India Tour of South Africa: Winner of South Africa Vs India second ODI Match
Question in detail
SA vs India 2nd ODI: India could have got no better start to the ODI series in South Africa. A win here means a lot for the team as it ended their 26-year-long winning drought at the venue. One more chase and one more captain's knock, Kohli took it all to register India's first ever ODI victory at Kingsmead. While Virat scored 119-ball 112, Rahane came his support with a calculated 89-run knock.
269 runs were expected to be a daunting total, but Kohli-Rahane eased off the chase riding on a record third-wicket partnership of 189 runs. The partnership built around singles, doubles and boundaries in between. Earlier in the first innings, the spin duo of Kuldeep and Chahal had set up the foundation of the win by sharing a joint figure of 5 wickets.
Kohli's brigade will move into the second ODI 1-0 up. From the first ODI, the men in blue have got a few positives. Spinners have been pivotal to India's fantastic bowling efforts. Also, the side has got a promising man (Rahane) to bat at No. 4, a spot they been quite experimental with for months now. Riding on these positives, the confident visitors would now eye to become the winner of winner of South Africa Vs India second ODI.
Who is favorite in Centurion
India has a good track record in Centurion. They have won 2 out of 4 ODIs played between these two sides at the venue so far. The only ODI loss in Centurion came in 2011. In 2013, they witnessed a no-result game. One more reason to India's optimism here is the coveted winning start to the series. The win must have given India some added boost for the next match. The hosts, on the other hand, have won only once at the venue. Also they are trailing 0-1 in the ongoing series. Apart from just fierier bowling efforts, they would need an improved batting show, which without de Villiers in the middle-order seems to be a big deal. So, in Centurion, India have good chances to become the winner of South Africa Vs India second ODI.
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