Virat Kohli's yet another historic knock for India

Virat Kohli's yet another historic knock for India

DURBAN, South Africa - Virat Kohli hit his 33rd one-day century as India defeated South Africa by six wickets in the first of a six-match series at Kingsmead on Thursday.

Kohli made 112 off 119 balls as India chased down their 270-run target with 27 balls to spare.

South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis also made a century, 120 off 112 balls. ------------------------------

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South Africa

Q. de Kock lbw b Chahal 34

H. Amla lbw b Bumrah 16

F. du Plessis c Pandya b Kumar 120

A. Markram c Pandya b Chahal 9

J. Duminy b Kuldeep Yadav 12

D. Miller c Kohli b Kuldeep Yadav 7

C. Morris b Kuldeep Yadav 37

A. Phehlukwayo not out 27

K. Rabada run out (Dhoni) 1

M. Morkel not out 0

Extras (lb3, nb1, w2) 6

Total (8 wkts, 50 overs) 269

Did not bat: Imran Tahir

Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Amla), 2-83 (De Kock), 3-103 (Markram), 4-122 (Duminy), 5-134 (Miller), 6-208 (Morris), 7-264 (Du Plessis), 8-268 (Rabada)

Bowling: Kumar 10- 1-71-1 (1w), Bumrah 10-0-56-1 (1w), Pandya 7-0-41-0 (1nb), Chahal 10-0-45-2, Kuldeep Yadav 10-0-34-3, Jadhav 3-0-19-0


R. Sharma c De Kock b Morkel 20

S. Dhawan run out (Markram) 35

V. Kohli c Rabada b Phehlukwayo 112

A. Rahane c Imran Tahir b Phehlukwayo 79

H. Pandya not out 3

M. Dhoni not out 4

Extras (lb6, w11) 17

Total (4 wkts, 45.3 Overs) 270

Fall of wickets: 1-33 (Sharma), 2-67 (Dhawan), 3-256 (Rahane), 4-262 (Kohli)

Did not bat: K. Jadhav, B. Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, J. Bumrah, Y. Chahal

Bowling: Morkel 7-0-35-0 (1w), Rabada 9.3-0-48-0, Morris 7-0-52-0 (2w), Imran Tahir 10-0-51-0, Phehlukwayo 8-0-42-2 (2w), Duminy 2-0-16-0 (1w), Markram 2-0-20-0 (1w)

Result: India won by six wickets

Toss: South Africa

Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG), Bongani Jele (RSA)

TV umpire: Aleem Dar (PAK)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

Remaining matches:

February 4, Centurion

February 7, Cape Town

February 10, Johannesburg

February 13, Port Elizabeth

February 16, Centurion