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IND v SA: India equal their best winning streak in World Cup after hammering South Africa in Kolkata


IND v SA: India equal their best winning streak in World Cup after hammering South Africa in Kolkata


India came up with another ruthless performance as they hammered South Africa by 243 runs at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata to top the World Cup 2023 points table on Sunday, November 5. India are assured of the top spot in the points table after their dominant win over the Proteas, who are the No. 2 spot.

| IND vs SA Scorecard | Points Table |

The gulf of class in the World Cup was evident as India posted 326 for 5 in 50 overs before bowling South Africa out or 83 in 27.1 overs at the Eden Gardens. Virat Kohli hit 101 not out, his 49th ODI hundred and Shreyas Iyer 77 before Ravindra Jadeja took a 5-wicket haul to help India outclass the Proteas, who were shaken on Sunday.

It was India’s 8th win for India in World Cup 2023 as the hosts equaled their best-ever winning run in the 50-over tournament. India had notched up 8 wins during their run to the finals in 2003. India lost to Australia in their opening wicket and then lost to Ricky Ponting’s men in the final in what was a tremendous tournament for the Indian team led by Sourav Ganguly.

India were also assured of the No. 1 spot in the points table as they took their tally to 16 points. South Africa and Australia, the No. 2 and No. 3, teams can get to 14 points maximum in the ongoing World Cup campaign.

India have topped the points table in the group stage of a World Cup campaign for the third successive time after 2015 and 2019.

India in 2015: 6 out of 6 – 12 points in Pool B

India in 2019: 7 out of 9 – 15 points in the group stage

India were clinical with both bat and ball after Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat in Kolkata. India posted 326 on the board and bowled South Afirca out for just 83 as the Proteas lasted just 27.1 overs.

It was a sensational outing for India as Virat Kohli notched up his 49th ODI hundred, equalling Sachin Tendulkar’s world record on his 35th birthday. Ravindra Jadeja became only the 2nd Indian spinner after Yuvraj Singh in 2011 to take a 5-wicket haul in ODI World Cups.

India will next face the Netherlands in their last league game on November 12 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Published By:

Akshay Ramesh

Published On:

Nov 5, 2023


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