IND vs SA – India on Top of The Points Table Table ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Cricbuzzteam

IND 326/5 (50)

RSA 83 (27.1)

India won by 243 runs

Virat Kohli

Cricbuzzteam, IND vs SA, India is firmly at the top of the table, and their unbeaten streak continues. They keep defeating their opponents one by one. South Africa never posed a serious threat. Rohit Sharma’s aggressive batting surprised them, even the usually reliable Lungi Ngidi struggled, and Marco Jansen had a tough day.

When India’s openers were dismissed, Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer steadied the ship. At times, it may have seemed like India was progressing slowly, but the Indian batsmen had a good understanding of the pitch. India has a perfect record in the tournament so far, and it appears that perfection is something the Indian team has mastered these days.

IND vs SA Match

Rohit Sharma shared his thoughts on the team’s recent performances. He pointed out that in the last three games, the team had adapted well. They were put under pressure by England, but they managed to score well and their fast bowlers performed effectively. Despite losing an early wicket, they regrouped and kept the pressure on. Rohit mentioned that they relied on Virat Kohli to handle the situation, and they trusted their seamers to do their job.

He emphasized the importance of maintaining trust in the team, even if the faith wasn’t immediately rewarded. Rohit was pleased with Mohammed Shami’s comeback, showing a strong mindset. He also praised Shreyas Iyer’s recent performances, mentioning that he and Shubman Gill had a good partnership. They rely on their instincts and don’t plan too much.

Rohit also highlighted the contribution of Ravindra Jadeja, who excels in all formats of the game. He talked about Jadeja’s crucial role in scoring runs and taking wickets in the later stages of the match.

In terms of the team’s approach, Rohit emphasized not getting too ahead of themselves and staying focused, especially with some important games on the horizon. They aim to maintain their current approach without making drastic changes.

Temba Bavuma discussed the challenges they faced in the game. They knew that chasing a target had been difficult for them in the past. They had talked to their batsmen, and despite the opposition’s strong start with 90 runs in the first 10 overs, they managed to slow down the scoring rate. Sharma, Kohli, and Iyer formed a good partnership.

The pitch behaved as they had expected. However, they struggled to adapt to the conditions. Bavuma mentioned the possibility of playing at the same venue in the semifinals, indicating they need to prepare better for such situations.

Virat Kohli, who was awarded the Player of the Match, spoke about how significant this game was, as they were facing a strong team. It was even more special because it was his birthday, and the fans made it even more memorable for him. He emphasized that it’s not just another match when it’s your birthday.

He mentioned that the pitch seemed great when the openers were batting well, but as the match progressed, the conditions became slower. The team’s plan was clear – build partnerships around him. Kohli expressed his joy in playing cricket and how that enjoyment is more important than any ups and downs in his career. He also touched on the emotion of equalling Sachin Tendulkar’s record, calling Sachin his hero and expressing gratitude for the appreciation he received from him.

IND vs SA Records

Best figures for an Indian spinner in World Cups
5/31 Yuvraj Singh vs Ire Bengaluru 2011
5/33 Ravindra Jadeja vs SA Kolkata 2023
4/6 Yuvraj Singh vs Nam Pietermaritzburg 2003
4/25 R Ashwin vs UAE Perth 2015

Opposition batter outscoring SA in an ODI
K Sangakkara 169 vs 140 Colombo RPS 2013
V Kohli 101 vs 83 Kolkata 2023

Biggest defeats for SA in ODIs (by runs)
243 vs Ind Kolkata 2023
182 vs Pak Port Elizabeth 2002
180 vs SL Colombo RPS 2013
178 vs SL Colombo RPS 2018
Their previous biggest in a World Cup match was by 130 runs vs India in Melbourne in 2015.

Lowest all out totals for SA in ODIs
69 vs Aus Sydney 1993
83 vs Eng Nottingham 2008
83 vs Eng Manchester 2022
83 vs Ind Kolkata 2023
99 vs Ind Delhi 2022
Their previous lowest in a World Cup match was 149 vs Australia in Gros Islet in 2007.

First time in ODIs in 2023 South Africa have failed to hit a single six

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