India decimate South Africa after Chahal's five-fer

Yuzvendra Chahal was India's hero with the ball
Yuzvendra Chahal was India's hero with the ball
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India 119-1 (Dhawan 51no) beat
South Africa 118 (Chahal 5-22) by nine wickets
Second One-Day International in Centurion
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Yuzvendra Chahal picked his maiden five-wicket haul as India wrapped up South Africa for 118 runs and later chased down the target in 20.3 overs with nine wickets in hand in the second One-Day International in Centurion to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

Earlier, India won the toss and decided to bowl first. Hashim Amla (23) started the proceedings with a boundary in the first over but India tightened up the things with back to back maiden overs.

South Africa managed just 14 runs in the first six overs before Amla struck two more fours to get some momentum going. Hardik Pandya's (0-34) introduction eased some pressure off the Proteas as Quinton de Kock (20) hit him for a couple of boundaries but the 39-run opening stand finally ended when Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1-19) had Amla caught behind.

South Africa ended the powerplay with a score of 39 for one but the introduction of spinners changed the complexion of the innings as Chahal (5-22) removed de Kock while Kuldeep Yadav (3-20) produced a double wicket 14th over when new skipper Aiden Markram (8) and David Miller (0) headed back to the pavilion.

As South Africa were reeling at 51 for four, Jean-Paul Duminy (25) and Khaya Zondo (25) showed some resilience with a 48 run stand but Chahal ran through the middle over to bowl out the Proteas for 118 and in the process also completed his first five-wicket haul in ODIs.

Rohit Sharma (15) started the chase positively with a six but in the second over he was given out caught behind. Nevertheless, he used a review to overturn the decision as the bat had hit the pad. Shikhar Dhawan (51 not out) and Rohit struck two boundaries each in the next two overs before Kagiso Rabada (1-24) had the latter caught at fine leg.

That's the only success South Africa managed as Dhawan and Virat Kohli (46 not out) played out positively adding 91 runs with the former completing his half-century off just 49 deliveries. However, when two runs were needed for a win, the officials declared lunch break, much to the frustration of the Indian captain.

After a 45-minute break, Dhawan played out a maiden over but Kohli ensured India completed the chase in 20.3 overs with nine wickets in hand.

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