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.
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.
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-:
— _chetan_ (@trust_my_lies) February 1, 2018
@imVkohli Listening to rohit sharma instead of Ms Dhoni & lost a review
— अरूणाक्ष भंडारी (@imarunaksh) February 1, 2018
@imVkohli bhai this is DRS (Dhoni review system) ek baar usse bhi poich leta tera mein abhi class hai par tu kohli rahega dhoni or tendulkar banne ke baare mein sochna mat
— Rahul Kashyap (@Rifhin2015) February 1, 2018
— bapuji (@Imbapuji7) February 1, 2018
— मिश्रआशुतोष (@misrashutosh) February 1, 2018
— B3713_ver (@Jophyjoe) February 1, 2018
Ball down leg, leg glance missed,
Bowler no appeal, Dhoni no appeal, not even excited.
— Hitchy (@hitchwriter) February 1, 2018
Isn't the review funny Mr. @imVkohli . There was nothing, it was so clear. Don't do these silly things being a captain of a top side.
— Hareesh Konanki (@imHareeshK) February 1, 2018
Even by Virat Kohli's incredibly low standards that was a bad review #SAvIND
— Mahesh (@ImMahi28) February 1, 2018
Virat kohli : out
Jasprit : Out
Umpire : If dhoni is not appealing its not out @msdfanofficial
— funny Leone (@funnyleone) February 1, 2018
— ©eebu (@HasibUbaid) February 1, 2018
Wow Virat kohli wow simpy wow ,what a terrific review.
When your keeper and bowler are not at all interested you came and took the review where there was not even a single spike on ulra edge and wasted the review wow . https://t.co/As5o4Kfl6s
— MayurWankhade (@MayurWankhade19) February 1, 2018
WK Dhoni didn't appeal.. Bowler didn't appeal..
— Shubham (@Shubham513) February 1, 2018
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