Yuzvendra Chahal was right on the money. Twitter

South Africa could only manage 227 runs after their skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat first against India. However, the Proteas could not get off to a good start as Jasprit Bumrah accounted for comeback man Hashim Amla. The right-hander played away from the body and Rohit Sharma took a good catch at second slip.

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South Africa was further pushed on the backfoot when Bumrah once again produced the outside edge of Quinton de Kock and skipper Virat Kohli took a good catch at third slip. In fact, it was good captaincy from the Indian captain as he had placed himself at the third slip just before the ball after leaving a big gap on the off side. de Kock felt for the bait and India had their second.

ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reacts as India Restricts South Africa to Below Par Score
Jasprit Bumrah gave early strikes. Twitter

India dominated the first innings.

Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen showed some resistance with the bat as they added 54 runs for the third wicket. However, South Africa was once again had their backs against the wall when two wickets fell in quick succession.

Rassie van der Dussen went for the reverse sweep against Yuzvendra Chahal but could not get any connection with the bat and was bowled. South Africa suffered another blow in the same over when their skipper left a gulf between bat and ball and Chahal was able to find it to hit the sticks.

ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reacts as India Restricts South Africa to Below Par Score

Chris Morris gave finishing touches.

JP Duminy was plumbed in front by Kuldeep Yadav and South Africa found themselves behind the eighth-ball. David Miller and Andile Phehlukwayo then added 46 runs and just when it looked South Africa were rebuilding again, they lost a wicket.

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Miller was caught and bowled by Chahal and Phehlukwayo was stumped by Dhoni when he tried to hit the leg-spinner out of the park. Meanwhile, Chris Morris played a good counter-attacking knock of 42 runs from 34 balls. Chahal was the pick of the Indian bowler as the leg-spinner as he scalped 4-51.

Here is how Twitter reacted to South Africa’s batting innings:

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