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Virat Kohli during the first ODI in Durban (Photo credit should read ANESH DEBIKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Hosts South Africa finished on 269/8 in 50 overs after winning the toss and choosing to bat first in the first ODI at the Kingsmead stadium in Durban.

The Proteas batsmen started well, as the openers Quinton De Kock and Hashim Amla did not give Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar any chance in the initial overs. It was in the eighth over when Bumrah got the Indian team a breakthrough by dismissing Hashim Amla.

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South African batsman Faf du Plessis celebrates his 100 runs during the first One Day International cricket match between South Africa and India (Photo credit should read ANESH DEBIKY/AFP/Getty Images)

After the fall of Amla, both South Africa and India failed to review two decisions which could have gone their way if the teams would have opted for the review. The first instance came in the 13th over when Chahal deceived Faf Du Plessis and trapped him in front of the stumps, but the umpire did not give him out, and Kohli opted not to go for a review.

The second instance came when Chahal trapped Quinton De Kock, and the umpire gave him out. De Kock went back to the pavilion without even discussing it with his captain at the other end. South Africa’s total was boosted by their skipper’s ninth ODI century. Kuldeep Yadav picked up three wickets while Yuzvendra Chahal picked up two wickets in the innings.

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Virat Kohli during the first ODI in Durban (Photo credit should read ANESH DEBIKY/AFP/Getty Images)

However, in another wrong decision by Kohli regarding the DRS, Kohli reviewed the decision when Chris Morris missed a ball on the leg side, and the umpire gave it as not out.

Wicket-keeper MS Dhoni was unclear about the decision and left the decision solely on the skipper. Replays later suggested that umpires decision was right and India’s review went in vain.

Twitteraits then trolled Kohli and his poor record with the DRS. Here is how Twitter reacted-:

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Prabhangad Singh

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