Live score for India vs South Africa in the Cricket World Cup 2023.
Rohit carnage ends as Kohli enters the game
Twenty Cricket World Cup: India vs. South Africa live score Before Rabada dismissed the captain for 40, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill gave IND a quick start.
Cricket World Cup 2023: India vs. South Africa live score
At the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bat against South Africa. India quickly amassed fifty runs in just five overs. During their boundary-hitting frenzy, Rohit and Shubman Gill did not spare Marco Jansen or Lungi Ngidi. But the onslaught was halted when Kagiso Rabada, the first substitute, dismissed the India captain for a quick 40 off 24 balls. South Africa is playing two spinners today after Tabraiz Shamsi replaced Gerald Coetzee, while India remains unchanged.
Cricket World Cup 2023: India vs South Africa live score: Eden Gardens wants to see Kohli tie Tendulkar’s record on his birthday.
South Africa versus India Cricket World Cup 2023 live score: Eden Gardens is hoping that on his birthday, Kohli will tie Tendulkar’s record. (Getty Images)
Nine games. That is all that separates us from the 2023 World Cup semifinals. As we approach the last stages of what has proven to be an amazing competition, India and South Africa, two teams who have already guaranteed a spot in the final, are sure to put on an incredible show.
India vs. South Africa at the storied Eden Gardens in Kolkata was not initially anticipated to be as big, but given the number of casualties these two teams have caused, this game may end up being the tournament’s biggest match. This match is much more important than it sounds. Both teams are still vying for the top spot in the standings so they can enter the knockout stages with confidence. South Africa isn’t far behind, having won every match save for that upset against the Netherlands, but India leads the series 7 games to none.
South Africa may prove to be India’s most difficult test to date. It was the only team they lost to in the group stages of the T20 World Cup last year, and even though they were ranked higher, they have had a string of unanticipated outcomes against the Proteas. Team India was shocked to learn yesterday that Hardik Pandya would not be playing, but they shouldn’t be too concerned as long as Mohammed Shami and Suryakumar Yadav, their reinforcements, are playing brilliantly. You might wonder what happens to the sixth option—bowling. The coach of Rahul Dravid said that Virat Kohli, the mismatched inswinging threat, is prepared to step in if necessary.
Today, though, India might require the batsman Kohli even more to fend off this aggressive South African attack. Kohli is third on the World Cup 2023 run scorers list with 442 runs from 7 innings. He has scored 85, 55 not out, 103 not out, and 88. What better way to celebrate The King’s Virat Kohli’s 35th birthday than to accomplish a record-equalling 49th century, which will put him one run closer to the milestone than the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. With his numbers, Kohli can succeed.
His batting record at Eden Gardens is outstanding; in seven ODIs, he has averaged 47. Even more frightening is the record against South Africa, which stands at 61 in 30 ODIs, including three fifty-score and one century.
This South African team, though, is unique. Just take a look at how Temba Bavuma has rallied his team, particularly his fast bowlers, despite Anrich Nortje’s absence. This World Cup, Kagiso Rabada, Gerald Coetzee, Lungi Ngidi, and Marco Jansen have taken 48 wickets between them. When Keshav Maharaj adds another eleven, this bowling unit sure looks dangerous. If one were to go past the bowlers, Quinton de Kock is a player who is amassing runs for enjoyment in the final ODI tournament. Four centuries, 545 runs, and a 77.85 average. someone who enjoys batting against the Indians.
Rassie van der Dussen has 353 runs at 60.33, Heinrich Klaasen has 315, and Aiden Markram has 362. It makes sense that, with a few league games remaining, South Africa is in the semifinals.
However, India and South Africa are linked in this competition by a unique bond. The only team India lost to at the 2011 World Cup was South Africa. Therefore, tonight may provide an answer for everyone concerned about the whole “Law of Averages” thing. Despite the Netherlands’ graph appearing to be on the rise, India still has them to beat, so it might not be too difficult. All of that being said, this is the big day. There will inevitably be a game where India loses and gets a little soft. That’s how it functions. And instead of in the elimination rounds, we’d better hope it occurs in the next two games.
Here are some important details about the 2023 World Cup match between South Africa and India:
After winning the toss, India opted to bat first.
- Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj are the two spinners that South Africa is fielding.
- South Africa leads the two teams’ head-to-head matchups in the 90 ODIs they have played, 50 to 37, with three games ending in a draw.
- India’s record against South Africa in One-Day Internationals is 3–0.
- The only team to defeat India during the 2011 World Cup was South Africa.
- On his birthday, Virat Kohli bats for India for the first time in his ODI career.