The opening match of ICC Champions Trophy was played between India and South Africa at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. Batting first, India put a solid target of 332. Shikhar Dhawan played superbly to hit is maiden century. He scored 114 before getting caught out on JD Duminy’s ball. Morney. He along with Rohit Sharma gave India a 100+ runs partnership. Rohit Sharma (65), Virat Kholi (31) and Ravindra Jadeja (47 not out) remained the top scorers for India. Ryan McLaren and Lonwabo Tstosbe took 3 and 2 wickets respectively.
In reply, South Africa had big early blows. Bother openers Colling Ingram and Hashim Amla got out without making any significant impact. Though a 124 runs partnership between Robin Petersen (68) and Devillers (70) contributed to give the Proteas confidence but South Africa couldn’t resist losing wickets. Du Plesis (30) and a very fantastic knock by MC Laren (71 not out) tried to gave another leap but in the end, it was India who took advantage of losing wickets . Bhuvnesha Kumar, Umesh Yadau and Ishant Sharma remained expensive but took 2 wickets respectively. ) Sir Ravindra Jadeja did great with the ball remained the most economical bowler and also claimed 2 wickets.
India won the match by 26 runs. Shikhar Dhawan was declared Man of the match for his maiden century.
Next match will be played between Pakistan and West Indies in the Oval, London.
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1. Cricic.com (India, Pakistan, UAE, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka)
2. HQ Cricket (All counties except UAE)
3. HD Cricket (All countires except USA and Canada)