In pictures: MS Dhoni and his men defeated South Africa by 22 runs
India defeated South Africa by 22 runs. MS Dhoni’s sensible 92 not out helped India to post a respectable total on board. Indian bowlers, who are not much known to defend a small target like 248, all out South Africa inside 44 overs.
Captain MS Dhoni toiling hard shepherds India’s innings and provide some runs to his bowlers to defend it. His decision to bring Axar Patel and Harbhajan Singh in the attack early in the innings worked well while Bhuvneshwar’s swing troubled South African batsmen. Along with bowlers, Virat Kohli took a two stunner and MS Dhoni’s behind the wicket performance was remarkable. He took three catches and stumped Hashim Amla off Axar Patel. An all-round performance from the team wins India the match.
Here are the best captures of the match:
The lone warrior MS Dhoni shepherds India’s innings
The captain is acknowledging the crowd after scoring his fifty
Captain and vice during the match
Kagiso Rabada is celebrating opener Rohit Sharma’s wicket that opened the floodgate for India’s wicket
Ajinkya Rahane played a handy 51 run innings coming at no.3. His understanding with Virat Kohli which resulted in Kohli’s run out could be he highlight of the match if India loses the match.
Virat Kohli is taking the stunner of Faf du Plessis, who was looking ominous, that changed the course of the match
Harbhajan Singh was brought into attack early in the innings and paid back the confidence captain MS Dhoni kept in him by taking two important wickets
Axar Patel is celebrating after giving India the first breakthrough by sending back Hashim Amla
Bhuvneshwar Kumar took the responsibility of cleaning up the tail. He took three wickets.
The supportive Holkar Stadium, Indore crowd, who earned praise from South Africa captain AB de Villiers