ICC World Cup 2019: India thumps South Africa to win by six-wickets

Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten century while Yuzvendra Chahal picked up four wickets as India condemned South Africa to its third defeat in a row in the World Cup 2019.

Jasprit Bumrah struck twice early as South Africa lost openers Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla and made just 34 runs in the first Powerplay. Photo: Getty Images
Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was the chief destroyer for India as he picked up 4 for 51. South Africa never seemed to get going and finished 227/9 in 50 overs. Photo: Getty Images
Chris Morris was the top scorer for South Africa with a 42 off 34 balls (1x4, 2x6) as it crossed the 200-run mark. Photo: Getty Images
Kagiso Rabada's fiery spell sent back Shikhar Dhawan early, while Quinton de Kock's stunning catch off Andile Phehlukwayo brought an early end to Virat Kohli's innings as India looked wobbly at 54/2 in the 16th over. Photo: Getty Images
Rohit Sharma, who was dropped on 1 by Faf du Plessis, shouldered the chase as he built a partnership of 85 runs with K.L. Rahul before completing his century in 128 balls. Photo: Getty Images
Mahendra Singh Dhoni played a useful hand with a 34 off 46 balls (2x4) forging a partnership of 74 runs for the fourth wicket as Rohit Sharma and Hadrik Pandya applied the finishing touch to bring up a six-wicket win for India. Photo: Getty Images