India imposed a crushing nine wickets defeat over South Africa in the second ODI played out at Centurion on Sunday. With this win, the visitors have taken a 2-0 lead in the 6 match ODI series.
Batting first South Africa were all at sea against the Indian bowling attack and bundled out for a paltry 118 runs.
The Proteas batsman got off to a decent start before Bhuvaneswar Kumar dismissed the seasoned opener Hashim Amla. What followed was breath taking spell of spin bowling by Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.
The Indian spin duo cast a web around the Proteas to wreck their middle order. Chahal was particularly impressive and literally run through the Proteas batting order. The Haryani bowler also bagged his first five wicket haul in the single-sided match.
Yadav complimented Chahal brilliantly from the other end and added three wickets to his kitty. Jasprit Bumrah then polished off the tail by cart wheeling Imran Tahir 's stumps.
The Indians did not have to break any sweat and cantered home to the target with nine wickets to spare.
After losing Rohit Sharma early, the Delhi boys Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan put together a solid partnership to take the Men in Blue across the line.
Shikhar Dhawan registered his 23rd ODI fifty while skipper Kohli scored a breezy knock of 46 runs.
Here are the highlights and SCORECARD of India vs South Africa, 2nd ODI at SuperSport Park, Centurion:
#Virat Kohli takes two runs to lead India to a convincing victory
#It's time for action once again
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#India 117/1 after 19 overs, just two runs away from the big win at Centurion
#Kohli-Dhawan take India's score to 112 in 18 overs, 7 runs away from win
#India complete 100 runs in 17.1 overs, Shikhar Dhawan hits a four to take score to 105/1 in 17.3 overs
#India 98/1 after 16 overs, 21 runs away from huge win
#R Ashwin has a special message for the men in blue
#Shikhar Dhawan is in no mood to spare Shamsi, hits a four to fine leg
#India 46 runs away from victory
#India 73/1 after 12 overs
#Shikhar Dhawan SMASHES two back-to-back fours in Shamsi's over
#India 57/1 after 10 overs, 62 runs away from victory
#India complete 50 runs in 8.3 overs
#Virat Kohli SMASHES a six off Rabada's ball, India 48/1 after 8 overs
#India 42/1 after 7 overs
#India 26/1 after 4 overs
#Rabada HITS back, DISMISSES Rohit Sharma who goes out for 15
#Rohit Sharma SMASHES two fours in three balls, Rabada under pressure
#India 18/0 after 3 overs
#India 8/0 after first over, need 111 more runs to win
#That's a six!! Rohit SMASHES a six off Morne Morkel's ball, this is what you call a GLORIOUS shot
#Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan start the innings for India
#Yuzvendra Chahal is on a ROLL! Gets his first wicket-haul in one-day international matches
# South Africa lost their last six wickets for just 19 runs
#BINGO!! South Africa all OUT for 118, India need 119 runs to win the second ODI
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#Tabraiz Shamsi comes to the crease
#OUT!! Jasprit STRIKES Tahir, Proteas lose ninth wicket
#Wicket maiden over for Chahal
#Imran Tahir comes to the crease
#Chahal is no mood to SPARE the Proteas batsman, DISMISSES Morne Morkel; SA lose eighth wicket
#South Africa 117/7 after 30 overs
#Chris Morris SMASHES a six off Kuldeep's ball
#Morne Morkel comes to the crease
#South Africa in DEEP trouble as Kuldeep Yadav STRIKES Rabada, Proteas 110/7 at 29.3 overs
#OUT!! JP Duminy goes BACK to the pavilion
# OUT!! Chahal trapped debutant Khaya Zondo, who was trying to sweep but the ball took the leading edge and went up in the air inside the 30 yard circle. South Africa 5 down.
# Score after 20 overs: South Africa: 73-4, Zondo 11(23); Duminy 10(14)
# South Africa is in deep trouble as nothing is going their way at the moment. First AB de Villiers got injured and rested for first three matches and then skipper Faf du Plessis ruled out of the series due to injury. Now they are batting like a deer in the headlights.
# Score after 15 overs: South Africa: 54-4, Zondo 2(7); Duminy 0(0)
# Debutant Khaya Zondo comes out to bat.
# Kuldeep Yadav to Miller, out Caught by Rahane!! Can you believe this!! South Africa lost three wickets at 51 runs. Kuldeep bowled it wonderfully and it spun a tad. Proteas in deep, deep trouble.
# South Africa in trouble at 51/3. David Miller, left handed bat, comes to the crease
# Kuldeep Yadav to Markram, out Caught by Bhuvneshwar!! Another long hop from another wrist sppiner. "Gready" Markram goes for the maximum and hit the ball hard, found Bhuvi in the deep.
# Jean-Paul Duminy, left handed bat, replaces de Kock at the crease. Kuldeep Yadav, left-arm chinaman, comes into the attack.
# Chahal to de Kock, out Caught by Hardik Pandya!! Chahal dropped it short and de Kock pulled it straight into the hands of Hardik Pandya.
# Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
# Score after 10 overs: South Africa: 39-1; Markram 0(2); de Kock 16(26)
# Bhuvneshwar to Amla, out Caught by Dhoni!! Chnage of end worked for India. He reviewed the decision but Ultra Edge confirmed that b all took the inside edge of his bat. Markram the new man in.
# A wonderful maiden over from Bumrah. He is getting a good carry and bounce.
# Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm medium, comes into the attack from the other end.
# Score after 1 overs: South Africa: 4-0, Amla 4(6); de Kock 0(0)
# FOUR, cracking shot from Amla to Bhuvneshwar. A good way to open his account.
# Amla and de Kock are at the crease. Amla is on strike. Bhuvneshwar will open the attack
# Khaya Zondo will make his ODI debut to replace injured skipper Faf du Plessis.
# India have won the toss and elected to bowl first.
South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, Khaya Zondo, David Miller, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah