South Africa scored 156 for the loss of five wickets after 34 overs.

South Africa and India are vieing for the world number one ranking in the six-match one-day international series. 
 

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